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Ready for Pushback - FSUIPC problem

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Hi folks!I just installed Ready for Pushback 2nd Generation (the freeware version from avsim). All OK so far.When I select a 747-200 from RFP in FS9 i get this error message:'Error while trying to link to FSUIPC. Wrong FSUIPC, or not FSUIPC' :-hmmmI actually have a registred version of FSUIPC v3.75 in my FS9Modules folder! :-hmmm:-hmmm:-hmmmNote: I did NOT install FS9 in the default folder. Could that be the problem? Plz dont tell me to reinstall FS9! :-blaThanx for help!

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I used to have the boxed version and when installing it would overwrite my fsuipc with an older version. check your modules folder to see if thats happened.Robjust reread yr post, if you have checked your modules folder I'm lost...someone else?

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Hi folks!Thanx for your answers.I checked FSUIPC again... it's really v3.75!I hope someone can help...

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Hi folks!Thanx again for your help.Unfortunately the problem couldn't be solved.I downloaded FSUIPC v3.75 again from the author's site and re-installed.Would be great if someone had another idea... thanx!Is it somehow possible to 'tell' Ready for Pushback to look for FSUIPC at some specific place (folder)?GreetsJ.R.Here is a screenshot of the exact error message:

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Hi,FS9 is installed here: C:Flightsim 2004FSUIPC.DLL v3.75 is here: C:Flightsim 2004ModulesThanx for your help.J.R.

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Did you, by chance, originally install FS9 in another location and then move it without re-installing. I guess what I am asking is whether or not your registry entry is the same as your actual location or if it refers to some other location. I think that this could make RFP unable to identify the location of FSUIPC and trigger the error.Other possibilty would be to try loading FS9 with a default A/C and then try changing to RFP....Ed GreenKCLT


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Hi,I did not install FS9 in an other folder before. Got it always where its now.But I had RFP first installed in a temp folder. I have however manually deleted this first install and then re-installed RFP in the FS9 main folder this time.I also tried to start a flight with some ohter A/C and then switching to one from RFP but i still got the error message.ThanxJ.R.

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<>That could be the problem. To remove any registry entries you should always use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Manually deleting RFP will remove the files but not the registry entry.I suggest you deinstall RFP from its current location using Add/Remove and then reinstall it to the original temp location.Then use Add/Remove to kill that install which will remove the registry entries and finally install it in your preferred location.It sounds a bit messy but manually deleting programs that write to the Registry is taboo if you want to keep things working properly.Finally, remember to update FSUIPC to the latest version.Hope that helps.

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We may be on the right track here. At a minimum, open START>RUN>REGEDIT>HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>MICROSOFTGAMES>FLIGHTSIMULATOR>9.0 and LOOK at the key, it should show you the path where FS9 is located. Unless you are comfortable changing the registry, I would strongly recommend that you LOOK ONLY, don't change anything unless you know exactly what you are doing.If the key does not match, then I would second Ray's suggestion about re-installing. Alternatively, you can post back what you find and we could perhaps suggest a fix.Please post back your results in either case.Ed GreenKCLT


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Hi,I tried what Ray suggested. Still the same problem though...Registry:HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>MICROSOFTGAMES>FLIGHTSIMULATOR>9.0Here I have only two items: (Standard) and FIRSTRUN with some values.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>MICROSOFTGAMES>FLIGHTSIMULATOR>9.0Here I have several items, one of them is 'Path' with value 'C:Flightsim 2004' (= correct install folder of my FS9).Is there a way to remove manually incorrect registry entries related to RFP? Could CCleaner help?Thanx!J.R.

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Hi JR,<Great minds think alike! I was thinking about that earlier. By all means run it and see what it reports. The first time I ran it on what I thought was a well configured PC I almost had a heart attack at what it reported about my registry!

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Running CC cleaner certainly will not hurt anything. I do it routinely to clean up cookies and other bits and pieces.One other thing occurs to me, look in the modules folder of FS9, you'll find a couple of files called FSUIPC.log and FSUIPC1.log. Check and make certain that the path statements in those are correct.Ed GreenKCLT


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Hi Ed and Ray,Happy new year and many thanx for your help!I ran CCleaner and it corrected 212 errors in the registry...In FS9Modules the FSUIPC.log file says (besides some other stuff):DebugStatus=15 2188 CFlightsim 2004 4235 FLIGHTSOTHERFLTSIM.flt 4266 AIRCRAFTc172Cessna172SP.air 5328 Aircraft="Cessna Skyhawk 172SP" 11391 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled 52188 AIRCRAFTVMAX RFP House LiveryVmax_Classic_2.air 53297 Aircraft="Vmax 747-200 VMAX RFP"The path 'C:Flightsim 2004' is where I have FS9 installed.What about the last two entries?Is this a list of bugs that occured with FSUIPC?I have only this one FSUIPC log file (no FSUIPC1.log).GreetsJ.R.

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Hi JR,Happy New Year to you too.I'm not an expert on FSUIPC log info. I'm guessing those last two entries relate to the aircraft used, nothing more than that.So how is RFP now? Behaving or not?

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Ahppy New Year from here also JR.My FSUIPC log has what appears to be a normal path statement:66563 C:Program Filesmicrosoft gamesFlight Simulator 9I have a default installation as above but notice the absence of the extra marks.The file FSUIPC1.log has a similar statement ( I have no idea why it's there or what it does, or why you don't have it, but it is there and the path statement is part of it.I would try this: 1) back up the log file in a safe place, then change the path statement by removing the extranious characters.2) IF that doesn't solve the problem, move the FSUIPC.ini file out of the modules folder to a safe place; it should build a new one, see if this solves the problem. IF not, look at the two ini files and see if there are differences.Finally, if none of that helps, try deleting all of the FSUIPC files from the modules folder, re-download and install FSUIPC and see what happens. Make certain that you have copies of the files, particularly the key file so that you can put it back if you need to.I remember during testing RFP, there were some issues with the .ini file; unfortunately, it's been long enough ago that I cannot remember specifically what they were.Good luck, please post back what happens.Ed GreenKCLT


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Hi,I tried what you said.Still the same error message :(GreetsJ.R.

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A couple of thoughts here...First, make sure that there are no other copies of FSUIPC.dll anywhere in your FS9 folder or subfolders. That includes copies that have been renamed (i.e. FSUIPC.bak) because FS will try to load any PE executable it finds in the Modules folder regardless of its file extension.Second, I recommend you go to Pete Dowson's FSUIPC support forum, and go to the "Other Downloads and Updates" section, and get the latest mid-release beta (v3.769 now) and install that.Last, consider posting this in Pete's support forum.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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Hi folks!First of all I want to apologize for my late reply (I was abroad...).@ Ed: No, I'm not using a merged a/c. Just the freeware RFP 747-200 as can be found here at avsim.com.@ Bob: Thanx for your help. I'm gonna try this out right now.I'll keep you informed!Thanx @ all for help!GreetsJ.R.

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