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Roy has given good advice here which applies also to the other PSS aircraft. I have also taken a backup of all my iFDG/PSS aircraft merge folders as well for the A320 family as each of them have the PSS panel.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Good idea, RoyFor the Boeings, do not forget file voronoi.dat in the Root FS9 and also the two fonts to go in Windows/fonts.I'll try and put together a complete list for the two Boeings ASAP.John Rooum

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Thanks, John. And it would be great to have a source for the fonts for those of us who've experienced a hd crash, etc.Jim Harnes

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What about those of us who had to reinstall FS9 AFTER PSS, like me, went offline and can't get access to our files? I payed alot of money for these planes, and now can't get any of them. No advance info on there departure or nothing. I am 52 years old and am disappointed I bought from CHILDREN. Be MEN and respond ,please to a PAYING customer.Jorge

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PSS, the only thing I want from you are all my files I bought, Dash8, airbuses 319, 320, 321, 330, 340, 757, 777, and the liveries for each plane. Can you PLEASE let me have what is RIGHTFULLY MINE!!! Send them to my e-mail address, or give me a link or SOMETHING!!!!!! I care less about anything else!!!Jorge

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Having just located full installers for all the products, ideally someone (by default that appears to be me) could make a start matching users to products, there are two things to cover first, not having any access to the user database is one, the fact the installers are all key protected, with keys I don't have is another.

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If in fact pss has given up, maybe they should post the files on avsim as freeware, this would make me happy, even though we payed for them at least we would have the security of knowing that we can still install them. I know that would mean that people who have not purchased them could get them for free but really I wouldn't care as long as I knew no matter what that I could get the aircrafts I payed for if my computer fails. It is just such a chore to try to hunt down all of the pss files on my computer. I hope that they were acquired by another payware company because that would mean we wouldn't have to worry about support or redownload of our products.

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>If in fact pss has given up, maybe they should post the files>on avsim as freeware, this would make me happy, even though we>payed for them at least we would have the security of knowing>that we can still install them.I dont think JustFlight would approve of that, if anything, now that JF have the items for download something would be negotiated between the two parties. As Graham said in that email that was posted here, one way or another, everyone will have access to what they've bought.

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The fonts are baloo.ttf and irs___.ttf. I lost them both in a hd crash and sure would like to get them from someone.Jim Harnes

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I think they will be back if you read the talked to graham forum it says that they will be back up as soon as some issues are solved.thanksAnthony

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when it comes to the fonts, In control panel click the fonts icon if in xp classic view then find baloo and there was another one, but I don't remember what it was, I am not sure if you will be able to copy these so I will attach them if needed.thanksAnthony DeFrancodoes anyone know what the second font is, I know these 2 fonts are for the 757 and 777, If anyone knows what the second one is please tell us.

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Luckily I had my favourite aircraft backed up when I reinstalled operating system and FS9 (BTW this is the best way to improve FS9 performance, if like me after several years of adding junk you FS stutters, loses frames rates etc) It's the only way i've found apart from spending big bucks on a new spec.Backup, and if you need to restore just copy these files back to fs9In Windows ExplorerProgram Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator 9/PSS(Load edit, fuel planners etc in here)Program Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator 9/Aircraft/PSS-A330-200....etcProgram Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator 9/Aircraft/PSSAB-Pro Program Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator 9/Gauges...All PSS StuffProgram Files/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator 9/Effects...All PSS StuffC/Documents and settings/Your Name/Application data/Microsoft/FS9/Aircraft....create folders for "PSS-A330-200" etcI had to create folders for PSS-A330-200PSS-A330-300PSS-A340-200PSS-A340-300PssConcorde2004To view these folders you may have to enable them by going to tool bar..tools...Folder Options...View... Click ..show hidden files etcHope that helps you to keep your aircraft if the PSS site doesn't come back upRoy

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Those posts talking of things like class action lawsuits or hosting of files elsewhere have been and will continue to be deleted. One thing puzzles me: I don't know where the idea started that PSS had an obligation to continue providing the files for download for ever. Online stores don't, simmarket for example who allow unlimited downloads for one year as far as I recall, so where does it say that PSS should allow it for ever? You downloaded the aircraft you had purchased and that first download was probably the limit of what PSS were legally required to do. What I think should have happened is that PSS should have left the site up (at least the "My Files" part of it) for a while with an announcement in bold type that it would close in x amount of time. That would have been the best way to approach this and a sensible communication alerting users to the need to re-download everything they had purchased. Sadly, for what seem like personal reasons which can affect any small company, that did not happen.Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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>Those posts talking of things like class action lawsuits or>hosting of files elsewhere have been and will continue to be>deleted. >>One thing puzzles me: I don't know where the idea started that>PSS had an obligation to continue providing the files for>download for ever. Online stores don't, simmarket for example>who allow unlimited downloads for one year as far as I recall,>so where does it say that PSS should allow it for ever? You>downloaded the aircraft you had purchased and that first>download was probably the limit of what PSS were legally>required to do. What I think should have happened is that PSS>should have left the site up (at least the "My Files" part of>it) for a while with an announcement in bold type that it>would close in x amount of time. That would have been the best>way to approach this and a sensible communication alerting>users to the need to re-download everything they had>purchased. Sadly, for what seem like personal reasons which>can affect any small company, that did not happen.>>Rob Elliott, EGPE Inverness>PSS Support and>Airbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual >airbus@speedbirdonline.co.uk>http://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.html>http://www.bavirtual.co.ukRob,I think the difference is that when I buy a product from SimMarket I have downloaded the complete installation package and could, therefore, install without access to the SimMarket website (In theory at least and ignoring producer registrations!). With PSS the downloaded installer always needs to go to the PSS website, so installing without access to the PSS website is not possible.So unless I'd taken, what are essentially undocumented, steps to back up my purchases the products are no longer installable.That said, I do agree with you about the class action nonsense - at this stage it just provides more heat than light. Also I have huge admiration for you and the others who are trying to provide a level of support to PSS customers whilst PSS are off-air.Many thanks.Keith A-B

