Wanting to learn how to use the Autogen Annotator Tool.

#22
IIRC, The demo of Instant Scenery only operates within 50 miles of ICAO KSEA.

"The free demo version offers the full functionality of Instant Scenery within a 50NM radius of the Seattle-Tacoma Intl. airport for up to 30 days."

http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=iscen3




Also, if you have re-started FSX after having used Instant Scenery to create a scenery library object placement BGL, one must re-launch Instant Scenery and "Open" the BGL you created so that it can be displayed; FSX refreshes the flight session and the placement should then be visible.

Don't worry, there is a way to remove a BGL from that control over display after it has been created by Instant Scenery.


Do you have a scenery library object placement BGL that you have created with Instant Scenery which you would like me take a look at ?

If so, attach it here (inside a ZIP file).

GaryGB
 
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#23
At the moment I just want on of the demo's to work. When installing them it said something about a dll that is missing in FSX. I have no "Add-On" on the FSX screen.
 
#26
OK, lets be sure that the required DLL for Instant Scenery is 'enabled' in FSX (the installer sometimes fails with this).

This is configured via the DLL.XML file, typically found in:

C:\users\[active user profile name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\ sub-folder


Open that DLL.XML file in NotePad++

Find the entry for Instant Scenery and edit it to read this way:

<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Instant Scenery</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Instant Scenery 3\InstantSceneryFSX.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>

...then save as a *.XML file type, and re-start FSX.

Run FSX in "Windowed" (aka NOT "Full Screen") mode as you may have to see and click a pop-up dialog to acknowledge the DEMO mode and its limitations before proceeding to use Instant Scenery DEMO in FSX.

GaryGB
 
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#28
Our posts crossed out of sequence on the server, so my path did not match what you used when you installed Instant Scenery 3 (aka "IS3") because I had not yet seen those screenshots. :alert:


Open the 'active' DLL.XML file at the path cited above, in NotePad++

Copy the entry below for Instant Scenery and paste it:

* below the entry for Instant Object Studio

...and

* above the entry for Object Placement Tool

...so it reads this way:


<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Instant Object Studio</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>C:\Users\betty\Documents\Instant_Object_Demo\InstantObjectStudioFSX.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Instant Scenery</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>C:\Users\betty\Documents\Instant_Scenery_Demo\1\InstantSceneryFSX.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Object Placement Tool</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>

...then save as a *.XML file type, and re-start FSX to see if I interpreted your 'path' correctly from your screenshots.

[EDITED]

Let me know how this worked for you.

If it did not, and I am unavailable online here for the first part of the evening, don't despair, as we will still have a few more things we could do later tonight or over the weekend, which should get you up and running in the IS3 Demo. :)

[END_EDIT]

GaryGB
 
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#29
Like so?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0">
<Descr>Launch</Descr>
<Filename>dll.xml</Filename>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Instant Object Studio</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>C:\Users\betty\Documents\Instant_Object_Demo\InstantObjectStudioFSX.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Instant Scenery</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>C:\Users\betty\Documents\Instant_Scenery_Demo\1\InstantSceneryFSX.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Object Placement Tool</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Traffic Toolbox</Name>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Traffic Toolbox SDK\traffictoolbox.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>Visual Effects Tool</Name>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Special Effects SDK\visualfxtool.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>
 
#30
AFAIK, that should be correct assuming the paths match those actually used on your computer.

Save that as a *.XML file type, and re-start FSX to see if we interpreted your 'paths' correctly. ;)


If that does not work, you should un-install the Instant Scenery Demo via:

Windows Start Button > Programs > Flight One Software > Instant Scenery Demo > Uninstall Instant Scenery Demo

Then re-install the Instant Scenery Demo.


If that doesn't work, you may have to:

1.) Inspect the [Trusted] section of your 'active' FSX.Cfg file and remove any leftover entries related to Instant Scenery Demo

2.) Un-install, then re-install Instant Scenery Demo again.

Let me know how this works for you. :pushpin:

GaryGB
 
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