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  1. rhumbaflappy

    MSFS Duplicate GUID

    I just had an instance of a gltf I made that had a guid conflict. The model was processed through MCX, but that was not the problem. The guid did work in the past, but the new update apparently included a guid that matched mine. First time that ever happened to me. The end-result was my model...
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    MSFS WorldScripts

    There hasn't been a lot of discussion about WorldScripts. These scripts allow a developer to include motion to simobjects. This could be animals, birds, vehicles, airplanes... The default scripts are in the asobo-scenarii folder. They can be added to your airports with the in-game DevMode...
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    Windows10 Color Picker

    Powertoys for Windows 10 contains a neat feature called Color Picker: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/color-picker In DevMode, you can often adjust the color of aprons, runways, polys, etc. In addition to choosing a...
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    [Solved] Update reverts SDK download to

    Just a heads up. After the latest patch (which works great for most users), the SDK installer download reverted to, when we have been using I don't know if this is a mistake, or if we should revert to 10.
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    MSFS DevMode CTD

    I found a problem in the DevMode. If I load the Bears Sample or the Windsock sample the sim stalls and then crashes to desktop. The fspackagetool does not crash. Just a heads up for anyone using the DevMode and SimObject creation.
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    MSFS Import Aprons to Blender

    I've an idea how to import Aprons into blender. This might help define ProjectedMesh Aprons from decompiled airport XML files (Like from ADE). Apron: <Apron surface="{b008c78f-e00d-4776-9afb-3842e7c0d02f}" drawSurface="TRUE"...
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    Blender addons for scenery developers

    Blender has a lot of addons. Some would be more specific to scenery developers.
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    MSFS has beacon

    You might have noticed that there is an option in the object properties for 'has beacon'. This beacon is a bright disk, constant turned to face the viewer, that has some characteristics like military or sea base... The problem is it always shows at the exact same height when attached. 31 meters...
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    MSFS Health Problems Aggravated by MSFS

    40 years ago I had a dislocated/broken thumb. It's always been limited in mobility. With the new sim, I've found my thumb and wrist are quite sore due to increased mouse usage! Ergonomic mouse on the way. I'll give a review of it later. Have you had health issues increased because of the sim?
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    MSFS Persistent Scenery Problem

    I had a scenery package that refused to change. I would pull my hair but I have little left. I would compile, and then delete the package in the Community folder, add the new altered package, and the old package would show!. And then I checked the Official\Steam folder and found my package...
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    MSFS BGL locations of usable object models

    So far, we have 54 locations for BGLs containing usable object models: D:\MSFS\Official\Steam\microsoft-airport-rjth-hachijojima\scenery\Microsoft\Hachijojima\modelLib.BGL D:\MSFS\Official\Steam\microsoft-airport-rjfu-nagasaki\scenery\Microsoft\Nagasaki\modelLib.BGL...
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    MSFS can use polygons to change EcoRegions. This is useful to change the vegetation type in an addon. Something I found was my home airport of C59 and the surrounding area was in a conifer forest ecoregion. I extracted the Upper Midwest forest-savanna transition EcoRegion shapefile from the WWF...
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    Terrain Data Sources

    Please add data sources to this list. Commentary or discussion is not needed.
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    Hopefully, Asobo will add helicopters to the sim sometime soon. Meanwhile adding a helipad is something we can now do. It's added to the airport XML. It can be done through the developer mode, or the upcoming ADE for MSFS. But one problem is the texturing of the markings. The markings are a...
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    Eliminating airports

    You can eliminate airports, and then replace them. Here's how to change an airport name: You have to delete and mark the airport as closed, then re-create it. You have to edit the XML. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <!-- Created by Airport Design Editor (ADE) on 12/10/2020 -->...
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    ! Keep your posts short and to the subject!

    Several members are simply piling on posts that have nothing to do with the original poster's topic. Please start a new topic and do not detract from the subject. Also, do not give inappropriate, long-winded posts when a short, concise answer will work. These problems are disrespectful of other...
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    MSFS Scenery Objects with straight glTF

    Hi all. MSFS is fully capable of using straight glTF models. This is an example from the Microsoft USA POI addon. It's the Alcatraz_Lighthouse-B, ripped by MCX and saved as glTF. I imported it to Blender as glTF and then re-exported it as watchtower.gltf, bin and textures. I made a modellib...
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    OSM data for obstacles

    OSM data for obstacles: Water towers, masts, and antennae. Better info than none... I can verify the antenna data is not very inclusive. VFR sectionals may help find missing objects. World Obstacles.zip
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    MSFS MSFS Update Precautions

    Hi all. Many developers are finding the MSFS updates are causing problems such as loss of aerial addon imagery, loss of polygons, CTDs, etc... I have a Steam version, and have had some of these problems after updates. (I suspect some problems are caused by a Windows 10 update occurring after...
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    MSFS Asobo boo-boo

    Read it here: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/latest-so-called-update-has-destroyed-local-variables-repeated-from-3rd-party-dev-thread/312440 As far as MSFS. we are all part of an expensive beta.