User Defined Custom Folder Location Setting Added to Aerofly FS2 (Main.MCF)

  • You can now define a custom user folder by adding your location to the field: <[string8][extra_user_folder][]> located within the main.mcf file. The location can be defined by placing it within the brackets of the command and saved.

    For defining a custom scenery location the location must contain the sub-folder “scenery”. This will give you the ability to place your custom scenery in a location other than the documents folder located on the root drive. This will allow for Aerofly FS2 to scan for any image files in that location.



    IPACS Development Team Member

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    Jeff

  • You can basically define any new hard drive location between the [] brackets. You can also adds any subfolder that is inside of your user\documents\Aerofly folder into this new location and Aerofly FS2 will scan that location for scenery, aircraft repaints, etc.

    This will allow for users with smaller root drives (where your documents folder resides) to place their scenery, airports, repaint etc. to a different hard drive.

    IPACS Development Team Member

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    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Mornin.


    I see no available field

    <[string8][extra_user_folder][]>

    in my main.mcf file


    So, I can add nothing (within the brackets []) to nothing that exists.


    Are you trying to say we should ADD the field first with the adaptation for the path we require?


    If so, I assume you have no preference as to where in the main.mcf this line should reside?

    e.g.

    .

    .

    <[string8][aircraft][c172]>

    <[string8][aircraft_repaint][]>

    <[string8][extra_user_folder][E:\Program Files\AeroFly Scenery]>

    <[tmsettings_flight][flight_setting][]

    .

    .


    Also, if the above is correct, can we add more than one of these lines so we can "arrange" our sceneries and thereafter more easily share them?


    Forget the last question IF as I think you said that AFS2 will scan for sub-directories of sceneries. A famtastic idea BTW lads and lasses.


    Many thanks in advance.


    BG2518-Bob

  • Are you running Aerofly FS2 in Beta version? Make sure that you have Aerofly FS2 at the latest version, it will automatically be in the main.mcf file, you should not add it manually.

    IPACS Development Team Member

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    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Jeff


    I'm not knowingly running AFS2 in anything other than a normal purchased mode.


    2.0.1EA4.46(20170608) - Does this help you identify it as a current version and not Beta as it doesn't for me?


    I confirm NO available field in my main.mcf file off of C:\Users\MDA\Documents\Aerofly FS 2


    Contains:


    <[file][][]

    <[tmsettings_sim][][]

    <[bool][window_fullscreen][true]>

    <[int32][window_fullscreen_width][3840]>

    <[int32][window_fullscreen_height][2160]>

    <[float64][window_fullscreen_quality][1]>

    <[array_int32][window_frame][0 0 0 0 ]>

    <[list_tmsettings_separate_3d_view][separate_3d_view_list][]

    >

    <[string8][aircraft][c172]>

    <[string8][aircraft_repaint][]>

    <[tmsettings_flight][flight_setting][]

    <[vector3_float64][position][4239526.33417492 851173.396594185 4679636.19514006]>

    <[vector3_float64][velocity][-0.0152020189681717 -0.0145578406416669 0.019138081591751]>

    <[matrix3_float64][orientation][0.405436184007778 -0.913098225381883 -0.0432796892510477 0.67018357652022 0.329108047954784 -0.66523820285215 0.621671516526033 0.240706301487617 0.745375745489732]>

    <[float64][gear][1]>

    <[float64][throttle][0]>

    <[float64][flaps][1]>

    <[flight_configuration][configuration][Keep]>

    >

    <[string8][controls_control_type][TM_CONTROLS_TYPE_JOYSTICK]>

    <[float64][controls_sensitivity_touch][0.5]>

    <[float64][controls_sensitivity_tilt][0.35]>

    <[bool][controls_touch_auto_centering][false]>

    <[float64][controls_gui_transparency][0.534282743930817]>

    <[bool][controls_use_rudder][false]>

    <[bool][controls_use_rudder_assist][false]>

    <[bool][controls_use_auto_trim][false]>

    <[bool][controls_use_auto_gear][false]>

    <[bool][show_overlay][true]>

    <[bool][show_flight_info][true]>

    <[bool][show_flight_hud][false]>

    <[bool][show_flight_hud_horizon][true]>

    <[float64][hud_scaling][0.374868959188461]>

    <[tmsettings_moving_map][moving_map][]

