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  1. FSX to P3D V3 or V4

    When upgrading to v4, be sure the add-ons you use are compatible. I have had several issues since upgrading to 4.2. 4.1 was very stable for me and I had very few issues. Since upgrading to 4.2, my CPU overheats on almost all flights over 2hrs. I had to purchase a CPU watercooler and will be installing that tomorrow. ActiveSky is having an issue with their latest upgrade in regards to some permissions and .dlls. You have to ensure you are running the latest FSUIPC for FSDT to work properly. I would suggest trying to get your hands on 4.1 and run that for now, especially if you don't have a top of the line rig. I personally don't want to move away from P3D in the future due to all the money I have spent on add-ons, but I feel that P3D is not progressing nearly as much as I would like to see. I am starting to move to FSW a little more and have enjoyed flying on there. There is still a lot of work that has to be done on that simulator, but the software is certainly promising. I hope you have better luck with upgrading then I have.
  2. FSDT add-on manager

    **Update** Umberto was able to find the issue related to this problem. I had an outdated FSUIPC. After installing the latest version and deleting the previousflight.wx, it worked! Thanks to FSDT support for this solution. I just want to post here in case others have the same issue.
  3. FSDT Update Error

    I am having issues since the new update. Lots of CTDs. I’m having Umberto look at my system this morning via TeamViewer to see what is going on. I even reinstalled all my sceneries and still having issues.
  4. FSDT add-on manager

    I am running the latest P3D v4.2 and latest add on manager. I have uninstalled and reinstalled add on manager multiple times along with repairing P3D just to get the sim to work again. Only thing left that I know of is uninstalled and reinstall FSDT airports.
  5. FSDT add-on manager

    I haven’t had an issue with Windows defender messing up Coualt before but it seems like it doesn’t connect to sim connect anymore. It seems that every update screws something up which is why I don’t like to update stuff from FSDT. I agree @Mitch24 that it is hard to get an actual answer from FSDT. There are 5 other topics started all about the add on manager and apparently, it isn’t add on manager’s fault, even though that is the only thing that has changed. FSDT has great products but I don’t plan on purchasing anymore from them until they find a new engine that doesn’t mess stuff up. I will continue to work on it and see if the antivirus is causing it to mess up.
  6. Has anyone else had issues since updating the add-on manager from FSDT? Initially after the update, I was getting CTD every time. I have spent more than 2 hours trying to get this fixed. I at least got the sim to open back up, but now, none of my FSDT airports work. I have gone through all the repair processes, reinstalled the latest add-on manager, but still no luck. I haven't go a clue what is causing the issue, but it is almost like it isn't connecting to simconnect anymore. I was getting the error posted below. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix it, I would be very appreciative! Source Couatl™ Scripting Engine for FSX/ESP Summary Stopped working Date ‎4/‎12/‎2018 1:30 PM Status Report sent Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Addon Manager\couatl\Couatl.exe Problem signature Problem Event Name: BEX Application Name: Couatl.exe Application Version: 3.2.0.3985 Application Timestamp: 5ac56e9f Fault Module Name: ucrtbase.dll Fault Module Version: 10.0.16299.248 Fault Module Timestamp: dcc3eab0 Exception Offset: 0009348b Exception Code: c0000409 Exception Data: 00000007 OS Version: 10.0.16299.2.0.0.256.4 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 08e6 Additional Information 2: 08e63891c6b1449e8f9873e4dfe84e23 Additional Information 3: 8dcb Additional Information 4: 8dcb3d88317f47af14392e03b7e379a1 Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 1f61f323cfd4de1ca0a923fb8d4c9aaf (1200530338985319087)
  7. It isn't perfect, but I like to use VOXATC. It has functionality to use co-pilot for voice or you can speak to it. It populates and controls AI traffic. I think it sounds the most "realistic" when it comes to voices. You can also try it for 7 days before buying it with full functionality. I think Pilot2ATC is also another good option, but I don't know anything about that product.
  8. White beam of light/contrail

    Post pics of the issue. I have not heard of this one yet.
  9. So, do we like skyforce

    In my opinion, SF is not as good as advertised. I haven’t really seen anything “ground breaking” since purchasing it. Yeah textures are upgraded from REX4 but I certainly wouldn’t have purchased it if I knew what I know now. You still get spinning clouds when panning. That isn’t so much to do with REX as it is with the limitations of the P3D. It can be a pretty big hit on FPS if cloud coverage/textures are too high. They have been working on hotfixes for months now to help smooth out the weather injects for the engine. I still use the software since I bought it but only for textures. I use AS for engine. Nothing else compares.
  10. REX Sky Force 3D Hotfix 2 in Beta

    It’s about time. Been waiting for this for 4 months now. They should include fix items for HF3 since they are supposedly working on that also and already announced it. Not gonna lie, this product was a pretty big letdown to me considering it had been worked on for 3 years and then when released, we couldn’t even install it without a HF. Hopefully this will redeem them.
  11. P3dV4.2 shutting down

    It is probably your CPU overheating. I have had the same issue several times since installing 4.2. I haven't gotten an error in the log, but when I get the crash screen, it says that my CPU has overheated. I don't know what it is about 4.2, but it is the only version so far that I have had that has caused my CPU to overheat. I don't have overclock on it or anything. I went into the BIOS and made sure everything was set to default performance and that has seemed to clear up the issue, at least for my most recent flights.
  12. P3D v4.1 shutting down

    Over the last week, I have tried 4x to get a flight in and all four have caused my computer to crash and restart. The only error I get is that the CPU is overheating. I have not changed anything since installing 4.2 so I am not sure what is going on. I have tried with and without wx engines running, and within 15-20min, every flight crashes. It is getting very frustrating as I can't figure out what is causing my CPU to overheat. I didn't have this problem prior to 4.2 so I am going to do some digging around online to see if others are having the same issue.
  13. Prepar3D v4.2 has been released

    Has anyone even successfully upgraded yet? Seems like lots of issues even before mixing in 3rd party add-ons. Of course, this should be of no shock to anyone who has been around this community for any length of time. Hopefully, things will get straightened out soon. I'm in no rush to upgrade yet though. Godspeed to all who have already jumped in!
  14. I would say it is far too early to expect people have comparisons already posted. Honestly, I don't know of anyone who has successfully upgraded to 4.2 yet. I would expect comparisons to be out in the next couple weeks, but until all third party add-ons update to 4.2, I don't see how there could be valid comparisons made yet. You may be waiting a while for a good answer.
  15. Any news on 4.2 update?

    As much as I want to get excited about a new update, I am holding back because of previous updates with minimal changes that are noticeable to most simmers. Hopefully, performance will increase and some visible changes like the friction bug and lighting gets fixed. Either way, we all know that for at least the first month, it will be nothing but people posting on how 4.2 doesn't meet expectations, it broke their sim or add-ons, or doesn't include fixes to the issues. I think if this update doesn't improve the overall simulator experience, I think I have installed my last P3D update and move over to XP or FSW. I can only hope that P3D developers will begin to develop for FSW.