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I am running FSX on new computer (no other add ons installed) running on Vista - 64 bit. After installing FSX to default location and running FSX, I downloaded FSUIPC4/WIDEFS7 and ran installer, entering registration keys for FSUIPC4 and WIDEFS7. Received install OK message. However, "Add on" drop down in FSX does not appear. Ten FSUIPC files/folders appear in FSX modules folder, but FSX does not seem to be installed and/or operational. Have repeated several times, with no success. Following is install log:

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.40

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

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

Parameter"SetupPath"

SetupPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

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:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... No previous valid version found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

... found as "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming"

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

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming"

Found FSX.CFG in "C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\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:\Users\Owner\Application Data\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Contacts\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Cookies\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Favorites\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Links\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Music\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\My Documents\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\NetHood\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Pictures\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\PrintHood\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Recent\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Saved Games\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Searches\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\SendTo\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Start Menu\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Templates\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Owner\Videos\Roaming"

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

Installed "GlobalSign Root.exe" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay

Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay

Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay

Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay

FSUIPC4.DLL installed and signature checked out okay!

Deleted GlobalSign Root fix programno longer relevant

All installer tasks completed okay!

Registration for FSUIPC4 and WideFS was successful! (result code 00)

Any suggestions as to how to correct this problem?

Thanks.

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Have repeated several times, with no success.

Repeating things rarely changes them. Something almost always needs fixing or changing first.

Following is install log:

As you surmised and stated, the install was perfect. No problems there.

Any suggestions as to how to correct this problem?

First we need to ascertain whether FSUIPC4 is even being run. Is there an FSUIPC4.LOG and FSUIPC4.INI file in the FSX Modules folder? If so, please show me the FSUIPC4.LOG file.

If not, then FSUIPC4 is not being run, so it isn't being loaded. That would either mean some sort of SimConnect problem, or that you've somehow placed my name on the 2untrusted publishers" list.

Let's take the first step first.

Pete

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Thanks for you prompt response. There are 10 files in FSX Modules identified as FSUIPC, of which 5 are PDF files - manual, etc.

I think the following is the FSUIPC4.LOG file:

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.40 by Pete Dowson *********

NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 found but not in WinSxS folder!

... please check and possibly remove "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe"

User Name="Paul Lowry"

User Addr="plowry@telus.net"

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

Running inside FSX on Windows Vista (SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Module base=61000000

Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

DebugStatus=255

156 System time = 10:51:16

218 FLT UNC path = "\\OWNER-PC\Flight Simulator X Files\"

218 FS UNC path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

2562 LogOptions=00000000 00000001

2562 Could not link to all needed SimConnect facilities

17609 **** Retrying SimConnect connection****

17609 Could not link to all needed SimConnect facilities [code 0]

32672 **** Retrying SimConnect connection****

32672 Could not link to all needed SimConnect facilities [code 0]

47718 **** Retrying SimConnect connection****

47718 Could not link to all needed SimConnect facilities [code 0]

61234 System time = 10:52:17

61234 *** FSUIPC log file being closed

Memory managed: 2 Allocs, 2 Freed

********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

I do not see a file/folder identified as FSUIPC4.INI. I see FSUIPC4 INSTALL, FSUIPC4DLL, FSUIPC4.KEY, and also FSUIPC4, which might be the INI file, and is copied below:

[General]

