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  1. INTRODUCTION: FreeMeshX is a global terrain mesh replacement for the stock terrain mesh and features LOD10 (38-m) coverage for almost the entire world. LOD10 is equal to the same terrain level of detail used for the USA in the stock scenery. The rest of the world varies from LOD6 to LOD9. FreeMeshX was created to bring the rest of the world up to the LOD10 standard as much as possible, although some regions of the world in the higher latitudes are still limited to LOD9 (76-m). Compiling the source data into LOD11 yields neglibible improvements and is mostly a waste of precious hard drive space. FreeMeshX features LOD10 (38-m resolution) coverage for: North America (LOD10 Canada is released in this mesh - default USA is already LOD10, so USA is not included for the base release. A separate LOD12 USA mesh is available for beta testing) Europe Asia Africa Australia and Oceania A few regions are limited to LOD9 (76-m resolution): Antarctica Greenland Russian territories north of 60 N latitude FreeMeshX was compiled using over 400 GB of raw terrain data. The final size of the product is 46 GB, making it one of the largest freeware projects ever for FS. It wouldn't be in everyone's best interests to download all 46 GB at once, so we are releasing the product the product into continental regions for a total of 7 regions total. Each continent contains a number of 10 deg x 10 deg titles, mosaiced from 1 deg x 1 deg tiles into a 2.5 GB file, and then compressed into a BGL file. Defragmentation is highly recommended for mechanical hard drives to ensure smooth and quick loading. Largest improvements are found in regions that contained mainly the default LOD6 and LOD7 meshes. These included remote regions of Africa, South America, Antarctica, and Asia. Europe and Canada sees some improvement, but it's LOD9 mesh is just a one level upgrade to LOD10. Subtle improvements for these previously LOD9 regions will be found mainly in the accuracy of the mesh and level of detail in mountain ranges. DOWNLOAD: NOTE: DUE TO THE EVERY INCREASING COSTS OF FILE HOSTING, WE HAVE SUSPENDED THE AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD SCRIPTS. PLEASE USE THE BIT TORRENT LINK. The new installer method below does not apply to the Bit torrent downloads. Torrent option (no installers needed): http://www.mediafire.com/file/j9gyf1u8brsv5zu/FreeMeshX_Global_2.0.torrent NEW INSTALLER METHOD: FreeMeshX Global 2.0 is an update to introduce the new installation and download method that should alleviate the difficulty of installing FreeMeshX for some users. Included is a command-line based download system that uses the free and open-source wget tool to retrieve each installer and its associated parts. The entire download process is contained with a batch file that will commence automatically by simply double-clicking on it. Note, do not run the installer as administrator -- the downloader will fail. The download process is fully resumable, so those with slower download bandwidth can stop the download, and resume it at a later point. The installer will automatically detect where it left off and resume. The installers for each region are comprised by an .exe file and several .bin files if necessary. All of these files for each region must be downloaded completely into one folder before the installer .exe can be run. A downloader batch file is included for each region, and an all-in-one batch file is included for those who want to download the entire set in one go. A raw list of download links is also available who prefer to download the files through their own methods. Interior view of the extracted download folder: Example of the download tool working: A list of MD5SUMs is also included for those who want to directly verify the integrity of any or all files. A map is also included to illustrate how the world is divided up into regions. FreeMeshX Global 2.0 is cumulative. It includes all patches to each region, and an updated "FreeMeshX - Patches" folder where miscellaneous fixes belong. There is no need to download the old 7-ZIP parts from 1.0 - 1.07. They are fully incorporated into version 2.0. INSTALLATION: These installers will install each FreeMeshX Global region into a directory of your choosing. We highly recommend installing FreeMeshX Global OUTSIDE of your C:\Program Files directory. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD THIS FOLDER TO YOUR SIMULATOR'S SCENERY LIBRARY. This installer will not automatically add a Scenery Library entry (we don't want to accidentally corrupt your scenery.cfg). There are many tutorials online on how to add a Scenery Library entry for your simulator. We try to modify your system as little as possible. Therefore, no registries and no uninstaller are created. To uninstall FreeMeshX Global, simply delete the installed folder. We designed the installer this way so that you will have the full flexibility to do with FreeMeshX as you please e.g. such as moving it to another drive. ADDITIONAL NOTES: FreeMeshX does not update any vectors in the simulator. Vectors control the elevations of water bodies such as lakes, ponds, and rivers, and the elevations of airports. The mesh cannot alter these. Using FreeMeshX without a 3rd-party package to update the vectors within the simulator will result in the topography of the updated terrain to lie at different elevations while the vectors still remain at their inaccurate elevations. This mismatch will lead to artifcacts such as raised or sunken airports and waterbodies that will break immersion. Therefore, it is HIGHLY CRITICAL that the simulator's vectors are updated as well, such as through FTX Vectors or UTX, or the topography system of the simulator will be INCOMPLETE. We officially recommend the use of FTX Vectors because all of our testing incorporates it, and it uses elevations derived from the SRTM dataset, the same dataset we use for FreeMeshX Global. To conclude, it does not make any sense to use a global mesh without using any updated vectors. Likewise it does not make sense to use updated vectors without using an updated mesh. FreeMeshX is officially supported for FSX, FSX:SE, and all versions of P3D (including 64-bit P3D). FreeMeshX should be placed above the default terrain entries in the Scenery Library, and below any airports or FTX Regions or landclasses. Updated torrents should be released in the upcoming week (as of 07/29/2017). EDIT: All-in-one torrent available here (please seed) CHANGELOG ADDITIONS: 07/29/2017 2.0 - Incorporated new installers and an automatic downloader to easily fetch installers over HTTP - New installers are up to date with all previous patches (1.01 - 1.07) - High-resolution 50 GB USA mesh now available through sign-up beta process Hypothetical scenery library order: 1 FreeMeshX - Patches 2 FreeMeshX - Africa 3 FreeMeshX - Antarctica 4 FreeMeshX - Asia 5 FreeMeshX - Australia and oceania 6 FreeMeshX - Europe 7 FreeMeshX - North America 8 FreeMeshX - South and Central America Of course, your real load order will be different, but you must keep FreeMeshX - Patches always above the FreeMeshX regions. -- Nine-Two Productions More screenshots....
  2. Just to let you all know, guys. It's a SkyColors and environment pack i created from scratch. It's based on many observations and photos. Colors are not "invented" but taken directly from in-flight videos and photos. My custom shading/ lightning/ fog is included with the pack. It's designed to work with the new shader mod by Pe11e (highly recommended). Get it from here (for free): https://mega.nz/… ..and don't forget to give your opinion. I'll gladly modify any part of the day. previews: If you like it, i'll upload it here in the library. Best Regards, Vic
  3. The mighty flying sea panda takes to the skies!! My rig does have some shortcomings - beautiful UK2000 scenery, plus UK Power project (numerous power stations & 46000 electricity pylons), plus loads of other airfields in the vicinity of London means the FPS was about 11 or so
  4. Hello. Before I buy the Lionheart Creations Quest Kodiak, I was just wondering: is there any good freeware models of the Kodiak (with a VC)? If there isn't I'll just go buy the Lionheart Creations one. Thanks!
  5. A download link for a repaint for Dave Garwoods freeware Beaufighter > http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/6337-dave-garwoods-beaufighter-mkvic-a8-166/ Download link for the Aircraft> https://cbfsim.co.uk/cbfs_lib/picture.php?/19/category/73
  6. A download link for a repaint for Dave Garwoods freeware Beaufighter > http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/6337-dave-garwoods-beaufighter-mkvic-a8-166/ Download link for the Aircraft> https://cbfsim.co.uk/cbfs_lib/picture.php?/19/category/73
  7. I am on the market for freeware driver updater software that can scan my system devices for out of date drivers and update as necessary. What are the best options? Thanks.
  8. Completed a flight from Chabua to Kunming (the new Kunming airport, Changshui, not Wujiaba)
  9. HighBypass

