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Installation of Earth simulations Isle of Man boxed edition

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Hello, ive recently purchased earth simulations Isle of Man boxed edition and i'm having trouble installing it. ive put the 4 disks in and installed them and then it came up with "installation complete" so them I started FSX and it wasn't there? Do I have to use ESI installer? Because when I started the ESI installer and put the product key in and it seemed to be downloading it off the internet? so what are the 4 disks for?  Am I missing something hear?  Any help or advice is much appreciated, Thanks  :smile:    

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Is there an ESI-Packs folder with your scenery in it (in the ESI folder)?

The ESI Installer should read that and install it to your sim.

It 'looks' as if its coming off the internet again but check the speed and estimated time to complete - should be fast/short.

I've not installed off DVD but tha'ts what happens when I downloaded to a different PC and copied across.

 

We need a 'support' forum for ESI at Avsim so we can help each other, now that ESI are no more...

 

Cheers

Keith

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That's too long....

If you have an ESI-Packs folder make sure you select that button in the ESI installer rather than Download - you should then just get your local files listed to install.

If you can see all of the ESI products then your in the wrong section...

If all else fails - is there a manual on the DVD?

Cheers

Keith

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Hi Russeler97

 

Are there any entries for the Isle of Man in your Scenery Library in FSX? If not you may need to add them manually. I'm not at home at the moment but I can check which entries need to be there when I get home if you like. It would then just be a case of adding them and making sure they are ticked. It think there's only about 7 entries to put in.

 

Cheers

Stu.

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Hi Russeler97

 

Are there any entries for the Isle of Man in your Scenery Library in FSX? If not you may need to add them manually. I'm not at home at the moment but I can check which entries need to be there when I get home if you like. It would then just be a case of adding them and making sure they are ticked. It think there's only about 7 entries to put in.

 

Cheers

Stu.

So the ESI installer is not needed?

That's too long....

If you have an ESI-Packs folder make sure you select that button in the ESI installer rather than Download - you should then just get your local files listed to install.

If you can see all of the ESI products then your in the wrong section...

If all else fails - is there a manual on the DVD?

Cheers

Keith

There is no manual on the DVD... 

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It says that it's installed but its not showing on fsx? 

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Is there an ESI-Packs folder with your scenery in it (in the ESI folder)?

The ESI Installer should read that and install it to your sim.

It 'looks' as if its coming off the internet again but check the speed and estimated time to complete - should be fast/short.

I've not installed off DVD but tha'ts what happens when I downloaded to a different PC and copied across.

 

We need a 'support' forum for ESI at Avsim so we can help each other, now that ESI are no more...

 

Cheers

Keith

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Russel, I haven't read all the posts so you may have an answer already, if not read on.

 

I recently purchased ES's Treescapes boxed version and I am still waiting for IoM but here's what worked for me after fumbling along like you have been.

Have a read of the PDF manual and hopefully it will tell how to install from a DVD

 

First disable Internet access, the ES installed tries to "phone home" but of course ES are no longer in business.

Then run through the install process and the installer should pick up the install from the DVD.

 

I can't access my FSX PC just now but will post more, if needed, later.

 

Dave

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Russel, I haven't read all the posts so you may have an answer already, if not read on.

 

I recently purchased ES's Treescapes boxed version and I am still waiting for IoM but here's what worked for me after fumbling along like you have been.

Have a read of the PDF manual and hopefully it will tell how to install from a DVD

 

First disable Internet access, the ES installed tries to "phone home" but of course ES are no longer in business.

Then run through the install process and the installer should pick up the install from the DVD.

 

I can't access my FSX PC just now but will post more, if needed, later.

 

Dave

thanks I will try that 

 

 

Rich 

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Russeler97,

 

I don't have a DVD of any ES scenery but I did get Isle of Man before it was released as a download on the ESI - I got the early access version that didn't come with an installer so I had to manually add the scenery.

 

I may be wrong but I am assuming if you have installed it but it's not showing it may just be a case of manually adding the entries in FSX scenery library.

 

Before doing so, please could you confirm where it is installed on you computer. I.e. C:\Earth Simulations\Isle of Man or something similar.

 

If you can find that then I can take you through how to add all the relevant bits into FSX to ensure that it displays properly.

 

 

Oh yes, also could you check your scenery library in FSX to see if any entries are already there? That's in the settings tab in your main FSX screen.

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Just checked the manual Rich, and it says the ESI will instruct owners of the DVD how to install.

My install went without a problem once I had disabled Internet connection.

 

One added note, check out the ES patches as you may see a water spout about a mile from Ronaldsway runway!

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Russeler97,

 

I don't have a DVD of any ES scenery but I did get Isle of Man before it was released as a download on the ESI - I got the early access version that didn't come with an installer so I had to manually add the scenery.

 

I may be wrong but I am assuming if you have installed it but it's not showing it may just be a case of manually adding the entries in FSX scenery library.

 

Before doing so, please could you confirm where it is installed on you computer. I.e. C:\Earth Simulations\Isle of Man or something similar.

 

If you can find that then I can take you through how to add all the relevant bits into FSX to ensure that it displays properly.

