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CAT FS9 Black Screen

I was getting along so well with CAT now I seem to have a problem.

I exported an object in GMax, FS2004, and it produced a XML file fine. After entering the location etc I produced a bgl. This all showed up fine in the simulator but of course the animation was continuous.

I ran CAT for FS9, and it produced two new .asm files with the _cat in them, and a new /....._cat. mdl. I opened the xml file again and replaced the source file with one containing _cat.mdl. I again produced a bgl. If I recall correctly prior to this the new bgl also had the _cat.bgl in it, but this time it does not.

When I place this bgl in a scenery folder and I open the simulator in that location FS9 goes to a black screen and shuts down.

1. After after changing the source file to /...._cat.mdl in the XML file should the new bgl also have that /..._cat.bgl attached to it?

2. Can anyone tell me what I may have done wrong to cause the FS9 black screen.

Thanks for any help.

Al Gay
Hi Al,

The filename does not matter. You can give it any name you want, but you probably want to replace the old file with the endless animation.

For the crash, sometimes too complex objects cause a crash in FS. Can you maybe sent me the source files, so I can have a look at them?