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is there a way to read the scenery data of the scenery FS2004 is currently showing? Or a way to get the BGLs currently in use?
15 Dec 2007, 16:09
It is a long time since I looked but maybe you can find it via FSUIPC?
I did not find anything relating to the scenery in FSUIPC.
15 Dec 2007, 16:52
Sorry but I do not have the FSUIPC SDK with me and I am away from home
I don't think I have ever heard of a tool that will show you the files that are currently used by FS. What do you need them for?
16 Dec 2007, 07:06
The LWMViewer shows which bgl-files are loaded, but don't know how this is done.
18 Dec 2007, 05:27
I think LWMViewer does the job imperically, that is to say, knowing what co-ordinates FS it at, it simply shows the relavent AP, FL AB etc. files that pertain to those co-ordinates. If you re-name one of the default files, say to AB94813a.bgl, LWMViewer will no longer display it.
18 Dec 2007, 09:43
That's right. It builds its own scenery database and loads every file that covers the displayed area. It's got no idea what FS is using. It's been a while since I looked - I can't remember if it goes by filename or by the min/max coordinates in the file header.
IntelliScene from Vistamare seems to do exactly what I want. But I don't know how it can access the BGL.
Does it read out the memory where FS has loaded the BGL?
I am not sure IntelliScene does actually know which BGL files you are reading. But you would have to contact the authors, I don't know of anybody on the forum who has deep knowledge of that tool.
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