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  1. Hi. Got it sorted! Had to install another hard drive and assign it the original drive F drive letter that the original installation was done on, copied the backed up MyTraffic folder to it, which then allowed me to uninstall and reinstall MyTraffic to drive C. Deleted the simobjects path in the FSX.cfg. Entered all the paths within the communicator, then manually added MyTraffic in the scenery library within FSX splash screen, and I now have traffic again! Phew! Terry
  2. Hi. I had MyTrafficProfessional 6.0A running fine until recently when I had to remove the hard drive where the original installation was. When I try to install, or uninstall, I get an error message "MyTraffic" is not a valid short file name. I had a copy of the original installation, so I copied MyTraffic into the FSX folder, and amended all the paths and added the scenery to the scenery.cfg, but I get no traffic. The communicator will not run from the start menu, but it will run from within the MyTraffic folder in FSX. The main problem is that I cannot do an uninstall or an install! Attached the log file from the failed install. Please help. Terry MSIa957b.LOG
  3. Hi Burkhard. Actually, P3D turned into a nightmare and I have given up on it and gone back to FSX! I had just bought 2 X GTX 970 cards to replace my 2 X GTX 650 cards, and wanted to try P3D out! One immediate problem that I came across was that I found out that my 650W power supply was not man enough and the computer would shut down very soon after take off. I have now bought an 850W power supply. I then bought the P3D version of the PMDG777, which did not run at all well in P3D, on my system! FPS and VAS usage was horrendous, compared with FSX, and I got micro stutters and popping clouds! I spent days trying every setting I could possible make, but it made no difference. I even tried SLi, which seemed to make things slightly worse! I also found that PF3 and FSCaptain were not "talking" very well with P3D! My X52 Pro was also having a problem (the toggle button assigned to G (gear up/down) would switch the main window view as well as retracting the gear, and the toggle for F7 (flaps up) did nothing), despite updating to the P3D drivers for it. In desperation, I actually then removed the 2nd graphics card and connected my 4 monitors onto just the one card (2 X DVI + 1 X HDMI + 1 X DP-DVI). Previously, I had been running the 4 monitors on 2 X DVI connections per card. I noticed an immediate improvement in fps and less vas usage, but in FSX only! P3D still stayed the same! I am bemused why I get better performance using only 1 graphics card? Possibly because the one card will be running at X16 PCIe instead of 2 cards running at X8? Anyway, it was a very expensive experiment (having to buy the P3D version of the PMDG777, and a new power supply), and the wasted money for the 2nd graphics card! At least I have spares now! LOL! Of course, I do still have P3D installed and may try it again when LM bring out any more updates. Reading other posts on other forums, it seems that quite a few other people are having problems with P3D V3? Anyway, it is back to FSX for me! Cheers. Terry
  4. Hi Burkhard. After many hours of trawling the guides I finally found the error! The path in the simobjects.cfg file was wrong! It was showing Path=C:\MyTraffic\Aircraft. I changed it to Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft and I now get loads of aircraft! I did turn off the P3D default aircraft also, as per the guides. BTW, now that I do actually have traffic in P3D there is no difference in fps and VAS between FSX and P3D with identical settings. Both are more or less the same with 25-30fps and 2400 VAS used, with FSX maybe just winning by a tiny bit! Scrolling the spot view though in P3D is a lot smoother! Apologies for my previous rant in my last post! Regards. Terry
  5. Hi Burkhard. I am getting really wound up now about this! I have tried ALL the guides I can find on here but I cannot get any traffic to show up in P3D! I do not know if this means anything to you but I will describe exactly what I have come across and done. 1st, the download from simmarket does show 6.0a, but I did not have the "manage.dll" showing in the communicator, until I downloaded and installed the 6.0a patch! But I still do not have any traffic showing in P3D after adding that! I did edit the world scenery file to off also, but that then even lost the 2 aircraft that were sitting beside mine (default P3D aircraft?). I really have tried everything that has been posted, but I cannot get any traffic to show up in P3D. FSX works fine, albeit the big frame rate hit! Please try and guide me! I have paid good money for something that I cannot get working, and spent many hours of my valuable time trying everything! HELP! Terry
  6. Hi Burkhard. I spoke too soon that MyTraffic V6 was working in P3D! It is not! In FSX I get lots of traffic showing, but in P3D I only actually have 2 of the exact same small aircraft sitting next to mine, but no other traffic at the airport (Heathrow!). I followed your guide to the letter, adding the scenery.cfg line, and disabling the default AI, and adding the scenery "MyTraffic" to the scenery file, but I get no AI at Heathrow! Help would be appreciated! Regards. Terry
