Help installing the new Version of YS

YSFlight general discussion & everything in between
Post Reply
User avatar
Venom
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle
Location: Ohio
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Venom » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 pm

Whenver I try to install the new one through the setup.exe, and have the new version overwrite my old YSFlight folder, it says this.
Failed to coply/generate a file. Installation was unsuccessful. Please check to see if you have write permission of the target directory, if the target directory is write-protected, and try again.
I am running on Windows 7 thus not requiring me to backup my old directory like I would have to on XP. It should just overwrite the YS Directory Files.

Thanks for your help.
Image

User avatar
Scarecrow
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1264
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:08 am
Favorite Aircraft: T-50B
Location: IND
OS: Windows
Has thanked: 61 times
Been thanked: 287 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Scarecrow » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Put the new installation "somewhere" else. In a folder in your desktop, somewhere. Also, save the "YSFLIGHT.COM" file (with the configs you have set) in your Documents folder. Put this on your desktop so you have it and it doesn't get re-written with stock set-up configurations when you get the new version.

Just take the new .exe's and replace the other exe's in your core YSFlight folder, and re-write the "YSFLIGHT.COM" file in your documents with what you saved.

"si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes"

Image

User avatar
VNAF ONE
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 2148
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:16 am
Favorite Aircraft: A-10C Thunderbolt II
Location: Indiana/Florida
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 230 times
Been thanked: 405 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 am

I don't know what I've done differently than you all but I always just install my new versions of ys right where they're recommended to go and my addons all stay there. I don't necessarily back up anything.
VNAF Aerobatics Commanding Officer and Founder - - - YSAS Member - - - YS Aerobatic Pilot
YS ACC A-10 East Coast Demo Team pilot - - - B-1B Razor Demo Team pilot
VFA-49 GhostHawks Commanding Officer
Image

User avatar
Philster
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 558
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:57 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Boeing 747
Location: California
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 60 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Philster » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:29 am

Scarecrow wrote:Put the new installation "somewhere" else. In a folder in your desktop, somewhere. Also, save the "YSFLIGHT.COM" file (with the configs you have set) in your Documents folder. Put this on your desktop so you have it and it doesn't get re-written with stock set-up configurations when you get the new version.

Just take the new .exe's and replace the other exe's in your core YSFlight folder, and re-write the "YSFLIGHT.COM" file in your documents with what you saved.
I don't thing this is the greatest way to update ysflight. If you only change the exe. files, you won't receive the updated models, dats. and ground objects Soji has added to the latest version.

What I usually do is I back up my sound, misc, and lsts. files (there are extra lines I've added) and install over my current ysflight.
Image
241st Shadow Hunter
Team Awesome # 241
Soji wrote:They were the last birds who could have been arrested for the criminal negligence.

User avatar
Crazypilot
Honorary Contributor
Honorary Contributor
Posts: 2578
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:22 pm
Favorite Aircraft: F-16C
Location: Pakistan
Has thanked: 192 times
Been thanked: 92 times
Contact:

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Crazypilot » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:12 am

I do something along the lines of what Philster does.

I back up all my maps and airplanes or misc weapon mods and then un-install YSFlight. I then download the new version where the old one previously was. I don't delete the YSFLIGHT.COM files though, that way, my configurations are saved.
Boneless Pizza

Shand
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:28 am
Favorite Aircraft: Typhoon/Concorde

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Shand » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:39 am

You shouldnt have to back-up the .lst files.
If any additional mods ect have been done right they should make their own .lst files
(eg: gro_RPFS.lst)
If that isnt the case and the instal for the mods suggest adding the lines to an .LST just make a new one
eg: gro_Mods.lst

I think that should work.

whenever i upgrade (in the past) i copied out my config folder and copied it back in if i needed to.

As for permissions, thats nothing to do with YS, thats windows 7 - are you an admin account? i presume you have installed ys in ProgramFiles/ysflight.com/ys or similar? often windows is protective of prog_files. try "installing" elsewhere and copying everything on top of the original (bar the config folder as i've said above)
Image

lorDuckFeet
Modding Team
Modding Team
Posts: 1085
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:42 am
Favorite Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas
Has thanked: 1319 times
Been thanked: 514 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by lorDuckFeet » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:40 pm

I downloaded the 2012 version of YSFlight for Windows 7, when I'm playing some errors appear :x

Shand
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:28 am
Favorite Aircraft: Typhoon/Concorde

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Shand » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:53 pm

errors like what? what are they consistent with doing something in particular?
Help us to help you.
Help us to help you.
Help us to help you.
Image

User avatar
Venom
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-15E Strike Eagle
Location: Ohio
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Venom » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Fsmaino.exe crashes everytime I try to boot up Direct3D or OpenGL and this is the new version that I just installed.

