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  1. About STB Betas: Betas offer “leading edge” changes and are the fastest way to get new functions and bug fixes. Compared to “official updates” they may have received slightly less testing with an ongoing effort to bring testing up to "Official Update" standards. The risks are small but should be understood, and I'm here to help with any beta issues. It’s highly valuabled to us when people try betas, and report their experiences as they wish. Here's the next beta update for STB for Prepar3D V4, and this one is likely to become the next official update. There are only content changes (i.e. logos in this one, no actual code changes for the moment. As usual the beta is cumulative and incldues all changes to date, so here's a list of the changes since the last official update: Summary of Changes in V4.2.2019.12100 1) Updated airline configuration and logos for all available AIG Winter 2018 flight plans, available as at May 1st 2019 and supported by the "One Click Installer (OCI). These should be complete coverage, where logos etc are available. As far as I know, only two airlines cannot be sourced reliably. 2) Updated logos for major UK airports and Washington State, USA. You can download the STB Client update from here: bit.ly/2vTMfJN Note STB Data Server has not changed since the last beta, and the current beta version remains as V4.2.2019.08800. However if you still need it the download the combined update and installer from here (only required on the Prepar3D computer when running STB Client on a separate computer): http://bit.ly/2HLpdfT Summary of Changes in V4.2.2019.08800 (also included in 12100) Added name and location of the simulator Traffic BGL file supplying each flight to the flight details dialogue. Added content support for Alpha India Group (AIG) “One Click Installer”, covering all airlines suitable for the OCI up to March 2019. Update Make Runways utilities to V4.8.7.1. Fixed bug which ignored flight plans described in a schedule BGL file where the file extension (BGL) is in upper case. Fixed bug that caused mismatches between materialized flights and predicted flights where the aircraft title > 32 characters. We now support titles up to 64 characters. Fixed various problems with reporting blank, null or whitespace-based paths occurring in simulator configuration files, to the content error reporting system. Fixed exception generated when a keyword=value pair occurring in a simulator configuration file contains a value which itself contains one or more equals signs. Fix problem where STB operated aircraft would not go through departure workflow. Fix incorrectly calculated next departure flight schedule time in flight details dialogue. Deprecation of the majority of legacy UT2 code. As always, many thanks for your support and if you do happen to install it let me know how you get along with it. Simon
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    Total Update Prepar3d V4 and STB

    Fantastic, I don't have the plus version myself but I'm glad it's all working for you. Many thanks Simon
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    Ghost flights

    No we can't instantly respond to a change in the scenery.cfg without airport compilation, simply because the scenery library is so massive for most people and the only way to find a traffic BGL is to open it and read the content. As you will know, the BGL covers a wide number of scenery formats in FSX and beyond, which is a shame really as a simple filename convetion could have made it so much better. In any case, after making any change to your scenery library I recommend compiling the airport database. If that's too much, then certainly after making any change affecting traffic schedules. Simon
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    Ghost flights

    STB does use the scenery.cfg, and then we only read those BGLs containing AI traffic schedules. Have you recompiled the STB airport database following the changes you've made to your BGL collection? Thanks Simon
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    Selecting AI Traffic

    The default "View AI" command has always suffered from this type of problem and it's essentially the same since FSX. Sometimes it works, often many times, and sometimes it does not. It goes wrong because you cannot say I want to view aircraft "xyz". Instead you have to find out where xyz is in a list of all AI aircraft then send the same number of "cycle to next view" commands in to the simulator. So if you have 200 AI, it could take 100 commands to perform which is a lot. If the list changes between STB acquiring it and the simulator acting on the cycle command, it can show the wrong AI. From my side there's not much I can do, but the native Prepar3D camera commands (Extended AI Views and Observors) do not have this problem, so please give those a try. Thanks Simon
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    Not sure its a problem with P3dv4.5

