Zeder

Last digit missing in controller text

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Hi,

On the controller information for takeoff runway, the last digit of the runway # is missing
and occurs after ack at the begin of next line.

See screenshots.

Does anybody has any idea what's wrong?

Thanks in advance

Ruedi

 

 

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after ack

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Never seen this before but have you tried enlarging the window (sideways)?

Ian

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Hi,

I have tested again.

-no change the lines: first line show long message (without the last digit) and requested an ack (7)
- after I gave ack (7) a new line occurs with     the last digit of the message

- then enlarged the window downwards (space for more then one line.....)   >>> same effect.

In FSUIPC option multiline is activated.

Next test, (with 'show text' tool, set as active:)
RC start, load FPlan into it, start fsx. load FPlan into it, start show text > link active, RC Start
Then I sent CLR to RC and get a feedback, but after then, the RC stopped and I see this message (on RC screen):

Run time error '70', RadarContact.fsuipc.rcv4code
Somethings seem to be wrong and I'm not shure, if I spend a lot of time to find out.

(Because another 'error' is, that the destination airport sound as follow: (LSZH) >> Lima, sierra zulu hotel, instead   'Zurich'.)

Similar as described in Manual (page 29)

When selecting your call sign, note that a space between the numbers defines how they are spoken. For
example, 6 6 3 would be spoken as six, six, three. If you entered 6 63, it would be voiced as
six, sixty-three.

At this moment, I'm a little bit stumped....

Ruedi
 

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Ruedi,

Check that the folder where you save your plans has write access.

Also check you are running RC4 with admin rights.  Relate a shortcut to RC4.exe, right-click it and choose advanced. The admin option there will guarantee it always runs with those rights.

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Unfortunately Admins don't have rights to personal folders so the advice of running with Admin fails on some systems. Although this is the advice often given, and it does work most of the time, it is basically wrong and can allow access to the system from nefarious sources.

If we want to do it the right way, when permission to write to a read only file or folder is required, in Windows and other OSs, then we "give the permission".

To do that we can most simply give the 'Modify Allow' permission to the Users group of that folder we want to create files or edit files in.

Since we log into Windows and become a member of that Users group by authentication, that is the recommended way to give permission. At some stage in the future an Admin might not have access to certain folders depending on how the software was installed.

Edited by SteveW

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Quite often software addons are affected by the problem of the Program Files folders being unavailable for User writes unless we give permission or elevate privileges. It is possible that RC4 could be affected in this way but not usually. I'm wondering if there's some kind of error in the FSUIPC settings.

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...Regarding Rays idea to run as admin might be a good test. What can happen is some aspects of communications (between RC4 and  the sim) can be lost, if only one, the sim or RC4 is run as admin but the other not. When running as admin make sure other apps run as admin too so that privileges are matched.

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Hi,

Thanks for your infos. I will try and give a feedback.

Ruedi

 

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@Zeder, Ruidi, how have you got that green display showing? It's not something I've seen before. Is it 'Display Text' in RC4?

I notice you're running WideServer but it's not linked to a networked PC. Running RC4 on a WideFS PC will allow you to use ShowText on that PCinstead of the SimConnect window on your FS one.

Edited by Ray Proudfoot

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Can you go to:

C:\Users\[you]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4

and rename UISettings.xml to, say, UISettings.xml.sav (so you have a copy) and restart P3D so a new one is made...

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Hi,
First of all

Ray: yes it is 'Display text' in RC4 (my native language is SwissGerman..., so it is very helpful...)
SteveW: I' m using Win7 on my PC and Notebook as well.

But now, the result of several test show me, do not use the tool  'showtext.exe'
I can live with 'the last digit on an new line.

Last week, my notebook gave up (cell battery down), therefore I have tested this RC4 Issue only with the PC.
But in the meantime, I have changed the battery (hurray!) and will try next week with FSX and RC4 on PC and FCommander on Notebook
(connected over WideFS)

You will got a feedback.

Have a nice (spring-) weekend

Ruedi

 

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Ruedi,

You may get performance issues with Display Text showing. It’s been mentioned on the forum in the past.

