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Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 2000

Revision History

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.5.1

Addon Import Process & Window

If the import process encounters a problem with an addon, it will continue on and process the remaining addons instead of halting prematurely.
When importing just one addon (e.g. group #13) from a bunch of addons, the status bar message reported "importing 13 of 1". This has been fixed.
Fixed a bug that caused an 'Object variable or With block variable not set' error message. Very nasty.
Added a folder date column. Very handy for quickly finding the most recently installed addon regardless of whether or not Addit! Pro installed it.
Added the ability to customize columns.
Toggling Show Icons would reload the addons and rebuild the display. Now it simply rebuilds the display which is quicker.

Addon Installation Wizard

For panels and sounds, Addit! Pro can now automatically create an alias when you install an aircraft but opt to store the panel and sound in custom folders. For example, say you're installing a new Corsair. It comes with its own panel and sound package. You want to store the panel in its own custom panel folder and store the sound files in their own custom sound folder. You've always been able to do this but after installation you had to manually associate the Corsair with the split panel and split sound. Now Addit! Pro can do this for you. In the Configure Panel and Configure Sounds window, simply check the box titled "Assign panel/sound to the aircraft currently being installed".

Addon Installation Wizard - Select Files

When you open an html file for viewing, Addit! Pro will now extract other html and image files needed by that document. So, the document should appear with links intact and you'll see images instead of image placeholders.
The Select Files window title now displays the name of the selected folder.
Updated handling of executable files with links to the Help file for tips on installing them.

Addon Installation Wizard - Resolve Conflicts

The column "Zip folder entry" now appears by default.

Addon Management

Added validation for panel bitmap files. Addit! Pro will look for the presence of all valid panel BMP files specified in the panel configuration file (panel.cfg) and report if any are not found.
Internet shortcuts (URL files) are no longer treated as textures.

Addon Removal Process

Recreating an addon by copying or moving it to a zip file now saves folder names in the zip file.
Recreating an addon by copying or moving it to a folder now generates subfolders as needed (e.g. in the case of duplicate filenames). Otherwise, files will be placed in the same folder as before.

Edit Aircraft

When changing a panel picture, the default search folder was Addit! Pro's Images folder. Now, if the panel is part of an addon managed by Addit! Pro, the default folder is the addon's custom folder. This makes it much easier to use a picture included with the addon.
Added a right-click menu item "Work With Addon(s)". This function allows you to open a Work With Addons window for the selected item. For example, if you use this function on your default Sopwith aircraft, Addit! Pro will open a Work With Addons window showing this addon (provided you imported it into the database).
Added "tooltip" help text.
Added a folder date column. To quickly find the addon you last installed simply sort the Aircraft box by Folder Date in descending order. The first item shown is the last one installed. Neat.
Adjusted the way the configuration section (lower middle of the screen) resizes. This was done to allow the Aircraft File, Panel Name and Sound Name fields to show more of their contents.

Edit Panels

When changing a panel picture, the default search folder was Addit! Pro's Images folder. Now, if the panel is part of an addon managed by Addit! Pro, the default folder is the addon's custom folder. This makes it much easier to use a picture included with the addon.
Added a right-click menu item "Work With Addon(s)". This function allows you to open a Work With Addons window for the selected item. For example, if you use this function on your default Sopwith panel, Addit! Pro will open a Work With Addons window showing this addon (provided you imported it into the database).
Added "tooltip" help text.
Added a folder date column. To quickly find the addon you last installed simply sort the Panel box by Folder Date. The first item shown is the last one installed.
Added a filter box with these choices: "Show All Panels", "Show Only Original Panels" and "Show Only Alias Panels".

Edit Sounds

Added a right-click menu item "Work With Addon(s)". This function allows you to open a Work With Addons window for the selected item. For example, if you use this function on your default Sopwith sound, Addit! Pro will open a Work With Addons window showing this addon (provided you imported it into the database).
Added "tooltip" help text.
Add folder date column. To quickly find the addon you last installed simply sort the Sounds box by Folder Date. The first item shown is the last one installed.
Added a filter box with these choices: "Show All Sounds", "Show Only Original Sounds" and "Show Only Alias Sounds".
Adjusted Listbox sizing.

