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I have a fair number of airport addons so I was wondering how does one fit a lot of airport scenery overrides into the Park Pos Generator when there are only 10 available slots? If someone can show me the light please. 

Cheers, 

John

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Hi John,

PPG searches recursively from a folder including the its sub folders, so if you enter a path above all your addons you only need one slot ...

For example if you have your airport addons all below D:\Addons you only need D:\Addons.

If your addons are in the flight simulator tree, you only need a path to the top node of your flight simulator.

Since PPG version 10.0 (just released) you can, for drives other then C:\ just specify say D:\ and it will search your complete D drive for airports.

Regards,

Nico

 

 

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Done that but still only seeing sporadic aircraft at the gates. Nay help would be appreciated.

 

John

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21 minutes ago, ejy1 said:

Done that but still only seeing sporadic aircraft at the gates. Nay help would be appreciated.

Post your Log.txt please. I might be caused by a lack of liveries from different airlines and types. We can see that in the Log.txt

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Mon Jul 15 15:39:02 2019 (utc)
version 15.3
PSXT (64 bit)
for Prepar3D v4.5

***************************** parameters *****************************
MAIN_WINDOW_X=349
MAIN_WINDOW_Y=172
VERSION_CHECKED_AT=Mon Jul 15
PROGRAM_VERSION=15.3
INSTALL_PATH=C:\PSXseeconTraffic
LIVE=true
SYNC_FPS=false
ALWAYS_ON_TOP=false
RANDOM=true
HEAVY_MIDDLE_AIRCRAFT=true
LIGHT_AIRCRAFT=true
HELICOPTERS=false
INCLUDE_UFOS=false
INCLUDE_NOTYPES=false
AUTO_MODE=false
GROUND_TRAFFIC=false
LIVE_IF_USER_AIRBORNE=false
COLLISION_USER_GND=false
COLLISION_LIVE_PARKED_GND=false
LOG_MATCHING=false
LOG_PARK=false
LOG_XML=false
UPS=25
NON_REAL_REMOVAL_THRESHOLD=30
LATERAL_RANGE=40
FLOOR_ALTITUDE=-1000
LIVERIES_FOLDER=C:\AILGenerator\liveries
AIRPORTS_FOLDER=C:\ParkPosGenerator\airports
FLIGHTPLANSFOLDER=
BLOCK_CALLSIGN=
**********************************************************************

Reading airport's data from airport files in "C:\ParkPosGenerator\airports"
Reading airport's data from airport files in "parked_updates"
8 airports added from "parked_updates"
9933 airports found
Initializing server at port 10747
Waiting for FlightSimulator to connect ...
Waiting for data provider to connect to PSXT ...
Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4 connected
Data provider connected

Aircraft type information read from "data\types.xml"
*** author:   PSXseeconTraffic
*** version:  12.11
*** date:     Sat Dec  1

Wingspan information read from "data\wingspan.xml"
*** author:   PSXseeconTraffic
*** version:  13.0
*** date:     Sat Dec  1
    max possible half wingspan: 35.9

*************************************** liveries summary ***************************************
1754 liveries read from file "C:\AILGenerator\liveries\AI_liveries.xml"
*** author:   AILGenerator
*** version:  4.10
*** date:     Mon Jul 15
92 registration codes
generic Boeing liveries for 2 types: B744 B748 
generic Airbus liveries for 3 types: A21N A319 A320 
no generic Embraer liveries
no generic Bombardier liveries
no generic ATR liveries
no generic Private liveries
381 unique airlines
95 unique aircraft types
Default livery set for aircraft category Heavy, type B763, # liveries: 58
Default livery set for aircraft category Middle, type A320, # liveries: 299
Default livery set for aircraft category Light, type PC12, # liveries: 6
No default livery found for aircraft category Heli
************************************************************************************************

User aircraft title: Mooney Bravo
User aircraft model: M20T
User aircraft half wing span: 5.5 meter
Flightplan search activated
Connecting QNHReader to UDP port 49004 ...
QNHReader connected
Connecting TrafficReader to UDP port 49003 ...
TrafficReader connected
15:39:07 QNH: 1019
User aircraft is at 45.311124,-75.655575, 0.9 nm from airport CYOW (YOW)
Park airport is: CYOW (YOW)

