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MPI Gauge Failed to load Sim Connect...

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Hi there

 

I am having trouble getting my GNS to work after not having it installed for a while. I am using current version 1.08.0005 and P3D V2.3. On startup I get the error message MPI Gauge failed to load Sim Connect interface.dll Error code 14001. After I click okay, P3D starts and the gauge displays but will not turn on.

 

I would appreciate any help with this please as I have tried everything I can think of. I did notice that in the Mindstar folder there is no sim connect dll for V2.3 only V1.4 - V2.2 not sure if that's a clue or not?

 

Regards

 

Glenn. 

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Apparently we haven't made a SimConnect interface for this version. However, locate the line ISIMCONNECT= in the file GNS.INI located in the folder you installed Mindstar into (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Mindstar\Flight Simulator Addons\). Change it's value to NONE.

 

That will have it not try to load SimConnect and it should then continue to function. This should allow you to get to function until we get an update with a 2,3, 2.4 and a 2.5 version in place.

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Hi again Ed, thanks for your reply.

 

I have entered the line ISIMCONNECT=NONE in the gns.ini file (It didn't actually exist at all) and it has removed the error message on start up, however the units will still not turn on. I have reinstalled, reactivated and ensured that I have full permissions.

 

Regards

 

Glenn.

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And you followed instructions on how to declare the 5th parameter for each GNS in the panel.cfg file, right?

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Hi again Ed.

 

Yes 5th parameter was included. I have just installed into the Mooney Bravo and it is working! My installation in the Piper Cub does not work, only shows the bezels.I don't know why this is, I have checked and rechecked the panel.cfg.

 

Anyhow thanks for your time and help on this one.

 

Regards

 

Glenn.

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Post the relevant panel.cfg contents here... I'll see if there's anything that stands out.

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:P

 

// Panel Configuration file
// Piper J3 Cub
// Copyright (c) 2002 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
Window03=Electrical Panel
Window04=Clock
Window05=Mini Panel
[Window00]
file=Piper_J3Cub_background.bmp
size_mm=1024, 768
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
gauge01=Piper_J3Cub!throttle,                 2, 591
gauge02=Piper_J3Cub!trim_indicator,          87, 698
gauge03=Piper_J3Cub!rpm,                    198, 484
gauge04=Piper_J3Cub!airspeed,               337, 492
gauge05=Piper_J3Cub!compass,                460, 492
gauge06=Piper_J3Cub!fuel,                   513, 195
gauge07=Piper_J3Cub!altimeter,              584, 492
gauge08=Piper_J3Cub!oil,                    709, 484
gauge09=Piper_J3Cub!engine_primer,          811, 596
gauge10=Piper_J3Cub!mixture_carb_heat_knobs,920, 666
gauge11=SimIcons1024!Kneeboard Icon,        192, 622
gauge12=SimIcons1024!ATC Icon,              216, 622
gauge13=SimIcons1024!Map Icon,              240, 622
gauge14=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon,              264, 622
gauge15=SimIcons1024!Electrical Panel Icon, 288, 622
gauge16=SimIcons1024!Radio Icon,            312, 622
gauge17=SimIcons1024!Clock Icon,            336, 622
[Window01]
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
size_mm=208,129
position=7
visible=0
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL
gauge00=Handheld_Radio!radio,0,0
[Window02]
size_mm=456,520
window_size=0.5
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530, 0, 0, 456, 331, 1:1:225
gauge01=MPI_GNS!GNS430, 0, 331, 456, 189, 2:1:225
[Window03]
size_mm=178,313
position=0
visible=0
ident=125
:lol:

