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Please help with black panels with IFLY 747 FSX problem

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Hey,

I'm new to these fourms so please bare with me if this question has already been brought up.

I just downloaded and installed the IFLY 747 for FSX and i can never get the side view panels in 2-d and everything but the MFD in VC to show up normal, they are always black. I read from the site i downloaded it from and it said if this issue came up, to delete and reinstall FSUIPC, well i've done that about 5 times now. I went to Mr Dowson's page and download the latest FSUIPC 4.20 and delete the old one and installed the new one and the same thing happens. What can i do to fix this issue?

Thank you for the time.

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I just downloaded and installed the IFLY 747 for FSX and i can never get the side view panels in 2-d and everything but the MFD in VC to show up normal, they are always black. I read from the site i downloaded it from and it said if this issue came up, to delete and reinstall FSUIPC

Really? How odd. I don't see what that could possibly accomplish. Replacing one file with one which is identical changes nothing.

I'm not really aware that IFLY 747 uses FSUIPC for anything, so it is difficult to help, but assuming it does, you need to see if FSUIPC is actually running correctly. Maybe it's a SimConnect installation problem, which does seem to affect an inordinate number of people.

So, please look in the FSX Modules folder and find two files, an Install log and the FSUIPC log. both are ordinary text files and you can paste their contents in a message here.

Regards

Pete

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Mr. Dowson,

Thanks for replying. i think the 2 items you requested are attached. After reading what you have said, i'll delete FSUIPC and try running IFLY without it.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you

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Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.20

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

SetupPath="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

Checking version of FSX.EXE:

... Version 10.0.60905.0 (Need at least 10.0.60905.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

... Okay, Probe Manifest matches installed SimConnect 60905 (Original)

Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... Version 4.200 found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

... found as "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data"

Now finding \Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data"

Found FSX.CFG in "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG"!

Now checking DLL.XML ...

... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC4 section.

... FSUIPC4 section already exists but will be replaced.

... FSUIPC4 section of DLL.XML written okay

Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ...

... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay.

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Now installing additional files into the Modules folder:

Installed "FSUIPC4 User Guide.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC4 History.pdf" okay

Installed "List of FSX controls.pdf" okay

All installer tasks completed okay!

*************** End of Install Log ***************

and here is the other one

******** FSUIPC4, Version 4.20 by Pete Dowson *********

User Name=""

User Addr=""

FSUIPC4 not user registered

WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired

Running inside FSX (SimConnect Original)

Module base=61000000

DebugStatus=0

265 System time = 12:14:03

265 FLT UNC path = "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"

265 FS UNC path = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

1843 LogOptions=00000001

1843 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

16656 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

675781 SimStart Event: Initialising SimConnect data requests

675781 FSUIPC Menu entry added

675968 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT

675968 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

675968 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\iFly 747-400\iFly747-400.AIR

675968 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

676515 System time = 12:25:19, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

678172 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

679609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

679609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

679609 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

679609 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

679609 FSUIPC Menu entry added

679703 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

679718 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

680468 System time = 12:25:23, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

682578 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

682578 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

682578 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

682578 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

682578 FSUIPC Menu entry added

682672 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

682687 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

683500 System time = 12:25:26, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

685609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

685609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

685609 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

685609 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

685609 FSUIPC Menu entry added

685703 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

685718 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

686468 System time = 12:25:29, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

688578 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

688578 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

688578 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

688578 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

688578 FSUIPC Menu entry added

688672 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

688687 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

689500 System time = 12:25:32, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

691609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

691609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

691609 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.60905.0 (SimConnect: 2.0.60905.0)

691609 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

691609 FSUIPC Menu entry added

691687 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

691718 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

700078 System time = 12:25:43, FSX time = 12:24:39 (09:24Z)

1074609 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 371 secs = 14.3 fps

2303875 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 1163 secs = 11.5 fps

2428390 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 119 secs = 18.2 fps

3172484 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 736 secs = 18.7 fps

