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I decided to give you a preview of the Release notes in special for upcoming versions.


Latest version
> 1.6.4 rev. 12 <

You can find verion 1.6 in the version in the Downloadshop
at the SIMstarter NG was purchased.
After that a AutoUpdate

inside SIMstarter NG will bring you to latest release








--- 12.11.2017 - v1.6.4
[FEATURE]       GoogleEarth     - Google Earth Export Excludes enhanced. To use them go to Settings > Google Earth Export Settings > Click "Reset" button in lower left corner of the dialog
[BUGFIX]        Aircrafts       - Auto update has not been disabled in some cases
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv4) Weather Tab had wrong order. Added "Detailed Precipitation" and "Windshield Precipitation Effects"
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv4) BroadcastGPSData option added


--- 29.10.2017 - v1.6.3
[FEATURE]       Aircrafts       - Auto update aircraft list can be disabled in "Settings" now
[CHANGED]       Startposition   - ICAO Code is upper case now
[CHANGED]       Startposition   - City and Country order changed
[CHANGED]       GoogleEarth     - Export is based on Scheme file now
[CHANGED]       Add-On.xml MGR  - (P3Dv4) Error handling improved if no add-on.xml exists but part of add-ons.cfg


--- 17.10.2017 - v1.6.2
[BUGFIX]        MakeRwys        - (P3Dv4) CTD if Scenery has no Layer


--- 17.10.2017 - v1.6.1
[BUGFIX]        RunManager      - Clicking "Test" causes "file not found" message
[BUGFIX]        MakeRwys        - Updated MakeRwys to Version
[CHANGED]       MakeRwys        - Logging improved
[CHANGED]       DebugPack       - (P3Dv4) Add-On.xml files included


--- 09.10.2017 - v1.6.0

[FEATURE]       PREPAR3D v4.1   - Support for PREPAR3D v4.1 added
[BUGFIX]        Fileswitcher    - A new SwitchSet will be auto saved before switching files
[BUGFIX]        Fileswitcher    - If a .bgl and .offBySIMstarterNG file exists the file has been shown as green (not the case because there is a .bgl left)


--- 04.10.2017 - v1.5.2
[FEATURE]       Profile         - (P3Dv4) Position Freeze added
[BUGFIX]        General         - Setting added to store each SIMstarter NG window position
[BUGFIX]        Fileswitcher    - Presets for ORBX Germany South changed
[BUGFIX]        Startposition   - CTD if no start position has been selected and click on okay
[BUGFIX]        General         - Platformdialog does not work correctly


--- 22.09.2017 - v1.5.1
[FEATURE]       SimConfigBackup - Complete new Backup system for SIMstarter NG. Users can create different BackupSets and assign them to a Backup plan
[FEATURE]       Startposition   - Filter start position based on airline code (based on the AFCAD of the scenery)
[FEATURE]       General         - (P3Dv4) refreshing airport list creates a file 'scenery.cfg.SIMstarterNG.withAddOnXml' that includes all scenery items from add-on.xml files
[FEATURE]       Add-On.xml MGR  - (P3Dv4) Ask if SODE\xml or SODE\SimObjects files and folders should be copy to the SODE folder in ProgramData
[FEATURE]       SimConfig       - (P3Dv3/v4) Moon and Sun Size can be adjusted in 'Tweaks' Tab (suneffect.cfg)
[FEATURE]       Fileswitcher    - Presets for ORBX Germany South added
[FEATURE]       Fileswitcher    - Presetlist will be sorted now
[CHANGED]       General         - SIMstarter NG is showing an info dialog if SIMstarter NG is not started with Administrator Rights
[CHANGED]       FSUIPC          - Using FSUIPCclient 32/64 bit. Therefore SIMstarter NG is a 64 bit application from now.
[CHANGED]       Settings        - Path to FTXcentral.exe removed from 3rd party settings (not needed any more)
[CHANGED]       Add-On.xml MGR  - (P3Dv4) Files won't be automatically corrected with each start. (doesn't affect someone)
[CHANGED]       Add-On.xml MGR  - (P3Dv4) Using "Categories from directory" will the parent directory name for "scenery" as preset
[CHANGED]       SimObjects MGR  - Asks if selected SimObject should be removed
[CHANGED]       Profiles        - "<< FSUIPC NOT FOUND >>" will be displayed in "Flightplan" Dropdown if FSUIPC can't be found
[CHANGED]       Fileswitcher    - "Hide Presets" CheckBox setting will be saved
[CHANGED]       Startposition   - SIMstarter NG can be minimized during MAKERWYS process
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR      - (P3Dv4) Moving Scenery items from add-on.xml that have no title <Name>SceneryName</Name> crashed SIMstarter NG
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR      - CTD if scenery.cfg contains wrong value for "ACTIVE=" (e.g. ture accept true)
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR      - (P3Dv4) Sorting of scenery fixed
[BUGFIX]        ActiveSky       - (P3Dv4) SIMstarter NG is showing ActiveSky XML error.
[BUGFIX]        Profiles        - "Use FSUIPC Checkbox" is disabled if FSUIPC is not installed
[BUGFIX]        SimObjects MGR  - (P3Dv4) wrong numbering of [ENTRY.] if add-on.xml files are active
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - Fixed issue that Changes dialog shows items that have not been changed by user