    <[vector4_float32][position][0 0 0.199739575386047 0.19999997317791]>

    <[float32][scale][1.31698775291443]>

    <[bool][show][false]>

    >

    <[bool][fade_controls][false]>

    <[bool][invert_view_controls][false]>

    <[string8][view_name][view_model_01]>

    <[list_tmsettings_view][view_list][]

    <[tmsettings_view][element][0]

    <[string8][name][view_model_01]>

    <[float64][fov][0.839972745748372]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][1]

    <[string8][name][view_no_model]>

    <[float64][fov][1.19891780930501]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][2]

    <[string8][name][view_around]>

    <[float64][fov][0.503137367977631]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][3]

    <[string8][name][view_flyby]>

    <[float64][fov][0.363970234266202]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][4]

    <[string8][name][view_model_02]>

    <[float64][fov][0.520788829747503]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][5]

    <[string8][name][view_tower]>

    <[float64][fov][0.0402791403142758]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][6]

    <[string8][name][view_model_03]>

    <[float64][fov][1.60088133044625]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][7]

    <[string8][name][view_hud]>

    <[float64][fov][0.971926877930679]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][8]

    <[string8][name][view_model_04]>

    <[float64][fov][1.92098212697117]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_view][element][9]

    <[string8][name][view_model_00]>

    <[float64][fov][1.29138583384116]>

    <[vector3_float64][position][0 0 0]>

    <[matrix3_float64][direction][1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1]>

    >

    >

    <[tm_time_utc][time_utc][]

    <[int32][time_year][2016]>

    <[int32][time_month][5]>

    <[int32][time_day][25]>

    <[float64][time_hours][22.773375279978]>

    >

    <[float64][visibility][0.679377436637878]>

    <[tmsettings_wind][wind][]

    <[float64][strength][0.743497014045715]>

    <[float64][direction_in_degree][262.290135025978]>

    <[float64][turbulence][0.756326377391815]>

    <[float64][thermal_activity][0.752795338630676]>

    >

    <[tmsettings_clouds][clouds][]

    <[float64][cumulus_density][0.43555748462677]>

    <[float64][cumulus_height][0.654789984226227]>

    <[float64][cumulus_mediocris_density][0.15]>

    <[float64][cumulus_mediocris_height][0.6]>

    <[float64][cirrus_height][0.656305074691772]>

    <[float64][cirrus_density][0.439011126756668]>

    >

    <[int32][graphics_frame_rate][120]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality][3]>

    <[bool][graphics_use_custom_settings][true]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_texture][3]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_terrain_mesh][3]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_terrain_images][3]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_shadow][3]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_map_resolution][1]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_obj_density][3]>

    <[bool][graphics_trees_enabled][true]>

    <[int32][graphics_quality_tree][3]>

    <[vector2_float64][graphics_glass_transparency][0.1 0.75]>

    <[int32][show_approach_guides_mode][1]>

    <[bool][show_landmarks][false]>

    <[bool][show_info][true]>

    <[bool][sound_on][true]>

    <[float64][sound_volume][0.4]>

    <[float64][simulation_speed][1]>

    <[float64][crash_restart_delay][3]>

    <[float64][vr_scale_factor][0]>

    <[float64][vr_render_scale_factor][1]>

    <[bool][vr_show_lens_flare][false]>

    <[bool][vr_show_controllers][false]>

    <[bool][vr_render_native_view_on_screen][false]>

    <[bool][vr_use_openvr][false]>

    <[bool][vr_force_interleaved_reprojection][false]>

    <[tmsettings_tobii_eyex][tobii_eyex][]

    <[bool][is_active][true]>

    <[float64][damping_factor][0.99]>

    <[float64][exponent_x][2]>

    <[float64][exponent_y][2]>

    <[float64][max_value_x][1]>

    <[float64][max_value_y][1]>

    >

    <[tmnavigation_config][navigation][]

    <[tmnav_route][Route][]

    <[tmnav_route_airport][Origin][]

