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Read scenery data

Discussion in 'Tools programming' started by PeterW, 15 Dec 2007.

  1. PeterW

    PeterW

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    Hi,

    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?

    Regards
    Peter
  2. scruffyduck

    scruffyduck Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    It is a long time since I looked but maybe you can find it via FSUIPC?
  3. PeterW

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    I did not find anything relating to the scenery in FSUIPC.
  4. scruffyduck

    scruffyduck Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Sorry but I do not have the FSUIPC SDK with me and I am away from home
  5. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi Peter,

    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?
  6. MarkkuS

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    Hi!
    The LWMViewer shows which bgl-files are loaded, but don't know how this is done.
  7. chris.eve

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    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.
  8. jimkeir

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    Hi,

    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.

    Cheers,
    Jim
  9. PeterW

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    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?
  10. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    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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