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ORBX removing scenery on P3Dv3

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Good day, I have been able to install quite a few airports and scenery after i transitioned from FSX to P3D but what i notice is that sometimes after a few days or so my scenery library is depleted. Most FSDT and Flightbeam airports are there as well as those with P3D installers but the rest i have to add back into the library. I have done this a few times already and it seems that every i install a scenery and use FTX Vector i lose my scenery and have to add them back. I've searched and found that this has happened to others but no fix. Any help is appreciated. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

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Active region in the FTX Central control panel? Fire that up to make sure whatever region you're trying to test is active.

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You might want to post this on the Orbx forums?

 

To the OP. This is a widely-known issue that occurs when the Orbx Installer detects what it perceives to be an 'unauthorised' version of the software (on the target machine), and then deletes the Orbx Folder. It is discussed and explained, at great length, by John Venema in a pinned post #8 labelled "Disappearing ORBX Folder? Read on... ", in the Orbx General Discussion Forum. As MartinRex007 suggests, you would be best served by reading the official explanation from Orbx themselves.

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Do you mean the orbx folder is deleted or is your scenery.cfg being modified?

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from what I can tell - the op is talking about scenery.cfg.

 

Install the latest Libraries

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I noticed that It removes OZx NA freeware, which goes very nicely with my purchased PNW region.

This was suprising.

 

But, I guess it doesn't matter if its paid for or not  - its their decision on how it can be used.

 

 

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Guys, please wait a little before throwing accusations around. From what I understood from his post, it's not the ORBX stuff that's disappearing, but all the rest. And it's not deleting folders, it's just deleting the entries on the scenery library.

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Hi Olisa,

 

I had exactly the same issue and also thought at first it would be an ORBX problem. I am not entirely sure, but it appears more like a P3D3 problem to me now. The way I fixed it was to create a backup copy of scenery.cfg. The next time my sceneries were deleted, I replaced it with this file. Of course you should not install any new scenery in between, and it might be that I had to do this 2-3 times, but it appears the problem is now gone.

 

Peter

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Meaning the orbx entries you have to re-add. In the orbx scripts folder you will find three exe files:

 

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Run each of them, if you have openLC/Vector/Global. They will add back the missing orbx area's.

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Just to clarify this: I had no issues with ORBX sceneries disappearing, but with other sceneries (FSDT, FlightBeam, some others). So ORBX scripts wouldn't have helped, I presume.

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I really suggest that you go to Orbx Support forums to report this.  Scenery.cfg corruption should be talked with their dev team

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In a standard install of ORBX stuff all scenery entries that are above the FTX libraries will be removed when an FTX scenery has been added and /or regions has been switched via FTX Central. To prevent this removal one has to define a new insertion point. This will be done via FTX Central. If the new insertion point has been defined scenery entries such as OZx,e Airports Of Norway or Return To Misty Moorings will remain in the scenery.cfg

 

How ever, sceneries like FSDT, Flightbeam, FlyTampa etc should be below the last FTX entry in the scenery.cfg. As long as they are below the entries will also remain in the cfg.

 

In the unlikely case that your ORBX folder has been deleted after applying the new ftxlibraries only then you should read the official statement from John Venema. 

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In a standard install of ORBX stuff all scenery entries that are above the FTX libraries will be removed when an FTX scenery has been added and /or regions has been switched via FTX Central.

 

What exactly do you mean by that?

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The order of  priority in the Scenery Library is explicitly and clearly explained in the OrbX definitive Guide (page 38) : anything non-Orbx have to be above the OrbX sceneries.

 

As per John V's post, a possible deletion of folders is triggered by an illegal dowload (even a try before buy) of an OrbX product at anytime before. It deletes all OrbX folders, not only the illegal download, but only the OrbX folders. The only way to get out of it, even after buying the OrbX product, is to clean the registry by re-installing Windows.

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Guys, again, read what he wrote before throwing accusations around.

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In a standard install of ORBX stuff all scenery entries that are above the FTX libraries will be removed when an FTX scenery has been added and /or regions has been switched via FTX Central. To prevent this removal one has to define a new insertion point. This will be done via FTX Central. If the new insertion point has been defined scenery entries such as OZx,e Airports Of Norway or Return To Misty Moorings will remain in the scenery.cfg

 

How ever, sceneries like FSDT, Flightbeam, FlyTampa etc should be below the last FTX entry in the scenery.cfg. As long as they are below the entries will also remain in the cfg.

 

In the unlikely case that your ORBX folder has been deleted after applying the new ftxlibraries only then you should read the official statement from John Venema. 

 

This is incorrect and potentially misleading.

 

The FTX insertion point simply defines at what point in the scenery library structure the main FTX sceneries are inserted. No other scenery will be affected/removed, the only possibility being that it will not show if it is below (lower priority than) the FTX entry.

 

I believe that the FTX Central representation of the scenery.cfg is the same as that in P3D/FSX, i.e. higher priority entries at the top.

 

All third party airports should be ABOVE (higher priority than) the FTX insertion point and will not be affected by any activating/deactivating/switching of FTX regions.

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No accusation here just a clarification about the new OrbX mechanism to deter fraud and the SL priorities.  Actually the OP points the finger to OrbX sceneries in his topic title but does not really specify the sceneries which are missing.  I've a little idea where the problem lies if Vector stays in the SL but not the fat regions but the OrbX forum is where genuine buyers should go to get support IMO.

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He clearly said that his other sceneries are disappearing, all the ORBX stuff is still there. But I guess it's just easier to accuse him of pirating with passive-agressive posts instead of trying to help him.

 

To the original poster: I'm sorry, but I think you are better trying to solve this on your own, or going to a place with nicer people, like reddit. The ORBX forums have much of the same crowd as here, and as you can see, helpful and nice would be the last adjectives I would use to describe them. Sorry for not being able to help you.

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The OP has posted his question over at the Orbx forum so hopefully their be able to help him....

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He clearly said that his other sceneries are disappearing, all the ORBX stuff is still there. But I guess it's just easier to accuse him of pirating with passive-agressive posts instead of trying to help him.

 

To the original poster: I'm sorry, but I think you are better trying to solve this on your own, or going to a place with nicer people, like reddit. The ORBX forums have much of the same crowd as here, and as you can see, helpful and nice would be the last adjectives I would use to describe them. Sorry for not being able to help you.

 

I absolutely love ORBX products, and have almost every scenery that they make, but I couldn't agree more with this sentiment. Almost every question I have ever seen is met with disdain.

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The OP very sensibly went to the OrbX forum where 4 or 5 of the usual suspects :wink: are kindly trying to help him. I have 2500 posts in the OrbX forum and never showed any disdain for  a polite fellow simmer in trouble...

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The OP very sensibly went to the OrbX forum where 4 or 5 of the usual suspects :wink: are kindly trying to help him. I have 2500 posts in the OrbX forum and never showed any disdain for  a polite fellow simmer in trouble...

 

Yet that was exactly what you did on this topic...

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Yet that was exactly what you did on this topic...

 

No he did not, nor did anyone else in this thread accuse the OP of being a pirate.  

 

All I see is everyone trying to help, guide, and point the OP in a direction to where his problem can be resolved.

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