Once FSX is divided into flying zones, Missions can be categorized and automatically loaded as well. There are two options available:
Add a prefix to all missions using the method of Renaming Missions posted earlier, so as to differentiate which flying zones where missions are belonging to.
For example, add the prefix of “EU-” to all missions taken place in Europe, “AS-” for Asia, “CS-” for Central and South America, etc.
It is similar to how scenery.CFG are categorized into groups. Steps are straightforward but a few things should be noted. Also, remember to backup before proceeding.
Categorize missions and move them to corresponding Mission Folders.
In each Mission Folder, create a blank text file using the same filename of the Folder.
NOTE: This text file is necessary for the BASIC utility to identify the current flying zone, so as to activate the correct Mission Folder.
Once Missions are all categorized and grouped, delete the original empty “Missions” folder from FSX.
According to the current flying zone, rename the corresponding Mission Folder (for example, Missions-AS) as “Missions”. Now the “Missions” folder required by FSX contains only the missions taken place in the flying zone.
NOTE: This manual step is necessary in order to cope with the changes made in the BASIC utilities.
Insert the following lines into all BASIC utilities that loads different flying zones. Once done, the correct Missions folder will be used according to the flying zone selected.
- Drive location of FSX may be different
- The part highlighted in PINK color must be changed accordingly, i.e. AS for Asia flying zone, NA for North America flying zone, etc.
As always, contact me if anyone is intereted to get the updated BASIC set for all my eight flying zones.