Out of business information read from "data\outofbusiness.xml"
*** author:   Nico
*** version:  1.0
*** date:     June 23, 2019

Parkpos file "parked_updates\CYOW.xml" for Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl
*** author:   Nico
*** version:  1.0
*** date:     June 23, 2019
    supplier: 
    61 parking positions, of which
    2 real live parking positions (3%), with 
    2 real live options, and 
    4 defined hours
    last update Mon Jul 15

21 aircraft to be parked (34%)
15:43:45 Live: 12, Parked: 2
15:48:38 Live: 14, Parked: 2
15:54:02  Sim is interrupted ...
15:54:13 Flight Simulator no longer connected, PSXseeconTraffic will stop ...
Exiting: SIM WAS CLOSED
QNH Reader has stopped
Traffic Reader has stopped

*************************************** live traffic livery matching summary ***************************************
Mon Jul 15 15:54:19 2019 (utc)
19 liveries needed
89% (17) were completely matched, of which 0% (0) upon registration code (r)
 =x= 2 random liveries for type
 =X= 5 random liveries for similar type
 =d= 2 default liveries generated

The missing livery was for the following airline and type code:
  HRT C172 
********************************************************************************************************************

MAIN_WINDOW_X=400
MAIN_WINDOW_Y=20
Mon Jul 15 15:54:19 2019
 

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>LOG_PARK=false

Please post a log of a session with Logging park/position checked....

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Now I have aircraft at the stands Nico after checking off the  "Logging park/position" box. ..weird.. what was I doing wrong?

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Mon Jul 15 17:07:57 2019 (utc)
version 15.3
PSXT (64 bit)
for Prepar3D v4.5

***************************** parameters *****************************
MAIN_WINDOW_X=629
MAIN_WINDOW_Y=162
VERSION_CHECKED_AT=Mon Jul 15
PROGRAM_VERSION=15.3
INSTALL_PATH=C:\PSXseeconTraffic
LIVE=true
SYNC_FPS=false
ALWAYS_ON_TOP=false
RANDOM=true
HEAVY_MIDDLE_AIRCRAFT=true
LIGHT_AIRCRAFT=true
HELICOPTERS=false
INCLUDE_UFOS=false
INCLUDE_NOTYPES=false
AUTO_MODE=false
GROUND_TRAFFIC=false
LIVE_IF_USER_AIRBORNE=false
COLLISION_USER_GND=false
COLLISION_LIVE_PARKED_GND=false
LOG_MATCHING=false
LOG_PARK=true
LOG_XML=false
UPS=25
NON_REAL_REMOVAL_THRESHOLD=30
LATERAL_RANGE=40
FLOOR_ALTITUDE=-1000
LIVERIES_FOLDER=C:\AILGenerator\liveries
AIRPORTS_FOLDER=C:\ParkPosGenerator\airports
FLIGHTPLANSFOLDER=
BLOCK_CALLSIGN=
**********************************************************************

Reading airport's data from airport files in "C:\ParkPosGenerator\airports"
Reading airport's data from airport files in "parked_updates"
8 airports added from "parked_updates"
9933 airports found
Initializing server at port 10747
Waiting for data provider to connect to PSXT ...
Waiting for FlightSimulator to connect ...
Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4 connected
Data provider connected

Aircraft type information read from "data\types.xml"
*** author:   PSXseeconTraffic
*** version:  12.11
*** date:     Sat Dec  1

Wingspan information read from "data\wingspan.xml"
*** author:   PSXseeconTraffic
*** version:  13.0
*** date:     Sat Dec  1
    max possible half wingspan: 35.9

*************************************** liveries summary ***************************************
1754 liveries read from file "C:\AILGenerator\liveries\AI_liveries.xml"
*** author:   AILGenerator
*** version:  4.10
*** date:     Mon Jul 15
92 registration codes
generic Boeing liveries for 2 types: B744 B748 
generic Airbus liveries for 3 types: A21N A319 A320 
no generic Embraer liveries
no generic Bombardier liveries
no generic ATR liveries
no generic Private liveries
381 unique airlines
95 unique aircraft types
Default livery set for aircraft category Heavy, type B763, # liveries: 58
Default livery set for aircraft category Middle, type A320, # liveries: 299
Default livery set for aircraft category Light, type PC12, # liveries: 6
No default livery found for aircraft category Heli
************************************************************************************************

