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    P3D v4 Setting up 3DSMax and P3Dv4 correctly... issues

    Trying to set up 3DSMax 2014 with P3Dv4 but it’s been around four years since I modeled with it so it feels like I am starting from scratch. Could use a few pointers as I am getting several errors as I try to setup properly. Reading many pages of the FSDeveloper Max forums I was able to set up...
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    P3D v3 Does ACM create an add-on.xml file for P3Dv3?

    Hi Arno, I wanted to confirm if this is correct. If I install ACM for P3Dv4 it creates an a AutogenConfigurationMerger folder and an add-on.xml file inside it and places the folder into 'C:\{Documents}\Lockheed\Prepar3D v3\Add-ons' folder. . When I run P3Dv4 for the first time P3D asks if I...
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    P3D v4 Need a little clarification on the Add-on.xml method

    I am working on my first attempt at creating an Add-on.xml for my add-on scenery. Through research here and the P3D SDK I was able to create one that works but I guess the only way to know for sure would be to completely uninstall P3Dv4 (or v3), reinstall and see if my scenery remains...
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    Remember the TV series 'Breaking Bad'?...

    We're currently beta testing an area around Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and I thought we might have a little fun with simmers when we release this. This release will actually be freeware as a sample. Those familiar with the series will remember the infamous 1986 motorhome where Walter...
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    P3D v4 Installer cannot find P3Dv4 installation despite using correct path?

    I am beta testing my installer and I am using the Windows registry AppPath key to check if P3Dv4 is indeed installed. I am using: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v4 Key=AppPath which I read here seems to be the standard way to check. My installer works fine with my...
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    ACM questions regarding multiple FS platforms

    Hi Arno, still testing ACM with my add-on which drew a few new questions. 1. So I have testers installing on one FS version (which I presume the majority of users have), but I also have testers which will install ACM for more than one say FSX:SE and P3Dv4. All installs and updates ok. The...
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    P3D v4 ACM affected by P3Dv4.4 update?

    Having a beta-tester crashing with my installer (which includes ACM install), when trying to install for P3Dv4.4. I would not think that LM would change anything that much with regards to a point update but I just thought I would ask as I explore the issue. Also, Arno, is the version of ACM we...
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    FSX Converting from P3D to FSX... a no show!

    So I am converting a light model I created several years ago. They work in P3D's but not in FSX or FSX SE. So I figured I need to I just need to create a version with the FSX bglcomp and all would be good. So far a no go. Here are my steps: 1. Use the MCX Wizard " Convert and Place Obect"...
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    spb2xml app - access denied?

    I'm trying to use the app spb2xml.exe to look at the various .spb files. I believe I have followed the instructions correctly but all I get is "access denied" messages when running it in the command prompt. I believe the error is referring to the file I want to decode. Anyone else come across...
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    Paths for installed flightsim platform?

    My add-on works with a variety of flightsim versions, so I need to know from the user what platform/version he/she is using. For my installer I am thinking of either a drop-down list, check-box, or a "search for the flightsim folder" type input. What I think is the best way to determine the...
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    P3D v3 Issues with ACM... need help

    Arno (or anyone who knows), I am having some issues with ACM that I hope can be resolved. I am testing this with P3Dv3 and I feel confident I have the latest version of ACM. In short, neither my default.xml or default AutogenDescriptions.spb are being updated. I installed ACM and all seem to...
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    P3D v4 Add-on software installer

    Hey there, Can anyone suggest a software installer they have been happy with for their own products? The only unique feature with my add-on is the downloads will be large. The smallest file add-on would be around 1.75GB while others will be in the 10's of GBs! Thx, Clutch
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    P3D v4 Convert .spb to .xml

    Years ago (literally) I converted the P3D AutogenDescriptions.spb file to an xml for some editing/tests file but I cannot remember I did that. I thought I found it in the P3D SDK but so far no luck? I am still searching but if someone knows would much appreciate! :) Clutch
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    P3D v4 A couple of questions...

    About to test my add-on with the ACM tool. 1. Any thought to having the tool make a backup of the current state of the default.xml or the AutogenDescriptions files when installing? Thoughts? 2. What if a user already has my scenery installed with ACM and now I want to provide a "version 2"...
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    P3D v4 Change scale and placement of default library object

    As the title states, I see a few default P3Dv4 library objects (sure it's the same for P3Dv1-3 and FSX), where I would like to resize them and adjust them to their proper placement to matchup with my photoreal scenery. A good example would be a studium. But I do not want to edit the original...
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    simwestFOTOREAL

    What started out as a simple add-on for myself turned into a multi-year project to see if I could create scenery the way I like it… not perfection but immersion. So after a year of concept, 1 ½ years of learning how to code and throw in a few years of scenery work for good measure and well...
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    P3D v4 SBuilder 3.15 issues

    Due to a motherboard failure I have performed a clean install of Win 10 (1803) and a clean install of P3Dv4.3. Some issues/questions... 1. Firstly does SBuilderX (any version), require a true installation or can it just be run from any folder just clicking on the .exe? I was using 3.14 32bit...
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    Seeking a good distributor...

    I was curious to hear from other developers what distributors/publishers they have had a good experience with? Probably more importantly is also which ones they have not had a pleasant experience. If it's beyond constructive criticism then I would suggest a private message would be more...
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    P3D v4 Missing default airport taxiways and buildings

    I don't know when/how this happened but when I am at the default KSAN (San Diego) airport I see no taxiways or airport structures, only the runway and tarmac. So I used ADE and opened up the default airport to start my search for the answer. 1. In ADE the stock airport opens up and all the...
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    P3D v4 How to smooth agn trees transition from winter to hard winter with photoreal scenery?

    I put this under Terrain Design forum even though it effects autogen trees. So I created some photoreal scenery, added custom placed agn trees using veg polys. All good. Now working on season's I noticed for winter I have square blocks of LOD13 tiles trees that are HW right next to green...
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