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Kyprianos Biris

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Kyprianos Biris

How to install a new version of Concorde-X

The below process was a repetitive thing we did on every new beta version of what you now enjoy and it always made sure there were no remainders from previous versions.

1. Download new version of Concorde-X and latest version of FSL Spotlights .

2. Keep your serial number handy in a text file or similar for the installation.

3. Go to FSlabs folder in simulator (FSX/P3D) and FSLabs Concorde aircraft folder and copy as back up any personal file you may have created (fuel load states, panel states that follow saved flight filenames, custom CIVA ADEU cards, Panel.cfg, Aircraft.cfg). Also check if you have something personal related to Spotlights that needs back up (I do not so I do not know the process).

4. Uninstall from Windows Control Panel: 1. FSLabs Concorde-X and 2. FSL Spotlights.

5. You do not need to delete CIVA folder located inside FSX/P3D root folder. [Note: CIVA has no uninstall process, you just delete its folder]

6. Reboot your PC

7. Go and delete manually any remaining stuff from FSLabs' folder in FSX/P3D and the Concorde-X aircraft folder if it still exists inside SimObjects\aircraft folder. You do not need to Delete saved flights in \Documents (as long as you have kept back up of same filename panel states of FSLabs' Data folder)

8. This is not a must but just a health check just in case. Check:

C:\<your user>\AppData\Roaming\<simulator company>\<your simulator>\ file DLL.XML

C:\ProgramData\<simulator company>\<your simulator>\ file DLL.XML

that there are no remaining FSL....DLL entries in the .XML file.

if there are delete their portion of the .XML and resave it.

If you have two DLL.XML files in the two above locations make sure there are no entries for same DLL in both (general rule, not FSL related).

9. Temporarily disable any antivirus or blocking software.

10. Install new version of Concorde-X (right click -> run as administrator). Pay attention to Installer instructions on its screen regarding folders and what is destined for the simulator folder and what not. You do not need to change paths, FSX/P3D is detected properly and the rest is software that goes where it should go.

11. Install FSLSpotlights (right click -> as administrator)

12. You can install CIVA INS over the top with provided separate installer link in FSLabs windows menu but nothing has changed with CIVA so there is no point doing it unless you deleted the folder. CIVA Installer takes care of this. Reinstalling it does not harm any saved files from past. The Concorde-X installer takes care of CIVA by detecting its presence or not and gives the proper message for installing it or not. Note: Make sure CIVA is installed in the suggested folder, do not change it.

13. Make a first FS launch, load Concorde and select your options from FSLabs menu (VFE duties etc.) and close FS. In each first launch of Concorde-X you may get the FSLabs Runways.bin database generation process; it does not take long.

14. Reboot

15. Since you have rebooted, the antivirus or blocking software is now active. Go ahead and exclude the following from the antivirus checking process:

  • <Sim>\Simobjects\Airplanes\FSLabs_Bae-Concorde\FSL_ConcX.dll
  • c:\users\<yourname>\appdata\Local\FlightSimLabs folder

16. [Just a housekeeping thing] Delete the C++ Redist installation remainder junk files (careful not any folders from C: !, the junk files only) that reside in the root of your C:\ drive. These are useless remaining files from installation that cannot be avoided in being created during the Concorde-X installation.

17. Copy back any personal files/settings you had by making sure you do not override any new things from FSLabs (e.g. Aircraft.cfg Panel.cfg)*

*In my case I do the following personal changes:

  • In panel.cfg I add the type=special to the 2D pop up windows I use in main VC view that I do not want them to close when I shift views (AC/DC electrics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Brakes panel, CDU1, CDU2).
  • I add the custom ASN weather radar, Bryn's ASN Radar is my choice.
  • I add the custom Fuel Burn and flight model files.

18. Before your first full A to B flight make a loading of the aircraft (pax, fuel) and use the Performance Calculator by also SENDing its take off data to the panel and then close the simulator. (This was a habit from past for new installations that needed a refresh of load/fuel/calculator last saved data but now its not an issue any more.)

In P3D some previous saved flights may not load automatically the equivalent panel state. Load them, load the same filename panel state (from FSLabs top menu) and re-save them with same flight name as before. This should fix it.