User aircraft title: Mooney Bravo
User aircraft model: M20T
User aircraft half wing span: 5.5 meter
Flightplan search activated
Connecting QNHReader to UDP port 49004 ...
QNHReader connected
Connecting TrafficReader to UDP port 49003 ...
TrafficReader connected
17:08:02 QNH: 1019
User aircraft is at 45.311124,-75.655574, 0.9 nm from airport CYOW (YOW)
Park airport is: CYOW (YOW)

Out of business information read from "data\outofbusiness.xml"
*** author:   Nico
*** version:  1.0
*** date:     June 23, 2019

Parkpos file "parked_updates\CYOW.xml" for Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl
*** author:   Nico
*** version:  1.0
*** date:     June 23, 2019
    supplier: 
    61 parking positions, of which
    2 real live parking positions (3%), with 
    2 real live options, and 
    4 defined hours
    last update Mon Jul 15


Allocation of parked aircraft could not be based on the actual hour.
21 aircraft to be parked (34%)
parked at    g28: ACA1_    A320 === FLAi_FAIB_A320CFM_ACA-Air Canada
parked at     g3: ASQ2_    E145 === FLAi_AIM_ERJ145_ASQ-ExpressJetAAL
17:10:17 QNH: 1018
17:12:34 Live: 10, Parked: 2
No flight plan found for origin airport CYOW in folder 
 

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Posted (edited)

Well in your log I only see 2 parked aircraft listed, I'd expect 21 ..  

EDIT: don't know if the airport file that you are using is the one you wanted. It was generated June 23, 2019.  If you recently ran PPG in order to obtain an airport file for Ottawa, you should remove CYOW.xml from the PSXseeconTraffic\parked_updates folder.

Edited by kiek

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That's my point. I should be seeing at least 12 parked planes at YOW. For a change I switched to YYZ and there are just a measly 4 parked planes. Your application recognises that I am using the  Fly Tampa YYZ product but only 4 planes when there should be at least 30. I don't understand what it is that I'm doing wrong. 

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Strange, you have sufficient liveries and it does not generate "no park at .. " messages...

Is this problem new for you in 15.3 or did you have that in 15.2 too?

And could you post your CYOW.xml file?

