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SIMDESIGN product installation instructions

A properly installation of the SIMDESIGN product requires an active user account on the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website.

The installation process takes place through the simManager application, which manages the installation and activation of flight simulator products. It is an independent application integrated with the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites which uses the Adobe Air technology.

You can register a new user account on the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites and directly in the simManager application. All of these registration options are alternatives to each other and using one of them creates one common User account.

Installing the product using microSD memory card

Installation using a network server requires a computer with broadband Internet access.

If you are installing a WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM product for the first time, the installation of the simManager application will be performed first.

The simManager application, in addition to the installation management ability, also lets you check and download any updates available for the installed sceneries without having to use the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites. It can also be used by the User to perform other operations, including making changes to the User's profile and checking product news and information related to the functioning of the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites.

Installation of the package is a one-time operation and does not need to be repeated each time before running simManager application.

Due to the functionality of the program it is recommended to leave simManager installed as it will be useful for future updates and maintenance of the product or for the installation of new areas or other products offered by SIMDESIGN and VFRPOLAND.

simManager installation steps

1. Download the latest version of the simManager installer from the following address:

http://simmanager.simdesign.pl

and run the installer by double-clicking the SETUP.EXE file.

2. In the dialog box, set the preferred installation options and click [CONTINUE].

Fig. 1 - simManager installation options selection screen

After the program is properly installed, you will be greeted with a login screen.

Fig. 2 - simManager login screen

3. Log in to the application using your login and password chosen during registration.

When properly installed, the application creates a shortcut on the desktop of your computer. In case the application was installed but the login screen did not appear, run the application by double clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop of your computer.

Fig. 3 - Shortcut for running simManager

If you do not have an account registered, you must first go through the registration process. In order to start the registration process, click the [REGISTER] option or visit either the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website and select the account registration option. All of these registration options are alternatives to each other and using one of them creates one common User account.

Then go back to the login window and log in using your username and password chosen during the registration process.

After properly logging in, the User will be able to go to a window with the Main menu of the simManager application.

Fig. 4 - simManager Main menu

Continue the process of installing the product in simManager

From the Main menu of the simManager application, select the [TOOLS] feature, then from the second-level menu of the Tools feature select [INSTALL].

Fig. 5 - Second-level menu of the TOOLS feature of simManager application

When you click the [INSTALL] icon, a list will appear with products available for online installation.

Fig. 6 - List of SIMDESIGN products available for online installation

Products that have not been installed by the User can be seen in the tasks list with the [START] function assigned to the actions button.

Products installed by the User can be seen in the tasks list with the [REINSTALL] function assigned to the actions button.

Starting the process of online installation or reinstallation of a product selected by the User requires clicking the [START] or [REINSTALL] button in the tasks list. Selecting one of the options triggers switching to the initial screen of the first phase of product installation.

Fig. 7 - Product installer start screen

To commence the installation and activation process of the product in the flight simulator, the User is required to click [START PRODUCT INSTALLATION].

The installation process consists of the following steps:

Step 1. Enter the received License Code

Along with an email confirming the purchase of the product, the User receives information containing the License Code.

In order to enter the Licence Code in the installer, scratch the protective layer covering the code and enter it into the editable field and click [CONFIRM].

Fig. 8 - Product License key validity check screen

Step 2. Accept the license agreement

To continue the process of scenery installation, the User is required to read and accept the contents of the licence agreement.

To accept the content of the agreement - scroll to the bottom of the page and click [OK].

Fig. 9 - Screen with the text of the license agreement for approval

The User can express the lack of acceptance by clicking [CANCEL]. In this case, the installation process will be terminated.

Step 3. Select a location on your hard drive where the product's files will be installed

To continue the installation process the User is required to select a folder on the hard drive to which the product's files will be copied.

Fig. 10 - Product installation location selection screen

In order to select the preferred installation location, click [BROWSE]. Then choose the correct drive and folder for the installation.

Step 4. Continue the process of copying files and activating the product in the flight simulator

To continue the installation process, click [INSTALL].