    Strange one Bob! When the box is yellow, it means we've not received the "simulation started" so we think P3D is in a menu or dialogue or is paused rather than flying. How do you rate P3D V4.5? Simon
  7. Sorry to say from my side I've no idea what's changed in the scenery library. The simulator has some idea things have changed of course, but it's not externalised to third parties. Simon
  8. Sorry to say the link does not provide a picture. Please update. Thanks Simon
  9. *** Updated 11/3/2019, updated for Traffic Global Early Access V1.1.1.0 I've updated STB with the latest content for TrafficGlobal Early Access V1.1.1.0 which covers a number of new airlines. STB will continue to deliver content through it's update mechanism from time to time as Traffic Global continues to evolve, but there may be a considerable delay before such updates are available. In the meantime importing the new TrafficGlobal content independently is very simple, please see the PDF for details. How to configure STB for Just Flight Traffic Global.pdf PS. I am indebted to my friend Dave Mould whom provided very generous amounts of time and effort to help with the Traffic Global content.
  10. Just checked, I think the latest version is there: What are you seeing? When I first uploaded this, I noted some latency before the files showed up on the public side of the web page, and I also had to clean my browser cache. Thanks Simon
  11. No problem, glad we fixed it. Thanks Simon
  12. Hello Uwe In my development system, the user aircraft time was calculated correctly. I've added some additional debug information in case you still have problems, and I will produce a new beta just as soon as I can. At the present time, that's some days away due to other changes, but I'll get done as quickly as I can. Once it's available, I'd like you to install it. If the problem is still there, I'll need a verbose trace to examine it. Thanks Simon
  13. Thank you - that actually makes a lot of sense as we made many changes to STB's understanding of dates and times to support multi-week scehdules in AI flight plans from AIG. It's likely there's a problem with that implementation for user aircraft. Like I say, I'll investigate. Simon
  14. OK, so I think you are saying: "The user aircraft departure date/time is incorrect when I try to set it a certain number of minutes from "now" in the simulator. If that's the case, I'll look into it. Thanks Simon
  15. Hi I think I've seen this problem before and fixed it in a beta release. See here for details of the beta: Thanks Simon
  16. Hi, Thanks for sharing this one. It may be the case that UTLive disables the Prepar3D traffic BGL file during installation as other AI packages do, but of course it will reappear after a Prepar3D re-installation. One of the changes I'm working on right now is the ability to click a flight on the board, and STB will tell you which BGL file it thinks that flight came from. I expect that to be another useful tool for tracking down "undesirable flights". Thanks Simon
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    Compile Airport error in P3Dv4.4

    Hi Many thanks for the file. If we find ourselves in this situation again please zip the file before uploading it here as the forum likes to expand .txt files inline which makes it rather hard to read. In any case, I think the issue is here: " Parsing FLW.Simulator.Objects.SimContentConfigItem entry:[Package.29], title:, folder:, enabled:True, supplier:C:\Users\Jimmy\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D V4\add-ons.cfg." It looks like you have an blank entry in your add-ons.cfg file found in Prepar3D Application Data. Can you remove this item, or set enabled to false? Having a blank title and folder is causing us a problem. I will fix it in STB, but it will be a while before the next update due to other changes in progress at this time. Thanks Simon
  18. Thank you for advising me of this issue. I have updated the packages with the content from the latest Traffic Global Early Access - v1.1.1.0 which is just a number of new airlines. The changes can take a while to go live on the website, something I don't control, but should be available soon. Simon
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    Help setting up

    I'm sorry to say I've no idea what you are talking about here. I can only offer support for Super Traffic Board. Simon
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    Compile Airport error in P3Dv4.4

    Thank you, please repeat the verbose trace with the beta version installed.
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    Compile Airport error in P3Dv4.4

    Hi, As you are at base level, the problem is not detailed in the trace. Please install the beta and try again. If it works, great, if it does not work, the beta is the starting point for a fix. Please see: My web page is out of date, and needs some work. Please use the above. Thanks Simon
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    Compile Airport error in P3Dv4.4

    Hi, and welcome to the forum It sounds like there's a problem in one of your add-on configuration files, P3D would moan about this also if content error reporting was enabled. As you can see, the error message is not exactly helpful so perhaps it's something I can handle better as well as identifying the underlyi problem. Please could you do the following: Set up a verbose trace as per Appendix C of the user guide. Reproduce the problem Close STB Grab the trace file and send it to me, (or add it here) Please mention what version of STB you have, as found in the "Help > About" menu. Many thanks Simon
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    Missing Airline or Logos

    I'll take the hour! OGI sounds great, up next on my list of things to do.
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    Missing Airline or Logos

    I love it when customers know my product better than I know it myself. I do intend to add better content support for AIG, but tell me where I can buy more hours in the day please! Simon
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    Missing Airline or Logos

    Oh no, it's gone 6 I slept in! atc_airline has no value in the above, that's the guy. Simon
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