The reason I say against my better judgement is because so may of the addons for flightsim are so buggy and problematic that I have stopped buying them from anyone.
And you are not even taking into consideration the chance that something is wrong in your system, that is preventing those addons to run in the first place ?
I have gone through the forum and see many, many people have this problem but the moderators just keep insisting this can't happen so I am not confident I will get it fixed.
That's really wrong. We reply to each question, and the problem is always fixed, and it's always something that is done at the user's end, to eliminate the cause, on the user's system, of the problem.
Are one of these addons stopping this from loading correctly?
I don't think so, but you might try very easily, by editing your EXE.XML files and DLL.XML files, that are found in the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\FSX folder.
There, you'll find every module with a <Disabled>False</Disabled> parameter. If you change False to True and save the files back, you can selectively disable another module, to check if it conflicts in any way with something else, without having to uninstall it.
And please do not tell me to do a fresh reinstall. That is an unaceptable answer.
Are you replying to my answer even before I give you one ?
I've just gave you a possible way of checking for conflicts, without do a fresh reinstall.
When someone has their sim installed and addons they should not have to do a fresh install to get an addon to work and if that is the case people should be warned before they purchase the software.
First, you are entirely wrong about the "warning before purchase", because ALL our products comes with a Trial version, and the reason for having a Trial, is exactly that: allowing you to test if they work on your system BEFORE purchasing. What's better "warning before purchase", then let TRYING the program, before purchasing it ?
Your addon looks amazing in pictures but it not worth much if it takes you 10 hours of struggle to get it to operate. I look forward to an answer on how to fix this situation.
It doesn't take anything to run our products, on a system that works.
But, of course, if the FSX install has issues, the addon can't obviously automatically fix them for you.
A problem that can happen in FSX, is Simconnect being broken and, since there are 3 version of it, than can even run all together at the same time, this can be confusing.
If this is the case, you would always have troubles running ANY FSX addons, which is what it seems to happening to you, because you are saying that several other addons have issues, which instead is your FSX install that has it.
You can try to activate the Simconnect diagnostic mode:
Open notepad, and copy the following text:
Save the file as SIMCONNECT.INI in this folder:
Documents And Settings\YOUR LOGIN NAME\Documents\Microsoft Flight Simulator X Files
At the next FSX launch, you should see a text window with diagnostic message, that should tell you what's going wrong. Let me know what you are getting, so we can have an idea what's happening.
this seems to be working in FS9 and it has all the same mods installed as my FSX version.
Clear proof that our addons works fine, and your FSX install has issues instead.