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VOXATC and P3d V5

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Actually, it's fairly easy to make VOXATC work in P3d5. But who knows what the next update to P3d5 will do.

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Below is a complete list of sloped airports in P3d5 HF1 that Jon Masterson, the author of ADE made available. What I'm thinking is creating a variant of FastCheetah702's method that replaces the entire P3d5 scenery folder with the one from P3d4. The variant would only replace the known airport APX files that have airports with sloped features. This may still give fatal errors with VOXATC since airport ICAO codes have been updated in P3d5 and there are new airports. But if the approach does work, it retains all the updates that LM made to the stock airports.

ICAO Name   City State Country   Folder File Latitude Longitude
95Z Bradley Sky Ranch Bradley Sky Ranch North Pole Alaska United States 0 00101  APX08080.bgl 64.75917 -147.38767
C53 Lower Loon Creek Lower Loon Creek Challis Idaho United States 0 00202  APX17160.bgl 44.80867 -114.80866
CO95 True Grit South Wilson Ranch Telluride Colorado United States 0 00202  APX19180.bgl 38.05277 -107.97951
EGUO Colerne Colerne Colerne 0 United Kingdom 0 00501  APX47130.bgl 51.44108 -2.27908
KAVX Catalina Catalina Avalon California United States 0 00202  APX16200.bgl 33.40500 -118.41577
KCOD Yellowstone Regl Yellowstone Regl Cody Wyoming United States 0 00202  APX18160.bgl 44.52019 -109.02380
LFFC Cherence Cherence Mantes 0 France 0 00601  APX48140.bgl 49.07797 1.68842
LFHM Megeve Megeve Megeve 0 France 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 45.82444 6.64833
LFHU L'alpe d'Huez L'alpe d'Huez L'alpe d'Huez 0 France 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 45.08750 6.08361
LFKD Sollieres Sardieres Sollieres Sardieres Sollieres Sardieres 0 France 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 45.25389 6.80111
LFKX Robert Merloz Robert Merloz Meribel 0 France 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 45.40750 6.57750
LFLJ Courchevel Courchevel Courchevel 0 France 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 45.39583 6.63250
LFNB Brenoux Brenoux Mende 0 France 0 00602  APX48160.bgl 44.50417 3.52750
LSGK Saanen Saanen Saanen 0 Switzerland 0 00601  APX49150.bgl 46.48639 7.24861
VECO Cooch Behar Cooch Behar Cooch Behar 0 India 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 26.33072 89.46794
VEPU Purnea Purnea Purnea 0 India 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 25.75959 87.41001
VGSD Saidpur Saidpur Saidpur 0 Bangladesh 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 25.76037 88.90847
VNBJ Bhojpur Bhojpur Bhojpur 0 Nepal 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 27.14750 87.05083
VNLK Lukla Lukla Lukla 0 Nepal 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 27.68663 86.72924
VNRT Rumjatar Rumjatar Rumjatar 0 Nepal 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 27.30361 86.55056
VNTR Tumlingtar Tumlingtar Tumlingtar 0 Nepal 0 00802  APX71220.bgl 27.31626 87.19448
VYKL Kalay Kalay Kalay 0 Myanmar 0 00902  APX73230.bgl 23.18880 94.05112

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I've thought about it, but I don't want to be responsible for someone following the guide and then breaking their P3d5 setup. This thread has all the details of how to do it. It's best for most users to either stay with P3d4 or wait and see whether VOXATC is ever updated for P3d5.

 

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Thanks, I had a look at changing the details of the exe, although I managed to get the msi changed to find p3d v5 I couldn’t get the the indexer going yet. I’m aware I’m not supposed to. So I changed it back but the indexer is now getting stuck on the weather folder

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When the Indexer gets stuck on the "weather folder" it's almost always some typo/conflict in.scenery.cfg and:or one or more of the add-ons.xml.

Download Lorby's Add on Organizer and see if it finds errors. Remember, the default location for P3d add-ons in your Documents folder is different for P3d4 and P3d5.

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Will download it and try again. So is the best / easiest way to rename all v5 folders to v4? And if I have v4 installed, rename them to v5 so I can keep both copies?

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Hi,

I will not embark on an attempt to hack the files but apart from the fact that the designer has always been very difficult to reach on the forum, do you think that an update is predictable, does it require significant IT work on his part?

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52 minutes ago, gufau said:

does it require significant IT work

it seems not .... but then i'll let my "nite shift" respond with the detail.

i'm awaiting "aircraft" updates so not rushing ... but watching anyway.


for now, cheers

john martin

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7 hours ago, gufau said:

Hi,

I will not embark on an attempt to hack the files but apart from the fact that the designer has always been very difficult to reach on the forum, do you think that an update is predictable, does it require significant IT work on his part?

No files are hacked. The symbolic links just point VOXATC to the correct folders for P3d5.

To answer your question, VOXATC would require changes to support sloped runways, but other than that, the changes are minor.

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I’m ready to move to p3d v5 today now everything else is working, can you give a quick walk through what I need to do?

if I rename v4.5 to old(does that include all folders in app data, products data etc)

then rename everything from p3d v5 to v4?

i saw your above post about symlink, what do I need to do with that? And do I need to edit the ref to change names or is that what the symlink does? Never used symlink a before so I apologise for all the questions 

 

 

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I'm just wondering if anyone is still using VOXATC with P3d5 HF1? There are reports of problems with SimConnect and P3d5 on the official LM forums, so the random lack of AI aircraft with VOXATC could be caused by P3d5 itself.

Also, fsaerodata has been updated at no adidtional cost for P3d5, as has ASP3D, although both releases still in beta. Most likely more problems might occur with P3d5 this week as it is due the release for Hotfix 2 (according to LM) and the new nVidia WDDM 2.7 driver  ( the developer version is 450.99, so expect a higher main version number) will be officially released for Win 10 version 2004.

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I have been persevering with VoxATC in P3Dv5. I have found that VoxATC doesn't like the 'SLOPED' flag in the AFD XML in some instances. To get around this I have been removing that line from the XML and recompiling the AFD BGL using the P3Dv4 SDK.

Interesting to hear about the SimConnect issues, which may explain the randomness of whether VoxATC wants to spawn aircraft or not.

The other thing I've noticed a lot from the VoxATC log file is the occurrence of a Thread time overrun, which results in VoxATC using between 12-20% CPU usage continuously, which has a knock-on of the performance of P3Dv5.

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I've seen the thread time overrun warning in the VOXATC logfile even with P3d4. This means that a thread is not completed before the next thread is scheduled. Usually this condition results in the thread either being allowed to finish and the next thread delayed or the offending thread is terminated. Thread asynchrony is a problem with multithreaded apps but an app is commonly designed to handle this condition. The warning is displayed for the developer in order to locate where this issue is occuring.

 

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