SIMULATION UPDATE 5: Thanks to the update, photogrammetry sceneries use far less RAM than before, and should perform better (even if they were already optimized for performances).
Nantes is a city in Loire-Atlantique on the Loire, 50 km (31 mi) from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth-largest in France, with a population of 303,382 in Nantes and a metropolitan area of nearly 950,000 inhabitants. With Saint-Nazaire, a seaport on the Loire estuary, Nantes forms one of the main north-western French metropolitan agglomerations.
It is the administrative seat of the Loire-Atlantique department and the Pays de la Loire région, one of 18 regions of France. Nantes belongs historically and culturally to Brittany, a former duchy and province, and its omission from the modern administrative region of Brittany is controversial.
Nantes was identified during classical antiquity as a port on the Loire. It was the seat of a bishopric at the end of the Roman era before it was conquered by the Bretons in 851. Although Nantes was the primary residence of the 15th-century dukes of Brittany, Rennes became the provincial capital after the 1532 union of Brittany and France. During the 17th century, after the establishment of the French colonial empire, Nantes gradually became the largest port in France and was responsible for nearly half of the 18th-century French Atlantic slave trade. The French Revolution resulted in an economic decline, but Nantes developed robust industries after 1850 (chiefly in shipbuilding and food processing). Deindustrialisation in the second half of the 20th century spurred the city to adopt a service economy.
In 2020, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Nantes as a Gamma world city. It is the fourth-highest-ranking city in France, after Paris, Lyon and Marseille. The Gamma category includes cities such as Algiers, Orlando, Porto, Turin and Leipzig. Nantes has been praised for its quality of life, and it received the European Green Capital Award in 2013. The European Commission noted the city's efforts to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions, its high-quality and well-managed public transport system and its biodiversity, with 3,366 hectares (8,320 acres) of green space and several protected Natura 2000 areas.
GPS: 47° 13′ 5.16″ N, 1° 33′ 10.08″ W
This scenery has been extracted from Google Maps, hence all 3D credits goes to Google.
This scenery has been generated with the Google Earth Decoder tool (credits to /u/Jonahex111):
v1.0: initial release
v2.0: overall optimization:
This is a major update that optimizes the package, as it drastically reduces the number of texture files:
- less files on the package:
before: 21419 files
after: 1659 files
- reduced CPU footprint
- reduced loading time at startup
- less CPU load, so it can leads to better perfs depending on the config
- better road traffic integration
- Fix some texture flickering issues
- Fix a big issue with the LOD management system, due to the way Google Earth Decoder places and sizes the tiles. Now, there should not be any FPS issues, and framerate should be better and more consistent
v3.1: change LOD settings
v3.2: Fix flickering issues
v3.3: Add a fix for possible CTD issues ( https://flightsim.to/blog/creators-guide-fix-ctd-issues-on-your-scenery )
v3.4: Change LODs settings
v3.5: reduced package size
v3.6: remove Stade de la Beaujoire for WU4 world update compatibility
v3.7: fix railway bridge
Remove old nantes and beaujoire or thalixte-beaujoire folders, if they exist. Download thalixte-nantes.zip. Extract thalixte-nantes folder into the Community folder.
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