Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

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Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Northwest 102 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:23 pm

I went on Flight Simulator 2002 today and it said that it wouldn't load because I'm missing the default flight.  Can someone please tell me where I can reload the default flights from my disks?

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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Webb » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:27 pm

I'm far too lazy to try to find my cds so let's try to fix this another way first.

Open Windows explorer and navigate to your FS2002 directory.  There should be a folder named Flights and a bunch of subfolders.  If you can't find the Flights directory you will have to re-create it from cd but I'm too lazy to try to find my cds right now.

If the Flights folder exists you  probably have a corrupt FS2002.cfg file.

Go back to your FS2002 directory and make a copy of the FS2002.cfg file (just in case).

Now open the original FS2002.cfg file with notepad and scroll down until you find a line that starts with "SITUATION=".  Delete that line, save and close the file and start FS2002.  This should reset the default flight to "Meigs".
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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Northwest 102 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:49 pm

Hi Jim,

Thanks.  I was going through and deleting Microsoft created flights from the menu to create more computer space.  That's why I think this happened.  I hope your solution below works.  I thought a simple cut and past of the flights would fix it all without having to narrow down the specific file.

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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Webb » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:58 pm

Here's a map of the files on cd.
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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Northwest 102 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 pm

This is the error I get:

Microsoft Flight Simulator cannot find the default flight (FLIGHTS/OTHER/FLTSIM.FLT).

This file must exist for Flight Simulator to start.
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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Northwest 102 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:47 pm

Got it fixed!  Thanks Jim!!
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Re: Help!! Flightsim won't load and wants to abort. Help!!

Postby Webb » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:38 am

Good on, mate.

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