History=96GB0MUSZ2S2MQ6L0WQB3

MouseWheelTrim=No

MouseWheelTrimSpeed=1

FixControlAccel=No

FixMachSpeedBug=No

VisibilityOptions=No

OneCloudLayer=No

CloudTurbulence=No

CloudIcing=No

GenerateCirrus=No

SuppressCloudTurbulence=No

MaxIce=-4

MinIce=-1

UpperWindGusts=No

SuppressWindTurbulence=No

SuppressWindVariance=No

WindTurbulence=No

TurbulenceRate=1.0,5.0

TurbulenceDivisor=20,20,40,40

SuppressAllGusts=No

MaxSurfaceWind=0

WindLimitLevel=200

WindDiscardLevel=400

WindAjustAltitude=No

WindAjustAltitudeBy=2000

WindSmoothing=No

WindSmoothness=2

WindSmoothAirborneOnly=Yes

PressureSmoothness=0

TemperatureSmoothness=0

DisconnTrimForAP=No

ZeroElevForAPAlt=No

ThrottleSyncAll=No

WhiteMessages=No

ShowPMcontrols=No

SpoilerIncrement=512

MagicBattery=No

RudderSpikeRemoval=No

ElevatorSpikeRemoval=No

AileronSpikeRemoval=No

ReversedElevatorTrim=No

ClockSync=No

ClockSyncMins=5

ClearWeatherDynamics=No

OwnWeatherChanges=No

TimeForSelect=4

LoadFlightMenu=No

LoadPlanMenu=No

PauseAfterCrash=No

SaveDataWithFlights=No

ZapSound=firework

ShortAircraftNameOk=No

TCASid=Flight

TCASrange=40

AxisCalibration=No

DirectAxesToCalibs=No

ShowMultilineWindow=Yes

SuppressSingleline=No

SuppressMultilineFS=No

AxisIntercepts=No

WeatherReadFactor=2

WeatherRewriteSeconds=1

CustomWeatherModify=No

SimConnectStallTime=1

Console=No

[AutoSave]

AutoSaveEnabled=No

[GPSout]

GPSoutEnabled=No

[WideServer]

WideFSenabled=Yes

Re SimConnect, I do have the 3 files in Windows/sys.

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Thanks for you prompt response. There are 10 files in FSX Modules identified as FSUIPC, of which 5 are PDF files - manual, etc.

You evidently have windows set to hide the filenames from you when it thinks it knows what type they are. It classifies LOG files as text files (I think) and INI files as "configuration settings" or similar. If you really ever want to understand more about files you really need to turn that option off.

I think the following is the FSUIPC4.LOG file:

Yes, it is, which is good. and it shows what the problem is:

NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 found but not in WinSxS folder!

... please check and possibly remove "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe"

That's the first time I've seen this check triggered, and I see the message is not quite correct (you mustn't delete the FSX.EXE, but the SimConnect file incorrectly placed somewhere where Windows is accessing it instead of via the Side-by-Side library system, as it should. That is probably one of these three places:

1. FSX folder

2. FSX Modules folder (unlikely)

3. Windows folder(s) -- in the main Windows folder or the System or System32 subfolders.

Please check these places at least, or posssibly do a complete file search for "SimConnect.dll" or anything ending with that. There should only be three, in WinSxS folders, and possibly some in your SDK folders if you've installed the FSX SDK. No where else, and most certainly no where else where it may be picked up by FSX and used!

Re SimConnect, I do have the 3 files in Windows/sys.

Ouch. That probably explains it then! How did they get into your Windows System folder? They must ONLY be in their respective WinSxS folders, the ones with very long names. You've defeated the fiendishly clever side-by-side library system Microsoft are using!

Meanwhile I'll do some experiments, see if I can identify the folder more accurately when this error occurs again. It looks like when I try to ask Windows for the folder containing the SimConnect.DLL file it has loaded it gives me FSX.EXE instead (i.e. the folder of the process I am in). That's not what I wanted at all! :-(

Regards

Pete

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Pete,

My apologies. The Simconnect folders are in Windows/SxS (where they should be) not in Windows/sys. Sorry. IT is not my day job! But interestingly, when I open the Simconnect folders in Windows/SxS, they are empty.

I will study the rest of your reply to see if I can shed more light on the problem.

Paul

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The Simconnect folders are in Windows/SxS (where they should be) not in Windows/sys.

I hope that's just a mistype for "Windows\WinSxS"!

But interestingly, when I open the Simconnect folders in Windows/SxS, they are empty.

Er, you said "SxS" again, so not a typo?

The correct folders are like this (maybe not exactly like this, but this general form:

WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.FlightSimulator.SimConnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_10.0.61259.0_x-ww_fb842f5a

That's my one for the SP2/Acceleration version. There are two others. All three each contain just a "SimConnect.dll".

It sounds like somehow you've got the SimConnect.dll(s) moved out of their correct folders. That's a big no-no. You also don't want any copies outside, even if they also in their correct places.

Regards

Pete

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