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Good evening, Pete! Hope everything is fine.
After some months away from simming, I decided to start from scratch; formatted my computer, reinstalled the simulation and add-ons, and then asked to be reinstated into the VA I use to fly.

All went well, up until I was prompted to install the VA's ACARS utility, which uses a copy of the latest FSUIPC v4.977.

Before installing their utility, I've made some short test flights around beforehand , to check add-on aircraft, weather and traffic... all went cool.

But when I was prompted to install FSUIPC, my system froze everytime I tried to fly a flight; usually before even starting, and at one point FSX-SE froze just at the preflight checklist.

Here's my latest install log...

Installer for FSUIPC4.DLL version 4.977


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:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

Looking in registry for FSX-SE install path:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DovetailGames\FSX
     Parameter"Install_Path"
... >>>  OK! FOUND FSX-SE!  <<< ...
     SetupPath=C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

************ BUT this is the same path as for FSX! Will only install for FSX-SE ************


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"
Not there, so looking in:
     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3
     Parameter"AppPath"
... NOT found! ...
===========================================================

INSTALLATION FOR FSX-SE:
SetupPath="C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
Checking version of the FSX-SE EXE:
... Version 10.0.62615.0  (Need at least 10.0.62607.0)
Checking compatibility with installed SimConnect:
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\*SimConnect*"
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.esp.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_fe0c6ec39ae22400\10.0\10.0.60905.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_none_8ce66f88f772b8a0\10.0\10.0.60905.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_48d5d2360f51e4d0\10.0\10.0.60905.0\SimConnect.dll"
Found SimConnect build 10.0.60905.0
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\*SimConnect*10.0.60905.0*"
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\*SimConnect*"
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.esp.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_fe0c6ec39ae22400\10.0\10.0.62615.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_none_8ce66f88f772b8a0\10.0\10.0.62615.0\SimConnect.dll"
Found SimConnect build 10.0.62615.0
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\*SimConnect*10.0.62615.0*"
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\*SimConnect*"
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.esp.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_fe0c6ec39ae22400\10.0\10.0.61242.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_none_8ce66f88f772b8a0\10.0\10.0.61242.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_48d5d2360f51e4d0\10.0\10.0.61242.0\SimConnect.dll"
Found SimConnect build 10.0.61242.0
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\*SimConnect*10.0.61242.0*"
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\*SimConnect*"
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.esp.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_fe0c6ec39ae22400\10.0\10.0.61259.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_none_8ce66f88f772b8a0\10.0\10.0.61259.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_48d5d2360f51e4d0\10.0\10.0.61259.0\SimConnect.dll"
    No SimConnect.dll found there
    Found the path, now trying "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\Fusion\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_none_7a98ffdea9fe1e16\10.0\10.0.61259.0\SimConnect.dll"
Found SimConnect build 10.0.61259.0
    Looking for SimConnect.dll with "C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\*SimConnect*10.0.61259.0*"
Checking if there's already a version of FSUIPC4 installed in:
       C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL
... Version 4.977 found.
FSX-SE Modules folder already exists.
Okay -- installed FSUIPC4 into "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.DLL"
Looking for the current user's Application Data path:
... found as "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
Now finding \Microsoft\FSX-SE\FSX_SE.CFG for all users, including this one
Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Todos os Usuários\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Usuário Padrão\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX_SE.CFG there
Looking for the current user's Application Data path:
... found as "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
Now finding \Microsoft\FSX-SE\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one
Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Public\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Todos os Usuários\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Usuário Padrão\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking for the current user's Application Data path:
... found as "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
Now finding \Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG for all users, including this one
Looking in "C:\Users\All Users\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming"
Found FSX.CFG in "C:\Users\pedro\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\FSX.CFG"
Now checking DLL.XML ...
... There is a previous DLL.XML, checking for FSUIPC4 section.
No previous FSUIPC4 entry found, so adding it now ...
... 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 FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Todos os Usuários\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
Looking in "C:\Users\Usuário Padrão\AppData\Roaming"
 ... No FSX.CFG there
"Modules\FSUIPC Documents" folder created 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 "The 2016 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 "Offset Mapping for PMDG 747QOTSII.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf" okay
   Installed "Profiles in Separate Files.pdf" okay
   Installed "FSUIPC4_Loader.dll" okay
===========================================================

