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Peter today I had alot of stuttering and a intermitent white flicker on the top of my screen, i think it is weather generated by Opus and not fsuipc causing it. would you kindly look at my fsuipc log file there are alot of weather logs in the entry which i have never seen before just after some of your expert advice to see if you know what is causing it. Regards Wayne.

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.86 by Pete Dowson *********

Running inside FSX on Windows 7

Module base=658E0000

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

422 System time = 04/03/2013 02:05:12

422 FLT UNC path = "\\FSX-PC\Flight Simulator X Files\"

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

718 FS UNC path = "\\FSX-PC\FSX\"

905 Run: "C:\OpusFSX\FSXSERVER.EXE"

952 LogOptions=00000000 00000001

952 SIM1 Frictions access gained

952 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

952 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok

952 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

952 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07

2340 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)

2340 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

2340 FSUIPC Menu entry added

2356 \\FSX-PC\FSX\FLIGHTS\OTHER\FLTSIM.FLT

2356 \\FSX-PC\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.AIR

61995 \\FSX-PC\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 737-800NGX WL\B737-800WL.AIR

264313 Weather Mode now = Theme

418442 Starting everything now ...

418769 System time = 04/03/2013 02:12:11, Simulator time = 13:11:17 (02:11Z)

418769 Aircraft="Boeing 737-838NGX Qantas Airways (New Livery) Winglets"

418785 LUA.0: Loading FSXOzPlug

418785 LUA.0: Setting up socket

418785 LUA.0: FSXOzplug running .....

422061 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

428769 Weather Mode now = Custom

428909 Weather Mode now = Theme

428972 Weather Mode now = Custom

758352 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 340 secs = 23.4 fps

1092351 Weather Mode now = Global

1535003 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 776 secs = 26.1 fps

2192516 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 657 secs = 22.0 fps

2213670 Weather Mode now = Custom

2213873 Weather Mode now = Theme

2213873 Weather Mode now = Custom

2215932 Weather Mode now = Global

2589913 Weather Mode now = Custom

2590054 Weather Mode now = Theme

2590054 Weather Mode now = Custom

2590756 Weather Mode now = Global

2813775 Weather Mode now = Custom

2813931 Weather Mode now = Theme

2813931 Weather Mode now = Custom

2815756 Weather Mode now = Global

2935206 Weather Mode now = Custom

2935284 Weather Mode now = Theme

2935362 Weather Mode now = Custom

2935752 Weather Mode now = Global

3056824 Weather Mode now = Custom

3056934 Weather Mode now = Theme

3056996 Weather Mode now = Custom

3060834 Weather Mode now = Global

3077697 C:\Users\FSX\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\EFB_current_garmin.PLN

3178365 Weather Mode now = Custom

3178443 Weather Mode now = Theme

3178505 Weather Mode now = Custom

3186758 Weather Mode now = Global

3193653 Weather Mode now = Custom

3193778 Weather Mode now = Theme

3193856 Weather Mode now = Custom

3195837 Weather Mode now = Global

3559163 Weather Mode now = Custom

3559272 Weather Mode now = Theme

3559319 Weather Mode now = Custom

3560817 Weather Mode now = Global

3893005 Weather Mode now = Custom

3893114 Weather Mode now = Theme

3893177 Weather Mode now = Custom

3896032 Weather Mode now = Global

4227861 Weather Mode now = Custom

4227939 Weather Mode now = Theme

4228002 Weather Mode now = Custom

4230966 Weather Mode now = Global

4266394 Weather Mode now = Custom

4266518 Weather Mode now = Theme

4266581 Weather Mode now = Custom

4271011 Weather Mode now = Global

4622419 Weather Mode now = Custom

4622497 Weather Mode now = Theme

4622560 Weather Mode now = Custom

4626070 Weather Mode now = Global

4955388 Weather Mode now = Custom

4955466 Weather Mode now = Theme

4955466 Weather Mode now = Custom

4956074 Weather Mode now = Global

5085789 C:\Users\FSX\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\EFB_current_garmin.PLN

5288528 Weather Mode now = Custom

5288699 Weather Mode now = Theme

5288699 Weather Mode now = Custom

5291102 Weather Mode now = Global

5649764 Weather Mode now = Custom

5649857 Weather Mode now = Theme

5649920 Weather Mode now = Custom

5650965 Weather Mode now = Global

6014634 Weather Mode now = Custom

6014790 Weather Mode now = Theme

6014790 Weather Mode now = Custom

6016023 Weather Mode now = Global

6082916 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 3880 secs = 26.6 fps

6116690 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***

6197171 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***

6203177 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***

6273378 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 180 secs = 16.7 fps

