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MSFS Forget the SDK, go digging :-) Effects, Textures, DEM data, everything...

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So I was doing a search on my computer for video file for a film project and lo and behold I discovered where all the fun stuff is for MSFS...

Here's some links for the steam install, I'll try and find out for the other installs:

This folder contains the PressStartVideo-4K.mp4 that you see when you start the sim:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-videos

This folder will give you ideas on how you can build your various albedo, detail, and metal textures etc or default textures you can call for your models:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base\texture

This is the base sim folder, there's a ton of deprecated FSX and FSW stuff in there but check out all the subfolders:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base

This should have all the Airline and Aircraft type ICAO data, should be able to be decompiled with SPB2XML:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-aircraft-icao\AirTraffic

This looks like where the AI traffic and Boat Traffic lives, does not seem to have changed since FSX but maybe it's deprecated:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-ai-traffic\scenery\world\traffic

This is where the new elevation data lives, it is ASTER DEM based primarily and is in CGL encoded format also note the list of sources in the .txt:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-cgl\CGL
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-cgl\CGL\BASE

This is where you can find and discover what the new Effects system will use, the code is there already for the in sim effects such as stones being kicked up by aircraft etc, it's now XML based:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\Steam\fs-base-effects\MaterialLibs\EffectsBase_MaterialLib

These are just a few of the gold nuggets you'll find, dig around more and you may find more, there's one I found for the base world map which I want to update to something so you get an idea of where in the world you are when choosing an airport...
 

mendiola_loyola

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Is there a way to edit or create CGL elevation Data?
I have some hgt and microdem elvation data that I would like to add to the simuator.

Could you help me please?

Regards
Alfredo Mendiola Loyola
 
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Is there a way to edit or create CGL elevation Data?
I have some hgt and microdem elvation data that I would like to add to the simuator.

Could you help me please?

Regards
Alfredo Mendiola Loyola

Asobo hasn't released any SDK tools yet for elevation data, it is still on the To Do list in the SDK's.
 
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If you buy it from the Microsoft store, you cannot get into the master sim files. :(

But....! That said, you 'can' get into the addons folders. If you can track the folder installation spot (purchased from Microsoft Store), you will have two folders in it saying Official and Community. In Official, its Official/OneStore/ and there are all of your sim addons, airports, templates, etc. But 'deluxe' things have hidden configs.
 
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If you buy it from the Microsoft store, you cannot get into the master sim files. :(

But....! That said, you 'can' get into the addons folders. If you can track the folder installation spot (purchased from Microsoft Store), you will have two folders in it saying Official and Community. In Official, its Official/OneStore/ and there are all of your sim addons, airports, templates, etc. But 'deluxe' things have hidden configs.

That's basically the same structure as the Steam install, but dig into the subfolders above should be:

C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\OneStore\fs-base-videos

etc etc etc.
 
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That's basically the same structure as the Steam install, but dig into the subfolders above should be:

C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Official\OneStore\fs-base-videos

etc etc etc.
Yep. I found some nice templates for flight configs in there. A lot of 'supplies'.
 
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