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Scenery Activator for FSX and Prepar3D

Now everything makes sense. In previous versions, the config was in the .ini file, in the newer version, you need to edit the .bat right clicking on it and selecting "edit". For those who don't know much about .bat files, this is more clear. Thank you for replying, now I know where to put the target version.

In case anyone fights the same problem in the future:
The Scenery Activator comes with 3 files: ActivatorConfig.ini, SceneryActivator.bat, SceneryActivator.exe
Open the ActivatorConfig.ini and specify the Title of your Scenery and the path
Now right click on the SceneryActivator.bat, select "Edit" and inside the .bat file write which version do you want to target. For using FSX, for example, your .bat file would look like:
@echo off
.\SceneryActivator FSX

This can seem ridiculous simple for some, but not everyone knows about .bat files, like me.


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Scenery Activator 1.11

I have just uploaded SceneryActivator v.1.11 to add support to Prepar3D Version 5

<Target Simulator>: FSX, FSXSE, P3DV1, P3DV2, P3DV3, P3DV4 and P3DV5
SceneryActivator.exe <Target Simulator>
Example: SceneryActivator.exe P3DV5

Alternative download Link:

Alfredo Mendiola Loyola
Lima, Perú


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Update: I was able to figure it out. See my reply in the thread below:

I've noticed that the activator can be a little spotty, at least on my end it has. I've been trying to figure out why a scenery will not activate for FSX (Steam). I have tried both the FSX and FSXSE flag. However, usually using FSX is sufficient enough, as long as you are not running the old boxed copy along with the Steam version (And I don't know who would still be doing that at this point).

When I run the included batch script, it generates the error: "Error reading the Scenery path from Scenery.cfg (Vector)"

I for the life of me cannot figure out why. Has anyone ran into this and fixed it, or had luck with FSX activating properly?

Title=Bear Island v2
Path=Emerald Scenery Design\Bear Island v2

@echo off
.\SceneryActivator FSX

I thought it could be that the path didn't like spaces in the directory names, but altering them to rule that out made no difference. I have tried the older version I was using in the package already (v1.10) as well as the latest version available (v1.11). Both throw the error.
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