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Hi Pete, I have PFC Jetliner console, rudder pedels, yoke etc. Recently one of my rudder spings broke; pfc sent a replacement, and I have just put all back together. I was using driver for FSX 4.3.4, and when I switched all back on my settings in pfc ini had been lost. I always keep a back-up of my ini file, and placed this back in moduls folder, but when 'going into' pfc menu - flight controls, there is now nothing listed on the left hand side, i.e. full right, full left, etc etc. I tried replacing the dll from pfc which I have (original program from them), then simply replaced with your dll, but again nothing there in order to calibrate. Can you offer any advice? Everything else is still fine, i.e. pressing yoke buttons for views, programmable buttons etc are as they should be; just can't calibrate rudder pedels etc!

Thanks, Steven

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I was using driver for FSX 4.3.4

I assume you mean PFCFSX.DLL version 4.34.

... and when I switched all back on my settings in pfc ini had been lost.

How did they get lost? The INI is only updated by changes in the Options.

I always keep a back-up of my ini file, and placed this back in moduls folder, but when 'going into' pfc menu - flight controls, there is now nothing listed on the left hand side, i.e. full right, full left, etc etc

Sorry, I'm not understanding what you are saying. There is no page with "full right, full left, etc, etc" on the left hand side. And all of the PFC Options pages are fixed, predefined in the dialogue definitions.

. I tried replacing the dll from pfc which I have (original program from them), then simply replaced with your dll, but again nothing there in order to calibrate. Can you offer any advice? Everything else is still fine, i.e. pressing yoke buttons for views, programmable buttons etc are as they should be; just can't calibrate rudder pedels etc!

I cannot imagine anything that could destroy all the contents of predefined dialogues as you are suggesting. Could you show me a picture of what you are seeing?

There is a later version of PFCFSX.DLL in the Download Links subforum which you could try, but there's nothing changed in anything that would affect you. If the actual graphics aren't being displayed correctly it sounds more like some sort of Windows or video driver problem, but i can't imagine what.

Is it still the same if you remove your PFCFSX.INI file and let it make a new, default one?

Regards

Pete

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Hi Pete, sorry if not clear. On the PFC/flight controls page there is (normally) a window that allows you to calibrate rudder/elevators etc. It is this window that is not showing. Example - if I want to calabrate rudders, I would press the rudder pedal to the far right, and click on appropriate setting button, then far left, then small right and left to set up null position. After refitting spring to rudders, and starting up, it was these settings which had not been remembered. As said I replaced the ini with a backup I had, but still no calibration window. If I undertake a complete reinstall of PFC into moduls folder, then start FSX, let ini rebuild, again this calibration window is not there! I am about to have another go at things, and will report back.

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Hi Pete, sorry if not clear. On the PFC/flight controls page there is (normally) a window that allows you to calibrate rudder/elevators etc. It is this window that is not showing.

A window? Not the test of the left-hand side you were talking about?

Sorry, I still cannot picture what you are seeing. There are no "windows" inside the dialogue tabs. Please look at the picture in the PFC DLL User Guide, at the top left of the first page of the chapter headed

Flight Controls and Trims/Steering Pages

That shows what the Flight Controls page looks like. Its format is pretty much fixed by the design of the dialogues.

Now, what's different in your case. What's this "missing Window"?

Pete

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Hi Pete, I've found the answer/problem. I have FSX on this P.C. which I hardly ever use (because I have the simulator) I have just placed PFC on this P.C., and all is fine. Going to:- Add-on/PFC/Flight Controls/select - say rudders - up comes calibration window on left reading - Set Right Most/Set Right Centre Limit/Set Left Centre Limit/ and Set Left Most Limit.

I have realized that the window coming up in the sim is not showing part of the picture, i.e. the lower half so I can't click on 'select'. This must be I believe because I am using a Matrox Triple Head Unit set @ 3071 X 768 resolution, with three projectors. I believe what I am going to have to do is link P.C. directly to one of my three projectors, cutting out Matrox Unit, calabrate all PFC items, then all should work fine when I go back to Matrox Unit.

You were quite right, a graphics issue, and I should have realized this was the issue before.

I will let you know tomorrow if I have any further problems.

Thanks

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I have realized that the window coming up in the sim is not showing part of the picture, i.e. the lower half so I can't click on 'select'.

Please do try the more recent PFCFSX.DLL from the Download Links subforum. Currently it is version 4.379. i think there was a change in the way the fonts are selected for the dialogue which did get around some types of graphics driver differences.

Pete

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