New Zealand and X-Plane

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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby chopper_nut » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:49 pm

That's good news. The mesh has been killing me in some areas. Having roads at 45 degree slopes and stuff like that. I'm not even sure what to do with the roads yet....
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby chopper_nut » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 am

So I've downloaded the mesh. What's the best way to integrate it? By that I mean, where should it go in the .ini file? If it goes below the ortho scenery, it'll get over ridden by that mesh but if it goes above, won't it mess with the ortho scenery?
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby Radar88 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:31 pm

If your using lyndimans-new-zealand-ortho-photography-set
His Installation Information

1 Once downloaded, copy the folders into your X-Plane\Custom Scenery
2 Edit your ini file
3 Load X-Plane and then immediate close it.
4 All of your new scenery will be added to your custom scenery.ini file.
5 Go to X-Plane\Custom Scenery and open the scenery_packs.ini file with a text editor.
6 Move the lines referring to your new Ortho to the bottom. Make sure the Overlays folder is at the top.
Make sure no other meshes are loading on top of the ortho, such as the NZ Pro Scenery ie if you'vre updated to the recently updated UHD_Mesh_V4_New_Zealand (this would block the ortho)

Since AlpilotX has recently released a newer UHD mesh of New Zealand he has placed an Update comment notice on the x-plane-10-new-zealand-pro webpage March 23, 2018

If you are on X-Plane 11 Consider using New Zealand PRO Overlay with UHD Mesh Scenery v4 New Zealand region instead of the old mesh contained in this project (just leave out the mesh part here and install the UHD Mesh Scenery v4 New Zealand coverage … and put it below the New Zealand PRO Overlay in scenery_packs.ini)!

Since I use Thomas Rasmussen's File Naming convention for X-Plane 11\Custom Scenery
as per his Youtube clip X-plane 11 Basics - Scenery Installation

My Custom Scenery .ini file order looks like

y zzz_new_zealand_overlay
yOrtho4XP_Overlays
zOrtho4XP_-35+172
zOrtho4XP_-35+173
||
VV
zOrtho4XP_-48+167
zOrtho4XP_-48+168
zzz_UHD_Mesh_V4_New_Zealand

So if you've downloaded AlpilotX New Zealand (1.6 GByte) XP11_UHD_Mesh_V4_New_Zealand.zip and followed the following from the readme.txt

- This part is very important! If you do not do this, you will very likely NOT see any of your other add-ons (airports etc.) in a given region anymore!

The reason is, that a "base mesh scenery" (which the UHD Mesh Scenery v4 is) forms the base of your landscape and only layers above it will be rendered!

Anything below the base mesh layer will not even be loaded.

(You only need to do this once, when you install your first UHD Mesh Scenery v4 package ...

All other packages are going in the same Custom Scenery folder, so they don't need extra attention)

- For UHD Mesh Scenery to works well with other Scenery Packages, its best to put it at the bottom(!) of scenery_packs.ini

BUT ABOVE ANY OTHER HD Mesh Scenery v4 (if you have also installed these too)!


If you want to learn more about how to best combine different scenery types and how to best use scenery_packs.ini, you might read this useful tutorial over at the Avsim Forum:

Understanding Scenery Order

Hope this helps.
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby kiwi_the_iwik » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Finally done, guys!

It's a long time coming - and culminates over a year of solid work... :rolleyes:


https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... -auckland/


Enjoy!

Cheers,


Aaron.

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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby Splitpin » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 am

Holy cow :bow:
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby kiwi_the_iwik » Fri May 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Thanks, Splitpin!

If you liked those photos, then take a look at these ones after I cranked up the resolution, and put in a few additional in-sim plugins to make it look better (using ReShade 3.1.2 and Advanced Rendering Options v2.11).

Getting 50-65fps on an i7 4790K/16GB/GTX1070 :)

- and now, with the right mesh, Rangitoto looks fabulous! Both AlpilotX's UHD NZ and Lyndiman's are absolutely brilliant (these images are from Lyndiman's using zzOSMAuckland, and with the Lyndiman_Overlay flle removed).

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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby chopper_nut » Sun May 27, 2018 10:12 am

I don't know what I'm doing man but I'm only getting 15fps (unusable) with an i7, 32gb RAM and a GTX 1070... The BK117s are also floating above the ground.
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby kiwi_the_iwik » Sun May 27, 2018 4:13 pm

That doesn’t sound right. I’m only on 16GB RAM, and getting 40fps at the slow end of things.

There are some very good tricks to speed things up - using the fpsWizard plugin and the Advanced Rendering Options plugin work amazingly well, and take the workload off your CPU beautifully.

Can you send me your log.txt and scenery_packs.ini files to take a look at?

re: floating helos - not encountered that one in either version (AlpilotX or Lyndiman). Hopefully, the log.txt and scenery_packs.ini files will shed some light on the issue.

Have you applied the Lyndiman coastal patch and new finer resolution mesh, which fixed the height data from earlier versions? Have a look at his blog site for more info.

We’ll get things looking normal... :)

Cheers,

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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby chopper_nut » Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm

PM sent... otherwise the forum would grind to a halt... :lol:
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Re: New Zealand and X-Plane

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Looking for a few people to alpha test some scenery. People who can use helicopters and who use the orthographic scenery, particularly the west coast of the South Island. Looking for a bit of a spread of system specs. PM if you want to be involved
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