Thank you, Jet-Pack . That's exactly what I need.
Sorry if this topic has been discussed before, but I didn't find anything with the search function.
I installed the flight simulator on a 2nd SSD, which is slowly getting too small. Is it possible to install single addons on another hard disk? If so, should it also be an SSD?
Thank you very much for your answers!
I would love to have the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation.
Thank you for your responses.
Doesn't seem to be easy.
I have a favoured airport nearby, Egelsbach EDFE. Uli057 created a FSCloud Version for me. Maybe it is possibile to add/replace some buildings from my FSX payware.
Some of you have already converted a FSX airport to FS 2.
Is there a guide for dummies or is someone willing to write one for the community?
I have some very nice lifelike freeware and payware airports in FSX, which I would like to use in FS 2. It would be fantastic, if a conversion would be possible.
(who unfortunately has no idea at all about the airport creation )
Which resolutions do you create? You need zoom level only for AFS Level 15 (0,5 meter/pixel). Most of us use ZL 16 and max. AFS Level 13 (2 meters) or ZL 17 and max. AFS Level 14 (1 meter).
ZL 18 produces 4 times more images in the stitch folder than ZL 17 and 16 times more than ZL 16.
When I changed the settings for "Shrink TMC grid squares" from 1 degrees to 0.01 degrees, the processing time reduced from 10 hours for one Level 9 tile (ZL 17, AFS Levels 9, 11-14) to 3 hours.
for Europe I can make nice 19 m meshes (always pending end results tests) packages; similar as the Italy I done. We have data coverage for most of it; and with time we will get it all covered at high res than srtm can do.
Your Italy mesh is fantastic. Now it's even more fun to fly over the land of my ancestors.
I'm really looking forward to your rest of Europe mesh.
SRTM 1" means resolution of 1 arc second, so it means ~30 meters (at the equator), not 10 meters.
Oh, man, I'm stupid.
My Yosemite download from https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/basic/ was 1/3 arc-second DEM, which is 10 meter. So my Alps project came to an abrupt end, because Taburets mesh for Italy also includes the Alps with a 19 m mesh, better than 30 m.
As counter-intuitive as it may read, a very high resolution mesh for mountainous ground like the Alps may lead to poor results.
Good examples . So I will be happy with the 19 m in the alps and I love Taburets 5 m mesh for the canary islands, with which my favoured beach "Playa de papagayo" looks nearly like in real.
As said in the other thread you can have water fall for the southern Alps if you don't clean the DEM from J. de Ferranti.
Thank you for the advice. It's great, that you found such an easy solution. Do you think I should clean all tiles with QGIS' as a precaution?
I don't find this source. Maybe, you mean http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html#hgt? Here are files from J. de Ferranti.
For your 10m mesh I would say level 9-11 or maybe 8-11 knowing that the level 11 in AFS has a resolution of 9.54m / pixel.
Thank you very much! Is it the same system as the ortho files?
Can I ask you what is this DEM of 10m you have for the Alps ?
It's from here: http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html#alps
Isn't 1 " equivalent to 10 m?
I use it. It's an online moving map.
Multi-Player would be great.
I was talking about your try with the tiles from J. de Ferranti (viewfinderpanoramas.org).
Sorry, I got you wrong. I will do the alps mesh and made a positive test with N47e015. Also, SF40 for Mauritius was fine.
What are the right levels for the meshs?
- querty42 tells in his tutorial, that we should convert the levels 12-14, when we work on a 10 m mesh.
- abbiati50 created his italy mesh (19 m) with the levels 8-11 (incl. 10)
- Taburets canary islands (5 m) are done with 8, 9, 11, 12 (excl. 10)
- OrbX uses for its meshes the levels 10 and 11.
- Vogel 69's Martinique (1 m) is done with 11, 13, 14.
- Rodeo's Washington (? m): Level 10.
- Aerofly produced the levels 7, 10, 11 for the meshs with different meters/pixel.
I can't see any system in the above examples. I would like to create a 10 m mesh for the Alps. Can anyone help me? Which levels should I produce?
Just for some info for you and others needing help.
I think your source is fine just your files are wrong, just use the tfw file that came with the download, its perfect.
Thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately, I can't find anything wrong in my files. Maybe, we'll keep it as it is and I use the other source, which gives me fine results.
Not only did I read QWERTY42's tutorial but also another by crispy136
Also, here are the detailed values of that resolution limit, for each level and varying with latitude, in meters per pixel: resolution vs level vs latitude link
Great graphics and tables. Is there a rule of thumb for laymen which levels are correct for 5 m, 10 m and 30 m?
Sorry, I cannot check your stuff in the bath tube.
And I am on the way to the aerobatic nationals.
All the best!
I tried it again with another source: http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html#alps%E2%80%8B
FS 2 standard mesh for Mauritius:
Still not very impressive, but better than the standard.
It seems, that there is something wrong with the other source: http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/srtmdata/