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How to Install a Scenery Addon

This walkthrough shows you how to install a scenery addon to a folder of your choice, update Prepar3D's scenery library, configure installation options and review the installation report. This topic demonstrates how to add scenery to Prepar3D by working step-by-step through the installation of an actual, downloadable scenery addon.

Prerequisites

Our addon is called Paphos International Airport by Max Kraus.

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Step 1: Start Addit! Pro

Begin by opening Addit! Pro. Click the Install button:

Step 2: Open the Addon Installation Wizard

When the Addon Installation Wizard window appears, press Select Addon Files:

Step 3: Select Addon Files

When the Select Addon Files window appears, locate the file you downloaded above. Select only the Paphos_fsx_v2.zip file. Make sure all of the files inside the zip file are selected in the Zip File list, as shown below. Press OK:

Step 4: Addon Installation Wizard Revisited

Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, all colored status indicators are either green or yellow so you could press Finish at this point and install the addon using the default configuration. Instead, we will tweak the configuration to demonstrate how you can customize the installation process. Press Configure Scenery:

Step 5: Configuring the Scenery

On the Configure Scenery window look for the section "Install the scenery files to". Pick "An existing or new scenery folder". Generally, it is best to install a scenery addon into its own custom folder then update Prepar3D's scenery library so Prepar3D picks up the new scenery. That is what we will do here. Press Next:

Step 6: Select an Installation Folder

On the Configure Scenery window, position to the Set Installation Folder step by clicking Next or Previous. Be sure the tab Scenery Group 1 is chosen. Press Change Folder:

We will store our scenery in its own custom folder, one we will create. On the Select/Create Scenery Folder window, enter "Paphos International Airport" in the folder box near the bottom as shown below, then press ENTER. This directs Addit! Pro to store the files in this folder. Press Select to continue:

Back on the Configure Scenery window, notice the Target Folders of the scenery items have changed to reflect the choice you made in the last step. Press Next to continue:

Step 7: Update Scenery Library

On the Configure Scenery window, position to the Update Scenery Library step by clicking Next or Previous. Select "Add scenery to the scenery library", provide a title, and make sure "Enable the scenery" is checked (these are the default values). Press OK:

Step 8: Select a Scenery Picture

On the Configure Scenery window, press Set Picture and select a picture to represent the airport. Press OK:

Step 9: Addon Installation Wizard Revisited

Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, we will skip past the Configure Textures and Configure Other steps. The step indicators are yellow, so the default values should work just fine. Press Installation Options:

Step 10: Setting Installation Options

On the Set Installation Options window, enter an addon name. The Quick Picks button provides a handy list of possible names. Optionally, identify the authors and provide a description as shown below. Press OK:

Step 11: Review the Installation Summary

Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, press Installation Summary and review the choices:

Tip: maximize this window to see as much information as possible. Everything looks to be in order. Press OK:

Step 12: Install the Addon

On the Addon Installation Wizard window, press Finish to complete the installation:

Step 13: Enjoy your new Addon!

Now, start Prepar3D. You may see a message "Building database for new scenery files. This may take a while." Visit Paphos International Airport (LCPH) and it should look like this:

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