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Manipulating Scenery DB outside of FSX?

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Greetings!

 

Is there a tool anyone is aware of that allows us to enable/disable Scenery objects *outside* of FSX?

 

First,a bit of background. When the weather is clear, one of my favorite flights is from KORS (Orcas Island) to KHQM (Bowerman) for the proverbial $100 hamburger. Load the Legacy with 30 gallons of gas, strap in the Wif-Unit, set the altitude for 2500', and up and away we go. I have all the Orbx NA regions, and we all know how nice PNW is for flying around the San Juan Islands.

 

I used to be able to make this flight without incident. However, after purchasing and installing some Orbx airports I get the soft chiming from FSUIPC that signals an impending OOM during flight, and sure enough I lock-up around Jefferson County International, which is off to the right of my flight path, but close enough to have some of its data loaded.

 

If I restart FSX and disable Anacortes, Seiku, Jefferson, and Cushman Meadows, I do not encounter the OOM so it is pretty clear that the added detail of the Orbx airports is pushing my VAS over the edge. I don't mind, really - it is just the price we pay. However, the "start FSX, enable/disable scenery, stop FSX, restart FSX" sequence is a royal pain, hence my question about manipulating the scenery database outside of FSX.

 

I guess I have gotten spoiled by Maarten Boelens SimLauncher product, which allows me to setup of a LOT of things prior to launching FSX, and was hoping there was similar capabilities for the Scenery database. I have Add-it Pro! but I cannot seem to get the scenery database to list anything out of the default (i.e., does not see Orbx directory).

 

Thanks!

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"start FSX, enable/disable scenery, stop FSX, restart FSX"

You do know that you don't have to restart FSX after making Scenery Library changes don't you?

 

regards,

Joe

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You do know that you don't have to restart FSX after making Scenery Library changes don't you?

 

regards,

Joe

Heya Joe, 

 

That's what I thought, but KORS never came back. First it came back as ghosts, then blacks, the parking lot got placed under the tarmac, but it never came back.

 

So, yeah: it did have to be restarted. Have not tried to repeat the action, but I guess I could re-enable then try it again.

 

Heya Simon, 

 

I actually have that program! What I was missing is the documentation, but I see it on the web site. Will have to RTFM, as my prior attempts at using the program it did not seem to recognize the Orbx directories and I was *very* afraid of creating a disaster.

 

Thanks for the reminder, though.

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I have the same problem at s43 and w16...very tight on VAS.  I like the idea of getting Orbx areas near each other but, I'm realizing that it's straining.  Hence, I'm holding off on some like Jefferson.  Hard to believe VAS is hitting GA so hard but I guess they're putting a lot into them.  For myself, I definitely don't want to have to mess around with scenery.cfg before starting a flight. 

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