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Revision History

Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.6

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically overwrite existing files during installation if the installed files are newer than the existing files.

Customize

  • Added a new option under the category "Addon Installation", in the section "Confirmation and Warnings", called "When installing a file that already exists". Your two choices are explained below.
    Ask me what to do each time - if the file being installed already exists, you will be prompted for instructions. This is the default.
    Replace existing file if older - if the file being installed is newer than the one that already exists, always overwrite it. Pick this option and you will no longer see the Confirm File Replace dialog during installation; Addit! Pro will decide what to do by comparing the date/time stamp of both files.

Fixes

  • Fixed a rare "Error #5: Invalid procedure call or argument" and "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" bug when installing certain incomplete aircraft base packages.
  • Fixed the stock panel images for the AgustaWestland EH101, FA-18 Hornet and P51 Racer. The Reload Default Addon Pictures function now includes these images.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #9: subscript out of range" error when loading the aircraft list.
  • The import addons at startup feature will now work properly.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set" in Configure Aircraft, Configure Panels, Configure Scenery and Configure Textures when the All tab was shown first.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Customize window where two locked item lists were accepting input.

General

  • Improved detection of FSX: Steam Edition and co-existence of FSX:SE with traditional FSX installations.
  • Included high resolution versions of default aircraft, panel and scenery addon images.
  • Adjusted the large database warning message to appear when the mdb file is much closer to its maximize size.
  • Updated the Help system.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.4

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • After the Addon Installation Wizard appears for the first time you are asked if want to see a list of helpful online installation guides. Pick Yes to view a list of Walkthrough Examples that explain how to install various addons like aircraft, panels, scenery and so forth.

Addon Repair

  • The aircraft Repair feature now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists in html format.

Edit Aircraft

  • Addit! Pro now automatically creates missing aircraft reference information sheets and checklists. This resolves missing file errors shown in the Configuration Report when these files are specified but do not exist. When you try to open a reference sheet or checklist that is missing, Addit! Pro creates these files for you.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug "Error #1001: Unsupported value type" that could occur when launching Addit! Pro.
  • Fixed a bug "Error #3265: Item not found in this collection" when merging two addons together.
  • Fixed a rare "Error #438: Object doesn't support this property or method" bug when optimizing the database.
  • Corrected a spacing issue on the Program Information screen.

General

  • Added a couple of small changes to better support Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Microsoft Windows 10.
  • Updated internal library components to latest versions.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.2

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the sound configuration report window where clicking OK could trigger a repair operation.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.5.1

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon History

  • Added shortcut: Control-W - work with selected addons.

Addon Installation

  • Added an option to automatically install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip file. It also sets the title and picks a scenery picture for you. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Installation > Automation 2, and in the Scenery section check the box called "Install scenery to a new subfolder named after the addon zip filename".
  • Improved automatic assignment of scenery pictures.
     

Addon Installation Wizard

  • Added shortcuts: INSERT - flag item "install", DELETE - flag item "do not install", Control-C - copy installation folder, Control-V - paste installation folder, Control-O - open item.

Addon Repair

  • Addit! Pro can now use Prepar3D files to help repair Flight Simulator X files. To enable this feature go into Customize > Addon Repair > Repair Method and check the box called "Use Prepar3D files to repair Flight Simulator X addons".

Customize

  • Added a new scenery installation option. You can opt to install scenery to a new scenery subfolder named after the addon. For example, if your addon is called "La Guardia Airport.zip" and your default scenery installation folder is set to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery folder", the installed addon's scenery files will go to "Flight Simulator\Addon Scenery\La Guardia Airport\Scenery".
  • Added an option to use Prepar3D files to help repair broken addons.

Edit Aircraft

  • Added a Repair button to the aircraft, panel and sound configuration report window.
  • Added shortcuts: INSERT - add new aircraft variant, DELETE - delete aircraft variant, F2 - rename aircraft, Control-E - explore folder, Control-H - hide selected aircraft, Control-O - open configuration file, Control-S - show selected aircraft, Control-R - repair selected aircraft, Control-V validate selected aircraft.

Edit Panels

  • Added a Repair button to the panel configuration report window.
  • Added shortcuts: F2 - rename panel, Control-E - explore folder, Control-W - work with selected addons, Control-I - import selected panels, Control-O - open configuration file, Control-R repair selected panels, Control-V validate selected panels.

Edit Sounds

  • Added a Repair button to the sound configuration report window.
  • Added shortcuts: F2 - rename sound, Control-E - explore folder, Control-W - work with selected addons, Control-I - import selected sounds, Control-O - open configuration file, Control-R repair selected panels, Control-V validate selected sounds.

Edit Scenery

  • Added shortcuts: F2 - rename scenery, DEL - delete area, Control-E - explore folder, Control-W - work with selected addons, Control-H - disable scenery area, Control-I - import selected scenery, Control-O - open configuration file, Control-S - show scenery area, Control-V validate selected scenery.

Fixes

  • The OK button will no longer be disabled after selecting all list items in Edit Panels and Edit Sounds.
  • Corrected a problem in all list views where the right-click menu could get blocked and not appear.
  • Fixed a potential "Error #9: Subscript out of range" issue dealing with importing addons.

FS CFG Manager

  • Added shortcuts: DELETE - delete item, F2 - rename, Control-E - explore folder, Control-O - open configuration file.

