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"Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC"

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Had FSX-Classic (boxed version).

 

Installed FSX-SE (both on computer simultaneously).

 

Downloaded/Installed FSUIPC 4.939.  Worked.

 

Liked FSX-SE a lot. 

 

Uninstalled FSX-Classic because of some problems with ORBX installation.

 

Uninstalled FSX-SE.

 

Uninstalled FSUIPC.

 

Installed FSX-SE.  Initiated FSX-SE.  Went flying.  Fixed ORBX issues with the following advice from the ORBX Forum

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@ncngrr.

Sometimes there is still a trace of FSX and if that is the case, by default, FSX-SE will

be installed in "Co-exist" mode, ie so that it and FSX can be installed on the same PC.

This is why the external folders are named FSX-SE  instead of FSX.

 

Use your Registry Editor to go to

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition

 

where you will see a Registry Key named Co-existence.

You will see that its value is 1.

Right click on modify and change this to 0.

 

You can then go to

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\

C:\Users\Your name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\

C:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\

 

and in each case delete the FSX-SE folder.

If you see an FSX folder, delete that also.

 

Then restart FSX-SE and new folders named FSX will be created.

Once you have done this, the file structure should match what

the installers expect to find for FSX and work correctly.

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Installed FSUIPC 4.939.  Receive "Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC".  Install log reads:

 

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Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.939

Looking in registry for FSX install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\

Looking in registry for FSX-SE install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0
     Parameter"AppPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX-SE!  <<< ...
     AppPath=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\

************ BUT this is the same path as for FSX! Will only install for FSX-SE ************

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v1 install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D
     Parameter"AppPath"
... NOT found! ...

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v2 install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
     Parameter"AppPath"
... NOT found! ...
===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX-SE:
SetupPath="D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
Checking version of the FSX-SE EXE:
... Version 10.0.62608.0  (Need at least 10.0.62607.0)
Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:
    Found SimConnect build 60905 (Original)
    Found SimConnect build 62608 (Steam)
    Found SimConnect build 61242 (SP1 May07)
Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:
       D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL
... Version 4.939 found.
FSX-SE Modules folder already exists.
Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"
Looking for the current user's Application Data path:
... found as "C:\Users\FSXDesktop\AppData\Roaming"
Now finding \Microsoft\FSX-SE\FSX_SE.CFG for all users, including this one
Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\FSXDesktop\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC.
"Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder already exists.
Now installing additional files into the "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder:
   Installed "FSUIPC4 User Guide.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC4 History.pdf" okay
   Installed "List of FSX and P3D controls.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay
   Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay
   Installed "Lua Plugins for VRInsight Devices.pdf" okay
   Installed "LuaFileSystem.pdf" okay
   Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay
   Installed "ASN WX Radar facilities in FSUIPC4.pdf" okay
   Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 737NGX.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf" okay
   Installed "Profiles in Separate Files.pdf" okay
===========================================================

All installer tasks completed.

*************** End of Install Log ***************

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Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Scott

 

 

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Hi ncngrr, I encountered the same problem and I modified my registry and went through the exact procedure you did.  However when it came to installing FSUIPC4 (it was a licensed version), it could install but wouldn't activate it because it couldn't find the FSX_SE config file and couldnt edit my dll.xml (my log attached).  Of course I no longer had the file because in order to install orbx I had to modify the registry and rename the file from FSX_SE to just FSX (I fontknow whe  but they were the instructions provided in the orbx forum!).

 

 

 

I found a workaround but Im not sure if it is a permanent fix.  I went into my FSX folder and renamed it to FSX-SE and then renamed my fsx.cfg file to fsx_se.cfg.  I was then able to active FSUIPC4.   

 

 

FSX-SE will try to write a new fsx.cfg file.  I simply renamed the new fsx.cfg to fsxcopy.cfg (just in case I messed up and needed it again) and renamed the fsx_se.cfg file back to fsx.cfg.  Works great now. 

 

Im sure Pete will have a more elegant solution but for now it has solved my problem... hope this helps.

 

============================================

 

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.939

Looking in registry for FSX install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\

Looking in registry for FSX-SE install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0
     Parameter"AppPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX-SE!  <<< ...
     AppPath=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\

************ BUT this is the same path as for FSX! Will only install for FSX-SE ************

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v1 install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D
     Parameter"AppPath"
... NOT found! ...

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v2 install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
     Parameter"SetupPath"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
     Parameter"AppPath"
... NOT found! ...
===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX-SE:
SetupPath="D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
Checking version of the FSX-SE EXE:
... Version 10.0.62608.0  (Need at least 10.0.62607.0)
Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:
    Found SimConnect build 60905 (Original)
    Found SimConnect build 62608 (Steam)
    Found SimConnect build 61242 (SP1 May07)
Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:
       D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL
... Version 4.939 found.
FSX-SE Modules folder already exists.
Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"
Looking for the current user's Application Data path:
... found as "C:\Users\Rocco\AppData\Roaming"
Now finding \Microsoft\FSX-SE\FSX_SE.CFG for all users, including this one
Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\DefaultAppPool\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Rocco\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

R

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Installed FSUIPC 4.939.  Receive "Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC".  Install log reads:

 

Ouch!  This is the problem:

 

Use your Registry Editor to go to

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition

 

where you will see a Registry Key named Co-existence.

You will see that its value is 1.

Right click on modify and change this to 0.

 

In 4.939 I carefully modified the Installer so it would recognise the fact that the Registry points to both FSX and FSX-SE in the same folder, which is what happens when you uninstall FSX and FSX-SE and reinstall. somehow bits get left set.

 

After the installer was fixed to handle it completely correctly with none of these problems, you managed to defeat it completely by fiddling the FSX-SE install to install as FSX (thge coexistence bit), but you forgot to remove the FSX-SE installation entry to match!

 

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0

     Parameter"AppPath"

... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX-SE!  <<< ...

     AppPath=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\

************ BUT this is the same path as for FSX! Will only install for FSX-SE ************

 
Delete that entry and it will be more like a correct non-coexisitng FSX-SE!
 
Looks like I'll have to deal with another combination of fiddled results -- maybe look for FSX.CFG as well as FSX-SE CFG even when just installing for a supposedly FSX-SE only installation!
 
Pete

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Failsafe, Pete,  Thanks for the inputs and thoughts.

 

Being a generally impatient man and not waiting for the cognizant authority, I uninstalled FSX-SE again, deleted all FSX-related files/folders from Steam>SteamApps, deleted all FSX-related files/folders from the registry, and started over. 

 

FSUIPC activated fine.  ORBX products are installed fine now too.  I believe I'm back in business. 

 

Thanks much!

 

By the way, I love FSUIPC!  Wouldn't fly without it!

Scott

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