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Since it seems I can't finish a longer flight without an OOM I am thinking about getting an addon that can autosave my flight every two minutes or so, so I can at least proceed the flight from where the OOM happened. Now I only know about FSUIPC's autosave function. My questions are:

 

1. does the autosave function work well with P3D 2.0?

 

2. does it work 'gapless' (can't think of another word) or do you clearly notice it when the game is being saved?

 

3. does FSUIPC have a (negative) impact on performance?

 

4. are there any other autosave options available? Buying FSUIPC only for this is a bit costly (and can't think of anything else I may use it for)

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I cannot possibly recommend FSUIPC "registered" highly enough. It has so many fixes and features that I can't even remember 'em all at the moment.

 

As to your question, yes the periodic "autosaves" work well, and are totally without any impact on performance that I've ever noticed.

 

One feature that I truly like is that I can open the event logger and have it display in a separate window on one of my side monitors. This allows me to monitor what the aircraft and panel/gauge system is doing in real time, and has allowed me to spot "rogue events" being triggered by misbehaving gauges and/or .dll modules. Such "rogue events" have a severe negative impact on performance, and sometimes will totally block any "Select Events" from being received by the sim, such as an engine select command Shift-E, 2 for example.

 

Pete also has an option that may be turned on in FSUIPC that "fixes" such "rogue events" by delaying a repeated event long enough for the sim to receive the secondary command (2 in the above example)...

 

In short, registered FSUIPC is a veritable "Swiss Army Knife" utility program!

 

EDIT: I forgot one of the most useful features of FSUIPC. Ever had your battery die while setting up for a flight? FSUIPC has a feature that will allow you to either have an "everlasting battery" or to simply "extend battery life" for an adjustable period... :He He:

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and has allowed me to spot "rogue events" being triggered by misbehaving gauges and/or .dll modules.

Ah, yes, well, that's something I'll probably use everyday... :huh: :P Just kidding. I know 'everyone' thinks this is the a Swiss Army Knife for FSX and now also P3D but I can't think of any reasons what I might use it for (I only have very basic and simple controllers). Maybe I should download the manual (if that's possible) to see if it has some more options that are of use to me. I did however read a few times already that people had problems with pauses and the advice was to turn off the autosave function of FSUIPC... That doesn't sound too good... But well, if you say it has no impact, I suppose that's so. ^_^

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It was anti virus software causing the pauses when FSUIPC auto saved, not FSUIPC itself. If you have a heavily fragmented FS HDD and are using autosaves every 15 seconds in something like the NGX or 777 you may see a slight stutter, but that's about it. Actual freezes were the result of AV software interfering with the save process being made in the advanced aircraft.

 

People need to get over this idea that FSUIPC is all about helping you setup joystick devices, its not, that is just one small part of what FSUIPC does.

If you installed the unregistered version of FSUIPC any time in the last 4 years you will certainly already have a set of documents in the FSX/modules folder, they are in a sub folder called FSUIPC Documents. Reading those will give you an idea of what FSUIPC can do for you.

 

There is a sub feature of FSUIPC auto save that I use all the time and it allows me to also save single individual flights for each of the different aircraft I fly, as well as per session autosaves which are overwritten in cycles as time goes by. These aircraft specific flights allow me to have my fleet spread out at various locations around the globe without me needing to remember where they all are. I just load the save named after the aircraft I want to fly and voila I'm back where I left that aircraft the last time I exited FS, or even where it saved before the last crash if you are unfortunate to be afflicted by an unstable sim.

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Uninstall FTX Global... And try again.. No idea why people insist on installing it still.. It's nothing but problems and they are so vague over there with support.. The problems it causes are documented everywhere.. OOM + FTX Global goes hand in hand. Not trying to turn this into a bash Orbx thread but it is plain as day FTX Global isn't living up to what's printed on the label in v2...

 

Didn't you uninstall it before because it caused OOM? Why did you reinstall it?

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People need to get over this idea that FSUIPC is all about helping you setup joystick devices, its not, that is just one small part of what FSUIPC does.

 

Thanks for your post: what you said certainly sounds very interesting! You always indeed hear people say FSUIPC is about controls plus some extra's: good to hear it's almost the other way around. I don't have FSUIPC (free version) installed right now but I think I will do so, read the docs, and then decide if I'll buy it.

