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  1. Hi Charlie; Thanks for responding and sharing the related information, I appreciate it. I did see this but didn't think the proposed solutions would apply to me since my rig was built in 2015 and had multiple updates since and didn't have these problems before until recently. So removing "D3D11.dll – Remove Windows Update KB2670838" wouldn't. work and may cause other issues. I am thinking maybe an update from one of the add-ons a few months ago (GSX Ground service, PMDG or Pro ATC x) these are the only add-ons I have that had updates in the past 6 months; don't see how it could but you never know.. Between FSX and Windows 7 there haven't been updates in a long time so they can't be the culprits. I'll continue to monitor it and see if I can figure out what else maybe going on. Thanks again. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  2. HI Folks; Recently I have been experiencing sporadic FSX crashes (FSX ran into an issue which will cause it to close). I have been getting it once every 5 or 6 flights (no rhyme nor reason) and I really can't pinpoint exactly what if a specific app could be causing it. Each time I get it the event log are the same. Maybe someone on the forum may have had similar issues and can provide some input and or advice as to what the problem might be. Maybe I need an updated version. Not sure if there are conflicts with .Net Runtime app and other add-on apps that use it. There are no errors from the other apps which are Active Sky x; PMDG 747-8; Pro ATC x and FS2Crew. I am running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).I get no OOM errors and my FPS are great and my flights are very smooth hence the reason why I am still running FSX😊 Here are the errors from the event log. .Net Runtime General Tab: Application: fsx.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: exception code c0000005, exception address 61A4B342 Details Tab: Application: fsx.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: exception code c0000005, exception address 61A4B342 Application Error: General Tab: Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61472.0, time stamp: 0x475e17d3 Faulting module name: d3d11.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16570, time stamp: 0x5153774d Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0003b342 Faulting process id: 0x940 Faulting application start time: 0x01d73bb74fa9a590 Faulting application path: C:\FX\fsx.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll Report Id: d1e9bc7d-a7bc-11eb-947b-74d435e4fbef Details Tab: fsx.exe 10.0.61472.0 475e17d3 d3d11.dll 6.2.9200.16570 5153774d c0000005 0003b342 940 01d73bb74fa9a590 C:\FX\fsx.exe C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll d1e9bc7d-a7bc-11eb-947b-74d435e4fbef Thanks very much. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  3. One more for iFly... for the reasons already provided by others. I have both PMDG and iFLY. The other thing I wanted to point out is I also use Pro-ATC X; and their Co-Pilot features interface nicely with the iFly product like automatically setting things like Altitude, headings flaps up, Auto Pilot etc. etc which is a nice touch. It doesn't do that with the PMDG product. Regards. Forshaw.
  4. Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it. I tried to find reviews on the product but couldn't find any. Yes the model looks good and I was hoping that the flight dynamics would be good, but given your experience I am going to pass. If I bought it without knowing then it wouldn't have been too bad because it's only $10.00; but since I know it wouldn't make sense knowing i wouldn't like it and not use it. I'll continue flying my PMDG, iFLY and QW. It's still a good fleet to keep my occupied. Sorry, you had to find out the hard way, yeah you could have gotten drunk on the money you spent. BTW: $10.00 could have gotten me a Pint or two when I lived in London 15 years ago, not now. Cheers. Forshaw.
  5. Hello Folks; Just in case anyone is interested Captain Sim Captain Sim – Online Store has a one day sale only (24th. Feb 2021) on all FSX products for $9.99 US. For die hard FSX users like myself I certainly can't resist. I have got PMDG 747-400 & -8, iFLY 400 and QW 787. I certainly can't go wrong by spending $9.99 to add their 777 to my fleet which looks pretty good. Shocks, I can't even get a beer for $9.99 where I live in NYC. Cheers. Forshaw.
