I think I’ve figured it out. I’ve been experimenting. It’s one of my addons. I don’t know which one, or how to get it. It’s one that connects to the sim eg. vpilot, not a direct addon, however I can’t seem to identify which one.
Unfortunately that’s the real peril of so many add-ons. Even with the few I have, I sometimes (fortunately not often) have to play the “Truffle Hunt” and divide the collection in two, remove half, restart. Wash, rinse, repeat until I boiled it down.
If that not helps you ( remove mods from community folder ), then try to cleanup appdata ( remove rollingcache.ccc, folders like 'cache, dcs, scenery** , dce). Also ensure there was never add-ons like google-map-replacement installed ( if so, clean hosts file ).
Do you mean under %appdata%? For hours I’ve been messing around with the exe.xml file, when I completely deleted it my sim loaded without issues but then when I click to do a flight it crashed. So frustrating, literally last night I did a flight and then the game just decides it wants to ■■■■■■■■.
what exactly ? This file is for starting plugins ( simconnect ), etc.
But as mentioned, first try the cleanup ( and dont forget the windows hosts file, if the mentioned add-on was installed ). If that will not help, add some additional informations in the post, may most important the error message which you can find within the windows event log. Also its allways important to distinct “ctd while startup - vs - ctc while start a flight - vs - ctd in a flight”. If the issue while “startup” is gone, there are topics with possible reasons for the other situations.
So, CTD would happen at around 60% on the loading bar. I wiped the community folder, uninstalled GSX and FSPUIPC- Nothing. I then dug around forums, tried everything, drivers, audio devices, hardware… and came across the XML forum. I saw that GSX had made a backup XML, and the main exe.xml and the backups looked like a mess in general, so I deleted it and launched. This time I was able to load into the main menu, however then I expirienced a crash upon clicking “World Map”. So I narrowed it down to the issue being an external application trying to connect the sim. I then created a new exe.xml using a template on the forum, and this time it CTD at the same spot - 50-60% loading bar. At that point I had given up and have completely deleted msfs and am reinstalling it.