Fixes

Fixed a problem with reinstalling addons that contain read-only files.
Fixed a problem where some validity checks for root level folders like "C:\" were not issuing the correct answers.
Fixed a problem in the Recent items tab in all Select/Browse windows. Switching to and from some root level folders wasn't working properly.
Fixed 'Object variable or With block variable not set.' bug that could appear during the addon import process. This error occurred when importing an addon having two or more files sharing the same name.
Fixed a small problem with the scenery library management system.
Fixed a bug where the program would refuse to close when an Addon Installation (or Removal) Wizard window was open.
Fixed an "Element not found" that popped up when the Addit! Pro executable was launched while Addit! Pro was running.
Addressed a problem with the splash screen sound effect. The startup sound would sometimes be garbled or might cause an error to appear.
During some addon removals an "unknown error code" message was shown in the status bar even though there was no error. This has been fixed.

General

Changed the default value for the "number of items to remember" from 5 to 10 for all Select/Browse File windows.
Added a Favorite Items list to all Select/Browse File windows. You can use this personal list to store folders and zip files for quick and easy access. Depending on how you organize your addons, this feature may save you many navigation clicks over the long haul.
You can now access the Rename function in the Resolve Conflicts and Work With Addons window by simply pressing F2.
Added a keyboard shortcut to bring up all right-click context menus. Press SHIFT-F10 or F4.
When you install an aircraft the name of the addon defaults to the name of the aircraft. For example, the title "Vought Corsair F4U Deluxe" in the Aircraft.cfg file means you get "Vought corsair f4u deluxe " as the addon name. However, the program was not capitalizing the addon name properly. Now it does.
Added keyboard shortcuts for all right-click context menus. For example, in the Edit Aircraft window, if you right-click to bring up the context menu then press the "p" key it will activate the Change Panel function.
Improved performance of all ListView controls.
Converted separate date and time columns into a single date/time column.
Increased the default window size of the progress report window.
Updated Setup program, Help text and documentation.
Help text will no longer stay on top by default.

Work With Addons

Added the ability to copy an addon to a folder or zip file. To use this feature, select an addon right click and pick "Copy to Folder" or "Copy to Zip File". You can then copy the addon's files to a folder or zip file of your choice. The addon will be left intact and will be retained in Addit! Pro's database. To copy and delete an addon to a folder or zip file use "Move to Folder" or "Move to Zip File". Moving an addon to a folder or zip file will also remove it from Addit! Pro's database.
Adjusted the way the Addon Type filters some addons. For example, now when you choose to list panels you will only see panels that are not part of any aircraft. Showing sounds now works the same way - you will only see sounds listed if they are not part of an aircraft. Showing textures will only list texture addons that are not part of any scenery or panel addon.

 

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.2.3

Addon Installation Wizard

Added the ability to move a zip file to a specified folder after installing the zip file. This is handy for archiving original zip files after processing them.

Addon Management

Added support for fonts that are sometimes included with panels (TTF files).

Addon Removal

When removing a panel used by other addons Addit! Pro warns you about the dependency. Now, you get that warning plus the ability to immediately choose a replacement panel. If you don’t pick a replacement panel, Addit! Pro will attempt to restore any existing original panel definition it can find for all dependent panels. This helps ensure any aircraft relying on these panels will function correctly.
Sound dependencies are now thoroughly checked. Also, when removing a sound used by other addons Addit! Pro warns you about the dependency. Now, you get that warning plus the ability to immediately choose a replacement sound. If you don’t pick a replacement sound, Addit! Pro will attempt to restore any existing original sound definition it can find for all dependent panels. This helps ensure any aircraft relying on these panels will function correctly.

