DrQuantumFox

PMDG 777 Loading dead in Multiplayer

Recommended Posts

When I load up the PMDG 777 in multiplayer for fsx:Steam, I get black monitors and no landing gear. Also nothing is clickable and there is no initialization. I would really like to fly my new PMDG 777-200LRX and 777-F.

 

P.S. I tried multiplayer with the PMDG house livery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Welcome to the PMDG forum, please review the forum rules and note full names on all posts here.

 

Does the PMDG 777 load normally for single player?

Did you read and follow the recommendations in the read me file that came with the installer?

 

Not sure if you are having a problem with multiplayer or a basic problem with installation, which most often is simply ignoring the read me and not installing the simconnect modules.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I load up the PMDG 777 in multiplayer for fsx:Steam, I get black monitors and no landing gear. Also nothing is clickable and there is no initialization. I would really like to fly my new PMDG 777-200LRX and 777-F.

 

P.S. I tried multiplayer with the PMDG house livery.

 

 

Full names - first and last - in the forum, please.

 

The 777 works just fine in proper online networks like VATSIM and IVAO. If you must use it on other multiplayer servers, load into the server with a default aircraft first and then switch to the 777.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh ok.

Sorry about the full name thing.

The PMDG 777 works fine in singleplayer.

 

 

 


If you must use it on other multiplayer servers, load into the server with a default aircraft first and then switch to the 777.

I tried this method by joining with a default aircraft and then exiting the flight and changing to the 777, but it still gives me the same result. And the button for a change of aircraft on the menu bar at the top is greyed out.

 

- Arman Kaplan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think multiplayer is used with two different meanings here.  Kyle's use is in the context of on line ATC where the other player is a controller.  If your use of multiplayer is the other person is sharing the cockpit of the same plane then that is the problem.  PMDG products do not have a shared cockpit capability (yet).  In a typical flight sim cockpit the gauges are part of the simulator's platform and these can be shared but in more complex aircraft like PMDG the gauges are all outside the platform with the result the platform cannot share gauges with other player.  PMDG has hinted that they are developing a network architecture but current products do not have this capability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think multiplayer is used with two different meanings here.  Kyle's use is in the context of on line ATC where the other player is a controller.  If your use of multiplayer is the other person is sharing the cockpit of the same plane then that is the problem.  PMDG products do not have a shared cockpit capability (yet).  In a typical flight sim cockpit the gauges are part of the simulator's platform and these can be shared but in more complex aircraft like PMDG the gauges are all outside the platform with the result the platform cannot share gauges with other player.  PMDG has hinted that they are developing a network architecture but current products do not have this capability.

But I am trying to use the PMDG 777 for myself only. No shared cockpit.

 

 

-Arman Kaplan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


When I load up the PMDG 777 in multiplayer for fsx:Steam, I get black monitors and no landing gear.

 

I am sorry, I don't understand why you are loading the 777 in multiplayer mode.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sorry, I don't understand why you are loading the 777 in multiplayer mode.

I am loading the 777 so that I can join a multiplayer server (no shared cockpit) and that I can do a group flight where everyone is in their own aircraft.

Oh and by the way, other people have their 777 from PMDG working as well.

 

 

-Arman Kaplan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


Oh and by the way, other people have their 777 from PMDG working as well.

 

Which indicates that it isn't so much an issue with the aircraft as much as it's something on your computer, or the workflow that you're using to get into the flight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the reason why the 777 isn't loading is due to the aircraft not initializing.

 

Is there some force initialize command or something to make the aircraft initialize?

 

-Arman Kaplan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try installing those 'legacy' SimConnect, in <path to your fsx:se installation>\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces. Try each of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Real quick, make sure you aren't paused. Sometimes in FSX-SE and P3D servers you load into the session paused. Press the "P" key and see if initialization starts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am facing the same problem Arman has and SimConnect is up and running on my FSX-SE. It does not matter whatever initial plane is setup, the result is the same.

