QantasA333
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Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:49 am

After adding 3 textures to the default FSX Boeing 737-800, and I go to save, it does not let me saying:

cannot create the C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesMicosoft Flight Simulator XSimObjectsAirplanesB737_800aircraft.cfg file

Make sure that the path and file name are correct


Is there something I'm not doing right?

Any help would be great!

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:40 am

Oh... I forgot to add, I'm using Windows Vista. Will that make any difference?
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:55 am



Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
Is there something I'm not doing right?

Initially I would say: everything sounds good.

Maybe try to use "save as..." and then give it a new name, and then save it. Then rename it. Just a thought. Maybe it works then...

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:16 am

I believe in Vista FSX installs with certain files marked as protected. they can be moved and deleted, but not edited. You can either update permissions on the files, or use Wilco737's solution... either should work...

Of course, your mileage may vary. Just my two cents from my vista setup!
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:18 am

Thanks for your help WILCO737, however it still doesn't allow me to save, even under a new name. Any other solutions?
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:25 am



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 4):
Any other solutions?

Maybe copy the file, edit it then and then put it back into the FS folder?
Check the settings if you are allowed to change the file or if you have administrator rights to access that file...

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:28 am

Thanks Wilco737. That helped, all I had to do was let me have permission to edit file.
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:42 am



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 6):
Thanks Wilco737. That helped, all I had to do was let me have permission to edit file.

There you go. Enjoy and share your screenshots in the FSX screenshot thread  Smile

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:45 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 7):
Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 6):
Thanks Wilco737. That helped, all I had to do was let me have permission to edit file.

There you go. Enjoy and share your screenshots in the FSX screenshot thread Smile

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How do I take a screenshot in FSX?
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:57 am

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 8):
How do I take a screenshot in FSX?

There should be a key on your keyboard. Don't know really what it is on an english keyboard as I am using a German one. But it should be called "print" or so. Hit that together with CTRL and then just go to PS or something like that and hit CTRL + V and then you should see the screenshot.

And then you get that:

Big version: Width: 1834 Height: 1077 File size: 689kb


wilco737

[Edited 2009-04-18 04:59:24]
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:14 pm



What has happened here?
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:26 pm



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 10):

A little small...

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:30 pm

No its not the size... i mean this:

http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/Leigh744/2-1.jpg

The plane seems to be distorted. What has happened?
 
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:35 pm



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 12):
The plane seems to be distorted. What has happened?

Looks like you have messed up the aicraft.cfg file. I don't know what's wrong there. This is something I don't know anything about - sorry.

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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Thu May 21, 2009 5:59 pm



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 1):
Oh... I forgot to add, I'm using Windows Vista. Will that make any difference?



Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 3):
I believe in Vista FSX installs with certain files marked as protected. they can be moved and deleted, but not edited.

To use Vista without any problems, you have to have two separate logins. One as administrator and one as a user. Vista pretends that everybody is running on a network even though it may be a standalone PC.

To have the fewest problems, I install FSX logged in as administrator and if I wish to change something in FSX, I do so in administrator login. Changing the file protection will also work.

I keep my addon files in a separate file under my user login so they can easily be modified.

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 12):
The plane seems to be distorted. What has happened?

Looks like your texture files are mip-maps which will make them blurry close up.
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RE: Aircraft.cfg File: Not Saving?

Thu May 21, 2009 11:18 pm



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 14):

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 12):
The plane seems to be distorted. What has happened?

Looks like your texture files are mip-maps which will make them blurry close up.

Ensure that the texture are saved as .BMP (bitmaps).

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