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Gary Shannon

Newbie fail trying to install RealAir SF260 For FSX-SE

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I downloaded the RealAir SF260 as suggested in this post: http://www.avsim.com/topic/493589-sim-and-aircraft-advice-for-a-newbie/

 

I clicked through the installation process, and everything said it installed successfully, but when I go to the aircraft selection screen in FSX-SE the SF260 is not present in the list. There are no FAQs on the RealAir page, so I don't have a clue what to do next.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

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Do you have your Aircraft Selection Page set up to show "All Variations",  All Mfgrs", All Publishers", and "All Aircraft Type"?

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Do you have your Aircraft Selection Page set up to show "All Variations",  All Mfgrs", All Publishers", and "All Aircraft Type"?

Yes, just as the installation instructions stated.

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Have you checked that SF260 folder is in your Simobjects/Airplanes folder?  If it's there and you open it does it have a Model, Panel, Sound, and Texture folder along with the .air file and aircraft.cfg?  If you open the panel folder does it contain a bunch of files or just a .cfg file that aliases another panel?

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Have you checked that SF260 folder is in your Simobjects/Airplanes folder?  If it's there and you open it does it have a Model, Panel, Sound, and Texture folder along with the .air file and aircraft.cfg?  If you open the panel folder does it contain a bunch of files or just a .cfg file that aliases another panel?

When you say folder SimObjects\Airplanes, which one do you mean. I have:

 

AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\simobjects\airplanes which does not contain a folder sf260

 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes which does not contain a folder sf260

 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FS\RealAir\sf26007  <---not in SimObjects

 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FS\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir SF-260 Left Seat

 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FS\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir SF-260

 

So there are three different folders called "SimObjects\Airplanes"

 

I'm confused.

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Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FS\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir SF-260

 

Check out this folder!  Dang steam stuff can be complicated!

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Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FS\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir SF-260

 

Check out this folder! Dang steam stuff can be complicated!

Yes, that folder has many folders for Model, Panel, Sound, Texture (several variations), everything I would expect to see in such a folder.

 

I even copied that folder into ...AppData\Roaming\Microsoft|FSX\simbojects\airplanes\ But that didn't solve the problem either.

 

Finally, I copied the folders from ...steamapps\common\FS\SimObjects\Airplanes to ...steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes and that solved the problem

 

I wrote to the RealAir support email with a full description of the problem and what I did to fix it. I guess we'll see what they have to say. Apparently their installer doesn't know how to play well with Steam Edition.

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OK, sounds like you got it going!  I suspected that the installer was not meant for Steam applications.

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