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Using P3D V3.2

PFC C2 Professional (USB)

Win 10


Have following in P3D Modules folder:

FSUIPC 4.94h


PFCFSX 4.410






P3D Loads with scenario but within 10 seconds a screen appears "PFC Controls Connection Check" and stops at "COM serial Port port connection - none". I select continue FS and flight loads. I select Addons - PFC and the screen identifies " PFC equipment handled by this driver must be connected to a serial port (COM port) or USB port which has been made to look like a COM port by a separate driver".


On the PFC site I see there is a Serial Device driver for FSX that will load PFC.DLL 4.376 /FSUIPC 4.706.


Is this the solution to my problem? If so do I just download and install with everything else or must I remove something  from the P3D Modules folder? Is there a different solution? I use FSUIPC for all of my varied controls. 

I did not have this problem using Win 7, FSX and the older PFChid. Would the old PFChid solve the issue?


Thanks for your help.


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Why do you have PFCFSX installed? And what is "PFCFSX. 4.410" compared to "pfxfsx.dll"? 


If you have no serial port PFC devices connected then you don't need PFCFSX. The PFC device you list is a USB device. It uses only PFCHID.


Did you just go mad and install everything with "PFC" in the name? Why not actually read documentation to see what they do? And don't PFC supply any instructions at all with their devices?


:-( I wish these manufacturers would support their products. 



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Mad Dog here, :???:

PFC documentation and support is light to say the least ( would almost non-existent fit). I would need to pay for any support / advice so I rely heavily upon what scant documentation is available. I downloaded the PFCFSX as I believed, in the absence of any documentation, that as P3D is FSX based that it was relevant. I have no idea what "pfcfsx.dll" is, it appeared in the modules folder. So why PFCFSX was installed statement told me they were not required so I deleted all PFCFSX from the P3D modules folder. That then leaves only the PFChid.dll; PFChid config settings; PFChid text doc; and PFCmacroIndex.csv.

Obviously I have very limited knowledge and skill with computers so need any help/advice possible.


Thanks again for your help Pete, appreciate your patience and attention to this.



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