1230james

None of my addons can find SimConnect

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Is this the right place to post this? I have no idea; this is my first time posting here

So I just finished a system reformat, since one of the SimConnect installers was refusing to work. I was trying to get FSXWX and GSX to work, but it kept returning errors that stated that apparently SimConnect wasn't installed. It had worked fine before (Also have FSX:SE installed), but I tried to use the SimConnect installers that come with P3Dv4 anyway.

After the reformat, I reinstalled P3D and ran all the SimConnect installers. They all worked fine, and all versions show up in the Programs and Features list. Following advice from various other forums, I restarted after finishing the installation.

FSXWX still couldn't find SimConnect.

GSX also stopped working for FSX:SE after reinstalling those, and their forums led me to Dependency Walker. After running it on couatl.exe, it stated that SimConnect.dll was missing. On top of that, running the FSXWX executable displays this.

Some other forum posts recommended uninstalling and reinstalling all the VC++ 2005 and 2013 redists, so I did that. Restarted my computer afterwards just to be safe.
Still nothing.

I've got no other ideas; it seems that SimConnect just does not want to be my friend anymore. Anyone got any ideas?

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The legacy installers for simconnect in P3D were installed in P3D.  Not in FSX-SE. 

In your Steam FSX folder look in SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\ .  You should see SimConnect.msi in that folder. FSX-SE uses a custom version of simconnect.

Best regards,

Jim

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Well, I'm open to other possibilities, if you have any ideas.

[Edit] If it helps, some of the stuff I'm trying to run is also returning peculiar errors; some forums recommended getting my VC++ redists again, which I have.
Not sure if it was a good idea, but I decided to just grab all the ones I could find, as listed here.

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The list of redistributables looks the same as the image in the AVSIM CTD Guide.  The redistributables are used by developers to properly install a product.  Microsoft.net's are the ones needed to make the application run properly.  The AVSIM CTD Guide has a repair tool for fixing Microsoft.net issues and to find out if you have the proper ones installed.  The error - oxc0150004 indicates a dll is missing or corrupt - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d66caf58-6381-40ef-bbcb-22e8e5e02ac3/error-code-0xc0150004?forum=winservergen.  I would assume that's the simconnect assembly.

After you installed all of the simconnects as I described above, did you reinstall the application?

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I'll check out the CTD guide for the .NET repair tool and that TechNet post and give them a go. Will report back with results.

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  1. It appears that I already have all the .NET Frameworks installed. (Otherwise, the registry has some ghost values)
  2. The System Update Readiness Tool doesn't want to install. (I'm running Windows 10, fyi)
  3. DISM returned nothing suspicious.
  4. SFC did return something strange, though. I can post the log if need be - it's quite lengthy, though.

 

13 hours ago, Jim Young said:

After you installed all of the simconnects as I described above, did you reinstall the application?

Seeing that FSXWX isn't something you really install (or their client, at least), didn't think it was necessary, so no, I didn't.

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I would run the Windows Repair tool as suggested by the AVSIM CTD Guide - http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html.  It is freeware and I have used it several times in Windows 10 if I had issues.  It does not change any of your installed programs.  It just repairs Windows and things related in the Windows folders.  Better than reinstalling Windows.  It does a restore point before doing the repairs.

Best regards,

Jim

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Something is wrong with this system... Install Win10, install updates, ensure all is working including networking, install P3D, run P3D ensure it's working, install four x86 simconnect .MSIs (simconnect is a network protocol), now install x86 simconnect reliant addon and it's not seeing simconnect means the system is at fault or somehow incorrectly configured. These versions of simconnect are automatically found by apps dependent on them by the MSI configuration to the SxS system. Other apps might use the .NET SImConnect and package the module with their app as it's not an installed module.

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49 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

I would run the Windows Repair tool as suggested by the AVSIM CTD Guide - http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html.  It is freeware and I have used it several times in Windows 10 if I had issues.  It does not change any of your installed programs.  It just repairs Windows and things related in the Windows folders.  Better than reinstalling Windows.  It does a restore point before doing the repairs.

