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  1. flying-w

    No arrival for user aircraft

    Can you send me the .pln file please? When I try to load this plan by copying it to a file, Prepar3D tells me:
  2. flying-w

    No arrival for user aircraft

    Hi Joe, need some more information please? 1) What version of STB, and which simulator? 2) Is there any particular arrival airport it does not work for, or all? Please send a screenshot of what the arrivals screen looks like? 3) Please post the flight plan file here? Thanks Simon
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    STB V4 for Prepar3D and Prepar3D V4.4

    Always good to hear, thank you. LM is doing a good job of preserving the quality of the interfaces STB uses.
  4. I've tested the last few beta STB builds with the latest update available for Prepar3D and not found any problems. Simon
  5. Coming soon, just need to test STB to STB-DS connection. In the meantime, here's the new stuff: Summary of Changes in V4.2.2018.34000 Update Make Runways utilities to V4.8.6.4. Deploy all files associated with Make Runways, not just the .exe file. Added Lorbi-SI redistributables to the Make Runways package included with STB. Added dialog describing the Make Runways related redistributables with links to author webpages and readmes. Removed MakeRunways prerequisite info dialogue. A separate Lorbi-SI install to support Make Runways is no longer mandatory. Tolerate the presence of P3D "AddOn" related entries in the scenery library configuration file. Added a new Content Error Reporting system to capture STB errors relating to simulator content (Scenery Library, SimObjects, Schedules, Airports and Logos). Added debug to catch and better explain any exceptions occurring during instantiation of the P3DFileHelper class that are directed to the Windows Event Log Added atc_type and atc_model values to Flying-W Invisible Aircraft to avoid Simulator and STB Content Errors. Fix for STB operated flights never begining their departure cycle. Fix for incorrect "Next Flight Departure Time" vthat occurred in the flight details dialogue under certain circumstances. Simon
  6. The next beta will have some code to better detect this kind of error. Meanwhile there's only been one report of this problem so far. Simon
  7. Here's the next official update for STB for Prepar3D V4, major changes in bold: · Further content updates (airline logos, aircraft and airline configuration files) for Just Flight TrafficGlobal. · Major upgrade of the STB Date-Time architecture to support 64bit values and multiweek schedules. The latter provide schedule repeat periods of TWO, FIVE and EIGHT WEEKS in addition to the default. · Dates now presented in US format (e.g. Month Day) when the local Windows culture is set to US (or any other culture that uses the same convention). · Added the schedule repeat period value to flight details dialogue and show both local and Zulu schedule times when tracing is set to verbose level. · STB is compiling all traffic files starting with ".BGL", rather than those that are ".BGL” exactly. · Bug fix: When determining the width of the airline logo column, the AirlineLogoWidth setting is always used rather than column properties saved to the settings file. · Bug Fix: Null exception caused by STB AI Observer · Add a small margin to the airline logo width column to ensure it displays correctly. · Added exception handling to the methods that handle callbacks from Simconnect that would otherwise fail silently. · Force integer division to double precision where the result can be -1 > 0 < 1, to avoid underrun. The multi week schedule support turned out to be a huge piece of work, essentially requiring a new approach to the concept of time in STB which took quite some time to get done. We need a more flexible approach when displaying date/times, so here's an example of what you'll see with a multi week schedule: Flights that occur a week or more away include the full date and time, while those from tomorrow up to a week just include the day name. The other big change is support for the US style date format, and any other cultures that present the month before the day name. In other words, looking at the screen shot you will now see "Sun Jun 25 06:24" instead of "Sun 25 Jun 06:24". The format is automatically set by the culture your Windows PC is using. Given the amount of change, I'd like to run this update as an open beta. Please download and install, and please share your experiences whether "good", "bad" or "everything's fine" You can download the STB Client update from here: http://bit.ly/2JFmf9m And the STB Data Server combined update and installer from here: http://bit.ly/2Ocw6aj Many thanks Simon
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    Flight times not in order.

    If you are happy with the version you have that's great, for your consideration one day there is a "STB V3.6 for FSX", which is probably the last update that will be produced for the FSX platform. Thanks Simon
  9. Most likely I removed the support when Traffic Global came along. In any case I can't recommend UTLive if you like the way WOAI does things. I suspect there will be better offerings down the line from the likes of AIG which could fill the "gap" we have now in AI freeware. To fix your problem, you'll need to delete or edit the STB saved settings file (settings.txxt) and remove the reference to WOAI. You'll find it in the STB application data folder, i.e. You can send it to me for editing if you prefer. Thanks Simon
  10. I'm not back full time yet, but can in the meantime.... I'm pretty sure I removed the support for WOAI in Prepar3D V4 as they are mostly FS9 models which do not work at all well in Prepar3D V4. It's likely to be your saved settings from a previous installation of STB for an older simulator. What's been your upgrade path? Thanks Simon
  11. flying-w

    Flight times not in order.

