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FSUIPC4 not finding DLL:XML when reinstalling.

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Hello,  I had to reinstall FSX and and when I did  the same with FSUIPC4 it said "Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC".  Then it showed the path  and it ended  with ROAMING, but my path continues with 2 more steps: MICROSOFT and FSX. In AVSIM they have recommeded people not to place FSX in the Program folder but in C:\ FSX to avoid issues with Windows, so I did so and I guess it is the reason why this happen. I am using Windows 7. I am  not very familiar with this system and  the DLL:XML file but I hope there is a not too diffcult way to fix it or else I have to reinstall it in the Program folder again.

Kind regards

Gunnar B

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5 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

Hello,  I had to reinstall FSX and and when I did  the same with FSUIPC4 it said "Cannot edit the DLL.XML file to activate FSUIPC".  Then it showed the path  and it ended  with ROAMING, but my path continues with 2 more steps: MICROSOFT and FSX.

Yes, that's correct. Those two parts are always added (but different for Prepar3D).

5 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

MICROSOFT and FSX. In AVSIM they have recommeded people not to place FSX in the Program folder but in C:\ FSX to avoid issues with Windows, so I did so and I guess it is the reason why this happen.

No, that is wrong. My own FSX is in E:\FSX and my P3D is in E:\P3D. That's fine and good, and has nothing to do with where the DLL.XML is.

I cannot help with the information you have provided. Please paste the contents of the Install log, which is always required with such inquiries. That is why it is produced .You can paste its contents into a message here, it is an ordinary text file.

Pete

 

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Thanks a lot for the fastest answer I have ever had in the sim sites. But I am sorry because I can't remember having seen  the instalation page? I only have the readme and a doc. about what can go wrong  with the installation. I am only using the freeware so perhaps it is better to download it again and that might solve the problem?

Gunnar

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I found this in the User's guide:

5. Finds the path to your FSX.CFG file—or all of those that may be used if more than one. These are in folders related to

the users of FSX. If a suitable path is not found, installation cannot be automatically completed. You will have to find it

yourself and then either Edit the DLL.XML file you find there, or create a new complete DLL.XML file. Without this,

FSX’s Simconnect system will not load FSUIPC4. (Details of the DLL.XML file will be posted on the Support Forum—

I’d like to know of such cases so something better can be done if possible).

6. Finally, other files in the package are copied into the modules folder alongside FSUIPC4.

Okay. If you are not Registering FSUIPC4 (because you are installing it only in order to run application programs or add-in

aircraft panels) then you have now completed installation and can simply load up Flight Simulator and go fly. The only user

facilities you have in FSUIPC4 are those shown in the Add-Ons–FSUIPC dialogue, including message display options

(previously handled by AdvDisplay) and Logging.

However, if you have

 

I looked in the DLL.XML but there was nothing there that I could relate to FSUIPC4 so I may create a new one? But I don't know how.

Gunnar B

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2 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

But I am sorry because I can't remember having seen  the instalation page?

What "installation page". Sorry, who said anything about any page?

Oh, i see. My "Install  log" got corrupted somehow into "Inst;; pg".  Sorry, no idea how that happened. didn't it look wrong to you?

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 I only have the readme and a doc. about what can go wrong  with the installation.

What "readme" and a "doc about what can go wrong"? Sorry, you've lost me. They don't sound related to anything of mine.

The current FSUIPC4.ZIP file contains the installer, Install FSUIPC.exe, and two documents, FSUIPC 4.955 Changes.docx (which should actually be a PDF -- I'll fix that now), and the Installing and Registering FSUIPC4.pdf, so I've no idea what you are looking at at all I'm afraid.

However, the file I was asking you to show me is the one called FSUIPC4 Install.log, which is always produced when you run the Installer! There'll be a copy in the same place as the Installer, wherever you ran that, and also one in the FS Modules folder.

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I am only using the freeware so perhaps it is better to download it again and that might solve the problem?

There's no difference at all between "freeware" and anything else, only the Registration, that's all -- the Registration simply unlocks the user facilities.

I cannot help you without seeing what the Installer is doing, and that is shown step by step, in every detail, in that Log file.

