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Hi,

 

before I re-installed the T7 with the new installers released recently, my ASN weather auto-integration and uplink was working without any issues.

 

However, since the new installers, this does no longer work.

 

I've checked and redouble checked my settings according to this guideline post and they are set accordingly: http://www.avsim.com/topic/447135-brief-workflow-tutorial-pmdg-777-sp1-company-datalink-function-with-pfpx-active-sky-next-asn/

 

The problem is that when loading a route (.rte) into the T7 FMC, it doesn't seem to load the flight plan into FSX memory, nor does it create a WX.PLN file in the "Flight Simulator X Files" folders. So ASN is not loading the flightplan into it's memory either...

 

Anyone else having this issue ? Is it maybe a small bug that was introduced with the new installers ?

 

I'm using:

 

FSX SE

Active Sky Next

PFPX for the flight planning and .rte file generation.

 

ps: upgraded today to ASN SP4, but that didn't change anything. It stopped working right after using the new PMDG installers so I don't think ASN is to blame...

 

Thanks.

 

Mathieu

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when you exported the flight plan from pfpx did you export it to the wx folder as well?

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did you double-check that those options are still enabled? i think they default to off so maybe reinstalling reset them.

on the 777 its pmdg setup->options->simulations->page 7

and in ASN its general settings->auto load plan

 

cheers

andy crosby

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Good pick up , but  for  me  when I updated  to the latest version none  of  my asn  settings  had  changed  from the previous

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when you exported the flight plan from pfpx did you export it to the wx folder as well?

 

Never had to do this in the past, as ASN is supposed to pick up the flight plan once activated in the FMC, and then create the file in the WX folder itself. It always worked for me like that in the past.

 

did you double-check that those options are still enabled? i think they default to off so maybe reinstalling reset them.

on the 777 its pmdg setup->options->simulations->page 7

and in ASN its general settings->auto load plan

 

cheers

andy crosby

 

afirm, triple checked

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I found that the latest version fixed a problem for people like me with a dual install, namely, that the wx.pln file in FSX:SE was still being written to the FSX:MS documents folder instead of the FSX:SE folder.  Now it's working properly in both versions.

 

Mike

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I just uninstalled the T7 from my system, and reinstalled it, rebooted, reconfigured the FMC settings to the correct settings for the uplink to work etc...

 

No WX.PLN file is created when I activate my route or request the wind data. So nothing is loaded into the FSX flight planner, and as a result the ASN flight plan stays empty and no .wx file is generated in the PMDG\WX folder... :(

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I got  the  same  issue  as  you have  although  everything  works  fine  except  for  when I  call for the descent  forest  to be uploaded   comes  up with invalid  response.  I  checked   asn  everything  is  ticked  as  you have  said  auto load  etc  pmdg  option  is  correct  but  asn  map  doesn't  auto load   the flight  plan  for  some  reason, only   with   the 777,  have  to  try the ngx  to  see  if  the auto  load  of  the flight  plan works .the only  way  is  to manually  import  the flight plan into  asn  it takes  a extra  10  seconds  to do or use  pfpx to load  the wx  to the folder

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Yes, I know it's only 10 secs of extra work, but I'm just curious to know why it worked before using the new installers, and why it stopped working afterwards.

 

I just loaded a route in the T7 FMC (and have the option set to "create wx.pln file and load to FSX").

 

I activated the route.

 

I scanned my whole computer (all drives) to find a WX.PLN file dated from today. I didn't find any...

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Yes, I know it's only 10 secs of extra work, but I'm just curious to know why it worked before using the new installers, and why it stopped working afterwards

 

 

Don't  know  but  have  you download  the new  asn  5848   since  I have  and  found the  same  issues  as you have , worked the previous  version  so  might be  the new 5848 is  causing the issue. Anyways I posted  this  at  the hi  fi  forum about 5  minutes  ago so hopfully  get  a answer from them

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Yes I did but I don't think it's related to the ASN version, as it stopped working before I installed SP4 of ASN.

 

If I load a flight plan into the FSX memory by using Aivlasoft EFB, ASN is correctly picking up the flight plan and creates the .wx file accordingly in the PMDG\WX folder.

