investdude wrote:Hope someone can help me with this. My ATC has gone completely wonky. They give me vectors in the opposite direction to my flight plan. Also, after landing when switched to Ground, the menu presented is invariably the taxi out menu, not the taxi in one, so I cannot call ground for taxi instructions to a gate because the menu does not have the appropriate choice. I have tried changing the heading by one degree on the MAP page, as suggested by Tom Gibson of California Classics but it did not make any difference.
Does anyone know where the appropriate ATC files are located? If I could look at them I could perhaps determine if they are corrupted.
One has to remember that the runway you land or take off from is determined by the wind at that time. So even if you file a flight plan to land at will say runway 8 if the wind changes direction you will get some other runway when you go to land. The only way to guarantee a certain runway is to set the weather theme to clear weather. In the real world one does not usually choose what runway they want to land at until they get close to their destination just for that reason. This is especially true on long flights as the weather can change several times before you land. If you are using the flight plan tool that comes with FS than you really do not have a way to select any runway at all for landing.
As for the problem with taxi instructions being wrong I have no clue as to where ATC files are kept. It sounds to me that something has been changed in your FS program It may be time to uninstall and reinstall it. I know that can be a real pain in the rear.
The only other fix might be to restore the computer to a date back in time to where there was no problems.
BUT I HAVE TO CAUTION YOU AS IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL LOOSE ANY CHANGES THAT YOU MADE SINCE THE DATE YOU SELECTED TO RESTORE TO. As a rule of thumb unless you know you have not installed or made any changes to any thing after the selected date than your best bet would be to uninstall and reinstall FS. Your best practice would be to make a backup of FS on a regular basis that way you have something that you know works