Edited by kiek

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<meta>
    <info name="author" value="ParkPosGenerator" />
    <info name="version" value="10.0" />
    <info name="date" value="Tue Jul 16" />
</meta>
<parameters>
    <parameter name="ICAO" value="CYOW" />
    <parameter name="IATA" value="YOW" />
    <parameter name="latitude" value="45.322500" />
    <parameter name="longitude" value="-75.669166" />
    <parameter name="airport_name" value="Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Intl" />
    <parameter name="supplier" value="P3D " />
    <parameter name="parking_percentage" value="35" />
    <parameter name="last_update" value="" />
    <parameter name="num_parkpos" value="61" />
    <parameter name="num_real_live_parkpos" value="0" />
    <parameter name="num_real_live_options" value="0" />
    <parameter name="num_defined_hours" value="0" />
</parameters>
<parkpositions>
    <parkpos id="g11" latitude="45.322842" longitude="-75.670677" heading="84.0" radius="18.0" />
    <parkpos id="g12" latitude="45.322556" longitude="-75.670219" heading="36.0" radius="32.0" />
    <parkpos id="g13" latitude="45.322357" longitude="-75.669800" heading="36.0" radius="22.0" />
    <parkpos id="g14" latitude="45.322128" longitude="-75.669350" heading="37.0" radius="32.0" />
    <parkpos id="g15" latitude="45.321762" longitude="-75.668648" heading="36.0" radius="29.0" />
    <parkpos id="g16" latitude="45.321487" longitude="-75.668175" heading="36.0" radius="24.0" />
    <parkpos id="g17" latitude="45.321243" longitude="-75.667709" heading="37.0" radius="30.0" />
    <parkpos id="g18" latitude="45.320972" longitude="-75.667213" heading="36.0" radius="26.0" />
    <parkpos id="g20" latitude="45.320690" longitude="-75.666603" heading="37.0" radius="27.0" />
    <parkpos id="g22" latitude="45.320465" longitude="-75.666130" heading="38.0" radius="26.0" />
    <parkpos id="g23" latitude="45.321156" longitude="-75.664528" heading="256.0" radius="15.0" />
    <parkpos id="g24" latitude="45.320187" longitude="-75.665665" heading="38.0" radius="27.0" />
    <parkpos id="g25" latitude="45.320889" longitude="-75.663994" heading="256.0" radius="16.0" />
    <parkpos id="g27" latitude="45.320606" longitude="-75.663849" heading="276.0" radius="19.0" />
    <parkpos id="g28" latitude="45.319984" longitude="-75.664864" heading="0.0" radius="30.0" />
    <parkpos id="g3" latitude="45.323879" longitude="-75.670021" heading="175.0" radius="18.0" />
    <parkpos id="g5" latitude="45.323490" longitude="-75.670578" heading="128.0" radius="16.0" />
    <parkpos id="g6" latitude="45.323231" longitude="-75.670784" heading="92.0" radius="18.0" />
    <parkpos id="r1" latitude="45.323627" longitude="-75.669243" heading="188.0" radius="14.0" />
    <parkpos id="r19" latitude="45.321648" longitude="-75.665337" heading="256.0" radius="12.0" />
    <parkpos id="r2" latitude="45.323788" longitude="-75.669609" heading="216.0" radius="14.0" />
    <parkpos id="r21" latitude="45.321396" longitude="-75.664963" heading="256.0" radius="13.0" />
    <parkpos id="r29" latitude="45.320099" longitude="-75.663857" heading="328.0" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r30" latitude="45.320015" longitude="-75.664223" heading="359.0" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r36" latitude="45.325142" longitude="-75.672348" heading="37.2" radius="50.0" />
    <parkpos id="r38" latitude="45.327423" longitude="-75.676666" heading="308.0" radius="28.0" />
    <parkpos id="r39" latitude="45.327858" longitude="-75.678749" heading="36.0" radius="26.0" />
    <parkpos id="r4" latitude="45.323746" longitude="-75.670288" heading="128.0" radius="16.0" />
    <parkpos id="r40" latitude="45.320614" longitude="-75.661835" heading="328.0" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r41" latitude="45.320789" longitude="-75.661423" heading="324.4" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r42" latitude="45.320950" longitude="-75.661072" heading="324.0" radius="18.0" />
    <parkpos id="r43" latitude="45.321095" longitude="-75.660721" heading="324.0" radius="17.0" />
    <parkpos id="r45" latitude="45.324799" longitude="-75.665421" heading="324.0" radius="26.0" />
    <parkpos id="r46" latitude="45.325054" longitude="-75.664635" heading="329.8" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r47" latitude="45.325329" longitude="-75.664009" heading="329.8" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r49" latitude="45.324806" longitude="-75.658150" heading="236.0" radius="20.0" />
    <parkpos id="r50" latitude="45.322556" longitude="-75.657906" heading="328.0" radius="16.0" />
    <parkpos id="r51" latitude="45.322735" longitude="-75.657486" heading="328.0" radius="16.0" />
    <parkpos id="r52" latitude="45.323097" longitude="-75.656624" heading="232.0" radius="8.0" />
    <parkpos id="r53" latitude="45.323254" longitude="-75.656769" heading="232.0" radius="8.0" />
    <parkpos id="r54" latitude="45.323402" longitude="-75.656921" heading="232.0" radius="8.0" />
    <parkpos id="r55" latitude="45.324265" longitude="-75.656166" heading="332.0" radius="22.0" />
    <parkpos id="r56" latitude="45.321762" longitude="-75.660065" heading="328.0" radius="18.0" />
    <parkpos id="r57" latitude="45.321915" longitude="-75.659744" heading="328.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r58" latitude="45.322037" longitude="-75.659470" heading="328.0" radius="15.0" />
    <parkpos id="r59" latitude="45.322189" longitude="-75.659164" heading="328.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r60" latitude="45.334457" longitude="-75.688171" heading="243.7" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r61" latitude="45.334602" longitude="-75.688278" heading="240.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r62" latitude="45.334747" longitude="-75.688400" heading="242.2" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r63" latitude="45.335072" longitude="-75.688675" heading="240.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r64" latitude="45.335327" longitude="-75.689171" heading="328.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r65" latitude="45.334736" longitude="-75.687408" heading="332.0" radius="8.0" />
    <parkpos id="r66" latitude="45.335407" longitude="-75.685486" heading="24.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r67" latitude="45.335323" longitude="-75.685211" heading="18.9" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r68" latitude="45.335217" longitude="-75.684853" heading="24.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r69" latitude="45.324848" longitude="-75.653648" heading="328.0" radius="24.0" />
    <parkpos id="r70" latitude="45.325752" longitude="-75.651024" heading="331.0" radius="32.0" />
    <parkpos id="r71" latitude="45.325874" longitude="-75.650078" heading="56.0" radius="22.0" />
    <parkpos id="r72" latitude="45.326336" longitude="-75.649063" heading="56.0" radius="34.0" />
    <parkpos id="r90" latitude="45.313370" longitude="-75.653214" heading="104.0" radius="10.0" />
    <parkpos id="r91" latitude="45.313793" longitude="-75.653313" heading="56.0" radius="10.0" />
</parkpositions>
 

