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Hi Guys,Here is a strange problem that I have encounterd. Not sure when it happened or how, but its starting to become annoying now.When i create a flight and then save it and putting a check in the "make this the default flight" for some reason it reverts back to the simulator default flight when i restart the sim.Having it set to Seattle in the Cessna every time i restart the sim is becoming an irritant now!!Looking at the Fs9.cfg, i noticed that it is not writing the path of "my documents" in the situation line, however the the when i do save a flight it does create the .flt and .wx in the Flight Simulator Files in My documents.Anyone know how to possibly fix this? CheersAidihttp://www.avsim.com/pages/0100/avsim_sig.jpg

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>When i create a flight and then save it and putting a check in>the "make this the default flight" for some reason it reverts>back to the simulator default flight when i restart the sim.I seem to be experiencing this as well. I created a flight for cold and dark cockpit and saved it as default, which in the past resulted in any newly created flight starting cold & dark, but next time into FS9 the flight started with everything powered up. I reloaded the cold and dark flight (made it default again), ended flight, then created another flight and it started cold and dark. Will see what happens on next flight now.Mark Kuebeler

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Having the same problem. Was there ever a solution for this

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I ran into a similar problem a few weeks ago. One of my saved flights became corrupt, which resulted in a CTD every time i tried to use either select flight or save flight. I didn't bother search for the corrupt file (had alot of saved flights :-) )I deleted all the files in the folder with my saved flights, of course I got an error message when I started the sim. I tried saving a file and making it the default, it didn't work, I got the error message every time i loaded the sim. At last I saved a flight and called "default" and now it worked, so I guess you should make a backup of you default.flt (and weather file as well) and then save your new scenario with the name "default"CheersPeter

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Same Here!It does not send me back to the MS default flight at KSEA, but it will not let me change the default flight I had chosen before I installed the patch.Hope MS addresses this.RTH

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It started happening to me about four weeks ago but I had read, on another thread in this forum, that it was happening to others before that. It must be some thing that we've all downloaded. The last thing that I remember downloading before it started was Lonny Paine's 757 panel with the Fs9 updates and two 757's (Mike Stone and Posky). R-EDIT to add: Oh and I added USA Roads at about the same time too. And Bob F (below), I have the patch installed now but this started before the patch. R-

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I'm one of the ones that had this happen a while ago (there's a thread about it somewhere). A bunch of us where having the same problem. It turned out to be one of the sceneries that had been downloaded.I suggest you deactivate your sceneries one by one, and see if the problem goes away.Mike F.

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I've had this problem since FS2k4 first came out (I bought a copy of the sim right after it's release in August 2003)... I don't remember seeing a solution for this....

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Hi all,I too ran into this problem. I got it solved by editing the FS9.CFG file manualy. I searched for the line SITUATION= and removed everything after the = sign. I started FS, made and saved a new default flight. Since then my default is working again. I must admit I did not try the change it again after this action. So it could be a one time solution that has to be done each time you want to change your default flight. Two more things, my SITUATION= line looked perfectly fine to me before I edited it... Second, you might want to make sure there is only one FS9.CFG file on your drive. Although I have never seen more than one, I did read something about this 'somewhere, sometime'. Good luck!

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To add further to the mystery, last night i uninstalled all my addons, completly blew away my fs2004, formatted the drive that it sits on and did a compelete reinstall. Prior to the re-install i did quite a deep search through the registry to delete any references to fs2004/microsoft games fs9.0 etc.Prior to installing any addons or the 9.1 patch i tested saving a few flights, but it did not fix it. No matter what i did it would always revert back to the default fs2004 flight.Seems like there is something out there which is affecting this, and its either a 3rd party product, or another bit of software.The only way I have found of making a flight that will start in a situation of my choice is to manually put the path of where the flights are kept, and adding the name of the situation to the end of it an copying the link to the fs9.cfg.An annoying problem which no apparent answer!!RgdsAidihttp://www.avsim.com/pages/0100/avsim_sig.jpg

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The problem that I am experiencing is that when I select default flight, it doesn't seem to save anything. Therefore, when I restart FS9 I always have to select one of the saved flights and of course the time and date reverts back to the time that the saved flight was saved. One question I have is, when starting FS9 should the Default flight automatically load or do you still have to hit the Fly Now Button? If you do have to hit the Fly Now button, whjat do you have highlighted when you hit the button, in the select a flight menu?

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"One question I have is, when starting FS9 should the Default flight automatically load or do you still have to hit the Fly Now Button?"Hi Bob,I think that if you look under Options>Settings>General, that you will find a checkbox captioned "Show opening screen" or similar wording. Uncheck that box and it should load the selected situation directly. R-

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Hey all. I started having this problem almost 4 months ago, and have been watching this forum hopefully to get an answer. I finally decided to share when I started having the problem, to hopefully narrow down what is causing this. With me it started when I was downloading the flight adventures that "Bear" had uploaded to the Avsim library. I also downloaded all the aircraft he suggested be used in those flights. One aircraft was a helicopter. Everytime I tried to start the flight it was associated with, it would sink into the ground and crash. I tried several times to load this flight and the only way I finally got it to load was to hit the slew button immediately after the flight loaded. I finally got it to work. So after that problem I decided to take off all the aircraft and adventures, but when I went to remove two of the aircraft (they had their own uninstall commands) the uninstall menu for FS9 would come up and ask if I was sure I wanted to uninstall FS9. I'd check "cancel" try to uninstall the aircraft again from it's uninstall menu, and again, FS9 screen would come up (the one that comes up when you uninstall FS9) and ask me if I wanted to take fs9 off. Frustrated, I finally went ahead and uninstalled FS9, manually deleted the aircraft, manually removed it from the add/remove list, and reinstalled FS9. I still cannot save a flight as the default flight. I believe something has been done to my registry from all this that still is preventing me from saving a default flight.Please understand. This is not some of us just forgetting to check the "make this flight the default flight" choice. It's quite simple to understand the procedure to make this work from within the FS9 menus. You name your flight, check the little square to make it the default flight, click on save, and that's it!I like to start my flight without having to go through the start-up screen, and for reality and weather downloads, having the correct time as it really is outside, and not having to go to the heavy-scenery-laden-takes-forever-to-load-on-my-poor-lil-computer seattle default save from Microsoft. Hope this helps. I really would appreciate this problem solved. Thanx.

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>"One question I have is, when starting FS9 should the Default>flight automatically load or do you still have to hit the Fly>Now Button?">>Hi Bob,>>I think that if you look under Options>Settings>General, that>you will find a checkbox captioned "Show opening screen" or>similar wording. Uncheck that box and it should load the>selected situation directly. R-The Options/Settings/General does not have that option under it, so it looks like you always have to load the flight by hitting the load button.Anyway, I solved my Time/Date problem. Here is what I found out. There is a file for each saved flight in My documents/Flight simulator files/Name of saved flight ( mine shows an airplane logo next to the name on an XP system) . Open this file with notepad after switching notepad to all files. You will see what looks like a config file for the flight. One of the brackets for data is (timedate season) and under that is the time and date and season that you saved the flight. That is what loads up whenever you load the flight, causing you to have to reset everything, if you want the current time and date from your system. All you have to do is delete all that info and then resave the file as allfiles rather than txt. Now whenever you load that flight you will get the current system time and date for your PC. If you resave this flight in FS9 , you will go back to the fixed date in that file and will be back to square one.

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I ran into the same problem. I tried something a little different. Once I set up what I wanted to save as a "default" flight, I used the top menu bar and clicked file, save flight, make default, and it worked. I was surprised but it worked. John Franklin

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I have been following this thread because since updating FS9 with the patch I couldn't save a new default flight either. Since no one came up with a solution that worked for me, I decided to do the following:First, I deleted all My Flights except the one I saved that I wanted to use. Next I looked into DriveDocuments and SettingsUser nameApplication DataMicrosoftFS9, and discovered 2-FS9 CFG files, one titled FS9orgnew, and the other FS9.I then sent both of them to the recycle bin, started FS9, reconfigured all my settings, chose the saved flight I wanted as my default flight, closed then reopened FS9 and it worked.Now all I need to do is try to set my default flight up to load system time and I'll be set.I hope this will help all those that are having problems with saving a flight and making it the default flight.Kind Regards,Brad StreeterKKLS

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Using bobsk8's remedy for the date /time stamp has now got me up and running with the default flight I want and the date and time as system time. I am now a happy camper..........er simmer:-laugh1 Kind Regards,Brad StreeterKKLS

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Can't say I've had this problem (fortunately) but it occurs to me that maybe Flightsim isn't removing the FS9.cfg file when it's uninstalled. (Remember, there is one that is stored outside the FS9 main folder.) Since deleting it worked for you, maybe that is what is screwing things up for other people. To my knowledge there is no default flight related data in the registry."Let me help you out. You're cleared to taxi any way you can to any runway you see."

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I've also been having this problem for a few months now.....before SP2 and before the FS9.1 patch. There was no warning.......it just simply started happening. Also, it doesn't matter whether its a virgin install of FS or whether I have addons installed. A few months ago there was a small thread about it.I've basically given up on it. I only need to save a default if I delete my FS9.cfg anyway, which doesn't happen often.Good luck finding a solution.

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