Posts by pmb

    Personally, I would like to see AeroflyFS2 traffic based on Real-World Traffic. This can be done based on the Real Traffic program ( providing the data for PSXSeeconTraffic ( Prepar3d) or Live Traffic (…s/file/49749-livetraffic/ X-PLane). It would not require a complicated algorithm trying to model what routes planes might follow. It just requires (naturally) a buch of models and an importer making them follow the routes reported from transponders.

    I don't say this approach isn't without issues (notably on ground) but it's amazing to watch planes following their real-world routes.

    And the latest incarnations of Real Traffic even sport buffered traffic for a day, thus no longer empty aiports in Europe when simming at night.

    Kind regards, Michael

    I copied the file 17-geoconvert.ttc = 1.35 GB in the Images folder.

    Copy all individual files from that folder (named like map_11_e500_a220.ttc, not the folder itself) to

    C:\Users\[your profile\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\scenery\images\ES

    Alternatively you can have AeroScenery do the work. Go into Settings and specify "AFS2 User Folder". This should be

    C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\addons

    Next check "Install Scenery in AFS User Scenery Folder" in the AeroScenery main window, deselect all other items and press Start. See the named guide, Page 22.

    If this doesn't work I am pretty much at my wits' end.

    Kind regards, Michael

    How do you get the "black window" back to the screen?

    The "black window" (contrary to the grey Geoconvert window) is the GeoConvert wrapper and not necessary if you do only one tile, as I told you. Deactivate it under Settings (checkbox under Geoconvert tab).

    Next, look under "17-geoconvert.ttc" which files (out of 9, 11, 12, 13, 14) are already there. Copy them into the images/ES folder of the simulator and see if they work. Enjoy flying, if they do!

    As a rough guess, I think, if "17-geoconvert.ttc" is sized 1.35 GB, GeoConvert might already have completed all work and you are done. Otherwise, restart the Geoconvert process by only selecting the missing levels and starting anew.

    Kind regards, Michael

    I suggest reading Crispy136's AeroScenery guide completely at least once:…-version-1-1-0-and-above/

    It gives a comprehensive description of the whole process and I am afraid no one can give a much better account.

    This guide contains time/storage estimates for several scenarios. You may try to identify your scenario there. Geoconvert on a single ZL16 tile with AFS levels 9,11,12,13 selected runs around 30 min on my machine. Even including AFS level 14 shouldn't be more than 2 hrs.

    There is no need to activate the GeoConvert Wrapper (your "black window") in the Settings as long as you only work on one tile. I mostly prefer doing tile by tile manually without the wrapper anyway.

    You either might have chosen an extraordinary resolution (ZL19 or such) or you might have accidentally selected more than 1 tile if GeoConvert runs that long. This may happen if you select a tile, and later select another one, but forget to deselet the first one. Make sure there bis only one blue square selected.

    In any case I would suggest starting small to see how it works. Select on ZL16 tile and make AFS level 9 only. This is done in a few seconds. Check that it works in AeroflyFS2. You can step up if all goes well later.

    Finally: You can stop the GeoConvert window by closing it using the cross at the upper right, as usual. Look into the "16-geoconvert-ttc" (or similar) directory if any output has been generated. You can even do this while Geoconvert is still running. If levels 9 and 11 are there, test them in the simulator. You can proceed with the higher levels the next time you run AeroScenery. The processed files should not be damaged while closing the GeoConvert window.

    Kind regards, Michael

    Edit: I took some time for editing, but in the end we agree: Read the tutorial.

    I just got an exception as follows:

    (The process can't access the file... as it's in use by another process):


    Der Prozess kann nicht auf die Datei "I:\Aeroscenery\Release\working\map_09_e480_a200\arcg\17\" zugreifen, da sie von einem anderen Prozess verwendet wird.

    bei System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

    bei System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)

    bei System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)

    bei System.IO.StreamWriter.CreateFile(String path, Boolean append, Boolean checkHost)

    bei System.IO.StreamWriter..ctor(String path, Boolean append, Encoding encoding, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)

    bei System.IO.StreamWriter..ctor(String path)

    bei AeroScenery.Download.DownloadManager.SaveImageTileAeroFile(XmlSerializer xmlSerializer, ImageTile imageTile, String path) in D:\Work\AeroScenery\Source\AeroScenery\Download\DownloadManager.cs:Zeile 292.

    bei AeroScenery.Download.DownloadManager.<>c__DisplayClass5_2.<<DownloadImageTiles>b__0>d.MoveNext() in D:\Work\AeroScenery\Source\AeroScenery\Download\DownloadManager.cs:Zeile 117.

