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  1. Barbs

    Tomatoshade Virus warning

    So has anyone (the developer of this program) actually sovled this issue by having the software cleared by the major AV companies (eg. Windows Defender)? I can't even download the package without it being immediately deleted so can't do anything like creating exceptions. And before you ask... NO, I will not disable my AV and then download something from the internet.
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    FullTerrain / Orbx website problem

    I just get a cloudflare page today. Same with www.aussiex.org
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    will the 777 support RF-legs?

    Posted this question above but then went away and thought about it to make sure it could be done... now I'm back and here it it. I realise this is an old thread but the upcoming 777 SP release got me thinking about RF legs again. A lot of the discussion is about navdata and ARINC etc. The premise of my question is that navdata and ARINC is irrelevant when PMDG already give us the ability to create our own procedure code. Example: APPROACH RNPY05 FIX IBABU AT OR ABOVE 10000 FIX OVERFLY QN577 10000 SPEED 220 FIX 300R1 FIX 290R1 FIX 280R1 FIX 270R1 FIX 260R1 FIX 250R1 FIX 240R1 FIX 230R1 FIX OVERFLY QN573 9200 FIX 210R2 FIX 198R2 FIX 186R2 FIX OVERFLY QN571 8200 FIX 163R2 FIX 151R2 FIX 139R2 FIX OVERFLY QN569 7100 SPEED 180 FIX QN565 6300 FIX QN562 5500 FIX OMUBO 3100 FIX OVERFLY QN555 2440 FIX 118R3 FIX OVERFLY 109R3 FIX OVERFLY QN550 2040 FIX 292R4 FIX OVERFLY 304R4 FIX 316R4 FIX OVERFLY QN545 1480 RNW 05 FIX OVERFLY QN547 FIX 131R5 FIX 119R5 FIX 107R5 FIX 095R5 FIX OVERFLY QN551 FIX 070R5 FIX 056R5 FIX 042R5 FIX 028R5 FIX OVERFLY 014R5 FIX 359R5 FIX 345R5 FIX 331R5 FIX OVERFLY QN553 FIX 303R6 FIX 289R6 FIX OVERFLY 275R6 FIX 261R6 FIX OVERFLY 247R6 FIX 233R6 FIX 219R6 FIX OVERFLY QN557 SPEED 170 FIX 038R7 FIX 045R7 FIX 052R7 FIX 059R7 FIX 066R7 FIX OVERFLY QN560 FIX OVERFLY QN878 FIX 074R8 FIX 079R8 FIX 084R8 FIX 087R8 FIX OVERFLY QN882 AT OR BELOW 11000 FIX OVERFLY SUNGU FIX 266RQ FIX 261RQ FIX OVERFLY QN890 FIX NV This is RNP-Y RWY05 at NZQN (thanks to Jock McIntyre - www.vapap.com). We can already code where the basic fixes are (eg. QN562, QN555) as they are charted. All these other fixes are "fill-in" fixes that create the radius to fix legs which looks really messy on the ND but gets the job done. My point is, WE can calculate where the aircraft should fly. All we need is the ability to code it more concisely. What would be so difficult about the following? Instead of the first part of the missed apch being... FIX OVERFLY QN547 FIX 131R5 FIX 119R5 FIX 107R5 FIX 095R5 FIX OVERFLY QN551 FIX 070R5 FIX 056R5 FIX 042R5 FIX 028R5 FIX OVERFLY 014R5 FIX 359R5 FIX 345R5 FIX 331R5 FIX OVERFLY QN553 FIX 303R6 FIX 289R6 FIX OVERFLY 275R6 FIX 261R6 FIX OVERFLY 247R6 FIX 233R6 FIX 219R6 FIX OVERFLY QN557 How hard would it be to have the FMS read the following code? FIX OVERFLY QN547 ARCL 2.6 FIX OVERFLY QN551 ARCL 1.7 FIX OVERFLY QN553 ARCL 2.0 FIX OVERFLY QN557 The waypoints can be declared in the SIDSTAR file, you can even code in the centre points of the arcs if you need to (nt that I think you do). All we need is an FMS that can read that new bit of code [ARCL|ARCR NN.N].
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    will the 777 support RF-legs?

