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Hello, it's been a few years since I was into xplane but I recently reinstalled it but came to realize I deleted all my custom scenery. I had most of NJ and NY sat imagery from ortho4xp but I didnt even have a copy of that anymore.


with some frustration I came across ortho4xp links to the google drive from "oscar pilote" but there is no longer a .exe or bin file in the github repository. the install instructions still say to start the exe from the bin folder, which doesnt exist.


i found some people had old versions of the files that still had the exe but after trying all of them, they all get stuck at step 2 of trying to create the tiles.


i set the zoom level, select and set the custom overlay directory, click earth tile map, select 1 or 3 areas, check off builds masks and overlays, see in the log on the main page that its downloading and finishes step one... but then,

step 2 always freezes at this:





Step 2 : Building mesh for tile +40-075 :



-> Loading of elevation data.

No elevation file found, I download it from viewfinderpanorama (J. de Ferranti)

Done. The zip archive will now be extracted in the Elevation_data dir.

No elevation file found, I download it from viewfinderpanorama (J. de Ferranti)




It will sit like this for hours, i even left it overnight just for $hits n giggles. all the versions on github with an exe end here.


am i missing a step? is ortho4xp dead?


if i download the github from the original author that is the most updated, there is no exe. there are python .py files, but double clicking them starts a black window which closes immediately, and does nothing after. i do have python and python launcher installed fresh, but i dont know what else to do at this point, im not a programmer so any help would be great! i wont even bother w xplane if i cant get sat imagery, thats the whole joy for me in the sim is flying around vfr of places i can immediately identify!



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Ortho4XP is working fine but I am confused about your process / steps, it's a .py based not .exe as I recall and a little confusing on how to use it.

If you want you can dload some tiles from your area by "forkboy2"? but they are not very hi res, ZL16? and also require some file conversions.


Go here and see what you need:


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clicking on the .py on any of the versions from github that dont have a regular .exe file to run only opens a small black window that closes immediately. the only way to get the program to open is to download fork copy that has the .exe which opens fine, but wont go past step two in making a tile.
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Ok update, I uninstalled python and all the whl libraries, deleted all ortho files and redownloaded the original files from the makers github. Got a fresh python and all the extra crap and openscenery x.


python now opens the ortho program after the black window yey! it ran for the tiles I wanted and downloaded them all successfully.


i moved the oxrtho\tiles into the xplane\custom scenery and modified the .ini file so they are above everything else except global airports.


now this version is different then the version i had the faq video installed for and the interphase is slightly different. the sat imagery is now working, but im not sure on what to do with a few things.


where do i put the files ortho created in the following folders in the xplane folder? the video only mentions the tiles folder.







thanks all!

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All you need is the Tile and the Overlay. You can create a Shortcut to the Subdirectory they are in or you can Move them in your Custom Scenery folder. After you restart XP you have o go into the .ini file and create the proper order / priority, see some messages I, and or others posted here about that, but here is a portion of my .ini with the expected sequence after all the Airports, Libraries...


SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/R2_Library/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/simHeaven_VFR-Aerials/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_Forests_Africa/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/1000 autogen/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/1000 roads/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/yOrtho4XP_Overlays/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+32-117/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+32-118/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+33-117/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+33-118/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+33-119/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+34-117/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+34-118/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+34-119/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+34-120/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+34-121/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+35-120/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+35-121/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+35-122/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+36-122/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+37-123/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/zOrtho4XP_+47-123/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_ortho_CA_San_Franciso_HD/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_ortho_Arizona_Grand_Canyon_HD/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_ortho_California_v5/

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/z_ortho_Arizona_2015_1m/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_hd_global_scenery4/

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