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  1. Basic Dovetail Game Question (s)

    Paulopp, In regards to your Add ons comment, A year or two ago I was on a six month trip and installed FSX Steam into my laptop. I was able to download and install my flight plan, weather program, atc and several other programs. Non of these were purchased thru Dovetail, but I was still able to install them. Can you still do that or have they limited it to purchased Steam add ons? Mike Nicholson PS: I did discover the FSX Insider has a great introduction to FSX Steam especially uninstalling FSX and installing Steam. I'll have to look into World too. I sure like it being a 64 bit program. Mike Nicholson
  2. I received a new PC for Christmas. I've used MSFSX for a long time, but have had no luck activating it the new PC. I've taken a look at the Dovetail web sites, but am a little confused over where to start. What is the basic program you first download and where do you sign up for it? I saw some World program and it appeared to be 64 bits. Is that a whole new stand alone program or do you add it onto the basic FSX-Steam program? Does that make everything 64 bit? And most important, can you still add programs into Steam such as PMDG aircraft, etc. Just any general info is appreciated. Mike Nicholson
  3. Installing RC4 into P3D4?

    Ron, I feel like Ned in the First Reader. I'm sorry for putting you thru the above exercise. After reading your last input, I started checking, and discovered that I had used v4.1.2.0 of MakeRwys. It didn't work and I set RC aside. A week or so ago, I downloaded v484 when I couldn't find any other ATC program I liked. So what did I do? Well, like the Village word not allowed I used the old MakeRws and not the 484 I had downloaded. So, I'm assuming I don't need to hit the reset on the organizer since the scenery files did not get installed, or should I? I figured to go thru P3D and delete anything that did get in from RC. Then uninstall RC and reinstall it. I'm just not giving up on this! Mike Nicholson
  4. Installing RC4 into P3D4?

    Hi Ron, I ran the makerws.exe file in the P#D folder. It failed to open with a window reflecting "Failed to make Runways CSV files and Failed to make FStar RC rws file. Next, a search of the P3D folder did not reflect a r5cvsa file. However there is a r4.csv file. This opens into a large file. File properties reflect it was Created: Dec 30k, 2017; Modified: Jul 30, 2013; Accessed: Dec 30, 2017. I then tried to at least see about this rc scenery rebuild but did not find it. It appears to me the above set forth r4.csv is the folder you want me to have the rc scenery rebuild. If it is, or is not, would you clarify my nest step. I'm just tip toeing through this as I don't want to screw it up. Again, Thanks Ron, Mike Nicholson
  5. Installing RC4 into P3D4?

    My quest to install a working copy of RC continues. Today, my 75th birthday, we came home from church, breakfast & Costco, and I disappeared into my study to install makerys with the Addon Organizer mentioned above. It seemed to work fine. I have the scenery.cfg file setting in the main P3D folder. I have a list of 10 various .cvs files, dtd from 2005 through 2007 reflected in C:\\rc4x\script\data\c4.cvs with nine other .csv files. Also, makerys.exe is in the main P3D v45 folder. I then decided to go for it and clicked on my RC.exe shortcut. It opened but I had a RC box immediately on the opening RC page saying "C:\\rc4x\data\c4.csv not found - download from web". This is a currency CSV dtd: 1/6/2007. It also displayed Run-time error 424 Object Required. I did see in the makerys instructions that it contained a number of csv files. I am under the impression that these were also installed when I added the makerys exe but really do not know, My .csv files are all pretty old as set forth above. So, ronzie, if you can again point me in the right direction, I would certainly appreciate it. Mike Nicholson
  6. Installing RC4 into P3D4?

    Well, I at least feel like I have made some progress. I have RC installed and successfully registered my key from JD. Now for my question (s). I have FUISPC5 installed. It's installation file says it was a successful installation. It has Module folders in each of my PMDG aircraft and other add ons are working the way they are suppose to. I have RC's main folder entered in the main C drive folder. When I open the RC main folder, I don't see any thing reflecting it is in contact with FUISPC5. While installing RC, it got to the end and wanted to install FUISPC4, but I stopped it. It seemed like in my previous life with FSX that their was something like the FSUIPC4.exe file right in the RC main file. Also, in one of Pete's forums, he said his DDL.XML files should be copied to the RC main folder. Any guidance you all can give me is appreciated. IN the mean time I'm going to Make a few FSUIPC changes and see if I can get the makerwys file installed.
  7. Installing RC4 into P3D4?

