FSX End user installation

#1
End users are always grateful to developers when the latter provide the former with a tool aimed at solving issues scenery authors are leaving over, as if customers never meet any compatibility problem or were exclusive customers of their artistry. Then, I am grateful to Arno to have helped Darren to solve issues with France VFR in the first place. I was disappointed by France VFR behaviour when they released a new version, no longer taking into account ES products. And I welcome Arno's new tool that is supposed to solve any existing autogen definitions incompatibilities, or any of those that may appear in the future.
As far as I am concerned, I am worried by the installation instructions, as well as related posts in forums, that you have to read ten times before understanding how to install and succeed in that operation.
I may be an idiot, but after reading anything, I still don't know from where to execute the .exe file. I tried right-clicking from where I downloaded it but was not prompted with a browsing window. I tried with a command prompt (admin) and "AutogenConfigurationMerger.exe install" was not recognized as a valid command line. I fear I am just in need of a clear how-to that would take non-developers by hand to an easy installation. Is it asking too much after so many months dedicated to developing such a superb tool? I guess it has not been developed for a tiny minority of highly computer-literate simmers, but for all users with autogen-related compatibility issues.
 

MOUSY

Resource contributor
#2
Hi Bernard. If you would like to install ACM yourself, you must tell it which sim you are installing for. From your description it seems you may have left that information out. Let us assume you downloaded and unzipped ACM to C:\Downloads\. Then what you type in command prompt is:

Code:
C:\Downloads\AutogenConfigurationMerger.exe install P3Dv3
The popup will appear; press OK. And that's it. :)
 
#3
Hi Bernard. If you would like to install ACM yourself, you must tell it which sim you are installing for. From your description it seems you may have left that information out. Let us assume you downloaded and unzipped ACM to C:\Downloads\. Then what you type in command prompt is:

Code:
C:\Downloads\AutogenConfigurationMerger.exe install P3Dv3
The popup will appear; press OK. And that's it. :)
Hi Mousy, I see. My assumption was that the .exe was able to identify the sims present in my system, and then ask to which sim ACM was to be installed. And you are right; my code was incomplete. Now, I know what to do. Thanks to all developers on this site, who produced (or contributed to) so many great pieces of software for the community. Thanks and congrats. Bernard
 

arno

Administrator
Staff member
FSDevConf team
Resource contributor
#4
ACM should give a gui where you can select the version to install to if you don't provide it on the command prompt. But that doesn't seem to work in your case. Glad to hear you got it working.
 
#5
Thank you, Arno, for your reply. A GUI would not be enough. A path would be useful as well. On my version of Windows 10, the only way to get a command prompt ready for me to write the provided code under C:/Users/my name> (rather than C:/Windows/System32>) was through right-click on Windows, then run, then typing cmd. It was not "admin", but it worked with the code after C:/Users/my name>
But, using tileproxy, I work under Windows 10 Home, test mode, Build 10586, which may change conditions for the installation of some pieces of software, such as yours.
On running FSX I got the message "unkonwn signature", I said yes, then fsx aksed me to confirm whether I wanted to use this software anytime, I said yes again. And all went well since then. Everything seems in order as far as autogen is concerned. I would tell you if I notice anything wrong later. Thanks again to all.
 
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