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  1. Thanks again for your reply, Simon. Here is what I would like to have: For all AI flights listed on the board (no matter whether they ever materialize) let's say 30 min before departure time the board displays "preboard" and 20 min before dep time it changes to "Boarding" and let's say 5 min before departure time it says "Final Call", at Departure time the state changes to "taxi" and let's say 15 min after departure time the state changes to "departed at xx:xx" and - very importantly!- then the flight is REMOVED AUTOMATICALLY from the board. This more primitive version of STB would work for imaginary aircraft and nevertheless look very realistic although I use VoxATC. There is no reason for the"cancelled" message and the fact that the flights never get removed from the board, right? The same would work for landing aircraft: 5 min before scheduled landing time the state should change to "landing" and at landing time the state changes to "landed at xx:xx". Perhaps you could even add some small random variation such that flights do not always depart and land exactly at scheduled times and some get delayed with a "delayed" message etc. This much more primitive version of STB dealing with imaginary flights taken from the traffic.bgl should be easy to implement from the code you already have. I would be willing to pay for it and I imagine that there would be more users interested in such a version of STB since many don't use default FSX traffic or UT2 which hasn't been updated for years now. What do you think?
  2. Hi Simon, after a whole week of testing the disconnection problem can finally be considered solved! No more disconnects in 20h flight time. Hence changing the "transferMode" eventually did the trick. I also achieved that no more cancelled messages appear in the board by changing colors (displaying the messages in black on a black background :-D) But still the board looks boring, since I get no state changes for the listed AI airrcaft. So once again my question: Would it possible to adapt the code as I outlined in an earlier post in this tread to automatically trigger state changes at fixed times although they never materialize? That should be easily be possible given the code you have. Thanks for alll your valuable help so far. Cheers, draci
  3. Hi Simon, thank you for your revelations. I was not aware of any network problems since all my numerous other add-ons work flawlessly. Of course, I can do what you require: I will do a longer flight on Thursday and report back. My latest discovery might be worth telling you: I tried playing with the network config files on STB-DS and STB client again a little using these settings: (changes in black) closeTimeout="00:01:00" openTimeout="00:10:00" receiveTimeout="00:10:00" sendTimeout="00:10:00"transactionFlow="false" transferMode="Streamed" transactionProtocol="OleTransactions" hostNameComparisonMode="StrongWildcard" listenBacklog="10" maxBufferPoolSize="2147483647" maxBufferSize="2147483647" maxConnections="10" maxReceivedMessageSize="2147483647" And you won't believe it with streaming instead of buffering not a single disconnect in 1h 30 minutes flight time! I will try a transatlantic crossing on Thursday without Vox to verify whether it won't disconnect for 9h and to collect the data you require. I keep my fingers crossed... Thanks again for your precious help, patience and time. I appreciate your support. draci
  4. Thanks for your reply, Simon. But this would mean that I don't see any traffic on the board except myself which would make STB pretty useless and unrealistic. I imagine it would be easy for you to adapt the code slightly such that it would work for my puropse. Here is what I would like to have: For all AI flights listed on the board (no matter whether they ever materialize) let's say 30 min before departure time the board displays "preboard" and 20 min before dep time it changes to "Boarding" and let's say 5 min before departure time it says "Final Call", at Departure time the state changes to "taxi" and let's say 15 min after departure time the state changes to "departed at xx:xx" and - very importantly!- then the flight is REMOVED AUTOMATICALLY from the board. This more primitive version of STB would work for imaginary aircraft and nevertheless look very realistic although I use VoxATC. There is no reason for the"cancelled" message and the fact that the flights never get removed from the board, right? The same would work for landing aircraft: 5 min before scheduled landing time the state should change to "landing" and at landing time the state changes to "landed at xx:xx". Perhaps you could even add some small random variation such that flights do not always depart and land exactly at scheduled times and some get delayed with a "delayed" message etc. This much more primitive version of STB dealing with imaginary flights taken from the traffic.bgl should be easy to implement from the code you already have. I would be willing to pay for it and I imagine that there would be more users interested in such a version of STB since many don't use default FSX traffic or UT2 which hasn't been updated for years now. What do you think?