Pete

 

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Yes, but I thought you had missed spelling somehow. Anyway I have the version 4.09 and there is no sign of a log file in those places. Sorry but I mixed it up with the readme file. It contained information about things that could go wrong. I see it was written by you 2007. At the end of the install I recived a kind of log but it was only a list about the paths it had searched without finding the DLL.XML file. Do I have a too old FSUIPC4 file?? or could it be corrupt?? I downloaded it in december 2014. The DLL.XML is there so why does the program stop at the word "ROAMING? It seems to expect the program to be there and not two steps further away. And in the FSX folder I don't find any FSUIPC folder if it should be placed there.

Gunnar

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3 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

I downloaded it in december 2014.

As Thomas says, it dates to April 2007 -- so where on Earth did you download it from in Decembrt 2014? Certainly no official place! Current at that time was 4.937d.

3 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

The DLL.XML is there so why does the program stop at the word "ROAMING? It seems to expect the program to be there and not two steps further away.

As I explained earlier, those two further steps are used but they vary. You are misinterpreting things. If you want me to help you must SHOW me things, not read bits and quote out of context! But I am only interested in helping at all if you are using the currently supported version, 4.955.

3 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

And in the FSX folder I don't find any FSUIPC folder if it should be placed there.

There's never ever been an "FSUIPC" folder. Whoever mentioned one?

Pete

 

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Now I have installed the latest version and it solved  everthing. I started to suspect that  my version was too old and perhaps corrupt in a way or another.  I am sorry if I got you a bit upset but I am a novice in how the program works so sometimes i'm only guessing, and it can also bee difficult to know what is important to show. I see that many are more or less experts in how the computer and the programs work, but I am surely not. Anyhow I have appreciated ver much your help -- so many thanks,

By the way, I see that there is still an offer on the net of ver.4.09.

Gunnar B

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14 minutes ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

By the way, I see that there is still an offer on the net of ver.4.09.

Offer? What do you mean? A pirated copy?

And where is this, what is the URL?

Pete

 

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 They call themselves "Flyawaysimulations.com" and I don't know if they are authorizised or not. I just wrote "fsuipc4 free" and got several suggestions, also from your site, but your site isn't on the top of the list. The heading contains the version number too. If I remember right I also saw other versions offered that weren't the latest one.

Gunnar B

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2 hours ago, Gunnar Bjorklund said:

Flyawaysimulations.com

Hmmm. Tried that and it is never found. Maybe it does host pirate software and so blocked by some ISPs. I certainly can't get to it here, but I do see it with a Google search on "FSUIPC free". But the official one (the Schiratti site it first -- that site is not mine, by the way, but Mr. Schiratti's of Project Magenta fame. My only "site" is this one here, and the download links in  the "Download Links" subforum here is my repository for all my stuff and other useful things. The Schiratti site links to files here too, so I can keep them up to date, but only Mr. Schiratti can change the text on his site.

I really don't understand why folks would go anywhere but the official sites, unless they are trying to get pirated registered versions.

Pete

 

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Well, I am using  Internet Explorer now instead of Goggles because I dont like the way they changed Goggles. Yes this site was presented in my search.  I don't think people always do it intentionally, and it can be difficult sometimes to know which site is the original site. And your app. is free so why try to go anywhere else. I am living in Italy so it seems as You get different results depending of where you live. It may be a way of avoiding that you discover that they exsist. It should be in the heading which is the official site,I think.

My best regards to you

Gunnar B

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15 hours ago, Pete Dowson said:

Hmmm. Tried that and it is never found. Maybe it does host pirate software and so blocked by some ISPs.

No, Gunnar mis-spelled it. It's flyawaysimulation.com

Cheers!

Luke

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1 hour ago, Luke Kolin said:

No, Gunnar mis-spelled it. It's flyawaysimulation.com

Ah, thanks found it. Yes, they are hosting very old and unsupported versions of FSUIPC3 and FSUIPC4. I've tried to find an email for the organiser, or even a PM method, and failed, so I've just posted a general message for now.

Very annoying.

Pete

 

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