[Do I need to install an enabler like "Scorpion's Enabler" if I'm not yet going to fly on line?? If so what does it actually do??]
If you don't fly online yet, then no, you probably don't need anything like the Enabler. I started out flying strictly offline, then gradually began to make occasional forays into the online world. But most of my flying is still offline. When I do fly online, the Enabler is a must, but you probably don't need it.........YET!
[...recommended sequence for installing ...With perhaps the addition of an enabler?]
Well, with "Scorpion's Enabler" you would do it a little differently because of the way that Enabler works----you'd create separate sub-folders in the EAW folder for the add-on flight models.
I haven't installed EAW Stab 1.2 yet (today, maybe?) so I don't know if you do anything differently. The best thing to do is to consult the Readme file for Stab 1.2 for installation instructions.
If Stab 1.2 doesn't change anything, then I would install the remainder of what you have in the following order:
1) ECA Control Panel 2.0
2) EAW Control 2000
[I was unable to find the message thread "Help with....ECA Enabler"]
Actually, that was a direct hyperlink. If you clicked on the underlined "Help with...", then a new browser window should have opened with that message thread in it. Here it is again with the full thread name: Help with ECA 1.4 /ECA Panel andECA Enabler. P.S. if you search for it "manually", the last entry was at 02-02-2000 12:20 AM.
[...I did find a HILARIOUS exchange...]
I doubt it will be the last one! There is a reason this is usually referred to as a community! We do seem to have a lot of fun here in addition to actually answering EAW and computer-related questions! I think that's the reason I check this forum just about every day (sometimes more frequently!). I'm nowhere near as good as some of the storytellers, so I usually just restrict myself to reading and enjoying (and laughing hysterically)!
Well, if you have any other questions, you've found where to ask!