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Are P3D Airports Updated To Their Current Configurations?

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Many things in the airports have changed since FSX. Does P3D include new airports runways and such? Thanks.

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No,  still uses the same data as FSX (2006 circa).

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KORL has been upgraded to a high definition airport and is somewhat different than the FSX version.  There may be others.  All other airports I've landed at so far have been the same as stock FSX.

 

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Its kind of disappointing that they are still using 10 year old data. KORD for example has underwent major construction and so have many other airports. Would the AVSIM files that fixed FSX work for P3D?

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Lockheed Martin's philosopy has decided that people who really need updated airports will be prepared to buy them - that applies to other aspects such as  navaids etc and even aircraft.

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Honestly, considering their primary target audience, that's a reasonable philosophy to take.  Most of their users will need just a small subset of the available airports updated, and they will either do it themselves, contract someone to do it for them, or buy an off-the-shelf product that already meets their needs.

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Exactly, P3D isn't intended for the consumer market.

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I think LM is leaving the airports up to the many developers that are already doing it.  Every payware developer I know of includes P3D installers in their releases, and almost every FSX freeware airport you can get from the library will work just fine in P3D.

 

Todd

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Its kind of disappointing that they are still using 10 year old data. KORD for example has underwent major construction and so have many other airports. Would the AVSIM files that fixed FSX work for P3D?

 

I have a KORD for FSX by Ray Smith.. I will give it a try in P3D V2.2 today.

 

Edit :

Initially the airport showed up but one terminal building was missing .. just jetways there in mid air ... so no, it did not work.

Turns out I needed to add another install file .. missed it first time .. so I will install it and test it again now.

 

Quick check, go the jetways and terminal buildings but :

Missing taxi ways!

 

So, no it is not working like in FSX ... Darn!

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Taxiways will work. Do you know how to use Airport Design Editor? There is a known issue with taxiway flags in FSX that prevents them from being drawn in P3D. Install ADE then make sure it is in P3D mode (you'll be prompted everytime the ptogram is opened). Open up the AFCAD then recompile. Taxiways should appear after doing that.

 

Todd

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Taxiways will work. Do you know how to use Airport Design Editor? There is a known issue with taxiway flags in FSX that prevents them from being drawn in P3D. Install ADE then make sure it is in P3D mode (you'll be prompted everytime the ptogram is opened). Open up the AFCAD then recompile. Taxiways should appear after doing that.

 

Todd

 

Todd,

Thanks for the "how to" ... no, I have never done the ADE edit/recompile although I do have ADE 1.61 installed for a long time now and have used it to check out Afcads.

 

I will reinstall into Ray's KORD into P3D V2.2 and then give the ADE editing/recompile a try.

 

This is what I see prior to editing:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/90gr2onrxi79cg3/ORD-NoTaxi.JPG

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I have a KORD for FSX by Ray Smith.. I will give it a try in P3D V2.2 today.

 

Edit :

Initially the airport showed up but one terminal building was missing .. just jetways there in mid air ... so no, it did not work.

Turns out I needed to add another install file .. missed it first time .. so I will install it and test it again now.

 

Quick check, go the jetways and terminal buildings but :

Missing taxi ways!

 

So, no it is not working like in FSX ... Darn!

 

 

Try this if ya like, just a recompiled version of the FSX one I uploaded.

 

Here is the project file for direct editing in ADE.

 

mvw8.jpg

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Brian,

 

Got your files.

Will have a look now.

Thanks.

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Brian,

 

Got your two scenery files into P3D V2.2 ok.

 

But, in the airport selection .. runway dropdown box only 4 of the runways are listed.

 

Top down view shows all runways and so does ADE when I look at your bgl.

 

 

Was I supposed to use that project file ? I missed something?

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Brian,

 

Got your two scenery files into P3D V2.2 ok.

 

But, in the airport selection .. runway dropdown box only 4 of the runways are listed.

 

Top down view shows all runways and so does ADE when I look at your bgl.

 

 

Was I supposed to use that project file ? I missed something?

 

Ahh yes...when you close a runway for takeoff, it has long been recommended to also delete the start location in the AFD file as well.

 

In fact, ADE will specifically highlight this when running an error check.

 

The runways are otherwise fully operational/utilized, they just will not show in the selection menu as a start option, as they are configured as landing-only.

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Brian,

 

Good ... I thought I broke it ... now I can go taxi around knowing all is ok ... from my previous limited test it look real good.

 

Thanks.

 

I am sure other pilots will be delighted with your support on KORD for P3D V2.2 also.

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I have a KORD for FSX by Ray Smith.. I will give it a try in P3D V2.2 today.

 

Edit :

Initially the airport showed up but one terminal building was missing .. just jetways there in mid air ... so no, it did not work.

Turns out I needed to add another install file .. missed it first time .. so I will install it and test it again now.

 

Quick check, got the jetways and terminal buildings but :

Missing taxi ways!

 

So, no it is not working like in FSX ... Darn!

 

Vaughan,

 

I managed to get Taxiways to display using ADE and resettings taxiways show properties to 'True'.

However I still struggle to get some missing airport buildings to display correctly (Using Ray Smith AFCAD). Using ADE I found Ray's buildings to reference to an Autogen building object which is probably made for FSX but unavail to P3D. 

Can you let me know which "another file" you installed to make them display ?

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Vaughan,

 

I managed to get Taxiways to display using ADE and resettings taxiways show properties to 'True'.

However I still struggle to get some missing airport buildings to display correctly (Using Ray Smith AFCAD). Using ADE I found Ray's buildings to reference to an Autogen building object which is probably made for FSX but unavail to P3D. 

Can you let me know which "another file" you installed to make them display ?

 

 

EDIT : The airport I am trying to edit is Ray's LFPO AFCAD for instance.

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