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Tip for testing bgl files

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Well, I will have a look through what I have Gary (several dozen I imagine) and see what might be useful, but most will be relevant to my sim only. Others would also need to download software like Batchrun (which basically allows you to run a sequence of scripts, but more than that - a really great utility) and XXCopy. They would also need to have the FS9 folders and files set up exactly as I have for the files to be found - so I doubt many would work on other folks' PCs to be honest.

 

I have previously uploaded a few of them to the AVSIM library, like these:

 

http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=182088

 

http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004scen&DLID=146000

 

As for an example of the dummy, I kept getting messages like this for PSS a/c:

 

PSS%20B757.jpg

 

The installation didn't create such a folder, but I stopped getting the annoying error message every time I wanted to fly the PSS 757 by creating an empty folder D:\pss-b757\texture... No more error messages.

 

The same can work with files - you have to be pretty sure that the files FS9 is looking for (as listed in Process Monitor) are not genuinely missing, but it's usually clear what is genuine and what is spurious. In the latter case I just create a text file and rename it, with the requested extension, to the file name the sim can't find. This has stopped memory drain in the past, though I can't recall (a case of human memory drain!!) which files exactly now to give you a precise example.

 

I suppose the above will give you an idea anyway. (if anyone posts back telling me that the above error message is genuine and PSS should have installed a texture folder as described, I'd be glad to know what is in it. I had to make similar dummy folders for the PSS Airbuses too, so something odd is going on).

 

M.


Martin Stebbing, EGLF (UK)

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FYI...

 

Here's an example of FS9 searching for non-existent files, between the hours (milliseconds!) of 22:43:34.341... and 22:43:34:368... 

 

Fx_1.jpg

 

and so on.. No wonder FS9 gets exhausted!!!

 

I added two dummy files of those names, and the searching stops. I don't think in these cases FS9 bothers to much what the file is, so long as one of that name is there! been running FS with these 'dummies' for ages, and certainly no ill effects...

 

M.


Martin Stebbing, EGLF (UK)

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