Microsoft Windows issues
Some Microsoft Windows issues that often appear and their cure is described in detail in this article.
Cant locate data files after installation
|Note The default location of $FG_ROOT, is the path of your installation directory. Examples are here $FG_ROOT. If you changed your installation directory during install of FlightGear then use that path instead|
After a first time install and upon running FlightGear for the first time you see this dialog
Tell FlightGear where to find the data files that were installed. I present here 3 options. Whichever you choose, make sure you update the PATH according to your installation directory
- Choose Folder and point it to $FG_ROOT
- Paste these 3 lines inside of Notepad.exe, or some other editor, save as
fg-root.regfile to desktop, then double click the file and add the entry to registry
|Note Yes, you need the double \\ in the path|
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FlightGear\FlightGear] "fg-root"="C:\\Program Files\\FlightGear 2016.1.1\\data"
- Open up regedit and add
fg-rootKey as a string value of $FG_ROOT
Known TerraSync issues
See TerraSync#Troubleshooting for the main article about this subject.
Some common issues are error messages about:
- FAQ – Answers to some other common questions