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Hi

I have FSX Acceleration on Windows 7 64 bit.

I was udating Airbus Extended from V1.0 to V1.1. I had to deinstal V1.0 as recommended.

V1.1 installed fine but all my Addons in the addon menu have vanished (LDS767, FSUICP, A2A Accu feel, UT2, PMDG 747X and FSLabs Concorde X). Only RAAS installed by Airbus Extneded remains.

 

All addons are present in FSX folder but cannont be started within FSX.

 

Where are the Addons kept in FSX?. Do I have to install all these addons again?

 

Bill Hagag

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Hiya, I'm sure if you were to try a system restore before doing anything else that would correct things...

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Bill,

 

you might want to check the dll.xml file to see if the entries for the missing programmes have been deleted when you did the update. I know FSUIPC needs an entry there, not sure about the others (don't have them myself), so that is where I'd look first. If the progs are still present in the FSX folder, then you may be able to just edit the dll.fsx file and recover them that way?

 

Cheers

Jack

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There's a bunch of stuff which needs entries in the dll.xml to show up in the addon menu.

 

Check your Aerosoft thread, too ...   ^_^

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Hiya, I'm sure if you were to try a system restore before doing anything else that would correct things...

only  as  last resort could make  things  worse , hopefully the op has  made a back up copy on a  external drive :0

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only  as  last resort could make  things  worse , hopefully the op has  made a back up copy on a  external drive :0

 

Sure, I keep forgetting most guys don't have backups...!!! The best addon I ever bought was Acronis backup.

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Hi I have FSX Acceleration on Windows 7 64 bit. I was udating Airbus Extended from V1.0 to V1.1. I had to deinstal V1.0 as recommended. V1.1 installed fine but all my Addons in the addon menu have vanished (LDS767, FSUICP, A2A Accu feel, UT2, PMDG 747X and FSLabs Concorde X). Only RAAS installed by Airbus Extneded remains. All addons are present in FSX folder but cannont be started within FSX. Where are the Addons kept in FSX?. Do I have to install all these addons again? Bill Hagag

 

That is a known very critical bug in the Extended's uninstaller (basically in the RAAS that comes with it), that corrupts your dll.xml file. (they never bothered to fix it)

 

Why?

 

Because it keeps just a backup in a stupid way, when it gets installed, and when it gets uninstalled, it simply restores that old backup.

 

What it should be doing instead, is parsing the file in a proper way, per entry, and removing its own entries, and only them, without touching anything else. Because now, every entry that was added in there AFTER you first installed the Extended, has been deleted, lost forever.

 

Always keep backups of the following FSX files:

 

 

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX\scenery.cfg

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\fsx.cfg

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\exe.xml

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\dll.xml

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Controls\standard.xml

<FSX-directory>\terrain.cfg

<FSX-directory>\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini

 

 

 

Now since we have many common addons, I can give you some of the entries to re-enter into your dll.xml file. Here you go:

 

 

 

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>FSUIPC 4</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>FSLOptions</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>FSLabs\DLLs\FSLOptions.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>FSLEvents</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>FSLabs\DLLs\FSLEvents.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>FSLSounds</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>FSLabs\DLLs\FSLSounds.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>PMDG Options</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <Path>PMDG\DLLs\PMDGOptions.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>PMDG Events</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <Path>PMDG\DLLs\PMDGEvents.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>PMDG Sounds</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <Path>PMDG\DLLs\PMDGSounds.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>Level-D Simulations</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>Modules\LVLD.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>A2A Feel</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <Path>Modules\A2A_Feel.dll</Path>

    <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName>

    <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName>

  </Launch.Addon>

  <Launch.Addon>

    <Name>AccuFeelMenu</Name>

    <Disabled>False</Disabled>

    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

    <Path>Modules\AccuFeelMenu.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>



 

 

 

 

These will restore everything, except UT2 (I don't have UT2).

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Thank you everyone for your replies. That is exactly what happened. I found entries in the dll.xml were completely gone except for the RAAS entry by Aerosoft.

 

I learned a lesson here.

 

Bill

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