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ZdenniZ asked MagnanimousHippo commented

CTD with SU6 when opening an effect done in SU5

I am experiencing 100% CTDs when trying in dev mode to load an effect I created back in SU5 for editing. The moment I click the effect name in the inspector - CTD. The precompiled (pre-SU6) effect seems to be working fine in the scenery, but now I can't edit it because of the CTD. Can it be something with my project or is it a known issue?

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FlyingRaccoon answered MagnanimousHippo commented


Did you follow these guidelines to convert your FX from SU5 to SU6?
[SU6] Changes you must make on your FXs - MSFS DevSupport (

This should not cause a CTD though...
If you can provide us with your effect file, we will have a look at what's causing it.

@MagnanimousHippo FYI


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ZdenniZ avatar image ZdenniZ commented ·

Hi Sylvain, here is the file.

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MagnanimousHippo avatar image MagnanimousHippo ♦ ZdenniZ commented ·

Hello !

Can you provide us with the xml source file for that effet as well ? If I understood your problem correctly it is when you tried to open the source in the editor that you had a CTD, so we will need the source file to investigate it. Also don't forget to send the _edition.xml file with it please :)

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ZdenniZ avatar image ZdenniZ MagnanimousHippo ♦ commented ·
Sorry, those files have been overwritten already because I managed to enter the node editor by applying the suggestion of thealx below... Now it works ok! I still have intermittent CTDs when exiting the dev mode after working with the effects (doesn't happen when working with scenery), but that's another story I guess.
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thealx avatar image thealx commented ·

shortly: replace VisualEffect.EmitterList with EmitterList in all XML files
remove parameters if this node has them, but I didn't find such in any of my projects

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ZdenniZ avatar image ZdenniZ thealx commented ·
Thank you! This worked, no more CTD. @FlyingRaccoon, this definitely needs to be checked.
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