Edit Aircraft

There was a small problem refreshing the display after restoring an original panel or sound definition (ie. a panel.cfg/sound.cfg backup). If the previous configuration file had errors, the window would not always refresh properly. Now it does so in all cases.
When choosing new panels and sounds the Select windows now highlight the default item properly when the display is sorted by name.

Edit/Select Sound

The column you pick to sort the Select Sound window is now saved properly.

General

On all screens having a Change Folder button, ALT-F is now the keyboard shortcut for this button.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.2.1

Addon Import Process

Changed the default folder for the Add Files to Group dialog from “C:\” to Flight Simulator’s \Aircraft folder.

Addon Management

Addit! Pro will now automatically integrate aircraft notes files into your aircraft addons when you delete addons, move them to the file cabinet or recreate them. Thus, aircraft notes files, even if they weren’t included originally, will be cleaned up by the removal process.
Eliminated the legacy “Confirm File Replace – Conflicting Addon” dialog. Now when you install files that are part of an addon you previously installed, AP will simply ask you if you want to overwrite the existing files.

Edit Aircraft/Edit Panel/Edit Sound Windows

When initially opening this window the first aircraft in the list is highlighted but full path details are not shown for the aircraft. The full path details are now shown.

Fixes

Fixed a potential problem with scenery.cfg file handling. If a certain line was included in the [GENERAL] section you might see a hard error.
After installing an addon from a folder (not a zip file), if you went into the Resolve Conflicts window and changed the display filter, an “Index out of bounds” error occurred. This has been fixed.
Fixed a minor problem reading the addon master table.
In some cases, when moving addons to the File Cabinet, the program would not properly restore certain original files (if any were saved). It will now restore these files.
Fixed an “Item not found in this collection” error in the Work With Addons window.

General

Switched to 32x32 icons for the Install and Remove Wizard. You will now see these standard resolution icons when you ALT-TAB out of Addit! Pro while working with either Wizard.
Dynamic link library (dll) files are now treated as a separate category and are installed to the \Modules folder.
Added some logging functions.
On all screens having a Change Folder button, pressing ALT-F is now the keyboard shortcut for this button.

Setup

Improved version checking.
Updated ActiveThreed Plus components to the latest version.
Updated core components to Microsoft’s latest VS Service Pack 5 release.
Renamed the included aircraft and panel bitmap image files using 8.3 format instead of long filenames. On a few target machines, long filename support was working correcting so this change should avoid the problem altogether.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.1.3

Fixed a minor problem with step sequencing in the Addon Installation Wizard. If you opened the Resolve Conflicts window and then pressed OK you might be positioned to an incorrect step. This has been fixed.
Solved a problem where the program did not shut down properly when closed using the window's Close button. The program shuts down correctly now, whether you exit using the File menu, the Toolbar Exit button or the window Close button.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.1.2

Addon Installation Wizard

The Addon File list has been enlarged in most steps. Therefore, more addon file information can be displayed before you must use the scroll bars.
You can now mark a file "Do Not Install" even if you have not yet chosen a valid destination folder (previously you had to pick a destination folder before you could disable the files).
The Addon File list in all steps gets a few new fields. For example, you can now see a file's date, time and size in any Installation Wizard window if you so choose.

Addon Management

Added a "No To All" option to the Confirm File Replace dialog. Also added a user selectable method for "Yes" and "Yes To All". You can now choose to either unconditionally overwrite existing files or overwrite them only when the source file is more recent than the target file. This was implemented to speed up the installation of files. For example, if you install an older panel that shipped will older gauge files, the Confirm File Replace dialog will appear and you can select "No to All" to retain existing gauges or "Yes To All" to replace your existing gauges only when the source files are newer.
Adobe Acrobat ".PDF" files are now treated as document files.
Improved the addon conversion process. When an addon written for FS 95 or earlier is processed, Addit! Pro offers to convert it. However, files within imbedded zips were not considered. Now they are taken into account.
In most folder dialogs Addit! Pro tries to re-position to the last folder you worked with. For example, had you installed from "D:\Downloads\Addons\My Aircraft\", the Select Files dialog would return you to that folder. But if that folder was no longer valid, you were plopped to "C:\" which is not terribly helpful. Now, you're positioned to the first valid folder that can be derived from the designated folder. So here you might be positioned to "D:\Downloads\Addons\" instead, if "My Aircraft" had been deleted.