  7. Hi Burkhard. I suddenly realised that I am running the PMDG777 in FSX, but running the QW757 in P3D (way too expensive to pay again for the P3D version of the PMDG777 (what a rip off eh!)). So I installed the QW 757 into FSX to do a proper comparison. With all the exact settings in both FSX and P3D, with the same windows open and same traffic, I get 18fps in FSX and 30fps in P3D. VAS usage also drops from 2,600 in FSX, to 2,200 in P3D. Indeed, it is strange that you have massive performance problems with P3D! From all the posts I have read about P3D, nearly everyone has noticed a performance increase with P3D over FSX! In my particular case I get an extra 10fps with P3D, and I use less VAS also with P3D! It is not only the extra fps though! I notice also that the graphics in P3D are a LOT smoother! The spot view in FSX always had micro stutters (and no amount of tweaks ever really had any effect), but in P3D it is silky smooth! Are you using V3 of P3D? I have actually only just installed P3D, so I am not a "seasoned" user of P3D. I have done no tweaks at all though, because everyone says that tweaks are not required any more for V3 of P3D! It just worked fine "straight out of the box", with no "tweaking" necessary! I am at the experimental stage of P3D, trying it out! I had to buy V6 of MyTraffic, because the 2013 version was not compatible with P3D. You may be asking why I wanted to move from FSX? The huge impact on frame rates with MyTraffic V6 in FSX was one reason for trying P3D! The micro stutters on the spot view, and the high VAS usage were another reason! I had "stretched" FSX as far as it could go and it was struggling! Just for your info, I have an i7 3770K overclocked to 4.7, 2 X GTX 970, 2 X SSD, 4 monitors (which I run in full screen, not spanning). FSX on fairly minimal settings was struggling! I did try Steve's DX10 fixer, but it was totally incompatible with my set up and would not work at all! I only run FSX/P3D, MyTraffic, REX soft clouds on the server. I do have my system networked and run ActiveSky Next, FsCommander, PF3, FsCaptain, FsBuild and TOPCAT on the client laptop! That offloads a lot of server CPU usage! Anyway, to summarise. On my system/set up P3D is (so far) way better than FSX! Smoother graphics, more frames, lower VAS usage (which is what an awful lot of other people say). Why P3D has problems on your system, I have no idea! I did gain quite a few fps in P3D by only adjusting the supersampling from the default 8X to 4X? That is the only adjustment I have made to the P3D install. And finally. I have noticed that a lot of people have complained about a massive drop in frame rates with V6 of MyTraffic, so I am not alone in this! Good info for you though, so you can maybe look at why I lost 15fps by ONLY installing V6 of MyTraffic in FSX! I literally did not change anything at all in my FSX. Only installed V6 of MyTraffic as an "upgrade" to the 2013 version! Regards. Terry
  8. Hi. Got it working fine in both FSX and P3D! I do not know how or why though! I did a complete uninstall and reinstall, only configured FSX 1st in the configurator and tested it, and it loaded aircraft fine this time! Massive frame rate hit though! With MyTraffic 2013 I was getting around 25fps at my default location and aircraft, but now I only get 10fps! Same settings as before. Lowering the traffic density down from 25% to 20% did give me an extra 3-5 fps, but 15fps is too low to actually go flying! I then configured P3D in the configurator. No traffic showing, but I did eventually find the scenery library tab within the P3D drop down menu and added MyTraffic 6 to it. Traffic showed up fine, with very little effect on frame rates! Strange why MyTraffic 6 has such a big impact on frame rates within FSX, but not in P3D! Terry
  9. Hi. I have looked over all the posts and tried to follow all the guides, but something is obviously seriously wrong in my install process! I have previously used MyTraffic 2013, and that worked fine in FSX, but I have just upgraded to P3D and I have just bought the V6, which does not work at all in either FSX or P3D! The 1st thing that I have noticed is that I do not seem to be getting the correct opening screen (I get what appears to be the old MyTraffic 2013 screen), and the traffic builder does not execute! I am guessing that there is some hidden registry entries from my previous MyTraffic 2013 install, which is pulling up a mixed up configurator screen? I really would appreciate any guidance! I keep on coming back to the same conclusion as to why the traffic builder does not initiate? Something is preventing it from running? I have set the correct paths for both FSX and P3D, which does show in the configurator screen, which I find unusual! The old MyTraffic 2103 did not have the option for P3D! So? I obviously have a very messed up configuration screen and setup! I have done an uninstall of the 2013 version, but something seems to be preventing the traffic builder from initiating? Any ideas anyone? Cheers. Terry.
