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  2. The good thing is that all default airports are user-editable and can be submitted to their Airport Gateway (provided one sticks to Laminar's submission guidelines). Changed or updated gateway airports are regularly distributed with X-Plane updates, so the default scenery is basically constantly being updated and improved. Hopping from small field to small field in the contienental US, I was pleasantly surprised how many small airports come with 3D scenery and a few static obejcts. Certainly better than FSX. Chances are you won't need a custom scenery at all if you don't mind generic objects. Other than that, there is plenty of freeware available, so sceneries shouldn't be much of an issue. The TBM very probably won't come to P3D.
  3. Oliver, I have been under the impression, from reading other info here, that installing the three simconnect versions in the 'redist' folder was the end all in simconnect troubleshooting. I believe that the add on 'FltPlan Go GPS' may require them, but that is the only add on I can think of. I have used a search utility to find and delete all instances of simconnect.xml, simconnect.ini, and simconnect.cfg. Next, I used the control panel to uninstall the three listed simconnect installs. Then, I rebooted my machine. This I followed with a clean install of ActiveSky. Chaseplane prompts for the installation of Simconnect 10.0.61259, which is one of the versions listed in the 'redist' folder, I believe. Neither program will connect. ActiveSky Log (part that seems to deal with Simconnect): AS_P3Dv4_SimConnectionLog.txt 2:14:24 PM:0240-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:24 PM:0245-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = False / mConnected = False 2:14:24 PM:0365-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 2:14:26 PM:0748-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 2:14:26 PM:0753-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:26 PM:0759-P3D Connection Attempted 2:14:26 PM:0759-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:34 PM:0062-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:34 PM:0067-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:34 PM:0104-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 2:14:36 PM:0480-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 2:14:36 PM:0486-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:36 PM:0492-P3D Connection Attempted 2:14:36 PM:0497-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:44 PM:0074-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:44 PM:0081-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:44 PM:0132-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 2:14:46 PM:0494-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 2:14:46 PM:0499-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:46 PM:0506-P3D Connection Attempted 2:14:46 PM:0511-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:54 PM:0074-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:14:54 PM:0080-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:54 PM:0132-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 2:14:56 PM:0513-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 2:14:56 PM:0518-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:14:56 PM:0523-P3D Connection Attempted 2:14:56 PM:0529-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:15:04 PM:0075-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 2:15:04 PM:0080-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:15:04 PM:0122-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 2:15:06 PM:0497-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 2:15:06 PM:0503-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 2:15:06 PM:0508-P3D Connection Attempted 2:15:06 PM:0515-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False Chaseplane Log: Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Button clicked btn_nav_preferences Button clicked btn_nav_preferences Button clicked btn_nav_preferences tutorial_focusArea Button clicked btn_report 'A report has been generated on your desktop. ' has been added to queue Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Trying to connect from getRunningSimName loop Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready Button clicked btn_report
  4. glider1

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    Thanks sounds like a good idea. Turn off visibility limits in the weather engine and let auto mode in EF handle it. I thought you needed it on in the weather engine. What I'm wanting to achieve are changes in visibility even when there is no specific report about it in the metar. Visibility isn't the same exactly day after day and varies with time of day and weather conditions.
  5. I just ran a couple of quick tests with the X-Trident Bell 412. I don't have the OP's Eiger Park Scenery so I can't try those helipads. Instead I found a couple of high altitude airports in the XP database where I could load the helicopter: Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Tibet -- 11,712 ft (3,570 m) Daocheng Yading Airport, China -- 14,472 ft. (4,411 m) Daocheng is the highest altitude civilian airport in the world. The helicopter was set up like this: Default (white) livery, no extra gear 1000 lb. payload 590 lbs. fuel (1 hour endurance) 11,492 lbs. takeoff weight (400 lbs. shy of maximum) Weather was clear skies set to 60 deg. F ambient temperature With both airports, the Bell 412 felt a little sluggish compared to lower altitudes, but it was able to lift and climb just fine, with torque below the redline. The test at Daocheng was funny, because I noticed the cockpit slowly getting darker compared to the outside view, until it was completely black. Took me a minute to remember that helicopters aren't pressurized. 😄 I didn't get the hypoxia blackout at Lhasa Gonggar. Anyway, the 412 does fine at these altitudes, as long as you're not overloaded, or both high and hot (high ambient air temps). I don't own the Cabri G2 so couldn't try that one.
  6. OK thank you Gerald, I think it would be great if you could add such things to the product to make it more realistic, for example a custom flow could be triggered when reaching a certain altitude (.i.e. when reaching 10K here in the U.S we retract landing lights, and flick the non-smoking sign to let the crew know they can start service, etc. I also would love to have more professional dialog between the cabin crew and the flight crew (the dialog is highly unrealistic IMO, also the way the FO responds to certain commands is way too long, we dont talk like this in the flight-deck at all).. anyways, I am enjoying the product, just giving you some real life context here. Thanks for your attention. Regards, John.
  7. Hi there! Since there isn't a reflection profile available for the latest update, I decided to make a custom reflection profile, with some inspiration from iniBuild's SkySpirit 767 reflection profiles, for the PW20XX model. Reflection profile for the 4-door-model to follow! Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7o0fjuu8teg3d83/CS757 PW20XX.profile?dl=0 Enjoy! Viggo
  8. timest