Best regards,

Jim

Ran it, let it do its thing, and rebooted when it asked me to. Now what?

 

25 minutes ago, SteveW said:

Something is wrong with this system... Install Win10, install updates, ensure all is working including networking, install P3D, run P3D ensure it's working, install four x86 simconnect .MSIs (simconnect is a network protocol), now install x86 simconnect reliant addon and it's not seeing simconnect means the system is at fault or somehow incorrectly configured. These versions of simconnect are automatically found by apps dependent on them by the MSI configuration to the SxS system. Other apps might use the .NET SImConnect and package the module with their app as it's not an installed module.

Manually checking for updates as we speak. Taking quite a while...

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1 minute ago, 1230james said:

Ran it, let it do its thing, and rebooted when it asked me to. Now what?

Run the System File Checker again and see if the error(s) have been repaired.

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10 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

Run the System File Checker again and see if the error(s) have been repaired.

Double post; mainly for reply ping

Made no difference.

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Been poking around with .NET Framework installers. They all say that I have .NET Framework (3.0 and 4.0; 4.6 should already be installed with the OS) installed (as I said before, I found the respective keys in the registry and their folders appear in windir\Microsoft.NET\Framework and (...)\Framework64), but they don't seem to appear in the Programs and Features list like it used to before my system reformat.

Maybe this has something to do with all these programs not being able to detect that the correct .NET Framework versions have been installed?

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.NET comes with the OS you may see items listed 4.6 and 4.6.2.

The SimConnects you are on about are x86 not .NET if you see my other posts. Your system is broken up in some way, did you update the c++ libs x86 and x64 2005-2015.

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You said the whole problem started with a program not seeing simconnect so you reformatted.

Why not reformat and get the system fully up to date before installing any sims or addons. Then just install P3D, the simconnects, then and only then try a known program that works properly with simconnect before installing anything.

 

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18 hours ago, SteveW said:

The SimConnects you are on about are x86 not .NET

Uhh?

18 hours ago, SteveW said:

did you update the c++ libs x86 and x64 2005-2015.

That was one of the first things I did, if you read my previous posts in this thread.

18 hours ago, SteveW said:

You said the whole problem started with a program not seeing simconnect so you reformatted.

Why not reformat and get the system fully up to date before installing any sims or addons. Then just install P3D, the simconnects, then and only then try a known program that works properly with simconnect before installing anything.

...what do you think I did? ._.

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Yes I saw your post, I was checking you did both x86 and x64.

Set up a system only days ago no problems like this, straightforward setup, I've no idea why yours became a problem.

 

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...From what you say it was working, then at some stage became a problem with something new you got not seeing simconnect. Maybe something broke it, I heard one tale a printer driver broke simconnect, I doubt it was that but simconnect is not 100% foolproof. So I suggested if making a fresh build leave out everything but one good old trusty simconnect app to test it out before adding on more stuff.

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34 minutes ago, 1230james said:

Uhh?

The link you posted shows the message from MS .NET, the managed simconnect module from FSX SP2 61259, 10.0.61637.0 is not found by the app. No amount of installing the x86 SimConnects in \redist will help.

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49 minutes ago, SteveW said:

...From what you say it was working, then at some stage became a problem with something new you got not seeing simconnect. Maybe something broke it, I heard one tale a printer driver broke simconnect, I doubt it was that but simconnect is not 100% foolproof. So I suggested if making a fresh build leave out everything but one good old trusty simconnect app to test it out before adding on more stuff.

I already did a system restore. I don't see why doing another one would change anything.

 

34 minutes ago, SteveW said:

No amount of installing the x86 SimConnects in \redist will help.

That much is obvious. Can you please refrain from making useless comments, or just stop replying entirely, if you have nothing new or relevant to say, please? I opened this thread to get expert opinions; you've just been reposting the obvious and unhelpful details. :/

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