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I had the sim running with an A2A Cherokee on the runway, checking the controls only to find out the ailerons were not working. I had unplugged them

in favor of the Christmas Tree Lights. I plugged them in then lost the sim with a pop up that read; Problem with shortcut. The drive on the network connection

that the shortcut ' Steam Client BootStrapper Ink ' refers to is unavailable. I can't image plugging the ailerons would cause this, but now the Sim won't start.

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Have you try running fsx.exe directly from the Steam folder?  /Steam/steamapps/common/FSX/.  If it works you can just create a new shortcut from that .exe, or right-click on it and add it to Start if you are using Windows 10.  I launch all my FSX apps from the Start menu.

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FSX-SE will not start from the exe file unless Steam is already running.

It looks instead as if there is a hardware problem.

In the light of your reported scenario, perhaps while plugging the controls back in,

another cable has been dislodged.

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Just to add a point here relevant or not, that some of not all a2a products have the USB hardware inputs configured in their input configurator HARDWIRED to whatever USB port was actually in use when you first set then up. So if you ever unplug a yoke or throttle box for example and plug back in to another USB port from the one it was configured in the buttons will not work, nor the axis from my experience. The input configurator will still let you configure buttons whilst it is in the 'wrong' port but will actually assign them to the USB port it USED to be in... So they still don't work. Not the issue here I'm sure but night be useful to some people! 


Russell Gough

Daytona Beach

FL

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There is a link to run FSX SE with steam not running first. But I'm not at my computer to post it here. Anyway that link always works. I think it is a link to a website URL, it is not a normal shortcut FSX.EXE, click on it and then Steam will start and FSX will boot even if steam is not running. Steam provides such a link (a web URL if I remember correctly) for every game on steam, including FSX. I just click it, not worrying what I'm clicking, and it turns on Steam (if necessary) and runs FSX. It never chokes, FSX always starts. I found the link here in the forum years ago.

 

 

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Hello,

can you provide this link please?

Everywhere I have looked it states that FSX-SE will not start unless Steam is running.

It can be run offline but still, Steam must be running first.

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