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I decided to check the Preview Direct X box in FSX. This requires a restart. In doing so, a window now appears that reads "A Fatal Error Occurred."

A second window then appears and reads "MFS has stopped working." Program shuts down.

 

Is there a way to uncheck this box outside of the program; like say a config file?

 

I sure would hate to go through the uninstall/ Install process.

 

Thanks


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Yup, In your CFG file under Graphics. Look for the D3D10=1 entry.

Change to D3D10=0


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Yup, In your CFG file under Graphics. Look for the D3D10=1 entry.

Change to D3D10=0

 

Thanks for your help Geddy.

 

I tried this and miraculously FSX started. Turned off PC and called it a night. Got up this morning feeling excited that the problem was corrected. Turned on PC and started FSX. Same problem again. I tried correcting the FSX Conf file and saving 3 times and it keeps reoccuring.

 

The only add ons that I have installed at this time are REX weather and FSX Booster. Although I generally use them both simultaneously, I have stopped using them until I can correct this problem.


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Is it still in your fsx.cfg file ? D3D10=1 after you change it run fsx and the close fsx ?

 

Do you run FSX from a .bat file that may be restoring a default fsx.cfg file ?

 

If you change it to =0 and can run fsx with no issues, then something is putting it back to =1 ..

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Everytime I try to start FSX, it crashes and then I check the cfg file and it's back to 1 so I remembered seeing a tab on the FSX Booster panel that reads

Open FSX.CFG Position. I went in there and found another cfg named FSXB. I opened it, made the same correction and now FSX is starting with no problem. Haven't tested FSX with the other add ons yet. Do I dare?

 

I have 2 questions for you though. Can you tell me what happened? Did I create a conflict when I checked the Direct X box? Why did I need to go into FSX Booster and make this change the 2nd time but not the first?

 

Where I can I learn the language of cfg files? I love learning this stuff! I once used some MS web page editor to create a radio player and then install it on the panel of an old warbird. I was flying at FL 100, hearing the sound of the radial engines, rain beating on the windows and now a radio to play Big Band sounds of WW2. LOL


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Update:

 

Started FSX Booster

Started FSX

 

OK

 

Reconfigured REX weather engine to start with FSX

Started FSX Booster

Started FSX

 

OK


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Did you change the actual .cfg file? there are usually Two. The config file is named fsx.cfg: the other is a text file named fsx.CFG.txt


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The one I changed was FSX.cfg and FSXB.cfg

The latter being in FSX Booster


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