Fixes

In certain cases while working with a ListView control, when you accessed a function from the right-click menu or when you refreshed the list, the ListView control would not properly recognize the next ARROW UP/DOWN key press. This has been fixed.
Fixed a problem where certain aircraft texture files were mistakenly defaulted to be installed to Flight Simulator's global texture folder instead of the current aircraft's texture folder.
Fixed a problem with certain image controls where if the main window was sized to be short but also very wide, the height of the image control could stretch into the territory other controls.

General

Enhanced the precision with which times are displayed. Before "6:51:29 AM" would be shown as "6:51 AM". Now the full value is shown. Note that internally the full value has always been used; this change only affects times displayed on-screen.
Enhanced the precision with which sizes are displayed. Previously, file sizes under 1 KB were listed as "1 KB". Now the actual byte size is shown. Note that internally the proper byte value was always used in calculations; this change affects only the value shown on-screen.
Some MDI windows (Addon Wizard, Installation Wizard, Removal Wizard), when maximized, had their innards positioned to the upper left-hand side of their parent window. This was not ideal. Now, these windows will center themselves inside their parent.
Added an option to force new MDI windows (Edit Aircraft, Work With Addons, etc.) to open in their maximized state. This only affects MDI Child windows, not modal windows. In other words, it will only affect windows you can spawn more than once. For example, you can open several Installation Wizard windows but only one Customize window - this option would not affect the Customize window. Look for this new option under the Window menu on Addit! Pro's main menu.
Quieted down the startup sound effect by 5 decibels. It was a tad too loud.
Updated the Splash/About screenshot. Also, the mouse cursor will now change when positioned over a data field to make it obvious a mouse click on that field will copy the contents to the Windows Clipboard.
Changed the method used to delete temporary files and folders.

Help

Added help text for all new features.
Fixed a couple of broken links.
Improved navigation in some areas.

Resolve Conflicts Window

This new window is part of the Addon Installation Wizard. It was created to better address the problem of duplicate filenames within an addon (such as when an addon might include 3 distinct documentation files all named "Readme.txt").
There are many benefits of this new window. You can:
See the conflicts at the same time you make changes to correct them.
View files without disrupting any selections.
See all files in all zips on the same screen, in the same listing.
See a zip tree view at all times with features to open, view, show properties and show a summary for each.
Reconfigure the display in a manner you're most comfortable with to best determine which files to keep and which to toss.
Best of all there is an option to rename documentation and image file conflicts automatically! So in the above example, the 3 "Readme.txt" files would be renamed to "Readme.txt", "Readme_2.txt" and "Readme_3.txt". Another option exists to eliminate duplicate files altogether.  So in this example, if the last 2 "Readme.txt" files were identical, Addit! Pro would automatically mark them "Do Not Install".

Setup

The method Setup uses to determine a valid Flight Simulator installation has been improved.

Work With Addons Window

You can now rename an addon by slowly doubling click on its name in the Addon list (the same way you might rename a file in Windows Explorer). This allows you to quickly edit the name without bringing up a renaming dialog (you can still bring up the renaming dialog by right-clicking on an Addon and choosing Rename).
Resolved the rare situation where the image thumbnail was not being cleared properly when the addon item list was navigated in a certain manner.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.0.5

Fixes

In some cases the Import Addons feature failed to import some aircraft texture files. The Import feature now includes all aircraft texture files.
Some aircraft would not appear in the Edit Aircraft window even though Addit! Pro successfully installed them and they worked fine inside Flight Simulator. This has been fixed.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.0.4