    I ran the installer again this morning. When it stopped at the beginning and said to point it to the FS X (there is a space here), I reset it to the Prepar 3D v4 folder where the p3d4 .exe is located. It went ahead and seems to have been installed although it has stopped and displayed a window where it wants the path to install FSuipc4.exe to. I already have FSUIPC5 installed. Debating on to just put the path into the modules folder and see if it says there is a newer version. I tried to delete the version 4 from the installation choices but it wouldn't let me. I just want to be as careful as possible as I think I'm on the right path and I can get this to work. It would seem the RC installation folder could be changed to allow a choice for RC to go directly to P3D. P3D is the wave of the future. The 64 bit is fantastic for the graphics. Your help is appreciated. Mike Nicholson
  8. I was under the impression you could run RC4 along with FSUIPC5 and the latest version of makerwys. Also, I saw to run Flight 1 Registry fix. I have Win 10 Home 64 bit and P3d4. I knew the Flight 1 fix was only for 32 bit, so I found ngn_regfix which included a fix for P3D4. First, I just tried to install RC4. Right away it said the Registry would not find FSX. Of course the RC4 installation identified itself as FSX or FS2004. I then ran the register fix to P3D4, but with no luck in installing RC4 as it was still looking for FSX. I have used RC4 and the one before that for many years. I fly every sim flight with it. I looked at another new ATC program earlier today and after trying that, I really need to get RC4 working. Any help out there would really be appreciated. Mike Nicholson.
  9. Nav Data Out of Date

    Well, as soon as I read the suggestion to make sure the simulator date was within the dates for the Navdata cycle, I remembered how I fixed the problem years ago. Normally, I always reset the time to the sim time upon setting up the flight; however, I just wanted to see what the P3D summer looked like and hit Summer. This set it out of the Navadata cycle and hence the problem. So, problem resolved. Thanks, Mike Nicholson
  10. Nav Data Out of Date

    Just transferred to Win 10 and P3dv4. A handful for me with Win 10 for the first time. The Apps are driving me crazy. I installed the NGX for my first aircraft. Everything went fine and the graphics are great. Only one problem with the NGX, and its more of an irritant than anything else. I installed the latest Navigraph FMS download and the correct dates are reflected on the CPU ident page, but I keep getting the Nav Data Out of Date message. I have re-downloaded Navigraph; with no change. Seems like I had this problem years ago, but can't remember how to correct it. Any advise? Mike Nicholson
  11. Transponder Operation

    Kyle, I do not understand what you are talking about. My question concerned the fact that Radar Contact, when I contacted Departure control could not read my transponder code. No matter how I set it, they could not read it; therefor, I had no option but to cancel IFR. I had the transponder switch on 1 and was using the #1 transponder. It did not appear the transponder was on (it did not even light up). Please consider this thread closed. I will just submit a ticket. Mike Nicholson
  12. Transponder Operation

    Once again, I forgot to sign it. Mike Nicholson
  13. Transponder Operation

    Today I filed my first IFR cross country. Was doing find. Departed and started to climb. Tower advised me to contact departure. I had the correct code dialed in and ALT checked. ATC advised me they could not read my squack. I flipped it to ON with no luck. I had the switch and transponder on 1. Finally had to cancel IFR. Tonight I read the intro manual which stated to do as I had done. Both tutorials never mentioned the transponder. I just opened the 6 and set the transponder up. Nothing until I pressed Ident. Then it seemed to work. When I flew we always used the ident button, but since I have been simming, the ident button has never been called for and I just figured it was modern times. So, can someone out there tell me how you get this transponder to work and if you have to use the ident to get it to go, and do you then have to use it every time you change controller or freg?
  14. [31JUL17] PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster Updated to v1.20.8418

    I really liked the way this update processed itself. It was slick as could be and was just plain automatic. You can just rely on PMDG. I'm awaiting the next updates for Cloudmaster. I already feel the DC-6 is one of the best hand flying sim aircraft I have flown. A hand flown ILS is so realistic - steady and smooth. However, I am crossing my fingers and hoping that a pop-up of the pedestal will appear. The Auto Pilot brings back memories, but is very difficult to safely use. Now, I have to use my hat switch to view down on the AP and further down to see the flap handle, gear and AP handle's position, plus everything else that is down there. While you are down there, you can't see anything but part of the panel and pedestal. It's one thing to working the AP controls, but then have to look down for say what flap setting are you at on final. A pedestal pop-up on another monitor would be a dream come true and yet fully keep the originality of the aircraft. I realize that their is a new view window for the pedestal, but I have not figured out how to use this. Take care, I've been waiting for the DC-6 for a long time, and am sure happy to get it. Mike Nicholson
  15. Comments regarding DC-6 Pop-ups

    I already have numerous shortcuts both on my joystick and Logitech Gaming Pad. Relying only on key commands for the Cloudmaster is not the answer. In most other sim aircraft, if you use a key command, you have some visual view on the panel, like either a gauge, switch or handle, which gives you a visual confirmation that your key action can be verified with. PMDG, what is the problem with a pop-up? You've got them in all your other aircraft. One other solution might be to Install an AP mode controller, the old FSX mode selector would be great. PMDG put modern radios in this sim,, why not put the FSX selector in too. Of course, you could make it a pop-up and then people that didn't want to use it wouldn't have to. I will say the AP functions quite well. The only problem, other than having to stand on my head to use it, is so far it has not tracked the GS well (2 dots off would normally call for a go around; however, it is very realistic,smooth and easy to just hand fly the approach. Take care, Mike Nicholson PS: Kyle Rogers, does the Captain (the Boss) look at these threads?