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5 minutes ago, Viking01 said:

We discussed the SODE topic already. No, no SODE, no FSUIPC, no special addons....

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On 05/08/2017 at 3:36 PM, Viking01 said:

I have one SODE airport installed but it is way to small to land there

Do you or do you not have SODE? If you have SODE installed (even if you're not at that airport) try and disable it.


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Sorry being not precise: SODE is uninstalled for the time being.


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Gunter Schneider

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Today I started another flight, LEBB to LEMG. About 70 nm south of EBLL At cruise lebel of 10.000 feet I click on the yoke to lower it and end up into a CTD with ntdll.dll.

LEBB from ORBX and LEMG from AS with FTX Global and ORBX Europe LC and UT2. I have tried with and without UT2 - no success.

System is I7 6850K@4.4 (certified for 4.4) with WIN7 64bit andn GTX 1070. Both are watercooled and running below 50C. All options are set to normal.

I don't have any idea what to do to get done a successul flight with this great aircraft. And as it seems to be only a problem of a minority of DC-6 users - what is the common between this users? I also have SODE installed. I have FSDT with addon manager and COATL.

 


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I never had a single crash at any of the FSDT airports. In fact, I am now fully avoiding SODE airports and behold, no crashes, not a single one. However as soon as I fly from SODE airports /the ones I have the crash are DD NYAV2, Flightbeam KMSP, Flightbeam KIAD, Flightbeam KDEN so far/ I crash most of the time after starting to taxi.

But no issues at FSDT airports such as FSDT KCLT, FSDT KMEM for example. It cannot be the Addon Manager or Couatl then.


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After about 3 hrs flight, again CTD while landing.... I noticed that upon P3DV4 hat crashed, shortly afterwards AS16 was ended with the notice that it could not provide the actual wx anymore.

The log did not reveal any error.


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I made my first successful flight! What I've done : FSDT Live Update (But that seems to be update vehicles only) and I switched to Hyperthreading. Never done it before and so it was just a try. My flight from LEBB to LEMG ended with a seamless touchdown and parking to the ramp.

So, I'm not sure if that was only a one time success. I will try it on later on again with other airports.

 


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Ok, I give up, the DC-6 stays at its hangar until a solution is found.

I had three CTD today in three flights. The last one in the middle of a flight. No SODE, no FSUIPC, no Addons, no ideas any more. The log is attached. I added the log to my ticket.

 

Edit: Can't attach the file, here's the content:

2017/08/07 16:29:28 [PMDG 1] ======================================================[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:28 [PMDG 1] Commencing load of PMDG DC-6 aircraft[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] Initialized licensing.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] Cursor loading complete.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] SimConnect setup commencing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] Connected to the flight simulator[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] Good, your product is already activated.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:29 [PMDG 1] AppName="Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D® v4"  AppVersion=4.0.28.21686  SimConnectVersion=4.0.0.0[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Using AIR data from K:\P3DV4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6A\DC-6A_v1.air[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Setting up aircraft systems[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Alarms system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Autopilot system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Automixture system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added AccessoryDeicing system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added CarbDeicing system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added CockpitSounds system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added FireProtection system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added FlightControls system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added FlightInstruments system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Fuel system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added GroundModel system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added HeadShake system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Hydraulic system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Lighting system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added NavInstruments system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Oil system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added PanelVibrate system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Pressurization system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added PropDeicing system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Propellers system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added WaterInjection system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Engines system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Electrical system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added Persistence system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] System manager successfully added AI system[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing all systems according to their ordering.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing WaterInjection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Propellers[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing PropDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Pressurization[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing PanelVibrate[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Oil[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing NavInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Lighting[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Hydraulic[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing HeadShake[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing GroundModel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Fuel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing FlightInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing FlightControls[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing FireProtection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing CockpitSounds[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] DirectSound initialized[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing CarbDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing AccessoryDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Automixture[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Autopilot[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Alarms[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Engines[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Electrical[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing Persistence[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Common configuration path is k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Variant path is k:\p3dv4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6A\[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Tail number is N90785[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] No Flight1 GNS 430 present at k:\p3dv4\Gauges\F1GNS.dll[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Found Flight1 GTN 650 installation at k:\p3dv4\Gauges\F1GTN.dll[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] No RealityXP GNS 430 present at k:\p3dv4\Gauges\rxpGNS.dll[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Initializing AI[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-initializing all systems according to their ordering.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing WaterInjection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Propellers[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing PropDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Pressurization[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing PanelVibrate[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Oil[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing NavInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Lighting[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Hydraulic[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing HeadShake[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing GroundModel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Fuel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing FlightInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing FlightControls[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing FireProtection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing CockpitSounds[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing CarbDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing AccessoryDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Automixture[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Autopilot[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Alarms[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Engines[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Electrical[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing Persistence[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Post-Initializing AI[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Setting up for the A variant.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Aircraft_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Automixture_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Autopilot_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6CarbDeicing_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Electrical_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Engines_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Fuel_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Hydraulics_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Oil_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] All features validated.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing WaterInjection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Propellers[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing PropDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Pressurization[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing PanelVibrate[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Oil[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Oil_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing NavInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Lighting[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Hydraulic[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Hydraulics_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing HeadShake[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing GroundModel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Fuel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Fuel_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing FlightInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing FlightControls[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Automixture_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing FireProtection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing CockpitSounds[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing CarbDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6CarbDeicing_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing AccessoryDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Automixture[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Autopilot[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Autopilot_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Alarms[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Engines[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Engines_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Electrical[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Feature DC6Electrical_P3D successfully checked out.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing Persistence[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Licensing AI[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting all switch/control positions as spec'd in systems.[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for WaterInjection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Propellers[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for PropDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Pressurization[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for PanelVibrate[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Oil[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for NavInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Lighting[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Hydraulic[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for HeadShake[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for GroundModel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Fuel[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for FlightInstruments[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for FlightControls[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for FireProtection[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for CockpitSounds[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for CarbDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for AccessoryDeicing[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Automixture[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Autopilot[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Alarms[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Engines[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Electrical[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for Persistence[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Loading general prefs from k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\DC-6_Options.ini[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Loading plane prefs from k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.ini[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Presetting items for AI[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Un-muting new cockpit sounds[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Flight loaded from C:\Users\Gunter\AppData\Local\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D_Default.fxml[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 2] Cannot load situation from file k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\PanelState\Prepar3D_Default.fxml.sav; doesn't exist / zero size?[37m
2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 1] Loading saved health-and-hours data from k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 16:39:36 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 16:49:44 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 16:59:50 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 17:09:57 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 17:20:08 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 17:30:18 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 17:40:29 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 17:50:39 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 18:00:48 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
2017/08/07 18:10:57 [PMDG 1] Saved hours to k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\Aircraft\N90785.hours[37m
 

