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    Posted: May-24-2021 at 11:55am
So, I purchased P3d v4 and installed it to my drive D. I also installed Ultimate Terrain. I went into Drive D files and saw I made a mistake. I didn't create a folder for P3d thinking it would create it's own as it would have for a C drive installation. The whole app was spread out and tangled with files already present. So, I uninstalled it and created a folder path and reinstalled it. Upon checking my work I noticed the Ultimate Terrain folder was still present. My question is should I have uninstalled my Ultimate Terrain X before uninstalling P3D? Can I still run uninstall on Ultimate Terrain and reinstall it correctly? What would have been the correct procedure here?
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You should be able to uninstall P3Dv4 and/or UTX as needed.

UTX installs to its own folder, and the UTX configuration tool does the rest. When you run the UTX installer, accept the default path after uninstalling it.

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Thank you.
I can use FTX Global and Open LC with it correct? If I do that should I uncheck the texture feature in Ultimate Terrain?
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Note - UTX installs its scenery contents into its own sub-folders but those are inside the primary flightsim platform Scenery folder.

Yes, UTX can work with other landclass and landclass ground textures.

For Landclass, you should follow the instructions within the UTX documentation which installed with the product to layer the Open LC between the UTX Vegetation (which is the lowest UTX landclass layer) and the other UTX landclass layers i.e. sandwich Open LC between UTX Vegetation and other UTX landclass layers.

For ground textures you do not need to do anything unless the other landclass ground textures have custom versions of UTX custom landclass textures which match with the rest of the new base ground textures. You will need to follow the instructions in the ground textures product for what is needed if they have special replacements for the custom UTX ground textures.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote grreed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May-24-2021 at 10:24pm
I was also looking at gep3d which I read works with FTX Open LC regions and contrary to what Orbx states can work just fine without their global mesh. I was looking at a detail of their freeware NA Airport pack and I would really like a lot of them but they say they are optimized for their mesh base.
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You can use any ground textures with any mesh as they do completely different things in the flightsim platform.

I would suspect that the reason OrbX say to use their mesh with their airports is because they have customised it in some way to lessen the potentials for airports in holes and on plateaus caused by differences between the underlying mesh for the regions and that specific to the airport (as airports generally are flattened to one level for the entire airport region even if they have different elevations in real life).

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...and, GEP3D for P3D or GEX for FSX is the only product that fully supports all regions of UTX with replacement matching textures. Has for over a decade including updates over that time in case anyone forgot to mention that fact by product name. 

go figure LOL  Eh?


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