    <[string8][Identifier][]>

    <[vector2_float64][Location][0 0]>

    <[uint64][Uid][0]>

    >

    <[tmnav_route_airport][Destination][]

    <[string8][Identifier][KSEZ]>

    <[vector2_float64][Location][0 0]>

    <[uint64][Uid][3495224983455858769]>

    >

    <[pointer_list_tmnav_route_way][Ways][]

    <[tmnav_route_start][4512][0]

    <[string8][Identifier][4512]>

    <[vector2_float64][Location][12461.3520346358 39628.1197072033]>

    <[uint64][Uid][3507559305687531538]>

    <[vector2_float64][Direction][-0.685234654422919 -0.728322365699353]>

    <[vector2_float64][Altitude][-9.31322574615479e-10 -9.31322574615479e-10]>

    >

    <[tmnav_route_approach][21][1]

    <[string8][Identifier][21]>

    <[vector2_float64][Location][12418.6476441706 39582.0632285632]>

    <[uint64][Uid][3495539443799949410]>

    <[vector2_float64][Direction][-0.710084740889434 -0.704116226738162]>

    <[float64][Elevation][1455.43228117264]>

    <[float64][NavaidFrequency][0]>

    <[uint64][NavaidUid][0]>

    >

    >

    >

    >

    <[connection][network_position_broadcast][]

    <[bool][Active][false]>

    <[string8][Type][default]>

    <[string8][IPAddress][192.168.1.255]>

    <[uint32][Port][49002]>

    >

    <[connection][network_gmap_apps][]

    <[bool][Active][false]>

    <[string8][Type][default]>

    <[string8][IPAddress][127.0.0.1]>

    <[uint32][Port][58585]>

    >

    <[configuration][external][]

    <[list_connection][Connections][]

    >

    >

    <[bool][debug_show_log][false]>

    <[bool][debug_show_fps][false]>

    <[settings_developer][developer_settings][]

    <[bool][Enabled][false]>

    <[string8][DeepDeveloperMode][]>

    <[string8][SpecialDeveloperMode][]>

    <[float64][TimeLapse][1]>

    <[bool][ShowMonitoring][false]>

    <[vector4_float32][MonitoringPosition][0.0020000000949949 0.0020000000949949 0.400000005960464 0.300000011920929]>

    >

    >

    >

  • Q. would the install of Innsbruck and Meigs via FTX Central have in any way affected the main.mcf?


    Long shot.


    BG2518-Bob

    nope

    IPACS Development Team Member

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    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Will a multi-drive option affect the recommended installation? i have uninstalled FS2 following the giant download and have bought a new 2TB hybrid drive intended for FS2 only. My Windows 10 SSD is only 240 GB and it couldn't cope with the giant update. Should I put FS2 on the hybrid drive or think about a split SSD-hybrid drive installation?

  • Will a multi-drive option affect the recommended installation? i have uninstalled FS2 following the giant download and have bought a new 2TB hybrid drive intended for FS2 only. My Windows 10 SSD is only 240 GB and it couldn't cope with the giant update. Should I put FS2 on the hybrid drive or think about a split SSD-hybrid drive installation?

    It will not affect the installation. Once this is implemented you will be able to define a new location that Aerofly FS2 scans for user folders. If it detects something in a folder in the specified location (specified from your main.mcf file) it will read the contents.


    I'll look into seeing when this will in fact be released to the public.

    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Is a custom location possible now please?


    BG2518-Bob.

    It is, but after seeing some posts about this feature still not working properly we have to look into it further.

    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Hi,


    now I found the time to test this feature and it worked immediately for me.


    This is my main.cfg:




    This is my folder structure:





    Due to some issues reported earlier, I suggest:


    Do not call the extra_user_folder scenery, this may lead to confusion with the subfolder. I used the name ipacs instead.

    Use only standard characters.

    Avoid blanks.

    Use small characters, no capital characters.

    The extra_user_folder has to contain a subfolder named scenery.

    The subfolder scenery has to contain a subfolder images (thanks to Mick for his comment).


    It may work without all these suggestions, but if we can avoid trouble we should do it.


    Enjoy aerofly FS 2

    Rodeo