Newbie here; sorry for asking questions I'm sure have been asked before. Since my favorite scenery program (ASD) is long dead, and FSSC doesn't seem to be moving forward much, I thought I would look into SGX as a way to create older 1950's airports in true FS2004 format, along with an easy way to add library object details to the scenery. I figured I would use default MS objects at first, and later create some of my own with FSDS2 or GMAX. I have already used AFCAD to extensively modify many of these airports.
So as a test, I decompiled a few bgl files to see how that worked. When I use the Import BGl function in SGX, I keep getting Error 75, file not found, and SGX quits. I do get the XML file created though. Is there a way to fix this problem? It's rather tiring to have to restart the program each time.
So, I decompiled my AFCAD file, as well as an AP... file for my home base, KSAC (Sacramento, CA). Both loaded into SGX just fine. After loading my modified AFCAD XML file I checked the runways and they were at 7.32 meters, so I set the Scenery to that altitude also. However, when I go to the airport, my taxiways are at about 7 meters elevation, but my runways are floating at around 30 meters!! All the rest of the scenery looks OK (visually). Is there an elevation setting I'm not finding or doing something incorrectly?
Then I loaded up some AI aircraft, and they were all sitting at 90 degrees to what they were set to in AFCAD. I had to subtract 90 degrees from each parking spot heading to get them correct. Is there something I did wrong in the decompile step?
Finally, can someone tell me step by step how to create a taxiway? I'm not really sure how to do that. I've read the tutorials, but most of the rest of the help seems to be for AFW, not SGX.
Finally, I'm sure it's in there somewhere, but how do I add the default FS2004 library objects like the baggage tugs and carts? I try to add a Library Object, press the Select Object button, and don't see them on the list. Also, most of those don't show up after I add them (although I now know why from the other thread).
PS. If you haven't done it before, add the space shuttle to your scenery and take a look. The launch complex is HUGE!!
I know SGX is still a work in progress, but I hope to be able to add some FS2004 advanced buildings and library objects to my airport soon!
Thanks so much,