SBuilderX x64 Install

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AirCoaster
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SBuilderX x64 Install

Post by AirCoaster » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:42 pm

Hi gang,

I am having a bit of a problem installing SBuilderX on my Windows XP Pro x64 system. SBuilderX looks for an install of FSX, and I am pretty sure it is looking for it in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\ directory, not really sure, but it never finds what it is looking for. I have two installs, one registered, and one not, one in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\ (registered), and the other in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\ (not registered) directories. Still no joy with the program starting. I also tried adding the registry information manually for the install at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\, which is the x64 directory for programming, not the WOW directory thinking that the SBuilderX was looking specifically for C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X, and not just for any install of FSX in any directory. SBuilderX doesn't allow you to select the install directory, or at least the version I have doesn't. I have FSX Deluxe SP1, and FSX SDK SP1 install in both locations.

I was wondering if anyone has a clue what I could do to get SBuilderX installed properly.

Take Care, AirCoaster

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Luis Sa
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Post by Luis Sa » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:01 pm

Hello,

I am not familiar with the x64 system. SBuilderX reads the registry to check for the presence of FSX and the SDK tools. I suggest that you create dummy entries in the registry. Please see the relevant routines below. I hope you understand the code.

Kind Regards,

Luis

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 Private Sub CheckFS10()

        Dim C As String

        FSXExists = False
        FSPath = ""
        FSPath = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0", "SetupPath", Nothing)
        If FSPath = "" Then
            MsgBox("FSX could not be found in this computer!", 16, AppTitle)
        Else
            FSTextureFolder = FSPath & "\Scenery\World\Texture\"
            If Not My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(FSPath & "terrain.cfg") Then
                C = "The Windows Registry indicates that FSX is in the folder:" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
                C = C & FSPath & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
                C = C & "but SBuilder could not find it there!"
                MsgBox(C, 16, AppTitle)
            Else
                FSXExists = True
            End If
        End If

    End Sub

    Private Sub CheckFSXTools()

        Dim B, C As String
        Dim ToolsFolder As String

        ToolsFolder = AppPath & "\Tools\"
        FSXTools = False
        If My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ToolsFolder & "shp2vec.exe") _
         And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ToolsFolder & "resample.exe") _
         And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ToolsFolder & "bglcomp.exe") _
         And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ToolsFolder & "bglcomp.xsd") _
         And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ToolsFolder & "imagetool.exe") Then
            FSXTools = True
            SDKPath = ""
            SDKPath = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X SDK", "SetupPath", Nothing)
            If SDKPath <> "" Then
                SDKTerrain = SDKPath & "SDK\Environment Kit\Terrain SDK\"
                SDKBglComp = SDKPath & "SDK\Environment Kit\BGL Compiler SDK\"
            End If
            Exit Sub
        End If

        SDKPath = ""
        SDKPath = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X SDK", "SetupPath", Nothing)
        If SDKPath = "" Then
            C = "ImageTool, Shp2Vec, Resample & BGLComp do not exist in the ..\SBuilder\Tools folder and"
            C = C & vbCrLf & "the Terrain SDK could not be found in this computer! Some BGL files can not be generated!"
            MsgBox(C, 16, AppTitle)
        Else
            SDKTerrain = SDKPath & "SDK\Environment Kit\Terrain SDK\"
            SDKBglComp = SDKPath & "SDK\Environment Kit\BGL Compiler SDK\"
            If My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(SDKTerrain & "shp2vec.exe") _
            And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(SDKTerrain & "resample.exe") _
            And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(SDKBglComp & "bglcomp.exe") _
            And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(SDKBglComp & "bglcomp.xsd") _
            And My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(SDKTerrain & "imagetool.exe") Then

                B = SDKTerrain & "shp2vec.exe"
                C = ToolsFolder & "shp2vec.exe"
                File.Copy(B, C, True)
                B = SDKTerrain & "resample.exe"
                C = ToolsFolder & "resample.exe"
                File.Copy(B, C, True)
                B = SDKTerrain & "imagetool.exe"
                C = ToolsFolder & "imagetool.exe"
                File.Copy(B, C, True)

                B = SDKBglComp & "bglcomp.exe"
                C = ToolsFolder & "bglcomp.exe"
                File.Copy(B, C, True)
                B = SDKBglComp & "bglcomp.xsd"
                C = ToolsFolder & "bglcomp.xsd"
                File.Copy(B, C, True)

                FSXTools = True
            Else
                C = "Shp2Vec, ImageTool, Resample & BGLComp do not exist in the ..\SBuilder\Tools folder and"
                C = C & vbCrLf & "the Terrain SDK could not be found in this computer! Some BGL files can not be generated!"
                MsgBox(C, 16, AppTitle)
            End If
        End If


    End Sub

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Post by jdhaenens » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:20 pm

Luis,

The registry path for an X64 FSX install is as follows:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0"

PID is 83884-104-2696444-70960

SetupPath is C:\Program Files (X86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\

For the SDK:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X SDK"

SdkRootDir is C:\Program Files (X86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\

SetupPath is C:\Program Files (X86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\


32 bit applications are found in the "Program Files (X86)" folder and I'm not sure if a dummy entry in the 64 bit side of the registry would work.

Hope this helps. I would be willing to beta a 64 bit install.

Jim

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Post by jdhaenens » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:05 pm

Luis,

Looks like I was a couple days late. I found instructions on how to do the dummy entries on FS Developer.com. Apparently it does work[:)] Thanks!

Jim

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