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How can I remove some of the "new" FS9.1 bridges?

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Hello all!I have just installed the FS9.1 patch and now I would like to know how I can remove some of the new bridges in Denmark? Microsoft seems to have a very limited knowledge of the actual bridges , and they have planted the Oresund bridge between Danmark and Sweden in a totally wrong place. A swedish guy named Henrik Brovell has made an excellent version af the bridge and now I have two Oresund bridges, as you can see:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/93917.jpgBrovells' bridge in the foreground, MS' version in the backgroundHow can the MS bridge be removed, pleaseBest regards

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I would like to know this also. I have Henrik Brovell's freeware Oresund bridge installed to and now I have 2 Oresund bridge's. Im going to check some other bridges now. I have 2 freeware bridge in New York City installed that were left out before the patch, now I probably have double those bridges.

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There are two BGL files in the scenery/generic/scenery folder, one is named bridges.bgl (contains all the bridges models), the second one is called bridges01.bgl (this contains the lat/lon information and references the objects).You will need a tool to decompile the bridges01.bgl to an xml file, and you can experiment with deleting the references to those objects. I would suggest searching using the lat/lon, then either comment those out, or delete entirely, then recompile the bridges01.xml to a bgl using bglcomp. It may be a repetitive process.

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Well I was right, I now have 2 Throgs Neck bridges and 2 Whitestone bridges in New York City. But you know what? The 2 new default bridges actually look alittle closer to the real thing that the 2 freeware bridges I have installed.But I still want to delete the new default Oresund bridge. The freeware one I have looks better and is in the right spot.

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One more thing.....If you replaced any default bridges in FS2004 before the patch I would check them again. I found 3 other places where after I installed the patch I now have the new default bridge and the bridge I downloaded.

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Well I came across the first broken default bridge in the Florida keys just south of Marathon, and the new bridge after the patch. The broken one is till there MS didnt remove it...Really strange. Maybe the autogen setting is causing this to happen? And I don't have any 3rd party scenery for that area. :-zhelp

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Hi there!Sounds a bit experimental to me, and furthermore I am not very hooked on making changes to default FS files. I was planning to upload the fix for the danish bridges, and I was hoping to make it as a sort of addon bgl solution. I know that it can be done, since Henrik Brovell has also made a great version of the Store Baelt bridge, actually for FS2002 (but it works great in FS204), and for that purpose he made some bgl files to exclude the MS bridge present in FS2002, and this bridge doesn't show up in FS2004 after the patch, so these exclude files are rather efficient!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/93951.jpgStore Baelt Bridge by Henrik Brovellhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/93953.jpgStore Baelt Bridge by Microsoft, in the wrong place and the wrong construction as well!I would like to know what program I can use to make this kind of excludes.Best regards

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Well hopefully as time goes on modelers who are on top of their add-ons will come out with a new version that will include a flatten or exclude to remedy the situation.

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There is a program ' ExcBuilder 2.0 ' here on avsim in the library. You just start FS9 and the ExcBuilder and slew to the limits of the bridge, Starting at the Northwest corner and ending at the southwest corner of the area. Name the file and save .. go copy it to a scewnery folder and add it to the scenery.That one will be gone.Joe W.

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As far as I rememember from driving down there once, Bray, there ARE two bridges there, one broken. Before the patch, you just had the broken one. Now you have both.Mark "Dark Moment" BeaumontEDIT: Seems there are two posts, too, LOL. Note to self: must drink less, must drink less ...http://www.swiremariners.com/newlogo.jpg

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Hi Joe!Maybe I am doing something wrong but I can only get ExcBuilder to produce xml files which don't have any effect in FS. In the "Save as" box I can only choose between XML Files and All Files, how do I make bgl files with this program? I don't quite understand the part of the readme file that says: "BGL file will be generated into folder you saved XML source".Best regards

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Can someone also explain how to remove the new default Coranado bridge in San Diego? It does not look as good as the one I downloaded.

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ExcBuilder needs 2 other things installed in order to successfully create a BGL:1. FS2004 BGLComp SDK2. MSXML4The first you probably already have. The second is needed for bglcomp to compile an .xml file into a .bgl file. Go to Microsoft's website and search for msxml4, you should see a link saying something like "download msxlm 4.0 (service pack 2)" Go there and grab the first file of the four that it lists. (It's the 5 meg .msi file.) If you have WinXP, you can just run that file and it'll install msxml4. If you have an older version of Windows (Me, 98, etc.) then you might need to download and install Windows Installer 2.0. After that you save the .xml source file and it will run bglcomp for you making a .bgl file that is stored in the same spot as the .xml file was."Let me help you out. You're cleared to taxi any way you can to any runway you see."

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Didn't that "broken" bridge get broken in the movie "True Lies"? Oh, that was only a movie. Never mind.David

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I just drove down to key west last week, and you are correct.The "broken" bridge is the old 7 mile bridge. It is still standing, and a good portion of it is used as a fishing pier. There is a large section missing from it.The "new" 7 mile bridge is in fact much closer than Microsoft shows it to be, but other than that, they are pretty close.Now if Microsoft had only bothered to fix the Lake Ponchatrain Causeway which has been mistakenly placed 20+ miles north of it's actual postion. The south part of the bridge is sitting pretty near the north shore of Lake Ponchatrain. It be great to know how to fix that anomoly.

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Thanks Joe and Edrick! I found the FS2002 scenery for the Oresund bridge (thanks to google) and installed it and then followed your procedure to exclude the MS version using ExcBuilder.It worked like a charm and now when flying into Kastrup, I don't need to worry those poor car drivers wetting their pants as I fly over them on the MS bridge - the drivers are now safely in the new tunnel! Looks like Malmo got a new Helipad as well. Thanks again.

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