Howto talk:Install scenery
- this still needs to go into detail as to how install scenery in a custom, non-FG_ROOT location
MILSTD, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
When you first install flightgear, you get a limited set of scenery and airports. I downloaded all the scenery .tgz files for North 40 covering the US from West to east.
Because my home directory is the only thing that survives a reinstall, as root, I created directories there. I download things to my Desktop, so the commands below reflect that.
Check to be sure this listing includes only the downloaded Scenery files.
ls -lah ~/Desktop/[e,w][0-9]*[n,s][0-9]*.tgz
sudo -s mkdir /home/fgfs mkdir /home/fgfs/Scenery
for f in `ls ~/Desktop/[e,w][0-9]*[n,s][0-9]*.tgz` do tar -xvzf $f -C /home/fgfs/Scenery done rm ~/Desktop/[e,w][0-9]*[n,s][0-9]*.tgz rm ~/Desktop/[e,w][0-9]*[n,s][0-9]*.tgz
Now we need to tell linux where we put all those files..
sudo gedit /etc/environment
Add the following line
Save the file
Restart your computer and restart FlightGear
Use the Location menu item "Position Aircraft" (on Ground)
pick an airport in the area you downloaded and enter it's ICAO code.
You should see the city of Boston in the background.
Callahanp, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
- Looks good to me. Please add it to the article. I am sure people will improve it where (and if) possible later on.
- Oh, and please sign your messages on talk pages with four tildes (~), so we know who said what ;)
- Gijs 10:27, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi: I have downloaded it, and i think it should be mentioned that its tree structure has not 4 directories as terrasync, not 3 directories as in http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/scenery-1.0.1.html, but just 2: objects and terrain, as it was compiled in 2006. There are also problems with unversioned files if the user wants to merge the contents downloaded from terrasync (automatically) and the torrented files. You may want to take a look at: http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2416&p=109364#p109364
the download link for the scenery file is wrong... 404 page ! --Francescobrisa 11:06, 14 September 2011 (EDT)