Gents, I've been having difficulties trying to get FSGW to work under Windows 7.
Overshoe and I tried last night unsuccessfuly to get it to run. I'd sure appreciate any insights or experience others may have with FSGW and Windows 7.
Just to offer a bit more input...
I followed the directions carefully and successfuly installed everything (yes, I did have in running just fine months back under VISTA -- before my PC crapped out). The sim begins to load, the splash screen appears and the I get the "Flight Simulator has stopped working..." message.
Hi Kevin, I presume that with Tom helping you would have turned off UAC (User Account Control) and that your virgin copy of Fs9 + update to Fs9.1 were previously installed and run once before the GW3 install?
I've run into exactly the same issue as KB. I was afraid it was "just me". ...sorry to hear I was wrong. I've only been able to find 2 things piculiar about the second install.
FSUPIC registration and ini files are going to the newly created Golden Wings Files folder...but the startup was halted by Windows 7 before any other files could be created.
The FSGW3.cfg was created in the ....Microsoft/FS9/ folder, but I can't find anything unusual about that.
I'm also runnig into the difficulty of NOT being able to update the new install to 9.1 (Error type 34 message.) I have the tool repair tool from Flight1,but as no manual came with it, I don't know what to do with it.
Windows 7 - Home Premium 64bit (New computer, new OS)
I have one modern install of FS9 working just fine, even after at least 4 attempts to create another ..... 2 "method A" 2 "method B"
Any assistance would be appreciated. UAC is turned off.
What is up with the "Flight Simulator has stopped working" window and should I really EVER expect to hear from "Windows" about the "fix" for this problem? (rhetorical)
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2012 15:56:40 GMT -5 by Randy_Cain
Hi Randy. I "see" a couple of things right off the bat. First, you should install the 9.1 update to a clean FS9 before installing GW3 if you have not already. Second, get a good solid running GW3 before adding FSUIPC. The two big things with Win7, turn UAC off, like you have, also, run anything and everything as administrator. To do this with GW3, right click on the start exe icon and select run as admin. Let us know how what happens.
Yep. I've had Windows 7 for all of 24 hours now, and have picked up and fallen into more than I care to mention...although I must admit, it's beautiful. ;D
Anyway, I walked right into the FSUIPC issue...and here's what got me there. I had installed FS9 and the 9.1 update (and no disc crack) and everything did (and still does) run just fine...on my modern Flight Simulator 9. So, upon getting my CH Products Eclipse Yoke up for a DC-3, I discovered (again) the issue that either the Mixture OR the Prop lever would work, but NOT both at the same time. ....so after spending a couple of hours trying to assign, reassign and download and set up hundreds of unnecessary drivers for the CH Products Command Utility, I finally remembered that it was the DEFAULT SENSITIVITIES for those 2 axis that were the problem. ...one only to 1/3rd (mixture) so would only travel 1/3rd normal and the PROP Lever 100%....so it WOULD NOT MOVE AT ALL (I'm including all this for those that haven't yet run into this, or just don't remember after all these years....like me.) Long story short, I had installed registered FSUIPC and WIDEFS. Both were putting key and ini files in the Golden Wings Files and User\....\FS9 folder. I also saw the MFCxxx.dll errors in the event viewer.
So, tonight, I start from scratch, putting all this stuff back in IN THE CORRECT order (...now that I remember why the yoke and stuff doesn't work.)
I'd also like to mention something I'm going to try, that I vaguely remember being frustrating in the past, and that is the Control Keys are used a LOT in yoke and other game controller assignments. Next time you go to try adding complicated software like this, you DON'T need your USB headset or CH Products/Saitek accesories plugged in to install or set them up. You may even find they CAUSE problems that you ..and seemingly ONLY you run into.
In Windows 2000 or XP, you could leave that FS9.exe renamed (FSGW3.exe, FSSW.exe, etc) and it would still run. In Windows7, it will NOT. You have to remember to rename it to "FS9.exe", once you've changed it to create your shortcut as per Gold Wings 3 installation instructions.
The other think was, as Robert pointed out, you have to get your second and/or third installations all running smoothly BEFORE you put in FSUIPC. (For some reason, it tries to write copies of purchase keys and *.ini files to "Flight Simulator Files"/"Golden Wings Files" (which ever you have) and crashes the initial startup, even though all the appropriate files and directories were created for your new FS version to run.
I don't know if there were any conflicts between game controllers and the installations, but with all removed, the install went just fine. (cause? effect? I have no idea.)
I stand corrected. I have 3 installs with 3 seperate folders for saved flights and weather files.....but all operating on only 1 FS9.cfg. (I can't rename FS9.exe without it crashing Windows 7 in the manner described by those above me in this thread.) Any ideas would be appreciated.
Hi Randy. With 3 installs, you should have 3 different named CFGs and the exe's s far as I understand things. Almost sounds like it could be a registry problem. Flight 1 has a free repair tool. I have never used this, but comes recommended. www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library Perhaps give this a shot and see what happens.
Post by Randy_Cain on Aug 10, 2012 15:51:01 GMT -5
I'm not the only one with the problem, and I haven't seen anyone else that has this problem come back to report they have 3 installations that work. ...without changing something. I do have that tool..and have used it for years, to repair a corruption. But that didn't happen very often, and usually only when adding an addon that used installer built by someone that had never heard of multiple installations if FS9. If someone ever figures this out, please let me know. I don't have the computer skills or program knowledge to explain it, never mind fix it.