When starting FSX Steam, a dialog box says Flight Simulator cannot run without a valid scenery.cfg
There is a scenery.cfg file in the FSX folder.
I deleted the newly added airport,
I found a posting of a file on this forum and replaced the old one. Same error.
I downloaded the Lukla V2 and installed it with the included install program. I ran FSX, flew a flight, and the airport was still the stock one. Went to the setup screen and when I clicked the scenery button, the error showed for the first time. FSX stopped when I clicked OK on the error dialog box. The error occurs now upon starting FSX.
It sounds like you're encountering an issue with your scenery.cfg file in FSX: Steam Edition. Let's try to resolve the problem step by step. Keep in mind that it's crucial to make a backup of your current scenery.cfg file before making any changes.
Step 1: Verify the integrity of your scenery.cfg file
First, ensure that the scenery.cfg file in your FSX folder is indeed valid. It should be located at:
Check if the contents of the file are formatted correctly, and pay attention to the [Area] and [Layer] sections. If the file is damaged, FSX won't be able to read it properly, leading to the error you're experiencing.
Step 2: Reset your scenery.cfg file
If the file seems to be corrupt, you can try resetting it to the default state. You can find a default scenery.cfg file for FSX: Steam Edition on various forums, including Fly Away Simulation. Replace the current file with the downloaded one and check if the issue persists.
Step 3: Reinstall the problematic scenery
It seems like the Lukla V2 airport scenery might have caused the issue. To resolve this, try reinstalling the scenery manually instead of using the included installer.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Addon Scenery
Step 4: Verify the integrity of your FSX: Steam Edition game files
If the issue persists, it's a good idea to verify the integrity of your FSX: Steam Edition game files using the Steam client:
Steam will check your game files and automatically download any missing or corrupted files.
Hopefully, one of these steps will help you resolve the issue with your scenery.cfg file. If you're still experiencing problems, please don't hesitate to ask for further assistance. Good luck, and happy flying!
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