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    MSFS Adding non-airport scenery objects

    Thanks folks. This isn't my first scenery for MSFS - it's just the only one that hasn't included an airport... Other than the IPDC Model Library, anyway. Which... Thinking about it... Means I've actually done this before, but just with modellibs, not placing scenery. <deep sigh> Anyway. Small...
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    MSFS Adding non-airport scenery objects

    Hello folks. Following a discussion with an Irish historian on Twitter, I decided to make a model of the little Coast Watcher Lookout Post from The Emergency (what Ireland called WW2) and position them appropriately around the coast of the country, with attached POIs. The problem is, you don't...
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    MSFS Simobject won't disappear when asked nicely.

    I thought I replied to this, but apparently not - I apologise and thank you. In the end, I rebuilt the xml file from scratch, because it still didn't work when I added the Component section back in - the rebuilt version (with Component, obviously) worked first time. I presume I must have...
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    MSFS Simobject won't disappear when asked nicely.

    Hello folks. I have no doubt whatsoever that I'm messing up somewhere here, but I'm trying to make an object - a runway control caravan - only be visible when a specific runway is active, using the visibility tags in the xml file. They will not, however, go away. They're always visible. The...
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    Changing Default Creator / Company - where is it stored?

    I've found it - it was in an entirely different path structure than either MSFS2020 itself, or user profiles, but on the same drive as the custom install path for MSFS. Editing that (it was the top two lines of the first section for me) has corrected the issue. Many thanks again - problem -...
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    Changing Default Creator / Company - where is it stored?

    Many thanks. The fact that I don't have that file is probably the heart of the problem. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the SDK, but will try it again, just in case second time lucky! Cheers, Ian P.
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    Changing Default Creator / Company - where is it stored?

    I had to reinstall my MSFS2020 to move it from one drive to another and, since doing so, the default creator and company entries in the Dev Mode Project Editor are blank, with red error text for the titles. Entering values into the boxes in the Project Editor, the text is red and cannot be...
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    MSFS Array of lights in Blender

    That worked perfectly, thank you. I'd tried something similar before and it hadn't worked, but it turns out that what I had done wrong was to Set Parent To "Object", when what I needed was "Object (Keep Transform)". Doing the latter and a bunch of duplication later - making sure I selected both...
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    MSFS Array of lights in Blender

    Hi all. I'm making a circular custom helipad object in Blender 3.1.2, using the Asobo exporter, which needs to have a ring of low power covered lights around it, to illuminate the surface, but not blind approaching pilots. I've got an emissive object, within a housing, which casts a tiny green...
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    P3D v4 FSX freeware scenery to prepar3dv4

    The other thing to check is that your flattens are not at different altitudes. I've seen a very similar problem when my flatten has been set higher than both the airport reference altitude and the surrounding terrain - the flatten doesn't work because it never touches the ground. Ian P.
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    P3D v4 Conditional Visibility (MetPrecipitation) not working.

    This is he code I use for my car, which works currently. I can't see anything significantly different, so I'm not sure why yours isn't! <!-- Staff Car if it's raining --> <SimObject Name="CivvyCar"> <Placement Lat="53.926140108" Lon="-0.966077209" Alt="0#AGL" Hdg="110.2"/>...
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    Problem with LogicExpression and multiple models

    Indeed, I wondered the same thing, reading your thread before posting this. I was actually going to put this on your thread, then decided that in case it wasn't directly related, I should probably start my own. ;) Cheers, Ian P.
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    Problem with LogicExpression and multiple models

    Hello folks, I've hit a bit of a problem trying to create multiple windsocks to go with Runway Control Caravans on an airfield. The idea is that, as per the real world, the airfield has one or more "primary" windsocks which are fixed in location, plus secondary windsocks attached to a runway...
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    EGBO

    Hi Rob, I didn't get very far, as I was concentrating on a WW2 version, trying to get it done by the airfield's 75th Anniversary (which I have missed, at the end of last year...) - I'm hacking through the historical buildings fairly well, but have ground to a halt because of some issues...
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    EGBO

    Looks very good indeed! Saves me from spending any more time on my modern Halfpenny Green as well... Want to take over my WW2 version, so I can quit completely? :) Ian P.
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    Three Aspect approach indicator

    Hello gents, Apologies for not coming back to this recently - my health hasn't been the greatest and I haven't been in a fit state to deal with anything vaguely complex! I'm going to take a look at this over the next few days, so will let you know how I get on. Thank you very much for your...
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    Three Aspect approach indicator

    I've been puzzling over this one for ages, but haven't worked out any method of doing it yet, so I thought I'd ask here, in case anyone else had any idea. I need to create a glideslope indicator that has three indications (above/on/below glidepath), unlike a PAPI's two (above/below). Because...
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    Blender 2.8 might be dropping Collada support

    Why would they want to drop the most common 3d interchange format after .3ds and .max? <- is genuinely confused, as a DAZ3D and Poser user, who also pokes at Marvellous Designer on occasion, all of which is done via Collada...
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    FSXA Multiple Conditions including "WindDirection" not working

    Hi Jeffrey, There'll be a lot more "TimeofDay" and "WindDirection" controlled objects by the time I've finished, with "Funnel" Lights, "Flarepath" lights, a Spotlight and an approach angle light per runway direction (the approach angle lights are going to be fun...) - only the totem lights...
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    FSXA Multiple Conditions including "WindDirection" not working

    I've zipped up the airfield, simobjects and xml file and put them here: http://www.ianpsdarkcorner.co.uk/historical/raf/x6dm/x6dm_test.zip if it is any help to look at them "in situ". There's not a whole lot of the airfield right now, because the lights are a major part of it and I wanted to...
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