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In the makerwys instructions it says to use the Lorby-SI Add on organiser program to order the XML files so makerwys can use them.

However there are no instructions that I can see as to what to do with the program.

Do you run it or just place it inside P3Dv4?

I seem to have missing frequencies here and there and this might be why.

Ian Harrison

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Hi Ian,

You might be better asking in the Lorby forum here. https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/795-lorby-si-freeware/

I run P3D v3.4 and use Addon Organiser to generate a temporary scenery.cfg that comprises the scenery.cfg entries plus the xml entries created by FSDT and Flightbeam installers.

You then run MakeRunways.exe and once completed use the Addon Organiser to remove that temporary scenery.cfg.

There are full instructions provided with Addon Organiser in Lorby's download area on his website.

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ray (& ian)

I believe pete's (your cohort ray & pnf) "makerwys.exe" initiates lorby's "automatically" to provide a "makerwys_scenery.cfg" ....& which then includes all the data including that scenery "outside" P3DV4.

the detail is in pete;s 4.82 readme !

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Hi John,

Yes, that's my understanding but do you need Lorby's utility to be installed for Pete to call it? I must admit I don't quite understand how that works.

LATER: I've just spoken to Pete about Lorby's addon and installing it creates an entry in the Registry. Pete then checks for that entry in MakeRunways and if it exists he calls Lorby's utility silently to to its work. Hope that clears things up.

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21 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Hi John,

Yes, that's my understanding but do you need Lorby's utility to be installed for Pete to call it? I must admit I don't quite understand how that works.

LATER: I've just spoken to Pete about Lorby's addon and installing it creates an entry in the Registry. Pete then checks for that entry in MakeRunways and if it exists he calls Lorby's utility silently to to its work. Hope that clears things up.

So if I understand you correctly Ray there is no need to run the utility first? running MakeRunways on it's own will suffice providing Lorby's utility is installed?

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Hi Brian,

Please bear in mind I'm running P3D v3.4 and I have a mixture of scenery entries in both scenery.cfg and the addons folder for FSDT and FB airports. I don't fully understand how Lorby's utility works so I make it easy for it by generating a single scenery.cfg by using the option on the third tab.

If you do it that way it should be fine. But it you;re running P3D v4 then I suggest you ask on Lorby's forum as I don't know the specifics of how it works for that version.

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OK thanks Ray, I am running P3Dv4 and I've been using the option on the 3rd tab also. I'll take a look on Lorby's forum

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What I have found out so far, which works for me:

Install Lorby_SI and run it BUT don't do anything except save (the Lorby button).

This creates the file makerwys needs.

Then just run the rebuild option in RC4 and all your runways are found and listed.

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14 minutes ago, IanHarrison said:

What I have found out so far, which works for me:

Install Lorby_SI and run it BUT don't do anything except save (the Lorby button).

This creates the file makerwys needs.

Then just run the rebuild option in RC4 and all your runways are found and listed.

Thanks Ian,

I'll try that it's a lot less effort!

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