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  1. 19 minutes ago, BIGSKY said:

    Just went on another spending spree.....

    2B1 5B6 BIKF CYAM CYOW CYVR CYYZ EBBR EDDH EDDL EDDM EDDR EDDS EDLP EGCC EGGP EGLC EGLL EGNM EGNT EGPF EIDW EKCH GCFV GCLA KALB KATL KBOS KBUR KCLE KCLT KCQX KDCA KDEN KEYW KHYA KIAD KLAS KLAX KLGA KLGB KMDW KMIA KMSY KOAK KORD KORF KPDX KPVC KSAN KSBA KSDF KSJC KSLC KSNA KSTL LDDU LDSP LEBL LEIB LEIO LEMD LFBO LFMN LFPO LGAV LGKO LGRP LGSM LHBP LICC LICJ LICR LIMJ LIML LIRA LIRQ LOWI LPMA LPPT LYTV NZAA NZQN NZWN OMAA OMDB PHHN PHLI PHMK PHNY PHOG RCSS RJAA RJBB RJFF RPLL SBRJ SBSG SBSP TJSJ TNCM VHHH VHHX VTBD VTBS VTSM VTSP WSSS YAYE YMHB YPAD YPPH YSSY ZSPD

    I'm experiencing the same addiction. Can you recommend a good 12 step recovery program?

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  2. Captains,
    Some of you are probably surprised to see the "C-130 Captain Exterior" package released without a flyable virtual cockpit.

    There's no mistake, we believe the product name (Exterior) and the description are clear enough: No virtual cockpit, exterior model only.

    Are we going to release a working cockpit in the future?
    We don't know.

    For now, all we know is that the $14.99 price tag on the "C-130 Captain Exterior" does not include any cockpit related promises or upgrades.


  3. On 9/12/2020 at 5:50 AM, sidfadc said:

    Happened twice now, start a flight just before it loads in "Your bandwidth is too low, you have been switched to offline mode".  I'm on a wired 200GB connection and my speeds are just fine...

    Is this a bug?

    Thanks

    Have you installed the App goggle maps? That's the most likely reason you're getting that message. You need to make it reset back to MSFS default internet connection server.


  4. On 8/13/2021 at 11:34 AM, TacomaSailor said:

    I keep getting a message about the bandwidth being too low - OOKLA says it is more than 400Mb/sec 

    Why does this message occur?

    Why does the message stall Flight Sim for 10 to 30-seconds when the mouse icon disappears from the screen and clicking on the message or anywhere else does nothing?  During that time CPU & GPU usage drops below 10%.

    Problem started today, August 13.  Does it have anything to do with Microsoft Windows Update 21H, which I installed this morning?

    Low-Bandwidth.jpg

    Have you installed the App goggle maps? That's the most likely reason you're getting that message. You need to make it reset back to MSFS default internet connection server.


  5. I would be curious too about how it handles after a long 6 hour flight and then landing at a fairly populated airport. I think it will still suffer the same problems with low FPS as do many other powerful CPU's. But FS2020 should not be that CPU bound like the earlier editions of FS. I'm satisfied with my setup for the time being until something arrives that going to make me retire it and build a new on.

     

    Regards


  6. 4 hours ago, Bilal2104 said:

    update...

    Gave up, completely reinstalled windows 10, and it worked must of been something on the C dive that was causing an issue.

    Most likely your problem was you installed the Google map replacement in the past and when you stopped using it, it didnt put back the correct content server address that FS is looking for on start up. Which causes it to crash or lock up.


  7. 31 minutes ago, TacomaSailor said:

    I loaded Google Map Enhancement and told it to use Bing (latest) and the sim now works perfectly with all the mods I normally use. 

    I then told Google Map to go back to Bing and the sim again runs perfectly.

    I did see a message fly across the screen when I first loaded Google Map Enhancements (today to test things) that Port 404 (440?) was in use and "??? it went by to fast" would not work properly.

    Thanks for reminding me about Google Map - I had not used it for the last month and had forgotten it was even installed.  I do have the latest version.

    Glad you got things figured out and your Sim going again.


  8. 4 minutes ago, TacomaSailor said:

    NO google maps addon

    The sim seems to hang while trying to load a bunch of Mixed Reality files.  I do have HP Reverb G2 but it is turned off and I have not used it for several weeks (dozens of sim sessions)

    What could I have done make it want to load MXR stuff?

    Have you ever in the past installed the google maps addon? If so you must change a file that it uses, if not it will cause MSFS to stall on loading or CTD for no reason. That's why I ask.

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  9. 20 minutes ago, TacomaSailor said:

    The sim was running perfectly yesterday (March 31) afternoon and it shut down gracefully.

    Today when I try to start it I get to the World Map - fill in the details of the route, and click on FLY - after the blue load progress bar moves 60% of the way from left to right I see a message in Task Manager that flightsimulator.exe is "not Responding"

    I worked thru the normal sequence of debugging:
    - turn off all security
    - empty community folder
    - empty content.xml
    - turn off FSUIPC

    and it still hung at 60% load after FLY

    I then told the sim to start in SAFE MODE and it still hangs at 60% load after clicking on FLY

    I made no changes to the sim between yesterday and today and as far as I can tell the sim did not load any updates.  I have not changed any drivers or hardware.

    What do I do next?

    Win 10 / Steam both as current as possible

     

    Have you installed the Goggle Maps addon?


  10. On 3/28/2022 at 12:58 PM, Ray Proudfoot said:

    Whilst these huge updates continue I’m not inclined to buy MSFS. And when I do I’ll only use it fir low-level VFR sightseeing. That’s where it really shines over P3D.

