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Hi all,Users reported lock up problems (panel.dll) on some PC configurations. We have fixed the problem and have made beta tested on Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP.We also added some new features like a Traveling Camera (become a film director) (lol). The user can now define the distance of the camera relative to the airplane.This is the final version of this freeware.We would like to thank all the people who sent us a feedback.Comments are of course still welcome.[www.anticyclone.be/active.html]Serge and Andy,

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How can it do all that and the file is only 46k ?I downloaded it and will place in module sub folder.Anyone know how to remove the "cannot load /LAGO/FSSE? dll message?Since I never used it I removed it but still get that message. Also I do not want LAGO in my menu bar.

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Hi. "How can it do all that and the file is only 46k ?"You don't need to much to do, The engine of Msfs also is only near 10 mb for the entire Msfs software, msfs is the module folder and the *.exe, thats it's, all other stuff are bmp, bgl , sound, thats almost all replaced from 3rd party, but the engine is pretty small , normally *.dll are small files.Thanks Serge and Andy GREAT Works!!!ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFshttp://fsw.simflight.com/fsw.jpg

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Woo hoo! It now works for me... this program has needed a flyby view since FS][! *grin*

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>Woo hoo! It now works for me... this program has needed a >flyby view since FS][! *grin* I love it too----- I tell you, this will become the most downloaded FSim addon EVER!!!Barry

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Serge and Andy, Absolutely brilliant! Many thanks. The Microsoft flight sims have needed this for years - the only mystery is why they didn't do it themselves, it was so obvious. The ability to configure it is the icing on the cake. I know I'll be using this an awful lot. Once again, many thanks! Best regards, Chris Wright

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GuysGreat little addon.I enjoy it a great deal.RussKTLHMany may fly and some are rewarded handsomely, but the wings of gold ofa United States Naval Aviator mean more than flying. It is dearly bought, requires sacrifice to keep and represents a way of life.

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Hi All,Really " Active Camera sorry to say this but, I just down-loaded the " Active Camera final version " and Flight Simulator 2002 still crashes on start-up. I am using Windows 98. Really is to bad, it seems like it will be lots of fun to use. So I hope it was not the final version. One thing is a bit odd. Using FSWorld to start up flight simulator with the " Active Camera final version " locks my computer up and demands a re-boot. Starting Flight Simulator 2002 using the normal icon with the " Active Camera final version " and Flight Simulator 2002 just crashes to my desk top. Either way it is not working for me. I always us FSWorld to start Flight Simulator 2002 due to the great clouds...thanks Chris!.I really hope someone can help me out concerning the " Active Camera DLL " This Hobby Just Keeps Getting Better... :-yellow1Kind RegardsRobert

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Hi Robert,Well we could not test the module on a lot of PCs. We tested at least on all Windows versions (we are pretty sure that it doesn't have anything to do with the OS).When you crash to the desktop, do you get a message from FS (the Send / Don't send box) ? If yes, does it talk about Panels.dll?Can you try to delete the current dll in your modules directory, at the same time checking that you don't have twice the dll in the directory, and reinstall the new one? The date of the dll is 6/6/2002, 20:15. Since you downloaded the first version (the one having problems with some configurations), it can be confusing because both dll have the same name.Don't hesitate to give us your feedback.Andy and Serge

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Isnt it great!! amazing..and, I asked them (MS) during the beta stage of FS2002 to add this.They told it is way to difficult to do now, and beyond scope and bla bla bla.. lol now we have it, and for free!Have fun flying!Johan[A HREF=http://www.phoenix-simulation.co.uk]Phoenix Simulation Software[/A]Unofficial PSS website:www.people.zeelandnet.nl/johd

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Hi Robert,That's odd. I too have W98 and this latest version of ActiveCamera runs fine with or without FS Sky World. I don't use the autorandom feature in FS Sky World as it produces VB errors and crashes the program (not FS2k2 I hasten to add).Like many others I was getting errors with the original .dll module for ActiveCamera. These appeared during the loading and exiting phases of FS2k2 but strangely did not seem to affect the proper functioning of the module while FS2k2 was running.I realize this probably doesn't help you very much other than to reassure you that it should work fine with W98.Mike :-wave

