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How-To: FSCopilot + FSInn with Prepar3D

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How-To: Prepar3D + FSInn + FSCopilot

 

Dear AVSIM-Community and P3D-users,

 

In this tutorial I'll explain how to fool FSInn+FSCopilot so you can use these great tools within Prepar3D. As a VATSIM flyer I prefered these great tools of the FSFDT suite but didn't find a suitable way to get them work within P3D, yet. So I decided to explore this problem and how to fix it. Here's the solution :-)

 

FSDT FSCopilot + FSInn in Prepar3D

 

I have to assume that certain facts of installation and configuration are known. However, I have uploaded the necessary installation files for you.

 

Download installation files FSFDT-Suite:

Downloadlink FS Copilot --> SetupFSCopilot17B2_4.exe

Downloadlink FS Inn --> SetupFSInn13B2_3.exe

 

Known Issue / Problem:

When starting Prepar3D you will get following error message. FSCopilot+FSInn cannot be executed and are inactive.

unknown_fs_version_fsxbk7d.jpg

 

Reason:

FSCopilot/FSInn seems to check a special version string of the executable Prepar3D.exe. It is expecting a value something like 10.x.xxxxx.0, but instead receives the value 1.3.3708.0. As a result it shows the error message and the tool is not working. Many users tried to modify various version strings within the Windows Registry Editor under FSFDT-key, but with no sucess.

 

Workaround:

We have to fool FSFDT Suite, and present the necessary version string. Some of you know this steps, as we did the same when fooling TrackIR+EZdok, where we had to modify the language.dll. On this step the executable "Prepar3D.exe" is involved.

 

How-to:

 

  • First we need a tool to edit our executable. A known and easy to use tool is Ressource Hacker which you can download for free HERE.
  • PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ORIGINAL PREPAR3D.EXE BEFORE MODIFYING IT !
  • Now we start Ressource Hacker and click on menu [FILE]-->[OPEN] and choose the file "Prepar3D.exe" which is located in our main Prepar3D installation directory.
  • Click and open the sector Version Info --> 1 --> 1033
  • We have to focus on this line here --> PRODUCTVERSION 1,3,3708,0 as showed on my screenshot below...

p3d_exe_origtiqd1.jpg

 

Now we replace the string 1,3,3708,0 with 10,0,61637,0.

 

[*] We click on the button COMPILE SCRIPT

[*] and last but not least we save this modification by clicking on menu [FILE]-->[sAVE].

 

In my case the result looks like this:

p3d_exe_modifiedfzq91.jpg

 

That's it! Now start your Prepar3D and be surprised ;) FSInn and FSCopilot should work 100%.

 

I would really appreciate your feedback to ensure that this workaround also works on different installations.

 

Good luck,have fun and clear skies,

Pegasus.


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Hi Pegasus1

Tks a lot indeed! It seems to work OK!

 

I saw in FSX that there was a Copilot dll-file added in the MODULES and a "launch on"-instruction in the dll.xml file, so I did the same in P3D. After that it worked.

 

The next thing now is to find out how all this works :biggrin: and then, at last, I can study a bit more the VATSIM-world and add another chapter to my sim-experience. Tks again.

I have tried before to get started with SB4, but I could not get that working in P3D.

 

Last but not least I hope that the weather feature of FSInn does NOT interfere with my Live Weather Engine of OPUSFSI, because for me that's the best -as real as it gets- weather prog I've seen.

 

Salu2

Fernmil / GCLP


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Hi Pegasus1,

First i want to thank you for solution. Everything (almoust ^_^ ) works but I have one problem : Aicraft repository don't work ! I don't see any aircraft. FSInn is connected and i see the planes on radar ...

 

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That's something quite different. I suggest you to run both with administrator rights (Prepar3D as well as the FSFDT ControlPanel + FSInn).


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Hi Pegasus1

Tks a lot indeed! It seems to work OK!

 

I saw in FSX that there was a Copilot dll-file added in the MODULES and a "launch on"-instruction in the dll.xml file, so I did the same in P3D. After that it worked.

