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  1. Since writing the previous post, the number of logos to be bundled with the next version of FV have grown to +260 (beside the +1250 available thanks to AIG). So by far there are now logos for most of the airlines in use (as operator or carrier) in the bundled flightplans (still a few are missing). The logos obtained from AIG and those bundled with the program are stored in the new LogoCache folder (in AppData), and these are stored in a proprietary format with the ".CAL" extension. Even though if logo-files are named "correctly" (see below) it is not trivial to always find the correct logo for the correct airline. When trying to locate the correct logo for an airline, it might look for as little as 5 different/potential logo file-names or it might look for as much as +80 different/potential logo file-names (depending on how the airline is named). This ensure that for most part it will find the logo-file if it is there, but on the other hand it might sometimes locate a "false-positive" (a logo-file it shouldn't have used). In the airline database I have added some extra "hidden fields" that assist picking the correct logo, or in some cases NOT picking the wrong logo. I have tested A LOT of different airlines/logos, but I am sure there will be logos that are not matched even though a logo might exists, and there can be cases where the wrong logo is picked (but at least none of these issues are known at this time). If you do find cases where a logo from a different airline/company is picked, or a logo is not picked when it should be, please let me know so I can fix this in future versions. Add your own/missing logos If a logo for your favorite airline is missing, you can add it yourself. You simply create and crop the graphical logo in your graphic-program of your choice. The logo-file should be constrained to a maximum size of 550x250, but it can be smaller and have a different aspect-ratio. Both the logos bundled with next version and those from AIG are transparent PNG-files, but JPG-files should work as well (however not transparent, and not tested at this time). You simply copy your own logo-files to the LogoCache folder in AppData, and restart FV (as it only looks for cached logo-files when starting up). For the program being able to detect which logo-file to use for which airline, they need to be named in a special way. The first 3 letters are the ICAO-code, then an underscore ("_"), then the name of the airline (as spelled in the airline-DB, without spaces) and finally a fixed text of "_Logo" is appended. So for example a PNG-logo for British Airways (ICAO: BAW) should be called: "BAW_BritishAirways_Logo.png". AIG already have a logo for British Airways, but in FV its cached in a proparitary file-format with the ".CAL" extension, hence the cached AIG logo would be stored as "BAW_BritishAirways_Logo.CAL". If the same filename is available in multiple formats (e.g both as ".CAL" and ".PNG") the PNG-file will have a higher priority, hence it will be the one that is used. PNG-files have the highest priority, then JPG-files and finally the CAL-files. So if for some reason you don't like a particular logo (with a ".CAL" extension) you can simply make your own PNG/JPG-file with the same filename, and then this will be the logo that will be used by the software. Don't use the ".CAL" extension for your own files, as the program will expect these to be a different format than PNG/JPG-files. The airline database bundled with FV also contains "airlines" for airlines, companies, government and military without official ICAO-codes. In the database these are all added with a fictitious ICAO "---" and the 2 letter IATA-code will either contain "BZ" (Biz-jet), "PX" (Passenger), "FR" (Freight), "GV" (Government) or "ML" (Military). Many of the AIG Biz-jet flightplans for companies without official ICAO code, AIG will in stead use a "BJO" prefix (I guess it is short for "Business Jet Operator" or something along those lines). Likewise many of the AIG logos will instead use the "MIL" prefix for military or the "GOV" prefix for government. Hence the a logo for an airline with the ICAO/IATA-codes "---/BZ" will begin with a "BJO" prefix, logos for airlines with the ICAO/IATA-codes "---/ML" will begin with a "MIL" prefix, and finally a logo for an airline with the ICAO/IATA-codes "---/GV" will begin with a "GOV" prefix. An example of each: Logo for company "[---/BZ] AbbVie" should be called "BJO_AbbVie_Logo" (with PNG/JPG-extension) Logo for government "[---/GV] Armenia Government" should be called "GOV_ArmeniaGovernment_Logo" (with PNG/JPG-extension) Logo for military "[---/ML] US Army" should be called "MIL_USArmy_Logo" (with PNG/JPG-extension) How logos are cached (disk or memory) The +260 logos bundled with the next version of FV, will (if you choose so during installation) always be installed into the new LogoCache folder, as these are not available online (hence the program cannot download these at run-time). In the first implementation of this new feature, all downloaded (AIG) logos would always be stored in the LogoCache folder, if download of these was enabled (which it is by default). Since I have added a setting that decide if these downloaded logos should be cached to disk. By default the settings dictate that logos are to be download, and they are to be cached to disk (so they only needs to be downloaded once). If you disable that these logos should be cached to disk, they are in stead cached to memory. In that case when looking at the airline-info for a particular airline (e.g. British Airways) the AIG logo is in stead downloaded to memory. To reduce the need to re-download the same logo multiple times while the program is running, these logos will remain cached in memory (for at least 15 minutes). In normal operation people will not be looking a many different airlines (hence only a few logos will be cached in memory at the same time). Unless disk-space is a big problem for you, I suggest that you cache these logos to disk, as this will will reduce the need to re-download these, and they will still be available if there is an issue connecting to the servers (don't forget you can move the physical LogoCache folder to a separate drive, simply using symbolic-links in Windows - I have previous posted another note regarding symbolic-links).
