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Hello Everyone,

I am running into a strange problem.

I installed FSUIPC4.53 today in order to use FSflying school.

Everything was working great throughout the day.

Couple hours later i tried running FSX like before and i ran into this Error:

Flight Simulator has detected a problem with a third-party software program (add-on):

Name: FSUIPC4 DLL: FS new universal IPC interface

Version: 4.53

Company: Peter K. Dawson

File: Modules\FSUIPC4.dll

Do you want to run this software (not recommended)?

If I click to keep it running then FSX just hangs forever, if I click no, FSX starts right up without the add-on button in the game.

I have tried turning off my antivirus and firewall with no luck, and also it was on when I was playing before with no issues.

I tried deleting the a few files from the module folder with no luck. Also how do you completely delete FSUIPC4 I have no clue.

I really don't want to re install the whole game again unless its proven to work and won't happen again.

I also spent $37 on the Key for FSUIPC4 today.

My Specs:

Vista Ultimate addition

4 Gig Ram

3.00 Mghz AMD

Nvidia 8800 GTS 640 Mb Card

a. 1 T HDD <--------- FSX is on this one.

b. 1 380 Gig Hdd

FSX Gold Addition (the one with acceleration pack)

Please help guys

Thanks in advance !!

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I installed FSUIPC4.53 today in order to use FSflying school.

Everything was working great throughout the day.

Couple hours later i tried running FSX like before and i ran into this Error:

Flight Simulator has detected a problem with a third-party software program (add-on):

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Hmm. Don't think it would have said "Peter K. Dawson" -- don't know him. But if it did then your FS installation has certainly been invaded by an imposter DLL.

Either way, it seems as if your setup has become corrupted in some way. Re-run the FSUIPC4 installer. If you still get a problem, show me the Install log file -- it will be in the FSX Modules folder, and it is a text file so you can paste it into a message here.

I tried deleting the a few files from the module folder with no luck. Also how do you completely delete FSUIPC4 I have no clue.

I'm not sure why you'd want to, but it is easy: FSUIPC4.DLL is the whole of it. Delete that and it has gone. The remaining FSUIPC files will be the LOG, INI and maybe KEY files, which won't do anything with no DLL, and the documentation and so on, the files listed in the Installation instructions.

I really don't want to re install the whole game again unless its proven to work and won't happen again.

If it is only FSUIPC4 which has got corrupted, re-running the installer should fix it. If it doesn't then you may have a problem, but it will be in Windows or your hard disk. I doubt there's anything in FSX would could do this.

Regards

Pete

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Hey Pete,

Thank you for the quick response,

I have tried reinstalling the FSUIPC4 few times with no luck, I just did it one more time

here is the log file from right now.

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.53

Looking in registry for FSX install path:

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

Parameter"SetupPath"

... >>> OK! FOUND FSX! <<< ...

Looking in registry for ESP install path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft ESP\1.0

Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX:

AppPath="H:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\"

Checking version of FSX.EXE:

... Version 10.0.61637.0 (Need at least 10.0.60905.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

Found SimConnect build 60905 (Original)

Found SimConnect build 61259 (Acc/SP2 Oct07)

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

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

... Version 4.530 found.

FSX Modules folder already exists.

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

Looking for the current user's Application Data path:

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

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

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

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\AGFS\Office Genuine Advantage\Roaming"

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

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

No FSX.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\AGFS\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 check for FSUIPC4 was successful! (result code 00)

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

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I have tried reinstalling the FSUIPC4 few times with no luck, I just did it one more time

here is the log file from right now.

Okaythat looks fine, which is worrying.

You said it worked okay when you initially installed it, but not on subsequent loads of FSX. Can you think what might have happened between the two? Evidently it isn't anything in the FSSUIPC package itself, as that has been completely replaced by the same one which worked before.

Just one last easy try before we have get down to dirty details -- download 4.532 from the "Updates" Announcement above. The ZIP will contain only the DLL. Just put it in the FSX Modules folder. Let me know if that loads okay.

If not, I have to assume there's some conflict going on with another add-on to FSX. Do you think you could get the details the error shows more exactly, please? (No "Peter K. Dawson", for instance), and see if there's any buttons on it to get further information.

I'd also need to know what else is installed in FSX. Perhaps you could find these two files (in the same folder as your FSX.CFG file -- "C:\Users\AGFS\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX"):

DLL.XML

EXE.XML

and paste their contents into a message. They can be opened in Notepad if you wish -- double clicking them may just try to open them in Internet Explorer or something.

Regards

Pete

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Pete,

I replaced the .DLL file with the update 4.532 and it works fine now!!!

Thank you so much, although it’s strange b/c based on the notes on the 4.532 it seems to fix other none related issues.

But I am glad it works.

I am new to the FSX world, and this is my 1st add-on, do you have any other interesting add-ons which will help a novice like myself?

Pete thanks again for your help!!!

P.S. I decided to get my pilots license in real life, I am planning on taking a discovery flight in 2 weeks.

Alex

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I replaced the .DLL file with the update 4.532 and it works fine now!!!

Thank you so much, although it’s strange b/c based on the notes on the 4.532 it seems to fix other none related issues.

Nothing I've changed would have made a difference. It sounds like there must have been some sort of corruption in the Installer file you were using, though if that were the case, if it installed a corrupted DLL, that would have caused the signature to fail, and the Installer checks that.

Actually, because the Installer checks the signature immediately after it writes the file, it may be that the checking is only occurring on the pre-written cached copy. If the copy actually on disk were corrupt, then it would cause the error you were getting, but maybe not when the installer checks it.

If this is the case, and quite honestly I cannot think of another answer, then what happened when you copied the update in is that it was written to a different part of the disk, with the other merely being erased from the directory.

I am new to the FSX world, and this is my 1st add-on, do you have any other interesting add-ons which will help a novice like myself?

Mine are really mostly technical background things, nothing really of the type you might be looking for. They are all listed either in the Updates and Goodies Announcement, or in the http://www.schiratti.com/dowson page. Apart from WideFS all the rest are freeware in any case.

P.S. I decided to get my pilots license in real life, I am planning on taking a discovery flight in 2 weeks.

Good luck! That's how I started in serious simulation. Learned to fly, but couldn't get a license or fly solo because of my severe eyesight problems. So, I fly computers only.

Regards

Pete

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