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MSFS My Modified Airport Hangs Windows

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I have no idea how to fault find this one. I've been adding taxi signs, correcting taxi path codes and finally, literally, changing runway characteristics for VASI position. ADE Alpha 19 compiles it normally, but when I run up MSFS and select the airport as the Start Point, MSFS goes through the usual loading sequence, for about 3/4 of the blue bar across the screen, then the music starts to get interrupted, then the cursor freezes and sometimes the sound makes a noise like an old dial up modem. At this point, the computer is completely frozen. Only a reset will resolve it. Deleting the custom airport returns things to normal.

I have examined the Export XML generated file, and there are no obvious glitches in the Runway Vasi section.

If anybody would be willing to test this airport on their computer, I would be grateful to know if this is a local problem with my setup. I am one of the many people who have problems with Microsoft Store not seeing Update Status, so I have to completely reinstall MSFS after every major update.
 

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It won't load on my MSFS either. I have had this problem with my scenery file from alpha 19. I added some apron lights and didn't realize Jon had added the ability to adjust the spacing and it defaulted to zero. MSFS won't load a flight that includes loading a scenery with this zero apron light spacing. While this is not your problem, I guess the only solution is to make edits one at a time to see which one causes the problem as I did. However, I never had a problem with closing MSFS when this occurred by pressing ctrl-alt-del or clicking on the X when windowed.

Also, I am one of lucky ones who has not had problems with MSFS updates.
 
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If you added Apron Edge Lights check the properties for Spacing set to zero (0). ADE defaults the spacing to zero which causes MSFS to run out of memory. Try setting the Spacing to 15 or 20. I had this problem once and it took me some time to figure it out.
 
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And there they are!!!


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scruffyduck

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I know I need to fix this. Fortunately it is now a pretty well known problem with ADE 2020.
 
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I know I need to fix this. Fortunately it is now a pretty well known problem with ADE 2020.
I failed to see the apron lights when looking at the project backup. It would be nice to have apron lights added to the drop-down lists, including the spacing. They are a little hard to find in the raw data view.
 

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I also found 2 types of problems using the DevMode. One is a taxiway path with a width of 0. Another type is several paths spaced less than 10cm apart.
 

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I will force a check on apron edge light spacing and set a reasonable default for new ones or ones in the design that are set to zero
 
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