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  1. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    Thanks. That makes sense.
  2. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    But before 15:00 you do see colors for Bluestreak / JIA / CR2? ... my codes before and after 3PM are the same for JIA / CR2. ... But I don't get color on any of my bluesttreak JIA CR2 aircraft anyway. I figured it was because I don't have a matching real color file for it.
  3. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    How did you know this 8 hour rule? Did you create samples and figure it out? Just curious, doesn't matter really. I do see how the power hours will work. (on a personal level, I do not see how I will be able to handle 99+ flights per hour at KSFO, when I did have a 99+ hour and struggled when the game only gave me 60 fights during that hour. ) In real life, I don't know how the controllers can handle 99+ flights into places like SFO where you only have 2 runways per direction. Even utillizing the cross runways for takeoffs leads to so many potential conflicts that I would be fired the same day. It makes places like LAX with 4 parallel runways look easy.
  4. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    what is MP? if it is the issue with lack of gates, then I think I am finding this in my SFO schedules too. p.s. since i am using a real life schedule, should this not be something easy for the program ro figure out when it loads the schedule and does the calculations for which fligjt sits at which gate ?
  5. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE KSFO 20181207 V1 Scout Yu

    Wikk, give it a try. I found that while it does get crowded at the takeoff threshold at times (4 - 6 aircraft backed up and waiting for takeoff makes me stressed), it does provide some spacing to get aircraft off in spurts and using both runways. I do find I cannot do the cross traffic takeoffs well yet. However, I wend most flights off 28R and have them landing on 28R and 28L and that results in most flights landing on 28L. I route the 28R takeoffs with a bit of a long taxiway to get over to Taxiway Zulu and then Charlie, it works and without any penalties in flight delays.
  6. Good morning San Francisco! It is Friday morning and as usual, it's the ILS for 28L and 28R and departures on runways 1 and 28 at your discretion. San Francisco on Friday means the tourists are arriving and the business visitors are on their way home. There is not a lot of general aviation at SFO, but those private jets are always in a hurry. It is SFO on December 7, 2018 and you have had a recent promotion from the weekends. Watch for the 9:00 AM surge of traffic with everyone wanting to push back in the same 10 minutes of the hour and clumps of arriving flights challenging the exquisite timing required for cross traffic takeoffs. ---You should have Real Traffic for Tower!3D to have this schedule work. They provide the proprietary files for KSFO_airlines.txt, KSFO_airports.txt, and KSFO_airplanes.txt This zip file only contains KSFO_schedule.txt, KSFO_terminal.txt, and KSFO_GAandLocalTraffic.txt In this case, my game files were found at my steam location. Your's may vary. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tower 3D Pro\Extensions\Airfields\KSFO Make a copy of your folder called KSFO. Copy the downloaded files into KSFO. Replace ksfo_terminal.txt Replace ksfo_schedule.txt Replace ksfo_gaandlocaltraffic.txt That should do it. Optional: ksfo_airlines.txt checks Optional: replace one line in airlines.txt defunct 2014 Vincent Aviation with Frenchbee in ksfo_airlines.txt They both used the two digit code BF, so if you don't, Frenchbee won't show. old: VAL, BF, VINCENT, Vincent Aviation, New Zealand new: FBU, BF, FRENCH BEE, Frenchbee, France p.s. I have run KSFO with this schedule from 6 AM to 6 AM as of this upload and it is a challenge or puzzle to space all these flights in and out, but it worked without any FAA penalties. And this is a busy Friday. The 9:00 AM rush to get out of town has 99 flights in that hour. ksfo_20181207_v1.zip
  7. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    You are a great resource for all of us here. I must not have Real Color for some of the airfields and so I cannot always see them all. Thanks @crbascott
  8. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    @ashman99 Real Color has only implemented color for some aircraft at each airfield. Even if it is colored at one airfield, it may not be colored at another airfield, because the color is based upon it's location as well as it's aircraft type, and airline. CSB is not included in Real Color at this time. So even if you put it in the airline file, it will not show up as a colored aircraft. Still, I think that my KPHL schedule that is taken from a real day, includes about 98% Real Color aircraft at this point.
  9. Good morning San Francisco! It's a quiet Saturday morning with a bit of fog hanging off the bay. So it's the ILS for 28L and 28R and departures on runways 1 and 28 at your discretion. San Francisco on a Saturday means the tourists already came in yesterday and the business flights left late last night as well. There is not a lot of general aviation at SFO, but those private jets are always in a hurry. It is Tower!3D and KSFO on November 3rd, 2018 and you just transferred into the tower before the Thanksgiving rush. No sweat, you will have a few weeks to get used to the flow. A quiet Saturday still means surge traffic with everyone wanting to push back in the same 10 minutes of the hours and clumps of arriving flights challenging the exquisite timing required for cross traffic takeoffs. ---You should have Real Traffic for Tower!3D to have this schedule work. They provide the proprietary files for KSFO_airlines.txt, KSFO_airports.txt, and KSFO_airplanes.txt This zip file only contains KSFO_schedule.txt, KSFO_terminal.txt, and KSFO_GAandLocalTraffic.txt In this case, my game files were found at my steam location. Your's may vary. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tower 3D Pro\Extensions\Airfields\KSFO Make a copy of your folder called KSFO. Copy the downloaded files into KSFO. Replace ksfo_terminal.txt Replace ksfo_schedule.txt Replace ksfo_gaandlocaltraffic.txt That should do it. --- Optional: ksfo_airlines.txt checks Optional: replace one line in airlines.txt defunct 2014 Vincent Aviation with Frenchbee in ksfo_airlines.txt They both used the two digit code BF, so if you don't, Frenchbee won't show. old: VAL, BF, VINCENT, Vincent Aviation, New Zealand new: FBU, BF, FRENCH BEE, Frenchbee, France p.s. I have run KSFO with this schedule from 6 AM to 10 PM 6 AM as of this upload and it is a challenge or puzzle to space all these flights in and out, but it worked without any FAA penalties. And this is a quiet Saturday. Whew. I wonder if I should try a Monday or Friday schedule. Those should be tough. 20190102 Added photograph with flights per hour KSFO 20181103 V2.zip
  10. Scout Yu

