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JamesIceland

OSM Scenery and Autogen - New to X-Plane

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Hi there,

 

I'm just settling into using X Plane 10 and finding my feet somewhat.

 

I was recommended to check out the Simheaven OSM scenery - it looks really excellent but so far I'm finding issues with autogen placement. As a newbie to X Plane I realise I am probably doing something basic wrong so as a starting point I've attached a few pics which show autogen placed oddly on the underlying textures (just outside EGLL in London) whilst some textures/buildings don't appear at all. I've pasted my scenerypack.ini below which I have ordered as per the instructions. I have also taken out UrbanMaxx to see if it makes a difference too.

You'll notice I have Iceland HD mesh/scenery installed too - this is a great example of where Reykjavik (the capital) has almost zero buildings - trees seem ok but building autogen is almost non-existent. I have moved this around in the .ini file a bit to see if it makes a difference and it doesn't - I had it at the bottom originally. Any ideas anyone? Just keen to try and get some semblance of underlying textures and autogen lining up roughly - it's jarringly wrong at the moment!

Scenery pack.ini:
 

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Anchorage Recut/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - BIKF Keflavik/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EHAM Airport Amsterdam/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Airport/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSZH Zuerich Scenery/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EBBR Brussels/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDH Hamburg/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDK Cologne/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDM Munich/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDS Stuttgart/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDT Berlin Tegel/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDV Hannover/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGBB Birmingham/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGKK London-Gatwick/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EIDW Dublin/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEBL Barcelona/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LEMD Madrid/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPG Paris CDG/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Global Airports/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Terrain/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LOWI Demo Area/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_new_zealand_pro-v1/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_new_zealand_pro_overlay-v1/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/x-plan10_hd_scenery-iceland/               ----have placed this at bottom too
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Europe_osm+autogen/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_South-America/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_North-America/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Central-America/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Antarctica/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Australia-Oceania/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Asia/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Osm_Africa/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Urban_Maxx_Extreme_V2_3D/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/R2_Library/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Europe_Library/
 
Any help appreciated!
 
Many thanks
 
James

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The ini file should look like this:

 

 

Airports

 

OSM

 

Orthophotos

 

Mesh

 

(library such as R2, UrbanMaxx, FF can be safely placed anywhere in the file)

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The ini file should look like this:

 

 

Airports

 

OSM

 

Orthophotos

 

Mesh

 

(library such as R2, UrbanMaxx, FF can be safely placed anywhere in the file)

Thanks - I've pretty much done that I think haven't I? Bar the Iceland scenery (which I originally had below OSM with same result)

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I do not see that you have satelite scenery installed, that is why your buildings seem misplaced.

My recommandation would be to use Europe osm only together with orthoscenery (satellite images).

 

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My recommandation would be to use Europe osm only together with orthoscenery (satellite images).

 

Thanks for that. Can you recommend any orthoscenery for Europe coverage? Will that really solve autogen placement? From what I understand I have Iceland satellite scenery and Europe osm but it doesn't produce any buildings...but I know Iceland is a bit random so prepared to accept it may be unique (I just happen to like flying there)

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On simheaven.com, you can find both ZL16 and ZL17 photo scenery.

The direct link to reykjavik : http://simheaven.com/?page_id=208&wpfb_file=953

 

Zoomlevel 17 is more detailed, but much bigger in download. Good for flying low and slow, but for higher up ZL16 is sufficient.

 

Your x-plan10_hd_scenery-iceland/   is mesh, not satelite scenery. It should be more at the bottom.

 

Also the depiction of roads and buildings is as good in X plane as what you can see in the OSM database, if your area is lacking,

you can contribute yourself. There are other topics in this forum covering this.


Checking http://www.alpilotx.net/ , it looks like you didn't install the mesh as it should, it is a bit more complicated then just droppint it in the customer scenery folder.

http://www.alpilotx.net/downloads/x-plane-10-hd-scenery-mesh/

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And don't forget ... a new, updated HD Mesh is on its way (it is in its last days of checking already): http://forum.avsim.net/topic/412244-x-plane-10-hd-mesh-v2-preview/

 

One more thing: if you use photoscenery AND my HD Mesh the only one of them can win as both are "base meshes" (just with different texturing ... very simply put). This type of scenery never mixe, but the one with higher priority (higher up in the scenery_packs.ini) wins.

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Thank you both - Andras, I look forward to the new mesh arrival.

 

JH71 - you comment on OSM data being key I think is the main reason I'm seeing odd placement of autogen although this was over London which I'm told has very good OSM data - I've installed Simheaven photoscenery for London and I think it looks a bit better now but will play around a bit. Will also install the Iceland mesh properly...good learning experience this!

 

Thanks for all your help

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