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  1. Folks, PMDG has updated the OC again today. The change log indicates the OC fix was to address the livery installation that several forum members have reported. I have inctalled the OC update and can report that the livery loading problem appears to have been successfully fixed. I have loaded a bunch of 777 liveries. Todd
  2. Yeah, I submitted a ticket to PMDG Product Support and they responded with a registry fix that leads up to a full/new installation of the new installers. This all worked fine, but now I am facing a livery install problem... the new "Livery not found in aircraft.cfg after it should have been added." message that is generated after attempting to either the download or .ptp (add) method of livery installation. I wonder if this is related to the the new OC update that occured early today? Todd R.
  3. P3D?

    Ditto, exactly the same message. Early today the OC was updated and then indicated a new mini-update for the DC-6. This appeared to go OK but the former DC-6 liveries were ignored and I was forced to download them anew and choose to accept the existing .ini/.cfg files. This worked OK, but my 777-200 and 300 liveries are totally messed-up and will not allow new downloaded or add .ptp method to update to work (ie. no actual texture folder is installed in aircraft folder, nor is the aircraft.cfg update. All you get is the error message "Livery not found in aircraft.cfg after is should have been added." Waiting to hear any suggestions, Thank Todd R.
  4. Thanks for your suggestion, but I have already tried to uninstall the base package using both the control panel and new installer. They both fail with identical WER messages. I was able to use the control panel to uninstall the 300 expansion pack though. The upgrade for the 737 and 747 worked fine, but the 777 is now messed up and I don't know how to get a clean delete and reinstall done. Any more suggestions? Todd Rauppius
  5. Encountered installation problem with recent/latest 777 update. Previos update of 777-200/LR plus 300 expansion was 7/18/17 with version 1.10,0395 without any problems. This time I uninstalled the 300 expansion as using the Win 7 Control Panel to uninstall without any problem. I then forgot to uninstall the 777-200 Base Package prior to using the new/updated Base installer. Upon running the new installer with the "repair" button preselected the installation appeared normal until the progress bar reached about the 90% complete point. The installation failed at that point and generated a pop-up window stating "Feature Transfer Error". The box listed "Feature: FSX Version Original Microsoft Distribution" and "Error: The parameter is incorrect." I then unsuccessfully tried to uninstall the 777-200 Base Package using the "remove" option on the new installer and get the same failure to complete the process and an error message; also Windows outputs a WER as shpwn below: Faulting application name: setup.exe_PMDG 777-200LR/F Base Package FSX, version: 1.10.8414.0, time stamp: 0x589ea215 Faulting module name: ISSetup.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x589ea13c Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000a70c Faulting process id: 0xc38 Faulting application start time: 0x01d3085697e3a011 Faulting application path: C:\Users\TODDRA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\{435ED4C2-D001-4474-B1D5-86427021CE96}\setup.exe Faulting module path: C:\Users\TODDRA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\{435ED4C2-D001-4474-B1D5-86427021CE96}\ISSetup.dll Report Id: 4ea70ea4-744a-11e7-a244-002421b43a31 Any help will be very much appreciated, I will stand down and try and not make this mess any worse than it is. Thanks, Todd Rauppius
  6. Everything is working again. IE11, Firefox, GetRight all OK. Thanks for the fix.
  7. Firefox 42.0 works in both normal and private modes. Internet Explore 11 fails with "Page Can't be Displayed" message. GetRight fails and reports server connected... but continuously busy and not responding..
  8. I too have tried all of the suggestions noted in prior postings and the earlier instances of extended outages of the library download function. I have tried IE 11, MSN Explorer 11, Mozilla, cache clearing, log out/on to no avail. I consistently get the "This page can't be displayed" message. Also, when I try and use GetRight to download via manually pasting in the URL I receive a response showing the server status as always "Server busy, waiting to retry...". GetRight shows a good connection to the server, but no server response, and so is further unable to search for mirror/alternative servers as it lacks a valid file size and time/date stamp to search with. I will continue to monitor this thread. Does the AVSIM moderator for this forum know of this current instance of library download problems? Good luck to all, Todd
  9. FSX-MS

    This is a great product and it just keeps getting better with each timely update. I can now easily manage my ORBX universe + FSDT airports + T7 + (GSX, UTX, UT2, ENB, SHADE, etc.) with adequate FPS and improved awareness and management of OOM issues. I really like the addition of the realtime FSX memory in use gauge and the "video override" showing the max texture buffer being adjusted to met FSPS goals... very nice. Ditto the AGL switching. I would like to hear a little more of an explanation of the "Efficiency" metric; how is it derived, what does it mean, and how can you use the info provided. Also, had you considered alternate/multiple FSPS strategy/profiles? The current strategy seems focued on obtaining improved FPS. But for me I am a bit more concerned with obtaining the best visuals, emphasizing prompt texture loading and timely scenery autogen appearance, as long as smoothness and a MINIMUM FPS threshold is maintained. I can't wait to see what you can do with OOM issue... best wishes for continued success with this very worthwhile utility.
  10. Yes, by all means please post these view modifcations. I am tired of manually fiddling with the zoom and positioning of the VC windows before each flight. Thanks in advance Paul,
  11. Nope, cannot see any significant change. I just tried a short hop from KLAS to Nellis AFB suing the FSDT KLAS airport riding on top of Megascenery Las Vegas, plus REX Essential weather and UT2 and the frame rate (limited set at 30 fps) stayed was 26 during takeoff on runway 7L. Lowest I saw on the way to Nellis at 2000 above ground was a momentary 19 fps while some textures loaded. After that it went back to 26-30 fps.
  12. If you have a licensed copy of FSUIPC you can create a custom throttle mapping for this plane that is non-linear. I have mine set (to slope 10) that about the first 25% of the axis counts result in only 10% change in thrust; in effect a 1:2.5 reduction in sensitivity. This Electra model is also quite sensitive to the weight/loading and I usually fly with full wing tanks and 50% of the center tank (yielding about 77% total) and the throttle mapping tweaked as noted to reduce the excessive thrust/weight ratio. The Electra II has an electronic engine controller that automatically regulates the fuel flow/torque versus the pitch in order to vary the HP/thrust delivered with the huge propellers maintaining an almost constant RPM in flight. The switch you noted reduces/increases the engine core and propeller RPM regime for ground/flight operations. Also, be sure to give yourself enough time and distance to bleed off speed at idle/flat pitch in order to get down into the gear and flaps range. While the thrust reverser makes the appropriate sounds in the KBT model, the FS model deceleration is much lower than the real airplane. Hope this helps as I think this is a fun model to fly; wish I could find a decent National Airlines livery though. Todd
  13. Yes, it is working fine with FTX PNW, GEX, UTX, REX Essential OD, UT2, ENB and Shade. I just made sure to delete the potentially conflighting AFCAD files I had from Ray Smith and ORBX PNW. Also,I had to limit the max texture load to 2048 so as to avoid texture overloading on my 1.2GB Nvidia GTX570; the resulting lose of detail in FSD Vancouver was very minor. Be sure to check-out thenew Dynamic Shadows Technology (DST), it sets a new standard the realism of shadows cast/projected onto aircraft and buildings; ambient occlusion utilized in a subtle way.
  14. Just installed Version 2.1 and it makes a very significant improvent in the FPS performance. The ZIP installation file decreased from ~375 MB to just 68 MB and I am now getting a very smooth (stutter free) 16-23 FPS using either the Carenando C337 or the PMDG 737 NGX. The textures are loading fairly quickly at 140 kts/1000 feet in the C337 or the 737 NGX during an instrument approach to runway 9. This is now a keeper as the overall realism in the KSAN area is now very good.