Elsmoko

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About Elsmoko

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  • Birthday 03/20/1946

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    Grandchildren, Radio Control AC, Computers,
    Flight Sims, Pro and Collegiate Sports,
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    US Navy Retired, Sony Corp of America Retired.
    Started Flight Sims 1988. Veteran of all MS Flight Sims; also Sub Logic ATP, F117 Stealth Fighter,
    Chuck Yeager Air Combat, Falcon 3.0 (&4.0), Kesmai
    Air Warrior, Fleet Defender, 1942 Pacific Air War,
    F15 Strike Eagle 3, G Force, Red Baron, European Air
    War, IL2 Sturmovic (all flavors), and numerous others ~:)

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  1. Elsmoko

    FSX Loran ?

    Has anyone developed a LORAN simulation (Loran C) add-on for FSX ? I know it was "laid to rest" in the real world in ~2010 but I enjoy flying the older AC and would like to have a LORAN system for them if there's one available out here in cyber space somewhere. Best to all, Ken
  2. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Update / Follow-up >> I had been under the impression that the Profiles in the (FSX) RAAS Pro pop-up were completely optional. They're not. Fact is, I have learned the hard way that each specific aircraft type (or Model) that I desire to use RAAS with must have a Profile, And, that this Profile must be selected from a pull down list inside the pop-up. Also, the " Master Switch (ON / OFF) " block in the pop-up must be selected (ON) in order for RAAS to function with the active aircraft type (ie PMDG B777, PMDG B747, etc). For those who aren't aware, the Profile pop-up is accessed from the "Add-ons" pull down menu on FSX Menu Bar. Also, be aware that the correct aircraft type (or model) must be selected > I discovered that there were two 777 entries on my profile list ( "777X" entry, and a "PMDG B777" entry). Only the " 777X " entry when selected, would give me RAAS for the PMDG B777. The Profile List is accessed from the pop-up's menu bar, Now I am able to successfully use the Locked FS2Crew RAAS on all three of my aircraft types that included RAAS (Locked) in their installations > PMDG B777, PMDG B747 and Aerosoft Airbus Extended packages. Hope this may help those who may find themselves in my earlier, somewhat cornfuzed dilemma. Feel free to ask questions and / or offer criticism / ridicule. Best to all, Ken
  3. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, I believe all 3 planes are working correctly now. I did not realize the necessity of having the Master Sw set "ON" for the specific Aircraft Type that is loaded in FSX. Seemed to me that the profiles were optional features. Also, there are two profiles for the 777 on the Profiles list; And I may have created one of them >> there is a " 777X " and a " PMDG B777 ". The RAAS will work with the PMDG B777 profile, but not with the 777X profile. Bottom line is PMDG B744 and B777 and the Airbuses all are working for me now. Thank you for your help with this. Ken
  4. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    After installing the PMDG B777 (Locked) RAAS update, the RAAS sounds are no longer working in FSX (the pull down menu is still available). Same with the Aerosoft Airbus. As mentioned above, the PMDG B747-400 QOSII (Locked) RAAS still functions normally. Ken
  5. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, Well, my Locked RAAS for (FSX) PMDG B777 and B744 were working fine after Uninstalling / Re-installing the planes. And then I re-installed my Aerosoft Airbus Extended package with Locked RAAS. Then the first time I started FSX I received a notice that an update was available so I was sent to FS2Crew RAAS web page and downloaded (Locked version) updates for the Airbus and the PMDG B777. Now the PMDG 777 RAAS no longer works. And the Aerosoft Airbus RAAS doesn't work either. However the PMDG B744 does still function normally. Any idea what's going on here with the Airbus and T7 RAAS ? What am I missing ? Thank you, Ken
  6. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Thank you for the fast and encouraging reply Bryan. Ken
  7. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, Are you aware of any conflicts or special considerations regarding simultaneous use of the FSX PMDG Locked version of RAAS (I have both B777 and the B744 installed) and the Aerosoft Airbus Locked RAAS ? Thank you, Ken
  8. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Mike, I don't have FS2Crew either. Thank you for all the helpful information. I will keep it for future reference if / when needed. I'll also follow up here as my re-installs progress. Best regards, Ken
  9. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, I (finally) have RAAS working. What I did >> Uninstalled B777-200 and -300 Uninstalled Aerosoft Airbuses (A318 thru A321) >> This action removed the RAAS Pro entry from Programs and Features in Control panel; Indicating (perhaps) that PMDG T7 and B744 v3 had nothing to do with it being there. Verified that all my scenery areas were enabled and then ran Makerunways.exe Reinstalled (only) the B777-200LR Base package. Verified that "RAAS Installed" was enabled in the FMC options. Tested the T7-200 RAAS at default KMIA airport and it was a "no go". I ran a file named "FS2Crew RAAS PMDG 777.exe" that I found in my PMDG T7 files backup folder. RAAS still didn't work. Disabled / re-enabled RAAS in the T7 FMC Options, Created a profile for the B777 in the RAAS Professional section of the Add- Ons pull down menu in FSX and made it the " Default " profile and ensured that the "Master Switch (On / Off" check box was checked (ON). I also did the RAAS Self Test and it passed. I then discovered during testing that the "Master Switch (On / Off)" box was un-checking itself. Also, I still had had no RAAS. I rebooted the PC and started up FSX to test the T7 RAAS again and it was a Eureka moment. So, I don not know exactly what action(s) brought the T7 RAAS back to life, or how long it will live. Guessing the reboot may have been required after running the "FS2Crew RAAS PMDG 777.exe". Next will be the re-install of B777-300 package > and RAAS testing. Next will be the re-install of the PMDG B744 v3 > and RAAS testing. Next will be re-install of Aerosoft Airbuses. What are the odds that installation of the Airbuses' Locked RAAS is interfering with / disabling the Locked PMDG T7 and 744 v3 RAAS ? I feel the need to be very careful here ~:) I apologize for the long winded nature of this follow up. Hoping perhaps someone else with similar RAAS issue may benefit in some way....... Best to all and a Happy Father's Day, Ken
