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Hi Pete

 

I am now a fully fledged member of British Airways Virtual so am now using the Phoenix client for Pireps.

 

I have however had, since installing FSUIPC a stutter every 5 seconds when using the new Aerosoft Airbus. When I removed the DLL from the FSUIPC folder (to not use FSUIPC) the stutter disappears. I would greatly like to get to the bottom of this small niggle as I would love to use FSUIPC full time in conjunction with BAV Phoenix and maybe also set up my controls via it. At present I 'enable' FSUIPC by putting back the DLL when I need to use it for BAV.

 

Background:

 

FSX with ASN weather (although the same without the weather engine)

Intel i7 3770k overclocked to 4.5Ghz

256Gb SSD for FSX and 256Gb for Win 7 Home 64bit

GTX680 2Gb

 

It doesn't matter where I am or what weather I use, in the Aerosoft Airbus I get this stutter in all views. I don't have the Flight Recorder switched on and have investigated many avenues to see what is causing it to stutter constantly every 5 seconds. It doesn't happen within any of the FSX stock aircraft? I understand the Aerosoft Airbus is certainly a more complex simulation, and if its just the limitations of my system then so be it, however I wanted to seek support from you before I give up and just put up with it?

 

Is there any possible explanation for this issue and if you would like log files etc I would be happy to provide them?

 

Many thanks for taking the time to consider this query.

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I have however had, since installing FSUIPC a stutter every 5 seconds when using the new Aerosoft Airbus. When I removed the DLL from the FSUIPC folder (to not use FSUIPC) the stutter disappears. I would greatly like to get to the bottom of this small niggle as I would love to use FSUIPC full time in conjunction with BAV Phoenix and maybe also set up my controls via it. At present I 'enable' FSUIPC by putting back the DLL when I need to use it for BAV.

 

It doesn't matter where I am or what weather I use, in the Aerosoft Airbus I get this stutter in all views. I don't have the Flight Recorder switched on and have investigated many avenues to see what is causing it to stutter constantly every 5 seconds. It doesn't happen within any of the FSX stock aircraft? I understand the Aerosoft Airbus is certainly a more complex simulation, and if its just the limitations of my system then so be it, however I wanted to seek support from you before I give up and just put up with it?

 

Is there any possible explanation for this issue and if you would like log files etc I would be happy to provide them?

 

Many thanks for taking the time to consider this query.

 

Do you get this when BAV is not being used? Is BAV the only application using FSUIPC? Do you get it with other aircraft or only that one?

 

There is nothing in FSUIPC which is on a 5 second cycle. But please do check the FSUIPC4 log file and see if any problems or failures are listed. If SimConnect is jamming up and being re-initialised regularly this could certainly cause a stutter.

 

Pete

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Hi Pete,

 

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you!

 

I only need to use FSUIPC for BAV Phoenix connection. It does stutter however as soon as I 'enable' or paste the FSUIPC.dll back in to its folder without running the Phoenix client. It does only seem apparent in the Aerosoft Airbus series so whether or not the complexities of the sim is causing the stutter? I have tried with 'stock' aircraft and all seems ok. I have checked the Flight Recorder is disabled in the Aerosoft MCDU as I thought this may be polling something, cannot see anywhere else where there could be an issue.

 

Please could you advise how I create and interrogate a log file to look for the SimConnect issue?

 

Many thanks

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Please could you advise how I create and interrogate a log file to look for the SimConnect issue?

 

I said "do check the FSUIPC4 log file"! You don't need to do anything. Just run, get the stutter, close down, find the FSUIPC4.LOG file in the FS Modules folder, and paste it into a message here.

 

Pete

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Thanks Pete, please see below:

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.938f by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "E:\Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX on Windows 7
Module base=6A080000
User Name="R****** Smith"
User Addr="******@gmail.com"
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
        0 System time = 01/02/2015 14:55:55
        0 FLT path = "C:\Users\FSX\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
      312 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
      312 FS path = "E:\Flight Simulator X\"
      655 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      655 SIM1 Frictions access gained
      655 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      655 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok
      655 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      655 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07
     3573 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
     3573 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     3573 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     3588 E:\Flight Simulator X\FLIGHTS\OTHER\FLTSIM.FLT
     3588 E:\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.AIR
   909299 E:\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A320 IAE\A320.AIR
  1062102 Aircraft="Airbus A320 British Airways G-EUUU NON EXTENDED"
  1062102 System time = 01/02/2015 15:13:37, Simulator time = 15:15:00 (15:15Z)
  1064816 Starting everything now ...
  1066158 ASN active function link set
  1066158 Ready for ASN WX radar
  1068077 Weather Mode now = Theme
  1068482 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
  1152785 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 89 secs = 29.5 fps
  1846958 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 679 secs = 29.3 fps
  2150443 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 302 secs = 29.2 fps

