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SIMstarter - Preview Version 2.7 with new SceneryManager!

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Hi guys,
 
I just want to let you know about the latest SIMstarter development.
 
Many users are asking me how to deal with the SceneryManager which is really hard to understand - if you are not the developer... ;O)
 

Therefore I am developing a complete new SceneryManager with a better usability and overview.

 

Features:

  • Overview of all ScenerySets
  • Groups (Spacers) available to easy activate or deactivate a group of Sceneries
  • Add, Delete and edit Sceneries from Scenery.cfg
  • Move Scenery order (with more than one selected Scenery)
  • Insert Scenery at the selected cursor position
  • Drag and Drop Scenery folders from outside (to easy add them)
  • ...

 
We are just working on some drag and drop issues which will take at lease one month because of no free time at the moment.

 

(Click on the images to see full size)
 
SIMstarter_NewSceneryManager_01_preview.
 
SIMstarter_NewSceneryManager_02_preview.
 
SIMstarter_NewSceneryManager_03_preview.

 

If you paid attention you have recognized that Speyer is not mapped correctly. Even developers are only normal Simmers... *lol*

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Wow, that's pretty nice.  If you include a scenery in two different scenery sets and load them both for a flight, does it eliminate the duplicate?

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Wow, that's pretty nice.  If you include a scenery in two different scenery sets and load them both for a flight, does it eliminate the duplicate?

There won't be a duplicate because it just indicates which Sceneries should be activated. SIMstarter does not delete or add Sceneries from the scenery.cfg. Simply switches ON all and switch OFF only selected Sceneries. If you combine two ScenerySets a Scenery must be active in both ScenerySets to stay Active in the result. ;O)

 

I hope that is a sufficient answer?!

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There won't be a duplicate because it just indicates which Sceneries should be activated. SIMstarter does not delete or add Sceneries from the scenery.cfg. Simply switches ON all and switch OFF only selected Sceneries. If you combine two ScenerySets a Scenery must be active in both ScenerySets to stay Active in the result. ;O)



I hope that is a sufficient answer?!

 

Perfect!

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Can you still turn on and off individual sceneries while keeping other sets on all the time.

 

So for example, I want ORBX Global, Vector and Landclass plus the FSX base sceneries on all the time.  But I want to turn on and off individual airports for a flight (example UK2000 EGLL on, UK2000 EGKK off, FSDT KJFK on, etc.).  I use scenery config utility now for this but would be nice to have all in one package.

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Can you still turn on and off individual sceneries while keeping other sets on all the time.

 

So for example, I want ORBX Global, Vector and Landclass plus the FSX base sceneries on all the time.  But I want to turn on and off individual airports for a flight (example UK2000 EGLL on, UK2000 EGKK off, FSDT KJFK on, etc.).  I use scenery config utility now for this but would be nice to have all in one package.

 

Sorry Mark. That isn't planned so far. Maybe its a good idea to create dedicated ScenerySets for that requirement - as a workarround. :O)

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A short update from my side:

  • the first revision of SIMstarter with v3 readyness has been send out to the BETA team
  • v2.7 of SIMstarter will be v3 ready and backwards compatible with v2.4 / v2.5
  • v2.7 will contain a new ORBX region handling that makes it easier to switch

Due to the beta tests of the v3 compatability the release will be delayed until mid of october 2015 (latest).

 

Sorry.

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Pero,

 

Do you plan to allow the creation of >9 profiles? If not, how would one go about tricking SimStarter?

 

I may have asked this before. I don't think I understood the answer.

 

Thanks

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[...]

Do you plan to allow the creation of >9 profiles? If not, how would one go about tricking SimStarter?

[...]

 

Generaly speaking - yes. BUT NOT WITH SIMstarter v2.x.

It's a bit "pain in the a**", because the main program structure is too static to allow it. But maybe I am working on a next generation - who knows? Accept my family...

 

If you would like to use SIMstarter for P3Dv2 and P3Dv3 simply make a new installation in a different folder and use one for P3Dv2 and the other for P3Dv3.

 

Hope that answers your question?!

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Generaly speaking - yes. BUT NOT WITH SIMstarter v2.x.

It's a bit "pain in the a**", because the main program structure is too static to allow it. But maybe I am working on a next generation - who knows? Accept my family...

 

If you would like to use SIMstarter for P3Dv2 and P3Dv3 simply make a new installation in a different folder and use one for P3Dv2 and the other for P3Dv3.

 

Hope that answers your question?!

 

Thanks pero,

 

I actually would like to be able to create more than 9 profiles. I suppose that is cheating. So if I do another install, can I create another 9 profiles that act on the same simulator...say p3dv3?

 

Thanks again.

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I didn't reinstall but changed all the paths to point to V3 - kept getting an error that p3dv2 simobjects.cfg couldn't be found. I have uninstalled P3D2.

 

I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling Simstarter and see if it finds the V3 simobjects.cfg.

 

If not - I'll just wait for the new version! :)

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Thanks pero,

 

I actually would like to be able to create more than 9 profiles. I suppose that is cheating. So if I do another install, can I create another 9 profiles that act on the same simulator...say p3dv3?

 

Thanks again.

yes, not comfortable - but works!

I didn't reinstall but changed all the paths to point to V3 - kept getting an error that p3dv2 simobjects.cfg couldn't be found. I have uninstalled P3D2.

 

I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling Simstarter and see if it finds the V3 simobjects.cfg.

 

If not - I'll just wait for the new version! :)

 

To use SIMstarter with P3Dv3 you need to wait until SIMstarter v2.7 is released. Me and my beta team are working on that. Hope to release it mid of october (latest).

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I need my SIMstarter with P3Dv3, i'm lost w/o it :D

 

Thank you - we are doing final adjustments and will release at saturday.

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Hi Pero,

 

Saturday, coffee and SIMstarter with P3D3.  :smile:

 

Thanks,

Clayton

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Thank you - we are doing final adjustments and will release at saturday.

 

Awesome Cap.  This is music to my ears !

 

Can we expect some of your new features as well?  Not expecting it, just curious. 

 

Keep up the excellent work.

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Early morning sun, Sumatra coffee and new SIMstarter 2.7 for P3Dv3, Now to set up, Thank you so very much for this.

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Early morning sun, Sumatra coffee and new SIMstarter 2.7 for P3Dv3, Now to set up, Thank you so very much for this.

 

You are welcome!

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Early morning sun, Sumatra coffee and new SIMstarter 2.7 for P3Dv3, Now to set up, Thank you so very much for this.

 

Same here, got my java, installed SIMstart 2.7, ready to start flying.  

 

I will say, it was way better for me to install fresh, uninstall the old, delete the old folder, then install 2.7.   My recommendation anyway.

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Love the new version 2.7 but having a problem with new scenery manager which is awesome. When I close the scenery manager I am booted out of Simstarter and it fails to unload from memory. I have to use the task manager to unload Simstarter. Never had this in previous versions.

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