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A Small Update on FreeMeshX - USA

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Apart from the age old "non-sloping runways" issue of FSX, I assume that scruffyduck's Airport Design Editor can be used to get rid of the airport elevation discrepancies.... airport by individual airport unfortunately :)

Thanks for the continued support to the community Daniel.

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Looks amazing Daniel, thank you.

And thank you for changing your mindset about this one. Perfectionist in me understands you, I was often in these situations, starting some project thinking "ok, this doesn't have to be perfect, I don't want to waste like 10% of my life on this" but, little by little... I end up with "no dammit I can't let this end up imperfect":males: and next time same story all over again. If you're like this then this must be very hard decision for you I imagine. 

So thank you very much once again.

Great timing! Right on time for rendezvous with v4. =)

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Has anyone installed FreemeshX into P3D V4 yet?

I'm having a difficult time wrapping my mind on how to install, despite reading the Installation Tutorial.  Can anyone explain exactly what steps I need to install them?  I have a bunch of saved files.

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What do I do first, where do I even begin?  I have them installed in P3D 3.4 but it was a while ago, they're all on a different SSD where P3D 3.4 is.  Can I just drag these folders somewhere?

Sorry, but I'd like to install them but this tired ol d dog isn't as up to speed as you guys.

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Yes, you can just drag them. Why not in "Addon Scenery" folder.

Um, wait, I just realize that there's not any folder with that name in vanilla P3D v4. But you can always make it.

Also... do you plan to use v3 still or just v4 ? Cause, you can then just cut/paste all those "Freemesh" named folders into new sim and add the scenery within the game itself. You can do it via textually editing your "scenery.cfg" file too.

It should be into your "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3" at least it is in mine, I use W7/64.

Here's a copy/paste from my P3D v3 scenery.cfg file.

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[Area.130]
Title=FreeMeshX - Antarctica
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Antarctica
Layer=130
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.131]
Title=FreeMeshX - Africa
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Africa
Layer=131
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.132]
Title=FreeMeshX - Australia and Oceania
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Australia and Oceania
Layer=132
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.133]
Title=FreeMeshX - South and Central America
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - South and Central America
Layer=133
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.134]
Title=FreeMeshX - North America
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - North America
Layer=134
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.135]
Title=FreeMeshX - Europe
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Europe
Layer=135
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.136]
Title=FreeMeshX - Asia
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Asia
Layer=136
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.137]
Title=FreeMeshX - Patches
Local=E:\Games\Fly\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Patches
Layer=137
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

Your Area numbers will be different, of course. Always next in line.

And FreemeshX areas can be in non specific order, just make sure patches are on top.

Or bottom, depending how you look at it. They have to have bigger number, perhaps it's best way to say.

 

But I'm guess a proper path will do the same, I'm guessing giving the right path in scenery.cfg file in "Local" column, you won't even have to move it at all, if you don't feel like it.

For example if you have freemesh on your v3 P3D in location

D:\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Patches

and your new P3D v4 is on entirely different drive like

E:\Prepar3D v4

then adding the path into .cfg file

[Area.137]
Title=FreeMeshX - Patches
Local=D:\Prepar3D v3\Addon Scenery\FreeMeshX - Patches
Layer=137
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

will do it.

Now, when it's all written like this... this tutorial seems much more complicated then it really is. :senyum:

I hope you can catch my drift. Ask again if it's still unclear to you.

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Thanks Gamer.

This is what I have.

Drive (C) which is Win 7/64

P3D 3.4, which uses most, not all the meshes is on one SSD, (G).

For some reason when I initially installed it, (and it was very very complicated to me) it placed all the folders on my FSX SSD (X), which I did not like or want.

But I never use FSX so no big deal.

Now, P3D V4 is on a completely different SSD (Z).

I do plan on using both, especially since it'll be a while before it's up to the speed 3.4 is right now.

How do I install them into V4 without having to edit the scenery.cfg file which is a bit over my pay grade.

 

 

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Hi Jack,

You can just use the scenery library option P3Dv4 to browse to those existing folders on your FSX SSD. You don't really need to move them if you don't want to.

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Thanks Daniel, so when I browse to them, then what?  I'll be in the Scenery Library right?

Then I tell it to do what?

Add scenery?

How?

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Well just add one by one. With patches on top, remember!

It's easy. You want a video ?

 

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23 minutes ago, gamer19 said:

Well just add one by one. With patches on top, remember!

It's easy. You want a video ?

 

Right, okay, which actual folders do I select?

I'll post a screenshot in a little bit as I have to get something to eat.

 

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Click on those named like... freemesh Asia - there must be folder "scenery" (sometimes even "texture" too) in it !

Like in this example, a folder "Blencove_FSX" has being added. Clicking on "Blencove_FSX" (not on "scenery" or "texture" in it!) and the "OK". Done.

