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IMPORTANT: MakeRunways and new Add-Ons structure

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Hi Pete,

I tried MakeRwys version 4.85, but in runways.txt all sceneries defined with the add-on.xml method are not in.  I also use Lorby Addon organizer.

Make Runways File: Version 4.85 by Pete Dowson
Reading (null) SCENERY.CFG ...
CFG file being used is: "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SCENERY.CFG"

I have used the Windows relocation feature to relocate my Documents folder to another drive (SSD), could that be the reason ?

Mike

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mikealpha2 said:

I tried MakeRwys version 4.85, but in runways.txt all sceneries defined with the add-on.xml method are not in.  I also use Lorby Addon organizer.

The only difference in 4.85 is the provision of a Jetway flagging option.

1 hour ago, Mikealpha2 said:

CFG file being used is: "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SCENERY.CFG"

That line shows that the Lorby program has not worked. I suspect it cannot find your Add-Ons folder. The scenery file should be MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg which the AddOn Organizer places into the main P3D4 folder, where MakeRunways is, NOT in the ProgramData folder.

1 hour ago, Mikealpha2 said:

I have used the Windows relocation feature to relocate my Documents folder to another drive (SSD), could that be the reason ?

Very likely. I doubt that the "Windows relocation feature" can keep track of every program needing to access the Prepar3D Files and Prepar3D Add-ons folders. I wouldn't be surprised if other programs and add-ons had problems too.

Generally there's no need to move that folder. If its contents are getting to voluminous then it is probably better to move the more populated folders in the Add-Ons folders -- NOT the ones going by the add-on names nor the Add-On XML file within, but the files and folders pointed to within those folders -- you'd then need to edit the XMLs too, to point them to the new place.

For now, just for MakeRunways, you could look at the Lorby program's settings to see if you can fix it there. If when running it it does shown all of your Add-Ons enabled sceneries okay, then MakeRunways will work too.

Pete

 

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Hi Pete,

thanks for the fast answer.

The problem was running Makerwys as Administrator. Normally I do that by default, but ouch, this time I had forgotten it. Sorry to bother you.

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27 minutes ago, Mikealpha2 said:

The problem was running Makerwys as Administrator.

It shouldn't really need to be run "as adminisrator", but it presumably depends where AddOn Organizer is installed. In itself it loaded the Scenery.cfg file from the right place.

Pete

 

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