General

  • Greatly improved the performance of all lists. Enjoy much faster performance on all windows that have list views (nearly all of them do). Windows process faster and clicks are more responsive.
  • Added support for Dovetail Games Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition when installed in parallel with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
  • Default window sizes are about 35% larger on higher resolution monitors.
  • Added a "Check for updates" option to the Help menu.

Help System

  • The Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

Import Addons

  • Added shortcut: DELETE - delete item, Control-W - work with selected addons.

Program Information

  • This window now shows the Flight Simulator specific application data folder and common application data folder along with your Microsoft Windows folder for reference.

Work With Addons

  • Added shortcuts: DELETE - delete addons, F2 - rename addon, Control-M - move selected addons to the File Cabinet; Control-R - reinstall selected addons.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.4.1

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation

  • Addit! Pro checks for aircraft title conflicts immediately after aircraft installation. You can still perform a manual check by opening the Edit Aircraft window.

Addon Management

  • Added a "Statistics" item to several addon menus. This creates a report showing the total number of addons you have, total addon size, total number of files, your largest addon and more. Open Addit! Pro's main menu, click Addons and pick "Statistics". You will also find this new option in the addon menu of the Work With Addons window.
  • EZdok Camera Addon files (including .vib, .ecs, .lim and .cam files) are now installed to the aircraft root folder instead of to Addit! Pro's storage folder.

Addon Import

  • The import process now picks up EZdok Camera Addon files.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • The addon picture filter now includes PNG files so you can more easily select this file type as an aircraft, panel, or scenery picture.

Addon Wizard -- Select Files

  • It should no longer be possible to resize the drive, folder, file and zip boxes so small you can no longer grab the edges to make them large again.

Customize

  • Added an option to check for title conflicts after aircraft installation. Open the Customize window, select Addon Installation > Automation 1. Under Aircraft, check the box called "Check for title conflicts after aircraft installation".

Edit Aircraft

  • Added a new texture section showing the texture configuration of the aircraft. Click the texture field to select from a menu of possible texture sets. Pick one to update the aircraft with your new choice of textures.
  • Added a shortcut CONTROL-E to Explore the selected aircraft folder.

Edit Panels, Edit Sounds, Edit Scenery

  • Added a shortcut CONTROL-E to Explore the selected folder.

General

  • Updated the main Help menu. Added "Online Guides" and "Top Addon Sites". Replaced "Report a Bug" with "Online Support".
  • Added a new main menu option called Register for easy new user access to the registration screen. This item disappears after registration.
  • Replaced the default toolbar Help button with the Exit button and removed the default Addon History button. Please note this only impacts the default buttons for new users and you can add the buttons back if you prefer.
  • The addon repair feature will scan more locations to find missing files.

Fixes

  • Fixed a missing icon bug in the Recent Items tab area on the Select Addon Files and Browse Folders screens.
  • The Work With Addons screen now properly indicates items that were imported from a folder.

Help

  • The Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.3.6

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Management

  • Unmapped bitmap graphic files that were sometimes "red flagged" requiring manual intervention are now installed to the addon storage folder when it can be determined these files are simply screenshots or general pictures.
  • Improved the installation of Flight Simulator DLL files.
  • Windows document scrap files (.shs) are now treated as document files.
  • Document .docx files are now treated just like .doc files.

Addon Import

  • The import process now picks up all subfolders and files underneath an aircraft folder. As a result, Addit! Pro will completely remove all of an aircraft's files and folders should you later delete the imported aircraft or move it to the File Cabinet. Note: In the Customize screen, the import option "Include all subfolders and extra files" must be checked.
  • The import process now picks up all root level scenery files.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • Increased the minimum size of the zip file list so more of the list appears. This helps ensure the zip file list doesn't "get lost" visually.

Edit Aircraft

  • The aircraft picture will now always be shown first (before, sometimes a panel picture was shown first depending on relative image widths).

Edit Scenery

  • Added a keyboard shortcut CONTROL-I to quickly imported selected scenery.

General

  • Added the Flight Simulator version to the Program Information screen.
  • File types "JPG", "PNG", "GIF" will now open with Pbrush.exe instead of notepad when using generic the open method.
  • Opening files in file lists will now always use long filenames. This improves the opening of files with their registered Windows applications.

Fixes

  • Resolved a problem that prevented Addit! Pro from launching on Windows 8.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Addit! Pro's Repair feature to fail to find Flight Simulator 9 gauges that could be used to correct panel issues.
  • Corrected a rare problem with gauge installation where certain packaging of the gauges would cause them to be installed to the global gauges folder in the wrong subfolder. These gauges are now installed to the aircraft's panel gauges folder and in the correct subfolder.
  • Corrected a problem with gauge validation where some gauges were reported as missing when located in subfolders.
  • Fixed a directory removal problem where a file system lock could be placed on a folder when it was checked for the existence of a file. Replacing the check with an alternate method resolved the problem, so now impacted directories are always removed correctly.

Help

  • Added help text for Aircraft Validation. Added instructions for turning off the aircraft title check to the warning dialog. Pressing Cancel on the dialog will now show more information.
  • The Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.3.5

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • Added a menu option "Synchronize all Install Wizard windows" to all Addon Installation Wizard step screens. Using this option synchronizes the size and position of all Wizard step screens. This saves time as you no longer need to resize each one separately. Press F12 or right-click on an edge of a Wizard step screen to use this new feature.

