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  1. Hello again, I have been watching my sim and FSUIPC since my last report. I recalled one of your comments regarding possible repeated keypress events. On one flight all was going well and then something changed to cause the sim to take over the PC; that is, could not refocus to any other application. I then chose to toggle my Saitek flight quadrant throttle lever to its full down detent (FSUIPC F2 repeat for reversers) back to where it was before. The issue disappeared ! I had my PC back. Since then I have taken the time, once FSUIPC is loaded, to move my throttle in and out of detent and other quadrant levers to maybe get them to be calmed down. I have yet to experience the dreaded sim take-over since. Fingers crossed !
  2. I shall post the items the next time I run into the issue. For some strange reason when I start MSFS and FSUIPC after making those previous tests and having good results for a time with the standard avionics everything seems to be working again with the XCub. Really strange. Almost like MSFS remembers things that maybe it should not.
  3. Thanks for the reply John, I did some more checking this morning. I began by loading the XCub which has one of the advanced avionics (Garmin?). I had FSUIPC set to not auto-connect. I started the flight and observed what happened when I clicked on the sim and then on the desktop. Everything worked. I then connected FSUIPC. Almost immediately the act of clicking outside the sim did not result in happiness. Could not get focus on any other running app including FSUIPC. I went back to the main menu and FSUIPC was active again. I disconnected FSUIPC. I then, as I have been flying the A320 of late, I loaded the A320. When I then enabled FSUIPC everything worked. I then changed to various airliners. All worked. Note that I did not restart the sim during these tests. I then went to the jets. They all worked. Same for turboprops. I then went back to prop planes and loaded the Asobo C172 (analogue gauges). It worked without issues. I completed an online flight using FSUPIC and an associated app. Everything worked without any issues. It almost seems that something happens when the Garmin avionics are involved ? The only thing that I have set in FSUIPC is a Saitek quadrant low throttle detent set to "F2" to invoke reversers. I shall set up some further tests to see if I can capture events and send to you.
  4. Hello, Lately I have been encountering an issue that is more than perplexing. On occasion whilst in game attempts to switch from MSFS (Deluxe+Store Version) to another app or even to have the Windows 10 Start button work have been prevented. Windows 10 Pro and MSFS are all up to date. Under normal circumstances one can click outside the sim to the desktop or other running app and the sound from the sim will stop. Other applications can be then accessed. What is happening now is that once FSUIPC is connected to the sim after a few minutes it is no longer possible to change focus from the sim. Clicking on another app simply gives a quick flash of the form but does not take focus. All the while the sim sound is continuing. The only way I have been able to get back to the OS is to go back to the sim main menu. I have tried cleaning out the nvidia drivers and starting fresh. Also reverted to the release version of FSUIPC 7 but the same thing is happening and it appears to be now a constant issue. Install and run logs attached for reference. Hoping that somebody has experienced this and has a solution. FSUIPC7-DRW-logs.zip
  5. I was referring to a clean P3Dv4.2 install with only FSUIPC 5 . Always my first step before adding anything else to the sim.
  6. Hello, I had tried 5.123c earlier with a clean install of P3D v4.2. I had menu problems. The menus would not work but P3D would not crash. It (whatever) would however disable the add-on after a few minutes and continue to work with functional menus after that. Today I replaced the dll with 5.123d and after restarting the menus now appear to work correctly and FSUIPC does launch from the menu..
