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"The Active Simulator Was Not Found..."


Evan Hoyle
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Hi all.

I booted up Vpilot today to find that it wouldn't connect to my sim (Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition With Acceleration Pack [SP2]) at all. The error in question is:

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Command failed. The active simulator was not found when vPilot scanned your hard drive for available aircraft models. You will need to repair your simulator installation before using vPilot with this simulator.

I looked in the settings to find that there's only a model matching profile for MSFS, not FSX. I have no idea what changed or what happened; VATSIM was working fine yesterday, so I do not know what went wrong. I reinstalled VPilot to try and solve it, but that didn't help.

Any help is appreciated!

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2 hours ago, Ross Carlson said:

Have a look at this thread to see if it sheds any light:

 

That's the first place I looked. I went through all fixes listed, but none of them seemed to work. Maybe I'm just not understanging the registry issue?

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Looking through the forum, I don't understand what's wrong. I have the exact same issue, and my registry looks intact. I found a registry repair tool, but it didn't seem to do much. Maybe I should just try another client for VATSIM? I would also like to note that my OS did update a few days ago.

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If there's a fix, it'll happen on your end. Something is blocking vPilot from finding your installation of FSX. As you said, it worked fine before, and nothing changed in vPilot.

The process for identifying if you have FSX installed is as follows:

Look for one of these registry keys:

  1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\AppPath
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\SetupPath
  3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\install_path
  4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\AppPath
  5. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\SetupPath
  6. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\install_path

It stops when it finds the first one of those six. It then reads the value of that key. That value is the folder where FSX is installed.

It then checks to ensure that folder exists.

It then checks to ensure that FSX.exe exists in that folder.

It then checks to see if your FSX.cfg file exists in the following location:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\FSX\fsx.CFG

If any of these checks fail, it assumes FSX is not installed.

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15 minutes ago, Ross Carlson said:

The appdata screenshot you posted is from local. It needs to be in roaming. I.e. AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX ... does that folder contain an FSX.cfg file?

THAT'S IT! I have no idea why, but I copied my fsx.cfg from local to roaming and vPilot is working again! It's weird how this even happened, but I'm glad. Thank you so much!

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20 hours ago, Ross Carlson said:

Were there ANY files in the roaming folder at all? There should be many.

There were plenty of files including several FSX.cfg files, it was just the actual FSX.cfg that was missing.

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