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FSX:SE Home Screen Has Changed - Why?

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My FSX:SE home screen has stopped displaying the Dovetail FSInsider page and I don't know why. Screen shot below shows what I now have - and I am running online with a good internet connection. I'm not aware that I changed anything other than the normal Win10 updates and driver updates. It doesn't seem to be causing any disruption but I'm REALLY curious to understand what's happened. Does anyone know please?

Thanks

2018-02-12

 

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Doesn't the first sentence state, "if you were connected to the Internet right now, this page would be replaced with online content from fsxinsider.com?

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5 hours ago, Jim Young said:

Doesn't the first sentence state, "if you were connected to the Internet right now, this page would be replaced with online content from fsxinsider.com?

It does indeed say that but, as I also said, I AM connected. I'm permanently connected via a 100 MB fibre optic service. It doesn't make sense.

4 hours ago, max99 said:

Same issue here - and I am connected to the internet.

 

2 hours ago, brucets said:

Same here and I am also connected.

Bruce

Well, reassuring that it's not just me. Thanks guys.

Let's hope someone knows what's causing this.

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Tonight's WIN10 update (KB4074588 and others - 13th Feb) went smoothly and when I launched FSX:SE I got this scripting error (below). Does that explain anything to anybody? I'm still stumped - always online with fibre optic at 100MB so its definitely not that I'm offline.

2018-02-13

 

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My FSX-SE home screen changed like that posted by the person who started this topic several days ago. No internet connectivity problems. Sim still runs fine.

Regards,

Scott

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Perhaps the url for fsxinsider.com changed from that used by fsx:se.  The site is still accessible at https://fsxinsider.com but if that's a different address from the one fsx:se is looking for then what we're seeing might be the result.  FSX:SE can still connect to the internet because the real world weather download still works.

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An Update:

From Dovetail Games support forum: "This is an issue that we are aware of and working on, we hope to have the home screen restored soon." Monday 19 February 2018.

Sounds promising!

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Same here I am connected to the internet. Regardless of what Jim says something has changed. We can't all be wrong.

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Posted (edited)

'bbogdansk' posted this on Steam in case anyone has not seen it:

Quote:

"Incorrect home page fix for FSX: Steam Edition

I fixed the error that was showing the wrong webpage when starting FSX:Steam Edition. 

The home page was directed to "http://www.fsinsider.com" which does not exist.

I replaced the file "gshome.spb" with a recompiled file which directs the home page to "http://www.fsxworld.com/products/games/FSXInsider/fsxlauncher.html" which is the new site that should appear.

Here's what I did, this is what the new "gshome.xml" looks like :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="SimUIResource" id="gsnews" version="1,0">
<Descr>Microsoft Flight Simulator UI Resource Document</Descr>
<Filename>gshome.spb</Filename>
<SimUI.Dialog id="gsnews">
<Size>1024,768</Size>
<Position>0,0</Position>
<Descr>Flight Simulator Dialog Template</Descr>
<Caption>HOME</Caption>
<SizeToContent>true</SizeToContent>
<Label id="lblBrowser">
<Visible>false</Visible>
<Position>211,80</Position>
<Size>805,585</Size>
<SizeToContent>false</SizeToContent>
</Label>
<HtmlDocument id="urlFirst">
<Filename>../fsweb/gettingstarted/gettingstarted.htm</Filename>
</HtmlDocument>
<HtmlDocument id="urlXPackFirst">
<Filename>../fsweb/learningcenter/keyconcepts/whatschanged.htm</Filename>
</HtmlDocument>
<HtmlDocument id="urlLocal">
<Filename>gs01.htm</Filename>
</HtmlDocument>
<HtmlDocument id="urlLive">
<Filename>http://www.fsxworld.com/products/games/FSXInsider/fsxlauncher.html</Filename>
</HtmlDocument>
</SimUI.Dialog>
</SimBase.Document>


Then using the "simpropcompiler.exe" in the FSX SDK, compiled it back to "gshome.spb"

I have placed the original "gshome.spb" as "gshome.spb.old" as well as the new "gshome.spb" in the Dialogs folder

If you want the new file, pls post or check avsim library! " end quote

Hope that helps.
 

 

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Still not fixed and it is now May.

Regards

 

 

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Posted (edited)
On 3 May 2018 at 4:18 PM, Corrie said:

Still not fixed and it is now May.

Regards

Did you read the post above yours?

Edited by vortex681

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On ‎4‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 10:58 PM, antonmorse said:

I have placed the original "gshome.spb" as "gshome.spb.old" as well as the new "gshome.spb" in the Dialogs folder

If you want the new file, pls post or check avsim library! " end quote

Hope that helps.

