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FSX Config Question?

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Anyone know if there's a way to 'force' FSX to look on another drive for aircraft?

 

I've tried:

SimObjectPaths.9=G:\HANGAR

But this doesn't work

 

Thanks

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Hello Phil

Yes it can be done.


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SimObjectPaths.9=G:HANGAR

You are missing the backslash in your path.

Try this: SimObjectPaths.9=G:\HANGAR


Note: The directory separator "\" can differ if you use a region specific language for Windows, in some cases it can also be "/"

Cheers.

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thanks Ramon, but that was just a typo in my post.

 

What I have is: SimObjectPaths.9=G:\HANGAR

 

but it still doesn't see them.  No erro messages, FSX just doesnt see them.

 

Will try some other names...

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How about an mkdir for just that directory? See moving fsx to new drive threads for more info..

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Hello Phil

 

I’m not on my FSX PC now, but I have it working, some of my add-ons and most of my AI planes are on a separate drive under E:\FSX\Aircraft and E:\FSX\AIAircraft (Incl all ORBX AI planes).

 

I’ll paste my cfg settings later.

 

EDIT: It can also be done using Symbolic Links mklink /J

 

Cheers.

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Ok thanks. Will keep trying 'til I get it right.  Going that route with some scenery too.

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Ok many thanks. It was the quote makes I was missing;-)

 

HUGE thanks to Tom and the team for... As ever, it's Avsim to rescue

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Hi,

 

I've installed FSX on an SSD and replicated the folder structure on C. I moved all my SimObjects other than Misc to C. I also copied "Gauges", "Effects" and "Sound" to C.

I point the install program to the main FSX file on C and everything works fine.

Here's the section of fsx.cfg:

[Main]

User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter

SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes

SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft

SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles

SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats

SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals

SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc

SimObjectPaths.6=C:\FS\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes

SimObjectPaths.7=C:\FS\FSX\SimObjects\Rotorcraft

SimObjectPaths.8=C:\FS\FSX\SimObjects\GroundVehicles

SimObjectPaths.9=C:\FS\FSX\SimObjects\Boats

HideMenuNormal=0

HideMenuFullscreen=1

Maximized=1

Location=468,222,1508,1000,\\.\DISPLAY1

ProcSpeed=9351

PerfBucket=7

 

No quote marks though.

Jim F.

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Here's another question...  With addon scenery, I can only move some and not all of it.

 

Would moving photo scenery, or ORBX scenery to the SSD give more relief to FSX?  Which is the slower to load from disk and so the best to move?

 

Thanks for help guys

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jandjfrench, on 18 Jul 2013 - 2:05 PM, said:

Hi,

 

I've installed FSX on an SSD and replicated the folder structure on C. I moved all my SimObjects other than Misc to C. I also copied "Gauges", "Effects" and "Sound" to C.

Are you saying that you have FSX installed on a drive other than C:\ and it is reading "Gauges", "Effects" and "Sound" from C:\?

 

regards,

Joe

Dougal, on 18 Jul 2013 - 2:35 PM, said:

Would moving ...ORBX scenery to the SSD give more relief to FSX?

If you move those files FTX Central may not be able to work properly.

 

regards,

Joe

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Here is mine. Just tested and works fine with or without the quotes. Go Figure (One of those path mysteries)

[Main]
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc
SimObjectPaths.6=MyTraffic\aircraft //My Traffic 2013
SimObjectPaths.7=E:\FSX\Aircraft
SimObjectPaths.8=E:\FSX\AIAircraft


Cheers

Dougal, on 18 Jul 2013 - 4:35 PM, said:

Here's another question... With addon scenery, I can only move some and not all of it.
Would moving photo scenery, or ORBX scenery to the SSD give more relief to FSX? Which is the slower to load from disk and so the best to move?


N60JBravo, on 18 Jul 2013 - 5:19 PM, said:

If you move those files FTX Central may not be able to work properly.


It can be done, but one must use Symbolic Links using mklink /J
(Operating System uses that all the time and most apps work just fine unless they validate actual physical paths for some purpose, pointless programming though)

Cheers.

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Hey Joe,

I initially just created new FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes & Rotorcraft folders. The aircraft loaded okay but none of the default gauges appeared. When I thought about it my hunch was the paths were relative when the aircraft loaded (into RAM). That's when I COPIED the Gauges and Effects folders to C, duplicating the FSX directory structure. I then had no sound from an aircraft and copied the Sound folder. All seems to be working now. Also, when I used an installer the new files were put in the right relative locations. I also added Gauge trust statements to point to the new locations but even before I did this FSX didn't ask if the gauges were to be trusted.

I'm winging this as I go along but everything seems to be going okay.

Jim F.

Hi again,

I forgot to add that I copied the Scenery\Global folder also. I had black textures on an AI carrier that had one of those texture foldback trees.

Jim F.

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