 

 

Oh yes, also could you check your scenery library in FSX to see if any entries are already there? That's in the settings tab in your main FSX screen.

Yes, it has installed onto my local disk (C:) drive, oh and there is a folder in my fsx scenery library called (ES-SFX)  but I clicked on that last time and clicked OK and then it crashed my FSX and I had to uninstall and re install the entire thing! 

 

Rich 

Just checked the manual Rich, and it says the ESI will instruct owners of the DVD how to install.

My install went without a problem once I had disabled Internet connection.

 

One added note, check out the ES patches as you may see a water spout about a mile from Ronaldsway runway!

okay will do, but when I go onto the ESI it says i need to sign in but I don't have an account and can't make on because they are longer trading....  :(  this is so frustrating...  

 

Rich 

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Yes ES-SFX is just one of the files needed. There should be a few more.

 

Vulcan's suggestions are good - I think that would involve you uninstalling then reinstalling following his instructions.

 

If you can hold on for an hour or so, I'll put some screenshots of how to add it manually and hopefully that will save you from uninstalling - worth a try anyway!

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Yes ES-SFX is just one of the files needed. There should be a few more.

 

Vulcan's suggestions are good - I think that would involve you uninstalling then reinstalling following his instructions.

 

If you can hold on for an hour or so, I'll put some screenshots of how to add it manually and hopefully that will save you from uninstalling - worth a try anyway!

okay thanks  :smile: also when I had to uninstall and reinstall  that was my hole FSX that i had to uninstall and reinstall for some reason it crashed it! 

well just to let everyone know im going now but I will be back on on Saturday to try and sort it all out, hopefully...  

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Rich, you do need to uninstall the ES installer, I also just deleted the ES treescape folders when I had similar problems with treescapes.

 

If I had read the manual first I don't think I would have got into trouble, apart from the disabling the Internet; that was suggested by flightsimstore forum when I posted with my install problems.

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Vulcan,

 

Yes I think that is definately the best way of doing it. Rich, if the way I'm suggesting doesn't work then I think uninstallg IOM then reinstalling using Vulcan's method would be the best solution.

 

Rich,

 

Here are some screenshots to show what you should have:

 

This shows my ES folder - it should have a folder called 'Isle of Man'

ESFileStructure_zps4b039fcc.png

 

If you go into that folder you should see this structure:

IOSStructure_zps27b8e733.png

 

In the 'Airports' folder it should look like this:

Airportsfolder_zps49798162.png

 

If you don't have that then you will definately need to reinstall.

 

If you do have that then this is the process for getting it installed. Go to the Scenery Library in FSX:

FSXSceneryLibrary_zpsd79d728a.png

 

In the picture above, all the ticked entries are required for it to function. The order isn't important except that the airports should be at the top. I have 'ES-3D' and ES-SFX' at the very top on mine - these are general files required by all ES products and I think they can go anywhere - I just like mine right at the top!

 

Click on the 'Add Area' button in the Scenery Library and navigate to your IOM folder as below:

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Click once on the bottom folder - 'ES-IOM-TFX' and press OK. This will take you into this folder. Click on the white space and this will then add it into your Scenery Library (this is a bug in FSX with having to click on the white space and you may not have to do that if you have the Steam Edition of FSX).

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Do this for all 11 entries including the airports, for which you'll need to go into the airports folder and then select each one individually.

 

I know you have ES-SFX already but you also need the ES-3D file as shown above. If that isn't there then activate that in the same way. It's location should be Earth Simulations\ES-3D as shown in the picture above that shows the folder structure.

 

I hope this works! Good luck with it. If your files are not like this then you will need to do as Vulcan says and remove all your ES stuff, then reinstall disabling the internet etc... to ensure it uses the DVD's.

 

Let us know how you get on when you get a chance to have a go. Once it's working you'll love it - one of the finest scenery addons for FSX in my opinion.

 

Cheers

Stu.

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Vulcan,

 

Yes I think that is definately the best way of doing it. Rich, if the way I'm suggesting doesn't work then I think uninstallg IOM then reinstalling using Vulcan's method would be the best solution.

 

Rich,

 

Here are some screenshots to show what you should have:

 

This shows my ES folder - it should have a folder called 'Isle of Man'

ESFileStructure_zps4b039fcc.png

 

If you go into that folder you should see this structure:

IOSStructure_zps27b8e733.png

 

In the 'Airports' folder it should look like this:

Airportsfolder_zps49798162.png

 

If you don't have that then you will definately need to reinstall.

 

If you do have that then this is the process for getting it installed. Go to the Scenery Library in FSX:

FSXSceneryLibrary_zpsd79d728a.png

 

In the picture above, all the ticked entries are required for it to function. The order isn't important except that the airports should be at the top. I have 'ES-3D' and ES-SFX' at the very top on mine - these are general files required by all ES products and I think they can go anywhere - I just like mine right at the top!

 

Click on the 'Add Area' button in the Scenery Library and navigate to your IOM folder as below:

AddScenery_zpsf7106c2e.png

 

Click once on the bottom folder - 'ES-IOM-TFX' and press OK. This will take you into this folder. Click on the white space and this will then add it into your Scenery Library (this is a bug in FSX with having to click on the white space and you may not have to do that if you have the Steam Edition of FSX).