Tip: Continuing the installation process means the files will be copied to the desired location. The progress of the copying process can be tracked graphically on the bar illustrating the status of copying and activating subsequent files.

Fig. 11 - Progress bar for the download, installation process and files activation

Step 5. Complete the installation of the product.

A final message will confirm the proper completion of the product's installation.

Fig. 12 - Screen with installation process completion confirmation

To complete the process, click [OK]. simManager will close.

Step 6. Run your flight simulator

Start the flight simulator and check if an entry with new scenery named as the title of the installed product appeared in the tab SCENERY LIBRARY of SETTINGS (FSX) or WORLD (P3D) menu.

Fig. 13 - Settings menu screen / Scenery Library with an active SIMDESIGN scenery for FSX

Fig. 14 - World menu screen / Scenery Library with an active SIMDESIGN scenery for P3D v2

Tip: If the list of available sceneries SCENERY LIBRARY does not include the name of the installed product, the User should add it to the list of available areas. In order to do this, select [ADD AREA] from SCENERY LIBRARY menu, then select the folder you selected in the installation process as a place to which scenery files were copied and click [OK].

Fig. 15 - Folder selection screen of the "Scenery Library / Add Area..." menu for FSX

Tip: Should there be a problem with automatic addition of SIMDESIGN scenery to the list of available sceneries of the Settings menu (FSX) or World menu (Prepar3D), close the flight simulator and locate the SCENERY.CFG file on the local disk of the computer with Windows OS installed. The default locations of these files are:

for FSX:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX lub C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

for Prepar3D:

C:\ProgramData\ Lookhead Martin\Prepar3D v2

or:

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Lookhead Martin\Prepar3D v2

Create and store copies of the files you found. Open the SCENERY.CFG files in edit mode with any text editor, e.g. Notepad. At the end of the files, add an entry with the following content:

[Area.n]
Title=s
Local=p
Layer=n
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

where:

s = product name,
n = subsequent number of the area increased by 1 from the previous one,
p = path of the folder where the product was installed, e.g.: F:\ADDONS\VFRPOLAND

Then save the SCENERY.CFG files, run the flight simulator, and check again whether an entry with the name of the new scenery appeared in the Settings menu (FSX) or World menu (Prepar3D), in the Scenery Library section.

From this point you can enjoy the SIMDESIGN scenery in your favorite simulator.

Fig. 16 - Photoscenery in the flight simulator - external view

Tip: When starting the simManager application again, it will run in the product installation mode as long as the microSD card with the installation data is inserted in the card reader. In such a situation, it will be possible to restart the installation process or to continue it, if the user previously stopped the process or was interrupted because of an error.

simManager options

simManager's main menu consists of information about the status of the User account and icons responsible for the following functions of the application:

Fig. 17 - simManager main menu

[TASKS IN PROGRESS] lists the sceneries waiting for installation along with a sub-menu for managing the installation process. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the total amount of unfinished installations.

[UPDATES] contains a list of installed sceneries for which there are updates available along with a sub-menu to manage the process of installing the updates. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the total amount of available updates for sceneries installed by the User.

[ACCOUNT] allows access to the tab where you can manage your account.

[SIMDESIGN.PL] allows you to go to the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL website. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the amount of products available at the website that were not installed by the User.

[VFRPOLAND.COM] allows you to go to the WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the amount of the photographic sceneries of Poland available at the website that were not installed by the User.

[INFORMATION] allows you to go to the Facebook page which provides news about the company's products and activities.

More information on simManager application functionality can be found in the main window by clicking on the option [GUIDE] or on the website:

http://guide.simdesign.pl

For technical support, please send an e-mail describing the problem to the following address:

support@simdesign.pl

Changing the installed version of the product

SIMDESIGN products are offered in two installation versions: basic (one season) and extended (many seasons). Information on the availability of the extended version is being published on WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL.

Extended versions of the SIMDESIGN product are available to only online, through the website WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL. Each user who purchased and registered the SIMDESIGN product is entitled to change the installed version of the product free of charge. Multiple changes of installation are not limited in time.

