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  1. Try atc_parking_types=CARGO atc_parking_code=UPS . . . and then it should find it. You can specify: GATE CARGO RAMP MIL_CARGO MIL_COMBAT or even multiples, which will be used in order of availability, e.g.: atc_parking_types=CARGO,RAMP,MIL_CARGO,MIL_COMBAT John
  2. Quite honestly I am amazed at claims of improved frame rates. The sole reason for this Beta is to, apparently, evaluate usage in order to prioritise changes in MSFS2020. And to do that, additional tracking and recording information has to be added to the existing code. That surely means worse performance, not better - that is perfectly normal with beta programmes and to be expected. This isn't a bug-fixing exercise, there is no reason to repair or improve anything in FSX now. The lack of weather was not a bug, it had been turned off. No doubt this Beta connects you to MSFS2020 weather as it must be considered an important part of the evaluation. And the small print that goes with Beta versions will always warn you it may cause problems or even break your setup. Beta versions should always be installed in a separate and safe environment. They invariably end after a chosen time, so quite why everybody seems to think this is the best thing since sliced bread beats me. John
  3. OK, fair enough. You may be touching on the truth here, although its not necessarily Dovetail's fault. Some configurations for add-ons configure themseleves into an FSX file which may be differently-named according to whether you have previously had a version of FSX on your machine. I assume this is still done for the benfit of those that have both versions installed simultaneously. So sometimes certain configurations are not seen by SE because they are in the wrong place. I don't know this specific product so it would be wrong to offer any specific instructions but it may be worth checking out files named dll.xml which may be found in C:\Users\[name]\Appdata\Romaing\Microsoft\FSX or C:\Users\[name]\Appdata\Romaing\Microsoft\FSX-SE (or a similar location according to operating system) and comparing them. At the end of the day, it may be unfixable - if you look at https://www.justflight.com/searchresults?category=products&query=757 some products say compatible with FSX and others say FSX,FSXSE. However, such reservations are often through the complications mentioned above and the failure of the developer to compensate for them. It doesn't necessarily mean they can't be manually fixed. John
  4. You could try asking MSF2020 questions on the MSFS2020 forum! This is the FSX forum. You should also understand this is "self-help" - nobody is obliged to respond. Elevensmith - many advanced aircraft use special features that are not built into FSX and if FSX doesn't understand them, it can't save the configuration. This is the case with any version of FS so there is no certainty you wouldn't have the same or similar problems in the new 2020. It is a trade-off between extra realism and convenience. John
  5. I think you may have the odd line missing - this is what I have in mine: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0"> <Descr>Launch</Descr> <Filename>EXE.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad> <Launch.Addon> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Name>FSXSave</Name> <Path>Z:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSXSave\FSXSave.exe</Path> <CommandLine> <CommandLine /> <NewConsole>True</NewConsole> </Launch.Addon> </SimBase.Document> You can probably omit the two CommandLine entries as they are empty. If you have other entries (I have three) for other utilities don't remove them! John
  6. I don't think this is possible. John
  7. Go to FSX\sound\ATC\ Disable anything there ending in .gvp by renaming it with another suffix or moving it to a safe place. Rename USEnglishBig.EvpOrg to USEnglishBig.gvp If that isn't possible, or doesn't work, remove the ATC directory altogether and use the "Repair" facility from your installation discs, or "Verify Files" through Steam. John
  8. The above behaviour is not compulsary and is configurable in the settings. Many grumble about the range of settings but it does allow you to configure things exactly for the way you use FS if you persevere. PF3 scores points with me for the huge range of accents (and allocation to appropriate airlines) but there is no denying the robotic nature of some of the recordings. It also lacks some modern airline calls. There is no question that the FS built-in ATC is the most rugged and reliable, even if it doesn't use the most realistic methods. The others can only react with AI traffic "after the event" and I don't think any other than the default will instruct you to climb over mountains! John
  9. Generally, ILSs at the opposite end of runways work OK in FS (a few don't), but it is best to modify them to turn off the backcourse which is usually "on" by default.. You are also likely to receive the wrong ILS signal before the proper one because it is nearer, so comes into range sooner. If you turn on the ID on the NAV1 radio you can wait to engage the autopilot until you have the correct ID. John
  10. Instant Scenery certainly shouldn't change any DLL files, but it does change an XML file called dll.xml - unfortunately it changes the wrong one! Notes on what you need to alter will be found here: https://www.simforums.com/forums/instant-scenery-and-fsx-se_topic57036.html Also, if you need the SDK I referred to, you can find it via this link: https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/resources/prepar3d-v1-sdk.227/ Best regards, John
  11. If you mean "Instant Scenery 3", it can be installed on FSX-SE but some features (such as animated roads) require the SDK to be installed. You can use the first version of the P3D SDK for that. John
  12. See my post at California Classic's forum: https://calclassic.proboards.com/thread/10184/ai-sounds You can actually use any sound set of your choice, but you need to adjust a couple of file names.. John
  13. Try here: https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=81927902 or search for "FSX European Ground Textures" John
  14. That dialogue shouldn't appear if you set "Enable auto-backup at closing" to off. John
  15. Yes, I tried it on Rex Skyforce 3D (I wouldn't have responded otherwise) and no keyboard commands at all work as far as I can tell on my version. TextRich says Alt-F4 works for him so the jury is out. Maybe it is dependent on operating system or other factors. John
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