Bill Alderson

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About Bill Alderson

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  • Birthday 04/15/1951

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    McHenry, IL
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  • About Me
    I am currently 65 years of age, married with one daughter, and started flightsimming way back in the mid '80's on an IBM PS-2 (no hard drive, just 2 floppy drives) and FS 3.1. I also used to design freeware aircraft and started a moderately successful VA in the mid 90's, Cyber Air. I was also, once upon a time, a VP/Supervisors (VATGOV11) on VATSIM for about 3 months, until I was asked to resign. (Boy, talk about being in over my head!).

    I am currently retired and spend most of my time flying the virtual skies and as a volunteer tutor at McHenry County College. In their Adult Basic Education Dept.

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  1. Bill Alderson

    v 4.3 Black Screen, Normal Sounds/Controls

    Same problem. I tried launching from the program's folder and still no joy. I don't have the most powerful system in the world but 4.2 worked just fine. Ya know, if it wasn't for the Maddog and the Q400, I would gladly chuck this thing in a New York minute and run X-Plane 11 exclusively. I may end up doing that anyway. This is way more trouble than it's worth. 😠
  2. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Thanks Brad, Got it fixed now. Runs like a champ.
  3. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Duly noted with regard to the installation of software. I'm still using Windows 7 and have been pretty much using the admin button since upgrading to 64 bit just to be on the safe side. ;) With regard to the latest Trainer issue, to be honest, because I have the F1 750 for P3D, I have so many Trainers installed over the years and I'm not sure anymore as to which application is using what and what goes where. I did download and installed GarminTrainerSetup_2100.exe yesterday and I'm not sure where that installation installed itself. Is this the trainer used by the RXP 750? When I run it the panels come up but when I try to power it up I get an error message saying an error occured opening the Navigation Control Window and then it hangs. I guess what I really need to know right now is which Trainer is the X-Plane version using what where exactly does it go? Thanks again.
  4. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Hi Jean-Luc, What I did was, as per your suggestion, instead of downloading the GNS 750 Touch directly from the F1 site, I downloaded it from the RXP site. I still had to deal with the e-commerce system but I did manage to get the latest version. BTW, a very large part of the problem I was having and the main reason I couldn't install the newest version was that, after downloading what I thought was the latest version and during the installation process, I would be asked if I wanted to, "check for updates". Imagine that? That's what I thought I was installing in the first place. ;) Anyway, I would be informed that there was indeed a new version available and the version number and, "would I like to download it?". What the heck, I guess downloading the latest version would be a good idea. ;) So I did that. Unfortunately, the problem with the whole process was that, neither the file I was installing nor the "update" I thought I was getting were the latest versions and I would be right back where I started when it was all over......go figure. ;) Anyway, on to my currrent problem: The answer to your questions are as follows: 1. Yes, the file is present and the file size is 270337 KB. 2.I have installed the GTN Trainer 6.41.1 but I keep getting errors when I try to run it. 3. I always right click and click on "run as administrator" when installing software or software updates. Should I NOT have done that? 4. Huh? Not sure what you're asking here. ;) I appreciate your help Jean-Luc. I think we're getting closer. ;)
  5. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Okay, when I mistakenly used the term, "F1", I was referring to their e-commerce installer and is what I've been using all along. That thing is way more work than it's worth IMHO. Sure wish you would rethink that system. After every couple of downloads I have to go back to their site and reactivate something. Anyway, it seems that I am now running the latest version but still no joy. 18/04/03 11:21:48.364 01800 - ] # rxpGtnSim64.dll version 2.4.15.0 18/04/03 11:21:48.354 01800 INFO ] 18/04/03 11:22:31.205 02748 INFO ] 18/04/03 11:24:48.985 02664 WARN ] comp: The system cannot find the path specified., code: 00000003 18/04/03 11:24:48.985 02664 INFO ] missing: \nonvol\sys_nand0
  6. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Not sure what's going on here but it appears that I am downloading and installing version 2.4.15 and then every time I start XP, ant then check the log file afterward, it shows that I'm running 2.4.12. I'm assuming that the file I am downloading from F1 is the correct file? Now I exceeded my download limit so I'll probably have to wait until tomorrow. Gotta love F1...although I'll never know why.
  7. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Certainly. I hope this is the file you're looking for: 18/04/02 17:40:32.216 12256 - ] # rxpGtnSim64.dll version 2.4.12.0 18/04/02 17:40:32.216 12256 INFO ] 18/04/02 17:42:08.892 12256 WARN ] unknown version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\bin 18/04/02 17:42:08.892 12256 WARN ] GTN Simulator.exe: 4ed1ba2e 18/04/02 17:42:08.892 12256 WARN ] KRNLSIM.DLL: 3a8d5e6f 18/04/02 17:42:08.892 12256 WARN ] IOP_SIM.DLL: d8bf26c7 18/04/02 17:42:08.902 12256 WARN ] IOP_B.DLL: c047101c 18/04/02 17:42:08.902 12256 WARN ] CDP.DLL: 1e508c48 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] unknown version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\bin 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] GTN Simulator.exe: 4ed1ba2e 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] KRNLSIM.DLL: 3a8d5e6f 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] IOP_SIM.DLL: d8bf26c7 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] IOP_B.DLL: c047101c 18/04/02 17:42:08.952 12256 WARN ] CDP.DLL: 1e508c48 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] unknown version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\bin 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] GTN Simulator.exe: 4ed1ba2e 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] KRNLSIM.DLL: 3a8d5e6f 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] IOP_SIM.DLL: d8bf26c7 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] IOP_B.DLL: c047101c 18/04/02 17:42:09.012 12256 WARN ] CDP.DLL: 1e508c48 18/04/02 17:42:09.082 12256 WARN ] unknown version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\bin 18/04/02 17:42:09.092 12256 WARN ] GTN Simulator.exe: 4ed1ba2e 18/04/02 17:42:09.092 12256 WARN ] KRNLSIM.DLL: 3a8d5e6f 18/04/02 17:42:09.092 12256 WARN ] IOP_SIM.DLL: d8bf26c7 18/04/02 17:42:09.092 12256 WARN ] IOP_B.DLL: c047101c 18/04/02 17:42:09.092 12256 WARN ] CDP.DLL: 1e508c48 18/04/02 17:42:09.142 12256 WARN ] unknown version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\bin 18/04/02 17:42:09.142 12256 WARN ] GTN Simulator.exe: 4ed1ba2e 18/04/02 17:42:09.152 12256 WARN ] KRNLSIM.DLL: 3a8d5e6f 18/04/02 17:42:09.152 12256 WARN ] IOP_SIM.DLL: d8bf26c7 18/04/02 17:42:09.152 12256 WARN ] IOP_B.DLL: c047101c 18/04/02 17:42:09.152 12256 WARN ] CDP.DLL: 1e508c48 18/04/02 17:42:09.152 12256 WARN ] can't find trainer installer path
  8. Bill Alderson

