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rva1945

How to add scenery / help requested

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Hi, I guess there must be at least one guide to effectively add scenery to FS2004, where is it?

 

When trying to add a scenery, I download the zip file, unzip it into Addon Scenery folder, then I start FS2004, then Settings, Scenery Library, Add Area, navigate the folder, somehow I manage to make it appear first on the list of Scenery Library, priority set to 1,hen I go the place and I see the standard scenery.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks,

Robert

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Did you restart the sim?

 

What kind of scenery are you adding/

 

Some of it is what is called an "afcad" which might be hard to tell if it is active or not.

 

regards,

Joe

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Robert, welcome to FS2004!

The restart is unfortunately part of updating the database...

Other thing I do is unzip to a temporary folder first, see what you're getting.

Then, after reading the readme, I copy the necessary files over to addon scenery or wherever.

Sometimes sceneries require overwriting files in the main texture folder or elsewhere, this gives you a chance to backup first.

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WingZ is right.  You need to know correctly where to copy the files and that information is usually contained in the readme.txt file that comes in the .zip fle.   There is also an anomaly when installing to FSX under Windows 7.  Not sure if it happens in FS2004 as well.  Here is a link to video that shows how to overcome that issue.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbWL8VnEqmU 

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I have had to do that same procedure 3 or 4 times in order to get the scenery to work. Eventually it did though. Are you using Win7?

Jim

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