First, you are wrong assuming that Couatl is only needed to control piracy. The Couatl engine it used for the ParkMe and YouControl feature and OF COURSE, since its main advantage (being an external executable) is that is not running on the main FSX process, but instead is using the free CPU cycles you should have with multi-core machine, we are ALSO using to get even better fps, use it to display the main buildings as well which, as everybody knows, we draw using our own engine instead of BGL, so we can have features other scenery are missing, like LOD on all objects, precise distance control to optimize fps, etc.
And, you shouldn't use expressions like "piece of crap". The program works perfectly for most users, when it doesn't work, it's always something missing in the user's machine.
In this case, we found that a needed Microsoft hotfix wasn't installed, probably because not being updated with Windows Update, because the fix was published a couple of weeks ago so, it was discussed already in this very section of the forum and, as can cleary seen by simply reading all the messages, applying this fix has solved the issue of missing buildings at KLAS for ALL user that reported it, that's why your message wasn't immediately replied to (which is something that, as can be *easiliy* demontrated, we always do), I just assumed that you already checked the other thread, because it was discussing the same issue. It's always better to check the forum first for similar issues, because the answer might already been given there.
So, as explained in the other thread, try the following:
- Download this update from Microsoft here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=766a6af7-ec73-40ff-b072-9112bab119c2&displaylang=en
Use the vcredist_x86.exe file
- Just to be sure you have the current version of everything, AFTER you have KLAS installed (this IS important), download and install also the latest version of the Addon Manager, here:http://www.virtualisoftware.com/binaries/setup_addonmanagerX.exe
Please, do BOTH things exactly as I've said, even if you installed the stand-alone Addon Manager recently please, download it again and reinstall it because, if you install the MS fix above, you also need the very latest version of it, which has been updated yesterday, when we found that it was the missing MS hotfix that created the problem in the first place.