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EDDM for P3Dv4 - SODE jetway enhancement

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NOTE: Please read this post and the disclaimer carefully. This installation is not a "press this button and get the result" thing. It is farely complex and requires some computer knowledge. I tried to provide easy instructions but if you do not know what AppData and ProgramFiles directories are, you shold NOT do this, I'd strictly advise against it. The night lighting of the jetways used here is not particularly good and if you want maximum compatibility, please continue to use the orignal T2G Jetways.

 

Hi,

as you might know, I made a package of Terminal 2 SODE Jetways for EDDM wich was highly welcomed, BUT I made the mistake to share files that were protected under the copyright of Taxi2Gate. I 100% agree with that being a mistake by me, I was not aware that I violated copyright at that moment.

I eagerly awaited the P3Dv4 update for EDDM and as many of us hoped we now have SODE jetways as a standard at this airport, but as it is my homebase, it had to get more love than just not carefully placed, non-glass jetways.

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Now I want to share, how I placed those way more realistic looking glass jetways with you, without sharing any files that are protected by copyright - meaning you'll have to modify your own installations of the two airports used here, I can only provide the instructions on how to achive what I show you in these screenshots. Also I made the process easier for you by providing files that I did create and that are NOT violating any copyrights.

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For installation you will need the Drzewiecki Design EPWA X airport, the updated version of EDDM for P3Dv4 (it will not work with the versions for FSX (SE) and P3D up to v3) and some concentration, as YOU will have to customize your installations.

In the download file you will find my own .xml, an installation and uninstallation guide, my GSX.ini file for the whole airport and a modification file to enable use of Terminal 1 Jetways with Boeing 777 and 747 airplanes.

I recommend the use of GSX, as I fitted and tested all parking positions to the individual aircraft types and jetways. Also this will get you SafeDocks at the correct gates.

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FAQ:

Q: Jetway out of range?                                                           A: I can only gurantee that all jetways work in the parking positions that I've put into the GSX.ini

Q: SafeGate does not work!                                                    A: upon arrival after landing, select the gate in the GSX menu, it will then be activated

Q: Can you replicate this at other Airports?                         A: depends on each individual airport, definitely not for Aerosoft sceneries

Q: Why not make the original jetways glass?                      A: move your camera inside one of those, you'll see the jetway disappearing, that's what happens if I change the texture to glass

 

DISCLAIMER: neither T2G nor Drzewiecki Design are aware of this and if you feel that this project of mine is a spoil or that any of the parties involved will take a loss in me doing this, I will immediately remove all files upon asking. I do not want to hurt anybody or any company by doing this. I removed all files that are protected through T2G's or Drzewiecki's copyright and either wrote into the installation instructions where to get those files OR replaced them with files that I created. As of now, while writing this, I am not aware of any laws that I would be breaking or copyright that I'd be violating. If this is the case though, please contact me and I will happily take all files down! If you are an admin of this forum feel free to delete the post if it violates any rules that I'm not aware of.

 

 

EDIT: New files below

 

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Let me start with the question if your original EDDM for P3Dv4 looked like this before the mod? If so delete the .xml and the folder in SimObjects and reinstall the airport.

Why is there a Taxi2Gate_EDDM folder below your SimObjects? Did you put all files into the directories as shown? Did you follow the instructions correctly replaced all files that I mention that have to be replaced and not replace any of those files that are mentioned that have to stay the original files?

If everything is set correctly and there are no double xml's or SimObjects: is your simulator on pause in these screenshots? Have you tried the reload all command in the SODE menu within the sim?

The jetways you point out here have no static models, so if the jetway.txt file (that you are obviously using) and the .xml are in their correct directories not in duplicate, then there should be no problems.

In other cases do what you do with all software - uninstall it and reinstall it from scratch, test if it is working and only if so, install the mod on top of it. I can't help you much more, there seems to be either a problem with you incorrectly installing the mod, modifying my own .xml or having corrupted files within the SODE directory (installing without administrative rights?) etc. If this does not work please uninstall it, as I warned in my original post, you should be able to fix problems yourself since this is specific to you and nobody else seems to have any problems.

 

EDIT: New files below!

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On 11.10.2017 at 4:19 PM, bininmil said:

this is right?

I am truly sorry for my first answer, I was not aware that T2G fixed the Jetways themselves, I will rework my .xml and instructions and post a new .zip in the coming days.

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