  7. July 9, 2017 Issue with P3Dv4 and FSUIPC5 (fully licensed version with WideFS Server). When P3Dv4 starts it launches and the aircraft appears but the sim is non-responsive for seemingly 2 minutes. If I wait patiently I have found that the sim eventually becomes active and responsive. If I deactivate FSUIPC5 and restart P3Dv4 it starts and runs right away. I have reinstalled Xpack simconnect but that makes no difference. Removing GFDevv64.dll makes no difference. FSUIPC5.log Contents: ********* FSUIPC5, Version 5.103e (3rd July 2017) by Pete Dowson ********* Running inside Prepar3D v4 Module base=7FFAF4EE0000 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit reported as Build 15063, Release ID: 1703 (OS 10.0) Prepar3D.exe version = Checking the Registrations now ... User Name="Darryl Wightman" User Addr="darryl.wightman@cogeco.ca" FSUIPC5 Key is provided WideFS7 Key is provided 0 System time = 09/07/2017 10:36:43 15 FLT UNC path = "\\HELION\Users\darryl\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\" 15 ------ Module Version Check ------ 15 acontain.dll: 15 api.dll: 15 controls.dll: 15 fs-traffic.dll: 15 G3D.dll: 15 language.dll: 15 sim1.dll: 15 visualfx.dll: 15 weather.dll: 15 window.dll: 15 ---------------------------------- 31 FS UNC path = "\\HELION\E\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\" 172 ---------------------- Joystick Device Scan ----------------------- 172 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 203 LogOptions=00000000 00000001 203 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay 203 Opened separate AI Traffic client okay 3812 Running in "Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D® v4", Version: (SimConnect: 3812 Initialising SimConnect data requests now 3812 FSUIPC Menu entry added 3812 ... Using Prepar3D with Professional License 3828 \\HELION\Users\darryl\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\BARON.fxml 3828 \\HELION\E\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\beech_baron_58\Beech_Baron_58.air 28531 Aircraft loaded: running normally now ... 28531 User Aircraft ID 1 supplied, now being used 29234 System time = 09/07/2017 10:37:13, Simulator time = 10:36:48 (15:36Z) 29234 Aircraft="Beech Baron 58 Paint2" 36234 Starting everything now ... 79047 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... **** 79390 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay 79390 Opened separate AI Traffic client okay 122109 Running in "Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D® v4", Version: (SimConnect: 122109 Initialising SimConnect data requests now 122109 FSUIPC Menu entry added 122109 ... Using Prepar3D with Professional License 122109 User Aircraft ID 1 supplied, now being used 123109 System time = 09/07/2017 10:38:47, Simulator time = 10:36:56 (15:36Z) 123265 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled 142015 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 20 secs = 133.7 fps 142015 Max AI traffic was 0 aircraft 143453 === Closing session: waiting for DLLStop to be called ... 152765 === DLLStop called ... 152765 === Closing external processes we started ... 153765 === About to kill any Lua plug-ins still running ... 153906 === Closing global Lua thread 154906 === About to kill my timers ... 155109 === Restoring window procs ... 155109 === Unloading libraries ... 155109 === stopping other threads ... 155109 === ... Button scanning ... 155218 === ... Axis scanning ... 155312 === Releasing joystick devices ... 155312 === Freeing macro memory 155312 === Removing any offset overrides 155312 === Closing all WideFS threads 156672 === Clearing any displays left 156672 === Calling SimConnect_Close ... 157375 === SimConnect_Close done! 157375 === AI slots deleted! 157375 === Freeing button memory ... 157375 === Closing my Windows ... 157375 === Freeing FS libraries ... 158375 === Closing devices ... 158375 === Closing the Log ... Bye Bye! ... 158375 System time = 09/07/2017 10:39:22, Simulator time = 10:37:13 (15:37Z) 158375 *** FSUIPC log file being closed Minimum frame rate was 113.8 fps, Maximum was 150.3 fps Average frame rate for running time of 27 secs = 137.4 fps Maximum AI traffic for session was 0 aircraft Memory managed: 13 Allocs, 12 Freed ********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********
  8. "How can we now import FSX .pln flight plans whose waypoints such as Intersection, Airways, VOR, NDB etc. are older than 10 years and no longer exist in the real database?" Treat unresolved points as fixes and exclude non-existent airways. The user can then resolve the differences within FSC or simply be happy with the conversion as presented. The worst case is the user gets a flight plan with just a departure and destination. It is true that the result would not be as good as one would expect by creating a new native FSC plan but at least the import could provide a base for further route work and stem the flood of unhappy customers always asking for the import but always being told that it is impossible.
