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Uninstalling Orbx FTX Global ........ how?

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Ok, bought it, used it, hated it, want it to go away.      Interestingly, there does not appear to be a way to uninstall FTX Global in a P3D installation?     In fact, if you use FTX Central, there is no way to even deactivate FTX Global once it's already activated?      

 

Starting to really really regret everything about the Orbx Global Disaster.

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Simply restore the backup textures the FTXG installation program prompted you to take care of before installation of the FTXG ones. No drama necessary.

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Orbx is why Acronis True Image is my favourite utility software. B)

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Another suspicious posting from someone with less than 30 total career posts.  There is getting to be lots of drama on avsim!  

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Quite an expensive thing to delete from your FSX after only a few days of using it. This is why with things like this I wait and wait until a few months after initial release, because you just don't know. At-least thats my opinion.

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Another suspicious posting from someone with less than 30 total career posts.  There is getting to be lots of drama on avsim!  

 

You may be right BUT is the OP right or wrong?

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You may be right BUT is the OP right or wrong?

 

There currently is no "standard" way of uninstalling.

 

I have been switching back and forth by keeping 2 "Texture" folders in "Scenery\World"

 

One named Texture.fsx, one named Texture.ftxg , then just renaming the one I want to use by removing the file suffix before starting FSX

 

Of course, this assumes you made the backup of your texture files when promted by FTX-G, and you have the room on your hard-drive to keep both sets handy...

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Ok, bought it, used it, hated it, want it to go away.      Interestingly, there does not appear to be a way to uninstall FTX Global in a P3D installation?     In fact, if you use FTX Central, there is no way to even deactivate FTX Global once it's already activated?      

 

Starting to really really regret everything about the Orbx Global Disaster.

 

Is there a way to transfer a license because I'd sure be willing to help you get part of your money back..

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You may be right BUT is the OP right or wrong?

 

OP is right. But none of the FTX line have an uninstall program.

Orbx has instructions on their site regarding uninstalling.

 

Obviously, the OP has not tried that resource before running here to post his distaste for the product. Again another post based on ignorance. Yes, its a bit suspicious.

 

For the record I never understood why they don't have an uninstall, shouldn't be that hard since there is an install program for their products. Having to manually uninstall is a pain and could potentially cause issues if you don't follow instructions well.

 

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Yes, I'm 'suspicious', apparently some kind of evil nemesis to Orbx,  cleverly managing to infiltrate the forums here some time before FTX Global was even released, lying in wait to start a negative propaganda campaign.     If it hadn't been for you meddling kids my plan would've worked too (picture me making a fist and waving it menacingly in the air)!     :mad:      Senator McCarthy where are you?     

 

SIGH.     :rolleyes:

 

Ok, now pretending that I'm actually just someone who really does want to uninstall it, something ain't right.      The FTX Global installer successfully backed up my P3D files during the installation, but the P3D FTX Central control panel has no menu entry or facility to either deactivate FTX Global or restore my backed up P3D texture files.      Again, the textures WERE successfully backed up and are now residing happily in the designated backup folder (I've double checked).

 

In my windows start menu, there is a backup restore .bat file under the main Orbx entry, but that restore file points to my FSX installation, not my P3D one.     For the record, I own several other individual Orbx FTX regions and have them installed into my FSX installation, and I'm quite happy with them.    I only want FTX Global to go away from my P3D installation (I'm not all bad).    

 

In short, there is no apparent way to restore my backed up files and uninstall FTX Global from P3D.     There are several individual backup restore .bat files in my Prepar3d/Orbx folder, but they all point to autogen and building  textures, not the main scenery ones in my backed up P3D folder created by the FTX Global installer.   

 

I'm pretty sure none of this is my fault.    :O

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Yes, I'm 'suspicious', apparently some kind of evil nemesis to Orbx, cleverly managing to infiltrate the forums here some time before FTX Global was even released, lying in wait to start a negative propaganda campaign. If it hadn't been for you meddling kids my plan would've worked too (picture me making a fist and waving it menacingly in the air)! :mad: Senator McCarthy where are you?

