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CYVR Building Fix for FSX

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

I neglected to mention here that last weekend I published a simple exclusion for the large non-existent building that MS placed at CYVR.  You can download it here from AVSIM.  MS mistook a black area on the tarmac, surrounded by white edge, as a building.  This was really an area of pre-load fill, covered by a black tarp, with white blocks around the edge to hold it down.  It’s since been removed.  To further confuse things there is construction near that area which is listed in an airport technical database.  Here’s what was placed in FSX:

And here’s a shot of what this looks like from the air.  Look in the middle left of the photo, and you can see a large black “L”.


In this photo, it really does look like a building, doesn’t it?  Lower right corner.


Overall MS has vastly improved CYVR in FSX over what we saw in FS9.

  1. Daniel Dimm
    Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    How did you fix the airport buildings? I have the same problem at my home airport KFTY (Fulton County) It looks like Microsoft used google maps for the airport detail data. I have a large blue blimp on my airfield that is not really there in reality…
    Please advise.
    Thanks in Advance.

  2. Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Daniel,

    I used an all-object exclude using SBuilder. If you’re not familiar with SBuilder drop by http://www.ptsim.com for the program and http://www.FSDeveloper.net for tips and advice. There are other simpler exclusion programs, but I’m not familiar with them.

    I don’t see any dramatically out of place buildings at KFTY, but then I don’t know the field.


  3. Daniel Dimm
    Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Jon.
    I will give it a shot. The “blue blimp” needs to removed from the airfield. It’s off to the left of RWY 8.

  4. Friday, October 27th, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Hi Daniel, I recall now that there is a way to created rectangular exclusions in XML as well. That might be simpler or harder than SBuilder for you. Check out FSDeveloper.com for info on how to do that.

    Let us know how it goes…


  5. Daniel Dimm
    Monday, November 27th, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    Hello Jon,
    The “blue blimp” has finally been removed using an XML exclusion file. I used the BglComp.exe from the SDK to create a new .BGL file and dropped it into the FSX\Addon scenery\scenery directory. Here is a copy of the XML file in case you want to remove it.

    Thanks for all your help.

  6. Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Good to hear, Daniel, thanks. Your reply got caught in the Akismet spam filter for some reason, but I unearthed it… something in the XML I bet.

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