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  1. Just wanted to make sure that you did NOT delete or rename the uiautomationcore.dll in the Windows folder as this should not be touched in any way and is required by Windows 7. You just place the VISTA version as per the links in this thread into the FSX main folder.
  2. Hello *******,I am trying to optimize my FSX performance using your suggestions, but I don't really understand what HIMEMFIX does. Is it also used for Windows XP 32-bit platform like I have now for FSX or is it only for Win7? I have an ATI 5770 1GB video card and downloaded and installed your new shader version 3 files today and there is an improvement but I occasionally still get an almost completel disappearing sky and all textures or part of the scenery, sky, airport terminal etc... become geometric blocks. I can't see anything. I can see the panel and cockpit of the PMDG 744 which I use but looking outside the window, nothing. This problem then clears up on its own, and I noticed that minimizing FSX (alt-tab) and them maximizing it also tends to fix the issue. I also get textures on land which don't load very quickly, and are like a pale blue in colour, though they eventually load. They can be seen in blocks in between proper-looking landscapes.Looking at you FSX.CFG file, will this work for WinXP 32-bit and ATI 5770? Just wondering if any of your tweaks are OS specific or not.Thanks.John
  3. I had used version 6.0.5840.16386. I have not tried the other version, but my version works perfectly. The crashes stopped completely after putting it in the FSX main folder. Don't forget NOT to register it for Windows 7 has its own version and it needs this to function. Just put it in the FSX folder and the FSX.exe file will automatically find it since it is located in the same folder as itself and will not seek the DLL in the Windows\SYSWOW64 folder.John
  4. I just downloaded and placed the UIAUTOMATIONCORE.DLL into JUST the FSX folder (DID NOT touch the one in the WINDOWS\SYSWOW64 folder as mentioned here) and I finished a successful flight from Vienna LOWW to Munich EDDM with the default 737-800, using only the default FSX as it came out of the box. I use the FSX Gold edition (with SP1 already installed). NO issue whatsover. No freezing nor any crashes. There is a little bit of stuttering at times (though very little, and mostly micro-stutters, nothing major), particularly when ending the flight while taxiing to the gate at Munich but otherwise, no big deal for now. Increasing mesh complexity to 100% seemed to cause slowdown and so I decreased it to 90% and all went well at the end (when taxiing to gate). I continuously switched views from the menu, and using my CH flight yoke button, and even changed display settings in the middle of the flight, viewed the map many times, and a few other menu functions, without any freezing nor CTDs. Just wanted to report this so that everyone is aware that this Vista version of uiautomationcore.dll seems to be working. I will try a longer flight tomorrow, probably a trans-Atlantic flight and see how it goes.John
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    I have been rather inactive in flight simulation for some time now. However, I am slowly coming back into it. My last online flight on VATSIM was around June 2007 and I have not done much since.However, my experiences with PSS airbuses and their 772-LR were memorable. Despite some of the rather important bugs in these programs, I miss PSS because they offered an alternative "view" and n alternative design concept than, say PMDG did. Their cockpit for example, had much cleared and much easier to read fonts for the all the labels of the switches etc.. on the panels and overhead.I hope they do come back and be better than ever!Good luck in your "resurrection", dear Phoenix!John AgbabaMontreal, Canada
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    777 Flight Saves

    Joshua,I have found that saving the 777 flights with a DIFFERENT FILE NAME FOR EACH SAVE works perfectly. Literally all settings are saved for me, including all FMC settings and switches. I found that saving OVER an existing filename does NOT work.Hope this helps.John
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    777 freezing...

    Hello Geoff,I want to make sure that you have installed the latest patch for the 777 series for 2004. The freezing issue for the FMC has completely been fixed in the second patch.I have absolutely no freezes on the 772LR which I fly since the second patch, even with extensive FMC legs page etc... modifications.John
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    PSSAirbus and FSX

    Hello Steven and all PSS staff,It's good to know that PSS is keeping the door open for an FSX version of the Airbuses. I for one would love very much to fly them again and even though I am an owner of all your airbuses, I don't fly them anymore, mainly due to the lack of reliable resume from save issue. This is very useful for resuming is important for re-doing landings, even on VATSIM, which is where I do almost all my flying now (online), I re-do landing sometimes.So if PSS can do a perfect resume from save for future Airbuses, like they have on their 777 series for FS2004, then it would be wonderful.But I wonder how many people would love to see the Airbuses re-done for FSX? I certainly would love it. I think PSS's version is very good and since there are hardly any Airbuses out there with a functional FMC (I don't think the FSX version is fully functional with FMC is it?), PSS can be very popular if it does do a version for FSX.I haven't upgraded yet to FSX but it's just a matter of time. I am waiting to buy a faster PC and for the payware which I fly to be upgraded to FSX before moving to FSX so I'm in no rush.***** SO: All those who want Airbuses by PSS for FSX - say "Ay!" :)John
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    Real World Weather

    Hello,I have used FS2004's real weather feature and YES, it does simulate tornadoes and harsh weather. But-I have read postings in forums where there is a hurricane (or tornado) and the person gets CLEAR or just cloudy weather. Why? It was suggested that because, IN REAL LIFE, the weather stations which are actually in the storm area are closed down due to the bad weather and hence are not reporting at all, hence the "no weather" or clear weather.Good luck and have fun!John
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    B777 after takeoff problem

    I could not get the manual MCP altitude, thrust settings to work. The plane seems to climb on LNAV only and manual altitude settings but then starts descending.However, I have noticed that LEAVING THE CDU default climb speed settings at what is indicated (e.g. 319/0.856 or something like it) provides for a perfect climb with LNAV and VNAV both engaged after take-off. The plane follows its speed restrictions of 250KIAS below 10,000 feet as well. The problem seems to occur if I enter a different climb speed of, say 300KIAS (with no MACH entered as CDU won't take any mach numbers in any format if I try, giving "invalid format" msg.) With this new manually entered climb speed (of say 300KIAS), the speeds of the legs on the CDU also change to 300 even for the first waypoint which is well below 10,000 ft. and the CDU does not follow the default 250/10,000. I do not put a restriction in the CDU but I believe when I did try it once with a restriction of 240/10,000, it still showed 300 in the CDU (but I don't remember for sure here).So that's as far as I've gotten.Can
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    B777 after takeoff problem

    Mike,The same thing happens to me. I was going to check and see if I was perhaps not engaging autopilot or VNAV properly but I have not flown this plane for a few weeks now. I will try it this week - just a take-off. In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas or needs further details on the CDU setup, we would appreciate any feedback.John
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    B757: this looks ugly!

    Patricia-Jeannette,I have only TWO WORDS for you - GROW UP!John
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    That's all very nice but all that's required is the word "SPEEDBRAKE" on the EICAS. This won't require a major redesign of the Jumbo and I agree that it SHOULD have been placed in the design of the Jumbo by Boeing because no matter how good a pilot/copilot is, this sort of lack of information CAN lead to human error. And the job of a safe airplane design in my opinion is to ideally completely eliminate any CHANCE of human error... Don't you agree?John
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    777 SP2 Patch

    I just completed my second full flight with the 772LR after SP2 and again, no CDU freeze at all.Flight was from New York to Amsterdam - KJFK - EHAM.I made 4-5 alterations - deletions and replacements of STAR for Schipol during the final phases of the flight and one series of alterations to speed/altitude of the final STAR waypoints, even removed the waypoint to which I was currently heading (top on list of LEGS in legs page) and no problems at all.John
  15. Brian, See my reply to dobova (reply #13).John