Posts by GregDude

    It's a legitimate feature request to add internal cockpit canopy/window reflections as an toggle option.

    This may or may not be trivial to implement depending on existing software design.

    Realistic reflections are very expensive performance wise. You likely wouldn't want to waste frames to have them.

    Hopefully the developer will add to near-term wish list and address in turn.

    They did add lens flare toggle recently.

    I see the game's had a new update.

    This issue persists.

    I'm attaching screenshots to explain.

    In front, the near guides are gone, only distant ones are visible. Sometimes all are gone.

    (This is a cropped image, they are almost invisible at full resolution.)

    Look behind, and they are often quite normal.

    Another exception...

    Was just mucking around selecting tiles, trying to figure out how to unselect.

    Finally realized double click unselected a tile. Got this exception (Attached).

    This error occurred on my 2nd double click of the session.

    In this session, I also found changing the selection size cleared all selected and had done that a few times earlier.

    Restarted the app. No repro.


    • Exception2.txt

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    I tried the 'Install Scenery in AFS User Scenery Folder' after setting 'AFS2 Folder' to my root user data folder where \scenery is a sub folder. (d:\fs2data)

    It seemed to have no effect. No new files appeared. No error message was logged.

    I've been manually copying files like this:





    That way I can keep track of the folders of .ttc files.

    Manually copying is laborious due to the quantity of folders created at times.

    I'm not sure what the recommended folder structure should be.

    Just tried 0.5.

    Selected one tile, checked settings match recommendations from post.

    Processes got to 'Working on AFS Grid Square 1 of 1'. 'Generating AFS Metadata Files'

    Progress bar almost complete.

    Got the attached exception.

    Last log entry said:

    2018-07-27 19:47:18 (INFO) Writing AID file C:\Users\Name\Documents\AeroScenery\working\map_09_ec80_6c00\g\17-stitched\g_17_stitch_8_8.aid

    Many thanks Nick. Looking forward to using this tool.


    Thanks for the detailed response Chris.

    An easy to use tool like the fscouldport site would be amazing!

    Hard drive space is pretty cheap these days. Hope we can store the data other than documents folder though.

    Great work Chris!

    There seem to be quite a few steps and effort involved for the average player to create their own scenery.

    Will there be a way to merely download terrain scenery in the near future?

    I also wonder if it's worth crowd funding to purchase license to some quality aerial photography.

    Very much looking forward to your Aussie scenery.

    I'm a casual player, new to FS2, but have played some flight sims in the past.

    Here's some feedback from what I've noticed:

    Invert camera control

    Currently is applied universally.

    Desire separate cockpit and external camera control, as they feel different.

    Cockpit button Tool tip

    Currently when mouse over a control, the cursor changes, but no tooltip appears.

    Desire tool tips to highlight what the button is.

    Can be very hard to read the writing on screen or at night.

    Tool tip could also show current value eg. 'HDG 275' or 'Light Off' or 'Throttle 72%'

    Clear cockpit button state

    Currently it is difficult to tell what state some buttons are in. They don't light up or have a clear 'pushed' visual effect.

    Desire clear 'on' and 'off' state.

    Mouse control for cockpit

    Currently mouse + left button moves the camera AND left mouse button operates buttons

    Currently mouse wheel changes some knobs.

    Desire something like:

    Hold Right mouse button + Move to look around cockpit / move camera

    Hold Right mouse button + mouse Wheel to zoom in & out

    Left mouse button and mouse wheel can now operate controls


    Currently views cycle Next + Previous. With so many views makes it hard to quickly return to 'known' view.

    Desire Better view control, for example, '1' always returns to the cockpit, never cycles.

    Lense flare

    Currently [Off, On]

    Desire [Off, External, Always]

    In cockpit, not realistic, but external camera is fine and pretty.

    Main Menus

    Currently you can't tell which menu item you mouse is over. Only keyboard shows a highlight.

    Desire visual states for UI menu buttons eg. Pointer Over at least.

    Set time of day

    Currently only set by UTC.

    Desired: Keep showing UTC, just also show local time where the aircraft current position is.

    Or show mid day -> mid night indicators so light levels can be selected intuitively.

    Bug?: Can't return to pilot seat, stuck in copilot seat

    Happened in

    Extra 330LX

    Aermacchi MB-339

    Pressing '1' or '2' cycled various views but never returned to the original pilot seat.

    Work around - swap planes and back, now camera can cycle all seats

    Bug?: Aeleron trim

    Got stuck, only banked left hard, no amount of 'right' would return it.

    Work around - swap planes and back reset it.

    Bug?: Settings Controls UI overlap

    'Logitech Extreme' joystick config menu button overlaps 'Game Control' button.

    Bug?: Approach guides sometimes visible

    I've had the green 'box' guides not be visible near the aircraft, but visible in the distance or behind.

    Also completely disappear for a while, then reappear.

    I was flying in very close proximity to them the whole time in all cases.

    Thanks for listening.

    I realize FS2 is a work in progress.

    I am enjoying the flight.

    Trying the beta at present. I notice the Approach Guides are sometimes disappearing.

    This is what I observe:

    1) Boxes nearer the aircraft, but in front, disappear while still a long way out. Boxes further in the distance are still visible. Boxes on or behind the aircraft are still visible, and can be seen by turning head to the side, or using the external camera. So just boxes both near and in front are gone.

    2) Boxes disappear completely, often approaching a turn in the flight plan, the whole lot are gone. They usually reappear after a while.

    Happens with both normal and vulcan renderer.

    Could this be a bug introduced with the beta?

    I'm a noob, I like the approach guides!