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Hello Volker and/or other FSC users,

I am new to this forum, although using FSC for a very long time.

I am running FSC V9.6 Rev 7 and want to upgrade to Rev 9. Unfortunately I missed Rev 8, although I must say that the time interval between Rev 8 (April 2017) and Rev 9 (July 2017) is very short, so the chance to miss an upgrade is at hand.

From the FSC website I learned that without a proper installation of Rev 8, the upgrade to Rev 9 is not possible, instead a full installation is required.

This brings me to the following questions:

- Is it not much simple to first perform an upgrade to Rev 8, if still available somewhere and then upgrade to Rev 9 ?

- If not and I have to execute a full new installation, which seems to be available from the Aerosoft Update site, I am facing with the following versions: FSC Version 7, 9 and X.

Version 7 is propably very old, but what is the difference between FSC 9 and FSC X

I assume I'll need the zipfile from FSC 9 and use the registration key originally part of my DVD box bought years ago and always upgraded properly.....but I have forgotten how this process works. At least I have to backup a lot of stuff....and replace it after installation?

--> I am running FSX (SP1+2), W7, FSC V9.6 Rev 7, originally boxed version (9.0.0.2)

Please advice...

Regards Fred

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Hello Fred,

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Unfortunately I missed Rev 8, although I must say that the time interval between Rev 8 (April 2017) and Rev 9 (July 2017) is very short,
so the chance to miss an upgrade is at hand

???

I recommend you to read this:
http://forum.simflight.com/topic/83805-current-information-informations-actuelles-aktuelle-information/

Then I recommend a few days to wait until the announced version 9.7 is also available at Aerosoft as a full version.

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At least I have to backup a lot of stuff....and replace it after installation?

???

Regards,

Volker

 

 

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Hello Volker,

I am now about to perform the upgrade from V9.6 Rev 7 to V9.7, but a few more questions need to be answered first, please.

1) Is a changelog (bugfixes and/or changes) available before performing the installation ? 

2) As per instruction on the homepage of FSC, a backup has to be made of the following files:

    a) Register.fsc (I only have the file AS_Register.fsc, but I think that's OK),

    b) any *.ini file (only in FSC folder or also from subfolders, e.g. Database/AIRAC.ini ?)

    c) and the folder Flightplan.

Then uninstall old V9.x, followed by installation of the full version.  And then.......put the backup'd files back again? It sounds a stupid question, anyway.....please clarify.

Best Regards Fred

 

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Hello Fred,

The current documentation is always part of the installation or update.
It's also available for download here:

http://www.fscommander.com/download.htm
It's always a good idea to create a backup of the current version.
This is especially true for fsc.ini, fsccolor.ini and
Register.fsc .

Regards,

Volker

 

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Hello Volker,

Thank you for answering my previous posting.

Of course I often make system backups (ghost images) of my system at regular times. 

--> You did not answer my question whether I must place back the backup'd .ini files after installation of the new version.

For the Flightplan map it sounds logical to do so.

 

I also found the "FlightSim Commander Update 9.7_Supplement to the Manual 9.x....." document and learned that the update is only for P3D users and usage in a network.

--> I am running FSX on a single computer (not in a network) and I have no intention at all to switch to P3D. Therefore I have decided not to execute this upgrade.

 

Best Regards, Fred

 

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Hello Fred,

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You did not answer my question whether I must place back the backup'd .ini files after installation of the new version.

Yes I did -> This is especially true for fsc.ini, fsccolor.ini and Register.fsc .

As you know, the FlightSim Commander is compatible with the following flight simulators: FS9 (FS2004), FSX, Prepar3D V3, Prepar3D V4.
This means, that all changes for all versions are included in the update.
Not all necessary changes or optimizations that are conceptually relevant to us will be published in detail.
If you were not upgrading to version 9.7, this would be logically wrong.

Volker

 

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Hello Volker,

I am sorry, but I don't agree with you.

Yes, you wrote which files should be backup'd (fsc.ini, fsccolor, etc...), but not that it is mandatory to place them back after installation.

For you it is of course 100% clear which purpose each file has, but not for me and propably not for most of the FSC users.  Only the map Flightplan, containing save flightplans, is clear to me what its meaning is, the other files not!

Your remark:

"It's always a good idea to create a backup of the current version.
This is especially true for fsc.ini, fsccolor.ini and 
Register.fsc" .

....is for me no automatism to place back these files. Now it looks like to backup these files just in case the upgrade goes wrong for whatever reason....

Ok, I will follow your statement about upgrading to version 9.7 and will upgrade to that version, but only after exact instructions which files have to be placed back after installation of Version 9.7.....sorry. 

Best regards, Fred

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Hello Fred,

After a necessary full installation the following files can be copied back:

\(AS) Register.fsc \fsccolor.ini \fsc.ini
\User\Blackbox, User\Logbook.fsc, User\aircraft.fsc, User\BuddyIvao.fsc, User\BuddyVatsim.fsc
\Flightplan\FSC
\Database\UserWP.txt \Database\UserObj.txt

Regards,

Volker

 

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Hello Volker,

 

Thank you very much for this information, I really do appreciate this.

This is very useful for me and now it gives me confidence in performing the upgrade to Version 9.7

Best regards,

Fred

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Hello Volker,

One final question before upgrading to 9.7 ;-)

What to do with the file ..\FSC\Database\AIRAC.ini ?

My AIRAC.ini file contains: AIRAC-1710 Rev.1, which is correct because last week I loaded Airac-1710.

Is Airac-1710 lost after upgrading to 9.7 , so I have to load Airac-1710 again or can it be saved in some way?

 

Best regards

Fred

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