--- 27.07.2017 - v1.5.0


Important: From this version SIMstarter NG will not longer support ORBX Region Switch. (This does not affect FTXcentral v3)


[FEATURE]       P3Dv4           - General compatibility with PREPAR3D v4 (works with FSUIPC5)
[FEATURE]       AS P3Dv4        - Compatible with Active Sky 2016 for PREPAR3D v4
[FEATURE]       Add-On.xml MGR  - (P3Dv4) New Add-On.xml Manager to add, modify or delete Add-On.Xml files
[FEATURE]       Add-On CfgSets  - (P3Dv4) ConfigSets for Add-On.xml files are available to assign to each profile
[FEATURE]       Scenery MGR     - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files. Layers can be changed via GUI.
[FEATURE]       SimObjects MGR  - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files
[FEATURE]       DLL/EXE.XML MGR - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files
[FEATURE]       ConfigSets      - ConfigSets can be automatically sorted (check Program Settings)
[FEATURE]       MakeRwys        - Includes v4.7.0.0 (ready for P3Dv4)
[FEATURE]       SceneryMGR      - HTML Export highlights ScenerySpacer for better overview
[FEATURE]       SceneryMGR      - Import multiple Scenery items from one source path (searching for scenery/texture folders)
[FEATURE]       Fileswitcher    - SwitchSets can be switched ON and OFF by clicking "Switch files"
[FEATURE]       Startposition   - Helipads added
[CHANGED]       Livery MGR      - Livery Import remembers the last selected import path
[CHANGED]       Scenery MGR     - ScenerySpacer will be stored in SIMstarter NG userprofiles directory (not AddOn Scenery)
[CHANGED]       Startposition   - Renew AddOn Airport list works together with "Refresh Airports" button
[BUGFIX]        GoogleEarth     - GoogleEarth not installed dialog comes up every time SIMstarter NG starts
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - Tooltip missing in some cases
[BUGFIX]        SimObjects MGR  - (FSX/FSX-SE) Dialog crashes if path contains bad character (")


--- 30.03.2017 - v1.4.7
[FEATURE]       Profile         - Integration of Autogen Configuration Merger by Arno Gerretsen. No restart required any more and popup won't show up
[FEATURE]       Fileswitcher    - Preset for Aerosoft Maderia Evolution and FTX Vector to avoid Mesh problems
[FEATURE]       CumulusX        - SIMstarter NG will automatically import the values for CumulusX into the Master ConfigSet
[CHANGED]       Logging         - Improved logging for external programs that are used by SIMstarter NG
[BUGFIX]        Startposition   - (FSX) Dialog crashes if ä,ö,ü are included in Scenery name
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv3.4) Cloud Shadow Cast / Terrain Shadow Cast settings fixed
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv3.4) MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION had wrong SECTION
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv3.x) HDR_BRIGHTNESS, HDR_BLOOM_MAGNITUDE, HDR_SATURATION some values missing
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - FSUIPC values won't be saved if option is disabled
[BUGFIX]        AS 2016         - MinimumVisibilitySM, MaximumVisibilitySM, MaximumUpperVisibilitySM set from max 100 to 200


--- 03.03.2017 - v1.4.6
[FEATURE]       AffinityCalc    - Affinity Calculator added in Tools and SimConfig Sets
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - (P3Dv3.4) Black Out Desktop was not implemented correctly
[BUGFIX]        General         - Several program errors and malfunctions if language setting is turkish
[BUGFIX]        License         - License error in some special cases after upgrading to 1.4.5


