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I am having serious flight sim issues and can't find the solutions. I would like to ask the flightsim community for help but don't know how to post or where to post. Can anyone help?

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Post in the MS FSX forum . Avsim members would be glad to help other members at all times ( well... most of the time )  :P

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I have never used a forum before and I think I am making a few mistakes here. I apologise in advance.

 

I am having a number of problems with getting my flightsim set-up working correctly and each time I solve a problem, three others seem to occur. My frustration is now at a maximum level and my time left to sort it almost at an end before having to return to work. I recently assembled a computer that cost me a considerable amount, with the sole purpose of running flight simulator (a program I have used since it's wire frame days) and it's glorious add-ons. I am running FSX with sp1 and acceleration along with REX4, ActiveSkyNext, EZdok, TrackIR5, FS Global2010, Ultimate Terrain X, Ground Environment X, along with some add-on airports. I don't use the airplanes that ship with FSX, instead I have A2A c172 and the new Piper Cherokee, PMDG 737 NGX and PMDG 777.

 

My rig details are: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition, Intel Core i7-4960X CPU, nVidia GeForce GTX Titan Black, 32GB 2400Hz Ram, FSX on own SSD, windows 7 professional.

 

It should work fine!

 

Frame rates and nvidia settings I still need to tweak and I can't get EZdok and REX4 to work together... I'll tackle that one in a future post. The one that has me completely baffled is my c172 trainer. All was well with this aircraft, although I did need to make some performance changes, then suddenly the nosewheel disappeared from the model... along with any visual connection between the nose cone and the prop and the fuselage. In addition the upper surface of the main wing has become flat. I tried everything I could thing of... even un-installed, re-formatted the SSD and re-installed in a sequence derived at from days and weeks of research. On completion of all this and with some hesitation I started FSX and selected the A2A c172. Hooray!! the model was complete again... for a day or two :(

And now it's back to the original problem. Missing wheel and missing bits! I would dearly like to upload an image but I don't know how to on a forum. When the aiplane is selected and before clicking 'fly now', it looks perfect with everything intact.

 

Does anyone have any idea as to what has happened and how to correct it... I really can't spend the hours re-installing for just a one hour flight.

 

 

Turbo's set to speed... brakes off... frustration at max :rolleyes:

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Highmemfix =1 set in your config?

 

Any shader tweaks you've done?

 

Hard to tell with all those addons ... Could be something not playing together well.

 

Do you have FSUIPC installed?

Highmemfix =1 set in your config?

 

Any shader tweaks you've done?

 

Hard to tell with all those addons ... Could be something not playing together well.

 

Do you have FSUIPC installed?

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All other planes are fine?

 

Disable the camera addons as they can affect model visuals.

 

I would ask on the A2A forums or email a support ticket since if its only with that plane.

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Thank you for your replies

 

All other planes are fine and I have had no response from A2A forum... I will try a ticket.

 

Should I have FSUIPC ? because I don't have at the moment. I will re-examine my config file to see if I have missed anything and will also try to elimanate one add on at a time until I find out if there is a clash. I suspect REX4 and/or EZdok as these two are not playing ball with each other at the moment.

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Have you run the configurator that comes with EZDok? I haven't used it for a while but I think it comes with one - it should search your list of addon aircraft and find the C172. I think I have had aircraft looking like you described and it was due to EZDok not being configured for the aircraft in question. Anyway, it's something to try. Good luck!

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I am running FSX with sp1 and acceleration

 

Thats problem #1.... either install SP1 AND 2 and remove Acceleration, or remove SP1 and 2 and install acceleration, but not both. Acceleration includes it's own SP1 and 2 and is slightly different

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I have run the configurator that comes with EZdok and also moved the lines it inserts in the aircraft config higher up the pecking order and renumbered the camera's... as instructed in some research that I did. The sp1 and sp2 issue now has me confused... to remove both of these and only add Acceleration, does that mean a complete reinstall of FSX by uninstalling first... and then will that mean a complete reinstall of everything... again? That will take hours... spread over days :unsure:

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Just go to "ADD/REMOVE" (Programs and Features) programs in Control panel, scroll down the list, you should see FSX listed with what ever SP's you have installed. If it shows SP1 or 2 (you needed both) just remove that and then reinstall Acceleration if thats what you want to use.