General

  • Thumbnail images shown on the Addon Installation Wizard, Addon Removal Wizard, and Work With Addons screens use widescreen picture aspect ratios better, eliminating squashed pictures.
  • Tweaked the application icon to clear up blurry image issues on some operating systems when tasking switching.
  • Tweaked screen height and button position on a few screens.
  • Program Information now shows the operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8 correctly instead of indicating Windows Vista.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in Edit Aircraft that could record a wrong value to Addit! Pro's database when toggling an aircraft's status from hidden to visible.
  • Related to the above fix, added an automatic database update in Work With Addons where if an aircraft with an expected aircraft.cfg file actually has a hidden.cfg file instead, Addit! Pro will update its database to correct the inconsistency.
  • Fixed an addon removal bug where file dependency checks could sometimes leave certain files installed.
  • Several missions are now correctly flagged as stock missions created by Microsoft. These include: Tutorial 12 Helicopter Maneuvers 2 mission, Reno T6 Flying Start mission, Reno Sport Class Flying Start mission and Alpine Sailplane Hoop Course mission.
  • Fixed a bug where some imported missions were not flagged as mission addons.

Help

  • Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

Work With Addons

  • The addon health report now indicates if the addon's file cabinet zip file is missing or damaged.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.3.4

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could prevent proper evaluation of the software in trial mode after a fresh installation.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent a file from being updated correctly during installation if the file previously existed.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.3.3

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Management

  • The method to validate missing scenery files in Edit Scenery has been improved.
  • You can now specify a group of subfolders to filter out of the Edit Aircraft list and Import Addons list. For example, if you want to exclude all aircraft in your C:\Program Files\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\AI\ folder, you can add the entry “AI=3” in the exclusion filter file. Addit! Pro will then skip all aircraft in that folder and you won’t see them listed. For more information, open Customize, then go to the Aircraft category and in the Aircraft Filter section, press Customize.

Aircraft File and Folder Cleanup Tool

A new cleanup tool removes leftover aircraft folders to help keep your Flight Simulator installation tidy and organized. While Addit! Pro normally deletes such folders and files when an addon is removed, sometimes files can be locked by another application, often Flight Simulator itself. These file locks prevent Addit! Pro from zapping the folders. Now, you can run the cleanup routine directly from the Tools menu any time you wish to tidy-up your aircraft folders. Here are the highlights:

  • Removes empty and near-empty folders, clearing out unneeded files.
  • Won’t harm stock Flight Simulator or payware aircraft.
  • Won’t remove any complete addons, only unnecessary leftover files and folders.
  • Folders and files are placed in the Recycle Bin so you can undo the cleanup procedure if you change your mind.
  • Shows a report of what was cleaned including a list of all folders and the amount of disk space reclaimed.

To use this new feature, pull down Addit! Pro’s Tools menu and pick "Cleanup Leftover Files and Folders".

Addon Installation Wizard - Select Addon Files Window

  • The option to “Select All By Default” was removed from both the file and zip lists. Accidental disabling of this option caused some addon installation issues so this is now the permanent default action.

Customize

  • You can now pick from several aviation startup sounds including jet and prop effects. You can even add your own custom sound files. To do so, place a .wav audio file in Addit! Pro’s main folder then go into the Customize window. Under Startup, select your sound in the file box. Click the preview sound button to play the sound. Press OK to accept it. Then next time the program starts you will hear your personal startup sound.

Edit Aircraft

  • Finding and organizing aircraft is now even more flexible! Extra columns have been added to the Aircraft list including: ATC ID, ATC Airline, ATC Flight Number, Type, and Category. To show these columns, right click in the Aircraft list and pick "Customize Columns". Select the new columns and press OK. Performance Note: the combination of a lot of aircraft combined with a large number of visible columns may reduce performance causing Addit! Pro to take longer to produce the full list, due to the extra data gathering and presentation tasks.
  • New shortcut key: press ALT-N to move the cursor to the search box so you can quickly change the search words.

Edit Panels

  • New shortcut key: press ALT-N to move the cursor to the search box so you can quickly change the search words.

Edit Sounds

  • New shortcut key: press ALT-N to move the cursor to the search box so you can quickly change the search words.

Edit Scenery

  • The scenery report now mentions if the scenery layer is disabled, reminding you the scenery will not appear in Flight Simulator until re-enabled.
  • The method to validate missing scenery files in Edit Scenery has been improved.
  • New shortcut key: press ALT-N to move the cursor to the search box so you can quickly change the search words.

General

  • A shortcut key, ALT-N, appears on all windows with Find search boxes to allow you to quickly reposition there to enter search criteria. For instance, in the Edit Aircraft window, press ALT-N to quickly move the cursor to the search box so you can change the search words.
  • A new shortcut key, CONTROL-N, was added to item lists. Using this key is the same as using Select None.
  • Added a new Default button to all Customize Columns pop-up windows. Pressing Default allows a quick reset to the starting columns, in case you want to revert to them.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the Addon Installation Wizard’s Installation Summary screen where using a certain context menu option caused an error.
  • Corrected a problem in Edit Aircraft where the pop-up dialog box asking to fix duplicate titles could appear without showing any details.
  • Copying a picture to the clipboard then pasting it for use as an aircraft, panel or scenery picture could result in an “Invalid Picture” error. This was fixed.
  • Fixed an installation bug that might produce the error 'Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set’ during certain sound and panel installs.

