Jump to content
The simFlight Network Forums
Tord Hoppe

Overwrote scenery.cfg, now FSX won´t start.

Recommended Posts

Hi all, I may have messed up my installation a bit.

As per the instructions here I copied the scenery.cfg from C:\Documents and Settings...\Microsoft\FSX into the main FSX fodler, in my case D:\FSX. When I did that there already was an existing scenery.cfg there which I promptly overwrote. Only then did I see that the file I copied into FSX should have been renamed scenerycfg.fsc... I then made one more copy and changed its name, but the original scenery.cfg is of course still overwritten by my first paste.

Now FSX doesn´t start. I get a fatal error. I´ve inserted the discs and tried to run Repair, rebooted the computer but it still won´t work. The scenery.cfg file starts with:

[General]

Title=FS9 World Scenery

Description=FS9 Scenery Data

Clean_on_Exit=TRUE

So, should there be a scenery.cfg in the FSX folder by default? I´ve tried the MS FSX Repair after removing the scenery.cfg and it´s re-installed, so I suspectthat the problem lies elsewhere, but have no clue as to where.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tord,

I'm not real familiar with the FSX file structure, but I would suggest trying the Recycle Bin. The deleted file may be there.

Hope this helps,

GLenn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glenn, thanks but no go. When I pasted the file I simply wrote over the already existing one. However, since then I´ve tried removing the file and then choose Repair when I insert the FSX DVD. This re-installs a new scenery.cfg which means that there should be no problem with it.

If I remove and then re-install FSX, leaving my addons in place, will the existing addons work or do I have to re-install them as well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like Glenn, I would try everything before having to do a reinstall...any chance that a system restore may help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, unfortunately I don´t have a system restore point. I´m going to re-install FSX. It´s not that big a deal since the only addons I have "in" it are the PMDG MD-11 and the Flight1 Cessna Mustang. Should be a fairly quick deal to reinstall things. I´ll create restore points before installing each addon to be on the safe side. I´ve never used system restores before, there´s a first for everything.

See ya, and thanks for your ideas!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Guidelines Privacy Policy We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.