Elsmoko

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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

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Mike, Do you think I should also uninstall RAAS Pro? If I do this, I would assume that the fresh reinstall of the T7 or 744 v3 will also automatically reinstall RAAS Pro also. Or am I off on this ? Ken
  10. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Thank you Mike. I was hoping to avoid a reinstall but I think I will take your suggestion. And Thank you for the tips regarding reinstallation procedure. Ken
  11. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Mike, I ran makerunways.exe and deleted the file you suggested. Tested with the B777 at default DFW airport and still no RAAS. By switching my Realtek audio / speaker system from 7.1 to stereo I was (finally) able to get RAAS to pass it's audio self test, but it cost me the T7's cockpit warning sounds ~:( and still no RAAS. RAAS worked great before with audio configured to 7.1. Makes no sense. FYI, not for sure, but I think the loss of RAAS occurred following updates I performed via the PMDG Ops Center several weeks ago to multiple aircraft. Is RAAS tied to a specific aircraft package, or if the B777 is installed (including RAAS) will RAAS function with other PMDG packages also (ie. B744 v3 and NGX) ? Also when switching aircraft, does RAAS Pro automatically switch to the correct profile, or must the profile be manually switched via the FSX Add-ons pull down menu, RAAS Pro pop-up? It all worked seamlessly before with the B777 and B744 v3 with none of the above ever considered >> very perplexing and frustrating. Can't remember if it worked with the NGX. Perhaps it wasn't part of that package. Thinking ahead (as a last resort), if I needed to reinstall any of the packages must my current installation be uninstalled first ? Or is there a repair option ? Or is it acceptable to install overwriting the current installation ? Thank you, Ken
  12. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Bryan, Some questions >> 1.) When I switch from one of the RAAS enabled aircraft to another in FSX (ie. from PMDG B777 to the Aerosoft Airbus), is it required to open the RAAS Pro pop-up in FSX to switch the profile. Or, does RAAS recognize that the plane has been switched, and automatically switch the profile ? 2.) If RAAS Pro is installed with the PMDG B777, is it enabled for other PMDG aircraft also (ie. B744 v3 and B737 NGX) ? 3.) Where can I verify / confirm which of my aircraft should be RAAS enabled ? Thank you for the TS actions. The audio self test was a "no go" until I switched my Realtek speakers from 7.1 to Stereo as suggested in the manual. However, the PMDG B777 at the default DFW still has no RAAS. FYI, I had loaded the 777X profile first, and ensured the Master Switch (On / Off) remained "ON". Also FYI, the RAAS functioned perfectly with speakers in 7.1 configuration before. With speakers configured in Stereo I lose the cockpit warnings in the PMDG B 777 ~:( Best regards, Ken
  13. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Thank you for the tips Mike. I will try it asap, and follow up here. Ken
  14. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    Hi Bryan, Where can I verify / confirm which of my aircraft should be RAAS enabled ? Also, When I switch from one of the RAAS enabled aircraft to another (ie. from PMDG B777 to the Aerosoft Airbus), is it required to open the RAAS Pro pop-up in FSX to switch the profile. Or, does RAAS recognize that the plane has been switched, and automatically switch the profile ? In answer to your question, I set up the Aerosoft Airbus A321 and used the FSX Add-Ons pull down menu, RAAS Pro pop-up to switch profiles to the Airbus and ensure the Master Switch (on / Off) block was checked. Still no RAAS when taxiing / approaching a runway. I tested it at YPPH. It seems the Master Switch (on / Off) block stayed checked this time, but still no RAAS audio. All the other airbus aircraft sounds (engines, etc) are working normally. A link to my dropbox acct and screen capture is below : https://www.dropbox.com/s/xhibnd20f22rmhq/MG_158.jpg?dl=0 Ken
  15. Elsmoko

    RAAS Quit Working

    OK Chris. Thank you, Ken