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Latest version SIMstarter NG P3D

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Latest version SIMstarter NG

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.0 is available!

Please find more information here.

  • [FEATURE]       General                - Support for P3Dv5 added
  • [FEATURE]       General                - Support for FSUIPC6 added
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfig MGR          - Support for P3Dv5 added
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfig MGR          - Tweaks for P3Dv5 added
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Enhanced sorting of Scenery MGR and performance of GUI improved
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Remove multiple components from add-on.xml file
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - "Search missing add-on.xml" shows results in a checked-listbox to select which files should be activated
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Support for "DiscoveryPath" added. Add, Modify or Remove DiscoveryPath settings in your add-ons.cfg files
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - New menu item "Remove file from sim" to remove add-on.xml from add-ons.cfg without deleting
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Date columns are sortable now
  • [CHANGED]       SimObjects MGR         - Font color adjust
  • [CHANGED]       General                - Removed FSX - P3Dv4.4 from source code
  • [CHANGED]       General                - Some dialogues did not have the right focus
  • [CHANGED]       General                - Updated to MakeRwys 4.9
  • [CHANGED]       Run MGR                - Fileoperation Dialog optimized usabiltiy
  • [CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Color of required scenery unreadable
  • [CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Add multiple Sceneries empty dialog
  • [CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - HTML Export marks add-on.xml based scenery in dark-green
  • [CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Description column sizable
  • [CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Scenery Set Overview: Changed coloring to active and inactive only (better usabiltiy)
  • [CHANGED]       Startposition          - "Show Add-On Airports only" checkbox state saved now
  • [CHANGED]       Startposition          - PreSelects the latest ICAO from the profile
  • [CHANGED]       Startposition          - Removed parenthesis if no airline code for aircraft
  • [CHANGED]       Fileswitcher           - Logging list reversed
  • [CHANGED]       Fileswitcher           - Pressing ENTER in search dialog starts searching (better usabiltiy)
  • [CHANGED]       SimConfg MGR           - SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW setting disabled as this will be set in the profile at "Flight Control Center"
  • [CHANGED]       Flightplan             - Auto loading flightplan changed. Loading latest "<DEPARTURE ICAO>*.pln" file if departure ICAO is set
  • [CHANGED]       ShowParkingICAO        - Enhanced sorting of parkings
  • [CHANGED]       RealTimeFlight         - Real Time Flight Manager will be auto closed now
  • [CHANGED]       TextInfo MGR           - Adjusted to v5 SDK
  • [BUGFIX]        Startposition          - "blank" value shows no gates
  • [BUGFIX]        SimConfigSet           - Pilot voice settings are fixed
  • [BUGFIX]        SimConfigBackup        - Delete Backup ConfigSets causes error
  • [ALPHA]         File Monitor           - Introducing FileMonitor to monitor changes of files (for now it is an inofficial feature and unsupported)

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.1 is available!


--- 06.05.2020 - v2.0.1 rev. 273

  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Complete reworked New Scenery Manager with improved GUI speed
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Improved Sorting of Sceneries
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Modify Add-On.xml based sceneries with Scenery Manager
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Remove Add-On.xml based sceneries with Scenery Manager
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Merge sceneries to either add-on.xml or scenery.cfg depending on source
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Inactive/Active Sceneries from "Scenery Manager" tab will be changed to add-on.xml as well (former scenery.cfg only)
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Edit Scenery shows red textbox is path is not found
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Show Layer information in Add/Edit Dialog
  • [FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Check if PATH or TITLE already exist and skip if
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Improved performance in dialog (with many Add-On.xml files)
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Validation of add-ons.cfg files
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Added checkboxes at "Add-On.xml Manager" tab to adhoc activate/deactivate add-on.xml files in add-ons.cfg files
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Added link to "add-ons.cfg" files to open them in editor
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Added "Please wait" banner while adding "Missed add-on.xml files"
  • [FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Move selected categories from one add-on.xml file to another (Add-On.xml MGR > Modify > Move)
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Added "Include all add-on.xml" checkbox to include alle add-on.xml files into your SimConfigBackup
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Filter in "Restore Backup" dialog for files (important if you are searching for specific files to restore)
  • [FEATURE]       SimConfig MGR          - (P3Dv5 HF1) Added "Dynamic Texture Streaming" Option
  • [FEATURE]       SimObjects MGR         - Added checkboxes to activate/deactivate all items
  • [FEATURE]       Profile                - Searching for Scenery Errors on SIMstarter start and Profile Start, before the simulator is running
  • [CHANGED]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Sorting of the backups columns to "last backup" on startup
  • [CHANGED]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Restore files/folders without asking to replace the existing files (just confuses)
  • [CHANGED]       AddOnXml MGR           - Ask to save changes in DiscoveryPath Tab
  • [CHANGED]       General                - GUI not hanging when sim is starting (BGW replaced with Timer)
  • [CHANGED]       Manuals                - Revised for SIMstarter NG P3D
  • [BUGFIX]        SimConfigBackup MGR    - CTD if dialog canceled
  • [BUGFIX]        General                - Profile Shortcuts pointing to wrong .exe (SIMstarter NG.exe instead of SIMstarter NG P3D.exe)
  • [BUGFIX]        Affinity Calculator    - Dialog does not open
  • [BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Can't create new DiscoveryPath
  • [ALPHA]         FileMonitor            - Added new Option to switch from "OPERATIONS VIEW" to "FINAL VIEW" to show created, renamed or changed files only
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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.2 is available!


