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Version 2.9 Update Process

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Hi Steve,

 

I am a little bit confused: in the mail from FSS I got, the update process is listed comparable to the old one: remove libraries, uninstall DX10 Fixer, reboot, reinstall Fixer and then reinstall libraries. The last updates I did as you recommend here, I simply ran the installer and updated the libraries. Which one is now correct for the 2.9 release?

 

Thanks for the help

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where are you reading this update process?

 

The process should be as described here - just run the installer.

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Greetings,

 

I missed v.2.8 and it is now no longer available (Fastspring site) -- can 2.9 be installed directly on top of 2.7, too ?

 

Cheers,

Martin

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where are you reading this update process?

 

The process should be as described here - just run the installer.

 

The update process I described was sent along with the notification that  v2.9 is available directly from FSS mail support. Thank's for the clarification, might be worth to tell FSS that the update process is simplified now...

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I was too fast to follow FlightsimStore procedure :(

 

 

 

The recommended Update Procedure is to uninstall and then install the new version as follows:

1. Uninstall the libraries using the option in DX10Controller
2. Open Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs and remove SteveFx – DX10SceneryFixer
3. Launch the downloaded FSS Installer for the new version and follow the instructions, reentering your key if necessary.
4. Launch DX10 Controller and Install the libraries
5. Read the Manual!

 

 

 

and I loose all my parameters I was happy with (but that I don't remember...)

 

I have a backup of everything (I am a bit paranoiac), Is there a file to recover to get them back as before ?

Next time I will create a profile, I promise. :blush:

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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Sorry, but apparently, there is no way to update my previous post...

 

So far, on my system and in my saves I found several DX10.INI

 

- C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\DX10SceneryFixer\DX10.INI     (Two of them, the admin user and the "real" FSX user)

- C:\Users\Public\Documents\DX10SceneryFixer\DX10.INI       (with new options)

- C:\ProgramData\DX10SceneryFixer\DX10.INI                        (with same new options) + DX10Patches.ini  and DX10Product.ini which have not been updated during the new install...)

 

Can I safely restore the DX10.INI in AppData\Local ?

 

Or, if you think it's better, can you tell me what's are the options I have to activate/desactivate if i send the "diff" between the old and the new...

 

I apologize for my recklessness...

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All your settings are in the appdata dx10 ini - if you restore it there should not be any issue.

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Thank you so much.

 

Gérard,

An happy user of DX10SceneryFixer (my very first payware !!!).

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Dear Steve,

Just to clarify, I can install the 2.9 version over the existing 2.8? No need to follow the FSS instructions?

Thank you.

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Yes, you can install over the top,

 

Also v.2.9 directly on top of v.2.7 (skipping 2.8)?

(I know, asked above already, but no reply so far.)

 

Cheers,

Martin

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Ok, I ran the update process this weekend, seems to work fine. BUT: my cockpit shadows are gone. I tested the A2A Cessna 172 and there, while the self-shadowing outside seems to be fine, my cockpit shadows are gone. This is with Windows 10, might be related to the OS, no? Had no time to test other planes so far...

 

Anyway, while my FSX installation seems to work without any issue on W10, things change as soon as I start to fly around. Somehow, I run into OOM very, very fast using W10, do not ask me why. Five minutes max, then my FSX is gone with the usual OOM message. Strange. I hope, I do not have to perform a re-install, this would take me ages...

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Could someone check this? It is really annoying that the cockpit shadows are gone with v2.9 and W10...

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They are not broken I have w10 and 2.9, something is up with your system. Run diagnostics, rebuild all the shaders ( just go into debug and press apply) check in the default Cessna, make sure that the libraries are installed perhaps uninstall installl of libraries.

 

If you still don't see them uninstall libraries and run In Default dx10 preview you should see blocky shadows.

 

Check all the necessary conditions are set

 

Running in dx10 preview

Aircraft casts shadow on self set

force vc shadows in fsx.cfg

Make sure force cc walls set for a2a

Make sure disable fade is selected if visibility isn't unlimited

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Well, I still do not see them. But I realized that my Preview DX10 checkbox has disappeared from my FSX menue, how can that be? In my FSX.cfg, it still has D3D10=1 written, but the checkbox is definitively gone. Strange...

 

EDIT: ok, my bad. I had the SweetFX installed and did not know that this seems not to be compatible with Windows 10 for the moment and thus eliminated my DX10 checkbox and this is most probably also the reason for my strange behaviour of FSX so far. Glad you helped my sort this out, now I will see if my FSX is back to normal without using SweetFX. Sadly, this means I am also back to the washed look of my colours... Might find another solution though...

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