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Ralph_Zimmerman

[SOLVED] Unable to launch P3D v3

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Just getting around to trying to use Simstarter with P3D v3. Works just great with FSX. I have removed every instance of P3D v2 from my computer yet when I try to launch it complains that it is trying to start P3D v2 and the file does not exist.

 

From the ini file:

 

 
[PREPAR3D Pathdefinition]
pathPREPAR3Dexe=E:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Prepar3D.exe
pathPREPAR3Dcfg=C:\Users\Ralph\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Prepar3D.cfg
pathPREPAR3DsceneryCfg=C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\scenery.cfg
pathPREPAR3DuserSimFiles=C:\Users\Ralph\Documents\Prepar3D v3 Files
pathPREPAR3DFTXCentralExe=C:\Users\Ralph\AppData\Local\ORBX\FTXCentral\FTXCentral.exe
pathPREPAR3DASNextExe=
 
The attached is a screenshot of the error message I am getting.
 
Pretty much stumped. 
 
Thanks for any help with this.
 
Ralph Zimmerman
 
Re-installing SIMstarter did not help. But removing the P3D profiles and startling them from scratch again solved the problem.

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I lost my scenery.cfg for an entirely  different reason

 

open circuit between Brain and fingertip!

 

I was cleaning out my boot drive and noticed The Lockheed Martin complete install files in ProgramData...sooooo...figuring I had a full copy of the P3Dv3 install on my downloads folder I could delete this Lockheed Martin program data folder… All of it…

 

Which i did...with SHIFT+Delete....a bone-headed move if there ever was one

I started up P3DV3...and noticed wonkiness...starting with an OLD scenery.cfg....further checking revealed P3DV3 ..had recreated NEW and totally innacurate data...I just hung my head...realizing what I had just done...

 

I found Estonia Migration tool backups from 11/20/15 showing

Volume in drive M is NewWin10-SSD
 Volume Serial Number is D68E-4700

 Directory of M:\Program Files (x86)\Flightsim Estonia\Migration Tool\Backups\P3Dv2 backup 2015-11-09 23-52-18\ProgramData

12/20/2015  02:30 AM    <DIR>          .
12/20/2015  02:30 AM    <DIR>          ..
10/14/2015  05:06 PM               385 airlines.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM             2,430 AirObjectVisuals.xml
12/20/2015  02:30 AM                 0 allProgramDatafiles.txt
03/12/2015  03:38 PM            32,377 display.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM                25 effects.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM                21 fonts.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM            26,005 license_academic.xml
03/12/2015  03:38 PM            26,005 license_professional.xml
03/12/2015  03:38 PM            26,001 license_professional_plus.xml
10/27/2015  02:49 AM            23,163 NewScenery.cfg
10/24/2015  01:25 PM            22,185 OldScenery.cfg
10/24/2015  01:10 PM               268 scenarios.cfg
10/27/2015  02:49 AM            23,163 scenery.cfg - Copy.sce
06/29/2015  12:48 AM            20,697 scenery.cfg_megasceneryearth_backup.cfg
11/05/2015  09:11 PM            21,073 Scenery.cfg_Orbx_Backup.cfg
03/15/2015  12:29 PM            18,324 Scenery.cfg_Orbx_Backup2.cfg
03/15/2015  08:36 PM            18,324 Scenery.cfg_Orbx_Backup2.cfg.sce
03/29/2015  09:14 PM            19,040 Scenery.cfg_orbx_backup3.cfg
04/13/2015  11:52 AM            19,484 SCENERY.TMP
03/15/2015  02:31 AM            14,110 SCENERY.UT
04/16/2015  08:44 AM            20,652 SCENERY.UTX
03/29/2015  09:06 PM            16,685 sceneryCFGMessed up.cfg
03/14/2015  11:31 PM            14,740 sceneryDotCfg-NoFtxFileReference.txt
10/27/2015  02:49 AM            23,163 sceneryEMT.cfg
11/05/2015  09:16 PM            21,177 SCENERYFromEMTbackupThisDate.CFG
10/24/2015  01:38 PM                 4 SceneryStatus.bin
04/16/2015  09:48 AM            20,763 sceneryUTX v2.1 duplicated.cfg
12/15/2015  08:14 PM            21,663 Scenery_CFG_BackupAfter12-15 LM deletion.cfg
12/15/2015  08:46 PM            21,727 Scenery_CFG_BackupAfter12-15 LM deletion.cfg.sce
09/02/2015  01:06 AM            21,630 Scenery_CFG_Before_Lukla X - Mount Everest_was_installed.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM                83 shadersHLSL.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM               224 SimObjectDlls.xml
10/24/2015  01:10 PM               521 simobjects.cfg
03/12/2015  03:38 PM           928,836 stars.dat
03/12/2015  03:38 PM             1,659 suneffect.cfg
03/15/2015  04:38 PM           446,355 terrain - Goodwater.cfg
08/25/2015  10:34 PM           455,827 terrain.cfg
04/16/2015  08:44 AM           451,610 TERRAIN.UTL
03/12/2015  03:38 PM            52,962 ThermalDescriptions.Orbx_Backup
04/05/2015  12:53 AM            52,016 ThermalDescriptions.xml
              40 File(s)      2,885,377 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  49,012,318,208 bytes free

 Volume in drive M is NewWin10-SSD

 

anybody got any ideas? Or can I grab a copy of some buddies programdata\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D V3… Files?

 

Chas

...Still hangin'ma haid in rookie shame

 

BEWARE OF SHIFT-DELETE...
 


 

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SIMstarter has it's own backup of scenery.cfg.

 

Go to <YOUR SIMstarter>\Backup\ folder and search for the latest "PREPAR3D_<TIMESTAMP>_scenery.cfg".

 

Hope that helps you. :-)

 

For that reason I developed "SIMconfigBackup"...

Find it on my website.

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