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8 hours ago, Viking01 said:

2017/08/07 16:29:30 [PMDG 2] Cannot load situation from file k:\p3dv4\PMDG\PMDG DC-6\PanelState\Prepar3D_Default.fxml.sav; doesn't exist / zero size?[37m

This line (above) caught my eye ...

One of the many things I tried was to save a panel state for all my DC-6 variants. I've not had any CTDs for a while, so it may just be a solution. Sadly, I was so frustrated at the time I made the cardinal error of changing too many things at a time - so can't be sure that's what did it.

Adam.


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Hi, everyone. My name's Chris Powell. I'm the lead developer on the DC-6 FSX/P3D project.

"Dismay." There's no better word to describe my feelings on this matter. I and the rest of the team take great pride in our work, and to have our plane CTD in this manner is thoroughly distressing. All of our DC-6 efforts these past days have been focused on tracking down the cause of this problem.

The worst thing is, we cannot reproduce the crash at all in-house. I have a saved scenario with the plane on final, and I have done landing after landing trying to replicate the crash. I've tried different permutations of hardware and mouse. I've taxied slowly around KGON (a reported problem airport) for ages attempting to witness the crash. I've landed with AFE on, I've landed with AFE off. Never once have I CTD'd. For me and the rest of the team, the plane is rock solid. That's frustrating, because I can't fix what I can't reproduce

This of course is scant relief to you who are being routinely disappointed by the crash.

So far the only commonality we can identify is it seems to be confined to Prepar3D v4. Beyond this I venture into raw speculation. Here are some of our nascent ideas:

  • Could it be a particular add-on or cocktail of add-ons that somehow affect our plane?
  • Could it be an issue with certain sound cards (USB sound, maybe?) that causes a crash when a particular series of sounds are played in quick succession?
  • Could it be something in our ground-model?
  • Could it be related to add-on scenery, mesh resolution, or other graphics options?
  • Could it require a specific set of DC-6 options to be enabled?

Furthermore, what's damned peculiar is this: even for those who do witness the CTD, it doesn't happen dependably. Whatever it is, it must require very specific preconditions to manifest. And when you think about all the options, add-ons, and sim preferences that are potentially involved in this crash...ouch. For a developer, this is a nightmare scenario, I assure you.

I have nothing concrete to tell you at this point, other than we are listening and we are working hard to pin this down. I wanted you to hear it directly form me so that you know your disappointment is heard, registered, and being acted on.

I have one request at this point: make sure you're updated to 8418 via the OC. At least let's all get on the most current version and remove one variable from the mix.

Regards,

Chris

 

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Chris - thanks so much for posting. We share your pain!!! I don't anyone doubts PMDG's commitment to quality - and so this must be particularly distressing (and frustrating) for you.

I too suffered from dozens pf CTDs - up to the point where flying the DC-6 was a "no-go". I persevered and, for some reason or other, they stopped ... so I'm kind of where you are now.

The only approach I can think of is to take a totally "virgin" PC and install P3Dv4+DC-6 from scratch. My gut feelng is that some lookups or values fail initially, then (in some cases) get sorted with time.

For what it's worth, I've always run the NGX with no problems - on the same system and with the same cocktail of add-ons.

Adam.


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Hi Chris,

thanks for posting your comment.

