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Hello ..

I've got a problem with VOXATC and I was wondering if someone on this forum has had the same experience.

Of course I have searched everywhere for any info on this for days, but I was unable to find anything.

My configuration:

VOXATC latest version 7.42 for P3Dv4

P3DV4.5 latest version

ORBX Global Base Pack

ORBX Global Vector

ORBX Global Open LC Europe

ORBX Global True Earth Netherlands

PMDG 737 NGX 800/900 Base package for P3D

 

In this configuration VOXATC is running without any errors.

From clearance upto vacated runway / taxi to destination gate everything goes like it should.

 

Now, when I install FLY TAMPA Amsterdam, after requesting startup approval, VOX ATC responds everything double with different voices,

and it doesn't accept any of my answers anymore.

When I un-install FLY TAMPA Amsterdam everything is back to normal.

 

Then, when I install NL2000 - Schiphol Airport EHAM, I can take-off normally, no double responses, however suddenly after having contacted departure, while climbing to FL190 as instructed, VOXATC keeps repeating "Descend to FL60"  and none of my answers are accepted anymore.

And again, after un-installation of this add-on everything is back to normal.

Anyone any ideas ?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Marcel

 

 

 

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EHAM has a very complex set of runways and that has been a challenge to those developers that have produced 3rd party versions of the airport. For example, just read this post from the official Fly Tampa message board.

https://www.flytampa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9604

I do not have a copy of either of those versions of EHAM, so unfortunately I can't help you troubleshoot the problem. Maybe someone else will chime in.

First, you should make sure that you don't have multiple 3rd party versions of EHAM installed. ORBX regions and FTX Vector install versions of airports, as do some payware AI traffic add-ons. You also could take a look at the EHAM airport file with Airport Design Editor and see what you can see. Generally, 3rd party airport developers are interested in eye candy and how the user's aircraft is treated by the default ATC. Considerations for other apps like VOXATC and AI aircraft are well down the list. As a result, parking spots are often either too small, have the wrong airline codes or are orphaned from the taxiway network. Runways and taxiways may have overlapping nodes. Com frequencies, approaches, navaids and waypoints can be out of date and not match those used by a Navigraph-enabled aircraft which uses the latest AIRAC. The P3d4 default ATC is rather stupid but it forgives many of these errors found in 3rd party airports. VOXATC is more like Mr. Spock from Star Trek. If it's wrong, VOXATC just stops working or worse crashes itself and the sim. Aerosoft airports are notorious for this kind of "incomplete" design. Fly Tampa airports tend to be pretty good as long as there is a version designed for P3d4 and the airport is not overly complex. For example, I have six Fly Tampa airports installed and they all work fine with VOXATC.


Jay Bloomfield

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Thanks for the quick reply!

A lot of reading to do, but sofar after having read your info and after having scrolled quickly through these posts and sub links I understand now that airport add-ons can cause different behaviours,  especially EHAM.

I will do some testing with runways open/closed, as I have it configured All active/open now.

And I will have a look with ADE ( never did this before so will have to learn...)

Thanks for showing me a possible search direction!

 

 

 

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I guess that I should have asked this initially. You said VOXATC works fine except for the two EHAM add-on airports. But does it work with the stock P3d4 version of EHAM?

 


Jay Bloomfield

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It works fine with ORBX true earth Netherlands..

So I think yes, there should be no problem with the stock p3d version, but I would have to test that.

 

 

 

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Good news...

I re-installed the Fly Tampa Amsterdam add-on & update for p3dv4 ( this one has my preference over NL2000 EHAM )

As I've read in the posts you've pointed me at, I only kept 1 sector open (East) instead of All RWY Open.

This did the trick I guess, because I did my short test flight (EHAM-EDDL) and all went ok.

No glitches at all, 100% performance.

So I'm a happy VOXATC user again!

Thanks for your advice!

Best regards,

Marcel.

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Thanks for checking back so other users with EHAM can benefit from your experience. 

 


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