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This should be an easy question but just making sure. Once I run "Make Runways", the instructions don't say what to do with the resulting files. Do I need to put them into the scenery folder or RAAS folder or anyplace or just leave them in the main FSX folder?

 

I bought it with FS2crew 737 reboot and installed it on FSX: Steam version of FSX.

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This should be an easy question but just making sure. Once I run "Make Runways", the instructions don't say what to do with the resulting files. Do I need to put them into the scenery folder or RAAS folder or anyplace or just leave them in the main FSX folder?

 

I bought it with FS2crew 737 reboot and installed it on FSX: Steam version of FSX.

Just put makerwys.exe in your main FSX folder and run it there. It will create all the necessary files in the same location, (FSX main), which is where RAAS will expect to find them.

 

Run make runways again any time you add or delete scenery, and your RAAS will always be in sync with your scenery.

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ok. Thank you.

 

The instructions just weren't clear. RAAS' manual says "Follow the read me" and the read me says says "After running the program to completion, just copy the files to their
respective program's folders."

 

Neither one says what that is for RAAS. So maybe just something for the RAAS guys to update in the manual.

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If anyone needs help we're here.

 

All you do is drop the MakeRunways.exe into the main P3D or FSX folder and run it.

 

 

You should run it anytime you change your scenery to update the runways database.

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You should run it anytime you change your scenery to update the runways database.

 

Hi there, just wondering what if I just temporarily disable the scenery by just un-checking it from the scenery library because I'm not going to fly in that region anyways, so do I still need to run MakeRunways.exe?

Thanks,

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Hi there, just wondering what if I just temporarily disable the scenery by just un-checking it from the scenery library because I'm not going to fly in that region anyways, so do I still need to run MakeRunways.exe?

 

In that case you wouldn't need to run Make Runways since you won't be flying in that region.

 

Cheers,

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Hello whenever i try to open FSX after i installed make runways and ran the program in the main FSX folder. I get the following error SCHEMA.INI is Missing. what does this mean and how do i fix it?

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Sounds like a write permission issue (schema.ini was not installed).

 

Here's a work around:

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/446835-raas-schemaini-file-is-missing/

 

 

 

Better solution though would be this:

 

1. Right click on the FSX.exe.

 

2. Select Always Run as Admin in the compatibility tab.

 

3. Re-install the PMDG.

I figured it out I looked around until I found it then just moved it to the main FSX folder... thank you though.

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Hey Guys, I need some help concerning wrongful RWY Identification Callouts by the RAAS at Berlin Schonefeld, EDDB, Germany.

 

The thing is that this Airfield has been re-designed to become Berlin Brandenburg Intl Airport BBI sice the Mid 2000nds. Former RWY 07L/25R is removed, former 07R/25L got 1100 M TORA more and became 07L/25R and a new RWY 07R/25 was build 4 km further south for simultaneous RWY Ops.

 

In spite of running the newest MakeRunway.exe, RAAS still calls out the new 07L/25R as old 07R/25L and most likely does not know the new 07R/25L at all. Due to BBI most likely will never enter into service and 07R/25L is not published in the current AIP for EDDB, I do not care too much about that RWY. But the wrongful Callouts for 07L/25R Ident and length are a pity.

 

Here my Specs:

 

1. simulator version

P3DV4.0

2. service pack/patch 

None

3. the airport you have problems with

EDDB

4. the runways you have problems with (and if possible, the taxiway you are using to enter the runway -> of course only if its a problem with aural alerts on ground)

See above

5. r5.csv content (line 19326 - 19329)

EDDB,0071,52.380123,13.517109,157,66.810,8872,0,148,2.000,52.384521,13.535697,0,,  
EDDB,0072,52.367683,13.484990,157,66.800,9822,110.70BG,148,2.000,52.372555,13.505561,0,,
EDDB,0251,52.377426,13.526132,157,246.800,9822,109.90BG,148,2.000,52.372555,13.505561,0,,
EDDB,0252,52.388920,13.554285,157,246.810,8872,0,148,2.000,52.384521,13.535697,0,,  

 

6. other addons that are active at the moment you are flying

Aersosoft BBI Mega Airport, AS16, PMDG 737 NGX

 

 

Greetings from Berlin,

Stephan Drullmann

 

 

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Hi Stephan,

Make Runways just reads your scenery directly and builds the database based on what's in your scenery files.

I've never personally tried manually editing the runways database, but you could try manually editing out that line.

If it gets messed up, just run Make Runways again.

