Safedock and Actigate in FSX

I am trying to put VGDS systems in my FSX airport. I used VGDS_tweaker and got a mdl file. I have tested it in FS9 and it works perfectly, but I'm not able to put in in FSX. I'm using Airport design editor, and try to create a model, but when I import the mdl file, it has no GUID number and I suspect that's the problem.
Is there another way to place the model in my scenery?
 

arno

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Hi,

You can use the models in FSX, but you need to place them with the FS2004 BGLComp, since they are FS2004 MDL files.

I don't know if ADE can handle that mix, else you need to make a separate XML placement file for those models.

But be aware, the more complex ActiGate functions do not work in FSX. So only the basic non-ActiGate docking systems will work.
 
Maybe this is a basic question, but, how do I make an XML placement file? Or, somewhere I can find instructions for that?
 

arno

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You could also use an object placement tool for it. Do you have any such tool already? Like whisplacer or instant scenery or obplacer XML (last one is for fs2004 only).

What I would do is put the mdl files in a fs2004 library. You can do that with library creator XML. And then you can reference that library from a placement tool or even by writing some XML code yourself.
 
Thanks, Arno. I have used obplacer XML, imported the mdl file, written the coordinates and other data and created a bgl, which I have put in the scenery folder of my airport in FSX and it works perfectly.
 
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