A properly installation of the SIMDESIGN product requires an active user account on the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website.

The installation process takes place through the simManager application, which manages the installation and activation of flight simulator products. It is an independent application integrated with the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites which uses the Adobe Air technology.

You can register a new user account on the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites and directly in the simManager application. All of these registration options are alternatives to each other and using one of them creates one common User account.

Installing the product using microSD memory card

Installation using a microSD memory card requires a computer equipped with a card reader or memory cards or an independent SD card reader. If you have an SD card reader, you can use the included SD card adapter.

If your computer is not equipped with a microSD card reader and you do not have an external SD card reader, before proceeding with the installation of the product you will need to optionally obtain a microSD/SD card reader that uses, e.g., the USB or the ExpressCard interface.

If you are installing a WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM product for the first time, the installation of the simManager application will be performed first.

The simManager application, in addition to the installation management ability, also lets you check and download any updates available for the installed sceneries without having to use the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites. It can also be used by the User to perform other operations, including making changes to the User's profile and checking product news and information related to the functioning of the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL and WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM websites.

Installation of the package is a one-time operation and does not need to be repeated each time before running simManager application.

Due to the functionality of the program it is recommended to leave simManager installed as it will be useful for future updates and maintenance of the product or for the installation of new areas or other products offered by SIMDESIGN and VFRPOLAND.

simManager installation steps

1. Insert the microSD card or the adapter with the microSD card into the memory card reader. The autostart procedure will start the simManager installer. If the system doesn't respond after inserting the memory card into the reader, open the folder on the memory card and run the installer by double clicking the SETUP.EXE file.

2. In the dialog box, set the preferred installation options and click [CONTINUE].

Fig. 1 - simManager installation options selection screen

After the program is properly installed, you will be greeted with a login screen.

Fig. 2 - simManager login screen

3. Log in to the application using your login and password chosen during registration.

When properly installed, the application creates a shortcut on the desktop of your computer. In case the application was installed but the login screen did not appear, run the application by double clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop of your computer.

Fig. 3 - Shortcut for running simManager

If you do not have an account registered, you must first go through the registration process. In order to start the registration process, click the [REGISTER] option or visit either the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL or WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website and select the account registration option. All of these registration options are alternatives to each other and using one of them creates one common User account.

Then go back to the login window and log in using your username and password chosen during the registration process.

After properly logging in, the User will be able to go to a window with the Main menu of the simManager application.

Continue the process of installing the product in simManager

Fig. 4 - Product installer start screen

To commence the installation and activation process of the product in the flight simulator, the User is required to click [START PRODUCT INSTALLATION].

The installation process consists of the following steps:

Step 1. Enter the received License Code

The user will find a sheet with the License Code in the box along with the product.

Fig. 5 - Załączona do produktu karta z kodem licencji

In order to enter the Licence Code in the installer, scratch the protective layer covering the code and enter it into the editable field and click [CONFIRM].

Fig. 6 - Product License key validity check screen

Step 2. Accept the license agreement

To continue the process of scenery installation, the User is required to read and accept the contents of the licence agreement.

To accept the content of the agreement - scroll to the bottom of the page and click [OK].

Fig. 7 - Screen with the text of the license agreement for approval

The User can express the lack of acceptance by clicking [CANCEL]. In this case, the installation process will be terminated.

Step 3. Select a location on your hard drive where the product's files will be installed

To continue the installation process the User is required to select a folder on the hard drive to which the product's files will be copied.

Fig. 8 - Product installation location selection screen

In order to select the preferred installation location, click [BROWSE]. Then choose the correct drive and folder for the installation.

Step 4. Continue the process of copying files and activating the product in the flight simulator

To continue the installation process, click [INSTALL].

Tip: Continuing the installation process means the files will be copied to the desired location. The progress of the copying process can be tracked graphically on the bar illustrating the status of copying and activating subsequent files.

Fig. 9 - Progress bar for the download, installation process and files activation

Step 5. Complete the installation of the product.

