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FSW registry key?

Discussion in 'Flight Sim World' started by arno, 7 Dec 2017.

  1. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Now that we have a SDK, I would like to let MCX support FSW. But how can I find the install location of FSW. Does anybody know which registry key to check for that?

    Or would I need to find out where Steam is installed and go from there?
     
  2. ca_metal

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    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSW

    Mine is there. ^
     
  3. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    I know what the folder is, but in Windows versions with different languages the names of these folders can be different. So it would be safest to not hardcode the path and use some kind of registry key to locate it.
     
  4. ca_metal

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    Oh sorry, don't have a clue how steam manage their registries.
     
  5. SamY4480

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    I couldn't find anything under HKLM but HKCU\Software\Valve\Steam has a string entry of SteamPath which points to the location of my steam installation (D:\Steam). The App ID of FSW is 389280 which may possibly be required. I only have one steam installation folder but I should point out that it's possible to have multiple steam installation folders in order to ensure particular apps are installed in specific drives. I don't how that's handled in the registry.
     
  6. bdf369

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    Looks like it's AppPath under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dovetail Games\Flight Sim World\1.0
     
  7. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    Thanks, I'll check it I can find that one on my machine as well.
     
  8. SamY4480

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    Yep I've got that entry as well. Don't know how I missed that first time. :(