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Reply #15 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:23am

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"my documents" on the desktop is a "shortcut" to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\

thus, Flight Simulator Files are both in the Desktop "My Documents" and the C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files 




I just started FS9, started up a flight, and tried to save it as "default".  Checked the .cfg ..... nothing for Situation.  then went and checked the C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files  ... and now there IS a DEFAULT and Default.wx files.  but when I go back to FS... it will put me in the Cessna @ KSEA.

[USERINTERFACE]
MAP_ORIENTATION=2
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
PageID=3
OpenATCOnCreate=0
SITUATION=
SelectFlightLevel=0
SelectFlightTitle=0
DisplayFuelAsWeight=1
 

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Reply #16 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:27am

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As I recall sometimes the 'Make this the default...' when saving a flight doesn't 'stick'.

After you save the flight, go to the Select a flight screen, select the flight and again check mark the 'Make this the default...' option before clicking Fly now.

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Reply #17 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:32am

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Situation=C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files\default ??? being that it is named Default in that folder?



GOT IT !!!! THANKS!!!!! omg you are a life saver. Thank you for putting up with my stupidity for that while.  

Situation=C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files\Default ... WORKED!!!!!


i have also made short cuts to the FS9 and FSX .cfg folders in the respective C:\Documents and Settings\me\My Documents\Flight Simulator (X) Files 'folders' so that they are a little easier to find and get to so that i dont have to go as deep to FIX something next time.
 

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Reply #18 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 12:46pm

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Here is another little Tip you might find useful.

If you are planning a short VFR trip (no flight plan - just a joy ride) from Airport A to Airport B and then Back again, but you get called to dinner before completing the trip, do NOT exit FS2004 using the end flight option.

Instead, just exit it (if memory serves it is the escape key).  Your exact position - on the ground or even in mid-flight - will be saved.

Then after dinner (or whatever) restart Fs2004 and select the "previous flight" from the select a flight menu.  You will be taken to exactly where you were before and can continue the flight.

Double clicking on the Previous flight.FLT in your C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files folder will also start the flight and will bypass all of the usual startup and selection screens.

I use these "tricks" all the time.  Hope you will find them useful also.  Cool

« Last Edit: Mar 15th, 2009 at 2:03pm by Opa »  

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Reply #19 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 2:02pm

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Opa wrote on Mar 15th, 2009 at 12:46pm:
Here is another little Tip you might find useful.

If you are planning a short VFR trip (no flight plan - just a joy ride) from Airport A to Airport B and then Back again, but you get called to dinner before completing the trip, do NOT exit FS2004 using the end flight option.

Insetad, just exit it (if memory serves it is the escape key).  Your exact position - on the ground or even in mid-flight - will be saved.

Then after dinner (or whatever) restart Fs2004 and select the "previous flight" from the select a flight menu.  You will be taken to exactly where you were before and can continue the flight.

Double clicking on the Previous flight.FLT in your C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files folder will also start the flight and will bypass all of the usual startup and selection screens.

I use these "tricks" all the time.  Hope you will find them useful also.  Cool





in this instance, i make use of the "P" Pause function.  everything is still set up, FSNav, Flight plan or lack thereof, everything is just as I left it.  All i have to do is unpause and keep going.
 

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Reply #20 - Mar 15th, 2009 at 7:50pm

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I guess I did not phrase my suggestion very well.

I was thinking more in terms of an extended absence from the computer - one which would logically entail turning it completely off.

Many folks are now turning off their puters in an effort to save energy - even if they are only going to be away for a hour or so.
« Last Edit: Mar 15th, 2009 at 10:01pm by Opa »  

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