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another 13 hours of my life wasted...

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this time 12 hours from lax to SYD , turn on the overhead light, boom CTD

 

I swear in fsx i never had any problems but in p3d total rubbish

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p3d total rubbish

 

I perceive you are frustrated.  I've complained to PMDG and they said it is a P3D problem, which fair enough it is. I complained to LM and nothing heard.  The workaround is very simple:  Use Full Screen, at least that works for me.

 

Regardless, I am so shy with the dome light that I still save my flight before using it. Probably will for a few more months.

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this time 12 hours from lax to SYD , turn on the overhead light, boom CTD

 

I swear in fsx i never had any problems but in p3d total rubbish

The fact that this is only occurring in one sim is telling. A crash report will likely show a non-PMDG .dll that caused the crash.

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Very odd, no problems with the Dome light in PMDG or any of my other aircraft on my P3D install.  Has LM been provided with a copy of PMDG 777 aircraft and successfully duplicated the issue?

 

Cheers, Rob.

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CTD or not, that 13 hours was gone. Completing the flight wasn't going to get it back... :)

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CTD or not, that 13 hours was gone. Completing the flight wasn't going to get it back... :)

 

I highly recommend turning on FSUIPC auto save. For situation like these. So many things can go wrong in a long range flight. Recovering the flight adds 2 minutes to your flight but saves so much time.

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Yes, the FSUIPC auto save is great when you don't need it but when you do it's even better.

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So before I go flying a long haul, is this some known bug in P3D that you get a CTD if you turn on the dome light in window mode? If so, if in the P3D display options menu if I select AUTO FILL MAIN VIEW will that alleviate this bug? Thank you

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There Is no real full screen mode it P3D so thats a bunch of nonsense. All it is is windowed and borderless windowed, no real diff except the borders are removed.

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If so, if in the P3D display options menu if I select AUTO FILL MAIN VIEW will that alleviate this bug?
If it was that simple, I believe LM or a user would have found that solution a long time ago. Use FSUIPC's Autosave or save your flight manually before doing anything with the dome light.

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If it was that simple, I believe LM or a user would have found that solution a long time ago. Use FSUIPC's Autosave or save your flight manually before doing anything with the dome light.

Okay sounds good.

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........perhaps they should rename it, the "Doom" light. :smile:

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I highly recommend turning on FSUIPC auto save. For situation like these. So many things can go wrong in a long range flight. Recovering the flight adds 2 minutes to your flight but saves so much time.

Or even just use the P3D default 'save' option periodically. On a long flight, if I don't press save at least every 30 mins I start to get nervous. Are there really people who trust P3D so much that they don't save a 13 hour flight every now and then? It only takes about 5 seconds and the T7 recovers from a save file perfectly without the need to save a panel state or do anything else. 

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