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    PMDG 737 FMC Question

    The FMC says DATALINK CONFIG INVALID. I'm not sure what that means or how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
    John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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    Is that when you are trying to import your FP?
    Mike Murphy

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      #3
      No the flightplan from Simbrief imported correctly. It's a message at the bottom of the FMC.
      John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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        #4
        Hello !

        Are you trying to import winds from the RTE DATA page or the DES FORECAST page ?
        If yes, you need to make sure the WX file is sent to the right folder via the SIMBRIEF downloader. The flightplan and winds are two different files.

        Cheers
        R.
        Rémi David | Pilot (Upright and Inverted) | Sim Enthusiast

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          #5
          Yes, trying to import winds on the DES FORECAST page and get this message. I don't know what you mean by wx file needs to be sent to right folder via simbrief downloader. How do I change that. Thanks
          John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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          • Helibrewer
            Helibrewer commented
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            The Simbrief Downloader allows you to choose separate file destinations for flight plan and weather. Weather has it's on folder

          #6
          So, there is two files that need to be sent to the right folders: the .RTE is going to the flightplan folder. The other one is the XXXXXXXX.wx file (with XXXXXXX being your DEP and DEST airports) which contains your winds should be sent to another folder (path is in the "introduction" pdf provided with the airplane).
          Rémi David | Pilot (Upright and Inverted) | Sim Enthusiast

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            #7
            Originally posted by TSP_Simracing View Post
            Hello !

            Are you trying to import winds from the RTE DATA page or the DES FORECAST page ?
            If yes, you need to make sure the WX file is sent to the right folder via the SIMBRIEF downloader. The flightplan and winds are two different files.

            Cheers
            R.
            Ahhh !! Thanks mate ! 🤗

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              #8
              I guess I'm not understanding this Simbrief Downloader. I see nothing in the pdf manual how to set up where the wx file goes. It makes reference to page 117 but I don't see anything there that pertains to this. I'm assuming it's a setting I need to change but have no idea where the settings are. Thanks
              John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                #9
                Originally posted by TexasStar15 View Post
                I guess I'm not understanding this Simbrief Downloader. I see nothing in the pdf manual how to set up where the wx file goes. It makes reference to page 117 but I don't see anything there that pertains to this. I'm assuming it's a setting I need to change but have no idea where the settings are. Thanks
                Page 117 of the PMDG Introduction document tells you where you need to put each of these files, but it’s somewhat confusing. The file paths it gives say {MSFS Root} which may not be clear to those who don’t go poking around in the Windows file system. I’m away from my sim computer now, but you should be able to just google for “MSFS installation location” and find that part.

                Anyway, once you have that entire path, use that in the setting page for the Simbrief Downloader to specify where that program will download your new flight plans and the associated winds data.
                Herb Schaltegger - Father, husband, lawyer, engineer & getting too old for this $#!t. Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Ball!TM.

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                  For me, it is here: C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_ 8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work
                  Mike Murphy

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                  • Helibrewer
                    Helibrewer commented
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                    And here you will see the Flightplans and WX folders

                  #11
                  Well not sure what I'm doing wrong but set everything up as you guys say above and when I go into forecast and try to upload the wx, it's still saying DATALINK CONFIG INVALID.
                  John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                  • TSP_Simracing
                    TSP_Simracing commented
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                    Are you using the SimBrief Download Manager ? Might be worth doing a manual import to see if it's working

                  #12
                  I tried it both ways, with Simbrief and manually and same thing.
                  John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                    #13
                    Why don't you tell us what paths you have set for the route and wind file ?
                    Georg Naujoks

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                      #14
                      Works for me.
                      Wind data uplink should be
                      AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8 wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work\WX

                      Jude Bradley
                      System specs: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, i9-9900KF Gigabyte Z390, RTX-2070, 32GB RAM Prepar3D V5 X-Plane 11.50 Beta tester for MS2020
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                        #15
                        That's exactly what I have Jude
                        John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                          #16
                          I tried rebooting the computer and low and behold it's working. Thanks for all your help guys!
                          John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                            #17
                            I believe Simbrief files have to be imported in their respective folders before starting the Sim for them to be able to load into the FMS. Haven't tried it myself but read it somewhere! It's a bit clunky thats why I'm currently doing it manually via the FMS. Hopefully a better solution will arise in the future.

                            Innes Browning

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                              #18
                              I put the wx file in the right folder (C:\Users\mdams\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work\WX), but the FMC says INVALID WX FILE. The rte imports just fine.
                              MSFS2020 PMDG B737 & DC-6 | Virpil Stick & Collective | RTX 3090 | I910900K @4.9 | Reverb G2

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                                #19
                                It's local state r.feijen, not roaming.

                                AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8 wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work\WX
                                John Snyder Jr/ Prepar 3D V4.5, MSFS 2020

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                                  #20
                                  Originally posted by TexasStar15 View Post
                                  It's local state r.feijen, not roaming.

                                  AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8 wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work\WX
                                  Under Localstat#packages in my case there is no pmdg plane folder.
                                  MSFS2020 PMDG B737 & DC-6 | Virpil Stick & Collective | RTX 3090 | I910900K @4.9 | Reverb G2

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