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    Helios complete uninstall and reinstall advice & on dual use in DCS 1.5 and 2

    I've really screwed up my setup trying to use helios in DCS 1.5 and 2.0 and need to completely uninstall and reinstall helios. Other than using the standard windows uninstaller is there anything else that I should do to uninstall? Also, I can't seem to find any directions on how to to a clean new install. Anyone have a link to those?

    Any specific advice for installing/running helios on both old and new versions of DCS?

    Thanks very much if you can give any help!

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    What was the exact problem?

    Helios does not know you have dual install. Helios only needs to be installed and then you need to make it work in 1.5 and 2.0 with export script.

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    Thanks for responding!

    I feel like an idiot, but I cannot figure out how to re-install Helios. Can you direct me to a link with instructions on how to do it?

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    This is IMHO the only manual for Helios ever published; https://www.dropbox.com/s/90h0qyy5qd...nual.pdf?raw=1

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    Hansolo, thanks again for taking the time.

    Yep. I got that manual, but the link to the download does not work. I went to Gadrock's Workshop and downloaded the Helios 1.3.1.190 zip file, but when you unzip it there is no setup file or text file to explain installation. Any other ideas? Can I get a functioning installer from someone as it is freeware? Or is there a way to use that file to install?

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    Step 1
    1 A: Download HELIOS from gadroc workshop site direct link here
    1 B: Extract that zip file somewhere (desktop) and you end up with with single .msi file which is installer

    Step 2
    2 A: Install the helios with usual next-next-next clicks.
    2 B: Set up your profiles, hopefully you haven't deleted those.

    Step 3
    3 A: Download export.lua file from here
    3 B: Place it in to Saved Games\DCS\Scripts folder (for 1.5)
    3 C: Place it in to Saved Games\DCS.openalpha\Scripts folder (for 2.0)

    Step 4
    4 A: Run helios
    4 B: Run DCS and test

    export.lua is my own and I commented out the following lines:
    -- os.setlocale("ISO-8559-1", "numeric")
    -- local dcsSr=require('lfs');dofile(dcsSr.writedir()..[[Scripts\DCS-SimpleRadioStandalone.lua]])
    -- local Tacviewlfs=require('lfs');dofile(Tacviewlfs.writed ir()..'Scripts/TacviewExportDCS.lua')
    Come back to us if you have any problems.

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    Odd. In this there is a file called HeliosSetup-Stable-1.3.190.msi . If I unpack that and double click on the link then the installer runs

    http://www.gadrocsworkshop.com/helios/latest

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    Even odder, every time that I unzipped the file using 8 Zip on Windows 8.1 I got a bunch of files, not any .msi file. So I tried extracting with a different tool from a networked iMac and the .msi file showed up! I'll try setting up now and let you know how things go.

    I can't thank you enough for your help. Fantastic of you.

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    Unfortunately still not Exporting/Importing anything to my panels

    Here is what I did:

    Uninstalled Helios
    Renamed the XX\documents\Helios folder to Helios Old
    Reinstalled helios
    Copied necessary profiles and associated files into the new XX\Documents\Helios folder
    Copied your export.lua file into Saved Games\DCS\Scripts folder
    Opened and re-saved the profile in Helios Editor

    Still did not work.

    This started after I installed DCS 2 and tried to redirect the Helios A-10C Interface to DCS 2 Alpha. After that nothing has worked. Are there any other files that I should manually try to delete when re-installing Helios? Any other ideas?

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    Hey FlyDoc. Tomorrow we have an open event. Show up and I can then possibly help you there in teamspeak. Also I'll be running late (either RL or flight)

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