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Fsdreamteam & Flightbeam sceneries

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Just posting here to find out if anyone is experiencing this issue.

All my sceneries for the above are registered in the addon manager but yesterday upon landing at KPHX and today at KJFKv2 after long flights none of those airports displayed at all except for the jetways. Anyone knows why this happens? Thought of cheking here first, because I'm so mad that if go to their forum I may just say something unpolite.

 

Regards

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This is usually an issue with couatl, whether it be an update or some kind of glitch (most likely). If you go into your Addon menu, there is an option to restart couatl.  That should fix it...

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Also download and run the Standalone Manager.   This usually fixes any couatl issue.   Hopefully one day they move away from couatl which runs in background.   I know Flightbeam is getting rid of it ASAP. 

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couatl has crashed twice for me lately...but i noticed it right away since GSX wasn't loading so i didn't waste a flight...however it always worked after restarting fsx.

if you are updated to the latest version and if you are having a lot of issues with it i'd suggest to copy the log and post it on their forums, getting mad will not solve it but posting crash logs will often get results :biggrin:

you can find the logfile usually in: Users/name/AppData/Roaming/Virtuali/couatl.err

good luck!

cheers,-andy crosby

 

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This can happen as well if you activate a former deactivated scenery of them in the Scenery Library and then directly fly there without restarting the simulator. At least that happens to me with all the latest versions installed.

Best Regards

Frank

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The good thing is that Flightbeam are updating their sceneries to disband with Couatl. Once this occurs then I will purchase a few. I've heard of the problems people have with the Couatl process.

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1 hour ago, GrayP said:

The good thing is that Flightbeam are updating their sceneries to disband with Couatl.

That's the best news I've read all week..., oh man, I hope it's true.  The Flightbeam scenery is magnificent, it's the best I have among the best that others have to offer. The only downside was the despised couatl engine, which I would never let near my workstation were it not for Flightbeam.  I have several friends that won't touch Flightbeam because of couatl..., but I'm willing to put up with a week of crashes after every update because I'm retired and this is what I do.

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2 hours ago, downscc said:

the best news I've read all week..., oh man, I hope it's true.

 Agreed, It's been hit and miss for me too with the couatl engine... unfortunately more misses and it just seems to cause issues so I just don't install anything that uses it. Maybe not the best fix as I don't get to use the products, but 100% less frustrating for me anyway in my playground. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, downscc said:

... but I'm willing to put up with a week of crashes after every update because I'm retired and this is what I do.

This made my day.

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23 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

This made my day.

Mine too. And you need a lot of patience and resilience to stand at the FSDT forums.

Cheers, Ed

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8 hours ago, mdata said:

This can happen as well if you activate a former deactivated scenery of them in the Scenery Library and then directly fly there without restarting the simulator. At least that happens to me with all the latest versions installed.

Best Regards

Frank

This is exactly the answer I was going to post.

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I used to start gsx and then reload it where the scenery (fsdt scenery) would then load completely after only loading the gates prior. Didn't work all the time. I get gsx failure frequently because of couatl failing. Big pain in the butt.

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Wow! thanks for all the replies, didn't realize so many people have had issues with Couatl. Will follow the posted advice. Once again much obliged.

 

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1 hour ago, ideoplastic said:

Wow! thanks for all the replies, didn't realize so many people have had issues with Couatl. Will follow the posted advice. Once again much obliged.

I have had one or two issues with it and, honestly, I'm not a fan, but it's normally been fairly stable.  It's just a pain when it happens.

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I have had numerous crashes and unfortunately do not use my Flightbeam airports anymore.  Great news they are getting rid of Couatl.

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19 hours ago, mdata said:

This can happen as well if you activate a former deactivated scenery of them in the Scenery Library and then directly fly there without restarting the simulator. At least that happens to me with all the latest versions installed.

Best Regards

Frank

If you use sceneryconf editor and check a previously unchecked COUTI airport should you start then restart the sim? I have about given up on FSDT and Flightbeam though I have about eight of them. My problem of late has been no runway textures on landing.

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25 minutes ago, PATCO LCH said:

My problem of late has been no runway textures on landing.

I've seen this enough times to check the P3D Addon menu while enroute to make sure GSX is in the menu.  If it is missing then you will not have an airport when you get to a FSDT or Flightbeam location.  Runway textures included along with lights and of course terminal buildings.

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If you use sceneryconf editor and check a previously unchecked COUTI airport should you start then restart the sim? I have about given up on FSDT and Flightbeam though I have about eight of them. My problem of late has been no runway textures on landing.

The safest way (for me) to arrive at a "complete" FSDT airport is to make sure the sceneries I intend to fly to are acitvated beforehand I start P3D. In that case I edit the scenery.cfg manually with a text editor and simply set the property for the "Active=" parameter from False to True. It's a no brainer.

Beforehand:

[Area.454]
Title=CA-BC Vancouver International CYVR (FSDreamTeam)
Local=FsDreamTeam\CYVR
Layer=454
Active=FALSE
Required=FALSE

 

After:

[Area.454]
Title=CA-BC Vancouver International CYVR (FSDreamTeam)
Local=FsDreamTeam\CYVR
Layer=454
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

 

Best

Frank

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10 hours ago, GrayP said:

The posting I read is here

From Mir - "Just a note that we will be discontinuing the use of Addon Manager and Couatl starting this year."

http://flightbeam.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2416

This is great to hear. I stopped buying scenery titles which use the Couatl engine some time ago. I have never been happy with this (imo) sloppy software, not to mention that it behaves on updates like we were in 20th century regarding download speed.

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