Jump to content
The simFlight Network Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by flying-w

  1. I tested informally, and I observed the B772 and A346 showing the problem.  Both are the freeware versions of the AI models I think.  Will need to do a more complete test of the major models and make some config changes, but please contribute anything you find as well.

    The "Depart Now" command is very helpful here for looking at particular models.


  2. STB knows how to read the Prepar3D AddOn infrastructure so can find AIG or any other add-on for that matter.  Please set up a verbose trace as per appendix C of the STB user guide, compile the airport database, close STB and then send me the trace file.  Please tell me where you think the AIG folders are (i.e. the OCI Settings)



  3. 5 hours ago, Flight260 said:

    Just downloaded V5 Super Traffic Board on a separate computer  I now need the data server for the computer that has Prepar 3dV5 on, however on the updates page of Super Traffic board the data version only goes up to V4.4? I'm not sure if I'm missing something but there doesn't seem to be a data server for V5 yet? 



    STB-DS for V5 is out there, I just loose touch of where all the touch points are such as the place you visited.


    Thanks for finding my oversight.


  4. I'm adding a setting to enable/disable the AI departure flaps command in the next update.  The best way is to configure the departure flaps handle setting for individual aircraft, but this setting will globally enable or disable the capability.  If this is happening a lot in your AI package, it might be worth switching off entirely.   

    I don't remember anything specific, but I'm sure I've seen some AI models that do departure flaps without needing STB to help out.

  5. Not sure what's with the icon, I always get a few applications on my desktop loosing their icons.

    Can't do notification tray as it causes lots of problems in the functionality, but auto minimize on startup is already available:  Just make sure the option is checked, and next time STB-DS is started it will apply.  The only exception is when you run the configuration wizard in the same session, in which case the minimize is postponed to next time.



  6. This is STB working as designed and configured.  STB sends a "deploy a bit of flaps for takeoff" command at the start of taxi-out, this was done long before any AI packages had the capability to do so independently.  The amount of flaps is set in the aircraft config section of the STB Settings Notebook (simulator "flap handle position", which can be 0 through 6).  For most aircraft I supply pre-packaged configurations for, this is 2 or 3.

    However for some AI models, flaps are linked to other systems such as reverse thrust.  I don't know why that is, but whatever the reason you need change the flaps handle value in STB to zero for the aircraft concerned.  If you can tell me the exact type and model as STB understands it I can update the source material.



  7. 1 hour ago, jhaley101 said:

    Almost too embarrassed to reply.  

    Fixed it, I was editing and saving the simconnect.xml in the wrong folder, the ProgramData folder where goodies like the scenery.cfg and simobject.cfg reside.   

    Found my mistake when I read the information in the SDK readme.   

    Moved it, voila.   Back in business.     

    Sorry Simon, but I appreciate your assistance just the same.   I'll just find a nice dark, quiet spot to disappear to now.   



    Glad it's working, we've all been there!

  8. 4 hours ago, jhaley101 said:

    HI Simon, thanks for the reply.  

    No, as noted - STB is on the client.     I did some more research which included looking at posts here yesterday and it doesn't look good.    Its not just STB but Little Navmap, it appears that there is some issue with Windows and Simconnect or the runtime libraries.    I'm also getting a similar error message with AI Companion, which is a handy freeware program available at AIG, saying that runtime files may be missing.   I checked and reinstalled all simconnect files, ALL runtime libraries on both machines, and I really didn't want to.   Same error 

    Sim is running fine, the new Active Sky is running fine but from what I read it doesn't use simconnect or at least doesn't fully use it anymore.   I downloaded and installed a small program from Lorby SI called flashlight to test simconnect from the client.   No luck, the program won't connect to the FS machine.   

    I don't think I have any issue with firewall or file sharing.   The network is there, WideFS is working without issue.   The Data server is working, and it shows connected.   I attached 

    I'm stuck right now.   I read something similar from about a year ago and one work around was the creation of a new account in windows but I'm not prepared to go there just yet.  

    I attached a couple of files but having trouble understanding the content.   

    Going to uninstall and reinstall the simconnect programs on the client.   As suspected, when they were removed, Active Sky for v5 still works, which in some ways is too bad because it used to be a good way to test the simconnect.xml  

    STBClient.Trace.txt 64.91 kB · 0 downloads STB_Client.637259450819746812.UnDeployer.txt 3.18 kB · 0 downloads

    That's exactly the problem, the SimConnect API which is part of Prepar3D.  The fact you got the error about Visual Studio download being required is an indication of the SimConnect.dll failing to load, so something very strange has happened to your Prepar3D install. This sort of thing used to happen once in a blue moon with FSX also, and one trick we had was to install the SimConnect client msi which would typically fix the problem.  Unfortunately LM don't supply these, just legacy ones from FSX which won't help.  Other than that, I guess you'd need to ask LM how to fix this, and I imagine if they tell you anything they may well tell you to reinstall.  Reinstalling STB isn't going to help, as the problem is not in STB.

    The trace simply tells us we tried to connect, and SimConnect failed:

    FS Open Connection Exception Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.

    One other thing, please check for simconnect.cfg files in MyDocuments/Prepar3D V5 Files and the STB Install folder.  

  9. It's difficult because 3.4 is out of support now, and help can only be offered on a best efforts basis.  I'll see if I still have the source code.  I hate making suggestions like this, but one thing the error could suggest is a corrupted file in your STB-DS installation or wider .net as it's failing to load an assembly.  Reinstalling may or may not resolve it but worth a try perhaps as there are few other options from an STB point of view.


  10. 13 hours ago, Airbumps said:

    In response to point 2 above, would it be possible then to simply limit AI to those aircraft that are either departing or arriving at airports listed in my flight plan (presuming my flight plan is loaded and read by STB). I notice that the creator of freeware programs AIFLOW , AIGROUND and now AICULL has done similar. I'd like to keep my AI utilities to just the one so if STB was able to do this that would be brilliant.

    If there's other utilities out there that already do it, please consider using those.  I don't really want to take the best ideas in freeware and add them to a payware product. 

  11. *** Updated May  26th, now available for Aerosoft as well as SimMarket.

    As many of you will have seen, STB V5 for Prepar3D-V5 is now available.  SimMarket and Aerosoft has it live, the others will follow in due course (maybe a little slower than usual given the situation we are all in).  If I have any news to share on that it will be here.

    Glad to say I've been able to contain the costs with the investments into the infrastructure over recent years, so this one like the others for Prepar3D is once again free of charge to existing customers with STB for Prepar3D.


  12. OK, SimMarket should be live now with STB V5 for Prepar3D V5.  Anyone here ordered through SimMarket, and if you did would you mind checking your account to see if the V5 download is available alongside the others?

    SimMarket are first as I have a lot of control over my little part of their world.  The others will come, but more hoops to jump through.  

    If you can't wait I quite understand, and you are quite welcome to contact me in the mean time to request it.  You'll need to email me your original invoice for STB and then we are all set.

    Thanks again Beta Testers!


  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Guidelines Privacy Policy We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.