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Hi!

I downloaded and installed Steve Hinsons Waikato Carrier (scenery) from SimViation. It's freeware. To make the arrestor gables and catapult work the scenery uses ArrestorCables.exe program. That in turn uses FSUIPC.dll (which came with the scenery).

Now FSUIPC however refuses to work with the ArrestorCables because the FSUIPC is an unregistered version and the ArrestorCables isn't accredited for access to it. I think this is because ArrestorCables is nowadays payware. I tried also the newest version of FSUIPC. Same result.

However my ArrestorCables is a former version, which was freeware and should work with FSUIPC according to documents (Steve Hinson lets me understand in his documents that it should).

How come? Do I have to register FSUIPC to make the ArrestorCables to work? Or do I have to find somewhere so old version of FSUIPC that it is accredited to it or has it ever been?

Pekka

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Now FSUIPC however refuses to work with the ArrestorCables because the FSUIPC is an unregistered version and the ArrestorCables isn't accredited for access to it. I think this is because ArrestorCables is nowadays payware. I tried also the newest version of FSUIPC. Same result.

I think the program became payware before I started the accreditation system. Abacus Software own the license I think.

However my ArrestorCables is a former version, which was freeware and should work with FSUIPC according to documents (Steve Hinson lets me understand in his documents that it should).

It certainly would have done with FS2002 and the version of FSUIPC which was available at the time. You are talking about an add-on program with is at least three years old, probably four or five.

How come? Do I have to register FSUIPC to make the ArrestorCables to work?

Assuming it will work with FS2004, yes. Either that or get the Author to apply for a freeware licence for it, which would probably also need permission from Abacus. I would not dare provide access to a commercal program without the author's permission, especially when that might violate some other commercial arrangements. Sorry.

Or do I have to find somewhere so old version of FSUIPC that it is accredited to it or has it ever been?

If you are using FS2002 or earlier you can do that. You would need to find a version 2 FSUIPC. Most programs like the one you are talking about would have been packaged with a suitable version of FSUIPC in any case.

Regards,

Pete

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Or do I have to find somewhere so old version of FSUIPC that it is accredited to it or has it ever been?

If you are using FS2002 or earlier you can do that. You would need to find a version 2 FSUIPC. Most programs like the one you are talking about would have been packaged with a suitable version of FSUIPC in any case.

Regards,

Pete

Thanks for the information.

I am quite new with the MSFS and running version 2004. I don't even remember where I found the ArrestorCables packet. With it came no version of FSUIPC. With the Waikato carrier packet came a version of FSUIPC but it didn't work.

However from the various readmes that came with the packet I understood that I only have to find a freeware or payware version of ArrestorCables and it would work. It was also said that the packet was originally made for FS2002, but this one was modificated to work with FS2004. I asked because I thought I had done something wrong (installing the Waikato wasn't very easy after all).

Pekka

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