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Hi - 1st, thanks for FSUIPC and MakeRwys they have so improved my flightsim enjoyment. 2nd, I have read guidelines etc but am not sure if this exactly where support requests should be made. Anyway here goes - 3rd - the issue.... over many months now many of my NAV/APPR approaches are leaving me of centre on runways. Finally looking into it and although I felt I had been using LorbySceneryExporter.exe and MakeRwys.exe as directed, not so sure now. I think my .net is well up-to-date. I do not understand if my P3D v5.1 is: "abiding by the new L-M system". Both Lorby and MakeRwys are set to run as admin. When I look in the Lorby and MakeRnwys .cfg I was surprised to find them empty. That is when I thought the of centre approaches are due to me not using MakeRwys properly. I tried to do that PowerShell run of LorbySceneryExporter.exe. but not sure what that did, if anything.  I think the errors on approach line-up are limited to add-on sceneries of which I have a lot of ORBX and 3 UK2000. So, I now suspect that my addon scenery is not being 'read' by Makerunways. I have the full Lorby P3DAddonOrganiser and things look OK there - there is one file that is not green though ? Otherwise P3D runs fine, no scenery error messages and it looks good - the UK2000 and ORBX airports and scenery look great. As we all know flightsim is at times as much tinkering with and updating addons, sims themselves etc - so it has taken me a while to dig into this particular issue AND get some quality 'flying' in as well  🙂 I have been working on this for a number of days now and am starting to run out of ides. I have checked many of the previous discussions on this and tried the solutions identified -without success. So thought I would ask if it were possible to get some help. I uploaded a number of files. 

LorbyScenery.cfg MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg Runways.txt scenery.zip

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3 hours ago, Melika said:

When I look in the Lorby and MakeRnwys .cfg I was surprised to find them empty.

Really this is a question for Lorby, as it is his program which cannot get over the problem with your corrupt Scenery.CFG file.

You have these bad entries near the beginning of the file:

[UK2000 Common Library]
Active=FALSE

[UK2000 Leeds Xtreme]
Active=FALSE

[UK2000 Newcastle Xtreme]
Active=FALSE

I've no idea how they got there, but as they are not [Area.nnn] sections they seem to stop the Lorby program in its tracks.

Looking at the rest of the file it all seems to be default -- no add-on scenery there. So you might as well delete the Scenery.CFG file, then run P3D to let it generate a good one.

I think Lorby's AddOnOrganizer program also has an optionto check and repair corrupt CFG files (but i'm not sure).

Pete

 

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Thanks very much Pete - I took your advice, deleted P3D scenery.cfg. I looked also in Lorby P3DAddon Organiser and there was a double entry to the path for ORBX Library - the out-of-date one I unchecked. Ran MakeRwys and it has scanned the addons this time. Proof of the pudding they say though - I did the same flight into EGNT and the NAV/APPR approach put me right on the centre-line ! That seems to have done the trick. Naturally will be keeping an eye on local landing at my present airport - CYYJ - couple of kilometers away from me.   Also, Pete I really appreciate your time already on this, particularly as it is not an issue with  MakeRways working correctly. ( it is my confusion using the MakeRwys with the freeware Lorby tool.) Anyway, no need to respond at all and I will carry on as things do seem to be working better now.

It would help me going on though, if I could ask -

'Using the app:

1. LorbySceneryExporter will request full administrator privileges, so it is able to access all config files.

2. Use the Command Line, Powershell or similar to start the app

- "LorbySceneryExporter" will create the result file "LorbyScenery.cfg" in the same location

- "LorbySceneryExporter filename.cfg" will create the result file as <filename.cfg> in the same location.'

Do I have to try to this Powershell business each time I run MakeRwys (i.e. when I install new scenery) 

And 2. As I continue on to sort this out - Active=TRUE  Required=FALSE -. Is this a good entry or should both Active and required be TRUE ?

