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Confused on whether I need fs global ftx version or fs ultimate the Americas?

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Depends you your goal.  The global product is as the name implies: Global.  The Ultimate packages are for regions and have higher resolution.

 

I fly long routes but I am based in the US so I have both the global version and the Americas to improve the region I am most familiar with.  I started with just global and added Americas a few months later and one of these days will add some of the other Ultimate packages.

 

There's no frame rate penalty, and not much impact on VAS (textures us tons more than mesh).  Only impact I've noticed is load time.

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Thanks for that! What about compatibility with P3dv2 ( the Americas)?

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All mesh is compatible with p3d - for the very best mesh ofx mega mesh for the US cant be beat - but they only have a mega product for the US

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Rob, how much increase in load time do you have witrh OFX...I still use a mech. HD.

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Don't waste your money on the payware - the freemesh stuff is excellent.

Agreement

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Don't waste your money on the payware - the freemesh stuff is excellent.

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++++++++++++ :Big Grin: ++++++++++1

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Indeed, I've got FSG2010 for FTX, but I dont even install it anymore, Freemesh has more detail, especially in the areas that are mostly flat. Buy a nice aircraft instead and go for the freeware mesh. :P

 

You can find downloads in the freeware section from Avsim.

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That's great news thank you guys. So assuming it's compatible with P3D and Orbx? And is it hard to install ?

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Actually, neither of those products are "mesh" products, rather they are replacement terrain textures with autogen and updated night lighting. I have used both and personally prefer the FTX Global Base product. You will get a variety of answers here... so personal preference definitely rules.

 

For terrain mesh I use the Pilot's FSG2010 Mesh for FTX. As the name states, it works very well with the FTX global products.

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All mesh is compatible with p3d - for the very best mesh ofx mega mesh for the US cant be beat - but they only have a mega product for the US

I have to wonder about OFX Simulation's USA Megamesh. I bought the product right off their website and was never given a proper download link. Email addresses are either undeliverable or unanswered. Thankfully I paid thru Paypal and am now trying to get my money back.

 

Freemesh is the way to go.

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How about that freemesh project. Appears to cover the world, although It is broken down into smaller downloadable portions

 

 

Almost covers the whole world. The US of A will get its own separate expansion pack, going from LOD10 to LOD11 and LOD12. What FreeMeshX Global does is just bring the rest of the world to the LOD10 standard as much as possible (could've technically gone with LOD11, but the gains would have been minimal with our source data).

 

I actually find LOD10 very pleasant to look at, so that's why we prioritized improving the rest of the world to LOD10 first before going on to improving the United States. If you want a USA mesh now, you can certainly pay for one. There are very decent payware ones out there from the looks of it. Or you could wait for FreeMeshX - USA. It's coming. In due time :)

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I have to wonder about OFX Simulation's USA Megamesh. I bought the product right off their website and was never given a proper download link. Email addresses are either undeliverable or unanswered. Thankfully I paid thru Paypal and am now trying to get my money back.

 

Freemesh is the way to go.

 

Buy it from simmarket - it is awesome - wouldnt say so if it wasnt true

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You could give FreeMeshX a try. It is a quality addon, free to download and can be found in the Freeware Support Forums.

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I am using FS Global Ultimate the America's because it was the only mesh that provided a better quality for Canada 2-3 years ago. It works very well with P3D, but as others have reported as well, it takes very long (3-5 minutes) for P3D 2.5 to launch when this mesh is installed. I don't mind too much (I use the time for flight prep) but you should be aware of this.

 

Best,

Peter

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You could give FreeMeshX a try. It is a quality addon, free to download and can be found in the Freeware Support Forums.

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Another vote here for freemeshX, it plays well with all FTX products, its free and being developed and updated.

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Or you could wait for FreeMeshX - USA. It's coming. In due time :)

Um...I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I may have just done a little happy dance :)

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