plane icon Welcome to Microsoft Flight Simulator’s SDK Q&A Platform!

You have questions regarding the SDK? DevMode Tools? SimConnect? You would like to submit an idea for future improvements, seek help or exchange knowledge? You’re in the right place.

Please take a moment to read the platform’s guidelines before you get started!

question

Piedmonitor avatar image
Piedmonitor asked FlyingRaccoon answered

Are there any common reasons why a user created airport won't show up on the map?

I have been working on putting some weather ships into 2020 since the DC-6 came out, and on several occasions I have had it to where the ships + corresponding navaid appear in the simulator, but I'm also including a water runway and have them selected to appear as starred airports on the map. For a while this worked fine as I was working, then I had a cycle where they wouldn't appear and then after a few hours and a computer restart they appeared, and now they won't appear at all.

Crazy thing is, if I send them to people they appear.

Anyone have any ideas?

Community folder versions are here in case this helps: https://discord.com/channels/@me/851863532542885898/867607295876923402

I can share the project folders too if needed.

default
10 |10000 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 4.8 MiB each and 23.8 MiB total.

superspud avatar image
superspud answered

I've had newly created non sim airports fail to show up in a file with multiple airports in the same xml.

Maybe they do show up eventually but I can't be bothered to wait. Instead I just create a new project, transfer all the info across and build.

So far every new addition's turned up first time again.

10 |10000 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 4.8 MiB each and 23.8 MiB total.

FlyingRaccoon avatar image
FlyingRaccoon answered

Hello.
We have a few issues with the order in which the scenery packages are loaded at the moment.
The game is also generating cache scenery files that can become a problem when the content of the Community folder changes.
We have ways to fix this in the pipes at the moment but in the meantime, here's what I can offer:

Go to your C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator directory and clear the following
- Content.xml file storing the order in which packages are loaded
- Facilities directory, storing cache about radionavigation and airport facilities
- SceneryIndexes directory, storing cache about scenery objects

Hope this solves your problem and we will be able to provide a cleaner solution shortly.
Regards,
Sylvain

10 |10000 characters needed characters left characters exceeded

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 4.8 MiB each and 23.8 MiB total.

Write an Answer

Hint: Notify or tag a user in this post by typing @username.

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 4.8 MiB each and 23.8 MiB total.