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    link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    So I have downloaded FSX Steam Edition and when I run link2fs it tell me that FSX isn't running has anyone else seen this?
    Thanks Tom

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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    A lot of Add-on's use 'Simconnect' which is automatically installed with an ordinary FSX install ,, how-ever the
    Steam Edition does not install 'Simconnect' automatically so it need's to be done manually.

    On your computer go to ,,
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces

    and then go into the folder called “FSX-RTM”

    Double click on the file called "SimConnect.msi"

    This will / should install the RTM Simconnect version No. 10.0.60905.0 which is the one my software uses.

    Cheers ,, Jim
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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    thanks Jim
    ok I installed simconnect is link2fs supposed to recognise fsx steam edition?

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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    trying to connect Link2fs with FSX Steam Edition and it keeps coming up FSX not running any suggestions
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    Soooo ,, what have you done / tried so far ??
    What is your setup ???

    Your not giving much away that may help some-one trying to help.
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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    well I am a newbe if that helps
    I have fsx installed and link2fs ran I was able to toggle "switches" in link2fs and I saw it change in the sim. I uninsulated fsx and loaded FSX Steam edition as I think it runs better now when I run link2fs while FSX-SE is running it says FSX not running.
    I did run the msi files for simconnect I think there were 3 files now I am not sure what to do
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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    ok so I tried it on my desk top upstairs and there is no issue it see fsx se so I have some kind of problem on my lap top

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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    Ahhh that's good Tom ,,,, my experience of Steam consists of buying it,, downloading and installing it and then it didn't run (unknown error) so I tried my normal FSX and it was 'bust' as well.

    All this before even looking at simconnect etc.

    Long story short ,, I cleaned out anything to do with Steam and reinstalled the normal FSX.

    Judging by comments on other forums about this ,, it is evident that Steam's FSX installer is just rubbish and does not take into account other things that may be on the target computer.

    Back to your problem Tom ,,,
    I take it you have seen this thread,,,,
    http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/showthread.php?t=28839
    David obviously got it to work and that was before we realized there was a RTM msi file already included with the steam download.

    Go into the Windows / WinSxS folder and see if there actually is a simconnect.dll in a folder there ,, the version we are looking for is 10.0.60905.0. (You may have to have "turn hidden files on" to see them.

    Other than that , the only thing I can think of is to clean out the Registry which may have still got entrys for your original FSX installation.

    It could also be some UAC settings or scanners stopping one program talking to another.

    Hopefully some-one else might pop in and point you in the right direction but there is something obviously different with your laptop.

    Cheers ,,, Jim
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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    Yes I have the same and my son

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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    success I cleaned out the registry, reinstalled FSX SE installed the RTM msi and it all seems to be working now will test it out some more tomorrow
    thanks for all the help
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    Re: link2fs doesn't see fsx steam edition

    Ohhh good good good.

    Always nice to see success in these sorts of missions.

    Jim
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