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    Well thank goodness we fixed this and have given control for it in our latest beta update. 😉 This is not related to EF, rather the weather engine in use. Actually, this is not a fault of EF, it's how the sim renders cirrus in its default state. We will look at giving more control over this. To be fair, if you're not sure, then why blame EF for that? See what @Rasterfahnder stated above. If that doesn't work, no worries, we have a more solid solution for our HDR in the next beta build working well.
  9. Hi, unless you are running old addons that specifically require the old FSX SimConnect, do not install any of the clients from the redist folder. SimConnect works without them (it always did, but that part is even more true with P3D V4). Did you at any point create SimConnect configuration files on that machine? SimConnect.ini, SimConnect.xml, SimConnect.cfg? If you did, remove them all. Best regards
  10. Everything was removed after I did a clean install of P3D. ActiveSky would not connect after a re-install.
  11. What is your name on our forum and I will take a look at your account.
  12. Yes - no problems whatsoever.
  13. Have you read the P3d troubleshooting tips in this forum? I suggest you remove all your 3rd party Content, run stock and a stock plane, and seeif it still CTDs. If not then add your add one one at a time and test each to discover if one of them is the problem.
  14. downscc

    ImagineSim WSSS Pauses / Stutters

    This one appears in this forum about once a month. I found that reducing the scenery draw distance helped a lot since I noticed the long frames were occurring when the nose was pointed at the city. I don't need to see the city when I'm on the airport! LOL
  15. downscc

    P3Dv4.5 Airport Data Missing or Old

    Like most hobbies, one has to keep adding stuff and that is a part of the experience. I don't have CYYC but FSimStudios does have one in the marketplace. There are very few places in the world where I use default scenery. I think it's ugly and prefer the very beautiful work by folks like Flightbeam and many others. If there isn't a commercial solution then usually you can find a suitable one in the AVSIM library, which is where I found my ZGSZ complete with correct runway and navaids. The cost of adding scenery might be a burden to some, but I find that even with the large number I have purchased over time that this hobby is still cheaper than bowling.
  16. I'm surprised no one has chimed in? I've done a repair install of windows,at this point. This is what I have found in the ActiveSky and Chaseplane Logs: Chaseplane log states "Attempting to connect to P3D's SimConnect P3D SimConnect not ready" ActiveSky log states "AS_P3Dv4_SimConnectionLog.txt 1:22:21 PM:0649-Pre Connect P3D_Connected = False 1:22:21 PM:0650-P3D Connect Pre Attempt: Instantiated = False / mConnected = False 1:22:21 PM:0761-Sim general message:Sim Msg: fsx_simconnect is NOTHING ... 1:22:24 PM:0138-Sim general message:Sim Msg: Failed to connect - Please ensure FS is running: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. 1:22:24 PM:0139-P3D Connect Post Attempt: Instantiated = True / mConnected = False 1:22:24 PM:0139-P3D Connection Attempted 1:22:24 PM:0139-Post Connect P3D_Connected = False"
  17. Rasterfahnder

