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  1. In my search, I see the following on the HIFI site. "A FREE fully-functional 7 day trial of AS16 is available to all users. Try it Now! An upgrade discount for AS16 is also available to licensed users of ASE, AS2012 or ASN." I am assuming from what I read that this is the latest and greatest AS for FSX. I downloaded AS16 with no problem to be sure it would work without the problems I am having with ASEnvironment. When I try to crank up AS16, a window opens for the entry of my purchase key. There is also an option to request a trial key. When I click on the trial option, the reply is, "OOPS! That page can't be found." Is the 7 day trial offer no longer available? I did check my email in the event that it would be sent automatically, although I don't know how HIFI would know my email address simply by downloading AS16. Respectfully: RTH
  2. Yesterday, when I try to start Active Sky Environment, I get the following error message: "ASE has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." 1. Tried restarting the computer 2. Disabled antivirus and firewall 3. Tried the repair function for ASE. 4. Removed ASE and deleted the folder with all files 5. Reinstalled ASE Still get the same results. Notes: I am still running Windows 7. I have disabled all automatic updates to Win7 months ago. ASE worked fine until now. For good measure I saw that I still had Active Sky Advanced on my computer, so activated it and it works fine. I thought of going ahead and purchasing/installing the latest and greatest version of active sky, but am apprehensive that I might have the same problem with it. Anybody been down this road and know a solution. Thanks: RTH
  3. Found the problem and solution. On a wild idea, I looked into restoring previous dates. I found that on 7/18 3:41:20, a restore point had occurred a few hours before I experience the problem in question. I restored to an earlier time choosing that update. weather loading was restored and the problem is no more. I then looked at my update history in all programs/windows update, and found an update dated 7/18/2021 3:41 AM. which I assume confirms the source of the problem. the update was "Security Intellegence update for windows Defender Antivirus K9155977 Version 1.343,1200.0. (I don't even use this, but ESET Internet Security for my firewall and antivirus protection, which I highly recommend). I hope this helps someone else. Now a bit of trivia which may or not be credible, but I think is well worth consideration by Windows 7 users. A friend recently told me that the windows updates we still get for Windows 7 without Microsoft support do not necessarily come from Microsoft, but from third party contributors or elsewhere and could be suspect. As a result of this experience, I have changed my options from receiving and updating updates automatically or being downloaded and letting me choose when to update to letting me choose when to download and update. Possibly a better choice may be to deny totally. I have discovered that even when I choose to let me download, but choose when to install the updates, that it still installs the updates if the computer is shut down and restarted. Respectfully: RTH
  4. I have posted this on the hifi forum, but thought it might get more exposure here. If I picked the wrong AVSIM forum I apologize, but subject wise I could not find anywhere it specifically fit. Being that the problem appeared first for me in FSX, I have included it here. For the past 24 hours when I try to startup Active Sky Evolution, I get the following error when I click on either FSX or FS9 in the "Please select initial FS Version" window of ASE. "ASE has stopped working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." "Debug" and "Close Program" options are displayed. Nothing happens with "Debug" and "close program" closes the ASE window. I was all set to delete and reinstall ASE, but for good measure, I tried FSX and FS9 "Real World Weather". I get the following message in either: "An error occurred while downloading real world weather. Please check your internet connection." Internet is working fine, and my connection is what I am using to contact you. In a search I found numerous posts relative to this issue in past years which seemed to clear up shortly and were attributed to servers being down. I see no current posts, but it made me wonder if common servers or the like for weather data are down now before I start changing things. I have tried restarting the computer, FSX, FS9, and ASE. I have also tried disabling my firewall and antivirus protection. Up until about 24 hours ago, ASE worked flawlessly for years and I love it. The FSX and FS9 weather did too, although I rarely peeked at them as obviously being far inferior to Active Sky. I have made no additions, deletions, or changes. I am using Windows 7. So far I have seen no other complaints on HIFI's or any other forums. Any information or comments on this issue? Thank you for your attention. RTH
