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Hi can someone help me arrange my scenery library please? i have aerosoft airports and ukscenery airports and also i have europe UTX installed but i'm not sue what order these should all go in?

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Layer Cake Ordering

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Layer 1 (top) - Object Libraries such as ORBX LIBS.

Layer 2 - Airport Add-Ons

Layer 3 - Vector Add-ons such as ORBX Vector or UTX 2.0

Layer 4 - Photoreal Terrain or Landclass Texture Addons like MegaSceneryEarth or FTX Global

Layer 5 (Bottom)- Terrain Mesh such as FS Global or FreeMesh.

 

All the default stuff can sit below all of this.

 

Use SceneryConfigurationEditor from the SourceForge website to help you order your scenery properly.

 

If I wasn't at work I'd post a screenshot of what my Scenery Config File looks like.  I'll do it when I get home if the above does not make sense to you but that'll be about 8 hours from this posting.

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So UTX at the top then my addon airports below this?

If you could send a pict that would be great

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Hi Vernon,

No, UTX goes below your add-on airports. This means if you look at your scenery library, from the top to bottom the priority decreases. I.e. place your airports on the top 1, 2, 3, ... then comes UTX somwhere farther below.

 

 

Layer 1 (top) - Object Libraries such as ORBX LIBS.

Layer 2 - Airport Add-Ons

Layer 3 - Vector Add-ons such as ORBX Vector or UTX 2.0

Layer 4 - Photoreal Terrain or Landclass Texture Addons like MegaSceneryEarth or FTX Global

Layer 5 (Bottom)- Terrain Mesh such as FS Global or FreeMesh.

 

All the default stuff can sit below all of this.

 

I would place object libraries below the sceneries (regardless landscapes or airports) that require them.

Regards
Frank
 

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Driver, no that doesn't seem right. Re-read what K-man said:

 

ALWAYS have the `global` mods (inc. landclass & mesh) at the bottom of the GUI, just above the defaults. Then have `regional` scenery above that, then local (addon airports) at or near the top. That's your starting point. There are specific recommended locations for certain addons and libraries after that, but that is the basic setup.

 

UTX can have several entries and although I don't have it, I'm sure there are clear instructions about where they should sit in the scenery library. If not, just look at the UTX forum or the manual. But UTX should NOT be at the top of the scenery .cfg list in the sim, above airports.

 

If this is confusing, probably best to just show your scenery .cfg

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I will post an image up late tonight of my scenery folder!

 

I re-arranged it so UTX is below my addon airports. Also the addon scenery folder is below UTX

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Ok should this be at the top of UTX? And what about my traffic 6 ?

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Ok should this be at the top of UTX? And what about my traffic 6 ?

MT6 right above Propeller Objects folder. UTX is complex, interwoven with others like Scenery Tech and I believe it is explained in the manual.

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Yes, this should work Vernon. With one exception; if you place BGLs from other freeware addon airports into Addon Scenery/scenery they may have issues with properly displaying since UT is above them.
For this reason I place any 3rd party airport addon in separate folders and put them above Vector-like addons (UTX or FTX).

 

Cheers

Frank

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Hey Driver, this is where the confusion comes in. It looks like your talking about the scenery.cfg file and most others all talking about the scenery library in side of FSX. They are kinda opposite.  Usually the number 1 entry in the FSX scenery library is the last entry inside the Scenery.cfg file  IE: last number  :) 

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Its the scenery library that i was talking about getting in order?

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Its the scenery library that i was talking about getting in order?

 

SceneryConfigurationEditor IS getting your library in order, doing so outside the simulator. I never ever ever EVER use the in-game library menu.   I always do all my scenery configuration/library work out of the sim in the Scenery Configuration Tool.

 

Looking at your screen cap it appears you have everything in order.

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I never ever ever EVER use the in-game library menu.   I always do all my scenery configuration/library work out of the sim in the Scenery Configuration Tool.

 

Or have it put in other words: never try to mix the methods of access to the scenery library, it can add quite some confusion.

For instance I am only using the FSX (or P3D) built-in scenery library editor :smile:.

However, there have been cases where a deep look into the scenery.cfg file with a reasonable text editor helped clearing up confusion introduced by a malevolent 3rd party installer ... :wink:

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Layer Cake Ordering

=====================

 

Layer 1 (top) - Object Libraries such as ORBX LIBS.

Layer 2 - Airport Add-Ons

Layer 3 - Vector Add-ons such as ORBX Vector or UTX 2.0

Layer 4 - Photoreal Terrain or Landclass Texture Addons like MegaSceneryEarth or FTX Global

Layer 5 (Bottom)- Terrain Mesh such as FS Global or FreeMesh.

 

All the default stuff can sit below all of this.

 

Use SceneryConfigurationEditor from the SourceForge website to help you order your scenery properly.

 

If I wasn't at work I'd post a screenshot of what my Scenery Config File looks like.  I'll do it when I get home if the above does not make sense to you but that'll be about 8 hours from this posting.

Hey K-man,

 

Could I ask you to send that screen shot, or the screnery.cfg file...I just got UTXEUROPE v2.1, and that is going with FTXGlobal,utxUSAv2, orbx NZ,UK,WALES...Id like to compare it to MY screnery.cfg.

 

Also, been following your great Sbuilderx tutorials, but I'm getting cannot find FS X, and I know you use P3d as I do. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

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On 12/05/2015 at 2:37 PM, Kuragiman said:

Layer Cake Ordering

=====================

 

Layer 1 (top) - Object Libraries such as ORBX LIBS.

Layer 2 - Airport Add-Ons

Layer 3 - Vector Add-ons such as ORBX Vector or UTX 2.0

Layer 4 - Photoreal Terrain or Landclass Texture Addons like MegaSceneryEarth or FTX Global

Layer 5 (Bottom)- Terrain Mesh such as FS Global or FreeMesh.

 

All the default stuff can sit below all of this.

 

Use SceneryConfigurationEditor from the SourceForge website to help you order your scenery properly.

 

If I wasn't at work I'd post a screenshot of what my Scenery Config File looks like.  I'll do it when I get home if the above does not make sense to you but that'll be about 8 hours from this posting.

Hi Brian,

I've checked your explanation but I must be not very witty (:() and I'm not sure I got it right:

The numbers beside your layer order above are they referring to those appearing in the FSX scenery library or are they referring to scenery.cfg ?

Thx for the coming info

Claude

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