andy1252 Posted August 12, 2019 Share Posted August 12, 2019 I just bought Skagit for XP. The sales screen said "you need orbx.central to install this". I fired up the old ftx central to see it this was the case, and although the product showed up in the list when selected it stated "no download available". So, I reluctantly started up Orbx Central. I allocated a single library on the drive I use for XP and installed KVBS. Following the install, I checked my scenery_packs.ini. I note that installing that one product has resulted in a complete shuffle of all my XP Orbx products except the True Earth folders. Without the courtesy of an explanation from the software, and without taking a backup of the ini file first, which I find inexcusable. Why has installing a single airport done this? Is this going to happen every time I start Orbx Central? I was hoping to avoid having to use this software for a bit longer, but it seems that if I want to keep buying Orbx products I'm stuck with it. I can see from the posts in the forum that lots of folk like this new software, but I find it obtrusive and unnecessary. Particularly for XPlane - there is really no need to move the installation files out of the custom scenery folder as far as I can see - it's not overwritten in the event of an XP upgrade or reinstall and if I wanted to store my Orbx files outside there I'm perfectly capable of using symlinks anyway. Forcing me to install your products in a the way you have decided best feels a bit arrogant. I am really very worried about having to use this piece of software to handle my P3D environment. I have about 600 layers in my scenery file there and I dread to think what kind of mess Central will make of that. I would like to keep buying Orbx scenery, but I'm really not sure I want to risk it for P3D, even though I've been really looking forward to OL Africa/Asia. I feel, and have felt since the original announcement, that Orbx Central is an unnecessary "upgrade". A bit too much like the old flaming burgers in the IBM ads back in the early internet days. It all reeks a bit of doing stuff just because it's possible, without considering if it's really wise or necessary. And I know this sounds like a rant, but I'm really not happy with the direction things are taking here. I've really loved all the Orbx sceneries - I have everything you've produced and it is all wonderful stuff. But this is all going horribly wrong as far as I'm concerned. Please at the very least ensure Central takes a backup of the scenery_packs.ini file before making changes. Fortunately, I DO take backups so I will be able to see exactly what your installer has done and make appropriate corrections. But I should not have to do this. Operating system: Simulator: Screenshot: Issue: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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