Addon Management

When Addit! Pro removes a panel that other panels point to, you are warned about those additional references. However, if you remove several panels at the same time and each of them has references, this dialog requires too much babysitting. The old "Yes/No" dialog has been replaced with a much better "Yes/Yes to All, No/No to All" solution. This allows a single answer to apply to all panels.
The check to see if a sound configuration file (sound.cfg) file was an original sound definition (meaning it does not point to another sound.cfg file) was based on the presence of a CRASH_SOUND event. Not all authors remembered to include this event. This meant Addit! Pro would report a problem even when one really didn't exist. The new routine checks several events to improve accuracy.
The check to see if a panel configuration file (panel.cfg) was an original panel definition (meaning it does not point to another panel.cfg file) was based on the presence of a [WINDOW00] section. If this section doesn't exist but a [WINDOW01] or subsequent section does, the panel is still an original definition. Addit! Pro now recognizes this fact.
Improved reading of gauge statements inside panel configuration files.

Fixes

Addressed a potential problem that might occur when an ".air" filename was very short.
Addressed a potential problem that might occur when reading from a configuration file having a very large number of sections.
Even when the first item in the Edit Aircraft/Edit Panel windows had no associated picture, the picture control was still enabled. This occurred only when the window was first loaded. This has been fixed.
Fixed a quirk where the program would think a file was present even when it was not. This only happened when an existing file had a similar name that included an underscore character "_" near the end. The net effect was more Confirm File Replace dialogs would appear than was necessary.

General

You can now center most windows by pressing F11 (F12 still brings up the form sizing menu).
Several windows wouldn't keep their maximized status if you switched to a non-sizable window. For example, if you opened the Edit Aircraft window, maximized it, then opened the Addon Wizard, the Edit Aircraft window would return to its default size. Now, these windows will stay maximized.
New distribution package includes updated ActiveThreed Plus controls, updated DAO/Jet engine files, updated VB runtime files and updated setup code.

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.0.3

General

When installing an addon from a folder (not from a zip file) that had a panel.cfg or sound.cfg file, an invalid procedure call error occurred in some cases. This has been corrected.
Solved a sorting issue with the Addon File box in the Select Addon Files window and Browse/Select Folder window. The list is now sorted properly for columns containing numeric information.
Fixed a problem in the panel import process that could potentially cause a 'File not Found' error.
In the Browse/Select Folder window, the splitter bar would sometimes slowly creep toward the right. This creeping no longer occurs.
Panel.cfg and Sound.cfg files that specify filenames with trailing spaces are now handled properly (the trailing spaces are removed).

Improvements and Changes in Version 4.0.2

The following list describes most of the changes and additions since Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator 98.

Addon Installation Wizard

The Addon Installation Wizard has been completely rewritten. This was done to provide user interface and addon file logic improvements and to increase performance.
After selecting an addon, the Wizard will indicate the status of each step using color indicators. A green circle means Addit! Pro has all of the details necessary to properly install the files in that step. A yellow circle means Addit! Pro has all of the details necessary to install the files in that step, but you should double check everything before proceeding. A red circle means Addit! Pro does not have sufficient information to install the files in that step.
The Wizard is now more functional and installation is even faster. There are fewer steps to work through. For instance, the Install Situation step and Install Adventure step are gone. Textures are now handled in their own step. Convenient buttons offer quick access to any step.
Added an Installation Summary step. This step lists all of the file being processed and the actions Addit! Pro will take to install them.
Improved file installation logic. Addit! Pro now pays much more attention to context when deciding how to install files. For example, if you install scenery with bmp texture files, the bmp files are treated as scenery textures, as they should be.
For steps having an Addon file box, you can customize the columns, sort by any column, see each file's status and type. The new Action column shows what will happen during the install (e.g. Install, Overwrite, Skip).
You can choose not to install a file in any step. This means you no longer have to deselect the files in the Select Files step, which would cause everything to be rebuilt.
You can specify the installation folder for any file. For example, if an addon includes a TXT file and you want to place that file in Flight Simulator's root folder, you can now do so.
For steps with a Document file box, this box will list all addon documentation, even files from imbedded zip files.

