Posts by psionmark

    It is all well and good to say don't install sceneries to a particular program directory. And yet Most scenery addons do not ask for an install directory. Northeast US/New York, fresh download simply installs to the FS2 folder as always,

    Maybe someone should check to see if the addons/payware are compliant.


    Yep, good point. My reinstalls didn't give me an option to specify the destination.

    My main install is on my C Drive. The beta update deleted the scenery that it did delete (which wasn't all of it), from my D drive, which is where I installed it to. On reinstalling, it installed it back on my D drive, so the update would appear to have deleted stuff from places other than the original installation directory.

    The main issue here is that some users have installed all the user created content into the main Aerofly FS 2 folder, this is not recommended and can cause all kind of issues. Doing so will cause a lot of confusion, because we have no control anymore on what files belong to our installer, what files have been overwritten and what files are no longer necessary. Please keep this in mind when complaining about us or the latest update.

    So to stop any confusion in the future, please do not copy anything into the Aerofly FS 2 program folder.

    The majority if not all of my scenery was installed on a different drive to the main application. Some of it got deleted, and some didn't. It didn't even seem consistent for a given source, e.g. some stuff from Aerosoft got deleted (Switzerland, for example), some didn't (e.g. Helgoland). So it wasn't even obvious what I needed to reinstall other than looking at the map.

    I reinstalled the scenery prior to the scenery updates but after applying the sim update. Seems to work okay - is there any benefit downloading the latest versions? There’s a lot of data to download. I don’t mind doing so if there are benefits, but thought I’d check first.

    Do we know which versions are the updated ones for e.g. Switzerland and Northeastern US? The Aerosoft site shows the version number, but not sure which ones relate to this latest update.

    And yes, I do agree it would've been nice to have known it would delete all this beforehand.

    @psionmark: We need to check the installer again, why it removed Switzerland and Florida. But those packages need an update also which is currently being sent to Aerosoft. Please give them a few days until the updates are online. In the mean time, you can reinstall Switzerland and Florida and it should work fine again, even though it will run better with the updated versions.

    Thanks for the info. So probably worth holding back and waiting for the updated scenery? Should I also reinstall the update to the main app when that’s available or do I just need to reinstall the scenery?

    Firstly, many thanks for this lovely update - the 135 in VR is quite possibly my new favourite flying thing :)

    One thing, though - some of my scenery is now no longer showing on the map, namely Switzerland and Florida. It looks like the photo scenery is there, but not the airports.

    Other scenery , such as the wonderful freeware Hawaii, LOWI, TrueEarth Netherlands all looks okay, though.

    Any ideas on how to get back the missing stuff?

    Hi gang,

    ORBX are holding a 40% off Election Special sale for US products - this includes their 4 US airports for Aerofly FS2.

    No affiliation with them, but I have all 4 of these and they're excellent - terrific fun to explore with the R22.

    If you can only get 1, I'd recommend Meigs - both for the historical Flight Sim element, but also for the fun of whizzing around all those lovely skyscrapers in VR :)

    I keep dabbling with all the other major sims out there. Some are great, some are not so great. But, I always end up sticking my Rift S back on and heading back to FS2, and that always puts a BIG smile on my face.

    There's simply nothing else out there that has such immersion and is such FUN to fly :)

    Looking forward to the new update for the DVD version and the added helo fun.

    My only wish is that more people knew about you guys and bought into it - mainly because that might drive more add-ons. But, I'm happy with what I have and for that, a big THANK YOU to all the devs, third party devs and awesome freeware devs.

    Thanks, I sent a help request email.

    Port 4242 didn't work? If not, worth checking in OpenTrack:

    Under Input, it should be set to "UDP over network", then click the spanner icon to the right of that - that'll show you your port number that you'll need to enter into the app. At that point you should be able to tap Start in the app, Start on OpenTrack and the Octopus should start moving when you move your head :)

    I tried it and I have no wiggling octopus indication. Is the 5555 port (in UDP over network) a sensible entry?, I did the long command prompt entry.

    I have only a vague idea what the ports are about.

    I think my firewalls are now open.

    I put an opentrack exclusion in my PC’s Deepguard virus scanning program.

    The port for mine was 4242 - think that's default as I don't remember changing it.

    Hi gang,

    I've been having a play with SmoothTrack, a new iOS app released yesterday, that provides Head Tracking with only an iPhone/iPad (I think Android is coming, too) and the free OpenTrack software. I got it primarily to try with "that other sim", but I'm happy to say it also works a treat in FS2. It only currently works with certain iPhone models, so check the requirements beforehand.

    It's currently half price until the end of the month. I paid £4.99 and it's at least as good as my £85 TrackHat and I don't need to wear a hat or mess with the lights and curtains in the room.

    I've no association with the dev, just wanted to spread the word.

    Agree with all the comments re VR. It knocks spots off any multi/wide monitor solution I've ever tried.

    Also agree with the comments re Oculus/Facebook. My current Rift S will be my last Oculus device, unless this decision is reversed, but that's no problem. Other options are available.