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MegaScenery V.2 New Install Manager

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Of course, now that they are about 40 states into the series, ha! :lol:   Better late than never.


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Yeah, it's certainly a welcome addition.  I have one state I haven't even installed yet, simply because I'd gotten a bit burned out on the tedium of the whole process.  It's not too bad if you use the default folder but, as I expect many do, I keep my photo scenery on a separate drive.

 

Thanks to the MSE guys for stepping up with a solution.

 

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Yeah, it's certainly a welcome addition.  I have one state I haven't even installed yet, simply because I'd gotten a bit burned out on the tedium of the whole process.  It's not too bad if you use the default folder but, as I expect many do, I keep my photo scenery on a separate drive.

 

Thanks to the MSE guys for stepping up with a solution.

 

Scott

 

 

I hear you buddy.  I have several that I haven't installed yet also.  

Can these sceneries be run from an external drive?  I hadn't thought of that before.

That would keep them completely off of the computer harddrive.


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Can these sceneries be run from an external drive? I hadn't thought of that before.

 

Sure, though I'd be concerned about performance depending on the drive and connection type. In my case on my aging system I have three internal drives, the third one specifically added when my photo scenery collection started to grow. The two "data" drives are both WD Caviar Black edition SATA drives.

 

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The pain for me as I realized when I just installed Illionis on Sunday was that it creates as many entries in the 'Uninstall or Change Program' dialog as there are individual files.  So 17 for Illinois..

 

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I use WD drive got 1tb and realized was not engough space and bought 2tb. Got all states except Northeast region. Made WD backup for photoscenery so I don't to spends months reuploading

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Like several above, I've got my sceneries on a separate (3rd) hard drive-- Wd 2Tb Black.  I'm going off topic I know, but can I also store my downloads there??  My external drive is full and I'm wondering...

 

A one click state wide installer sure is a long overdue improvement. 


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Like several above, I've got my sceneries on a separate (3rd) hard drive-- Wd 2Tb Black. I'm going off topic I know, but can I also store my downloads there?? My external drive is full and I'm wondering...

 

A one click state wide installer sure is a long overdue improvement.

Sure is, just could not get it working for the state of Montana still got 20 files to download out of 60 of them.

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but can I also store my downloads there??

 

Of course.  The downloads are in zipped format and will not affect your installations in a separate folder.  I have all of my 35 States backed up on a 2TB MyBook USB device.

 

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35 States!  Wonder how long that would take if you boot all those up together! :lol:

 

Howz Montana by the way?  

 

Have to say with the entire state of Nevada being offered for the first time,  I am really enjoying flying around the West and Southwest. 


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Just to add, for all:  I too have all of my Megascenery on a WD My Book external, 2TB hard drive.  Use of the external (separate) drive actually boosts the frames in fsx - Just in case someone wasn't aware.  I bought mine solely for this purpose.  It works fine.

 

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35 States!  Wonder how long that would take if you boot all those up together! :lol:

 

Howz Montana by the way?  

 

Have to say with the entire state of Nevada being offered for the first time,  I am really enjoying flying around the West and Southwest. 

 

Remember, that is one of the biggest things that was causing OOMs for me.  I had all of my MSEv.2 turned on in the library at once.  When Ryan from PMDG, shut them off, I gained 1GB of VAS within FSX.

Ryan said that FSX will work on processing photoscenery, even if you are not over the area.  That is why it pulls down your VAS.

Just to add, for all:  I too have all of my Megascenery on a WD My Book external, 2TB hard drive.  Use of the external (separate) drive actually boosts the frames in fsx - Just in case someone wasn't aware.  I bought mine solely for this purpose.  It works fine.

 

Ken

 

I purchased a 2TB "My Passport" external harddrive and haven't used it yet.  Maybe I will try it for MSEv.2 scenery.


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Why is it that on their download map, onlt California is showing as a map?  I asume it's NOT done in v2?

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