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Remarkable that MS couldn't or wouldn't add this feature, yet it appears to be so small a .dll file. Even the Doppler effect works well as the planes fly by. There is something about beauty in motion!Richard

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Hi, "I don't use the autorandom feature in FS Sky World as it produces VB errors and crashes the program"Did you have the latest vb files ? installed vb5, vb6 and if still error vb6 sp5, it should not crash.vb5,vb6 and vb6 sp5 are all available here:http://fsw.simflight.com/FSWInstallationAndError.htmlThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFshttp://fsw.simflight.com/fsw.jpg

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Me too. I downloaded the latest version and installed it into the Modules folder. FS2002 crashes the computer immediately with it in the Modules folder on my Win98ME. I deleted it and all works OK. Hope that there is a new version that will work for me. It sounds GREAT!

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I just started using this, and it is very cool. I really like this add-on.Thanks so much for developing this!Tim13

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I agree, fantastic add-on.Great job guys!No problems here....Win98SECJ PuttKTPA

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Serge & Andy.Just want to report that I got always a crash to the desktop with your Active camera module. Not anymore! The latest version (dated 6/6/2002) works great now! Many thanks for this nice improvement!!Edmundo PIV. WinXPPro, GeForce3 Ti200

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This may help. I have win98se. 2 days ago I dl the beta version even though there were comments about it crashing in win98. Son of a gun, it ran fine! My comment, simple "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW".Then last night I saw the final available so I dl it. Continuing surfing, I saw a post about AIVIEW so I dl it as well.Deleted old Flyby and put NEW and AIVIEW in modules folder. Start sim and CRASH on opening screen, not happy! Remove AIVIEW. Start sim, runs fine, happy again! Seems they don't get along? Any others, try this and see!BTW, Serge and Andy, thanks, I think you should work for MS or better still they should work for you!:-)

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Hi Mike,Boy do I feel dumb. Ok, I did down-load the new file, but what I did was install the old one again...DUHHHHHHHHH. Now I have install the correct one and it works ever sooooooooooooooooo great.Sometimes I am a really pooperThis Hobby Just Keeps Getting Better... :-yellow1Kind RegardsRobert

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I did that with too lol It works Great for me And a good thing to the maker of it "thank you "Anniette xxxxxxxxxx

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Charles,Credits of top of art programming this module go to Andy Newman. The code has been developped without any MS sources nor SDK. Do you know the recruitment procedure by Microsoft ? (LOL). The first version of Active Camera was already finished 2 months after the release of FS2000, October last year. It has not been distributed to the public since we planned to sell the module to an FS editor. The goal was to boost his FS related website. We asked $1000 (the price of a 2 or 3 months banner) but he denied our offer. Andy recently updated Active Camera to FS2K2 and we finaly decided to make a freeware.We thank all the simmers who sent us (positive or negative) feedback and ideas for improvement. We are a bit surprised this module is a success. The website stats log told us Active Camera (second version) has been downloaded 9112 times the last 48 hours. That's the story of Active Camera.regards,Serge Baye

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I would like to add my thanks to the list. I really like the fly by view and to be able to adjust it is fantastic. It works very well on my set up, WIN 98, GeForce256/64M, 800Mhz PII, 256M SDRAM.Thanks again!Earl.... "and the greatest of these is Love." I Cor. 13:13

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Hi Chris,Yes, been there, done that, got the tee shirt!No joy, I'm afraidMike(see my e-mail)

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To Andy Newman and Serge BayeThank you very much for such a nice add-on the FS2002. Unlike other 20+ MB files, this small file that make our hobby nicer and better. Everyone from flightsim community has a load applause to your innovative production!ThanksBryanCYVR

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