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How to add scenery to FSX with Windows 7.

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It seems to be a common issue when trying to load in a new piece of scenery in to FSX with Windows 7, that the logical way of selecting and clicking things does not work.

It has been covered here in the forums before, but I thought I'd post a more or less "definitive" guide. This is a cut'n'paste of a reply that I gave on the OZx forum in this thread: http://aussiex.org/f...?showtopic=4236 This guide is also posted on the ORBX fora here: http://orbxsystems.c...p?topic=15818.0

I have used a piece of scenery that I am working on (Parkes Observatory) as an example. Just substitute the scenery you want to add in its place. Just ignore the other scenery entries in my screengrabs.

Directions:

1. Open the "scenery library" box from within FSX

2. Left click on "Add Area":

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3. Navigate to the scenery folder that you wish to add. Left-click once on the scenery folder that you wish to add:

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4. When the correct area is highlighted, Click 'OK":

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5. You should be taken to the next screen. Then click anywhere within the white portion of the box:

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6. You should be spat back to this dialogue box with th new scenery at the top of the list:

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Then just click "OK" and the scenery should be loaded into the sim.

Hope that helps. Steve.

[EDIT: Hcornea]

A User submitted Video in German that also explains how to do this can be downloaded HERE

Here is Bill Womack's video tutorial in English (Thanks Aidan for the link):

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this is the only helpful answer i found in 3 days! thank you!

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very usefull

Thank you to

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Thankyou for this VERY helpfull post.

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I've attempted to use this solution .......... however it doesnt work for everyone ...... ie ME. The only foolproof way of getting the scenery to work is the rather tedious method of cutting and pasting the scenery and texture files into the relevent Addon Scenery folders.

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I've attempted to use this solution .......... however it doesnt work for everyone ...... ie ME. The only foolproof way of getting the scenery to work is the rather tedious method of cutting and pasting the scenery and texture files into the relevent Addon Scenery folders.

That was yesterdays alternative solution ........... since then I've tried another method ....... Much the same as the original posted by squeeker however with a slight modification.

Follow all the steps but instead of LEFT clicking in the white area ........ click ok then RIGHT click in the white area ...... bingo ..... it works.

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I should have been reading this forum long ago. I just happened upon this thread. I've always had trouble with adding scenery in Windows 7 and here is the answer, plain and simple. Thanks!

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This worked great for me too - using FS9 with a recent Windows 7 clean install.

Alex Christoff

Baltimore, MD

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Thank YOU! That was all truly helpful.

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This little tip is FANTASTIC and a great life saver!!!

My hair is naturally falling out, but until i read this it was getting even shorter.....

Thanks squeeker. YOU ROCK!!! :motorsyko:

Timmy....... :thumbsup:

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Many,Many thanks for this thread. I spent an hour or more over the last two days trying to install an openVFR scenery. It took 30 seconds after reading this thread.

Neal Howard

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I notice there is a folder called Parkes Observatory in the 2nd screenshot. Where can I get this scenery addon, or is it already included in the OZx scenery?

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This is fantastic I might even start growing my hair back

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At last I found a post that actually showed the procedure for scenery install.

Thank you.

BruceD

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