I appreciate it can help if your first language is not English but ATC instructions are quite similar once you’ve used RC4 for a while.

Hope things improve for you once the laptop is in use.

 

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Ray.

Ok. Actual situation: laptop is running, fsc database on laptop update (database manager):

FSX and RC4 on PC, Flightcommander and WideFS on laptop.

The RC4 works well with one exception: some of the destination airport codes are spelled out. For example EGPH >> Echo Golf Papa Hotel instead of 'Edinburgh'.
I have tested several flight plans, all rebuilt. But EGLL or most of the other airport code not.
Question: Does the rc4 have a database for icao code?
 
 

Or should I close this case and open a new one for the 'spelling issue'.??

 

 

Edited by Zeder
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Ruedi,

We conducted a survey between RC4 team members back in 2006 as to what airports would be identified by their name as opposed to using the ICAO code. There's a good mixture but I'm afraid no more can be added since each controller and pilot had to record the wav file for those airports. So what you have is it.

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The UISettings.xml controls window sizes, so I wondered if that simply didn't provide room for the last digit, a bit of a long shot.

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Ray,

First of all: many thanks for your time spended for my case!!
Just one little question: where should 'showtext' be installed , on PC or on laptop.
Means   PC  with fsx and rc4    and Laptop with fscommander, widefs and showtext??

Have a good time

Ruedi

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Ruedi,

You appear to be running RC4 on your FSX PC at present. Uninstall and reinstall on your laptop. You will need some space for ShowText of course but it does allow you to choose the size, font and colours.

If you continue to run it on your FSX PC you won't be able to use ShowText and will have to put up with the Simconnect window.

You can get ShowText here. https://forum.simflight.com/topic/66136-useful-additional-programs/

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Hello Ray,

I tried a lot with several configurations and
I will report all my experiences tomorrow.

Sorry again!!!!!

Ruedi

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Hello Ray,

Heureka 😀, it works.

First step
I have reinstalled RC on laptop and get the following message:

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I have ignored this message and tried again to use rcv4x:

Start RC and load flightplan (laptop) > start fsx and load flightplan and start it > and then start rcv4x and now I hear the controllers voice from my laptop.  That was the first step and it works.
But after start 'showtext' on laptop, this error occurs:

 

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But if I use 'showtext' running on pc (!) it works without any problems.

Result: fsx and showtext on pc and rcv4x on laptop. It seems to be solved.
Or what do you think about?

Thank you
Ruedi

 

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Ruedi,

No need to run ShowText on FSX PC. Only run it on laptop.

Does the laptop have full control of the folder containing your main FSX folder? It needs it in order to create.rcd files.

Have you run DB Update on RC4 and when asked if this is a WideFS setup replied Yes and entered the path to the main FSX folder? It should be something like \\flyingpc\fsx. Don’t forget to share that folder on your network.

Makerwys.exe needs running on FSX PC of course.

When you run WideClient.exe on laptop does it connect to FSX PC?

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Steve,

That message was caused by RC4 trying to install an ancient version of FSUIPC when FSX doesn't exist on that computer. It can be ignored.

As long as WideServer & Wideclient are up to date and suitable permissions are granted that should be all that's needed.

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Hi,

Some test made: widefs (laptop) connect to PC as soon the flight on fsx was started, thats fine.

BUT I didn't find any simconnect.dll file on pc and laptop. I was searching for more info about simconnect, but no success yet.

Tomorrow I will check (again) the version of widefs.

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You can search for SimConnect in "C:\Windows\WinSxS". It's more than a dll file, the setup of simconnect makes system settings so that the correct version is found by an application automatically. A .NET application may provide a custom dll in the path of the app.

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2 hours ago, Zeder said:

Hi,

Some test made: widefs (laptop) connect to PC as soon the flight on fsx was started, thats fine.

BUT I didn't find any simconnect.dll file on pc and laptop. I was searching for more info about simconnect, but no success yet.

Tomorrow I will check (again) the version of widefs.

If you have a successful WideFS connection what does the RC menu look like in ShowText?

You can disable simconnect messages from appearing in your FS window by editing FSUIPC4.ini.

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