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Where's the FS2004.CFG file located?

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Could someone tell me where the FS2004 configuration file is? I want to try to remove the red "brake" messages and I don't see the file in the FS9 directory.Has the configuration file changed since the last version of FS?Thanks,Scott :-)ATP/CFII - KCOS, in the real aviation world.

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hmm, my XP Home install put it in c:documents and settings"your user name"application dataMicrosoftFs9Don

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I don't find any such file on my pc....nothing in my documents, windows folder..........no where......

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>I pinned this one since it gives the answer to a common>question. Hopefully this will cut down the # of repeat posts>about this topic.>Ahhh.......the Eternal Optimist :-rollvgb

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Dang!I searched for *.cfg on my hard drives and could not identify fs2004.cfg anywhere. Yes, I see all hidden files and folders and searched for hidden items. I use Win XP Pro SP1.I did find a fs2000.cfg that has only two items in it!Cloud9

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OK I found my fs2004.cfg file! It is located on my C: drive atDocuments and Settings/cloud9/Application Data/Microsoft/FS9 (use the backslash instead of forward slash)Cloud9

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Ken,thanks for your help. I just found it. I did not know the cfg file was renamed. I've got much to learn about FS2004! Say, when will Avsim post their full review of FS2004? I'm enjoying this web site a lot and it encourages me to not be lazy but to learn how to fly like the real pilots!Cloud9

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Hi, Here other information:Where can I increase the Pan rate:fs9.cfg under:(CONTROLS)KBDAIL=46KBDELEV=46KBDRUD=64PAN_RATE=400 <----------- incrrease it to 950-When I change my view, I get weird ground texture color:fs9.cfg[DISPLAY]UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=25TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40 <--------- increase it, I use 400, not recommended under 128 meg, can cause stutters, more the value is higher, more the texture will get faster to the hardware card.-Undocking panel? (Multimonitor)#1 Go in windowed mode#2 Transfert the panel windows to the others screens #3 Get back to full screen mode-Improved groundTERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=9.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=4.50000Use the anasotropy from external tweaker or in your driver display driver setting 8x-AntialasingDo not enable the Antialasing inside fs2004, only use it from an external tweaker or from your driver display setting, use 2x at max ur disabled.FS9.CFG:-For Windows XP users the fs9.cfg file is now located in Drive_Letter:Documents and SettingsUser_NameApplication DataMicrosoftFS9. This is a hidden folder by default so you need to modify the folder options via the control panel: go to the view tab and check the "Show hidden files and folders" option For Windows 9x users the fs9.cfg file is located in Drive_Letter:WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftFS9 -Saved flightsFor Windows XP users: Drive_Letter:Documents and SettingsUser_NameMy DocumentsFlight Simulator Files For Windows 9x users: Drive_Letter:My DocumentsFlight Simulator Files Note: if there are several users on a Win9x machine there might be several subfolders in the folder path abovePerformance:-When I disable the T&L, I lost near 4 fps-When I Enable the T&L, I have fps gain near 4 fps-In your Bios, looks your Agp Aperature size, My default was at 64MB.-When you disable the AGP Texture Acceleration in the DirectX, your have fps increase depend on your system.-NEVER use the AA inside fs2004Only use 2x for AA from your driver display driver, or a tweaker, or disabledGood Clouds looking and reduce the 2d clouds impostor shape.Use Ms ultra high default setup +-Set your clouds draw distant to 40 mil, clouds % percentage to 90/100%, or with the lower slider at the bottom clouds density to MAX.-Higher system, clouds draw distant more than to 40 mil, clouds percentage to 90/100%, clouds density to MAX.Others fs2004 Tips and trickshttp://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?...677c6364b3127f4My system, ASUS Gforce4 TI 4200 128 meg 8X, latest official Nvidia driver installed, ASUS P4P800 8X board, Intel P4 2.53GHZ 533, 512 Ram KingstonThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Scott,I have seen these answers go all over the place. I am starting to think that MS may have changed the location of the files between the end of beta and the ship version of the gold release.My FS2004.cfg file is located at C:documents and settingsdefaultapplications datamicrosoftfs9. There are so many places people have reported.Hope this helps you out.CheersBob JohnsonKDEN

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Hello Chris!Well, thanks for the info. I note that you said not to select AA from within FS2004. If I use Nvidia's AA, I can not see the Create A Flight menu and some other menues within FS. If I set AA = application, or Off, then I can view the menues normally. I am currently using AA = application and AF = x8. I also have selected AA within FS2004.I am getting decent frame rates - 15-25 fps when setting almost everthing to max. I'll need to be more specific. I am really enjoying FS2004!Cheers,Cloud9

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Why did they move this file anyway? Does this serve some practical function, or is is just an effort on MS's part to confuse the user. It has been inside the main folder for years and years. Why not just leave it there? Is is possible for the user to move it back, or will that crash the system?Andrew

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When your WinXP is configured for multiple users all FS9 configuration files reside in the :"c:documents and settingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftFS9"This allows each user of the computer to run FS9 according to his/her preferences without messing with another user's settings.Appart from the fs9.cfg, you will also notice other interesting files in there. Like the usage times for each and every aircraft you have selected in FS.BTW,Did you know that since FS2002 you can have multiple configuration files and each time load the one you want?For example. You have a nice joystick to fly the Airbuses and Yoke and pedals. Instead of changing the assignments each time or having trouble making the joystick and or yoke work together in FS, you can save one configuration file for each setup.Here's how.1. Copy the desktop shortcut as many times as required according to your configuration needs.2. Rename each to reflect the correct configuration.3. Right click on the shortcut, go to properties and on the tab 'Shortcut' change the line next to the 'Target' box to read:"xxxFS9.exe /CFG:FS9_confdesc.cfg" and save the modification.xxx is the execution folder and may vary according to your installation. Repeat this for the rest of your configurations.i.e. "e:fs2004fs9.exe /CFG:FS9_Joystick.cfg" and another one"e:fs2004fs9.exe /CFG:FS9_Yoke.cfg"4. When this is done the configuration files are NOT saved in the 'documents and settings' folders but in the main FS9 folder instead. This means that these configuration files will be used by all the users and not by user as before.5. Run FS for each configuration and set it up each time. This only needs to be done once. Instead you can set one config file with the common stuff (display settings, etc) and copy it as the different configuration files and then modify them from within FS.Hope this helps some of you.Fly safe,George DorkofikisAthens, Greece

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One of the things I recommend is that you find it ONCE then make a shortcut to it and put that in the usual place inside of FS2004. Eric

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