MyFsTools - Setup

Requirements

MyFsTools requires FSUIPC by Peter Dowson (vr. 3.4 or later), available at http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html.

MyFsTools runs fine with a registered version of FSUIPC, but also has a built-in freeware key to make it work with an unregistered version of FSUIPC. Registered users of WideFS can also start it on a separate PC (see later below for details).

Installation (on same PC as Flight Simulator)

Suggested setup

1.) Unzip the downloaded file and copy all contained files to a folder of your choice, e. g. to "C:\Program Files\MyFsTools".

2.) Copy enclosed file "MyFsTools.dll" into the "Modules" folder of Flight Simulator.

3.) Start Flight Simulator and select or create any flight.

4.) If your Flight Simulator runs in fullscreen mode, press Alt+Tab to switch to window mode for the following step.

5.) The menu bar of Flight Simulator should contain an item named "Modules" now.

In this menu you will find a sub-menu named "MyFsTools" containing the item "About".

Select this "About" menu item and the "About" window will open:

On the first page of this window there's a large button named "Select path containing database files". Just press this button and select any of the "db-*.geo" files in the folder of above step 1 (it doesn't matter, which file you select - just any of the "db-*.geo" files).

If it looks like the window to select the file does not open, it's just hidden behind other windows (especially if Flight Simulator runs in fullscreen mode). Just use Alt+Tab to find it.

Alternate setup

As an alternative, you can just copy ALL files contained in the downloaded .zip file to the "Modules" folder of Flight Simulator.

This methods works without further setup steps and should not harm FS in any way, but it fill up FS' "Modules" folder with many files. It's therefore suggested to try above method first, it's not so difficult as it may sound.

Installation (on different PC with WideFS)

1.) Unzip the downloaded file and copy all contained files to a folder of your choice, e. g. to "C:\Program Files\MyFsTools".

2.) Create a batch file or a link to start entry point "RunWithWideFs" of "MyFsTools.dll" with Windows' "RunDll32.exe" tool. Be sure to provide the correct "working directory" in the batch file or link so MyFsTools can find its files.

A batch file to start MyFsTools may look like:

C:
CD "\Program Files"
RUNDLL32 MyFsTools.dll,RunWithWideFs

 

3.) Start Flight Simulator and select or create any flight. Then start WideFS and the batch file or link created in above step 2. The following window should appear:

4.) Select button "About" and the "About" window will open:

On the first page of this window there's a large button named "Select path containing database files". Just press this button and select any of the "db-*.geo" files in the folder of above step 1.

Uninstall

To uninstall MyFsTools, just delete all of its files, especially the files with names starting with "MyFsTools" in the modules folder of Flight Simulator.

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