// Mooney bravo panel.cfg
[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
Window03=Annunciator
Window04=Overhead Panel
Window05=Mini Panel
[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=2.000, 0.000, 0.000
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
file_1024=mooney_background.bmp
file_1024_night=mooney_background_night.bmp
no_luminous=1
size_mm=1024
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
gauge00=Mooney_Bravo!Clock,                 105, 509,  65,  37
gauge01=Mooney_Bravo!Nav GPS Switch,        115, 586,  25,  29
gauge02=Mooney_Bravo!Magneto,                93, 695,  66,  67
gauge03=Mooney_Bravo!Airspeed,              314, 415, 120, 120
gauge04=Mooney_Bravo!Turn Coordinator,      314, 555, 119, 118
gauge05=Mooney_Bravo!Master Alt Bat,         86, 629,  40,  55
gauge06=Mooney_Bravo!Avionics Switch,       131, 629,  39,  56
gauge07=Mooney_Bravo!Fuel Selector,         321, 699,  57,  57
gauge08=Mooney_Bravo!Attitude,              445, 400, 142, 135
gauge09=Mooney_Bravo!HSI,                   445, 549, 141, 134
gauge10=Mooney_Bravo!Standby Vac,           390, 702,  34,  54
gauge11=Mooney_Bravo!Prop DeIce,            430, 702,  34,  54
gauge12=Mooney_Bravo!Pitot Heat,            470, 702,  34,  54
gauge13=Mooney_Bravo!Boost Pump,            509, 702,  34,  54
gauge14=Mooney_Bravo!Elevator Trim Switch,  549, 702,  34,  54
gauge15=Mooney_Bravo!Altimeter,             598, 412, 120, 119
gauge16=Mooney_Bravo!Vertical Speed,        598, 554, 119, 120
gauge17=Mooney_Bravo!Fuel Flow,             196, 686, 110,  46
gauge18=Mooney_Bravo!Altitude Alerter,      190, 493, 110,  49
gauge19=Mooney_Bravo!DME,                   200, 446,  88,  43
gauge20=Mooney_Bravo!VOR2,                  183, 554, 119, 119
gauge21=Mooney_Bravo!Cowl Flap Display,     594, 691,  35,  74
gauge22=Mooney_Bravo!Cowl Flap Switch,      639, 702,  34,  54
gauge23=Mooney_Bravo!Flaps Switch,          693, 715,  30,  37
gauge24=Mooney_Bravo!Left Fuel,             734, 398,  56,  50
gauge25=Mooney_Bravo!Right Fuel,            790, 398,  56,  50
gauge26=Mooney_Bravo!Amps,                  846, 398,  56,  50
gauge27=Mooney_Bravo!Fuel Pressure,         734, 460,  56,  51
gauge28=Mooney_Bravo!Oil Pressure,          790, 460,  56,  51
gauge29=Mooney_Bravo!OAT,                   846, 460,  56,  51
gauge30=Mooney_Bravo!Turbine Temperature,   734, 511,  56,  50
gauge31=Mooney_Bravo!Oil Temperature,       790, 511,  56,  50
gauge32=Mooney_Bravo!CHT,                   846, 511,  56,  50
gauge33=Mooney_Bravo!Manifold Pressure,     732, 569,  81,  81
gauge34=Mooney_Bravo!Tachometer,            823, 569,  80,  81
gauge35=Mooney_Bravo!Rudder Trim Display,   744, 660,  75,  35
gauge36=Mooney_Bravo!Rudder Trim Switch,    843, 660,  54,  34
gauge37=Mooney_Bravo!Thrust Controls,       737, 702, 245,  66
gauge38=Mooney_Bravo!Gear Lever,            935, 416,  26,  66
gauge39=Mooney_Bravo!Elevator Trim Display, 930, 518,  34,  85
gauge40=Mooney_Bravo!Wing Flap Display,     930, 613,  33,  83
gauge41=Mooney_Bravo!Master Caution,        131, 553,  39,  25
gauge42=Mooney_Bravo!Gear Light,            930, 487,  34,  18
gauge43=Mooney_Bravo!Autopilot Switch,      139, 483,  17,  16
gauge44=Mooney_Bravo!OMI Lights,            258, 418,  39,  15
gauge45=Mooney_Bravo!Flight Director Switch,160, 483,  17,  16
gauge46=Mooney_Bravo!Speed Brake,            87, 552,  37,  26
gauge47=Mooney_Bravo!Whiskey Compass,       957, 296,  61,  44
gauge48=SimIcons!Kneeboard Icon,            198, 742,  20,  20
gauge49=SimIcons!ATC Icon,                  218, 742,  20,  20
gauge50=SimIcons!Map Icon,                  238, 742,  20,  20
gauge51=SimIcons!Avionics Icon,             258, 742,  20,  20
gauge52=SimIcons!GPS Icon,                  278, 742,  20,  20
gauge53=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,    663,677,67,19
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=2,2,2
size_mm=157,270
position=8
visible=0
windowsize_ratio=1.6
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL
gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio,  0,0
gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1,  0,29
gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2,  0,86
gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME,  0,142
gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,  0,179
gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP,  0,224
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=456,378
position=8
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
window_size=0.5
gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530, 0, 0, 456, 331, 1:1:225
gauge01=MPI_GNS!GNS430, 0, 331, 456, 189, 2:1:225
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
Background_color=2,2,2
size_mm=156,34
position=0
visible=0
windowsize_ratio=1.6
ident=ANNUNCIATOR_PANEL

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Ok, those look fine... how about the contents of your dll.xml file?

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Same location as the Prepar3d.cfg file.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="WINDOWS-1252"?>
@namespace html url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); :root {                       font:small Verdana;        font-weight: bold;         padding: 2em;              padding-left:4em;       }                          * {                           display: block;            padding-left: 2em;      }                          html|style {                  display: none;          }                          html|span, html|a {           display: inline;           padding: 0;                font-weight: normal;       text-decoration: none;  }                          html|span.block {             display: block;         }                          *[html|hidden],            span.block[html|hidden] {     display: none;          }                          .expand {                     display: block;         }                          .expand:before {              content: '+';              color: red;                position: absolute;        left: -1em;             }  .collapse {                   display: block;         }                          .collapse:before {            content: '-';              color: red;                position: absolute;        left:-1em;              }                        
<SimBase.Document version="1,0" Type="Launch">

<Descr>Launch</Descr>

<Filename>dll.xml</Filename>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>FSUIPC 4</Name>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

<Launch.Addon>

<Name>HyperGauge</Name>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>

<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D
v2\Modules\hypergauge.dll</Path>

</Launch.Addon>

</SimBase.Document>

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First, you should never use a web browser for this file... it's a simple text file. Second... nothing appears to be amiss. Since you didn't post your entire panel.cfg for the aircraft having problems... I really can't determine if there's something else amiss or not at this point.

 

<SimBase.Document version="1,0" Type="Launch">
	<Descr>Launch</Descr>
	<Filename>dll.xml</Filename>
	<Disabled>False</Disabled>
	<Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>
	<Launch.Addon>
		<Name>FSUIPC 4</Name>
		<Disabled>False</Disabled>
		<Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path>
	</Launch.Addon>
	<Launch.Addon>
		<Name>HyperGauge</Name>
		<Disabled>False</Disabled>
		<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
		<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Modules\hypergauge.dll</Path>
	</Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>

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Okay thanks I will try the cub again after I update to p3d 2.5 and see if I can replicate the problem on a fresh install.

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