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dazza1980

UK2000 EGLC

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HI all,

 

I was hoping that the wealth of knowledge on here could help me with an issue I am having with UK2000 EGLC airport.

Firstly, I have requested a forum login over at UK2000 for my first port of call with the issue, but I guess the guys over there are busy as its been a while since the request, hence the plea here.

 

I have the latest P3d V3.3.5 installed.

Am using FTX Global, Vector and England.

Have numerous UK2000 airports installed, but do not have the VFR airfields or any other third party airports in the London region installed, all purely UK2000.

 

So now to the problem, a curious one.

If I start a a flight at EGLC, all is well and dandy, no issues whatsoever.

Issues happen on arrival at EGLC.

On approach all is fine, the minute I get to within 100 feet, the whole airport (buildings and runway) drop below the terrain by about 8 feet or so, leaving the tops of the buildings showing. I can land no problem on what I assume is the FTX ground texture and terrain.

Obviously, the FTX textures are quite basic, leaving me with no runway and taxi markings and the buildings (and static vehicles) poking through the ground.

AI treats the ground as normal so it doesn't affect AI in terms of ground level.

I have moved all my UK2000 scenery above the FTX stuff in the scenery library. I have tried adjusting the terrain Mesh Resolution to see if that helps.

I have used different aircraft, but nothing helps.

 

Has anybody encountered this or have any suggestions as to why this happens or how to fix it?

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through!

 

Darren

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It is probably an elevation conflict between add ons (Possibly an elevation conflict between EGLC Global and England) . Have a search through for EGLC files and see if there are any duplicate AFCADS or EGLC .BGL files with CVX in the name (I believe these contain elevation information). Even AI programs can affect elevations (when setting parking gates etc).

Are you running any specific mesh?

Is there anything specific in the UK 2000 scenery install process with respect to installing in FTX scenery. I vaguely recall a post having something to do with the installation order when using FTX.

Maybe a search on the forum.

Also try disabling various add ons (one at a time) in the scenery manager and see what the results are.

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Thank you for taking the time to read through!

 

Darren

 

Did you run the Vector auto config tool after installation?

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Thanks for the replies,

 

I did have a look for EGLC AFCAD files and such, but will go over them one more time.

Im not using any specific mesh I believe.

Im using My Traffic 6 AI, maybe that might cause on issue? I will have a look though their forums.

UK2000 recommends having them above FTX in the scenery library, which I have.

I will give a go at disabling the FTX stuff and see whether that makes a difference.

 

awf, yes I did run the configuration, but it doesn't show at as needing attention.

 

Thank you

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Try running it again and make sure you click apply after you get the completion pop up. It takes a while to apply it as well sometimes. I've forgotten to click apply in the past even though I swore I did. I've also had to run it more than once to get it to do everything properly.

 

Chris

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Thanks for the replies,

 

I did have a look for EGLC AFCAD files and such, but will go over them one more time.

Im not using any specific mesh I believe.

Im using My Traffic 6 AI, maybe that might cause on issue? I will have a look though their forums.

UK2000 recommends having them above FTX in the scenery library, which I have.

I will give a go at disabling the FTX stuff and see whether that makes a difference.

 

awf, yes I did run the configuration, but it doesn't show at as needing attention.

 

Thank you

Try pulling or disable the afcad in My Traffic 6 for EGLC. Sometimes there can be a conflict with payware airports.

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I have tried all of the above to no avail.

 

I have disabled all addons apart from EGLC and I still get the same issue.

 

Im not sure what else left to try. Quite frustrating as I purchased the Q400 recently, mainly for the purpose of flying in and out of EGLC!

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If you think that you are landing on the FTX ground texture and terrain, then it may be an FTX elevation problem. Does FTX Global (or Vector) install any ALT files for airports in your World/Scenery folder?

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From what I can see, I dont think it has.

Whether this may help but I have noticed that as the ground textures load in, thats when the airport starts to drop.

So flying into London, ground textures are blurry, as can be expected with such a high density area. As these blurries load in (in two stages), thats when the airport drops.

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Sadly not, I have run AEC numerous times. However, EGLC doesnt show up in either list to enable or disable it from AEC.

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MyTraffic 6 may well install an AFD file. Have you checked this?

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Hi Dazza

 

Have you the very last version of your all OrbX products ? Have you the last version of the FTX Central and OrbXLibs ? Have you run the recent migratory process ?

 

If so and still have the issue, head to the OrbX forums where there is a compatibility sub-forum dedicated to that kind of problem. That may help !

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Yes I have checked the MT6 folder and removed the EGLC AFD file.

 

And yes everything is up to date, I guess I should head over there aswell and see what comes up?

 

I was wondering whether installing the FreemeshX files may resolve it? Or would that complicate things further?

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I have seen your post over on the UK2000 forum, and I will try to think of possible solutions if I can. I do not use ORBx FTX Global/Vector/England, so it is difficult for me to determine the source of your problem!

 

EDIT: Are you able to post a few screenshots? Preferably, one or two when you start from UK2000 London City Xtreme, and some more when you have arrived from elsewhere. You can attach screenshots directly to your posts on the UK2000 forum.

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Dazza I have everything you have except MyTraffic 6. EGLC works great for me. You also may want to double check that you have deleted out any AFCAD in your P3D/Addon Scenery/Scenery folder. Sometimes when I buy new airports I forget to delete out the old AFCAD. Which can provide an overlap of scenery.

 

Do you notice any default structures or items peaking thru?

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Thanks Chris, I will do so now.

 

Jason, I have gone through every folder and file, no EGLC AFACD's anywhere. The strange thing is that EGLC worked perefctly fine until recently. Recent changes were upgrading from P3d 3.2 to 3.3 and the Orbx Libs update.

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Just for the sake of elimination..

What happens if you disable  FTX Vector and FTX England?

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I did give that a go, still get the same error. Airport still sinks. Maybe I need to do a re-install of the P3d Content file?

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Since you are using FTX...

You did download/install the latest FTX Central V2.0 patch (released a few days ago) and ran the migration checker?

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Yes indeed, all is up to date and correctly installed. Including the Migration tool.

 

Im stumped, as far as maybe re-installing the P3d Scenery, Client and Content folders. Im not sure what else to do.

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When you installed P3D v3.3 did you re-install FTX Global? That was an important step. You didn't need to uninstall but you needed to run the installer again.

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Have you checked to see if there are two different files containing EGLC in C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Scenery\World\scenery?

 

Also, have you tried to put EGLC on top in Scenery Library inside the sim?

 

Probably wont do much help, but those two things have always been the solution to the problem for me if the airport is gone.

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Im not entirely sure that I did if I am honest. All I remember doing was the latest Orbx updates.

 

Ill re-download the full FTX Central Installer and will give that a go.

 

urgeflaske,

 Yes indeed I have tried both of these

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Dazza, just to clarify, are you saying that EGLC doesn't appear in either of the lists in the vector configuration tool? As a rule, I found that after running and applying the auto configuration, if I ever came across an airport at the wrong elevation, I always found the moving the airport from the "disable" list to the "enable" OR from the "enable" list to the "disable" list (whichever the case may be) will fix the problem. However, after doing this, you can't run the auto configuration tool again, or it will move everything back.

 

But it sounds like you're saying EGLC isn't appearing in either list. This seems very strange. Are you 100% sure you didn't miss it while scrolling through the lists? It cab be very easy to miss.

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