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Simulator vector update tool, such as FTX Vectors or UTX?

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jonnymorris Trainee

Hi, new person here, just looking to get the most accurate version of my little corner of the UK to buzz around. I'm downloading the free stuff first to see what it's like, I see for the FreeMeshX it talks about having to use a vector update tool, however I can't find any information about this (I'm not sure what I'm actually looking for).

Could someone please point me in the right direction of this vector update tool, if there's a decent free one so much the better!

I don't have a lot of money to spend on commercial scenery packs however if that is the best way to go then it's something I may just need to save my pennies for. If I could only get England and Scotland in high vector and photo detail I'd be very happy.

Thank you for your advice.

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RadarMan Chief Captain
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jonnymorris Trainee

Thank you for the reply.

I looked into that FTX Global Vector download, seems that it requires the purchase of a base vector pack which is not exactly cheap (around 27 / $35), and the FTX Global Vector pack is not supposed to be free either, so to purchase the Global Base pack and the Global Vector pack would cost a total of about 48 (this is currently on offer at half price, so the regular price would be closer to a whopping 96). This is where it gets a bit confusing for me - after purchasing these two products, what would the free mesh actually bring to the simulation? It seems that these two premium products do the same job as the free mesh, and if they don't then I'm a little confused as to what they actually do.

Either way, it looks like there is no (official) free method for using the free mesh, unless anyone can tell me otherwise, and the information provided seems confusing or lacking at best. Looks like I'm stuck with the default FSX mesh unless I want messed up vectors.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

See if this is any better for you.

http://ninetwopro.com/freemeshx/

Radar

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jonnymorris Trainee

Alas that is the exact same thing as the FreeMeshX, it comes with the same critical warning / requirement to update the vectors (via the use of payware, as it seems nobody is making an open source free vector update tool).

I'm not against people / companies making a fair charge for their efforts and products, I just can't afford the payware vector tools from OrbX and haven't been able to find anything else thus far. Was really hoping for some sort of 100% open source (free) vector solution that uses public domain datasets e.g. from NASA. I'd give it a go myself but don't have the first clue of where to start (and I'm not able to purchase tools to do the job).

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