And 3. - a big ask - I attached the same files much more populated this time - Do they look OK now ? (!) - the LorbyScenery.cfg which is virtually empty ?

The Runways.txt file even zipped by Peaazip is too large but I copied some text here that is encouraging 

"Make Runways File: Version 5.126 by Pete Dowson
Using "LorbySceneryExport.exe MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg"
LorbySceneryExport executed: Checking for "MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg"
Reading Prepar3D v5 scenery:
The CFG file being used is: "F:\P3D\MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg"

=============================================================================
Area.001 "Default Terrain" (Layer=1)
Path(Local/Remote)=Scenery\World

=============================================================================
Area.002 "Default Scenery" (Layer=2)
Path(Local/Remote)=Scenery\BASE

=============================================================================
Area.003 "0000 Base" (Layer=3)
Path(Local/Remote)=Scenery\0000
=============================================================================
Scenery\0000\scenery\APX03070.bgl
============================================================================="

And - the test airport I used (EGNT) - (my home toon !) got a result - rather long but is this essentially what I am looking for ?

 

Airport EGNT :N55:02:16.4917  W001:41:23.2898  265.99ft
          Country Name="United Kingdom"
          State Name=""
          City Name="Newcastle"
          Airport Name="Newcastle"

          in file: Scenery\0501\scenery\APX47120.bgl

          Runway 7 /25  centre: N55:02:16.4917  W001:41:23.3300  265.99ft
              Start 7 : N55:02:01.2016  W001:42:20.9214  265.99ft Hdg: 65.2T, Length 7627ft 
              Computed start 7 : Lat 55.033524 Long -1.706383
              Offset Threshold primary: 394 feet
              Start 25 : N55:02:31.7818  W001:40:25.7404  265.99ft Hdg: 245.2T, Length 7627ft 
              Computed start 25 : Lat 55.042305 Long -1.673244
              Offset Threshold secondary: 450 feet
              Hdg: 65.190 true (MagVar -2.000), Asphalt, 7627 x 151 ft
              Primary ILS ID = INC
              ILS: INC  111.50 Hdg: 65.2 , Flags: GS DME BC  Slope: 3.00, "CAT III ILS/DME 07"
              Secondary ILS ID = INWC
              ILS: INWC  111.50 Hdg: 245.2 , Flags: GS DME BC  Slope: 3.00, "CAT III ILS/DME 25"
              *** Runway *** EGNT0070 Lat 55.033524 Long -1.706383 Alt 265.99 Hdg 67 Len 7627 Wid 151 ILS 111.50, Flags: GS DME BC
              *** Runway *** EGNT0250 Lat 55.042305 Long -1.673244 Alt 265.99 Hdg 247 Len 7627 Wid 151 ILS 111.50, Flags: GS DME BC
          COM: Type=8 (APPROACH), Freq=124.375, Name="NEWCASTLE"
          COM: Type=1 (ATIS), Freq=118.375, Name="EGNT"
          COM: Type=8 (APPROACH), Freq=125.825, Name="NEWCASTLE DIRECTOR"
          COM: Type=5 (GROUND), Freq=121.725, Name="NEWCASTLE"
          COM: Type=6 (TOWER), Freq=119.700, Name="NEWCASTLE"
          Taxipoint #0, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:35.9607  W001:40:34.7252  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #1, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:37.5480  W001:40:31.6658  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #2, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:37.2889  W001:40:26.9473  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #3, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:35.6692  W001:40:26.3357  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #4, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:16.3945  W001:42:24.4491  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #5, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:16.7509  W001:42:22.4196  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #6, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:16.3621  W001:42:14.7238  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #7, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:11.8269  W001:41:33.7665  -- Reverse
          Taxipoint #8, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:11.3086  W001:41:42.8640  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #9, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:09.7537  W001:41:41.6346  -- Reverse
          Taxipoint #10, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:07.0974  W001:41:39.5586  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #11, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:05.2509  W001:41:38.0957  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #12, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:09.8185  W001:42:16.0032  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #13, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:13.2847  W001:42:15.5705  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #14, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:14.9368  W001:42:15.3596  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #15, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:09.2678  W001:42:22.9410  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #16, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:04.1819  W001:42:23.2838  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #17, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:02.4326  W001:42:22.2313  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #18, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:01.0720  W001:42:21.4298  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #19, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:20.2495  W001:42:14.4775  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #20, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:22.2255  W001:42:14.3587  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #21, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:08.7819  W001:41:58.3086  -- Reverse
          Taxipoint #22, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:32.4945  W001:40:23.0222  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #23, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:32.1058  W001:40:24.4561  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #24, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:22.8086  W001:40:59.4749  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #25, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:13.3819  W001:41:34.9977  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #26, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:08.4903  W001:41:53.4807  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #27, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:00.6833  W001:42:22.8734  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #28, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:07.2593  W001:41:30.1712  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #29, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:06.8706  W001:41:53.7109  -- Reverse