  6. To be honest I am not quite sure if you can find something precise to what you want since there are a number of factors that determine fuel required for a trip. If you are looking for raw data, there is TopCat which I do not use because it didn't have the aircraft that I fly which is the B747-8. Also, I am not really sure how up to date it is. I do use simbrief (www.simbrief.com) which is free and does provide fuel needed for a planned trip based on a whole slew of parameters you provide, (Cost Index, Taxi to runway times, ZFW, flight duration, cruise altitude, reserves, etc etc). Simbrief does use that information to calculate the required fuel for the trip based on the parameters they have for that particular aircraft you are using. I really don't use their flight planner per se (I use another flight planner) but I do use the fuel numbers they provide to load my fuel; which I have found to be pretty accurate. Let's say I haven't run out of fuel in the 6 years I have been using it. At least the numbers they provide are a good base and you don't have to enter the aircraft performance manually. Hope this helps you. Cheers. Forshaw.
  7. Hi; Will this support windows 7 Pro (64 bit) with FSX? Just wanted to confirm before I purchase it. I have the product for the QW 787 with Win 7 and it works fine, but I am not sure if the 747 produce will work. Thanks. Forshaw.
  8. Hi Bryan; The latest release (1.4) did fix my problem. Thanks. Regards. Forshaw.
  9. Yes, this is normal. It is stated in the manual and multiple 787 airline pilots have echoed the same. These are some of the most powerful engines (high-bypass turbofan jet engine) both from GE and Rolls-Royce; and unless you are fully laden for a transatlantic flight you will crawl if your parking breaks aren't set. Also because the aircraft can easily exceed the taxi speeds at idle throttle when taxiing, the technique used for taxiing it to tap the brakes periodically to slow down rather than ride them to maintain a constant speed. The problem is if you ride them you overheat them then you can't take off until they cool down. The rule is you don't take off with overheated breaks, in the event you need to abort the take off the breaks would be useless. Hope this helps. Best Regards. Forshaw.
  10. WOW, an update 1 1/2 years later; Fantastic. So this March will be 2 years since I had the product and I do like it and have been enjoying it but, it does have its issues. The problem was and still is there hasn't been any updates for a very long time including since I have purchased the product. I know the Dev. person was in a serious accident awhile ago (certainly hopes he is ok by now), and have been hearing updates are coming soon but none thus far. Unless you have more insight then most of us🙂 I wouldn't hold my breath on the update around the corner. I have pretty much come to the conclusion that this is it for the produce. I must say that the support is still there to address issues and they have been helpful, but it's the updates that are missing. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  11. Thanks; yes I did see the ticket response which i did respond to in detail. I did state that i was using Win 7 in my initial post. In reference to your suggestion to upgrade to Win 10, that I am not going to do just for this. I have FSX running with a ton of add-ons with no issues at all. I do intend on purchasing a brand new gaming PC in the near future since I am also planning on getting MSFS. Until then I am not going to go through the trouble of upgrading. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  12. Understood, who combs the bowels a manual looking for "a button" function when they can't even get the application to load😄. Will sent a support ticket. Best Regards. Forshaw.
  13. So I did some more digging to help provide some more information.. Loaded FSX without "FS2Crew787QW32.GAU" Enabled FS2Crew in the Config menu (Saved and exit FSX) Ran FSX again this time I loaded FS2Crew787QW32.GAU and then assigned the menu keys. The menu came up and I was able see some of the functions, and did a quick cursory check. Exit FSX and of course it crashed and yes I did check the HS button. BTW: It would be great in to future to say what such buttons refer to or means when mentioned, since it's hard for someone to know what is being referenced if they can't even get the app to launch to see the menu. I then launched FSX again without "FS2Crew787QW32.GAU" and couldn't launch the FS2Crew menu. I am not using Voice just Button so i don't have Voice Rec set up. Conclusion; to echo my first post. The.GAU file is needed for the app to work which i can't use unless it's resolved since it's crashing FSX. I have done all I can do at this time to provide as much information as I can to help you and your team resolve the problem. Best Regards. Forshaw.
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