    nevermind
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Ah right yeah sorry, It was probably 3 years ago that I followed it.
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Hi Rod, Yes I have tried that. The only thing that works for me for sure is to completely disable the controllers in the menus. To mynetdude This is a pretty thorough tutorial that can be adapted to suit just about any controller. http://www.tropicairvirtual.com/company/misc/utility/tutorial/fsuipc-guide-v1.pdf Greg
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    This works for me however FSX randomly re-enables my controllers in the menu. I have to include a check of the Enable Controller checkbox as part of my preflight. Does anyone have a method to disable the damn controller for good?
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Yeah it's a workaround. Hardly a fix.
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Hi Guys, I can confirm that it appears it has fixed it for me. The key I think is to have the controller enabled when you set up FSUIPC, then disable it in FSX after. Then restart FSX and ensure the disabled controller setting has stuck. The first time I did it, the controller was enabled again when I went back into FSX so the problem still existed. Does anyone remember the line in FSX.cfg to ensure it's disabled. Running in WIndows 7 compatibility mode was not the fix for me and for users of FS2Crew this is not recommended. Trevah, can you confirm if the problem returns if you don't run in Win7 Compat mode, now that you have set up controller in FSUIPC?
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Hehe.... This always brings my controller back for a while. PS: Setting up through FSUIPC and disabling the joystick did not work for me. It was going fine for a while but upon entering the FSUPIC interface to check something, BANG.... no controller.
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    In my experience it doesn't. As soon as the controller drops out in FSX, if I go into FSUIPC there are no axes or buttons detected in there either. D8input.dll from Win7 doesn't work. This still only happens when I use the NGX (I only have the NGX and RealAir Duke on the Win8 install) If I start FSX, load the NGX and walk away for half an hour and come back, the controller still works. If I interact with the sim(performing preflight flows, loading other apps such as FSInn and ASE) it lasts 5-10min before it's useless. I have not been able to establish a pattern with any combination of software running (eg. No FSInn, no ASE etc.) EZCA does report crashes in the Windows Event Viewer but I do not believe they are related to this problem. I have posted on Flight1 forums about this. I was able to fly under these conditions without issue in November but now I cannot.
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    I don't use IE10 however I usually have Chrome running...... Yet another thing to test I guess. FWIW On my Win7 install (which Windows Update is still installing updates every time I reboot) my controllers are rock solid. If they drop, I will check recently installed updates in an attempt to nail which one it could be. Reading back through the posts on page 3 I found this VERY interesting... I find this interesting because I originally went to Windows 8 on November 1st and completed several flights without issue. This issue popped up only a few weeks ago and sometime before that I installed PlanetSide2 which to overcome some problems, recommended I replace the DINPUT8.DLL file somewhere. I'm in the middle of a 4 hour flight atm (under Win7) but will check this possibility and report back when I can reboot into Win8.
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    Yep, I've now got a dual boot running. I use Win7 when ever I want to fly NGX or a similarly complex aircraft and for GA flying I use Win8. Have tried all the tricks from everywhere. Only once have I been able to get my controllers back after I lose them. I have no idea how they came back and I can't seem to reproduce it. My theory is it's a DirectX/Win8/USB driver issue and god knows when it'll be fixed for certain. Has anyone had this issue with P3D?
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    Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem.

    HI All, I have the disappearing Joystick problem too. FSX SP2 (no acceleration) Win8 Pro 64bit Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, Pedals and extra quadrant. I am noticing that the problem occurs with the PMDG NGX (during preflight) and I have been unable to get it back with all the suggestions above. My control axes don't work in FSUIPC when this happens either, so doing full calibration there is useless. I DO NOT have the problem with the Real Air Duke, I am able to fly around for hours in this aircraft with no issues. I have noticed during a recent re-install that the PMDG NGX installer does something with Direct X (it installs something) which interests me. But other than that I have nothing to add. Regards Greg