IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The following information relates to a typical Windows 7/8 FSX/Prepar3D environment, however, the principals remain consistent for XP, Vista environments, albeit the folder names may vary.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:


Basic IYP Operation (FS9, FSX, FSX Steam and Prepar3D)
For normal basic operation, the IYP programme requires that 2 folders be shared to the group called Everyone, and these shares need to be assigned Full Control. These folder are:

    FS9:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\
    SHARE AS: Flight Simulator 9

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\
    SHARE AS: Flight Simulator Files

    FSX:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\
    SHARE AS: Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\
    SHARE AS: Flight Simulator X Files

    FSX Steam Edition:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\
    SHARE AS: Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files\
    SHARE AS: Flight Simulator X Files

    Prepar3D:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3DSim

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Prepar3D Files\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3D Files

    Prepar3D v2:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3DSim v2

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Prepar3D v2 Files\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3D v2 Files

    Prepar3D v3:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3DSim v3

    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\Documents\Prepar3D v3 Files\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3D v3 Files

Failure to make the above assignments will likely cause the IYP application to FAIL and throw up ERROR 1001 stating, "An error has occurred while attempting to read the aircraft CFG file".

(See section entitled Setting Up Sharing below...)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FSX STEAM EDITION USERS:
If you had previously installed the Microsoft FSX simulator, the above FSX Steam Edition shares with OVER-WRITE (replace) the existing shares.


Auto-Fuel Loading
When the IYP application is asked to perform the Auto-Loading of Fuel, the application needs to have access to HTML files located in a folder called:

    FS9:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FS9\
    SHARE AS: FS9

    FSX:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\
    SHARE AS: FSX

    FSX Steam Edition:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX-SE\
    SHARE AS: FSX

    Prepar3D:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3D

    Prepar3D v2:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\
    SHARE AS: Prepar3D v2

    Prepar3D v3:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\
    SHARE AS: P3D

The IYP programme requires that this folder also be shared to the group called Everyone, and the share needs to be assigned Full Control as well.

Failure to make the above assignment will likely cause the IYP application to FAIL and throw up ERROR 7078 stating, "Access to the fuel folder or file is denied".

(See section entitled Setting Up Sharing below...)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FSX STEAM EDITION USERS:
If you had previously installed the Microsoft FSX simulator, the above FSX Steam Edition shares with OVER-WRITE (replace) the existing shares.


IYP Virtual Air (FSX and FSX Steam Edition ONLY)
When flying for the IYP-Virtual Air, the IYP application needs to change the aircraft's Registration Number, Flight Number and other settings in a file called:

    STATE.CFG

This file is located here:

    FSX:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\SimObjects\
    SHARE AS: SimObjects

    FSX Steam Edition:
    C:\Users\[YOURNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX-SE\SimObjects\
    SHARE AS: SimObjects

The IYP programme requires that this folder also be shared to the group called Everyone, and the share needs to be assigned Full Control as well.

Failure to make the foregoing assignment will cause the IYP application to randomly FAIL to perform properly and throw up ERROR 1918, or ERROR 1919 predicated upon how the simulator was launched, which features were accessed, etc.

NOTE: If the IYP application cannot access the STATE.CFG file, the auto-loading of the ACARS data will likely FAIL because the aircraft's Registration Number and Flight Number will not have matched the downloaded flight plan. (See section entitled Setting Up Sharing below...)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FSX STEAM EDITION USERS:
If you had previously installed the Microsoft FSX simulator, the above FSX Steam Edition shares with OVER-WRITE (replace) the existing shares.


IYP - ProFlight Emulator (PFE) Interface
When using ProFlight Emulator for ATC communications, the IYP application needs to access the PFE root folder.

By employing the default installation process, the folder is located here:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Aerosoft\PFE

PFE documentation recommends that the system be installed here:

    C:\PFE

Irrespective of where you elect to install the PFE programme, the root PFE folder needs to be shared with the group called Everyone, and the share needs to be assigned Full Control.

(See section entitled Setting Up Sharing below...)


Confirm Your Sharing and Security Assignments
To verify that the requisite folders are properly shared, do the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Right click on Computer
  3. Click on Manage
  4. Click on Shared Folders
  5. Click on Shares

A list will be presented. This list MUST contain the aforementioned folders.

Your list should look like this...

In addition, each of these SHARED folders need to be carefully examined to ensure that rights have been afforded to the Everyone group, and that they the all have Full Control rights.


Setting Up Sharing
These procedures are for Windows 7, but generally apply to all versions of Windows.

  • Right click on Start
  • Left click on Open Windows Explorer
  • Left click on Computer in the left pane
  • Double left click on the DRIVE where your simulator is installed
  • Right click any blank space on the right pane, select View, then select Details
  • Double left click on the FOLDERS until you get to the folder where your simulator is installed. For example, the default installation folder for FSX is here:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\

    The default installation folder for Prepar3D is here:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D\

  • Navigate until you see the simulator in the right pane. (e.g)

  • Right click on the above folder.
  • Left click on Properties.

    SHARING
  • Left click on the tab entitled Sharing.
  • Left click on the option button entitled Advanced Sharing.
  • Place a check mark in the box entitled Share this folder.
  • Left click on the option button entitled Permissions.
  • You should see a group called Everyone in the list entitled Group or user names.
  • If you do not see a group called Everyone in the list, left click the Add button.
  • Enter the name Everyone in the default box, and press Check Names button.
  • Left click on OK to leave the Select user of groups area.
  • Place a check mark in the box entitled Full Control.
  • Left click on Apply.
  • Left click on OK to exit the Permissions for Microsoft Flight Simulator X area.
  • Left click on OK to exit the Advanced Sharing area.

    SECURITY
  • Next, click on Security tab.
  • Left click on Edit.
  • Left click on Add.
  • Enter the name Everyone in the default box, and press Check Names button.
  • Left click on OK to leave the Select user of groups area.
  • Place a check mark in the box entitled Full Control.
  • Left click on Apply. (NOTE: The system will ripple through the simulator files)
  • Left click on OK to exit the Permissions for Microsoft Flight Simulator X area.
  • Left click on Close.

    Repeat the above process for all other required folder sharing.

    Restart your simulator after setting the folder sharing.


    WIDEFS MODE
    If you are going to be running in the WideFS mode (i.e., running IYP via WideClient on a CLIENT PC), then be sure to turn OFF Password Protection on the HOST PC. To do this on the HOST PC (running the simulator)...

  • Left click on Start
  • Left click on Control Panel
  • Select Category View in the View by drop down list
  • Left click on Network and Internet
  • Left click on Network and Sharing Center
  • Left click on Change advanced sharing settings on the left hand list
  • Near the bottom of the page, select Turn off password protected sharing
  • Re-boot the HOST PC.


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