How do I Add a Big Thumbnail Pack to ADE?
ADE ships with thumbnails for some of the common stock objects found in the different versions of the simulator. However there are objects without thumbnails. We have a couple of 'packs' that contain thumbnails to use with ADE.
IMPORTANT These packs contain small thumbnail images. They do not contain any objects, or bgl object libraries. You do not get the objects when you download these packs, you get thumbnails that ADE can use to show you what a library object looks like. Also please download the pack relevant to the version of the simulator you are using ADE for. It will do no harm if you download and install the wrong one but thumbnails will only get used for objects that match so most will be wasted if you use the wrong pack and many objects in ADE will still not show a thumbnail.
The Thumbnail Packs
To download a thumbnail pack go to our website and navigate to the Airport Design Editor Download page
- The first pack is for FSX/P3D and contains thumbnails for the stock objects found in these versions of the sim
- The second pack is for FS9. In FS9 there are not many stock objects but this pack contains thumbnails for many of the third party libraries available for FS9.
What is in the pack?
This is the pack for FSX/P3D. The one for FS9 may look slightly different. The pack is a zip file and if you look at the contents you will see a folder containing the thumbnails and a read me (the FS9 pack has no read me at this time)
Where do I put the thumbnails?
Open ADE for the version of the sim you want to add the thumbnails for and then open the Library Object Manager
This is the path to your thumbnail folder and this is where we are going to copy the pack. If the folder name is too long to see then click on the box and you should be able to move the cursor along until you it all.
The default folder will the the Thumbs folder inside the version folder - so in this case it is ..\FSX\Thumbs
Make a note of the folder