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Best terrain mesh for P3D

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I've been simming for decades, but haven't used P3D.In FSX I used FSGenesis which was purchased more than a decade ago.  What is the recommendation for terrain mesh for P3D? 

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I use FreeMeshX so far. I also have Pilots FS Global Ultimate NG but I found it not worth the extra cost and extra loading time over FreeMeshX. I was also having problems with elevation on some third party airports (specifically from orbx) that their AFM tool cannot fix.

 

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Toposim is what I use and is the successor to FSG. Outstanding quality and excellent LODs. Highly recommended..

 

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Go to page six and see the thread there re mesh.  All the info you need 

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1 hour ago, pgde said:

Toposim is what I use and is the successor to FSG. Outstanding quality and excellent LODs. Highly recommended..

 

I agree, Toposim is the way to go, especially when you consider the sale going on till Monday.

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I use Toposim exclusively - well worth it and he always tries to have some sort of sale for his customers.

Vic

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Is the Toposim mesh the same as the FSG mesh or has it been redone with new data? 

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pretty much all has been updated

 

Vic

 

 

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Completely new and higher resolution (at least in North America).

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16 minutes ago, pgde said:

Completely new and higher resolution (at least in North America).

Alaska includes "Ultra Res" and I think a few other areas of the world might have it as well.

I got this about 10-12 days ago, and I got a 30% discount using the free code they provided at the site. I opted for the "whole planet package" which ran me $27 I think, and it covers the entire world, although I don't yet have some regions installed, because it's unlikely i'll fly in them much. Maybe i'll just install them, and then disable them in the scenery library until such time that I want to use them.

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How does the resolution compare to the freemesh option?

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Tried 'em all and keep going back to Toposim. Big plus is that Justin is easy to reach via the forum.

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1 hour ago, slait said:

How does the resolution compare to the freemesh option?

Having used FreeMesh for over a year I can honestly say Topsim is an improvement.

It's not a quantum leap mind you, but it's noticeably better IMO. 

FreeMesh is great for what it is... FREE!  But Toposim isn't going to break the bank either, and with the sale going on I think it's well worth looking at....

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With regards to Topsim....are there any issues with 3rd party/default airports (plateaus etc...)? If so do they offer a tool that corrects it? I have airports/stuff from FSDT, Fly Tampa, Reality Sim, Latin VFR, Drez, REX, Flightbeam, Wings Creation (no Orbx stuff).

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21 minutes ago, udidwht said:

With regards to Topsim....are there any issues with 3rd party/default airports (plateaus etc...)? If so do they offer a tool that corrects it? I have airports/stuff from FSDT, Fly Tampa, Reality Sim, Latin VFR, Drez, REX, Flightbeam, Wings Creation (no Orbx stuff).

None that I've noted, but I haven't flown over every corner of the globe either.. lol

FWIW, I have some of the same add on's as you, namely Fly Tampa, Latin VFR, Flightbeam, REX4, and the full suite of ORBX FTX Global, the only elevation anomalies i've encounterd were related to ORBX Vector, and those were corrected with Vector AEC in FTX Central..

As one other poster noted earlier, Justin is very responsive to inquiries about issues like that...

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2 hours ago, SunDevil56 said:

Having used FreeMesh for over a year I can honestly say Topsim is an improvement.

It's not a quantum leap mind you, but it's noticeably better IMO. 

FreeMesh is great for what it is... FREE!  But Toposim isn't going to break the bank either, and with the sale going on I think it's well worth looking at....

Good to know, thank you. Is the global option representative of the regional options in terms of LOD, or do the smaller packs have higher LOD?

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14 minutes ago, slait said:

Good to know, thank you. Is the global option representative of the regional options in terms of LOD, or do the smaller packs have higher LOD?

Check the site for all the details... http://ninetwopro.com/

I honestly don't remember, it's been over a year and a half since I installed it.

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Well I've just bought Toposim's Europe Mesh, will be interesting to see how flying over the alps compares.

As far as elevations, when I install an addon airport. I always turn off the BGL in Orbx, so for Bergamo LIME I search in the ORBX directory and then change the extension to .OFF.

No issues with any addon since doing this.

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Toposim mesh sounds really interesting. I have Orbx Alaska and have never been happy with the resolution of the mesh. Can anyone advise how Toposim UltraMesh Alaska plays with Orbx Southern Alaska, including airports such as Valdez etc. EDIT: I've just read this on the website: Compatibility options with Orbx Southeast Alaska and Pacific Fjords... what does this actually mean, compatibility options?

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6 minutes ago, Rockliffe said:

Toposim mesh sounds really interesting. I have Orbx Alaska and have never been happy with the resolution of the mesh. Can anyone advise how Toposim UltraMesh Alaska plays with Orbx Southern Alaska, including airports such as Valdez etc.

Works great -- Alaska is the only place I use ORBX and am happy wth the results.... No prob with Valdez, Juneau, PANC, etc.

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Just now, pgde said:

Works great -- Alaska is the only place I use ORBX and am happy wth the results.... No prob with Valdez, Juneau, PANC, etc.

Awesome! Is there a big enough difference visually?

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