New to ADE, need a little help...

#1
Hello All,

I just got ADE and am trying to get this thing setup to work right, but I don't seem to be pointing this program in the right direction as it won't open any of the default airports.
My question is this: What folders do I point this thing to so that it opens the airports?
I realize that there is no documentation with this prog because it's a "work in progress", but this is some basic info that should be included regardless of build status, IMHO.

I have FSX Deluxe default install, (no SP1 as it caused me more problems than it solved), Windows XP Pro (fully updated) current .NET framework installed.
 

scruffyduck

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#2
There are two folders that you need to tell ADE about. Set them by opening the Options Window. Get that from the Settings Menu. The second tab is called Folders and you set them there.

The first is the folder that the BglComp SDK is located in. this will be ..\sdk\Environment Kit\BGL Compiler SDK\

The second is the main folder for your FSX installation for example mine is

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\

It is the second one the ADE uses to access stock airports. Once you have the folders set you need to click on Open Stock Airport in the File Menu and Click the Full Scan button. This will allow ADE to collect all the stock airports. You only need to do this once. When it is done there will be a tree of airports that you can select from.

A new version should be available in the next couple of weeks with much better documentation
 
#3
Thanks for the quick reply, I got it running now the way it should be.

I would like to add a couple of buildings and a couple of static planes to an existing airport, just to make it more accurate, could you recommend a program to do this that is both easy to learn, and as inexpensive as possible?
 
#5
I'd check over in the SBuilderX forums :) (*and it's free!*)
Hey, now that's always a plus!!
Thanks...

Ok, this looks to me like more of a terrain editor than an object placement-type tool, that is really what I am looking for.
The airport I want to modify is basically correct in it's layout, I just wanted to add a couple of objects to what is already there, not redo the whole thing, I am just starting out with this stuff and that is probably biting off more than I can chew at this point.
 
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#6
There are a number of object placement programs that will work. You might want to take a look at Whisplacer. Search for it on this site. It is also on Avsim and provides in sim placement I believe and is freeware
 
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