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How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Captainkool » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:53 pm

I have the update that Flightgear released in the beginning of 2016. I am not sure if updating is a huge change but I have heard from people that it is not good for the plane updates. If you can tell me the steps for updating Flightgear on Windows, that would be great!

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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Parnikkapore » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:08 am

For a Windows installation, sadly you need to download the whole gb+ file and use it to install the new version.
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Junus » Sun May 20, 2018 1:26 pm

I have a problem.. I uninstalled my old flight gear and installed the latest one.. But whenever I open the application it says "Another copy of flight gear is already running on this computer, so this copy will run in "read only" mode.. I need help
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Necolatis » Sun May 20, 2018 2:01 pm

1. - Restart your PC, or use task-manager to close down any FG running in background.

If that do not work:

Find this folder:

c:\users\[your win login name]\AppData\Roaming\flightgear.org

Appdata is hidden, you you must set windows file explorer to show hidden files.

Inside that folder, check for a file called Fgfs.pid, and delete it.
Not 100% that file is still used in latest FG version, but it might be there. If its there, delete it.

If you do not have that file and you tried restarting your PC, then I do not know.
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby wkitty42 » Sun May 20, 2018 6:25 pm

i think the pid file is the thing to look for... that was a nasty bug that took several years to find...
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Junus » Sat May 26, 2018 11:02 pm

I only have 1 flightgear installed...(because I uninstalled the original one already), which is Flighgear 2018.1.1.....I only have 4 files in that folder... Export(empty folder), autosave_2018_1.xml, fgfs.log, navdata_2018_1.cache.. I check all their dates and they are correct..
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby wkitty42 » Sun May 27, 2018 9:37 am

did you restart your system? not hibernate or sleep... a full on shutdown and restart...

if that didn't work, rename that flightgear directory (eg: flightgear.org -> -flightgear.org-) and try starting the sim again... renaming that directory will reset FG to its defaults and clear all old settings...
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby Junus » Mon May 28, 2018 10:47 am

Even After renaming the directory in the "Roaming".. Still had the same problem
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Re: How to Update Flightgear?WINDOWS

Postby wkitty42 » Mon May 28, 2018 5:25 pm

can you find a fgfs.log file in that appdata/roaming/flightgear.org directory and post it? it should not be very large considering how quickly that situation is detected...
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