--- 06.05.2020 - v2.0.2 rev. 34
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - DiscoveryPath coloring added
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Added new Dialog to move categories into new AddOn Package
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Added new CheckBox "Show SceneryGroups only" to show add-on.xml files with more then one scenery
[FEATURE]       Active Sky             - Support for Active Sky P3D included
[FEATURE]       General                - If the simulator is running SIMstarter will prevent to make changes in the configuration dialogs
[FEATURE]       General                - If a new version of PREPAR3D is detected SIMstarter will ask you to import the current prepar3d.cfg to avoid misconfiguration
[FEATURE]       General                - New Label to indicate that SIMstarter has not been started as Administrator
[FEATURE]       Scenery MGR            - Added new Dialog to merge sceneries into new AddOn Package
[CHANGED]       AddOnXml MGR           - New add-on.xml entries are stored in "AppData"
[CHANGED]       AddOnXml MGR           - Improved Validation of add-ons.cfg files
[CHANGED]       RunConfigSet MGR       - Coloring added
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Activate/Deactivate does not work in some case
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Adding new add-on.xml to wrong folder
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Fixed file checkup for existing add-on.xml files
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Coloring issues fixed

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.3 is available!

--- 12.05.2020 - v2.0.3 rev. 32
[FEATURE]       Profile                - Added Label "Sim is running / Sim is not running" in Flight Control Center
[FEATURE]       General                - Added add-ons.cfg file links in "File > Open"
[FEATURE]       General                - Reworked the way for selected rows in ConfiSet Managers
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Auto correction of duplicate "Names" of a "Category" as this is not allowed by PREPAR3D SDK and can cause that Add-Ons do not load.
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - DiscoveryPath settings will be searched for unregistered add-on.xml files
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Default sorting by "Name" added
[FEATURE]       DLL/EXE.XML MGR        - Coloring added
[CHANGED]       Settings               - Reduced the complexity of file settings with introducing an autodiscovery. User don't need to select the files himself any more.
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Coloring not corect when clicking [...] button
[BUGFIX]        Scenery MGR            - CTD in some cases
[BUGFIX]        RunConfigSet MGR       - Coloring of missing files not red
[BUGFIX]        Profile                - Not changing files that do not exist

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.4 is available!

--- 15.05.2020 - v2.0.4 rev. 11
[FEATURE]       AIRAC                  - Shows label of valid AIRAC for today (not the installed one)
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Correction of add-ons.cfg errors can be done in automated way
[CHANGED]       AddOnXml MGR           - Validation of add-ons.cfg errors should be more user friendly
[CHANGED]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Able to handle SimBackup Backups from SIMstarter NG
[CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Merging sceneries autocorrects the relative path to absolut path as this can cause issues as the reference is not correct
[CHANGED]       AddOnXml MGR           - Validation of add-ons.cfg errors should be more user friendly
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - Coloring not corect when clicking [...] button
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXml MGR           - CTD when modify add-on.xml in some cases
[BUGFIX]        Scenery MGR            - Merging sceneries from add-on.xml to scenery.cfg can cause duplicates in some cases

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.6 is available!

