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How does one install custom scenery?

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How does one install custom scenery?

Postby DTWFlyer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:09 pm

Like, downloaded from sites (I.E, omegahangar's WSSS scenery)
When i try to install it, it just shows as the same default scenery. . . ?
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Re: How does one install custom scenery?

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:23 am

1. how are you ""installing"" it?
2. have you pointed FG to the directory containing the scenery?
3. remember, scenery is additive so you'll see new stuff with old stuff...

we make a myflightgear directory... inside this directory we make a craft directory and a scenery directory... the craft and scenery directories are added to FG's list of craft and scenery directories... inside the craft directory, we place the top directory of the craft we're adding... inside the scenery directory, we place the Terrain and Objects directories of the scenery... there are other directories in scenery besides Terrain and Objects but we'll leave them off for now...

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myflightgear
myflightgear/craft             <- add to FG's fg-aircraft path statement
myflightgear/craft/mynewcraft
myflightgear/craft/joe'snewcraft
myflightgear/scenery           <- add to FG's fg-scenery path statement
myflightgear/scenery/Terrain
myflightgear/scenery/Terrain/e000n00/blahblah
myflightgear/scenery/Objects
myflightgear/scenery/Objects/e000n00/blahblah


you've got to have the Terrain and Objects directories for the scenery... some scenery may have only the tile directories... in that case they need to manually be placed in the proper directory structure...
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Re: How does one install custom scenery?

Postby Thorsten » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:41 am

Custom scenery can be packaged in lots of different formats, so there's no one instruction that fits all use cases. Usually the place where you got the scenery chunk from should provide instructions how to install it - we can't know that here.
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