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I have downloaded KBOS Boston Logan International airport scenery from MisterX. I know that it is meant for X-Plane 10, but others have it running on 11. Anyways, I unzipped the file, copied the three folders (Airport scenery, Ground Traffic and Orthophotos), and ran X-Plane to get the updated INI file. After closing X-Plane, I opened and edited the INI file to match the order that was specified on the download site. So, with the installation finished, I ran X-Plane and spawned at KBOS. The orthophotos showed up, however none of the buildings were displayed. Any help here? I have tried re-downloading it thinking it was corrupted files, but it still wouldn't load. I even tried downloading "XAddonManager" and having that install it. Still nothing. I checked the Log and it picked up the scenery, but yet it still didn't show up. Any ideas??

Thank you for reading and looking into my problems,

Samuel Johnson

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answered by (685 points)

I looked into my MisterX6’s KBOS scenery after reading your post.  Surprised to discover that the airport buildings were indeed missing.  After some investigations, I realized there are only two subfolders and two files inside the “KBOS – Boston Logan International” folder.  That seemed to be too few--especially with the requisite “Earth nav data” folder absent.  When I checked with my archived zip file for this scenery, the airport folder actually contains 17 files and subfolders.  After replacing the rightful files and folders, all the extra buildings come alive!

Check whether your Log.txt contains this: “0:00:25.225 I/SCN: DSF load time: 37103 for file Custom Scenery/KBOS - Boston Logan International/Earth nav data/+40-080/+42-071.dsf (0 tris, 0 skipped for 0.0 m^2)”.

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That's very interesting! Although when I check my folder there are 17 files and subfolders, including "Earth nav data" and "Airport_Buildings." I checked my Log.txt file and found this: "0:00:31.530 I/SCN: DSF load time: 351378 for file Custom Scenery/airport_KBOS - Boston Logan International/Earth nav data/+40-080/+42-071.dsf (0 tris, 0 skipped for 0.0 m^2)." I will attach a screen shot of what my folder looks like. Thank you for your response and help. I deeply appreciate it.

Samuel Johnson

commented by (685 points)

Strange.  Here is the “Properties” of my KBOS Airport folder, plus my scenery_pack.ini file, for you reference.  Besides that, I really am out of ideas.

       Size: 661 MB (693,781,469 bytes)    597 Files, 20 Folders

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aaddon LFMN Nice/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/AEHD_Ramps/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/CYYZ Toronto Pearson Intl (ISDG)/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KAVX - Catalina Airport/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KBOS - Boston Logan International/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KBOS - Boston Logan International Orthophotos/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KBOS - GroundTraffic City/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KLAX - Los Angeles International/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KLAX - Los Angeles Orthophotos/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KPAO_Scenery_Pack/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KPDX - Portland International/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KPHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KRHV - Reid Hillview/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSAN - San Diego International/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSFO - San Francisco Cable Cars/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSFO - San Francisco V2/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSFO - Traffic Golden Gate Bridge/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSFO - Traffic Oakland Bay Bridge/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LOWI Demo Area/


SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/US Mountain Air 2NC0/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Chicago/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Dubai/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Las Vegas/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - London/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Sydney/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/MisterX_Library/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Global Airports/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/yOrtho4XP_Overlays/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_ortho_Arizona_Grand_Canyon_HD/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_ortho_CA_San_Franciso_HD/

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/zzz_uhd_global_scenery4/

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Thank you very much for trying. If you don't mind, what type(s) of files are in your "/KBOS - Boston Logan International/Airport_Buildings" folder? I want to try to narrow this down to whether it's the scenery, X-Plane, or something I did with scenery organization.

Thank you again for your help,

Samuel Johnson
commented by (685 points)

There are .dds and .obj files like the screenshot below.  Plus 3 more .png files.  Total of 119 files.

Well, after getting the airport scenery to work, I noticed this scenery is very frame rate hungry.  To the point that I have decided to remove it.  So don't feel bad if you should choose to give up on it.