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FSX CrashBoxes?

Hello All,

I've just enabled Crash Detection at the airport I'm currently developing, however, were ever I fly in the area of my scenery (Inside boundary fence) the aircraft keeps crashing, how can I add crashbixes or alter the models so that hitting these models doesn't cause a crash?

The simple answer ofcourse is to turn off Crash Detetion, though some users prefer not to, :mad:

Kind regards.
 

arno

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Hi,

When exporting your MDL objects you can determine if they have crash detection of not. So if you for example have big fence object, you might have to export it without crash detection. Else if can have one big crash box.
 
Right ok - MakeMDL doesn't seem to give me the option (Goes straight on with the export) So how do I go about Stopping MakeMDL to edit this change?

This is FSX.

Many thanks.
 
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arno

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Is it FS2004 or FSX? For FSX you would be working with XtoMDL, not with MakeMDL. In that case you would need to use the attachtool script to define the no crash zones.
 
Thanks for that Arno, the No Crash now works - the only issue I'm having is with my Light boxes, these also have Effects attached so once the No Crash is assigned this also removes the Effects and visa versa?
 
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n4gix

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Right ok - MakeMDL doesn't seem to give me the option (Goes straight on with the export) So how do I go about Stopping MakeMDL to edit this change?

This is FSX.

Many thanks.
If you are exporting for FS2004 using MakeMDL.exe, then simply add the flag for "crash" to your MakeMDL.cfg file:

[Settings]
LastDir=

[Options]
Debug=1
ViewLog=1
KeepErrorLog=1
Keep=1
I8=1
I=0
FullMat=1
Deffallback=1
WeldPoints=1
Optimize=0
Flatten=0
NoAnimate=0
HasReflectMap=0
HasNightMap=1
HasLightMap=0
HasDamageMap=0
NegateZ=1
NoLeftToRight=0
SwapBH=0
Vis=0
Crash=0
XML=1
 

arno

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Hi,

I would always put Optimize=1 in the cfg file, else you get mdl files that are much less efficient. I am also not sure about debug=1, I believe that also inserts unneeded code.
 
Sorry but...how exactly do I have to do it with the "No Crash" option in FSX?
Just select the Object in GMAX and open the Attachpoint Tool in the FS Tools, set the marker at "no crash" and then...?
Or do I have do edit a config file like in FS9?
 
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