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Hey ya'll 

 

 

Just wanted to ask for some help... 

 

Product I find trouble with is the PMDG 777-200 Base package, During Long flights FSUPIC addon randomly shuts down. It DOES not cause fsx to crash , it just stops working, this causes Smart Cars (VA Flight tracking system) to Loose connection with FSX. The only way  I can re-connect with FSX is by exiting the program and restarting from saved flight. Everything is fine and normal again... It only happens during long flights + 6 hours 

 

I've look up some possible solutions, but did not come across an answer ..

 

Info:

 

FSX: SE

Windows 7 64 Bit 

AMD FX- 4100 Quad Core  3.6 GHz

8 GB Ram

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

 

Addons: 

 

FSdream Team GSX

Rex Textures/Soft Clouds

Pmdg 777/737/747 Products

Active Sky 

 

 

Thanks

Jagard

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Product I find trouble with is the PMDG 777-200 Base package, During Long flights FSUPIC addon randomly shuts down. It DOES not cause fsx to crash , it just stops working

 

You give lots of rather irrelevant information, but nothing about FSUIPC. For example, what is the version number of the FSUIPC you are using? Have you made sure it is the latest, the only supported version (4.945)?

 

What tells you that FSUIPC has "stopped working"? Just because your ACARS program stops does not mean FSUIPC has stopped. Does the FSUIPC entry in the Add-Ons menu disappear? What tells you to blame FSUIPC?

 

If there is any problem which FSUIPC detects it will be logged. That is what the log is for, so next time it happens, first check whether the FSUIPC entry in Add-Ons is there, and, either way, grab the FSUIPC4.LOG file from the FS Modules folder, and take a look inside -- paste its contets into a mesage here for me to check it for you, if you like.

 

Pete

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Thanks forgetting back to me Pete.

 

First. 

 

The version of FSUPIC that I am running is Version 4.944a. 

 

The FSUIPC disappears from the Add-on Menu in FSX, And like I said. It will only re-appear with a restart of FSX

 

I think this is the log your looking for? 

 

655 System time = 22/09/2015 09:04:24
      655 FLT path = "C:\Users\Jagard\Documents\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files\"
      702 Trying to connect to SimConnect Steam ...
      733 FS path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
     1076 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
     1076 -------------------------------------------------------------------
     1076 ------ Setting the hooks and direct calls into the simulator ------
     1076 --- CONTROLS timer memory location obtained ok
     1076 --- SIM1 Frictions access gained
     1076 --- FS Controls Table located ok
     1076 --- Installed Mouse Macro hooks ok.
     1076 --- Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
     1076 --- All links checked okay
     1076 -------------------------------------------------------------------
     1076 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
     1076 Trying to use SimConnect Steam
     2355 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
     2355 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     2355 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     2402 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\flights\other\FLTSIM.FLT
     2402 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aircreation_582SL\Aircreation_582SL.air
     4820 Weather Mode now = Theme
    12027 Weather Mode now = Global
    14601 ASE with WX requester detected
    17160 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 777-200LR\B777-200LR.air
    17160 c:\users\jagard\documents\flight simulator x files\ss.FLT
    21762 System time = 22/09/2015 09:04:45, Simulator time = 09:37:16 (07:37Z)
    21777 Aircraft="PMDG 777-232LR Delta Air Lines"
    46597 Weather Mode now = Theme
    46972 Weather Mode now = Global
    47596 Starting everything now ...
   108467 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   115160 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
   115253 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
   115253 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
   115253 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
   115253 FSUIPC Menu entry added
   115269 C:\Users\Jagard\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Previous flight.FLT
   118763 System time = 22/09/2015 09:06:22, Simulator time = 09:37:18 (07:37Z)
   611165 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
   611258 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
   611508 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
   611508 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
   611508 FSUIPC Menu entry added
   611524 C:\Users\Jagard\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\mm.FLT
   620556 System time = 22/09/2015 09:14:38, Simulator time = 09:44:46 (07:44Z)
  1210146 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  1210240 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  1210255 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  1210255 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  1210255 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  1210255 C:\Users\Jagard\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\AutoSave Tue 092419.FLT
  1210365 System time = 22/09/2015 09:24:28, Simulator time = 09:54:28 (07:54Z)
  1810017 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  1810126 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  1810142 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  1810142 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  1810142 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  1810142 C:\Users\Jagard\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\AutoSave Tue 093419.FLT
  1810391 System time = 22/09/2015 09:34:28, Simulator time = 10:04:12 (08:04Z)
  2418405 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  2418514 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  2418514 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  2418514 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  2418514 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  2418546 C:\Users\Jagard\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\mm.FLT
  2418670 System time = 22/09/2015 09:44:36, Simulator time = 10:14:04 (08:14Z)
  3017855 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  3017948 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  3017964 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  3017964 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  3017964 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  3018073 System time = 22/09/2015 09:54:35, Simulator time = 10:23:54 (08:23Z)
  3617008 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  3617101 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  3617117 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  3617117 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  3617117 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  3617678 System time = 22/09/2015 10:04:35, Simulator time = 10:23:54 (08:23Z)
  4063826 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 447 secs = 15.7 fps
  4219359 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  4219452 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  4219468 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  4219468 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  4219468 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  4219749 System time = 22/09/2015 10:14:37, Simulator time = 10:33:30 (08:33Z)
  4741681 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 522 secs = 11.9 fps
  4808091 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
  4808184 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
  4808746 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
  4808746 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
  4808746 FSUIPC Menu entry added
  4817498 System time = 22/09/2015 10:24:35, Simulator time = 10:43:09 (08:43Z)
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The FSUIPC disappears from the Add-on Menu in FSX, And like I said. It will only re-appear with a restart of FSX