All installer tasks completed.
Registration dialog exit: selected  FSUIPC REGISTER
Providing FSUIPC registration dialogue ...
Registration for FSUIPC4 was cancelled or failed! (result code 40)

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

... and below's my latest FSUIPC4.log. During this flight, the module froze during preflight.

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.977 (24th November 2021) by Pete Dowson *********
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit reported as Build 22000, Release ID: 2009 (OS 10.0)
fsx.exe version = 10.0.62615.0
Reading options from "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\Fsuipc4.ini"
Running inside FSX Steam Edition on Windows 10
Module base=5AB20000
User Name=""
User Addr=""
FSUIPC4 not user registered
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
       16 System time = 04/12/2021 21:48:06
       16 FLT path = "C:\Users\pedro\OneDrive\Documentos\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files\"
       32 ------ Module Version Check ------
       32        acontain.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32             api.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32        controls.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32      fs-traffic.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32             G3D.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32        language.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       47            sim1.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       47        visualfx.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       47         weather.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       47          window.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       47 ----------------------------------
       47 Trying to connect to SimConnect 10.0.62615.0 ...
       63     ... Okay! Connected!
       79 FS path = "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
      297 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      297 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      297 ------ Setting the hooks and direct calls into the simulator ------
      297 --- CONTROLS timer memory location obtained ok
      297 --- SIM1 Frictions access gained
      297 --- FS Controls Table located ok
      313 --- Installed Mouse Macro hooks ok.
      313 --- Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      313 --- SimConnect intercept for texts and menus option is off
      313 --- All links checked okay
      313 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      313 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      313 Opened separate AI Traffic client okay
     8282 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
     8282 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     8282 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     8344 C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\flights\other\FLTSIM.FLT
     8344 C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\C172\Cessna172SP.air
    16360 Weather Mode now = Theme
    79704 C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\feelThere PIC E175\emb175.air

Thanks in advance!
Pedro Paulo Becker.

 

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Well, with FSUIPC unregistered it's doing very little. But one thing it is doing is reading the weather (through SimConnect) so it can populate the weather data offsets for use by client programs.

Your problem sounds like at least one of the Weather files is corrupted. Unfortunately these contain binary data which is unchecked and bad data can corrupt other things in the sim when SimConnect is asked to read it.

This usually causes a crash, not a freeze. So, are you sure FS is still running?

A quick way of checking whether this is the problem is to add "NoWeatherAtAll=Yes" to the [General] section of the FSUIPC4.INI file. This is okay if you have no addons which wish to read the weather. But a better fix is to simply delete all of the .WX files from your FS Documents folder (where your flights are stored), and the file "wxstationlist.bin" in your <user>\AppData\Roaming folder for FSX.

Pete

 

 

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  • 6 months later...
On 12/5/2021 at 8:38 AM, Pete Dowson said:

Well, with FSUIPC unregistered it's doing very little. But one thing it is doing is reading the weather (through SimConnect) so it can populate the weather data offsets for use by client programs.

Your problem sounds like at least one of the Weather files is corrupted. Unfortunately these contain binary data which is unchecked and bad data can corrupt other things in the sim when SimConnect is asked to read it.

This usually causes a crash, not a freeze. So, are you sure FS is still running?

A quick way of checking whether this is the problem is to add "NoWeatherAtAll=Yes" to the [General] section of the FSUIPC4.INI file. This is okay if you have no addons which wish to read the weather. But a better fix is to simply delete all of the .WX files from your FS Documents folder (where your flights are stored), and the file "wxstationlist.bin" in your <user>\AppData\Roaming folder for FSX.

