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Version 1.3.1
Initial Release January 08, 2021
Last Updated January 17, 2021
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#Handcrafted Exclusive Drag and Drop

Package Manager for MSFS (v1.2.8)

Easy & Fast
Package Manager for Microsoft Flight Simulator enables users to easily and quickly mange their Community content. 

Drag and drop your downloaded zip, rar and 7z files and add them to your Flight Simulator with the click of a button.

Package Manager also allows the user to manage the installed community packages. 

By providing an overview of all the installed packages and the option to remove a package.
  • INSTALL DIRECTLY AFTER DOWNLOADING YOUR FILE
    Just download a file directly from your favorite flightsim file share site, drop it into the Package Manager and hit the install button.
  • FREE
    Package Manager is free to download and free to use, forever!
  • NO CONFIGURATION REQUIRED!
    Just install and the Package Manager will automatically locate your MSFS installation and your Community Folder. If it is unable to find it you will be prompted to locate your UserCfg.opt file only once.
  • SUPPORTS MULTIPLE FILE TYPES
    Package Manager supports .ZIP .RAR and .7z. No extra sofware required!
  • MANAGE YOUR ADDONS
    The Manage tab allows you to, enable/disable addons, Edit their manifest files (to correct their category,...) and much more! It's however not meant to be a sorting/categorisation/grouping app. There are already fine enough applications out there that do that.

Requires Windows 10, .NET 4.8 and a valid installation of Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS)

For more info, help and updates check https://www.rwy29.be/

In case you get a warning this might be a malicious program. It's because the code is not signed a contains File operations code (which the app needs to be able to manage your community folder!) But still downloading,installing and using the application is at your own risk. I can only guarantee that the code was virus free at the time I uploaded it. What happens afterwards, I have no control over. 

Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.3.1 January 17, 2021

    fixed manifest.json encoding

  • Version 1.3.0 January 16, 2021

    - Fixed settings file not being able to save

  • Version 1.2.9 January 15, 2021

    - Added Type Item Counter in Manage Tab
    - Fixed settings saving

  • Version 1.2.8 January 15, 2021

    - Added Application Update Checking logic at startup
    - Recently added Packages will be marked in the Manage List




Pretty empty over here.

91 Comments
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    Cybermike
    February 24, 2021

    Just a short additional question. Where are the files moved to when i deactivate them? As there are no longer visibile in the community folder they must be moved somewhere else, right?

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    johanptrs replied Author
    February 24, 2021
    It stores them in a subfolder under Packages/PackageManagerDisabled.
    MSFS ignores packages that are located in a subfolder
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    Cybermike replied
    February 25, 2021
    Great, thanks! Again, the best extension manager so far for me :-)
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    johanptrs replied Author
    February 25, 2021
    Thank you!
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    Cybermike
    February 24, 2021

    I have tried some of the well known and established tools to manage my extensions. "Package Manager for MSFS is by far the easiest tool to use. Focused on the essentials and very comfortable. As a user who normally uses MacOS and its simplicity, I am thrilled. Thanks a lot!

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    skydiver
    February 24, 2021

    I have got problems with the display of scenries in your mod manager.
    Could it be, that I have 170 subfolders with sceneries in the community folder. Even if I paste them into a different folder with only 10 sceneries left in the community folder I don't get a display.

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    BE58D
    February 23, 2021

    Very simple and functional... drag, drop and done!

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    NaylorSweden
    February 21, 2021

    Awesome utility! The only thing I would add is the ability to monitor a folder for new downloads, so I could download zip files to a specific folder and have them automagically install into the Community folder.

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    johanptrs replied Author
    February 22, 2021
    Not a bad idea! Thanks!
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    Vince7212
    February 10, 2021

    Hello. Thanks for this simple but efficient tool. Juste one question : what is the purpose of "toggle" ? I see you can check/uncheck some or all of the addons, does it mean that you can temporarily deactivate addons rather than delete those you don't need anymore ?
    Enable/Disable addons functionality is something interesting because everything that is inside the Community folder is loaded when you start MSFS. If you plan to flight once in Italy for example, then you don't need to load all airports or sceneries addons for other countries. But you don't want to lose those addons.
    I've noticed that if you move the directy of an addon (inside the Community folder) into a subfolder, let's say for example /Community/**Disabled**/myaddon-directory/ then the addon will not be loaded in MSFS. In other words, addons must be located directly under the Community folder in order to be loaded and available in MSFS. You might use this to add such an enable/disable functionality to your program, by just allowing to move/restore addons into/from a subfolder (that the user can define) under the Community folder.
    Do you think this might be a good idea ?

