A small guide from our user "flightXtreme"
( this is only a recommendation from users, it also works with other systems/ paths)
According to Ipacs, you should never copy addons into the Aerofly installation directory.
With the DVD version you have two options: (ok, actually three. See below.)
The standard addon directory is located in:
C: \ Users \ [login name] \ Documents \ Aerofly FS 2
So you didn't save it somewhere else on the operating system side.
You have defined your "extra user addon" directory in the Aerofly file main.mcf.
This can happen, for example:
<[string8][extra_user_folder][D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\]>
You can now install new addons either under a) or under b).
In principle, there are:
.\aircraft <- This is where your add-on planes come in.
.\external_dll <- This is where interface DLLs come in (you shouldn't have used them almost never).
.\scenery <-Here all scenery addons come in.
But now it gets special:
We generally have the directories directly under scenery:
.\elevation <-there can mesh files / directories in
.\images <- This is where the photosceneries come in
.\places <- That's where cultivation and airfield scenarios come in
Furthermore, building_texture, texture_shared can be found here. vegetation and xref.
You can also freely define subdirectories in the directories yourself,
e.g. e.g. by country. \ ch \ \ de \ or \ us \ ... etc.
So far so good. If you install one addon after the other, it will quickly become confusing,
which elevation belongs to which cultivation ... etc.
A better approach - at least from our point of view (and also that of most Payware manufacturers):
Below the scenery directory I define a structure again, only with the addon name as the directory name.
At least that's what I do with my addons now.
So I just have to push the ZIP completely into the scenery directory, and good is:
The Czech Republic then sees e.g. like this:
D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\cz\documentation\--
D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\cz\elevation\--
D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\cz\images\--
D:\Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Addons\scenery\cz\places\--
(And here, too, the data does not have to be located directly but can exist in subdirectories.)
And I also build up such a structure for third-party add-ons. So I have everything that belongs to an addon.
In Aerofly there is no sequence of scenes like in P3D / FSX / XP.