          Taxipoint #30, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:04.0847  W001:41:54.1101  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #31, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:05.1861  W001:41:50.5549  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #32, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:04.9593  W001:41:47.0386  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #33, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:33.4987  W001:40:25.1465  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #34, type 1 (normal):  N55:01:59.2903  W001:41:54.1246  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #35, type 1 (normal):  N55:01:58.7396  W001:41:59.1554  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #36, type 2 (Hold Short):  N55:02:25.1410  W001:40:57.8382  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #37, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:15.7790  W001:42:03.4987  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #38, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:16.1030  W001:41:55.0787  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #39, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:16.6861  W001:41:49.0293  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #40, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:17.8523  W001:41:42.9816  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #41, type 1 (normal):  N55:02:30.9072  W001:40:53.7411  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #42, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:25.3354  W001:40:57.6904  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #43, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:02.5945  W001:42:22.3230  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #44, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:11.6326  W001:41:33.6024  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #45, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:06.7086  W001:41:53.7350  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #46, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:08.7819  W001:41:58.5887  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #47, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:09.5269  W001:41:41.4720  -- Forward
          Taxipoint #48, type 4 (ILS Hold Short):  N55:02:33.6283  W001:40:25.2319  -- Forward
          Gate G2 [#G0]:  N55:02:14.4833  W001:42:24.6374
              Type 8 (Small Gate), Size 18.0m, Hdg 183.5T
          Parking Park1 [#G1]:  N55:02:20.3142  W001:42:17.9845
              Type 2 (GA Ramp Small), Size 10.0m, Hdg 272.9T
          Parking Park2 [#G2]:  N55:02:22.1931  W001:42:10.8421
              Type 4 (GA Ramp Large), Size 18.0m, Hdg 87.6T
          Parking Park3 [#G3]:  N55:02:20.2171  W001:42:10.8421
              Type 3 (GA Ramp Medium), Size 14.0m, Hdg 87.6T
          Gate G1 [#G4]:  N55:02:13.4790  W001:42:21.0952
              Type 8 (Small Gate), Size 18.0m, Hdg 267.5T
          Parking Park4 [#G5]:  N55:02:22.2579  W001:42:17.6224
              Type 12 (?), Size 16.0m, Hdg 272.1T
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=0, End#=1, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=1, End#=2, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=2, End#=3, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=4, End#=G0, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=4, End#=5, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=5, End#=6, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #1):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=8, End#=9, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #1):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=9, End#=47, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #1):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=47, End#=10, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #1):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=10, End#=11, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=12, End#=13, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=13, End#=14, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=14, End#=6, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #2):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=12, End#=15, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #2):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=15, End#=16, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #2):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=16, End#=43, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #2):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=43, End#=17, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #2):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=17, End#=18, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=19, End#=G1, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=6, End#=19, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=19, End#=20, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=22, End#=23, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=23, End#=24, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=24, End#=25, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=25, End#=8, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=8, End#=26, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=26, End#=18, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Runway 7):  Type 2 (Runway), Start#=18, End#=27, Wid=46.02m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=20, End#=G2, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #3):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=25, End#=7, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #3):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=7, End#=44, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #3):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=44, End#=28, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=19, End#=G3, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=13, End#=G4, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=26, End#=29, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=29, End#=45, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=45, End#=30, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=30, End#=31, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=31, End#=32, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=32, End#=10, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #4):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=26, End#=21, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #4):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=21, End#=46, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #4):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=46, End#=12, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=30, End#=34, Wid=16.76m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 4 (Path), Start#=34, End#=35, Wid=16.76m
          Taxipath (Name #0):  Type 3 (Parking), Start#=20, End#=G5, Wid=15.24m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=6, End#=37, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=37, End#=38, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=38, End#=39, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=39, End#=40, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=40, End#=41, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=41, End#=0, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=0, End#=3, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=3, End#=48, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=48, End#=33, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #5):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=33, End#=23, Wid=21.34m
          Taxipath (Name #6):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=41, End#=42, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #6):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=42, End#=36, Wid=30.48m
          Taxipath (Name #6):  Type 1 (Taxi), Start#=36, End#=24, Wid=30.48m
          Taxiname:  #0 = 
          Taxiname:  #1 = F
          Taxiname:  #2 = A
          Taxiname:  #3 = E
          Taxiname:  #4 = B
          Taxiname:  #5 = D
          Taxiname:  #6 = C
        TaxiWay : G0-4-5-6-14-13-12
        TaxiWay : G1-19-6
        TaxiWay : G2-20-19-G3
        TaxiWay : G4-13
        TaxiWay : 26-29-45-30-31-32-10
        TaxiWay : 35-34-30
        TaxiWay : G5-20
        TaxiWay : 2-3
        TaxiWay : 1-2
        TaxiWay : 0-1
        TaxiWay A: 12-15-16-43-17-18
        TaxiWay B: 26-21-46-12
        TaxiWay 😄 41-42-36-24
        TaxiWay 😧 6-37-38-39-40-41-0-3-48-33-23
        TaxiWay E: 25-7-44-28
        TaxiWay F: 8-9-47-10-11
          FSM A/P EGNT, lat=55.037922, long=-1.689803, alt=265.99

