About P3D scenery.cfg


scenery01By default the scenery.cfg is written to C:/ProgramData/LockheedMartin/Prepar3D.
This folder is created  with a fresh install and clean shutdown. If the sim does not shutdown correctly, the data will not be written and Prepar3D will have to rebuild it on start up.

This folder is a hidden folder, so you have to go into Organize >>Folder and search options>>View and radio mark the Show hidden files, folders, or drives option in the Advanced settings of Hidden files and folders.

To generate a fresh scenery.cfg just rename the Scenery.cfg into scenery_old.cfg and restart the sim. The scenery database will rebuild.scenery02

 

 

After this action you get once a quick Completing setup notice when restarting the sim.

 

In fact there are 3 scenery.cfg files in your installation:

  1. in the root of your P3D installation
  2. in the folder C:UsersJanAppDataRoamingLockheed MartinPrepar3D
  3. in the folder C:ProgramDataLockheed MartinPrepar3D

DO NOT DELETE #1 OR #2 !
In the 3rd scenery.cfg in folder C:ProgramDataLockheed MartinPrepar3D you will read the added areas. There might be a misalignment with the area numbering; have a check.

[Area.125]
Title=Bathymetry
Local=SceneryBathymetry
Layer=125
Active=FALSE
Required=FALSE

[Area.125] >> rename this area into [Area.126]
Title=Addon Scenery
Local=Addon Scenery
Layer=125 >> rename this Layer into Layer=126
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.127]
Title=EHEH
Local=F:Prepar3D14Addon SceneryEindhoven
Layer=127
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

The Addon Scenery area should always be the last in this table . You can manage that position while running P3D with the option World Scenery Library and moving the Addon Scenery line up in the priority 1 position.

This is the result

[Area.124]
Title=Bathymetry
Local=SceneryBathymetry
Layer=124
Active=FALSE
Required=FALSE

[Area.125]
Title=FortRucker
Local=SceneryCitiesFortRucker
Layer=125
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.126]
Title=EHEH
Local=F:Prepar3D14Addon SceneryEindhoven
Layer=126
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Area.127]
Title=Addon Scenery
Local=Addon Scenery
Layer=127
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

Click on the image to enlarge and see the comparison of the existing scenery.cfg filesscenery04