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Super Flight Planner for FSX Open Beta Available

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Folks,I just noticed that Alex has released what he terms an 'Open Beta 1' version of his Flight Planner program, 'Super Flight Planner' (Freeware). I wont have time to download and install this until later but he has always responded very well to user input and his version for FS2004 was actually quite good, even if you just wanted a moving map.Go over to: http://www.cpinf.com/Note: You will have to quickly register to download and he is actively seeking feedback for this program.Paul

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Thanks. It looks like I'm the first to download it! ;)

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>Thanks. It looks like I'm the first to download it! ;)Bill, If you have an opportunity, can you post your impressions of this SFP Beta?Thanks mate.Paul

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I downloaded the Beta last night and for the life of me, I couldn't get the database to load. I converted it and opened it up in SFP but it still wouldn't work. I tried the stable version and went through the same process but to no avail, so obviously I'm doing something wrong. I tried to goto the Yahoo Groups page to get instructions for a beginner but that page no longer exists. Is there a walk-through available because I would love to try this out. ThanksOh, also I noticed that when you convert the database, it saves as a .sfd file and SPF is looking for .sfp4 format. Apparently I have things all messed up.

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Same problem. Uninstalled and reinstalled still no luck. CraigLian-Li PC60-B Case Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Gigabyte P35 DS3R Intel Core2Duo E6850 Arctic Cooling Freezer7 Pro Crucual Ballistix 2GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) EVGA 7950 GT OC 512 Mb Plextor PX-810SA/SW-BL 18X SATA DVD Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/sec Seagate Barracuda 7200.10250 GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/secCraig

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Same here, but used to earlier released patch for FSX. 'No go' with the database installer.Tried to download this version, but am refused per my registered log-in.Dunno what the problem is.

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I ran the database wiz against FS9 and it worked perfectly (so far). I still wish you could zoom using the mouse wheel (or I have never found a way to do that).This is in Win XP with only FS9 installed at this point.scott s..

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Just downloaded the SFP 4 Beta and the database wizard (4.0.0.441) worked fine. The SFP version is 4.0.0.495. I can tell that some heavy duty programming went into this. The database wizard seems quite fast at over 1000 files per second.I like the new icons and interface. A lot of options for how you want it to look. There seem to be some bugs which should be reported quickly so that Mr. Antonini can make the changes.As an FSNav user who's given up on a version for FSX this is definitely a robust program although it will take me a while before it feels familiar.Ben

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Are you using Windows Vista? Also, when you used the database wizard and saved the file, how did you open it in SFP, via the File menu?I cannot figure out why I can't get it to work unless its a Vista problem.

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>Are you using Windows Vista? Also, when you used the database>wizard and saved the file, how did you open it in SFP, via the>File menu?>I just downloaded SFP (Super Flight Planner) and ran the Database utility to import all the data from FSX and convert that for SFP to use. I then started SFP's main interface and used the 'File' then 'Open' options to point SFP to the database that was created during the convert process. I gave this database an arbitrary name and placed that into the SFP directory but it could go anywhere really. This database then opened with all the converted data and I have been able to create a flight plan and import that into FSX after first exporting that from SFP.There are a few options that don't appear to be functioning as yet but this is an excellent start for a Flight Planning utility, particularly for those without FSBuild, FSNav etc etc.Paul

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I use the original SFP with FS9. Does the new version create flight plans that can be used wuith FS9?

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>I use the original SFP with FS9. Does the new version create>flight plans that can be used wuith FS9?Yes, there is an option to export flight plans to FS2004 in the new version of SFP for FSX.Paul

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>I ran the database wiz against FS9 and it worked perfectly>(so far). I still wish you could zoom using the mouse wheel>(or I have never found a way to do that).>Scott,I just noticed that someone has suggested the Mouse Wheel Zoom on the SPF Forum and Alex, the Developer, has indicated that he is going to make that change.Paul

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HelloYou can however zoom using rubber banding just click on the icon resembling a magnifying glass with the number one on it, then holding the left mouse button drag a box around the area to zoom

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Thanks but I ssked the wrong question :( Can it build a database from FS9 .bgls?

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>I just noticed that someone has suggested the Mouse Wheel Zoom>on the SPF Forum and Alex, the Developer, has indicated that>he is going to make that change.That would be nice. scott s..

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Yes. I only have FS9 installed on my new system and it found it (I guess by looking at the registry since I didn't see any way to put in a path).scott s..

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I've downloaded the setup (setup4_b1.exe) twice but when I try to run it I get a message that the file is corrupt and I should download it again. Anyone else had this problem?

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Folks,I have uploaded the Open Beta 2 to my site (http://www.cpinf.com). You can find a lot of bug fixes and some new features (in my case I hope that New Features != New Bugs :-) ). For those who are stuck with site registration: drop me a SMS saying who you are, your EMAIL address if you are in trouble. I'll send you a private email and enable you manually once I receive an answer. My mobile phone for SMS is +39-349-2418328. Once again I'd like to say that final release is scheduled for next Christmas and will be uploaded here on avsim.com.Have nice flight,Alex

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Hi Paul. Thanks for the info. How do you select the aircraft? How do you get it to select your aircraft that are in FS9 or FSX? It seems like it has a default list of A/C. I made two SFP4 databases, one for each FS version, but I can't see how to add the A/C type to the plans. I sure hope there is a tutorial or help file. This program looks GREAT! Best regards, Bob.

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To get the database to load for FSX Do the following. Make a Sub Directory off of wherever you installed SFP called DataBase, make a file called=>DataBase file.sfd or copy the one from your FS9 SFP install and use the wizard and select this file to overwrite. The file should be approx 6908KB if you selected all.

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Add the following to my last reply. Somehow the copy/paste did not copy all that I intended.After the wizard builds the file, re name the file as xxxx.sfp4 then open SFP, DO a FILE,OPEN,then select the file that you just built, then go to DATABASE,VIEW DATABASE and the info will be there.WORKS FOR ME.

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