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    For everyone that is annoyed by the simulation of eye adaption to light. Just turn down the value for "time delta" in the mini UI to zero and that function is off. I like (my value: 0.23) it but I can see it can be annoying. The points 1, 2 and 3 I did not have those or just dont understand (" I'm not sure if it's not hitting my PC to much"?). Performance is great on my system. Use AS4 with weather smoothing ON. I Adjusted the max visibility in AS4 to 200 because I get slightly better performance in bad weather. All my visibility settings are handeld by EF in auto mode. Thank you REX.
  18. Mark56UK

    Landing the Dornier 228

    Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advice about how to set tings up for landing the D228. I start out OK, the plane follows takes off and follows the flightpath but I seem to be doing something wrong in terms of capturing the localiser when I reach the initial fix. Before reaching that, I set up the Localiser frequency in the Garmin and on the radio console and then shift change GPS to Vloc on reaching the FAP. Am I doing this wrong (which I think I must be) and if so what should I be doing? Any help gratefully received. Thanks, Mark
  19. JRBarrett

    P3dv4.5 will not load

    I had the same problem. A fresh upgrade from 4.4 to 4.5 would display the splash screen for about 30 seconds, which would then disappear without ever getting to the scenario loading menu. Checking the event viewer showed P3d.exe had crashed with an ntdll error. This happened on every load attempt. I removed various add-ons one at a time. When I set the WXAdvantage “active” entry to “false” in dll.xml, the sim loaded fully with no errors, so I’m pretty sure that was the culprit. I just checked the Rex forums and note that they have released an updated version of WXAdvantage with P3D 4.51 compatibility within the last day or so. I’ll give that a try later today.
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  21. ndflieger

    P3dv4.5 will not load

    Good to know - thanks!
  22. Has anybody installed GTN-750 into Windows 10 and was is OK I am just looking for a simple yes/no answer. Thanks Paul12
  23. Jude Bradley

    P3dv4.5 will not load

    One hint I found was to use ALT+TAB and see if there are any grey bars appearing as part of the desktop screen. These are usually caused by addons not yet compatibile with the version of prepar3d you have installed. It's a fragile beast since 4.0 moved further and further away from the FSX it was sired from.
  24. I have published 3 videos on youtube regarding my upgrade installation processes. Here are the links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L871hsIaNdE&t=11s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5e2rKlrBd0&t=45s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayPsSZYvGT0 Thanks for watching.
  25. dnz0427

    More AI Traffic

    thank you I hope to get time today to check it out some more and see if I can get it to download / work , lol take care
  26. Mark_Bond

    Stornoway EGPO Scenery

    Heres my scenery_packs.ini. I cant see any problem. I 1000 Version SCENERY SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_EGFF_A_Cardiff/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/OpenSceneryX/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/3D_people_library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/CDB-Library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/flags_of_the_world/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/NAPS_library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/People_LIB/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/R2_Library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/ruscenery/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/THE-FRUIT-STAND Aircraft Library v3.0/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/The_Handy_Objects_Library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Nepal Lukla-Everest VNLK v10.35/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EIDW - Dublin Port/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/MisterX_Library/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LOWI Demo Area/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Global Airports/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Chicago/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Dubai/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Las Vegas/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - London/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_A_GB_North_TrueEarth_Custom/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_B_GB_North_TrueEarth_Overlay/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_C_GB_North_TrueEarth_Overlay/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_D_GB_North_TrueEarth_Orthos/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_A_EGLH_Needles/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_A_GB_South_TrueEarth_Custom/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_C_GB_South_TrueEarth_Orthos/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_albania_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_austria_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_belarus_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_belgium_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_bosnia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_BritishIsles_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_bulgaria_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_Canary_Lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_croatia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_cyprus_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_czech-republic_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_denmark_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_estonia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_faroe-islands_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_finland_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_france_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_Georgia_Lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_germany_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_greece_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_hungary_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_iceland_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_italy_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_kosovo_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_latvia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_lithuania_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_luxembourg_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_Malta_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_moldova_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_netherlands_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_norway_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_poland_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_portugal_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_romania_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_serbia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_slovakia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_slovenia_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_spain_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_sweden_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_switzerland_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_turkey_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/EXT_ukraine_lights/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Sydney/ SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Orbx_OrbxlibsXP/
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