  2. For me it depends on the aircraft. For the Cesnna 152/172 its way to sensitive after SU5, but for the TBM its ok (using Thrustmaster HOTAS) EDIT: But only elevator trim. Aileron trim is fine.
  3. A software release is not a trivial thing. You have a lot of ducks to get in a row. Beside the changes necessary to fix the issues with SU5, the project is still in active development, meaning there are other fixes and new features. So in order to release the update for SU5 (which forced the development schedule to be changed), you have other updates/features where you need to check if they are also ready for release now, or they need to be excluded for this release. Also you need to test the release, perhaps both in-house and together with beta-testers, not for forget that in the end MS/Asobo decide when the release becomes available within MSFS. So there can be a lot of time being "wasted" with very frequent updates.
  4. In next version when looking at airline details (and other new places to be discussed at a later time) the program will now show a logo for the airline/company. A big thank you to AIG (Alpha India Group) for allowing access to their +1250 logos. The logo requirement for AIG and Flightplan Visualiser (FV) are different. AIG uses airline logos for their flightplans whereas FV users it for the airlines (carrier and/or operator). So while AIG might need to have a logo for "United Exress" FV in stead needs logos for all the operators (e.g. Mesa Airlines, Republic Airways, SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, GoJet Airlines and so on). So beside the logos available from AIG, the next installer will come bundled with +150 logos (not available from AIG), partly for these operators, but mostly for older biz-jet flightplans not available from AIG. So in total there will be +1400 logos available. However the airline database contains some +6500 airlines, so there will not be logos available for each and every airline. However for the airlines in use as carrier/operator of the flightplans bundled with the installer, there will most likely be one (not all, but many of them). Adding additional logos to the installer will not be my main focus, as I guess my time is better spend writing code, however a few more logos will probably be added in future versions. The bundled logos are optional (you don't have to install them). Likewise the downloading (and caching) of those logos available from AIG can be disabled in settings if you don't want to spend your download-bandwidth/disk-space on these (by default its enabled). The AIG logos are downloaded/cached one at a time when needed. So even though AIG have some +1200 logos available, only those for airlines you have viewed (where it can display a logo) will be downloaded. Once downloaded it will be added to a new LogoCache folder (in AppData) where it will remain, so its only necessary to download it the first time it needs to be displayed.
