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  1. Adamski

    FSC 9.75 and PCAviator (answered)

    Thanks, Volker. I hadn't set the "Follow" option, so missed your post (above). Now rectified. I've managed to add FSC to the new Aerosoft database site (no problem there) ... but the D/L link is still 9.7.0. I'm sorry, but I'm a little confused (easily done at my age!!) ... is 9.75 available for P3Dv4 - or is my current 9.7.0 the only/latest version that is able to work with P3Dv4 (for legal reasons)? Thanks for all your help! Adam.
  2. Hi! I'm trying to update my FSC to 9.75 - but my only option for downloading at PCAviator is for v10 - which I can't use as I'm on P3Dv4.3. Should I be contacting PCAviator - or can I download it from somewhere else? Many thanks, Adam.
  3. Worked great on my system too! Many thanks :-)
  4. Thanks, Pete - welcome back!!! I hope you had a good break - straight back in the saddle, I see! Looking forward to 5.123d! Adam.
  5. For me, 5.123a or even 5.123b worked as well as 5.122.
  6. Hi Volker, Thanks for the quick reply! I'll repost with all the info as required/described in that link. I don't think I've ever had to report a problem with FSC before, so was unaware of the correct procedure. Adam.
  7. FSC 9.7 Build 26 July 2017 I have all my paths set up correctly in FSC, yet I always get this "error in writing pmdg plan (9)" error when trying to save with the PMDG box ticked. The dialog box says that PMDG will read from the default P3D folder for routes - but that isn't true. In P3dV4.1, PMDG flight plans are stored in [...]\Prepar3D v4\PMDG\FLIGHTPLANS or [...]\Prepar3D v4\PMDG\FLIGHTPLANS\NGX. Also, PMDG plans are in RTE format - which FSC no longer seems to create (possibly because of the above error) <??>. HELP!! Adam.
  8. There's our problem, then LOL!!! I'd still be keen to hear if anyone else out there shares my problem. I can't be the only one, Shirley? Adam.
  9. Thanks, Pete. Out of interest (it's all news to me): https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/305097/how-to-view-the-system-registry-by-using-64-bit-versions-of-windows Maybe there's some mixup in the installer between the two versions of the HKLM keys (64/32-bit)? It does seem a coincidence that it's the HKLM path that's going weird. Adam.
  10. OK ... here's the batch file code (you can try it on your system too): @echo off echo. REM echo Checking Prepar3d V4 location. reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v4" /v AppPath >nul 2>nul for /f "tokens=2*" %%a in ('REG QUERY "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v4" /v AppPath') DO SET "P3Dv4_Path_HKCU=%%b" echo ------------------ echo HKCU: %P3Dv4_Path_HKCU% echo ------------------ reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4" /v SetupPath >nul 2>nul for /f "tokens=2*" %%a in ('REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4" /v SetupPath') DO SET "P3Dv4_Path_HKLM=%%b" echo HKLM: %P3Dv4_Path_HKLM% echo ------------------ pause When run, I get two identical paths: H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ So far so good ... BUT ... I ran "Regalyzer" which, unusually, appears to break down the keys in HKLM into 64-bit and 32-bit sections. The 64-bit section seems to be the active one (with my latest SDK entry etc. in there) but I have similar keys in the 32-bit section (but missing paths for Add-on Scenery and the SDK). Weird. The other oddity is that the 32-bit key uses "setuppath" whilst the 64-bit key uses "SetupPath". Can case be important? Both *values* of the key are the same (path), however. I edited the batch file for both spellings and both returned the correct path. I have to say I'm *way* out of my depth here, so you might be on your own! Adam.
