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SIMstarter NG

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  • AS13765
  • Aerosoft
  • Peter Rosendahl
  • German/English
SIMstarter NG is a start-up and configuration manager for the flight simulator. You can create... more
Product information "SIMstarter NG"

SIMstarter NG is a start-up and configuration manager for the flight simulator. You can create various configuration profiles and start them via simple mouse click. If you want to show more details for a visual flight, and if you have to reduce this for a flight with a large, complex commercial aircraft for performance reasons, this can simply be done via different start profiles.

That’s the point where SIMstarter NG comes in: NG can create different profiles for different scenarios. For a „low and slow“ VFR flight you put a profile with higher LOD, greater scenery density, turn on car and boat traffic, general aviation traffic high, add two cloud layers more at the Weather Engine Active Sky Next and switches on all nice, small airfields and gimmicks at the Scenery Library (Scenery.cfg). But for the „Heavy metarl“: car and boat traffic off, IFR traffic up , General aviation Traffic down , disable small airfields, because Airbus X won’t be able to land there and chart tools simultaneously.

Over the years, SIMstarter NG has also established itself as a very strong configuration editor. So you can easily change and manage various configuration files of the simulator with a graphical interface. Many well-known tweaks are already preset and only have to be set.


  • Management of up to 99,999 profiles per simulator platform
  •  Several simulators can be used in parallel
  • Graphical administration of sceneries, SimObjects and other configuration settings
  • Various programs can be stored and started automatically with each profile start
  • Unused software can be closed automatically to save resources
  • All installed airports can be viewed in Google Earth for a better overview
  • Integrated backup of the configuration files
  • User settings are logged, so you can keep track of changes
  • Multilanguage interface (english/german)


  • Profiles can be created, edited or deleted
  • Different configuration settings can be assigned to each profile
  • Profiles can be started at the click of a mouse
  • You can assign different „Splashscreens“ to each profile
  • The aircraft, parking position and date can be selected before starting (**)
  • Saved flights can be loaded directly and displayed in Google Earth (***)
  • The time can be set before starting the simulator. The system time can also be used
  • Flight plans can be loaded directly (also automatically the last saved flight plan)
  • A METAR / TAF dialog informs about the current weather
  • Different control profiles can be loaded
  • Programs that are not required can be stopped and restarted automatically after the simulator has been terminated
  • Different FSUIPC configuration files can be loaded for each profile
  • Integration of the freeware „Autogen Configuration Merger“
  • HIFI „Active Sky“ can be started automatically with different configurations


  • Creates, edits and removes add-on.xml files for PREPAR3D
  • Displays all available add-on.xml files graphically
  • Add-on.xml files can also be created automatically from a directory structure
  • The add-ons can be assigned profiles so that only the add-ons that are required are started in a profile


  • Almost all configuration settings in the simulator can be adapted in configuration profiles (ConfigSets)
  •  As well as other configuration settings and tweaks that are not visible in the simulator
  • These different settings can be assigned profiles so that different settings are applied to each profile
  • Graphical editing of fsx.cfg / prepar3d.cfg file


  • Sceneries can be added, modified, or removed in a graphical interface
  • You can create „Scenery Spacer“, which makes the scenery library more transparent
  • Several sceneries from a directory structure can be added automatically
  • Sceneries can be assigned to profiles and thus become active only when they are really needed
  • Graphical editing of the scenery.cfg file


  • A list of programs to start with the simulator
  • Programs can be added, edited, or removed from the list
  • The CPU priority and the cores used can be set for each program
  • Program can be closed automatically after completing the simulator
  • Program can not be started until the aircraft has been loaded (*)


  • SimObjects can be added, modified or removed
  • SimObjects can be assigned profiles to load profile-specific objects only, which are also required
  • Graphical editing of the simobjects.cfg file (or [SIMOBJECTS] section in the FSX)


  • Entries can be added, edited, or removed
  • All settings can be edited comfortably by mouse click
  • Graphical editing of dll.xml and exe.xml files


