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Could someone help please. It installed to its own folder and nothing shows up in the sim. Thanks in advance.

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Could someone help please. It installed to its own folder and nothing shows up in the sim. Thanks in advance.

A very good post as I'm having the same issues since they folded up.

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Are you able to find the folder and see what's inside?  Can you add that scenery through the Scenery Library?

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Sorry but I'm used to scenery defaulting to its proper location. This scenery, however, does not. I just need to know the default location for addon scenery in to FSX SE I guess.

 

I have the disks, not download.

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It's probably either in AddonScenery or in the root of the FSX location.

You would then have to add this manually by going to scenery library then browse to the location where it downloaded - I think it's called Earth Simulations.

Jude

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For each version you install (I have IOM and Gurnsey) you have to install, then uninstall, then reinstall the ESI software i.e. IOM  ESI will not install Gurnsey. Insert the disks and follow instructions. Make sure you select the correct paths. I installed into P3Dv3.1, so installing into FSX is a breeze.

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It's probably either in AddonScenery or in the root of the FSX location.

You would then have to add this manually by going to scenery library then browse to the location where it downloaded - I think it's called Earth Simulations.

Jude

Thanks Jude. That makes sense. I'll take a look.

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I did not buy the disks, just the downloads, which I saved. So, how would I go about re-installing these? Do I just move the folders containing the scenery and texture sub-folders directly to the FSX-SE Addon Scenery directory?

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You could probably do that, Rick. You would also have to manually add the entries to the Scenery Library, but I can give you a list of those if required.

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Christopher to the rescue as always. Are any other files installed apart from BGL's?

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Hi Christopher. Hope to meet you, one day, this year at RAF Cosford.

 

Tried to run the ES-Installer, but I guess as their website is now off the air, so to speak, that option will not work

 

Thanks for your input. Just checked that I had IoM installed, and it looks okay, but when I went to St Marys(EGHE) I'm seeing this:

 

StMarys2.jpg

 

I have GSX installed, as well as MyTrafficX, and GSX is referencing the ES bgl.

 

Windows 10 Pro + FSX-SE

 

EDIT: I thought Ronaldsway(IoM) was looking okay, I guess not from this:

 

RonaldswayLookingWeird.jpg

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Christopher to the rescue as always. Are any other files installed apart from BGL's?

Yes, there are multiple texture, sound and effect files installed usually to the folders with those names in the root sim folder.

There will also be the autogen description files which go in the autogen folder.  I would advise using Arno Gerretson's autogen merge utility which allows the use of multiple autogen description sets from different developers at the same time, else you will find that as time goes on and new sceneries are released, you will start to lose scenery details as the required ES autogen files may be overwritten.  This is NOT a failure of ES in the past, it was a design flaw by MS and ACES.  The link to Arno's utility is; http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/forums/autogen-configuration-merger.147/

 

Hi Christopher. Hope to meet you, one day, this year at RAF Cosford.

 

Tried to run the ES-Installer, but I guess as their website is now off the air, so to speak, that option will not work

 

Thanks for your input. Just checked that I had IoM installed, and it looks okay, but when I went to St Marys(EGHE) I'm seeing this:

 

StMarys2.jpg

 

I have GSX installed, as well as MyTrafficX, and GSX is referencing the ES bgl.

 

Windows 10 Pro + FSX-SE

 

EDIT: I thought Ronaldsway(IoM) was looking okay, I guess not from this:

 

RonaldswayLookingWeird.jpg

Your St Mary's is just missing an ground modification file called EGHE_StMarys_ALT.BGL which goes in the scenery/world/scenery folder.

Your IOM appears a little more borked. I'm not familiar with FSX-SE I'm afraid, but it looks as though there are a number of scenery folders which aren't active, so check they are correct as below first.

Your IOM Active scenery folders should be as follows;

ES-IOM-Langness

ES-IOM-Bungalow

ES-IOM-Airports\ES-EGNS-Ronaldsway

ES-IOM-Airports\ES-X9MR-MountRule

ES-IOM-Airports\ES-X9JU-Jurby

ES-IOM-Airports\ES-X9AN-Andreas

ES-IOM-Airports\ES-IOM-Helipads

ES-IOM-3D

ES-IOM-SFX

ES-IOM-TFX

ES-IOM-FX

ES-IOM-Photo

ES-IOM-Terrain

 

Cheers K

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Wow, Kevin, what on earth would we, mere simmers, do without the likes of you and Christopher :im Not Worthy: :im Not Worthy: :im Not Worthy:

 

I'm indebted to you.

 

Many thanks. Will try that as soon as I have concluded a Majestic Dash8 Q400 as I'm trying to cram in as many hours getting to know this aircraft well.

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That screenshot of EGHE St Mary's has a lot more wrong about it than just a missing ALT file, Kevin. The scenery looks nowhere near detailed enough for the ES version, so it seems that this package has as many problems as his ES Isle of Man screenshot seems to exhibit :sad:

 

@Rick - I look forward to meeting you at RAF Cosford this year. If you get there early, you will probably notice a solitary bloke waiting at the front door an hour before it opens. That will be me :smile:

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Kevin, just looked in that link, but cannot locate that Autogen Merge Utility. Even looked under his tab.


