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Hello! During the latest couple of weeks, I've seen some interesting tower views in some streams. So I thought why don't share them so people that are just getting started at least have some presets to go from. The ones that I will share will be almost identical to the real world except for Skavsta which is due that I could not find a source with the correct view. Both ESSA, ESMS and the ESGG tower views are made by @Max August Larsson Kuhla & help for ESSA we had @Andreas Inemanwith direct help and pictures from the real world tower. For installation remember to download the wx file too, you will change the weather but its a necessary file in order for it to work. ESSA View: ESGG Tower: ESKN Tower: ESMS Tower Feel free to upload your so this can expand to more airports ESGG TWR.fxml ESGG TWR.wx ESKN TWR.fxml ESKN TWR.wx ESMS TWR.fxml ESMS TWR.wx ESSA TWR.fxml ESSA TWR.wx
This tutorial will show controllers how to properly set up a tower view with the FSX/Prepar3d multiplayer tower cab and not just a camera angle. The result will be something like this: Picture from ENGM on a slow morning Requirements: FSX Deluxe, FSX steam or Prepar3d Minimum vPilot v18.104.22.168 - http://vpilot.metacraft.com/Download.aspx Minimum Euroscope build version 22.214.171.124 (3.2a(r12)) - http://www.euroscope.hu/installbeta/changes.html AI Model pack (WOAI, UT2, UTL, etc.) Edit 05.03.18 - BHS For Prepar3d v4 and up you require compatible AI-models. Payware Ultimate Traffic Live Freeware vPilot AI pack (google it. Private distribution) Alpha India Group has updated several of the most popular models. ORBX has a pack (all Australian registrations, but you can add your own repaints), get it here, install with FTX Central. Notepad/Notepad++ Setting up your simulator tower view: In your simulator start a multiplayer scenario as Air Traffic Controller, select your airport. (Date, time and weather are irrelevant at this stage) When you have set your preferences, DO NOT start flight/scenario. Select save scenario/flight and name it something smart. i.e. ENGM_TWR, ESSA_TWR. This way you could have multiple views predefined for different airports Exit multiplayer. From “select flight/scenario” screen, select your tower flight, load it and check that your tower cab is positioned at the correct location and altitude. If location and altitude is correct, move on to get viewing, if not continue below. To correct location and altitude go to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\FSX/Prepar3d. Or wherever you have saved your flights/scenarios. Open your ENGM_TWR.fsxml / ENGM_TWR.flt (filetype depends on simulator) or similar in notepad. Search for “Simvars.0”. In this simVars section you’ll find: Latitude= Longitude= Altitude= These are the interesting values. If your lat/lon location is wrong change it with these values. (Get tower position from AIP, google maps etc. Set the altitude to match the tower height. I use Slew to get correct altitude. (Use the same number of digits). If you put your airplane inside the tower you can read of your preferred altitude. I prefer to place my cab on the roof of the modeled tower. This is to prevent looking through the models walls, with the artifacts that could bring. For ENGM I use Altitude= +001000.00 When all data is changed, save file and exit. Setup complete Get viewing Start your simulator, load the previously created tower flight/scenario, set wanted time and weather (or use preferred weather generator). Start Euroscope. The proxy server shouldn’t be a factor for tower view, but if you want multiple instances of ES make sure the proxy is started. Start vPilot in vPilot command line type “.towerview”. vPilot should now show the message “Connected as observer”. This trough Euroscope, and is therefore not a dual connection to VATSIM. That’s it. You should now start seeing planes on your airport and in the skies around Nice to know: In vPilot type “.debug” to get a debugging window open which will show you any error messages. Typically “Model not assigned for ABC123”. In vPilot type “.aircraft” to show a window containing information about all planes loaded in the sim by vPilot. Error message “Model not assigned for ABC123” can mean several things: You do not have any aircraft matching the plane. Solution – install model and livery. At the time there might be a bug/error in Euroscope that prevents the correct packets being sent if the pilot uses FSinn as pilot client. Solution – no solution yet, awaiting Gergely. Model matching in vPilot should be automatic, but if any doubt I recommend “vmrgenerator” to generate a ruleset based on your installed models. Edit: 02.03.18 - BHS: Latest version of vmrgenerator is said not to support vPilot due to vPilot's own modelmatching.