Selectscenery_zpsdc01d6fa.png

 

Do this for all 11 entries including the airports, for which you'll need to go into the airports folder and then select each one individually.

 

I know you have ES-SFX already but you also need the ES-3D file as shown above. If that isn't there then activate that in the same way. It's location should be Earth Simulations\ES-3D as shown in the picture above that shows the folder structure.

 

I hope this works! Good luck with it. If your files are not like this then you will need to do as Vulcan says and remove all your ES stuff, then reinstall disabling the internet etc... to ensure it uses the DVD's.

 

Let us know how you get on when you get a chance to have a go. Once it's working you'll love it - one of the finest scenery addons for FSX in my opinion.

 

Cheers

Stu.

Thanks you for all your help, I went to that folder but there was no Isle of Man folder there and ive uninstalled it and re installed it 4 times now! This is so frustrating, i'm beginning to think ive wasted £10 on this....   :(  

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hmmm that's not too good! But you haven't wasted your money, we'll get it sorted.

 

OK, how long does it take to install when you install it - just trying to see if any files are being transferred at all. Should take a while I think as it's something like 12gb in size.

 

Perhaps it is being installed elsewhere - could you do a search for files and folders to see if it is somewhere else on your PC? Just search for Isle of Man or one of the sub-folder names you can see in my top picture.

 

Do you have ESI installed seperately before you put the DVD in the drive? When you install it, do you do it through ESI or does the DVD have an auto-installer that runs? If so, maybe try installing through ESI but with the internet off so it doesn't look for the files there, as Vulcan suggests.

 

If you haven't got ESI seperately, you can grab the latest version here: https://earthsims.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/487026-download-esi-2-5

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hmmm that's not too good! But you haven't wasted your money, we'll get it sorted.

 

OK, how long does it take to install when you install it - just trying to see if any files are being transferred at all. Should take a while I think as it's something like 12gb in size.

 

Perhaps it is being installed elsewhere - could you do a search for files and folders to see if it is somewhere else on your PC? Just search for Isle of Man or one of the sub-folder names you can see in my top picture.

 

Do you have ESI installed seperately before you put the DVD in the drive? When you install it, do you do it through ESI or does the DVD have an auto-installer that runs? If so, maybe try installing through ESI but with the internet off so it doesn't look for the files there, as Vulcan suggests.

 

If you haven't got ESI seperately, you can grab the latest version here: https://earthsims.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/487026-download-esi-2-5

well it was on 4 disks and it took about an hour to install once it had installed i came up with a message saying "extract and install scenery" so i clicked "yes" and then it extracted the files and installed them (where I don't know) and after all that the ESI installer appeared on my desktop, but I carn't find the files that it said it installed anywhere.... :(

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Rich,

 

On looking at your first pic of ESI on the previous page, it looks like you need to save your settings. Put in your email address and password for ESI in the right hand pane, then click save settings.

 

Let's see where that gets you and then take it from there.


One other thing to consider is that Darren and Vikki said they would man the helpdesk for as long as possible so you could try that.

 

https://earthsims.uservoice.com/knowledgebase

 

On this page, click Contact Support and then send a message - hopefully they will still be answering.


And here's a link to get you started with ESI.

 

https://earthsims.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/240198-using-esi-to-install-your-scenery

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Thanks for that stufer,but the thing is I don't have an earth simulations account and I'm unable to crate an account because they are no longer traiding... I bought the IOM boxed edition from flight store for £10. it was in the clearance... I also contacted the support page, that was two days ago and still no reply...

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Stufer, Rich, there should be no need to enter any email or password, that was to register the product when ES was still in business.

 

Rich, go to control panel ->programs, find ES installer and uninstall it then delete any Earth Simulations folders.

 

Next disable internet connection and then instal the scenery again. If you still have the ES installer on your system I think that wil keep trying to "call home" and there isn't any home now ;-)

 

Or wait until my copy arrives and I'll do a step by step install for you or ask on the Flightstore forum for help, they are very good.

Dave

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Thanks Dave, yes that sounds like the best plan.

 

Good luck with it Rich, hope you get it up and running soon.

 

Cheers

Stu.

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just an update on things... ive tried  to install without being connected to the internet and this is what happened.... 

 

1. I put disk one in to the DVD drive and this came up.

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2. I then clicked "next" then this came up.

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3. i then clicked "next" then this came up

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4. i then clicked "next" and it begun to transfer the files

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5. once it was complete this came up so i then clicked "GO"

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6. then this came up

10885029_388637147980310_7278679134654777. then extraction complete came up so i clicked "okay"

10949715_388637197980305_6090920167816298. then after 10 sseconds or so the ESI installer came up automatically

10922844_388637207980304_4265156938165689. so i then clicked "install now" then this came up? "please complete the set up firs"? 

10923381_388637234646968_297066341415867this hole process took just over half an hour to do. but its still not installed onto my fsx...  :( and this was all while i wasn't connected to the internet...  

 

 

Rich 

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