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Advanced Users: I want to reinstall FS One. How can I “import” my previous edits to airplanes, helis, and transmitters?

Versions: V1 and V2

  • Supposed you’ve already installed FS One once, but now you want to reinstall. Doing this will mean that all your hard work in customizing airplanes, helis and transmitters will be lost UNLESS you take some special steps before you uninstall. These steps are outlined below.
  • Saving and reusing a previous airplane is covered first.
  • When making a copy of an airplane in FS One, it asks for the name. Let’s say the name given to a new airplane is “MyAlpha40”. The name is then used to create the folders for the aircraft in the FS One directories. The following folders get written to the physics and graphics areas:
    C:\Program Files\FS On\eAircraft\FixedWing\MyAlpha40 and C:\Program Files\FS One\Graphics\Aircraft\FixedWing\MyAlpha40
  • At the same time when the copy is made, the name of the new airplane “MyAlpha40” is added to the airplane list file, which is located here:
    C:\Program Files\FS One\Aircraft\FixedWing\Lists.cfg. In the file, the name “MyAlpha40” is added at the end of the first category (“[All Airplanes]”) like shown below:

  • To reuse the “MyAlpha40” airplane in a new install requires (1) moving the physics and graphics folders out of the original install location before the uninstall, and then requires (2) putting them back into the same areas after reinstalling FS One.
  • As a final step, to have FS One see the new airplane, the airplane list file needs to be opened and the “MyAlpha40” line needs to be added in using a text editor. Open the Lists.cfg file and edit it accordingly (like shown in the image above). Add the highlighted line with “[[MyAlpha40]]”.
  • Saving and reusing a previous heli is covered second.
  • The process is the same as described above, except the folders and list file are in the “RotaryWing” locations, i.e.:
    C:\Program Files\FS One\Aircraft\RotaryWing\MyBladeCP and C:\Program Files\FS One\Graphics\AircraftRotary\WingMyBladeCP

    C:\Program Files\FS One\AircraftRotary\WingLists.cfg

  • Saving and reusing a previous transmitter setup is covered last.
  • When making a copy of a transmitter in FS One, it asks for the name. Let’s say the name given to a new transmitter is “MyAlpha40-HitecTx”. The name is then used to create a folder for the transmitter here:
    C:\Program Files\FS One\RadioEquip\Tx\MyAlpha40-HitecTx
  • The name is also used to create a controller file named “MyAlpha40-HitecTx.cfg” located here:
    C:\Program Files\FS One\RadioEquip\Controllers\MyAlpha40-HitecTx.cfg
  • The transmitter name “MyAlpha40-HitecTx” is also added to the list file. Depending on whether or not it is an airplane or helicopter transmitter, it will be put in the first category in one of the following two list files:
    C:\Program Files\FS One\RadioEquip\Lists_Airplanes.txt and C:\Program Files\FS One\RadioEquip\Lists_Helis.txt
  • To reuse the “MyAlpha40-HitecTx” transmitter setup in a new install requires (1) moving the transmitter folder and controller file out of the original install locations before the uninstall, and then requires (2) putting them back into the same areas after reinstalling FS One.
  • As a final step, to have FS One see the new transmitter, the airplane (or heli) list file needs to be opened and the “MyAlpha40-HitecTx” line needs to be added in using a text editor. Open the Lists_Airplanes.txt (or Lists_Helis.txt) list file and edit it accordingly, adding the line “[[MyAlpha40-HitecTx]]” to the first category.
  • Final tip: Make a backup copy of the original list files before making changes.
 
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