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When running FSX I often get the program going into pause mode. I can get things going again by clicking on the screen once then hitting the P key on my keyboard.

I have no idea what is causing this, but is there some setting within FSUIPC that will avoid the situation ?

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When running FSX I often get the program going into pause mode. I can get things going again by clicking on the screen once then hitting the P key on my keyboard.

I have no idea what is causing this, but is there some setting within FSUIPC that will avoid the situation ?

No, but you might be able to find out what is doing it.

To start with, in FSUIPC's Logging tab, enable Event Logging and Button/Key Logging.. When it goes into pause mode, check the log and see whether it was a keyboard or button press which caused it, and the "Pause" control resulting from it.

If neither button nor keypress then it might be another program, either via FSUIPC offset or direct to SimConnect. The latter would be harder to find -- for that you'd need to use SimConnect logging. For FSUIPC you'd use ipcWrite logging.

Depending on what add-ons you have running, it might be easier, once buttons and keys are eliminated, to go through a process of elimination, stopping one add-on at a time till it seems fixed.

Regards

Pete

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Thanks for that suggestion Pete. I enable button/key logging as well as event logging, and this is what I got on the runway - two pauses not initiated by me. Any clues as to what might be happening ? BTW, I currently only have FSUIPC as an add-on.

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.859s by Pete Dowson *********

Running inside FSX on Windows 7

Module base=66290000

User Name="xxxx"

User Addr="xxxxx"

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

16 System time = 26/01/2013 13:45:24

16 FLT UNC path = "\\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\Jetman\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"

47 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...

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

437 LogOptions=60000000 00000001

437 SIM1 Frictions access gained

452 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

452 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok

452 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

452 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07

2262 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)

2262 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

2262 FSUIPC Menu entry added

2293 \\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\jetman\documents\flight simulator x files\Sydney Intl.FLT

2293 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Lear45\Lear45.AIR

9220 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66514 (0x000103d2), Param= 0 (0x00000000) ATC_MENU_CLOSE

12605 System time = 26/01/2013 13:45:37, Simulator time = 13:45:26 (03:45Z)

12621 Aircraft="Learjet 45"

13603 Starting everything now ...

33275 KEYDOWN: VK=80, Waiting=0, Repeat=N, Shifts=0

33275 .. Key not programmed -- passed on to FS

33275 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65561 (0x00010019), Param= 0 (0x00000000) PAUSE_TOGGLE

33478 KEYUP: VK=80, Waiting=0

34414 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65794 (0x00010102), Param= 0 (0x00000000) PAUSE_ON

34445 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

43930 KEYDOWN: VK=80, Waiting=0, Repeat=N, Shifts=0

43930 .. Key not programmed -- passed on to FS

43930 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65561 (0x00010019), Param= 0 (0x00000000) PAUSE_TOGGLE

44102 KEYUP: VK=80, Waiting=0

69374 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=1, Btn=4, Pressed

69374 [buttons] 5=P1,4,C65758,0

69374 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=65758, Param=0

69374 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65758 (0x000100de), Param= 0 (0x00000000) FLAPS_INCR

69467 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=1, Btn=4, Released

95254 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65794 (0x00010102), Param= 0 (0x00000000) PAUSE_ON

103803 KEYDOWN: VK=80, Waiting=0, Repeat=N, Shifts=0

103803 .. Key not programmed -- passed on to FS

103803 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65561 (0x00010019), Param= 0 (0x00000000) PAUSE_TOGGLE

103975 KEYUP: VK=80, Waiting=0

106268 KEYDOWN: VK=27, Waiting=0, Repeat=N, Shifts=0

106268 .. Key not programmed -- passed on to FS

106284 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 94 secs = 29.9 fps

109216 Weather Mode now = Theme

109216 \\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\Jetman\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT

114723 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66268 (0x000102dc), Param= 0 (0x00000000) USER_INTERRUPT

114723 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 65732 (0x000100c4), Param= 1 (0x00000001) EXIT

121915 System time = 26/01/2013 13:47:26, Simulator time = 13:45:26 (03:45Z)

121915 *** FSUIPC log file being closed

Average frame rate for running time of 94 secs = 29.9 fps

G3D fix: Passes 5131, Null pointers 0, Bad pointers 0, Separate instances 0

Memory managed: 35 Allocs, 35 Freed

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

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Thanks for that suggestion Pete. I enable button/key logging as well as event logging, and this is what I got on the runway - two pauses not initiated by me. Any clues as to what might be happening ? BTW, I currently only have FSUIPC as an add-on.