 

Right. And the reason is not clear from the Log because it only shows the first 1 hour 20 minutes.

 

    47596 Starting everything now ...

   108467 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   115160 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****

 

This is from the very start of the log file.  Within 7 seconds of everything being "ready to fly", Simconnect is already floundering, not able to keep up with the demands mad on it. This one is recoverable. But then:

 

 611165 **** No SimConnect events or states being received! Re-connecting now ... ****
 
That's 60 seconds later.  Looking through, this failure repeats every 60 seconds. Don't you notice any pauses every 60 seconds?

 

I suspect this is due to a flight being saved at 60 second intervals. The PMDG aircraft are notorious for taking ages to collect all the data to be saved and created large files with the state of everything. Unless your system is really very well set up for disk caching and with fast writing disks, then this appears to take too long.

 

Quite honestly, if you are using some autosave program, or the Autosave in FSUIPC, I would advise against it when using PMDG aircraft.

 

But alternatively, you can change the SimConnectStallTime parameter in FSUIPC's INI file from its default of 1 (second) to something larger. This will make it be more tolerant during such episodes, but perhaps at the cost of upsetting client programs.

 

The rest of the log shows the same things continuing, and it finishes after a mere 1 hour and 20 minutes. So there's no information there about what happens after 6 hours. The performance of your system doesn't look too good though -- how do you manage to tolerate it for 6 hours? ;-)

 

Rather than submit a 6-hour log, with the 60 second repeated re-connections going on and creating a massive log file, when you get close to the 6 hour point, go to the FSUIPC Logging tab and click "New Log". That'll save the log till then and start a new on.

 

Pete

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Okay , What I've done is Started a 6hr flight. 

 

I've started a new log for FSUIPC to start collecting data to see what happens ( IF anything ). I also turned the AUTO Save feature off in FSUIPC while flying. The flight is set up in a PMDG 777.

 

 

 

That's 60 seconds later.  Looking through, this failure repeats every 60 seconds. Don't you notice any pauses every 60 seconds?

 

 

I do get these little pauses every now and then. They may not be 60 seconds apart, but more like 60s - 10min apart with random occurrences. 

 

Once the flight has ended, Ill Re-post to this page with the event log of FSUIPC. Hoping there will more for you to have a look at. 

 

Ps: My long flight procedure pete: Autopilot: Engaged.... Proceed to walk away: Check HA!

 

Cheers

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You should start the new log near the 6 hour point!

 

Pete

 

I did the changes you recommended when it came to using the AUTO safe feature of FSUIPC for PMDG aircraft... and everything went off with out a hitch. My ACARS system did not loose connection with FSX. Also FSUIPC did not vanish from the ADD-ON menu in fsx, and with no small pauses. 

 

However, just to be on the safe side. I'm going to do what you said above, at the 6 hour point ill create a new long and re-post to see if you still see a problem.

 

Jagard

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