And please try do not say it is a local problem on my computer if you cannot specify which it is.

I guess this issue is ralated to the fact that FSX-SE Multiplayer mode starts paused and may be it is interfering on 777 start up. But I have no idea of how to start multiplayer not paused.

It runs very fine on free flight mode.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just spent some time trying to figure out how to prevent FSX-SE Multiplayer sessions start paused and I did the the following (only applicable if you run your own FSX-SE server):

1) In Multiplayer environment, after clicking on "Host a session" buttom, setup your server as you wish on the following screen;

2) Click on Next

3) Again setup as you wish and click on Next;

4) On the third screen, setup as required and then click on 'Advanced Options' button

5) Then, unmark the option 'Players can pause their session' and click on OK

6) Click on Next and then 'Flight Now' buttoms and that is it.

If you performed this correctly, you will note that server will start 'not paused' itself and every player will be able to start his session on the same way. 

This avoided the PMDG 777 black screens problem some times, but not every time. So it is not a definitive solution.

The sad part of doing this, is that players will not be able to use any FSX feature that causes a pause on the game, like pause itself, refueling, flight planning, etc.

Hope it be helpfull.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've opened a ticket about this issue on PMDG and their answer, after suggesting some not succesfull procedures was PMDG products does not support FSX multiplayer environment. I consider this a quite absurd. Multiplayer is a legitime FSX feature since it was launched many years ago and there is nothing that justifies this.

However, as I flyed 777 in Multiplayer mode in the past, I made some tryes and figured out that version 1.107025 runs without a problem. PMDG team is already aware of that.

The problem is how to get this specific version. If you do not have it downloaded in someplace on your HD, maybe you should request it to PMDG.

Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎9‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 2:42 AM, Decio Pedroso said:

I've opened a ticket about this issue on PMDG and their answer, after suggesting some not succesfull procedures was PMDG products does not support FSX multiplayer environment. I consider this a quite absurd. Multiplayer is a legitime FSX feature since it was launched many years ago and there is nothing that justifies this.

However, as I flyed 777 in Multiplayer mode in the past, I made some tryes and figured out that version 1.107025 runs without a problem. PMDG team is already aware of that.

The problem is how to get this specific version. If you do not have it downloaded in someplace on your HD, maybe you should request it to PMDG.

Hope this helps.

Hi Decio,

Do you already have a response on your ticket? I've got the same issue when logging in to the ATC server of the Virtual Airline I use.

All answers above are not helping because of the following reasons:

  • I do not control the server
  • In order to use the ATC services provided by the VA I need to login into the ATC server via the FSX:SE integrated multiplayer system

However sometimes it works, I don't know why it sometimes works and most of the times it doesn't. It's just really fustrating I have to reload FSX/flights a thousand times to get that one lucky shot.

Br,

Ward Louckx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more question:

Are you using a custom default load state? I changed my default load state to the predefined '777 CLDDRK' and for now it works..

Br,
Ward Louckx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

 

 

On 8/27/2016 at 1:55 AM, downscc said:

Welcome to the PMDG forum, please review the forum rules and note full names on all posts here.

 

Does the PMDG 777 load normally for single player?

Did you read and follow the recommendations in the read me file that came with the installer?

 

Not sure if you are having a problem with multiplayer or a basic problem with installation, which most often is simply ignoring the read me and not installing the simconnect modules.

I have the same problem with Single Player as well. Engines never start and landing gears not visible.
Note: I only have FSX SE with no FSX ever installed.
I have installed SP1 a,b,c update, didn't work. 
Please help.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Hitansh said:

I have the same problem with Single Player as well. Engines never start and landing gears not visible.
Note: I only have FSX SE with no FSX ever installed.
I have installed SP1 a,b,c update, didn't work. 
Please help.

You have an old installer.  You need to back up your liveries, completely uninstall the 777, download a complete installer from your account at PMDG, and reinstall.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now