Are you sure? The log shows something is setting "PAUSE ON". And it isn't a key press or button press.

I think you need to show me your FSUIPC4.INI file , and also the EXE.XML (if there is one) and the DLL.XML file, both from the same folder as your FSX.CFG file -- i.e. Users\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX.. If that shows nothing you'll need to make a SimConnect log.

Regards

Pete

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OK, here's FSUIPC4.INI:

[General]

UpdatedByVersion=4859s

History=TNP8HSWYW4CKQNLJDRJ4B

InitDelayDevicesToo=No

MouseWheelMove=No

MouseWheelTrim=No

MouseWheelTrimSpeed=1

JoystickTimeout=20

PollGFTQ6=Yes

BlankDisplays=No

FixControlAccel=No

FixMachSpeedBug=No

DeleteVehiclesForAES=Yes

AutoScanDevices=Yes

VisibilityOptions=No

OneCloudLayer=No

CloudTurbulence=No

CloudIcing=No

GenerateCirrus=No

SuppressCloudTurbulence=No

MaxIce=3

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

SmoothBySimTime=No

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

BrakeReleaseThreshold=75

SaveDataWithFlights=No

ZapSound=firework

ShortAircraftNameOk=No

UseProfiles=Yes

EnableMouseLook=No

AxesWrongRange=No

TCASid=Flight

TCASrange=40

AxisCalibration=No

DirectAxesToCalibs=No

ShowMultilineWindow=Yes

SuppressSingleline=No

SuppressMultilineFS=No

AxisIntercepts=No

DontResetAxes=No

InitDelay=0

GetNearestAirports=Yes

OOMcheck=Yes

WeatherReadFactor=2

WeatherRewriteSeconds=1

CustomWeatherModify=No

SimConnectStallTime=1

LuaRerunDelay=66

Console=No

LogButtonsKeys=Yes

LogEvents=Yes

FSVersionUsed="Microsoft Flight Simulator X",10.0.61637.0

SimConnectUsed=10.0.61259.0

[JoyNames]

AutoAssignLetters=No

0=BU0836A Interface

0.GUID={000E2450-6287-11E2-8001-444553540000}

1=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke

1.GUID={1D2B1D00-B8BD-11E1-8001-444553540000}

2=Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals

2.GUID={D096D0A0-B8BD-11E1-8006-444553540000}

[buttons]

Buttonrepeat=20,10

5=P1,4,C65758,0

6=P1,5,C65759,0

7=P1,6,C66080,0

8=P1,7,C66079,0

9=R1,2,Cx42000BC0,xC0010100

10=R1,3,Cx32000BC0,x3FFF0100

[AutoSave]

Next=1

Interval=60

Files=10

SaveOnGround=No

AutoSaveEnabled=No

[GPSout]

GPSoutEnabled=No

[GPSout2]

GPSoutEnabled=No

[WideServer]

WideFSenabled=Yes

AdvertiseService=1

Port=8002

Port2=9002

[sounds]

Path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Sound\

Device1=Primary Sound Driver

Device2=Speakers (Z-10 USB Speaker)

Device3=Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)

Device4=Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio)

[Axes]

0=0Y,256,D,9,0,0,0

1=0Z,256,D,41,0,0,0

2=0U,256,D,10,0,0,0

3=0V,256,D,42,0,0,0

4=1X,256,D,1,0,0,0

5=1Y,256,D,2,0,0,0

6=2X,256,D,7,0,0,0

7=2X,B,-16384,-14798,1070,0

8=2Y,256,D,8,0,0,0

9=2R,256,D,3,0,0,0

[JoystickCalibration]

AllowSuppressForPFCquad=Yes

ExcludeThrottleSet=No

ExcludeMixtureSet=Yes

ExcludePropPitchSet=Yes

SepRevsJetsOnly=Yes

ApplyHeloTrim=No

UseAxisControlsForNRZ=No

FlapsSetControl=0

FlapDetents=No

ReverserControl=66292

Reverser1Control=66422

Reverser2Control=66425

Reverser3Control=66428

Reverser4Control=66431

MaxThrottleForReverser=256

AileronTrimControl=66731

RudderTrimControl=66732

CowlFlaps1Control=66162

CowlFlaps2Control=66163

CowlFlaps3Control=66164

CowlFlaps4Control=66165

SteeringTillerControl=0

MaxSteerSpeed=60

Throttle1=-8552,-8544,-8544,14472/32

Throttle2=-9297,-512,512,13336/32

Rudder=-16125,0,0,16256

Elevator=-16384,0,512,16383

Reverser1=-15118,15520/16

Reverser2=-14486,16176/16

Aileron=-16384,0,0,16383

LeftBrake=-16383,16384/16

RightBrake=-16383,16384/16

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No EXE.DLL but here is DLL.XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0">

