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On 7/21/2017 at 3:33 PM, Drumcode said:

Is there anything in particular that we should be testing or paying attention to?

Just do some fun flying and report terrain anomalies -- things in the mesh that definitely shouldn't be there.

 

1 hour ago, JeffB said:

Thank you Daniel for this beta version.

I've downloaded all files using your included downloader with no problems at all. In my case, it took about 4 hours at ~ 4MB/s.

It installed without any issues at all.

After adding it to P3DV4, I went to my home town airport, 29G (or KPOV in real life) and I see the rolling hills now. Much better than the default 'flatter' mesh. In this area, I hope you don't change to a lower LOD.

I also went to KTRI and the detail around that area is much better!

Anyway, I'll continue to test.

Very nice mesh and I'm very happy to be part of the beta.

As I find noticeable 'issues' (other than airports), I'll report back here.

Thanks!

Awesome, that's what I like to hear.

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28 minutes ago, AviatorMoser said:

Just do some fun flying and report terrain anomalies -- things in the mesh that definitely shouldn't be there.

Did you put any easter eggs in? :biggrin:

I covered a lot of miles in the US this week and it has all looked great. Mostly using P3DV4, but also tested FSX and V3 a bit, all of them with FTX Global Vector, and AEC, installed as well. The closest I have been to an anomaly was a small lake in the Californian mountains that looked like it was placed 20 feet too low.

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I've been flying around the Appalachians, mainly following rivers and streams. Looks really good!

I did find this lake 'spike', located at LAT: N37 53.57 LON: W79 34.18

LakeSpikeLAT-N3753_57LON-W7934_18.jpg

This is in P3DV4, using FTX Vector, FTX Global, FTX Land Class and 4096x4096 textures.

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Here's another possible lake 'spike'...not sure as this looks like a gravel pit and it is possible the lake is really that high...

LAT: N38 13.03  LON: W79 6.03

AnotherLakeSpikeLAT-N3813-03LON-W796-03.

 

Here's what it should look like:

AnotherSpike-Satellite.jpg

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2 hours ago, JeffB said:

I've been flying around the Appalachians, mainly following rivers and streams. Looks really good!

I did find this lake 'spike', located at LAT: N37 53.57 LON: W79 34.18

LakeSpikeLAT-N3753_57LON-W7934_18.jpg

This is in P3DV4, using FTX Vector, FTX Global, FTX Land Class and 4096x4096 textures.

Below, I believe this is the lake (look more in the middle of the picture)

FirstLakeSpike.jpg

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Unfortunately, the elevation of waterbodies (lakes, rivers, etc) are controlled by their vector information, much like airports, and not by the mesh. So it's not really a mesh bug, but another limitation of the terrain system in the ESP engine.

So there will be discrepancies between the mesh and vectors if the vectors are not updated in their own way too. I know FTX Vectors corrects many lakes, but not all of them. One could go into the terrain.cfg and change the FlattenMode and make the lakes hug the terrain, but then they're not level. There's nothing really I can do about it except make a freeware equivalent of FTX Vectors or UTX that corrects all the elevations of every water body, but that would be too much work.

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OK,

Good to know. Thanks for the explanation.

I'll continue on...

Excellent work by the way!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jeff

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The grand canyon is affected by the mesh, correct? No anomalies there (that i know of), just curious.

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Just now, Nuno Pinto said:

The grand canyon is affected by the mesh, correct? No anomalies there (that i know of), just curious.

Great!

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Is the program still open? I am interested and sent an email yesterday.

Cheers!

Luke

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3 hours ago, Luke said:

Is the program still open? I am interested and sent an email yesterday.

Cheers!

Luke

Yep, just got through the backlog. I was in Dallas yesterday for an interview, and just flown back this morning.

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I have opened the beta for all. Please use this thread to report problems.

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Daniel,

excellent work. Had with the new mesh about 100 flights in the US, mainly western states, and didn't observe anything strange.

Thank you very much,

Peter

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Daniel,

Is there any way you could upload part 11 to a different server? Google Drive maybe? My last two download attempts have yielded a corrupt file. It also seems like there are a lot of people attempting to re/download this file as I'm only averaging about 68kbps, (5-6hrs per attempt) whereas the other files were about 6-7mbps. Having two different sources will take a bit of the load off of the mediafire servers.

Looking forward to testing this mesh out. :cool:

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23 hours ago, christopherbritton said:

Daniel,

Is there any way you could upload part 11 to a different server? Google Drive maybe? My last two download attempts have yielded a corrupt file. It also seems like there are a lot of people attempting to re/download this file as I'm only averaging about 68kbps, (5-6hrs per attempt) whereas the other files were about 6-7mbps. Having two different sources will take a bit of the load off of the mediafire servers.

Looking forward to testing this mesh out. :cool:

Ok, I thought I got this file ironed out with MediaFire. I've been able to download it with no problems and they said the integrity of the file is good on their end.

There is another mirror here. https://mega.nz/#!jFNk3LhJ!iHk5sWMAj767TNJU7XpkfO8AsEax2jAZJM_qU6T1rsQ on MEGA (not my preferential host), but perhaps this will help.

P.S. I'm working on a torrent for the USA mesh, but it's so large that it will take a while to put on the seedbox.

EDIT: Added a second mirror. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxBBpQg9ZFjYM0x1ekVaeWN1R3c

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Downloaded and installed without corruption or errors.  Mileage probably varies by user though.

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Here are some potential anomalies that I found while zipping around in the F-14 over Wyoming earlier today. They are within a few miles or less of each other. They don't seem to be your average tall terrain spikes, but they definitely do not match their surrounding terrain.
 

N44° 36.27'    W108° 5.13'
N44° 37.78'    W108° 5.23'
N44° 38.54'    W108° 6.61' - Multiple in close proximity. (pictured below)

QVrtVFg.jpg

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Just completed another 8hrs download of part 11 and still getting .bgl errros for NW35 110 and NW35 115.

Troy

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1 minute ago, troyboy66 said:

Just completed another 8hrs download of part 11 and still getting .bgl errros for NW35 110 and NW35 115.

Troy

Try our other mirrors for that particular file.

 

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1 hour ago, christopherbritton said:

Here are some potential anomalies that I found while zipping around in the F-14 over Wyoming earlier today. They are within a few miles or less of each other. They don't seem to be your average tall terrain spikes, but they definitely do not match their surrounding terrain.
 

N44° 36.27'    W108° 5.13'
N44° 37.78'    W108° 5.23'
N44° 38.54'    W108° 6.61' - Multiple in close proximity. (pictured below)

Good eye. I'll investigate this. Thanks!

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23 minutes ago, AviatorMoser said:

Try our other mirrors for that particular file.

 

Ok. The google site worked, and it was very fast. The installation just completed without errors. Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication.

Troy

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I saw this yesterday but wanted to make sure I had the full working installation. This is image shows two unknown peaks in the Boise mountains. Perhapsh this is something you can fix?

http://imgur.com/1C2GnzY

Troy

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1 minute ago, troyboy66 said:

I saw this yesterday but wanted to make sure I had the full working installation. This is image shows two unknown peaks in the Boise mountains. Perhapsh this is something you can fix?

http://imgur.com/1C2GnzY

Troy

That definitely looks like an artifact. Good report.

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