I think this happened with SU7. I have 200 hours of flight time in the sim, almost all of it in the stock Cessna 152. Today I noticed I now only have around 4.5 hours flight time.
I did try out the JP Logistics mod recently which I expected to start at zero as its technically a different plane in the sim. I also flew a different livery colour of the stock Asobo 152 for a few flights, and that plane started at zero hours. which I figured was due to the change of livery.
Now I’m back in the blue aviators livery which I must have well over 100 hours in, and it was on 4 hours.
This has really depressed me, it’s like my relationship with this little plane that I built up over hundreds of hours and months of flying has been erased.
I noticed the same and was a little disappointed too. It’s not a huge deal but I had an emotional connection to the racked up hours as well.
I‘m doing a hand-flown VFR tour around the Mediterranean Sea currently, and my 2:30 h boring flight from Sicily to Tunis was registered in the logbook as 1 minute on the tarmac in Tunis. It’s just ab entry but still I was disappointed. Takes away from your sense of achievement and I think a game company should take that more seriously.
Yeah you can say that I guess, but would have been ‘worse’ if they just deleted all the old and created the new files in the new folders without bringing the ‘stats’ along for the ride. Moving the files would have been best, but hey Asobo/MS still has another 8.5 years to give that a try.
Editing that .cfg file (plain text) will get the selected planes HOBBS back to whatever you want , but if you have also lost your Logbook , there is no easy (or difficult) way to edit the binary Logbook file - if it’s lost, it’s lost !!
It probably would have got lost exchanging it with the MS servers ?
So there “should” be a way to backup that file, so you can restore it if needed.
I cannot recall the exact filename, and have never attempted to do a backup / restore, mainly because I have never lost my Logbook, and in any case, I run almost all the time in Dev Mode, so I do not even generate a logbook.
Maybe Asobo, or some 3rd part dev, will come up with a Logbook backup/restore tool ?
Remember: “There are two kinds of people in this world…”
People who back up their files and people who haven’t experienced losing all their files yet.
Thanks to everyone for all the support in this thread, I’ll try and edit the config files after work either tonight or tomorrow. Considering how serious some people take flight simming this seems like a major bug from Asobo’s end and surprised there hasn’t been more noise about it.
Many of us lost their flight time when an update was introduced in April, those hours are now forgotten.
I highly recommend using another third party service for logging your flight time. I am using fshub.io, much more intuitive, amazing features, working across all simulators. And you don’t lose your flight time!