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Aircraft Window

Aircraft textures are now handled in the new Configure Texture Window.
The installation type step has been removed.
Updated the Addon file box to provide greater functionality.

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Panel Window

If the option to install panel files to "the panel folder of the aircraft currently being installed' is chosen, the proper panel folder is used based on the entry in the Aircraft.cfg file.
Updated the Addon file box to provide greater functionality.

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Scenery Window

Scenery registry options are updated when this window is closed. Before, it was done in the Customize window, which was confusing.
Made obsolete the details view list.
Added a warning or when automatic scenery library updating is not used.
Combined all scenery library options into a single step.
Updated the Addon file box to provide greater functionality.

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Sound Window

Improved handling of WAV files.
If the option to install sound files to "the sound folder of the aircraft currently being installed' is chosen, the proper sound folder is used based on the entry in the Aircraft.cfg file.
Added an option to install the sound files to "the default folders determined by Addit! Pro". This allows the target folders for WAV files to be set individually based on context.
Updated the Addon file box to provide greater functionality.

Addon Installation Wizard - Configure Textures Window

This new step handles aircraft textures, scenery textures, panel components and independent BMP files (e.g. screenshots).
Installation context is used to properly set the target folders for all bitmap files.
Updated the Addon file box to provide greater functionality.

Addon Installation Wizard - Select Addon Files Window

The recent item list now stores and displays the date each item was entered.
Removed the Full Zip View button. Full zip view is always enabled.
Improved filename conflict handling. Files sharing the same name are better identified to make it easier to deselect unwanted files.
Improved performance. The contents of imbedded zip files are no longer extracted in this step. They are extracted as needed by subsequent steps.
Added an option to test a zip file's integrity.
Updated Smart Select.
Interface controls are disabled until a folder reset is complete.

Addon Management

Aircraft configuration files having customized subfolder entries (e.g. "Panel.001") are now installed according to the exact subfolder names. For example, if the Aircraft.cfg specifies a panel subfolder of "Panel.001", the panel files will always default to "…\Panel.001".
You can now store 256 times as much text for an addon's description.
An addon name can now be as long as 255 characters, instead of 80.
Improved installation of aircraft, panels, sounds and textures.
Added greater flexibility in choosing target folders for addon files. Using the Change Target Folder function, you can install any file to any folder.
Added new validation checks for aircraft configuration files.
Added support for new Flight Simulator 2000 files and types.
Added support for collection gauges.
Added support for Aircraft Animator Moving Parts and Aircraft Animator Model files.
Added support for multi-line sound item entries.
Since BMPs can now be one of several types (a regular image, an aircraft texture, a scenery texture, a flight thumbnail or a panel component), Addit! Pro now uses context to properly process these files.
Added extended checking when removing panels. If another panel configuration file aliases (points to) the panel being removed, a dialog appears warning the user of the dependency.

Addon Removal Wizard

The Addon Removal Wizard has been completely rewritten. This was done to provide user interface improvements and to increase performance.
Some steps have been eliminated or combined in existing steps to make addons easier to remove.
Color indicators are used to denote the status of each step. A green circle means Addit! Pro has all of the information it needs to process the items in that step. A yellow circle means Addit! Pro has all of the information it needs to process the items in that step but you should verify things before proceeding. A red circle means Addit! Pro does not have all of the information it needs to process the items in that step.
Added a removal summary step. This window lists all addons being removed and the action Addit! Pro will take during removal.
You can now directly access any step by pressing its step button.
The program now looks at the configuration files to remove aircraft folders properly. For example, if '\panel.custom' was in configuration file, it uses that folder.

Addon Removal Wizard - Select Addons Window

More addon information is provided. The addon box can show the addon name, the date installed, reference number and status (as an icon).
More addon file information is provided. The Addon file box can show the file name, addon type, current folder, reference number and type (as an icon).
Columns are fully customizable.
You can sort on any column by clicking on a column header.
You can configure the display to show only certain addons. Subsetting by addon type and installation location is available. For example, you can easily restrict the display to show only scenery addons located in Addit! Pro's File Cabinet.
Combined the Detail view with the Work With display.

