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FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:23 pm

I fired up Steam after some years away from FSX. I have been playing around with scenery, and due to my lost knowledge and advanced years I have struck trouble.

Running FSX in Steam I am getting "SCENERY.CFG file error. Invalid Remote scenery Area 101" And "SCENERY.CFG file error. Invalid scenery path in scenery Area 107"

I need some advice on how to tackle this problem. My first thought was to uninstall Steam and start again. Do I need Steam to run FSX?. The re-leaning curve may be to big for me.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:05 pm

In the sim, go into the scenery library tab and delete any scenery entries that you no longer have. Shut down the sim and when you start it up again, it'll rebuild the .cfg file
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanks, but I don't have any scenery entries that I have added. At this stage I don't know what I have done.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am

Delete the .cfg file and let the sim rebuild it. Also, just verify your files in Steam
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:35 pm

chopper_nut wrote:Delete the .cfg file and let the sim rebuild it. Also, just verify your files in Steam
I wish it was that easy.

I cannot find the .cfg file in the normal places so I don't know what I have done.

I looks like I will have to uninstall FSX, and I think I will get rid of Steam at the same time, it updates too much. I guess I uninstall FSX and then Steam.?

Then start over again.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:34 pm

Yeah it's in a dumb place. I'll just try to remember where. Deleting the sim doesn't delete that file for some reason.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:39 pm

101 and 107 are Australia and Oceania respectively. Did you delete either of these from the default scenery by accident?

Go to C:/ProgramData/Microsoft/FSX and see if the file is there. Open it with wordpad or some other text editor and see if the two entries below are in there.

[Area.101]
Title=Australia
Local=Scenery\AUST
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
Layer=101

[Area.107]
Title=Oceania
Local=Scenery\OCEN
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
Layer=107
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:21 pm

They are both appear ok under scenery. Thanks for trying anyway.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:27 pm

Go into your addon scenery folder and check those two folders are in there. Might be a good idea to verify the files through steam
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:25 am

chopper_nut wrote:Go into your addon scenery folder and check those two folders are in there. Might be a good idea to verify the files through steam
Yes. The two folders are there.

I verified the files through steam. Reckons that 321 failed to validate and will be reacquired. Unfortunately the problem remains. I guess uninstalling FSX and STEAM will be my only remedy.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby chopper_nut » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:49 am

Weird. When you uninstall it, make sure you hunt around for all of the hidden files otherwise it may not fix your problem
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Pato » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:09 pm

chopper_nut wrote:Weird. When you uninstall it, make sure you hunt around for all of the hidden files otherwise it may not fix your problem
Thanks for the hint.
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Re: FSX/Steam CFG Help

Postby Radar88 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:54 pm

Hi Pato

I sent you a PM.

Chopper_Nut is steering you in the right direction, however to clarify that direction I would recommend watching this You Tube video How to Edit Scenery.CFG in FSX This applies also to the FSX Steam Edition.

See how you get on and PM back if you like.

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