🙂🙂  Alan

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10 hours ago, Melika said:

t would help me going on though, if I could ask -

'Using the app:

1. LorbySceneryExporter will request full administrator privileges, so it is able to access all config files.

2. Use the Command Line, Powershell or similar to start the app

- "LorbySceneryExporter" will create the result file "LorbyScenery.cfg" in the same location

- "LorbySceneryExporter filename.cfg" will create the result file as <filename.cfg> in the same location.'

These are instructions for separate use of the LorbySceneryExporter.

MakeRwys does it all for you -- it runs the exporter automatically. So just follow the MakeRwys instructions, not the Lorby ones! It doesn't need "Powershell". Just run it "as administrator". To avoid forgetting this, I simply right-click on the MakeRwys EXE, selection Properties-Compatibility and check "run as administator" there. After that it will always be okay.

10 hours ago, Melika said:

And 2. As I continue on to sort this out - Active=TRUE  Required=FALSE -. Is this a good entry or should both Active and required be TRUE ?

No, leave as it is. "REQUIRED" just means it's essential or the sim won't load. I don't think any normal scenery needs it or wants it.

10 hours ago, Melika said:

And 3. - a big ask - I attached the same files much more populated this time - Do they look OK now ?

Sorry, I'm not checking your scenery. If it works, it's okay.

10 hours ago, Melika said:

 the LorbyScenery.cfg which is virtually empty ?

That file is nothing to do with MakeRwys. As the log says,

The CFG file being used is: "F:\P3D\MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg"

I suggest you stop fussing and get on with flying.  Your original problem was a corrupted P3D scenery.cfg file. You fixed that.

Pete

 

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