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Probably we all shouldn´t be that happy, since it appears that QW has not resolved the FMC malfunction and the Livery Manager issues with P3Dv3, according to the posts at their forum after the new installer release. Let´s wait and see.

Edward

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Fixed the problem --  Credit goes to someone on Facebook that jscarano found and posted on QW forums.

 

 

Livery manager is looking for a registry string value called AppPath under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3, make sure it is there, if not create it.

 

NEXT-The FIX:  were you have your P3D.exe file installed, the manager is looking for a file that is not there.  It is looking for slimdx.dll  , chances are you won't find it on your installation.  No worry just go to your note pad put anything in it, I just hit the "/" key and then saved it as slimdx.dll in the same area as your p3d.exe file.  WORKS!

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Great. Thanks for sharing. I'll give it a try when I get home.

 

Tested. It works. Thanks a lot for the tip. I was looking for a fix this morning on the qwsim forum but could not find one.

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Yes, the livery manager has been fixed by customers. Where is QW on the FMC issues?

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Funny enough that people asking for a P3Dv3 release of the QWSIM BAe 146 were always told that there is no resource available for such an update as QWSIM is busy with the 787 etc., yet they release all of the sudden an updated installer for P3Dv3 of the QWSIM 757, notably a plane which did even not have P3Dv1 or P3Dv2 support, while the QWSIM BAe 146 already had at least that.

 

So I really wonder why it was possible to release a P3Dv3 installer for the 757, but for the BAe 146 we continuously receive the same answers: "no time", "not that easy", "other priorities" etc...

 

So, in the end, the release of the 757 for P3Dv3 increases again my hopes that there will be also a BAe 146 P3Dv3 installer some day. After switching from FSX to P3Dv3, this is one of the addons I miss most...

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Funny enough that people asking for a P3Dv3 release of the QWSIM BAe 146 were always told that there is no resource available for such an update as QWSIM is busy with the 787 etc., yet they release all of the sudden an updated installer for P3Dv3 of the QWSIM 757, notably a plane which did even not have P3Dv1 or P3Dv2 support, while the QWSIM BAe 146 already had at least that.

 

So I really wonder why it was possible to release a P3Dv3 installer for the 757, but for the BAe 146 we continuously receive the same answers: "no time", "not that easy", "other priorities" etc...

 

So, in the end, the release of the 757 for P3Dv3 increases again my hopes that there will be also a BAe 146 P3Dv3 installer some day. After switching from FSX to P3Dv3, this is one of the addons I miss most...

+1 I agree

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Whatever the issues with the 757/146, I certainly hope the slap-dashery with the FMC doesn't find itself being part of the 787 product as well.

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Can anybody enlighten me on the issues with the FMC? I don't see any.

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Can anybody enlighten me on the issues with the FMC? I don't see any.

I agree...I am unaware of any problems with the 757 FMC.  In fact, also must state that the BAe146 is working fine in P3DV3.1 for me, even though there is no 'installer'. Just a little manual manipulation of things.

 

cheers,

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I agree...I am unaware of any problems with the 757 FMC.  In fact, also must state that the BAe146 is working fine in P3DV3.1 for me, even though there is no 'installer'. Just a little manual manipulation of things.

 

cheers,

Can you please tell me how you installed it?

I have tried multiple ways and I still get NO flaps and NO gear, I never checked gauges or lights either!

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Here is how I have found to install Coolsky, Majestic, and QualityWings with no issues.  Reboot to Safe Mode with internet, load the program, then restart.  I have found that by doing it this way you bypass your Malware, AV Programs, and anything else that can disrupt the loading process.  CoolSky would load to 99% and hang indefinitely, and that is with my AV and Malware selected off, Majestics Q-400 would always  show up with no landing gear.  So give it a try!

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Awesome tip. Worked for me. Thanks!

 

Fixed the problem --  Credit goes to someone on Facebook that jscarano found and posted on QW forums.

 

 

Livery manager is looking for a registry string value called AppPath under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3, make sure it is there, if not create it.

 

NEXT-The FIX:  were you have your P3D.exe file installed, the manager is looking for a file that is not there.  It is looking for slimdx.dll  , chances are you won't find it on your installation.  No worry just go to your note pad put anything in it, I just hit the "/" key and then saved it as slimdx.dll in the same area as your p3d.exe file.  WORKS!

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I think...I used the Migration Tool for the 146, if I recall correctly. (It was a couple months ago to be sure). Probably should not have opened my mouth about it, but I may have mucked around a bit before I succeeded in getting the 146 fully functional. I'll look into it tomorrow and see if I can re-enact it.

 

Meanwhile I hope Sirxamoc's solution works!

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I agree...I am unaware of any problems with the 757 FMC.  In fact, also must state that the BAe146 is working fine in P3DV3.1 for me, even though there is no 'installer'. Just a little manual manipulation of things.

 

cheers,

 

The B757 FMC simply does not work in P3Dv3. That's why I don't really understand why QW has released an installer for P3Dv3 if they don't correct the FMC.

Edward

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The B757 FMC simply does not work in P3Dv3. That's why I don't really understand why QW has released an installer for P3Dv3 if they don't correct the FMC.

Edward

Can you give us an example? I made a flight yesterday KIAD KJFK and I programmed the route with the FMC and LNAV/VNAV worked as expected. It obey altitude restrictions and I shot and ILS approach.

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When I load into my freshly installed 757, the FMC does not function properly. It stays at the initial power on state, but is not clickable in the VC or in the pop up panel.

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I see. Everything on my install is working. I use the latest P3D installer. It found my registration key from the FSX install and it's been working without any issues.

 

Does it shows as active when you go in the add on manager?

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The problem with the FMC is also posted with more details in the respective QW support forum.

Cheers,

Edward

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The FMC is ok for me because I use it undocked on a second monitor. No problems then :)

 

I downloaded some new sounds as well.

 

I am happy to put up with using this as the number of long haul aircraft (if you can call it that) on offer for P3D is woeful

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Currently I'm flying the 757 JFK-BOS with manual waypoint inputs to the FMC, working fine AFAIK. Wish I had a clue what the problem is for you guys, but alas...

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I too have no issue with the FMC, but since P3D 3.1 has arrived I have noticed that ISG Panel has become unreliable for the same reason edpatino is having with QW757 FMC, the buttons may work initially but after a very short period of time will stop working and no matter if I change aircraft and come back the buttons are unresponsive.  The problem is similar to the PMDG 737, if you do not make that the first plane you fly after the initial startup to P3D, I will have button and other system issues.

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