I would like to check i am getting the best out of FG scenery, can someone advise please ?
I have scenery downloads switched on and the default locations left as is.
I have tried with FG2017 and FG2018 and get the same symptoms mentioned below
I have a 34Mb t'internet
Whenever I start FG is goes away for 5 minutes or more downloading scenery. I can understand this for a new location, but it happens even if I pop out and back into FG immediately at the same location...it downloads more.
I have used Terrasync and that downloads 5K files, but even then I pop into FG and it downloads more. I moved to Terrasync thinking that would help keep things up to date and avoid the lost flying time while i wait but it does not so i stopped using it a few months ago.
From the file timestamps it does look like its downloading ok.
But i never see any differences.
Attached is a picture of EGOD with as much realism switched on as I can find ( its raining in the screenshot so at least i've got the Welsh weather correct ! )
Is this how everyone else sees it, with no buildings ?
I've even tried adding my own buildings using the FG wiki but cannot get the buildings to show up when i put the XML files in the launcher.
Don't get me wrong, i see buildings, not as much as i would have thought all this downloading would warrant. With EGOD being the home of FGUK i would of thought some buildings would have been submitted. I'll like to do that myself, and for my locals such as Cambridge or Old Warden.
I'm also a little confused when i see topics such as "download this scenery for Lisbon" etc. Would't they be submitted to the library. It seems odd to search the internet looking for downloads for an area I might want to fly from.
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Thank you for your help. If its a known problem does that mean everyone is waiting 10 minute every time they start up flight gear for phantom scenery to download ? Or is there something I can do to workaround it ?
It took me a while to figure out the EGOD scenery, I ended up having to put it in the programs directory with the other flightgear standard data, IT looks great now, thats just the type of thing I want to contribute to/
FG2018 would not read from my scenery data in "documents/...". I don't know if that's a common fault but I am starting to think that my install is not saving anything downloaded.
waiting on 2018.3 to see if that improves the situation I suppose.
FlightGear has got increasingly fussy about where it will look for documents in. Your documents folder SHOULD be okay by default, but there are a number of reasons why it might not be.
I assume you're on Windows? I find it easier to have FlightGear NOT installed in Program Files, but install it somewhere completely separate which doesn't have tricky permissions issues. Then, you should be able to stick the EGOD scenery folder in $FGDATA/Scenery/ wihtout any issues. But it sounds like you've got it working now anyway
I think I will wait until the next version 2018.3 ? is released, then I may actually remove the lot, I have 2017 & 18 installed at the moment and have tried so many attempts to fix the scenery that I'm not sure where it is picking anything up from anymore !
I'll take your advice and put it somewhere new in Documents ( yes, you are right - Win10 ) , copying my pedals mlx and screen shotting the setup so I can recreate it.
I've found so much degraded in 2018.2 from 2017 that I have high hopes for 2018.3