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MyTraffic 6a for Prepar3D v3 & v4

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Updated June 2017

Please see the below link to set up MyTraffic 6 for Prepar3D v3 and v4 using the add-on.xml file method 

 
 
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Introduction
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Step by Step Guide to Install and Set up MyTraffic 6a for Prepar3D 
 
MyTraffic 6a is a Payware Traffic Add On for Prepar3D,  Bringing AI Airplane Traffic to all your favorite Airports.
 
MyTraffic 6a is the latest Version and Compatible with all Version's of Prepar3D,  V1.4  V2 and V3  (All Version of V3) 
 

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You can Setup and Configure MyTraffic 6a in 2 ways.....  

(1)  The Official way: By using the MyTaffic 6 Communicator  "MyTraffic 6 Control Panel" 

(2)  Manually:  Not using the Communicator
 
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INDEX  
 
(1)  To Setup MyTraffic 6a the Official way using the Communicator,   Prepar3D V3 
 
         Installing MyTraffic 6a 
 
         The Communicator (3 simple steps)
 
         Turning off AI traffic  (Default Prepar3D Traffic)
 
          Adding the MyTraffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library
 
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 (2)  To Setup MyTraffic 6a Manually (simobjects.cfg) Prepar3D V3
         
         Installing MyTraffic 6a to the Default C Drive
 
         Installing MyTraffic 6a to a Different Location
 
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(3)  To Setup MyTraffic 6a Manually for Prepar3D V2
 
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(4)   Possible CDT'S Crash To Desktop when using MyTraffic 6a 
 
 
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* First:  Before you run the MyTraffic 6a Installer (Important) 
 
* Temporary Disable your Firewall and all Anti virus Software OR Windows Defender
 
* Disable UAC User Account Control,   Set to Never Notify 
 
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(1)  To Setup MyTraffic 6a the Official way using the Communicator Prepar3D V3 
 
        Installing MyTraffic 6a
 
The MyTraffic 6a Installer will Install 11 gigs of Data so please pick a suitable place to Install Insuring you have enough space 
 
Do Not Install into your Prepar3D Core Folder,  MyTraffic 6 Installs OUTSIDE your Prepar3D Core folder
 
You can Install to the Default C Drive Or Install to any Location you choose,  The Communicator (Control Panel) will add an Entry to your Simobjects.cfg that will make My Traffic 6 work from any Location on your Computer.
 
Right Click on MyTraffic Professional.msi  Click Install 
 
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The Communicator  (3 simple steps)  setting up the Simobjects.cfg

    Step 1: Localize MyTraffic

When the Installation process has completed the Communicator should pop up, If not, check your Start Menu (Programs)  as sometimes it can be hiding in there. You can click and drag the  Communicator to your Desktop  

1 Click Configure MyTraffic and then Localize MyTraffic.  If you have Installed to the Default C Drive, it will read   C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic 

If you have Installed to a different Location and Did Not create a folder it may read like this   G:\MyTraffic.    2 Click Ok.

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Step 2: Localize Prepar3D v3

1 Click Manage Prepar3D V2/V3   2 Click Localize Prepar3D v3     3  Click Ok 

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Step 3:  Adding the Simobjects.cfg Entry

Click Manage Prepar3D V2/V3   Click Manage simobjects.cfg - v3    3 The Simobjects box will pop up.    

4 Click Add MyTraffic  You will have to scroll down to see your new,  As you can see I now have the proper for my Simobjects.cfg.    5 Click Save and Close

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If You have Installed MyTraffic 6 to a Different location your will be shortened like this

 
 

Turning off AI traffic (Default Prepar3D Traffic)

We will Not be needing the Prepar3D Default AI Traffic now.  We can turn this off by going to Your Prepar3D V2\V3 Install location  

Follow the path:  ►  Prepar3D v3  ► Scenery  ► World  ► scenery

Follow the steps.  1 Right Click on trafficAircraft.bgl  Click Rename   2 Remove the bgl and Add off to the end, make sure you don't delete the Full Spot .  

3 What it should look like,  trafficAircraft.off

 

 
 

Adding the MyTraffic folder to Your Prepar3D Scenery Library

Launch Prepar3D.  Click World (Top Left)  Click Scenery Library.    1 Click Add Area.  2  and 3  Browse through your Drives and Locate the MyTraffic folder,  This is the Exact folder that you should add.

