Terblanche
Goodness gracious gentlemen, there must (have to) be an easier way to solve this ...
  • I've added the autogen line in the add-on.xml file (the way LM decided in its almighty wisdom is the best way to scatter a thousand files in a thousand folders all over your hard drive)
  • And moved the above mentioned [Package.*] lines up to the top and had to renumber the rest, one by one 'til 121
And now LGSK autogen is back.

If 99.9% of all other scenery works in a specific way, why this very complicated and shaky route?

Please forgive my frustration with this because it took hours and hours to just fix the autogen at one airport.
Best regards from Cape Town
Terblanche
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Lars (29Palms)
Hi Paul,

thanks for investigating this as well! We have figured it out in parallel (unfortunately) I wish I had the solution sooner so I could have saved you some time!
It is still unclear how the simulator decides which scenery has higher priority though. Tests show that it could be dependend on their size.
I have just posted a detailed FAQ article, which shows possible solutions and explains the underlying problem with the layering system of Prepar3D:

https://www.29palms-forum.de/post/faq-missing-autogen-prepar3d-v4-prepar3d-v5-10504737?pid=1311371777#post1311371777
Best regards,
Lars
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Paul
I have a successful fix. I have had no AG for Skiathos outside of the immediate airport area. It looked exactly like the screen shot Locarno1 posted below. I am currently using P3Dv4.5. I updated the XML as stated to include an autogen entry. tried all other suggestions on the forum threads but still had no AG. After many hours of loading unloading the scenery through add-on XML files and using the older scenery library entries I still wasn't able to generate AG. Through trial and error and also reading something about scenery priorities I came across an app data add-on file that seems to create the priority orders for add ons which has appeared to have resulted in the generating the missing AG for Skiathos.

I found the Add on App data folder as follows.....

C:\Users\[Name]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 

found the text folder named Add-Ons

Opening the file I found Skiathos was the last entry [Package.39]. I copied the package entry and added it to the top of the list and renamed from [Package.39] to [Package.0]. I also did the same for AutogenConfigurationMerger and copied it to renamed to [Package.1]. The 2 packages that were previously named [Package.0] and [Package.1] to the bottom of the list renamed them [Package.38] and [Package.39] or the last 2 numbers for the packages which must be in sequential order. I then checked top to bottom to ensure all the packages were in sequential order [Package.0], [Package.1], [Package.2]……..[Package.39] etc. I started P3D and opened Add-On and Skiathos was now at the top of the list (which cannot be reordered/ prioritised on the P3D scenario interface like the way scenery layers works). My understanding is that if the package is at the top it is treated with priority and the AG generates rather than prioritising all add-ons above it and conflicts with a similar scenery add on. I'm not sure this will work for everyone or impact other add on's, I hope this is a fix that works for all.  Paul
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Locarno1
Hi Tristan,

please launch your Scenery Configurator, click on the paperplane icon in the upper-right corner and select "Attach Simulator Files"

Thanks in advance!


Hi Lars,

Thanks, I have done this now.
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Lars (29Palms)
Hi Tristan,

please launch your Scenery Configurator, click on the paperplane icon in the upper-right corner and select "Attach Simulator Files"

Thanks in advance!
Best regards,
Lars
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Locarno1
Hi Lars,

Unfortunately I'm still having issues with P3D v4.5 HF3. I have added the text as mentioned above, but still no Autogen outside of the airport.

Kind Regards,

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pilotskcx
Hi Lars,

I just replied to the support email.  The file worked great and everything looks fantastic!!  thank you guys very much!
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Lars (29Palms)
Hi Jeff,

sorry for the delay, I'm currently on vacation and catch up with all the e-mails every second day 😉
I think I have just replied to your mail.

So the issue is that ORBX overrides the default autogen completely (Prepar3D v4/Autogen/default.xml).
The AutogenConfigurationMerger (ACM) which Skiathos uses, is supposed to avoid this problem by merging all the custom autogen into the default autogen
instead of overriding it.
Ultimately, there are two solutions: Add the autogen tag to the add-on.xml of Skiathos as well, which looks like this:

<AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Autogen</Category>
    <Path>C:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\29Palms\29Palms - LGSK - Skiathos\autogen</Path>
    <Name>29Palms - LGSK - Skiathos</Name>
  </AddOn.Component>

IMPORTANT: Make sure the RED part of the path points to your Prepar3D v4 installation directory. Adjust it accordingly.

This tag can be inserted into the add-on.xml of Skiathos using Notepad for example.
The add-on.xml can be found at "Documents/Prepar3D v4 Add-Ons/29Palms - LGSK - Skiathos"

For those not comfortable editing this file on their own, please send an e-mail using the Scenery Configurator.
Click on the paperplane-icon in the upper right corner and on the dialog select "Attach Simulator Files".

The alternative is removing the autogen-tag from the ORBX sceneries so ACM can merge them into the default autogen, just like other sceneries which come with their own custom autogen.
The autogen tag of ORBX looks like this:

  <AddOn.Component>
    <Category>Autogen</Category>
    <Path>ORBX\Scripts\custom.gb_base</Path>
  </AddOn.Component>
Best regards,
Lars
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pilotskcx
I know this has been posted before.  

I just installed Skaithos and I don't see any autogen.  I've read the other threads and just sent an email to support and tried the suggestions int he FAQs, etc..  I have updated to the new ORBX central 4 which has caused numerous scenery layering issues.

Wondering if any other users out there are still having issues with this airport.

Thanks.

Jeff
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