--- 19.02.2017 - v1.4.5
[FEATURE]       General         - Compatible with FlyInside (Virtual reality software)
[FEATURE]       Profile         - Start Scenery Manager at Profilestart for last changes on scenery.cfg file
[FEATURE]       SimConfig       - FSUIPC - Added WideServer Control
[FEATURE]       AS 2016         - "Simulator Depiction Options" settings added
[FEATURE]       Programsettings - Path to sim.exe is customizable. This allows using of programs like for example FlyInsideP3D.exe
[FEATURE]       Manuals         - Manuals DE/EN updated to revision 10
[FEATURE]       SimConfig       - (P3Dv3.4 > HF2 only) MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION has been added in Tweaks Tab
[CHANGED]       Startposition   - Set aircraft on the runway if you select a runway as starting point (HDG is correct then)
[CHANGED]       GoogleEarth     - Export dialog optimized
[CHANGED]       Programsettings - Filevalidation for platform specific files can be disabled (Advanced Users Only)
[CHANGED]       DebugPack       - Stores last selected target folder for ZIP-file creation
[BUGFIX]        ConfigEditor    - CTD in special case (
[BUGFIX]        ActiveSky       - ConfigSet name will be overwritten in some special cases
[BUGFIX]        Startposition   - German language issue fixed (Aktualisiere Flughafenliste anstelle von Luftfahrzeugliste)
[BUGFIX]        Logging         - Translation issues
[BUGFIX]        Profile         - Hover text of profile label fixed
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR      - Renaming a ConfigSet does not automaticly all the save changes dialog
[BUGFIX]        GoogleEarth     - GoogleEarth Export Settings dialog shows on wrong position
[BUGFIX]        Aircrafts       - Aircrafts not found error with turkish language setting (


--- 11.01.2017 - v1.4.4

[CHANGED]       Logging         - Notification if more then 500 MB of archived Logfiles are found in .\log\
[CHANGED]       LiveryMGR       - List of aircrafts will be refreshed in a loop because of korean language. Switched to UNIX timestamp.
[CHANGED]       General         - Enhanced logging
[BUGFIX]        Profile         - Simulator ConfigSet shows "<nothing>" items
[BUGFIX]        Languages       - In some cases user are getting a language error but the language file still exists
[BUGFIX]        Logging         - Log rotation includes other ZIP files which makes no sense
[BUGFIX]        FSUIPC          - Avoid writing [SIMSTARTERNG-SETTINGS] to FSUIPC4.INI
[BUGFIX]        FSUIPC          - ConfigSet is showing the wrong values
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig       - Deleting *_FSUIPCINI.cfg too if a SimConfigSet will be deleted


--- 31.12.2016 - v1.4.3

[FEATURE]        FSUIPC            - Some settings of FSUIPC (Traffic Limiter) are available within the Simulator ConfigSets
                                     (FSUIPC >= v4.9.5.9 must be installed)
[FEATURE]        SimConfig         - Export SimConfig Sets into an HTML file
[FEATURE]        ActiveSky         - Export ActiveSky Config Sets into an HTML file
[FEATURE]        Shortcuts         - Open GoogleEarth Export files without creating new ones
[FEATURE]        Profiles          - Can be sorted alphabeticly (Programsettings > Automatic sort profiles)
[CHANGED]        GoogleEarth       - Exclusion folders for FTX Norway, England and Scotland added
[CHANGED]        SceneryMGR        - HTML Export improved
[CHANGED]        XML-Manager       - Indicates if entries have wrong file extention
[CHANGED]        XML-Manager       - Creating Backups before writing the file
[BUGFIX]         XML-Manager       - Using wrong XML-File location if you switch between DLL.XML and EXE.XML
[BUGFIX]         Fileswitcher      - Wrong file count when selecting a Preset


--- 20.12.2016 - v1.4.2            THIS VERSION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY 1.4.3