6453138 Weather Mode now = Custom

6453294 Weather Mode now = Theme

6453294 Weather Mode now = Custom

6456149 Weather Mode now = Global

6818196 Weather Mode now = Custom

6818305 Weather Mode now = Theme

6818367 Weather Mode now = Custom

6821066 Weather Mode now = Global

6951030 Weather Mode now = Custom

6951046 Weather Mode now = Global

6951171 Weather Mode now = Theme

6951171 Weather Mode now = Custom

6956054 Weather Mode now = Global

7132272 Weather Mode now = Custom

7132413 Weather Mode now = Theme

7132413 Weather Mode now = Custom

7136141 Weather Mode now = Global

7414697 Weather Mode now = Custom

7414853 Weather Mode now = Theme

7414853 Weather Mode now = Custom

7416132 Weather Mode now = Global

7558826 Weather Mode now = Custom

7558982 Weather Mode now = Theme

7558982 Weather Mode now = Custom

7563444 Weather Mode now = Global

7680413 Weather Mode now = Custom

7680569 Weather Mode now = Theme

7680569 Weather Mode now = Custom

7681146 Weather Mode now = Global

7793139 Weather Mode now = Custom

7793202 Weather Mode now = Theme

7793295 Weather Mode now = Custom

7796166 Weather Mode now = Global

8014427 Weather Mode now = Custom

8014505 Weather Mode now = Theme

8014505 Weather Mode now = Custom

8020885 Weather Mode now = Global

8057904 Weather Mode now = Custom

8057967 Weather Mode now = Theme

8058060 Weather Mode now = Custom

8061134 Weather Mode now = Global

8160818 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 1882 secs = 20.6 fps

9187071 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 1025 secs = 18.2 fps

9203794 Weather Mode now = Theme

9203794 \\FSX-PC\FSX2\Previous flight.FLT

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Peter today I had alot of stuttering and a intermitent white flicker on the top of my screen, i think it is weather generated by Opus and not fsuipc causing it. would you kindly look at my fsuipc log file there are alot of weather logs in the entry which i have never seen before just after some of your expert advice to see if you know what is causing it.

These are the meanings of those entries. They are records of changes to the FSX weather mode:

Weather Mode now = Theme

"Theme" is the setting of weather according to one of the listed themes in FSX's weather setting menu. Programs use the Clear Weather theme to clear previous weather in preparation for setting their own.

Weather Mode now = Custom

"Custom" is the mode which gets set automatically when a program starts setting specific WX station weather. Weather programs not using Global mode set the weather from METARs this way.

Weather Mode now = Global

"Global" is where one set of weather is sent for FSX to apply globally -- i.e. all over the world. This is used by weather programs for greater control as it avoids some of the bugs in the FSX weather engine which are due to interpolation between WX stations.

I don't know Opus, but I use ActiveSky 2012. Ever since ASE, Active Sky has had a Global mode ("DWC" they used to call it -- Direct Weather Control or Direct Wind Control). It works so well that it is defaulted in AS2012. Maybe Opus does the same. However, you seem to be getting an odd cycle in modes:

2589913 Weather Mode now = Custom

2590054 Weather Mode now = Theme

2590054 Weather Mode now = Custom

2590756 Weather Mode now = Global

22 seconds gap

2813775 Weather Mode now = Custom

2813931 Weather Mode now = Theme

2813931 Weather Mode now = Custom

2815756 Weather Mode now = Global

12 seconds gap

2935206 Weather Mode now = Custom

2935284 Weather Mode now = Theme

2935362 Weather Mode now = Custom

2935752 Weather Mode now = Global

12 seconds gap

3056824 Weather Mode now = Custom

3056934 Weather Mode now = Theme

3056996 Weather Mode now = Custom

3060834 Weather Mode now = Global

12 seconds gap

3178365 Weather Mode now = Custom

3178443 Weather Mode now = Theme

3178505 Weather Mode now = Custom

3186758 Weather Mode now = Global

7 seconds gap

3193653 Weather Mode now = Custom

3193778 Weather Mode now = Theme

3193856 Weather Mode now = Custom

3195837 Weather Mode now = Global

36 seconds gap

3559163 Weather Mode now = Custom

3559272 Weather Mode now = Theme

3559319 Weather Mode now = Custom

3560817 Weather Mode now = Global

33 seconds gap

3893005 Weather Mode now = Custom

3893114 Weather Mode now = Theme

3893177 Weather Mode now = Custom

3896032 Weather Mode now = Global

33 seconds gap

4227861 Weather Mode now = Custom

4227939 Weather Mode now = Theme

4228002 Weather Mode now = Custom

4230966 Weather Mode now = Global

36 seconds gap

4266394 Weather Mode now = Custom

4266518 Weather Mode now = Theme

4266581 Weather Mode now = Custom

4271011 Weather Mode now = Global

et cetera

Not exactly regular, but regular enough to appear to be deliberate. Do these cycles roughly correspond to your stuttering and flicker? If not it might not be related. If so, could these intervals be realted to the update rate from your Opus weather settings? If it is deliberately updating weather with these mode changes then it certainly isn't good.

Check that you don't have FSUIPC set to update FSX weather too, as that could interfere. You can use the stuff in the Wind Smoothing box, but avoid everything else.

Also check that you haven't actually got more than one program trying to control the weather.

Regards

Pete

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The white flicker is a bug with simconnect and weather "injected" into FSX by programs like Opus. It happens when the program sends updated metars to the weather stations in FSX to keep your weather current. In other words it's one of those flaws with FSX that we just have to live with.

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