  11. Yay!!! See my comments after the log (P3D fires up OK and FSUIPC reports 5.103g): ===================================================== Installer for FSUIPC5.DLL version 5.103g Looking in registry for Prepar3D v4 install path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 Parameter"AppPath" ... >>> OK! FOUND Prepar3D v4! <<< ... AppPath=H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ =========================================================== INSTALLATION FOR Prepar3D v4: AppPath="H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\" Checking version of the Prepar3D v4 EXE: ... Version 4.0.28.21686 (Need at least 4.0.20.21316) Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC5 installed in: H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\FSUIPC5.DLL ... Version 5.102 found. Prepar3D v4 Modules folder already exists. Okay -- installed FSUIPC5 into "H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\FSUIPC5.DLL" Looking for the current user's Application Data path: ... found as "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming" Now finding \Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D.CFG for all users, including this one Looking in "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming" Found Prepar3D.CFG in "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D.CFG" Now checking DLL.XML ... ... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC5 section. ... FSUIPC5 section already exists but will be replaced. ... FSUIPC5 section of DLL.XML written okay Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ... ... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay. Looking in "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\DefaultAppPool\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder already exists. Now installing additional files into the "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder: Installed "FSUIPC5 User Guide.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC5 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay Installed "The 2016 List of FSX and P3D Controls.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay Installed "LuaFileSystem.pdf" okay Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay Installed "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf" okay Installed "Profiles in Separate Files.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC5 History.pdf" okay Installed "Lua Plugins for VRInsight Devices.pdf" okay Installed "ASN WX Radar facilities in FSUIPC4.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 737NGX.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 777X.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 747QOTSII.pdf" okay =========================================================== All installer tasks completed. Registration dialog exit: selected FSUIPC CHECK Checking FSUIPC registration ... Registration check for FSUIPC5 was successful! (result code 00) *************** End of Install Log *************** ===================================================== Comments: 1) Regardless of *why* the registry lookup fails the first time, it seems to me that the [old] installer bombs out at that point, rather than skipping gracefully to the next look-up. 2) As to the "AppPath" in HKCU, I'm as mystified as you. I use a little home-grown batch file for adding aircraft add-ons (outside of P3D root) and it has a bit of code that queries exactly that entry. Here's the snippet: ------------------------------------- @echo off REM echo Checking Prepar3d V4 location. reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v4" /v AppPath >nul 2>nul if %ERRORLEVEL%==1 goto not_found for /f "tokens=2*" %%a in ('REG QUERY "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v4" /v AppPath') DO SET "P3Dv4_Path=%%b" echo %P3Dv4_Path% pause ------------------------------------- When I run that, I get the correct/full path, but without the trailing triple periods that you see when you lookup the entry in regedit. I'll see what it looks like in another registry editor - see if those periods are just a display oddity. Is it possible that Windows security is somehow protecting HKCU? Wild guess ... clutching at straws. I'm also wondering why it appears to be just me with this problem (story of my life!). Anyway - I'm delighted that we're on the right track - though I really don't have a clue what's going on LOL! Adam. EDIT: Pete: ignore the three periods "thing". It's a red-herring - and appears to be just a weird Win7 Regedit display anomaly. The actual *value* doesn't have them. I checked the keys in two other registry editors and neither of them showed the damn' periods.
  12. Thanks, Pete. I've just rung a buddy (with P3Dv4). He has exactly the same as me: \... on the end of the HKCU entry (not on HKLM).. I'll remove the redundant P3Dv3 and P3Dv2 entries then run a registry defrag. Then I'll have another go ;) Adam. EDIT: No luck after the registry defrag/cleanup, I'm afraid. Same error, exactly as before. Over to you, Sir!
  13. I must admit it's odd. I've never had it do this to me before ... ever! Sorry - I should have said .... it was from HKLM. In HKEY_CURRENT_USER, I only have "AppPath" - which has the same path as in HKLM (except it has three periods after it: H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\...). This appears to correspond to what the installer is expecting (going by my successful 5.102). I appear to have entries in HKCU for P3Dv2 and P3Dv3 (but not in HKLM)... should I remove them? Adam. EDIT: Wait a minute. If you check my (successful) 5102 log, it says it couldn't find the path in HKLM (SetupPath) but then successfully finds it in HKCU (AppPath). Yet my HKLM entry *is* there. Is this a clue? That the 5103 installer is misreading the first entry then (somehow) error-ing on the HKCU search? Yet I now get the error on both 5102 and 5103. Weird!
