FSX Cranbrook Airport Scenery
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Cranbrook Airport (CYXC), British Columbia, Canada. A patch for Vern Opperman's FS2004 Cranbrook Airport scenery (CYXC04.ZIP) to make it work in FSX. By P. Nigel Grant/Vern Opperman.
Converting Vern Opperman’s FS2004 Cranbrook Airport (CYXC) to FSX.
Living in Vancouver, I am very prejudiced towards flying in British Columbia and in FS2004 we had many magnificent sceneries in the province. Vern Opperman’s scenery for Cranbrook Airport (CYXC) in the East Kootenays, shadowed by the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Purcell Mountains on the west, is a beautiful flight from Vancouver or Castlegar, particularly in a Dash8.
Imagine my disappointment when this scenery would not work properly in FSX – most of the buildings reproduced okay but some ground polygons were messed up.
For my own use, I have had a try at modifying CYXC to make it work in FSX, quite a lot of work to do this, using SBuilderX to resolve the ground issues, and converting an AFCAD file to FSX using ADE, a very intuitive program from “Scruffy Duck”.
Without going round the scenery inch by inch, most of the buildings seem to transfer without trouble, and look good.
The zip file “cyxc_FSX”, of which this text is a part, provides the files and instructions to modify Vern Opperman’s FS2004 scenery of Cranbrook Airport (cyxc04.zip) to allow it to function in FSX. Vern Opperman has kindly given consent for my uploading of this patch.
To use this scenery in FSX you need to do the following two steps:
1. Remove the 2 bgl files from your CYXC scenery folder, as listed in the attached text file – “remove”. I suggest you create a folder called “removals” in this scenery folder and just move the two files into there.
2. Move the three bgl files in the attached “add_to_sceneryfolder” folder, into the CYXC scenery folder.
Sorry but you are on your own with this modification. Please do not contact me for problems in FSX, this was produced for my own use and it does the job for me (I have Ultimate TerrainX and FSGenesis mesh) – however I would like to share my efforts with you and if it works, that’s just great!
Please do not seek help from Vern Opperman for problems in FSX, this patch is not his work, and I appreciate his approval for allowing me to upload this conversion patch.
Vern Opperman for the original magnificent scenery.
Scruffy Duck for his Airport Design Editor program.
Luis Sa for his SBuilderX program.
By the way, I have created Vancouver International Airport for FSX, including a version compatible with the payware Vancouver+ created by Jon Patch and Holger Sandmann – if you want some very dramatic flying, this payware scenery of southwest British Columbia is well worth its cost.
And don’t forget the freeware Victoria+ (vicenh7a.zip and vicenh7b.zip) by Don Grovestine, Jon Patch and Holger Sandmann, to round out great flying in southwestern British Columbia in the Victoria area.
I hope you enjoy this little importation.
P Nigel Grant
The archive cyxc_fsx.zip has 15 files and directories contained within it.
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|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
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