Bachian

Is there a limit for the add-on.xml?

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After migrating to P3D v4.1, I started to add all my freeware sceneries via add-on.xml method. It's very nice, because you don't need to copy Effects files to the sim folder.

The problem is that if I have more than 38 entries in my add-ons folder, I start to have some texture issues, like you can see in the picture bellow:

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It only happens if I have more than 38 entries, no matter what add-on is.

Do you know if there is any limit of add-ons that can be added to the sim?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Bachian said:

After migrating to P3D v4.1, I started to add all my freeware sceneries via add-on.xml method. It's very nice, because you don't need to copy Effects files to the sim folder.

The problem is that if I have more than 38 entries in my add-ons folder, I start to have some texture issues, like you can see in the picture bellow:

treHhv.jpg

 

It only happens if I have more than 38 entries, no matter what add-on is.

Do you know if there is any limit of add-ons that can be added to the sim?

 

 

Yes, this is an know bug that LM is aware of.

Simbol 

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35 minutes ago, simbol said:

Yes, this is an know bug that LM is aware of.

Simbol 

Really? Most of modern addons (scenery and aircraft) use this method, I believe we will be in trouble pretty soon.

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15 minutes ago, Bachian said:

Really? Most of modern addons (scenery and aircraft) use this method, I believe we will be in trouble pretty soon.

Since they’re aware, I imagine that a fix will be coming via a hotfix or fixed in 4.2.

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3 minutes ago, Milton Waddams said:

Since they’re aware, I imagine that a fix will be coming via a hotfix or fixed in 4.2.

I hope it will be in a hotfix soon.

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2 hours ago, Bachian said:

It only happens if I have more than 38 entries, no matter what add-on is

Ok, But is there any problem after you load the flight?

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I have a large number number of addon sceneries installed, my total is 412. The issue is the amount of Effects entries. I have copied all my effects to my P3D dir and just back it up. Reduce your effects entries, and all should be fine, until LM fix it.

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30 minutes ago, lodestar said:

Ok, But is there any problem after you load the flight?

Yes, a lot of textures won't load and the objects became dark, just like the preview.

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24 minutes ago, Travelling_Wilbury said:

I have a large number number of addon sceneries installed, my total is 412. The issue is the amount of Effects entries. I have copied all my effects to my P3D dir and just back it up. Reduce your effects entries, and all should be fine, until LM fix it.

That's interesting. What if I create one entry just for all the effects together? It should work…

Have anyone tried that?

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49 minutes ago, Bachian said:

That's interesting. What if I create one entry just for all the effects together? It should work…

Have anyone tried that?

is it not the same to leave them on the default PD3 folder? kind of defeat the purpose lol.

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Simbol

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25 minutes ago, simbol said:

is it not the same to leave them on the default PD3 folder? kind of defeat the purpose lol.

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Simbol

lol yes I know. Sounds silly, but seems too many effects entries and that's your lot.

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1 hour ago, Bachian said:

That's interesting. What if I create one entry just for all the effects together? It should work…

Have anyone tried that?

You could try that. No ham would be done. I get lazy and just kept with the default, although all my addons are installed via the xml method.

 

There is also an issue with the FSL A320 not showing livery if you have too many addon airports like FSDT airports.I have to disable KCLT. Weird.

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2 hours ago, simbol said:

is it not the same to leave them on the default PD3 folder? kind of defeat the purpose lol.

Regards,
Simbol

I prefer to have a folder with all addons effects than put in P3D effects folder. It's always best to leave the P3D untouched. The perfect world would be not have this limitation, but I think that can be a good temporary solution.

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1 hour ago, Travelling_Wilbury said:

You could try that. No ham would be done. I get lazy and just kept with the default, although all my addons are installed via the xml method.

 

There is also an issue with the FSL A320 not showing livery if you have too many addon airports like FSDT airports.I have to disable KCLT. Weird.

So you already started to have issues because of this limitation. This is what I suspected would be the worst scenario. I hope LM correct this soon, until that, I'm in doubt if the XML is the best solution instead the old Scenery Library.

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Find my posts on Avsim about the XML method and the consequences for effects, sounds and textures resolution before proceeding so you don't damage your simulator.

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Simbol 

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