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F4 Phantom install question for FSX Steam version

I have the steam version of MS FSX and dl a F4 phantom to add to my aircraft inventory. How do I do this with the Steam version?...

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Phillip Hermansen

scenery library order of add-on

can you please tell my the order of add-ons I want scenery library to have 1  ftxaa_orbxlibs 2. orbxopenlc_europe 3 opencl_ namerica 4 opencl_base  5 shows add-on scenery  6 Traffic global What next? airports, cities, other sceneries. Is add-on...

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sterk03

Could not get FSX-SE to open decide to click on the new Beta see if that would work??

Cannot open FSX-SE goes to startup pic of water and sun and then disappears...with frustration I clicked on the Beta and then did what it said to do but it is not working or opening up either.  I looked at hthe FSX-SE file and there are no fsx.cfg file o...

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renshangar

Thrustmaster TCA Officer Pack Airbus edition compatibility?

Hi all, I got my hands on a Thrustmaster Airbus joystick and quadrant set recently and I've been trying to configure it to work with my FSX software for a while. Its compatibility with the program aside, I can't seem to be able to get the whole set to wor...

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Franco Pazzaglia

FSX TREE'S SEASONS

Dear friend Ian StephersI need you and I'm sure you can help me solve this problem.I need to be able to ensure that in the FSX scenarios the trees I inserted from the ADE object library transform according to the seasons.Can you help me please?Do you reme...

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Franco Pazzaglia

FSX SEASONABLE

Dear friends.I'm talking about the seasonality of FSX's ADDED scenarios.That is the question:Trees by default become full of snow in winter.The same trees that I add with ADE remain without snow.From AVSIM I downloaded textures from a file created by a Fr...

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gbeans44

missing FSX.cfg in c:\users\******\appdata\roaming\microsoft\fsx\fsx.cfg error when trying to install TacPack

I don't have the \fsx\ folder that should be inside the microsoft folder. how to I do this for steam edition. I need it so I can install TacPack...

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Dirk Uys

Optimizing Aircraft Integration in FSX: A Guide for Seamless Installation

Good Day, I joined Pro to have no hassles. Then I downloaded an aircraft in the manner described. The file has been unzipped and appears under aircraft. However, when opening FSX only the default aircraft appears.  How do I get FSX to use this aircraft,...

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CaptainJulgen

Troubleshooting FreeMeshX Installation in Microsoft Flight Simulator X

hey, guys recently I downloaded Freemeshx and did everything it said in the instructions on how to download but still the scenery doesn't change. can someone help me, please?...

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Tracy

Resolving Spoiler Visibility: Understanding Deployment and Reverse Thrust Issues

In FSX Steam Spoilers are visible when in reverse, but otherwise not visible when deployed?...

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ianstephens on
Burnhaven

Change HUD Color Schemes

Can I change the hex color codes in the HUD xml file? The ViperDen F16  HUD colors are very hard to read. For example: Color="#99ff66"  So far a test on indicated airspeed doesn't do anything, even after restarting Steam. //----HUD Indicated Airspeed...

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wilfrano

Integrating FreeMeshX from an External Location

Hi, when you have downloaded freemeshX and extracted all the files to "say desktop" Do you then need to copy and paste them into "add on scenery"? If not, how does FSX use these files from a remote setting like a desktop?? Thanks, Will....

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RUDY S

Troubleshooting FSX-SE Crashes and Launch Issues Post-Windows 11 Update

Initially, my FSX-se would go back to the desktop screen mid-flight. Now it will only show the splash screen for a second or 2 and go back to the desktop screen. I have deleted the FSX.cfg file several times since and reinstalled FSX from Steam several ti...

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valkriexb70

Solving Jetway and Gate Number Visibility Issues in FSX-SE with GSX Volume 2

Is there a way to get the Jetway and Gate Number to show up in FSX-SE? My GSX-SE allowed me to change the default to A - 6 and the Text String to A - 6, however the white preview square never fills. The *.ini's all show the change. Thanks  Mike Port H...

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ianstephens on
jvk1976

Resolving System Configuration Errors with Hawaii Photoreal Scenery in FSX

I have everything added to my scenery library.  When you hit the ok to leave the window, an error message comes up with...system cfg error area 143 not found and so on for all the 5 files with the same message, different area numbers.  What is going on,...

