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Gentlemen, I searched and did not find this reported, but I purchased version 7.10 after using 7.05 free and when I installed the registered version the .BAT file start method is now missing. Any chance I can get that .BAT file again as I really enjoyed starting all my add-ons through this system.

 

Thank you,

v/r

-Ken

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2 minutes ago, KenG said:

Gentlemen, I searched and did not find this reported, but I purchased version 7.10 after using 7.05 free and when I installed the registered version the .BAT file start method is now missing. Any chance I can get that .BAT file again as I really enjoyed starting all my add-ons through this system.

The old MSFS.bat file started MSFS, showed a splash screen for 30 seconds or so while MSFS was loading, and then started FSUIPC7.

For many months/releases now, the way FSUIPC7 is started has changed. It is now started automatically by MSFS using the EXE.xml. If it is not starting automatically for you, there can be various reasons for this. I am not going to explain this again (as I have already done this hundreds of times....) - I suggest you take a look at the included  README.txt and Installation manual. Then, if your answers are not there, check the this support forum for similar posts on auto-starting FSUIPC7 with MSFS, there are many....

Then, if you are still stuck, post details of your issue and include your InstallFSUIPC7.log file.

Note that if you still want to use the old method of starting FSUIPC7, from the MSFS.bat file, you can still do this. Open the MSFS.bat file in an editor and find these lines:

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:: wait for MSFS to start (2mins)
::timeout /t %delay% /nobreak > NUL

:: start FSUIPC7
::start "" "D:\FSUIPC7\FSUIPC7.exe"

(the folder, highlighted in bold, may be different for you)

To re-enable that method, just remove the comments, i.e. for me it would be:

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:: wait for MSFS to start (2mins)
timeout /t %delay% /nobreak > NUL

:: start FSUIPC7
start "" "D:\FSUIPC7\FSUIPC7.exe"

But you really shouldn't be doing this. It is far better to have FSUIPC7 auto-started by MSFS using the EXE.xml, which is now the default install option.

 

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1 minute ago, John Dowson said:

The old MSFS.bat file started MSFS, showed a splash screen for 30 seconds or so while MSFS was loading, and then started FSUIPC7.

For many months/releases now, the way FSUIPC7 is started has changed. It is now started automatically by MSFS using the EXE.xml. If it is not starting automatically for you, there can be various reasons for this. I am not going to explain this again (as I have already done this hundreds of times....) - I suggest you take a look at the included  README.txt and Installation manual. Then, if your answers are not there, check the this support forum for similar posts on auto-starting FSUIPC7 with MSFS, there are many....

Then, if you are still stuck, post details of your issue and include your InstallFSUIPC7.log file.

Note that if you still want to use the old method of starting FSUIPC7, from the MSFS.bat file, you can still do this. Open the MSFS.bat file in an editor and find these lines:

(the folder, highlighted in bold, may be different for you)

To re-enable that method, just remove the comments, i.e. for me it would be:

But you really shouldn't be doing this. It is far better to have FSUIPC7 auto-started by MSFS using the EXE.xml, which is now the default install option.

 

Thank you for the explanation. However, the .BAT file is now gone after installing 7.10. I am looking for a copy of that .BAT file as it was deleted as part of the uninstall process.

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2 minutes ago, KenG said:

Thank you for the explanation. However, the .BAT file is now gone after installing 7.10. I am looking for a copy of that .BAT file as it was deleted as part of the uninstall process.

If you re-install it should be there - unless you unchecked the box in the final page of the installation process that installs this.
Note that the batch file is a template and is created with your specific installation details, so its not something you can copy unless you also update. But, if the installation process succeeded, it should be there.  Try re-installing and make sure you install the desktop icon.

If it isn't installing, I need to see yout InstallFSUIPC7.log file.

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22 minutes ago, KenG said:

Any chance I can get that .BAT file again as I really enjoyed starting all my add-ons through this system.

If you manually changed the bat file to start other add-ons and want to get back your specific copy, then check your windows Recycle Bin. It should be there (unless you have configured to empty automatically).

But its really not a good idea to start programs from the .bat file. You should either use the MSFS EXE.xml, to have programs started by MSFS, or use the FSUIPC facility for starting external programs - see section 'Programs: facilities to load and run additional programs' in the Advanced user guide, P40.

 

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1 minute ago, John Dowson said:

If you manually changed the bat file to start other add-ons and want to get back your specific copy, then check your windows Recycle Bin. It should be there (unless you have configured to empty automatically).

But its really not a good idea to start programs from the .bat file. You should either use the MSFS EXE.xml, to have programs started by MSFS, or use the FSUIPC facility for starting external programs - see section 'Programs: facilities to load and run additional programs' in the Advanced user guide, P40.

 

It is not in the bin since it was uninstalled by an authorized application. That always bypasses the bin. I'll check page 40 or try reinstalling, but I checked the log and it never tried to extract the MSFS.BAT and I did not change any options.

Thank you,

-Ken

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