  • Support for Active Sky Next, Active Sky 2016 and Active Sky 2016 P3D V4
  • Different configuration settings for Active Sky could be added, edited, or removed
  • The configuration profiles are available in the profiles so that different weather settings can be made for each profile


  • Maintains aircraft and its paintings
  • Aircraft can be sorted, activated or deactivated
  • The Livery Import can be used to add third-party aircraft painting to many aircraft


  • The starting position of the aircraft can be selected before starting the simulator (**)
  • The gate or parking position can also be filtered according to airline codes
  • Also the METAR / TAF for the destination airport can be displayed


  • The Fileswitcher is a tool, which can rename files in „.off“. These files are no longer used in the simulator. Time and again, scenarios require that certain files are deactivated, which can be done with the Fileswitcher simply by clicking
  • All file changes are logged. So you always see which file was renamed. Changes are therefore easy to undo
  • Presets are available for many airports (ORBX Germany North / South, etc.)


  • Many simulator platforms and systems benefit from the setting „AffinityMask“
  • In the Affinity Calculator, the value can be determined comfortably by clicking
  • Errors are let because the graphical interface only displays the cores that are also available


  • Supports the freeware MakeRwys by Pete Dowson
  • (P3D V4) also includes sceneries from add-on.xml files


  • All installed add-on airports can be displayed in a Google Earth map. So you have a nice overview of the installed airports


  • It can display all saved flights in a Google Earth map. So you can see at a glance, where the fleet is „parked“

(*) This function requires the freeware version of FSUIPC
(**) For some complex Add-On aircraft, a standard aircraft must be selected here
(***) Requires the free version of Google Earth


Conclusion by
"...once you have mastered SIMstarter NG, you may never go back to the standard way of running you sim. The program is immensely powerful, and with the added features like CleanDesk and the autorunning, Orbx region setup and Active Sky Next configuration included in the program itself, it is hard to imagine ever not using it."

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System requirements:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (with SP2), FSX: Steam Edition or Lockheed Martin - Prepar3D V2.4 - V4.5
Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (all fully updated and preferably 64 bits)
2.0 GHz processor (Intel Core 2 Duo highly recommended)
8 GB RAM internal memory
2 GB graphic card (3 GB highly recommended)
PDF reader for manual
Download-Size: 20 MB

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  • [FEATURE] General - Auto Import of Display Settings and Resolution changes
  • [FEATURE] General - (P3D V4) Compatible with PREPAR3D v4.5
  • [FEATURE] General - (P3D V4) Added all missing Managers (Autogen, Effects, Fonts, Gauges, Prodefs, Scaleform, Scenarios, Scripts, Sound, Texture and Weather)
  • [FEATURE] SimObjects MGR - (P3D V4) Handle simObjects.cfg in ProgData and AppData
  • [FEATURE] Profile - Settings of Ultimate Traffic Live can be done in "Profile > Extended Tab"
  • [FEATURE] RunConfig - "WaitSimReady" has wait parameter to start programs after an defined waiting time
  • [FEATURE] SimConfigBackup - Added Backup Plan "Each 3rd Day"
  • [FEATURE] Tools - (P3D V4) Using Clear Facilities and Scenery Index remove "SceneryIndex_x64" as well
  • [FEATURE] Profile - Using "UTC" Checkbox auto runs "Real Time Flight Manager" (you need to set the path in Program settings)
  • [CHANGED] Scenario - (P3D V4) Loading Flight based on P3Dv4 SDK
  • [CHANGED] SceneryMGR - Forecolor changed to white if background is dark green
  • [CHANGED] Profile - Restarting Aero removed as not longer needed (Win7)
  • [BUGFIX] SimObjects MGR - SimObjects MGR shows duplicate entries fixed
  • [BUGFIX] AddOnXml MGR - AddOn Description Textbox shows wrong value
  • [BUGFIX] AddOn MGR - (P3D V4) Using Add-On.xml forced all ConfigSet Items to Active
  • [BUGFIX] Profile - Starting Profile causes "Keine Rückmeldung"
  • [BUGFIX] Show BGL - Showing duplicate BGL in some cases