Help

  • Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

Work With Addons Window

  • New shortcut key: press ALT-N to move the cursor to the search box so you can quickly change the search words.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.3.1

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Wizard

  • Addon Wizard steps marked with a red color indicator to flag a problem now immediately present a dialog explaining the problem. The window automatically rearranges the Addon Item list to better troubleshoot the issue.
  • A new window sizing menu option allows you to synchronize the position and size of all Addon Install Wizard windows in one action. For instance, say you size the Configure Aircraft window perfectly and you want all other Addon Wizard windows to use this size. In the Configure Aircraft window press F12 and pick “Synchronize all Install Wizard window sizes”. All other Wizard windows will be positioned and sized just like Configure Aircraft.

Document File List Upgrade

You've used document file lists many times. They appear on many windows including Select Addon Files and all Addon Installation Wizard steps, the Addon Removal Wizard, and Work With Addons. The document file boxes list the addon’s documentation in a convenient spot but now they can optionally show image files or any file set of your choice. For example, screenshots can be pooled into this list so you can quickly scan and preview them. Or, make your own custom list!

To see this in action, right click in a document file list and pick "View Images". Screenshots, thumbnails, etc. are listed. Use "View Documents" to return to showing text files, File_IDs, .doc files, etc. Or pick "View Custom..." to define your own list.

  • You can view any image file directly by right-clicking and selecting "View". Select "Open" (or double click) to open a graphics file. Select "Properties" to examine the file’s disk properties.
  • A small preview of the selected image file appears in the preview area near the bottom of the window. Move to a different image file to change the preview.
  • Create custom lists of any file extension (even several extensions). Right click select "View Custom..." and type in some file extensions then press OK.

Edit Aircraft Window

Edit Performance Data, Identity and Description

Edit Aircraft now offers the ability to modify performance data, identity and description information. So, instead of opening the aircraft.cfg file and editing its contents using an external text editor, you can conveniently use Addit! Pro. You can change Title, ATC ID, ATC Airline, ATC Flight Number, Manufacturer, Type, Variation, Role, Created By and Category.

To use this feature, select an aircraft, click on the Description or Identity tabs then change the details. Press Save to update the aircraft or press Undo to revert all fields to their original values. Benefits:

  • Changes can be done directly without having to open and tweak the aircraft.cfg file using a text editor.
  • Addit! Pro’s validation catches common problems (like entering a blank title or one that is already used by another aircraft).
  • Keeps special character values hidden and encodes and decodes them automatically (e.g. a new blank lines is properly encoded in the aircraft.cfg file as “\n”, as expected by Flight Simulator).

More Columns

  • New columns are available and you can sort by any of them. In addition to Name and Folder Date you can show Manufacturer, Type, Variation, Role, Created By and Category.
  • Right click and select "Customize Columns..." to reveal these new choices.
  • Click on a column header to sort by that column.

Other Changes

  • Added shortcut keys for Repairing an addon (Control-R) and Importing an addon (Control-I).
  • Fixed an issue in the validation report that incorrectly flagged a certain effects bitmap file as missing

Edit Scenery Window

  • Icons for disabled scenery layers now appear grayed-out making it easy to determine a layer’s status at a glance.

General

  • All images are now shown in widescreen format (16:9) where possible. Images are shown as close to the original aspect ratio as possible. This improves image quality when pictures are not forcibly stretched.
  • Improved automatic naming of addons.
  • When the option to limit thumbnail size is enabled, thumbnails pasted from the clipboard are now impacted by this setting.
  • Added a Help button to the Work With Sounds import dialog.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in all Addon Installation Wizard steps where using the Paste Folder function on an addon item would not properly update the installation folder.
  • Fixed a related bug in the Installation Summary window where using Paste Folder there produced an error.
  • Fixed an issue with Configure Aircraft, Configure Panel and Configure Scenery where if the All tab was shown first, there might be a crash when Next was pressed.
  • Fixed a bug in title naming for aircraft repaints, resolving a permanent “title name is already in use” problem.
  • Fixed a bug in Edit Aircraft where the Work With command might not see if a hidden aircraft was actually in the database.
  • Explore Folder now works properly when the path to be explored contains a comma (before it would complain the path did not exist).
  • The Customization option “Limit thumbnails to no more than” is no longer grayed out making it seem disabled.
  • Fixed a bug in the Addon Installation Wizard that could cause an error when installing from a folder (as opposed to a zip file).
  • Very large file sizes are now shown correctly in File Lists (Browse Folders/Files, Select Addon Files, etc.).
  • Installing zip or rar files from Windows Explorer via the Explorer context menu shell extension is working once again.
  • Resolved an issue where the import process was not picking up texture files if the texture statement in the configuration file ended with a period.
  • In the Edit Aircraft window’s tree view, the aircraft details and images are properly updated when you move from one root aircraft to another.
  • On some screens using certain keyboard shortcut keys without having selected an item in the list would crash the program. This has been fixed.

Help

  • Help system was updated to reflect the latest changes.