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ianstephens on
Darwin Enge

Troubleshooting FSX Launcher Issues on Windows 10

I download the flight simulator X, play the game for a while Then I turn it off for a while, but cannot reload The launcher is blank.  So I have to uninstall and then reinstall to play every time I've done this about six times. My computer Windows 10...

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not sure

Crafting Custom Missions in Microsoft Flight Simulator X: A Step-by-Step Guide

How do you make missions? I have the box edition with no disk drive and I also have Steam.  I would like to make my own missions. Can you help, please? I don't have a clue....

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Tom Samuelson

Keyboard Commands for Engine Shutdown in FSX Steam Edition

Using FSX S.E. How do I shut down aircraft engines just using the keyboard like you can do in FSX?...

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Itsme

Guidance for Installing Photorealistic Scenery in FSX

Hello, I cannot install a new scenery. In this case, it is the Cyprus photorealistic landscape in FSX. Does anyone know how to do it? Norbert  ...

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RichardBrantley50

Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Flight Simulator in a Flight School Setting

how do I start the flight simulator program in flight school?...

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ianstephens on
tzahio

Displaying City and Landmark Names in Land View

How do I add city names to FSX-SE in a land view?...

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ianstephens on
D. Borders

Troubleshooting Invisible Aircraft in FSX Steam Edition

Hi, I downloaded the Millenium Falcon for the FSX steam edition.  It's there and flies and all, but all I see are three blue rectangular shapes. If you turn just right with the scenery behind the ship you can see the outline, it's just invisible.  I cop...

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ianstephens on
debriefing

Optimizing Weather Radar Functionality in PMDG 737 and 777 for FSX Steam Edition

Please someone can help me with the weather radar on 737 and 777 of PMDG (FSX STEAM EDITION). Everything is indicated in the user manuals and video tutorials, I have Action Sky Evolution installed... Maybe I should modify something in the configuration? T...

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ianstephens on
sterk03

How to get a GPS to a second monitor when in Fullscreen?

Until recently I thought you could only unlock a GPS in windowed view. I saw an article not sure where that you can also move a GPS to a second monitor in Full View. It will not unlock when you click the top border but if you slide it over to the second m...

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ianstephens on
hariz

Troubleshooting Braking Issues with Mouse Control Keybinds in FSX

I just downloaded msfsx a few days ago and I've done a few commercial flights with no issues until today. When I turned on mouse control and mouse view direction (Keybind Ctrl+Y and Shift+O respectively), it braked and enabled mouse control. There seems t...

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ianstephens on
phildo7979

Enhancing MS Flight Simulator X Scenery: Choosing the Right Add-ons for Optimal Visuals

I just installed the Orbx global base pack, looks good so far. Should I buy and install Global vectors to complement the base? I have been looking at scenery such as water effects textures, road texture scenery, and team GEX-enhanced autogenic world scene...

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ianstephens on
Bassman4903

Initiating Flight Simulation From an Aircraft Carrier Deck in FSX

I have Nimitz/Ike and Icarriers2 installed. How can I access the carrier without landing on it first?...

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ianstephens on
Dale Scott

Troubleshooting RFN Carrier Gauge Issues in FSX: Carrier Frequency Not Recognized

I have the latest RFN carrier gauge installed on my F-14 Tomcat. I am able to set the Nav1 frequency for the carrier, but it doesn't show up in the identification box, and when I try to use the ctrl/f1 function it says no carrier tuned. Is this a glitch, ...

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ianstephens on
John Prax

Compatibility and Differences between FSX Steam Edition and FSX Gold Edition on Windows 10

I am really confused. Will the FSX Steam edition run on Windows 10 & is it a game similar to the FSX gold edition which I am very familiar with?         Thank you...

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ianstephens on
John Prax

Compatibility of FSX Gold and FSX Steam Edition with Windows 10/11

I have seen replies that FSX Gold & FSX steam will both run on Windows 10 or 11 & other replies say they will not. totally confused I am familiar with the gold edition that I had on window 7 but I now have Windows 10              Thank you...

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Maksimum

Correcting Coordinate Display Errors in FSX Flight Plans

Hello, recently I noticed that when I reload a flight, save and load, or load a flight plan, every airport or waypoint gets set to 0º, 0º on the map, in the middle of the sea. When opening the PLN (saved in UTF-8 btw) and FLT files, I see respectivel...

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ianstephens on
David Groves

Eliminating the Persistent Black Box Around Mouse Cursor in FSX

Recently after installing additional aircraft I now have a black box with my mouse arrow, this is on all aircraft.   how can I remove this box?  This only happens in FSX....

