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I've only used RC4 but I figured I might as well give this program a try. Is this a free program or do you need to buy it from somewhere? 

 

Also is there any difference between RC4 and PFE? Like anything that PFE does that RC4 doesn't or vice versa? 

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It's payware. Seems to be withdrawn by the publisher Aerosoft, as I can't find it anymore neither in the Aerosoft shop nor at simMarket.

 

Aerosoft used to publish the manual, so you could read before you buy. Do take a look at their manuals here at the developer's site (http://www.ocs-support.co.uk/).

 

Even though it's a very powerful program, a number of people have had issues with the complex user interface and the number of steps you have to make before every flight in order to set up PFE for a specific flight.

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Dave March posted this today :

 

PFE will be available within the next week direct from our website...

This will be version 2.15 and there will then be an update shortly after for those currently running 2.14

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That is fantastic news Patrick.

Can you give us any info on 2.15

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This will be version 2.15 and there will then be an update shortly after for those currently running 2.14

 

Nice ! Thanks !

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I have been using Pro Flight Emulator (PFE) together with FDC Live Cockpit (FDC) for a number of years now and I can highly recommend them. PFE replaces the default ATC and includes many voice sets with different English accents, taxi guidance system both verbal and visual and many other improvements. FDC acts as a copilot, performing checklists ext. also has cabin crew announcements, again with different accents. You can buy them individualy or together. They have been tweaked to work together.
 

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I have both, back to using rc4 tho, PFE has the best voices and has taxi instructions, but it is clunky to operate at first. Over all rc4 seems to have more options and they are easier to use. Would like to know if 2.15 will bring ant improvements.

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That is fantastic news Patrick.

Can you give us any info on 2.15

Only some minor bug fixes... the main one being if you request a different altitude during your flight you could lose atc completely

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Do not install this update yet. It causes PFE to crash after a few seconds. I am sure it is being worked on.

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Too late: Wish I had not updated now. When I go to option #1 then back to main page, PFE shuts down

Have e mailed Dave to let him know with a start up log

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Same for me, crash after a few seconds...but surely a fix will come soon ;-)

 

@oli4740

 

This is from the pdf Inside PFE help folder

 

14th April 2014
Version 2.15.0
• FIXED erroneous calls to 'climb' during oceanic procedures.
• FIXED a problem that could result in two flights being logged to the same
debug log
• FIXED a problem where ATIS frequency could clash with a control facility
• FIXED a problem where PFE did not always capture FS COM Frequencies
correctly
• FIXED a problem where after requesting a new altitude you would lose
ATC
• FIXED a problem that could occur with Oceanic procedures where the
SelCal tone fails
• FIXED a problem with debug logs being appended
• FIXED a problem where PFE didn't handle ICAO codes with less than four
characters

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Just received an e mail from Dave, he is working on it.

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Huh. I went to 2.15 this morning before I saw this. Rebuilt my database and everything seems fine, no crashes yet. Will fly it later today.

Maybe I should save the agony and wait for a patch-patch...

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 I´m flying the latest patch without any problems. Looks like PFE now interacts with ActiveSky since now it gives altimeter before landing. Amazing PFE is still being upgrading.

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Huh. I went to 2.15 this morning before I saw this. Rebuilt my database and everything seems fine, no crashes yet. Will fly it later today.

Maybe I should save the agony and wait for a patch-patch...

It has been fixed.

 I´m flying the latest patch without any problems. Looks like PFE now interacts with ActiveSky since now it gives altimeter before landing. Amazing PFE is still being upgrading.

+1 I agree. Have tried / used the others, Vox, PATCX, but PFE has the best immersion. The voice sets are the best.

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If you're looking for a copy of PFE, check out the Classified ads... I put it up there with some other stuff over a week ago but nobody has looked at the thread at all. Maybe it's not visible to anyone else? Anyway, it's there if you want it...

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It still crashes on my PC.  I rebuilt my data base, checked for updates, it says I have the latest version, but crashes after a few seconds. I'll try again later in the day.

Jean-Jacques

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It still crashes on my PC.  I rebuilt my data base, checked for updates, it says I have the latest version, but crashes after a few seconds. I'll try again later in the day.

Jean-Jacques

 

Quote from their forum :

 

 

"Everything should be working okay now. If you've updated to 2.15 and have the problem please revert to 2.14 by using the cumulative updates then check for updates via the main menu again and it should be okay"

 

 

 

I did and it did the trick. I still lose atc if I declare missed approach.It tells me to keep the same heading and atc goes to sleep.

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Quote from their forum :

 

 

"Everything should be working okay now. If you've updated to 2.15 and have the problem please revert to 2.14 by using the cumulative updates then check for updates via the main menu again and it should be okay"[/size]

 

 

 

I did and it did the trick. I still lose atc if I declare missed approach.It tells me to keep the same heading and atc goes to sleep.

Strange, I did have missed approaches before the patch and it worked.

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Strange, I did have missed approaches before the patch and it worked.

 

 

Before the patch things worked fine most of the time.Not now tho. If I declare missed approach and  I ask for vectors  atc does not respond at all.The other commands work except for L,H (these 2 never work even if L and H have no assignment) and  vectors after m. approach

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I have not tried the missed approach after the patch. But i did try the L and H and they worked with no problems. Try to re assign them.

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