  10. Hi Ian I did make my apologies to Volker earlier, but I will apologise again. Obviously I did misunderstand what Volker had said. Thanks again for stepping in and helping me to get around the problem. I have been editing quite a few airports now, using Burkhard's MTX BGL files. They all show the new ILS in FSC, and test flights show that they work, and have approaches. Unfortunately, not all FSX airports are covered in MTX! I have found a few "missing" ones, which I wanted to edit, but I cannot, because ADE obviously writes BGL files, taken from "stock" FSX airport files, that are not compatible with FSC! As you are obviously very experienced, may I ask a question? The "stock" FSX scenery files are not BGL files? I am actually away from my computer for the next 5 weeks, away on holiday, so I cannot follow up on whatever you tell me, but I cannot see any BGL files in the "stock" FSX scenery areas? So my question is, where are the FSX BGL files? ADE does find the "stock" FSX BGL (or airport?) files, imports them, and shows the scenery area location, followed by a 5 figure number (if I remember correctly), and lists it as an ADX file? Yes, I am confused by it all! But listening to what you have told me, I do want to get things right! You have mentioned making the MTX BGL file that I have edited, "passive", which is something that I will look into. What about the "duplicate" default/stock FSX airport though? Unless MTX has already added an exclusion? And the other question is, do I have to edit the FSX scenery.cfg file to reflect the order set in the FSX settings/scenery structure? Sorry to ask so many questions! As things stand though, everything seems to be working 100%! I would like to have some understanding though, about FSX scenery structures/files, just in case strange things happen? Thanks again. Best regards. Terry
  11. Hi Ian P. Isn't it a minefield eh? Yes I can confirm that my whole FSX is on "w" drive, which is a mapped "drive" on my network, as per the "RED" warning instructions in FSC! It is not only the scenery that is shared. Anyway! Whatever I have done does work! We all know that FSX is seriously flawed! We all strive to make it better! Sharing info, and helping each other is the way forward. That is why I got so upset by Volker not "helping"! We should share info. Talk it over, and then make things better? Personally speaking, with your info and help, I have made progress. I have learned a lot. I thank you for that. This is how it should be! Talk things over. Try and help to solve the problems. Best Regards. Terry.