A final message will confirm the proper completion of the product's installation.

Fig. 10 - Screen with installation process completion confirmation

To complete the process, click [OK]. simManager will close.

Step 6. Run your flight simulator

Start the flight simulator and check if an entry with new scenery named as the title of the installed product appeared in the tab SCENERY LIBRARY of SETTINGS (FSX) or WORLD (P3D) menu.

Fig. 11 - Settings menu screen / Scenery Library with an active SIMDESIGN scenery for FSX

Fig. 12 - World menu screen / Scenery Library with an active SIMDESIGN scenery for P3D v2

Tip: If the list of available sceneries SCENERY LIBRARY does not include the name of the installed product, the User should add it to the list of available areas. In order to do this, select [ADD AREA] from SCENERY LIBRARY menu, then select the folder you selected in the installation process as a place to which scenery files were copied and click [OK].

Fig. 13 - Folder selection screen of the "Scenery Library / Add Area..." menu for FSX

Tip: Should there be a problem with automatic addition of SIMDESIGN scenery to the list of available sceneries of the Settings menu (FSX) or World menu (Prepar3D), close the flight simulator and locate the SCENERY.CFG file on the local disk of the computer with Windows OS installed. The default locations of these files are:

for FSX:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX lub C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

for Prepar3D:

C:\ProgramData\ Lookhead Martin\Prepar3D v2

or:

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Lookhead Martin\Prepar3D v2

Create and store copies of the files you found. Open the SCENERY.CFG files in edit mode with any text editor, e.g. Notepad. At the end of the files, add an entry with the following content:

[Area.n]
Title=s
Local=p
Layer=n
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

where:

s = product name,
n = subsequent number of the area increased by 1 from the previous one,
p = path of the folder where the product was installed, e.g.: F:\ADDONS\VFRPOLAND

Then save the SCENERY.CFG files, run the flight simulator, and check again whether an entry with the name of the new scenery appeared in the Settings menu (FSX) or World menu (Prepar3D), in the Scenery Library section.

From this point you can enjoy the SIMDESIGN scenery in your favorite simulator.

Fig. 14 - Photoscenery in the flight simulator - external view

Tip: When starting the simManager application again, it will run in the product installation mode as long as the microSD card with the installation data is inserted in the card reader. In such a situation, it will be possible to restart the installation process or to continue it, if the user previously stopped the process or was interrupted because of an error.

Removing the microSD card containing the installation data from the card reader will make the simManager application display its main menu which allows for using the available functions.

simManager options

simManager's main menu consists of information about the status of the User account and icons responsible for the following functions of the application:

Fig. 15 - simManager main menu

[TASKS IN PROGRESS] lists the sceneries waiting for installation along with a sub-menu for managing the installation process. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the total amount of unfinished installations.

[UPDATES] contains a list of installed sceneries for which there are updates available along with a sub-menu to manage the process of installing the updates. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the total amount of available updates for sceneries installed by the User.

[ACCOUNT] allows access to the tab where you can manage your account.

[SIMDESIGN.PL] allows you to go to the WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL website. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the amount of products available at the website that were not installed by the User.

[VFRPOLAND.COM] allows you to go to the WWW.VFRPOLAND.COM website. The number in the upper right corner of the icon corresponds to the amount of the photographic sceneries of Poland available at the website that were not installed by the User.

[INFORMATION] allows you to go to the Facebook page which provides news about the company's products and activities.

More information on simManager application functionality can be found in the main window by clicking on the option [GUIDE] or on the website:

http://guide.simdesign.pl

For technical support, please send an e-mail describing the problem to the following address:

support@simdesign.pl

Changing the installed version of the product

SIMDESIGN products are offered in two installation versions: basic (one season) and extended (many seasons). Information on the availability of the extended version is being published on WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL.

Extended versions of the SIMDESIGN product are available to only online, through the website WWW.SIMDESIGN.PL. Each user who purchased and registered the SIMDESIGN product is entitled to change the installed version of the product free of charge. Multiple changes of installation are not limited in time.