  • [FEATURE] General - Compatible with Prepar3D V4.4
  • [BUGFIX] P3D V4.x - Fixed Font Color from black to white


  • [FEATURE] Security - SIMstarter NG.exe and up2date.exe are digital signed now
  • [FEATURE] Up2Date - Enhancend logging
  • [FEATURE] Fileswitcher - "Check all items" option added
  • [FEATURE] Fileswitcher - "Clear log" option added
  • [FEATURE] Profile - Added a new option "Keep SplashScreen on top" in Program Settings to disable that the SplashScreen will stay on top of any other application during profile start
  • [FEATURE] Add-On.xml MGR - (P3Dv4) Import from directory detects file in "sceneryWorld" subfolder ("scenery" and "texture") and copy them automaticly to <yourSim>\Scenery\World\Scenery & Texture
  • [FEATURE] Scenery MGR - Search for scenery in Title / Local (path)
  • [FEATURE] General - Changes in Display Resolution will be automatically moved to the Sim Master ConfigSet
  • [BUGFIX] Backup MGR - Source will be skipped if it contains the Backup Target Path (just in case, as this would cause a loop)
  • [BUGFIX] General - In some cases the variable=value will be saved in the wrong section


  • [FEATURE] General - Dialog "Sim is running" can be enabled in Programm settings. This dialog pops up when SIMstarter NG is ending to prevent having a running sim
  • [FEATURE] Profile - If no Sim ConfigSet is selected the "Use different Situation Settings" will be disabled because the sim.cfg will not be modified


  • [FEATURE] up2date MGR - Up2Date Manager updated to v1.3 for better error handling of corrupt ZIP files // Logo included


  • [BUGFIX] AddOn.xml MGR - Add from Categories will add the correct SimObjects subfolders now
  • [BUGFIX] AddOn.xml MGR - Add from Categories will only add "Scripts" if *.lua files are found


  • [FEATURE] LiveryMGR - Thumbnail Size can be switched from small to large
  • [FEATURE] SimCfg MGR - (P3Dv4.3) Added tweak "MaxRegionsPurgePerFrame"
  • [FEATURE] Startposition - Added feature to show which BGL files are used for an airport
  • [BUGFIX] LiveryMGR - Livery not detected correctly in some cases
  • [BUGFIX] Sound Setting - (P3Dv4.x) Voice Sound Slider caused wrong values

Version 1.8.0:

  • [FEATURE] Compatible with Prepar3D V4.3

Version 1.7.0:

  • [FEATURE] SimConfigBackup - Limit can be configured by users (Program settings > SimConfig Backup Warning threshold) - Default 500 MB
  • [FEATURE] RunManager - Added "Copy items to other RunSet"
  • [CHANGED] Profiles - Control definition files will be searched in MyDocuments\<YOUR SIM FILES> as well
  • [BUGFIX] Aircrafts - Some aircrafts are not visible within SIMstarter NG (containing TAB inside sections)
  • [BUGFIX] AddOnXml - (P3Dv4) Fixed Layer selection is disabled when adding new add-on categories

Version 1.6.10:

  • [BUGFIX] SceneryMGR - (P3Dv4) Add-On.xml shown in wrong order
  • [BUGFIX] AddOnXml - (P3Dv4) Fixed issue that path detection incorrect
  • [BUGFIX] MakeRwys - (P3Dv4) Create MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg fixed
  • [BUGFIX] SceneryMGR - (P3Dv4) Scenery Order wrong if using add-on.xml based sceneries
  • [BUGFIX] SceneryMGR - (P3Dv4) SceneryMGR shows Active if older fragment in Scenery CfgSet found
  • [BUGFIX] SceneryMGR - (P3Dv4) Spelling issue "Insert below"
  • [CHANGED]  MakeRwys - (P3Dv4) Enhanced logging for Create MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg

Version 1.6.9:

