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Hello,

As the title says, I can't install to the steam version of FSX.

I try to set the directory for FSX to the Steam version. and it decides to install to the default directory.

Any way to fix this? and the same thing happens with the MD-11. And i am relatively new to the forum.

 

Spencer Hobbs

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Hello,

As the title says, I can't install to the steam version of FSX.

I try to set the directory for FSX to the Steam version. and it decides to install to the default directory.

Any way to fix this? and the same thing happens with the MD-11. And i am relatively new to the forum.

 

Spencer Hobbs

 

Our products do not support the Steam version (nor do they claim to) - it is unclear whether we'll be able to or not right now. It is not 100% the same thing as retail FSX is and there are differences that would need to be accounted for in our code as well as business/legal related issues that would need to be resolved.

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I was trying to test. but it wouldn't install to the directory.

 

Thank you for responding.

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Well i got mine to install correctly to the area that FSX Steam version is. ie: it picked up the proper installation path But alas gauges are black. 

So far i have installed REX/Aerosoft Airbus and OpusFSX without issues.

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Our products do not support the Steam version (nor do they claim to) - it is unclear whether we'll be able to or not right now. It is not 100% the same thing as retail FSX is and there are differences that would need to be accounted for in our code as well as business/legal related issues that would need to be resolved.

I guess this dashes my hopes of a release of SP2 this year ;-)

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I guess this dashes my hopes of a release of SP2 this year ;-)

 

Guess you havn't  got long to wait till next year

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I was trying to test. but it wouldn't install to the directory.

 

Thank you for responding.

 

 

Well i got mine to install correctly to the area that FSX Steam version is. ie: it picked up the proper installation path But alas gauges are black. 

So far i have installed REX/Aerosoft Airbus and OpusFSX without issues.

 

 

I guess this dashes my hopes of a release of SP2 this year ;-)

 

 

Not sure if, before I truly had to pay attention to it, someone else took care of addressing unsigned posts, but it seems to be particularly bad lately.

 

Please sign your posts, guys. I think all of your accounts are of the age to set up an automatic sign in your user settings.

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/245586-you-must-sign-your-full-real-name-to-posts-to-use-this-forum-posts-without-names-will-be-deleted/

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And that just helped me decided whether to spend the $5 bucks on a Steam version of FSX.  The answer is now no.  What a shame.

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I knew there would be something different with the steam version...Thats why i just go buy it on Amazon for <$15>

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And that just helped me decided whether to spend the $5 bucks on a Steam version of FSX.  The answer is now no.  What a shame.

I believe we should pledge our support initially, $5 is no brainer really. If the dev's support wanes, so does mine. On that note, it would be nice to get an update regarding the progress of NGX SP2 :-)

 

Merry Xmas All

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Hmm was any thought about all the payware that was not going to work with this $4.99 version of fsx - not to mention the burden it has placed on developers unfairly 

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Hmm was any thought about all the payware that was not going to work with this $4.99 version of fsx - not to mention the burden it has placed on developers unfairly 

Really an unfair burden......

More people coming to FSX through Steam means more customers for add on developers which equals more revenue for developers.  That is a hell of burden lol

 

Sorry Rich I just keep seeing these posts all over the place, it does not make business sense to turn down extra cash.

 

Doogie

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And that just helped me decided whether to spend the $5 bucks on a Steam version of FSX

 

I set aside $5 dollars just for this purchase Cap'n K...I'm spending it at McDonalds on 2 McRibs for $5 bucks instead.

 

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm :lol:

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Really an unfair burden......

 

No need to be sorry Doogie - your just stating you opinion buddy

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Hmm was any thought about all the payware that was not going to work with this $4.99 version of fsx - not to mention the burden it has placed on developers unfairly 

 

Well, considering the insane complexity of an application like FSX, it's pretty hard to magically predict how ALL addons work and make sure not to break them. And an unfair burden? As an addon developer myself, If any developer finds it unfair that they now have more opportunities to sell products and expand their business, they need a reality check. There's literally nothing bad coming from FSX being put on Steam. I would imagine that it'll be pretty simple for most developers to fix their products if they don't already work. Practically the only major breaking changes that I've found yet are the directories/paths and the SimConnect version (the reason why FSUIPC probably doesn't work - yet).

