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SIMstarter NG announced by Aerosoft!

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Mid of 2013 the idea of FSXstarter was born. The idea of an tool which should improve the handling of different configuration profiles of your simulator. Now 3 years later the Next Generation of SIMstarter has been announced by Aerosoft. SIMstarter NG based on the ideas of SIMstarter and a lot of improvements. It will become payware.

 

We offer all people who did a donation until 21st of February 2016 for SIMstarter a FREE COPY of SIMstarter NG for a period of 60 days after release of SIMstarter NG. Thank you for all supporters of SIMstarter. The development and support of SIMstarter will discontinue from now on. I hope for your understanding.

 

There will be a MigrationTool to migrate all SIMstarter profiles into SIMstarter NG. Not a big deal at all!

 

Please find screenshots and the full announcement here:
http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/105558-simstarter-new-generation/

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I am a current user of the Free SimStarter for FSX-SE.  What is the price point for the new NG version ?

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Do you recall who contributed? I don't recall whether I did or not. But, I'd buy it anyway. :)

 

 

Vic

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Do you recall who contributed? I don't recall whether I did or not. But, I'd buy it anyway. :)

 

Thank you. Indeed NG is a complete new program. Therefore I am very happy if people buying it. We just wanted to give something back to the people who did already a donation. You could say these are independent software pieces but we won't. The free copy is independent of the amount of the donation.

 

We have a list of all donators. The process how to get the free copy will be published once NG is out.

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Price will be 12 EUR plus VAT.

 

OK thanks, very reasonable.

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Congratulations Pero. Couple of questions.

 

-Are the scenery, simobjects.cfg, dll.xml and exe.xml editors fully functional in the paid version?

 

-Is it possible to alter ASN options if ASN is on a networked machine?

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Congratulations Pero. Couple of questions.

-Are the scenery, simobjects.cfg, dll.xml and exe.xml editors fully functional in the paid version?

Yes. They have been fully reworked and bugfixed. For example the Scenery Manager loading time is much better, DLL/EXE.XML Editor can edit all config items, e.g.

 

-Is it possible to alter ASN options if ASN is on a networked machine?

Yes. You can choose the base directory of the HIFI configuration files. If this directory points to another computer - it would work.

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I think you should add a scenery selector (turn on or off) in such a way that you don't need to setup a scenery set but can do it on the fly just before you launch the flight.....similar to SceneryConfigEditor does.

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I think you should add a scenery selector (turn on or off) in such a way that you don't need to setup a scenery set but can do it on the fly just before you launch the flight.....similar to SceneryConfigEditor does.

Sorry, didn't get that. Can you please describe it a bit more?

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Sorry, didn't get that. Can you please describe it a bit more?

 

Rather than setup a specific scenery set for example lets say only Orbx Airports in North America, rather have a page that lists all scenery (which I see you have as a screenshot).  The user selects the scenery from the list that they want active, press the "save" button and SimStarter updates the scenery.cfg to only activate the listed sceneries.  Does this clarify things for you ?

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Rather than setup a specific scenery set for example lets say only Orbx Airports in North America, rather have a page that lists all scenery (which I see you have as a screenshot).  The user selects the scenery from the list that they want active, press the "save" button and SimStarter updates the scenery.cfg to only activate the listed sceneries.  Does this clarify things for you ?

 

Ok. Thank you.

 

This is possible in SIMstarter already and will be possible in SIMstarter NG as well.

Go to Scenery Manager > Overview Tabpage > Check/Uncheck. The problem with SIMstarter is how he handles the file saving. This will be improved with NG. With NG most (should be nearly all) give you the possibility to saved or discard changes. Which should make the use easier.

 

But just try it in SIMstarter - should work already.

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Ok. Thank you.

 

This is possible in SIMstarter already and will be possible in SIMstarter NG as well.

Go to Scenery Manager > Overview Tabpage > Check/Uncheck. The problem with SIMstarter is how he handles the file saving. This will be improved with NG. With NG most (should be nearly all) give you the possibility to saved or discard changes. Which should make the use easier.

 

But just try it in SIMstarter - should work already.