--- 18.05.2020 - v2.0.6 rev. 25
[FEATURE]       SimConfig MGR          - (P3Dv5) Added "Variable Refresh Rate"
[FEATURE]       Run ConfigSet MGR      - Added possibility to remove multiple Run Items
[FEATURE]       Run ConfigSet MGR      - Added possibility to copy multiple Run Items to another Run ConfigSet
[FEATURE]       FileSwitcher           - Sortable by TimeStamp
[FEATURE]       Active Sky             - Close Active Sky P3D
[FEATURE]       Program Settings       - Added Expert Option to allow config changes when sim is running (Default = Off)
[CHANGED]       Profile                - Date Time Settings Redesign (added fixed system date). Note: You have to redo your time settings on each profile.
[BUGFIX]        SimConfigBackup MGR    - Does not included checkbox "All add-on.xml" when starting the backup from button "<< CREATE BACKUP >>"

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--- 19.05.2020 - v2.0.6 rev. 34
[BUGFIX]        Profile                - Starting the Scenery MGR before Profile start does not deactivate Add-On.xml Scenery
[BUGFIX]        RunConfigSet MGR       - Coloring of missing files not red
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR          - Label of EnableGesture not correct
[BUGFIX]        Profile                - System Date does not work as it should

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--- 24.05.2020 - v2.0.6 rev. 42
[FEATURE]       AIRAC                  - AIRAC Indicator stays "orange" from valid-date + 5 days to indicate that it has been changed
[FEATURE]       SimConfigBackup MGR    - Compare the backup file with the original file prior restore using the new "Compare file(s)" button in Restore Dialog
[CHANGED]       Add-Ons.Cfg            - Changed the ordering of [Package.x] section as this can cause trouble with A2A Aircraft. To fix both files simply move a scenery Layer in Scenery Manager save changes.
[CHANGED]       CleanDesk MGR          - Coloring adjusted
[BUGFIX]        Fileswitcher           - Date/Time Error fixed caused by rev. 35
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig Set          - Setting Date/Time makes no sense here. Disabled now.

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SIMstarter NG P3D

Version 2.0.7 is available!

--- 06.06.2020 - v2.0.7 rev. 50
[FEATURE]       Profile                - Reading Date/Time from PFPX and simBrief OFPs
[FEATURE]       Profile                - Show PFPX and simBrief OFPs
[FEATURE]       Profile                - Added new setting to sync the Active Sky time with the profile setting of SIMstarter
[FEATURE]       AddOnXml MGR           - Clear Names of AddOn Components
[FEATURE]       Random Flight Database - Supporting RFD by generating an Export of Add-On Airports that can be imported to RFD. Further Details in ".\manuals\RandomFlightDatabase with SIMstarter NG P3D.pdf"
[CHANGED]       Scenery MGR            - Not show "new Sceneries" when showing errors
[CHANGED]       General                - Font color of inactive items to black (from dark-gray) - as it's better readable now
[CHANGED]       Manuals                - Updated
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR          - Description for "InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser" fixed
[BUGFIX]        SimConfig MGR          - Behaviour of  Background Colors fixed
[BUGFIX]        AddOnXML MGR           - Filename issue when adding new add-on.xml


For details of the new OFP Feature see:


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--- 09.06.2020 - v2.0.7 rev. 61
[FEATURE]       Checklist              - Assign Checklist to other profiles
[BUGFIX]        Checklist              - Does not run when starting SIMstarter from Profile-Shortcut
[BUGFIX]        Checklist              - Starting Checklist from Profile-Shortcut should not allow stopping the process
[BUGFIX]        Scenery MGR            - Errors without Error reported after running MakeRwys

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--- 25.06.2020 - v2.0.7 rev. 67
[FEATURE]       Diff MGR               - Disable Diff-Manager (Experts only)
[FEATURE]       Diff MGR               - Allow Archived Items to be added in Ignore List
[CHANGED]       Diff MGR               - Reminds you to "check" an items before adding it to Ignorelist if no item is checked

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--- 06.08.2020 - v2.0.7 rev. 72
[CHANGED]       Manuals                - Added missing descriptions
[CHANGED]       Checklist              - Save Checklist before assigning to other profiles
[CHANGED]       Profile                - Date/Time Picker become invisible if TimeMode = Local Realtime (as this makes no sense)

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