    CUSTOM SCHEDULE for KPHL 20181107 V3.1.7

    Hexzed, Thank you for looking at that. I re-worked the terminals files, got rid of the airplane, airport, and airline files and made the schedule and GA schedules work with the original files.
  11. Files included KPHL_schedule.txt KPHL_GAandLocalTraffic.txt KPHL_Terminal.txt Read_me_notes.txt Notes: You need REAL TRAFFIC to enjoy this schedule. Your original KPHL_airplanes.txt and KPHL_airports.txt and KPHL_airlines.txt files should be compatible. I only include the two schedule files and the terminal file. Note #1 make a copy of your KPHL airport folder and never mess with it. If you begin to make your own schedules, you will wish you had those originals untouched. Mine was named by windows KPHL - copy and it does not mess with Tower!3D's functions. Note #2 you can then copy these three files into the KPHL folder and it will overwrite them. It will also leave the original KPHL_airplanes.txt, KPHL_airports.txt and KPHL_airlines.txt files untouched. Options for CSB, Cargo South The original KPHL_airlines.txt file did not include this airlines and at KPHL, there are many flights per day from this airline. So if you want to see the CSB that is in my schdule, you can add the following to your KPHL_airlines.txt file. If you do not do this, no harm, the program still runs, you just won't see CSB arrive or depart. //CSB added for KPHL flights CSB, 2I, CARGO SOUTH, 21 Air, United States Options for REAL COLOR users. If you have REAL COLOR, I found my original KPHL_airlines.txt file needed to have one line changed. Yours may need to be changed too. To see Piedmont livery, I had to change my original airline file to use the old US airways 2 digit code instead of the new PT code. So I changed the line in KPHL_airlines.txt. Otherwise, I would only see the white paint job for Piedmont. //PDT, PT, PIEDMONT, Piedmont Airlines, United States CHANGED TO "US" FOR REAL COLOR PDT, US, PIEDMONT, Piedmont Airlines, United States Working notes. I changed the terminals file in version 3, removing all airlines that were not used in this particular schedule. It does make this terminals file unique for this schedule. I also double checked (FlightAware.com and/or FlightStats.com) to see where many of the affiliate airlines used for arrival and departures and moved them to the proper terminals (thus version 3). There are many more airports in the world than are in KPHL_airports.txt. When a real schedule is used, you have to make a decision to either (1) eliminate those flights, (2) modify the KPHL_airports.txt file, OR (3) change the schedule to move those flights to the closest airport that is in KPHL_airports.txt. I originally chose option 2, but since it is unclear if I should be uploading massively modified KPHL_airports.txt files from REAL TRAFFIC, I came back to option #3. This option balances reality with realistic. Good luck. ===== 2/21/2019 Pete_agreatguy offered this modifcation and attchment is below as V3.1.7 "...had to replace the following liveries as I don't own KMEM Real Colours (used this to work out which to replace with): airline code / aircraft (@Scout Yu's schedule) / replaced with aircraft ENY / ER3 - E135 (kmem) / ER4 - E145 (kjfk, klga or kmem) SKV / E75 - E175 (????) / E70 - E170 (klga) RPA / E75 - E175 (kmem) / E70 - E170 (katl, kbos, kjfk, klga, klax, kmem, kphl or ksan) JIA / CR7 - CRJ7 (kmem) / CR9 - CRJ9 (klga or kmem) I've attached the edited schedule file ONLY for anyone else who, like me, doesn't own KMEM - but would like to see all the liveries 🙂." KPHL_20181107_V3.1.zip KPHL_20181107_V3.1.7z