    I continue to contribute to Concorde topics where I can. But you’ll be the real expert Mark and if you do make a video I’m sure it will be immensely helpful to other Concorde pilots

    With this amount of discussion pre-release it’s going to be an interesting time.

    I wonder how many will fly supersonic over land with a borderline download speed and never see the ground as it hasn’t had time to generate. 😁

    I really enjoying MSFS in the freeware and pay ware Helos where I can enjoy the low and slow that the sim really shines on. Can't see going super sonic over the sweat and time I put in over the ground scenery I've installed. I may consider for PD3 OR FSX.


  11. 9 hours ago, sumnr5@yahoo.com said:

    This morning, everything ran just fine. Installed Fs2Crew for MSFS. Started sim, CTD. Ok. Uninstalled program. No good. Emptied community folder. No good. Unplugged all controllers, no good. Shut down PC, restart,  No good. When starting sim,no longer get start screen for FSUIPC. Blue status bar at bottom of screen gets half way done, stops, waits short while, and then right to desktop. No error messages or anything.  No Clue.

    Have you ever installed the Google map replacement addon? If so that's what  could be causing your issues. You have to go to your system32 file folder nd remove 2 internet server file entries.

    Hope this helps


  12. 1 hour ago, Gate99 said:

    Hi Roy. I'm glad you got MSFS up and running again but I can't help but think it may be something else that was causing your issue. I've been using the Google replacement map add-on for about a month now and while I usually use it sometimes I don't and MSFS still runs fine without it.

    Mark

     

     

    Google maps makes a entry in the system32 drivers folder, when you shut down google maps, it should remove those entries so the next time you restart FS it will load without issues. If it don't remove those entries FS is looking for Asorbo servers to load content but it cant find the servers to link to because google maps change where to look. And it just stops or CTD. Glad Roy got his sim running again. I spent almost a week troubleshooting why my sim stopped loading or would CTD at certain point.


  13. 6 hours ago, Roy Warren said:

    I selected my departure from the World Menu.  Clicked Fly.  Blue line gets about 3/4 across then slows to a crawl.  After ten minutes reaches one inch from the screen side.  Then nothing. Came back after an hour or so and it still was stopped.

    Esc key or mouse doesn't do anything. Have to use Task Manager to close.  Tried a Discovery flight over the pyramids.  Same thing. Wouldn't complete the loading.

    So I uninstalled sim, then reinstalled.  After four hours of installation, I tried again.  Same thing.  Plus my Community Folder is now empty and 63 files are uninstalled in the Content Manager.

    Tried to install the US World Update in the Content Manager, thinking that might help.   It locked up after a few minutes saying PENDING. 

    If anyone can help me on this I would appreciate it.  I can no longer use the sim.

    Thank you,

    Roy

     

    Have you ever installed the Google map replacement addon? If so that's what  could be causing your issues. You have to go to your system32 file folder nd remove 2 internet server file entries.

    Hope this helps


  14. For the past week My sim started either hanging up during loading a flight or CTD when I tried to turn on live weather. It also start giving problems highlighting airports and departure spots. It start happening all of a sudden after 6 months of no issues. So I removed all add ons from Community, repaired reloaded and reinstalled FS 6 times all with the same problem. Then I start getting constant message saying my bandwidth was too low and put me in off line mode. I finally found what was causing my problem after hours of pulling my hair out and ready to put this sim back on the shelf. It was the mod that injects google maps in place of the default Bing maps. it's called "MSFS2020 Map Enhancement". Although it worked as described, after turning off, it doesn't change an entry in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file back to it's default setting and causing FS to CTD and hang during startup or not work at all no matter how many times you uninstall and reinstall. I was luck and had a backup copy of that host file and when I put the original back in pace my sim start working again as usual.Hope this helps someone.


  15. For some reason, I can no longer toggle my live weather on/off again. it's stuck in the off position. If I choose live weather from the drop-down window, it still stays turns off. also, I'm no longer able to select parking spots at airports. I can select the airport but when I want to zoom in and choose any parking, the selection menu disappears when I try to highlight it. Any suggestions? I remember with FSX we were able to delete the FSX.cfg and let it rebuild on next start up. Is that possible in FS 2020?

    Thanks for any help in advance


  16. On 3/6/2022 at 2:16 AM, tup61 said:

    Discord. I might give it a try to find the post but somewhere Alex posted that they won't add functons anymore after the next update: they are happy with the current state and intend to leave things as they are and move on to other projects. I do suppose (and hope) that whenever MSFS screws things up SWS may update the plane anyway but that's it. They won't for instance apply the new prop model to this plane.

     

      

    There isn't much to do indeed and I absolutely love the plane, it's the only GA I fly, but there are a few inop functions and it's a pity they will stay inop forever. But well, SWS never said they were aiming for A2A quality so... maybe I expected too much.

    Have anyone tried the MilviZ Turbo-Porter for MSFS2020. PC-6 for MSFS2020 (milviz.com) If you love flying the Kodiak, you'll love this one also. It's also much better than the disappointing Twin Otter from Aerosoft. 

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  17. 3 hours ago, Mike S KPDX said:

    And alas, that is what I am saying.  I have little interest in downloading and reinstalling both of these again.  The first time setting this up was a long and detailed process - not to interested in doing it again.  So, The TC that I am currently using seems to work OK and, again, has not forced me to update from the version I have posted.  I am not opening the Manager again.

    If it was a simple extract, copy paste into the old directories - possibly.  But I fear this will overwrite all the settings and, god forbid, force a reinstall of the airline packages.

    No worries, AI Manager and traffic controller has updated several times on my system and none of my settings have changed or AI stop working. I like the fact it updates the new AI models and I don't have to. I'll admit my first install took all weekend, but it was well worth it to get real time traffic and liveries for free. But like the other posters said, it's up to you how much time you're willing to invest.

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