  5. Version 1.21.1 have just been released, and it can be downloaded from AVSIM using this link: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=msfs20util&DLID=222445 As written in another post version 1.20 was skipped due to a bug introducted in version 1.19 regarding the version check. To mention a few things this version comes with A LOT more biz-jet flightsplans (692 where the previous only had about 380). This version will automatic move obsolete and defuct flightplans to the diabled sub-folder, but this can be disabled in settings. Here is a link for the video recorded for version 1.21 explaining how you can manage your flightplans (to ensure new versions are installed at each update), and what else have changed in this version: Here below is a full list of all changes in version 1.21.1 Due to a bug introduced in version 1.19 regrading the (automatic/manual) version-check, version 1.20 was skipped and this version was released as 1.21.1 (in stead of 1.21.0). Beside the season based commercial flightplans, the "Download AIG flightplans" menu-item (found in the "Flightplan" menu) is now able to download (AIG) GA- and Military-flightplans. A big thank you to AIG for granting access to these. Reorded the download-folders (in the combo-box), so the season-based AIG commercial folders are displayed in chronological order (e.g. "SUMMER_2020" is before "WINTER_2020-2021"). When scanning for/loading flightplans the program will now automatic look for flightplans marked as defunct or obsolete, and if found these will be move to the "Disabled" sub-folder. Two new settings have been added, so you can disable this feature if you want to. Aircraft-types can now be grouped in families of similar aircraft (e.g. a group containing all the Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321). These families can be managed via the "User Aircraft" menu-item. Removed menu-item "Index of AIG flightplans" in the "Flightplan" menu, as its not needed since the "Download AIG flightplans" was added in version 1.16 (May 2020). Minor changes to the flightplan-name grooming algoritm (e.g. spaces are inserted before/after ampersand, if not already present) and prefix can be added to indicate the type of flightplan (e.g. for biz-jet, government or military flights). Detection of this prefix can be disable in settings. Dropped support for the old ".FPL" flightplan file-format. Since version 1.11 (july 2019) FV have been using the binary ".BFP" file-format in stead. Based on active flightplans, the program will try to detect primary- and secondary-hubs for each airline. An airport must have flights to atleast 10 different airports for that airline, in order to be considdered being either a primary/secondary hub for that airline. This information is displayed both in the airline edit-form and the airline usage-report. The airline usage-report will also list all destinations served by the airline (ordered by which airports are flying to most different airports). The airline usage-report will now also contain a list of the routes served by that airline (as carrier or operator). This list is sorted so the routes that are most flown (per week) comes first. Added an extra tab-page to the Airport-info form that shows which airlines have routes to/from the airport, and which airlines are using the airport as a primary or secondary hub. Added (right-click) context-menu to many aircraft/airline list-views, that lets you lookup aircraft-/airline -information. Added power-conversion to the unit-conversion form, to convert between HP (Horse-Power) and kW (kilo watt). Also added context-menu to the carrier/operator labels in the Leg-info form to show more details for the airline. Likewise the aircraft-labels have a context-menu for showing aircraft-details Removed a few columns from the form choosing favorite aircraft-types, as this info can now be obtained via the new context-menu. Added a column with engine-type/count in the aircraft browser. Minor changes to the airport redirection report (to align some values in columns, making it more easy to read the report). Added a few hard-coded names to the author-name grooming-method, to unify differnt spellings of the "same names". Also added flightplan/author-count to the "Flightplan per author" report. Swapped the operator/carrier-count showed next to size-category in the user-airline edit form (now first value is operator and 2nd is carrier). Minor change to the airline-criteria in the leg-search to simplify selection (removed options: "Carrier only" and "Operator only"). Fixed: The "Download AIG flightplans" form was not able to download flightplans with an ampersand ("&") in the name. Fixed: Once again improved importing of AIGFP flightplans where airport data is using different ICAO-codes (observed with 15 or so of the new BizJet flightplans, e.g. "ESAI_Aero-TechServices(GA-C)_Winter_2020-2021"). Fixed: Issued with the program version-check (both automatic and manual) introduced in version 1.19. Resulting in this version being released as 1.21.1. Fixed: Sometimes closing (without saving) the form for editing user-aircraft it would sometime report there were unsaved changes, even though it was not the case. Fixed: Only the active sub fp-folders were scanned for backup files. Now the main fp-folder is scanned for backups as well. Data: Some of the aircraft-types sharing the same IATA/ICAO-codes have been split into multiple new types (e.g. the Beechcrafts, Cessnas, Pipers and Learjets). This was done to better detect the specific aircraft-types in use (all bundled flightplans have been reprocessed to re-detect the specific types). Data: A few aircraft can now be detected (during flightplan import) using their millitary designation (e.g. Boeing C-22, C-32, C-40, and Gulfstream C-20 and C-37). Data: Improved detection of a few "De Havilland" aircraft. Data: Added a couple of new aircraft-types (Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, Transall C-160 and a few aircraft without official IATA/ICAO-codes, hence using "---" as the IATA-code for these). Flightplans: Thanks to the new feature to download (AIG) GA/Military-flightplans a LOT of new flightplans have been bundled with the installer (a few government and military flightplans, but mostly BizJet). The previous installer came bunled with 385 Bizjet flightplans, however in this version many of these have been updated and a lot more have been added, bringing the total count of BizJet flightplans to +690. All BizJet are prefixed by "Bz_", all Government are prefixed by "Gv_" and all military are prefixed by "Ml_", in case you want to move these to differnt sub-folders using the "enable/disable flightplans" menu-item. Flightplans: All new/updated flightplans have been added to the installer, and all obsolete/defunct have been marked/removed. A total of 1481 active flightplans are bundled with the installer (incl. all of the previous mentioned BizJet's).