4 and 5  Click Ok

 
 
 
 
Make sure you Pick the Correct folder 

The correct folder is The MyTraffic folder 

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1 I will now move the MyTraffic Scenery down to just above Global, Generic & Vehicle Libraries   This is the Recommended order.  2 Click Ok

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To see MyTraffic 6 Planes,  You Need to adjust up your Aviation Traffic sliders in   Prepar3D > settings 

The more you move up the Settings the more Traffic you will see. Note: High settings will have an Impact on Performance 

 
 

Note: You will know if your Simobjects.cfg is set up correctly if Prepar3D is taking longer to Launch to the Splash Screen 

 

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(2)  To Setup MyTraffic 6 Manually (simobjects.cfg) Prepar3D V3
 
MyTraffic 6 is Launched "Connected"  to Prepar3D in 2 ways,  Your Simobjects.cfg and through your Prepar3D Scenery Library
 
Below are steps to setup your Simobjects.cfg Manually  
 
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Note: You will still have to add your MyTaffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic.  
 
Manually setting up your simobjects.cfg
 
Installing MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive
                           
After you Install MyTaffic 6,  The communicator "MyTraffic 6 Control Panel" will pop up,  Close it we will not be using it.  We will now add an Entry to your simobjects.cfg 
 
The Default Install folder Location for MyTraffic 6 is  C\MyTraffic Professional 
 
Your Path in simobjects.cfg will be this    Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft 
 
It will look like this in your Simobjects.cfg 
 
[Entry.10] 
Title=MyTraffic Vehicles 
Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft
Required=False
Active=True

If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default Location,  You can Copy and Paste the above Entry into Your Simobjects.cfg 

Go to  ► Computer ► Local Disk (C:) ►ProgramData ► Lockheed Martin  ► Prepar3D v3  >  Simobjects.cfg 
 
Follow the steps in the image below. 1 Double Click on Simobjects.cfg to Open. 2 Your Simobjects Note pad will pop up. 3  Paste your new Entry in at the bottom. 4  Go to File and Click Save
 
Pay attention to the correct Numbering order in the Image, Click the Image, Read the Tex 
 
 
 
I have now added the MyTaffic 6 Entry to my Simobjects.cfg 
 
As you can see from the Image this is a Default simobjects.cfg with 1 Add On  MyTraffic 6
 
If you have more then a Default 9 Entry's in your Simobjects.cfg, You need to change the Number to suit Your simobjects.cfg.  The Entry Numbers Start at 0 and go down,  If the Numbers are Not correct Prepar3D Will Not see your new and MyTraffic 6 Will Not Launch  

 

 

 

Installing MyTraffic 6 to a Different Location

 

Important Question:

 
If you Installed MyTraffic 6 somewhere else as apposed to the Default location, did you Create a folder to Install MyTraffic 6 to ?  What did you name this folder?
 
This is important because this extra folder extension will change the folder path= in your simobjects.cfg ! 
 
For Example:  I am now Installing MyTraffic 6 and have decided to Install to my G Drive,  I will Create and name a folder called   MyTraffic6   and point the Installer to it, Note: Notice how i left No spaces when i named this folder !  
 
You need to spell the Name of the folder you Created exactly the same including the spaces in your simobjects.cfg,  If you are even one digit or space out MyTraffic 6 Will Not launch
 
Not creating a folder to install to
 
If you have Installed Mytraffic 6 to a Different location and Not the default Location,  The MyTraffic 6 Installer will Automatically create a folder called  MyTraffic
 
Your simobjects.cfg Path will be  Path=X:\MyTraffic\Aircraft   You will have to change the Drive Letter to suit your Install location 
 
I left an X  in my path,  Change this X to suit your Install Drive letter   
 
[Entry.10] 
Title=MyTraffic Vehicles 
Path=X:\MyTraffic\Aircraft 
Required=False
Active=True

 

Note:  You will know if your Simobjects.cfg is set up correctly if Prepar3D is taking longer to Launch to the Splash Screen 
           
         *  You will still need to add the MyTaffic folder to your Prepa3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic
 
 
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(3)  To Setup MyTraffic 6 Manually for Prepar3D V2
 
This is the very same procedure as Manually setting up for Prepar3D V3,  Adding an Entry to your Simobjects.cfg + adding your the MyTraffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library
 
Setting up your Simobjects.cfg Manaully 
 
By Default you will have 8 Entry's in your Simobjects.cfg.  If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive.....
 
