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Can one "turn off" Orbx global add-ons?

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For those who are extensive Orbx users maybe you can answer a couple of questions for me as I am not an Orbx user.

 

1.  If one installs Global, can one turn it off in some manner to revert back to default or the only way is to uninstall their addon?

 

2. Do they offer a way to uninstall their program?  Like an "uninstall.exe"?

 

3.  Does it overwrite default files or just moves them/stores them to a different folder where one can get them back.

 

4.  A little deeper question for those who might know.  Does Orbx install program overwrite or replace the P3D/FSX 'default.xml' file or add to it?

 

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For those who are extensive Orbx users maybe you can answer a couple of questions for me as I am not an Orbx user.

 

1.  If one installs Global, can one turn it off in some manner to revert back to default or the only way is to uninstall their addon?

                    - I believe it overwrites the default files.  No way to turn on and off, you need to uninstall.  I believe there is a backup of original textures.

 

2. Do they offer a way to uninstall their program?  Like an "uninstall.exe"?  Yes.  This was corrected after initial release.

 

3.  Does it overwrite default files or just moves them/stores them to a different folder where one can get them back.

                   - Overwrite with backup ( I think).

 

4.  A little deeper question for those who might know.  Does Orbx install program overwrite or replace the P3D/FSX 'default.xml' file or add to it?  Adds to it.

 

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What Mark said. 

 

Global will overwrite most of the Default files in Prepar3D\Scenery\World\Texture.  When you Install Global it will give you an Option to create a folder and store all your Default files to it. 

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I'm almost certain if you go into your scenery.cfg you can delete the Orbx entries or edit them (I have no idea which) and that will disable the Orbx scenery.

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I'm almost certain if you go into your scenery.cfg you can delete the Orbx entries or edit them (I have no idea which) and that will disable the Orbx scenery.

That may work with their airports and regions but NOT with FTX Global. Global replaces default textures and the only way to undo that is to 1. make a backup of the original files (which is an option the Global installer gives you but which can be skipped, so watch that) and 2. uninstall Global entirely.

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"uninstall Global entirely."

 

Not sure why anyone would want to once you have it on board.  I deleted the Backup within hours of making the change, about three years ago.

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That may work with their airports and regions but NOT with FTX Global

 

Yes This ^^ 

 

Also you can delete the Entries in you Scenery.cfg for Full Fat regions and Airports,  But if you start your FTX control Panel it will Automatically pop those Entries in back in  

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I'd like to pose a follow up question since I know that FTX Central has had some work done to it. I love the regions, both Cali's and PNW. Right now I don't have them installed, just FTX Global. Flying around FSDT LAX in SC is a slideshow, but out in the sticks it's great! I'd like to install the regions, but be able to turn them off if I'm flying IFR to add on airports in the 777. My understanding is that I could enable "Global" and not North America and visit Los Angeles without having the full region loaded. 

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I'd like to pose a follow up question since I know that FTX Central has had some work done to it. I love the regions, both Cali's and PNW. Right now I don't have them installed, just FTX Global. Flying around FSDT LAX in SC is a slideshow, but out in the sticks it's great! I'd like to install the regions, but be able to turn them off if I'm flying IFR to add on airports in the 777. My understanding is that I could enable "Global" and not North America and visit Los Angeles without having the full region loaded. 

 

I think you can disable your regions in the Scenery Library.

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The earlier version of FTX Central would allow you to enable and disable regions.

 

The current version has all regions that are installed active, unless you disable them in the Scenery Library, or scenery.cfg file, which you can do.

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If I have to uninstall and reinstall P3D, do I have to uninstall all Orbx? or can I just reinstall Orbx after reinstalling P3D/.

 

Something has messed up my new build... My FPS has dropped from 40+ to 12FPS. Not sure why.

 

PS: not meant to hijack Clutch's thread... just added Q to his Qs on Orbx. :)

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I have Global Base, Global Vector and OpenLC NA. I also have all the North American regional sceneries including NASocal and NANorCal. I turn off both of the California regions when flying any airplane that uses even a moderate amount of VAS. Both of those regions demand a huge amount of VAS causing OOM errors. When I turn off both Cal's I don't see that much of a difference in immersion, but a huge increase in VAS.

