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donalexander71 asked superspud edited

Runway start position not changing

An airport I am modifying has the aircraft starting some distance up the runway. When I modify the position in the sdk all appears correct in the .xml file but after compiling the start position hasn't changed. In the xml I have delete all starts set

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yorgosGK answered yorgosGK edited

Does your project save okay without error? Is anything else making it to your "export" but only the runway edit not?

I would make sure you have nothing in the project (like a none-power-of-2 texture, painted line not closed, a taxipoint or a double texture name). Also is your airport.xml maybe broken somewhere? click on the opening and closing handles - sometimes on a crash I would get special characters and airport.xml would be corrupted thus not being able to export anything I worked on. Even a closing tag will make you error but if you are not using the packagetool.exe you wont see the description of error sometimes (may have been lost in the console, or just not as detailed).

When you have these issues sometimes you can think your changing and saving but you are actually doing nothing and it will only export what you had up until the fault happened. Then on the export you realize somethings wrong.

This being said, when you have checked off "edit position" of the secondary and primary starting point make sure you have unchecked it when done or else you will get an error saving. Then on export it wont show anything you have done after that. Good luck.

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donalexander71 answered

There is nothing unusual in the runway area, file Compiles OK and if I decompile it later with bglxml my start positions are correct. I have only been using devmode since SU6 because of the lack of the console in packagetool.exe . I see there is a work round for the console and I will download it and see whether that throws up any errors that I have missed

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donalexander71 answered

I gave up trying to change the runway start position as it showed up correctly on the world map but not actually implemented. I then did a flight from another airport and found that the start position was wrong in that and checked several others. It appears that I start from a position some distance up the runway on every airport in my system and I cannot think of any option in my setup that could be causing this. Any Ideas?

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superspud answered superspud edited

Does the taxi system feed into the runway in a junction beyond the start but relatively close to it?

If it does then the plane will always start after that taxi system entrance. This happens at stock airports too.

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