Tip: How to distribute sceneries on different harddrives

  • In between we all known the extra_user_folder tweak to move sceneries away from the c:\users\[user]\documents.... drive.


    But what happens, if this drive is also full?


    I tried it with normal links from one directory to the other, this does not work.

    But windows know since Win7 another possibility: symlinks.

    With these windows thinks the linked place is a part of the same harddrive.

    And this works with aerofly fs 2!

    Example:

    My addon folder is here:

    D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\


    Here I have the szenery Tanzania that I just move (not copy) to a different harddrive.
    from

    D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\Tanzania

    to

    Z:\Hardlinks\Tanzania


    Then I open the command line (cmd) and enter:


    mklink /J "D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\tanzania" "Z:\Hardlinks\Tanzania"


    After "enter" he build a "hard" link "Tanzania" in D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\

    it looks like a standard link in the file explorer.


    Start Aerofly and you will see that the scenery still loads perfectly. :)


    You can see a german explanation here:

    https://www.giga.de/downloads/…llen-mit-mklink-so-gehts/

    or just search for mklink or symlink

    Wish for Aerofly FS 2:

    - Flightpath recording on hard drive and replay in sim from different view points

    - Smoke for aerobatic planes

    - Multiplayer or at least watching other people flying sitting on ground or inside tower

    Edited once, last by flightxtreme ().

  • Muss das nur einmal eingegeben werden oder jedes mal vor Spielstart?


    Does this have to be entered only once or every time before the game starts?

  • Of cause the link is still active after reboot.

    Wish for Aerofly FS 2:

    - Flightpath recording on hard drive and replay in sim from different view points

    - Smoke for aerobatic planes

    - Multiplayer or at least watching other people flying sitting on ground or inside tower