  6. I found, and fixed a bug introduced in version 1.19 that results in version 1.19 not being able to detect version 1.20 as a new version (so no one would be notified when the next version is made public). So the next versions will instead be 1.21.1 which will be noticed by version 1.19 as a new version. If all goes well I hope to be able to release version 1.21.1 within the next few days, depending on how thinks pan out.
  7. KKT, you can have the program display all legs at the same time. If you use the "Search Legs" feature (CTRL+L) and do not setup any criteria (e.g. having pressed the "Reset" button) it will select ALL legs (flights). However I would advice not to do this. As the program will become slow, and the map will look like this: Here I have even removed the airport markers so you only see the routes. For the next release I have imported even more flights so the above screen-shot is the result of showing +800000 legs, utilizing no less than +46000 routes (naturally some legs are using the same routes). So in stead I would suggest that you use the the Search-leg feature and filter your search on what you want. E.g. if you only want flights inside the US, then set the criteria to only include legs (flights) with the sub-region (both inbound/outbound to "Northern America [NAM]". Likewise if you only feel for flying flights 4 hours or less, then set this as a criteria also (min/max flight-time). Also I am sure you don't have all of the aircraft as flyable aircraft in your sim, so again a good idea to filter on aircraft, to reduce the number of legs in the result.
  8. Thanks for the kind words KKT. Not sure that you mean with routes in the US? The installer for version 1.19 comes bundled with +1000 flightplans of which +380 are biz-jet flights with only routes in the US. All of these flights are based on the AI flightplans produced by AIG (Alpha India Group), and a few individualists (like all of the Biz-jet flightplans by Eric Steinmetz). The flightplans bundled with version 1.19 contains no less that 780112 different "legs" (a leg is a single flight performed by a specific aircraft). So plenty of flights all over the globe. To see flights in the states you can either choose a flightplan for an American airlines (like) "Southwest" using the drop-box in the bottom of the main-form, or press CTRL+L (or choose "Search legs" form the menu) and enter criteria of flights to search for (e.g. based on country/region/sub-region, which aircraft to include, legth/duration of flights and what not). FV will not automatic download/install new updated versions. However when I release new versions of the software you will be notified the next time you start the program. This notification will contain a link to where it can be downloaded (like this):
  9. Shaun are you asking or telling? The number of flights returned will be based on the criteria you define. The less specific you define your criteria the more flights are returned. If you perform a leg-search with less restrictive criteria you can use the Randomizer to randomly pick one of the flights, so you don't have to do this manually.
  10. Forgot to mention in the video, if you absolutely hate the connected/disconnected-sounds, you can put your own two audio-files in the UserData-folder, using the same filenames. When the program needs to play the connected/disconnected sounds, it will first try to locate these in the UserData-folder, and only it not found there, it will look for them in the Data-folder. However if you in stead replace the files in the Data-folder it will only work until you install a new version, as the installer will simply overwrite the files in the Data-folder (while it will NOT overwrite those in the UserData-folder).
  11. Hi Bernd, the release took a bit longer than anticipated as I had a few issues to iron out, but glad to hear you like it.
