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gart22 #1 Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:21 PM

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Game says it's corrupted and I want to reinstall it.  How can I do it and not lose all my progress and planes?

ClosedCoffin #2 Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

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All our stuff is kept on servers, not our own hard drives.

You'll be fine reinstalling game.


Edited by ClosedCoffin, 25 April 2019 - 07:26 PM.


losttwo #3 Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:28 PM

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if you uninstall and wait 2 years to re-install you would be amazed at all the goodies you gain.

Just my experience.

 

On a serious note.

You will not lose anything and everything will be as you left it.

 

However the game hub has a repair feature that you can use. it does a pretty good job of fixing it and making playable.

I use it every time before I start a gaming session.



gart22 #4 Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:44 PM

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Thank you.  Repair feature kept locking up.  It used to work.

Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:44 PM

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I delete and reinstall the game about once a week.  It helps with a lot of problems check and repair won't fix.  Never lost anything that I noticed.
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bradk62 #6 Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:48 PM

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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 25 April 2019 - 10:44 PM, said:

I delete and reinstall the game about once a week.  It helps with a lot of problems check and repair won't fix.  Never lost anything that I noticed.

 

ditto.  don't worry. 

 

but, full disclosure - I haven't check all 70 of my planes since my last reinstall.



vcharng #7 Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:57 AM

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I think the only thing you may lost is key mapping, others are going to be fine.

GonerNL #8 Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:14 AM

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you could always back up the preferences.xml that's where keymapping is saved I think ...
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blindfoId #9 Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:41 AM

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View Postgart22, on 25 April 2019 - 10:21 PM, said:

Game says it's corrupted and I want to reinstall it.  How can I do it and not lose all my progress and planes?

 

All your property is tied to your account, not game client. Reinstalling the game won't affect your account in any way. the only thing that can be lost during reinstalling is your settings: controls, graphics, sound etc. as they are save in the preferences.xml which is usually deleted when you uninstall the game. Still, as GonerNL correctly says, you can just back up this file before reinstalling. 




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