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  1. Grasping at straws here but I have a problem where several strange things in P3D only happen in Europe.  These being,

     

    1) I cannot open menu items (Click in FSUIPC in the menu and nothing happens, same for GSX and others).

    2) ChasePlane does not work in Europe, fine anywhere else in the world.

    3) FSL A320X will not start second engine in Europe, MCDU entry does not work properly, fine everywhere else.

     

    The only thing I can think of that has changed recently is updating Open LC Europe to 1.51 but I cannot figure out why or how this would impact these other issues I am seeing in the sim.  By the way I also updated the ORBX Libraries at the same time.  Using FTX Central 3.  So is it possible that LC can be causing these issues ?

     

     

  2. I have an elevation problem with KEGE where the land between runways and taxiways is 10ft higher than the rest of the terrain.  I have run the auto elevation tool in Vector and also moved the airpor to the other selection but to no avail.  I have also turned off the BGL from MyTraffic6.  Any ideas, this was working before but i recently updated P3D to 3.4 patch 2.  

  3. We should all assume nothing is safe.  Now if you want to or have to use a credit card online the very simple thing to do is get one with a very low limit....say $500 and use it exclusively for online purchases that don't accept PayPal.  The bank will stand behind it if the card gets compromised and in the very unlikely (or impossible) chance your bank does not you are out a max of $500 which sucks but will not ruin your life.  Perspective people!!!!

  4. A few thoughts on this:

     

    1) It definitely takes away the impusle buy.  I see something great on Avsim, a video on Frugel Sim News, drop in here to look at it and then bam buy with Paypal.  Now I have to go downstairs, get the wallet, etc, etc.  probably give it a second thought and maybe not bother.

     

    2) The credit card things does not bother me at all, but I can see how it would for some.  For those who are really paranoid, just get another credit card with a very low limit of say $500 and use it exclusively for online purchases.  I have purchased so much online with credit cards and never had an issue, I suspect most will not either.

     

    3) For ORBX a suggestion for those who want to use PayPal - charge a higher price to cover the cost difference.  There are creative ways to do it that will not violate the TOS with Paypal.

  5. I was flying a VFR flight today (that ended up being IFR due to low fog off the ocean) from Angwin Parret up to Southwest Regional when I had to cut the flight short.  I selected KCEC (Crescent city) as a good landing spot and proceeded down through the clouds to land on runway 36.  To my surprise the airport was not a P3D default but a very nice airport that looked like a nice ORBX field.  I checked the freeware list and it was not on it so I wonder if this is missing or maybe if it is part of Northern California?  In any case it was a very pleasant surprise, thanks!

  6. 11 hours ago, John Dow said:

    The devs might have a different answer but my initial suggestion is it's a powerline.  The GIS data is semi-automated so if a mapping agency has mapped that line as a powerline the landclass program will put it in as a powerline.  That's my guess.

     

    Interesting that you say this, it may be true but I don't recall seeing this in RW.  But here is another case with a very large hydro path along Highway 407 across north Toronto.  

     

    You can see in the Google earth image the path at the south side of the highway, very clearly seen.

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    In P3D you can also see the path and the towers are there, maybe not quite as clearly cutout but still a great representation of reality.  So why would this be done essentially correctly but the other one one in such a different way that is a big departure from reality?

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  7. I am trying to understand the differences between the various road types, major, secondary & tertiary.

     

    My understanding was major was highway (like Interstate 80).  Or maybe even an undivided highway like Highway 101 in CA.

    Secondary - Main roads in a city, rural highways.

    Tertiary - Roads in a subdivision, smaller roads in a city.

     

    I think this is not accurately understood on my part because in any subdivision the roads seem random so I wonder if someone can explain this a bit better for me.  thanks.

  8. OK here are some screenshots of what I am talking about.  Location is 430958N 0801853W

     

    Here is the view from P3D.  The highway is on the bottom side of the brown smudge.  I should note that the rivers are portrayed very accurately and so is the highway in terms of location, curves in the road, etc.

     

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    from the aircraft view.

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    Here is what you see on Google Earth.  The highway is running top to bottom of the picture in the middle.  No brown smudge.

     

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  9. I was flying over Brampton Ontario east towards Hamilton when I noticed a really odd brown strip in the landscape.  This is in the location of a major highway - 403.  Upon closer look the road was there next to the strip and I thought it might be a hydo easement so check Google maps and there is nothing there.  I am sure you have lots of anomolies in Vector or maybe this is due to the new LC product.  Perhaps you can take a look at it.  thanks.

  10. I have FTX Global, Vector and LC installed on a separate SSD for FSX-SE.  I now have a new SSD for P3D v3.1 and plan to install Global, Vector and LC.  My question is this, do I need to run the installer to get these into P3D or is there a way to leave the files on the other SSD and just add to the scenery through P3D menu ?

  11. On 08/03/2014 at 7:30 PM, Holger Sandmann said:

    Hi Graeme,

     

     

     

     

    it looks as if parts of your terrain.cfg file have become corrupted. Probably the easiest fix is to "refresh" it. The active terrain.cfg is located in the main FSX folder and there's a backup of the original version in the \ORBX\Scripts\FTXCentral\Work folder. Make a copy of your active terrain.cfg (as a safety backup) and then overwrite it with the original version. Then you need to start and cycle FTX Central at least once between Global and Oceania and press Apply to automatically re-insert the FTX custom entries. Also, if you own other add-ons that require custom entries, like Ultimate Terrain or FSAddon, you'll need to run their setup tools or repair options as well.

     

     

     

     

     

    Cheers, Holger

     

     

    Well this was awesome advice.  I had trees and houses all over the airfields, flashing textures, water where land was supposed to be, trees in the ocean  and switched out the terrain.cfg (after backup) and boom....fixed!!!  Glad I found this post.

  12. I am thinking I may need to do as you originally suggested and try to make FSX installers think that my Steam install is really an FSX Install.  I guess my quesiton is this, are there any issues with me having FSX-SE installed in the normal Steam folders i.e.  F:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX and then the appdata folders being FSX-SE named rather than FSX ?

     

     

     

  13. I fully uninstalled FSX and FSX-SE, removed all traces of both programs from the App Data, Documents and ProgramDAta folders.  I also ran a registry cleaner and ran Microsoft MSKB928080 in order to remove all traces of both programs.  I then purchased a new dedicated SSD to reinstall FSX-SE.

     

    Upon resinstalling ORBX, Global, Vector and LC installed no problem, however, reinstalling the regions I get an error stating Scenery.cfg not found.  Just wondering how to correct this problem.  Is it because I am using an older installer with patches and need to uninstall and download the latest installers ?

     

    Also, FTX Central 2 keeps asking me which sim I want to use FSX or FSX-SE....how can I fix this problem.  I don't have FSX boxed installed.  

     

    thanks,

     

     

  14. I have run the Vector elevation tool many times but I still keep getting issues at airports (usually my landing airport for some reason).  I come in the land and when I get close the runway is below the grass.  This is happening at default airports, addon airports and at KEGE.  Its very random and definitely not at every airport but I have no idea how to fix it once and for all.  Any help appreciated.  thanks.


     


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