 

For me it's listed as Microsoft Flight Sim Service Pack 2 to give you an idea where to look.

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Thats problem #1.... either install SP1 AND 2 and remove Acceleration, or remove SP1 and 2 and install acceleration, but not both. Acceleration includes it's own SP1 and 2 and is slightly different

 

Not really - you can install Acceleration on top of SP1 just fine...

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All that says, is not to install Acceleration on top of SP2..

Yes, and considering most if not all addons require SP2, he should have installed that. If he wants to use Acceleration, he doesnt need any SP's, which is what I was trying to point out

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I don't see FSX with sp1 in my add/remove list... I only see FSX with Acceleration. My last clean install started with FSX and a short 'fly now', then SP1 added with another short 'fly now' then Acceleration added and again a short 'fly now'. After that it was scenery add-ons, airports, REX4, ASN, EZdok and finally aircraft. I have just purchased FSUIPC4. I researched this product after my attention was drawn to it in this topic. I didn't installed SP2 because I used Acceleration instead. I wasn't aware that Acceleration contained SP1 and SP2.


What works best... FSX with Acceleration or FSX with SP1+2?

 

If I uninstall FSX I suppose that means starting from scratch again... backup disks at the ready :rolleyes:

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Either are fine... if your main problem is with the addon 172, suggest you uninstall then reinstall the plane, be sure to turn off any anti virus and right click the installer and install as Admin.

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I don't see FSX with sp1 in my add/remove list... I only see FSX with Acceleration. My last clean install started with FSX and a short 'fly now', then SP1 added with another short 'fly now' then Acceleration added and again a short 'fly now'.

 

If I uninstall FSX I suppose that means starting from scratch again... backup disks at the ready :rolleyes:

 

You are fine.. FSX + SP1 + Acceleration is perfectly OK.

 

^_^

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I seem to have a number of issues but the missing nosewheel etc on the A2A c172 was the final straw regards me going it alone. I have reinstalled this aircraft on a number of occasions but the problem was still there. I sent in my first ever post to a forum... A2A simulations... and got no response, maybe I did something wrong. The response here at avsim has been most encouraging and has re-kindled my confidence. My other known issue is EZdok cameras... they work fine if I start up FSX and fly, they don't work if I start FSX via REX4. I have tested FSX and Active Sky Next and EZdok and that combination seems fine... but REX4... no!

 

I have the RealAir Beechcraft B60 that is also playing up with the cameras but that's a recent purchase and I will tackle that one at a later date.

 

I have twin boys age 22 and they tell me to give up... it's too buggie... it's an old product, let it go. They have no idea of how far we have come with FS and how much support there is regards pilots and developers. I have always been interested in flight and space travel and all that stuff... it was the height of technology when I was a small boy. I made RC aeroplanes, bought computers when they first became available to the masses (commodore vic20) and started using Flight Simulator. I saw a YouTube video of 'the history of Flight Simulator' recently and that brought a tear to my eye. I used Flight Simulator when I learnt to fly for real. I gained my pilots licence flying c152's but couldn't keep it current soon after because of the expense of it all. So FSX and it's dedicated community is home... 'touching base' as they say. I so desperately want this to work I am prepared to put in the hours to reinstall time and time again until it works... and it will work... you are all testiment to that.

 

So... do I uninstall (reformat the SSD that holds all that I have regards FSX) and start again... this time with support and the correct sequence... whatever that may be? or just remove the c172.

 

I will try as you suggest regards the plane first PIC007

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I agree that we've come quite a way with FSX... it is actually a great program (in spite of what your boys tell you)..

 

No need to re-install FSX either.. it sounds like you have a perfectly good install.. but maybe the combination of add-ons that do not work correctly are causing trouble for you..

 

Why not un-install EZdok and see if that starts to improve matters?

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Bert P. wrote: "Why not un-install EZdok and see if that starts to improve matters?"

 

Agree, I did that a long, long time ago, because it´s a nightmare for a normal user but maybe a nerd´s dream fiddly/tweaky program/tool.

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