  5. Thanks Polosim: I didn't realize that, and I see a trial version is even available.. Thanks again: RTH
  6. Unfortunately, Captainsim no longer supports this bird, so I thought I would see if anyone here has had this experience and knows a solution. I have tried all of the suggestions on the Captsim forum and website with no good results. I also downloaded and tried to install fresh downloads. When I try to install this plane and/or the base Boeing 757-200, I enter my order numbers and then when I click to go to the next step, I get the following error message: "Error code #11. Please report to: support@captainsim.com. One or more error4s were found in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server." I have everything backed up, so I tried simply copying my backups of these planes. Everything works fine, but the planes have no landing gear. The props disappear too once the engines are started. This is only the case in FS9. The 757-200 installs with no problems in FSX, but unfortunately, The C-130 is not available for FSX. Any ideas? Thanks: RTH
  7. Mystery of mysteries! I guess it was just Murphy. Got up this morning, clicked on WideFS, started FS2004, and WideClient immediately connected. RTH
  8. Attached is my latest fusipc.log showing that WideFS is now registered. ********* FSUIPC, Version 3.999z9b by Pete Dowson ********* Running on Windows Version 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 2 Running inside FS2004 (FS9.1 CONTROLS.DLL, FS9.1 WEATHER.DLL) User Name="free user" User Addr="fsuipc@free.com" FSUIPC Key is provided WideFS Key is provided Module base=61000000 WeatherReadInterval=4 LogOptions=00000001 DebugStatus=255 2028 System time = 07/04/2021 20:45:37 2028 \\OFFICE-PC\F\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\ 2028 System time = 07/04/2021 20:45:37, FS2004 time = 12:00:00 (00:00Z) 3915 \\OFFICE-PC\Users\Office\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\KMYR Default.flt 3931 AIRCRAFT\beech_baron_58 New\Beech_Baron_58.air 3931 Aircraft="Beech Baron 58" 7644 \\OFFICE-PC\Users\Office\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\KMYR Default.flt 7862 Clear All Weather requested: external weather discarded 9906 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled 15007 Traffic File #19 = "scenery\world\scenery\traffic030528" 15350 Traffic File #20 = "scenery\world\scenery\traffic_pai" I also realize I had a typo in the key from the download site. the "!" does not belong and should be deleted Regards: RTH
  9. Thanks so much for the reply Luke. I got my hopes up even though I new this was not solution.. On the last round where I reinstalled everything, I just forgot to register it. On earlier tries I registered with my old key after quite a search to find it. Thereafter I have used the free key provided on the FSUIPC download page, IUT7 DBMK 1EU!1 (Being that it is free and published I assume it is alright to list it here.) I just registered again, and have waited for an hour and am still getting "Waiting for a connection". I do show registration in the FS9 modules display now in FS2004. Thanks again, but I fear this is not the solution,. RTH
  10. I made this request on Peter Dowson's Support Forum. Unfortunately, WideClient is no longer supported for FS9 (FS2004). The Dowson's were kind enough to reply anyway suggesting an incorrect IP address, or firewall prevention. The best and biggest advice was as always to Read the manual. So I decided to post this on Avsim to see if possibly anybody else had been down this road and had any other suggestions. Framerates have slowed down over time for me at high density locations in FSX and I have not yet searched for the cause yet. It's been a long time, so I thought I would install FS2004 again and take a peek. It flies beautifully anywhere. I realize scenery is nowhere near what it is in FSX even with UT, FSGenesis, and a number of other addons, but at high altitudes this becomes somewhat academic. For low and slow, I will stick to FSX. I have the Dreamteam, Simflyers, and quite a few more third party airports, so that is not much of an issue. It's kind of fun, particularly to be able to fly the Dreamfleet 727 and Baron along with a few other old favorites that didn't make it to FSX. My problem is as follows: FSX and FS9 are installed on unique harddrives on my primary computer. I have FlightSim Commander installed on a secondary computer. Implemented by the FSUIPC / WideClient programs (Peter Dowson). I cannot get WideClient to connect to FS2004. Note that everything works beautifully in FSX with no problems at all, so we know both computer talk to each other. I don't quite have it memorized yet, but I have been over the manual repeatedly for the past few days, I have downloaded and reinstalled FSUIPC 3.999z9 and WideFS6 (several times). I am sure the specified files are