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I'm not sure where to start with this one so I will give as concise a rundown as I can.

First the overview, I have a Windows 7 64Bit PC with FlightSim X and Acceleration installed, I have installed the latest version of FSUPIC (4.6 downloaded it from the website on Monday) I have installed the RCBCO files for carrier launch/landing on static carriers. I have added the correct lines to the aircraft panel file to get the gauges of the rcbco gauge working.

Here is the issue. The rcbco gauge should provide a launch sound and rapid acceleration from a standstill to simulate the stroke of a carrier catapult assisted takeoff. When I am in windowed mode, in a very small window (my normal desktop size is 2560X1600, the FS window is about the size of a post card on the screen) every thing works as it should. When I go to full windowed mode or full screen and start the Cat stroke the sound file is played but there is no acceleration. I am at a loss as to what it could be, I don't understand enough about FSUIPC and Simconnect to see what screen size would matter. I have tested fullscreen low res and it produces the same issue as the high res, so I have eliminated that as a possible cause. I have also re-built the machine with no change in the behavior. I have no Virus software running at this time, and have turned off the firewall.

Is there some way to test that simconnect/fsuipc are working correctly on a single pc? (It is there under the add-on section on the menu bar)

Thank you in advance for any help.

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I have installed the RCBCO files for carrier launch/landing on static carriers.

Sorry, but I don't know "RCBCO". What is it? Is that an abbreviation?

I am at a loss as to what it could be, I don't understand enough about FSUIPC and Simconnect to see what screen size would matter.

Do you think this "RCBCO" uses either of those? I don't think it can use FSUIPC as else surely the authors would have contacted me? Is it payware? If so and they are using FSUIPC they need to contact me for a license agreement, at the very least!

Is there some way to test that simconnect/fsuipc are working correctly on a single pc? (It is there under the add-on section on the menu bar)

I don't understand why you are looking at it as an FSUIPC or SimConnect problem, but if the FSUIPC4 log file shows no issues then it is running fine.

Pete

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RCBCO does does use FSUIPC, It is the carrier operations program that Rob Barendregt wrote. This is the third version for FSX. I am pretty sure they contacted you some time about about it and were given you blessing.

I doubt it is either program causing the issue, but I was hoping that I could find that needle in a haystack. Thanks for the response, I am going to see about dual booting with Windows XP, maybe that will fix the issue.

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RCBCO does does use FSUIPC, It is the carrier operations program that Rob Barendregt wrote. This is the third version for FSX. I am pretty sure they contacted you some time about about it and were given you blessing.

Ah. Is that what it's called: "Carrier Operations"? Oh yes, I know about that, and also a VTOL application by Rob. Sorry -- I'm not good at 5 letter abbreviations.

Doesn't the author know what's going on? Whilst I assume this RCBCO will be using FSUIPC or SimConnect for the acceleration, I don't know how it works or what it is doing. I'm sure Rob would be able to advise you on what logging he would need to see what is happening. There's plenty available from FSUIPC, but it is technical and really needs someone who knows what values are relevant.

Regards

Pete

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Pete,

I e-mailed him the information and got this e-mail in return...

If you can hear the trap/launch sounds, but the de-/acceleration is failing, two things can be wrong:

1.The file SpeedControl.dll in the \Gauges\COP3\ folder wasn't authorised when FSX asked for it.

(or the panel.cfg definition is wrong, but I doubt that since the sounds are played OK)

2. FSUIPC (or the SimConnect interface of FSX it uses) isn't working correctly.

But since you can open FSUIPC from the FSX menu, that's not likely either.

Unfortunately, quite some FSX users had problems with FSUIPC and SimConnect, mostly due to virus scanners or firewall settings (SImConnect communicates with the FSX core program via TCP-IP, so firewalls might block that).

There are a few threads on Peter Dowson's FSUIPC forum about that.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but it must be 1. or 2. that causes your problem.

I have built a clean Windows 7 install with no Virus portection and no Firewall to elimnate those two from the equation. Also I believe this maybe an issue in Vista as well base on reports from some friends. I guess my next check is going to be playing with the UAC (user account control) in 7/Vista, I can only imagine it has to lie somewhere in microsoft's OS now.

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1.The file SpeedControl.dll in the \Gauges\COP3\ folder wasn't authorised when FSX asked for it.

(or the panel.cfg definition is wrong, but I doubt that since the sounds are played OK)

Sounds a possible. Is that loaded by Gauge code, or via the DLL.XML file like FSUIPC?

2. FSUIPC (or the SimConnect interface of FSX it uses) isn't working correctly.

But since you can open FSUIPC from the FSX menu, that's not likely either.

And also assuming there are no SimConnect problems recorded in the FSUIPC4 log file.

Unfortunately, quite some FSX users had problems with FSUIPC and SimConnect, mostly due to virus scanners or firewall settings (SImConnect communicates with the FSX core program via TCP-IP, so firewalls might block that).

Two things there:

1. SimConnect and FSUIPC don't use TCP/IP since SP1 of FSX. Certainly there are no such problems with SP2/Acceleration.

2. If there are problems with FSUIPC connecting to SimConnect you'll be getting loads of stutters and an FSUIPC log showing re-connection attempts.

I have built a clean Windows 7 install with no Virus portection and no Firewall to elimnate those two from the equation. Also I believe this maybe an issue in Vista as well base on reports from some friends. I guess my next check is going to be playing with the UAC (user account control) in 7/Vista, I can only imagine it has to lie somewhere in microsoft's OS now.

Unless you are still using the old buggy original issue of FSX I can't imagine any of those things affecting matters.

I'm really a little surprised the author doesn't want you to enable monitoring of the variables he's needing or setting in FSUIPC to produce the effect you are missing. He could see what is going on from the resulting log.

Regards

Pete

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