 

As I see it, the issue is that the PMDG option to create a WX.PLN file and load it into the sims memory is not working any longer, so I really think it's on the PMDG side rather than the ASN side.

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If I load a flight plan into the FSX memory by using Aivlasoft EFB, ASN is correctly picking up the flight plan and creates the .wx file accordingly in the PMDG\WX folder.

 

Edit  just read  the manual  about the flight  plan  being  imported  to asn  nothing  to do with  the issues  about  the wx   being  uploaded,  is  for  the plan  to be  auto  filled  the following

 

Auto load simulator flight plan

 Once ASN is running, detects flight plan load/change events in the simulator, and automatically loads the same plan within ASN.

 Does not load plan when simulator is running prior to ASN.

 Requires that you have set a valid flight plans path by manually loading a flight plan (using the Flight Plan screen). This will automatically set the folder used during this automatic load.

 When using PMDG CDU Auto-load/apply option along with this option, ASN will read the new flight plan and update the exported winds data accordingly, but the flight plan itself will not be updated. To update the loaded ASN flight plan, manually re-load the flight plan

 

so according  to line  3  you have  to manually  import the flight  plan or  use the flight plan screen with in fsx si if  you don  o this the  wx  file  wont  be  auto filled

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Thanks, but like I said, 99% sure it has nothing to do with ASN. It's on the PMDG side.

 

It stopped working the day I installed the T7 with the new installers.

 

I submitted a ticket to PMDG, I'll see where that leads us. I'll post any findings back here, don't worry.

 

Thanks for all the help.

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Thanks, but like I said, 99% sure it has nothing to do with ASN. It's on the PMDG side.

 

It stopped working the day I installed the T7 with the new installers.

 

I submitted a ticket to PMDG, I'll see where that leads us. I'll post any findings back here, don't worry.

 

Thanks for all the help.

 

I saw, above, that you "triple checked" the setting, but what did you triple check the setting at?

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That in PMDG SETUP -> SIMULATION the option was set to "CREATE FILE AND LOAD TO FSX"... so if I'm not mistaken that setting is supposed to create a WX.PLN file in the "Flight Simulator X Files" folder and load it into the internal FSX flight planner for ASN to pick it up when you load and activate the route (.rte file) in the PMDG 777 FMC. It did just that prior to the new installers. It doesn't do that anymore since the new ones, at least not on my system...

 

Uninstalled the T7 completely today by using the uninstallers, and deleting the PMDG 777 related folders in SIMOBJECTS\AIRCRAFT and also in the PMDG folder. Redownloaded the latest installers from the PMDG website (the ones from today actually). Reinstalled.

 

Still the same issue though... No WX.PLN file is ever generated.

 

Is there any logging I can activate and send the files to PMDG afterwards ?

 

Mathieu

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Just tested ASN with the PMDG 777-300ER.   It looks like the 777 is working fine, generating wx.pln files in the proper folder and loading the plan into FSX.  I have a dual install, and it is working correctly in both.

 

The problem is that ASN needs to be pointed to the correct folder, by using  the Open Flight Plan function and pointing it to the correct folder.  That folder is typically C:/users/[YOUR NAME]/My Documents/Flight Simulator X Files.  For the Steam version on a dual install it's the same except that the last folder is ... \Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files.  You should see the wx.pln file in that folder, and its date and time should change when you activate a new flight plan or change an existing one.  You may need to make a winds request to get ASN to load the flight plan.  When I switched from FSX Box to FSX Steam (I remembered to switch ASN from Box to Steam) it still loaded the flight plan that was in the FSX files folder, not the FSX Steam Edition Files folder.  But when I manually loaded the wx.pln file from the correct, steam, folder, it loaded the correct plan.  I think it will "remember" the correct folder after you point it manually.

 

I have what I think is the most recent version of the PMDG 777 installed.  Since there are several versions of the new v. 7025 installer around, my base installer (200LR) donwloaded yesterday, has a save date and time (look inside the zip folder) of 1/9/2016 at 12:14 am.  I also have the most recent ASN, SP4 build 5848.