--- 20.12.2016 - v1.4.1
[FEATURE]        Profiles         - Select controler configuration file via Dropdown (Extended Profile Settings > Other Options)
[FEATURE]        Tools            - "Clear Facilities/Scenery Indexes" function implemented to delete %ProgData%\%SIM%\Facilities and .\SceneryIndexes
[CHANGED]        SceneryMGR       - Dialog stores the last selected scenery path for easier adding multiple parts of a scenery
[BUGFIX]         DLL/EXE.XML      - Malformated XML Files does not crash SIMstarter NG at program startup
[BUGFIX]         GoogleEarth      - Exclude Path/ICAO are reset to default (not saving custom settings)
[BUGFIX]         DebugPack        - ProgData\DLL.XML and EXE.XML are included
[BUGFIX]         GoogleEarth      - Export path settings can't be set to a different location then default
[BUGFIX]         Program          - In some cases SIMstarter NG does not load settings template in the right way


--- 01.12.2016 - v1.4.0

[FEATURE]        Startposition    - Option to show Addon Airports only
[FEATURE]        Fileswitcher     - Switching files on/off. Especial for .BGL files. Fast and easy renaming of the file extention. 
                                    Including Presets of FTX GEN Germany, Simmershome, e.g.
[FEATURE]        DLL/EXE.XML      - (P3D only) Handling of both files (in ProgData and AppData) is possible now
[FEATURE]        DLL/EXE.XML      - AddOn Path will be validated now. Missing files will be marked red.
[FEATURE]        GoogleEarth      - GoogleEarth Settings can be reset to defaults. New reset button implemented.
[FEATURE]        Profiles         - Path of the Flightplans can be changed in Program settings now
[FEATURE]        RunManager       - Single RunItems can be disabled by Checkbox. They won't be started then.
[FEATURE]        RunManager       - Added <copy DIR> in Fileoperation. Possible to copy all files/subdirectories to a target folder
[FEATURE]        RunManager       - Path will be validated now. Missing files will be marked red
[FEATURE]        RunManager       - "Test" function for selected RunList Item
[FEATURE]        SimObjects MGR   - Path will be validated now. Missing folders will be marked red
[CHANGED]        GoogleEarth      - Export Settings will be stored platform specific. They won't be overwritten with the next NG update any more.
[CHANGED]        XML-Manager      - Clicking of Path Textbox opens file Dialog (much easier)
[CHANGED]        MakeRwys         - Water runways are showed as well
[CHANGED]        ORBX             - FTX Central V3 will be detected. ORBX Options of SIMstarter NG will be deactived in this case.
[BUGFIX]         SimConfig        - (P3D) wrong steps for MSAA setting (0,2,4,8 instead of 0,2,6,8)
[BUGFIX]         SimConfig        - (P3D) "BlackOut Desktop" hat wrong values
[BUGFIX]         SceneryMGR       - Remove a scenery shows wrong dialig (Yes, No is missing)
[BUGFIX]         SceneryMGR       - (FSX-SE) Path error if a native DLC Scenery has been installed
[BUGFIX]         Profiles         - UTC checkbox loses checked state after reloading a profile
[BUGFIX]         Profiles         - System Time checkbox did not work properly
[BUGFIX]         RunManager       - Changes are saved at the wrong cfgSet Title
[BUGFIX]         RunManager       - Save ConfigSet show a dialog
[BUGFIX]         Startposition    - Shows more Runways then available for the selected airport


--- 30.09.2016 - v1.3.0

[FEATURE]       PREPAR3D v3.4     - Support of PREPAR3D v3.4

[FEATURE]       ActiveSky 16      - Integration of Active Sky 2016
[FEATURE]       ActiveSky         - Kill program automaticly if AutoRun has been selected
[FEATURE]       Profiles          - Load newest Flightplan. Searches for the newest saved .pln file and loads it to the simulator
[FEATURE]       Profiles          - Select System time or UTC time
[FEATURE]       SimConfig         - Added "Enable Controllers" from Controls tab
[FEATURE]       AES               - (FSX/FSX-SE only) Support AutoResync of Airport Enhancement Services (AES)
[FEATURE]       RefreshAirports   - New menu item to force the Airport Synchronisation (makeRwys.exe)
[FEATURE]       Metar/TAF         - URL is now customizable (in program settings)
[CHANGE]        Programsettings   - Structure of the program settings has been changed
[CHANGE]        DebugPack         - Display a information banner that the debug pack will be created
[CHANGE]        General           - Saves "blank line" to seperate sections
[BUGFIX]        DesktopShortcut   - Remove bad characters from profile name before creating the shortcut
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig         - P3Dv3.3 language error "EnableGesture" for GERMAN users :O)
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig         - "UseGlobalTerrainView" had wrong Section [SCENERY] instead of [TERRAIN] (for P3Dv2.4 - P3Dv3.3 users)
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR        - Add scenery causes NG to crash if AREA is without TITLE (very special case)
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig         - Value 4012 instead of 4096
[BUGFIX]        Metar/TAF         - Wrong ICAO causes dialog to crash 