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ianstephens on
Albert Arning

Troubleshooting Missing Entries in FSX Flight Log

I've been using FSX for 4 months now and there are no new entries in the flight log.  I typically fly 2 or 3 flights a day so the other features seem to be working ok.  Any suggestions for a fix on this?...

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ianstephens on
Butch V

FSX Steam on Windows 11: Rotorcraft & Helicopters Missing In-Game Despite CFG Presence

Hello, I am running Windows 11, in FSX Steam why is it that rotorcraft nor helicopters do not show up in my simulator anymore? They are in the cfg file but not in the game. thanks....

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neilo19

Troubleshooting Missing Static Aircraft at UK2000 Heathrow in FSX

I purchased the UK2000 Airfields package and the airports are good but Heathrow for instance has very few static planes on the gates - I have activated the common library within the package and set the options to show Static Aircraft also set all sliders ...

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Terry Nicolay

Trouble Accessing MS FSX Purchases on Steam: How to Retrieve?

I'm unable to get into my existing Steam MS FSX steam account, and I purchased some software that I'm unable to retrieve. I have proof of purchase. I can't see a way to attach the MS FSX purchase receipt to this....

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BigglesBolton

Printing FSX Navlogs

How to print FSX Flight Plans now Internet Explorer has gone?...

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RLB747SP

Fixing Black Terminal Buildings & Terrain Display Issues

I am having a very frustrating problem with addon scenery in FSX STEAM. I have lost terminal buildings in all airports and tried eliminating the addons. Even to the extent of "uninstalling" STEAM. Re-installing only brings back the same problems. Now all ...

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PinevillePilot

Real world weather is not loading.

I am getting a message telling me to check my internet connection, but i have a strong connection. Can this be fixed?...

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ianstephens on
MeepTicoMeep

Fast Forward/Time acceleration

Is there time acceleration in FSX? If there is what key is it? I don't feel like waiting 5 hours flying there oof...

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Bryan Smith

FSX Ground Airport Texture Upgrade Issues

I am using FSX steam on windows 10 and have downloaded and installed FSX Ground Airport Texture upgrade and it looks nothing like the screenshot and the concrete runway edges look worse than the default one. Is this designed to work with this version? ...

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ianstephens on
Jake-Wicked

Where are Flight PLN Located?

I need to know where to find the PLN files in FSX Steam to download a mission here in Fly Away. will someone help me or do I need to be a member first?...

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Guest

F18 Hornet Aircraft Missing

FSX STEAM edition the F18 hornet has gone missing!! how can I re-install without re-installing the whole program?...

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GUEST user

SDK folder in FSX:SE

I noticed an SDK folder in the FSX:SE edition & am wondering in regards to the Airport Design Editor, can it be used without the FSX disk? The instructions in the Tutorial (ADE version 1.20) say we need the FSX disk ... but this is also from 2015 if not ...

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PAYSON

How to install planes?

New here. Need to know steps to install planes....

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ianstephens on
Hey Rold

ADF on AN-14 Little Bee

I am flying the AN-14 to explore Nepal.  It is a great plane for low difficult approaches.  I cannot get the ADF to work.  I think I figured how to change frequencies.  I think the small rotary switch changes the 1's digit.  I like the plane, it com...

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ianstephens on
Jorge Olaves

MS Flight Simulator 2006 X12-50238-01 With Windows 10

I got a MS Flight Simulator 2006 X12-50238-01.  I have the product key but it doesn't work on Windows 10.  What link can I use to upgrade or install this program to Windows 10?  Is there a free download of this program for Windows 10? Please let me ...

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ianstephens on
Royal50

My missions have been deleted

I downloaded one of your addon missions (The most dangerous missions alps 1) and it replaced all of my mission in my flight sim. So now I can only see just that mission in my missions list in the game. but in the files, all of the files are there except t...

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ianstephens on
super4118

Properly deleting addons downloaded from this site in FSX SE

I downloaded an absolute boatload of addon aircraft for FSX SE. However, as I'm starting to play the game more, I'm noticing more crashes and want to uninstall some aircraft.  Many of the addon aircraft I downloaded had me move files into other folders ...

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ianstephens on
sterk03

black smoke from the tires on runway or on water.

I am not sure what I did but I am getting black smoke or black squares around my tires on landing or take-off. This will show up on most aircraft and on the runway or water?  Any idea what changed this to happen? Thanks sterk03...

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