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About PhillyPennPilot

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  1. My suggestion is to check out this post, which is a checklist of (most) everything you need to do if your're not getting traffic. Specifically, go over everything in the first page and make sure you're not overlooking something. Then check out about the last 10 posts or so. I chimed in there when I was where you're at now. I hadn't inserted the scenery layer and that was cause of my lack of traffic. NMaggio nailed it down for me in post #150. Also, I started a thread with a super simplified checklist for installation here, which should get the right schedules going for you ... assumin
  2. Ha, drunk snails indeed! Just curious, do think keeping both sliders more or less the same will get you an approximation of "real" world ratios at least -- even if not densities? I fly mostly in small-ish & medium sized airports, so I'm probably not going to see quite as many tubes in general. Just wondering though what mix (of commercial vs GA) represents reality the most. Also, NMaggio, I think looking at FlightAware might give you a more accurate representation -- though listening to live ATC chatter is quite a bit more fun. This is traffic for my local airport in Philadelphi
  3. You need to get them from your original FSX disks. They are not automatically downloaded into you system when you install them, so (assuming you have FSX Accel), as odd as it sounds, you have to insert disk one and literally drag & drop the SDK folder onto your desktop, install that one into a separate folder on your machine. Once you've finished, you might as well do the same with SDK folder from the third (Acceleration) disk too, as it's a slightly newer version. Once either/both are installed, your will see the above TrafficDataBaseBuilder.exe file which you need to copy/move as per
  4. Thanks, Bukhard. Does the GA traffic need to be set to the same amount as the commercial airliner traffic? They both should be somewhere in that 30-50 region? I am probably more likely to encounter GA as I tend to fly into and out of smaller airports, mostly in the Orbx FTX regions of North America. Not sure if that makes a difference.
  5. Yeah, I might have bitten off more than I could chew -- at least at this point as somewhat of a newbie to simming and who can't devote too much time to the hobby right now. But it's ok. As long as it's up and running (and thankfully it is now for me), I'm happy. One thing though: with the default installation & the 2013 schedules running, about how far to I have to move the sliders in FSX for commercial and GA traffic to get somewhat of a comparable representation of real-world traffic density? Again, I'm not too picky -- and I'm not even sure if my so-so machine could even handle i
  6. Just curious about something somewhat related. Assuming you're doing a more or less default set up like I did above, how far to you have to push the sliders in FSX before you get somewhat realistic traffic density? I know this obviously is going to vary from reality, but I wondering roughly how far is recommended to have them to get close to the real deal. Just a ball park. Thanks.
  7. OMG, That seemed to do it! Actually, even with Windows 8 it seems that clicking on the blank space (as suggested in the post your referenced) worked fine on my machine. Also, for those who are interested, the text you're supposed to add to the config file through the MTX Communicator is: [Area.xxx] Title=MyTraffic Local=MyTraffic Active=TRUE Required=FALSE Layer=xxx It seems there isn't a way to have MTX do this automatically they way it does for the FSX.cfg file. (Also, xxx = whatever layer/level you need to assign it.) Anyway, Thanks NMaggio, for you help! :) Problem solved. The
  8. Last thing. I just ran the Traffic_blg.bat and got the following result. (The trafficAircraft.bgl.passive file is in there too, though not displayed below.) List of AI traffic schedules F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Mytrafficclosed.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Mytrafficcommercial.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\MytrafficGlobal.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Mytrafficmil.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Scenery\MyTrafficclosed.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Scenery\Mytrafficcommercial.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Scenery\MytrafficGlobal.bgl F:\FSX\MyTraffic\Scenery\Mytrafficmil.bgl F:\FSX\Scenery\World\Scenery\trafficBoats.bgl F:\FSX\Scenery\World\Scenery
  9. I know this is an ancient thread, but I'm having a problem seeing NO traffic in the skies, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I believe I've set everything correctly for MTX 5.4con my newly-installed and fairly clean version of FSX -- on a machine on which I just did a fresh re-installation of Win 8. The initial installation seemed to go ok. I moved a copy of TrafficDataBaseBuilder.exe into the MTX folder. In MTX Communicator, I clicked Select Schedules > Autumn 2012 (and not the newer, more problematic 2013 schedule). In MTX Editor, I clicked Create > Schedules, files and traff
  10. That's weird, because step two (picking the 2012 schedule) didn't really take all that long. I don't remember exactly, but it definitely wasn't 2-3 hours, which is how long step 4 took. I thought I remember the manual saying somewhere that if the process is conspicuously quick, it's possible schedules didn't actually get written ... but then again, I was a bit confused.
  11. So just to clarify, the procedure above is the "correct" (or at least one correct) way to get things set up & running if, like me, you don't want to do much customizing, no? I just want to make sure I'm getting everything configured well enough to see semi-realistic traffic -- and also establish a simplified guide for anyone who was confused by the complexity of the manuals. Also... Is that supposed to be zero?
  12. p.s. Forgot to ask. So the resulting file that was created in the ...FSX\MyTraffic folder is called MTX_V54c.myt. I'm assuming that's the one FSX will always read whenever I launch it going forward, correct? I mean, there's nothing more I need to do to "tell" FSX to use that schedule, right?
  13. I have Orbx regions too, but have had my traffic turned down pretty low. If I turn them up to start getting more a realistic experience, is there a way to change your settings somehow in the My Traffic Editor section? I can't remember now, but somewhere in one the long manuals I thought it mentnioned how to limit / expand the number of flights going into/out of a specific airport. (Was a tad confused though.)
  14. This is sort of a newbie question about MTX and setting it up essentially for the first time. If I'm correct in my understanding about how to get things up & running quickly, this can act as a quick start guide for those, like me, who were really confused by the many features and the several different manuals that came with the product. I like that MTX is so flexible, but I think it would be really helpful to have a simple guide for folks who just want to get their skies populated and get flying. The steps I followed are listed below. I guess just let me know if this will get me a go
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