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SDK installation

Paul,I know you wrote this some time back but I thought you might like to know.
You say in the installation section that SP2 is on the Acceleration pack,this is not true now,there is only the 1A.
In fact I can't find a SDK SP2 at all.

I am sm struggling to get the tools to appear. I have installed the Deluxe & Acceleration followed by the SDK from Disk 1,then the SP1A from the Acceleration disk, changed the disabled in the three files to 'False' but I only got 'tools' to appear once. The next time I started FSX it did not show.

Hope you won't mind my pointing this out.


Hi Paul,thanks for the reply.
Well I did wonder about the SDK on disk 1,it is just refered to as SDK/setup.exe, no version number.
Anyway thats what I have installed at the moment but still no tools.

Soldiering on
Hello Paul!

I would like to ask you for two clarifications.

(1) This one is probabely due to a language difference.
In the Wiki under "Configuration" you wrote
{Quote} "If you had ...... as a quick indicator that the SDK is correctly installed, the OPT should now be available from the FSX Tools menu." {EndofQuote}

Neither "OPT" nor "FSX Tools" do appear on my German language menu.
Yet, what my menu contains, might still be all right.


Could you be so kind as to verify/confirm?

Again in the Wiki, under "FSX in-game Tools menu" you wrote {Quote} "All other tools are run/started from outside the sim GUI.
Look in the root of where you'd installed the SDK, or
Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Games -> Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK -> Flight Simulator X SDK"{EndofQuote}

When klicking the last heading I get the "Flight Simulator X SDK Overview" (Version SDK-SP2).
But no "all other tools".

Please could you clarify?

With many thanks

yours truely

Hi Folks

Helli -
What George said. :D

Your points raised -
1) Yes you are correct, it's a language difference.

2) You've been looking at the SDK Help/Documentation file.

You'd misquoted slightly, :D
by default, it should be -
located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK

In there you should find 4 sub-folders -
- Core Utilities Kit
- Environment Kit
- Mission Creation Kit
- SimObject Creation Kit

Those 'other' non-in-game tools
are in those folders, (and sub-folders).

You'll need to read the relevant sections of the Flight Simulator X SDK
all of which are accessible from that Overview page.


@ George and Paul

Many thanks for the clarifications.

All is well and I am back on track.

yours truely