<Descr>Launch</Descr>

<Filename>dll.xml</Filename>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>Object Placement Tool</Name>

<Disabled>True</Disabled>

<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>Traffic Toolbox</Name>

<Disabled>True</Disabled>

<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Traffic Toolbox SDK\traffictoolbox.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>Visual Effects Tool</Name>

<Disabled>True</Disabled>

<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

<Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Special Effects SDK\visualfxtool.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>FSUIPC 4</Name>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

</SimBase.Document>

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No EXE.DLL but here is DLL.XML:

Okay. Nothing odd in either INI or DLL.XML. But I notice also that you have WideFS registered and enabled. If you have no other add-ons, what is WideFS used for?

I suggest you monitor the Pause offsets in FSUIPC now. This may help. To do this:

Logging tab, right-hand side.

In the Offset column enter 0262. and in the Type column select U16.

Similarly 0264, same Type.

Below select "Normal log".

Get the phantom pause. Show me the log.

Regards

Pete

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I'm in the early stages Pete and have only registered WideFS at ths point. Interesting - just done two circuits with no pause, and I've changed nothing. I have a feeling it might be connected to my triple monitor config using Eyefinity.

I'll enable the logging as you suggest and report back.

cheers

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Here is the IPC log.....getting pauses again today. I don't use this PC for anythig else, so it's strange.

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

16 System time = 27/01/2013 15:24:35

16 FLT UNC path = "\\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\Jetman\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"

47 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...

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

437 LogOptions=00000000 0000000D

437 SIM1 Frictions access gained

452 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

452 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok

452 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

452 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07

2231 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)

2231 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

2231 FSUIPC Menu entry added

2262 \\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\jetman\documents\flight simulator x files\Brisbane Intl.FLT

2262 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\Lear45\Lear45.AIR

2574 Monitor IPC:0262 (U16) = 0

2574 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 1

11747 System time = 27/01/2013 15:24:47, Simulator time = 15:24:37 (05:24Z)

11762 Aircraft="Learjet 45"

12776 Starting everything now ...

133880 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 0

135190 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

166188 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 1

173458 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 0

227028 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 1

237590 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 0

240429 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 110 secs = 29.9 fps

243237 Weather Mode now = Theme

243252 \\FLIGHTSIMPC\Users\Jetman\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT

243299 Monitor IPC:0264 (U16) = 1

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Here is the IPC log.....getting pauses again today. I don't use this PC for anythig else, so it's strange.

That simply shows offset 0264 reflecting the Pause state, which it receives from SimConnect. Offset 0262, which is the FSUIPC pause control, remasins at 0, so it isn't something causing pausing through FSUIPC.

The only other thing you can do is get a SimConnect log. There's a thread in the FAQ subforum which tells you how. From the results so far I'm afraid I don't hold out a lot of hope for this being useful, but if you wish, I'll look at it. You'll need to show me the same sort of FSUIPC log as above as well so I can locate the place where it occurs by time stamp. The log will be large, so ZIP it and send to petedowson@btconnect.com.

Pete

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I think I stumbled on a solution which seems to have done the trick. I went into FSX OPTIONS, then SETTINGS, then GENERAL and unchecked "Pause on task switch". It seems some task must have been occuring in the background which was causing FSX to go into PAUSE.

Anyway, thanks Pete. I have learnt something along the way :)

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Well, the pausing has gone, but I'm now getting the sound turning off. A click of the mouse brings it back, but it's annoying. Probably a question for the FSX forum, but good to post here for the record.

I hope I'm not the only one to ever experience this !

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Well, the pausing has gone, but I'm now getting the sound turning off. A click of the mouse brings it back, but it's annoying. Probably a question for the FSX forum, but good to post here for the record.

I hope I'm not the only one to ever experience this !

Both the pausing and the sound loss are evidently due to the same thing: Something you are running, somewhere in the computer, is periodically taking the Windows focus -- same as clicking on another program entirely. It is probably not even anything to do with FS. It will be a separate process. Check what you have running on your PC as well as FS.

Pete

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