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    Default SCENERY.CFG File Error Invalid Remote Scenery Path AREA 115

    After deleting an add-on scenery, I'm getting this message: "SCENERY.CFG file error
    Invalid Remote scenery area 115 press ok to continue"


    I have the Steve Greenwood file, fsscenery.zip, installed in my FSX
    main folder where my scenery.cfg file is located.

    In the past I used this file to solve this problem, but this time it doesn't
    seem to fix the problem?

    It says it created a new scenery.cfg, but the problem remains?

    My Add On Scenery file is intact and seems in proper shape.

    The scenery I deleted was deleted properly by first going to the Scenery
    Library and deleting it. Then I deleted that sceneries files from the
    Add on Scenery folder.

    What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBnTX View Post
    After deleting an add-on scenery, I'm getting this message: "SCENERY.CFG file error
    Invalid Remote scenery area 115 press ok to continue"


    I have the Steve Greenwood file, fsscenery.zip, installed in my FSX
    main folder where my scenery.cfg file is located.

    In the past I used this file to solve this problem, but this time it doesn't
    seem to fix the problem?

    It says it created a new scenery.cfg, but the problem remains?

    My Add On Scenery file is intact and seems in proper shape.

    The scenery I deleted was deleted properly by first going to the Scenery
    Library and deleting it. Then I deleted that sceneries files from the
    Add on Scenery folder.

    What am I missing?
    The scenery.cfg file in your main FSX folder is not the one which FSX writes new additions to - it is only a backup housing the default entries.

    On my FSX setup on an XP system, the one which FSX actually wrrites to is located here:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX

    The exact location of your may be different. In any case, the Application Data folder is a hidden folder by default.

    Hope that helps.
    David "Opa" Marshall

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    Quote Originally Posted by opaplano View Post
    The scenery.cfg file in your main FSX folder is not the one which FSX writes new additions to - it is only a backup housing the default entries.

    On my FSX setup on an XP system, the one which FSX actually wrrites to is located here:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX

    The exact location of your may be different. In any case, the Application Data folder is a hidden folder by default.

    Hope that helps.


    Thanks for your help.

    I have Windows 7 with 3 scenery.cfg file's located at:

    1. C/Users/Owner/App Data/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX
    2. C/Program Data/Microsoft/FSX
    3. D/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    I tried the fsscenery.zip file at all three locations.

    The error message now reads Area 130 instead of Area 115?

    It's always worked in the past?
    Intel Core i7 975 Extreme (3.86GHz)
    12GB Corsair Memory
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBnTX View Post
    Thanks for your help.

    I have Windows 7 with 3 scenery.cfg file's located at:

    1. C/Users/Owner/App Data/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX
    2. C/Program Data/Microsoft/FSX
    3. D/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    I tried the fsscenery.zip file at all three locations.

    The error message now reads Area 130 instead of Area 115?

    It's always worked in the past?
    Steve Greennwood's renumbering utility (which I use also) is not meant to "correct" invalid entries - just sort and renumber what is in the scenery.cfg file.

    It also creates a file named _issues.txt which lists anything it thinks is "suspicuous".

    I would review that file - and I would also use Notepad and review the scenery.cfg file which goes up to and perhaps beyond Area 130 to see what it describes. the default scenery.cfg file(s) should stop at Area 115 - Addon scenery.

    My guess is that Area 130 is the item which you say you deleted properly.
    David "Opa" Marshall

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    Continuing this idea..........

    If Area 130 is indeed the scenery which you had removed, then start FSX once again, ignore the error message and go to the scenery library dialogue.

    What ever that scenery was should still show in the Scenery Library. Delete it.

    I suspect that you probably failed to hit OK during the other delete process so it was never really removed from the scenery.cfg file as a result. Then you manually deleted the actual scenery from your HD but FSX thought it was still installed as it still appeared in the cfg file.

    You may wish to turn off UAC (User Account Control) temporarily before doing this.

    I believe the above procedure should stop the error message.

    Let us know how you make out.
    David "Opa" Marshall

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    The deleted scenery is not listed in the Scenery Library.

    I deleted Area 130 from the scenery.cfg file.
    I then re-ran fsscenery.zip

    The error message has gone away, but I notice that the Add On Scenery entry
    is no longer listed in the Scenery Library?

    However, all of my add-on scenery works just fine.

    The error message is gone, everything works fine.

    Is a Add On Scenery listing required in the Scenery Library?
    If so, how do I add it back?
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    It is really not "required" but sooner or later you will likely wish to place some files (possibly afcad bgls) into the scenery subfolder of the entry named Addon Scenery.

    It is normally Area 115 - are you sure it is not there?

    If it is really missing then try this procedure:

    First check to see if you actually have a folder named Addon Scenery. It should have a scenery and texture subfolder.

    If you do not have it, simply create a new folder and name it Addon Scenery and then create the scenery and texture subfolders.

    Then add it using the scenery library dialogue within the sim just as you would any new scenery enhancement.

    You may have to place a bgl (any one will do) in the scenery subfolder just so FS will allow the entry to be added to the scenery library. But try it first to see if it is accepted with nothing in the scenery subfolder.

    Keep us posted.
    David "Opa" Marshall

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    Add On Scenery is not listed in the Scenery Library.
    I do have a Add On Scenery folder in my main FSX folder.
    It has a scenery folder with many .bgl files in there.

    I can't seem to add the Add On Scenery folder back into to my
    Scenery Library? Tried everything.
    Intel Core i7 975 Extreme (3.86GHz)
    12GB Corsair Memory
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

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    BINGO! I fixed it!
    Everything's fine now.

    David, I want to thank you very much for your help.
    Once again you saved me.

    You are a valuable resource on this website.
    Many of us, especially me, would be lost without your expert help.

    Thank You!
    Intel Core i7 975 Extreme (3.86GHz)
    12GB Corsair Memory
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 285
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBnTX View Post
    BINGO! I fixed it!

    David, I want to thank you very much for your help.
    Once again you saved me.

    You are a valuable resource on this website.
    Many of us, especially me, would be lost without your expert help.

    Thank You!
    Happy to hear you got it all sorted out - BTW - we are almost neighbors - I am in Plano and I see you are in Fort Worth.
    David "Opa" Marshall

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