HD Mesh Scenery on a Different Drive?

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How can i get HD Mesh Scenery V 4 to download to my D drive where xplane is installed instead of the C Drive?

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Hi there,

It's great to see that you're using X-Plane and looking to incorporate the HD Mesh Scenery V4 add-on. I completely understand your need to save the scenery on a different drive, and I'm here to help you accomplish that without using symbolic links.

To install the HD Mesh Scenery V4 on your D drive, follow these steps:

  1. First, download the HD Mesh Scenery V4 files.
  2. Next, create a new folder on your D drive where you'd like to store the HD Mesh Scenery V4 files. Name it something like HD_Mesh_Scenery_v4 for easy identification.
  3. Extract the downloaded files into the newly created folder on your D drive. Ensure that you preserve the folder structure within the ZIP files.
  4. Now, open your X-Plane installation folder on the D drive (where your X-Plane is installed).
  5. In the X-Plane installation folder, locate and open the Custom Scenery folder.
  6. Create a new text document in the Custom Scenery folder and name it scenery_packs.ini if it doesn't already exist.
  7. Open the scenery_packs.ini file with a text editor (like Notepad) and add the following line to the file:
    SCENERY_PACK D:\HD_Mesh_Scenery_v4
    Make sure to replace the "D" in the path with the appropriate letter for your D drive.

  8. Save and close the scenery_packs.ini file.

By following these steps, you're creating a direct reference to the HD Mesh Scenery V4 folder on your D drive within X-Plane's scenery configuration. This way, X-Plane will load the HD Mesh Scenery V4 from the D drive without the need for symbolic links.

After completing the process, start X-Plane and ensure that the HD Mesh Scenery V4 is loading correctly. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Happy flying!

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