Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby dennylui » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:29 am

I have a question that seems nobody asked here before. That is I have lots of addons installed inside the FSX folder and now I would like to reinstall FSX due to some problems detected. Do I need to uninstall all those addons first before uninstall the FSX or do nothing follow by reinstall FSX . I hope this could solve the problem. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Bass » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:51 am

Hi Denny and welcome!
Here's what i would do.
Make a copy of your present FSX folder and put it somewhere else. Then you have your addons, effects, sound and textures.
Then uninstall FSX by using the DVD. Afterwards delete ANY FSX folders you can find, hidden or not hidden. In that way you'll get a clean FSX install!

Now, you dont say what problems you got with FSX! That could be resolved without uninstalling.
Try to make a new thread in Flight Simulator X pointing out the problems, then i'm sure you'll get some advices from experts in here.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby coalpedlar » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:20 am

Very basic questions...
I am returning to FSX after a few years off and forget much of what I used to know.
I now have a new puter, an IMAC with Win 7 installed. I've read several posts about a clean install, service packs, etc.
Do those instructions apply to Win XP only? Or, all Windows versions?
I just bought FSX Gold edition, which I never had before.
Do I install the Acceleration disk right along with the program disks?

I'm confused, obviously...
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Travis » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:49 pm

Coal: if you're installing Acceleration it already has service packs 1 & 2 on it. So no need for anything else; just install as you would normally and your sim should work just fine.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby coalpedlar » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:05 pm

Exactly WHAT does acceleration do and why do I need / want it?
thank you...
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Travis » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:13 pm

Acceleration (as far as I can tell) optimizes FSX and fixes a large number of bugs. It also upgrades the experience by giving you several more types of Missions as well as several new aircraft. If you have it, use it IMO.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Flameout » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:01 am

Hello, I am new to this forum, and have a few basic questions.
I am impressed with the level of sim knowledge ya all are posting. I have been running FS 9 since it first came out.
So far I have lived life free of FMS's but now I am flying a Lear 36 with a UNS. I bought a Pay ware Lear 35/36 with FMS installed, but I think it for Sim X Steam.
Is the new Sim X Steam a stand alone version, or does it install with the previously released Sim X versions and the mentioned service packs 1&2 ? If it is stand alone, do I need these service packs?
I appreciate any input on this.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby garymbuska » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:17 am

Flameout wrote:Hello, I am new to this forum, and have a few basic questions.
I am impressed with the level of sim knowledge ya all are posting. I have been running FS 9 since it first came out.
So far I have lived life free of FMS's but now I am flying a Lear 36 with a UNS. I bought a Pay ware Lear 35/36 with FMS installed, but I think it for Sim X Steam.
Is the new Sim X Steam a stand alone version, or does it install with the previously released Sim X versions and the mentioned service packs 1&2 ? If it is stand alone, do I need these service packs?
I appreciate any input on this.

Any thing that is from Steam is a stand alone As for Sim X I never tried it. Steam now has a version of FSX which is not bad but there are some minor differences But none that you would not notice unless you have been using FSX like myself for some time now.
The one main difference is because you are running through Stem servers I am not sure how much you can change the frame rates. And of course you have to have a internet connection.
With the CD'S OR DVD'S you do not need a internet connection unless you want to use the real world weather or to use multiplayer.
Personally I do not use the real world weather as there are far better programs out there that do a lot better job of weather simulation Active Sky products are just one. But they are not free. But in my opinion Active Sky Next is worth every penny. <<v
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby papituwall » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:25 pm

FSX-SE is installed in your computer, you can play internet connected or not. You don't use Steam for working the program, people sometimes is confused.
The few changes that MS allowed to Dovetail allow to run the program with any of the tweaks needed for the boxed edition.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Hagar » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:27 pm

Flameout wrote:Hello, I am new to this forum, and have a few basic questions.

Hi & welcome. :)

Is the new Sim X Steam a stand alone version, or does it install with the previously released Sim X versions and the mentioned service packs 1&2 ? If it is stand alone, do I need these service packs?
I appreciate any input on this.

To answer your questions;
Yes FSX-SE (FSX Steam Edition) is a standalone application. I have both FSX Gold + Acceleration & FSX-SE installed on my laptop. Each is completely separate.

FSX-SE is basically the same as FSX Gold + Acceleration & already has the service packs 1 & 2 installed. I can't say for certain but think your new Lear 35/36 should work perfectly well in FSX SP2 providing you can redirect the install path to it. The best way to find out is to try it.

PS. I'm not sure which version of FSX you have. If it's FSX RTM (FSX straight out of the box without any updates) it might be best to install SP1 & 2.
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Re: Clean FSX, Acceleration, SP1 & SP2 Install!

Postby Gringo6 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm

How can you un-install FSX and SP-1 etc if there is no
un-install icon or file. Somehow mine has vanished, so
how to clean them out of the machine ?

Please help.

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