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FS2000 Scenery in FS9 - Forget it?

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Polynesia 2000 was a nice little bit of FS2000 scenery, but it had a great deal of trouble running in FS2002. If I tweaked scenery.cfg with Flattens & Excludes and disabled Southwest Pacific I could make it marginally acceptable.I just tried to install it in FS9

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its been documented over and over again, that backward compatibility is limited to the fs2k2 sdk techniques. If you had trouble running this scenery in fs2k2, then I'd be surprised if it would work in fs9.There may be things to do to work on the scenery, but I'm thinking you need to learn the techniques in fs2k2 sdk. Then change your scenery to be compatible with that.

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Hi!I agree with Bob about FS compatibility. It looks like Your scenery is having problems like I have posted in FS Scenery creator forum about APIs:- bitmap showing; before FS2000 they were shown using Bitmap() instruction. In FS2004 works LoadBitmap() instruction. Syntax is simple: LoadBitmap( 0 L6 EF 0 0 0 bitmapname )Use L only if You have textures with lightmap (mybitmap_LM.BMP etc).- nontextured polygons and their colors: Starting from FS2002 old comands SurfaceColor, LineColor... do not work anymore and they must be replaced with RGBSColor (instead of SurfaceColor) and RGBLColor (instead of LineColor). The syntax has also changed as FS used its own palette, now You should use RGB values of colors. The next alternative is even more complex as it includes having MaterialList(), TextureList() and VertexList() instructions but You won't handcode any of these aircraft using these instructions - some old instructions may case big problems, also FS crash- if API uses Points(), TexPoly(), Poly() instructions, they work only in FS up to 2004. In FS2006 and later they won't work anymore as they have been replaced with instructions like VertexList() and then DrawTriList() and DrawLineList(). - I should also add the Mesh problem. FS2000 used MeshWith1Tex which doesn't work in FS2004. Mesh in FS2002+ style is made completely different, and is not supported with SCASM commands.Best regards,Goran BrumenFS Slovenija 2002 teamhttp://slovenia.avsim.net

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