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Bug Reports

MatthewS

Resource contributor
Please use this thread to post your bug reports.

In your bug report:-

1) Describe the bug and how to reproduce it
2) Attach your .KML file
3) Say what version of FSX KML you are using
 
Weird Freeway Traffic

1) Describe the bug and how to reproduce it:

There is weird two-lane traffic (same direction) coming from the Lake Michigan toward Lakeshore Dr. B (From traffic flowing from north to the south on Lakeshore Dr.) just a few feet from where the traffic starts and apparently whre the freeway ends in FSX (on the north side.

Close to the downtown, the same femomenun happens. But this time, there is two lanes of flowing traffic leaving Lakeshore Dr. (B) toward the lake and two lanes of flowing traffic coming from the lake toward Lakeshore Dr (B).

I included the screenshots.

This thing only happens with Lakeshore DR_B kml (It does not happen with Lakeshore DR_A, which is for freeway traffic flowing from south of Chicago toward north on Lakeshore Dr.)

At first I thought the wierd traffic may have been caused bay some wrong coordinates. But that is not the case. Deleting some of them only moves the wierd traffic from and to the lake to other positions. Then I deleted all the coordinates and re-capture them (with TCalcX) so I could start from zero. But, at my amazement, the problem showed up again!

So I concluded, it has to be a bug.



2) Attach your .KML file:

Please, see below. I try to upload them again.


3) Say what version of FSX KML you are using:

FX_KML 1.06


Thanks,

dito
 
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Lakeshore DR_B Bug

Here is jus t the KML file creating wierd freeway traffic from and to Lake Michigan.

PS. I could not attach the screenshots perhaps for size reason.

dito
 

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MatthewS

Resource contributor
Currently in FSX there is a bug where excludes don't work for Freeway traffic (apparently fixed in SP1). Could this be the default FSX traffic showing up?

Also, check your FSX addon scenery folder to see what BGLS you have there. Maybe there are some old "test" BGLs that you created that are interfering with your current scenery.
 
Currently in FSX there is a bug where excludes don't work for Freeway traffic (apparently fixed in SP1). Could this be the default FSX traffic showing up?

Also, check your FSX addon scenery folder to see what BGLS you have there. Maybe there are some old "test" BGLs that you created that are interfering with your current scenery.

There is no traffic on Lakeshore Dr in either direction in FSX default.

I simply followed instructions using GE and FS_KML 1.06 to add traffic on Lakeshore Dr. No excludes used. Only a path drawn in GE and FSX coordinates captures while slewing.

Amazingly it worked so well with traffic from south to north. But the kml file for traffic flowing to south creates the wierd thing as seen in the pics below.

Every time, I checked the addon scenery folder to make sure that the previous BGL file is deleted. So far thare are only two for Lakeshore Dr. (One for each direction).



SCREENSHOTS:http://www.flightsimworld.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=113057

Thanks,

dito
 
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MatthewS

Resource contributor
Amazingly it worked so well with traffic from south to north. But the kml file for traffic flowing to south creates the wierd thing as seen in the pics below.

I had a look at your KML file and it has an error in the vertices. Did you manually edit them?

Have a look at the XML tab. The first line or your coordinates has a leading zero, you need to remove it

Code:
<coordinates>
0 -87.655088387675,41.985484006052,0 -87.6542084296677,41.9854855189899,

Also your last line is missing the elevation, plus the longitude of -87.6005776355748 looks wrong to me. Shouldn't it be a number around the size of 41.98 like all the other vertices?

Code:
0 -87.6005776355748,-87.6005776355748</coordinates>
 
I had a look at your KML file and it has an error in the vertices. Did you manually edit them?


Have a look at the XML tab. The first line or your coordinates has a leading zero, you need to remove it.


Code:
<coordinates>
0 -87.655088387675,41.985484006052,0 -87.6542084296677,41.9854855189899,

Also your last line is missing the elevation, plus the longitude of -87.6005776355748 looks wrong to me. Shouldn't it be a number around the size of 41.98 like all the other vertices?

Code:
0 -87.6005776355748,-87.6005776355748</coordinates>



Did you mean Project Tab or really KML tab and then click on Open with Notepad?I added the zero to all longitute coordinates to be:0 space -87.xxxxxxx... to look the same as the coordinates I had to replace. The first time I entered new coordinates just as I copied them (-87.xxxxxxxxxx) I got an error message. But them, no more error messages at all.

No, I didn't edit any vertices. Frankly, I don't know what those are all about. The only thing I adited manually was replacing the GE coordinates by the FSX ones by use of TCalcX (Copy and paste).



]You are definitely correct. This is wrong. I will correct that when I get home or just eliminate that last coordinate point.

thanks, dito
 
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Finally NOT a bug!!

I had a look at your KML file and it has an error in the vertices. Did you manually edit them?

Have a look at the XML tab. The first line or your coordinates has a leading zero, you need to remove it

Code:
<coordinates>
0 -87.655088387675,41.985484006052,0 -87.6542084296677,41.9854855189899,

Also your last line is missing the elevation, plus the longitude of -87.6005776355748 looks wrong to me. Shouldn't it be a number around the size of 41.98 like all the other vertices?

Code:
0 -87.6005776355748,-87.6005776355748</coordinates>


Finally it was NOT a bug and I wished I could have seen where the problem was before reporting it as a "bug" - Please forgive me.

The problem was, within the coordinates, there was a place where a comma seperating longitude from latitude was missing. And another problem was due to the fact that somehow I had left out the minus (-) symbol in from of a (West) longitude coordinate. That was all!

Therefore, the problem was fixed and it looks beautiful now!

Thank YOU, Matthews!

dito
 
Internationalisation issue?

