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STB Client and Data Server BETA Update V4.2.2018.34400 for Prepar3D-V4.2+

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About STB Betas:

Betas offer “leading edge” changes and are the fastest way to get new functions and bug fixes. Compared to “official updates” they may have received slightly less testing with an ongoing effort to bring testing up to "Official Update" standards. The risks are small but should be understood, and I'm here to help with any beta issues.   It’s highly valuabled to us when people try betas, and report their experiences as they wish.

Here's the next beta update for STB for Prepar3D V4, with the following changes since the last official update:

Summary of Changes in V4.2.2018.34400

·         Update Make Runways utilities to V4.8.6.4.

·         Deploy all files associated with Make Runways, not just the .exe file.

·         Added Lorbi-SI redistributables to the Make Runways package included with STB.

·         Added dialog describing the Make Runways related redistributables with links to author webpages and readmes.

·         Removed MakeRunways prerequisite info dialogue.  A separate Lorbi-SI install to support Make Runways is no longer mandatory.

·         Tolerate the presence of P3D "AddOn" related entries in the scenery library configuration file.

·         Completed the new Content Error Reporting system to capture STB errors relating to simulator content (Scenery Library, SimObjects, Schedules and Airports).

·         Added debug to catch and better explain any exceptions occurring during instantiation of the P3DFileHelper class that are directed to the Windows Event Log

·         Added atc_type and atc_model values to Flying-W Invisible Aircraft to avoid Simulator and STB Content Errors.

·         Fixed incorrect aircraft counts at airports mentioned in a user aircraft flight plan.

Summary of Changes in V4.2.2018.26800

·     Phase 1 of the STB Content Error Reporting system.  Content errors are problems with data content such as errors with logos, airports or traffic schedules.  Content Errors can be suppressed or reported in dialogue via Trace Settings in the UI.  Phase 1 adds logo related errors to the reporting system.

·     Fixed bug where calculating departed at times for departure remarks could cause an exception.  If insufficient data exists to make the calculation, it no longer happens.

·     Bug Fix: Predicted and materialized AI flights failed to reconcile and created duplicate flights on the board for schedule repeat periods less than a day and for the 2nd or greater repeat period within a day.

·         Bug Fix: Added exception handling to the methods that handle callbacks from Simconnect that would otherwise fail silently.
Bug Fix: Obtain user SimObjectID from simulator instead of defaulting value.

·      Bug Fix: Correctly round schedule times to the nearest minute instead of always rounding down.


  • You can download the STB Client update from here:  http://bit.ly/2UFjRGq
  • And the STB Data Server combined update and installer from here (only required on the Prepar3D computer when running STB Client on a separate computer: http://bit.ly/2B6AYrD

Lots of good stuff here, and it's no longer necessary to install the Lorby add-on organiser as a pre-requisite for Make Runways (although there are other good reasons to do so beyond STB).

Until next year, happy Christmas and a prosperous new year!


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1 hour ago, Marshall said:

Updated fine, all working networked, many thanks for your efforts.

Have a good one


Thanks - I'm always holding my breath until the first good report from the field!


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Sitrep: Updated my Server on the main PC (with P3D v4.4), and the Client on the other machine yesterday afternoon.

I have restarted both PCs a couple of times without problems. Updated Runways and the Database. All worked OK.


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