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tgibson

Bizarre FS9 Bug - Oceania Mesh

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Hi all,We have been working on a retro/classic scenery for the western Pacific, and came up against a very bizarre problem - with no addon scenery activated, some people have flat islands, and some have mountainous islands. We could not figure out why for the longest time, because the solution is just so weird.It turns out that there must be an active traffic BGL file in the Scenery/World/Scenery folder for the mesh to appear. Many classic pilots have renamed the default traffic030528.bgl file, and placed their addon traffic BGL files into separate scenery folders. This leaves no active traffic BGL files in the Scenery/World/scenery folder. You then end up with flat islands!Try this:1. Go to Truk airport (PTKK). There should be a large hill right next to the airport. If not, the bug has already bit you.2. Quit FS3. Move all traffic BGL files from the Scenery/World/scenery folder into the Scenery/World folder (temporarily). They should have the word "traffic" in them. Leave all other files alone.4. Restart FS - Truk should be flat as a pancake.5. Quit FS6. Move the traffic files back.7. Truk should have its hills back.We have found almost all western Pacific Islands affected (Solomons, Fiji, New Calidonia, Polynesia, Marianas, Micronesia, etc.) along with Indonesia, New Guinea, and Okinawa. We have not done an exhaustive search for other areas that might be affected. It does not appear to affect Korea, China, Taiwan, or Vietnam.Hope this helps,

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