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Help and Troubleshooting / Having airport issues on PJFX
« on: December 11, 2019, 10:05:00 PM »
On to the next challenge, I don't know what I did but me scenery has gone wonky.

Now my PFJX airports have a landclass overlay and the bi-level issue. I "landed" at CAB5, which this AM was a grass field, and I drop through the field to the runway somewhere below. I've been messing with PAKT and now I don't even have a runway exclusion area. I see some RTMM objects like a hanger, a J3 cub, and construction equipment. But the surrounds are mostly open forest landclass, no gravel runway that was there once upon a time. GPS location seems bogus.

Similar problem at Hollis, most of the water runway shown on the GPS is land.

Is there an easy way to repair TFJX? What should I be looking for?

Help and Troubleshooting / Having terrain issues at PAKT
« on: December 09, 2019, 02:07:06 PM »
i'm having dueling terrain issues.  I have Orbx PFJ and PAKT and I'm getting objects/terrain from both.  I load a saved flight and start on the runway. But there is another runway above me 50' or so. The view from the bottom runway is distorted but the top runway is OK. I can probably work around this by just "going" to the airport in the case of PAKT. But at PANT I have same issue but the top runway is not landable, I fly right through the top runway. The view from top and bottom are distorted.

My main issue is when I start at PAKT both are displayed and unusable.


Doing some troubleshooting I tried to turn off all Orbx layers, and FTXAA_ORBXLIBS, to try and use FSX default. The mesh at runway level is bad with some hillsides on the runway. Likely the mesh from somewhere.

I know PAKT is bi-level, and Orbx PAKT models that, but I have all my scenery checked to Off. Where is that mesh (if that is the proper term) coming from? Is there a way to discover the source?

I own Ultimate Alaska X but I don't think I ran it on this FSX:SE fresh install. Opps, I do have files:
"FSX\scenery\UtAkCities\Scenery\PAKT_AP.BGL" very small file.

I have  "\FSX\scenery\World\scenery\ADE_FTX_PFJ_PAKT_elevation_adjustment.BGL" That may be getting loaded.

I don't have any Steam scenery DLC, only a couple of a/c.

I turned on Orbx PFJ and PAKT, and reloaded scenery lib. If I "go to" PAKT I'm placed on the PJF runway at 132 ft with distorted views. If I slew up I'm on a hard surface runway  at 194 ft. which looks like the Orbx PAKT runway and views are OK.  I think the FSX default was around 50'

Why are both layer getting loaded?
Is there a tool that will report all objects that were loaded and active for any given point?  For example I could position over the misplaced terrain and do a query that tells me what objects were used at that location.


Some of the tour signups state: You have not completed all of the required tours!

MFC0035 Island Hopping BC Style (Victoria-Port Hardy) is an example. MF0036C does not show the message.

What are the required tours? Is there a fixed set or does it vary?

Help and Troubleshooting / Running low on steam to run FSX:SE
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:53:33 PM »
Running FSX:SE (but probably the same as FSX) on Win 10 and I'm starting to get stutter and flat plane objects (like a spinning disk for prop.) Loading is very slow as well. This hasn't been a problem until recently.

Installed: addon Orbx and TFX, ActiveSky. I do disable scenery regions I'm not flying in and that helps load time but it is still slow. I use Ultimate Defrag. I've turned off virus scanning for scenery.

I have an all-in-one so I can't upgrade video - it has NVIDIA GeForce 930MX and it has done well in the past. I have used the FSX graphics recommendations for the GeForce card.

I'm thinking I may be able to lower some of the Custom settings for Scenery - are there some tuning notes for optimal RTMM scenery viewing?

Any other performance suggestions?

Is there a way to refresh FSX w/o a full reinstall? I see the scenery cache gets rebuilt - is there some other cache that can be cleared?


Where is the Discord link to MFS or RTMM? Do we need an invite?

Tours mention downloads for that specific tour but I can't find them. It says there is a link below but can't find it. My downloads tab on MFC is blank. Where do I find the tour download files?


Found the downloads, not sure why the tab was blank before but there are files there.

I faked Tour 1 since it was simple. I'm looking at #2 - I was hoping the required scenery would be a bit more granular. Hard to believe the 10+ scenery sets are required for #2.

Are the 2017 Medical and BWEP libraries on the Object Library Table the current one's to use?

Looks like I got Discord working as well - there was an inside link inside Tour #2.

Object Libraries for RTMM / Trouble with set up
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
I changed PC and went to steam and I;m trying to install the required objects. I think I have the test object installed (maybe not) and I'm not seeing anything at PANT - not even the default items so I guess I don't have the tool installed. I only have Part I installed.

Do I need to install all 4 before the test tool shows any objects.

Here is my file structure and priority:

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