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Simstarter NG and Orbx Central v4

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Is it possible to use Simstarter NG now that Orbx has started using Orbx central 4. What I am most thinking about is the Scenery Configuration manager. Can I disable scenerys and create groups. That function does not work in P3D.

 

/Thomas

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I just tried it, and found out ORBX uses "add-ons.cfg" in "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4", and Simstarter NG does not read that file. As a result all ORBX scenery is displayed in RED en disabled.

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BTW. in the current state it is not recommended to migrate Orbx sceneries to the new Orbx Central. There are some major problems, where your library gets totally messed up.

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I have found that ORBX Central takes issue with Scenery entries that do not have the the "Required" field. Guess which tool made those entries for me? 😉

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PS if I manually add "Required=FALSE" to all entries that don't have the setting, OrbxCentral can properly fix my Scenery.CFG and (sorry) I have no troubles.

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Totally agree with Bart.

I have the same issue, adding manually "Required=FALSE" makes that "Orbx Central" can synchronise properly.

 

Why was this line missing?

Fault from SimStarter ore from the addonpublisher?

In my case i had to insert the line 3 times

  • Aerosoft - Madeira X EVOLUTION FSX P3D_LPPS , PortoSantoXEvolution
  • Aerosoft - Madeira X EVOLUTION FSX P3D_LPMA , MadeiraXEvolution
  • Freeware - AirHispania from www.airhispania.com --> installed manually

Idea for SimStarter!?; Can SimStarter do a check of the scenery.cfg file to see of everething is OK and the file is not corrupt?

 

 

 

 

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To my knowledge this xml item is optional, so that's why not all add-ons set it. 

 

SIMstarter already does a complete xml file validation, but of course doesn't add this item as it is not mandatory. 

 

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Are you in contact with ORBX about this - or are you planning to fix the problem in Simstarter?

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I would like to know what the current situation is if you just update with no change regarding scenery handling and the usage of Simstarter.

I had hoped to read some clarifying notes by Peter about it all.

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The last release of ORBX Central (4.0.10) fixed the issue, by adding "Required=FALSE" to any section missing it. So they chose to fix the data rather than the code.

3 hours ago, larshall said:

Are you in contact with ORBX about this - or are you planning to fix the problem in Simstarter?

Yes, they notified me when they released their fix.

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