FSX lost the default map.

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FSX lost the default map.

Post by col1948 » 25 Jun 2018, 07:16

I don't know why this has happened but I can't access the default map in FSX.
When I click to bring it up nothing happens, the reason I want it is sometimes I like to fly a seaplane so I slew the icon on the map to the desired spot.
Also I use it the same way to do a water afcad, I slew the aircraft to the desired spot and move it around to get the right point to start to make the afcad.

I don't want to have to re-install FSX, that would be my very last option, in fact I would do without it rather than do that, so any ideas please?

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Re: FSX lost the default map.

Post by Firebird » 25 Jun 2018, 12:39

Do you think it is the map itself or something else?
If you think it is the map you could try unarchiving a copy of it from the original install media.
The file you want is map.datand it is in the Uires folder.

Might be worth copying it from a backup first if you have one.
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Re: FSX lost the default map.

Post by col1948 » 25 Jun 2018, 13:04

Hi Steve,

I looked on my FSX Gold disks but couldn't find the map or the Uires, it is probably hidden inside one of the zips.

In the Uires folder in my sim I have Map.DAT 17,236kb dated 12/06/2006

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Re: FSX lost the default map.

Post by col1948 » 25 Jun 2018, 13:43

Well I copied the Map.dat from FS9 as it seemed to be the same, but still no joy.
I did get round it by slewing in the sim and using Plan-G, I could see the aircraft icon on that map.

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Re: FSX lost the default map.

Post by Firebird » 25 Jun 2018, 14:51

OK it sounds as if some xml or setting has got screwed.

What i would do is try renaming the FSX.cfg and then letting it build a new one.
IF that fixes the problem then you can compare the old one and the new one and start to copy things back across, like your joystick settings.
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