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Hi Pete

 

I was hoping you might be able to help me with FSUPIC. I have just returned to flight sim and whilst I can usually work out how to fix issues I am struggling a bit with this one.

 

I have purchased FSUIPC 4. When I go to install it I cancel the FSX request as I don't have it installed and the programme seems to find P3D fine. The problem is that once installed P3D just hangs at the load page. When I remove FSUIPC it works again.

 

I have read through some of the responses you have already provided on this issue and have tried the suggestions.

 

I have copied the install report below. I do not have a log in the modules folder which suggests it hasn't installed correctly. I have manually installed sim connect from within the redist folder in P3D - service pack 2 XPACK but this hasn't worked. I have also updated the drivers on my joystick. I'm just not sure what I am doing wrong or if I have missed something. Much appreciate any help you can offer.

 

In the modules folder in P3D I have - FSUIPC Documents/ FSUIPC install4/ FSUIPC4.DLL/ FSUIPC.KEY/ simconnectp3d2.dll

 

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.949h

Looking in registry for FSX install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0
     Parameter"SetupPath"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

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"
... >>>  OK! FOUND Prepar3D v2!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3

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\

************ BUT this is the same path as for Prepar3D v2! Will only install for Prepar3D v3 ************

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INSTALLATION FOR FSX:
SetupPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
Checking version of the FSX EXE:
Couldn't obtain Version Info! Asking user to find FSX.EXE ...
User aborted attempt to find FSX. Installation failed.
===========================================================

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
... Version 4.949h 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\Ian\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\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\Ian\AppData\Roaming"
Found Prepar3D.CFG in "C:\Users\Ian\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.
     (for FSUIPC4, without Loader)
... 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\Public\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No Prepar3D.CFG there
"Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder already exists.
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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I have purchased FSUIPC 4. When I go to install it I cancel the FSX request as I don't have it installed and the programme seems to find P3D fine. 

 

That signifies something wrong in itself.  If you've never had FSX installed, how is it you have registry entries which say you have, i.e.

 

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

     SetupPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

 

That would be for FSX-SE. I assume you have installed it at some stage, and then just deleted it without properly uninstalling? You really do need to tidy that up -- remove the registry key for it altogether.

 

Then another mess: you appear to have had P3D 2 installed and it looks as if you just overwrote it with P3D v3, as you have entries for both -- and both pointing to the same place!

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

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

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3

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

 

Or is this mess all a result of using some horrible migration tool? I do eish those weren't use. It messes things up for proper installers. At least they should tidy up after them.

 

Anyway, apart from those danger signals I see, I'm afraid there's no information about the actual running of FSUIPC there. I need to see the FSUIPC4.LOG itself.

 

Pete

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Thanks for the reply, I'm not much of a computer whizz but I did some cleaning up and sorted out the old directories for FSX and P3D V2 - I have started afresh and reinstalled p3d v3.2 - I have now been able to install FSUIPC as I have a log file. I still have the same issue of the load screen hanging - I should mention that I am using Windows 10:

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.949h by Pete Dowson *********
Prepar3D.exe version = 3.2.3.16769
Reading options from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside Prepar3D v3 on Windows 8.0
Module base=581A0000

FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
      156 System time = 14/03/2016 21:59:57
      156 FLT path = "C:\Users\Ian\Documents\Prepar3D v3 Files\"
      156 ------ Module Version Check ------
      156        acontain.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156             api.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156        controls.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156      fs-traffic.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156             G3D.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156        language.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156            sim1.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156        visualfx.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156         weather.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156          window.dll: 3.2.3.16769
      156 ----------------------------------
      156 Trying C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\Modules\SimConnectP3D2.dll
      234 Found it: trying to connect
      281 FS path = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\"

 

Thanks again 

 

Ian
 

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Thanks for the reply, I'm not much of a computer whizz but I did some cleaning up and sorted out the old directories for FSX and P3D V2 - I have started afresh and reinstalled p3d v3.2 - I have now been able to install FSUIPC as I have a log file. I still have the same issue of the load screen hanging

 

The log ends at the exact point where FSUIPC is scanning the DirectInput devices for joysticks. You must have a rogue joystick driver installed which is hanging when being interrogated. You'll need to go into the Windows Device Manager, find anything relating to joysticks listed, maybe in the USB section, maybe in the "sound video and game controllers" section, and uninstall them, or at least any you do not recognise or no longer use.

 

You can also use my HIDscanner program to do a similar scan 00 it may or may not hang as well. If it doesn't, at least it will give you information. t's in the "useful additional programs" thread in the Download Links subforum. There are also other useful USB inforamtion programs around -- USBview and USBDview come to mind.

 

Pete

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