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InstallFS plugin for NSIS installers


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Hi all,

I just uploaded InstallFS plugin for NSIS installers. NSIS is a popular platform for scripting installation programs, and InstallFS extends it by providing functions to deal with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.

At the moment, InstallFS allows to easily:
- retrieve paths (simulator's root folder, etc),
- check if a scenery is installed in Scenery Library,
- add and remove entries from Scenery Library,
- add and remove entries from dll.xml and exe.xml files.


An example of a scenery installation script using InstallFS is also available. It places a default fire truck on the runway at EEPU.

Documentation, the example, and the plugin itself can be downloaded from here:

InstallFS has been in use with FSX to Prepar3D Migration Tool and with several sceneries with literally zero issues. If I did not screw anything up with the latest changes, it should be a pretty solid plugin for NSIS.

InstallFS is free for redistribution with non-commercial addons.
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