I have three such saved "Cold and Dark" flights that I have created on my own by cold & dark'ing the aircraft myself the way I want it by powering up aircraft, setting it as I want it, then powering off all systems and then saving it. One in a remote airport with minimal scenery, one at Heathrow and one at JFK.

Issue with startup and .DLL loading:

If you are getting the "Flight Simulator has detected a problem with a third-party software program (add-on): Name FSLSounds.dll (or FSLOptions.dll or FSLSpotlights.dll): Do you want to run this software (not recommended)? Then, even if you click Yes, Flight Simulator crashes, it's because something caused an error in a previous load of Flight Simulator and Windows decided to intervene and permanently mark that DLL as unsafe. You need to run "regedit", find the registry setting for

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

and in there, edit the entry for fsx.exe to REMOVE any mentions of

Data = $IgnoreFreeLibrary<FSLSounds.dll>

(or the other FSL dlls accordingly).

Then, restart FSX - you'll get the error message once again, but click Yes, and the application will work correctly this time.

Also, make sure your FSX is running as Administrator.

For launching Concorde-X in Prepar3D:

It is highly recommended that a DEFAULT start up flight for P3D is saved and selected as one with just the Piper J3 Cub with engine running. Then, once the Scenario screen loads, before launching P3D, the Concorde is to be selected from there and then to launch P3D. This way Concorde systems do not get affected by other aircraft selected in the default start up flight. Some users have found that if this is not done, Concorde-X engines will not fire up during the start up procedure (even if Fuel Pumps are on and START switch is activated with pneumatic pressure available).

Edited by Kyprianos Biris
added personnal changes: in item 17.
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Walter Kieber
On 10.3.2016 at 8:25 AM, petakas said:

 

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16. [Just a housekeeping thing] Delete the C++ Redist installation remainder junk files (careful not any folders from C: !, the junk files only) that reside in the root of your C:\ drive. These are useless remaining files from installation that cannot be avoided in being created during the Concorde-X installation.

Hi Petakas or anybody else,

can you give me a short explanation where I can find this junk files on my win 7 PC.

Thanks

Walter

 

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Kyprianos Biris

In C:\ drive root folder (or wherever you have your operating system).

If you do not see them don't bother.

Normally in C:\ you should not see free sitting files, only the folders.

If you are still not sure, don't bother about this process, its only about housekeeping and ALWAYS if you delete something manually from C:\ delete them via the Recycle Bin so you can always bring them back just in case.

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Søren Dissing

Kyp,

I believe that the files actually end up in the root of the drive where either "Downloads" or "My Documents" are located. Admittedly, for most users that would be the default C:\ but I always move these libraries to my E:\ drive when installing an OS and this is where I find the files after each ConcordeX re-install.

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Ron Hoffmann

Hello,

when comes a new Version with a working Installer for Concorde. I wanna fly, but my P3D V3.3 is crashing.

  Prepar3D.exe
      3.3.5.17625
      5758bb31
      KERNELBASE.dll
      10.0.10586.494
      5775e78b
      c000041d
      000bdae8
      1fd4
      01d1ffb2ef40511f
      F:\Programme (86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Prepar3D.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KERNELBASE.dll
     

e2af4684-e43d-4a9d-be52-a654fbaf1e9b

or gives help for flying Concorde in P3d 3.3?

Thx

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Jonathan Fong
36 minutes ago, Manuel Lillo said:

To run FSX and load Concorde X blocking me Simulator indicating upgrade to CIVA. INS. V.1.51.
Can you help me? Thank you

Have you installed the CIVA INS?

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Jonathan Fong
20 hours ago, Manuel Lillo said:

Yes. I'm istaled CIVA.INS.V.1.51

Try completely uninstalling the Concorde X, deleting the CIVA folder then following the instructions in the first post of this thread exactly. 

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Kyprianos Biris
On 10/5/2017 at 10:41 AM, Ge0rge J0achim said:

Make sure the CIVA is installed in the proper P3D directory

Added in item 12. thanks.

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Sebastien CARROUGEAUX

hello,

 

question, i'have an licence for FSX, compatible with P3Dv3? i dont install FSX on Windows 10...

 

Regards,

Sebastien

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Norman Blackburn

Hi Sébastien,

The FSX version will not work with P3Dv3.  FSX works fine in Windows 10.

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