  12. Version 1.19 have just been released, and it can be downloaded from AVSIM using this link: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=msfs20util&DLID=221824 Here below is a link to the video recorded for the 1.19 release explaining what have been added and what have changed, and below that there is a full list of changes. To mention a few this version can now connect to the simulator using FSUIPC and show your location on the map. Also I have once again decided to include all of the biz-jet flights (each prefixed by "Bz_" so they are easy to identify, in case you want to put them in a separate folder). A lot of airlines have been updated/added including a lot "fictitious" (for companies without official ICAO/IATA-codes). And for you Bernd, you can now filter your Leg-searches on weekdays 🙂 Here is a full list of changes in versions 1.19: The release-version of the application is now aimed at 64-bit (granting access to more memory if needed). Enabling 64-bit adds a memory overhead of approx 50% compared to 32-bit, but its the "price to pay" to have access to more memory (for those of you with many active flightplans loaded into memory at the same time). FV can now connect to your simulator using FSUIPC (tested both with P3D and MSFS). By default you will have to manually connect/disconnect (using new menu-items in the File-menu). However in settings you can choose to do it automatic. When automatic-connection is selected the connect/disconnect menu-items becomes inactive. When connected to a sim, the location/heading of your aircraft can be displayed on the map, using an orange aircraft-marker, and hoovering the mouse over this marker will display some key data (GPS-location, altitude, heading, speed and so on). Added ability to playback audio-files. In settings you can choose which audio-device to use, and set the volume at which these files are played (defaults to 50%). If volume>0 these files will automatically be played back whenever FV connects to/disconnects from the Sim. Added additional icons that are automatically selected to indicate when the program is connected to the simulator. Hence the icon in the main-form will indicate if FV is connected to a simulator or not. In the form for editing (user)-airlines and in the form for searching airlines the context menu now have a menu-item called "Show usage". When selected, it will generate a report showing all the (active) flightplans in which the airline is used. Added a new "Manual" check-box next to the load-factor when editing user-airlines. This check-box needs to be checked if you want to manually enter a load-factor. When not checked (default) the load-factor will automatically be set to the default value of the selected country. When editing user-airlines, the airline just added/edited will be visible and selected in the list-view. Likewise when deleting an airline, the previous item will be be visible/selected (in stead of always scrolling to the top afterwards, as in previous versions). The Insert/Delete keyboard-keys can now be used as shortcuts adding/deleting user-airlines and user-aircraft (both owned and types). The gate-map context-menu (Airport Info), now allows you to re-center the map (in case your have been panning the map, and can't locate the airport again). Added a new menu-item/form to calculate head/cross-wind from manually entered flight/runway-heading and wind-direction/speed. Don't forget the runways tab-page in the Airport-info form already calculates this for each runway (and wind-direction/speed is automatically obtained from METAR). Added a new menu-item/form to convert plain-text into morse-code. There is also a button that lets you listen to the generated morse-code, so you can practice your morse-code listening skills (e.g. entering an ILS/VOR-ident, to know which morse-code to listen for in the aircraft, to verify the correct ident is received). The "Cruise speed" column have been removed from the aircraft tab-page of the Edit Flightplan form to make more room for the Carrier/Operator-columns. In the past these simply contained the ICAO for the airlines. Now it both contains: ICAO, IATA (if not blank) and Name. The criteria in the leg-search window now allows you to filter on departure/arrival week-days (e.g. only include flights departing a particular airport on a Saturday or Sunday). When using the flightplan-filter on the main-form, it will favor the current active flightplan (as in previous versions), however if not able to, it will select the first flightplan included in the filtered list (in stead of choosing "[None]"). Improved import of AIGFP-flightplans where the airport is not contained within the embedded airport.txt file and is using a different ICAO-code in route-files (observed for "AIG_UTair_Summer2018v6" and "AIG_S7Airlines_Winter2019-2020v3"). Added runway-info (for both Departure/Destination-airports) to the flightplan leg-report. For ILS-eqiupped runways its lists the ID (both as text, as morse-code), frequency and ils-slope. Morse-code also added to ILS-ID column on the "Runways" tab-page of the airport-info form. Above the list-view there is also a label showing the morse-code (using a larger