FreeMeshX Global 2.0 is a Global Terrain Mesh replacement for FSX and Prepar3D it features LOD10 (38-m) coverage for almost the entire world and the best part, It’s FREE!
“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.”
FreeMeshX features LOD10 (38-m resolution) coverage for:
- North America (A separate LOD12 USA mesh is available for beta testing)
- Australia and Oceania
A few regions are limited to LOD9 (76-m resolution):
- Russian territories north of 60 N latitude
The screenshots released speak for themselves, the quality of the terrain reproduction inside the sim is amazing, the installation is rather complicated but they’ve got a guide on how to do it. The biggest challenge for some will be downloading the 46GB of files, they’ve broken the files up into continents to help.
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