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New! 17 May 2013 - NGX Voice Updated to Version 2.3! Button 2.3!

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17 May 2013


Gentlemen,

The PMDG 737 NGX Button and Voice control versions have been updated to Version 2.3 and Version 2.3 respectively.

Note that the FS2Crew NGX Configuration Manager, which is handled separately, has been updated to Version 2.0.

This is a significant update and everyone should install it.

 

IF YOU OWN EMERGENCY NGX, YOU DO NOT NEED TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE AS YOU ALREADY HAVE THE LATEST UPDATES!

The new version is built into the Main Installer only.

To obtain the update, please login to your FS2Crew account, click "COMPLETED ORDERS", and re-download and re-install the product.

There is NO separate stand-alone updater. YOU MUST RE-DOWNLOAD THE ORIGINAL MAIN FILE VIA YOUR FS2CREW ACCOUNT!


IMPORTANT: If you purchased FS2Crew via a 3rd party vendor, you will need to re-download FS2Crew via them.

 

It may take them a few days to update the file on their server.  Give them a few days!!!!



Note that, generally speaking, you should not need to re-install SP1C from PMDG again if you already have it installed and everything is working properly.

If you already have FS2Crew installed, generally speaking, you should not need to uninstall FS2Crew before re-installing.




CHANGE LOG:

 

 

9 May 2013:

The FS2Crew NGX Special Bundle Pack and Captain's Set have been updated to Version 2.3.

 


The Update is built into the Main Installer.

There is no stand-alone update file.

You will need to login to your FS2Crew account and click "Completed Orders".

Re-download and Re-install the software.

You do not need to uninstall the previous version.



Version 2.3 Change Log:

 

General Fixes:

  • "YOU CAN DISCONNECT THE EXTERNAL AIR AND GPU NOW" voice command will now work properly on a 2nd leg.
  • Pushback Distance as selected on the FS2Crew Config Panel will now auto save.
  • "AUTOTHROTTLE DISENGAGED" added to speech grammar.
  • Video Marshaller in Windows 8 now operational.
  • 'C'est Bon' removed from a few of the French sound files as per user request.
  • In certain situations, the wheel chocks would be placed, and then removed, at gate arrival.
  • GPWS Inhibit Switches fixed.
  • UK Voice Set 'Hydraulic Panel' made singular.
  • The looping passenger boarding sound was edited slightly as per some user requests.
  • If calling "SELECT RAW DATA ON YOUR SIDE" while shooting a VOR approach, the FO will now select the VOR ROSE instead of APP.

 

 

 

New Voice Commands:

  • "VISUAL" - Use it when you are switching to a visual approach. The FO/PM will alter his approach callouts accordingly.
  • "RESET MASTER CAUTION" - Used to extinguish nuisance Master Cautions.
  • "RECYCLE FLIGHT DIRECTORS" - Used to cycle both FD's off.
  • "SET XXXX ON THE TRANSPONDER" - Used to set the Squawk Code
  • "VNAV ALT" - New FMA announcement.
  • "N1 TOGA" - New FMA announcement.
  •  "CONFIGURE FOR A BLEEDS OFF LANDING" - Would be used during an engine failure/fire shortly after takeoff and you need to return to the departure airport on a hot day or at a high altitude airport and go around performance is an issue. FS2Crew always modeled bleeds off landings as an option, but the trigger altitude for the PM to setup for a bleeds off landing was descending through 10,000 feet. This new call allows you to setup for a bleeds off landing should you decide to turn around before climbing through 10,000 feet.

     

New FO Calls:

  • "THRUST SET" - The FO will call Thrust Set after Takeoff power is reached.

New functions on FS2Crew Panels:

  • AUDIO TEST BUTTON - Used to test the FS2Crew sound.

New Features:

  • TIMER - FO/PM now starts his timer on takeoff, and turns off of when exiting the runway.

 

For Button Control Only:

  • NEW OPTION - Skip Flaps 10. By default, FS2Crew will now skip the Flaps 10 call on approach. However if you want Flaps 10 again, go to this folder (you will need to enable 'show hidden folders' first):

Users\**** Your user Name **** \AppData\Roaming\FS2Crew2010\Versions\PMDG737NGX\SavedData

Open this file with Notepad: FS2CrewData.ini

Change:

FLAPS=0

to

FLAPS=1

Then Save.

 

 


Change Log (Voice Control Version 1.5 - Button Control Version 1.6)


 

  • Some users reported that, from time to time, they would experience a CTD at the arrival gate. While I could never reproduce this, I'm confident that this issue is now fixed.
  • Minor bugs fixes and sound edits.

Config Manager (Version 1.3):

  • Updated to reflect that SimCheck's name has been changed to Emergency NGX!

Change Log for V1.4:

MAJOR NEW FEATURE - GOOGLE MAP INTEGRATION!


Click HERE to view the live Map!

You can also via the map via the new link available in the top right hand corner of the FS2Crew NGX Config Manager.

Note: The map only shows FS2Crew NGX users who are currently on-line. If you can't see your plane, check your firewall.

You need to have Version 1.4 in order to see yourself on the map.


If you have a 2nd monitor, you can watch you and all other FS2Crew NGX users live via Google Maps.

