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MSFS Issues and Suggestions

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Well, I appreciate the undertaking of this project so much that I am waiting for the opportunity to pay for another ProKey.

First, a few minor items for consideration:

1. Creating a new project always gives me undesired folders:

./ContentInfo
./MatrialLibs
./scenery
PackageSources/materials folder

file_structure.png


2. I would appreciate that the xml files be formatted, not continuously indented ... particularly the <package>.xml in PackageDefinitions. But Notepad++ can do this.

3. It would also be convenient to add the manifest.json to the PackageSources folder when creating a [Blank] project.

I am certain there are many, many other more important details yet to be worked out, so just offering these as possible additions to the "To-Do" list.

Thanks for the work,
Dale
 
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And now for the two actual errors I've found. And, another that you (sort of) asked for if encountered.

1. It appears that ADE does not read the falloff distance for a runway with a terraform profile. I've checked the "shared file" after a save from Dev Mode to confirm the correct value, then checked ADE after refresh and the raw data/properties window shows falloff is zero.

2. For a runway that is exactly 2254 meters long, in ADE I aligned and created a parallel taxiway (using one apron piece). Here's how the two ends looks in ADE:
ADE_view.png


That guideline at the top of the taxiway is also exactly 2254 meters long, also confirming the size/length in ADE.

However in the sim, there is a size problem:
In_Sim.jpg


Each end extends a little over 2 meters past the end of the runway. Which makes the long dimension about 0.19% larger than that demonstrated in ADE.


3. From the Model List, when adding a model, I received an error:

model_error.png


The model was still added to the list and was properly added to the shared file.

3.b. Have no footprint for this model. For what it's worth, it's a model of a cable stayed bridge, so there is not much that actually touches the ground.

Not too concerned about this latter bit, because any model I add specifically create for one airport is something I will almost certainly place in Dev mode.

Still really, really happy about being able to once again use helper shapes.:)

Cheers,
Dale
 
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Update:

When I manually add the falloff value to runway's terraforming properties in ADE, it was saved correctly. So, it is only reading the value that isn't accomplished.

I clipped both ends off of that long apron that is standing-in for a taxiway, so that they could be handled individually. And, when aligned to the runway in ADE,... they still both extend past the ends of the runway in the sim. . . . And then it occurred to me the runway is sloped. That means from a top-down orthogonal view of the runway, it will not appear to be full length.

Had a lot of hope, but the difference was minor. Less than a half meter, nothing like four. So, still don't know.

Dale
 
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Well, I appreciate the undertaking of this project so much that I am waiting for the opportunity to pay for another ProKey.

First, a few minor items for consideration:

1. Creating a new project always gives me undesired folders:

./ContentInfo
./MatrialLibs
./scenery
PackageSources/materials folder
View attachment 73315

2. I would appreciate that the xml files be formatted, not continuously indented ... particularly the <package>.xml in PackageDefinitions. But Notepad++ can do this.

3. It would also be convenient to add the manifest.json to the PackageSources folder when creating a [Blank] project.

I am certain there are many, many other more important details yet to be worked out, so just offering these as possible additions to the "To-Do" list.

Thanks for the work,
Dale

I have the same problem.
Marco
 

scruffyduck

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I'll pick up on the folder structure. ADE creates a standard set so I am not quite sure why you want to remove some or its a problem. If they are unused then I can see it perhaps. At the moment things will need to stay the same way. I have folder structure as a task on the list
 
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I am now back from a trip and will take a look at the above items in more details. Thanks for the information
 
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I'll pick up on the folder structure. ADE creates a standard set so I am not quite sure why you want to remove some or its a problem. If they are unused then I can see it perhaps. At the moment things will need to stay the same way. I have folder structure as a task on the lis

I have always had the ContentInfo inside PackageDefinitions,
MaterialLib inside PackageSources & Packages
scenery inside PackageSources & Packages/<project>

Basically, the only folders in my top-level project folder are:

_PackageInt
PackageDefinitions
Packages
PackageSources

Of course the extra PackageSources/materials folder does not matter to me, I just delete it (unless I will be using it).

Thanks,
Dale
 
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