Manny

Install troubleshooting and configuration with hardware

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I bought and Installed... went through the folder selection etc.

and then All I see is a Menu subfolder added RealityXP and its subfolder Garmin GNS (Fltsim) wityh 2 items readme  and  PDF user manual. Then another subfolder for Updater which IF I select errors out.

No Reality XP config popup

 

I then try to reinstall.. and this time, it "realizes" that the trainer is alrerady installed and exists.

 

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I now unistall from control panel

 

and then reinstall using the saved exe install file.. and even here is says the Demo is already installed and exits hurridly and now I have no Menu RealityXP 

 

 

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3 attempt..installed again and unisntalled the trainer as well and restarted the install and here is the log file

 

Since I cannot upload the log file here is the happy news on the log file at the  end

 

=== Logging stopped: 8/31/2017  19:38:01 ===
MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:428]: Note: 1: 1707 
MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:428]: Product: GNS400W-500W Trainer Lite -- Installation operation completed successfully.

MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:429]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: GNS400W-500W Trainer Lite.
Product Version: 3.3.0000. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Garmin. Installation success or error status: 0.

MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:429]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:429]: Cleaning up uninstalled install packages, if any exist
MSI (c) (34:28) [19:38:01:430]: MainEngineThread is returning 0
=== Verbose logging stopped: 8/31/2017  19:38:01 ===
 

 

But no sign of any pop up to assign the GPS to any aircraft.. nor is there any menu item to for this config option

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Hi Manny,

As far as i understand there is not a method to open 'realityXP' or the GPS unit as such external to the sim. From your second post are you referring to file explorer folders or the menu options folders in the sim on the top bar?

Disregard if you have tried this already, however did you open the flight sim and click on the 'Add-ons' menu at the top right and click on RealityXP? This is where you get the pop up in game and add it to the aircraft(s) and chose the method to detect the standard GPS unit and replace it etc. Once it is added to the aircraft then when you launch the GPS panel in the aircraft, you can click 'SHIFT' and 'right click' on the top line of the GPS unit to open the config options.

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Ok I managed to add thaI. I  was still in the old mindset. in spite of the architecture was discussed here.. I read that..  but cognitive dissonance comes in the way.   :)

My first attempt was the Duke D60 since it already had a VC for the GNS530. Initially, I had configured it for the F1 Garmin GTN750

When I tried to add the Realyxp 530, It only gave me the option to install it as a Popup only. and it works

Now I need to see how to put it into the VC and so on.

 

 

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Not sure how to remove the Bezel in the Pop up. and assign the hardware keys via FSUIPC

Duke D60 I can only configure it as a Popup. 

 

I then tried the Duke Turbine and I unconfigured the F1 750 from it from the Realconfig and added the default GPS500 and loaded it within the sim and went into Reality config to assign the GPS530 and now the VC looks bizzare.. tried reloading the aircraft and now CTDs. Every time I want to  reload an aircraft I have to exit P3D.

 

I am going to give up on the VC part of this working at this  point.. 

 

I'd love to see how to pop up without the bezel and hw key assignment works... so I can have the GPS on the home cockpit. IF that works I really don't need the VC GPS

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Hi Manny, that's an impressive setup you've got there!

I've posted this note a few hours ago: 

 

In short: the CTD is being looked at. Given the few number of people reporting it, vs the number of people flying it, I suspect this is something related to other gauges and/or add-ons. Nevertheless, one of the reports from another customer was including all the needed details, such as app crash info, faulting module and this leads us to a track we are presently working on.

As for your VC, I don't see what is 'bizarre' in the photo?!? Can you please detail?

For the hardware keys, you can either configure the keyboard shortcuts in the keyboard shortcuts ini file then map the shortcuts you've assigned to your hardware buttons, or, you can opt for the new 'Use GPS commands' setting which permit our GNS V2 to intercept default GPS commands, then map your hardware to send standard GPS commands.

As for the 'nobezel' option, it is better explained p10 in the User's Manual (Advanced Rendering Options).

 

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41 minutes ago, RXP said:

 

As for your VC, I don't see what is 'bizarre' in the photo?!? Can you please detail?

 

 

 

I didn't post the picture.. the Realty xp gauge "messages"  like "Licensed to ...." was superimposed on the Radio panel.

 

In any case, I am now working on just the Popups for now. I may come to the VC part once I get the popup without bezel and key assignment working.

