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Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by Mir // Flightbeam » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:19 am

Hi all,

Recently SODE has released a new addon to it's lineup: VDGS pack. VDGS is short for Visual Docking Guidance System and is seen at most major airports, allowing aircraft to line up and stop at the gate with precision.

https://secure.simmarket.com/12bpilot-s ... -p3d.phtml

As a kickoff to this awesome addon, we're currently deploying VDGS systems at almost all KSFO gates and will be releasing this update by the end of the week. You will receive a notification in the Flightbeam Manager once the update is ready.

Please note: you must own and have installed SODE VDGS from the link above for it to work.

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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by Mir // Flightbeam » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:57 pm

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Post by SammyH » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:32 pm

Sweet, now I just need to get it, LMAO!

Looking forward to it Boss.
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Post by johnny_gitara » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:14 am

Works like a charm. Thank you gentlemen!
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Post by SammyH » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:42 am

It does indeed. Glad you enjoy it!
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by downscc » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Much appreciated but I half hoped that the update would include current gate numbering. Only a little disappointed, I understand that involves a lot more than just adding some SODE simobjects.
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by Mir // Flightbeam » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:53 pm

downscc wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Much appreciated but I half hoped that the update would include current gate numbering. Only a little disappointed, I understand that involves a lot more than just adding some SODE simobjects.
Hi, while it does sound simple, it's actually a huge overall which includes visual and programmatic changes. I'll save this for V3 since it makes no sense to implement gate number changes without the actual new Terminal. Thanks for your patience :)
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by jlaporte » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Question: I just got VDGS and installed it. With the NGXu I went to gate B26 (I know this gate does not exist anymore) but I was just testing. I ran into two problems and I do not know if it's normal.

-I had to lower my point of view to keep the guidance system in sight.
-The stop point was way after the end of the line (too close to the terminal)

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Post by SammyH » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:15 pm

Could be something with VDGS not recognizing the NGXu. It is a new platform and there have been many reported issues with SODE, GSX etc not working correctly with it. I would not be surprised if this is just another addition to that.

You would think it is the same as the NGX but each A/C in the sim requires it's own profile to be recognized by the various systems used. If just one number is out of whack it creates headaches.

Have you tried using a different A/C to see if it has the same results? As far as the view, well that is basically because the Gates are multi-purpose meaning they have to put it up higher for bigger A/C. The 737 isn't the tallest when it comes to views so not surprised you had to change the viewpoint.
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by jlaporte » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanks for the reply Sammy.

I tried with the NGX and was park at the same spot. This time I could see the docking system but this is like you said more an issue of point of views.
I also tried the 777 which is the only other aircraft I own, even though the gate was too small for it my nosewheel was well past the line.

I tried the NGXu at KORD which is the only other airport I own using VDGS and got park perfectly.

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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by SammyH » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks for the report, we will look into it.
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by cedricl31 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:44 pm

For information there's a slight error in SODE xml file "Flightbeam_KSFOHD_VDGS"
Indeed for GATE_F 84 in the following descriptor "<Stop Distance="20.6" AircraftTypes="ALL_REGIONAL:BOEING_SMALL"/>, the ":" shall be replaced by ";"

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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by SammyH » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:40 am

Thank you for letting us know.
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by SleepyWeltonBoy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am

I have purchased and installed VDGS on my PC, but when I select VDGS in the FlightBeam Manager, the box will not remain activated (if I shutdown the Manager and restart it, the box is inactivated). Is this a bug?

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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by Mir // Flightbeam » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:51 am

SleepyWeltonBoy wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am
I have purchased and installed VDGS on my PC, but when I select VDGS in the FlightBeam Manager, the box will not remain activated (if I shutdown the Manager and restart it, the box is inactivated). Is this a bug?
In a few cases, the installer was not able to properly copy files to your SODE directory (usually a permissions issue on your PC, or antivirus blocking the installer).
In this case, download the file attached and extract to the following location:
"C:\ProgramData\12bPilot\SODE\xml\Flightbeam_KSFOHD_VDGS.xml"
Flightbeam_KSFOHD_VDGS.zip
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Re: Coming soon to KSFOHD: SODE VDGS

Post by SleepyWeltonBoy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 pm

Copied the attached file and all is well now. Thank you very much for your support.

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