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No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:51 am

Hi
i just bought Flightgear 2019 on ebay (yes i know its free but i wanted a dvd copy )- well it appears to be Flightgear 2018.3.2 that is installed - but thats fine, what my issue is that any airport i choose apart from just the Honolulu one has my plane sitting in what looks to be water - half submerged in a blue surface

i have selected for scenery to auto download, - and i wanted to get the scenery for Melbourne international airport and some other locations - how do i get htem to download?

there is nothing in my terrasync folder so how do i get this to start working?

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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:05 am

okay i looked in the scenery download log and it says - no dns entry found for 'terrasync.flightgear.org' 'ws20' "can't find a terrasync server. TS disabled' - decided to see if teh KSFO airport would be there and this was what teh Log reported

i am clearly online and my connection seems fine and stable, what do i need to do to make terrasync visible - is terrasync server still around?
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 am

okay i hit the reload network button and now scenery is loading i think - but very slowly - there are aircraft appear in the distance and what looks like boarding gates, but still noground just all blue water - i guess i will just keep waiting in pause while it loads, - there is still nothing in my Terrasync folder so i am not sure still what is going on here
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 am

no land was loading - it just was the planes, so i hit to reset teh scenario and it was on the loading screen for an hour and half saying "loading scenery". this all didnt seem right so i hit to reload the scenario again and again itis just blue water and the other aircraft are slowly loading around me, extremely slowly and there are no buildings or ground

i hope someone here can help me

my flightgear details are

flightgear version: 2018.3.2
simgear versions: 2018.3.2
openscenegraph version: 3.4.2
build Id: 248
Build Number 248
revisions: 43b3ffc55bbd59b44062f738e1d045bcae46128b

graphics/open gl information
gl-vendor:NVIDIA Corporation
gl-version:4.6.0 NVIDIA 441.66
gl-renderer:GeForce GTX 860M/PCIe/SSE2
gl-shading-language-version:4.60 NVIDIA
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No DNS entry found for 'terraysync.flightgear.org'

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:13 am

i uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version 2018.3.4 - but the problem still persists - no ground or buildings etc and in the "download scenery" log it repeats

"WARNING: No DNS entry found for 'terraysync.flightgear.org' 'ws20'
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:59 am

sorry just in case my other messages make things a bit confusing as to where i am at - currently i am still suffering the problem of terrasync not working, with the same DNS errors as mentioned above.

I might get some other AI traffic appear but there is no ground and no scenery, nothing but just blue watery looking stuff everywhere and my plane sits half-submerged in it at the start of the session
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby FlugHund » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:02 pm

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ping terrasync.flightgear.org
ping: terrasync.flightgear.org: No address associated with hostname

I am running next and there it works and picks one of the available terrasync hosts. Could it be something changed(prolly a hardcoded URL) since 2018.3.4?
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby Ovazor » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:24 pm

You could try downloading TerraMaster http://wiki.flightgear.org/TerraMaster and see if you can use it to download the scenery manually.
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:45 pm

FlugHund wrote in Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:02 pm:
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ping terrasync.flightgear.org
ping: terrasync.flightgear.org: No address associated with hostname

I am running next and there it works and picks one of the available terrasync hosts. Could it be something changed(prolly a hardcoded URL) since 2018.3.4?

host would be better to use to determine an IP of a domain name...
terrasync.flightgear.org only contains NAPTR records AFAIK
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dig -t naptr terrasync.flightgear.org +ttl

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.19-Ubuntu <<>> -t naptr terrasync.flightgear.org +ttl
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 47128
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;terrasync.flightgear.org.      IN      NAPTR

;; ANSWER SECTION:
terrasync.flightgear.org. 599   IN      NAPTR   100 50 "U" "ws20" "!^.*$!https://ukmirror.flightgear.org/fgscenery!" .
terrasync.flightgear.org. 599   IN      NAPTR   100 50 "U" "ws20" "!^.*$!https://cdn.merspieler.tk/terrasync!" .
terrasync.flightgear.org. 599   IN      NAPTR   100 50 "U" "ws20" "!^.*$!https://dream.t3r.de/fgscenery!" .
terrasync.flightgear.org. 599   IN      NAPTR   100 50 "U" "ws20" "!^.*$!https://mpserver16.flightgear.org/scenery!" .
terrasync.flightgear.org. 599   IN      NAPTR   100 100 "U" "ws20" "!^.*$!http://flightgear.sourceforge.net/scenery!" .

;; Query time: 49 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.42.1#53(192.168.42.1)
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 29 08:33:50 EST 2020
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 401

the OP could try adding the following to their launcher additional settings... it sets the terrasync server to pull from sourceforge so no NAPTR lookup is needed...
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# for now, force the terrasync server to sourceforge instead of automatic
--prop:/sim/terrasync/http-server=http://flightgear.sourceforge.net/scenery
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:09 pm

thankyou ! - that command

# for now, force the terrasync server to sourceforge instead of automatic
--prop:/sim/terrasync/http-server=http://flightgear.sourceforge.net/scenery

worked to download the airport

sadly the game crashed as soon as i started to roll on the runway - a crash report was sent. damn flightgear looks like just the alternative to MSFS i was looking for but seems a little unstable

edit: make that 2 crashes - i restarted and then accidentally crashd on takeoff, so i hit reset but it crashed again , - this is not going well for :(
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby wlbragg » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:23 am

sadly the game crashed as soon as i started to roll on the runway

What aircraft have you tried?
Try UFO.
Did you try with the shader settings all turned down to minimum as well as turning off other high end resource consumers?
Read the troube shooting articles in the links above, especially "minimum startup profiles".
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:26 am

my cpu specs are
i7-4710hq cpu@ 2.50ghz 2.50ghz
16gb ram
64 bit win 10 home

I have no trouble running things like DCS World at moderate to high settings.

I haven't tried UFO

I was trying to fly the piper j-3 cub, when the crashes occurred

also I am unable to open a map in a separate browser - an internal server error message comes up
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Re: No scenery except for honolulu

Postby agathosdaimon » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:32 am

i have been flying with other aircraft and even with higher render settings and no crashing so far - i dont know if the piper cub is the source of the crashing perhaps?
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