Combat Flight Simulator ...
To use the Australia scenery packs (Vol.1 & Vol.2) with
'Combat Flight Simulator', you must also have the 'Microsoft® Flight Simulator 98'
CDROM. The following instructions explain how to configure your new software to use the
Australia scenery. This only needs to be done once.
One extra advantage of this new setup is that you'll now be able to
easily disable and re-enable the Australian scenery via the 'Scenery Library'. With
'Combat Flight Simulator' you can defend your favourite 'Australian Scenery' town or city
using the 'Quick Combat' options!
Definitions: The following pertain to the set-up procedure below.
- DESKTOP EXPLORER - right click on 'My Computer' & select 'Explore'.
- COPY - make a copy of files (using CTRL C or via menu) & paste elsewhere (CTRL V
or via menu). The original files will also remain in their original location.
- MOVE - cut or remove files (CTRL X or via menu) & paste elsewhere (CTRL V or via
menu). The original files will no longer exist in their original location.
- * - wildcard symbol used within file names. 'Aus*.bgl' refers to any file that
starts with 'Aus' and ends with '.bgl' eg.; 'Aust1.bgl' and 'Aust5x.bgl' etc.
- Both flight simulators should be installed before you proceed any further.
- If you haven't done so already, install the Australia scenery into your Microsoft®
Flight Simulator 98, according to the instructions in the Australia scenery manual.
- Using your desktop explorer, locate your 'Flight Simulator' directory (where your FS98
resides). The most likely path will be \Program Files\Microsoft Games\. Create within it,
a new folder. Rename it 'AusTIMG'. Now create within the 'AusTIMG' directory, 2 more new
folders. Rename these 'Scenery' & 'Texture'.
- Locate the 'Scenery' directory within the 'Flight Simulator' root directory. Select all
files that begin with 'Aus' (therefore 'Aus*.bgl') & MOVE these to the new
\AusTIMG\Scenery\ directory that you just created.
- Locate the 'Texture' directory within the 'Flight Simulator' root directory. Select all
files within the 'Texture' directory (CTRL A or via menu) & COPY them to the
new \AusTIMG\Texture\ directory.
- Start 'Flight Simulator 98' & select 'World' then the 'Scenery Library'
option. Click on OK to ignore the warning message.
- Select 'Files'.
- Click on 'Search'.
- Under the 'Scenery area type' select 'Local'. Tick 'Scenery area active'. Select the
drive on which you have installed Microsoft® Flight Simulator 98 & click on
'Search Drive'. (continued overleaf ...)
- This scan will find all scenery paths & display them in the 'Scenery area file'
field. Continue to click on 'Next Path' until you see the path \AusTIMG\Scenery\Aus*.bgl
(refer to definition of the wildcard * above).
- In the 'Scenery area title' field, type 'Australian TIMG Scenery' & click on
- From the 'Scenery Areas' window, click 'OK'.
- From the Scenery Library' window, click 'OK'.
- Exit Microsoft® Flight Simulator 98
The following instructions replace part of the 'Combat Flight Simulator' help file on
- Using your desktop explorer, again locate the 'Flight Simulator' directory (where your
FS98 resides). Locate the 'Scenery' directory within the 'Flight Simulator' directory.
Make a COPY of the file 'World.VIS' into this same directory. NB: There are
a few files that start with 'World', make sure you copy specifically, the file named
- Rename this file 'World1.VIS'. Now MOVE it to the 'Scenery' directory within the
'Combat Flight Simulator' directory.
- Start 'Combat Flight Simulator'. You are likely to notice a long delay after some
menu selections within 'Combat Flight Simulator', while information is loaded. It is
imperative that you remain patient with regard to this. Click 'Free Flight' & select
any airport & 'Fly now' to begin a flight.
- On the 'World' menu, click 'Scenery Library'. When the warning appears, click OK (if you
are in full screen mode, press the 'ALT' key to display the menu bar).
- In the 'Scenery Library' dialog box, select the 'FS98 World' entry in the list under
'Scenery Worlds'. Click OK & then quit 'Combat Flight Simulator'.
- Restart 'Combat Flight Simulator'. You should get a warning regarding the 'FLTSIM98 CD-*
performance booster source directory not being found'. Remove the 'Combat Flight
Simulator' CD & replace it with your 'FS98' CD. To avoid 'FS98' auto starting, be sure
to hold the 'SHIFT' key down while inserting the 'FS98' CD, until 5 seconds after the busy
light on your CDROM drive has stopped flashing & has turned off completely. Now click
- To fly from an Australian airport, click either 'Free Flight' or 'Quick Combat' &
select any airport (eg. Kingsford Smith Intl., which is Sydney's main airport) & 'Fly
now' to begin flight.
- On the 'World' menu, click 'Go To'. Click on 'Airfield', 'Advanced Scenery', then select
'Scenery from 6.0 and before'.
- Select your preferred 'Australian Scenery' airfield and click OK.
- If it appears to be night, select the 'World' menu and then 'Time and Weather'. Ensure
'Day' is selected and click OK.
Now whenever you'd like to use the 'Australia Scenery' in your 'Combat
Flight Simulator' all you need do is follow points 20 to 24 above.
- You must always insert your FS98 CDROM when prompted to do so, to ensure that the
Australian scenery operates effectively within the 'Combat Flight Simulator'.
- The Australian air traffic control adventures and voicing is not available within
'Combat Flight Simulator'.
- Objects outside the European scenery of 'Combat Flight Simulator' will be impervious to
your attacks, however aprons, runways and some ground features will show any damage as a
result of your successful rocket or bomb strikes.
- The idiosyncrasies of FS98 (refer page 11 of the Australia Vol.2 manual), also apply to
'Combat Flight Simulator'. However, if you are flying from one of the affected airports
& want to change to another, simply 'Exit' the flight & select the new airport.
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