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Aha, I see the "problem"... You have generated airport files without [Airline,Aircraft type] options  Then you have to wait till the airport file is updated real time with arriving and departing aircraft before you can see the wanted 21 aircraft. (You only got 2 lately because you had two real time options in that file).

You better run PPG again with the checkbox "Generate [Airline, Aircrfat type ..." and so on ticked.

 

 

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Okay Nico. I am doing that now as I type. Thanks for this.. Quick question though.. when I loaded P3D just now I see a UPS B744 F parked at the FedEx cargo ramp. Sure enough the daily Fedex A300 600 comes in and taxis to its FedEx ramp but the UPS aircraft doesn't disappear and the FedEx plane just hangs around just before its chosen spot. How can I get the UPS to clear out of the way so that the rightful Fedex aircraft can park in its assigned spot?

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Tick in PSXT Collision avoid. ground: Live X Parked

If the FedEx plane comes very close to the UPS plane the UPS plane will disappear.

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Okay I will give that a go Nico. BTW..are we supposed to see parked aircraft at our destination airport .. or just take offs and landings? Why I ask is that I just did a little flight from YYJ to YVR and I can see air craft movements and takeoffs and landings at YVR but no aircraft parked at any gate. 

Cheers.

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Posted (edited)

If you fill in your destination airport in the UI you will see parked aircraft while you land.

Please read the manual about all that....

Edited by kiek

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Hi Nico, should have done that. Now I'm sitting at YVR and had to rescan the airports with ParkPosGenerator again because I couldn't understand why only 4 aircraft parked at YVR compared to when I go to LAX and there are more that 60 parked with the default P3D ver 4 settings. I think your application doesn't like FSDT products. I performed a rescan and finally it recognised the FSDT YVR product but only a slight improvement in planes parked (7). BTW why do I see planes that have landed scoot across the airport perpendicular to the runway..really annoying. Also I will see planes that have landed fine then suddenly backtrack up the runway very fast. Very weird!

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Well the supplier does not matter. They all use the same .bgl format, otherwise it would not work in FSX/P3D.... There must be something  wrong in your settings. In the generated file you can see how many parking positions it has found.

Make sure you are using the right file after a run of PPG. There are two places where PSXT searches. First in the parked_updates folder and if no file is found in the folder pointed to by your airports folder parameter.  There is text about that at the end of the FAQ. ("I'm confused about where to put the airport file").

@BTW I cannot do much about that, it is caused by irregularities in the data coming from RealTraffic. See the disclaimer in the Manual. If it is very bad you better fly at an airport with better ADS-B data at the ground, although it will never be 100% correct. 

EDIT: I've uploaded a new 15.3 that will give an info message if there are not enough parking positions with an airline+type option in the airport file for the wanted percentage parked.

Edited by kiek

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