 

 

Bob

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I was about to ask the same question regarding disabling 'full fat' regions in favour of Global/LC install only. Glad that's been answered

 

I have just freshly installed P3D3.2, with FTX Global, Vector (most options turned off)and NA LC, Orbx lighting and T2G Seattle airport. With the PMDG 777, moderate settings, 'normal' aurogen. I still thought my performance and VAS would tank, but amazingly I had really smooth performance and VAS maxed out at 80% but settled at 75% and slowly bled away as I left the Seattle area. Brilliant. Feels like a new sim.

 

Going to add GSX and road vehicle AI (at minimum setting) tonight. Will be interested to see the hit on VAS then.

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The earlier version of FTX Central would allow you to enable and disable regions.

 

The current version has all regions that are installed active, unless you disable them in the Scenery Library, or scenery.cfg file, which you can do.

Maybe a future sim will offer a hotkey to allow one to enable or disable  scenery live without downtime.

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Maybe a future sim will offer a hotkey to allow one to enable or disable  scenery live without downtime.

 

 

Just open your Scenery Library from within FS, and "untick" the entries for whatever region you want to disable.  30 secs downtime.. :wink:

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Bert I sell high availability Storage Area Networks with automatic failover, zero downtime. I can't help wanting it for the sim!

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Hi

 

There are also some files correcting elevation for the regions in World\Scenery.

I put them in a other directory (same priority than the original World directory) which I can disable when I want disable the regions.

I use SimStarter to do it.

 

Denis

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So on another note. I have global installed. What I'm finding is on long haul flights over Canada to Europe at night the Vas is getting walloped.

 

I've narrowed it down to Canada though a process of elimination. I can fly 14 hour flights from every a to b apart from

Canada to Europe. it seems to be a part area of Canada in the Middle or East at night that's doing it. I'm somewhat at my wits end as Yvr to Lhr is my favourite flight and I just can't do it. Unless it's a memory leak in the 777

 

Bne to dxb fine

Dxb to mco fine

Lax to syd fine

 

Yvr to lhr impossible

Yyz to lhr only daytime or dusk deps

Yyc to lhr impossible

 

 

Even if I turn off global in the sceney settings (addon manager) it still drains lag on this part of the world. Has global overwritten some night textures or night lights and is that causing the issue??

 

I see in the control panel 2 it has options for lights, which one is going to be the best for vas???

 

Thanks as always

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So on another note. I have global installed. What I'm finding is on long haul flights over Canada to Europe at night the Vas is getting walloped.

 

I've narrowed it down to Canada though a process of elimination. I can fly 14 hour flights from every a to b apart from

Canada to Europe. it seems to be a part area of Canada in the Middle or East at night that's doing it. I'm somewhat at my wits end as Yvr to Lhr is my favourite flight and I just can't do it. Unless it's a memory leak in the 777

 

Bne to dxb fine

Dxb to mco fine

Lax to syd fine

 

Yvr to lhr impossible

Yyz to lhr only daytime or dusk deps

Yyc to lhr impossible

 

 

Even if I turn off global in the sceney settings (addon manager) it still drains lag on this part of the world. Has global overwritten some night textures or night lights and is that causing the issue??

 

I see in the control panel 2 it has options for lights, which one is going to be the best for vas???

 

Thanks as always

It's the 777 that has issues with some of the STARs and transitions for LHR that are causing the crash. It's been mentioned in he 777 forums a few times recently as well as some work arounds until it gets patched.

 

It happened to me a bunch of times and them I found those posts. I thought it was UK2000 LHR causing the issue but it was the 777 FMC when selecting a certain STAR and transition.

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Hi Jim.

 

I dont think it is as I can do yyz to lhr in the day with no issues but at night I get thumped with vas.

 

I found on the orbx control panel the two options

 

Turn vector lights on/off

 

And use orbx legacy lights... On / off... day / night mode. Can someone explain what these settings do. Thanks

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Scenery configurator is your friend....

 

One thing.....when installing an Orbx product once you have it set up make sure you copy the Scenery.cfg before you install it.Then replace the copy with the original once the Orbx product is installed and then add the Orbx entry manually.

 

If not Orbx will wipe out all your groups and you have to start again...and sometimes,like me that is an awfull lot of entries.

 

Dave

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