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Hmm was any thought about all the payware that was not going to work with this $4.99 version of fsx - not to mention the burden it has placed on developers unfairly

 

I remain optimistic, most payware is in, including my A2A A/C, excluding PMDG untill further feedback. FPS looking good, with minor improvement, time will tell ?

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Your a developer - what product ? thanks 

 

Over the years, I've learned 3D modeling and texture work (and most all aspects of basic aircraft addon development). I've assisted on material setup and animation tagging of a few of Milviz's projects. I'm doing the same for TFDi Design's current aircraft project. As well, I designed the user interface on version 1 and 2 of TFDi's ACARS for virtual airlines. I'm intentionally not saying the exact names of the products/projects to avoid advertising. If you want to know the exact projects, feel free to PM me.

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Over the years, I've learned 3D modeling and texture work (and most all aspects of basic aircraft addon development). I've assisted on material setup and animation tagging of a few of Milviz's projects.

 

Great I have done a bit of 3d aircraft modeling and texturing - ton of work for sure - hoping Milviz gets the F-15 P3D ready - thanks for the info

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It would still be nice to figure out why my NGX, won't install to a specified directory in the installer.

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3 more posts after you requested that people sign with their names, 2 are from the same individual.  Either they do not read or they do not care Kyle.  

 

I got into a showdown with a guy last spring which was revived recently by an insolent member of AVSIM.  I am pretty sure the poster didn't own a licence for the PMDG product either.  There are reasons PMDG and other dev's require that people sign with their real name.  Maybe it is time that PMDG force all their customers to provide their order number in a separate login so we know we are dealing with someone with a legitimate licence while keeping the forum a friendly place. 

 

I knew there would be something different with the steam version...Thats why i just go buy it on Amazon for <$15>

 

 

I believe we should pledge our support initially, $5 is no brainer really. If the dev's support wanes, so does mine. On that note, it would be nice to get an update regarding the progress of NGX SP2 :-)

Merry Xmas All

 

 

I remain optimistic, most payware is in, including my A2A A/C, excluding PMDG untill further feedback. FPS looking good, with minor improvement, time will tell ?

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When will we finally understand that all Microsoft wanted to do in the end was make the Flight franchise into an Arcade. Most of the members on this forum should be insulted by the logic that our beloved FSX was turned into a Nintendo Wii concept.

 

 I for one use flight simulator as a training tool, a physiological escape from my weekly routine where I adventure the world and test my capabilities.

 

When it failed for Microsoft they said well lets just close the damn thing down and dovetail is going to continue the franchise. 

 

I ask most of you claiming that mores users will come into the platform, do you really think most of those "new" users will be mature enough to say I want to become a pilot I want to learn how fly commercial airliners.

 

Hell No! The majority will say " OH LOOK I CAN FLY THE DEFAULT JUMBO TO A BUIDLING"

 

Its all smoke and mirrors. Developers for one should stand by the people that have supported them for years now and improve our realism and move to a platform that is maturing. Not becoming more childs play.

 

 

Just my two cents, but give it some thought.

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Hi

 Am curious how someone could install Aerosoft Airbus extended  in Steam.  I tried pointing Aerosoft to Steam Directory and I get "Cannot find Microsoft Flight Simulator X"

 

Bill Hagag

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Either they do not read or they do not care Kyle.  

 

Shame. Luckily there's a bulk tool on the forum to just check the appropriate posts and have them run off to wherever it is that unsigned posts go...

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Hello,

As the title says, I can't install to the steam version of FSX.

I try to set the directory for FSX to the Steam version. and it decides to install to the default directory.

Any way to fix this? and the same thing happens with the MD-11. And i am relatively new to the forum.

 

Spencer Hobbs

I honestly don't understand the need to download another FSX when you already have it?   Don't you think It's a waste of money?

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