Another idea would be to ask Pete Dowson directly.  Make Runways is his program and he's the true expert on it.

 

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Hi byork,

MakeRunways definiteley got the old P3D4 RWY Coordinates. I checked it with Google Maps now. So I would not have concerns deleting Line No 1 and 4 in the .csv, cause that RWY does not exist any more.

Is r5.csv the file RAAS gets it´s Information from? Or is it just more or less a mirror for visualisation? 

 

 

 

 

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PS:

And it might be better to know, for which certain Information each column stands. 

 

ICAO Code; RWY 1=L/2=R;GPS Coord at Threshold;???; RWY HDG; RWY Lenght in ft?; ???;????;  

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As mentioned, RAAS does not use its own database.  RAAS uses the database created by Make Runways.

Make Runways creates the database by scanning your scenery files.

The runways names, etc., are embedded in the scenery files, and they're dependent on whatever the scenery programmer inputted.

Pete Dowson would really be the one to ask about the structure of the Make Runways files.

He has a support forum, and that'd be a great place to find out more.  I'm sure he can help you better than me on this one.

Best,

 

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As mentioned, RAAS does not use its own database.  RAAS uses the database created by Make Runways.

Make Runways creates the database by scanning your scenery files.

The runways names, etc., are embedded in the scenery files, and they're dependent on whatever the scenery programmer inputted.

Pete Dowson would really be the one to ask about the structure of the Make Runways files.

He has a support forum, and that'd be a great place to find out more.  I'm sure he can help you better than me on this one.

Best,

 

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Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, NOXI_Driver said:

Hi byork,

MakeRunways definiteley got the old P3D4 RWY Coordinates. I checked it with Google Maps now. So I would not have concerns deleting Line No 1 and 4 in the .csv, cause that RWY does not exist any more.

Is r5.csv the file RAAS gets it´s Information from? Or is it just more or less a mirror for visualisation? 

 

 

 

 

You are using the Lorby Addon Organizer in addition to makerwys as documented ?

Quote

 

EDDB,0071,52.380123,13.517109,157,66.810,8872,0,148,2.000,52.384521,13.535697,0,,
EDDB,0072,52.367683,13.484990,157,66.800,9822,110.70BG,148,2.000,52.372555,13.505561,0,,
EDDB,0251,52.377426,13.526132,157,246.800,9822,109.90BG,148,2.000,52.372555,13.505561,0,,
EDDB,0252,52.388920,13.554285,157,246.810,8872,0,148,2.000,52.384521,13.535697,0,,

 

 

AS Brandenberg Professional:

EDDB,0071,52.366707,13.480883,148,66.788,11785,110.70DG,820,2.000,52.372555,13.505563,1969,,
EDDB,0072,52.345284,13.467767,148,66.802,13386,109.50DG,656,2.000,52.351921,13.495790,1640,,
EDDB,0251,52.358559,13.523812,148,246.802,13386,109.70DG,656,2.000,52.351921,13.495790,1969,,
EDDB,0252,52.378403,13.530243,148,246.788,11785,109.90DG,820,2.000,52.372555,13.505563,2297,,

 
 
   
Edited by srcooke
r5.csv data added

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Hey Stephen,

thanks a lot for your efforts. I got the fault by following your first advice with the Lorby Addon Organizer. While running it, I noticed that there were two different sorts of colored markings Sceneries. Light green ones im majority, but also a few dark green ones. And for sure: Aerosoft BBI was among the few dark green marked.

By opening the edit page in the Organizer I found out the difference: The dark green have not been part of the scenery.cfg file yet, but could be added to it by the Organizer. After saving, they turned to light green as well.

Then I runned MakeRunways.exe again… And finally got the correct csv data input.

Just tested everything by conducting a 25 Miles Air Distance ferry hop  EDDB/EDDT and RAAS worked perfectly well at both airports.

 

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The Lorby Addon Organizer merges the scenery.cfg with any addon.xml entries to create a makerwys_scenery.cfg in the sim root.

Resulting files such as r5.csv are then created from the merged data.

Makerwys has been configured to run the Lorby Addon Organizer silently, it just has to be installed.

Without Lorby in P3Dv4 any scenery using the addon.xml entry would not be seen by makerwys and hence neither by RAAS

 

Edited by srcooke

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I had Lorby. But for some reason a few of my Addon Sceneries (EDDB, EGTS, EPWA,UUEE) where left out and not atomatically merged at first attempt.

I now had to command manually that they have to become part of the scenery.cfg file.

 

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