yancovitch wrote:thanks so much ......oh.... let's say my computer blew up or was abducted by aliens.......so i have the copy of fsx on another ssd drive to place in the new computer.............ok...i re-download fsx steam......do i just copy my fsx onto fsx steam?...and what if skip files pops up......
This is what I understand:
A copy of FSX SE in a ssd drive
If you move the copy to the new computer, as far as I know FSX wont work, because there are other folders related to FSX during the install. [ User/Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX; C:/Programdata/Microsoft/FSX; etc.)The way is always install FSX from Steam in the default place
. Then you have two options:
1-YOU WANT USE FSX FROM THE EXTERNAL DRIVE:
Set a new FSX SE registry path with FSX TweakFS Registry Utility V1.21
(not in Simviation but google this text). This means that you must locate as the real FSX the FSX SE that you have in your SSD.
NOTE TO THIS PROCEDURE: This way Steam is not aware that FSX is in another drive, not a big problem because there won't be updates for FSX. But iI think this can be solved with the option included in Steam for moving FSX to another directory..
2-YOU WANT USE FSX FROM THE DEFAULT LOCATION:
Replace this clean FSX (you can backup it) with the one in the SSD (keep also a backup). You can always move to another drive, using "move FSX to another directory".