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I have FSX Gold Edition on Windows 7 64bit, I also have Orbx scenery installed and it was working great with no problems.


I wanted Traffic Tool Box which is in/on the SDK, so I installed it from Disk1, the Tool Box worked then as I was flying I noticed little white squares everywhere, I realised this was the roads not loaded in the scenery, as I flew further and out to sea, most of the sea was now green grass with trees and buildings.


I posted this on the Orbx forum as well but just on the off chance someone on here might know the solution.


Also after installing the SDK FSX is now asking me to start it as Admin, which I didn't need to before.

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I'm getting frustrated now, I installed Traffic Tools yesterday and had it working, today after a fresh install of FSX I can't for the life of me get it to show in the menu.

I've searched online and found countless threads of others having the same problem, tried the various solutions offered but still no luck.


The main reason I wanted it was to view AI aircraft, but I also have a copy of Super Traffic Board that I bought a while ago when I had FSX running on my other PC.

So I'm wondering if I install that instead do I need Traffic Tools, one of the problems I think is I don't have FSX in the default location, I have it on my spare drive in it's own folder - D:\FSX

Other threads on the subject say get the path right, I tried various entries changing the DLL but none have worked, any ideas please?

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Navigate to file:


In the navigation bar of the WIndows Explorer, Click in the white space to see the path. Copy it and Paste it in the dll.xml


Do the same for:




(Make sure you put the file names at the end of the path as well)



Next time before you do something you are apprehensive about because don't fully understand it, make a system image before you start that includes: your boot drive, C:\ Drive, and the drive(s) that will change when installing the software.

Install, test.

If not successfull. Restore the complete image, to get back to the 'before' situation in one go.


(On my payware version of acronis an image of my C drive (135Gb of data on a cheap SSD) making an image takes about 25 mins (while I drink coffee).

Restoring that image takes 25 mins as well.


In your situation (failed install) I would have restored the pre-made Image.

I would not have needed to also restore D:\, because I installed my SDK on the C drive. So an image of the C drive is all I need.

Restore that, and everything is back to before I started the install. Folders, Registry, Appdata and programdata folders, all.


I see it as a huge advantage to install programs on the same drive as the OS. Makes creating an Image as backup, and restoring, much much faster.

Installing the program on D would mean You have to restore C:\\ (programdata, Appdata,) and D:\\, which takes much longer.


The image only stores the data on the drive. The resultin file is around 60% of that size. (using Acronis, may differ with other programs).

My SSD is 235Gb, 135Gb used. The resulting Image is 70-75Gb. Easily stored on an External HD for extra safety.


My Acronis version is a 'Acronis True Image HD'.

This was a 'freeby' I got a licence key coupon for when buying a drive bay converter.

It does not have all the options that The full version have, but it is not time limited.

It makes backup of one or more drives.

If you make an Image of all your HDD's chose to restore that image, but to only restore one drive. (For example only C:\\ if that's all you need.)

That saves time. It also means that if you make an image, then try an install, work with it for a few days, and want to restore at that time, you can:

copy files from the last few days from drive C:\ to D:\

restore using the full Image fie you made, but restore partition C:\ only

D:\ is unchanged after the operation,

and stilll holds those important files from the last few days that you stored there.


Acronis true image HD also has the option to 'Mount' an image as a Drive Letter.

When you do that an extra Drive Letter shows in Windows Explorer. (H:\\ for example.) Open that 'Drive' and you see the contents. Makies it possible to restore files one at a time too.


When looking for an image program, look for how to make the image, and how to restore. Many programs are different.

My acronis is Acronis True Image HD 2014

I'm not sure if the 2016 version has the 'Mount" option as well.

I recently tried "True Image WD 2016". That is a version from Wastern Digital. You can use that for free as long as you have one of several WD Drive models.

That one seemed more limited.


There are also several fully freeware Image programs. For example AOMEI, and EaseUS TODO Backup.

And many other paywares as well.



If you are not making Images yet. Start now. Don't start by researching all possible options.

Install either AOMEI, or EaseUS.

After install and reboot, start it. Insert a blank USB stick, and click "create boot disk".

That creates a boot-usb. Capable of booting the pc without Windows booting as well. It contains only the Image program.

Close everything, and reboot the PC. Make sure you can boot the pc with th USB as a test.


Once you are sure the boot-usb works, shut down, remove the boot usb, and start the computer normally.

Insert an External USB HDD with some space on it,

Start the Imaging program,

Click "Create Image", select at least the Boot Drive and the C:\\ Drive.

Select the location to store the Image. (On the External EHD).

Look over the settings. When happy, clikck GO.

Sit back and relax while the pc works at creating the Image.


Make one regularly, and in case of disaster you always have restore option.

For restoreing a C:\\ drive you will need to start with the boot disk. (Have the EHD connected beforehand as well.)


(You use the bootstick and the program on that (same program) when restoring because the Image program on the C drive cant do it.

Having Windows running, and the Image program as well, you can't make it overwrite the C:\drive as that's where active files are stored.)


Once you have that first Image, look into what options the program offers.

How large did the Image become compared to the Data on the drive?

Does the program have "Mount Image"? Can you use it to make an image of several partitions and restore just one? Or would you need to make separate images of each drive

How to exactly restore? Print the instructions out. Label the bootstick. maybe make a second bootstick just in case.


Then compare other Imaging programs. Maybe try another one out to see which you like better. You can have more then one installed without problem. Again, make sure you know all restore methods you can use with it.


What was that.. 6 last paragraphs... 6.. seems like a lot. Isn't.

If you don't spend hours reading but just pick a program and do it, you are making the first image an hour later.

Imagine how much saves in time like these, with the Scenery issue.

Restore Image--->one hour later---> back up and running.

Lovely Jovely!

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