Some users put these on secondary drives or partitions to prevent fragmentation of their OS drives, and this is recommended but certainly not mandatory. If you wish to put these on a secondary drive:


1. Proceed to the "Install Options Page"

2. In the first box, specify where you would like the "TileProxy Photoreal World" to reside (like "F:\TPCache" for instance). The name and location you choose will be created by the installer on the drive and location you choose to place it. (The "TileProxy Photoreal World" folder is automatically created inside of the folder you specify in the address box.)

3. In the second box, specify the "Cache" folder name and location where you'd like TP to store the downloaded JPG cache (like "F:\TPCache" for instance). The name and location you choose will be created by the installer on the drive and location you choose to place it.

You do not have to specify the final subfolders, only the primary this: See An Example of Placing Cache Folder Locations at "F:\TPCache" Remember, the installer will create the folder(s) you specify along with the "TileProxy Photoreal World" subfolder and associated BGL's, you do not have to do it manually.

Wherever you decide to place these folders, make sure that you type a VALID address with the correct colon and backslash like (like "F:\TPCache" for instance) or the folders cache folders may not be created by the installer properly. After installation check that the "TileProxy Photoreal World" folder exists in the specified location, and it has that exact name, because the TP driver expects find a folder of that name in that location.


Once you've completed the installation and downloaded my ProxyUser.ini file you'll have to edit a few lines in it to point to your custom Cache locations:

Open the pre-configured ProxyUser.ini in a text editor and correct the "cache_folder=" addresses under each of the bracketed Service Example entries so they point to your custom location. This is usually done by the TileProxy installer when it creates the default ProxyUser.ini file, but because since you're going to use a my 3rd party ini file you'll need to do it manually.

There are 3 service example entries, one for each available map service. They are numbered 1, 3 and 4 and reside toward the bottom of the the ProxyUser.ini file. (These entries also contain the URL's for the map services, etc.) The default entry for "Service Example 1" for example looks like this:

[Service Example 1]
cache_folder=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\cache.service1

So as an example , if you had decided at the installation to place your TP cache folders on drive "F" for instance, in a folder called "TPCache", you will want to edit ALL 4 of the service entries in the ProxyUser.ini file to look like this:

[Service Example 1]

Tip: To be sure of the address of the folder you specified at install, you can also check the default ProxyUser.ini file that was created at install before you overwrite or back it up, as it will have placed the precise cache folder address under each respective service example. Its in the "TileProxy" main folder you'll be placing my pre-configured one in in step3.

Note: The final "cache.service1", "cache.service3" etc. folders are not created at install. TileProxy will generate the creation of the respective cache folders when you load your very first flight and it begins to download tiles. After that, the folders will remain there and be added to as you fly different areas with that particular provider. The "cache_folder=" entries thus tell TileProxy where to create a given map service's cache folder upon first initial use. You can clear the cache folders contents from the TileProxy "Start Menu > All Programs>Manage Service Caches" link from time to time if they begin to grow too large. More information on this can be found in the TileProxy Manual.


The example below assumes you directed the installer to place your cache folders at "F:\TPCache". Remember that the numeric last digit of the address (Drive:\...\cache.service1) needs to be the same number as the respective Service Example number above it, as illustrated in the yellow highlighted numbers in the example below.

[Service Example 1]

[Service Example 3]

[Service Example 4]

Remember to do this for both the FSX and FS9 versions of the ini file.