• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

    • Tag FS2020 specific questions with the MSFS2020 tag.
    • Questions about making 3D assets can be posted in the 3D asset design forum. Either post them in the subforum of the modelling tool you use or in the general forum if they are general.
    • Questions about aircraft design can be posted in the Aircraft design forum
    • Questions about airport design can be posted in the FS2020 airport design forum. Once airport development tools have been updated for FS2020 you can post tool speciifc questions in the subforums of those tools as well of course.
    • Questions about terrain design can be posted in the FS2020 terrain design forum.
    • Questions about SimConnect can be posted in the SimConnect forum.

    Any other question that is not specific to an aspect of development or tool can be posted in the General chat forum.

    By following these guidelines we make sure that the forums remain easy to read for everybody and also that the right people can find your post to answer it.

About FSX Photoscene


Never install any design program or program that writes files within it's own folder structure in the ..\Program Files folder (or any Windows equivalent folder name).

Rule #2

When in doubt, see rule #1! :D

Never write any program that writes data to its own installation directory. This was ok for Windows 95 programmers but not for modern day operating systems where there are special directories designated for this. A well designed application does not require administrative rights to operate and splits its data into static data and roaming/user data.

The intended directory (Windows) is by default [X]:\Program Files ....\ which should be the default *unless* the user chooses something else rather than being forced to use something else.


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I much preferred the simpler days, when users actually had full control over their own systems...

I very much dislike the "new paradigm" that scatters files all over hell's half-acre!