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Working FSX Planner with Microsoft ESP

Discussion in 'FSX Planner' started by Bogu, 26/6/08.

  1. Bogu

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    Hi guys

    I'm an intern for a corporation, so instead of using FSX to do simulation work, Microsoft has us using the ESP platform (which is bascially FSX but for real non-gaming simulations).
    ...so the file paths are a little different, but they should be similar to FSX's.

    I'm currently using FSX planner to try and change some of the airports around, but the problem is that the FSX planner won't allow me to compile my changes; the compiler output has the following displayed:

    Parsing document: Dallas-Ft Worth Intl KDFW.xml

    INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR: #C2424: COM FREQUENCY can be 118.000 to 136.992Mhz in 0.0083Mhz steps!
    INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR: #C2031: Failed element parse <Com>
    INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR: #C2032: XML Parse Error! Element tree follows:

    ERROR: <FSData
    ERROR: version = 9.0
    ERROR: >
    ERROR: <Airport
    ERROR: country = United States
    ERROR: state = Texas
    ERROR: city = Dallas-Ft Worth
    ERROR: name = Dallas-Ft Worth Intl
    ERROR: lat = 32.89682786911726
    ERROR: lon = -97.03799709677696
    ERROR: alt = 185.013M
    ERROR: magvar = -6.0
    ERROR: ident = KDFW
    ERROR: trafficScalar = 0.7
    ERROR: airportTestRadius = 5000.0M
    ERROR: >
    ERROR: <Com
    ERROR: frequency = 135.92499
    ERROR: type = ATIS
    ERROR: name = KDFW
    ERROR: >
    ERROR:
    INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR: #C2607: Compilation errors detected, compilation failed!


    Parse complete!

    Can't copy BGL file into the destination folder:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ESP\1.0\SDK\Environment Kit\BGL Compiler SDK\Dallas-Ft Worth Intl KDFW.BGL (The system cannot find the file specified)​

    What do the errors mean?

    All I changed for the airport was add a couple of taxiways.

    Help please
    Bogu
  2. scruffyduck

    scruffyduck Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    The error means what it says

    This ATIS frequency you have for Airport Comms would appear to be invalid as it does not meet the requirement specified above.
  3. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Hi,

    The error mentions the COM frequency being wrong, so I would check the XML file to see what value you got defined in there.
  4. GrahamS

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    It should be 135.925!
  5. Timmo

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    Cool!....I want to come and work for your company!
  6. BASys

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    Hi Folks

    Jon -
    Could this be a decompilation error
    as per those I'd identified related to coords ?

    ATB
    Paul
  7. GrahamS

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    That looks the most likely cause Paul.
  8. scruffyduck

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    Agreed - that could be - a decompile of the bgl to xml followed by a recompile and decompile might well change that number
  9. rf360m

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    Thanks for all the posts above. :) We'll look into this to see if it is a rounding error, or something else.

    -Russell
  10. Bogu

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    Hi guys...

    Another quick question:

    Can you select multiple objects in FsX Planner? For example: what I am trying to do is edit a majority of the existing taxiways (i.e. changing the surface type). But since I don't know how to select multiple objects, I have to go in and edit each one... one by one - very time consuming.

    Is there a way to speed this up?

    Also:

    I edited the taxiways to have a centerline and have the CL lighted..
    But when I run the program, the center line isn't lighted at all.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Last edited: 30/6/08
  11. rf360m

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    Right now you can't select multiple items. This ability will be included in the next version.

    Regarding your lighted center line question - just to check, you are looking at the airport at night, correct? (Hopefully that's a stupid question. :) )

    -Russell
  12. Bogu

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    :)

    Yes Russel...I set the simulator at night.
    And I know I did because everything is pitch black except for the blinkers on my plane, and the runway center line/approach lights.

    I set the taxiway centerlines lines as TRUE, but they're not lighted.
    Help please?

    PS: Just once again, I am technically not using FSX, beacuse since I'm working for industry, Microsoft has requested that we use Microsoft ESP (bascially the visual platform of FSX without the game component) - since we're not playing around but running real aeronautical simulations.
    Could this affect the fact that taxiways are supposed to be lighted but are not?

    And another question: when is the next version coming out? (I'm very excited)
  13. rf360m

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    I don't have any experience with ESP vs FSX. It could be possible that some things, such as center lights do behave differently in ESP than they do in FSX. The only way to test that would be to get a copy of both and see if there is a difference. In ESP do you fly a plane? If so is there a difference between it and FSX?

    As for the next version, I assume you are referring to FSX Planner, it is in the works, but is taking longer than expected due to various items.

    -Russell
  14. Bogu

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    As far as I know, ESP and FSX are both the same thing.

    Its just that ESP is the professional visual platorm used for industry... like FSX stripped of all the gaming options.

    However, you can fly a plane of your choice at an airport of your choice.

    Website is here: http://www.microsoft.com/esp/

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