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Portugal Terrain by PTSIM

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Hallo!

 

is anyone still using Portugal Terrain for FS 2004 by PTSIm? I used to use it on my old computer. It once was payware, but it was released into freeware some years ago. You had to do free online registration in order to decrypt the files and beeing able to install it. Unfortunatelly this doesn't work any more when I tried to install it on my new computer. I found out that other users also have this problem, but we are unable to reach the author of this scenery. So if you have this scenery currently installed and could help me out by sending me the files please send me a private message.

 

Thank you

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Try again. PTSIM went down for a few weeks this winter (northern summer), but went back online. That's why I think that can work.

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Hallo again!

 

There isn't any problem reaching http://www.ptsim.com. This works perfectly fine. But obviously the activation process software/procedure hasn't been re-implemented. In any case, it is defunct, that's a matter of fact, for at least one year and no success to reach the author so far (I tried it through several channels). Do you have the scenery installed?

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Unfortunately nobody else can legally send you the files. It doesn't matter whether things are paid for or free, copyright laws still apply.

 

Sometimes we have to resign ourselves to the fact that many addons for our treasured but rather ancient game software are gone for good.

 

John

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Hallo theltalpha,

 

Is there any further news on Portugal Terrain by PTSim please?

I would really like to have this scenery myself, I even tried re-installing XP to get the setup.exe to run, but I still get the run-time error '364' even in XP. The problem seems to be at the Server end.

For those who haven't heard of this scenery, it is landclass, photoscenery, roads, rails and rivers etc. for the whole of Portugal. There are over 20 airfields, airports and landmarks designed especially for it still in the AVSIM library.

If anyone does have this scenery installed, please contact PTSim and let Luis know, this is what he has posted on the PTSim forum:

 

Re: Portugal Terrain - cannot reach PTSIM & runtime error 364

icon_post_target.gifby Luis Sa » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:04 am

 

Hello,

In order for me to resolve the installation problem of Portugal Terrain, I need to get an old PC where I keep my old files, install FS, and see what has changed in the hosting company that now holds all the PTSim and SBuilder stuff. Due to attacks and spams I had to go to a different company. Than the interaction between the install programme and some scripts that worked on the PTSim got broken. These scripts are essential to decipher the encrypted files that are contained in the ZIP that you can get from this site.

There is an alternative solution to this problem - if someone has a working ( running) copy of Portugal Terrain and could make a ZIP archive with all the files in an plain (not encrypted) form and send it to me, I would place the file available in this site.

If that is not possible, I will make the effort of going back to old stuff and try to sort it out. Maybe it would be fine if someone is available to help me in this job, that is, testing the modifications that I could introduce without me having the necessity to install and run FS!

Thank you very much and my sincere apologies for this matter,

Regards, Luis

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I hope this issue is resolved quickly.

 

Well, patience is a virtue! We understand that Luis is busy with other work and doesn't have time for trouble-shooting an old  freeware project - I just hope someone can provide the scenery to him in an un-encrypted zip file so that this server problem won't happen again.

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Some years ago I installed "Portugal Terrain Scenery" freeware in between.

Some years later I installed UT Europe for FS2004.

 

I realized conflicts with LWMs and shorelines. So I deinstalled "Portugal Terrain", but this way I got some original FS2004 bgls back (not so fine for UT Europe...)

 

How can I solve the problem?

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Reinstall UT Europe and it should "overwrite" your standard FS2004 files and restore the UT Europe shorelines.  It shouldn't take too long to get you back with nice "shapes".

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thanks, it worked.

 

(mostly, because some other sceneries had their own LWMs, like LPFR Faro. In these sceneries I can resolve the problem by disabling bgl by bgl.)

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Hey Guys,

Portugal Terrain is finally available again! The original author of the scenery re-uploaded the package with an installer that completely bypasses the code/registration thing that prevented people from installing the scenery in recent years.

Just go to http://ptsim.com/ > downloads and the scenery is available there with this new installer ;)

 

Leonardo

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Thanks Leonardo, that's great news! Downloading it now, while I can...

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On 22/02/2018 at 3:44 AM, Leo2789 said:

Hey Guys,

Portugal Terrain is finally available again!

Leonardo

Thanks for the tip Leonardo.  Can you tell us if the problems you reported over at FSDeveloper have been resolved? 

Greg

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Hey gaputz,

Luis has found a few more issues with the new installer he created, namely the problems I reported on FSDev, which were apparently caused by the new installer not decrypting the bgl files as it should!

Despite these setbacks Luis is currently working on this, and I'm assisting him in any way I can, to get a fully functional, non password, non-server connection needed installer working and available to the public!

You and others interested might want to check out the progress over on http://www.ptsim.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&p=8976#p8976

I'll report here anyways when a final fully functional installer download is finally available at PTSim! :)

EDIT: Also A32xx, the download that was/is there won't work since it contains the setup that doesn't decrypt the files :mellow:

However if you're really keen on getting the scenery ASAP, there are some links throughout the thread I linked above on PTSim that will get you the scenery up and running with no issues! (though it involves using the original CD installer and a code generator exe file that Luis used to generate codes for buyers when the scenery was payware many years ago). Otherwise you can just wait a few more days for Luis to sort this out and have the final installer ready for people to download :)

 

Leonardo

Edited by Leo2789

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Thank you Leo, and Luis of course - I'm happy to wait for the final version of the installer.

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Thank you Leo, and Luis once again - fantastic work!

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8 hours ago, Leo2789 said:

Portugal Terrain is now finally back with a fully working , with no bugs or issues installation! :D

Leonardo

Thank you Luis and thanks also to you Leonardo for your work to make this terrain file available to the FS9 community.

Greg

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You're both welcome! :)

Look out in the next month(s) for some scenery packs I'm gonna release that will contain VFR points such as lighthouses, ships in harbors, wind farms and hopefully (if relevant copyright permissions are granted) even castles, to use with PTTerrain! Also there are some files here in the library and in flightsim.com with small airstrips and other aerodromes, missing from the default scenery in Portugal ;)

 

Leonardo

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Posted (edited)

Oops ..... there go the shore lines again!

Edited by gwillmot

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