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I found Laminar put a new xp11 installer online that allows to update the global scenery. Now default there are high rise buildings were they are supposed to be. I checked out my home town in Europe (Antwerp) and it is a huge improvement over the previous cut. Together with some vfr landmarks I found on the org, I can only say one thing: wow.

 

Btw, You can find the same vfr  landmarks on Simheaven, a must.

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Can you be more specific about where the new Global Scenery installer is located?  I have checked the installer app and the x-plane website and I do not see it...

 

Thanks

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Here it is....it now updates Scenery..

http://www.x-plane.com/desktop/try-it/thanks/?downloadNow=true&os=Windows&download_url=%2Fupdate%2Finstallers11%2FX-Plane11InstallerWindows.zip

 

Press Download for Windows...and it will download the XP11 Installer.exe  Run it..and away you go.  You might need your XP11 licence number, so be prepared to have it ready.

 

I was about to update, when the installer told me that I was about to download 47 GB'!  I stopped the process. There's now way that any update could be that, could it?!?!?  Just wanted make it clear, that I was using the Update Scenery Mask, and NOT the ADD/REMOVE Scenery Mask.  The installer read my 9,980 plus files, and still wanted to download 47 GB's to 'update'.  I thought that was wrong, and I was only going to replace the entire Global Scenery once more.  I already made that mistake once!  Cost me some bandwidth costs!

Alaska wouldn't be 47 GB's, er...right?

 

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49 minutes ago, jh71 said:

I found Laminar put a new xp11 installer online that allows to update the global scenery. Now default there are high rise buildings were they are supposed to be. I checked out my home town in Europe (Antwerp) and it is a huge improvement over the previous cut. Together with some vfr landmarks I found on the org, I can only say one thing: wow.

 

Btw, You can find the same vfr  landmarks on Simheaven, a must.

Question, did you download 47 GB's as your update?

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1 minute ago, flybius said:

Thanks! Downloading now...

No problem..but just be sure that you only updating scenery, and not re-downloading the entire Global...because my 'update' was going to be 47 GB's of download!!!  I stopped it, and want this clarified before I burn through 47 GB's of download allowance.

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28 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

No problem..but just be sure that you only updating scenery, and not re-downloading the entire Global...because my 'update' was going to be 47 GB's of download!!!  I stopped it, and want this clarified before I burn through 47 GB's of download allowance.

Good catch, mine was 17gb, but I did not really take notice, I am on unlimited and very high speed. But yeah, worth a warning ! I think Laminar planned to do it as an update, and not a redownload, later. I've found it, maybe you should wait for the go from Ben.

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I just have North America installed... so my update was about 5GB. Do you notice any difference in the scenery?

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11 minutes ago, flybius said:

I just have North America installed... so my update was about 5GB. Do you notice any difference in the scenery?

I didn't download.  When I saw it was going to be 47 GB's..I decided to see what that was all about. Did they completely replace the scenery, or just certain files of it.  That's what I don't know...and didn't want to burn through that amount of GB download, without understanding just EXACTLY what is being updated...  So no...I didn't yet.  Did you notice anything different in areas you are familiar with?  That would be a good talking point! :)

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In Europe, there is. It was lacking sky scrapers in the cities, now they are there. I did not check for other improvements yet.

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1 minute ago, jh71 said:

In Europe, there is. It was lacking sky scrapers in the cities, now they are there. I did not check for other improvements yet.

How many GB's was it wanting to update for you?  

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I previously had what I thought was all global scenery downloaded. Over last weekend, I decided to open the installer and just double check. I think I downloaded about 9 gigs of scenery, which was sort of a surprise. Looked like far northern latitudes. Maybe they are slowly adding content to the servers? 

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13 minutes ago, jh71 said:

I only have North America and Europe, I believe it was 17Gb.

Interesting, I have North America, and parts of Europe, Norway, Great Britain, etc..and mine was asking for a 47 GB download.  Weird.

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There was talk a while back, during the early betas that Ben and the team were working to add Alaska and the upper latitudes, something to do with file/mesh compression in order for all of the world to fit on the dvd versions...don't quote me though.  What I would like to know if these improvements that have been seen make for a better replacement to AIPilot's HD Mesh v3 and the World2XP additions?  I'd love to be able to free up some space or at least, have everything condensed into one package.  Every time I have to consult my custom scenery folder, my ulcer acts up.

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11 minutes ago, Jimm said:

There was talk a while back, during the early betas that Ben and the team were working to add Alaska and the upper latitudes, something to do with file/mesh compression in order for all of the world to fit on the dvd versions...don't quote me though.  What I would like to know if these improvements that have been seen make for a better replacement to AIPilot's HD Mesh v3 and the World2XP additions?  I'd love to be able to free up some space or at least, have everything condensed into one package.  Every time I have to consult my custom scenery folder, my ulcer acts up.

That made me smile. In my case, I just don't want to burn through all those download and time, GB's, to only see that it is basically the same scenery, but with a few more auto-gen buildings or so.  If we can find out exactly what is the difference in scope, between what we all have now, and the new 'updates'...that would be very helpful, for one to make a decision to move on them, or pass at this period in time.

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24 minutes ago, Jimm said:

What I would like to know if these improvements that have been seen make for a better replacement to AIPilot's HD Mesh v3 and the World2XP additions? 

For cities they are better than the HD Mesh files. In the countryside the HD Mesh has simply the bgetter landscape resolution. World2XP is a different question. The normal advice at the moment is: Use in X-Plane 11 the default scenery (which is improved with the new files) and use the new VFR landmarks filkes ( http://simheaven.com/?page_id=14813 ). You get a much better performance.

This will change, when we get new HD Mesh and UHD Mesh files, which will have the height informations already included.

 

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1 hour ago, Sesquashtoo said:

That made me smile. In my case, I just don't want to burn through all those download and time, GB's, to only see that it is basically the same scenery, but with a few more auto-gen buildings or so.  If we can find out exactly what is the difference in scope, between what we all have now, and the new 'updates'...that would be very helpful, for one to make a decision to move on them, or pass at this period in time.

 

1 hour ago, Longranger said:

For cities they are better than the HD Mesh files. In the countryside the HD Mesh has simply the bgetter landscape resolution. World2XP is a different question. The normal advice at the moment is: Use in X-Plane 11 the default scenery (which is improved with the new files) and use the new VFR landmarks filkes ( http://simheaven.com/?page_id=14813 ). You get a much better performance.

This will change, when we get new HD Mesh and UHD Mesh files, which will have the height informations already included.

 

Perhaps the safest, and least painful thing to do right now is to just wait it out.  There have been little hints lately, that show that XP11 is shaping up quite nicely and like the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait.   Think about it, we've waited this long, a little longer won't hurt.  If it turns out that the final results don't suit your needs, there are always alternatives. :)

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I would advise patience on this too. We're getting pretty close to the last beta according to Ben's latest post on the dev blog, and then RC and release.

They may do a final cut on the .dsf files right at the end, including whatever they do to pack in the high latitude scenery. That could mean downloading big files all over again when 1.0 comes out.

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I downloaded and installed it. When I ran it there was nothing to download I was already up to date?

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Try again.  When I tried it 2 hrs ago there was nothing, now it is and I am downloading.

Contents just may need some time to progagate over the nameservers.

Kind regards, Michael

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Can anyone confirm if the scenery tiles have been updated with the height data for cities in Europe? 

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8 hours ago, JamesIL said:

I downloaded and installed it. When I ran it there was nothing to download I was already up to date?

You have to choose something like "online scenery update"...not sure if the term is correct...

I`m downloading now and i hope it really adds something new.

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