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    I'm a retired Forensic Scientist and now a science educator. Teaching and aviation are my passions. I've been simming since the very early days of the hobby in the late 80's; started with A.T.P. I've used several products including all of the Microsoft versions of FS up until about 2008 when "life and job got too busy". Into partial retirement now and am getting back into my "love". FSX is a great improvement over the previous versions and it looks like they added several things that were add-ons in the past. I still love John Dekker's Radar Contact even though it seems MS has incorporated some of that into FSX.

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  1. glb@ric

    Problem seeing AOAI planes & traffic

    Thanks for the reply; however, I'm not using p3d. I will eventually figure it out.
  2. glb@ric

    Problem seeing AOAI planes & traffic

    Charlie, Maddog: First, thanks for your suggestions. Originally I did put traffic in Scenery as usual; however, on reading some posts suggestion was to have it in Addon as to "not conflict with other files". Also, "cast shadows" was off. This morning I fooled around with AIFP again and also, Peter's Traffic Analyzer, removed Delta so as to work with only one airline. I finally saw one plane @ RIC, but it did eventually take off which tells me something is working. I went over to Chicago/OHara and too many to count, but something took a hit because the terminal was visible from the overhead but missing on the ground - memory problem there probably. Went to DCA and see 5 AC, but probably to be expected for 1100 hrs. Eastern. Next to analyze what I changed this a.m. and the hit on memory/Framerates. Thank you again for suggestions and welcome any others. glb@ric
  3. Frustrated with WOAI; never any problem running under FSX! I'm running FSXSE on a Win10 platform and cannot get WOAI planes to show up. I've been flying FS for about 10 -15 yrs and pretty much know how to get around the file structure however I just can't get AI to work. I've spent two weeks installing, reinstalling WOAI, reading posts on this issue across many websites and nothing seems to work. I'm well aware of the mixing of FS9 with FSX issue and AIFP3 never shows any FS9 files present so I'm relatively sure that is not the issue. Rather than what I've tried better to see how I have things set up now: Traffic files in Addon Scenery: STEAM\....FSX\Addon Scenery\WOAITraffic\Traffic_000_WoA_American Eagle_Su13_FSX.bgl & Traffic_000_WoA_Delta Airlines_Su13_FSX.bgl Yes, I tried it in Scenery directory. Took everything else out of Addon Scenery except the above. Aircraft files in SimObjects: STEAM\....FSX\SimObjects\AIAirplanes\(models for the two airlines above) fsx.CFG: [Main] User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc ProcSpeed=8276 PerfBucket=7 Maximized=2 Location=109,113,1149,892,\\.\DISPLAY1 HideMenuNormal=0 HideMenuFullscreen=1 SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\AIAirplanes FSX Stock AI very visable when not disabled. FSX settings: Aircraft-ultrahigh (tried different setting without success), Traffic Density-100% (I've tried everything from 30% to 100%. Scenery Objects-very dense. Preview DirectX-unchecked Check each change out on different airports, particularly KDCA which should surely show the two aircraft above. I would really appreciate anyone's help and apologies to those that have seen similar posts about this problem over the past several years (I've probably read most of them). Awful lonely @ RIC!
  4. Well, I wonder if that got anyone's attention after all of these years - if so, you're probably over 40! I'm not sure where to post this, but, I've come across my first "serious" flight simulator for the early '90's, Flight Assignment: A.T.P.! I first fot into flight simming in the late '80's with what was basically a "stick" representation of the airplane and the runways. Mountains were polygons if I remember correctly - don't remember the name of it, wish I did. ATP was the first realistic flight sim I can remember and other than nostalgic value for me it has been left in the rear view for flight programs. I hate to part with anything flight simming but it is just taking up hanger space. For anyone with a museum out there that would like to give a home to the set which consists of the basic program on three 5-1/4 floppys (youngsters, ask your older computer friends what a five and a quarter inch disk is) and/or three 3-1/2 720K disks. Also, is the East add-on on 9 disks and all associated navigation maps, Pilot's Operating Handbook & Commercial Aircraft Flight Manual. Oh, the fond memories of youth! If interested in this bit of flight simming history for the cost of postage it is yours! glb@ric
  5. Well, I wonder if that got anyone's attention after all of these years - if so, you're probably over 40! I'm not sure where to post this, but, I've come across my first "serious" flight simulator for the early '90's, Flight Assignment: A.T.P.! I first fot into flight simming in the late '80's with what was basically a "stick" representation of the airplane and the runways. Mountains were polygons if I remember correctly - don't remember the name of it, wish I did. ATP was the first realistic flight sim I can remember and other than nostalgic value for me it has been left in the rear view for flight programs. I hate to part with anything flight simming but it is just taking up hanger space. For anyone with a museum out there that would like to give a home to the set which consists of the basic program on three 5-1/4 floppys (youngsters, ask your older computer friends what a five and a quarter inch disk is) and/or three 3-1/2 720K disks. Also, is the East add-on on 9 disks and all associated navigation maps, Pilot's Operating Handbook & Commercial Aircraft Flight Manual. Oh, the fond memories of youth! If interested in this bit of flight simming history for the cost of postage it is yours! glb@ric
  6. glb@ric

    RC4 and REX

    Anyone out there with experience/problems using FSX, RC4 and REX Essentials?
  7. glb@ric