 

SIGH. :rolleyes:

 

Ok, now pretending that I'm actually just someone who really does want to uninstall it, something ain't right. The FTX Global installer successfully backed up my P3D files during the installation, but the P3D FTX Central control panel has no menu entry or facility to either deactivate FTX Global or restore my backed up P3D texture files. Again, the textures WERE successfully backed up and are now residing happily in the designated backup folder (I've double checked).

 

In my windows start menu, there is a backup restore .bat file under the main Orbx entry, but that restore file points to my FSX installation, not my P3D one. For the record, I own several other individual Orbx FTX regions and have them installed into my FSX installation, and I'm quite happy with them. I only want FTX Global to go away from my P3D installation (I'm not all bad).

 

In short, there is no apparent way to restore my backed up files and uninstall FTX Global from P3D. There are several individual backup restore .bat files in my Prepar3d/Orbx folder, but they all point to autogen and building textures, not the main scenery ones in my backed up P3D folder created by the FTX Global installer.

 

I'm pretty sure none of this is my fault. :O

I applaud your response, made me laugh.

Your right , there is no 1 click solution. There is a post from JV on the orbx forum that an uninstaller will be available in a few days.

 

Cheers

 

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I really don't get any of you hating FTX Global. P3D for me now looks PERFECT, autogen and trees are plentiful and in the correct places.. I will NEVER go back to vanilla scenery or GEX.

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I really don't get any of you hating FTX Global.

 

The OP stated that he has several of the Orbx FTX regions; if he spends any amount of time flying in those regions then FTX Global will pale by comparison.

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I swear I read somewhere from JV himself that an uninstaller was in the works.

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lol @ FTX Global "disaster", get a grip dude.

 

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I really don't get any of you hating FTX Global. P3D for me now looks PERFECT, autogen and trees are plentiful and in the correct places.. I will NEVER go back to vanilla scenery or GEX.

Couldn't agree more!

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lol @ FTX Global "disaster", get a grip dude.

 

 

 

Indeed, a total troll comment if ever there was one.

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Indeed, a total troll comment if ever there was one.

 

 

It is entirely possible he bought into all the hype from all the forums and did try it out and doesn't like it,  There are two sides to everything,

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It is entirely possible he bought into all the hype from all the forums and did try it out and doesn't like it,  There are two sides to everything,

 

Certainly, but there is a difference between not liking a product and claiming it is a complete disaster.

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Certainly, but there is a difference between not liking a product and claiming it is a complete disaster.

 

He probably thought that spending $90 to $100 (depending on where he lives) would buy an addon that has an uninstaller. I have seen some FSX freeware addons that include uninstallers, so it can't be that difficult.

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Orbx is gloss but underneath it all leery of its setup as it does not conform with sdk kit fsx has. Any software that hard to uninstall regardless of cost and qaulity is no sale in my book. Nick at flight1 is right about Orbx method of hooking users never letting then opt out unless completely reinstall you fsx. GEX may not look the best but I can uninstall it at least. A reputable company would allow easy install and uninstall.

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Its really sad now you can't say how you feel about this product without being jumped on by the ORBX die hards as being a fake or a troll or your some idiot that doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

 

All I see now is how everybody says GEX is terrible and dispecable (why was it not terrible when it first came out) but nobody is jumping on those guys saying trolls or whatever.  Its beginning to look like this forum is full of Pre-puberty kids.

 

If somebody doesn't like the product SO WHAT thats their opinion; just because you like it doesn't mean they have to also.  I don't think its gonna affect your enjoyment of the product if the OP doesn't like it; and its not going to affect ORBX sales or thier intended upgrades.

 

I guess the quesiton is:  "Are we not allowed to state an opinion anymore without being called an idiot?"

 

 

I own the product, I really like the product,  I could care less if the OP uninstalls or says the product is trash or an "abomination". 

 

Just my unsolicitied thoughts on the matter.

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I could care less if the OP uninstalls or says the product is trash or an "abomination".

 

Just my unsolicitied thoughts on the matter.

Great comments, but should the above be "I could NOT care less"?

 

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I own the product, I really like the product, I could care less if the OP uninstalls or says the product is trash or an "abomination".

 

I think you have it figured correctly. It would be like me claiming that brussel sprouts are trash or an "abomination" (which in my opinion they are). It is only an opinion; the validity of the statement being dependent on what I think of brussel sprouts. This should in no way impact on the future sales of this vegetable which will be determined by what other people think of it.

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