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FS Global Ultimate NG Download Version Released

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I've not updated in quite a while and i' m running ftx global 2010

Would getting this be worth buying over the 2010 version?

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Are there any freeware global mesh products available? The cost of the the payware mesh (about EUR 40) is hard to justify for high altitude airliner flights.

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1 minute ago, Cai Zicheng said:

Are there any freeware global mesh products available? The cost of the the payware mesh (about EUR 40) is hard to justify for high altitude airliner flights.

http://ninetwopro.com

No Mesh for the US yet though.

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1 minute ago, Sethos1988 said:

http://ninetwopro.com

No Mesh for the US yet though.

Great information, and good to know they are working on the LOD11 - LOD12 USA mesh.

Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, Sethos1988 said:

http://ninetwopro.com

No Mesh for the US yet though.

and quite possibly there will not be any, which is sad but I have my fingers crossed. If that's not going to happen, I may try http://www.toposim.net/ for the US.

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 Airport plateaus is the number one reason I'm not reinstalling Global Mesh. While it is awesome to fly over all the fantastic terrain it's all quickly ruined when you see your airports sitting on hideous plateaus.

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1 hour ago, mazelda said:

I've not updated in quite a while and i' m running ftx global 2010

Would getting this be worth buying over the 2010 version?

I updated a few months ago from ftx global 2010

It certainly makes a very noticeable difference in accuracy as long as your system is up to the task I'd say its well worth it if the accuracy is important to you.

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Are these compatible with ORBX FTX Global? Also what's the difference between the FS Global 2018 and Next Generation?

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2 minutes ago, Travelling_Wilbury said:

Which means Orbx Vector must be close to release.

Well, ORBX is shamelessly showing off OpenLC South America using Vector in v4 in their forums. :)

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The FS Global product line naming convention has always been confusing as *heck* to me.  :blink:  I took advantage of the last upgrade offer when FS Global Ultimate - NG was introduced (DVD) a few months ago.  Is there any real differences between that version and the FSGU-NG 'FTX' version they are announcing now?

I run FTX Global and Orbx LC products with the non-FTX branded mesh and it seems to work just fine, unless there are issues that I'm just not noticing...

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It's not even a year since I upgraded to the latest version and paying some much money for what is basically a mesh upgrade is unjustifiable in my opinion. 

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Been flying over the 2010 mesh for many years and I got it going in P3D V4, maybe it is time for an update. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to download only certain sections at a time so that I can get the areas I fly over going first. I see no mention of that on the Pilots site.

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What's performance like with this in v4 please?

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52 minutes ago, adyfoot said:

What's performance like with this in v4 please?

Performance on my system is great

7700k@4.9 HT/on GTX1080ti

The system that you've just built should have no issues. Sorry to hear about that 1080ti problem you had.

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22 hours ago, Dave_YVR said:

 Airport plateaus is the number one reason I'm not reinstalling Global Mesh. While it is awesome to fly over all the fantastic terrain it's all quickly ruined when you see your airports sitting on hideous plateaus.

True, but the elevation correction tool in Orbx Vector (not yet v4 compatible) usually does a good job of eliminating the plateaus and sinkholes!

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6 minutes ago, OneWhoKnocks53 said:

True, but the elevation correction tool in Orbx Vector (not yet v4 compatible) usually does a good job of eliminating the plateaus and sinkholes!

Pilot's also offers their own flattening tool, this is version 1; https://www.pilots.shop/Cms/Ui/Pages/Products/MainPage.aspx?id=d3fca479-6c4c-465b-bd75-97445878ae48

 

They released version 2 for this package which is included in the purchase. 

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What are the differences between

 

  • FS Global Ultimate - Next Generation FTX DOWNLOAD

  • FS Global 2018 FTX DOWNLOAD

Anybody know?

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1 hour ago, OneWhoKnocks53 said:

True, but the elevation correction tool in Orbx Vector (not yet v4 compatible) usually does a good job of eliminating the plateaus and sinkholes!

 Vector's AEC only corrects a small amount of the problem airports, it still leaves thousands of others. Same with the flattening tool from Pilots, it may be included now finally but that's still an incredible amount of work.

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9 hours ago, pinepix62 said:

Been flying over the 2010 mesh for many years and I got it going in P3D V4, maybe it is time for an update. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to download only certain sections at a time so that I can get the areas I fly over going first. I see no mention of that on the Pilots site.

At least with Next Generation, you can (and must) download in sections (18 separate files actually).  The download size for each section was 4GB except for one section that was rougly 1-2GB.  I'm not sure how large 2018 is, but it may also require downloads in sections.

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3 hours ago, Gordon Hutchison said:

What are the differences between

 

  • FS Global Ultimate - Next Generation FTX DOWNLOAD

  • FS Global 2018 FTX DOWNLOAD

Anybody know?

That's easy...Ultimate can render to LOD15

FTX-2018 can render max, to LOD 12. That's about it...

Right now, The Flight Store shows a $30.00 premium for the Ultimate over FTX-2018. So right now, you will pay $10.00 AUD more, per LOD factor over LOD 12 of the 2018 version.

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