  • [FEATURE] Compatible with P3D V4.2
  • [CHANGED] General - Use a copy of scenery.cfg before set all Active=True
  • [CHANGED] General - Airport Export logging optimized
  • [BUGFIX] Platformdialog - Wrong behavior
  • [BUGFIX] AddOnXml - (P3Dv4) Window does not resize correct
  • [BUGFIX] SceneryConfig - (P3Dv4) Scenery is "disabled" if older fragment in Scenery CfgSet found
  • [BUGFIX] Startposition - AddOn Airports detection issue
  • [BUGFIX] Profiles - Profiles stay in wrong color
  • [BUGFIX] MAKERWYS - File not replaced if newer version found

Version 1.6.4:

  • [FEATURE] GoogleEarth - Google Earth Export Excludes enhanced. To use them go to Settings > Google Earth Export Settings > Click "Reset" button in lower left corner of the dialog
  • [BUGFIX] Aircrafts - Auto update has not been disabled in some cases
  • [BUGFIX] SimConfig - (P3Dv4) Weather Tab had wrong order. Added "Detailed Precipitation" and "Windshield Precipitation Effects"
  • [BUGFIX] SimConfig - (P3Dv4) BroadcastGPSData option added

Version 1.6.3:

  • [FEATURE] Aircrafts - Auto update aircraft list can be disabled in "Settings" now
  • [CHANGED] Startposition - ICAO Code is upper case now
  • [CHANGED] Startposition - City and Country order changed
  • [CHANGED] GoogleEarth - Export is based on Scheme file now
  • [CHANGED] Add-On.xml MGR - (P3Dv4) Error handling improved if no add-on.xml exists but part of add-ons.cfg

Version 1.6.2:

  • [BUGFIX] MakeRwys - (P3Dv4) CTD if Scenery has no Layer

Version 1.6.1:

  • [BUGFIX] RunManager - Clicking "Test" causes "file not found" message
  • [BUGFIX] MakeRwys - Updated MakeRwys to Version
  • [CHANGED] MakeRwys - Logging improved
  • [CHANGED] DebugPack - (P3Dv4) Add-On.xml files included

Version 1.6.0:

  • [FEATURE] - Prepar3D V4.1 - Support for Prepar3D V4.1 added
  • [BUGFIX] - Fileswitcher - A new SwitchSet will be auto saved before switching files
  • [BUGFIX] - Fileswitcher - If a .bgl and .offBySIMstarterNG file exists the file has been shown as green (not the case because there is a .bgl left)

Version 1.5.0:

  • P3Dv4 - General compatibility with PREPAR3D v4 (works with FSUIPC5)
  • AS P3Dv4 - Compatible with Active Sky 2016 for PREPAR3D v4
  • Add-On.xml MGR - (P3Dv4) New Add-On.xml Manager to add, modify or delete Add-On.Xml files
  • Add-On CfgSets - (P3Dv4) ConfigSets for Add-On.xml files are available to assign to each profile
  • Scenery MGR - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files. Layers can be changed via GUI.
  • SimObjects MGR - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files
  • DLL/EXE.XML MGR - (P3Dv4) Shows items of Add-On.xml files
  • ConfigSets - ConfigSets can be automatically sorted (check Program Settings)
  • MakeRwys - Includes v4.7.0.0 (ready for P3Dv4)
  • SceneryMGR - HTML Export highlights ScenerySpacer for better overview
  • SceneryMGR - Import multiple Scenery items from one source path (searching for scenery/texture folders)
  • Fileswitcher - SwitchSets can be switched ON and OFF by clicking "Switch files"
  • Startposition - Helipads added
  • Livery MGR changed - Livery Import remembers the last selected import path
  • Scenery MGR changed - ScenerySpacer will be stored in SIMstarter NG userprofiles directory (not AddOn Scenery)
  • Startposition changed - Renew AddOn Airport list works together with "Refresh Airports" button
  • GoogleEarth fixed - GoogleEarth not installed dialog comes up every time SIMstarter NG starts
  • SimConfig fixed - Tooltip missing in some cases
  • SimObjects MGR fixed - (FSX/FSX-SE) Dialog crashes if path contains bad character (")


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