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KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« on: February 01, 2015, 12:15:13 pm »
Welcome to Version 4.6 of Boston Virtual ATC's Boston Airport Enhancement. This version of KBOS updates Terminal A of the airport to match current charts and provides several visual enhancements to KBOS and the surrounding area, including spot numbers on the "Delta ramp", GSX compatibility (Terminal A), and a visual depiction of the lighthouses surrounding the airport. It is part of a series of releases to improve the look and accuracy of Boston Airport. Included with this update is an automated installer that will help make future updates much easier. However, there is a one-time manual step for those who have a current version of KBOS installed (most/all of us).

If this is your first installation of KBOS, there are no special requirements. Simply run the installer. The installer will automatically install the scenery files and add/activate a scenery area to your library. Please allow some time for the download; with photoreal textures included, the file is over 300 MB.

If you have the previous version of KBOS installed, please manually remove/de-activate the area prior to installing the new update. To do so:
  • Open FSX
  • Click Settings > Scenery Library
  • Select the area called "BVATC_KBOS" and click "Delete Area"
  • Click OK; once the progress bar completes, close FSX
  • Manually delete the files associated with the previous version. To do so, navigate to the directory the files for BVATC_KBOS are located in. For most users, this will be:
    C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft GamesMicrosoft Flight Simulator XAddon Scenery
  • Delete the entire "BVATC_KBOS" folder from your hard drive
Once the previous version of KBOS is removed, run the automated installer from our website. The scenery will be activated automatically with no need for you to take any additional action. Please note that you may need to refresh the "Required Software" page in order to access the new link.

Please feel free to post on this thread or to email [email protected] with questions or requests for assistance with this installation.

The following enhancements are included as part of this version:
  • NEW: photoreal day/night/seasonal ground textures
  • NEW: Terminal A
  • NEW: South Cargo buildings
  • NEW: South fire station
  • NEW: Delta ramp spot numbers
  • NEW: Lighthouses
  • ADDS GSX compatability to Terminal A* (see note below)
  • Enhanced coastal terrain between Lynn, MA and Cohasset, MA
  • Improved land cover between Lynn, MA and Cohasset, MA
One easy way to know if the installation has worked correctly is to spawn at any Terminal A gate (e.g., "A6")  and see the new spot numbers painted on the ramp:
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* BETA GSX Compatibility for Terminal A
This version of KBOS includes compatibility with GSX at Terminal A. Based on feedback from users on the use of GSX at Terminal A, GSX compatibility will be expanded to other sections of the airport. BVA has assigned airlines per real-world gate assignments at KBOS; please let us know if you see vehicles/handling by the appropriate airline while spawned at Terminal A.


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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 01:16:37 pm »
Does this update fix the default tower height?

Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 01:59:04 pm »
The buildings show up black to me. I activated it and Terminal A popped up. However, the majority is missing or black.

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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 03:07:32 pm »
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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 03:13:20 pm »
Quote from: "Bluewarrior4185"
The buildings show up black to me. I activated it and Terminal A popped up. However, the majority is missing or black.
My version is definitely not doing that! Seems like there are some missing files, maybe textures or just BGLs.

Obvious question: could you check your scenery library to see whether you might still have the old version of KBOS activated?

If not, could you try to re-install? If that doesn't help, please upload some screenshots of which files are located in each of the 'scenery' and 'texture' folders for the new scenery.
C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft GamesMicrosoft Flight Simulator XAddon SceneryBVABVA_KBOS


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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 03:14:45 pm »
Quote from: "shawn9410"
Does this update fix the default tower height?
Just spawned in the Tower to check the height and it looks the same as previous to me. I imagine that that would happen when we work on Terminals B/C, which is scheduled for a future release. Dan would be able to comment further on that.


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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 03:43:30 pm »
I seem to have lost the architecture and beauty of the KBOS Tower building. I will double check my addon scenery files.
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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2015, 07:07:21 pm »
Quote from: "shawn9410"
Does this update fix the default tower height?
Thanks for asking, Shawn. A fix ffor the tower height will come with a future update to the airport when we move to that section of the field.

Quote from: "Bluewarrior4185"
The buildings show up black to me. I activated it and Terminal A popped up. However, the majority is missing or black.
Cody: This update does not touch any default structures other than the old Terminal A and South Cargo structures, which are obviously "hidden" now in favor of the new models. Your texture issue likely is something related to your sim/system itself rather than the update, as all structures on the field other than South Cargo and Terminal A are still default using FSX-original textures. As Evan stated, neither him, I, nor our other tester have reported any issues related to textures with this release.

Please ensure there are no other files related to Boston (BVA-provided or otherwise) in your FSX scenery folders, and then re-install the scenery. Ensure your sim is completely shut down during this process.
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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 03:51:49 pm »
Excellent. Thank you. Nice job by the way.

Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 07:53:23 pm »
No issues notated above were observed on my end. Everything looks fantastic.

Dan, thank you for all your hard work and efforts!
Zac Ploch
FAA CTO

Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 10:22:38 am »
Has the download for 4.6 been removed?  I have gone to the download page and only find the instructions for 4.3.  I have clicked on the highligted installer phrase in the thread above and it takes me to a page that indicates I have been misdirected.

Danny
Regards,

Danny

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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 01:09:10 pm »
It might be a browser caching issue. I think by refreshing the page, the download should work.

Could you please:
1. Navigate to the "Required Software" page: http://www.bostonvirtualatc.com/AllMemb ... tware.aspx
2. Click F5 a few times to refresh the page
3. Try the link for the Boston Airport Scenery Enhancement again

Let me know if you have any success with that. If not, I can email you the direct link to the .exe file.


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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 07:26:15 pm »
That did it.

Thanks

Danny
Regards,

Danny

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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 10:19:39 pm »
Great! Sorry about the inconvenience. By all means, please let us know if you have any trouble getting the update set up and installed.


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Re: KBOS Version 4.6 - Installation Instructions
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2015, 12:28:59 pm »
Quote from: "Evanet"
Quote from: "Bluewarrior4185"
The buildings show up black to me. I activated it and Terminal A popped up. However, the majority is missing or black.
My version is definitely not doing that! Seems like there are some missing files, maybe textures or just BGLs.

Obvious question: could you check your scenery library to see whether you might still have the old version of KBOS activated?

If not, could you try to re-install? If that doesn't help, please upload some screenshots of which files are located in each of the 'scenery' and 'texture' folders for the new scenery.
C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft GamesMicrosoft Flight Simulator XAddon SceneryBVABVA_KBOS
Cody: One other thing to check this weekend is whether you might be running "Preview DirectX 10". If you are, could you try disabling that?


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