1290SASRider

Widgeon CTD in FSX:SE

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10 hours ago, por930 said:

I suggest anyone having issues to make sure there user account is in fact a admin. Here is a video to explain how to change this option.

I can't find the video either. But I've checked my normal login and it has administrator rights already. Otherwise:

10 hours ago, Flysimware said:

As i thought it is a personal computer permission issue. And this is why only some are having issues. I too last year had to ad admin rights or FSX:SE would crash as soon as i loaded anything. The Grumman had a DLL and this is going to need full permission from FSX or your computer will refuse to read or write to the DLL and cause a crash. So seems that when you added the rights it worked then failed after you removed it. There are tutorials online for how to add rights to programs without just checking the admin box. This will most likely fix your issue as i think your specific windows is confused and is not allowing admin rights to FSX:SE.

Unfortunately, it's not so simple.

Yesterday, I was able to start a flight using the Widgeon only twice. The rest of the time any attempt to do the same thing resulted in a crash to desktop. The same has happened today, all attempts to use the Widgeon have failed except for one which worked at around 10:00am. This one crashed when I ended the flight.

My normal login has administrator rights. Normally I have run FSX by right clicking the icon an selecting Runs as administrator from the menu. Recently, I have set 'Run as administrator' in the properties of FSX.exe. But it is still crashing. Sometimes it will give an error message to the effect that FSX has stopped working. Sporadically it will work, but most of the time it hangs for a few minutes and then crashes to the desktop.

So basically, I'm getting nowhere with this.

 

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My most stable time when using FSX(boxed version) was when I loaded a early disk version of Win 7 and then FSX, on my D drive, and then set Win 7 for no windows updates. It was sheer bliss.

When I eventually updated my machine to Win10, and especially after the increased security and permissions arrived, FSX became more of a handful due to permissions, even though I had security turned off.

I went to P3Dv4. I have had a few permission issues with my P3Dv4.1 build, when it is not happy with a program and it says, "run Anyway"...I select Y, and all seems well.

I removed the Win 10 / FSX and built a machine for Win7/ FSX and use this for my PMDG a/c. and sceneries that will not fire up in P3Dv4.

I used to use FSX-SE, but had issues with addon permissions and things would run some days and not others. So I tried to move FSX-SE from my C Drive Programs area where it defaulted, to a D drive. I got hopelessly lost in the process, with duplicate versions running even after a total re download. I asked Steam for support, which they did at first, then they gave up as their instructions were out of date and reading from some old scripts...and eventually they never replied. So, I removed Steam(such a nice feeling) 

While P3Dv4.1 was a bit barren at first, it is picking up with more A/C and sceneries.

 

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I am going to add this topic to my FB group page and see if anyone can help.

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I just purchased the Grumman in the October sale along with the Lear and MuB260.

It always crashes the sim no matter how I load it, either directly or after default or any airport etc.

You can select the ac in the choose plane menu but going to load flight instant crash.

All my other add ons and FS work the best they ever have, I'm an ex IT consultant I know my way around a PC....

So how do I apply for a refund? It just doesn't work out the box with FSX steam W10 for me. There is no way I am going to mess with any FSX settings with everything else working hunky dory.

Extra disappointed as I have PNW/plus 2 OrbX addon water airports as well as Tongass Fjords and STILL only have awful default planes to go there with 😞

PS The Lear is ********  majestic. Hands down in my top 3 now, right up there with the PMDG 737 and A2A Mustang.

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13 hours ago, sloppysmusic said:

It always crashes the sim no matter how I load it, either directly or after default or any airport etc.

 

SOLVED:

I found the reason why Windows 10 is causing the crash. And maybe other OP systems besides W7. We tested on W7 with no issues, I tested today with W10 and it also crashed. I found in the panel config file last entry [Vcockpit21] is a duplicate of entry 12. So just delete the last entry. I will add instruction on the product page until we release a new version.

Sorry for the issue!

 

So this proves newer operating systems are getting worse if they can't ignore a duplicate entry since W7 could. You would think it would be the other way around.😥

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Ah.. No windows has been going down since nt4/windows 2000. I have  mine locked down haven't had to update for over a year now. Thanks for the info will try that tomorrow. Be great to get a boat plane off the ground again!

 

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Flysimware, your suggestion worked.  The Widgeon loads normally.  Thanks for resolving this!

Russell, I'm just down I-95 in NSB!

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10 hours ago, Flysimware said:

SOLVED:

I found the reason why Windows 10 is causing the crash. And maybe other OP systems besides W7. We tested on W7 with no issues, I tested today with W10 and it also crashed. I found in the panel config file last entry [Vcockpit21] is a duplicate of entry 12. So just delete the last entry. I will add instruction on the product page until we release a new version.

Sorry for the issue!

 

So this proves newer operating systems are getting worse if they can't ignore a duplicate entry since W7 could. You would think it would be the other way around.😥

 

Fixed indeed! Setting up my default views in Aerosoft Daytona then its off to OrbX PNW 😄

So glad I finally got a water bird for the sim. Putting floats on the Lear was not happening for me (although it handles long grass strips pretty well!)

4 hours ago, 1290SASRider said:

Flysimware, your suggestion worked.  The Widgeon loads normally.  Thanks for resolving this!

Russell, I'm just down I-95 in NSB!

David that's interesting to know! I was in your Home Depot yesterday buying a yard chemical sprayer. Glamorous info eh? I notice the FSW videos are based at Spruce Creek. Is that where you guys are based? I'm in South Daytona that's only 3 or 4 miles from here! Regularly cycle using backroads to NSB and back making sure the route takes me past KEVB. It CAN be a small world sometimes 😄

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