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Thanks Pete, please see below:

 

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  1068482 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

  1152785 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 89 secs = 29.5 fps

  1846958 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 679 secs = 29.3 fps

  2150443 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 302 secs = 29.2 fps

 

Well there's no Simconnect reconnects, so FSUIPC itslef isn't stuttering nor even seeing one. The actual flying time started after where it says "Advanced weather interface enabled". Are the Stops due to you going into menus or similar? If not are they about the right times for the stutters? (the numbers on the left are elapsed milliseconds, so the "stops" occurred at 8.4, 78 and 109 seconds into the flight. FSUIPC logs those when Simconnect tells it the Sim is stopped.

 

It looks like you didn't close FS before getting the log, so something's I might be able to see are missing. However, at present it all points to something the aircraft is doing.

 

Pete

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Hi Pete,

 

Further to my previous post, please see comparative log files for the FSX Microlight and the Aerosoft Airbus A319. As you will see there doesn't seem to be any issue appearing in the log file? It is still stuttering every 4-5 seconds in the Airbus A319, more noticeable when in turns.

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.938f by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "E:\Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX on Windows 7
Module base=6BCB0000
User Name="***"
User Addr="***"
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
       15 System time = 02/02/2015 12:42:19
       15 FLT path = "C:\Users\FSX\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
      312 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
      312 FS path = "E:\Flight Simulator X\"
      655 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      655 SIM1 Frictions access gained
      655 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      655 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok
      655 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      655 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07
     3354 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
     3354 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     3354 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     3369 E:\Flight Simulator X\FLIGHTS\OTHER\FLTSIM.FLT
     3369 E:\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.AIR
     8892 Weather Mode now = Theme
    73617 Aircraft="Aircreation582SL red"
    73617 System time = 02/02/2015 12:43:32, Simulator time = 12:43:00 (12:43Z)
    78219 Starting everything now ...
    78375 ASN active function link set
    78375 Ready for ASN WX radar
    81729 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   121166 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 47 secs = 30.0 fps
   123631 C:\Users\FSX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT
   134364 System time = 02/02/2015 12:44:33, Simulator time = 12:43:47 (12:43Z)
   134364 *** FSUIPC log file being closed
Average frame rate for running time of 47 secs = 30.0 fps
G3D fix: Passes 8967, Null pointers 0, Bad pointers 0, Separate instances 0
Memory managed: 13 Allocs, 13 Freed
********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.938f by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "E:\Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX on Windows 7
Module base=6BCB0000
User Name="***"
User Addr="***"
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
        0 System time = 02/02/2015 12:46:49
        0 FLT path = "C:\Users\FSX\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
       15 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
       15 FS path = "E:\Flight Simulator X\"
      249 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      249 SIM1 Frictions access gained
      249 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      249 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok
      249 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      249 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07
     2777 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
     2777 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     2777 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     2792 E:\Flight Simulator X\FLIGHTS\OTHER\FLTSIM.FLT
     2792 E:\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.AIR
    20358 E:\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A319 IAE\A319IAE.AIR
    33353 Weather Mode now = Theme
    58173 Aircraft="Airbus A319 IAE BRITISH AIRWAYS"
    58173 System time = 02/02/2015 12:47:48, Simulator time = 12:47:19 (12:47Z)
    59561 Starting everything now ...
    60294 ASN active function link set
    60294 Ready for ASN WX radar
    63087 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   282689 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 224 secs = 29.9 fps
   288040 C:\Users\FSX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT
   299319 System time = 02/02/2015 12:51:49, Simulator time = 12:51:03 (12:51Z)
   299319 *** FSUIPC log file being closed
Average frame rate for running time of 224 secs = 29.9 fps
G3D fix: Passes 9383, Null pointers 0, Bad pointers 0, Separate instances 0
Memory managed: 52 Allocs, 52 Freed
********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

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Both instances look perfect as far as FSUIPC is concerned. The performance (30 fps or close) was maintained well in both cases and there are no stops.

 

I think the Airbus has the problem. Maybe there's something it doesn't like about the options or assignments you have in FSUIPC?

 

Sorry, I think you need to do to the Airbus support forum.

 

Pete

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Hi Pete,

 

Thanks for looking at this, it is much appreciated. I will check with Aerosoft regards this issue. I have nothing switched on or assigned in FSUIPC, all controllers are assigned via FSX, as mentioned I only need FSUIPC to run the BAV Phoenix tool.

 

Thank you again for your input... I will get to the bottom of this! :razz:

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