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Topic: Update 5 - For Enhanced Users!
Posted By: Steve Halpern
Subject: Update 5 - For Enhanced Users!
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 1:45pm

Update 5 is now ready.  We are releasing it here first privately before we make it fully public. Read this information, as well as the extra downloading notes...

Ground Environment X - USA & Canada Update 5 (product version 1.05)

You must have verision 1.04 (the Enhanced version) of Ground Environment X - USA & Canada for this update to install. If you do not have that version, please click the Updates button in the GEX interface for more information on the update.

Please make sure the main Ground Environment X USA-Canada program is NOT running prior to installing this update.

After this update is installed, you may be prompted to rerun the backup process. All currently saved backup files will be skipped. Just the new files added will be backed up.

After you install the update, you must reinstall the textures through the program interface by pressing the "Install Selected Options" button.

This update includes all previous updates. The full list of updates is below:

Update 5 Information

All users of GEX Enhanced v1.04 are urged to install this update. This update includes fixes to the original GEXn release, and, includes a new set of texture masks which will greatly enhance the coverage area of urban environments by significantly reducing the effect of cut-off textures, and redefines urban environments so textures display more smoothly, and are much more uniform. It also prevents baseball and football fields from being cut in half.

All users of GEX Enhanced v1.04 and Ultimate Terrain X - USA/Canada are urged to install this update. The update corrects the UTX Custom Landclass Layer for both daytime and nighttime so it blends in seamlessly with GEX Enhanced. A completely enhanced industrial day and night environment has been developed so users of GEX Enhanced and UTX receive all the benefits of the GEXn texture process.

Additional Fixes

- Fixed too red/range colors on some tiles.

- Tweaked autogen building height on some tiles.

Download Information

Flight1 is testing a new content delivery system. This may make downloading to your location very fast. To download this update, click the link below. But if you can, please reply to this thread with the following info...

1. Your Location (City is all that is needed).
2. Top Download Rate (350 Kbs, 1.3Mbs for example).
3. Is this download fast for you compared to other downloads.

Reporting is not required, but it will help us with the distribution test.

http://net1.100megabyte.com/GEX-UC-Update-1.05.exe - Click Here to Download (202 MB)

Note: We will not update the check for updates feature until this is released officially. Also, note that you need to install any Ultimate Terrain X GEXn textures AFTER you use the Ultimate Terrain X interface if you make any changes to UTX.

 



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Steve






Replies:
Posted By: mransom1956
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 1:57pm

Steve

I am in Norwood MA

The top speed was 980 and slowly dropped to 720 ate end of download.

Yes it is a definate speed improvement.

 

Good Job

 

Michael Ransom



Posted By: pouldam
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:04pm

Hi,

I am downloading from Denmark. Currently downloading at roughly 700 kb/sec which is my connection maxed out :-)

/ Cheers, Poul



Posted By: Ulf B
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:13pm

Hi,

1. Landskrona, Sweden

2. 930 KB/sec

3. A bit faster, but not much faster.

Ulf B



Posted By: Vigilius
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:16pm

1. Bergamo, Italy

2. 1,05 Mb/sec

3. A bit faster



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Posted By: 3ra_Luke
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:25pm

1. Alicante, Spain

2. 700 Kb/sec

3. The usual speed.



Posted By: Phil_KTKI
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:33pm
1. McKinney, TX  USA

2. 840KB

3. Comparable to most things I d/l


Posted By: Steve Halpern
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 2:43pm

The differences will be in Europe mostly, compared to downloading from the USA directly.

Some USA users would see a big benefit during peak periods.



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Steve





Posted By: lingfors
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 3:23pm
1) Linköping, Sweden (I want GEX Europe now! Wink)
2) ~800 kB/s (on a 10 Mb/s line)
3) Comparable to other downloads


Posted By: jordanal
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 3:32pm

1. Charleston, SC
2. 2.15MB/sec (1st 10 sec - Comcast Powerboost)  920KB/sec sustained
3. Yes, faster than most other servers I connect to.



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FSX Rig: i7 2600k, 4.8GHz / Asus P8Z68-V Pro / Mushkin DDR3-1600 8GB / EVGA GTX 570 GPU / TX850 PSU / Graphite 600T Case


Posted By: nightia
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 3:38pm
Burlington, VT
503 KB/sec

20% quicker than other downloads.


