Installing FSX acceleration Scenery files
Installing Scenery to Flight Simulator X
(Acceleration) - also
known as flight simulator X Gold (Acceleration).
Specification: - Intel Core i3 4150 processor at 3.50GHz ;
6GB installed RAM ; 1GB Graphics Card:
adding scenery, any zip
files must be unzipped to a named folder prior to installing.
scenery must be added to the FSX/Addon
folder. Such scenery can be installed
in its own folder within Addon Scenery. When the FSX.exe
program looks for scenery it will expect the scenery files to be in a
folder called Scenery
and the Texture files to be in a folder called Texture
e.g. FSX/Addon Scenery/RAF_Defford/Scenery
This folder will contain the .BGL files that assemble the
scenery model on screen. In addition, there may be a number
of small .JPG files to give images for selecting scenery in editing
programs, but these are often deleted by the creator of the scenery.
master .BGL file will be in the format:
(e.g. RAF Defford_UKDF_PP.BGL)
Where there is an
additional terrain file, it will usually have the same name, but end
Additional .bgl files are objects which are designed to fit onto the
airport scenery. They can be included in the scenery file, or
they may be extracted from a pre-loaded scenery set which may have to
be installed if it is not in the FSX scenery library.
This folder contains texture files for the scenery objects.
If some or all of the texture files are missing, objects will
be transparent, patchy, or not appear at all. These are .BMP
files or .DDS files for FSX and need to be of a specific file size to
be functional. 512KB and multiples values thereof.
3. Activating the scenery
Open FSX and click on settings on the side menu.
Click on the Scenery
Library button on the bottom right menu and this will allow
you to select your scenery from the Addon Scenery folder.
Then select Add Area from the pop up menu.
This will enable you to
select the scenery that you want to install.
Select the file containing
the scenery and click OK. The window will show the contents
of the scenery folder and hold there. To finish the select
you will need to mouse click the white part of the screen window near
the Scenery folder. This will then show the Scenery Library
containing the new file.
Select OK on the Scenery Library
window to finish the Add Area task. The scenery should now
work on your FSX flight simulator.
the scenery you require from the Free Flight link on the
By selecting the Active
Runway, the aircraft will be placed on the end of the runway
that is nearest into wind, ready for takeoff with the engine running
and the navigation lights on. Weather conditions, time of day
or night and aircraft type can also be selected prior to flying.
In most airport models, there is an option for a parking ramp.
Choosing this option will mean that you will have to taxi the
aircraft to the runway, requiring a greater degree of skill and
The last choice is to check the parameters for the session and click