Doing too many things at one time, I make mistakes too.

 

 

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I messed up so bad, now I cannot load the flight sim with either the Duke B60 nor the Duke Turbine.  IT simply CTDs.

What do I need to do remove the reality XP gauges from these two air crafts? Other than reinstallation of these two aircraft?

 

What panels do I need to reset?

 

Panel.cfg

aircraft.cfg

 

Anything else?

 

I had a backup of these two aircrafts.. recovering them 

 

 

 

 

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I had to do a system restore (a week earlier). and I then reinstalled from the saved exe file..

 

I then started the Duke B60 and did just a pop up install of the Reality xp without messing with any file or panel.cfg and left it to reality XP to do its thing rather than me going and messing with any files.

 

But when the reality XP 530 pops up...  now it says I have an invalid license contact the vendor... message but it seems to work fine. I am able to change aircraft without CTDs... Keeping fingers crossed.

 

I am going to use this only as a Popup for now.

 

Hmm...

 

 

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Are you sure you don't have an anti-virus doing bad things behind your back somehow?

Please note we are working on a lot of item at the same time too since the release, as the reports keep coming. Don't worry if you don't get an immediate answer on the forum, you can rest assured we are monitoring and reading, and adding all reports to our bug hunting database.

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Now I am able to use the F1 GTN750 in the VC and the Realityxp 530 as a popup. 

 

:)

Not sure which one is the primary for Auto Pilot etc.

 

LOL :)

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26 minutes ago, RXP said:

....

Please note we are working on a lot of item at the same time too since the release, as the reports keep coming. Don't worry if you don't get an immediate answer on the forum, you can rest assured we are monitoring and reading, and adding all reports to our bug hunting database.

 

I totally understand. Not an issue. I too am playing with this thing and learning the limits of it. :) This is part of my edification. 

I am fine! 

I am not complaining  I am just posting my findings.. including the mess-ups/screw ups  I am doing.

 

When I go around modifying the panel.cfg and what not..  I take responsibility. 

 

 

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The License thing expired my GPS... so I went and did a reinstall from the F1 install file. it fixed the expired license thingi

The idea that I could have the F1 GTN and the Reality XP like I had reported earlier was a short lived thing. :)  .

in any case, the Reality xp 530 seems solid as a Pop up install. No CTDs 

 

 

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PROBLEM TO SOLVE = How do I remove the Bezel from the Popup?

I have configured only a single Realtyxp 530 as a pop up which works solid. so I am not going to use the VC for now.

 

The PDF PAge 10, section Advanced Rendering Settings talks about how to remove the Bezel from the VC. 

I have only setup the Pop up.

I have tried many things, but I have been unable to remove the bezel on the pop up. Hmmmm

 

IT says, the Pop up and the VC are 2 instances of a single gauge. 

 

1) it says in Panel.cfg, I need to make a change and in exampel, it says changes [VCockpit01] (which section would I change for the Popup?)

2) it says change RealityXP.GNS.ini file with 

[GNS_530_1.No Bezel] with a single entry nobezel=true.

IS that section I need to add at the  bottom of the file.with that 1 entry or is it asking to change the top section from [GNS_530_1] with [GNS_530_1.No Bezel] and add an entry nobezel=true.?

 

3) is there a way to change the GNS_530_1.DEFAULT] section for NO BEZEL so  there no bezel for both. VC and popup? if so How?

 

It would be nice when configuring an option with Bezel or no bezel for each.. VC and Popup.

 

PROBLEM SOLVED: REMOVED BEZEL from Popup

1) In my case the popup section is Wondow03 in PANEL.CFG So that section for the line  Guage00 I added NO_BEZEL to the right end

2) I need to add at the bottom of the file "RealityXP.GNS.ini " .with that 1 additional section [GNS_530_1. NO_BEZEL] with 1 entry 

 nobezel=true.

 

Now onward, to solving the assignment of keys cause now I do not have any buttons to press! :)

 

 

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The system is designed to give you the flexibility you want!

0) in FSim, a gauge is like a template. It tells FS what/how to render. The panel.cfg tells what/where instances of gauges to display. Each entry of the same gauge is an instance (a sibling) from the same template (parent).

1) Look at the default RealityXP.GNS.ini file generated: it has a [GNS_###_#.DEFAULT] section for each device you've configured on the panel.

