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FSX SE was no problem for a few months now suddenly it will not start. It keeps telling me failed to connect with simconnect  I have also been told I will need to reinstall Steam and delete any add-ons. Surely his cannot be true with Steam

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FSX SE was no problem for a few months now suddenly it will not start. It keeps telling me failed to connect with simconnect  I have also been told I will need to reinstall Steam and delete any add-ons. Surely his cannot be true with Steam

 

This should probably go in the FSX-SE forums, but regardless I would offer this help. 

 

In your Steam FSX folder (usually in Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\ ) look in SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\

You should see SimConnect.msi in that folder. Run this to install the original (legacy) version of simconnect

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This should probably go in the FSX-SE forums, but regardless I would offer this help. 

 

In your Steam FSX folder (usually in Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\ ) look in SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\

You should see SimConnect.msi in that folder. Run this to install the original (legacy) version of simconnect

 

 

Thank you Josh, I have but that did not fix it either ,could you please point me in the right direction  for the FSX-SE forums

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First go to Steam menu FSX menu Properties -> Local Files -> Verify Integrity of Game Cache.

 

Next Install SP1 and RTM simconnect .msi versions, (60905, 61242), X-Pack (61259) and FSX-SE simconnects are installed with FSX-SE.

 

After that can try renaming dll.xml and exe.xml for a test just in case something in there is causing an issue.

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Hi Steve

 

First off all my level of expertise is well below  finding  ant of those files you mention is basally an immiscibility for me, please read my profile 

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Hi Patrick,

 

That's OK, the steam menu is very easy...

 

 

Run the steam (desktop icon) app to get to the game menus.

 

Right-click on the FSX menu choose properties (at the bottom), choose the LOCAL FILES tab.

 

Verify Integrity of Game Cache is the button at the bottom. - run that and then try FSX-SE.

 

 

You said you already tried the simconnect .msi - the X-Pack one - well that's installed with FSX-SE... simply choose the other two install RTM and SP1

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-RTM\SimConnect.msi

 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-SP1\SimConnect.msi

 

double-click those .msi files

 

next come back and we'll look at dll.xml and so on.

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Hi Patrick,

 

That's OK, the steam menu is very easy...

 

 

Run the steam (desktop icon) app to get to the game menus.

 

Right-click on the FSX menu choose properties (at the bottom), choose the LOCAL FILES tab.

 

Verify Integrity of Game Cache is the button at the bottom. - run that and then try FSX-SE.

 

 

You said you already tried the simconnect .msi - the X-Pack one - well that's installed with FSX-SE... simply choose the other two install RTM and SP1

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-RTM\SimConnect.msi

 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-SP1\SimConnect.msi

 

double-click those .msi files

 

next come back and we'll look at dll.xml and so on.

 

Thank you very much Steve I suspect the time zones are a big problem for us I am in London (GMT)

and I suspect you are PST -12.

Anyway done everything above  to no avail, so in the end spent all-day yesterday deleting and reinstalling everything, drastic I know  but at least I am flying again. 

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This should probably go in the FSX-SE forums, but regardless I would offer this help.

 

This is the FSX-SE Forums...

 

Best regards,

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