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P3D v4 unable compile project

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Vincent, these and some of the previous screenshots suggest Simconnect is not activating the files in DocumentPrepar3d v4 addons\AFLT for P3D or that those files are missing. Simconnect IS running the AFLT application because you see the "on/off" dialog. In P3D, the lights are controlled from that folder. That's why I asked you to delete that folder as well so that it could be regenerated. You didn't mention whether ore not you deleted it as well?

Did you include AFLT for P3D in the packages you sent to your friends? That folder is essential for P3Dv4..

I still don't understand how Calvert2 approach lights became ALSF. Did you make that change in AFLT but not save it? There's nothing wrong with doing so but it would help to know.

I've done about as much as I can with screenshots. To help you further, I need the files I requested above.

Don,
Yes, Don.

I put ”Documents Prepar3D V4 Add-ons\AFLT" Scenery and texture are copied to ZBSJ_5 folder separately, and effects, simobjects are packaged and sent to my friends separately and told to put them in the root directory of P3D, but not include XML folder, add_on.xml, AFLT (SimObjects). exe, Lockheed Martin. Prepar3D. SimConnect. dll.
ahhh, Should I send “AFLT (SimObjects). exe, Lockheed Martin. Prepar3D. SimConnect. dll.” together to my friends?



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Yes, it only shows light with weak brightness. I don't know why
. I told you why. The data in the Prepar3d v4 addons\AFLT for P3d folder is not being executed.

I put ”Documents Prepar3D V4 Add-ons\AFLT" Scenery and texture are copied to ZBSJ_5 folder separately, and effects, simobjects are packaged and sent to my friends separately and told to put them in the root directory of P3D, but not include XML folder, add_on.xml, AFLT (SimObjects). exe, Lockheed Martin. Prepar3D. SimConnect. dll.
ahhh, Should I send “AFLT (SimObjects). exe, Lockheed Martin. Prepar3D. SimConnect. dll.” together to my friends?
AFLT places files where they are needed. Moving them somewhere else will result in what you are seeing, i.e., no lights. There is no need for you to copy anything anywhere. I have confirmed on my system that all your lights illuminate when the files are left where AFLT places them.

As for distribution to your friends, might I suggest we get this working on your system first. Perhaps you should also refer to the SDK discussions on PV4 Addons. Instructions for distributing your airport are near the end of the User Manual.

Don
 
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. I told you why. The data in the Prepar3d v4 addons\AFLT for P3d folder is not being executed.

AFLT places files where they are needed. Moving them somewhere else will result in what you are seeing, i.e., no lights. There is no need for you to copy anything anywhere. I have confirmed on my system that all your lights illuminate when the files are left where AFLT places them.

As for distribution to your friends, might I suggest we get this working on your system first. Perhaps you should also refer to the SDK discussions on PV4 Addons. Instructions for distributing your airport are near the end of the User Manual.

Don
I'm sorry. I'm busy moving recently. I've been stable for two days. So please tell me which files should be packed and where to put when the airport is sent to others.

maybe,According to the user manual,“
Distribution of your airport with scenery-based lights does not require any special action
other than ensuring for AFLT’s effects are available. With simobjects-based lighting, you
need only copy the Add-on package, but your users may need instructions for setting up
the “user\Documents\Prepared vn\Addon Files folder.

Should I package and send all the files under the users \ Vincent Z \ documents \ prepar3d V4 add ons\ path to my friends and tell them to put this in the same path?
 
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. I told you why. The data in the Prepar3d v4 addons\AFLT for P3d folder is not being executed.

AFLT places files where they are needed. Moving them somewhere else will result in what you are seeing, i.e., no lights. There is no need for you to copy anything anywhere. I have confirmed on my system that all your lights illuminate when the files are left where AFLT places them.

As for distribution to your friends, might I suggest we get this working on your system first. Perhaps you should also refer to the SDK discussions on PV4 Addons. Instructions for distributing your airport are near the end of the User Manual.

Don
I'm sorry. I'm busy moving recently. I've been stable for two days. So please tell me which files should be packed and where to put when the airport is sent to others.

maybe,According to the user manual,“
Distribution of your airport with scenery-based lights does not require any special action
other than ensuring for AFLT’s effects are available. With simobjects-based lighting, you
need only copy the Add-on package, but your users may need instructions for setting up
the “user\Documents\Prepared vn\Addon Files folder.

Should I package and send all the files under the users \ Vincent Z \ documents \ prepar3d V4 add ons\ path to my friends and tell them to put this in the same path?
 

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Should I package and send all the files under the users \ Vincent Z \ documents \ prepar3d V4 add ons\ path to my friends and tell them to put this in the same path?
You need to send only the folder "users\Vincent Z\Documents\Prepar3d v4 Add-ons\AFLT for P3D". (AFLT for P3D may not be the only folder there. Other applications also use this folder.) You should also tell them where, exactly, to save it.
 
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You need to send only the folder "users\Vincent Z\Documents\Prepar3d v4 Add-ons\AFLT for P3D". (AFLT for P3D may not be the only folder there. Other applications also use this folder.) You should also tell them where, exactly, to save it.
Thank you very much. According to your method, the lights of my friends are normal!

I also have an immature idea that it would be better if I could make the taxiway center line lights alone, because my taxiways are made up of one piece. If I use the default taxiway center line lights, strange shapes may appear. In addition, the combination of amber and green runway lights on the runway, as shown in the figure below, can separate from the runway lights.
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You could place the taxiway centerline lights using apron edge lights instead and the 1,2,3 warning lights as individual lights. Of course, you'd have to delete all the unwanted taxiway C/L lights either using AFLT or ADE.

Don
 
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You could place the taxiway centerline lights using apron edge lights instead and the 1,2,3 warning lights as individual lights. Of course, you'd have to delete all the unwanted taxiway C/L lights either using AFLT or ADE.

Don
Yes, although this is possible, there is no model of taxiway center line lights in aftl, and it would be better if you could add a model of taxiway center line lights.

like picture

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I have thought about that, but didn't feel it was worth the overhead since they would be barely visible in the daytime.

I think you'll find a green, "Surface" light will work well as a taxiway centerline light.

Don
 
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I have thought about that, but didn't feel it was worth the overhead since they would be barely visible in the daytime.

I think you'll find a green, "Surface" light will work well as a taxiway centerline light.

Don
OK, thank you very much for your patience and guidance in this section
vincent
 
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