Operating system: WIN 10 64
Ok, I was going the hard way forward and back with the new ORBX central.
I have had all errors mentioned in these forums here, did a clean install of P3D twice, but we have to face it: ORBX Central is completely bugged.
Nevertheless I have found a kind of solution, better called workaround.
The problem is, that the insertion points of OC do not work. When you open the scenery.cfg and the addon.xml's you could clearly see, that OC doesn't take any layering into account from the via addon.xml method installed sceneries. Means, it struggles over its own sceneries also. It sets the layer numbers wrong due to ignoring own or other addon.xml sceneries and it chooses always the same layer numbers, e.g. all Vector parts have the same layer number.
So, the "simple" solution is just to keep your files in the right order to make them work properly in the sim.
- ORBX and other Libraries
- Other Airport sceneries
- ORBX Airports
- P3D Default Airports (Bathymetry, San Diego, ... Africa)
- FTX Regions (in my case FTX Germany)
- ORBX Landclasses (e.g. Europe LC)
- Meshes (in my case FS Global)
- ORBX Vector
- all the P3D Base sceneries
- ORBX rest + Default Scenery and Default Terrain
The really annoying point is, that with every installation or change in OC you have to sort all over again. I use for it simStarter, as it is really easy to highlight a bunch of sceneries and add them below certain spacers I created (spacers are these dividers you could create with simStarter).
BUT: saving it with simStarter also is no guarantee that the order persists as also simStarter doesn't count layer numbers correctly.
My trick is now to open also Lorbys Addon Organizer and save the arranged sceneries with it!
Important: you have to make a little change in the Addon Organizer that saving is possible (that the button gets orange), e.g. by moving a scenery up and down.
Here is a picture where you could see a part of my ORBX stuff now with spacers:
As I said, I was going back and forwards several times, tried also FTX Central V3 again, but installation tooks there over 5 hours only for Europe LC, so I switched back to ORBX Central 4 where the installation is fast, but chaotic. Hope, we get a fast solution by ORBX itself one day.
In short again:
- avoid ORBX Central bugs by arranging scenery layers by yourself
- do this in a fast and easy way using simStarter and spacers (or similar addon tools, I do not any others)
- make sure to have the order correctly saved by using Lorbys Addon Organizer!