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Installing FSX acceleration Scenery files

Installing Scenery to Flight Simulator X (Acceleration) - also known as flight simulator X Gold (Acceleration).

Minimum Safe Specification: - Intel Core i3 4150 processor at 3.50GHz ; 6GB installed RAM ; 1GB Graphics Card:

1.  Before adding scenery, any zip files must be unzipped to a named folder prior to installing.

2.  Additional scenery must be added to the FSX/Addon Scenery 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          FSX/Addon Scenery/RAF_Defford/Texture     

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. The master .BGL file will be in the format:
        AirportName_AirportCode_AuthorsInitials.BGL      (e.g.  RAF Defford_UKDF_PP.BGL)
        Where there is an additional terrain file, it will usually have the same name, but end with _CVX.BGL.
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.

Terrain ;  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 on the flight simulation.

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.

4.  Select the scenery you require from the Free Flight link on the left menu.

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 knowledge.



The last choice is to check the parameters for the session and click Fly Now.