Work With Addons Window

  • Sorting the addon list by rating is now accurate.
  • More of the Addon list is shown and less of the category tabs area. This allows for viewing more addons especially as the window size increases.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.2.5

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. This version includes minor fixes to the recently released version 7.2.4.

Fixes

  • Fixed a problem with duplicate aircraft title correction.
  • On some screens using certain keyboard shortcut keys without having selected an item in the list would crash the program. This has been fixed.
  • Added a Help button to the Work With Sounds import dialog.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.2.4

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Management

  • You can now import missions just like aircraft, panels, scenery and sounds. To import your missions check the Missions box in the Import Options window. Stock Flight Simulator missions are tagged accordingly and mission descriptions are included automatically.

Customize Window

  • A new setting appears under Aircraft Options to check for duplicate aircraft titles. Enabling it ensures your aircraft have unique title names as required by Flight Simulator. Otherwise, Flight Simulator displays an annoying pop-up whenever you access the aircraft list. When there is an aircraft title conflict, you have 3 choices:
  • Notify me – title name issues are brought to your attention and Addit! Pro will offer to correct the problems.
  • Fix the problem – Addit! Pro fixes title name problems for you.
  • Ignore – do nothing (not recommended because Flight Simulator will display an annoying pop-up).

Edit Aircraft Window

  • Addit! Pro warns when two aircraft share the same title and offers to fix the problem. If you opt not to fix the problem, Flight Simulator displays a pop-up error “There are multiple objects with the same title name. They must have unique title names.” Addit! Pro renames the duplicate title so there is no conflict.
  • You can view aircraft effects and effects bitmap files by right clicking on an aircraft and selecting Aircraft Configuration > View Effects Files.
  • A Repair button appears in the configuration file report area if the addon has issues that may be fixed by Addit! Pro.
  • A new progress bar appears when loading aircraft.

Edit Panels Window

  • You can view panel gauges and bitmap files by right clicking on a panel and selecting Panel Configuration > View Panel Files.
  • A Repair button appears in the configuration file report area if the addon has issues that may be fixed by Addit! Pro.
  • A new progress bar appears when loading panels.

Edit Sounds Window

  • You can view sound files by right clicking on a sound and selecting Sound Configuration > View Sound Files.
  • A Repair button appears in the configuration file report area if the addon has issues that may be fixed by Addit! Pro.
  • A new progress bar appears when loading sounds.

Edit Scenery Window

  • You can view scenery and textures by right clicking on a scenery area and selecting View Scenery Files.

General

  • Added a progress bar showing the repair function’s file search progress.
  • Addit! Pro’s Program Information screen now lists FS X’s screenshots folder.

Fixes

  • In the Edit Aircraft window’s tree view, the aircraft details and images are properly updated when you move from one root aircraft to another.

Help

  • Added a Help button to several message box dialogs to make it quick and easy to get more help. Pressing Help will open the help system and offer an additional discussion or more detailed assistance on the topic.
  • Added Related Topics to all registration topics to make it easier to learn more about other aspects of registration.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.2.2

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Management

  • FSX Acceleration expansion addons are now considered stock/default addons.
  • A warning dialog appears when the database size approaches the maximum.
  • Windows media audio files are now treated as sound files just like mp3 and wav files.

Addon Pictures

  • Added FSX Acceleration expansion aircraft and panel images to extra images download package.

Fixes

  • Addit! Pro would show duplicate aircraft if both configuration files--aircraft.cfg and hidden.cfg--were present in the aircraft folder.
  • Fixed a bug “could not setup a picture for the addon” that could appear during the installation of some scenery addons.
  • Fixed a mission installation bug.
  • Addressed a panel picture selection quirk.
  • Fixed a problem that could produce a type mismatch error on startup.
  • Fixed a potential bug “Error #91: Object variable or With block variable not set” issue.
  • Fixed some issues selecting addon files in both the Browse Folders and Select Addon Files screens.

Select Addons Files Window Enhancements

All drive and folder navigation in both the Select Addon Files Window and Browse Folders/Files Window has been updated and improved. This was done to:

  • Increase performance
  • Provide new features
  • Address freeze issues under Windows Vista
  • Resolve incompatibilities with some system security software

Issues in previous versions that prevented selection of addons should be fixed along with related freezes and crashes. Drive and folder changes are much faster and you can right click on any folder and get the same context menu and functionality you enjoy in Windows Explorer!

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.1.2

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation

  • Improved installation for a number of addons to make installation faster, cleaner and easier so you can get up in the air faster with fewer “red dot” issues.
  • Improved picture assignment for aircraft and panel addons.
  • Addit! Pro now automatically marks most duplicate files “do not install” for you, to save time and disk space and to avoid file conflicts.
  • RAR files are now supported! See RAR Support below for details.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • Added a new column to all Addon File lists. Use the Archive File column to reveal which zip or rar file contains the addon file. This makes working with nested zip files easier. From any Addon Installation Wizard step, right click in the Addon File list, pick Customize Columns, then check Archive File to show the column.
  • The Problem Details and Item Number columns in all Addon File lists are now shown only when needed to explain an installation problem.
  • A new checkbox in the Select Installation Method box allows you to toggle installation of the current group of files with one click. Uncheck the box to flag all files in the tab group “Do Not Install”. This prevents them from being installed. Leave the box checked to install all the files.

