Roger Wilco

Reality XP GNS2 FSX - Can't get it going

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Hi!

 

Have been spending hours trying to get the newly purchased RXP GNS V2 to interact with my FSX SP2. Tried reinstalling both FSX and RXP as well as SimConnect.

I don't get any error messages but when I start the FSX and load the new C421 (or any other plane), I never see any add-on menu.

Can't even seem to find the log files as per location in the user's manual ???

(I do see the rxpGNS2.dll in the GAUGES folder so it must have ran the installer at least partly)

Win 8.1 Pro 64

 

Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot?

 

Thanks

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Did you install the Garmin GNS Trainer?

Can you start it up, all by itself, and does it run OK?

For the C421, did you run the exe to enable the RXP GNS?

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Hi, please review the troubleshooting section of the user's manual to solve this issue.

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@Bert Pieke

- The Garmin trainer works like a charm.

- I am not sure which .exe file you are referring to, to enable RXP GNS ???

@RXP

- I tried what I could as far as the troubleshooting in the user's manual

- Re-installed SimConnect

- Manually edited the dll.xml file

- There are no log files under "Documents" (it is not called MY documents in Win 8.1 PRO) ???

 

I can see 3 different .dll files plus the add-on.xml installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Reality XP\GNS Simulation\FltSim\32

 

I appreciate your help

FSX - Win 8.1 PRO

 

 

 

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Can you please post the content of your DLL.xml file so that we can cross check if there is any error there?

In general, if there is no menu this means:

- simconnect is not installed, or not the needed version.
Our installer now includes the simconnect redist installer.

- our rxpGNS2_menu.dll (conversely rxpGTN_menu.dll) is not loaded by simconnect.
Although our installer tries its best to add an entry in the DLL.xml file, it may fail from time to time and manually adding the entry as described in the user's manual solves this.

- still not displaying? This is not a supported FS version.
Can you please right-click FSX.exe | Properties | Details, then report the version numbers displayed?

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6 hours ago, Roger Wilco said:

@Bert Pieke

- The Garmin trainer works like a charm.

- I am not sure which .exe file you are referring to, to enable RXP GNS ???

 

Correct :wink:

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@RXP 

I re-installed your software today so I assume the SimConnect would have been installed correctly.

FSX File version: 10.0.61472.0

Product version: 10.0.61472.0 (fsx-sp2.20071210-2023)

Is the add-on menu window supposed to pop-up automatically when loading the aircraft and clicking "fly now" or is it hidden in a menu?

Below is a copy of the dll.xml file

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0">
  <Descr>Launch</Descr>
  <Filename>dll.xml</Filename>
  <Disabled>False</Disabled>
  <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>
  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Object Placement Tool</Name>
    <Disabled>True</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>
  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Traffic Toolbox</Name>
    <Disabled>True</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Traffic Toolbox SDK\traffictoolbox.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>
  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Visual Effects Tool</Name>
    <Disabled>True</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Special Effects SDK\visualfxtool.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>

   <Launch.Addon>
      <Name>CMeteoXml</Name>
      <Disabled>False</Disabled>
      <Path>.\CMeteoXml.dll</Path>
   </Launch.Addon>

<Launch.Addon>!
<Name>Reality XP GNS Menu</Name>!
<Disabled>False</Disabled>!
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>!
<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Reality XP\GNS Simulation\FltSim\32\rxpGNS_menu.dll</Path>!
</Launch.Addon>!

</SimBase.Document>

 

 

Thanks

 

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Thank you for the file. A closer look shows each of the added lines for the RXP GNS menu end with a ! (exclamation mark). Have you manually added these when copying the text? Or did they appear because you've copy/paste the text from the user's manual? In any case, these shouldn't be there and this most likely is the reason.

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I deleted all the exclamation marks from the dll.xml file and saved it. Rebooted the computer but there is still no add-on menu showing in FSX...

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Let's try further resolving this:

1) there is a CMeteoXml addon in your DLL.xml file, is this one loaded ok?

2) I suspect there is something funky in your DLL.xml file, more precisely encoding error. It is possible the header is saying encoding="Windows-1252" but the file has a UTF8 BOM (hidden first 3 bytes). The easiest would be to try out changing it to:

encoding="UTF-8" (like it is indicated in our User's Manual too...)

 

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I tried changing the encoding as suggested...

CMeteoXml.dll and SimConnect are correctly loaded with fsx.exe (according to Process explorer)

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Posted (edited)

Great. CMeteoXml is now loaded but still no GNS menu or did it solve this too?

Are you sure you are editing the correct DLL.xml file? Since you are using Process Explorer, you could list all open file handles and there is a chance the DLL.xml file handle stays opened, in which case, you'd reveal the path it is loaded from in order to cross check this.

Once found, and if this is the correct path, you might want to 'disable' the CMeteoXml entry and see if this was preventing the next entry (GNS menu) to load?

Edited by RXP

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While triple-checking the path to the rxpGNS2_menu file in the computer vs the troubleshooting section in the manual, I noticed a tiny discrepancy in the file name.

The "2" was missing in the file name in the dll.xml code (as well as the manual) It should have been "rxpGNS2_menu"

Thanks for all the help leading me in the right direction. 

Now to do some actual flying :)

 

Roger Wilco

 

 

    

                                       

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Thank you for spotting the typo! I'm glad it got all sorted out in the end!

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