2) If not specified otherwise, each sibling of the same gauge will use the settings from the 'DEFAULT' section, for example [GNS_530_1.DEFAULT]

3) Whenever you want a particular instance of the gauge (one sibling) to use anything else than the 'DEFAULT', you have to add a 5th parameter to the gauge line in the panel.cfg file:

gauge_file!gauge_name, x, y, w, h, param

this would give for example: rxpGNS2!GNS_530_1, 0, 0, 100, 100, MY_NICE_VC

4) You can manually create as many sections you want, with your own easy-to-remember name, like [GNS_###_#.MY_COOL_POPUP] and [GNS_###_#.MY_NICE_VC]

Just copy paste the entire 'DEFAULT' section to the end of the RealityXP.GNS.ini file, change the suffix from '.DEFAULT' to '.MY_NICE_VC' (for example), and change this new section settings to your liking, like "nobezel = true"

 

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Thanks Jean-Luc

:)

 

For Key assignment like the old ways... Where do I start?  

 

in the old way I used to do this.

 

Find the file RXPGNS.INI (I have it in C:\ProgramData\Reality XP\Common\Settings folder)

 

 

530_CONTRAST_INC=

530_CONTRAST_DEC=

530_CONTRAST_RESET=

530_POW=ALT+CTRL+T

530_COMFLIP=

530_NAVFLIP=

530_CDI=ALT+CTRL+9

530_OBS=ALT+CTRL+O

530_MSG=ALT+CTRL+M

530_FPL=ALT+CTRL+F8

530_PROC=ALT+CTRL+F6

530_NAV=ALT+CTRL+F7

530_DTO=ALT+CTRL+F5

 

I'd like to something like  this if possible where using FSUIPC I assign ALT+CTRL+9 to a button press in my HW. I need help with just 1 button.  The ENT key

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Page 7 of the user's manual? 

It works the very same, only the command names have changed! (commands detailed p12)

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I read P age 7 and 12.

but no sample was given.

for me, with just one Popup window for the GNS530 that is in Windows03 in Panel.cfg

1) would I use ENT_1 or ENT_3 for the enter key? I am thinking I would use ENT_1 since I only have 1 gauge/

2) In which section of the RealityXP.GNS.ini file would I add the entry for the ENT button? and how would that entry look?

ENT_1 = ALT+CTRL+M?

 

PAge 12 talks about lots of things, cause this does lot more stuff. It's fairly sophisticated in what it can do Obviously But right now I am trying to crawl before I can walk. :)

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Manny said:

For Key assignment like the old ways... Where do I start? in the old way I used to do this. Find the file RXPGNS.INI (I have it in C:\ProgramData\Reality XP\Common\Settings folder)

Page 7 gives you the new path to look for. The file is the same, only command names have changed. Page 12 gives you the list of commands, which are nevertheless all listed in the aforementioned file as well (the file which you'll find the path to page 7).

For the sake of helping everyone reading this thread and wondering what to do as well with the keyboard shortcuts:

page 7:

To change hotkeys, open the "My Documents\Reality XP\GNS Simulation\FltSim\RealityXP.GNS.ini" file with notepad. 

It is a self-documented configuration file

page 12:

Each command ends with the suffix "_1" for unit #1 or "_2" for unit #2. For example, the command name for the device #2 "ENT" button is: "ENT_2"

Just let me know if there is anything more unclear, I'd be glad to help!

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Ah..I was looking at the wrong file.   But both are named the same ("RealityXP.GNS.ini ") ..(that caused the confusion). one is in the Documents folder for Key commands which is different from the removal of the bezel where the file by the same name is in the airplane (specific aircraft) folder.   :)

OK..Let me give that a shot

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SUCESS!   I got the ENT key to work using my GPS Hardware! LOL :)

 

I went to that file RealityXP.GNS.ini (the one within the Documents folder

 

and saw the template that is already there

ENT_1=

waiting for me to add a key combination.

 

I simply added "CTRL+WIN+M" making the entry

ENT_1 = CTRL+WIN+M

I then invoked FSUIPC within the sim in tab "Buttons & Switches", pressed the hardware button on my GPS HW, then selected "select for key press" and pressed my keyboard keys altogether (The Ctrl key, the Windows keys and the "M" key)., hit the OK on the FSUIPC and I was done with linking the Key board key combination to that 1 single HW button and then linking the command via the ini file to the RealityXP software 

 

That's it.

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