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Can't start

Postby Ynin » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am

I installed FlightGear, but when I start it there is no start menu (like in FS for Windows). It starts with an airplane already on the runway and ready for takeoff. Is it supposed to be this way or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Can't start

Postby Isaak » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:50 am

Can you take a look at the red box above your post and provide us the details that are requested there? It seems you are starting fgfs.exe without the --launcher option enabled. That just starts the program in the default configuration (c172p on the active runway of the default airport, which is Honolulu Intl, Hawaii for the latest versions). Try using the shortcut that was created on your desktop, or - if you don't find that shortcut - create a shortcut to fgfs.exe in the Flightgear 20xx.x.x/bin folder and add --launcher to the address line (including the space in front of --launcher). When opening your shortcut, you should see the launcer options then, enabling you to choose/download a different aircraft, location, weather... Good luck!
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