EDIT: I am running windows 7 32-bit. And the last addon that loaded was: air_RPFS.lst
Image

User avatar
Flake
VFA-49
VFA-49
Posts: 4357
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:47 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Boeing F/A-18A
Location: Australia
OS: Windows 10 (x64)
Has thanked: 838 times
Been thanked: 1247 times
Contact:

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Flake » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:43 am

FSMAINDX also crashing here for me.

It's purely addon based I think.

Why the hell soji changed the addon reading format I have no idea...
I am an accountant working full-time (and some). I'm not here as often as I would like to be. Send a message if you need me. There are a few people in the community who can get in contact with me urgently if you need - don't be afraid to ask. I just don't check here as frequently as I used to. Sorry!

Shand
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:28 am
Favorite Aircraft: Typhoon/Concorde

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Shand » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:02 am

yeah it does sound like add-on related. I dont have many add_ons (just the RPFS ones)
Image

User avatar
iqmal_97
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1773
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-30MKM
Location: Somewhere in Asia
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 821 times
Been thanked: 192 times
Contact:

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:27 am

This is why I didn't update my Ysflight files. I'm scarred.
Image
[N007HA]Nynaiqmal_97 <= My usual online callsign
Mein Imgur gallery. Feel free to use any of my screenshots (Crediting me is optional, but greatly appreciated)

User avatar
Gunny
Business Class Membership
Business Class Membership
Posts: 3224
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:17 pm
Favorite Aircraft: Any thing with a prop.
Location: New Iberia.LA.
OS: Windows XP SP3
Has thanked: 577 times
Been thanked: 732 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by Gunny » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:50 am

This is the way I did it and had no problems.
Move all your files from the Ysflight.com/Ysflight to a different location.Do not copy any config files so as not to confuse the new install.Than UN-install the existing Ysflight with your native UN-install utility.Than check that all Ysflight installations have been deleted including the Ysflight files in the my documents file.Than do a clean install with the updated version.Then do a cut and paste of your backed up files to the new install making sure to ok your backed up files to overwrite the new files.If you do not have admin rights you may need to get them first depending on your O/S.
Image[/align=centre]

User avatar
iqmal_97
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1773
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-30MKM
Location: Somewhere in Asia
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 821 times
Been thanked: 192 times
Contact:

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:19 am

Gunny wrote:This is the way I did it and had no problems.
Move all your files from the Ysflight.com/Ysflight to a different location.Do not copy any config files so as not to confuse the new install.Than UN-install the existing Ysflight with your native UN-install utility.Than check that all Ysflight installations have been deleted including the Ysflight files in the my documents file.Than do a clean install with the updated version.Then do a cut and paste of your backed up files to the new install making sure to ok your backed up files to overwrite the new files.If you do not have admin rights you may need to get them first depending on your O/S.
Thnx a bunch Gunny. I'll try it tomorrow.
Image
[N007HA]Nynaiqmal_97 <= My usual online callsign
Mein Imgur gallery. Feel free to use any of my screenshots (Crediting me is optional, but greatly appreciated)

User avatar
FrenchTOZT
CVW-171
CVW-171
Posts: 559
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: F-65
Location: Live music capitol of the world.
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by FrenchTOZT » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:43 pm

I have not had problems so far with it. the only problem was losing all my configurations.
I am sure as what everyone else mentioned, just drag the exes in.
Image
Team Awesome# Whatever. ALPHA-5 OF THE TA-RANGERS Part of the f**king problem

User avatar
iqmal_97
Senior Veteran
Senior Veteran
Posts: 1773
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
Favorite Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-30MKM
Location: Somewhere in Asia
OS: Windows 10
Has thanked: 821 times
Been thanked: 192 times
Contact:

Re: Help installing the new Version of YS

Post by iqmal_97 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:45 am

Just installed, works great with addons not hitching any problems. Now, for retrieving my custom sounds. The stock ones just doesn't do it 4 me.
Image
[N007HA]Nynaiqmal_97 <= My usual online callsign
Mein Imgur gallery. Feel free to use any of my screenshots (Crediting me is optional, but greatly appreciated)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest