Because I'd noticed that the function keys on my new laptop worked differently from my old one, I pulled up a save file for Asguaard to check the balloon.
Now, instead of F6 and F7, its ctrl+F6 and ctrl+F7. I noticed that someone else had to use lock plus the keys. It might be helpful to other players to post here any more variations, so that people don't get stuck.
f7, F7, ctrl f7 or ctrl F7 or ctrl+F7 doesn't work. fn F7 or f7 doesn't work, alt F7 or alt f7 doesn't work. I tried many, many different combinations with no success. I have downloaded the game again. No change. I've tried to land in all kinds of different places, even as soon as I come out at the first flight. I know I have to be over land to be able to land the balloon and I always am. This is so frustrating.
Well, I have a silly question, too. What are the F keys besides the letter F or the fn? F1 does nothing.
Never mind! I found out what was wrong. It is the little, tiny letter and number next to the big icons for my volume controllers. I have to hit the fn button first each time. At least now I can play it again!