    Hump flyer

    The Curtiss C46 Commando was one of the most well known transports used for flying "the Hump" (India - China) in WWII. Libardo Guzman's freeware C46 is a fun plane to fly, however "lite" it's systems modelling may be. Anyhow I wanted my own personalised C46 and thanks to Willy McCoy's excellent, generic-passenger C46 scheme, modified by myself, here she is:- Hump Time Heidi Obviously I had to do some research for her nose art: An hour of my life I won't get back surfing google images of pin-up girl nose art, not that I minded very much you understand. Sometimes political correctness is a complete load of pish..
  10. jt8d9a

    The Heron’s Nest

    Very nice freeware: https://iblueyonder.com/portfolio/the-herons-nest-xp/
  11. No doubt I'd have been Stingered into the Potomac way beforehand!
  12. I noticed someone has modelled this airfield! Thank you Vassilios Dimoulas. I look forward to trying it out. https://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=201206 Get a PC12 or some such and taxi it up the ramp (literally) on to the field. You tube video:-
  13. jt8d9a

    Yak 55

    Awesome freeware. DL: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/40784-yakovlev-yak-55-by-nda/
  14. Not sure how to solve this. I downloaded the freeware scenery for Assam in India because it contains VECA - Chabua Air Force Station. One of the bases used for Flying the Hump, although this is the modern equivalent. I recomplied the bgl in ADE after altering the field elevation to what it should be - a further 12 feet higher at 362 AMSL, but the problem remains as shown. Any ideas please?
  15. I thought this screenshot looked a bit dark & brooding, hence the title. In real life there are only a few airworthy examples of Curtiss Commandos. I need to fix the disappearing prop texture.
  16. I forget, but if this is the -200 I'm off to Reunion Island. If it's the -300 I'm of to Guadeloupe from Paris Orly. Had this song in my head at the time.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A44N_ewyTU
  17. Not sure if Hong Kong Airlines cargo actually visit East Midlands, but it could happen and the a330 freighter certainly has the non-stop range, if only with about 25 metric tons or so. I rather like UK2000's products, they do seem rather fps friendly. When one of the configuration options is choosing to add 4000 cars or not, it shows the developer has thought about such things! Ratcliffe power station at work! I'll circle over those cylindrical chemtrail dispensers until the intake fed collector tanks are full enough for me to spread the chemtrails over the eastern half of England... Ahem. Enjoy.
  18. No, it's not the Flysimware nor Alabeo versions, just the freeware shakey jake, hence the functional VC, but the polished metal looks great! It seems to fly OK too, but then again I'm far from an expert! A quick VFR jaunt over the Easter weekend. Cheers.
  19. HighBypass

    Just cruisin'

    As the title says. Love Mario Noriega's freeware P180 Avanti. Cheers!
  20. Decided to take my favourite exec turbo twin from La Palma to Lanzarote. Cleared for taxi Off we go Climb condition set on the autopilot Tenerife Gran Canaria Passing over Las Palmas and the port (Global Ships in effect!) Passing Fuerteventura Descending towards Lanzarote Visual approach for 03 Touchdown Shutdown! Thanks for viewing!
  21. TurboTomato

    Full Italy! At last!

    Hadn't tried looking for Italy in a while so did a quick google a couple of weeks back and lo and behold I found this: http://fsxitaly.mygamesonline.org/index.php/download Full Italian photoscenery, for free. Yes it is 2m but that's more than enough for IFR (and not bad for VFR either really), and there's an ongoing autogen project as well. I've not had a chance to fly it much but it all seems to be there and looks very nice. Enjoy!
  22. Update of Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress... Version V1.3 New external 3D model, New HD Textures 4K (4096 X 4096 px), diffuse, normal and specular maps. You can download this new version on my website : www.khamsin.org Good flight !
  23. To date I haven't used any real VATSIM people or any addon ATC packages for FSX:SE so I bumble along using the default ATC which as we all know has limitations I do inject real world METARs via FSOpen Clouds though, but the sim usually integrates that in quite well - ATIS gives an appropriate runway use based on the wind. I was flying back from Chambery to Leeds Bradford (Freemium 757). The weather was foggy over parts of England. ATC told me to expect vectors for visual RWY14. OK fair enough, it might be clear When I got the last vector telling me how far I was from the airport and to report runway in sight.... there was just a blanket of fog around and below me.. When reporting runway not in site, all the scripted ATC did was to re-iterate my position in relation to the airport. When I opted to select another approach, the only other option I got from the ATC menu were Visual approaches to the disused 9/27 runways. (closed in 2005 I believe). No ILS for 14 or 32 were given. The only other option was to generate an IFR plan to another destination. Perhaps the program doesn't take account of the enhanced fog generated by FSOpen Clouds to combat the stock fog appearing out of nowhere? I declared missed, got vectored back around and let the ILS do its job - I lied to ATC, said I could see the runway and carried on the approach...the runway appeared out of the murk much nearer to the minimums It seems ILS is not always a valid option in sim as far as ATC is concerned when it thinks the airport is visible for miles. No one said the ILS was inoperative that day.... All good sim fun!
  24. DJJose

    KPHL RELEASED

    Go get it: http://www.sunskyjet.com/scenery_phl_fsx.html