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Does someone know a easy to use tool to deaktivating scenery for FSX. So I do not need to go inside FSX/ Sceneriebibliothek to untick what I do not need.

For example, if I fly within Europe, I would like to deaktivate whole US, North and South, Africa, Australia as well Far East. To my knowledge this would free some memory during a flight.



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Tool? You don' need no stinkin' tool!


I would

Open the active scenery folder on your machine..



on my W7 machine (installed for "all users") the scenery.cfg is located at C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\FSX - it is NEVER the backup copy in your FSX install folder.


open in notepad.

do a "Find and Replace" on the 90-ish "nnnn Base" numbered regions

replace Active=TRUE with Active=FALSE




Title=0000 Base



Active=TRUE becomes Active=FALSE



then manually change the 4 regions essential for Europe back to TRUE

these are 0501, 0601, 0502, 0602 as seen in the SDK scenery base map.

and maybe 0600 if you fly to the far north...

You can also use the map to locate other specific regions as needed




You might want to document your memory usage before and after; while FSX has to "know" about remote regions, I don't think it actually creates any significant remote scenery until it is within range to be seen - it might use a lot less than you think.


Hope this gets you quickly to your desired configuration.


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kwi, here's the tool I use:


FS2004 (ACOF) - Misc.

FS2004 FSX SceneryConfigEditor

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Name: sceneryconfigeditorv1_0_7.zip

Size: 3,630,713 Date: 03-14-2011 Downloads: 992


FS2004 FSX SceneryConfigEditor v1.0.7. Scenery Config Editor is a utility designed to enable easier editing and fixing of Flight Simulator Scenery.cfg files. Has multiple features including drag'n'drop support and grouping abilities. By Andrew Thornton.

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