I purchased FSX-SE a year ago but abandoned it after briefly playing it for awhile because many setup procedures “seemed” to be different and I’d rather spend more time on my grandson at that time.
Last week, I picked it up again due to the recent Summer sales on Steam, where I finally got the long waited Flight School app.
This time, I seriously compared it to the box edition and found that the differences in structure between the two versions actually aren’t much. I quickly copied the keyboard file and many key CFGs in FSX to the Steam version and they immediately work flawlessly.
Regarding the Saitek panels and FIPs, getting them up and running in SE is also a no-brainer. I just need to copy the Saitek script in FSX’s exe.xml to the SE’s exe.xml. Then remove “-run” from the as following shown. That’s it.
<Launch.Addon> <Name>Saitek Panel(s) Plugin for FSX</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\ProFlight FSX Plugin\SaiFlightSimX.exe</Path> <CommandLine></CommandLine> </Launch.Addon>
FSX-SE is the reincarnation of the long-dead FSX. Definitely I will replace the “corpse” on my computer with the new “flesh” in the coming months.