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Land where there should be water? Wierd effects.

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I was wondering if anyone has encountered a similar problem to this one.  I'm using Generation X  Version 3 UK photo-scenery that had been running reasonably happily on my less than ideal system for several months.  Then, attempting to fly from Glasgow to Benbecula  I am surprised to find the geography of the Western Isles significantly rearranged.  Large lumps of land appear to be floating off into the North Minch.  I also notice that other areas that should be water are filled with random tiles of land.  These land tiles might change to water as the flight continues but might also be swapped for other land tiles and tiles that have turned from land to water might turn back to land again.  The misplaced land tiles are as if from varying heights ranging from low altitude (roads, buildings etc in detail) to extreme height map view (entirety of S coast of England & Wales on one tile!)

 

Having upped Water effects to 2 means that at least I can see where water is meant to be but the appearance is of sunken land under the surface of the water.

 

I've spent hours uninstalling everything and re-installing from scratch (fsx+Acceleration). I didn't get as far as the Western Isles this time as the same thing was happening after re-installing just Volumes 1 and 2.  I've tried umpteen different configuarations.  It's driving me nuts.

 

I tried the Playsims website but the GenX support link directs to the Horizon site which has gone AWOL.  I was so pleased to see this new avsim forum.  Is there anybody out there who might be able to come up with an explanation and might be able to suggest a fix?

 

Around about the time it started happening I had used Addit to install a new aircraft.  Might this have done the damage?

 

Please find attached screen grabs.

 

Sorry it's been such a long post.  My thanks to anybody with the patience and stamina to get to the end of it.

 

p.s. I'm a newbie both at Avsim and with fsx and I don't really know fsx works under the bonnet/hood but would like to learn more.  And the screen grabs failed to upload.

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If you have UTX installed, just run the configuration program, let it completely do its thing then close it.  If you do not have UTX installed, then I am lost for an explanation.

 

Best regards,

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Do you have the GenX layers in the correct order for Vol 4 the Western Isles :-0.6mNight(on top) followed by 0.6mPhoto, then 4.8m Mesh and Airports(at bottom).

 

If you have ORBX EU* installed and or FTXG you will need to set ORBX to default/Global in order to fly your photo scenery.

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Many thanks, Jim and Dogtrack, for your suggestions.

 

No UTX, ORBX or FTXG installed I'm afraid.  I can't be sure whether or not I had the Western Isles layering correct and I haven't tried re-installing it yet thinking I should get installations of Volumes 1 and 2 working properly before installing anything more.

 

Having now read the image uploading rules and realized my jpegs were a few hundred pixels too wide I shall have another go as seeing the effect might be more useful than a wordy description.

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That does not look good.

 

Vol 1,2, and 3 all follow this order :-Area 1 : 1.2m Photo, 2.4m Night, 2.4m Photo, 4.8m Mesh.  Same for Area 2 then Area 3.  If you have any Landmark scenery for the Volumes they go on top of each Area 1, 1.2m Photo entry. Thus one Landmark entry per Volume.

 

If you look in your Scenery Library, each volume should be displaying three areas and each area should have four entries. If you are using addon Landmarks there should be one entry per Volume.  It looks like you have MS autogen sitting on top of your scenery because of a corrupt Photo install.

 

Looking at your screenshots you seem to be missing many tiles. If the scenery has been installed on your machine you may need to activate it in the Library.

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