Posted By: Andydigital
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 4:17pm
1.7MB a sec, same as i always get with all my downloads, but i do use a download accelerator (DownloadThemAll a firefox plugin).

Manchester UK.

Andy.


Posted By: jeffbboat
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 4:18pm

Denver, CO

540 KB/Sec high

467 KB/Sec average

Typical speed for downloads



Posted By: JoeD
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 4:22pm

1) Middletown, NY

2) 1.15 mb/s

3) Yes



Posted By: NickN
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 4:52pm

 

 

ROCK ON

 

 

Eveyone should see a great improvement with this update.... those of you on UTX are getting one HECK of a show now

 

ENJOY!

 

 



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Posted By: rhymin
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:02pm

exeter UK

1.7 mb/s :)

max for me is 2.35mb/s



Posted By: lank123
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:08pm

Houston, Texas

950KB/Sec.

This is a great speed.

 

Thanks

 



Posted By: JimC1702
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:13pm

My ISP must stink! 

Johnstown, NY

376 kbps

About normal speed

 



Posted By: Chinga
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:14pm

Chicago,Il

2.1 Mb/sec



Posted By: Bob F
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:17pm
Downloaded from Phoenix Az via Cox cable @496mb/sec

Could not use Firefox. Had to use explorer


Posted By: rvc70
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 5:37pm

Sacramento, Ca.

Top download rate = 900 kbs

Yes, it is somewhat faster.



Posted By: flydave123
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 6:14pm
Hi Steve,

Brighton UK.
760kbs
About 3 times faster than my usual rate. Wish it was always like that.


Posted By: sargeski
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 6:28pm

Toledo, OH

843kb/sec

Not really sure if its faster.  But its good. Thumbs%20Up



Posted By: jaya
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 7:01pm
Everett WA,

770 kb/sec

much faster than usual from your site.


Posted By: ricka47
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 8:00pm

Jacksonville, FL 1.43 MB/Sec.

Seems faster than usual.

 



Posted By: Kabbers
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 9:29pm

Grats on GEX :)

Birmingham, UK
2.35 MB/s moved gradually up to 2.37 MB/s
I have a fast line but haven't seen much go faster than that

thx for update5!
TTFN

Edit: FYI I use dta download accelerator


Posted By: sillyeagle
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 10:47pm

I tried the download at work and its pretty slow for me.  I'm in SD. 

I was only getting 150KB/sec with a single connection, and I'm sitting right on our backbone.  With my download accelerator I'm getting about 1.3MB/sec.

For comparison I just pulled down a game demo from nvidia at 900KB/sec on a single connection, and 7MB/sec with the accelerator.



Posted By: scott967
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 11:19pm
Honolulu HI
@ UTC 04:00  06:28 min/ 533.19kB/sec  Hi 564 low 404.
somewhat faster than average.  for example sp2 from MS I got at 459kB/sec, about the fastest I have seen lately was from vista australia VOZ  @ 593.

scott s.
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Posted By: raptorx
Date Posted: February-24-2008 at 11:59pm

San Diego, CA; 1.06mb/sec.  Damm fast!  I'd say around 15 times faster (usually get 50-80kb/sec)



Posted By: Farside
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 12:07am
Near Wilkes Barre, PA

1172 KB/sec

Way above average rate.


Thanks for, yet again, another update. Clap


Posted By: BoHappy
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 12:17am

miami, fl

625 kb/sec

 

thank you for the update



Posted By: kiwikat
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 12:43am
Appleton, WI

299 kb/sec (seems to be the cap on my downloads, so its hitting max speed)

Great work guys Star


Posted By: sillyeagle
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 1:55am

Ok I tried the downlaod again, this time from my home cable modem, and it was much faster.

I got 350KB/sec on a single connection, and 2.3MB/sec on the accelerator.  For comparison I pulled a game demo from nvidia at 450KB/sec single, and 2.5MB/sec accelerated.



Posted By: FalconAF
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 8:03am

Las Vegas, NV (25 Feb 0500 Local Time)

Intitial 3.0 Mb/sec, slowed and stabilized at 1.5 Mb/sec.  Cox High-Speed Cable connection.

Faster than normal for previous downloads for Flight1.