  12. I have texture pack, 2, 3, and 11. If 3 is lax, then I need to rethink this. But if Hexzed can see 320's at KPHL, then I still probably have a problem. ===================== Found the problem. Corrupted airplanes.txt file. When I modified it, it dropped the trailing spaces. Also, my modifcations pointed out that having a duplicate IATA code that pointed to a different ICAO code resulted in my A320's looking like A320neo. and that led to the missing graphics. Sorry Nyerges, it was my fault. When I put the original kphl_airplanes.txt file back, everything worked. I don't think I would have found the problem for a long time if it had not been for the feedback from you guys. THanks!
  13. i am working on custom files for KPHL. This master list was particularly useful when I was frustrated that my REAL COLOR for KPHL appeared to not be working. This master list and this topic forum gave the critical information that due to changes in airport codes by international organizations, the codes used in the schedule.txt files may not point to the correct airlines. Changing that for Brickyard and Piedmont made a tremendous improvement (fewer) in the 'white lion' aircraft. However, it does point out to me that there may be a problem in the REAL COLOR file for the A320. Below is a list of the Real Color manifest file that shows the airlines that should have an A320. None of them show up in game. Other than LACSA, there are either A319 or A321 aircraft that can be substituted into the schedule in place of the white lion A320s. And that works, the images now show. However, I wonder if Nyerges knows about this problem. Without being able to see into the airplanes_texpack3 file at the A320 images, I cannot tell if it is a programming error or if the A320 images were just not included inside the texpack3, but were simply placed into the manifest file as placeholders. - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_aa.jpg A320 aa American Airlines - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_ac.jpg A320 ac Air Canada - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_b6.jpg A320 b6 JetBlue Airways - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_dl.jpg A320 dl Delta Air Lines - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_f9.jpg A320 f9 Frontier Airlines - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_lr.jpg A320 lr LACSA - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_nk.jpg A320 nk Spirit Airlines - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_ua.jpg A320 ua United Airlines - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_vx.jpg A320 vx Virgin America - Assets/Resources/airplanes/Textures/A320_y4.jpg A320 y4 Volaris Any thoughts? 1. Can anyone confirm that the A320's at KPHL do not show images even when you buy Real Color? (I downloaded my files for RC for KPHL this month , but no A320.) 2. If confirmed, is there a way to let Nyerges know about this problem from here and find out where the problem lies? (If the A320 is simply not included in the actual pack, and the Manifest list is just a placeholder, then I can relax, but if there is a programming error, it would be nice to see the fixed A320) (Incidentally, I did try the 32S version of the 320 airplane code and it does not work and should not work from my limited understanding of the programming) Thanks for your consideration, Scout
  14. Scout Yu

    Steam update 2/20

    The new update 2/20 is much improved in my experience. JFK taxi routing is much quicker when I let them pick a route. It is not always able to handle a manually entered route, but still, JFK has become much more usable. This enhancement of quicker routing along the taxiways is well worth the upload. Aside: the Steam version did announce the update and so I did not have to keep looking for updates.
  15. Fantastic job on this custom schedule. I particularly used your hourly arrivals and departures broken down by hours bar graph at the start of each hour to get a feel how it is going to go. How in the world do real world ATC employees handle eight hour days? OMG!
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