  12. Hi Ian P. Thanks for the explanation. I had a look at the scenery.cfg, and sure enough, the area 120 (add on scenery) is at the bottom! That is where ADE places the "new" edited airport, and from my understanding of ADE, it then automatically disables all other same name airports? Maybe just moving that area 120 to the top of the scenery.cfg is the easiest option? Then any airport I edit (whether stock or MTX), will be seen 1st, and processed by FSC? Ah! But from what Volker said, the ADE file that is produced when editing a stock FSX airport, is unreadable? I am a little confused still though! FSC has now read and processed the ADE edited MTX file, but it does not read and process the stock FSX ADE edited airport BGL file? Volker has never mentioned disabling one of the airports. May I ask how I do that anyway? In the stock FSX scenery area, it does not list the airports by ICAO, so how do I know/find which file to change to passive? Ah! Just figured out how I can find that, whilst typing this! The search stock airport feature in ADE shows the corresponding APX file and which scenery area it is in! Going back over what you have said, and to see if I have grasped which direction to go, I should 1st move the area 120 to the top of the scenery.cfg, only edit the MTX version (which you said was the better one to edit, because of the parking slots by Burkhard?), and then disable the stock airport by renaming the APX file, and also then disable the MTX BGL file? I am not sure if I actually need to disable the stock or MTX files though, because ADE automatically "excludes" them? To answer your question in your edit. My PC (server) and the laptop (client) have different usernames. I have absolutely no problems with file sharing or communication problems with any of my programs running on the laptop. I use "everyone" for permissions, with full control. I run ActiveSky2012, Pro Flight Emulator, FSC, FSBuild 2 and the remote FSCaptain FCDU from the laptop, and I have no problems whatsoever. I can read/write to all folders on the PC, and the shared folders on the client. Why I had to do a reboot after editing the MTX file, to get the PMDG 777 working, I don't know, but I suspect that it just did not like the "new" scenery file? But it did work again after a reboot. Thanks once again for all your help and guidance. Best Regards. Terry
  13. Hi. Further update! Did a reboot, and now the PMDG 777 works! Loaded LEBB, and it seems to work fine! Phew! But big thanks to Ian P! It seems that he has sorted the problem! Edit the MTX BGL file, and not the default FSX BGL file! No disrespect to Volker, but he should have known the problem and told me that? Ian P. You are a superstar! If anyone else sees this post, then you have actually solved the problem! Wow! You are good! How on earth did you figure it out? All I can do is to shower with praise. I apologise to Volker, and to tinpusher. But this should have been sorted "at source" Ian. Thank you! You saw the problem, and you have actually sorted it out! Regards. Terry.
  14. Hi. Update! I followed what Ian P suggested. I used ADE to update the MTX BGL file. Now FSC shows the new ILS! Yay! Thank you Ian P. Oops! Spoke too soon! OK! Here goes! I use the PMDG 777. It worked fine, until now! All I have done is to edit the MTX BGL file, which now also shows the new ILS in FSC. But! The PMDG 777 does not now load! Choosing any airport, my PMDG 777 does now not work! It loads, but it does not "initialise"! Ugh! Why? Fixed 1 problem but now I cannot use my PMDG 777! OMG! LOL! If I manage to fix it, I will let you know! Terry
  15. Hi tinpusher and Ian P. Ok! Let us get something straight! Volker (and yes Volka was just a typo!), in exactly the same way that he made a typo, quote "You've made changes to this files LEEB*.*", when in fact it was LEBB! Anyway, what he told me was, to me, "not easy"! I have absolutely no idea what it all meant! I did not understand it at all! And it was only a statement, with no mention of how to solve the problem! Volker, and you, may understand what he said in his reply, but I did not! It was just a load of nonsense to me! My problem has not been solved! I am going to "bash around" again! I paid good money for FSC, and I do expect some customer support! Labelling this topic as "solved" when it is obviously not, is also a bit "underhand"! No wonder I am a bit "peeved"! I think I have every right to be upset! Customer support should be "help to solve the problem", and not just a brush off! Ok Rant over. Back to business! Ian P. Thank you for trying to help out. Yes I did ask ADE to create an approach. I have the add on scenery (which is where ADE puts the "new" airport), at the top of the scenery index, so it should "read" that 1st? But I do not know about these things. I will try and send you the ADE BGL file, and then try to modify the MTX BGL file. What you have said does make sense. Thank you for the advice about the MTX BGL. Yes, I am fully aware that "real life" pilots do like to "fly the ILS", but that is only if the ILS is actually there, LOL! I quite often fly manual approaches, using the ILS as a guide for the glideslope! Keeps my hand in! Oh! I am actually an aircraft engineer, and I did used to have a private pilots licence! Hopefully, we can all work together to find out why FSC does not read the ADE format file, and to sort it out? Regards. Terry.
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