Noel

Best mesh for P3D V3.x

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What is the highest resolution mesh possible in P3D V3.x, and who is the developer of choice for it?  And does the highest resolution mesh have much impact on performance?  Strikes me that me that mesh ought not to have big performance hit, and yet is seems like much higher resolution could add of a to visuals.

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Hello,

I use FreeMesh X and I like it.

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Highest resolution mesh is Pilots Global Evo I believe, but I also use freemeshX.  It doesn't update the USA but covers the rest of the globe in LOD10 I believe.

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I use the Topomesh packages which are excellent.

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2 hours ago, srce said:

FS Global Ultimate - Next Generation?

Yep!

Mike

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I have FS Global Ultimate Next Generation and I can truly recommend it. I don't know how they do it, but the subtle differences in height make a great added immersion factor.

Well worth the money!

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How much if any perceptible performance hit w/ these?  Looks like there are some good products to choose from thanks!

Important question on this:  how does FSG Ultimate Next play w/ FTX Regional sceneries, and what potential is there for corrupting airport textures as far as elevations go?  Also, I just saw this is packaged 80GB in DVD sets.  I'm really interested in Europe and North America--is it possible to just get those, or if not, just install those?  That's way too much SSD space to steal for areas I'm not flying in. 

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10 hours ago, Emile said:

Hello,

I use FreeMesh X and I like it.

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22 minutes ago, AviatorMan said:

+1

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Cheers, Ed

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Thanks again, I'll check out FreeMeshX

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1 hour ago, Noel said:

Important question on this:  how does FSG Ultimate Next play w/ FTX Regional sceneries, and what potential is there for corrupting airport textures as far as elevations go?

I've been using FS Global Ultimate NG for several months and have not seen any problems with any Orbx region or airport, or any airport for that matter.  In the event you do have an elevation problem not associated with Orbx Vector, they offer a free airport elevation tool that provides a sloping transition between flat airports and surrounding terrain.  I haven't gotten around to playing with it yet but places like KLAS should benefit from it. 

Agree with comments above, where in the central plains of the US/Canada you can see much more of the natural undulations of the terrain and it's not so artificially flat as default and many meshes make it appear.

Questions about regions vs global should be resolved by visiting their website... this is a P3D forum, not a Pilot's product forum.

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2 hours ago, RockStarofRust said:

And another vote! +3

another vote! +4

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19 minutes ago, Dick Boley said:

And, what is the highest resolution mesh?

 

FS Global Ultimate Next Generation

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Can anyone tell me how does FreeMesh X compare to FS Global 2010? I have the latter one. Would it make sense to get rid of it and install FreeMesh X? Is one better than the other?

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FS global has airport flatten meshes, free mesh will have plateaus, why would you rather have that?

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I don't understand what you mean - FS Global 2010 has same plateaus, unless I use FTX Vector AEC tool. Isn't it the same with FreeMesh X?

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1 hour ago, Mephic said:

Can anyone tell me how does FreeMesh X compare to FS Global 2010? I have the latter one. Would it make sense to get rid of it and install FreeMesh X? Is one better than the other?

Hi Tomasz,

This might help: 

I am assuming the resolution provided by FSGlobal 2010 will lie below that of FreemeshX. For me there seems little doubt that FSGUNG currently provides the best available Mesh. Yes, you will encounter occasional airport elevation anomalies, as mentioned above,  but a free tool is provided by PILOT'S (AFM2) allowing you to correct on an ad hoc basis as and when you encounter them.

Regards,

Mike

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