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FSX steam edition and aerosoft US cities X, compatible?


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I have resumed playing FSX and purchased the steam edition.

Also want to get some US cities scenery.

So, I would like to ask if the Aerosoft US cities X secenery are compatible with the steam edition.


Many thanks.


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Not officially, no.


But if you only have the Steam Edition on your system, and as they are only sceneries, there is a good chance that they will work. The only trick here is to get them installed correctly, but this should not be that much of a problem. Files can always be moved after all.


You could try the freeware Catalina scenery from this line, see how it works out.

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Thanks for advice.

I have posted a query in their support forum but have not yet received any replies.


A bundle offer of 3 US Cities X scenery at Euro 8.4 each is very tempting.

Unfortunately, those old US cities X scenery cannot be migrated to P3D, which I may consider to buy soon.

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Aerosoft will probably answer the same way - the shop does not say anything about SE compatibility, so officialy they are only compatible with boxed.


But "cannot be migrated" is not entirely true. The scenery handling of all three sims (FSX, FSX: SE and P3D) still is identical at this point. The only real problem is to get them installed when the installer was made for FSX boxed. All that those "Migration Tools" do is, to fake the paths and executables of the old FSX boxed into existence temporarily, so that an installer hooks into FSX:SE or P3D correctly.


When you only have FSX:SE on your system, you should be fine when installing those Aerosoft sceneries. To be on the safe side, you can always implement a symlink in place of the old FSX folder to point at the new "Steamapps" location.


As I said, try the freeware Catalina scenery from the Aerosoft shop, it is from the same series, a small part of one of the packages. See how it works out.

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This turns out to be a rather relaxed sunday, so I tried this out.


I have a single instance FSX:SE installation on one of my HDDs too. So I swapped it in and installed "Aerosoft US Cities X: Niagara Falls/Buffalo".


Installation went without a hiccup, the installer even recognized the path to the Steam installation right away.


I am looking at the area right now, seems fine to me. But, as with all these things - YMMV



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Most of the time, the problems with installing to FSX-SE, as mentioned above, is the pathing. FSX-SE is buried a lot deeper than most flight sims in the Steam folders, so a lot of installers seem to have problems finding it. I never trust auto-installers anyway. I point them at a temp folder, then install myself.

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Thanks for all your advice and input.


Purchased and installed US cities X: Chicago, Niagara and Las Vegas seamlessly.

Will try to explore the smoothness and frame rates in the coming few days.


BTW, is it possible to make a FSX screen capture without any add-ons?

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