PMDG 777 Loading dead in Multiplayer

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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.



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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.


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