  5. Simon, I've tried to raise buffer values in the config file on the client and obviously the disconnects seem to happen less frequent. They mainly happen if the board is full of cancelled flights. Can it be that it is a buffer overflow issue because the cancelled flights never get removed from the board although I've set this to happen after 5 minutes in the settings? Is this an STB bug that the cancelled flights never get removed or is this a problem specific to my setting? draci
  6. Hi Simon, since you obviously think that it is a port collision problem, I'd like to share with you the idea that came to my mind yesterday evening when playing with currports. Perhaps you chan quickly comment on this. Do you think it could help if I 1. set the port in STB-DS and STB-client to an arbitrary number (within the allowed port range, of course) like 8779. 2. configure the simconnect.ini on server and client to use this port. 3. on both computers (server/client) allow the local port 8779 only to connect to the remote port 8779 through the firewall. This procedure should prevent another program on another computer in my network from using port 8779 at least if I start STB-DS and client first before connecting any other add-ons to the sim or even before starting the sim itself. Right?
  7. So now I've just finished a six hours flight from SEQM into KDFW. Several disconnects. I can provide port and log information below: TrafficBoardFrontEnd3.zip StbDataServer3.zip
  8. Ok, Simon, I've run a few tests and played with the settings. It seems that the first disconnect usually happens when the aircraft is pushing back and the board state should change from "closed" to "taxi". For later disconnects I haven't found a pattern yet. However, please find attached the files you asked me to provide. STB is the only add-on running on a client called "DIGICOMP" whereas FSX runs on the server with static IP 192.168.192.34 called "COOLERMASTER". There are a few other computers in my network all of them running one or more add-ons. I'm willing to run further tests if required. In any case I really do appreciate your help. draci TrafficBoardFrontEnd attempt 1.zip StbDataServer attempt 1.zip
  9. I will do all this and report back, please give me a few days as unfortunately I have to work from time to time which keeps me off the sim :) Thanks, draci
  10. Thank you Simon, I appreciate your efforts and wait for further instructions. I'm surprised that Vox, STB and STB-DS work for you. By the way, I've already tried randomly changing default ports although I didn't know which choices are suitable. Please remember that I use the commercial schedules of MyTraffic 6 for STB-DS besides the default FSX traffic.bgl. Could it be that these are the culprits although - at least I've always thought so - they are not used by VoxATC at all? And Simon, do you think there is a way to make STB display the VoxATC flights? Add-ons such as EFB read at least the correct airline info, aircraft type, speed etc, so I guess thos should also be possible for the schedules? I guess you would only need to read Departure and Arrival Information to display correct board information. draci
  11. If I run generic FSX ATC instead of VoxATC I don't get the disconnects and STB runs as expected. But this is no option for me, since VoxATC in my opinion is closest to reality when it comes to ATC although it's a shame that it doesn't use real world schedules, however, I've been using it for a decade now. I wouldn't care so much about the flights listed on the board not representing real flights and I could also accept that they all get cancelled but I still don't understand what confuses STB so much that it disconnects and why the cancelled flights are never removed from the board. This should happen after the time preset on the Settings tab, no? My goal is to run STB and VoX side by side without STB disconnecting from preflight preparation at the departure airport until Baggage Claim at the arrival airport. I've used cports before and I'm willing to make any effort to get rid of the disconnects. Thanks, draci
  12. I really appreciate that you are looking into the issue. What I also do not understand is that I cannot trigger the standard STB state changes in the PMDG 747-400. I had the idea to assign dummy key asssignments to doors, seat belts, avionics master etc in FSX or FSUIPC just to trigger the state changes in STB but without avail. I learned that the Fasten Seat Belt Sign is not even implemented in plain vanilla FSX, so I wonder from where does STB read it? Sorry for mixing up two different problems but I really have been longing for a solution for both of them for years now!
