I haven’t made many changes over the past few days, apart from fixing some shoreline on Rangitoto Island.
In order to test things out, I’ve installed my Bell 407 and taken several flights around the North Island. You can check out some screen shots below from my travels:
You can see that I’ve been flying with real world weather, and the visibility has not been great. One issue that pops up in X-Plane is that as the visibility is low, the low resolution global mesh appears, which looks odd and wrong.
My understanding is that this is an X-Plane bug to solve. You can remove it by extending the visibility range. There’s also this temporary fix which I haven’t tried.
Moving forward, I’ll wrap up the torrents and prepare to launch them for sharing. I’m no longer seeding the Release 3, and there’s a big note on the download page that they aren’t worth downloading now.
Here in New Zealand, we generally have pretty good internet. I have a gigabit fibre connection with unlimited bandwidth. Often I’m uploading over a terabyte of data in a month.
The release will be branded as a ‘beta’ as there might some issues that need fixing. If you are particularly sensitive to downloading a massive amount of data, you might want to hold off until others have tried it out first.
Also, if you currently have Release 3, and are totally happy with it, this release is an iteration, so don’t expect wholesale changes to each region, but more tweaks and updates.
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