Based on ideas in this topic I've been working on my project and created two demos for PIXI v5.0.0-rc2:
(will not be much different in v4)
1. framing texture + downsample, not easy to work with coordinates, no actual tiling: https://jsfiddle.net/scythian/sta0e87u/
2. extending mesh class + downsample, won't work without power of two texture: https://jsfiddle.net/scythian/rkx0vzuf/
The question is, could the second demo be made a part of the SimpleRope as it adds about ten lines to it? If not, where should I publish a custom mesh for v5? There are no extras anymore.