That is a rather odd statement, given that I can launch FSX:SE directly from my Desktop Icon, without having the Steam program running at all, much less minimized to the taskbar!
Jim, all of the installers I code, and as far as I'm aware those created via Clickteam, read either the HKCU AppPath key or the HKLM SetupPath key to determine the absolute path to any specific program. For example, to find FSX's path, I can use this command string:I've read that the installer simply accepts whichever it encounters first. I don't know enough to know if this is correct or not. If it is true it would seem to be a relatively simple matter to transpose the entries to select the version that something could be directed to.
ReadRegStr $INSTDIR HKLM "Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\flight simulator\10.0" SetupPath
ReadRegStr $INSTDIR HKCU "Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\flight simulator\10.0" AppPath
ReadRegStr $INSTDIR HKCU "Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\flight simulator - steam edition\10.0" AppPath
Can't agree with that, what about people that did not buy the deluxe CD version of FSX? No SDK. Agree the DLLs are used but are in the FSX main folders? Don't know for sure because I have the deluxe version. I also see the FSX:SE has put the simconnect.dll (ver 10.0.62607) in the GAC, while others have is in WinSXS (FSX:SE) only. FSX:SE has it in the WinSXS also.All of the dlls are used from within FSX. The information regarding using the tools, such as cabdir, bglcomp etc. is still referenced.
The SDK is still usable, just not for creation of new software.
No, but you could carefully transpose the " - steam edition" from the FSX:SE key to the FSX key, run your installer(s), then change them back to the way they were. I advise making a precautionary "backup" of the Registry just in case you make a boo-boo.Hi Bill (n4gix),
From your post it sounds like the info I read regarding how an auto-installer locates FSX is correct. And after posting the images I realized that the complete path wasn't shown; they are in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER". Now, my ignorance is likely to come to the forefront here but, to your knowledge, could a simple transposition of the "10.0" entries redirect the auto-installation?