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    johanptrs replied Author
    February 10, 2021
    Hi Vince,

    That's exactly what the toggle option does.
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    Vince7212 replied
    February 11, 2021
    THAT's PERFECTLY PERFECT THAN ! :) Thanks a lot.
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    pgilbr
    February 02, 2021

    I like this very much. It is clean and simple, yet gives me just the amount of information to help me monitor and organize my community folder.

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    Newdeclic
    January 23, 2021

    Super!! bravo et Merci.

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    skydiver
    January 18, 2021

    I don't know how to get a screenshot into this forum.
    When I download the new version I get the warning "WS.Reputation.1".
    But when I try to install this new version I get the warning that this new file wants to change something on my PC and wants to have admin rights.

    So I don't really trust anymore.
    It never happened in your earlier versions.

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    johanptrs replied Author
    January 18, 2021
    Well installing something is changing something ln your pc. Since the installer is not digitally signed, Windows will give that warning. Since the ability to sign an executable costs well over 300euros per year.. It's not signed.

    The browser reputation stems from the same reason, but it's compounded by the fact that the file is extremely rarely downloaded by other users of the browser.

    I can only say that the installer did not contain any malicious code or virusses when i uploaded it here. What happens afterwards, i have zero control over.
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    skydiver
    January 17, 2021

    What happened to your software?
    I get a virus warning "malicious software" using version 1.3.1

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    johanptrs replied Author
    January 17, 2021
    Can you give a screenshot of the warning?
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    piRGoif
    January 17, 2021

    I've just tested the 1.3.1 version and wow, congratulations, so much improvements !! Well done !

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    johanptrs replied Author
    January 17, 2021
    Thank you very much!
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    yapasphoto
    January 17, 2021

    Hello,
    thank you for this utility.
    Just found an issue with fake duplicate packages with a risk of erasing
    for example with "Megapack Loire Castle - Château de la Loire France" each castle appears duplicated.
    I can disable one, and it's moved to PackageManagerDisabled and if after I try to disable the other one a pop-up appears with "something went wrong" and the package is fully erased and can't be retrieved.
    issue is for version 1.3.1
    kind regards,

    EDIT: After cleaning the community directory and reinstalling the latest castles version, the problem did not occur.
    maybe from this issue you can add security to undo any package removal if an error occurs

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    johanptrs replied Author
    January 17, 2021
    I just downloaded that castle package, used PM to install it, and they all appear correctly named in the Manage tab.
    I'm sorry but i cannot replicate your issue.
    It is possible the previous version did indeed contain incorrect data in the manifest files. Sadly Package Manager is unable to guess what the title or developer of a package is... It's completely dependent on the developer providing this info in the manifest file.

    Sadly the SDK and the sim itself don't enforce this for non Marketplace content.
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    yapasphoto replied
    January 18, 2021
    thanks anyway for you work.
    FYI, like skydiver I get also a virus warning by windows security for version 1.3.1
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    johanptrs replied Author
    January 18, 2021
    Do you get the warning for the executable or the installer?
    And what exactly is the warning?
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    yapasphoto replied
    February 03, 2021
    from the installer :

    in french : Windows a protégé votre ordinateur
    Microsoft Defender SmartScreen a empêché le démarrage d’une application non reconnue. L’exécution de cette application peut mettre votre ordinateur en danger.

    Application :
    rwy29_PackageManager_1.3.1.exe
    Éditeur :
    Éditeur inconnu
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    johanptrs replied Author
    February 03, 2021
    Yeah that's not a virus warning.
    It's simply because the application is not digitally signed.
    And globally seen, not enough people have allowed it to run for Defender to start seeing it as a "good" application. As long as this application is free. I can't buy a certificate to sign it, as it's way to expensive.


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