3187093 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Kuwait Intl to Ramstein AB.PLN

3467906 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Ramstein AB to Tempelhof.PLN

3664593 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 20 secs = 14.9 fps

3759234 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 80 secs = 12.9 fps

4059015 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 244 secs = 16.5 fps

4278562 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 169 secs = 13.9 fps

6767687 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 2465 secs = 12.2 fps

6783937 C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\IFR Ramstein AB to Tempelhof.PLN

6795140 System time = 14:07:18, FSX time = 10:24:39 (09:24Z)

6795140 *** FSUIPC log file being closed

Average frame rate for running time of 5401 secs = 13.5 fps

Memory managed: 1297 Allocs, 1297 Freed

ok i tried attaching the items but it didn't work. i hope this helps

Thanks

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and here is the other one

You omitted the final line or two in the FSUIPC4.LOG. I really always need to see the whole log. However, I have a couple of observations:

First you are still using the original rather buggy version of FSX. So many bugs were fixed by the free SP1 update that I really advise you to install that. It may well be that the IFLY aircraft depends on it in any case.

Second, your SimConnect is not working well. Here are the symptoms:

679609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

679609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

...

682578 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

682578 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

...

685609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

685609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

...

688578 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

688578 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

...

691609 **** Simconnect Data Stalled! Re-connecting now****

691609 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

Evidently no data is actually arriving from FSX via SimConnect and FSUIPC is retrying every three seconds. I'm not sure what is causing this, but the most likely culprit is an incompatible security program -- either your anti-virus or firewall program or their settings.

If you update to FSX SP2 level then these programs will no longer present any problems for local use of Simconnect. You'd need to install SP1 first, then SP2. Both are free. altrernatively you could purchase the FSX Acceleration Pack which will get you to SP2 level in one go.

To delve into the technicalities of the problems more please see the FSX Help announcement above. You would need to obtain a SimConnect log file, in the way it describes there.

Regards

Pete

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Mr. Dowson,

I did send you the whole FSUIPC4.LOG, i don't know what it is missing. I'm in the process of downloading SP1 at this moment. I didn't know SP1 & SP2 were updates so i will have those items updated. When i get everything updated i'll let you know if it worked or not.

Thanks

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I did send you the whole FSUIPC4.LOG, i don't know what it is missing.

The last line at least, maybe more. The last line reads something like

***** FSUIPC Log file closed ***** and is a useful indication that all the assorted threads terminated okay and the memory allocations properly freed. If that indeed was the complete log, then it looks as if FSX is not terminating correctly but hanging at the end.

Regards

Pete

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Mr. Dowson

how are you? i did what you said and loaded but sp1 and sp2 and iFLY. when i loaded FSUIPC4.20 i recived an error message. i didn't write the whole message down but it said "cannot edit the DLL.xml file to activate it, please read the documents and manually activated"

I looked and couldn't find anything about it but here is the log

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.20

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

SetupPath="E:\FSX\"

Checking version of FSX.EXE:

... Version 10.0.61472.0 (Need at least 10.0.60905.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

... Okay, Probe Manifest matches installed SimConnect 60905 (Original)

Found later build SimConnect 61242 (SP1 May07)

Found later build SimConnect 61259 (Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:

E:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... No previous valid version found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "E:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

... found as "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data"

Now finding \Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data"

No FSX.CFG there

*************** End of Install Log ***************

i will look again though the documents and try to find it. thanks

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how are you? i did what you said and loaded but sp1 and sp2 and iFLY. when i loaded FSUIPC4.20 i recived an error message. i didn't write the whole message down but it said "cannot edit the DLL.xml file to activate it, please read the documents and manually activated"

I don't think it could have said quite that, but I know what you mean.

The installer cannot find the FSX.CFG file, which it needs to find so that it knows where to place the DLL.XML file. It looks like you've not run FSX yet, as that creates the folders and files needed. Try running FSX first, then exit and re-run the FSUIPC4 installer.

Regards

Pete

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