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FSX Compilation error when using WaterClass_*

Every time I tag a polygon with any of the Waterclass tags I get a compilation error as shown below:

Code:
Shp2Vec.exe version 10.0.61472.0  -  VectorQuad 6
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Processing EXXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp

Processing FLXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp

Processing FWXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp

Processing HLXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp

Processing HPXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp

Processing PKXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp
.
Processing RDXPA-MPCE-DEGT.shp


Writing vector data to .\cvxPA-MPCE-DEGT

DONE (121 shapes)

Compression statistics
                          Type      Count   Bytes in  Bytes out
               Null (raw data)          0          0          0
              Predictive Delta         30      14232       4876
                  Quantization        181       7496       3771
The system cannot find the path specified.
'gdal_translate' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Microsoft Corp. Terrain Resampler 10.0.61472.0 (fsx-sp2.20071210-2023)
(C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Resample Info File: 'PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass.INF'
[Source] Type = 'Tiff'
[Source] Type = 'Tiff'
[Source] SourceDir = '.'
[Source] SourceFile = 'PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif'
[Source] Layer = 'WaterClass'
[Source] NullValue = '255'
TIFFOpen: D:\Flight-Simulation\FSX\My-Scenery-Designs\PA-MPCE-Chitre\FSX-Kml\Gen
erated\PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif: Cannot open.
Unable to open data source 'D:\Flight-Simulation\FSX\My-Scenery-Designs\PA-MPCE-
Chitre\FSX-Kml\Generated\PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif'.
Failed to create data source.
Could Not Find D:\Flight-Simulation\FSX\My-Scenery-Designs\PA-MPCE-Chitre\FSX-Km
l\Generated\PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif
Press any key to continue . . .

I have FSX SP2 and have installed the corresponding SDK. My FSX is installed on

D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\

and the SDK on

D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\

In FSX KML the 1st path is used in the FSX Folder option and the 2nd is used as the root of the two (Terrain and BGL Compiler) SDK folders.

I have installed and properly configured (in FSX KML) the FW Tools 2.4.7.

The compilation produces an INF file for the resampler (?), and this file which was automatically generated contains this:

Code:
[Source]
Type = Tiff
Layer = WaterClass
SourceDir = "."
SourceFile = "PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif"
NullValue = 255
[Destination]
DestFileType = BGL
DestDir = "."
DestBaseFileName = "PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass"
NorthLat = 8.01879353280423
WestLon = -80.4621748947049
SouthLat = 8.00929442033731
EastLon = -80.4419654388339

When the compilation is finished I see there the INF file shown above and the "destination" TIF file PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass.tif but no Source TIF file (PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif).

Any ideas what is wrong? I am unable to use any WaterClass tag on my projects because of this.
 

rhumbaflappy

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Code:
[Source]
Type = Tiff
Layer = WaterClass
SourceDir = "."
SourceFile = "PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass.tif"
NullValue = 255
[Destination]
DestFileType = BGL
DestDir = "."
DestBaseFileName = "PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass"
NorthLat = 8.01879353280423
WestLon = -80.4621748947049
SouthLat = 8.00929442033731
EastLon = -80.4419654388339

There is no PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass_2.tif file to resample, but apparently there is a PA-MPCE-DEGT_WaterClass.tif?

You really need to connect with someone who uses FSX KML, Most designers would use SBuilderX or run resample manually. Hopefully, the author or another knowledgable person will step in to help.

Dick
 
I thought that since this is terrain related the FSX Terrain was the most appropriate because it can be done with other tools. Anyway, thanks for moving the topic.

I found the culprit of that problem though! I found there is a script called "setfw.bat" and "bin\setfwenv.bat" in the FWTools directory. Their installation script mangles paths to the old DOS notation "This_is~.xxx" so the root path was lost.

Having corrected that now I get absolutely no compilation errors and another BGL file (for the waterclasses) is created. Now I have another problem though...

I have two Waterclass* polygons in my project, the extra (FWTools+resample) BGL is created. I placed all the BGLs in the scenery directory but then my polygons appear without water!

I tried moving the TIF file that is still present to the textures directory of FSX but still the same result, the water polygons are emptied of water. I don't see any BMP file present.

What could be wrong here?
 
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