It’s really a relief that the FlyZone Switcher first version has been finally released and completed as planned even though there are still many rooms for improvement.
For example, there are subscribers reported that the pre-assigned 14 FlyZones are too many for them. Some said that they don’t use Orbx’s addons. So those FTX regions are meaningless.
Also, there are comments saying that the preparation and verification processes for the FlyZone Switcher are far too complicated and tedious.
For the first two feedbacks, it is probably true since the first version is generally simplified from what I am using, which is highly customized according to my own system configuration. So it is what it is.
But for the third comment, my suggestion is: Take It or Leave It !
I mentioned many times that the FlyZone approach is somewhat restructuring the whole FSX system. It is therefore necessary to go thru specific preparation and verification steps to ensure that every change made is correct.
Do note that the preparation steps are basically a process of creating backups for critical FSX files. So by the time the system is properly configured, not only the performance of FSX but also the security and safety of core FSX files and settings are significantly enhanced.
In the next version, I will automate some of the steps to make the preparation process simpler. It will also detect whether Orbx’s addons are installed. Moreover, it will allow self-defining of FlyZone names.
As always, I need time to implement these features to the next version. However, following is a simplified version that I customized for Paul who requested it earlier.
It contains only 5 FlyZones:
- N. America All (FTX) — NAA
- UK — UKG
- All Europe — EUR
- Oceania — OCA
- Rest of World (Default) — DEF
Any subscribers, including current FlyZone users, could notify me in the COMMENTS section below if they are interested in this simplified Switcher.
BUT DO NOTE THAT, especially to new users, all preparation steps described in Post 155 to 159 are still mandatory in order to use this simplified Switcher version properly. The good thing is, you can minimize the creation of scenery.CFG and fsx.CFG base files to just 5 from the original 14 FlyZones.
BTW, images for all FlyZones in the Image Folder are replaceable.