Addon Removal Wizard - Removal Summary Window

This new window shows details regarding the addons being removed.

Addon Wizard

Reworked the screen to resemble the new Addon Installation Wizard.
Updated images, selections and their descriptions.

Customize Window

Removed the Scenery tab. Scenery options are now handled in the Addon Installation Wizard's Configure Scenery step.
Added a slider to control the splash screen's delay. You can set the delay from 1 to 5 seconds.
Added an option in the General tab to tweak performance when updating zip files. You can choose to favor performance over disk space savings or vice versa.
Added an option in the General tab to show item box highlighting even when the item box doesn't have the focus.

Edit/Select Aircraft Window

Updated the aircraft list box to allow sorting by column.
Improved configuration file problem reporting.
Added buttons to access an aircraft's reference and notes files.

Edit/Select Panels Window

Dropped the useless first window title field.
Updated the panel list box to allow sorting by column.

Edit/Select Sounds Window

Updated the sound list box to allow sorting by column.

Fixes

Fixed a quirk where the total number of items in a zip file was being misreported if one or more items were simply path entries (path entries without filenames were being counted as true files).
Fixed a bug where a "Path/file access" error was generated when Addit! Pro attempted to delete a read-only temporary file.
Fixed several issues with the Addon Import function. This resolves the rare but nasty "File not found" and "Invalid procedure call" errors.
Fixed a runtime error that occurred in some MDI windows during resizing.

General

Improved the program's startup performance slightly.
Updated zip processing to use much improved zip routines.
Added better handling for when Addit! Pro can't find Flight Simulator during startup. A dialog will now pop up. You can specify Flight Simulator's location manually. If it's valid, the program will offer to update the registry.
Improved database efficiency.
Added an adjustable splash screen delay.
Added relative path handling for all Addit! Pro and Flight Simulator paths. Relative paths are now used in the database instead of fixed paths. This means Addit! Pro and/or Flight Simulator can be moved to different drives/folders without trouble.
Installing (or moving) addons to the File Cabinet is faster than before.
Recreating addons in zip files is faster than before.
Removing addons from the File Cabinet is faster than before. And if all files are removed, it's faster still (almost instantaneous)!
New splash image and sound effect.
Added the option in the Optimize Database window to automatically optimize the database in the future.
Added an option to show what is highlighted in an item box even when the item box does not have the focus.

Help

Updated all help material and documentation.
Reorganized the help file. Added a "welcome" page, table of contents and glossary. Divided the help file into a User's Guide and Reference section.

Select File System Object Window

The recent item list now stores and displays the date each item was entered.
Added special customization for "select recreate folder" and "make zip files" options.

Work With Addons Window

Added the ability to operate on several selected addons. This screen now includes all removal options from the Addon Removal Wizard (the ability to remove several addons, etc.).
More addon information is provided. The addon box can show the addon name, the date installed, reference number and status (as an icon).
More addon file information is provided. The Addon file box can show the file name, addon type, current folder, reference number and type (as an icon).
Columns are fully customizable.
You can sort by any column by clicking on its header.
You can configure the display to show only certain addons. Subsetting by addon type and installation location is available. For example, you can easily restrict the display to show only scenery addons located in Addit! Pro's File Cabinet.
Combined the Detail view with the Work With display.

Work With Zip Window

Added a function to test a zip file's integrity.

 

 

Release History

Version 4.5.1 is current and was released in February, 2002.

Version 4.2.3 was released in July, 2001.

Version 4.2.1 was released in May, 2001.

Version 4.1.3 was released in January, 2001.

Version 4.1.2 was released in January, 2001.

Version 4.0.5 was released in August, 2000.

Version 4.0.3 was released in February, 2000.

Version 4.0.2 was released in January, 2000.

   

 

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