 

 

 


Didn't you uninstall it before because it caused OOM? Why did you reinstall it?

 

Because I am an &@($*? ^_^ But mainly because a lot of others use it without problems. And so did I for a few days until I added more addons and did a longer flight. Don't really know what caused the OOM (the other addons, the longer flight, FTXG or everything together) but well... the world simply looks bad without FTXG... I will reconsider if I will reinstall it (I just reinstalled my PC because of a virus) and then stick with default planes andno freeware scenery... Or I will wait until the first patches. But I've said that before... :rolleyes: ^_^

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The secret to default scenery is getting actual altitude.. Anywhere, 5-6k from the ground and it start shaping up to look great (imo).. You do, yes have to lower your expectations if you're doing low and slow..  

 

But, I can't say this looks bad... Just get to a real cruise altitude and enjoy the scenery.

 

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Since it seems I can't finish a longer flight without an OOM I am thinking about getting an addon that can autosave my flight every two minutes or so, so I can at least proceed the flight from where the OOM happened. Now I only know about FSUIPC's autosave function. My questions are:

 

1. does the autosave function work well with P3D 2.0? Yes

 

2. does it work 'gapless' (can't think of another word) or do you clearly notice it when the game is being saved? I'd say no. I have it set for a much longer save interval than the default, but yes, sometimes P3d2 pauses for a split second to do the autosave. Figure out what the typical time to an OOM is and then change the autosave interval to something just short of that.

 

3. does FSUIPC have a (negative) impact on performance? Not that I can tell, but since I run Windows 8.1, it's been a long time since I ran any ESP sims without FSUIPC.

 

4. are there any other autosave options available? Buying FSUIPC only for this is a bit costly (and can't think of anything else I may use it for) ??

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I'd say no. I have it set for a much longer save interval than the default, but yes, sometimes P3d2 pauses for a split second to do the autosave. Figure out what the typical time to an OOM is and then change the autosave interval to something just short of that.

Hmmmm… The problem is that if I set it to 20 minutes and I get an OOM after 38, that autosave won't be of much use. It's only of use to me if I can let it save every 2 or 3 minutes, really. But of course I don't want a split second pause every 2 or 3 minutes. And since I would buy it mainly for this and since they don't give refunds I will have to think about it some more.

 

Is there a list somewhere online which tells me what FSUIPC does besides controls? Or the actual manual? I don't feel like installing FSUIPC on my brand new installed OS just to read the docs. As Andydigital said it's not only about controls but it's not strange that people think that because the official site mainly talks about controls!

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Is there a list somewhere online which tells me what FSUIPC does besides controls? Or the actual manual? I don't feel like installing FSUIPC on my brand new installed OS just to read the docs. As Andydigital said it's not only about controls but it's not strange that people think that because the official site mainly talks about controls!

 

I suggest you download it here, install it and look at the manuals:

http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html

 

It is a great little program and the feature list would be very long!

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Even if the list would be long, I find it odd that there hardly is any information about FSUIPC to be found online. And as I said, I don't feel like installing it if I don't need/want it...

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Even if the list would be long, I find it odd that there hardly is any information about FSUIPC to be found online. And as I said, I don't feel like installing it if I don't need/want it...

 

You owe me one.  :P

 

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You owe me one. :P



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Wow! LOL! Thanks! Much appreciated! :smile:

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Even if the list would be long, I find it odd that there hardly is any information about FSUIPC to be found online. And as I said, I don't feel like installing it if I don't need/want it...

 

Documentation (not up to date, mind)  is available separately on the Support Forum, in the Download Links subforum.

 

But even if you installed it, it is only a DLL and an entry in the DLL.XML file. It doesn't touch anything else, no registry changes, nothing else at all but a few files in the Modules folder. What on Earth are you frightened of? :-(

 

Pete

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But even if you installed it, it is only a DLL and an entry in the DLL.XML file. It doesn't touch anything else, no registry changes, nothing else at all but a few files in the Modules folder. What on Earth are you frightened of? :-(

 

Well, actually I was afraid it would be (a lot) more! ^_^ Like indeed registry changes and hidden files or whatever. So thanks for taking away that concern! ^_^ Now I know it's only this, I'll have another look at it.

