141: FlyZone Switcher Update

As mentioned in Post 137,   I’ve been working on an exe program that aims to integrate all my flying zones, which used to be run by separate batch files in BASIC, together.    Over the holidays,  I have completed:

  • The Core programming;
  • Redesigning the layout of the interface;  and
  • Restructuring all fsx.CFG, scenery.CFG, DLL.XML, and other related files.

At present, the program, I call it FlyZone Switcher, is now fully functional, and six areas have been implemented with no errors.   Followings are the images capturing the flow of switching from Orbx’s North America to FSX’s Default Central America: Continue reading

137: Flying Zone Switcher Preview

Updated: Dec-22,2011
Lately, I have been working on an enhanced user interface for my Flying Zones approach.   Its preliminary design is shown at the end of this post.

In addition to switching flying zones, targeted features will also include the loading of corresponding missions and FSDiscover data.  And in particular, it will eliminate the need of FTX Central when switching to Orbx’s scenery areas.

The heart of the project includes quite some customizations to my FSX setup.   When it is completed, I will think of a way to share the concept with others.

Until 2012, this probably is the last post of the year.

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
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