 

The next thing now is to find out how all this works :biggrin: and then, at last, I can study a bit more the VATSIM-world and add another chapter to my sim-experience. Tks again.

I have tried before to get started with SB4, but I could not get that working in P3D.

 

Last but not least I hope that the weather feature of FSInn does NOT interfere with my Live Weather Engine of OPUSFSI, because for me that's the best -as real as it gets- weather prog I've seen.

 

Salu2

Fernmil / GCLP

 

+1 - no aircraft repos - but thanks been trying allsorts to try ans use FSINN in P3D - try VATSIM again now.

 

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Hi everyone could someone please tell me how to get the "launch on" instruction in the dll.xml file, i found the Copilot.dll file but not the other one.

 

Thanks

 

I saw in FSX that there was a Copilot dll-file added in the MODULES and a "launch on"-instruction in the dll.xml file


Peter Graves

 

Kalgoorlie, WA

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Hi Peter.

 

add this to the DLL XML Document file you will find in the "Roaming" section of P3D. You can just use notepad to do so.

---------

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>FSCopilot</Name>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<Path>Modules\FSCopilot.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

---------

 

salu2

Fernmil / GCLP


Joop H.

 

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Ah, thanks

 

Finally worked it out, got it working but no aircraf t repos either, got mytraffic for prepar3d as well, oh well at least this is a positive step for vatsim on prepar3d. Thanks for your help so far


Peter Graves

 

Kalgoorlie, WA

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Which aircraft repos do you miss? Which AI traffic tool are you using? Is the repository included in your prepar3d.cfg? In my case I use UltimateTraffic2 and my .cfg looks like:

 

[Main]

User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim

SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes

SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft

SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles

SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats

SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals

SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc

SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\Submersible

SimObjectPaths.7=SimObjects\UT2 Aircraft

 

And did you start all three applications with admin rights (Prepar3D, ControlPanel, FSInn) I suppose you did setup FSInn aircraft sync, didn't you?


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Hi Pegasus1,

 

It looked alright, but I think there is a small issue left here: I reinstalled FSUIPC (reg.) and it reported an error/problem, saying that this was not the most recent version of P3D.

So I had to disable copilot.dll and now I'm back to the beginning again.

 

If you know how to solve this.......thanks a lot!

 

Fernmil / GCLP


Joop H.

 

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You disabled copilot.dll in your exe.xml (or dll.xml) ??? or do you mean, you did restore your original prepar3d.exe ?


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I have UT2 and MyTrafficX installed and I checked my Prepar3D cfg file and the simobject paths are all present, I have tried with the admin rights on all 3 programs and still no go.

 

As far as I can see the FSInn aircraft sync is automatic when it starts up but it just flickers when I load the program. I have tried to see also in the pla icon on fsinn but there is nothing there. If you have any further suggestions I am keen to try anything to get the ai working. everything else seems to be working just no aircraft.


Peter Graves

 

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Sorry Pegasus1, but I was in a hurry and did not make myself very clear.

The points is:

a) FSCopilot.dll is in the DLL XML Dokument folder as a "Launch.Addon" instruction

B) FSCopilot.dll is in the P3D Root in the MODULES-folder

c) There is nothing of FSInn in the EXE folder

 

And yes to get on with my P3D I placed the original P3D.exe in its place.

Of course , when launching P3D it says "Unknown FS version, version=100"; I just close the msgbox and let P3D continue; no problems.

 

Maybe when you do a reinstal of FSUIPC you have to roll back tour work-around and after that just do the trick again???

 

rgds

Fernmil


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That's something quite different. I suggest you to run both with administrator rights (Prepar3D as well as the FSFDT ControlPanel + FSInn).

I tried several tips&tricks but without no succes
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Ah looks like success on the ai for me, I copied the Prepar3D.exe and renamed the new exe. to FSX.exe and all seems to work 100% with my UT2, trying to figure out how to add my MyTrafficX stuff now as well.

 

I hope this helps people.


Peter Graves

 

Kalgoorlie, WA

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