Microsoft Windows issues

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Can't locate data files - first time install

Note  Default locations 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

Error box for FlightGear when it does not know the location of the correct data files

Resolution - 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.reg file 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 
"fg-root"="C:\\Program Files\\FlightGear 2016.1.1\\data"
  • Open up regedit and add fg-root Key as a string value of $FG_ROOT

Terrasync - Known Issues

Failed to remove file

.terrasync_cache files can not be deleted. You will see errors in console. There is not much to do other then delete the .terrasync_cache files manually and then run FlightGear again to let it recreate the up-to-date .terrasync_cache files.

insert powershell script here to help with this for those that want to try.