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  1. So far I have not been able to find this in FSX, once FSX starts searching for a parking spot it will scan all of them and return the best match. On a higher level though the scheduler does kick in. The agents that act as ATC Controllers are part of the 6Hz group. I haven't analyzed it in detail but I could very well be possible that if an agent has to find 7 parking spots and it will only get time to look up 4. But once it starts searching for a specific plane it will scan all of the parkings. The scoring algorithm is rather complex, the details I have deciphered so far are in a Wiki article
  2. They use it to display the correct aircraft type and livery for other people you encounter online. If someone is flying a KLM 737, it will depend on your system whether an actual KLM 737 can be displayed if the other user is in view. So there is a configuration file that defines which actually installed model to display for a certain type and livery (and variation actually). They have their own set of AI planes, but I prefer MTX :) Daniel
  3. While I fully agree, I think the chances of a new Squawbox are slimmer than that of a new MS FlightSim, but I can always try I guess. SB's reason is they do this to prevent double names, which is not a valid one since FS already forces all titles to be unique. Daniel
  4. Is this perhaps documented somewhere? I'd be quite interested the find out a bit more about this. Daniel
  5. I would like to make a request. In order for Squawkbox to be able to use the MyTraffic models, the titles of aircraft must meet some criteria: - they all must start with the same three letters and - they may contain no spaces. I realize this will be somewhat involving: 1) rename all the titles in all aircraft.cfg's 2) rename all the titles in all files referencing the titles (traffic database) 3) rebuild all traffic bgl's But most of all, since all aircraft.cfg files are part of the aircraft installers, all currently deployed installers become useless, meaning that an operation like
  6. I'm alive :) Apart from flying a bit and giving support for my own add-on, FSX was gathering dust for me. Recently I picked it up again and started browsing some forums again, we'll see what happens. On topic... I've done a lot of research on how FSX will assign runways. The two most important things to remember: 1) There is a bug in it, related to closed runways. For both the primary and secondary runway start, FSX will check the 'Closed for Take-off' flag for the primary. (There may be bugs in this line as well, since I don't recall exactly what got checked instead of what, but there is a
  7. http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=3879&page= Daniel
  8. MTB is a SimConnect application, so FSX only. Daniel
  9. So both of you are simmers! :) Daniel
  10. It shouldn't, food for the time machine since Feb 21 2000. Daniel
  11. Well, the drivers that FSX uses do use SLI. But since FSX is mostly CPU bound, there's not much benefit from the GFX power increase SLI will give. For FSX, get the most powerful CPU available and plenty of RAM in both the PC and the GFX card. I guess that if you have a lot of 'external' add-on's (simconnect .exe add-on's for example) you might benefit from a quadcore over a dualcore. Daniel
  12. Here's what I did today: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8001 :) In short: there's your explanation why FS might send an airplane across a whole airport for a takeoff, eventhough the aircraft is parked immediately beside an active runway. The method FS uses to compute the distance from the plane to the runway is only compatible with multiple runways if they are parallel. (As they are in default FS, but not when the crosswind runways technique is used) Daniel
  13. I think I did a scan yesterday, but I did not look inside the files myself. Will do so tonight. Meanwhile... I have updated the version online (same link): logfiles checkbox, bgl checkbox and settings are stored. Daniel
  14. I was looking at the header: MDL8MDLH, but so far I have not found any MDL9MDLH files other then some vague ones embedded in a BGL I found on the web. I will rephrase the output from the program a little and leave that interpretation to the user. I will add an option to skip checking inside bgl's and also and option to create logfiles containing the filenames. Daniel
  15. I did a quick test by changing the MDL8MDLH to MDL9MDLH in a file and then it is reported as a FS9 model. Yet, while trying to find a MDL9 on avsim... I only found MDL8's though in two flavours: compiled with the 2002 SDK and compiled using the FS9 SDK. Edit: I have uploaded a new version, that for the MDL8 files, will check if it can find the SDK version that was used. The FSX Fuel truck turns out to be compiled using the FSX SDK after all. Daniel
  16. I will look into to it back home where My MyTraffic is :) Daniel
  17. Feel free to remove this if it is too off topic... I have placed it here since the inspiration for it came from the performance/DX10 discussions on this board. I have created a small utility that will check all the models in your Flight Sim install and report what percentage is FS8, FS9 or FSX. You must have the .Net Framework installed for it to work. Click 'Browse' and select your FS folder. Then click 'Analyze' and wait wait wait several minutes. This way I found out that there are 2 FS8 models in FSX, among them is the Fuel Truck. The program is here: http://www.supercell.nl/specials/M
  18. I'd say this color was chosen to better match the background of the tail logo, which still sticks out :roll: Daniel
  19. As in 'Too many flying carpets in the cargohull'? Daniel
  20. And I thought the 5 legged Alligator I dreamed about was bizar... But actually, that's seems like a plausible observation from you. Hmm, I just got an idea. Let's see where in the queue I can put this one :) Edit: Hmm, quick test: I have found 15274 MDL's in FSX.A. 15272 of those are MDLX's and 2, including the FuelTruck are MDL8's :) Daniel
  21. I'm a co-moderator on the DutchFS forum and yesterday a user asked about some black rectangles at TNCM: http://www.dutchfs.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5806 So it seems, the problem is bigger than just invisble planes. The EH101 in the screenshot shows he's running FSX.A. And look at the gates... they are docked to ghostplanes as well. Daniel
  22. I've seen that too occasionally. I know Burkhard is aware of this, but so far I don't think anyone has been able to reproduce this consistently. Last time it happened for me was this weekend (which was also the first time in several months). - FSX + A - XP Sp2 - MTX 5.1a - Winter Wonderland weathertheme I was flying the Wilco A318. I wanted to see a replay of my take-off. After the replay... the plane config was messed up, but I managed to get it back on course. I was flying from KCVG to KOKC. Daniel
  23. Martinair has sold their A320's, their current fleet is: * 1 Boeing 747-200F * 3 Boeing 747-400BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) * 6 Boeing 767-300ER * 4 McDonnell Douglas MD-11CF * 3 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F I think they no longer fly passengers within Europe. Daniel
  24. Talk about 'A whole different animal', that one's great! Daniel
  25. Just had some fun at EHAM: scenery off, traffic @ 50%, rate 4x... nice! But I also flew around a bit, counting 18 Martinairs at one time, which matches their current fleet size :) Maybe they had an early Christmas party at Schiphol? Daniel
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