I figured one thing in all these CTD: The audio from the AFE missed calls. You saw the green line with the action printed on the screen but no voice was heard. The next checks the calls were back. I don't know if that's a clue or not, but I wanted to mention it.

Another idea: Could you define a certain setup for all of us to use, like Departure/Destination, wx or no wx, flight plan or not, settings in P3DV4 etc., so next to the latest build we have a common setting (as much as possible) to go and report from.

Just my 2 cents.

Regards

Gunter


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Famous last words! I got another CTD! Here's the story: using the FE (as I usually do) ...

1) Load a previously saved "Cold & Dark" scenario.

2) Do a manual engine start, but with the usual FE checklists/call outs. Last one being "After Start".

3) Do a taxi up to the runway - then turn onto the runway.

4) Just prior to doing a 180 deg turn at the end of the runway, I thought I'd start the "Before Take-off" FE checklist.

5) CTD immediately after the final FE call out ("... check completed").

My shaders cache was cleared just prior to this flight as I'd made a slight tweak in my PTA settings. Prior to that, I haven't cleared the cache for a fair while.

Nothing CTD related in the log: it just stops recording more or less during taxiing.

Adam.

EDIT: THis was with 8418.


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One more disappointed customer here: the DC6 is crashing at taxi and at touchdown (taxi is random but the touchdown CTD happens every time). The taxi CTD happens without any report from windows event, the touchdown CTD leaves reports (Kernel.dll fault and sometimes ai.dll fault module). I see the problem both in the sim full of addons and the vanilla version of P3d4, now I have a fresh install of Windows 10 and P3d4, just installed a photoreal scenery but without any addon airports, just ASP4 + ASCA. Before the last update 8418 the DC6 was ok and the performance was very ok in fps, now the DC6 runs with more stutters, now it seems to be "heavier" on the system, but sending ASP4 on the background partially improve the performance, but the CTDs remain.

Today I'll try to load the DC6 after the default P3d flight, this seems to be good for some other complex planes.

My system: GTX 1080, I7 4790, 16Gb ram.

Claudio Rampini


Missing the PMDG DC6 in MSFS 2020

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5 hours ago, cbpowell said:

Hi, everyone. My name's Chris Powell. I'm the lead developer on the DC-6 FSX/P3D project.

"Dismay." There's no better word to describe my feelings on this matter. I and the rest of the team take great pride in our work, and to have our plane CTD in this manner is thoroughly distressing. All of our DC-6 efforts these past days have been focused on tracking down the cause of this problem.

The worst thing is, we cannot reproduce the crash at all in-house. I have a saved scenario with the plane on final, and I have done landing after landing trying to replicate the crash. I've tried different permutations of hardware and mouse. I've taxied slowly around KGON (a reported problem airport) for ages attempting to witness the crash. I've landed with AFE on, I've landed with AFE off. Never once have I CTD'd. For me and the rest of the team, the plane is rock solid. That's frustrating, because I can't fix what I can't reproduce

This of course is scant relief to you who are being routinely disappointed by the crash.

So far the only commonality we can identify is it seems to be confined to Prepar3D v4. Beyond this I venture into raw speculation. Here are some of our nascent ideas:

  • Could it be a particular add-on or cocktail of add-ons that somehow affect our plane?
  • Could it be an issue with certain sound cards (USB sound, maybe?) that causes a crash when a particular series of sounds are played in quick succession?
  • Could it be something in our ground-model?
  • Could it be related to add-on scenery, mesh resolution, or other graphics options?
  • Could it require a specific set of DC-6 options to be enabled?

Furthermore, what's damned peculiar is this: even for those who do witness the CTD, it doesn't happen dependably. Whatever it is, it must require very specific preconditions to manifest. And when you think about all the options, add-ons, and sim preferences that are potentially involved in this crash...ouch. For a developer, this is a nightmare scenario, I assure you.

I have nothing concrete to tell you at this point, other than we are listening and we are working hard to pin this down. I wanted you to hear it directly form me so that you know your disappointment is heard, registered, and being acted on.

I have one request at this point: make sure you're updated to 8418 via the OC. At least let's all get on the most current version and remove one variable from the mix.

Regards,

Chris

 

Chris - thank you for taking the time and getting back to us, really appreciated!

Any chance you could try the following please (provided you have access to all add-on products listed below). This scenario gave me a 100% crash to desktop.

Add-on products:
Drzewiecki Design KLGA
Flightbeam Studios KMSP
FSDT GSX
Prepar3D v4

1. Please park the DC-6 at stand H10 at Drzewiecki Design's new KLGA
2. Set up a Cold and Dark cockpit
3. Push back using GSX (it will only offer a straight pushback without turns) and stop the pushback when the nose gear passes the yellow taxiway line.
4. Start up the aircraft using the AFE.
5. Commence taxi by turning left onto the taxiway
6. See of you get a crash to desktop within approximately 150 meters of ground movement.

Another two scenarios where I ended up crashing to desktop were at Flightbeam's KMSP. Same protocol as described above, but this time, park the aircraft at KMSP stand H16 and try taxiing on twy D towards twy W and RWY 30L as well as Flightbeam KDEN stand B69 or B71 followed by taxiing on twy BN towards RWY 17R.
 


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