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Chuck Dreier

FTX Central 2 P3DV3 won't update

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FTX Central was updating itself, combining FTX Global Layers, and then appeared to lock up.  It now shows there's an update available won't download it.  It's just frozen.

 

Not only that, but whenever I attempt to go to the website I can't get there.  Internet Explorer wants to open a file, or something like that.  Is there a problem with the site?

 

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I can confirm, there is a problem with their website. I read they are in the process of moving to another server. They probably could have choosen a better time for this, though.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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Not just me then. When I try to go to their forum I get a pop-up:

 

'You have chosen to open: 

which is: application/x-httpd-php5(443 bytes)

from: http://www.orbxsystems.com

 

FTX Central is defunct. Nice one Orbx! :rolleyes:

 

Where did you read about a server move Michael?

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"I read they are in the process of moving to another server"

 

Kind regards, Michael

I see...

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Hi,

 

Same here. When trying to visit FTX/ORBX main or forum, Chrome or Explorer starts a download of index.php. Exactly when hen they decide to make a big FTX Central upgrade! Did they post any warning?

 

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Still having trouble? Mine worked fine this morning. Expect quite a bit of 'outage' for a little while, while they do  a forum migration etc. Remember that FTX central 'phones home' when you start it. No website, no Central.

 

EDIT: Just tried to go to the forum....ERROR! :fool:

 

They've got to be tearing their hair out. :smile:

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I don't want to add insult to injury but they picked a fine time to migrate their servers.  They release this new LCLookup feature, knowing full well everyone will jump at the chance to get it on their systems and then they shut down their site to migrate.

 

Since that wonderfully automated LCLookup, I now get some very odd ground texture tiling issues, where the textures for OpenLC EU don't refresh properly or just disappear.  I have to wonder if that is tied to the migration, which I think didn't work correctly, as I still have the button to activate the group in FTX Central, instead of it disappearing like ORBX said it would with the migration.  i sure would hate to have to start all over again.

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There was an update to FTXCentral2 reverting back to the old "switching" mode a few houres ago. My suggestion (on purpose in shouting mode): DO NOT APPLY ANY FTX CENTRAL UPDATES until ORBX resolves their server issues!

 

I'am pretty much lost now, after applying that broken update. I really don't get how they can change servers in such a critical situation, even more considering their long-standing proven Webmaster Jay Kae left just a few weeks ago.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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which I think didn't work correctly, as I still have the button to activate the group in FTX Central

 

if  you still see  this  than  its  failed  to install correctly

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Yes, it really sucks that their forum is down at such critical time when users have a lot of questions to ask about the new unified lclookup.

 

The other thing that I'm wondering about is how exactly does their migration process work?  What files get changed/deleted?  Some users have reported that their scenery got screwed up, so it would be good to know which files are affected. Instead we are left in the dark with no way to restore to the previous configuration (without doing a complete reinstall) and being at their mercy.

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its  back up  again  for the time  being

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There was an update to FTXCentral2 reverting back to the old "switching" mode a few houres ago. My suggestion (on purpose in shouting mode): DO NOT APPLY ANY FTX CENTRAL UPDATES until ORBX resolves their server issues!

 

I'am pretty much lost now, after applying that broken update. I really don't get how they can change servers in such a critical situation, even more considering their long-standing proven Webmaster Jay Kae left just a few weeks ago.

 

Kind regards, Michael

Please don't shout, I already have a screaming headache and I'm at work. lol

 

So let me get this straight, their initial release of the Unified LCLookup was intended to mash everything together and forego the usage of the button to switch regions (which was a novel idea) and now you say they reverted it back?  What the heck?  Now, on top of that, no explanation for the change AND they suddenly decide to switch over their servers...this is becoming a lot more inconvenient and more trouble than it's worth.

 

On my end of it, after the initial migration last weekend, everything seemed to go ok, until I started to get OOMs like crazy.  For the record, i hadn't seen an OOM once from anything in P3D v3.2, since I installed it.  Everything ran great and I was a flying fool, going anywhere I could (that I had airports for, of course) and then ORBX drops the Unified LCLookup bomb and everything goes down the drain.  Yeah, i am blaming ORBX because everything else I had installed in P3D ran perfectly fine.  So, I got a wild hair and decided to blow away all of my sim content and reinstall, thinking perhaps a clean slate approach would resolve the problem.  Well, flash forward to now, where I have my sim back up with minimal ORBX content installed (as a just in case things go south again) but I see in my reinstall process, FTX Central is just wonky.

 

They say patience is a virtue...ok, sure I get that but I don't have to like it, right? :(

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John V released a statement at the ORBX forum.  It's back up, so please go there and read what he has to say.

