Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Nicalocalie Greenawood

Using FSRealtime

Recommended Posts

Morning Simmers,

I am currently investigating a CTD issue which I believe FSRealtime maybe responsible for. I am about to run a test flight and will let you know the results.

For some strange reason the user guide is not working for me and never has. Does anyone have any experience with this utility? Has anyone experienced the same CTD issue? It appears to occur during the time sync when FSX loads air, land and sea traffic. This will be done intermittently throughout the flight with no time increase. It will load fine the majority of the time however, inevitably, at some point during the flight it will take a long time to load and then CTD.

The way I am using FSRealtime at the moment is to start the program last once I have all my other utilities and programs loaded. I will then connect it to FSX and when in flight select the AutoUpdate feature. I have read that this may be the cause, hence my little experiment today.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Nick 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The user's guide is a compiled HTML Help file. It is in your FS Real Time folder under Documentation as FS Real Time Users Guide.chm

I never use auto update. I normally hit Set to Now once and then allow FS to manage the time. Hitting Set to Now causes the sim to reload the environment thus I have never wanted the utility to do this multiple times during a flight. Not sure of the advantage of running it in auto.


Ken

Join Elite Air Taxi a free VA http://www.flyelite.net

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, KenG said:

The user's guide is a compiled HTML Help file. It is in your FS Real Time folder under Documentation as FS Real Time Users Guide.chm

I never use auto update. I normally hit Set to Now once and then allow FS to manage the time. Hitting Set to Now causes the sim to reload the environment thus I have never wanted the utility to do this multiple times during a flight. Not sure of the advantage of running it in auto.

I do the same....set time once, never Autoupdate.  FSRealTime never synced time in FSX/P3D the same way it did in FS9 (it always reloads FSX after a certain amount of seconds out of sequence).  Highly annoying, immersion killer!!


Devin Pollock
CYOW

BetaTeamB.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm.. I wish I'd have read this before I purchased FSReal Time... 2 days ago! :)

Anyway, to clarify: If I just use set once without auto update, will my flight pass through time zones correctly - even if I use time accel the world time zones are loaded into the library I believe.

Reason i ask is that I was flying a Piaggio Avanti on about a 950nm trip crossing at least one time zone. Going off the time in flight based on the aircraft clock and reverting back to zulu time it would have been under 2 hours!! No way did my speed over the ground reach higher than 380 knots on that flight (I have upper winds disabled due to FSX not playing nicely with them). Vne for the turbo twin catfish is M0.7 /260kt.


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Greenbrier Aero Club former member

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FSRealTime is good for installing the "Fixed" TimeZone bgls...don't get me wrong, though you can gat the same files here in the AVSIM library for free, but you have to install them. 

When I use FSRealTIme, I just don't use auto update button.  Auto update isn't needed for correct timezone crossing...the installed bgl files will take care of that for you.  All I use FSRealTime for is to know what the local time is, since the aircraft I use only have Zulu.

  • Upvote 1

Devin Pollock
CYOW

BetaTeamB.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Devin,

 

So to me, it was kind of worth donating for. :cool:


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Greenbrier Aero Club former member

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to add my weight on this issue: I use FSRealTime and I have the autoupdate function enabled. I have a 30s window to allow the simulator clock to drift but after that the autoupdate will re-sync the simulator clock to GMT. This causes a "Loading Scenery" screen for 2~3 seconds usually.

I'm using this with Prepar3d v3 and FSLabs A320 with no issue whatsoever. My point is that I don't like the airplane clock (linked to the simulator time) to drift, leading to incorrect FMGC time estimates. But this is up to each user. On a 2h flight the clock will typically drift only 2 or 3 minutes.

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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    18%
    $4,720.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...