  10. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Mike, I (finally) have RAAS working. What I did >> Uninstalled B777-200 and -300 Uninstalled Aerosoft Airbuses (A318 thru A321) >> This action removed the RAAS Pro entry from Programs and Features in Control panel; Indicating (perhaps) that PMDG T7 and B744 v3 had nothing to do with it being there. Verified that all my scenery areas were enabled and then ran Makerunways.exe Reinstalled (only) the B777-200LR Base package. Verified that "RAAS Installed" was enabled in the FMC options. Tested the T7-200 RAAS at default KMIA airport and it was a "no go". I ran a file named "FS2Crew RAAS PMDG 777.exe" that I found in my PMDG T7 files backup folder. RAAS still didn't work. Disabled / re-enabled RAAS in the T7 FMC Options, Created a profile for the B777 in the RAAS Professional section of the Add- Ons pull down menu in FSX and made it the " Default " profile and ensured that the "Master Switch (On / Off" check box was checked (ON). I also did the RAAS Self Test and it passed. I then discovered during testing that the "Master Switch (On / Off)" box was un-checking itself. Also, I still had had no RAAS. I rebooted the PC and started up FSX to test the T7 RAAS again and it was a Eureka moment. So, I don not know exactly what action(s) brought the T7 RAAS back to life, or how long it will live. Guessing the reboot may have been required after running the "FS2Crew RAAS PMDG 777.exe". Next will be the re-install of B777-300 package > and RAAS testing. Next will be the re-install of the PMDG B744 v3 > and RAAS testing. Next will be re-install of Aerosoft Airbuses. Near the end of this installation when prompted to install (the Locked) RAAS, I will likely decline unless I get something very encouraging from the RAAS support folks, convincing me that it will not interfere with the PMDG (Locked) RAAS. I apologize for the long winded nature of this follow up. Hoping perhaps someone else with similar RAAS issue may benefit in some way....... Best to all and a Happy Father's Day, Ken
  11. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, I didn't see anything at the above link that applied to me very well. I don't use a firewall (or Zone Alarm). Also the Self test works. But I hear no RAAS while taxiing around > across runways, etc. Also, I have run and rerun makerunways.exe. I don't know how significant this would be, but In the RAAS Pro pull down (777x) in FSX, the Master Switch (On / Off) unchecks itself after I close the applet. It won't stay checked Why do I have a stand alone "FS2Crew RAAS PMDG 777.exe " in my PMDG executable files backup folder, if PMDG installs the Locked RAAS Pro automatically ? Thank you, Ken
  12. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    I just reinstalled PMDG B777. Does RAAS Pro Locked Version install automatically or is there a separate executable that must be run to enable the Lacked RAAS Pro for the T7 ? RAAS is not working right now (following the T& installation). Thank you, Ken
  13. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Mike, I uninstalled the B772 and B773. The RAAS Pro entry remained in the Programs and Features of Control Panel. I decided to uninstall the Aerosoft Airbuses next. During the Airbus uninstall I was informed that RAAS Pro would be uninstalled. I did not get this advisory during the T7 uninstalls. I then uninstalled the B744 v3. Nothing regarding RAAS appeared during this uninstall either (similar to the T7 uninstalls). I next intend to (re)install the B777-200 package and test RAAS before reinstalling anything else. If RAAS works, then I'll re-install the B744 v3 package and test RAAS with the 747. Then I'll reinstall the AS Airbuses. During the installation, when it offers to install RAAS I will decline, until I hear from the RAAS support forum. Reading the AS Airbus installation and removal instructions it states that at the end of the installation it will offer the option to install their Locked version of RAAS Pro. At this time I'm somewhat suspicious of whether the installation of the AS Airbus's RAAS installation somehow negatively affected the Locked PMDG RAAS installation. But I can't be sure now. I'll follow up here as my RAAS soap opera continues. Best regards, Ken
  14. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    OK Mike. Thank you for the suggestion. I ask because I looked for (and found) RAAS Pro in my Win 7-64, Control Panel, Programs and Features list. I will try what you suggest. Best regards, Ken
  15. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, I also have the Aerosoft Airbuses installed. And I'm assuming that my RAAS Pro installation is a "Locked" version for the AS Airbuses, PMDG B744 v3 and PMDG B777. Does this complicate the situation in any way? PMDG has advised me to Uninstall / Reinstall the RAAS Pro enabled planes so I'm wondering if I should also uninstall RAAS Pro and let one of the PMDG planes reinstall it. But then perhaps it would be necessary to uninstall / Reinstall the AS Airbuses also (RAAS has quit working for them also). It's just hard (for me) to know how the four programs will behave together during all this . How does RAAS Pro handle this sort of action. Ideally, of course in the end it would be nice to have all four programs peacefully co-existing (or at least functional) after the dust settles. Than you, Ken