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Vancouver+ / FTX PNW Patch Released!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Vancouver+ interim compatibility patch for ORBX “Pacific Northwest”

This interim patch is intended to allow users of Vancouver+ Version 2 and ORBX Pacific Northwest V1.001 to use both products.  Note that there are a number of minor issues with this patch, which will be addressed in Vancouver+ V3, as well as new features.  You can download the patch here.   Some users have reported that they didn’t get the full download: make sure your download size is 485 KB (497,342 bytes).  If you have trouble, an alternative download site is available here.  Note: this patch is not performance-optimized.

Here’s notes from the readme document.  Please read and follow instructions carefully.

This patch requires default installations of both FSAddon’s “Vancouver+” and ORBX’s NA BLUE “Pacific Northwest”.

NOTE: NA BLUE must be patched to version 1.001 or higher.

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Important! Before continuing with this installation please start the Vancouver+ configurator (Start Menu > FSAddon > Vancouver+ FSX > Vancouver+ FSX Configurator), select “Land Class Ground Textures: FSX Standard Textures”, and then click on “Apply Settings and Exit”. All other selections in the configurator panel can remain as they are.

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This patch provides an interim solution for making those two titles compatible with one another until Version 3 of Vancouver+ becomes available. For progress on V3 please follow this blog.

A simple batch file will remove all unneeded and incompatible files from your Vancouver+ installation (it won’t make any changes to the FTX PNW installation). The process is reversible by running a repair of the Vancouver+ installation: Windows Start Menu > Programs > FSAddon > Vancouver+ FSX > Uninstall > Repair.

Installation

1. Ensure you’ve followed the steps above

2. Run the exe file provided

3. Ensure that the three Vancouver+ entries are higher in the scenery library than the ORBX NA Blue “Pacific Northwest” entries

Known Issues

  • Manual is not updated
  • CAV2: partially in river
  • CBF4: adjacent two buildings float despite flatten
  • CBK2: Chopper may not start at correct height
  • Other heliports may have elevation issues
  • Some vegetation issues north of CYNJ
  • Some small bridges and tunnels may not appear in areas of Van+ coverage which are outside of PNW coverage area
  • Downtown Vancouver, CPYK, CYNJ, Tsawwassen: photoscenery texture blending will not match with PNW textures
  • Skytrain extrusion bridge is not aligned with track along Terminal avenue in Vancouver
  • 7WA3: Elevation anomaly – hanger is up on a block
  • Langley-Murrayville flight – aircraft partially in trees
  • White Rock flight – aircraft not aligned with runway
  • At some floatplane bases, dock parking may overlap with PNW static boats
  • At some floatplane bases, there may be duplicate overlapping docks
  • Airfields (such as CAZ5) and other features in areas of Vancouver+ coverage that do not overlap with NA BLUE may not appear properly
  • Other known bugs with Vancouver+ Version 2 are not fixed in the patch: most if not all will be fixed in Version 3 of Vancouver+ when it is released

Support

For fastest response please visit the Vancouver+ Support Forum

You can find the latest PNW compatibility info on the ORBX support forum.

  1. Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Jon, the patch seems to be corrupted somehow. I’m getting this error:

    ! F:\Downloads\FSX\Scenery\Vancouver+\VancouverPlus_FTX-PNW_patch.zip: Unexpected end of archive

    • Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Oops, false alarm. Turns out it only partially downloaded the first time. This is a problem I have frequently with the fsaddon server. It worked fine once I got the whole thing.

  2. Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Roger that, Bill. Other users have found the same thing. I’ll note it in the post.

  1. Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 am
  2. Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:31 am
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