Here's me at Boeing Field:

map1.JPG

map2.JPG



Voice Control:

  • Circuit Training code updated.
  • If user forget to turn on APU bleed after manually turning on APU during pre-flight, FO should turn on the APU bleed during his before start procedure.
  • Improved pushbacks to lower chance of pushback not stopping. "Stop Pushback" command improved.
  • "Delete the Speed Restrictions" command fixed.
  • During his Descent flow, the FO will set his MINS selector to RADIO or BARO based on what you have set on your side. So you must your selection before completing the Approach Brief.
  • Set Heading Command if target heading is 000.
  • "Positve rate" call not below 50 feet.

Button Control:

  • Circuit Training code updated.
  • If VNAV pre-armed, Hdg Call not skipped.
  • During shutdown, the the FO will turn on the APU bleed if the APU is running.
  • "Positive Rate" call not below 50 feet
  • Go Around option available till touchdown
  • During his Descent flow, the FO will set his MINS selector to RADIO or BARO based on what you have set on your side. So you must your selection before completing the Approach Brief.
  • If user forget to turn on APU bleed after manually turning on APU during pre-flight, FO should turn on the APU bleed during his before start procedure
  • If LNAV or VNAV are pre-armed prior to takeoff, the FO will announce when LNAV and VNAV have re-engaged around 400 feet. This is a VERIFICATION CALL ONLY, NOT A COMMAND FOR YOU TO MANUALLY ENGAGE LNAV OR VNAV.

Note:

One user wanted a key press to open the Briefing Panel directly. That is already in the program. Just assign a key or joystick button to: TOGGLE WATER RUDDER


Change Log for V1.3:

  • FA Cabin Announcements functionality restored.
  • If using a Flaps 40 for landing, the FO will now says "Flaps 40 Green Light Landing Checklist" complete instead of just "Landing Checklist Complete". The affected the US voice set only.
  • Calling for "Flaps Up" during Descent will no longer push you back to the After Takeoff Checklist.

Change Log for V1.2:


Both Versions (Button and Voice)

  • If the PMDG NGX SDK does not initialize properly, you will now get an audio and visual warning. If the SDK does not initialize properly, FS2Crew will not function properly. The FO will not be able to read data out of the aircraft properly.
  • Things that can often cause the NGX SDK not to initialize properly: 'Resetting' your flight, sometimes not loading the 2D cockpit first before switching to the VC, sometimes using saved situation files. It seems to vary from user to user. These issues appear to be linked to issues with Simconnect itself.
  • Pause sync issue fixed.
  • Erratic volume levels fixed.
  • Volume of US voice set increased.
  • FO will no longer set both your altimeters during his pre-flight flow. You need to set the Capt's altimeter, and that will automatically update the FO's altimeter since they should be synced.

Specific to the Button Control Version:

  • 'Open Doors' PA fixed. Forward Left Cabin Door will now open.
  • Bleeds Off Takeoff 'Closed' Response for the Isolation Valve challenge in the Before Taxi Checklist now available.

Specific to the Voice Control Version:

  • 'Thanks' FA response should now play in the appropriate sound channel after she delivers drinks to the flight deck.
  • Calling for the Takeoff Flaps during cold wx procedures fixed.
  • EAI / WAI and Packs commands now also available while on the ground.
  • Manual updated. Correct phrase for cold wx procedures is: "Leave the flaps up for taxi", not just "Leave the flaps up".
  • "V2 XXX" trigger for Takeoff Speeds in the Before Start Checklist fixed.
  • Approach Checklist tightened to ensure that "Approach Checklist Complete" isn't triggered by accident.
  • Shutdown Engine 1 and 2 voice commands fixed.
  • Both fuel levers must now be in idle before the FO will start his Before Taxi flow.

Links for SP1c from PMDG:

 

Download the PMDG 737NGX 8900 SP1c Update

Download the PMDG 737NGX 6700 Expansion SP1c Update



Thank you everyone!

If you like FS2Crew and want to help ensure I can continue making FS2Crew into the future, please help support the concept and spread the word about it among your friends!



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Have just bought this from the PMDG store and it is the old version, how do I update to the new one?


Iain Colledge

 

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I gather that this is only for those who are running FS2Crew ?

 

 

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Have just bought this from the PMDG store and it is the old version, how do I update to the new one?

 

You should have the latest version if you bought from the PMDG store.

 

When you open the FS2Crew Config Manager, you'll get a pop-up if any updates are available.

 

I gather that this is only for those who are running FS2Crew ?

 

 

jime

 

Yes, these updates are for FS2Crew NGX owners only.

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Thanks for the reply, it says I have updates available but the get updates link takes me to the FS2Crew page which then tells me to download again from the third party which I just did.

 

The versions in the installer offered by PMDG are:

 

Config Manager: 1.2

Button : 1.5

Voice: 1.4

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Thank you for the reply, byork.

 

 

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Guest stratfordman

To obtain the new voice update do I have to uninstall and then reinstall the download.

Many thanks.

 

Michael

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Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

I am referring to the revised Version 1.5 voice version.

 

Look forward to your reply.

 

Many thanks,

 

Michael


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