    I'm not back full time yet, but can you say please 1) Which version of STB, as per the "About" screen in help 2) What happens to the order when you click the schedule column heading. That will try to change the sort order. 3) Have you recompiled the airport database lately. All of the above are schedule times which come from BGLs rather than the simulator. 4) Whan an actual AI turns up, does it have the "correct time"? Thanks Simon
  12. The real challenge here is there is so little information (thanks Microsoft) about the actual cause, it could actually be many things. What was the version number that last worked for you? I can do a code comparison, but FileHelper (which is active at the time of the problem) hasn't changed much at all lately. Simon
  13. This one is hard to debug, because I can't reproduce it and it happens so early in the life of STB the framework adds little value to the exception. Can you also check the messages.dll and simulator.dll, and provide the same information as you did earlier for utilities.dll? Thanks Simon
  14. flying-w

    Destination local time

    What I need is a worldwide database of every airport and the timezone it's in for every day of the year, which happens to match the simulator's implementation of timezones (which isn't quite real world accurate). As far as I know, that does not exist anywhere and the simulator does not make such information available. Thanks Simon
  15. flying-w

    Destination local time

    Correct, we only know one timezone which is the one the user aircraft is in. All times are with respect to that. When the user moves between timezones, the times are recalcuated on the basis of the new timzone. Simon
  16. Thanks - your DLL appears to be correct. Still not clear why this is happening, the Microsoft help for these exceptions talks in very vague terms. Maybe next I'll try adding some debug code to help. Thanks Simon
  17. flying-w

    Destination local time

    Working as designed I'm afraid. The only timezone the simulator is prepared to discuss is the timezone your user aircraft is in so all time's shown in STB are with respect to that timezone. If your airports are in another timezone I've no idea about that, there's nothing in the simulator to tell me what timezone that is. Thanks Simon
  18. This is a new one.... Can you visit your STB Install folder, find "Utilities.dll", right click and tell me what it says please on the "Details" tab? Also do you have Utilities.pdb in that folder also? Thanks Simon
  19. flying-w

    User flight stuck on 8th June

    Not at all. I do two "streams" of updates, one is the official update which tends to have more testing (but inevitably drags behind in terms of functionality and fixes), and the betas are more "leading edge". Not every one is comfortable with betas, but the more people that are willing to participate the better the quality of the application, Thanks Simon
  20. flying-w

    Stated times

    Sure, I'll look into it. Check back in a couple of weeks! Simon
  21. flying-w

    Stated times

    STB estimates the user departure time based on a number of factors, including what it can learn about the state of the aircraft which varies with each manufacture. The question here is how would STB know it's your intention to depart at 18:45? If that's a time of your choosing, maybe a facility where you could specify your departure time would help? Thanks Simon
  22. I don't think this is a problem with how the update was installed, but something else. Can you check Windows event viewer please? This is where error messages go now when STB fails before I get control to do anything useful. It's usually a Windows or evnironment issue. Thanks Simon
  23. flying-w

    User flight stuck on 8th June

    Hi Which version of STB do you have please, as described in the "About" menu under help? I think I fixed this in the latest beta. Thanks Simon
  24. Star trek fans will know the reference, but I've been having a trial (and tribulation) with Windows 10 just lately. My main devleopment laptop stopped rebooting out of the blue, some kind of Windows error in EFI or the like for which there were a great many solutions on the internet but none of they any good. The implication seems to be this is Windows update, but it's stange it should take several reboots before it shows up The next bad news, no restore points were helpful in resolving the problem. More bad news, the backup software I use won't restore. Waiting for a remote session from the vendor to fix that And the icing on the cake, factory reset on the latop doesn't work. Waiting for a new USB recover drive from another vendor on that one Of course all my data is safe as I make extensive use of cloud drives and my STB dev environment is mirrored to my main deskside simulator PC. So I can carry on coding, but I can't build updates at the present time as that only existed on the laptop. It's not difficult to recreate, I just need to get on top of the laptop problems first. Code-wise the next beta is just about ready, but I can't build it to an installer at the current time. Sorry for the delay everyone, I'll get back on track as soon as I can. Simon
  25. That looks good. May I ask where you obtain the AI from please? It's something I've not really explored much before. Thanks Simon
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