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Hi all,There was some information omitted from the installation text accidentally..For WideFS users wishing to run AS2004 on a remote computer with ActiveRadar on the FS PC, please follow these instructions:First install AS2004...For example, install AS2004 on the remote WideFS PC to C:AS2004...Now, on the FS computer, map a drive to your remote computer...Next, on the FS computer, run the Connector program (located in C:AS2004ModulesActiveSky2004. It will ask for the AS2004 install folder, which is (mapped drive):AS2004. If you mapped F: then this is F:AS2004.Now one step I forgot to mention in the text (will correct ASAP):Now copy over the C:AS2004ModulesActiveRadar.DLL to your FS computer's FS9Modules folder.Also copy the folder C:AS2004ModulesActiveRadar to your FS9Modules folder. So now in FS9Modules you should have ActiveRadar.DLL and ActiveRadar folder.The radar will now communicate with AS2004.Sorry for the lack of documentation on this.. I will fix this right away..Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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Also.. there is an apparent problem in the Connector installer if you do not have an F: drive mapped. I will fix this, but in the mean time you can temporarily map an F: drive to allow the connector installation to continue..Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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One more note....The connector installer is incorrectly telling you to point to where ActiveRadar.dll resides. This is incorrect. You should point to the root path you installed AS2004 onto on the remote machine. I.e. F:AS2004.Sorry for all the WideFS installer issues folks, I made a last minute change and forgot to test it on my end. This is purely my fault, not the Beta Team's!Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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>Also.. there is an apparent problem in the Connector>installer if you do not have an F: drive mapped. I will fix>this, but in the mean time you can temporarily map an F: drive>to allow the connector installation to continue..DamianI already have a hard drive partition named F:, so I guess I'm dead in the water?Thanks,JamesP.S. - I made a stupid mistake and could have sworn I purchased wxRE thru simmarket; alas, after buying AS2004 for $30, I found my wxRE order confirmation from Emetrix. Is there anyway I can possibly get a $10 refund?

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James,No you're ok, as long as there is a drive F: on the system the installer will not have problems.. just select your proper AS2004 folder on whatever drive it happens to be.Please e-mail me about the order next week, I will try to sort it out for ya...Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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Damian>No you're ok, as long as there is a drive F: on the system the>installer will not have problems.. just select your proper>AS2004 folder on whatever drive it happens to be.Roger that.>Please e-mail me about the order next week, I will try to sort>it out for ya...Okay Damian, I will. Thanks for this, I know you have better things to do.James

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Damian,No you're ok, as long as there is a drive F: on the system the installer will not have problems.. just select your proper AS2004 folder on whatever drive it happens to be.Remote PC has drives C,D,E & F (All accessable from the FS PC)Asky 2004 installed D:/Asky2004FS PC just has C driveWhen I browse from the FS PC to the connector.exe I get the error1327. Invalid drive F:Are you say ASky2004 must be on the F drive?

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Hi Damian,I have just tried installing as per your new instructions. I still cannot see any data on the radar other than winds, and they are completely different from the correct wind direction and the pressure settings are wrong also in the tracking screen.I'm not sure what to try now, have you any ideas?regardsKeith

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Hi,Update: I am re-doing the Connector app to solve all these issues, please standy, and in the meantime you can manually set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareHiFiAS2004Install_Path to your remote AS2004 path (i.e. Z:AS2004) and things should work. Sorry for the trouble here!Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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Damian,If it helps, I have looked into the registry and mine reads the correct path that I chose during install which is x:AS2004(I have my remote drive mapped as X)The radar sill doesnt show any data..Regardskeith

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Guest ozhero

I just wasted 2 hours on this !Not a happy chappy but will recover :-)

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Guest ozhero

I can confirm that even doing everything suggested in this thread it will not display the correct data.Look forward to you fixing this.Thanks.

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I would like to officially throw my name in the hat as not being able to fix this problem as well with the Registry edit method.Steve

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Guys, I looked into the installer routines a bit more and found another problem. Try the actual AS2004ModulesActiveSky2004 folder, the install routine is not properly finding the actual data folder from with AS2004 base.Please let me know if that does the trick.. Thanks! Expect a new Connector program within 1 or 2 days... Sorry for the problems and thank you for your patience while we sort this out..Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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Guys, This has gotten me totally confused so I should probably ask for clarification before I waste hours on it trying to set it up.My set up, which is probably typical of that of others: Main Computer: FS9 FS9/Modules/ActiveSky 2004 (within this folder are the AS2004.exe and the Active Radar Connector) FS9/Modules/Active Radar FS9/Modules/ActiveRadar.dll Client Computer: C:/INSTALLDIR/Modules/Active Radar C:/INSTALLDIR/Modules/Active Sky 2004 Standard installation for WideFS. When I go to the main computer to map a drive to the client, I use Z:...F is not available, that is my CD ROM drive in the client. When I activate the Active Radar/WideFS connector on the main computer, it looks for Drive F, so I get an error. When I try to change the drive to anything other than F, I get an error. So I am at parade rest. There is a workaround with and HKEY command for the registry, I never mess with the registry stuff, can anyone explain how to do this, is it a DOS or similar command? I also understand that even though I plan to run AS2004 on the remote, the radar display will only work on the Main Computer, or at least that is what I think I understand. I use 1.92 WXRE on the client with WideFs, it works very well (the drive to do this is mapped from the client to the main, just the opposite of what is recommended for AS2004....). I want to keep all of the processing power of my system available for FS2004. thanks in advance for any help or suggestions...regards,

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Damian,I tried all the options without sucess. If the new program is not coming out shortly (24hrs) is there any chance you could 'walk' me through manual setup. I have no problems editing the registery if need be.ThanksAndrew

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Hi, please hang on, I am working on a new connector program to make all this work easily without problems. Please hold on a little longer, I should have something ready tomorrow...Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg

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>Next, on the FS computer, run the Connector program (located>in C:AS2004ModulesActiveSky2004. It will ask for the AS2004>install folder, which is (mapped drive):AS2004. If you mapped>F: then this is F:AS2004.>>Developer of ActiveSky>http://www.hifisim.com>http://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004betateam.jpg>I got mine to work by sharing and mapping the SUBfolder ActiveSky2004, then pointing the Connector to that drive/folder.In my case the mapped drive is M:ActiveSky2004, which is a subfolder in the Modules directory under the main AS2004 directory.When the connector starts up and wants to go to the F drive, just look in the drop down folder until you find the drive you mapped.So instead of looking in the AS2004 directory - The Radar finds the info in the AS2004ModulesActiveSky2004 subdirectory on the "remote" PC.Kind of makes senseClaus:-jumpy

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That's it! Thanks Claus!I now have the most beautiful radar returns on the display over WideFS. Forecast for today: Rain - then storm - then snow... That's going to be interesting ;-)GREAT, like the rest of AS2004!Ivo

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