With EuroScope v3.1, the old Message Dialog has been replaced by a message tab in the chat area.
This tab shows you whenever an error occurs on loading some necessary files or data, and other system informations. It will automatically appear when loading a file fails.
In this example the VATSIM data feed that provides the data for simulated traffic has been loaded successfully.
With v3.1 a new message confirmation system is introduced. The messages are moved two chars to the right and there are three different chars at the first column to indicate the message status:
- SPACE – this message does not need to be confirmed (mostly the outgoing messages).
- O – this message is not yet confirmed
- * – this message is already confirmed
To confirm a single message click on the O. To confirm all messages of the tab click on the handler with right button.
Some Common Error Messages
- Sector definition DAOO_TWR_SECTOR is missing in line xxxx – This message appears when you make a reference to a sector in a DISPLAY_SECTORLINE instruction and you have forgotten to define the corresponding sector.
- Sectorline name not found in line xxxx – This message appears if you make a reference to a sectorline, and that you omit to define the corresponding sectorline.
- Invalid line name in sector BORDER : DAOO_TWR_SECTOR / DAOO_TWR_SCL in line xxxx This message appears if you make a reference to a sectorline in the BORDER line of a sector definition, and that you omit to define the corresponding sectorline.
- Invalid COORD in line xxxx – This error message is generally due to a syntax error (comma instead of colon). May occur when you paste directly the coordinates copied after a ”’.distance”’ command and if you forget to replace the comma by a colon. To avoid it, it’s better to use the ”’.sline”’ command.
- Invalid keyword in line xxxx – This error message occurs if you type a keyword that EuroScope does not recognize. It happens also if you have an empty line with a space character.
- Failed to load xxxxx.7z – This error message occurs if you download a sector file archive and EuroScope cannot find the associated resource on the network.
- Failed to extract sector files from the xxxxx.7z archive – This error message occurs if you downloaded a sector file archive and EuroScope cannot extract the sector files from the associated archive. This can be due to an incorrect archive file or a missing sct file in the archive (EuroScope always verifies that a sct file is included in the archive, this is mandatory).
TIP – For finding quickly the error line, one good idea is to load the ese file in Excel or in any other editor that displays the line numbers, and it’s easy to jump directly to it.