Thank you Antonmorse - your new gshome.spb file fixed the problem for me. I do appreciate you sharing that with AVSIM members. Great job.

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13 hours ago, CB_Pilot said:

Thank you Antonmorse - your new gshome.spb file fixed the problem for me. I do appreciate you sharing that with AVSIM members. Great job.

No Problem, but just to emphasize, I did not make the edited file myself, I posted the info given by 'bbogdansk' who posted it on the Steam FSX forum, so all credit goes to him for creating the file.

🙂

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Hey!

I made my fix for the right page, (but clicking on page links do not work for some reason?)

 

Manually or automatic file link

BELOW IS MY FIX FOR THE INCORRECT FSXINSIDER WEBPAGE WHEN STARTING FSX:SE

try this, or below is a link to my fix files:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Incorrect home page fix for FSX: Steam Edition:

I fixed the error that was showing the wrong webpage when starting FSX:Steam Edition. The home page was directed to "http://www.fsinsider.com" which does not exist. I replaced the file "gshome.spb" with a recompiled file which directs the home page to "http://www.fsxworld.com/products/games/FSXInsider/fsxlauncher.html" which is the new site that should appear.

I used "spb2xml.exe" to de-compile "gshome.spb" to "gshome.xml" then replaced the line under <HtmlDocument id="urlLive"> to: <Filename>http://www.fsxworld.com/products/games/FSXInsider/fsxlauncher.html</Filename> and re-compiled the "gshome.xml" file back to a new "gshome.spb" file.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How to install:


Simply copy and replace the "Dialogs" folders to your "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX" or wherever your main FSX folder location is located.

That's it!

Next time you start your FSX: Steam Edition, you will have the correct webpage shown, and not the "site not found" error.


(this worked for me, so I cannot guraentee the same results)

***TESTED WITH FSX:STEAM EDITION ONLY!***

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here's what I did, this is what the new "gshome.xml" looks like :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>
<SimBase.Document Type="SimUIResource" id="gsnews" version="1,0">
  <Descr>Microsoft Flight Simulator UI Resource Document</Descr>
  <Filename>gshome.spb</Filename>
  <SimUI.Dialog id="gsnews">
    <Size>1024,768</Size>
    <Position>0,0</Position>
    <Descr>Flight Simulator Dialog Template</Descr>
    <Caption>HOME</Caption>
    <SizeToContent>true</SizeToContent>
    <Label id="lblBrowser">
      <Visible>false</Visible>
      <Position>211,80</Position>
      <Size>805,585</Size>
      <SizeToContent>false</SizeToContent>
    </Label>
    <HtmlDocument id="urlFirst">
      <Filename>../fsweb/gettingstarted/gettingstarted.htm</Filename>
    </HtmlDocument>
    <HtmlDocument id="urlXPackFirst">
      <Filename>../fsweb/learningcenter/keyconcepts/whatschanged.htm</Filename>
    </HtmlDocument>
    <HtmlDocument id="urlLocal">
      <Filename>gs01.htm</Filename>
    </HtmlDocument>
    <HtmlDocument id="urlLive">
      <Filename>http://www.fsxworld.com/products/games/FSXInsider/fsxlauncher.html</Filename>
    </HtmlDocument>
  </SimUI.Dialog>
</SimBase.Document>


Then using the "simpropcompiler.exe" in the FSX SDK, compiled it back to "gshome.spb"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have placed the original "gshome.spb" as "gshome.spb.old" as well as the new "gshome.spb" in the Dialogs folder
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good to go?

"Eyes To The Skies!"

Made by:
Braden Bogdan

bbogdansk
CaptainSask
bbsask

 

LINK:

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY TO MY FIX FILE LOCATION, OR COPY/PASTE THE LINK ADDRESS BELOW

gshome.spb fix

 

(https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cRgvFdGWDJz2jnAEePOsa_b3tYMpMbJM)

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On 5/13/2018 at 5:56 AM, antonmorse said:

No Problem, but just to emphasize, I did not make the edited file myself, I posted the info given by 'bbogdansk' who posted it on the Steam FSX forum, so all credit goes to him for creating the file.

🙂

Thanks guys!

Appreciate the good word!

Braden

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On 3 April 2018 at 4:55 PM, Corrie said:

Same here I am connected to the internet. Regardless of what Jim says something has changed. We can't all be wrong.

Hi there please can you help you me, having the same problem, go to fsx says I'm not connected to the Internet, the homepage dosen't seem to come on and my weather dosen't seem to update, there some solutions but I'm not a computer wiz could you help because I don't think it's my system because the other people with the same problem.

kind Regards nick

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