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AIFP and FSX Steam Edition

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gadgets

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FSX Steam Edition installs differently depending on whether or not FSX is or was installed on the system. This may create issues for AIFP.

If FSX is not and never was installed, FSX-SE installs as if it were Microsoft FSX. AIFP will treat it as FSX without any known issues. However, if the Steam Edition installer finds FSX already installed or certain remnants of an earlier installation (in particular, the folder appdata\Microsoft\FSX) it creates a new folder in appdata named "Microsoft\FSX-SE" and in that folder a file named "fsx_se.CFG".

When you start AIFP with FSX as the Target Version, AIFP looks for FSX.cfg so as to be able to find aircraft. Beginning with Version 3.1.08, if AIFP doesn't find "appdata\Microsoft\FSX\FSX.cfg", it will look for "appdata\Microsoft\FSX-SE\FSX_SE.cfg" instead (thus, saving you from having top locate it manually). But, if it does find "FSX.cfg", it will use that file, irrespective of whether you are intending FSX or FSX-SE as the Target Version (AIFP regards them both as FSX).

So, if you are using AIFP with FSX-SE on a system on which FSX is or ever was installed, ensure the correct fsx.cfg file is being accessed. To determine the file in use, open "aifp.ini" with any text editor and check the entry "Path to fsx.cfg".

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gadgets

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As of Development Release 3.2.04(m) - soon to become General Release 3.2.05 - AIFP handles all the known variations in installation of the Steam edition, and will select the correct FSX.cfg or FSX-SE.cfg file.

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