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Conversion of Static Models with non-English Versions of Windows

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gadgets

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It reportedly is not possible to convert a static model of an aircraft designed for one version of Flight Simulator for use in another version with the German version of Windows. For example, it is not possible to convert a static model of a FS9 aircraft into P3Dv2 format when using German Windows.

Such problems are generally due to use of other than "." as the decimal separator and are likely to be encountered with any version of Windows that doesn't use "." as the decimal separator.

When SAMM fails to convert a static model due to this situation, it issues the rather non-specific message
Unable to convert this model for use with FS version. MCX .dll issue.
Should you experience this error when using a non-English version of Windows, try switching to English.

Don
 

gadgets

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After further investigation, the "culprit" (in the case of FS9 to FSX conversions) is XtoMdl.exe, a utility in the FSX SDK. It require the use of "." as the decimal separator. Presumably the same constraint applies to all intra-FS-Version conversions.

Don
 
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