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  1. I'm sorry if you think it is clearly written somewhere. If I need the libraries WHY DOESNT IT SAY? The website DOES NOT SAY IT. The blue banner DOES NOT SAY THIS, it tells of an update but not of the need to have it in the first place. Thanks for the support Goodbye.
  2. The thing is Nick, if I am supposed to install the free libraries, then shouldn't it say so somewhere? I'm sorry if I missed it when I bought the two sceneries, but on the purchase page, under 'prerequisites', there were none listed. Added to that, whilst the free libraries for XPlane are plain to see in the product lists, they were not easily found for P3D and I'm sill not sure how I stumbled upon them. I still don't even know if they are actually required, what caused the night textures or how I fixed them, which would be nice to know should I have to install again in the future. Anyway, not to worry, it's working now, & I'll try and avoid reinstalling till I have to build a new pc !
  3. Well, I fixed it, but I'm still not sure how. But here it is in case it helps anyone. First, I don't have Vector or Global, I have only EU Eng and NA SoCal. This time, I un-installed everything Orbx related, including FTX central. I searched & made sure all Orbx stuff was completely gone from P3D, Program Data, Roaming and local. Then I installed FTX central again, followed by EU England, and the good old black/night patches were back. Doh. So I then installed the free Orbx libraries. Now, I KNOW I have run these sceneries before without using the free libraries, and the purchase screen does not specify any other prerequisites; but anyway, before giving in completely, I installed the free libraries. In FTX central settings, I also noticed that my 'force migration' button was now working and no longer greyed out. So I saved the library order, hit the force migration button, saved the library order again for the hell of it, closed FTX central and started P3D. And it worked! I then installed SoCal, and it also worked. I do not know if there was a bug (i.e. the greyed out 'force migration' button) or if the free libraries installed something that helped. But in any case it now works. (I also deactivated the free libraries and it still works without them). I'm none the wiser.
  4. After an uninstall of everything, including P3D4.5, I have finally installed EU England, and it still has the black (night texture) 'holes' dotted across the whole of England. I'm stumped. (I can't try Nick's suggestion as there is no backup folder in the Orbx\scripts\unified folder). I've downloaded all files several times. Uninstalled and reinstalled FTX Central and EU Eng, including deleting anything Orbx related from Appdata, ProgData, P3D. I've tried deleting terrain.cfg and starting/saving FTC central & P3D in all manner of ways. I've tried forcing migration, though I don't usually get that option as it is greyed out. The same thing happens with the NA Southern California scenery, so at this point I will give up for now. I spend more time trying to get these working than actually flying. To be honest I am a bit disappointed. I only have 3 third party airports (FSDT), and no other addon scenery (at least, not until after I get these Orbx working properly). (I know I have to employ a fix for KLAS and KLAX, and I understand that & this is not related to that); but I am disappointed that installing these two (EU Eng and NA SoCa) onto default land, should cause so much trouble. If anyone has found a definitive solution, could they please post it here.
  5. Hi Nick, I seem to be having the exact same issue with EU England, I'm reinstalling it now so I'll try this. Can I just ask, assuming this fixes the problem, if I should then use FTX Central to install more scenery, will it cause the same problem to occur again, and can I just repeat this process to fix it each time? (This happened to me before and I somehow fixed it but was never sure how, so this time I'm trying to keep a note of the sure way to fix it for the future). Thanks
  6. Right, it's fixed this time. I'm not really sure what was wrong, either a dodgy download or more likely a cfg file left over from the previous install. Anyway, I did a full uninstall and clean out of any old scenery files and then deleted the terrain.cfg file and let P3D create a new one. Then I installed FTX Central and EU England, made sure to go into FTX central settings and save the library locations; Did the migration; And now the England scenery is there, all ok, plus no black holes in the rest of the world. phew. Also installed Southern California with same success. Both have installed and are working fine without any extra orbx libraries. Thanks again for the helpful replies.
  7. Hi Doug, thank you for replying, I do appreciate it, but I am not even sure what library if any, I am supposed to be installing. There are no prerequisites listed when EU England is purchased, so if any are needed it would be a good idea if it was stated. So I simply installed EU England using FTX central and the 'black patch' problem was immediately evident. I then noticed the free Orbx scenery in FTX central, so I installed it just in case it worked, and indeed, it did solve the problem with the Orbx England scenery, but caused the black patch problem at many other airports across the world. For example, I looked randomly at Luqa, Nice, and an Italian airport, can't remember exactly which, and they all had the problem. On my last attempt at a complete uninstall and reinstall, I didn't have any other third party sceneries installed, so I assume my Orbx scenery was placed correctly. It was at the top, and as you describe, openLC entries was placed under FTX. I did also run the migration option. And I don't have vector or any other orbx global scenery addons. I saved it in FTX central, and the England scenery worked fine. But that's when the other airports developed a problem. I can't seem to get it to work in England AND these other airports at the same time, if I install EU England and the (free) Orbx library. Without the free libraries, then the rest of the world remains ok, but the Orbx England scenery then has the black patches. I hope that all made sense. Anyway, thanks again for the reply, and I will give it another go, but I've tried for several hours today and it's worn a bit thin for now lol.
  8. I'm bemused, and I'm not sure it's worth the hassle to be honest. I eventually found some Orbx libraries (installable via FTX Central), though there is no mention that this is needed. I installed it and the black holes disappeared, from the England scenery at least. But instead there were the same black holes at various airports all over the world. It seems I can have Orbx England scenery without holes, or the rest of the world airports without holes, but not both. I can't work out if it's an elevation problem, or a scenery problem, but it was a clean install of Prepar3d 4.5 that I was installing into, so I expected it to be straightforward. Sadly I also bought Southern California scenery, but I haven't got round to checking if that causes the same issues. Right now I'm just relieved that I've managed to delete/uninstall the orbx scenery/FTX etc and have my default world back without any holes.
  9. Hi, I just did a clean install of Prepar3d 4.5 Then I downloaded and installed EU England (via FTX central), and the whole England map is covered in black textures. To be more precise, I think they are night lit textures as opposed to black. There is no mention of any other software requirement when I purchased the England scenery so I'm not sure why it's happening. I have no other scenery installed yet, and the 4 Orbx EU England scenery files are installed in their default location at the top of the list in the scenery library - 5 Scenery, 6 CVX, 7 Mesh, 8 Custom . Can anyone please help with this. Thanks
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