  13. Ok, please find attached 3 screenshots and the trace output (as a zip-archive because of file size 72MB!). Screenshot 1: Right after starting the flight, Screenshot 2: Flights getting cancelled more and more, Screenshot 3: The horrible disconnect message I get all the time. Thanks for your help. TrafficBoardFrontEnd.zip
  14. Sorry for the late answer, but those disconnections are driving me mad! Please read the whole (somewhat lenghty post) to see all my questions. 1. I can't provide a screenshot since I'm not at my Simulator right now but no matter what port I use I get a "Connection Timeout"-Message every 20 minutes or so. It reads "Unable to contact STB-Server, connection timeout..." 2. I simply need to close the error message and reconnect. 3. Latest version of both (v3.2.1.15) I don't think it's a network issue since all other add-ons work fine over the network and the disconnects happen for all ports I tried (ports correctly opened in firewall). Here's my usual way of interacting with STB, perhaps this helps to detect the problem: When I start a flight I get a "No Data" message for the user aircraft (probably because STB cannot read the PMDG 747800i information?) I override the message and force "Departure sleep" to get a "GO TO GATE" message displayed. Although I use VoXATC many other flights are displayed on the board because I added the MyTraffic 6 generated TrafficCommercial.bgl to the Scenery library and thus the file is read by the STB Data-Server. (If I don't do this, the board stays empty!) I don't know whether the flights displayed on the board are really the Vox flights, however, if I click on them on the board, nothing happens, so AI-View doesn't work. All the AI-flights get cancelled after a certain time (because they probably don't exist?) and although I have configured STB to remove cancelled flights after 5 minutes they are never removed from the board (ugly!) and the list of cancelled flights gets longer and longer until around 20 minutes in the flight STB disconnects with the above message. When I open the PMDG747 aircraft door to board the pax, the message displayed on the board doesn't change to "boarding" unless I disconnect, open the aircraft door and reconnect. (This is probaly because the "Departure Sleep" which I forced already assumes the door to be open?") ("Is there a way to change the states of the aircraft needed to trigger a certain message on the board?") Whether I switch the fasten sealt belt sign off or on is not recognized by STB (Is there a way to get it recognized?), so I never get a distinction between "BOARDING" and "FINAL CALL" which is a pity. When I make it to the runway without disconnections (very rarely!) and depart, STB recognizes departure and correctly displays the "DEPARTED" message. During flight, the list of cancelled flights gets longer and longer (and can only be reset by clicking "Settings") which removes the cancelled flights finally. But even if I click on "Settings" to remove the cancelled flights from time to time, STB disconnects with the above message every 20 minutes even in flight. Upon landing, STB sometimes correctly displays the "LANDED" message, but if I arrive at the gate and open the door the "BAGGAGE CLAIM" message is not triggered upon opening the door (probably because STB lost connection to the Data Server already but did not throw the timeout message yet?) I've also tried to raise the connection timeout in the configuration file to ridiculous values like 3 minutes or even an hour. If I do this, the timeout disconnection message shows up less frequent, but STB no longer recognizes aircraft state changes, so I guess that it has disconnected already but the message has not yet been triggered. I love the STB add-on, but I also love VoxATC and MyTraffic 6, so there must be a way to make the three programs work together. Please help! Ps. I didn't find the .ini file in the SuperTrafficBoard3 folder in AppData to initiate tracing (???)
  15. Hi to all, I use SuperTraffic Board on a Network Client and VoxATC as my ATC program. My Traffic program is MyTraffic 6. Because VoxATC generates its own traffic, i can't use all features of STB, however, STB lists AI flights (probably using MyTraffic Schedules?) and correctly displays the user flight. But every now and then (every 20 minutes or so) STB disconnects which is very annoying. Changing the port or raising the Timeouts in the corresponding STB config file didn't resolve the issue. My network is fast (1GB and USB 3 network cards) and both the client and server computers are brandnew. It doesn't surprise me that during the busy phases of the flight (during departure or landing) the disconnections from the Data Server get more frequent, but they also happen during cruise on a regular basis. I think the problem might be due to VoxATC since the flights on the STB are not really created in the sim by VoxATC and thus get cancelled by STB a few minutes after scheduled departure time. Could it be that STB gets confused by the fact that none of the listed flights ever departs? The error message I get is that STB Data Server was disconnected, so I suspected a network connection problem first and thus tried to run STB on different clients but ran into the same disconnections all the time. Running STB on the Server (together with FSX) might work, but this is no option for me, as I would need to connect another monitor (I already run FSX across three monitors) and this would definitely ruin my frames. What else could I try to stop STB from disconnecting over the network? Do I need specific STB-settings? Does anybody successfully run STB networked together with VoxATC? Any help welcome. Best regards draci
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