Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

phantom6
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by phantom6 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm

I've just deleted every Flytampa Las Vegas file and the ortho patch along with it. like I said...I'M DONE!
emilios[flytampa]
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:07 pm

trisho0 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:31 pm
phantom6 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:43 pm
I managed to work around the antivirus problem, and reloaded all the scenery AND the ortho patch that was supplied. Fired up X-plane 3 times and 3 times it kept looking for an ortho file then CRASHED! I've never, in my almost 3 years of using X-plane, been so disappointed, and fed up with any payware that I've ever paid for as I am right now! I'm DONE!
I was reviewing this thread and I found the issue. Your KLAS problem is definitely with Ortho. I recommend to do few more steps before giving up.
1. Move Ortho folders to outside of XP11 momentarily.
2. Test Las Vegas KLAS. If success ...
3. Move Ortho back to XP11 to the original place.
4. Test KLAS and if not a success you need to change the order lines for Ortho to be below Las Vegas group from scenery_packs.ini file located in Custom Scenery folder.

You can copy-paste the contents of that file in this thread. Emilios asked you about he needs to see your file. Or you can send the file via email directly to him.

In my scenery_packs.ini I have at the end of the file the following Ortho items:
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/yOrtho4XP_Overlays/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+24+054 Abu Dhabi ZL16 BI/

Emilios: Sorry if I am trying to give help on this thread. It is my penny collaboration (lol).
Thanks for providing tips, appreciated :)
emilios[flytampa]
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:08 pm

phantom6 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm
I've just deleted every Flytampa Las Vegas file and the ortho patch along with it. like I said...I'M DONE!

As mentioned previously the ortho includes mesh data, which cause the issue mentioned in the thread. After the update which has gone into the customers accounts, to seamlessly blend USA ortho with Vegas, I dont see any reason for having any issues with elevations.
trisho0
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by trisho0 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:30 pm

emilios[flytampa] wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:18 am
Please make sure the 'Runways follow terrain contours' option is enabled on XPlane graphics settings. That should solve the issue
I am curious, I don't have "Runways follow terrain contour's option" in my Graphics settings. Should I have it with NVidia GeForce GTX-2080 Ti video card?
emilios[flytampa]
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by emilios[flytampa] » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:03 pm

This option should be there regardless. Sometimes not easy to spot-check the manual for a shot which shows where this option is located.
Tim/Rodeo314
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by Tim/Rodeo314 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:45 pm

If you're not using the FlyTampa mesh, you need to create a new ortho tile using the patch provided elsewhere on this forum and/or on the download page.

The product is not compatible with pre-existing ortho like Forkboy's or any homemade ortho without the provided patch.

Any chance this is your issue?
Tim/Rodeo314
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by Tim/Rodeo314 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:46 pm

The patch is not a drop-in-replacement BTW, you need to create a new ortho tile in Ortho4XP with the patch. You cannot just add it to an existing tile.
Tim/Rodeo314
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by Tim/Rodeo314 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:49 pm

X-Plane 11 (at least 11.50 beta) has it in Settings > General somewhere (not under Graphics).
trisho0
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by trisho0 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:43 pm

I would install a second XP11 copy and do a test installing FT Las Vegas and SAM. This step to figure ...
trisho0
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Re: Floating buildings, billboards, light standards, etc

Post by trisho0 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:27 pm

The "Runways follow terrain contour's option from XP11 is in General Settings page.
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