    RC4 and REX

    Anyone out there with experience/problems using FSX, RC4 and REX Essentials?
  8. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Mike: I googled this issue and found that A LOT of people have experienced this issue! So, I restored my computer back to when I thought I had not had this problem and everything is working o.k. I will make a backup of things so I don't have to go through this again. I'm one who likes to understand "why" something is caused so I can fix. My guess is that when I started adding on airports I must have somehow mucked it up. F.Y.I.: I've been flight simming since the very early days of the hobby (Flight Assignment A.T.P. Air Transport Pilot - depending on your age you may never have heard of it) which preceded the MS products. I have all of the extensive manuals and disks, both 3.5 AND 5"! I worked my way through other flight sim products and the MSFS up to FSX's predecessor when "life go really busy" and I got away from it from 2008 until a few months ago when I finally installed FSX. A really big improvement but I found myself having to "relearn" things. It was good to see that MS has added some things we asked for way back, better clouds, AI traffic, etc. The community @ AVSIM and other sites, even some new ones, have always been a big help to our hobby and, like you, there has been times long ago where I was helping someone else. Anyway, many thanks for all of your help (and patience with this). Gary @ KRIC
  9. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Mike: I am convinced the path is wrong for my addon scenery and I will work on that with the scenery library edit. Could you please send me your path that shows up in your scenery library. Thanks. Gary :mellow:
  10. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Below are some of the parts of Scenery.cfg It starts with [General] and goes all the way down to [Area.115] [General] Title=FS9 World Scenery Description=FS9 Scenery Data Clean_on_Exit=TRUE [Area.001] Title=Default Terrain Texture_ID=1 Local=Scenery\World Layer=1 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.002] Title=Default Scenery Local=Scenery\BASE Layer=2 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE (skipped down) [Area.111] Title=Rio de Janeiro Local=Scenery\Cities\Rio Layer=111 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.112] Title=Las Vegas Local=Scenery\Cities\LasVegas Layer=112 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.113] Title=Global, Generic & Vehicle Libraries Local=Scenery\Global Layer=113 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.114] Title=Propeller Objects Local=Scenery\Props Layer=114 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.115] Title=Addon Scenery Local=Addon Scenery Layer=115 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE I interpret it as follows: [Area.115] FSX reads this last (addon scenery is at top of listing in Library) Title=Addon Scenery Listed as "Addon Scenery" in the Scenery Library Local=Addon Scenery Layer=115 115th entry in the Scenery Library Active=TRUE Is active in the program (Must have been checked in Library) Required=FALSE Not required in the program I'm afraid that if I delete this entry in the .cfg it may cause other problems - what say you?
  11. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    I do not see any ref. to "Area .115" other then in Scenery.cfg I will make a copy of the entries inside of scenery.cfg and send it over. Gary
  12. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Mike: This error message is coming up when FSX launches. "Scenery.cfg file error. Invalid Remote scenery path in scenery Area.115". I opened up Scenery.cfg with a viewer and I wouldn't have enough experience to know if that entry is correct or not. So, thinking that I have a corrupt Scenery.config file I tried to change the name to Sceneryold.cfg thinking that FSX on load would rebuild a new Scenery.cfg file - FSX would not launch. Went back and put the proper name in, Scenery.cfg, and launched FSX. In Settings\Scenery Library and with "addon scenery" checked, when I press "o.k" at the bottom the same error message box comes up that I get on FSX launch (the above error message). When I press "o.k." in that error box it says that it is "building a new database for scenery files". If I uncheck "addon scenery" in the Scenery Library and close out I don't get the error message. Also, when I exit FSX after this and relaunch, no error message. I'm thinking that maybe the "addon scenery folder" is somehow corrupted. Could there be something in that addon folder that is hidden causing the problems and messing up the scenery.cfg file also. I hope that I've made the above somewhat clear. Any ideas. Thanks again. Gary
  13. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Mike: I guess what I said about "outside of FSX" was confusing. As I understand it one can install an AFCAD "on the fly" while the program is running and from a drop down menu - never tried that. I always go into the FSX files while the program is NOT running (outside of FSX) place only one file, crossing runways, in FSX/addon scenery/scenery folder and one other file that is supposed to go in the Global/scenery folder as per instructions. I have never installed two different *.bgl from the same airport into the FSX/addon scenery/scenery folder - there is even a warning about that in the readme files. When FSX loads it always shows the horizontal bar loading and updating sceneries. I will send the screen shots to you also. Thanks. Gary :rolleyes:
  14. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Mike, thanks for the reply. I have made all placements of the AFCAD files outside of FSX and without it running. Then started FSX, went to free flight, loaded the particular airport and no difference. Sliders are set to max. Incidentally, I've tried this with several airports, large (KCLT) and small (KROA) without success. Also, I've used WOAI for airplanes and noticed that there are very few @ KCLT for instance at all times of the day - that airport has many airlines in there particularly U.S. Air and AirTran. Could there be a connection. If you need to know my "settings" I'll be glad to send. Thanks again. Gary
  15. glb@ric

    Ray Smith AFCAD appreciation

    Guys (and gals): This seems like a good place to start with those of you with much more experience with adding AFCAD airports, including Ray's. I cannot seem to get his or other's to load - followed the directions with the dl to a "T" many tries and I have spent hours reading multiple posts concerning issues with addons and can't seem to figure out the problem. I have FSX installed on another drive than C: and am wondering if this could be causing some of my issues. Also, when I place the appropriate *.bgl files into addon scenery/scenery and then open FSX, go to settings and open the Scenery Library/scenery it doesn't show anything there (probably why I don't see the added airport). Path is: G:\Flight Simulations\fsx.exe Any suggestions are much appreciated. Gary :mellow: