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Help!

 

A few days ago I downloaded the latest, free version of FSUIPC4. It worked fine and showed in Add-ons menu correctly. But I had to re-install my FSX SE. After that I cannot see "Add-ons" on menu bar at all.

 

Here's what I did (following advice from each corner of the internet):

1. I re-installed FSX SE (uninstalled, deleted all FSX entries in Program Files, Program data, Appdata, etc, I ran Ccleaner, rebooted, disabled my AntiMalware software, installed fresh FSX, made a first clean run).
2. I installed the latest version of FSUIPC
3. I cannot see "Add-ons" Menu in FSX!
4. Tried to re-install all versions of simconnect from different folders. I have 4 versions installed now, but still no add-ons menu.

5. Tried to run VC redistributable 2005 - no result

6. Made simconnect.ini in Documents folder to monitor FSUIPC - and it shows that it LOADS correctly (!). But no Add-on menu at all.

My dll.xml is fine - checked it million times. And it has to be correct, because simconnect.ini loads FSUIPC. All needed files are in Modules folder and are Trusted.

Windows 10 64bit. GF970. DirectX 10 preview mode, I use the latest version of TrackIR 5.

Any clues?

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My dll.xml is fine - checked it million times. And it has to be correct, because simconnect.ini loads FSUIPC. All needed files are in Modules folder and are Trusted.

Any clues?

 

Any "clues" will be found in the FSUIPC4.LOG file, from the FSX Modules folder. It's plain text. Paste the whole thing into a message here.

 

Pete

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Me too, log attached...

 

Fresh hard disk, Windows 10 installed, all updates Net Framework etc ok, Prepar3D v3 installed, runs pefectly, FSUIPC4 4.949 downloaded, install and registration apparently successful, in Prepar3D no Add-Ons menu.

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Looking in registry for FSX install path:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

     Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0

     Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

 

Looking in registry for FSX-SE install path:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DovetailGames\FSX

     Parameter"Install_Path"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DovetailGames\FSX

     Parameter"AppPath"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0

     Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0

     Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

 

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v1 install path:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D

     Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\LockheedMartin\Prepar3D

     Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

 

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v2 install path:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

     Parameter"SetupPath"

Not there, so looking in:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

     Parameter"AppPath"

... NOT found! ...

 

Looking in registry for Prepar3D v3 install path:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3

     Parameter"SetupPath"

... >>>  OK! FOUND Prepar3D v3!  <<< ...

     SetupPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\

===========================================================

 

INSTALLATION FOR Prepar3D v3:

SetupPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\"

Checking version of the Prepar3D v3 EXE:

... Version 3.1.2.15831  (Need at least 1.0.677.0)

Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:

Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:

       C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL

... No previous valid version found.

Prepar3D v3 Modules folder already exists.

Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"

Looking for the current user's Application Data path: 

... found as "C:\Users\Christopher\AppData\Roaming"

Now finding \Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Prepar3D.CFG for all users, including this one

Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"

 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Christopher\AppData\Roaming"

Found Prepar3D.CFG in "C:\Users\Christopher\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Prepar3D.CFG"

Now checking DLL.XML ...

... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC4 section.

... FSUIPC4 section already exists but will be replaced.

     (with FSUIPC4_Loader entry)

... FSUIPC4 section of DLL.XML written okay

Now checking for a SimConnect.XML file ...

... No SimConnect.XML file found. This is okay.

Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"

 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"

 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Default.migrated\AppData\Roaming"

 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there

Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming"

 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there

"Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder created okay!

Now installing the Prepar3D SimConnect interface for FSUIPC4 into the "Modules" folder:

   Installed "SimConnectP3D2.dll" okay

Now installing additional files into the "Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder:

   Installed "FSUIPC4 User Guide.pdf" okay

   Installed "FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf" okay

   Installed "FSUIPC4 History.pdf" okay

   Installed "List of FSX and P3D controls.pdf" okay

   Installed "FSUIPC Lua Library.pdf" okay

   Installed "FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf" okay

   Installed "Lua License.pdf" okay

   Installed "Lua Plugins for VRInsight Devices.pdf" okay

   Installed "LuaFileSystem.pdf" okay

   Installed "Example LUA plugins.zip" okay

   Installed "ASN WX Radar facilities in FSUIPC4.pdf" okay

   Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 737NGX.pdf" okay

   Installed "Offset Mapping for PMDG 777X.pdf" okay

   Installed "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf" okay

   Installed "Profiles in Separate Files.pdf" okay

===========================================================

 

All installer tasks completed.

Registration dialog exit: selected  FSUIPC REGISTER

Providing FSUIPC registration dialogue ...

Registration for FSUIPC4 was successful! (result code 00)

 

*************** End of Install Log ***************

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ps as suggested in the installation guide, I had copied FSUIPC4_Loader.DLL into the Lockheed Martin Modules folder before running the installer, nothing else attempted.

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ps as suggested in the installation guide, I had copied FSUIPC4_Loader.DLL into the Lockheed Martin Modules folder before running the installer, nothing else attempted.

 

The log you supplied is the Installer log file, NOT the FSUIPC run-time log file. I need to see the FSUIPC4.LOG as originally stated, please.

 

And please include ALL of the lines in the Log -- you omitted the first line in the earlier post with the wrong log file. It should begin with something like:

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.949f
 

Also please remove the FSUIPC4_Loader.DLL and re-run the installer to return the installation to normal.

 

Pete

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I did as you said, removed FSUIPC_Loader.DLL from modules, deleted everything FSUIPC, reinstalled 4.949, ran Prepar3D, still no Add Ons menu.

 

Is this the log you need to see? I removed my name and email address.

 

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.949f by Pete Dowson *********
Prepar3D.exe version = 3.1.2.15831
Running inside Prepar3D v3 on Windows 8.0
Module base=52180000
User Name="*******"
User Addr="********"
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
       46 System time = 17/02/2016 13:03:04
       46 FLT path = "C:\Users\Christopher\Documents\Prepar3D v3 Files\"
       46 ------ Module Version Check ------
       46        acontain.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46             api.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46        controls.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46      fs-traffic.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46             G3D.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46        language.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       46            sim1.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       78        visualfx.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       78         weather.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       78          window.dll: 3.1.2.15831
       78 ----------------------------------
       78 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
       78 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
      109 NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 is supported, but it isn't installed.
      140 NOTE: SimConnect SP1 May07 is supported, but it isn't installed.
      187 NOTE: SimConnect Original is supported, but it isn't installed.
      187 FATAL ERROR: FSUIPC4 cannot connect to any supported version of SimConnect!
      187 FS path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\"
      718 ---------------------- Joystick Device Scan -----------------------
      718 Product= CH THROTTLE QUADRANT
      734    Manufacturer= CH PRODUCTS
      734    Vendor=068E, Product=00FA (Version 0.0)
      734    Serial Number= CH PRODUCTS
      750 Product= CH FLIGHT SIM YOKE USB
      750    Manufacturer= CH PRODUCTS
      750    Vendor=068E, Product=00FF (Version 0.0)
      750    Serial Number= CH PRODUCTS
      765 Product= CH PRO PEDALS USB
      765    Manufacturer= CH PRODUCTS
      765    Vendor=068E, Product=00F2 (Version 0.0)
      765    Serial Number= CH PRODUCTS
      765 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      812 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      812 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      812 ------ Setting the hooks and direct calls into the simulator ------
      812 --- CONTROLS timer memory location obtained ok
      812 --- SIM1 Frictions access gained
      828 --- FS Controls Table located ok
      828 --- Installed Mouse Macro hooks ok.
      828 --- Wind smoothing fix is installed
      828 --- All links okay (except older global weather setting method)
      828 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      828 Could not link to all needed SimConnect facilities


      828 Trying to use SimConnect Original
    15875 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
    15875 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
    15875 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
    30937 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
    30937 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
    30937 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
    46000 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
    46000 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
    46000 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
    61062 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
    61062 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
    61062 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
    76078 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
    76078 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
    76078 !!! Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
    83171 System time = 17/02/2016 13:04:27
    83171 *** FSUIPC log file being closed
Minimum frame rate was 32768.0 fps, Maximum was 0.0 fps
Minimum available memory recorded was 32768Mb
Memory managed: 4 Allocs, 4 Freed
********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

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I did as you said, removed FSUIPC_Loader.DLL from modules, deleted everything FSUIPC, reinstalled 4.949, ran Prepar3D, still no Add Ons menu.