    Lost my GNS 750 Touch

    Some time ago, my XP 11 had a hiccup (don't know why) and I had to reinstall it. Ever since then, my GNS 750 2-D screen is blank. It makes no difference what aircraft I happen to be flying; it's just blank. I have both the F1 GNS 750 for P3D and the RXP version for X-Plane. Which means I have the Garmin Trainer data base for both GPS's. The Garmin Trainer and the 750 for P3D both work but I can't figure out why it will no longer work in X-Plane. Any ideas?
  9. Bill Alderson

    Strange Load Manager Behavior

    Just go into your Add on menu in P3d and click the Maddong menu item on the list and the first choice should be to load from the load manager. Click on that and you should be loaded and good to go. Hope this helps..
  10. Bill Alderson

    Strange Load Manager Behavior

    Much obliged Dave. I'll look forward to the update then. Thanks again...
  11. Bill Alderson

    Strange Load Manager Behavior

    Ever since installing the most recent update, every time I setup a flight in the Load Manager and transfer the fuel to the Load page, the CG changes to red no matter what the load-out. If I set the fuel in the wing tanks to zero, on the Load page, the CG goes back to showing "within limits". Put the fuel back into the wing tanks (any amount) an things turn red again. Has anyone else had this happen? Thanks,
  12. Bill Alderson

    Just Wondering

    No problem. Go into the aircraft.cfg file and scroll down until you find the following entry: [VIEWS] eyepoint = 62.000,-1.670,4.775 // CM1 The entry in red is the vertical head height setting and the one that needs to be changed. I changed mine to 4.875 and it seems to work for me. Your mileage may vary. ;) Be sure to backup the original cfg file before changing anything though. Hope this helps....
  13. Bill Alderson

    Just Wondering

    Never mind. I figured it out. All fixed. Much obliged gents.
  14. Bill Alderson

    Just Wondering

    Thanks guys, I finally figured that out for myself. I just saved a few situations w/o the apu and all things are working as advertised. BTW, does anyone know how to permanently change the head height in the cockpit in the the aircraft.cfg file? I know it's in the views section but I can't remember which one is the vertical setting. I used to know all that stuff but I stopped building planes years ago. I leave that sort of thing to people who actually know what they're doing now. Thanks again.
  15. Bill Alderson

    Just Wondering

    That's what I'm taking about. There are only the 3 options listed: Cold and Dark, Ready to Start and Ready to fly. The ready to start option would probably be the closest to the state I'm referring to but the apu is powering the aircraft. I was hoping to see another option where one would be able to setup one's own starting situation. I seem to remember being able to do that in the old Maddog. P3D v.4.2. I'm looking right at it and the menu item you mention has the same 3 options found in the load manage along with the ability to Reload config from LM and Fix all failures. Now, if only I could save a situation where I could start a flight with the plane parked at the gate and on ground power instead of the apu. Appreciate the help guys.