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FSX Carrier problem

Post by rd » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:47 pm

Not sure what happened, but I've got a problem with all of my FSX Enterprise carriers. Reinstalled the scenery, added the flatten .bgl, moved it to the top on the scenery list, but low and be-hold, I start at the level of the ship, on the mountain, on the water?? WTH!!! All of the Enterprises look like this, all ten of them. And when it loads up, I am INSIDE the carrier, sitting on top of the mountain, in the bottom of the carrier.

If anybody has any clues, let me know. All of these ARE for FSX, so I should be good, but I'm not.

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by mel wilson » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:36 am

Wow, not seen anything like that before, if you have the flatten bgl, then the only thing that springs to mind, maybe...... unless I am barking up the wrong tree.. could it be something like the hight, as in when an A/c sits on the ground and looks like it's floating ie: contact points.

That's all I can think off right now.

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by harkgoddammit » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:56 pm

Looks like an AFCAD issue. When you harden a surface using the AFCAD method, if not done right, the ground will pull up to where the four 'harden' corners are indicated in AFCAD. Stab in the dark.

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by rd » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:37 am

Yeah, installed the flatten.bgl several times, even trying the one for FS9. Looks like I'm going to have to find some way to figure this out. Dang :evil:

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by harkgoddammit » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:41 am

I'll have a look towards any clues as well... seem to remember Mel steering me to an AFCAD 'hardened surface' tutorial years ago, & there was an explanation in there as to how the 'pulled up ground' thang happens & how to avoid it. Ya never know. Best of luck on your side too.

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by harkgoddammit » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:03 pm

Hiya RD - don't know if you already have this info. Mel did steer me to a tute back then & I re-found it here; http://www.fs2000.org/index.php/downloa ... cellaneous by searching the site for afc-hard.zip, it's by David 'Opa' Marshall, and is under the first description heading 'FS2004 AFCAD TUTORIAL'. It's at Flightsim.com too, but that one requires registration blah blah blah.

Please disregard if you're already all over this like Oprah on a baked ham.

I've excerpted a few bits from the .PDF (with full credits included, hope this is OK);

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by mel wilson » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:44 pm

Glad you jogged my memory Glen, forgot all about that one :oops:

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by rd » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:19 am

Interesting. I'll have to look at that in more depth this weekend and see what happens. Haven't played with it alot since posting this up.

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by rd » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:57 pm

Whew, got it fixed last night. Started thinking about it, and my old hard drive was good. Loaded it up, and found the original files in my Downloads folder. Removed all the Big E's, and loaded up. Low and behold, all is right with the world again. Now to install the other 9 and see what happens (yes, one at a time, and test, to make sure).

It has to do with the flatten file. Can't remember where I got it, but it is a bad one, as you can tell.

I'll hold onto this one and save it on a disc so I don't lose it, or if anyone ever needs it. RIGHT ON!!!

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by harkgoddammit » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:47 am

Right on, that's better, eh?

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Re: FSX Carrier problem

Post by mel wilson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:47 am

Nice one

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