Your Entry will look like this 
 
[Entry.9]
Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft

 

Go to  ► Computer ► Local Disk (C:) ► ProgramData ► Lockheed Martin ► Prepar3D V2    Double Click on Simobjects.cfg to open 

If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive you can Copy and Paste the above Entry into your Simobjects.cfg
   
When added to your Simobjects.cfg, it will look like this.  This is a Default simobjects.cfg with 1 Add On Mytraffic 6  
 
[Entry.0]
Path=SimObjects\Airplanes
[Entry.1]
Path=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
[Entry.2]
Path=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
[Entry.3]
Path=SimObjects\Boats
[Entry.4]
Path=SimObjects\Animals
[Entry.5]
Path=SimObjects\Misc
[Entry.6]
Path=SimObjects\Submersible
[Entry.7]
Path=SimObjects\Weapons
[Entry.8]
Path=SimObjects\Countermeasures
[Entry.9]
Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft

 

 
 
Note: You will still have to add your MyTaffic folder to your Prepa3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic.  ( See above Instructions to do this)
 
 
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(4)   Possible CDT'S Crash To Desktop when using MyTraffic 6
 
Some users are reporting NTDLL.LL crashes when using MyTraffic 6.  If you are experiencing these CDT'S You can Disable The Military aircraft in your MyTraffic scenery folder.
 
You can Disable Military aircraft and then check to see if this helps your issue 
 
Go here:  Local Disk ► MyTraffic Professional ► MyTraffic ► Scenery 
 
Locate this file  MyTrafficmil.bgl   Rename this file to MyTrafficmil.bgl.orig this will Disable Military aircraft
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Introduction
 

To Use MyTraffic 6a for Prepar3D v4 using the add-on.xml file system. Note: This is also relevant for Prepar3D v3.3 and up 

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The following steps is to use MyTraffic 6 for Prepar3D v4 using the add-on.xml file system,  Using this method we Do Not need to use the Communicator and we Do Not need to add any entries to the simobjects.cfg file or the Scenery Library.

The add-on.xml file will have all the Information to launch and use MyTraffic 6,  We will Insert this file into the Prepar3D v4 Add-on's folder in Documents 

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First   You need to install MyTraffic 6, Note: MyTraffic 6 Installs Outside the core Prepar3D folder   

Insure you Disable your Antivirus Software and User Account Control (UAC)

Run the Mytraffic 6 Installer as administrator 


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We will first create an "add-on.xml"  file,  We will then add the MYtraffic 6 entry

Below is a complete Image of what it will look like when finished 

Click on the Image to view in full Resolution 

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Creating an add-on.xml file 

1) Right click anywhere on your desktop,  Click New,  Click Tex Document  You will now have a little white file on your desktop
 
2) Right Click on this white file,  Click Rename  Call this file
add-on.xml
 
3) Go to:  Documents > Prepar3D v4 Add-ons,  Create and Name a new folder inside calling it 
MyTraffic6 
 
4) Now click and drag your new add-on.xml file and pop it into the new folder 
MyTraffic6

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Adding the MyTraffic 6 entry to the add-on.xml file
 
Right Click on your new add-on.xml file and Open

Please Note: If you have Installed Mytraffic 6 to the Default C Drive location you can Copy the below entry and Paste it into your add-on.xml file,  Insure you Save it 

If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to a different location,  You need to change the  2 <Path>'s to suite your Install location 

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on">
<AddOn.Name>MyTraffic6</AddOn.Name>
<AddOn.Description>MyTraffic6.</AddOn.Description>

<AddOn.Component>
<Category>SimObjects</Category>
<Path>C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft</Path>
</AddOn.Component>

<AddOn.Component>
<Category>Scenery</Category>
<Path>C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic</Path>
<Name>MyTrafficScenery</Name>
<Layer>114</Layer>
</AddOn.Component>

</SimBase.Document>

 

 

Launch Prepar3D,  You will see this message, Click Yes,  MyTraffic 6 is now active  

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If you Click Options > Add-ons  You can now enable and disable MyTraffic 6 by ticking the box (A restart is required to take effect) 

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Additional Information  (Important) 

1) Disable Mytraffic Military aircraft from possible causing you Crash's (CDT)

Go here: Local Disk (c) ► MyTraffic Professional ►MyTraffic ►Scenery,  Locate this file MyTrafficmil.bgl 

Rename this file to MyTrafficmil.bgl.orig This will Disable Military aircraft

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2) Turning off Default AI aircraft traffic,  Please see here for a Video and here for an Image

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3) You need to adjust up the Traffic Sliders in Prepar3D > Settings to see MyTraffic 6 planes 

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4) If you look at the bottom of the add-on.xml file you will see this "<Layer>114</Layer>"  This command will Insert the MyTraffic scenery 114 lines from the bottom of the Prepar3D Scenery Library,  This is the recommended position,  You can adjust this yourself by editing this number and saving it

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5) You will experience long loading times when MyTraffic 6 is enabled,  This is normal

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