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Jim,I thought my post went through with the uploaded fonts, but I don't see it so I'll try again.thanksAnthonyDo You have any tips for the cat 5 checkride at united? I am trying to fly it and want to be successful. If the upload doesn't work, I can e-mail you or post them on the united forum.Sorry it took so long for me to notice that the post didn't go through, I know that I uploaded the attachment once. I apologize.

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Got them. Many thanks. WRT to the CAT 5 checkride, best advice I can give is get the grading standards and practice until you meet them. Grading at that level is taken very seriously.One thing to watch out for is the PSS T7 rocket-like take off and climb and the plunge at TOD. There is a very good post on VNAV here in the new forum. Applying the techniques in that post will go a long way to achieving an excellent checkride score.Jim Harnes

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Here is what I had saved once from the Pss-faqs:For a clean install it is best to remove any older files as listed below, then run the Base Installer*****************319320321 Files*****************supported in either FS2002 or FS2004FS200xAircraftPssA319PssA320PssA321FS200xAircraftPSSAB-Propanelsound.cfmsound.iaeFS200xEffectsPSS_beacon.fxPSS_Lights.fxPSS_logo.fxPSS_navred.fxPSS_navwhi.fxPSS_strobe_Airbus.fxPSS_vclight.fxFS200xGaugesPSS-a320.gauFS200xPSSAirbus A3XXFSUIPC extras NavDataFS200xPSStexturegeneri_c.bmpgeneric_l.bmpgeneric_t.bmpglass_t.bmppan_l.bmpWing_l.bmp******Dash 8******supported in either FS2002 or FS2004FS200xAircraftPSS Dash8FS200xGaugesPSS-Dash8.gauPSS-Dash8Q.gauFS200xPSSDASH 8FS200xPSSTexturepropdash8.bmpPSSDH8GAUGE_L.bmpPSSDHC8_l.bmpPSSDHC8_l2.bmpPSSDHC8_l3.bmpPSSDHC8_l4.bmpPSSDHC8_l5.bmpPSSDHC8gen_l.bmpPSSDHC8gen_t.bmpPSSDHC8pan_l.bmpPSSDHC8pan_t.bmpPSSDHC8vc_l.bmpPSSDHC8vc_t.bmp******Vulcan******supported in either FS2002 or FS2004FS200xAircraftVulcan558-2k2FS200xEffectsPSS_smokeyvl.fxPSS_smokeyvr.fxPSS_vc.fxFS200xGaugesPSS-Vulcan.gauFS200xPSSVulcan_XH558.bmpVulcan_XH558.datVulcan_XH558.cfgVulcan_XH558.lng***330***supported in either FS2002 or FS2004FS200xAircraftPSS-A330-200PSS-A330-300PSSAB-ProFS200xEffectsPSS_vc.fxFS200xGaugesPSS-A330.gauFS200xPSSAirbus A3xxFSUIPC extrasA330 panel configuration utilityA330_usageA330-A340 LoadEditA330FuelPlannerA340_usageA340FuelPlannerAPTuning330config330loadeditFS200xPSSNavDatapssaptpssawypssndbpssrwypsssidpssstarpssvorpsswptFS200xPSSTextureengine_GE_lengine_PW_lengine_RR_lengine_CFM_lgauge1_lgauge2_lOH_Lpss33_main_lpssa330_generic2_cpssa330_generic_cpssa334_generic_tvc_lwing330_l***340***supported in either FS2002 or FS2004FS200xAircraftPSS-A340-200PSS-A340-300PSSAB-ProFS200xEffectsPSS_vc.fxFS200xGaugesPSS-A330.gauFS200xPSSAirbus A3xxFSUIPC extrasA330 panel configuration utilityA330_usageA330-A340 LoadEditA330FuelPlannerA340_usageA340FuelPlannerAPTuning330config330loadeditFS200xPSSNavDatapssaptpssawypssndbpssrwypsssidpssstarpssvorpsswptFS200xPSSTextureengine_GE_lengine_PW_lengine_RR_lengine_CFM_lgauge1_lgauge2_lOH_Lpss33_main_lpssa330_generic2_cpssa330_generic_cpssa334_generic_tvc_lwing330_l-------------------Guy

