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Proper way to load HD scenery

Postby xen_steda » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:01 pm

Hello, I have a question, so if I am using the scenery that has been downloaded from the scenery world grid on the Flightgear website and manually added to the Flightgear directory, do I need to disable the option to "download scenery automatically" for the manually installed scenery to show?

Thanks for any assistance!
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Re: Proper way to load HD scenery

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:54 am

which directory, exactly, are you adding the scenery to when you manually download and install it?
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Proper way to load HD scenery

Postby xen_steda » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:18 am

I have been adding them to the directory that originates in the programs/flightgear2019.1.1/scenery/objects, /terrain, etc.
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Re: Proper way to load HD scenery

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:11 am

yeah, wrong place... you should add scenery and craft to the proper FG directory in your user's home directory... why? if you uninstall or upgrade, there may be problems and/or the things you've added may be deleted when you don't want them to be...

http://wiki.flightgear.org/$FG_HOME#Common_paths
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"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Proper way to load HD scenery

Postby wlbragg » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:07 pm

Here is how I lay out my scenery and it works perfectly. In addition, I have changed the location of the terrasync directory to a different drive because the default was to use an area of my limited system drive. I am running terrasync and this layout works seamlessly. Notice my path order, I have custom small areas, then the entire stock world scenery, then terrasync on which updates everything if something is added to it I don't have.

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Kansas(2-27-15)/Ohio/Midwest scenery development.
KEQA (2-27-15), 3AU, KRCP Airport Layout
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