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  1. I had the same question. I recommend clicking backup just in case instead of deleting. Here was my post: fresh install https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=74365&share_tid=269913&share_pid=4653759&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforums%2Eeagle%2Eru%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F269913-fresh-install%2Fpage__view__findpost__p__4653759&share_type=t&link_source=app Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Perhaps that might be an option yes but I have too many issues with this: 1. Are all DCS modules also available on Steam? 2. Can you transfer everything from DCS standalone to Steam without extra purchase or do you need to buy everything again on Steam? 3. Can you then still use the standalone version besides the Steam version as well or are you not allowed to have duplicate licenses, one for the standalone version and one for the Steam version? 4. I've read posts and watched YouTube videos and it seems there is a general preference for non-Steam installs. Even Grim Reapers in one of their videos says to get rid of the Steam version if you have it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. SOLVED - no more extra files after updating DCS OpenBeta I had a support ticket on this as well and they told me to wait for the next update and that all files would be checked. So I have updated to using Skate Zilla's DCS Updater / Launcher GUI. I then did a REPAIR and ticked the option to search for extra files. It then informed me again of those same extra files and I clicked "Backup". It then removed a few unnecessary files but also 2 modules: A-10C and Ka-50. So I thought, OK this time it didn't delete my terrains which took me ages to re-download a week ago so I started DCS World and re-downloaded those 2 modules which didn't take too long. Exited DCS World after double-checking all modules were there. Finally, I did another REPAIR and also a CLEANUP just to be sure no extra files were found this time. And it didn't find extra files so that's great.
  4. SOLVED! OK apparently according to DCS log file it could not find Windows "Saved Games" folder and then DCS defaults to "My documents\My games" folder instead. So here is the solution if you want to recreate your Windows 10 "Saved Games" folder to the default location in your users folder: Download batch file from following site: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23504-restore-default-location-personal-folders-windows-10-a.html#11 Or create the batch file yourself with following content: Then, if you want you can move this "Saved Games" windows library to another drive by right-clicking and selecting "properties" and then go to the "location" tab.
  5. I found this thread relating to my issue. I did a fresh install as well and copied over my config files and all works fine except that when I want to do a repair/cleanup (using Skate Zilla's DCS Updater / Launcher GUI tool), it tells me "cleanup has found some extra files not belonging to the vanilla game install:" (see attached screenshot) So I clicked "Move to backup" but apparently all these files were the aircraft, tech and terrain modules that I reinstalled in DCS after the fresh install. So now I went back to vanilla install and had to put all these files back. Is there any way to avoid this message?? Thanks
  6. I downloaded and installed DCS World OpenBeta completely from scratch after backing up my game install folder. Started DCS and launched a quickstart mission in the Frogfoot free plane (all my aircraft and terrain and campaign modules have to be reinstalled). Then I did a windows search in my pc searching for any files changed in the last 7 minutes when DCS was running (enter "datemodified: 03/05/2021 18:10 .. 03/05/2021 18:17" in the explorer search bar). I found the save game location!! But WTF, it's in my documents folder! So how did it end up here in "D:\Documents\My Games\DCS.openbeta" instead of "Saved Games"?
  7. Hello, I copied DCS from D to the faster C drive. When starting DCS I noticed all my settings (graphics, snapviews,...) were gone in DCS World. Even when making changes to graphics settings and then launching a quickstart mission and exiting DCS to desktop, the "D:\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\options.lua" file remains unchanged with the old files. Tried deleting "D:\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta" folder after backing it up and restarting a mission in DCS hoping that the folder would populate with new files but no, folder is still empty. I checked C:\users\USERNAME\ but there is no Saved Games folder here either. Also found another folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\DCS.openbeta which is also empty. I did a successful REPAIR and CLEANUP using Skate Zilla's DCS UPDATER UTILITY but still the same results. How can I rebuild the structure from the "Saved Games" folder so that I can overwrite it with my backup config files? Thanks
  8. Hello, I have DCS World installed on my secondary HDD drive since my boot drive (SATA SSD) that contains Windows 10 Home does not have enough space. What would be the best solution if I want to move DCS to the boot SSD to have faster load times etc? Buy a larger SATA SSD or buy a larger PCIe NVME SSD? From what I read on the internet concerning benchmarks, there seems to be almost NO performance gain by going to the PCIe version. Thanks
  9. Thanks for clearing that up. How to know which mods can go into Saved Games folder? By testing of course but is there other info on this?
  10. Labels mod only in Saved Games? Found this thread through a search. So from what I understand is that the original files need to be deleted from the DCS install location and the modded files into Saved Games? Example: I have a custom labels script and when I use JSGME or OvGME to place it into my Saved Games location, the mod does not work. I presume from what I read here because the original labels file is also in the game install location? So how do I configure JSGME or OvGME that it has to backup and delete the originals in the DCS world root directory and place the mods under Saved Games? From what I learned till now, mod managers (JSGME/OvGME) are great if it's a totally new mod (new airplane, livery, terrain) so that installation into Saved Games does not interfere with game originals. However, when you want to alter certain game aspects (labels, A-10C cockpit, ...) then you either need to overwrite the originals in the game root, or delete the originals and install mods into Saved Games, is that correct? Thanks
  11. Personally, my absolute dream would be to integrate DCS flying and combined arms with another game such as Arma 3 or Squad. Then you can either play as infantry in a realistic military shooter game, or fly. Distant future music of course... For 3.0: less stutters/smoother gameplay would make me 99% happier. Because this simply ruins gameplay and makes me not even attempt multiplayer or buy additional modules till this is fixed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Triple loading times in 3.0 is my guess[emoji2957] (A good thing I put a silly smiley face, eh.. Otherwise I would get bombed with comments that I am such a terrible person. "Lol" usually does the trick too) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Found out it had to do with latest windows updates messing up my user read/write permissions. Since it was too complicated I decided to do my bravery test and restored a system image to put my pc back in time by 3 months. Now it seems to work again as far as I can see.
  14. Since the latest update of open beta I noticed my logbook in DCS has been reset to New Pilot. The logbook.lua file in "\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\MissionEditor" does however contain all my stats. Tried deleting this file, started and closed DCS, but no new logbook file was created. Restored my logbook from backup into saved games but in DCS my stats do not appear. Just New Pilot. Windows 10 x64 PS: after update I also had to login with my callsign when launching DCS (which is autologin normally). My graphics settings were all reset, audio, gameplay, etc all reset. As well as my controls which were also reset. Even the settings in mission editor which features to display on the map etc were reset. Same for release version (not open beta)
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