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Between Harald and Stan, the whole FS2004 world is going East!  :wink:

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Haven't seen it at Simmarket yet, but I'll get it when it becomes available.  I have the FSX version and it's very pretty...

 

DJ

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Still not available via my preferred store... will buy it definitely.

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Wish they would do New York for FS9 as they said they would a couple or so years ago.

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Thanks for the heads up. I did not know the FS9 version was released.

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Still not available. I had promised Harald that I would purchase and review but if release occurs while sleeping (in Australia) you guys will gazump me!   :mad:

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Beware! The download is a whopping 2.1Gb. Going to take a few hours according to my PC.

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Beware! The download is a whopping 2.1Gb
In the library now at Only 12MB if you want to see the demo!

Before I press the "exe" button on the real install, could someone who has, point out where it wants to put itself?  

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The default installation goes to:  "Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery\Baku 2017"

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could someone who has, point out where it wants to put itself?

 

The installer check the path of FS2004 in the registry base

So it will point to your FS2004 installation even if an "exotic one"   :smile:  (declared in the windows registry)

And the scenery.cfg is automatically updated ... but verify as it was a error in mine (number !!!)

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Downloaded and installed successfully. FS9 CRASHED. Displayed a dialog box I have not seen before, also my USB keyboard is now kaput! Writing using the On-Screen Keyboard is a right royal pain I can tell you.   :help:

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Yes I put it in a dummy folder and it created a new scenery.cfg file with duplicate area numbers... this will crash the sim.  

Gotta love autoinstallers, they are there to help people who don't know what to do. Then they crash and nobody knows what to do... :fool:

 

The default installation goes to:  "Flight Simulator 9\Addon Scenery\Baku 2017"

 

 

I was just being a little lazy... what interested me was whether it wrote to the \Scenery\Asia\Scenery folder, where I have some custom files.

It does indeed, and something to be aware of: the installer creates a "Backup" folder but this is not backed up from your install. Rather it is a copy of the stock FS2004 files. So your custom files will be eaten.

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Yes I put it in a dummy folder and it created a new scenery.cfg file with duplicate area numbers... this will crash the sim.  

Gotta love autoinstallers, they are there to help people who don't know what to do. Then they crash and nobody knows what to do... :fool:

 

 

 

I was just being a little lazy... what interested me was whether it wrote to the \Scenery\Asia\Scenery folder, where I have some custom files.

It does indeed, and something to be aware of: the installer creates a "Backup" folder but this is not backed up from your install. Rather it is a copy of the stock FS2004 files. So your custom files will be eaten.

 

 

This kind of shizzle does make me angry. I think you are very wise not to trust a DD scenery install. Thank you for your report.

 

I will wait for more beta test reports before purchase. :Nerd:  

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Wingz,

 

Thanks for letting us know about that - very sneeky of DD to do that without advising. I will retrieve my files from one of my backups and compare.

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I downloaded the whole yesterday evening and still have to install... my sandbox will be armed.

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I purchased and installed it yesterday.  I can confirm that the installer does not provide an option where to put the scenery.  It goes straight into the Addon Scenery folder.  I prefer to organize my sceneries by country so that was not an option using the Baku installer.  I will have to move it manually to conform with my filing system.  The installer also created duplicate area entries in my scenery.cfg file (repeating area numbers already in use) but this was easily fixed by manually renumbering the entries.  It did not overwrite anything.  I have about 1500 scenery areas in that file and I find most scenery installers do exactly what the Baku installer did in this instance.  It is something I automatically watch for.  I just assume that the installers get confused if you have over a 1000 areas in the scenery file.  Once past these minor issues I can say that the scenery performed flawlessly with very high frame rates during the couple circuits I did around the airport and area in the Ifly 737.  I installed the photo scenery version, which takes about 15 minutes to install.  My initial impression is that this this is a great FS9 scenery.

 

I did notice very little AI activity despite having massive numbers of traffic files running on my system.  Maybe it was the time of day but it seems I will need a regional update!  I hope this is not another former Soviet era airport that changed its ICAO letters, making Baku a dead end destination for some of my AI.

 

Greg

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Hi,

 

now that download and install are complete, I can only second Greg. This is quite a great scenery. I had no problems with installing the scenery. Of course I used the sandbox, so that I was able to control what the installer actually does. All went fine: Correct scenery.cfg entries (that I had to adapt of course to my system of scenery folders), no crashes at load, superb FPS. No problems with stock scenery files, as I had no custom files for this area. (Thanks WingZ for your warning!) I further posted already in DD's forum about some problems:

 

- quite slow loading of phototerrain while in flight
- some static vehicles at light airports (and only there) without textures, as "american looking" lorries as well as tanks at military airports
- at some of the afcad only airports (and again, only there), I see problems with object shadows (rectangle shadows).

 

I will have to consider what I do further with the light airports. Some are quite good, some other (the afcad only airports) are superseded by Andrey Antas freeware. Will probably have to produce a "merge" between them.

 

Regards, Harald

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I don't know about everyone else, but after I install any payware scenery (no matter who made it) I always check the scenery.cfg file to make sure there is no double enteries and everything is numbered right.

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I don't know about everyone else, but after I install any payware scenery (no matter who made it) I always check the scenery.cfg file to make sure there is no double enteries and everything is numbered right.

 

 

.....make sure AES is at the top ...and check for alphas/mips. The flight simmer must be diligent or find him/herself with less hair.  :Nerd:

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Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Utilities Scenery Align ZipDive.png  Download.png

 

I'm looking through the AI, and there should be quite a bit (especially Il-76!) supplemented if you like, by adding the static aircraft.

 

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The airport itself is very good I agree.

 

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Flying in here with that fantastic Antonov is just ... natural 

 

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I'm not too convinced by the photoreal environs:

 

RpuSKt.jpg

 

I think the area on the airport peninsula is part of the local scenery, as disabling photoreal for the country at large, didn't seem to have any effect.

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Correct, there is a local phototerrain (Apseron peninsula) as part of Baku scenery, while the AzerbaijanPhotoreal consists of the area beyond. Saw my holiday home in Georgian town Kvareli from the air! However, the big phototerrain has some less resolution that the local area, so that I decided to use the scenery without AzerbaijanPhotoreal.

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