--- 14.06.2016 - v1.2.0 build 03
[CHANGE]        ORBX             - Compatible with v2.1 of FTXcentral. Region switch will be disabled automaticly. Autodetection of migrated regions.
[FEATURE]       P3Dv3            - Compatible with v3.3 of PREPAR3D
[BUGFIX]        SceneryMGR       - Clicking "Save" at "SceneryManager" Tab causes NG to crash

[CHANGE]        SceneryMGR       - Duplicate titles will be found to ensure NG is working correct


--- 30.05.2016 - v1.1.1 (this version was just delivered to a hand full of people)
[FEATURE]       LiveryManager    - Shows ATC_ID below the Livery Thumbnail
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig        - Save MasterConfig Set crashes in some special cases (Using // and var=value)
[BUGFIX]        General          - "Scheme error" at program start
[BUGFIX]        Scenery MGR      - Adding new sceneries does not cause NG to detect them as "new"


--- 08.05.2016 - v1.1.0

[FEATURE]       CleanDesk        - Start and Stop Scripts implemented
[BUGFIX]        RunManager       - Fileoperation <delete DIR> did not allowed to select a directory.
[BUGFIX]        Profiles         - Using External scenery.cfg caused the GUI to crash.
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR    - Using // at the ConfigSets cause the Program to crash.
[BUGFIX]        LiveryManager    - Show maximum 30 Liveries per aircraft
[BUGFIX]        CleanDesk        - Window resizing
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR    - ASLAT wrong default value (only if you reset to default)
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR    - "Autotrim" setting reversed
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR    - "Enable Automixture" setting reversed
[BUGFIX]        GoogleEarth      - Pro Version not found
[BUGFIX]        Fileoperation    - Modify file operations did not work
[BUGFIX]        General          - SIMstarter NG CTD on startup
[BUGFIX]        Profiles         - Startposition does not show if saved flight is selected (caused strange starting position)
[BUGFIX]        Profiles         - ORBX New Zealand Region not found
[BUGFIX]        ASN Settings     - Configuration is saving "---" and empty values which can cause strange ASN behavior
[BUGFIX]        Startposition    - Bad characters causing dialog to crash
[BUGFIX]        DiffManager      - Does not assign to every selected ConfigSet
[BUGFIX]        SceneryManager   - Click "Cancel" save dialog cause it to crash
[BUGFIX]        Profiles         - UseSystemeTime reset if saved flight selected
[BUGFIX]        ActiveSkyNext    - Path settings for ASN-SE mismatch. ASN options are disabled in this case. (Only if you bought ASN inside Steam)


--- 14.04.2016 - v1.0.3
[BUGFIX]        SceneryManager   - In some cases clicking "Description" and "Required" caused the Manager to crash after reopen.
[BUGFIX]        GoogleEarth      - Exclude path settings for GoogleEarth Export did not work properly.
[BUGFIX]        SceneryManager   - Clicking the Description tab header and saving changes will cause a strange Area priority.
[BUGFIX]        Platformdialog   - In some cases the simulator path was not automaticly detected.
[BUGFIX]        P3Dv3 FXML       - Some saved flights caused "Malformated XML file" if you are using different situation settings.
[BUGFIX]        ASN Manager      - Spelling mistakes
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR    - Spelling mistakes (german language)
[BUGFIX]        Startposition    - Program crashes if runways.xml is faulty. Crash behavior changed.
[BUGFIX]        Update           - Don't check for internet connection if "Check for updates" is disabled.
[CHANGED]       DebugPack        - Archived logfiles 


--- 08.04.2016 - v1.0.2
[BUGFIX]        MigrationTool    - The migration tool copied all files to .\data\userprofiles\P3Dv3.1 correct path is ..\P3Dv3


--- 07.04.2016 - v1.0.1
[BUGFIX]        General          - Some users had problems with the software activation which is solved now


--- 06.04.2016 - v1.0.0
[ADDED]         General       - Initial Version of SIMstarter NG

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