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Parking brakes don't work no matter what key or button I assign.

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I assigned the number pad Enter for my brakes to set on all aircraft. I am using the box edition of 
FSX Gold. Windows 7, and everything has always worked. Now I press the button and no brakes. I tried to reassign it to various other keys 

and nothing happens. I can manually click on the aircraft brakes and they apply and turn off.

Also, I no longer hear my GSX ground sounds. I can hear all FSX sounds such as engines, ATC, etc but GSX no longer makes sounds.

I upgraded my system from 4 cores to 8, I changed my NVIDIA 750 to an NVIDIA 1060, and I changed my standard Hard Drive to a SSD.

Don't know why that would affect anything. I did monkey around with the config. file a little but nothing on brakes or sound.

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1 hour ago, fsx76 said:

I am using the box edition of 
FSX Gold.

It looks like you're not using a pre-release version of MFS, so you'd probably do better asking in the FSX forum.

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Maybe you monkeyed around with the FSX.cfg a little too much.  Cut and paste your FSX.cfg somewhere safe and restart your Sim to create a new one.  See if that returns things to normal.

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5 hours ago, fsx76 said:

I assigned the number pad Enter for my brakes to set on all aircraft. I am using the box edition of 
FSX Gold. Windows 7, and everything has always worked. Now I press the button and no brakes. I tried to reassign it to various other keys 

and nothing happens. I can manually click on the aircraft brakes and they apply and turn off.

Also, I no longer hear my GSX ground sounds. I can hear all FSX sounds such as engines, ATC, etc but GSX no longer makes sounds.

I upgraded my system from 4 cores to 8, I changed my NVIDIA 750 to an NVIDIA 1060, and I changed my standard Hard Drive to a SSD.

Don't know why that would affect anything. I did monkey around with the config. file a little but nothing on brakes or sound.

Welcome to the forum!

Just so you're aware, FSX Gold is a package rather than a product.  It contains two products, FSX Deluxe and FSX Acceleration.  While not identifying the sim in this case doesn't matter, it may well in the future, so it's best to actually name the sim you're using.

Also, FSX Steam Edition (FSX:SE) is a far better update of FSX Acceleration with improved performance. It's also available as a one-click installation and can often by purchased for only $5 on Steam.  It's what I recommend.  I also recommend removing FSX if you decide to go with FSX:SE.

Best wishes!

 

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5 hours ago, fsx76 said:

I assigned the number pad Enter for my brakes to set on all aircraft. I am using the box edition of 
FSX Gold. Windows 7, and everything has always worked. Now I press the button and no brakes. I tried to reassign it to various other keys 

and nothing happens. I can manually click on the aircraft brakes and they apply and turn off.

Also, I no longer hear my GSX ground sounds. I can hear all FSX sounds such as engines, ATC, etc but GSX no longer makes sounds.

I upgraded my system from 4 cores to 8, I changed my NVIDIA 750 to an NVIDIA 1060, and I changed my standard Hard Drive to a SSD.

Don't know why that would affect anything. I did monkey around with the config. file a little but nothing on brakes or sound.

Check the axis assignments for every controller listed in the FSX Controls page...FSX has a tendency to auto-assign an axis on newly-detected controllers to brakes, creating a conflict.

On the sounds, go into Control Panel -> Sounds, select the communications tab, and make sure that "do nothing" is ticked.  The Windows default is to reduce the volume 80% for secondary applications accessing the sound system, making programs like GSX and ATC add-ons become extremely weak or not heard at all.

Regards

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Just now, DaveCT2003 said:

Welcome to the forum!

Just so you're aware, FSX Gold is a package rather than a product.  It contains two products, FSX Deluxe and FSX Acceleration.  While not identifying the sim in this case doesn't matter, it may well in the future, so it's best to actually name the sim you're using.

Also, FSX Steam Edition (FSX:SE) is a far better update of FSX Acceleration with improved performance. It's also available as a one-click installation and can often by purchased for only $5 on Steam.  It's what I recommend.  I also recommend removing FSX if you decide to go with FSX:SE.

To add to this, if you decide to go with Steam, consider re-installing Windows first so that you begin with no registry entries for FSX...FSX:SE works a whole lot better if there are no leftovers from the boxed edition in the Windows registry.

When I do a new build I always make a disk image of Windows in its virgin state, with nothing installed, so i can quickly go back without all the hassles of a complete re-install.

 

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1 minute ago, w6kd said:

When I do a new build I always make a disk image of Windows in its virgin state, with nothing installed, so i can quickly go back without all the hassles of a complete re-install.

Microsoft actually recommends against this due to the frequent updates, but will tell you that if you still want to do this, to do so after the major fall updates.

3 minutes ago, w6kd said:

To add to this, if you decide to go with Steam, consider re-installing Windows first so that you begin with no registry entries for FSX...FSX:SE works a whole lot better if there are no leftovers from the boxed edition in the Windows registry.

One can also use one of many freeware registry tools that will search for entries and allow you to delete them wholesale. One such popular tool is WinUtilities, but there are many others.

 

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2 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

Microsoft actually recommends against this due to the frequent updates, but will tell you that if you still want to do this, to do so after the major fall updates.

One can also use one of many freeware registry tools that will search for entries and allow you to delete them wholesale. One such popular tool is WinUtilities, but there are many others.

 

Restoring Windows after one of their botched dysfunctional forced updates is one of the very reasons I make regular backups!

In my experience, the registry cleaners/editors--especially the freeware ones--are a really hit and miss proposition.  Lots of registry entries are not obvious as to what they do, and sometimes those registry cleaners booger-up other things by removing entries that are still needed by other software.  GIven that the OP has just rebuilt Rome, he might not have so much installed and configured that a fresh reinstall wouldn't be simpler (and certainly more foolproof)...

Regards

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Many Thanks to all who took the time to give me recommendations. I have a lot of add-ons such as ORBX, and U.S. Mesh, scenery, many REX, QW 757, etc... that were intended for FSX, Alabeo Chieftan, Just Flight Arrow and Warrior, and I don't think they will transfer to the Steam edition.

  The outside of my FSX set says Gold edition but it came with three CDs. The third one says Acceleration so I guess I have Acceleration. I have spent a month trying to get everything back to where it was and was hoping for a great improvement with the hardware updates but it didn't happen. 

My suspicion is that it is related to some unwanted Windows updates or something I did with the FSX Config. File. I made the basic adds such as HighMemFix=1 kind of stuff, but I need to take a harder look at that.

All future suggestions are welcome, I will let everyone know if I figure out what went wrong. Thanks again!

 

Edited by fsx76

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On 9/11/2019 at 3:36 AM, fsx76 said:

I assigned the number pad Enter for my brakes to set on all aircraft. I am using the box edition of 
FSX Gold. Windows 7, and everything has always worked. Now I press the button and no brakes.

Try turning off Num Lock on your keyboard and see if the parking brakes cooperates now.  Certain MSFS keypad controls require Num Lock to be turned off.  As a reminder the default parking brake setting is CTRL and period (.).

Edited by BF Bullpup

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