FS98 Scenery Clinic
Have you ever wanted to add some scenery to FS98 but been scared off by the warning window that pops up every time you try to use the Scenery Library? I must admit that I was a little nervous to start with.
After a great deal of experimenting I have come up with
what I consider to be the easiest method of scenery installation. Some
of the ideas are not mine, I just use them. Why not print this out and
give it a try?
TIPS: Try using the right-click mouse options
in Windows Explorer or My Computer.
WHICH SCENERY IS SUITABLE FOR FS98?
NOTE: Scenery designed specifically for CFS, FS2000, CFS2 & FS2002 is NOT compatible with & will NOT work in FS98
To use my easy installation method you need to create
a remote Scenery Directory folder on your hard drive, completely separate
from the FS98 main directory.
To create the Scenery Directory, open the [C:] drive
in Windows Explorer or My Computer & create a New Folder. Rename the
New Folder to Addon. That’s it......!
SORTING SCENERY FILES
The designers all have their own methods for scenery installation & file configuration.
With some you will get a folder full of mixed files,
while others come ready configured for installation.
You now have a Crusoe folder containing two sub-folders named Scenery and Texture. This is how a correctly configured scenery folder should look.
To install the Crusoe Island scenery simply paste the Crusoe folder into your new Addon scenery directory.
Before you can use it, the Crusoe Island scenery will need activating in the dreaded FS98 Scenery Library.
You need to type the path to Crusoe Island in the ‘Scenery area path’ box.
The path is short & logical. Type the following in
the box exactly as shown.
Note that it’s not case sensitive. You must get it exactly
Select Local for ‘Scenery area type’ and check the ‘Scenery
area active’ box.
Now click OK three times to return to FS98.
Most add-on scenery won’t show up on the default FS98 Airport list. To use it you will need to click the ‘Scenery from 6.0 and before’ button. It can be accessed in flight from the Flights or World/Go To/Airport options on the FS98 Menu Bar
Remember to click ‘Airport/Advanced Scenery/Scenery from
6.0 and before’.
Click World/Time and Weather on the FS98 menu bar to change the time.
This method of scenery installation has been extensively
tested for me by beginners all over the World.
I would be interested in any feedback and suggestions for additions to the article.
© Grumpy's Lair 2004