Addon Installation Wizard – Configure Panels

  • Resolved an issue where setting the panel destination folder manually might not always set the folder for associated panel files.
  • Gauges are now shown properly once again on the Gauge tab.

Addon Management

  • Flash video (FLV and SWF video formats) are now considered movies along with AVI and related media files.
  • Added RAR file support to the Windows Explorer context menu (see RAR Support below).

Addon Pictures

Assigning pictures during installation has been much improved. A new picture list replaces the Set Picture window. Simply select a picture from the picture list to assign it to the addon. This gives you:

  • Faster selection since you no longer need to open and use a Set Picture screen.
  • Easier selection since there are fewer clicks and less guesswork.
  • You can quickly and easily see the images included with the addon (or tell if there are none at all).
  • Widescreen images are now displayed at 16:9.

These improvements apply to aircraft, panel, scenery and texture group picture assignment.

Edit Aircraft

  • The Status Filter Bar setting is saved from session to session.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in Configure Missions where destination folder validation was not being triggered.
  • Eliminated a bug that allowed duplicate aircraft to appear if more than one .cfg file existed in the aircraft's folder.
  • Fixed a bug where Addit! Pro was not processing files with long names passed to it from Windows Explorer’s context menu handler.
  • Fixed a bug with automatic addon naming.
  • Fixed a bug where if a slash (/) was included in an addon’s title, the default destination folder could include a subfolder by mistake.
  • Fixed a display issue where error reports would sometimes show a missing file more than once.

Help System

  • Updated help to include discussion of new features.

  • Reorganized a couple sections for improved clarity.

RAR Support

Addit! Pro now features support for WinRAR archives! Sometimes addons are packaged in RAR files instead of ZIP files. With Addit! Pro, you can install addons from RAR files just as you can with ZIP files. No outside program is required, everything is built into Addit! Pro!

  • RAR support was added to Windows Explorer’s content menu. Just right click on a RAR file and pick “Install to FSX using Addit! Pro”. Note: you must have this feature enabled in Customize > General Options > “Add install option to Windows Explorer context menu”.
  • Supports nearly all WinRAR formats (WinRAR is not required).
  • Handles RAR files inside ZIP files, ZIPs inside RARs and any combination.

Work With Addons

  • Clicking on information in the Details tab copies the text to the clipboard.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.0.11

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Edit Aircraft

  • Pressing Insert after selecting an aircraft adds a new variant (the Delete key triggers removal).

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue related to the splitter functionality inside the Browse Folders window and Select Addon Files window. This increases stability especially under Windows Vista, solving crash issues.
  • Fixed all known Windows Vista compatibility issues.
  • Fixed a potential issue in Edit Aircraft where "Fly Now!" could produce an error box.
  • Fixed a problem with the aliasing of a panel/sound for an aircraft where the alias is already aliasing something.
  • Fixed a problem with apostrophes in the alias entry.

General

  • Improved visual appearance under Windows Vista.
  • Improved validation of effects files.
  • Results windows now display unsuccessful results first. For example, the Addon Installation Report will show the "Not Installed" tab if any files were not installed.
  • The Select button in Select Panels and Select Sounds will only be clickable if an item is highlighted.

Setup

  • Upgraded distribution packager to InstallShield.

Please see Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X Vista Compatibility for more information.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.0.8

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Changes

  • This version includes Windows Vista compatibility enhancements.

Please see Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X Vista Compatibility for more information.

 


Improvements and Changes in Version 7.0.7

Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X is a full-featured addon manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Addon Installation

  • Aircraft may be installed into any category such as Airplanes, Rotorcraft, etc.
  • New files types are supported including missions, FSX rewards files, texture configuration files (texture.cfg files), and DLL panel gauge collection files.
  • When you install an aircraft skin/repaint addon, Addit! Pro tries to give the new texture set a variant name appropriate to that addon.
  • If an aircraft includes a thumbnail.jpg image in its texture folder, the image is used for the aircraft picture if no other image is assigned to the aircraft. Similarly, if a panel includes a thumbnail it will be assigned as the panel picture.
  • If a thumbnail.jpg file already exists when a new one is installed for the first time, it is renamed Thumbnail Backup.jpg so you won't lose it.
  • Improved automatic selection of aircraft and panel pictures.

Addon Installation Wizard

  • New step indicator color indicator graphics are easier on the eyes.
  • New Configure Missions step for installing FSX mission addons.
  • Configure AI Traffic has been removed (see below).

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Aircraft Window

  • Added a Change Category button to the Select Destination Folder step. Press it to show a list of SimObjects categories (e.g. Airplanes, Rotorcraft, etc.).

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Missions Window (NEW!)

Addit! Pro fully supports the installation and clean removal of FSX missions. Use the new Configure Missions window to customize the installation of mission files to a folder of your choice. The recommended approach for installing a mission addon is to install all its files to a new folder. You can create any folder you like as long as you create it underneath your Flight Simulator "\Missions" folder because that is where Flight Simulator expects to find missions.

The first step, Select Installation Method, allows you to choose the approach used to install the mission/campaign files. You can install them to:

  • "The folders determined by Addit! Pro": Addit! Pro determines where to place the files. A mission category and unique mission name are specified automatically in most cases.
  • "An existing or new mission folder": Use this option to install all of the files to a folder of your choice or to an existing mission folder. The folder must be under the Missions tree.