installed in the correct locations. Surely I wouldn't make the same exact mistake or typo so many times. I also double checked after each step. My IP Address is correct. Antivirus and Firewall provisions have been disabled. I have restarted both computers after every step. Although it proved futile, I did edit the WideClient.ini file to include ServerName=Office-PC (The host computer server name), and Protocol=TCP as instructed on page 4 of the manual as a possible solution. Any suggestions? Respectfully: RTH Attachments: ********* WideClient Log [version 7.159] Class=FS98MAIN ********* Date (dmy): 07/04/21, Time 10:52:19.261: Client name is SECONDARY-PC 1030 Attempting to connect now 1061 LUA: "C:\Wideclient\Initial.LUA": not found 1342 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 1342 ... Okay, IP Address = 22355 Error on client pre-Connection Select() [Error=10060] Connection timed out 22355 Ready to try connection again 23416 Attempting to connect now 67720 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 67720 ... Okay, IP Address = 134333 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 134333 ... Okay, IP Address = 200633 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 200633 ... Okay, IP Address = 267542 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 267542 ... Okay, IP Address = 333858 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 333858 ... Okay, IP Address = 400205 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 400205 ... Okay, IP Address = 466459 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 466459 ... Okay, IP Address = 532791 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 532791 ... Okay, IP Address = 599060 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 599060 ... Okay, IP Address = 665329 Trying TCP/IP host "Office-PC" port 8002 ... 665329 ... Okay, IP Address = WideClient.ini [Config] Port=8002 Window=-8,-8,1296,736 Visible=Yes ButtonScanInterval=20 ClassInstance=0 NetworkTiming=5,1 MailslotTiming=1000,1000 PollInterval=2000 Port2=9002 ReconnectMinutes=0 ResponseTime=18 ApplicationDelay=0 TCPcoalesce=No WaitForNewData=500 MaxSendQ=100 OnMaxSendQ=Log NewSendScanTime=50 Priority=3,1,2 ServerName=Office-PC Protocol=TCP ; ----------------------------------------------- [User] Log=Errors+ ; =============================================== [Sounds] Path=C:\Wideclient\Sound\ Device1=Primary Sound Driver Device2=Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (2- High Definition Audio Device) ******* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.995] ********* Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed) Date (dmy): 07/04/21, Time 10:42:31.560: Server name is OFFICE-PC 22168 WideFS cannot be used until it is Registered through FSUIPC (version 3.44 or later) 11771788 Closing down now ... Memory managed: Offset records: 0 alloc, 0 free Read buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0 Write buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0 Throughput maximum achieved: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec ********* Log file closed ********* WideServer.ini onfig] Port=8002 AdvertiseService=1 AutoRestart=0 AutoUpdateTime=13 MaximumBlock=4096 NoStoppedRestarts=Yes Port2=9002 RestartTime=10 SendTimeout=15 TCPcoalesce=No [ClientNames] 1=SECONDARY-PC ; ----------------------------------------------- [User] Log=Errors+ ; =============================================== FSUIPC.log ******* FSUIPC, Version 3.999z9b by Pete Dowson ********* Running on Windows Version 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 2 Running inside FS2004 (FS9.1 CONTROLS.DLL, FS9.1 WEATHER.DLL) User Name="free user" User Addr="fsuipc@free.com" FSUIPC Key is provided WIDEFS not user registered, or expired Module base=61000000 WeatherReadInterval=4 LogOptions=00000001 DebugStatus=15 2059 System time = 07/04/2021 10:42:31 2059 F:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\ 2059 System time = 07/04/2021 10:42:31, FS2004 time = 12:00:00 (00:00Z) 4040 C:\Users\Office\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\KMYR Default.flt 4056 AIRCRAFT\beech_baron_58 New\Beech_Baron_58.air 4056 Aircraft="Beech Baron 58" 7534 C:\Users\Office\Documents\Flight Simulator Files\KMYR Default.flt 7644 Clear All Weather requested: external weather discarded 14789 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled 14789 Traffic File #19 = "scenery\world\scenery\traffic030528" 15007 Traffic File #20 = "scenery\world\scenery\traffic_pai" 11773005 System time = 07/04/2021 13:58:42, FS2004 time = 15:27:36 (19:27Z) 11773005 *** FSUIPC log file being closed Memory managed: 0 Allocs, 58071 Freed ********* FSUIPC Log file closed *********** FSUIPC.ini TrapUserInterrupt=Yes NavFreq50KHz=No ClockSync=No SmoothIAS=Yes SetVisUpperAlt=No VisUpperAltLimit=6000 MaxIce=3 MinIce=-1 WindSmoothingDelay=0 WindSmoothAirborneOnly=No LimitWindVariance=No VisSmoothingDelay=0 VisSmoothAirborneOnly=No