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    While I would love to make airports and content if it includes the source code I can see why they wouldn't want their IP out in the open with anyone not employed. If its coming in the next version and thats not tooooo far off I'll wait.
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    Is it possible

    Best you can do is pause the round and resume it later on but you have to leave it running in order to do so.
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    Expected level of traffic at KPHL with default install

    If you're brand new it can seem a little hectic. But its not too bad. Do it a few times and things will be smoother. Also you don't have to get fancy with lengthy commands and adjustments for routing etc. Start simple and grow from there :) Also if you watch any of my vids you see I am far from great at this lol. TIST is fun because of one runway making things difficult but I love a well laid out airport with tons of traffic. I believe I have played both of the TIST schedules but cant recall the other one, Hexzed's I played a few times recently and it was good fun!
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    Expected level of traffic at KPHL with default install

    Depends on the airport but the default game never really pushed things too far. You can look at the schedules in the airports directory and see how many come each hour. If you want it to get more challenging the real traffic mod and custom schedules here on the forums really change things up. Real color is optional if you want the planes to look proper vs plane white. But most airports will share the big / common airlines in the same country so you can get away with one or two real colors and some white planes elsewhere.
  5. What is your OS, did you install anything else with it such as Real Color or Real Traffic? Did you try to replace any of the files or data with custom information? Have you tried removing it complete as well as the destination folder and letting steam reinstall it?
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    Question about Steam Version

    Its pretty easy to install, I have a video covering the install of RT, RC and copying in custom schedules. Most important thing is to select steam version that you paid for (Tower 3D or Tower 3D Pro) and point the install to your root steam directory. The part that makes it easy it it tells you which game directory it needs, you just point it to that folder in your steam install.
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    GPU Usage?

    Mostly optimizations that are not present in the engine. It is normal for the system to be running under more load than one would expect with this game. As stated though pausing and menus seem to hit it more. In game depending on the number of planes its not soo bad temp wise but usage is up.
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    Help required

    EDDM is fun but the lack of proper implementation of high speed exits can be a problem to work around. There are also some issues with planes pushing back. There are a few issues at KMCO but overall it works quite well.
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    KPHL - Custom Schedule

    Created another schedule for KPHL, enjoy the airport quirks and all. Found this schedule to be pretty hectic at times making it a decent challenge. Some fun GA and overall works without issues. Testing a few GA's that may have problems but any issues you find I'll see what I can do to fix. Feel free to re-post or what have you and enjoy :) Video for 8am from the schedule here. I played it with a self imposed "scenario" which hosed me but was fun overall lol. Got annoyed at a few bits, myself and just for fun of pushing through. Download Available Here Update: 4/7/2019: Corrected Duplicate plane at 3pm hour. Fixed chart.
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    KMCO - Real World Schedules & Scenario Fun

    Not at all, forgot that in the main post.
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    Tower3DPro Correct Multiplayer Firewall Port

    VPN will encrypt the traffic from your PC to the destination, your ISP can see the traffic but unless they have the encryption key they don't know what you are doing as its encrypted out of your PC before hitting their network. Depending on the VPN they wont even know where it is going as the packet has to be unlocked at the VPN host and then forwarded to its destination. Very handy for "being" somewhere else in the world to watch content that is free for someone in that country, download games from different server options (Steam location restrictions), keep what you do private and away from anyone snooping. If you do heavy banking or financial work and you don't want anyone eye balling it or something it can be handy. Some country's block access to various sites or applications so VPN'ing into another country opens up those applications or ports. Some of it can be for the tin foil association but it has it's purposes. I can either remote into my home PC and be on my network if my PC is on, or I can VPN into my NAS / Server and "be" on my network from the device by having my NAS / Server be a vpn host and other than some latency it is as though I am sitting at home on my network. Outside of the obvious acquisition of data through questionable legality it has a lot of purposes for people in various situations and needs.
  12. I created 2 full day's schedules from different days for a change in dynamic at the airport and used them to create some extra options for some fun. Real Traffic is required but Real Color is your discretion. I have links to videos of each schedule to save space vs large embeds. Disclaimer: I was taking notes for fixes and ensuring the schedules were working so while I'm not great at the game this is lower than my usual "standard" of play quality. :) Likewise a few fixes were made after the video's. 12/31/2018 I figured with it being New Years Eve a number of people would be heading home and this turned out to be true with quite a busy period of early morning departures. Sadly not a lot of GA on the holiday Video showing an hour of play from this schedule. Download here 2/2/2019 A typical Saturday with busy in / out traffic. Reasonable number of GA flights. Video showing an hour of play from this schedule. Download here For both schedules I've done a fair amount of testing and believe I have fixed all of the schedule conflicts and issues if any are found just send me a message and I'll fix them. I have not looked at fixing the white planes at this time. Extras: I have felt that KMCO can handle more traffic than it currently see's and decided it would be fun to play that. So I took both of my two schedules and merged them together for a... Double traffic schedule: I did go through and advance by one flight number duplicate planes following the same routes etc similar to the original schedules that had a few departures and arrivals back at the airport. This also means more periods of the day are active to keep things rolling instead of a slow late evening. Video showing an hour of play from this schedule. Download here Scenario Play: For the first few here I wanted to focus in on some things I have done privately and as most people have experienced while flying which add some fun as written into the schedule with some basic guidelines for play. As such I have created two scenario's for weather related fun: Scenario 7am through 8am: Video Showing this scenario Bad weather has been in the area around MCO, at 7am a storm starts to move in. In an attempt to get in / out before the weather arrives a number of planes will seek departure and arrival prior to the airspace closing. At about 7:10 the airspace will close, departures remain active until about 7:12am. Planes en-route will be held in a pattern by ATC and not released into MCO control until the weather clears. Departures are able to push roll to staging but are not allowed to depart and must wait in staging areas. There is a route open out of the area but MCO must share it with all airports. If any plane is released into MCO airspace the tower can then depart a plane as it is MCO's turn. The weather pushes out of the area and the airport is free to resume normal operations at 7:30am. ATC will pull planes out of their patterns and queue them for arrival. Scenario 8pm through 9pm: Video Showing this scenario Weather is still in the area around MCO this evening however the impact is primarily with other airports. A number of airplanes must divert to MCO due to weather at their destinations. This will create a small spike of planes routed in and then later in the evening a spike of departures as they all head out to their intended destinations. Download the scenarios here Configure the airport how you see fit but mix it up and replay seeing what works best but most of all enjoy. The morning period is going to be the more hectic and demanding as it is peak departure time for the schedules and you will have to stack up the planes in an area attempting to allow flowing traffic without blocking major paths. Typically planes must still have a route to return to the gate if needed so keep that in mind. The second period is still active for that time of night but the activity comes and goes specific to the added traffic which was only a few planes. I adjusted these planes in the schedule to set destinations in the reasonable area to divert to MCO though I did not adjust their source. I also adjusted their flight number advancing it by one to avoid duplicate issues but you can identify each as they arrive and then depart within the regular schedule for the evening. The goal I set was to have as much of the schedule COMPLETED as possible by the end of the hour as a gauge of performance. I have more scenario ideas for the next airport I will be making schedules for which hopefully will not take too long. If you run into any bugs or problems please let me know and I will go correct them. The schedules were made in Excel so for the most part fixes are fairly easy to process. I hope that you enjoy and happy controlling!
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    Lol wow, you have a bit of work to recover that.
  14. Awesome, can't wait to play them!
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    Custom Schedule Problems

    First one caused me a headache in the last two I made. Still trying to fix a few of those but I'm sure I missed some lol. Have not had the second one yet but sounds annoying.

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