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    MSFS Emissive materials problem

    Hi, I have imported my first airport tower into MSFS2020 with correct textures. Now i'm trying to achieve the day/night cycle, so i make sure to put the emissive texture on the slot and set the emissive value to 1, but when i import it to the sim, this is what i see: It is as if the simulator...
  2. J

    MSFS MSFS2020 SimConnect in Winforms && Wpf WORKING, but some help needed. CODE EXAMPLES INCLUDED

    I have a partially working CSharp wrapper that seems to be communicating with MSFS2020 via SimConnect failry well. I am however, running into some issues with a few of the SimVars and was hoping someone could help me out. Specifically, I am unable to get the following values from SimConnect that...
  3. L

    MSFS Using SimToolKitPro on a remote computer with MSFS

    After a lot of trial and error I finally managed to get SimToolKitPro running on a secondary Windows computer, connected to my gaming computer running the sim. Since there seem to be some interest in this and no guides I can find I am posting how I got it to work here! This thread by Dutch got...
  4. FlyingsCool

    MSFS MSFS How to turn N-Number off?

    Hi, Been banging my head against the wall on this. I'm trying to do a repaint of a 1979 C-152. In that year, Cessna put the N-Number in small characters on the vertical tailplane, so I'd like to turn off the N-Number decals on the fuselage and underside of the wing. In the aircraft.cfg file...
  5. S

    [WIP] Srinivasman Freeware Washington DC for MSFS2020

    Thought I would show off my (in progress) DC scenery pack. Comes out next week. Hope you guys are excited!
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    MSFS Python script to generate Scenery folders v2

    Hi I created a script to automatically generate all the folder structure you will need for a scenery pre importing the blender models I recommend to use my second version which it's tagged as experimental but only because a person told me on a previous post than simple scenary templates (which...
  7. K

    MSFS Did someone find how to add lights or red beacon lights to scenery?

    I tried a red beacon someone put on reddit but if you go far you stop see them, I know there are white lights in the game but I didnt find them in the scenery objects. Someone know the name?
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    MSFS What is the simpliest 3d object from blender to msfs2020

    Hi Folks, I am dipping into this whole msfs2020 scenery as I want to add VFR VRPs to my local area (VFR is sooo much better in msfs2020). I have dabbled with creating 3d objects in the past, but this is completely different to my day job as a Software Engineer. I prefer to get...
  9. sleepy_t

    MSFS Placing a rotating red beacon on top of tall building

    Dear forum, I just started creating assets for MSFS and am learning Blender while creating these. I did successfully created a television tower with the correct texturing, height, etc. It's working well in the FS. But because of the height I would like to have a red beacon on top of the...
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    Can you create simvars?

    Hi, I have a SimConnect client setup and working, but it feels kind of pointless. I can create data definitions in Microsoft's servers but how do I actually access them from the game? For example, can I create my own simvar and then read that from an FMS of an aircraft? Help is greatly...
  11. OzWookiee

    MSFS [GUIDE] Converting Aircraft from FSX to MSFS

    Redistributing payware aircraft is reserved as the sole right of the original developers. So too, redistribution of freeware aircraft is similarly reserved by the original developers without prior consent. The first is illegal and falls under piracy, the second is showing respect for other...
  12. FSWindowSeat

    MSFS SimConnect - Accessing Local Variables

    Hi all - I was very happy to learn that MSFS2020 came with a SDK and that it supports SimConnect as well. While I've been able to convert some of my work to the new SDK, I'm struggling with accessing local variables. In FSX Lvars were only accessible via the panels system, which in turn could...
  13. K

    MSFS polygon always disappear

    Hi, each time I create a polygon on my airport, it will disappear when re-opening the project again. Any tips?
  14. Augustin Winther

    MSFS ENBM - Voss Airport, Bømoen

    ENBM - Voss Airport, Bømoen | Version 0.1.0 | 2020-08-28 I've added a quick and easy rendition of ENBM to the sim. This airport is not in the base game unfortunately, most likely due to really bad quality aerial imagery. Voss Airport, Bømoen is a general aviation airport located on the former...
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    MSFS Errors opening sample projects in the SDK

    Hi, I've been having problems all around with the sdk. I have the game through steam. I have installed the sdk properly, read through all the documentation, and the sim itself is fine. I have a problem when I load the Example Airplane, I get the following error: The other problem (that probably...
  16. pilot1106

    Adding Landmarks

    As a MSFS2020 beginner coming from X-Plane and WED, there is still a lot to learn for me to be able to create the desired output with the SDK. I don’t plan to create a new Airport right now but like to: Remove buildings and vegetation where I know they don’t belong Add some landmarks (I have...
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    Video with the basics of scenery design

    I have made a video (german language with english subtitles) which shows the absolute basics how to create a missing airport in MSFS2020: Enjoy !
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    3D gauges?

    Hi, I am a long time xplane developer, dealing primarily with complex avionics implementations and specifically 2d rendering on gauges of 3d gauge data (for example, a glass gauge showing a 3d movable representation of the aircraft exterior). I’ve used OpenGL along with shaders to accomplish...
  19. Torealise

    3DS Max MSFS2020 Materials Tools - PhysicalMaterial to FlightSim material - error "unknown property: ''filename'' is undefined!"

    There are Materials Tools (MSFS2020 SDK for 3ds max) and it contain a script that converts PhisicalMaterial to MSFS2020 FlightSim material. But it gives me error "unknown property: "filename" is undefined!" in this part: on PM pressed do ( if (queryBox "Convert all Physical Materials to...
  20. Terrainy-Studios

    Looking for Developers - MSFS2020 and Xplane Projects

    We are looking for individuals with experience in 3D Modeling-Texturing and/or Programming to join our development team. We have various projects running, including both Scenery and Aircraft development for MSFS2020 and Xplane 11. All the available positions are PAID positions. Visit our...