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before i release this to the masses, i'd like to make sure that these instructions are clear, and there are no questions.(the link to 4.3 is not working yet, so no posts about how it isn't working :-) )Radar Contact version 4.3 is a point release for users of radar contact version 4.2the only enhancement is the ability to read xml based .pln files generated by fsxYou cannot and should not upgrade 4.0 or 4.01 to 4.3 - you must upgrade: 4.0 to 4.01 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv401update.exe) 4.01 to 4.2 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv4_3831.zip) 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)or 4.01 to 4.2 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv4_3831.zip) 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)or 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)if you intend to use radar contact with both fsx and fs9, please read these instruction: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fs9 and fsx directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4x 3) install the latest fsuipc in each of the fs modules directories a) for fsx, http://www.schiratti.com/FSUIPC4.zip?timestamp=101106 :( for fs9, http://www.schiratti.com/files/dowson/FSUI...imestamp=071106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into both the rcv4 and the rcv4x directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into both the fs9 and fsx root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fsx, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4x directory 7) when you want to run rcv4 for fs9, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4 directory 8) when you start rcv4 for fsx for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator x files" in my documents 9) when you start rcv4 for fs9 for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator files" in my documents 10) then click rebuild scenery databaseif you intend to use radar contact with fs9 only, please read these instructions: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fs9 directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4backup 3) install the latest fsuipc in the fs9 modules directories a) for fs9, http://www.schiratti.com/files/dowson/FSUI...imestamp=071106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into the rcv4 directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into the fs9 root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fs9, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4 directory 7) when you start rc for fs9 for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator files" in my documents 8) then click rebuild scenery databaseif you intend to use radar contact with fsx only, please read these instructions: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fsx directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4x 3) install the latest fsuipc in the fsx modules directories a) for fsx, http://www.schiratti.com/FSUIPC4.zip?timestamp=101106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into the rcv4x directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into the fsx root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fsx, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4x directory 7) when you start rc for fsx for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator x files" in my documents 8) then click rebuild scenery databaseif you have any questions or problems, please post them on the avsim forum at http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...forum=135&page=

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jdthanks for the updatehow about instructions if i want to use rc4 on a client computer for fsx?do we need a registered widefs7 or is it using simconnect?thanksBo

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if you are currently using widefs7 with fsx, you will continue to do that.i don't use simconnecti think the instructions are the same, you update rc on the rc machine, you update fsuipc on the fs machine (and widefs client on the rc machine. isn't widefs built into fsuipc 4?)jd

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Oh, I didn't know we should update RCv4 to use against FS9 too. Does it change/improve anything when using it with FS9?Thanks again JD, et al. Merry Christmas...

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I think item (10) when using both FS9 and FSX should be clarified to run the rebuild the scenery database for each installation of RC4, if I'm correct, unless it does it on installation so that data files created in the FS9 and FSX root folders are copied to the specific installations.

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If we are going to use Radar Contact V4.3 for FSX only why do we have to make a copy of rcv4? Can't we just copy the new rcv4.exe into the existing rcv4 directory? and then run the new makerwys.exe and then rebuilt scenery database.Stelios

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third line.....the only enhancement is the ability to read xml based .pln files generated by fsxif there is another 4.x update, it will be to 4.3, so y'all might as well be on 4.3jd

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good point!how does this look:Notes about Radar Contact 4.3Radar Contact version 4.3 is a point release for users of radar contact version 4.2the only enhancement is the ability to read xml based .pln files generated by fsxYou cannot and should not upgrade 4.0 or 4.01 to 4.3 - you must upgrade: 4.0 to 4.01 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv401update.exe) 4.01 to 4.2 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv4_3831.zip) 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)or 4.01 to 4.2 (http://www.davevollmer.com/rcv4_3831.zip) 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)or 4.2 to 4.3 (http://www.jdtllc.com/v4/rcv4_3840.zip)if you intend to use radar contact with both fsx and fs9, please read these instruction: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fs9 and fsx directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4x 3) install the latest fsuipc in each of the fs modules directories a) for fsx, http://www.schiratti.com/FSUIPC4.zip?timestamp=101106 :( for fs9, http://www.schiratti.com/files/dowson/FSUI...imestamp=071106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into both the rcv4 and the rcv4x directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into both the fs9 and fsx root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fsx, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4x directory 7) when you want to run rcv4 for fs9, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4 directory 8) when you start rcv4 for fsx for the first time:...........a) click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator x files" in my documents...........:( click rebuild scenery database 9) when you start rcv4 for fs9 for the first time:...........a) click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator x files" in my documents...........:( click rebuild scenery databaseif you intend to use radar contact with fs9 only, please read these instructions: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fs9 directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4backup 3) install the latest fsuipc in the fs9 modules directories a) for fs9, http://www.schiratti.com/files/dowson/FSUI...imestamp=071106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into the rcv4 directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into the fs9 root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fs9, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4 directory 7) when you start rc for fs9 for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator files" in my documents 8) then click rebuild scenery databaseif you intend to use radar contact with fsx only, please read these instructions: 1) make a backup of the makerwys.exe (if it is there) in the root of the fsx directory 2) make a copy of the rcv4 directory, call it rcv4x 3) install the latest fsuipc in the fsx modules directories a) for fsx, http://www.schiratti.com/FSUIPC4.zip?timestamp=101106 4) unzip the new rcv4.exe into the rcv4x directories, overwriting when prompted to 5) unzip the new makerwys.exe into the fsx root directories 6) when you want to run rcv4 for fsx, run the rcv4.exe out of the rcv4x directory 7) when you start rc for fsx for the first time, click the .flt/.wx button, and define the path to the "flight simulator x files" in my documents 8) then click rebuild scenery databaseif you have any questions or problems, please post them on the avsim forum at http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...forum=135&page=jd

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it might be nice to have something to go back to, in case you wanted to use fs9or if you mess up the 4.3 upgrade, and you need to go back to somethingand in the future, i will know that rcv4x will be for a fsx install of radar contact 4.3jd

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>it might be nice to have something to go back to, in case you>wanted to use fs9>>or if you mess up the 4.3 upgrade, and you need to go back to>something>>and in the future, i will know that rcv4x will be for a fsx>install of radar contact 4.3>>jdOK I accept that but will it work? I mean copying the new rcv.exe into the existing directory? like I did with the V.4.3.3839?Besides, who wants to go back to fs9...Stelios

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you can do whatever you want, really.i imagine there will be some people who will try fsx, and rcv 4.3 and go back to fs9 and rcv 4.3bottom line, i just want to make sure you have a backup of the rc directory, so you don't have to re-install from cd, do the upgrades, etc.jd

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Shouldn't step 9a in the FS9 & FSX instructions point to the "Flight Simulator Files" folder under my docs for FS9? Not "Flight Simulator X Files"?

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I'm having a problem. I set it up to use both FS9 and FSX. My FS9 is on C drive and FSX is on D drive. Both rcv4 and rcv4x are on the C drive. When I try to run the rebuild scenery data base for rcv4 for FS9 it starts running it to download from the D drive and FSX. The FSX rcv4 also runs the rebuild scenery data base for the D drive and FSX (which would be correct). How come the rcv4 for FS9 is trying to load FSX data base?Please help. Thanks!Mike

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