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Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by twodogzz » 06 Sep 2020, 09:13

It's early days with the new sim and someone may know, so I'm enquiring anyhow... Is it possible to "easily" configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt as we could in P3D?

I couldn't find the usual FSX/P3D XML type files that worked before.

Unfortunately, the SDK says nothing about this subject.

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by twodogzz » 28 Mar 2021, 05:32

c0nnex wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 20:14
You will need to create a batch for that. MSFS does not support EXE.XML
Hi c0nnex,
It's been a while since I got your answer about starting Spad.next with MSFS 2020.
A couple of days ago I actually implemented your recommendation after installing FSUIPC v7 for MSFS.

Interestingly, the FSUIPC installation included a batch file to start MSFS in "FastLaunch" mode. I looked at the commands in this batch file and discovered it didn't start FSUIPC7.exe as I expected, (the line is commented out) so I wondered how the program was run.
After a bit of a look at the MSFS forum , I found it is possible to start programs with the exe.xml and that's how FSUIPC7 starts.

I'm now wondering if SPAD.neXt can also be started the same way or do we have to still use the batch file method? I'm trying the exe.xml method... So will update when I find out.
What do you think?

Cheers,
Wayne

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by Cdr_Maverick » 30 Mar 2021, 09:39

Yes it can be started via exe.xml:

<Launch.Addon>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Name>SPAD.neXt</Name>
<Path>C:\Program Files\SPAD.neXt\SPAD.neXt.exe</Path>
<CommandLine></CommandLine>
<NewConsole>False</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>

The exe.xml is in:
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by thomaj019 » 20 Jun 2021, 09:33

You can edit EXE.xml which resides in c:\Users\your user name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache to start Spad.next and other programs on MSFS 2020 start up. It is designed to start add-ins etc but I use it to start FSUIP7, Spad.next & Little Navmap at startup.

John

See example below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="SimConnect" version="1,0">
<Descr>SimConnect</Descr>
<Filename>SimConnect.xml</Filename>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>SPAD.neXt Plugin</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<Path>D:\SPAD.neXt\SPAD.neXt.exe</Path>
<CommandLine></CommandLine>
<NewConsole>False</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon><Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Name>FSUIPC7 Plugin</Name>
<Path>D:\FSUIPC7\FSUIPC7.exe</Path>
<CommandLine>-auto</CommandLine>
<NewConsole>False</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon><Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Name>MSFS Traffic Service Plugin</Name>
<Path>D:\MSFSTrafficService\MSFSTrafficService.exe</Path>
<CommandLine></CommandLine>
<NewConsole>False</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon><Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Name>Little Nav Map</Name>
<Path>D:\Little Navmap\littlenavmap.exe</Path>
<CommandLine></CommandLine>
<NewConsole>True</NewConsole>
</Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by Redscouse » 20 Jun 2021, 12:52

Morning all,

I just tried this.
There was/is no exe.xml file in that folder so I created and dropped it in and viola, Spad.Next and Little Nav Map both opened!

Thanks John. 8-)

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by AeroRamer » 04 Jul 2021, 16:58

thomaj019 wrote:
20 Jun 2021, 09:33
You can edit EXE.xml which resides in c:\Users\your user name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache
John: I believe that folder patch is for the Microsoft Store version. Would you know where the file is on the Steam version? Or, where it needs to be created in Steam?

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by AeroRamer » 04 Jul 2021, 17:04

Also, do I need to turn on FSUIPC support in SPAD? I currently have it off. I think that was one of the SPAD installation recommendations.

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by thomaj019 » 05 Jul 2021, 01:11

This link gives more details and Steam version locations
https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/st ... tip/350698

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by thomaj019 » 05 Jul 2021, 01:16

@AeroRamer. If your not currently using FSUIPC then you can turn off support in SN

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Re: Configure MSFS to start SPAD.neXt

Post by AeroRamer » 05 Jul 2021, 01:39

Perfect! Thanks.

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