SunDevil56

KPHL and KSLC for P3Dv4..??

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Any decent P3Dv4 scenery's available for KPHL and/or KSLC...??

A cursory look at Simmarket (my usual source) doesn't show anything, but I have not scoured the net, i'm just wondering if anything exists..??

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For KPHL, there is a freeware one by sunskyjet that works relatively fine in P3Dv4.

For KSLC, pacific island sim has a great rendition. I believe it is on their own store and not on simmarket.

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Yup both are great.

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IIRC, the SunSkyJet KPHL (native FSX) scenery had to have one of the ground bgls disabled in P3D to prevent pink textures from showing at altitude.

PacSim's KSLC is a good one...be aware that unless your system is pretty strong, the parking lots full of cars can clobber performance (easily disabled in the config program).

Regards

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58 minutes ago, w6kd said:

IIRC, the SunSkyJet KPHL (native FSX) scenery had to have one of the ground bgls disabled in P3D to prevent pink textures from showing at altitude.

A user reported that changing the anim.bgl file to anim.bgl.off resolved the Purple/Pink underlying ground issue, but that some or all of the animations (fuel trucks and working Deicing Stations just off of 09L).

Best wishes!

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1 hour ago, DaveCT2003 said:

A user reported that changing the anim.bgl file to anim.bgl.off resolved the Purple/Pink underlying ground issue, but that some or all of the animations (fuel trucks and working Deicing Stations just off of 09L).

 Best wishes!

Meaning they stopped working? So they just sit there, correct?

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32 minutes ago, Kevin_28 said:

Meaning they stopped working? So they just sit there, correct?

The scenery Fuel Trucks (that simply drive in a circle around the old fuel depot) probably won't show up, but the Deicing Stations should still be present. They mike also still work... one just has to try them to see.

Best wishes!

 

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9 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

The scenery Fuel Trucks (that simply drive in a circle around the old fuel depot) probably won't show up, but the Deicing Stations should still be present. They mike also still work... one just has to try them to see.

 Best wishes!

  

Ah OK! I can deal with that. Thanks 🙂 I didn't know there was a work around for those pink polys

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3 hours ago, w6kd said:

PacSim's KSLC is a good one

indeed .... has SODE jetways but no SODE conditionally activated daytime low visibility runway/approach lighting.

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6 hours ago, SunDevil56 said:

Any decent P3Dv4 scenery's available for KPHL and/or KSLC...??

A cursory look at Simmarket (my usual source) doesn't show anything, but I have not scoured the net, i'm just wondering if anything exists..??

Like others have said Pacsim KSLC is very good.  It is much better in 4.4 due to all the photo scenery that is included.  In 4.3 it was a blurry mess.

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Installed the SunSkyJet KPHL scenery, it's very nice considering it's freeware and intended for FSX, I disabled the anim.bgl as suggested (thanks Dave) and that resolved the pink textures issue....

The jetways appear to be static, as they don't seem to work with the default Ctrl+J key combo, so I assume the scenery was designed that way..?? FWIW, looking at the screenshots at the website, I don't see any jetways attached to aircraft, but it's still way better than the default scenery, or any other freeware KPHL, so no complaints here.

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6 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

A user reported that changing the anim.bgl file to anim.bgl.off resolved the Purple/Pink underlying ground issue, but that some or all of the animations (fuel trucks and working Deicing Stations just off of 09L).

Best wishes!

Thanks Dave, I had noticed that on a flyover recently but forgot to investigate further...appreciate the fix.

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There is a good version of KSLC that comes with REX Worldwide airports HD.

 

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I am so happy to see people using and enjoying the freeware SunSkyJet KPHL Scenery!  That scenery was almost completely redone from FS9 to FSX over a 3+ year time frame, and Ian and Shez did GREAT work!  

Philly (Philadelphia) was my home for 10 years while I worked for DoD, and I met my wife there!  I've flown in and out of  KPHL more times than I want to remember, and I was doing so while we were working on the scenery.  We even took pictures of the two large bridges in the vicinity of the airport as they were recently painted and we wanted to get the colors right.  The airport itself is done in amazingly accurate detail and it's just what the real airport looks like.  So yeah, it looks "older" because that's how it is in real life!  It's really amazing what Ian and Shez did.

 

For those looking at using this scenery, the installer is only for FSX so you have to install in a a folder you create (anywhere you wish) and then use Lorby's P3DAO to add the scenery, or you can use the XML file HERE (but you'll have to edit it with the correct path on your own computer, of course).  If you use Lorby's then it won't automatically add the Effects and what not (open the add-on.xml file I've provided to see the additional entries).

Best wishes everyone!

 

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I know this is somewhat of an old post but it has to do with the KPHL scenery.

I have this scenery installed in Prepar3d 4.5 and it seems to work well except for the ILS (esp 27R)..Have not tried other ILS approaches...

I was flying a route yesterday from LIRF to KPHL and all was good until i tried intercepting the ILS 27R localizer. I had the LOC engaged on my A330-300 when it all of a sudden it decided bank hard to the left from the app path. I had to quickly dis-engage the NAV and use HDG to get me back on the course (268 deg). 

I know there are 2 AFCADs that you can preload depending on  the wind direction which affects the AI traffic at the airport.

My question is does this ALSO affect the active ILSs at the airport also?

Jim

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Works perfectly for me in 4.5. Plus I was on the team that worked this scenery, all the approaces work. You using 108.95 for 27R?

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Yes. I did... But i have an update... It appears that you need the correct AFCAD installed depending on which direction the wind is coming from. I installed the WESTBOUND AFCAD and the LOC lock and ILS approach worked fine with the same A/C. I am assuming that this AFCAD switch also affect the usable ILS and the correct G/S and LOC bearing...

 

Jim

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