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 Post subject: FSX Steam?
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 6:13 pm 

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Hi.
I moved from FS9 to FSX but I got the Steam version (download).
FSX works, but damned if I can figure out how to get any add-ons loaded.
Can't get Squawk Box working with it, can't get any of the CVA Planes loaded into it.
Does anybody have any experience with FSX Steam, does this work with CVA and Vatsim etc?
Thanks for your help.
Will


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:17 pm 
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CVA1258 wrote:
Hi.
I moved from FS9 to FSX but I got the Steam version (download).
FSX works, but damned if I can figure out how to get any add-ons loaded.
Can't get Squawk Box working with it, can't get any of the CVA Planes loaded into it.
Does anybody have any experience with FSX Steam, does this work with CVA and Vatsim etc?
Thanks for your help.
Will


The problem with steam is that any auto installers that was built for FSX wont work because the path was changed for the FSX steam files. You are better to extract the files in a work folder you create then manual in stall them to Steam's FSX. Also Squawkbox does not work with Steam, only application for this is Vpilot. You can get this on the Vatsim site



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:30 am 
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FSinn won't work with FS-X Steam either?



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:30 am 
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FSinn won't work with FS-X Steam either?


FSInn does not work with Steam



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:44 pm 
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For those who have installed it have you noticed any marked improvement over the regular install of FSX? I had looked at it (and there is a sale on for US $4.99 right now) but figured there would be some issues other than a nice and simple installer and a few small updates. Unless there is something earth shattering / game changing with it in terms of performance / graphics or otherwise I am happy to stay with my existing tweaked installation :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:49 pm 
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To name a few:

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Compatibility with Boxed FSX

FSX and Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition co-Existence feature allows both versions to be installed on the same machine.
Default System-Setting Alterations

Increased TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD to 4096 up from 1024
Changed HIGHMEMFIX=1
Increased Vertex and Index Buffers and the number of buffers.
Bugs Fixed

Fix to particle emitter controllers which were not being updated properly.
Fix to flush all levels of detail in terrain cache.
Fix to Texture Composition preventing fail and crash.
Fixed issue where player is able to reserve more slots for friends than maximum players allowed in the game.
Fixed issue where invalid Briefing Room was presented to player when cancelling session creation.
Fixed issue where weather text in the multiplayer briefing room is partially cut off.
Fixed issue where no error message appears when attempting to host a session with the network adapter disabled.
Fixed issue where there is no error message when attempting to host a session with the network cable unplugged.
Fixed issue where host player is frozen after a collision occurs in multiplayer.
Fixed issue where client gets dropped from a multiplayer game after they crash into the host.
Fixed issue where the Host Options in multiplayer/ Free Flight allow a user to have a maximum of 99 player slots.
UIAutomationCore.dll work-a-round is now supplied by default with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. This fixes a number of crashes relating to UI interaction on 64-bit versions of Windows.
Fixed issue where the application’s taskbar preview window displays no content on Windows 8 and above
Prevent default color mode for Windows 7 and above (enable automatic display composition).
sserife.fon file now automatically supplied and loaded


I've been doing a lot of graphic testing lately using FSX steam (was lucky to get in at $5 special). Haven't had a single windows crash yet, but haven't played with add-ons except for a few minutes of Level-D 767, which worked fine.

Overall, FSX Steam seems to run smoother.

https://fsxinsider.com/fsx-steam-editio ... ifference/



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