Post by milspecsim on Jan 19, 2017 18:00:53 GMT -5
This was an interesting guide to compile, however it was much faster that "The 'ole Re-installation Blues" in the past. SO hang on gang, here we go!
This works just fine on NVMe M.2 drives. If you run into issues, run everything as administrator.
1. Install FS2k4 in the usual manner. DO NOT START FS9! 2. Apply 9.1 update. 3. Set compatibility to WinXP or 7. 4. Set to "Run as Administrator" 5. Run FS9. After startup shutdown without flying. 6. Install Silver Wings, Abacus EZ Libraries, classic_libraries, CalCLassic Core, LandClass, Pole Removal, default ship 7. Install EditVoicePack, First install Net 1.1 then EVP. 8. Unzip ai2k4EVP and install to the EVP folder under Bevelstone. 9. Run EVP AS ADMINISTRATOR! Import and update as usual. 10. Unzip and install cal classic AI zips. 11. Add the calclassic folders to the scenery setting list. 12. Restart the sim and have fun!
Think that about does it... As always use at your own risk!
if you install outside of any program folder, then you have no problems with permissions, also as Tom says, you have not to run as administrator. And at last, there is no need to run FS9 in any compatibility mode.... It runs perfect without.
In short: The installation guide for Win10, is the same as for Vista, Win7, Win8 and Win8.1
The only unsolved small problem with Win10 is the preview window of FS9 in full screen mode. But this is also true with Win8 and 8.1.
PS: Maybe some things will change in the coming bigger update of Win10, which will get an "gaming mode". It is now in beta status and is in testing by selected users.
I have finally bitten the bullet and installed Windows 10, the professional version which allows one to stop the constant updating, much assisted by guidance on this forum. As others have said, I find that FS9 runs significantly more smoothly on it than on earlier Windows systems. This is particularly noticeable with the UK VFR scenery.
Only issue I have w/ Windows 10 is that the "Realistic Engine Start" feature found in many of our prop planes does not work. Crashes the program back to the start.Have tried a couple of different workarounds to no avail. Other that that, I'm installed in C:\FS9 and everything's good.