FSDbBuild is a Supplement for FStarToFS2K, it provides the possibility to build or update the Airport/Runway Database as used in FStarToFS2K. This Database is required because the from Jeppesen FliteStar/FliteMap exported Flight plans lack some important information as provided by FliteStar/FliteMap. The exported Flight plans don't provide the Information for the Departure Runway, which is a Requirement in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000/2002/2004/FSX and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.
In this current Version of the Utility, only the old plain Text-type Airport/Runway Data file - a Relict from Erni Alston's FSBuild 1.3.9 around the Year 2000 or even older - will be created, accompanied by a simple Indexing Mechanism Index file to speed-up the Search. A future Release will create a SQLite Database, which will be implemented also in FStarToFS2K V1.2.0 which will be released within the coming Weeks or Month. In Fact, this Airport/Runway Data file could also be used by Erni Alston's FSBuild, if there are any Users still around of this Flight Planning Software from 2000.
This program evolved from the necessity, that the with FStarToFS2K Program Package supplied Airport/Runway Data file was totally outdated, dating back to 2000 or even older! This shortcoming will now be eliminated, the User has now the possibility to build the Information according to the Data contained in his installed Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000/2002/2004/FSX or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D according the Scenery Configuration. For Installation and other Information consult the FSDbBuild Readme.txt file in the Zip-file.
Several Issues have been discovered and (hopefully) fixed. The detection of any Flight Simulator (MS FS 2002/2004/FSX or LM P3D V1.x) works now also correctly, also on 64bit machines. If you have the previous Versions of FSDbBuild (V1.0.0 & V1.0.1) installed, you should install now V1.0.2. Please note, this Utility is not only for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, it also supports Lockheed Martins Prepar3D V1.x!
||25th July 2014, 00:00:24
||Conrad F. Staeheli