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SIMstarter NG v1.4.0 = MakeRwys CRITICAL ERROR

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I have been using SIMstarter NG just fine since September, however after installing this latest version I keep getting this error when trying to set an takeoff airport:

 

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SIMstarter NG | startPos read runways.xml
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CRITICAL ERROR: Reading < C:\aerosoft\SIMstarter NG\data\userprofiles\FSX\runwaysNG.xml > caused a error. This can be caused by a faulty 'runways.xml' file. Problem:

Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 1391009, position 12.

Do you want to run MakeRwys again? Please restart SIMstarter NG after that.
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Yes   No   Cancel   
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Any suggestions? 

 

I did uninstall this latest update and reinstalled an earlier version, but SIMstarter still crashes when it tries to run MakeRwys.

 

I also deleted the runways.xml file and let SIMstarter NG create a new one, but the problem remains.

 

Thanks.

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This problem only happens when SIMstarter NG attempts to load airports. 

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Please post your file:

C:\aerosoft\SIMstarter NG\data\userprofiles\FSX\runwaysNG.xml

our double check the bad character in Line 1391009, position 12.

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Thank you for the response. I finally fixed the issue by going to http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html and downloading and replacing MakeRwys.exe in the FSX-SE main folder.

 

For some reason the existing MakeRwys.exe had today's date, while the MakeRwys.exe downloaded from Dowson's page is dated 23 September.

 

Did SIMstarter NG install a different version of MakeRwys.exe with this latest update?

 

Thanks again for a fantastic product!

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Hi,

I just did a compare using Notepad++ on the makeRwys.exe that was included with the latest version of SIMstarter (1.0.4.1) and the one listed on Peter's site and they appear to be a binary match..

 

 

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Strange. In general it will only replaced if the existing makeRwys.exe is older (lower version count) then the one in SIMstarter NG.

Anyway - it's working for you now. :O)

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Yep, it doesn't make sense to me. I appears that somehow my MakeRwys.exe became corrupted, but I have no idea how. Thanks again for the help!

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I have the same problem, i.e. I get the above mentioned message when I try to set a starting position. But Aquilam's method did not solve it. SIMstarter causes a CTD whenever I try setting a starting position. I run the latest version 1.4.1.

 

My setup: FSX-SE is running on a Windows10 system.

runwaysNG.zip

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Okay. Please use this new file.

Your Scenery Name: "FlyLogic_KFP4_LSGN Neuchtel" caused the problem. Please try to use normal characters only.

 

Download your new runwaysNG.zip

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Wow, thanks a lot, Pero! I was not aware of it, that I had used special characters. Your SIMstarter NG is simply amazing (I had happily used your freeware version in the past).

 

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:hi_s:

Thanks,

 

I got the same Problem, solved by this threat

 

Good work

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Perfekt. Do you have a copy of the "old" scenery.cfg? I would like to understand which character is crashing NG.

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