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Radar Contact and P3D v4

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Hello, simple question: will RC be compatible with P3D v4 (releasing in 6 days)? 

Thanks.

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Who knows. As RC4 is dependent on FSUIPC it all hinges on that. I would imagine so if Pete works his magic.

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Thanks, Ray. Indeed I suppose that a lot of shifts to P3D v4 depend on Pete's final decision...

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Well, I read a message from Pete of few days ago and he still looked uncertain as to whether make a 64 bit version of FSUIPC...

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14 minutes ago, pracines said:

It has been confirmed that FSUIPC 5 is in the works. 

 

Source?

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I have asked Pete in his forum about MakeRunways and if that needs an update or not as well.

Hopefully we will be able to use RC4.3 in P3Dv4 - happy times!

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I just completed a successful RC4.3 flight in P3Dv4.

The new FSUIPC 5 and MakeRunways 4.70 allow us to continue on in P3Dv4 with the truly timeless masterpiece we call Radar Contact.

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In which window is it displaying fro you?

I only get it working in that green P3D window and dont know how to toggle it on and off

It was working in another window in P3D V3...

 

 

 

 

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On 6/4/2017 at 6:01 AM, pracines said:

I just completed a successful RC4.3 flight in P3Dv4.

The new FSUIPC 5 and MakeRunways 4.70 allow us to continue on in P3Dv4 with the truly timeless masterpiece we call Radar Contact.

Where do I get the version 4.70? I've looked all over his site and either I'm blind or I don't know...

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On 10/06/2017 at 2:04 PM, Suniram said:

In which window is it displaying fro you?

I only get it working in that green P3D window and dont know how to toggle it on and off

It was working in another window in P3D V3...

 

 

 

 

Same for me.  I can't get the window that RC4 displays in to close/toggle.  Any help greatly appreciated!!

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I just saw that according to FSUIPC documentation the former RC-window is still not implemented in FSUIPC5, but probably will be in the future...

Meanwhile it displays in the default green P3D window

Anyway if somebody knows how to toggle it on and off.....would be good to know

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On 6/16/2017 at 1:53 AM, Suniram said:

I just saw that according to FSUIPC documentation the former RC-window is still not implemented in FSUIPC5, but probably will be in the future...

Meanwhile it displays in the default green P3D window

Anyway if somebody knows how to toggle it on and off.....would be good to know

It's sort of a PITA sometimes. Even though it is not showing sometimes, use your keyboard to call it back onto the screen , press 1 to get a clearance and it should pop. 

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I'm having a problem where I run Makerwys 4.82 in P3Dv4 root directory, but RC4 is not seeing the updated runways at FSDT KORD (eg 28/10).  P3Dv4 sees the afcad and all the runways.   I have latest version of Loorby's Addon Manager installed and it sees the two addon airports I've added so far (FSDT KORD & KDFW).  However, the Rwys.txt file in the P3Dv4 root directory does not show the updated runways. 

Anyone have this problem?  Also, anyone know which file RC4 reads for the runway data, perhaps Rwys.txt?

Thanks.

Edited 6/30/17 @ 1353Z:  Please disregard, I thought I had v4.82 but instead discovered it was v4.80.  Using Makerwys v4.82 solved the problem.  All is well!

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runways.txt is a log of what makerunways has done. It is very handy for tracing difficulties. In that file look for "airport KORD" as an example. A default airport has one section and an add-on at least two - a deletions section followed by the added data section not necessarily adjacent sections. The last entries for that airport show the priority and what makes into the specific application oriented data files such as r4.csv used in the data folder of RC. Note that runways.txt sections show the path to the scenery files.

It is a huge file so use Wordpad, not Notepad, to examine it.

 

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I'm having  no  problem when I run Makerwys 4.82 in P3Dv4 root directory, but when I start  RC, and load the flight plan I got  

 

run time error 75  Radar Contact.FSUIPC.rcv4code

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When building the scenery database do you have the path when queried set to your P3Dv4 folder. Are you run RC by starting it with run as admin  for its .exe file? (That could also be set-up in the shortcut to rcv4.exe properties. Do it twice in the first property window and then in the advanced property window.) Did the r4.csv file get built in RC's data folder? You have to run the scenery rebuild to get the makerwys data copied and converted into the rcv4/data folder.

Be sure all the paths are set correctly.

If it happens on trying to load the flightplan into RC, make sure the path to the plan file is set correctly. For fsuipc to be running, you must have a flight loaded into P3D electronics on typically parked at a gate, Then you can start RC.

Error 75 means path not found, file not found, or no access due to privilege, Be sure the .pln file you load into RC ends in .pln as converted from the different file extension used by P3Dv4 by fsuipc. RC gets a .pln file and p3dv4 get a different extension.

Be sure you have the correct version of FSUIPC 4 (for 32 bit P3Dv4) or FSUIPC5 (for 64 bit P3dv4). Everything can be acquired from:

http://forum.simflight.com/topic/80977-updated-modules/

 

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Thanks for your reply Ronzie, it seem that I did not run it as administrator now, I can use the RC with P3D version 4.

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Another question , is it possible to make the time shorter for take off, what I mean after requesting the Runway it takes a long time to get clearence ready for take off.

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1. Try to use RC's selection for runway take-off so you are in sync with arriving AI aircraft.

2. I do not know if any add-on utilities specifically for P3D are available for spacing out arriving aircraft so take-off aircraft can be interleaved with arrivals reducing the take-off queue. aismooth version 1.2 worked with FS9 and FSX. It works with fsuipc3 and 4 so maybe it might work with P3D4. It will register what it needs with fsuipc.

The only version of 1.2 I found is here:

http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fsx-utilities-84/aismooth-v1-20-8268.html

Set the language to English so you can read the instructions.

Supposedly another later version was issued but under another name that works with P3D.

3. Reduce your percent of ai traffic.

Search the Internet for AI Traffic Separation for FSX.

It might be best to post in the P3D forum here.

 

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