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  1. If you’re using X-Plane, Frank Dainese has a fantastic scenery for the Dolomitis already. Actually, there’s the original version and he’s developing an updated scenery currently, which is released in stages. In my opinion, it would be difficult for anybody to significantly improve on Frank’s work and development resources should be directed to other projects.
  2. Sign-up with PilotEdge and ask the controller for holdern patterns.
  3. Thanks for your help, Jon. After some trial and error I figured out that one needs to list “Orbx_KCGX_C_Overlay” below “Global Airports”.
  4. Not sure whether this is an Orbx issue but perhaps somebody can still help me. Orbx Meigs Field in Chicago loads and looks fine and downtown Chicago and its surroundings look great. Chicago O’Hare though has no buildings and no paved runways but simply a criss-cross of grass strips in their place. I’ve attached my scenery file. Thanks in advance scenery_packs.ini
  5. A tip: I keep a master version of my “scenery_packs.ini” under a different name and have a small batch script that copies and replaces “scenery_packs.ini” with that master file every time before starting X-Plane. This way, I can always check and compare how certain add-ons like Orbx would mess with my “scenery_packs.ini” and I can then decide what changes to make in my master file.
  6. You can also get a new decent, but not over the top PC, and network them if you have multiple screens. It’s a little bit of work setting it all up but I think it’s much more economical to have two decent systems than one expensive extreme PC.
  7. With solid helipads, X-Plane has to constantly calculate and check whether your aircraft is in contact or colliding with these objects, which takes resources,
  8. There are a few floating buildings close to the Santa Monica Airport. I've disabled all sceneries except the default X-Plane sceneries and Orbx SoCal. Picture and configuration file is attached. scenery_packs.ini
  9. Thanks! Deleted the file in both the ortho and the overlays directories and it looks good now.
  10. Some (not all) buildings are floating in the air at Bar Harbor when using Ortho4XP New England. The New England overlay and image data is placed below all Orbx sceneries in my configuration file. Everything's fine when disabling the ortho photos. It's weird that most buildings are on the ground (even the camping truck next to a floating hangar sits on the ground) and all other Orbx airports work nicely with my other Ortho4XP sceneries.
  11. Found the issue. The conversion utility 'texconv' needs some Windows libraries (vcomp140.dll, vcruntime140.dll, msvcp140.dll), which apparently weren't installed on my clean installation. After installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 Redistributable x86, the conversion works. The master computer had it already installed because of the some other drivers I needed that's why I had no issue on that machine. Perhaps you could add this to the installation documentation/requirements for Orbx Central.
  12. Attached is a snapshot of the error message and below are some lines of Central’s log file. These same lines repeat over and over for each file. 2020-04-30T03:53:23.823Z [INFO] [Saturn] - [INFO] Converting Custom Scenery\Orbx_D_GB_North_TrueEarth_Orthos\textures\9ee0xf5b0x17.JPG 2020-04-30T03:53:23.828Z [INFO] [Saturn] - [ERROR] texconv exited with code -1073741515 2020-04-30T03:53:23.828Z [INFO] [Saturn] - [ERROR] E:\Orbx HDD\xp11\TrueEarth Great Britain North\Custom Scenery\Orbx_D_GB_North_TrueEarth_Orthos\textures\9ed0xf5f0x17.JPG doesn't exist after conversion. 2020-04-30T03:53:23.828Z [INFO] [Saturn] - [ERROR] Failed to convert Custom Scenery\Orbx_D_GB_North_TrueEarth_Orthos\textures\9ed0xf5f0x17.JPG 2020-04-30T03:53:23.829Z [INFO] [Saturn] - System.Exception: Conversion failed. 2020-04-30T03:53:23.829Z [INFO] [Saturn] - at Saturn.Jobs.Install.MainSubStages.ConvertSubStage.<>c__DisplayClass13_0.<ConvertFile>b__0()
  13. Setup: Three networked PCs, two running X-Plane 11.41 (no beta), the third handles instrument panels and flight controls. Orbx Central installed on both X-Plane machines with separate user accounts and licenses. Orbx was running fine for the last few months. Reinstall: I tried the Vulcan beta but decided to move back to the last non-beta but for some reason the “stable” version showed some crashes and weird behavior so I did a complete re-install including Windows 10 Pro without keeping old data. I swapped computers such that the old master is now the slave and vice versa. I also swapped Orbx account information between the two machines (not sure whether that makes a difference but Orbx is perhaps linking the account to the motherboard). Orbx issue: Now my problem. One of the machines has no problems at all. All my Orbx products have downloaded and installed and are running fine. The second machine had no issues except with the three TrueEarth Great Britain sceneries. Orbx Central downloads these fine, extracts all files but won’t convert a single item and tells me that all files (forgot the exact number of them, somewhere 3000+?) failed to convert. Oregon, Washingtin, and Northern California worked fine with this machine. Verifying the files produces the same error. The installation drive has more than 2TB left. My C: drive has 180GB space left. I’ve redirected Orbx temp directory to the large 2TB drive already, cleaned out Orbx' backup drive, tried a manual install, all without any difference in outcome. It almost looks like Orbx Central can’t start the conversion program. Anybody any ideas? Can I simply copy the three Great Britain folders from the good installation to the second machine or will Orbx Central tag me as a software pirate?
  14. I’m running a similar setup. You need to create a second account with Orbx and purchase and install second copies.
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