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"Always sit at the rear of an aircraft,because they always find the Black Boxes"http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/forum_images/fdc_beta.jpg]http://www.oncourse-software.co.uk/forum_i...e_supporter.jpg]Roy,I had to do a complete reinstall of windows just after new year,so it was a good opportunity to try out the above.Luckily i backed up all of the above and saved them into their relevant folders.My A330 and A340 fly okay so for me the panic is over as like everyone else,i had thought i had lost everythingregards Dave

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Very insightful remark was made by KABINAY. I have contributed to PSS's finacial "success"? I have alot of addons, and ALL of them simply require a KEY or nothing at all to unlock what I PURCHASED. ALL those addons I have backed up on disc with NO PROBLEMS. PSS is the only one I have bought from that requires a foolish connection to their website to get MY purchases. I would have backed them up ALONG TIME AGO if I could have. Now I have been waiting several weeks without flying my favorite aircraft, the 777. Its a shame, because I was content with the way it performed, but some expected it to BE A REAL AIRCRAFT. IT"S NOT! I love this flight sim experience. Please let me have my purchases, please.jorge

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If anyone cares, what really angers me (calmly), is I go to "JustFlight" website and see the 757 and 777 for SALE!In my opinion, all PSS has to do, is let those of us who spent a considerable amount of money know, that OUR FILES are safe and we can install them WITHOUT using THEIR DATA SERVER!!! Graham said they would be back early in the new year, WHAT THE H#@& does that mean? January, February, March, April, May? My Father taught me to be a MAN when I made mistakes! That would ALWAYS retain my dignity. So, what do you think PSS, Graham, whoever? God Speed,Jorge

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Many thanks to Guy for providing here the structures to backup the airbuses and Dash.Has anyone the file structure for the Boeings so that i may back them up?Fortunately I bought the 777 on CD from just Flight, but my 757 is download only and I want to back her up completely before I lose track of the files.PSS going offline suddenly caught me off guard as well. It'd have been different if, as mentioned by someone else above, the installers weren't dependant on PSS servers to reinstal the product. Installers that have to do this just scare me. I have a nice chunk of financial aid coming this semester -- almost tempted to just get the CD version of the 757 -- but from what I recall when it was released on CD it did not have the latest patch. Any way of finding out for sure?Not interested in the Airbuses since they were so outdated and i am turning to Feelthere for their Airbus line.The situation with PSS is unfortunate. I really loved their work. Since no announcement was made, however, it's only logical to assess their fate is now the same as Simflyers. I hope like blazes i am wrong, because my credit card was (and is if they come back up) always ready for PSS products.

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>Very insightful remark was made by KABINAY. I have>contributed to PSS's finacial "success"? I have alot of>addons, and ALL of them simply require a KEY or nothing at all>to unlock what I PURCHASED. ALL those addons I have backed up>on disc with NO PROBLEMS. PSS is the only one I have bought>from that requires a foolish connection to their website to>get MY purchases. I would have backed them up ALONG TIME AGO>if I could have. Now I have been waiting several weeks without>flying my favorite aircraft, the 777. Its a shame, because I>was content with the way it performed, but some expected it to>BE A REAL AIRCRAFT. IT"S NOT! I love this flight sim>experience. Please let me have my purchases, please.>>jorgeUnfortunately due to piracy, online connections are the way to go nowdays. PMDG does it with their new 744 requiring internet to at least authenticate you before the gauges will unlock. otherwise the craft will not work. Anything you buy from Flight1 requires their online authentication of you as a customer using a key file and password in order to unlock the product every time you install. Ariane requires you to at least email an activation in order to receive a key back whenever you change your hardware because that add-on is hardware based just like Windows is. FSD (I think i got that right) requires online activation for their reinstalls as well. Wilco only allows you 3 tries at a download and no download accelerators are allowed -- hard to do when they have their speeds throttled down to slower-than-dial-up speeds. Fortunately THOSE files are installers that do not need online activation.It is inevitable that the day WILL come when almost every payware developer will require online authentication. If that online company goes out of business, unfortunately there is no law that requires them to uphold support. They only have to provide support for current products while they are officially still in business, and even that has loopholes. Their by-law requirement is that you INITIALLY get the product upon purchase. Once you've made that first download and installation, nothing obligates anyone to let you download it anymore.I'm not taking sides here, but after reading some of what is in this thread, I think folks should know exactly what they are looking at as customers anytime they buy any product, FS or not, that requires online authentication per install.

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Hi Chris,The JF 757 is the latest version; just a different package/installer.757 file structure going on a separate post. Re-installing is then just a straightforward copy/paste job; just as we did in the good old freeware days before installers were invented!John R

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What this means then, is we just sit and wait.NOONE has any contact with someone from PSS who could ease our fears about wether we get our files or not?Jorge

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THANK you, John :-) I will be patiently waiting for that post -- and JF is an awesome company so I'll support them even further by going ahead and getting the CD version :-)Chris

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