Pete

 

 

Hello Pete and John, hope things are all right.
 

Yeah, it was (and still is) crashing the sim as early as it starts; usually I can't even choose aircraft before it shuts itself back into the desktop.

I did insert "NoWeatherAtAll=Yes" into the [General] section, as well as cleared the "wxstationlist.bin" from the specified folder... but almost to no avail. FSX-SE decided to stop opening altogether.

For reference, I use ActiveSky Next as a weather engine, and for that latest flight things went smooth just as I was descending through 9k feet to land; other reference is that if I uninstall FSUIPC, FSX usually works fine with any addons, but it is needed to communicate with my VA's ACARS system (deltava.org).

Could you please lend me a hand?

Thanks in advance, Pedro.

 

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p.s. here's a print from my FSUIPC.INI, as well as the latest log.

 

[General]
UpdatedByVersion=4977
History=O6KAHKP2ZX6NBCHZ8JCXU
AxesWrongRange=No
TCASid=Flight
TCASrange=40,3
AxisCalibration=No
DirectAxesToCalibs=No
ShowMultilineWindow=Yes
SuppressSingleline=No
SuppressMultilineFS=No
AxisIntercepts=No
DontResetAxes=No
ThreadAffinityMask=x0
LuaAffinityMask=x0
InitDelay=0
GetNearestAirports=No
LogOptionProtect=Yes
OOMcheck=Yes
OOMcheckInterval=10
TimeForLuaClosing=2
WeatherReadFactor=0
WeatherRewriteSeconds=1
CustomWeatherModify=No
SimConnectStallTime=1
LuaRerunDelay=66
FSVersionUsed="Microsoft Flight Simulator X",10.0.62615.0
SimConnectUsed=10.0.62615.0
NoWeatherAtAll=Yes

[WideServer]
WideFSenabled=Yes

 

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********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.977 (24th November 2021) by Pete Dowson *********
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit reported as Build 22000, Release ID: 2009 (OS 10.0)
fsx.exe version = 10.0.62615.0
Reading options from "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX Steam Edition on Windows 10
Module base=1A6F0000
User Name=""
User Addr=""
FSUIPC4 not user registered
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
        0 System time = 03/07/2022 16:00:15
        0 FLT path = "C:\Users\pedro\OneDrive\Documentos\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files\"
        0 NOTE: configuring for no weather reads or writes!
       16 ------ Module Version Check ------
       16        acontain.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       16             api.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32        controls.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32      fs-traffic.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32             G3D.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32        language.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32            sim1.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32        visualfx.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32          window.dll: 10.0.62615.0
       32 ----------------------------------
       32 Trying to connect to SimConnect 10.0.62615.0 ...
       32     ... Okay! Connected!
       47 FS path = "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\"
      157 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      157 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      157 ------ Setting the hooks and direct calls into the simulator ------
      157 --- CONTROLS timer memory location obtained ok
      157 --- SIM1 Frictions access gained
      157 --- FS Controls Table located ok
      157 --- Installed Mouse Macro hooks ok.
      157 --- Wind smoothing fix is not installed
      157 --- SimConnect intercept for texts and menus option is off
      157 --- All links okay (with no weather related ones)
      157 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      157 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      157 Opened separate AI Traffic client okay
     2797 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
     2797 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     2797 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     2813 C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\flights\other\FLTSIM.FLT
     2813 C:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\C172\Cessna172SP.air
    10016 Weather Mode now = Theme

 

 

 

 

 

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Without registration, FSUIPC is merely receiving stuff from SimConnect and writing stuff back at the request of application programs using it.

Therefore the problem must either be a corrupted FSX, affecting the SimConnect interface, or, possibly more likely, a misbehaving application.

You can check for the latter by trying with no FSUIPC applications running at all. for the former, do a re-install of FSX.

BTW If FSX is crashing, why are you not showing us the Windows crash report (from the Event Viewer)?

Pete

 

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