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Mark,Active Camera version 2.1 has the same dll as version 2.0 except that we added a virtual tower view (the rest of programming code remained unchanged). I am pretty sure that if you revert back to AC version 2.0 your issue will still exist. I suspect a conflict (in the registry database ???)I know you have tons of 3rd party dll's and it is not that easy to find where is the conflict.IMHO the best method is to neutralize each 3rd party add-on dll, one by one, then trying several combinations.regardsedit : I just read your PM confirming that 2.1 update seems not to be specifically the cause.

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>I suspect a conflict (in the registry database ???)>I know you have tons of 3rd party dll's and it is not that>easy to find where is the conflict.>>IMHO the best method is to neutralize each 3rd party add-on>dll, one by one, then trying several combinations.Thanks, Serge. I do seem to have narrowed this down to being a .dll issue of some kind, in any case, then, given that when I remove yours, all is well. However, having used Active Camera daily since its release, I was pretty sure that it could not be the REASON things are not working well for me.So any tips from cleverer people than I on how to assess any registry database conflicts would be more than welcome! Thanks! Is is just a matter of removing .dlls and trial and error, as Serge suggests?MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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Mark,1. Uninstall AC2004 (uninstall shortcut is located in the main FS2004 directory). 2. Remove the Active Camera registry :Start Run Type regedit in the window enter CTRL+F Search

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Thanks for your clear instructions, Serge.However, undertaking this process made no difference, I fear. However, I'm now pretty sure that AC has nothing to do with my problems, because tonight I found that I still got the pauses even with your software uninstalled. Previously, I reported that all was well when the ActiveCamera.dll was not present. On that occasion it was, but certainly not tonight when I tried all this again. So thanks for your time, but I'm glad to say that it does not appear to be anything to do with Active Camera!I did find that somehow I had a much older FSSound.dll than I should have done, but updating it has made no difference. I still have the pauses.Anyone installed any (freeware) scenery over the past couple of weeks that has given them problems?MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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"Anyone installed any (freeware) scenery over the past couple of weeks that has given them problems?" mhpl_v.1.zip Puerto Lempira(MHPL) HondurasCaused CTD and/or Error messages when loading.Hope this helps.JackD

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>I know we've been down this road before but - on a different>computer - I am having a repeat of an earlier issue; that is,>frequent, extended pauses (of ten to fifteen seconds) and then>a texture refresh as the sim gets going again. I run FS9.Snip>Can anyone help? Thanks, if you can.>>Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumont>VP Fleet, DC-3 Airways>Team Member, MAAM-SIMA longshot Mark - do you have a force-feedback joystick?I had similar problems, some time ago and disabled the FF joystick I was using at the time and although my pauses were not as long as yours that fixed my problem.Ray

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Thanks, gents. No, no Honduras scenery, and when I bought a FF joystick a few years ago I used it for about an hour before turning it into a flower vase. Hated it, found it totally unrealistic. So it's not that.Waahhhhh....sob, weep....Mark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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Well, I'm at a loss to understand why, but all seems to be well again.Having spent a long evening unchecking and rechecking scenery, checking dlls, removing this, replacing that, I finally decided to give the 'let FS create a new FS9.CFG file' option one more go. I did this early in my explorations of my problem, to no avail.However, tonight, it worked.I flew around for a while to test for pauses, and there were none. I spent the next half an hour carefully copying across my critical settings from the old FS9.CFG file (which, as you will realise, I had kept) and did not see anything out of whack. So why it worked tonight, I just do not know, but it did. I've just completed an hour's flight with most sliders maxed, my 77.77 drivers reinstalled, with windows spread all over three monitors, and didn't have a single glitch.So thanks, all, who were kind enough to help. I feel I've wasted your time, but FS works in mysterious ways. If anybody can tell me why what is basically a simple text file can be bad one day and good the next, I'd be fascinated to hear! I suppose there must be one number in there that I've overlooked that tipped the scales. Who knows ...Cheers,MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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Hey Mark...helping each other is never a waste of time...glad you got things fixed, and the "goonie" is flying again!Shermdca662

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I tried this program. It seems to work very nicely. Thanks for the heads up.

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Nothing to lose ... just back up your previous version of the file. Then, if things improve for you, and you test successfully, you can then go through the 'compare' routine viewing both files in two windows and move across any critical settings you may wish to keep. Worked for me ...MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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Just a theory.Number one, This happened to me, and occasionaly still does happen to me. It's major reason for myself was windows. It's processes and the mass of additional programs running to support FS9 were killing my machine.Simple things like turning animations off on your GUI for windows may make a difference to your CPU usage, but nothing is going to do you more benifit than backing up your important goodies, and formatting and starting new.If nothing else, it'll give you that new computer smell :(

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>Number one, This happened to me, and occasionaly still does>happen to me. It's major reason for myself was windows. It's>processes and the mass of additional programs running to>support FS9 were killing my machine.You're right there, Scott. In the past, when I had these sorts of issues, I derived great benefit from getting into all the programs that have 'autoupdate' options and changing everything to manual. It's surprising how many there are.>Simple things like turning animations off on your GUI for>windows may make a difference to your CPU usage, but nothing>is going to do you more benifit than backing up your important>goodies, and formatting and starting new.Can't hold with that argument. If your disk is properly managed, I can see no reason why a reformat would help. The hassle is just too awesome, also. I have nearly 80GB in flightsim alone, and have no wish to have to back all that up for no reason. Actually, I do keep a copy of much of it on another hard disk, I confess, but I, like most I think, have so many tweaks and twonks in my setup (and therefore registry) that it would take weeks to reset everything to where I am today. No, reformatting is a real last resort.>If nothing else, it'll give you that new computer smell :(The day my computer smells, LOL, I'll really get worried!MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/maamlogo2.jpg[/a]


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During these massive pauses and refresh moments, does your hard drive wirr away like crazy?Obviously your CPU is going nuclear, does your harddrive follow suit?

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