    --- Ende der Stapelüberwachung vom vorhergehenden Ort, an dem die Ausnahme ausgelöst wurde ---

    bei System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()

    bei System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)

    bei AeroScenery.Download.DownloadManager.<DownloadImageTiles>d__5.MoveNext() in D:\Work\AeroScenery\Source\AeroScenery\Download\DownloadManager.cs:Zeile 170.

    --- Ende der Stapelüberwachung vom vorhergehenden Ort, an dem die Ausnahme ausgelöst wurde ---

    bei System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()

    bei AeroScenery.AeroSceneryManager.<StartSceneryGenerationProcessAsync>d__41.MoveNext() in D:\Work\AeroScenery\Source\AeroScenery\AeroSceneryManager.cs:Zeile 369.

    --- Ende der Stapelüberwachung vom vorhergehenden Ort, an dem die Ausnahme ausgelöst wurde ---

    bei System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()

    bei System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)

    bei AeroScenery.AeroSceneryManager.<<Initialize>b__37_0>d.MoveNext() in D:\Work\AeroScenery\Source\AeroScenery\AeroSceneryManager.cs:Zeile 160.

    --- Ende der Stapelüberwachung vom vorhergehenden Ort, an dem die Ausnahme ausgelöst wurde ---

    bei System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()


    This is downloading ArcGis Zoom 17, all actions selected except Geoconvert. AeroScenery is stuck with all progress bars at 100%. Version is still 1.1.0.

    Kind regards, Michael

    What is an off putter for scenery makers is the incredibly slow upload speed to the new

    With the help of a friend who has 150 MBS upload speed it took a day to upload my Ireland scenery of 27 GBS.

    I think the maintainer of is on holiday right now. It might be a good idea to raise this again after a couple of weeks.

    Kind regards, Michael (II)

    The folder "17-Geoconvert.ttc" should contain numerous files like "map_12_e400_a230.ttc". Copy these to

    C:\Users\(your profile)\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\scenery\images\ES

    (or whichever country you are working on.) Make sure you have an airport (e.g. FSCloudport) in the area and go flying.

    Don't worry about the beta status. The present AeroScenery works better than some payware release programs.

    Kind regards, Michael

    This is completely wrong and not an executable.

    The Executable is linked in the first contribution of this thread (page 1). Right mouse click the link, save it in a proper directory. Its name is

    Next, unpack it. This should get you the following folder structure:

    Click Aeroscenery.exe.

    Kind regards, Michael

    I have been using a free tool called "Desksave" for locking and saving the positions of the icons for many years now. Earlier, I had them jumping around occasionally indeed.

    Kind regards, Michael

    I think the fields are properly filled, but from your screen shot (seen in full size) I still feel the lower part of the program is hidden under the taskbar.

    First make sure the Program is in windowed mode. Click once upon the little box in the upper right, if it isn't.

    You may then try to shrink the program window by gripping the upper left corner with the mouse and shifting that corner to the right/bottom. Afterwards, you should be able to grip the (now smaller window) and shift it to the top so that the upper end with the Start button will become visible.

    Kind regards, Michael

    The "Start" button is of course a part of the program itself.

    See the lower left. It's grey right now as no tile is selected yet.

    I am still afraid it's hidden by the task bar in your case. Just try to make the program window smaller so it fits completely into the screen. And of course confirm the settings screen with "OK".

    Kind regards, Michael

    If you confirm the settings with "OK" and return to the main window, "Start" is on the l.h.s. below "Install Scenery in AFS Scenery folder". It might be invisible for you as the lower part of AeroScenery is hidden by the task bar, just raise it a bit.

    Kind regrads, Michael

    You have a lot of entries like

    ERROR: (geometry 'G:\Aerofly FS 2 addons\addons/scenery/places/Kennedy_Space_Center/KTIX/.tmb' not found)

    Did you make the proper entry for your sceneries to be found on drive g:? Your file

    C:\Users\eigenaar\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\main.mcf should have an entry

    <[string8][extra_user_folder][G:\Aerofly FS 2 addons\addons]>

    (I think, that schould be the proper one for you.) Maybe, something is wrong with this entry?

    Besides, did you try to not install the named addons unter G:\ but directly under C:\Users\eigenaar\Documents\Aerofly FS 2\Scenery?

    Kind regards, Michael

    I made RJTT Tokyo Handeda a few days ago with a few basic buildings as well as static planes and they are there.

    I didn't find any xref_global on my system, hope I didn't overlook it.

    Kind regards, Michael