Posted By: tatankamani
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 11:03am

Ternberg, Austria

400KB/s, but this is max speed of my connection

I would be happy to get all downloads with that speed



Posted By: SAS902
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 11:20am
Eskilstuna, Sweden

Approx 1.2 MB/s

Seems considerably faster than most downloads I do (Thanks! Smile)


Posted By: DaveH
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 12:00pm

Asheville, NC

900 Kbps - slightly higher that best sites



Posted By: boris4356
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 2:00pm
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
530 Kbs
A little faster than normal


Posted By: JoeD
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 2:38pm

 

Quote ........Also, note that you need to install any Ultimate Terrain X GEXn textures AFTER you use the Ultimate Terrain X interface if you make any changes to UTX.

 

Does this mean that any UTX change will require a reloading of GEX-UTX textures or, only specific changes?

Perhaps a clearification is in order?



Posted By: NickN
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 2:43pm

 

 

No

Just an install of any UTX product

 

UTX interface changes do not overwrite textures they only switch elements of UTX on and off



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Posted By: jwkz
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 4:19pm

Albuquerque, NM

940-810 KB/s

About normal for good servers, not overloaded.

John



Posted By: jwkz
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 4:33pm

I'm a bit confused about the backup process in installing 1.05.

My current backup is of the original FSX textures, which is all I want to keep.  It seems like running backup again, as recommended above, would overwrite some or all of those with previous versions of the GEX files.  Am I missing something?

John



Posted By: Howard
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 4:43pm
Downloading from Glen Ellyn, IL, a suburb West of Chicago. On a T1 line the speed is very slow at 90 kbs.

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Howard





Posted By: logiola
Date Posted: February-25-2008 at 6:20pm
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
speed: 490


Posted By: gmark4711
Date Posted: February-26-2008 at 10:16am

Cincinnati, OH

838KBS - steady

Better than usual.

 



Posted By: Tmangus
Date Posted: February-26-2008 at 4:10pm

London 460 Kbps

 

Fastest I ve seen! What on earth did you do? What ever it was, it worked and I like it...



Posted By: RayThePilot
Date Posted: February-26-2008 at 9:11pm

Oslo, Norway

400-450 kb/sec

One of the best download speeds I have seen with my connection, but no records are broken, as far as I can remember.



Posted By: NickN
Date Posted: February-26-2008 at 9:17pm

 

 

Originally posted by jwkz jwkz wrote:

I'm a bit confused about the backup process in installing 1.05.

My current backup is of the original FSX textures, which is all I want to keep.  It seems like running backup again, as recommended above, would overwrite some or all of those with previous versions of the GEX files.  Am I missing something?

John

There is a list that the tool will look at and if new files are not in the backup, it will back them up and skip the ones that already are.. if I am not mistaken

 

I do not work on the interface or the installer, just the textures so someone like Steve or Anthony would have to confirm that for sure but as i recall from a recent conversation, that is how it works so it will not overwrite anything, just add to it as needed.

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted By: c152flyboy
Date Posted: February-27-2008 at 9:57am
dartmouth massachusetts.  started with 1.3 MB/sec and weaned it's way down to 760 mb/sec and pretty much stayed there.  so much for Comcast 4 MB like they say.  this is a bit above my average DL speed for me.


Posted By: NickN
Date Posted: February-27-2008 at 10:15am

 

 

Its not 4MB  its 4mb   Megabytes and Megabits are 2 different things and ISP's like Comcast love to play with the terminology because they know most don't know the difference and assume.

Comcast gives a % of overhead so 4 megabits is .5 megabytes... or 500KB/s and with their overhead they allow a burst depending on the network, your network card settings, and, how busy the network is and it will trickle down... so you can see 'burst' peaks of as high as 2-3000KB/s or 2-3MB/s if your network card in Windows is tuned to allow the higher burts. But it will trickle down no matter what.

In that, they can get away, legally, posting the numbers

 

If you open the RWIN window and tweak on the network card (requires a bit of learning) you can probably hold right around 900-1300KB\s with that Comcast connection and burst to 3-4000KB\s (3-4MB/s)... that is why they can post what they say and get away with it. It is possible to hit those numbers... what they dont tell you is it is not possible to maintain them..  and their fine print disclaimer will say the values are based on several factors    LOL

 

 



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Posted By: Crusader1
Date Posted: February-27-2008 at 5:22pm

1.  New Lexington , Ohio

2.  846

3. A bit faster

GEX is a " Must Have "  ! Outstanding product , keep up the great work .

 



Posted By: jmiguez
Date Posted: February-27-2008 at 8:06pm
Currently at 193 KB/Sec.  Started at 300 KB then settled down.

