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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Thanks Roby. I too do the same in FSX (photoreal BGLs and individual scenery area folders containing scenery and texture subfolders into the scenery folder inside Addon Scenery folder. I now have my addon sceneries now all working correctly EXCEPT the first addon scenery I installed which is...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    I wonder why (there is no Addon Scenery folder in a newly installed P3D v4) All this started after I downloaded some scenery and the instruction for installing are as follows (after which I 'googled' "how to install P3D scenery" and seemed to be getting nowhere fast especially after reading...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Gary Your memory (viz Arno's post way back in 2010) astonishes me). Also I had forgotten about using the 'period' ("."). Oh how I miss DOS :banghead: John
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Thanks everyone. My normal Windows login probably has adminstrator rights (I can't remember what I did during setup years ago when I installed W7 64). I assume it (login) does as I often read having to do things with 'adminstrator rights' and have never used right mouse click/select 'run as...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Thanks George. Yes MS Office is a Word Processor (not a flight simulator) BUT I just can't get my "head around" having to 'manually' edit configuration file(s) to add something (scenery) to P3D when you don't have to with FSX or XPlane. Doesn't make sense especially for a company wanting to get...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Ok but I think that is rediculous (need to edit configuration files to add scenery). If that is what needs to be done then Lockheed Martin should have included an (installtion) application to do that for the user (IMHO). No it's not your fault but that sort of thing should be transparent to the...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Yes I did see something about editing XML files but thought that there must have been an easier method even though I have no worries doing such things (I used to be a computer programmer even creating executables using 'assembler' aka machine code). Thanks for the advice on Lorby. Btw here is...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    Thanks Tejal Just before I returned to my thread I found a way. I created separate folders for each scenery so now have the following folder layout Addon Scenery Scenery Texture Scenery area A Scenery Texture Scenery area B Scenery...
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    Can't get addon scenery to work

    I have just installed P3D v4 and have downloaded some scenery from the P3D section (so I assume that it should work), The first scenery is a remake of YSSY (Sydney Australia) and when I started up P3D and selected YSSY it didn'y look much different from the scenery I saw before I installed the...
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    What is the highest resolution photo scenery achievable

    Thanks Gary Yes I had incorrectly assumed that you were "well versed" in the use of GIMP. Sorry about that. I did test LZW compression but that was when I was attempting to 'compile' with a 1-bit TIFF (water mask) file which I have earlier suggested was not compatible with RESAMPLE. It...
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    What is the highest resolution photo scenery achievable

    Hello Gary I did what you suggested and it worked HOWEVER the resulting file size of the WATER mask file was no different from the one I created when I just converted the layer to 256 grayscale. I take in what you said that by converting to a 1-bit black and white image initially and then...
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    What is the highest resolution photo scenery achievable

    Hi Gary No need to spend time. I just thought that you would have the answer "off the top of your head" as you often seem to have. Looking at the posts you referred to (url) I quickly saw the following - Resample accepts a limited number of image formats. I will continue on with that thread...
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    What is the highest resolution photo scenery achievable

    Hello again Gary, I have been tidying up my files and remembered you stating the following- I had previously employed your suggestion (successfully) to use 256 gray scale TIFF files for the BLEND masks to save file space and decided to create 1-bit Black & White only TIFF files for my WATER...
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    Freeway traffic (vector line)

    Thanks Tom Looking at my ADE scenery project there is no scenery boundary at or near that point (I have a large Land Class polygon which extends either way for quite some distance). What I have either at that point or extremely close are two adjoining Airport Background Flatten polys. They have...
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    Freeway traffic (vector line)

    Thanks Holger I suspect that my scenery area has either a very low density or none at all as before I created my scenery there was nothing at all in the area except a airport/single runway a few miles away and a couple of roads. No texture other than conifer trees. Thanks for the advice on...
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