  9. Hello, A number of fellow users experience the same somewhat annoying display behaviour that looks like it has no option to disable. The movement of the mouse over the screen when near any navaid,airport, etc. even when the display options for those items is disabled continues to show up. Given that there are so many it is almost impossible to find a spot where the items do not show and when a user is trying to get details about something specific these display pop-ups get in the way. Perhaps I have not yet seen the option to disable this or have missed some instructions. If not, perhaps the developer might consider a future option to allow the user to disable these. Another option might be to be able to select which items are displayed in this pop-up; for example the weather seems to always be at the bottom and cut off so if one wished to check the weather quickly it becomes a major task to do so. Allowing the user to selectively disable items to show in the pop-up thens makes this a bit easier. Thanks for your time and efforts.
  10. Hello, I have experienced a problem that although having occured previously in FSX was not of any great concern. While planning a flight from EDDH to EPWA I encountered a run-time error 380 which resulted in FSC crashing when I tried to select the "open approach window". I believe that I have traced it to a conflict between two bgl files. When I use the airport browser I can see two instances of EPWA with the first one showing no runways and associated with the ORBX addon FTX Global. The second selection is the P3D standard that shows the runways. I have included an image file showing the error and the airport browser view of both selections. I did run the FSCDbManager after upgrading the FSC95 for P3D. Any suggestions as to how I might remedy this duplicate airport situation?
  11. Hello, I am having some difficulty in the display of outer,middle and inner markers. They show in FSC86 but not so in FSC9 at this point. I have all of the left menu items selected to on except for control zones. Here is KATL in FSC 8.6 and followed by the same airport in FSC9. Note the markers like MM09L do not show.
  12. Thanks for the help. That does the trick nicely until the fix is posted. Cheers!
  13. I believe the other user might have been referring to the Airport - Information which is selected by choosing the left-most menu icon. Any attempt to search for an airport that is other than one starting with the standard full ICAO letters seems to stop; for example, ID, MI, O, S all stop allowing entry once entered. The only option I have now is to select the exact City to get what I want and that is a bit of a step backwards from the previous version.
  14. I noticed that others have posted about the hyphen and that you are likely planning on a future fix. I also noticed that others have commented on not being able to select already saved plans when Save-As. Looks like a fix might be coming. I do wish to emphasize the importance of the 500 foot rule. Your response was noted but it does seem to me that the altitude set in FSC does save on the FSX flight plan does it not? Perhaps you can consider a change to allow for flight levels like 25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60, etc. in a future release? Notes: FSX flight plan from FSC9 showing chosen altitude from FSC9. <SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="1,0"> <Descr>AceXML Document</Descr> <FlightPlan.FlightPlan> <Title>CYHM to CYYZ</Title> <FPType>VFR</FPType> <CruisingAlt>4000</CruisingAlt> <DepartureID>CYHM</DepartureID> <DepartureLLA>N43° 10' 35.00",W79° 56' 4.00",+000778.00</DepartureLLA> <DestinationID>CYYZ</DestinationID> <DestinationLLA>N43° 40' 38.00",W79° 37' 49.00",+000568.00</DestinationLLA> <Descr>CYHM, CYYZ</Descr> <DeparturePosition>12</DeparturePosition> <DepartureName>Hamilton</DepartureName> <DestinationName>Toronto/Pearson Intl</DestinationName>
  15. Hi, I have done some more homework. a) I have found that the GE track is created and placed as a temporary place which can be saved to My Places when closing GE before any flight is done. I can then open that location later with its waypoints and track when I run FSX. I can then tell the GPS to track on GE and it works the same as if I had started the flight immediately. B) I think that others, like myself, had some notion of this FSC Version having a map that was in fact Google Earth. I also think that some may have been inclined, due to their previous review, to think that the new FSC would have aircraft identifiers like those in Plan-G. It seems that perhaps the author of that pgm had a different philosophy. I also noted that that author had included red and green aircraft symbols with one for each 5 degrees of rotation. This results in a display that more or less shows the aircraft orientation within +-2.5Deg. I shall assume that the author has a routine that checks the heading on each timed refresh and uses the most correct icon to show for the next display time. If FSC regenerates the icon on a timed basis perhaps that kind of concept could work provided that GE can accept alternate icons. P.S I really like the improvements on the user waypoint entry to auto-tab as well as the VOR choices display. I also have noticed that I can only identify parking and taxiways for either the departing or arriving airport and not both. Too bad,as that would be a nice touch when the arrival runway and gate is predetermined.
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