FSX_SceneryRegistration.JPG

FSX_Scenery.JPG

 

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Here's a couple of screenshots of my file directory on the X drive.

What folders do I need to bring into V4 with the scenery editor?

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Thanks for being patient with me.

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So they have been unpacked right ?

Assuming they are... start P3D v4 go to scenery library and add scenery, find those files on your hard drive and add them, one by one, clicking on the main folder, like FreeMeshX - Africa and then do the same with rest.

Patches folder add last, once again!

That's it, click OK, and then just wait... for some half an hour! :biggrin: Kidding, more like 23 minutes.

Good luck.

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10 minutes ago, gamer19 said:

So they have been unpacked right ?

Assuming they are... start P3D v4 go to scenery library and add scenery, find those files on your hard drive and add them, one by one, clicking on the main folder, like FreeMeshX - Africa and then do the same with rest.

Patches folder add last, once again!

That's it, click OK, and then just wait... for some half an hour! :biggrin: Kidding, more like 23 minutes.

Good luck.

Yes, they're unpacked.

Notice the path though.  Do I click inside the FreemeshX 1.05 patch directory and choose these?  Or do I do something else?  Because inside the other folders in the first screenshot there's many sub folders, so many to choose from.

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I can not see how more clear I could be. :biggrin:

You should click on FreeMesh - Patches. Then just OK. That folder supposed to have only ONE sub-folder in it. Named "scenery". And scenery should have many files with .bgl extensions. Like:

a_borneo_01.bgl

a_E030_01.bgl

a_florida_01.bgl

a_himalayas_01.bgl

......

You should always only click (add) those main folders, not the sub-folders, so there's always a "scenery" folder right under it.

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3 minutes ago, gamer19 said:

I can not see how more clear I could be. :biggrin:

You should click on FreeMesh - Patches. Then just OK. That folder supposed to have only ONE sub-folder in it. Named "scenery". And scenery should have many files with .bgl extensions. Like:

a_borneo_01.bgl

a_E030_01.bgl

a_florida_01.bgl

a_himalayas_01.bgl

......

You should always only click (add) those main folders, not the sub-folders, so there's always a "scenery" folder right under it.

I know how frustrated you must be gamer and I appreciate your help.

Now, taking a look at my first screenshot, I do this:

Click on FreemeshX 1.05 patch and click ok, it'll add everything to the scenery library.

Then do the same for the one below it, FreemeshX 1.06 patch.

Then Asia, Europe and on down the line?  And I'll be done?

You said the patches need to be above all the other entries?

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Above and under,:ha: it's a bit confusing actually with these things...

Basically and perhaps most simple way to explain is - TO ADD THEM LATER. Ok ?

They have to be "on top" of them all cause they contain updated meshes, so they can fix small things that get away in previous releases. So, all in all... they have to have SMALLER number on the end.

Like, patches have to be on top when you look at your scenery library.

So correct order would be like add Asia, add Europe, add.. them all... THEN ad patch 05, THEN patch 06, THEN patch 07. Or, if you like me, extract 06 into 05 folder let it overwrite it all, then do the same with 07, then you will have only ONE patch folder. Is that the case with you too ?

You can actually do it in two ways, I'll quote Daniel, from http://ninetwopro.com/freemeshx-global-1-07-is-now-live/ (I suggest you to read it, if you didn't) main page here:

Here is your installation guide for patch 1.07:

Drag and drop the scenery folder from each FreeMeshX region folder from the 1.07 patch into your corresponding installed region folder. Overwrite all files.

Drag and drop the scenery folder from the FreeMeshX – Patches folder into your existing FreeMeshX – Patches folder. Overwrite any older files.

 

33 minutes ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

I know how frustrated you must be gamer and I appreciate your help.

It's ok. We're here to help each other.

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Thanks gamer!  I think I'm beginning to understand.

Have to go out now so can I post more questions about this later after I print this all out and try to wrap my head around it?

I really REALLY appreciate your help, more than you'll ever know!

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45 minutes ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

Have to go out now so can I post more questions about this later after I print this all out and try to wrap my head around it?

I have to go to bed now. It's 3:15 AM here.

Dammit I have to go to work in 3,5 hours. :bengong:

44 minutes ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

I really REALLY appreciate your help, more than you'll ever know!

Oh c'mon... I'm blushin' over here... :blush::males:

46 minutes ago, Jack_Sawyer said:

Thanks gamer!  I think I'm beginning to understand.

I'm happy more than you'll ever know ! :senang:

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It's looking mighty fine in P3Dv4 (with the ORBX textures and landclass, of course!).

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Daniel, thanks for helping me!  I really appreciate it.

Will this be complicated to install when it's ready?

 

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