That screenshot of EGHE St Mary's has a lot more wrong about it than just a missing ALT file, Kevin. The scenery looks nowhere near detailed enough for the ES version, so it seems that this package has as many problems as his ES Isle of Man screenshot seems to exhibit!!

 

@Rick - I look forward to meeting you at RAF Cosford this year. If you get there early, you will probably notice a solitary bloke waiting at the front door an hour before it opens. That will be me :smile:

Yes, hope so. Last year just as I was gearing up in August to attend, a pal calls me up and tells me he's booked me on flight to the Souther Hemisphere. Drat!

 

Double drat your observations of my entire ES package. Now, I am depressed! How can I rectify this mess?

 

What's missing from this?

 

MyESFolder.jpg

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What entries do you have in your Scenery Library, Rick? Those folders look OK, but I need to see the folder structure within each of the Channel Isles, Isle of Man, and Isles of Scilly folders.

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Ok the following files installed to the root C/ directory via disks.

 

ESI-packs

Product manuals

Backups

Isle of Man (11.9 GB)

ES-3D

Logs

 

How do I now copy these to where they should be for FSX-SE?

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I have the disks, not download.

 

Yes same here.     I was getting some direction from 3 Gents on putting together a Beginners guide to Installing Earth Simulations Scenery for Prepar3D from the Disc version's.

 

I got caught up with doing other stuff.  But will get back to it over the weekend. 

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Well I pointed the scenery library to ES Isle of Man and they are showing up correctly in the scenery library. 3 ticks I believe.

 

But there is strange behaviour during the load, taking ages, springing back to desktop, blank screen. Eventually it loads and the main Airport (Douglas I think) is all fine and crisp. However, I get a bad case of the blurries when flying in my CH47, so nothing fast. I do not have this with any other scenery at all.

VFR GenX Scotland South is underwater. Gutted. Really fed up now.

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Vic,

 

If the two entries at the top of your Scenery list are the only entries that you have for ES software, then it is no wonder that you are having problems! Kevin has already listed the entries that you need for ES Isle of Man (although Langness and Bungalow are separate addons for the ES package; we can worry about these when you have sorted the rest out). You will have to wait until I get home from work to provide you with a list for the Channel Isles and Isles of Scilly.

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That screenshot of EGHE St Mary's has a lot more wrong about it than just a missing ALT file, Kevin. The scenery looks nowhere near detailed enough for the ES version, so it seems that this package has as many problems as his ES Isle of Man screenshot seems to exhibit :sad:

 

@Rick - I look forward to meeting you at RAF Cosford this year. If you get there early, you will probably notice a solitary bloke waiting at the front door an hour before it opens. That will be me :smile:

I wonder if the St Mary's is suffering from an alternative scenery also being active, for example a UK2000 version as well.  Have you tried St Mary's with all your other addons deactivated in the scenery library Rick? If not, try that first, as it may highlight a simple activation/layering issue you need to deal with...

 

Kevin, just looked in that link, but cannot locate that Autogen Merge Utility. Even looked under his tab.

Yes, hope so. Last year just as I was gearing up in August to attend, a pal calls me up and tells me he's booked me on flight to the Souther Hemisphere. Drat!

 

Double drat your observations of my entire ES package. Now, I am depressed! How can I rectify this mess?

 

What's missing from this?

 

MyESFolder.jpg

Difficult to tell what, if anything, is wrong with any scenery folders from that shot Rick!  Give us a shot showing the scenery folders you actually have in the Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly folders, and perhaps show us your scenery.cfg so we can see what is actually active and in what order?

 

Cheers Kev

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If his Scenery Library screenshot is any indication, I suspect that he simply does not have most of the ES software active.

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Agreed Chris..

 

Rick, Here's the scenery folders that should be active for the Channel Isles scenery and Scilly Isles, in the correct order.

 

ES-EGJA-Alderney

ES-EGJB-Guernsey

ES-CI-3D

ES-CI-3DX

ES-CI-SFX

ES-CI-FX

ES-CI-BTX

ES-CI-LMX

ES-CI-Night

ES-CI-Winter

ES-CI-Summer

ES-CI-Spring

ES-CI-HardWinter

ES-CI-Autumn

ES-CI-Terrain

 

ESBR_BishopRock

EGHT_Tresco

EGHE_StMarys

ES-IOS-3D

ES-IOS-SFX

ES-IOS-3DX

ES-IOS-FX

ES-IOS-BTX

ES-IOS-SU

ES-IOS-LM

ES-IOS-Terrain

 

Cheers K

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Hi Kevin & Christopher

 

Again, many thanks for your help. Okay, please take a look at these screenshots.

 

(a)Channel Isles

(b)FSX-SE Root

 

ChannelIsles.jpg

EarthSimulations.jpg


©Isles of Scilly

(d)Isle of Man

IslesofScilly.jpg

IoM.jpg


I hope these images help you two analyse what is going skew-whiff with my ES sceneries. Thanks, gents.

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