 

Now, to add insult to injury, most of the management team is on their way to the flightsimcon, but supposedly are aware of the problem.  :t0103:

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Isn't this great!

 

My ORBX sceneries are like bedlam with ocean textures and mad textures popping in and out all over the world. The spread of trees are missing in the nearly deserted forests of what is left.

 

That makes my thousands of dollars of ORBX scenery and months of installment work useless. Can't get into their forum and they are on their way to the festivities in Conneticut. That's nice.

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That makes my thousands of dollars of ORBX scenery and months of installment work useless.

 

Don't you think you are slightly exaggerating things here? I am sure ORBX will provide a solution within some days, as several people had issues after updating FTX Central v2. As it is working absolutely perfect on my rig, I really do not think that those "thousands of dollars" are permanently lost for you :wink:

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Isn't this great!

 

My ORBX sceneries are like bedlam with ocean textures and mad textures popping in and out all over the world. The spread of trees are missing in the nearly deserted forests of what is left.

 

That makes my thousands of dollars of ORBX scenery and months of installment work useless. Can't get into their forum and they are on their way to the festivities in Conneticut. That's nice.

 

Don't you think you are slightly exaggerating things here? I am sure ORBX will provide a solution within some days, as several people had issues after updating FTX Central v2. As it is working absolutely perfect on my rig, I really do not think that those "thousands of dollars" are permanently lost for you :wink:

I submitted a post earlier this morning (before the forum went down again) and John V wrote back stating that fixes are on the way, although he did say that out of the 7,000 or so people who have currently updated to the Unified LCLookup, only about 10 people have had issues, so if issues persist, it is best to log a support ticket with ORBX and they will work with you to fix the problem.  He also said that screenshots with coordinates are helpful if the issues are focused on particular locations (as is the case with my post to ORBX).

 

It is seriously bad timing that the webhost forced ORBX to migrate when they did and with everyone mostly out of the office to attend the flightsimcon, I don't expect quick answers and resolutions.  it is a letdown, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Don't you think you are slightly exaggerating things here? I am sure ORBX will provide a solution within some days, as several people had issues after updating FTX Central v2. As it is working absolutely perfect on my rig, I really do not think that those "thousands of dollars" are permanently lost for you :wink:

 

HAHAHAHA! Good for you. Such cleverness!

 

Have you ever rollerskated in a buffalo herd? Nothing is permanent in this hobby, either satisfaction or disillusionment. What is fixed gets broken and what is broken is refixed and then rebroken! All part of the dear pursuit of FS happiness.

 

Tying on my roller blades, but will be back when the fix is in. Meanwhile have fun. :)

 

Kind regards,

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That makes my thousands of dollars of ORBX scenery and months of installment work useless. Can't get into their forum and they are on their way to the festivities in Conneticut. That's nice.

 

Thousand  of  dollars  mmm   you must have  bought   the  x  rated  copies  from  orbx :)  months  of  instalments  again   stop looking  at  the  x  rated  copies  and  just  install them :Tounge:

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I submitted a post earlier this morning (before the forum went down again) and John V wrote back stating that fixes are on the way, although he did say that out of the 7,000 or so people who have currently updated to the Unified LCLookup, only about 10 people have had issues, so if issues persist, it is best to log a support ticket with ORBX and they will work with you to fix the problem.  He also said that screenshots with coordinates are helpful if the issues are focused on particular locations (as is the case with my post to ORBX).

 

It is seriously bad timing that the webhost forced ORBX to migrate when they did and with everyone mostly out of the office to attend the flightsimcon, I don't expect quick answers and resolutions.  it is a letdown, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

how does he know there are only 10 people? im one of them but have reinstalled from a back up and didnt say anything on the forums. 

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how does he know there are only 10 people? im one of them but have reinstalled from a back up and didnt say anything on the forums. 

Well, considering that FTX Central "phones home", as John calls it, every time a user opens it to sync their data so in essence, that data transmission can be tracked.  Equate it to other tech companies who can track who has upgraded their OS's.

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how does he know there are only 10 people

 

Guess   10  users  have  posted   in the ftx  forum before  it  went  down I guess

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......  it is a letdown, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

That'll be the train coming the other way. :Party:

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Well, considering that FTX Central "phones home", as John calls it, every time a user opens it to sync their data so in essence, that data transmission can be tracked.  Equate it to other tech companies who can track who has upgraded their OS's.

I suggest when it gets back up again you go through the posts since day one of FTX central v  2.... ten complaints in the first hour alone at least and grown by many more in the support forums. Maybe the phone thingy works when everything else does which it clearly doesn't ATM

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