Press Change Category to quickly adjust the mission category (e.g. Pilot For Hire, Emergency, etc.).

Addon Installation Wizard - Set Installation Options Window

  • Added a button to quickly clear all text in the description field.

Addon History

  • Added a Missions category to the filter drop-down. Click the category box and select "Show Only Missions" to use this feature.

Addon Wizard

  • Added options to access Addon History and the new FS Configuration Manager from the wizard.

Addon Management

  • Aircraft picture thumbnails are now stored in the aircraft's \Texture folder as Thumbnail.jpg. Backups are called Thumbnail Backup.jpg.
  • Panel picture thumbnails are now stored in the panel's main folder as Thumbnail.jpg. Backups are called Thumbnail Backup.jpg.
  • You can limit the size of all aircraft, panel, scenery and sound pictures created by Addit! Pro. By keeping your aircraft, panel and scenery thumbnails small, you boost performance at the expense of visual quality. Smaller thumbnails means Flight Simulator's aircraft list will display faster. To enable this feature, open the Customize window and under Addon Installation Options, check the box called "Limit thumbnails to no more than…" and enter a width in pixels (e.g. 256).
  • The method used to hide an aircraft changed. Renaming the flight data file no longer works. Instead, the aircraft.cfg is renamed to hidden.cfg.
  • Addit! Pro now fully supports Microsoft DirectDraw Surface (DDS) graphics file and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) graphics files. Textures for FSX objects often come in DDS format, now Addit! Pro can display them.
  • Windows Clipboard pictures, when pasted for use as addon pictures, are now stored in JPG format instead of as a Windows bitmap (BMP).
  • Images may now be saved in Windows bitmap, JPEG or GIF format within the View Image window.
  • The scenery.cfg file relocated to D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX. Addit! Pro now looks for it there.
  • FSX rewards files are supported.
  • Aircraft, panels and sounds may now be installed to various folders under \SimObjects.
  • New aircraft details such as Type Role, Created By and Category are shown in Edit Aircraft.
  • DLL files containing gauge data are supported as are texture.cfg files.
  • SoundAI folders are imported with other sound groups.
  • Improved handling of relative paths (e.g. "=..\sound\ban1strt").

Customize Window

General Options
  • Added an option to add an Addit! Pro item to Windows Explorer's file context menu. This menu appears when you right-click on a zip file. The menu item is called "Install to FSX using Addit! Pro". Pick it to send the zip file directly to Addit! Pro for speedy installation. Uncheck this box to remove the menu option.
  • Added an option to launch and show the FS Configuration Manager window.
  • Added an option to show an image for Addit! Pro's internal background. If checked, the image file Bckgrnd.jpg located in Addit! Pro's main folder is used as the background. Uncheck this box to show only a solid background color. Look in the Background, Colors and Font area of the Appearance Options category.
  • Added the ability to change the font used within Addit! Pro.
Addon Installation Options
  • You can limit the size of all addon pictures created by Addit! Pro. By keeping your aircraft, panel and scenery thumbnails small, you boost performance at the expense of visual quality. Smaller thumbnails means Flight Simulator 's aircraft list will display faster. To enable this feature, check the box under Addon Pictures (Thumbnails) and enter a width in pixels (e.g. 256).
Addon Repair Options
  • Flight Simulator 2004 files may be used to repair addons. This is very handy when using FS 2004 addons that assume you have FS 2004 effects, gauges, sounds, etc. If you lack such items the Repair feature can search FS 2004 and copy over any required files automatically. Be sure the option "Use Flight Simulator 2004 files to repair Flight Simulator X addons" is enabled. See Customize for details.

Edit Aircraft Window

  • Aircraft pictures will dynamically resize to accommodate different aspect ratios of the source image. This will reproduce them more accurately resulting in better pictures. For example, a 400x300 thumbnail image renders 4:3 and a 256x128 image in 2:1.
  • Added the ability to adjust the aircraft Flight Simulator highlights when it opens. Pick an aircraft, right click and select Aircraft Configuration then pick Make Default.
  • New aircraft details appear in the Identity tab: Role, Created By and Category, all new in FSX. Examples of Roles include "Commercial Airliner", "Single Engine Prop", "Twin Engine Prop", etc. Created By denotes who made the add-on aircraft e.g. "Microsoft". Category might be "airplane" or "helicopter".
  • Added a Collapse All function to collapse all branches in the Aircraft tree view. This hides all variants leaving only the aircraft titles. Applies only to the Aircraft tree view.
  • Texture configuration files are validated.

Edit Panels Window

  • Pictures will dynamically resize to accommodate different aspect ratios of the source image. This will reproduce them more accurately resulting in better pictures. For example, a 400x300 thumbnail image renders 4:3 and a 256x128 image in 2:1.
  • Icons represent each row in the Panels box.
  • DLL panel gauge collection files are validated.

Edit Scenery Window

  • Pictures will dynamically resize to accommodate different aspect ratios of the source image. This will reproduce them more accurately resulting in better pictures. For example, a 400x300 thumbnail image renders 4:3 and a 256x128 image in 2:1.
  • Icons represent each row in the Scenery box.

Edit Sounds Window

  • Icons represent each row in the Sound box.
  • Improved checking for relative path entries for sound events.

