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I have gotten WED to work great ( 1.2 w/ XPlane 9.7). Absolutely no issues until this morning. Now when I try to load apt.dat files I now get an error message:  unable to read apt.dat file,'C: documents and settings\owner\Desktop\XPlane9\Resources\default scenery\default apt.dat -- illegal version(line2).

So now no preloaded airport data will load.

Not sure what to do? Please advise...



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answered by (3.5k points)

Why don't you use the new WED 1.6b2 instead? You can export for X-plane 9.7 with that version too, and it will handle the significant amount of new features like Ramp start parameters and ground traffic. It is a very stable version.

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I just downloaded your suggestion and I get the same, exact, error message. It just will not load the apt.dat files for the pre-installed airports anymore. I have no idea how to fix this nor how this got started? I completely uninstalled the previous version/s too before I did the install.

Thanks for your suggestion though.
commented by (3.5k points)
Do you run WED in window mode? Some problems have been reported with full screen mode.
commented by (3.5k points)
On this page :

-click on "Scenery tools (including WED)"

-Search for "illegal"

You will find 8 entries, 3 of which are directly related to your problem :

Laminar Research now strongly recommends to import airports from the gateway via the built in function.