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    Tim Morgan
    "Stretch" (72nd VFW, Falcon BMS)
    DCS World, Falcon BMS, Prepar3D v4

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  1. Hey all. I saved a flight in the 747-8i while airborne, quit and relaunched Prepar3D, and reloaded the flight. Now my IFSD has a "HDG" flag and the compass is blanked out. The QRH and FCOM don't seem to have any guidance on how to address this issue. Any ideas? For what it's worth, when I saved the flight, I was north of 70 degrees latitude and navigating by true heading. All other systems seem to have been restored from the save OK.
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    Consistent NTDLL.DLL CTD's since update

    Just wanted to throw my hat into this rink. I was flying from Atlanta to Seoul the other day when I got a CTD, which is essentially unheard for me since updating to v4.4. (I do still use GSX.) It was an ntdll.dll CTD like this one. I wasn't flying over Greenland, but instead over northern Siberia on my way down towards Incheon. Perhaps it's a polar bug?
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    Any Update on PMDG 747-8?

    I bypassed the warning and installed it anyway. So far nothing has hijacked my computer and demanded Bitcoin ransom...
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    Any Update on PMDG 747-8?

    Windows Defender refuses to run the installer, claiming it contains the Cloxer.D!cl trojan. Known issue?
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    747-8 ETOPS procedures

    I realize everything that you guys are saying, but other threads here like claim that at least for the 737, you need the APU on for the entire ETOPS portion of the flight. Which tells me that, yes, there is such a thing as an "ETOPS flight" with specific in-flight ETOPS procedures. Now, we all know that the 747 does not need an APU running in flight, but I was simply wondering if there were any other in-flight ETOPS procedures I might have missed.
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    747-8 ETOPS procedures

    I'm very much thinking of the 747-8. https://www.aviationtoday.com/2015/03/19/boeing-747-8-intercontinental-approved-for-etops/ EDIT: All four-engine aircraft built after 2015 require ETOPS approval for oceanic operations.
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    747-8 ETOPS procedures

    Hello! As I'm sure we all know, the 747-8 was (one of?) the first aircraft to be certified for ETOPS-330 operations. (OK, EROPS, whatever.) I'm wondering if anyone knows typical crew procedures for ETOPS specific to the 747-8. I'm aware of all the general stuff like marking your entry and exit points, tracking ETPs and suitable airports, etc., that you would typically do same as in any other ETOPS aircraft. But, for example, some 737 ETOPS certifications require the APU to be on during the ETOPS segment. (Or maybe I'm wrong about that.) Anyone aware of similar ETOPS procedures for 747-8s?
  8. Bumping a stale topic, but I see here that people have successfully gotten X-Plane 11 (64-bit) to work with PFC through USBHIDPlugin.xpl. I'm having no such luck. I downloaded the plug-in from flypfc.net but it doesn't load and the X-Plane log says "Error -193: Not a valid Win32 application" which implies that it's a 32/64-bit incompatibility. (In addition, XPUIPC crashes the sim when I try to access the settings window.) Is there some critical step I'm missing? Or any other troubleshooting advice? No other plug-ins installed.
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    Prepar3D: PMDG + FSUIPC = 1-second micro stutters

    OK, another helpful update. What I actually did was create a new PFC C2 macro file where I actually copied every single possible mapping from the CSV file and assigned them all to C1126 (no event). That fixed the stutters! So, given that, here's what we know: One of the PFChid default mappings must be "unmapped" in order to stop the stutters. It's not the landing gear or any of the other defaults I had already unmapped back when I had the stutters.
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    Prepar3D: PMDG + FSUIPC = 1-second micro stutters

    Made some helpful progress debugging this. The stutters go away if I disable PFChid but leave FSUIPC enabled. So it's clearly related to my PFC C2. Looking at the PFChid.log file, the only thing that happens once a second is a LandingGear macro event being fired. My PFC.ini file has this macro mapped to C1126 (no event)... is it possible that this is what's causing the brief pauses? There are also brief pauses if I unmap it and let the default mapping (landing gear lever) take priority, but of course this also results in the landing gear lever moving in and out of the locked position once a second…
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    Prepar3D: PMDG + FSUIPC = 1-second micro stutters

    To answer these questions -- yes I use Windows Defender but I have path and exe exclusions for Prepar3D. Anything else I should try there? Remember that the stuttering is ONLY with FSUIPC AND a PMDG aircraft. I've tried with a fresh FSUIPC.ini; if there's any options that are on by default that I could turn off, I'll try that. I used to have "Lua log lvars" bound to a key but I've disabled it when I tried refreshing FSUIPC.
  12. Hello, I'm not sure which add-on is to blame here, but if I use both a PMDG aircraft (737 or 777) and FSUIPC, I get small pauses once a second. Use any other aircraft and the frame rate is smooth. Disable FSUIPC and the frame rate is smooth. Notes: Re-generating Prepar3D.cfg has no effect; still happens with default settings Re-generating FSUIPC.ini has no effect; still happens with default settings Clearing shaders has no effect Autosave is disabled; and in any case, the stutter is regular at once a second Wondering what else I can try to help address this problem.
  13. Figured it out. http://forum.simflight.com/topic/82671-pmdg-fsuipc-pfchid-troubles/
  14. OK, some progress. If I remove the PFChid.dll file (the DLL created by Pete Dowsen of FSUIPC that allows the PFC C2 to work with FSX/P3D), everything is normal -- but of course, my PFC C2 doesn't work. There must be some configuration difference relating to the C2 between my old and new computer that's causing this...
  15. Both airplanes are activated. I thought I had installed SimConnect but I don't see it in my Programs & Features list. When I double-click the installer (any of the installers), I very briefly see a progress dialog but then it quickly disappears, and nothing else. My Event Viewer has the following event: Ah I see it now. I have the following SimConnect versions installed: ESP SimConnect Client v1.0.20.0 MFS SimConnect Client v10.0.60905.0, v10.0.61242.0, and v10.0.61259.0.