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    Posted: December-13-2010 at 6:03pm
Installing Ultimate Terrain for FS9/FS2004 on Vista/Windows 7/Windows 10

The Ultimate Terrain series of products for FS9/FS2004 were developed when Windows XP was the current OS. Since then there have been the releases of Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10. While these operating systems have many facilities to allow installers and code written in older OSes to still run, we have had some reports where installing the FS9/FS2004 series of Ultimate Terrain products did not work as expected.

As Windows 7/10 utilises UAC (user access control) just like Vista, and if you are installing FS9 to the default Program Files location, then you must run the UT installation by right-clicking on it and selecting run as administrator. If you do not, it may have issues writing files under Program Files.

Make sure that you are restarting your PC between installations of the various products or whenever you run FS9 and then install an add-on. FS9 is notorious for holding open files even after you think you have quit it. This prevents other add-ons from correctly making changes.

All Ultimate Terrain products must be installed under the main FS9 folder (where the FS9.exe resides). This is the location supplied as default by the Ultimate Terrain installers.

The most common issue seen when installing the FS9/FS2004 series of Ultimate Terrain products is that while all the scenery folders and files get written under the main FS9 folder structure, the required entries are not written into the FS9 Scenery Library.

Ultimate Terrain Canada/Alaska

After you have installed UT Canada/Alaska, make sure that the appropriate entries for the Ultimate Terrain products appear in the FS9 Scenery Library. If they do not then during the installation, UT Canada/Alaska was unable to add the required entries into the FS9 scenery.cfg file (either because of security or it could not find it).

You need to check that the actual UT scenery folders and files are. You should find them under FS9->Scenery (where FS9 means the main folder when the FS9.exe is located).

If the actual UT scenery folders and files are there, then you can look to simply add them manually to your FS9 Scenery Library.

Here are the steps:

1) Start FS9 and open the Scenery Library (Settings->Scenery Library from the main FS9 screen).

2) Use the Add button to add the following. In each case I provide the directory you need to point to and the scenery area title (note again that I use FS9 to refer to the top level FS9 folder where the FS9.exe is).

FS9->Scenery->UTCanada
Ultimate Terrain - Canada/Alaska

FS9->Scenery->UTUSA
Ultimate Terrain - USA

3) Use the move up/down buttons to order the entries you just entered so that they read from top to bottom

Ultimate Terrain - Canada/Alaska
Ultimate Terrain - USA

4) Shutdown FS9 and restart your PC (to prevent FS9 from locking any files). Run the UT Setup and Configuration Tool for each of the UT products you have and enable the features you want. Make sure that you start the various UT Setup and Configuration Tools by right-clicking on them and selecting "Run as administrator".

5) Once you have done the UT configuration, restart FS9 and see if things looks better.

Ultimate Terrain USA

After you have installed UT USA, make sure that the appropriate entries for the Ultimate Terrain products appear in the FS9 Scenery Library. If they do not then during the installation, UT USA was unable to add the required entries into the FS9 scenery.cfg file (either because of security or it could not find it).

You need to check that the actual UT scenery folders and files are. You should find them under FS9->Scenery (where FS9 means the main folder when the FS9.exe is located).

If the actual UT scenery folders and files are there, then you can look to simply add them manually to your FS9 Scenery Library.

Here are the steps:

1) Start FS9 and open the Scenery Library (Settings->Scenery Library from the main FS9 screen).

2) Use the Add button to add the following. In each case I provide the directory you need to point to and the scenery area title (note again that I use FS9 to refer to the top level FS9 folder where the FS9.exe is).

FS9->Scenery->UTUSA
Ultimate Terrain - USA

FS9->Scenery->UTCanada
Ultimate Terrain - Canada/Alaska

3) Use the move up/down buttons to order the entries you just entered so that they read from top to bottom

Ultimate Terrain - USA
Ultimate Terrain - Canada/Alaska

4) Shutdown FS9 and restart your PC (to prevent FS9 from locking any files). Run the UT Setup and Configuration Tool for each of the UT products you have and enable the features you want. Make sure that you start the various UT Setup and Configuration Tools by right-clicking on them and selecting "Run as administrator".

5) Once you have done the UT configuration, restart FS9 and see if things looks better.

Ultimate Terrain Europe

After you have installed UT Europe, make sure that the appropriate entries for the Ultimate Terrain products appear in the FS9 Scenery Library. If they do not then during the installation, UT Europe was unable to add the required entries into the FS9 scenery.cfg file (either because of security or it could not find it).

You need to check that the actual UT scenery folders and files are. You should find them under FS9->Scenery (where FS9 means the main folder when the FS9.exe is located).

If the actual UT scenery folders and files are there, then you can look to simply add them manually to your FS9 Scenery Library.

Here are the steps:

1) Start FS9 and open the Scenery Library (Settings->Scenery Library from the main FS9 screen).

2) Use the Add button to add the following. In each case I provide the directory you need to point to and the scenery area title (note again that I use FS9 to refer to the top level FS9 folder where the FS9.exe is).

FS9->Scenery->UTEur1
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 1

FS9->Scenery->UTEur2
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 2

FS9->Scenery->UTEur3
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 3

FS9->Scenery->UTEur4
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 4

FS9->Scenery->UTEur5
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 5

FS9->Scenery->UTEur6
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 6

FS9->Scenery->UTEurLT
Ultimate Terrain - Europe Lights

FS9->Scenery->UTEurLC
Ultimate Terrain - Ind/Comm Landclass

3) Use the move up/down buttons to order the entries you just entered so that they read from top to bottom

Ultimate Terrain - Ind/Comm Landclass
Ultimate Terrain - Europe Lights
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 6
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 5
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 4
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 3
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 2
Ultimate Terrain - Europe 1

4) Shutdown FS9 and restart your PC (to prevent FS9 from locking any files). Run the UT Setup and Configuration Tool for each of the UT products you have and enable the features you want. Make sure that you start the various UT Setup and Configuration Tools by right-clicking on them and selecting "Run as administrator".

5) Once you have done the UT configuration, restart FS9 and see if things looks better.

Jeff


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