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  1. Thunderbolt44

    IPC Timed Out All Retries

    I'm sorry I didn't get back with the final story and close this out. In my last post above I had everything working but the text. For some reason, the next time I used RC a day later for an IFR cross country and everything, including the window, worked fine. Life is Good. Mike
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    IPC Timed Out All Retries

    Well, I have finally solved this problem today. After spending a fair amount of time today searching through my PC and Register, I was able to get rid of the Retries window. At that time the window shifted to 'Cannot link to FSUIPC'. At last I had a specific clue. I checked the rcv4X and saw it was using a FSUIPC4 I had purchased in 2007. I installed the new one in Feb 2018 when I bailed out of P3d and started Steam. I was changing some of my old FSX programs, like Radar Contact, and must have brought the old FSUIPC4 file with it. I don't know how it got there or somehow I did it today with all the checking and deleting of old files. From Feb to yesterday, everything was fine. Just deleted the old FSUYIPC4 exe from my rcv4X file and dropped a copy of the new exe in. The only problem I have now is the text window doesn't open although after flying Radar Contact for some time, I don't really need the text. I'll fly a flight tomorrow with the bug tab active and take it from there. Mike
  3. I'm using FSXSE on a Jetline Systems Win 10 (64bit) PC. Have used Radar Contact for years. PC came in Dec 2017 with P3d 4.2. Got so fed up with it I went to FSXSE in about two months. Radar Contact has been working flawlessly. However, Steam dumped a large update on me a few days ago, and I have had a number of problems. My main problem now is with Radar Contact. When I hit the Start button, I get a window with a red X (no number) and IPC Timed Out all Retries, and the program will not open. I reinstalled Make Runways, and ran the buttons for file path and Scenery before hitting Start to no avail. I haven't a clue as to what the Retries is about as everything else has gone as it should. I'm about ready to just reinstall Radar Contact, but thought I'd try this first. Mike Nicholson
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    CDI Glideslope Not Working

    Thanks Rob, Too late to try it this evening, but I will tomorrow. Take care, Mike Nicholson
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    CDI Glideslope Not Working

    Let me say I love this DC-6. Everything is fine, except intercepting the GS Approach with the AP and using that to DH. I have the GTN 650 and this is in FSX SE. With the AP I intercept the Loc perfect every time. As I approach the GS I am at 150kts, flaps 20 & gear down. I use the GTN for the Nav 1 fregs with no problem, but otherwise do not use it. I only use the aircraft instruments. The GS indicator works fine. It just doesn't intercept the GS. In fact, I have been hand flying my ILS approaches by hand from the beginning when I couldn't figure how the GS Approach coupler worked. Yesterday, I decided to try it again. Went through the manuals again and just shot an approach onto 10R at KBOI. When the GS needle started to move down, the Gyro Pilot & Altitude Hold were ON, the Mech lever was deflected and we were tracking the LOC. I turned the Mode Selector to Approach and did not have either light activate. As the GS needle centered the VS indicated a soft climb which is pretty normal, but did not settle into the decent -same as always for me. I disengaged the AP and hand flew the rest of the approach. So, am I missing some setting or operation, or is this waiting for a fix? This aircraft hand flys a very smooth ILS approach, Now my only challenge is to get the AP to do it. Thanks for any advise, Mike Nicholson
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    JS451 liveries

    I just reinstalled my JS41 aircraft into my FSX SE program. It installed fine, but it appears no liveries are available now. I sure would like to get the United or Delta Express livery. Is there a way to do that? Thanks, Mike Nicholson
  7. I am running FSX SE with Wind 10 64 bit. In Dec 2017 I received a new Jetline Systems PC with P3d4 installed. I got so frustrated with not being able to enter most of my FSX programs, like Radar Contact, I installed FSX SE and all-in-all I have been quite pleased with it. This morning I entered cross country weather into AS2016 and as usual right clicked to open FSX SE with Admin rights. It opened to the initial screen as usual, but when I clicked on Free Flight, I got a window reflecting Aircraft Initialization Failure Aircreation 582SL. When I clicked on Select Aircraft, all I could get were rotor craft even though All Aircraft was selected. I got all kinds of findings after running a Google search, most of which I was afraid to follow. Here is what I have determined. FSX is installed an a my D drive which is dedicated to Steam. When I open the FSX file and go to Sim objects, I have no Airplane folder! If I go to my C drive, and go down to users and go to Microsoft/FSX and on to sim objects I have the normal Airplanes folder with all aircraft displayed as normal. I was thinking of just putting a copy of my Aircraft folder into my FSX Sim objects folder or just doing a complete FSX uninstall and reinstalling FSX SE. Any insight into this is appreciated. I haven't a clue how it happened. Mike Nicholson
  8. Thunderbolt44

    msstdfmt.dll

    Hi Ray, Yesterday I got to thinking about this after reading your above post. I remembered when I first installed Steam I had installed a FUSIPC4 compatible with FSX SE into a Modules folder in FSX SE. (Of course Steam was smart. Their core folder leads to FSX. They don't call it FSX SE. Then, when I installed RC, it took forever and finally got me to the activation page which I activated. However, it would not open. In checking the log, it said it had hunted all over for FSUIPC4 but it was an old version and it had ended up connecting with the FSUIPC5 in my P3D drive. I went ahead and deleted RC and the old FSUIPC4 and installed the latest version for FSX into the FSX Modules folder in Steam. Installed RC again and I now have a working copy of RC. Just flew IFR from KBGR to KACY with RC. A flawless flight. I wish Lockheed could buy RC from JD, polish it up, and replace their terrible ATC program. Again, as always, I appreciate your help. It is good again to be able to use FSX SE which takes just about any addon, and mark time with P3D for awhile until some of these addons catch up with them. Mike Nicholson
  9. Thunderbolt44

    msstdfmt.dll

    OK Ray, I have the thread bookmarked and I have looked thru it. I can certainly understand why the fellow said that his grand kids weren't visiting for a month. I am certainly in the same boat. Do I start at the top of the thread, or is there a further down post I should start with? Mike Nicholson PS: Since I apparently do not have the file in question, will the referenced thread produce it?
  10. Thunderbolt44

    msstdfmt.dll

    Ray, Thank you for your prompt reply. Last night, I started this thread using Foxfire which was not working properly and I had searched the Forum finding nothing so I submitted my question. This morning I tried MS Edge and it is working perfect including the thread. I'll get on with your directions and advise of my progress. Mike Nicholson
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    msstdfmt.dll

    I am using Windows 10, 64 bit and this problem occurred in my FSX SE drive. This morning I clicked to open Radar Contact, and then clicked to input my flight plan. Instead of the usual flight plan list, I got a window saying the msstdfmt.dll file was missing and needed to be installed before I could proceed. Radar Contact just disappeared. It appears this is a Microsoft file. When I Googled it, there appeared to be a lot of different files and not knowing which one to use I was reluctant to try any. I did delete and reinstall Radar Contact with no luck. As always, any advice is appreciated. Mike Nicholson
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    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
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    Basic Dovetail Game Question (s)

    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
  14. Thunderbolt44

    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
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    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