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  1. rooitou

    Chaseplane updates breaking FSX

    No, I first start TrackIR on its own, because I fly other sims as well, such as X-Plane and DCS World. So I always have TrackIR running in the background, minimised and then start FSX.
  2. rooitou

    Chaseplane updates breaking FSX

    Hi Keven, I think you are partly correct, because the updates are not breaking the TrackIR functionality in P3Dv3, only in FSX. So it is something unique to FSX. It doesn't seem to be every update of ChasePlane that breaks the TrackIR operation, but the last update (think it is v1.09) has now done it again. I'm at the point now where every time I see the little update progress bar on ChasePlane, I just know something isn't going to work anymore. And that seems to happen every other month or so. I have now reinstalled the TrackIR software, but in FSX (disc version) I get a terrible blurry (rapidly shaking) image, which I got before, but I just cannot remember how to fix it anymore and really getting so tired of having to deal with this every time. Not sure if this will help, but if I start ChasePlane before FSX, I can see the little propeller image on a red background, saying that it sees my TrackIR. When I start FSX, the background changes to green, and the connection to FSX appears, but the propeller image disappears, ie no connection to TrackIR. This doesn't happen in P3Dv3, where all connections are maintained throughout. Simconnect issue perhaps? (I see I have about 4 simconnect versions installed, but dread changing anything as it had catastrophic impact the last time I fiddled with those)
  3. Due to work and time pressures I'm only using FSX sporadically nowadays. Sometimes a week or two goes by between flying sessions, but it seems that every time I fire up FSX there is an update for Chaseplane and every time my TrackIR doesn't work in FSX. P3D v3 works perfectly, but FSX seems to be a problem. I therefor have two questions: 1. Is it possible to prevent Chaseplane from updating automatically. I'm quite frankly getting sick and tired of these constant updates, which break my TrackIR functionality in FSX EVERY time. I don't care about having the latest features and only want a stable flying experience which works every time I start it up. 2. What on earth could be causing these problems? What does ChasePlane change every time when there is an update, which interferes with the functioning of TrackIR in FSX. In other words, where or what can I check/troubleshoot? But first prize for me would be to completely stop these annoying updates and just stick with a version that works.
  4. rooitou

    South Africa?

    Will South Africa ever get the MegaScenery treatment, or is the potential customer-base/interest too small?
  5. rooitou

    All MegaScenery 50% Off

    When are they doing South Africa?
  6. rooitou

    ORBX Freezing Hot Summer Sale

    You missed it again. The sale ended 21 Aug I think
  7. Hopefully not too far! Don't mess around with a 12-year old winning formula. Unless they go the P3D route and give us an exact copy, but running in 64-bit. NOT replacing 32-bit version, but additional offering which we can then get for much less than P3Dv4
  8. rooitou

    LLH Creations weekend sale

    Why do their product descriptions say FSX or P3d (v3, v4), and not FSX and P3d (v3, v4)? Do you only get one version (eg FSX) and have to pay again for P3D version, or did something get lost in translation?
  9. ChasePlane automatically upgraded to v0.4.212 Beta, I had no control over it!? And the problem started, but in FSX only. No problem in P3D3, ChasePlane starts with P3D3, sees TrackIR and P3D, both icons green and works perfectly in game ChasePlane starts with FSX (boxed), but there's no TrackIR propeller symbol, only bracketed airplane icon which turns green. In game, no TrackIR If I start ChasePlane on its own, it sees my TrackIR and shows propellor icon in red. The moment I start FSX, the propeller symbol disappears and only bracketed airplane icon appears and turns green, no sign of TrackIR and nothing in-game. What is going on here?
  10. Thanks Keven, I will give this a try. I still use the default views a lot as I constantly chop and change aircraft and it is a huge pain in the backside to set up views in Chaseplane every time for every new freeware aircraft I try out just for a few minutes. I'm not a YouTuber who wants to showcase videos, I just want quick, preferably instant, set of views when I load a new aircraft and really don't have the time or patience to sit and fiddle with menus or load other people's setups and then having to tweak them to my liking. Besides the obvious VC view which is relatively painless to setup in ChasePlane, my other favourite is the default FSX external views and flyby. In FSX it is a simple tap of the "S" key for external, followed by "A" for flyby and that is the same for every aircraft, absolutely zero setup time required. Please don't ever suppress that capability in your product.
  11. Flew FSX after a few months' lapse and ChasePlane did 2 updates, first to v0.3.74 and then to v0.4.204. I did get a chance to fly around after the first update v0.3.74 and all was well. However, after it updated to v0.4.204, my default FSX views didn't work anymore. For example the joystick keybind for "next category" (S-key on keyboard) would jump directly to the Chaseplane exterior view and I'm therefore unable to use the "next in category" view (A key on keyboard). The view would stay stuck on the Chaseplane exterior view and I would be unable to cycle the various views with the A key/joystick assignment. I checked all the ChasePlane and FSX key and button assignments and cannot see any conflict. Changing back to version v0.3.74 fixed everything. I'm now a bit weary of the v0.4 update which seems inevitable, as it will surely break my views again. What has changed in terms of keybindings from v0.3.74 to v0.4.204? Perhaps if I understand what that change is, I can manage and fix it?
  12. rooitou

    X-Plane Store - 20 to 50% off.

    Hey ibnking, I'm grappling with almost the same question: C172 airfoillabs vs Reality Expansion Pack for Laminar Cessna 172SP. I'm tempted to go for the latter, simply on price. There are some video reviews on them by Q8Pilot on YouTube, but I'm still undecided. I have the Carenado F33A Bonanza for FSX/P3D and it is excellent. Haven't really considered any of the other aircraft you mention, except perhaps the C152 but it 's a bit pricey.
  13. rooitou

    Lionheart Creations Proton Bullette Review

    Agree with review, I have it and it is a great aircraft. Haven't tried it in P3D4 yet, but I see Lionheart now includes it in installer.
  14. I think this is the way it is supposed to work, but I suspect that some developers become upset with PC Aviator for whatever reason (payment perhaps?) and then either withdraw their products altogether or withhold updates. It is then probably a laborious process of e-mailing back and forth and correcting whatever the problem may be. Perhaps those 10% and $5 discounts we're getting comes at a cost (to the developers?)
  15. The problem I have with PC Aviator is that they're very slow with updates, especially the free ones to P3D v4. In several instances I had to e-mail to prompt them into action after seeing updates out for several weeks on other webstores. They eventually react, but it takes time. What is more concerning is that some developers have been withdrawing their products from PC Aviator, especially the Australian store, which leaves you stranded with no access to any further updates or special upgrade offers. That has happened to me a few more times than I'm comfortable with, so I've stopped buying there.