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Wow! LOL! Thanks! Much appreciated! :smile:

Keep in mind too that this is just the "surface" so to speak. There is a lot more that's not exposed in the abundant User Interface Tabs...

 

...as the support for Lua (scripting language) opens up a huge world of possibilities for the intrepid experimenter. :He He:

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I cannot possibly recommend FSUIPC "registered" highly enough. ..

 

In short, registered FSUIPC is a veritable "Swiss Army Knife" utility program!

 

 

It just occurred to me that after all the Machinations with FSUIPC and Microsoft's flight simulator in every iteration, Prepar3D and all of its various versions,, that if Lockheed Martin had really done it's job, it would've looked first at what FSUIPC fixes, properly incorporated those fixes into its own version of P 3-D, and thus and eliminated the need for FSUIPC… Just saying...

 

Chas

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One of the main issues that FSUIPC corrects is the loss of controllers in Windows 8. This is apparently an OS problem and LM is working on fixing it natively within P3d2. MS made many blunders with Win 8 and the joystick loss issue is not even on their radar.

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J van E,

 

The registered version of FSUIPC is currently $ 39.00 U.S.D.  There is NO greater bargain for use with your sim (FSX/P3D etc.).  Peter is extremely prompt with support and updates it on a very regular basis.  If you take the time to read the very substantial manual and all of the capability that FSUIPC provides you will wonder how you ever got along without it.  It certainly is not just handling of joysticks etc. it has much to offer.  You can define many functions with it.

 

Buy it. learn it and you will not be sorry you did.

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I have long considered that my two "best investments" in flight simulation have been FSUIPC and FS Panel Studio...

 

...both of which have supplied "free updates" for as long as I've had them licensed.

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Go on with you're hidden tricks guys...

 

I just used n4gix loggin on screen option to solve a problem i had with a compound button (that allow you to assign multiple function to each button on yoke or others controller by using one of them as a trigger. Think of it as dedicating one button to become the equivalent of a shift key for your others button). The log allowed me to track down the bug to the guy sitting in front of the computer...... Sic.....

 

I also applied Andydigital trick to autosave to a file, in my case a flight across canada i started a few days ago. So the last airport visited is always found under the same filename witout need for a special save.

 

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Another question about FSUIPC. In the manual I noticed you can limit the speed of winds. I sometimes like to fly with heavy weather mainly because it looks great but quite often I wish I had the option to lower the winds a bit or even turn them off completely. Can this be done with FSUIPC...? I noticed you can set a limit so if I set that limit to 1, would it 'stop' all the winds...? (Setting it to 0 turns the entire feature off, so I read.) I know this isn't realistic but sometimes I don't care about realism. ^_^

 

And btw I know you can edit the weather within the sim and turn off winds but when I get ASN (whenever it has been released for P3D) I want the weather to be updated over time while still being able to control the maximum wind speeds. Is that indeed possible? Or is there a limit to what you can do (maybe it only works in certain situations?)?

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Another question about FSUIPC. In the manual I noticed you can limit the speed of winds. I sometimes like to fly with heavy weather mainly because it looks great but quite often I wish I had the option to lower the winds a bit or even turn them off completely. Can this be done with FSUIPC...?

 

Most of FSUIPC4's weather options only apply to weather being set THROUGH FSUIPC's facilities. They are a kind of filter option on the data passing through. In FS9 and before that pretty much covered all weather programs (though not FS's own downloaded weather), but in FSX and P3D most weather programs use the SimConnect weather features directly.

 

The only exceptions were the wind, temperature and pressure smoothing options, but with the advent of ASN, which takes over the internal hooks which FSUIPC uses for those, even that isn't true for all weather sourcesnow.

 

Pete

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Ok, thanks for the answer, Pete. Much appreciated, specially because this actually is another reason for me to not buy FSUIPC... But you know what, because I very much appreciate your personal, clear and honest support and because the free version of FSUIPC helped my prevent CTD's in FSX in the past, I'll go and buy it right away now anyway!  ^_^ Besides, with various new addons coming up, that VAS limit warning may come in handy with P3D 2.0 and so may that autosave function. And who knows I may find a good use for some of the controller options, we'll see. ^_^

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