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Quick question:  Does the folder for Sim objects be left inside the PVD3 folder or outside in its own folder?

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Yes,  The Simobjects folder should be left inside your Prepar3D folder 

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Well I deleted the one outside and left the one inside and now I don't have any aircraft.  I have also been told by a developer that since P3DV3.x all folders and addons are outside the P3D folder.  You still think you're right?

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Well I deleted the one outside and left the one inside and now I don't have any aircraft

 

 

Any reason you done that Or was it just by mistake?   Go to your Recycle Bin, Right Click on simobjects and Restore it   

 

 

 

I have also been told by a developer that since P3DV3.x all folders and addons are outside the P3D folder.  You still think you're right?

 

 

In Theory this sounds wonderful but the reality of it is very different.    With the exception of the Realair TurbineDuke and Realair Legacy,  Airplanes are generally Installed into your Prepar3D folder, Why?

 

The Realair TurbineDuke and Realair Legacy are Genuinely Compatible outside of the Prepar3D folder installers,  Meaning you can Install this software anywhere and the Installer will Automatically add [Entries] to your simobjects.cfg and effects.cfg to connect your Install location to Prepar3D folder.  You can Install a lot of Airplanes this way but will need more manual work to do so and the results are not always as clean and exact as the above 2 examples.  

 

The bottom line with Airplane software:  At the time of writing this Only 1 Airplane developer currently has developed Software that will Install this way Automatically.  

 

Utilities like Opus Camera,  Ezdok Camera,  Active Sky Next,  Mytraffic 6,  PreciptFX and Rex_Texture Direct can install outside the Prepar3D folder and are linked by your exe.xml your dll.xml or just Injected into Prepar3D folder like Rex or PrecipitFX 

 

For the most cases you can Install Scenery outside the folder (except Orbtx).  In saying that,  its a case by case basis and will require You doing your own research on what can and cant be installed inside or outside the Prepar3D folder.   

 

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Well I deleted the one outside and left the one inside and now I don't have any aircraft

 

 

In what location did you delete your simobjects folder?    I just deleted my simobjects folder located here AppData ► Roaming ► Lockheed Martin ► PreparD v3  and i still have aircraft,  When you delete this folder Prepar3D will rebuild it again.

 

The folder you never delete is the one in your main Prepar3D folder.  

 

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How Do I Install Add On's Outside the Prepar3D V3 Core Folder    ►    http://www.avsim.com...v3-core-folder/

 

 

The folder located here  ProgramData ► Lockheed Martin ► PreparD v3 has all the .cfg files to link various 3rd Party Software that's Install outside the Prepar3D folder 

 

Understanding your .cfg files http://www.avsim.com/topic/481623-my-link-thread/?p=3365320

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So you're telling me i need two simobjects/airplane files.  Doesn't make sense to me.  I think I'll just wait for the developer in Switzerland to tell me what's wrong.  Thanks anyway.

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So you're telling me i need two simobjects/airplane files.  Doesn't make sense to me.  I think I'll just wait for the developer in Switzerland to tell me what's wrong.  Thanks anyway.

What developer is that By the way?

 

Chas

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IF you have add-ons, yopu will need two simobjects folders. The DEFAULT folder is in the P3D folders, an add on could be elsewhere. It makes perfect sense - IF you installed your add ons into the DEFAULT folder and you reinstalled the P3D client, you would lose all your addons. However, if you have them installed in a simobjects folder OUTSIDE of the P3D root and have the proper entry in the simobjects.cfg file - you will lose nothing.

 

It is a SUGGESTION by LM to install outside of the root NOT a requirement. It's only purpose is to assist the user in that none of the addons would be lost on a reinstall.

 

You could have MANY simobjects folders as long as you have the path entry in the simobjects.cfg file.

 

The system is very flexible.

 

I'm guessing you actually deleted the simobjects.cfg file - that would cause you to lose all aircraft, boats, etc.

 

Vic

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