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Updated June 2017 Please see the below link to set up MyTraffic 6 for Prepar3D v3 and v4 using the add-on.xml file method ================================================================================ =============================================================================== ------- Introduction ------ A Step by Step Guide to Install and Set up MyTraffic 6a for Prepar3D MyTraffic 6a is a Payware Traffic Add On for Prepar3D, Bringing AI Airplane Traffic to all your favorite Airports. MyTraffic 6a is the latest Version and Compatible with all Version's of Prepar3D, V1.4 V2 and V3 (All Version of V3) ===== You can Setup and Configure MyTraffic 6a in 2 ways..... (1) The Official way: By using the MyTaffic 6 Communicator "MyTraffic 6 Control Panel" (2) Manually: Not using the Communicator ===== INDEX (1) To Setup MyTraffic 6a the Official way using the Communicator, Prepar3D V3 Installing MyTraffic 6a The Communicator (3 simple steps) Turning off AI traffic (Default Prepar3D Traffic) Adding the MyTraffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library ===== (2) To Setup MyTraffic 6a Manually (simobjects.cfg) Prepar3D V3 Installing MyTraffic 6a to the Default C Drive Installing MyTraffic 6a to a Different Location ===== (3) To Setup MyTraffic 6a Manually for Prepar3D V2 ===== (4) Possible CDT'S Crash To Desktop when using MyTraffic 6a ===================================== * First: Before you run the MyTraffic 6a Installer (Important) * Temporary Disable your Firewall and all Anti Virus Software OR Windows Defender * Disable UAC User Account Control, Set to Never Notify ============== (1) To Setup MyTraffic 6a the Official way using the Communicator Prepar3D V3 Installing MyTraffic 6a The MyTraffic 6a Installer will Install 11 gigs of Data so please pick a suitable place to Install Insuring you have enough space Do Not Install into your Prepar3D Core Folder, MyTraffic 6 Installs OUTSIDE your Prepar3D Core folder You can Install to the Default C Drive Or Install to any Location you choose, The Communicator (Control Panel) will add an [Entry] to your Simobjects.cfg that will make My Traffic 6 work from any Location on your Computer. Right Click on MyTraffic Professional.msi Click Install The Communicator (3 simple steps) setting up the Simobjects.cfg Step 1: Localize MyTraffic When the Installation process has completed the Communicator should pop up, If not, check your Start Menu (Programs) as sometimes it can be hiding in there. You can click and drag the Communicator to your Desktop 1 Click Configure MyTraffic and then Localize MyTraffic. If you have Installed to the Default C Drive, it will read C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic If you have Installed to a different Location and Did Not create a folder it may read like this G:\MyTraffic. 2 Click Ok. Step 2: Localize Prepar3D v3 1 Click Manage Prepar3D V2/V3 2 Click Localize Prepar3D v3 3 Click Ok Step 3: Adding the Simobjects.cfg Entry 1 Click Manage Prepar3D V2/V3 2 Click Manage simobjects.cfg - v3 3 The Simobjects box will pop up. 4 Click Add MyTraffic You will have to scroll down to see your new [Entry], As you can see I now have the proper [Entry] for my Simobjects.cfg. 5 Click Save and Close If You have Installed MyTraffic 6 to a Different location your [Entry] will be shortened like this Turning off AI traffic (Default Prepar3D Traffic) We will Not be needing the Prepar3D Default AI Traffic now. We can turn this off by going to Your Prepar3D V2\V3 Install location Follow the path: ► Prepar3D v3 ► Scenery ► World ► scenery Follow the steps. 1 Right Click on trafficAircraft.bgl Click Rename 2 Remove the bgl and Add off to the end, make sure you don't delete the Full Spot . 3 What it should look like, trafficAircraft.off Adding the MyTraffic folder to Your Prepar3D Scenery Library Launch Prepar3D. Click World (Top Left) Click Scenery Library. 1 Click Add Area. 2 and 3 Browse through your Drives and Locate the MyTraffic folder, This is the Exact folder that you should add. 4 and 5 Click Ok Make sure you Pick the Correct folder The correct folder is The MyTraffic folder 1 I will now move the MyTraffic Scenery down to just above Global, Generic & Vehicle Libraries This is the Recommended order. 2 Click Ok To see MyTraffic 6 Planes, You Need to adjust up your Aviation Traffic sliders in Prepar3D > settings The more you move up the Settings the more Traffic you will see. Note: High settings will have an Impact on Performance Note: You will know if your Simobjects.cfg is set up correctly if Prepar3D is taking longer to Launch to the Splash Screen ============================================================ ============================================================ ============================================================ (2) To Setup MyTraffic 6 Manually (simobjects.cfg) Prepar3D V3 MyTraffic 6 is Launched "Connected" to Prepar3D in 2 ways, Your Simobjects.cfg and through your Prepar3D Scenery Library Below are steps to setup your Simobjects.cfg Manually --------------- Note: You will still have to add your MyTaffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic. Manually setting up your simobjects.cfg Installing MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive After you Install MyTaffic 6, The communicator "MyTraffic 6 Control Panel" will pop up, Close it we will not be using it. We will now add an Entry to your simobjects.cfg The Default Install folder Location for MyTraffic 6 is C\MyTraffic Professional Your Path in simobjects.cfg will be this Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft It will look like this in your Simobjects.cfg [Entry.10] Title=MyTraffic Vehicles Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft Required=False Active=True If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default Location, You can Copy and Paste the above Entry into Your Simobjects.cfg Go to ► Computer ► Local Disk (C:) ►ProgramData ► Lockheed Martin ► Prepar3D v3 > Simobjects.cfg Follow the steps in the image below. 1 Double Click on Simobjects.cfg to Open. 2 Your Simobjects Note pad will pop up. 3 Paste your new Entry in at the bottom. 4 Go to File and Click Save Pay attention to the correct Numbering order in the Image, Click the Image, Read the Tex I have now added the MyTaffic 6 Entry to my Simobjects.cfg As you can see from the Image this is a Default simobjects.cfg with 1 Add On MyTraffic 6 If you have more then a Default 9 Entry's in your Simobjects.cfg, You need to change the [Entry] Number to suit Your simobjects.cfg. The Entry Numbers Start at 0 and go down, If the Numbers are Not correct Prepar3D Will Not see your new [Entry] and MyTraffic 6 Will Not Launch Installing MyTraffic 6 to a Different Location Important Question: If you Installed MyTraffic 6 somewhere else as apposed to the Default location, did you Create a folder to Install MyTraffic 6 to ? What did you name this folder ? This is important because this extra folder extension will change the folder path= in your simobjects.cfg ! For Example: I am now Installing MyTraffic 6 and have decided to Install to my G Drive, I will Create and name a folder called MyTraffic6 and point the Installer to it, Note: Notice how i left No spaces when i named this folder ! You need to spell the Name of the folder you Created exactly the same including the spaces in your simobjects.cfg, If you are even one digit or space out MyTraffic 6 Will Not launch Not creating a folder to install to If you have Installed Mytraffic 6 to a Different location and Not the default Location, The MyTraffic 6 Installer will Automatically create a folder called MyTraffic Your simobjects.cfg Path will be Path=X:\MyTraffic\Aircraft You will have to change the Drive Letter to suit your Install location I left an X in my path, Change this X to suit your Install Drive letter [Entry.10] Title=MyTraffic Vehicles Path=X:\MyTraffic\Aircraft Required=False Active=True Note: You will know if your Simobjects.cfg is set up correctly if Prepar3D is taking longer to Launch to the Splash Screen * You will still need to add the MyTaffic folder to your Prepa3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic ========================================================== ========================================================== ========================================================== (3) To Setup MyTraffic 6 Manually for Prepar3D V2 This is the very same procedure as Manually setting up for Prepar3D V3, Adding an Entry to your Simobjects.cfg + adding your the MyTraffic folder to your Prepar3D Scenery Library Setting up your Simobjects.cfg Manaully By Default you will have 8 Entry's in your Simobjects.cfg. If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive..... Your Entry will look like this [Entry.9] Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft Go to ► Computer ► Local Disk (C:) ► ProgramData ► Lockheed Martin ► Prepar3D V2 Double Click on Simobjects.cfg to open If you have Installed MyTraffic 6 to the Default C Drive you can Copy and Paste the above Entry into your Simobjects.cfg When added to your Simobjects.cfg, it will look like this. This is a Default simobjects.cfg with 1 Add On Mytraffic 6 [Entry.0] Path=SimObjects\Airplanes [Entry.1] Path=SimObjects\Rotorcraft [Entry.2] Path=SimObjects\GroundVehicles [Entry.3] Path=SimObjects\Boats [Entry.4] Path=SimObjects\Animals [Entry.5] Path=SimObjects\Misc [Entry.6] Path=SimObjects\Submersible [Entry.7] Path=SimObjects\Weapons [Entry.8] Path=SimObjects\Countermeasures [Entry.9] Path=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft Note: You will still have to add your MyTaffic folder to your Prepa3D Scenery Library and Turn Off Default Prepar3D Traffic. ( See above Instructions to do this) ============================================================ ============================================================ ============================================================ (4) Possible CDT'S Crash To Desktop when using MyTraffic 6 Some users are reporting NTDLL.LL crashes when using MyTraffic 6. If you are experiencing these CDT'S You can Disable The Military aircraft in your MyTraffic scenery folder. You can Disable Military aircraft and then check to see if this helps your issue Go here: Local Disk ► MyTraffic Professional ► MyTraffic ► Scenery Locate this file MyTrafficmil.bgl Rename this file to MyTrafficmil.bgl.orig this will Disable Military aircraft