font), and next to it there is a button that lets you listen to the morse-code. Traffic-pattern direction (for take-off and landing) are now displayed for each runway. These data are extracted from the scenery by MakeRunways, hence the info can't be "better" than the info in the scenery (hence most default airports simply shows 'Left'). Current/peak- memory usage is now logged at various stages while running, and when closing the program. These values can also be observed opening the about-box, which will also forcefully append these values to the log. When using MkRwy with MSFS it can't obtain the country-name, hence these are taken from the airport-database embedded with FV. However the name for USA ("United States of America") is too long to be shown together with state-name, hence code have been added it to shorten it to "United States" (which was the default country-name used in FSX/P3D). Changed font in Comments-box for user-aircraft to a fixed font, in case some users what to enter text "in columns" (e.g. if you make "tables" with speed-restrictions). Changed the color of the splitter-bars in the Airport-info and leg-search forms to a darker color, to better indicate where it is. The build-part of the version-number can now be ignored when performing the automatic version-check at start-up. This new setting is by default disabled. If enabled it will ignore changes from version 1.x.0 to 1.x.1 (e.g. an update from 1.19.0 to 1.19.1). However major/minor versions-updates (e.g. from 1.19.x to 1.20.x) will not be ignored. Fixed: Excessive logging while importing AIGFP flightplans removed (leftover from fixing a bug before the release of version 1.18). Fixed: When using kg in the leg-info report, the weight of Luggage incl. pax weight (shown in parentheses) was wrong. Fixed: Button to open filter-manual on Gate-page of the Airport-info form was not visible/position was not fixed. Fixed: The wind-speed obtained from the METAR and used to calc head/tail-wind on the Runway tab-page of the Airport-info form, did not consider the unit (e.g. Khp or meters-per-second). Data: A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Nicholson for assistance updating the Airline-database, both with new/missing entries and marking defunct airlines as such. Data: A lot of "fictions airlines" was added as well. These are used for companies without official ICAO/IATA codes. To indicate they are fictions the ICAO-code is set to "---" and the IATA-code is used to indicate the kind of traffic (e.g. the combination "---/BZ" is used for biz-jet flights). Data: Also thanks to Bruce for pointing out that a few aircraft were not being detected as they should. So this version should do a better job with Cessna T206H, Cessna Citation SII/S550 and Global 7500. Flightplans: The bundled AIG flightplans have been updated to the latests versions/revisions available from AIG (there were a few defunct that was removed, a few new versions that was added, and a lot of new revisions being updated). Flightplans: Eric Steinmetz's Bizjet (AI) flightplans that have previously been available as a separate download are once again bundled with the installer (they are only installed if you choose the option during installation). These have all been updated to use the new "---/BZ" airlines (for companies without official ICAO/IATA-codes), and the Author/Provider have been set to "Eric Steinmetz"/"ESAI" (the previous/separate download was created before adding author/provider to the software).
  13. Thank you for the file Graham, and glad you got it running in the end 🙂
  14. It appeared changing the "é" to an "e" cured your issue. If possible I would still like to have a look at the faulty Runways.xml so I can inform Peter Dowson so he (perhaps) can do something in MkRwy to handle- or at least detect this.
  15. There are multiple ways. When first installed (when nothing have changed) FV is setup to look for the 3 files it uses (Runways.xml, G5.csv, and F5.csv) in the user-data folder. However going into settings you can specify another path, and when specified the next time you start FV it will look for the 3 files in that folder. Lastly in one of the 2 last releases (forgot which one) I added an argument that can be specified in the shortcut, where this argument tells where to locate these 3 files. However I don't think your issue is finding these files. It appears that there are some "illegal" chars in your Runways.xml file. As I wrote I had this issue myself with the free Paderborn scenery in MSFS. When scanned with MkRwy the city name for Paderborn contained some weird (illegal) chars. This issue went away when Pete changed the order by which MkRwy scans "official" and 3rd party scenery (however only for MSFS). To me it appears you are using P3Dv5? These days I use mostly MSFS, however I have used P3Dv4.5 together with FV without any issues. As I wrote in the last note, please load your Runwayx.xml into a text-editor that can handle larges files (e.g. Notepad++) and have a look in the line its complaining about (1224199). In the search-menu of Notepad++ you find a menu-item called "Go to" which opens a form where you can enter the line number it should go to (be patient it takes a few seconds with such a large file. Alternative put the file somewhere (e.g. drop-box or similar) where you can share the folder so I can download it, and have a look at it