 

Is this the log you need to see? I removed my name and email address.

 

 

Yes, and the reason for the problem is clear:

 

      109 NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 is supported, but it isn't installed.

      140 NOTE: SimConnect SP1 May07 is supported, but it isn't installed.

      187 NOTE: SimConnect Original is supported, but it isn't installed.

      187 FATAL ERROR: FSUIPC4 cannot connect to any supported version of SimConnect!

 

It seems you missed the pinned thread at the top of this Forum stating:

 

P3D Version 3: FSUIPC menu entry not appearing

 

You will see there exactly what action to take!

 

Pete

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Yes missed that, ok will do that and let you know, sorry to be a bind but in all my years of Flight Simmming it's the first time anything has gone wrong...

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Success! In case it helps others I did this:

 

Deleted evrything FSUIPC from Modules,

 

Go to Lockheed Martin > redist > Interface > FSX-SP2-XPACK > retail > lib > then open Simconnect, agree licence etc., it installs very quickly!

 

Extract and Install FSUIPC, run Prepar3D, the Add Ons menu is now there.

 

Now to programme individual throttles and reverse thrust...

 

Thanks for the help.

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It saeems that I have some problem with Simconnect :/ My log:

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.949f by Pete Dowson *********
fsx.exe version = 10.0.62615.0
Reading options from "D:\_INSTALLED\STEAM\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX Steam Edition on Windows 8.0
Module base=523A0000
User Name=""
User Addr=""
FSUIPC4 not user registered
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
      266 System time = 17/02/2016 16:16:42
      266 FLT path = "C:\Users\redem\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
      266 ------ Module Version Check ------
      266        acontain.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266             api.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266        controls.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266      fs-traffic.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266             G3D.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266        language.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266            sim1.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266        visualfx.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266         weather.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266          window.dll: 10.0.62615.0
      266 ----------------------------------
      281 NOTE: SimConnect Steam is supported, but it isn't installed.
      313 NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 is supported, but it isn't installed.
      344 Trying to connect to SimConnect SP1 May07 ...
      344 FS path = "D:\_INSTALLED\STEAM\steamapps\common\FSX\"
      484 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      484 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      484 ------ Setting the hooks and direct calls into the simulator ------
      484 --- CONTROLS timer memory location obtained ok
      484 --- SIM1 Frictions access gained
      484 --- FS Controls Table located ok
      484 --- Installed Mouse Macro hooks ok.
      484 --- Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      484 --- All links checked okay
      484 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      484 Failed on SimConnect_Open, return = 0x80070057: FSUIPC4 cannot operate!
      484 ... check whether you have a SimConnect.dll in your Modules folder. If so remove it!
      484 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
      516 Trying to connect to SimConnect Original ...
      516 Now running with SimConnect Original
      516 Failed on SimConnect_Open, return = 0x80070057: FSUIPC4 cannot operate!
      516 ... check whether you have a SimConnect.dll in your Modules folder. If so remove it!
      516 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
      516 FATAL ERROR: FSUIPC4 cannot connect to any supported version of SimConnect!
      516 Trying to use SimConnect Original

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It saeems that I have some problem with Simconnect :/ My log

 

Yes: your SimConnect installation is corrupted:

 

 
      484 Failed on SimConnect_Open, return = 0x80070057: FSUIPC4 cannot operate!
      484 ... check whether you have a SimConnect.dll in your Modules folder. If so remove it!
      484 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
      516 Trying to connect to SimConnect Original ...
      516 Now running with SimConnect Original
      516 Failed on SimConnect_Open, return = 0x80070057: FSUIPC4 cannot operate!
      516 ... check whether you have a SimConnect.dll in your Modules folder. If so remove it!
      516 ... Now trying to connect to another version of SimConnect ...
      516 FATAL ERROR: FSUIPC4 cannot connect to any supported version of SimConnect!