Hi,

I think I found a hiccup in fsx_kml 1.08 and it's still present in 1.09.

I am (obviously) using regional settings for Germany and they do not play well with fsx_kml when I try to edit vertices.
No matter if I try to edit the vertices manually, reverse them or assign a new elevation to all vertices, this is what happens:

Before editing, everything is fine (before.jpg), editing leads to problems with the seperators. (after_1.jpg). the *.zip file contains the resulting *.kml file.

The quick and dirty workaround for me is the temporary switch to US regional settings and everything works OK.
Not a show stopper by any means, but a minor nuisance...I have not had any problems compiling *.bgl files from unaltered *.kml files so I guess it's not a major thing.

Regards,

Alex
 

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Using the latest version ;) v1.09 Beta.

I setup my options (directories) but when I try to quit the application it keeps on complaining that "Cannot save INI File" and it never quits until it is killed by the process manager (manual kill).

The program is not installed in a protected directory so I have no idea where on earth it is trying to save this INI file. Can I create one (sample please) so that I don't have to re enter the options each and every time I use the application?
 

MatthewS

Resource contributor
Using the latest version ;) v1.09 Beta.

I setup my options (directories) but when I try to quit the application it keeps on complaining that "Cannot save INI File" and it never quits until it is killed by the process manager (manual kill).

The program is not installed in a protected directory so I have no idea where on earth it is trying to save this INI file. Can I create one (sample please) so that I don't have to re enter the options each and every time I use the application?

Is the INI file marked as read only which would stop it from writing?

To check, locate C:\Windows\FSX_KML.INI, right click, choose properties and check read only attribute. Make sure its not set.
 
In my system that would be D:\Windows and there was no FSX_KML.INI there so I had to create it (touch) and assign Full permissions to this file for the restricted user account.

This is actually not a good practice for the security conscious people. The INI file should be stored in the user's profile directory, I believe that would be AppSettings or LocalSettings somewhere in the user's Document and Settings folder.

But well, at least for now this work around solves my problem.
 
Found Polygon Bug

I have run into this problem several times with v1.09. The first time I noticed it, it was a landclass polygon that I tagged as Grass and was smaller than the polygon hole. When looking at the SHAPE tab in FSX_KML it appeared to have been reshaped and enlarged.

Now I have a more concrete example. I created an exclusion polygon (plus the ocean which is a copy of the same) that would look like this ([X] is a tile):

[X][X][X]
[X][X]

that is how it appears in GE and what the coordinates tell. However FSX_KML shows this shape in the SHAPE tab:

[X]
[X][X]

According to this shape there would be 3 points with the same longitude, whereas the real shape that would not be true. As a result, I believe this is what is messing up my exclusion and fill polygons as well as the rendering of some of the landclasses.

Here is the XML for one example that exhibits this abnormal behaviour:

Code:
<Placemark xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.1">
	<name>1 Exclude QMIDs</name>
	<styleUrl>#msn_ylw-pushpin_copy2</styleUrl>
	<Polygon>
		<tessellate>1</tessellate>
		<outerBoundaryIs>
			<LinearRing>
				<coordinates>-79.18000000000001,8.60000000000000,0.00 
-78.98448700000000,8.60000000000000,0.00 
-78.98448700000000,8.52551500000000,0.00 
-79.10162000000000,8.52551500000000,0.00 
-79.10162000000000,8.61331900000000,0.00 
-79.18000000000001,8.61331900000000,0.00 </coordinates>
			</LinearRing>
		</outerBoundaryIs>
	</Polygon>
	<description>Exclude___Everything</description></Placemark>
 
v1.10 Cannot move element

I am using v1.10 and in my project I had a landmass polygon (polygonhole). I wanted to add a shoreline to the same shape so I used the Copy icon. The clone of this polygon appeared at the bottom of my project.

Subsequently I selected the clone at the bottom of the project list and tried to use the UP/DOWN icons to move it to the appropriate folder. It did not work, the copied item remained stuck at the bottom. I tried drag and drop but that did not do the trick either.

As a laster alternative I used the button "Edit with Notepad" and moved the poly by hand in the XML. Then clicked on File|Save and quitted Notepad. To my surprise FSX_KML did not update the project view to what was saved with notepad.

So that is two bugs :)
 

MatthewS

Resource contributor
As a laster alternative I used the button "Edit with Notepad" and moved the poly by hand in the XML. Then clicked on File|Save and quitted Notepad. To my surprise FSX_KML did not update the project view to what was saved with notepad.

You would also need to click the reload button in FSX KML.
 
Landclass polygons not showing

I have found something strange. When I create a polygon for part of my island and tag it with suburban-no-grid-wet or any other suburban thing, then the polygon is always rendered as a semidesertic area without houses or any sign of life.

I also have two lakes. Originally they were both the usual Hydro-Generic-Lake-Perennial but they were showing up in shocking iridiscent sea colour (FSX got all the land stuff wrong, FS9 was so much better at that). For the sake of an experiment I left one as Hydro polygon and still shows in that horrid colour BUT the other lake which I then changed to LandClass_INLAND_WATER (one of the new ones introduced in the latest version) then the lake no longer shows as lake but as some sort of beige sandy place.

Likewise, tagging a polygon as LandClass_Rock makes no difference as not defining a polygon for that area. It still shows as some beige sandy thing that is easily confused by the Coral "white" (more tan than anything) beach.

I think there is a bug in the mapping of these types of polygons
 
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Here is my KML file. I tried added another row of houses with a different tag so now one is of bricks the other of some other material. One is just NE of the airport but you will only see a brown deserted place without houses. The other is just northwest of the small lake that is near the airport runway. Again, only a brown road is shown.

As you see on my KML the houses are the last thing in the list so they should have been rendered after everything else yet none shows.
 
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