  16. Thanks for notifying med Bernd, I as afraid you had reverted back to version 1.17 🙂 I hope for a release within this or next week
  17. The issue is with your runways.xml file. If you load the runways.xml file into a text editor which can handle large files (like Notepad++) and goto line: 1224199 I am sure you will see some weird (illegal) chars or chars that are not encoded/escaped correctly (hence the xml-file is invalid). The issue I experienced, I saw "reversed chars" (black background/white text) in Notepad++ shown with hex-codes (e.g. "xA6"). Have you tried to download- and run the latest MakeRunways? It can be downloaded from via this link: http://www.fsuipc.com/ It's listed as version 5.11 (on the website) however it is in fact a newer version (you can see this when you have downloaded/extracted the file and look at properties/details it should show version as "")
  18. On 2nd thought it might an issue with your runways.xml if you made your own? (not using the one bundled with the installer). You error message report an encoding error in line 1224199 (position 33). I recently had an issue myself with MakeRunways caused by illegal chars in runways.xml. It was an issue with the free Aerosoft Paderborn scenery and the order by which MakeRunways was scanning (MSFS) official/3rd party scenery. Peter Dowson fixed this by changing the scan order, so perhaps you just need to update- and re-run MakeRunways: https://forum.simflight.com/topic/92054-illegal-char-in-runwaysxml-mkrwy-511/
  19. I'm guessing it can't locate the settings-file. Is this a fresh (first time) installation? which version? I suggest you fully un-install the program and remove the two folders (where "[user-name]" is naturally your windows user-name): C:\Program Files (x86)\FlightplanVisualizer C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\FlightplanVisualizer Reboot the computer Install version 1.18 Start version 1.18 BEFORE you try to change anything EDIT: There should be a Logfile.log in your C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\FlightplanVisualizer\Logs folder which might have some more info of what went wrong.
  20. Here is a "correct" screen-shot. This time I ONLY selected Saturday (10:00-11:59) and I only selected aircraft out of EDDM (hence the Inbound list-view in the top is empty):
  21. My bad 🙂 as you can see in the screen-shot above all days are selected, so I forgot to only include Saturday, so it shows all days.
  22. Bernd, in next version will you be able to filter your leg-search on days. I managed to fit room for two "Days" buttons. When you hoover the mouse over these, then hint/tool-tip will show which days are active (it default to all being selected): When you press this button, it will open a new window where you will be able to (de)select which days to include: Here is a search for all Airbus A321 out of EDDM on a Saturday, between 10:00 and 12:00:
  23. Problem solved !!! It had nothing to do with the scenery, however the order at which my scenery was scanned by MkRwy (Pete currently have an unofficial version, fixing the issue).
  24. Many users uses FlightplanVisualizer (FV) for different things. I use it mostly myself to find inspiration of flights to fly. Now that the CRJ 550/700 have just released I know what I will be flying for the weeks to come 🙂 and I know I can find inspiration in FV where there data supplied by AIG (for AI flightplans) based on real life flightplans. So if you are not familiar with the Search Leg feature here is short "how-to" find flights for the CRJ 550/700. Press CTRL+L to open the search legs window. Click the "Reset" button, reset/clear any previous criteria. Click the "None" button in the Aircraft-types group-box to un-select all aircraft. Enter "CRJ" in the filter entry (also in the Aircraft-types group-box to only show aircraft with CRJ in the name. If you want to be realistic only put a check-mark next to CRJ700/550, but you could include the 900 and 1000 to include the "big brothers" as well. Click the "Search" button to look through all loaded flightplans and find all legs flown by the selected CRJ(s). A window will appear telling you how many routes were found, and you simply click ok to return to the main-form where all flights are shown. Before clicking the "Search" button the form should look like this: When you return to the main-form, you can see all of the roues (here I have un-checked "(6) Show fl.p. airports" so the airport-markers will not clutter the view: You can then manually right-click a route (or use the Randomizer to pick a random), and pick "view route info" to open the route-info that shows all the aircraft/airlines flying this route. Double-clicking any of these will open the flight-info view that will show you more detailed info on the flight: For more details press the "Show as Report" button in the lower/left corner. Happy flying 😉
  25. How many download-versions do you have in stock? 😉
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