 

OK thanks, you might want to check out Scenery Config Editor to see how it works.  This is a freeware tool that works for FSX and FSX-SE but not P3D.  In addition, I don't think it is being actively developed at this time.

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Rather than setup a specific scenery set for example lets say only Orbx Airports in North America, rather have a page that lists all scenery (which I see you have as a screenshot).  The user selects the scenery from the list that they want active, press the "save" button and SimStarter updates the scenery.cfg to only activate the listed sceneries.  Does this clarify things for you ?

 

Can you do the same in the StartupManager?

I not always start the same applications with FSX.

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Jacob.

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Hi there,

 

that sounds really good. Im using your tool now for a couple months now and it rocks. When AS will release it i am definitely a customer. 

 

Thanks for your effort.

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Can you do the same in the StartupManager?

I not always start the same applications with FSX.

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Jacob.

 

I don't know StartupManager. With NG you can create up to 99.999 different Start Profiles with different applications and combine them with other Configuration Sets. I think you won't need more...  :smile:

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I don't know StartupManager. With NG you can create up to 99.999 different Start Profiles with different applications and combine them with other Configuration Sets. I think you won't need more...  :smile:

:smile: :smile: :smile:

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Hi.

 

Just donated today and now I read that I have to purchase at AS aswell.

Maybe i will get a free copy aswell. Did not see this support forum before donating.

Donated 10 Euros.

 

Thanks.

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Capt. Pero - Just wondering if your start manager will allow you to set affinity for programs.  I have been following advice here in P3D from SteveW who has suggested all non P3D programs (addons) such as vPilot, Weather, LINDA be run on CPU cores other than "0".  Currently I am using AlactrityPC but some people build their own batch file for this and I think this would be an amazing addition to your start manager.

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I'm confused a bit, Capt. Have 2.7.4 and love it but I can't find SimStarter NG anywhere at Aerosoft. Is it available yet?

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I dont use this tool but with all its capability it should be payware - good luck 

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Capt. Pero - Just wondering if your start manager will allow you to set affinity for programs.  I have been following advice here in P3D from SteveW who has suggested all non P3D programs (addons) such as vPilot, Weather, LINDA be run on CPU cores other than "0".  Currently I am using AlactrityPC but some people build their own batch file for this and I think this would be an amazing addition to your start manager.

 

Yes it will. NG will allow you to set Affinity Mask for each program of the StartManager.

 

 

I'm confused a bit, Capt. Have 2.7.4 and love it but I can't find SimStarter NG anywhere at Aerosoft. Is it available yet?

 

I'am sorry. It will be out soon. The first Release candidate has been deployed to the BETA Team one week ago.

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I dont use this tool but with all its capability it should be payware - good luck 

 

I use the freeware version for both FSX and P3D and plan on buying this payware version as well.  You should seriously give it a try....I have several  different setups for various types of flying that I do.  So I have one for Vatsim where I know I will be flying with lots of Vatsim traffic so I set AI to zero.  I have another Vatsim profile for lightly used Vatsim airports where I throw in a little bit of AI for ambiance.  I have an offline profile with lots of AI and a VFR profile with no large jets but lots of GA AI....etc, etc.   Makes life very easy when flying.  I also adjust other sim settings to help with framerates....I need fewer details when flying Concorde at 60,000ft as opposed to A2A Comanche VFR in an ORBX region.

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I use the freeware version for both FSX and P3D and plan on buying this payware version as well.  You should seriously give it a try....I have several  different setups for various types of flying that I do.  So I have one for Vatsim where I know I will be flying with lots of Vatsim traffic so I set AI to zero.  I have another Vatsim profile for lightly used Vatsim airports where I throw in a little bit of AI for ambiance.  I have an offline profile with lots of AI and a VFR profile with no large jets but lots of GA AI....etc, etc.   Makes life very easy when flying.  I also adjust other sim settings to help with framerates....I need fewer details when flying Concorde at 60,000ft as opposed to A2A Comanche VFR in an ORBX region.

 

Sounds like your enjoying it Mark - glad to hear it may re-visit at a later date - hope all is well

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I've not used this tool before, so I have a quick question........I usually start FSX with Rex Textures & Soft Clouds fly now capability, so how do I use Rex and start FSX with SimstarterNG?

 

Cheers.

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