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New to explain and have lots of question but I will start with this one. When I load a saved flight in FSX it would load in the position that I saved it. In x plane when I try to load a saved flight , it doesn't seem to work. I don't even know what I am suppose to do. What is this console popup doing? What do I press? When I press  play it either crashes or the timer starts but no sound and  no power in the plane. 

 

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I'm not sure but it sounds like you are saving replays(the default) instead of situations.  make sure when you save to save a "situation" with a .sit file ending. Just flip the little switch at the the top right of the box when saving. try that.

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You are correct, I was saving in replay mode. Did not notice the switch above the file name. Thanks for making me aware of this.

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I've saved two flights now in situation save but aircraft engine and systems are off in both instances when I load the situation. I'm guessing that I'm not doing anything wrong it just doesn't work very well in x plane?

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49 minutes ago, Best said:

I've saved two flights now in situation save but aircraft engine and systems are off in both instances when I load the situation. I'm guessing that I'm not doing anything wrong it just doesn't work very well in x plane?

Depending on the plane, not every systems state gets saved, this is especially true for add-on planes. For example, X-Plane doesn't save the state of the FMC (I haven't tried it in ages though), so when you save while your plane follows the LNAV path - then reload the situation, prepare for a very confused plane.

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4 hours ago, Best said:

I've saved two flights now in situation save but aircraft engine and systems are off in both instances when I load the situation. I'm guessing that I'm not doing anything wrong it just doesn't work very well in x plane?

The engine probably isn't off, but the throttle is always at zero when loading a situation. That's normal, because it wouldn't make sense to save where your throttle was set, when you might have moved it flying another plane before loading the situation file again. Just move your throttle to wherever it was when you saved the situation. 

If system status is different, or electrics are off, that might be something related to a specific plane model. Usually when I load a .sit file, all I have to do is bump the throttle.

Also, I don't think X-Plane can read more than one flight plan (.fms file) at a time. So if you've loaded a different .fms file in the meantime, it can screw up loading a situation where you were flying on autopilot/FMC using a different .fms flight plan file.

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I was trying to save IXEG 737 both times in LNAV and VNAV. The engines are not running and no power to systems. I advance the throttle but nothing. I will experiment with simpler default aircraft. Maybe the IXEG is too complex. Anyone else having problems saving this aircraft?

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I see  default aircraft works in situation save. Add on aircraft do not it seems, because it doesn't save plugins. When I initially started using this  sim about a month ago I found it to be very immersive but not being able to save a flight and ATC,,...don't have to say any more. Hope these features improve because there are very good things about X plane.

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