Fixes

  • Fixed a quirk in Work With Addons where a change to "Authors" erroneously updated the wrong column in the Addon list box.
  • Fixed a bug where a line might appear twice in the Aircraft Configuration Report.
  • Fixed a quirk in the Repair Addon window where an item offered for repair could be listed twice.
  • Addit! Pro now remembers your choice to always open windows in their maximized state.

FS Configuration Manager Window (NEW!)

The FS Configuration Manager window is used to perform a variety of tasks on Flight Simulator 's main program configuration (.cfg) files. To access this window, pull down the Tools menu and pick FS Configuration Manager.

Flight Simulator makes use of a central configuration file to store details about the sim such as your graphics, sound and realism settings, among other things. The file FSX.CFG holds this information. You change the active configuration file and manage alternate configuration files using Addit! Pro's FS Configuration Manager. Use multiple FSX.CFG files to easily run the sim under various configurations. Why use multiple configuration files? Some examples:

  • To use different pan rates or joystick settings for different aircraft.
  • To optimize performance for a specific scenery addon.
  • To toggle realism settings for helicopters vs. fixed-wing aircraft.
  • To use a specific screen resolution like 1280x960.

The FS Configuration Manager allows you to create and manage a set of CFG files then run FS using any of them. You can name the CFG files however you like and even include a description.

Press the Help button on the FS Configuration Manager screen for complete details.

General Changes

Windows Explorer Context Menu
  • Added a context menu option to Windows Explorer allowing you to install the selected zip file(s) using Addit! Pro. Check the box Add install option to Windows Explorer context menu to add an Addit! Pro option to Windows Explorer's file context menu. This menu appears when you right-click on a zip file. The menu item is called "Install to FSX using Addit! Pro". Pick it to send the zip file directly to Addit! Pro for speedy installation. Uncheck this box to remove the menu option.
Addit! Pro has a new look!
  • New Toolbar buttons – slightly larger featuring a glossy look, these attractive black toolbar buttons are new for this release.
  • New Splash/About screen – Easier to read and more professional looking.
  • Window graphics – Graphics for most form elements and lists have been updated and in most cases 256 color or better icons are used.
  • Indicator buttons – The red/yellow/green Wizard step status icons are now easier on the eyes.
  • Background image – A high resolution bitmap image can be used as the Addit! Pro's background. To replace this image with one of your choice, simply edit the Bckgrnd.jpg file located in your Addit! Pro program folder. Can be toggled on or off using Customize.
  • Edit Panels, Edit Scenery and Edit Sounds – All lists have a graphic for each row. Right click in the list and select Show Icons to toggle this graphic.
Other
  • Added a "Flight Simulator Web Site" link to the Help menu, alongside the "Addit! Pro Web Site" link.
  • Added "FSX.CFG Manager" to the list of functions available to open right away when Addit! Pro launches.

  • FSX traffic files differ from FS2004. AFCAD files created for FS2004 do not always work 100% in FSX. Therefore, Addit! Pro's use of AFCAD and Traffic Tools can't be supported. There are groups working on equivalents--a new graphical interface traffic file program, and a scenery design tool which should include AFCAD type functionality. Addit! Pro supports installation of precompiled traffic BGL files, as always.

Help System

  • Added new help topics covering the installation of mission addons, how to create and use a FSX configuration file, and more.
  • Updated to reflect all changes made for FSX.

Program Information Window

  • FSX specific details are shown.

Repair Addon Window

  • Flight Simulator 2004 files may be used to repair addons. This is very handy when using FS 2004 addons that assume you have FS 2004 effects, gauges, sounds, etc. If you lack such items the Repair feature can search FS 2004 and copy over any required files automatically. Be sure the option "Use Flight Simulator 2004 files to repair Flight Simulator X addons" is enabled. See Customize for details.

Toolbar

  • Addit! Pro's Toolbar is now fully customizable. You can turn the toolbar on and off, toggle captions, toggle the new submenus, change the overall style and choose which buttons are shown.
  • Submenus are new and allow access to other features by clicking on the drop-down arrow on a button. For example, pull down the Aircraft submenu and select from "Work with Aircraft Addons" and "Work with Aircraft Skins and Repaints".
  • Added a Fly Now button to start Flight Simulator.
  • To adjust the toolbar, open the Customize window and go to the Appearance Options category.

Work With Addons Window

  • Added a Missions category to the filter drop-down for FSX mission addons. Click the category box and select "Show Only Missions" to use this feature.

Release History

Version 7.5.6
is current and was released in February, 2017.

Version 7.5.4
was released in July, 2016.

Version 7.5.2
was released in March, 2015.

Version 7.5.1
was released in March, 2015.

Version 7.4.1
was released in September, 2013.

Version 7.3.6
was released in November, 2012.

Version 7.3.5
was released in July, 2012.

Version 7.3.4
was released in February, 2012.

Version 7.3.3
was released in November, 2011.

Version 7.3.1
was released in July, 2009.

Version 7.2.5
was released in September, 2008.

Version 7.2.4
was released in September, 2008.

Version 7.2.2
was released in April, 2008.

Version 7.1.2
was released in October, 2007.

Version 7.0.11
was released in May, 2007.

Version 7.0.8
was released in March, 2007.

Version 7.0.7
was released in December, 2006.