 

Mike

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The problem is that ASN needs to be pointed to the correct folder, by using the Open Flight Plan function and pointing it to the correct folder

 

Hi mike  where  is  this  option  in  asn,  looked  for the option  in asn but  cant  seem  to find  it

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Hi mike where is this option in asn, looked for the option in asn but cant seem to find it

 

Hi, Pete,

 

Just the Flight Plan>Load Flight Plan tab, load the wx.pln file (in the right folder).   At this point I'm not sure that ASN is properly updating when the T7 goes along its route or the plan is modified.  But the T7 seems to be updating the wx.pln file OK.

 

Mike

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Mike, thank you for your post, but like I said, my problem lies in the generation of the WX.PLN file.

 

I have a single install system, only FSX Steam. NOT a dual install.

 

I have a "My Documents/Flight Simulator X Files" folder. NOT a "My Documents/Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files" folder.

 

Prior to the new PMDG installers, WX.PLN file was generated fine in My Documents/Flight Simulator X Files folder.

 

After new installers, no WX.PLN file is generated any longer ANYWHERE. I have scanned my whole computer with a Windows search (all disks) to be make sure it's not being generated at any other location, but it is not.

 

As it is working for you with the new installers, there must be a condition on my system that prevents the generation of the WX.PLN file. The only problem is I cannot figure out what. Apart from uninstalling and reinstalling the T7 with those new installers, I have made no significant changes to my system in the last few weeks...

 

I am using an admin account to run FSX.

I have checked the My Documents/Flight Simulator X Files if it is read-only. It is not...

 

So I'm out of clues really...

 

One thing that could help me is if a PMDG dev told me how the FMC looks for the folder to save the file in. I suppose it is a registry key ? If so, which one ? Then I could check if that setting is correct...

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One thing that could help me is if a PMDG dev told me how the FMC looks for the folder to save the file in. I suppose it is a registry key ? If so, which one ? Then I could check if that setting is correct...

 

Hi Pete,

 

Maybe take a look at the first post by Robert.  Sine you have a Steam-only setup a registry screw-up might well be the problem.  I'm not really sure whom to go to for help.  I'm not a registry guru, but I think PMDG has a tool for fixing the registry.

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/481040-02jan16-coexistence-failure-update-2/

 

Also, looking through this thread, it's very unclear which "new" PMDG installer different people have.  There have been at least three released, maybe more.  Maybe the latest version of the installer fixes the problem -- as it may be related to the "Coexistence" errors which are also registry related.

 

I think your folder name is correct - Steam's installer only uses different folder names when it detects a dual install.

 

Mike

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Just the Flight Plan>Load Flight Plan tab, load the wx.pln file (in the right folder). At this point I'm not sure that ASN is properly updating when the T7 goes along its route or the plan is modified. But the T7 seems to be updating the wx.pln file OK.

 

 

Thx  mike  that's  what I had  been  doing   as per  post8  of  mine  in this  thread,  the  strange  part I  didn't  need  to do  this  prior   the update  of  the t7  or  asn   so  cant  say   what   the actually  cause  of  it  asn  or  the update of the t7,  anyways   doing  it  this  way  still works  and only  takes  a  extra  5  seconds  so iam  fine with  it  now

 

 

Edit  saw  your edit     guess  have  to wait  till the final update  of  the t7 to come  out   to  see if  it  fixes the issue

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I have a single install system, only FSX Steam. NOT a dual install.

 

Right, but since I recognize your name here in the forum as not a new one, I'm assuming you had both on the same machine at one point, right?

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Right, but since I recognize your name here in the forum as not a new one, I'm assuming you had both on the same machine at one point, right?

 

Kyle, correct, but that was before I fresh installed my Windows system (complete reformat) with Windows 10 in August 2015. I have only had a single install (FSX:SE) since then, and as said, the WX.PLN generation worked great until my last flight with the "old" T7 somewhere in December 2015.

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I'm not at my sim computer right now, but just in case this info helps:

 

I had a similar problem with P3D a few days ago, the WX.PLN wasn't being created by the sim. The fix was to go into the FMC, PDMG Setup, Aircraft, Equipment and set this:

FMC1213.png?psid=1

 

Now the WX.PLN gets created and ASN loads the flightplan automatically, like it used to.

 

 

EDIT: The first line "Auto Preflight Uplinks" was disabled. For some reason, having it disabled was preventing the WX.PLN for being generated. Turning it on fixed it for me.

Edited by PhilH

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