  14. Pete - thanks for taking this on! Here's the error window. Hard to screengrab, as Windows takes focus on the 2nd error window: The registry entry: The FSUIPC log itself appears to be fine - and updates itself everyu time I run P3D. The install log (also in "Modules") is the old 5.102 one - and doesn't seem to have been updated by the [failed] 5.103 install. Here it is anyway, just in case it's useful. Installer for FSUIPC5.DLL version 5.102 Looking in registry for Prepar3D v4 install path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 Parameter"SetupPath" Not there, so looking in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 Parameter"AppPath" ... >>> OK! FOUND Prepar3D v4! <<< ... AppPath=H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ =========================================================== INSTALLATION FOR Prepar3D v4: SetupPath="H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\" Checking version of the Prepar3D v4 EXE: ... Version 4.0.23.21468 (Need at least 4.0.20.21316) Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC5 installed in: H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\FSUIPC5.DLL ... No previous valid version found. Prepar3D v4 Modules folder created okay! Okay -- installed FSUIPC5 into "H:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\FSUIPC5.DLL" Looking for the current user's Application Data path: ... found as "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming" Now finding \Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D.CFG for all users, including this one Looking in "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming" Found Prepar3D.CFG in "C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D.CFG" Now checking DLL.XML ... ... No previous DLL.XML found, creating new one. Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ... ... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay. Looking in "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\DefaultAppPool\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming" ... No Prepar3D.CFG there "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder created okay! Now installing additional files into the "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder: Installed "FSUIPC5 User Guide.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC5 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay Installed "The 2016 List of FSX and P3D Controls.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay Installed "LuaFileSystem.pdf" okay Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay Installed "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf" okay Installed "Profiles in Separate Files.pdf" okay Installed "FSUIPC5 History.pdf" okay Installed "Lua Plugins for VRInsight Devices.pdf" okay Installed "ASN WX Radar facilities in FSUIPC4.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 737NGX.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 777X.pdf" okay Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 747QOTSII.pdf" okay =========================================================== All installer tasks completed. Registration dialog exit: selected FSUIPC REGISTER Providing FSUIPC registration dialogue ... Registration for FSUIPC5 was successful! (result code 00) *************** End of Install Log *************** Anything else I can do to get more info? Many thanks, Adam. EDIT: Sorry - I forgot to add - I'm using the same Avast as you (free version). Here's the Windows error entry: Faulting application name: Install FSUIPC5.exe, version: 5.1.0.3, time stamp: 0x59515139 Faulting module name: Install FSUIPC5.exe, version: 5.1.0.3, time stamp: 0x59515139 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000b5c4 Faulting process id: 0x199c Faulting application start time: 0x01d2fd60fdd82c31 Faulting application path: F:\_Archive\P3D_Archive\_PAID\P3Dv4_Utils_PAID\FSUIPC\FSUIPC5103\Install_FSUIPC5103\Install FSUIPC5.exe Faulting module path: F:\_Archive\P3D_Archive\_PAID\P3Dv4_Utils_PAID\FSUIPC\FSUIPC5103\Install_FSUIPC5103\Install FSUIPC5.exe Report Id: 3ba806ae-6954-11e7-a5ad-6c626d3b5dfd
  15. Hi Pete! I'm sorry to say that I've also been struck by some installation weirdness ... after so many years of using FSUIPC with no problems. I tried to install 5.103 and the installer pops up the familiar install window, gets as far as querying the P3Dv4 registry entry, then crashes every time. This is P3Dv4 with Hotfix1. 1) The zip is properly extracted (no errors). 2) Win7x64. I'm logged in as "Admin" - and have also tried "Run as Administrator". 3) Comodo Firewall and Avast A/V temporarily disabled. 4) The install log never gets created. 5) I checked my registry entry for P3Dv4 - the setup path is in there OK. Is the installer faioling because it looks for (and can't find) entries for P3Dv3 and/or FSX? I still have FSX active on my system. 6) FSUIPC 5.102 is working fine in P3Dv4. 7) Installing immediately after a restart/hard reboot doesn't help. OK ... so I tried re-installing my current 5.102 (over the top) ... but now I get the same problem as for 5.103. I suspect that the very latest Microsoft [security] update may have something to do with it - or updates to Avast or Comodo. Maybe a complete uninstall of both (Avast+Comodo) would help, then reinstalling them after the FSUIPC update, but I'd hate to have to do this every time FSUIPC gets an update. Anything else I could try? I have the Windows crash report zipped up - should I PM you that? As ever, thanks for your amazing contribution to the FS world! Adam.
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