156: FlyZone Switcher Sys Preparation #2

For those subscribers who signed up to request my coming FlyZone Switcher utility, this is the 2nd step-by-step FSX system preparation guide.    The steps below may be a bit wordy but I prefer to keep it that way so that users can follow them easily because these preparations are mandatory in order to work properly with my utility.

Do follow exactly of what I am instructing for now.    You will be able to customize some of the contents later once you complete and master the concept of my FlyZone Switching approach.

STEP 1)
Look for the file DLL.XML (doesn’t matter if Orbx’s region is active) under  C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX directory.

STEP 2)
Make a copy of DLL.XML file and rename it to DLL-Default.XML

STEP 3)
Open the newly created DLL-Default.XML by double-clicking on it.   You will find the content somewhat similar to the example below.

Each modular (<Launch.Addon>…</Launch.Addon>) refers to the addon you installed for FSX.   They are created automatically during installation, and the <Path>…</Path> info shows where they are located.   You may have more or less addons than I do (click image to enlarge).

STEP 4)
The newly created DLL-Default.XML file will be used in regions outside Orbx’s areas by the FlyZone Switcher.   Therefore, all addon modules created for Orbx are not required and could be deleted.      Following is an example of mine.

Do add the line <!--DLL-Default.XML --> as shown and save the file when done (click image to enlarge).

STEP 5)
Make a copy of the DLL.XML file again and rename it to DLL-AUS.XML

STEP 6)
This newly created DLL-AUS.XML will be used in Orbx’s Australia region only.   So remove all other unrelated addons from the content.

Note that VistaMare Core module is for Aerosoft products only.   It is not required in Orbx’s activated regions.

Do remember to add the line <!-- DLL-AUS.XML --> as shown and save the file when done (click image to enlarge).

STEP 7)
Make a copy of the DLL.XML file again and rename it to DLL-NZL.XML

STEP 8)
This DLL-NZL.XML will be used in New Zealand region (including both Orbx’s South Island and other companies’ North Island addons).

Note that VistaMare Core modules may or may not be required, depending on if Aerosoft products for New Zealand North Island are installed.

Similarly, if you have other addons for New Zealand, you may have to leave them as they are in the file.

STEP 9)
Do remember to add the line <!-- DLL-NZL.XML --> as shown and save the file when done (click image to enlarge).

STEP 10)
Make a copy of the DLL.XML file again and rename it to DLL-OCA.XML

STEP 11)
This DLL-OCA.XML will be used in Orbx’s Oceania regions (Australia & New Zealand).   Remove all other unrelated addons from the file.

Do remember to add the line <!-- DLL-OCA.XML --> as shown and save the file when done (click image to enlarge).

Since there is not any Orbx New Zealand airport released yet and I don’t have other New Zealand addons, the contents of my DLL-AUS.XML and DLL-OCA.XML files are basically the same.

Note that your case may be different.

STEP 12)
Make a copy of the DLL.XML file again and rename it to DLL-NAO.XML

STEP 13)
This DLL-NAO.XML will be used in Orbx’s North America regions.  Remove all other unrelated addons from the content.

Note that VistaMare Core and other modules may or may not be required, depending on if you will run Aerosoft and other North America addons while Orbx’s NA regions are active.

STEP 14)
Do remember to add the line <!-- DLL-NAO.XML --> as shown and save the file when done (click image to enlarge).

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After all steps above are completed, you should now have created five additional DLL files as show below to be used in specific regions with the FlyZone Switcher.

Should you have any questions about this system preparation procedures, send me a post through the comment section below.

The good news is the utility will available sooner than planned.  The modification is about to complete.

Stay tuned.

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