TrafficControlDirect=Yes SuppressCloudTurbulence=No SuppressWindTurbulence=No SpoilerIncrement=512 JoystickTimeout=20 PollGFTQ6=Yes BlankDisplays=No ZapSound=firework ShortAircraftNameOk=Substring UseProfiles=Yes TCASid=Flight TCASrange=40 TrafficScanPerFrame=10 AxesWrongRange=No AxisCalibration=No CentredDialogue=Yes ShowMultilineWindow=Yes SuppressSingleline=No SuppressMultilineFS=No ClearWeatherDynamics=Yes OwnWeatherChanges=No FixWindows=No FixControlAccel=No WeatherReadInterval=4 MoveBGLvariables=Yes TimeForSelect=4 WeatherReadsFast=No LuaRerunDelay=66 MainMenu=&Modules SubMenu=&FSUIPC ... [JoystickCalibration] AllowSuppressForPFCquad=Yes ExcludeThrottleSet=Yes ExcludeMixtureSet=Yes ExcludePropPitchSet=Yes SepRevsJetsOnly=No ApplyHeloTrim=No UseAxisControlsForNRZ=No FlapsSetControl=0 FlapDetents=No ReverserControl=66292 Reverser1Control=66422 Reverser2Control=66425 Reverser3Control=66428 Reverser4Control=66431 MaxThrottleForReverser=256 AileronTrimControl=0 RudderTrimControl=0 CowlFlaps1Control=0 CowlFlaps2Control=0 CowlFlaps3Control=0 CowlFlaps4Control=0 MaxSteerSpeed=60 [Sounds] Path=F:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Sound\ Device1=Primary Sound Driver Device2=Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Device3=Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio) [Buttons] ButtonRepeat=20,10
  11. Thank you Charliearon! I use The Realtek HD Audio Manager and have the 5.1 speakers. You nailed it. I changed to Stereo as you suggested and got the audio code back but of course only my left and right speakers were activated. Ironically I changed back to 5.1 as I much prefer to have that implementation for everything else including flightsim as speakers can be better adjusted to room conditions which to me is a bit more realistic. I was ready to forget the audio morse code.. To my surprise I still could hear the morse code in 5.1 after switching back. I don't know if it will last or not nor understand why I lost it after working ok for years, Murphy's law I guess. Again, thanks loads! RTH
  12. Thanks for the reply HighBypass: I don't think there is a mute switch anywhere relative to the VOR/ILS morse code audio with the exception of the VOR1, VOR2, DME, ADF etc. those selections light up fine when selected on the audio panel, but no code audio. Everything else works fine. Now to throw in a little stuff: I have the Reality XP GNS530 GPS and GNS GMAGTX Audio Panel installed in all of the aircraft I normally fly. This unit will negate actuation only on other panels, for example with the King Radiostack or any Microsoft default audio panels. However when NAV 1 or NAV 2 or any of the other selections are activated on the Reality panel, they will also light up on the other panels. I don't believe this is the problem as I have had this arrangement for years with no morse code audio problem until recently. In addition to this, I have selected a Microsoft aircraft which I never fly unless trouble shooting that does not have the Reality unit or any other modifications. Again all lights illuminate when selected on the default audio panel, but no sound relative to the morse codes. Again, thank you. RTH
  13. For some reason I no longer hear the morse code audio identifying my VOR stations. All communications and displays work fine. I also hear the approach marker signals fine. This is true of all aircraft and locations. No biggie but I do wonder why. Any ideas? Thanks: RTH
  14. Thanks for the replies everybody: BF Bullpup: I believe you pointed me in the right direction. I use the CH Pro Pedals for steering. In checking settings in FSUIPC, I found quite a bit of erratic noise with no feet on the pedals. Over the years this product has been noted for broken wires, which I have spliced on more than one occasion, but the last time was probably a couple of years ago. I suspect a wire is nearing a break, or a pot is suspect. I increased a larger null zone in the neutral position above the noise level I was seeing and have no problem with straight line taxiing now. HyBypass: I tried with no wind, 30+kn winds from both 90 and 270 degrees. I really see no difference. Thanks for the try vadriver: I have nosewheel steering for all aircraft, including jets at all speeds, although obviously the higher the speed, the more sensitive steering is. The only exceptions I have ever encountered are aircraft with no steering in some dandy taildraggers. Thanks again! RTH
  15. Good Afternoon All: cmpbellsj: You gave me the solution. I forgot that I even had GSX. After a little research this old memory clicked in and remembered that it was a dreamfleet installation along with a dozen of their excellent airports. I executed FSDT Live Update and now see the push-back tugs. Thanks so much for pointing me the right way. BF Bullpup: I run with just about all sliders full right. Thank you for your suggestions. Thanks all! RTH
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