Lafayette, LA  AT&T DSL line


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John


Posted By: chik
Date Posted: February-28-2008 at 8:34am
Download started at 980kb's/sec and hovered and peaked at 1148kb's /sec
location:Lexington, Ky. USA.


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Posted By: jeffbboat
Date Posted: February-28-2008 at 10:16am
Nick,  What is that about the RWIN window and tweaking the network card?  I'm not sure I ever heard of the RWIN window.  I use Comcast and would love to improve download speeds.


Posted By: Overshoe
Date Posted: February-28-2008 at 2:53pm
1.  Bangor, Maine USA

2.  580kbs

3.  About 6x faster than another major archive immediately following


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http://mainescenery.proboards.com/


Posted By: Steve Halpern
Date Posted: February-28-2008 at 3:19pm
Thanks for the testing and reports up until now. Do still post your reports if at all possible.

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Steve





Posted By: NickN
Date Posted: February-28-2008 at 4:08pm

Originally posted by jeffbboat jeffbboat wrote:

Nick,  What is that about the RWIN window and tweaking the network card?  I'm not sure I ever heard of the RWIN window.  I use Comcast and would love to improve download speeds.

 

Sorry... lets call it the TCP Receive Window

This is to be used at your own risk. Tweaking such things should be done after learning how the system works and how your ISP functions in your area

Use this software...

SG TCP Optimizer  http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php - http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

back up the current settings to recover if it does not help, then make sure the right adapter is shown in the drop-down and make the following changes:

These are settings for Comcast with the account most use, however they can nned to be tweaked for different types of acconnts and locations, and, they can be used for other ISP with variations..

 

 

 

 

I do wish to point out that not all Comcast customers may see a positive change with that. There is more to tuning the network connection than using settings that someone else may post. Your location may demand a different TTL or TCP Recieve Window.

 

You may wish to learn about the settings and ISP's here before trying.

 

http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in.php?category=100 - http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in.php?category=100

 

You can restore the original from the backup you made at any time.

 

 

 



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Posted By: spesimen
Date Posted: February-29-2008 at 1:37am

san francisco, ca

initial burst at 1.3m, then average around 800k/s

this is a relatively comparable download speed as to what i get from other sites hosting big files. i also use comcast cable but with no tweaks.

 



Posted By: FC5452
Date Posted: March-01-2008 at 10:28am

Nazareth, PA

Steady @ 330kb/sec



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ASUS P5n32E-SLI
E6850 OC'd to 3.8
EVGA 8800GTX
D/D Water Cooled 1000W
Corsair PC8500 5-5-5-15-21 1100 Mhz 4Gigs
6 10K raptors 150Gb
XP Pro and Vista 32/64 Dual Boot and now XP Pro 64


Posted By: Outlaw24
Date Posted: March-01-2008 at 10:11pm

1. Fayetteville, North Carolina

2. 180kbs

3. Slower than normal



Posted By: fxri
Date Posted: March-03-2008 at 2:21pm
Espoo, Finland
1200-1400 kbps
better than before


Posted By: h2egc
Date Posted: March-04-2008 at 9:14am

West Shokan, New York

1.12mb

no



Posted By: WebMaximus
Date Posted: March-05-2008 at 9:27am

Stockholm - Sweden

Started at approx 1,8 MB and then went down and stayed at approx 1,3 MB - that's very good !!

Thanks for the update BTW, now I just want the Europe version as well Wink



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Posted By: alphahawk3
Date Posted: March-06-2008 at 12:46am

1-Columbia,Tn

2-588kb/s-start to finish.

3-Faster than other sites. This is the max I can get from Charter at a 5mb connection. Charter really puts a choke on you as I am always a little slower in my SppedTest than my 5 mb.



Posted By: heyjoojoo
Date Posted: March-10-2008 at 9:57pm
Cool.

1. El Sobrante, CA

2. 1389kb/s (lowest speed)



Posted By: papab
Date Posted: March-12-2008 at 8:04am

1. Tampa Fl

2. Settled to 2.47MB/sec!

3. Downloaded in 1 min 12 secs!



Posted By: yimmy149
Date Posted: March-12-2008 at 11:06pm
Downloaded between 800-900 kB/sec in Bothell, WA via comcast.  Pretty normal speed for me.


Posted By: hjmx
Date Posted: March-17-2008 at 3:48am
up to 1450 kb/s

vienna, austria

Harry



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