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DefArea and SCM2VTP - success!!!

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I used DefArea by Christian Fumey and SCM2VTP by Falko Dienstbach to exclude and include FS2K2 roads in some scenery. I used Airport for Windows (AFW) to define the FS2K roads, then cut and pasted the roads to a small source file for conversion to ASM and then compiling with BGLC.They are in two separate 1K *.bgls. I think I should be able to include the exclude and include in one *.bgl. If someone with more knowledge of ASM/BGLC could confirm this, I would appreciate.Christian recommends placing the exclude *.bgl in a scenery folder that has not texture folder. I placed the *.bgl with the other AFW *.bgls, which has a texture folder associated. It still seemed to exclude the default fs2k2 roads. What is the rationale for placing the exclude in a separate scenery folder that has no texture folder associated?My new fs2k2 roads seem a little skinny. They started as 22m fs2k roads in AFW. I will try to double the size of the roads to see if it makes the converted roads wider.Of course, I also want to recognize Richard Ludowise for the *.inc files used in both these programs.

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Hi wsieffert.I'm glad to hear Christian's program works well. I have not yet used it, but I do know he designed it for people that don't want to mess with BGLC coding. Assuming the output is a BGLC text source file, the code could be adapted to a single BGL. But you would need to study the SDKs and the AVSIM posts to understand where to place the actual exclusion code inside the VTP code.I don't know why it would need to be in a separate scenery folder with no texture folder twin. As I understand his coding, the texture is never called, as a poly is never drawn ( a texture index number must be referenced, however). Perhaps there is a problem with effects tied to shoreline textures. If so, the cure is to not use shorelies for an exclusion texture index number... any texture could be called, as the exclusion code never draws it. The texture name is unimportant... only the layer number is important.The program does it's job, and that's great... more tools for people to use!Dick

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