 

But you should have the Steam edition of SimConnect installed, or at very least the FSX SP2/ACC version:

 

281 NOTE: SimConnect Steam is supported, but it isn't installed.
313 NOTE: SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 is supported, but it isn't installed.
344 Trying to connect to SimConnect SP1 May07 ...
 
I think your Steam edition has been improperly installed. Have you altered anything yourself, like trying to move it or uninstall and re-install it?
 
You probably need to contact DTG support, or at least try running the check and repair options in the Steam  (right click on it on the left of the main Steam window, select Properties -- Local Files -- Verify integrity of game cache).
 
Also try repairing the Steam SimConnect. First go to Windows Control Panel and select Programs & Features. Find each SimConnect entry ("Microsoft Flight Simulator SimConnect Client ...") and select it and uninstall it.
 
Then find the FSX folder inside Steam\SteamApps\Common, and install at least:
 
FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\lib\SimConnect.msi
 
and
 
SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\SimConnect.msi
 
Some applications may also want the FSX-SP1 version installing too.
 
Pete

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Yes, I was reinstalling FSX earlier, as I stated in the first post: uninstalled, deleted all FSX entries in Program Files, Program data, Appdata, etc, I ran Ccleaner, rebooted, disabled my AntiMalware software, installed fresh FSX, made a first clean run.

 

Now I re-installed all Simconnect versions. Verification of files: all is ok. Restarted FSX - still the same log.

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 I was reinstalling FSX earlier, as I stated in the first post: uninstalled, deleted all FSX entries in Program Files, Program data, Appdata, etc, I ran Ccleaner, rebooted, disabled my AntiMalware software, installed fresh FSX, made a first clean run.

 

I'm afraid the way SimConnect operates that process can often do more harm than good. I've known cases where the only answer was to re-install Windows.

 

Yes, I was reinstalling FSX earlier, as I stated in the first post: uninstalled, deleted all FSX entries in Program Files, Program data, Appdata, etc, I ran Ccleaner, rebooted, disabled my AntiMalware software, installed fresh FSX, made a first clean run.

 

Now I re-installed all Simconnect versions. Verification of files: all is ok. Restarted FSX - still the same log.

 

Does the log show the SimConnect's installed?  If the log is identical to the last one then they are not!

 

FSUIPC does'n even need a fully correct install of SimConnect, unlike most other SimConnect add-ons. All it needs is to find the actual SimConnect.dll file. It connects by direct linking, not going through the very frail WinSxS system.

 

So, check folders named like this in your Windows WinSxS folder (you will have to make sure you have Windows explorer to show all files including system ones):

 

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect ....

 

without ".cat" or ".manifest" at the end. There should be one such folder for each installed version of SimConnect. As an example, my latest FSX-SE SimConnect is installed (as "simconnect.dll") here:

 

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_10.0.62615.0_none_69960aa860d87067

 

The parts in blue may be different on your system. FSUIPC ignores those in any case. The important part is the bit in red. That's the version number -- this example is for FSX-SE build 62615.

 

Just the existence of a simconnect.dll in such a folder is enough for FSUIPC, but it might not be for any other programs you try to use. In the end unless you can get DTG support to help I think you may face a reinstall of Windows. I had to bite that bullet once after experimenting with uninstalling stuff in order to see how a user got into a similar mess.

 

Pete

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Pete, thanks for your support, I really appreciate it. I have those two folders, but I think that due to my bad re-installation simconnect does not work. I will reinstall Windows at the end of the week and let you know if it helped. Thanks again.

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UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! :)

 

OK! I found the way :)

 

First - diagnosis: after reinstalling FSX and manually deleting simconnect folders from Windows/WinSXS I lost my add-ons menu. Reinstalling FSX didn't help - my add-ons menu was lost. I had only 2 simconnect versions - old ones, After many attempts I found how to bring it back WITHOUT reinstalling Windows:

 

1. I deinstalled all simconnect versions

2. I opened regedit and kept searching for "simconnect"

3. I deleted all entries of simconnect that had missing version numbers (two new ones - with numbers 259, 618 as far as I remember)

4. I installed all simconnect versions again

5. Now I have ALL four simconnect folders again in my Windows folder

6. My Add-ons menu is back! :D

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