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  1. My FSX logbook stopped recording flights after I installed a particular add-on. I downloaded that fslogrecovery11.zip from the library. I have no idea of what it actually fixed after I pressed the "analyze" button, but it fixed whatever was wrong and logbook now works!! Wow!
  2. FSX-MS

    I just purchased REX Sky Force 3D this past weekend and have encountered an issue I don't know how to resolve. First, let me say that I use FSX w/ SP2 on an average PC with an i5 processor 3.3GHz, 16GB system RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 video card with 2GB RAM. Installation was not intuitive since their README is incorporated into their installer, so you can't read it before you attempt installation. After going to their website forum for help, I learned that anyone who purchases this software MUST disable your anti-virus software BEFORE beginning installation, and must add the program folder to the Exceptions list in your AV settings. If you don't, your AV will forceably stop REX from installing or working after installation. I discovered and downloaded and installed their Hotfix 1. I also discovered the hard way after installation, that when you run FSX and you select the weather component for your flight, you MUST select "Weather Themes" at the top left, and then find "REX" in the list of themes. If you select anything else, the REX weather will not come into your flight environment (I think). This wasn't mentioned in the README file, so I didn't even think to look for it and selected my usual Real Weather Updates every 15 minutes. Once installed, I discovered the new cloud formations are pretty fantastic - especially the cumulus and cumulo-nimbus. I did several flights picking places in Europe or USA with active showers or storms and loved the transitions from low to high through rain clouds and descent back from high to low through reasonably thick cloud layers. I especially like the reduced visibility at the surface for fog or haze associated with winter storms. Now the problem: I discovered the winds do not import into FSX properly. I believe the surface winds are accurate, but once you take off, winds aloft are not imported and updated as you change altitudes in your climb, cruise, or enroute descent. Additionally, while my Indicated Air Speed on my B737 was 300, my TAS remained very close to IAS and my Ground Speed was only affected by the initial surface wind speed. Example: while cruising at FL330, IAS = 300; TAS was only 290, and GS showed only 289 (IAS minus surface wind speed of 11kts). That's not possible. TAS and GS should have been up around 475-525. The impact is that your flight takes a lot longer because your ground speed is only 300 instead of 500. I don't know whether this is one problem or two problems. When I reflew that flight in FSX using the same B737 without using REX, I got normal TAS and GS at all altitudes. I've posted these observations in the REX forums, so I'm hoping REX staff recognizes what the issues are and puts out another Hotfix.
  3. I just purchased REX Sky Force 3D this past weekend and have encountered an issue I don't know how to resolve. First, let me say that I use FSX w/ SP2 on an average PC with an i5 processor 3.3GHz, 16GB system RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 video card with 2GB RAM. Installation was not intuitive since their README is incorporated into their installer, so you can't read it before you attempt installation. After going to their website forum for help, I learned that anyone who purchases this software MUST disable your anti-virus software BEFORE beginning installation, and must add the program folder to the Exceptions list in your AV settings. If you don't, your AV will forceably stop REX from installing or working after installation. I discovered and downloaded and installed their Hotfix 1. I also discovered the hard way after installation, that when you run FSX and you select the weather component for your flight, you MUST select "Weather Themes" at the top left, and then find "REX" in the list of themes. If you select anything else, the REX weather will not come into your flight environment (I think). This wasn't mentioned in the README file, so I didn't even think to look for it and selected my usual Real Weather Updates every 15 minutes. Once installed, I discovered the new cloud formations are pretty fantastic - especially the cumulus and cumulo-nimbus. I did several flights picking places in Europe or USA with active showers or storms and loved the transitions from low to high through rain clouds and descent back from high to low through reasonably thick cloud layers. I especially like the reduced visibility at the surface for fog or haze associated with winter storms. Now the problem: I discovered the winds do not import into FSX properly. I believe the surface winds are accurate, but once you take off, winds aloft are not imported and updated as you change altitudes in your climb, cruise, or enroute descent. Additionally, while my Indicated Air Speed on my B737 was 300, my TAS remained very close to IAS and my Ground Speed was only affected by the initial surface wind speed. Example: while cruising at FL330, IAS = 300; TAS was only 290, and GS showed only 289 (IAS minus surface wind speed of 11kts). That's not possible. TAS and GS should have been up around 475-525. The impact is that your flight takes a lot longer because your ground speed is only 300 instead of 500. I don't know whether this is one problem or two problems. When I reflew that flight in FSX using the same B737 without using REX, I got normal TAS and GS at all altitudes. I've posted these observations in the REX forums, so I'm hoping REX staff recognizes what the issues are and puts out another Hotfix.
  4. Jim...as always, I've been saved by this reference document several times and have been grateful that you've kept it up. Thanks for your diligence to this product! If we ever meet again, you will drink for free all evening!! :-)
  5. FSX-MS

    I took your suggestion and copied the Northwest file "rouen2.bmp" and pasted it into the Provincial and FlyBe texture folders overwriting the ones there and it worked. Now that I know that works, and I see your Provincial Saab photo, I think you've quite skillfully helped me figure this issue out. Fixing DX10 helped resolve one set of issues while forcing me to accept that my CRJ 100/200 will just have to go. Thanks so much, Charlie for helping me with this!
  6. Steve...thanks for the response. Obviously, I didn't have the contents of your manual stored in my RAM ;-) so sincerely appreciate the specific guidance. I noticed the wheel texture name in all three Saabs was rouen2.bmp, so will see if simple copy and paste works for those planes.
  7. FSX-MS

    Charlie...now that I look at the readme for the PAD Saab340, the included jpg show clear windows and crew in the cockpit which means the window textures are missing too.
  8. FSX-MS

    Got the Saab from PREMIER AIRCRAFT DESIGN SAAB 340B FOR FSX/SP2 (Ver 2 02-Oct-2009) Aircraft, panel and sound package including dynamic VC with custom gauges. Textures look like they could have been originally for FS2004, but don't know for sure.
  9. While I posted this issue of missing wheels in the main MS-FSX forum, I thought I would also post here for visibility in the DX10 discussion just in case this is a DX10 issue. Last month, I bought and installed SteveDX10Fixer v3.3.103 and most of my missing textures showed up. However, I am still missing the wheels on some of my planes and I can't figure out the problem pattern especially when my Saab340 addon shows one livery with wheels and another livery without wheels (see below). Could this be an AMD Radeon setting, or does this have anything to do with the shader cache? I'm stumped. System info: MS-FSX Deluxe with SP2; i5 processor with 16GB RAM; AMD Radeon R7 360 graphics card with 2GB
  10. FSX-MS

    Charlie... DX10 Preview is checked; and I'm using FSX Deluxe with SP2 installed; i5 processor, 16GB RAM, mediocre AMD Radeon R7 360 graphics card with 2GB video RAM. When this started happening early last month, I bought and installed SteveFSXfixer which seemed to solve several texture issues for many of the planes, but I still have a few addon planes that this persists.
  11. FSX-MS

    I have others that are missing too...
  12. Any idea of why wheels would be missing? I'm stumped especially when the textures are for the same Saab340.
  13. vortex681 and Charlie Aron...thank you! I just unticked that box and tried one of my aircraft that showed no textures and it painted fine right away!
  14. I have it ticked, but not accidentally. On page 9 of Jim's FSX Basic Configuration Guide, it shows it checked, so that's what I did.
  15. The screenshot on my computer that comes from pictures\Flight Simulator X Files\ does not show the white polygons for clouds or the white polygons on the ramp surface. Have no idea why they show now???