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  1. moving from CD to Steam i did not closely read the GNS 430/530 Download & Installation Instructions page. thanks for the fantastic support to fix my broken sim.
  2. k. I installed there for easier access and also because of past problems with permissions. I cannot uninstall because "C:WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." MSI issues were the reason I changed from FSX cd install to steam. this has all been in a reset Win 10. joe
  3. this is new install of the Mindstar GNS for FSX Steam in a reset Windows 10. i assume that the Win 10 is up to date. i cannot uninstall the GNS since MS installer won't allow that. joe
  4. approxdec

    no keyboard input in gns 530

    it does look a bit of a mess especially since I am not using FSUIPC 4 . Nothing is recently new as far as I know. I would be happy with a clean dll.xml file for Mindstar with the objectflow and orbx entry. I can reinstall anything else if needed. Thanks Joe
  5. approxdec

    no keyboard input in gns 530

    thank you Ed. the problem persists. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0"> <Descr>Launch</Descr> <Filename>dll.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad> <Launch.Addon> <Name>ObjectFlow.dll</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ORBX\FTX_AU\FTXAA_ORBXLIBS\Scenery\ObjectFlow.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Reality XP GNS WAAS Hardware</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\rxpGnsDriver.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>CMeteoXml</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>.\CMeteoXml.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Mindstar Hypergauge</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\HyperGauge.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Navigraph Simlink</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Gauges\NavigraphSimlink.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>FSUIPC 4</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>HttpX</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\HttpX.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>XMLTools</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>XMLTools.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> </SimBase.Document> HyperGauge.dll is in the /Modules folder. i have reinstalled Mindstar - which finished okay. everything else seems to be working fine except for this keyboard input issue. to be clear, when i type a 'Y' for example in the location field for a procedure FSX goes into 'Skew' mode. thanks joe
  6. gday all. i have lost keyboard input for waypoints, flightplans, procedures [rather than using the click-knobs] it has been working fine for ages and suddenly bam! not working. now i must use the mouse with the click-knobs. does anyone no anything about this problem? it is not a Mindstar issue i don't think. does anyone have any clues? thanks joe
  7. approxdec

    ants eaglet and mindstar 530

    mmm. with one little quirk. the 530 will only load the ILS approach and then continue normally if this is the first aircraft selected after FSX startup. it is the only GPS in use and i have use 1:1:225 so i am mostly happy, but wondering where the glitch is. does anyone have some ideas on this? thanks joe
  8. approxdec

    ants eaglet and mindstar 530

    of course, as soon as i posted and tried again from the beginning the 530 popped up like magic. a missed line with the old GPS i think. can we say that the Mindstar units are easy to install if we follow the rules? thanks joe
  9. gday all. i have recently acquired Ants Eaglet, an excellent, fun to fly light Tecnam aircraft. and of course i would like to have Mindstar 530 onboard. i have tried the simple code for a one window popup replacing [Window01] but i get a flicker screen with 1:1:255 and a blank blue GPS screen with 2:1:255 after entering an ILS procedure. in both cases the 530 seems to load okay. if someone could code this for me i would be real happy. thanks joe // Ant's P92 Eaglet EFIS Version 2.0 // Default 296 [Window Titles] Window00=Main Panel Window01=GPS Window02=Flight Manual Window03=Autopilot Window04=Radios Window05=EFIS //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window00] size_mm=1024,210 window_size=1,0.3 position=6 BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 visible=1 ident=MAIN_PANEL gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!ConfigPanel,0,0,1024,210 [Window01] size_mm=663,368 window_size=0.35,0.37 window_pos=0.65,0.63 BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 VISIBLE=0 ident=GPS_PANEL gauge00=..\Panel\GPS296!GPS296, 0,0,663,368 [Window02] BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 size_mm=454,610 window_size=0.25,0.6 position=6 visible=0 ident=15533 gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!ants_animmanager, 0, 0, 454, 610 [Window03] BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 size_mm=352,115 window_size=0.21,0.12 window_pos=0.045,0.88 position=6 visible=0 ident=AUTOPILOT gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!AP74_Autopilot, 0,0,352,115 [Window04] size_mm=767,508 window_size=0.35,0.38 window_pos=0.65,0.25 BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 VISIBLE=0 ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!GMA240_ants, 0,0,767,156 gauge01=..\Panel\P92Gauges!p2002_CommSL30, 0,156, 766,155 gauge02=..\Panel\P92Gauges!GTX327_ants, 0,310,766,198 [Window05] BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 size_mm=499,348 window_size=0.3,0.36 window_pos=0.0,0.52 position=6 visible=0 ident=15534 gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!EFISD100_ants, 0,0,499,348 //-------------------------------------------------------- [VCockpit01] background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=1024,1024 visible=1 pixel_size=1024,1024 texture=$pan1 gauge00=..\Panel\GPS296!GPS296VC, 0,0,663,368 gauge01=..\Panel\P92Gauges!p2002_CommSL30, 5,654, 766,154 gauge02=..\Panel\P92Gauges!GTX327_ants, 5,817,766,198 gauge03=..\Panel\P92Gauges!GMA240_ants, 5,487,767,156 gauge04=..\Panel\P92Gauges!P92_Hobbs_Meter, 670,0,280,50 gauge05=..\Panel\P92Gauges!P92_TrimIndicator, 669,180,24,118 gauge06=..\Panel\P92Gauges!P92_Hobbs_Dial, 922,178,99,99 gauge07=..\Panel\P92Gauges!ants_Clock, 777,776,247,247 gauge08=..\Panel\P92Gauges!P92_Initialise2, 0,1023,1,1 gauge09=..\Panel\P92Gauges!P92_EngMgmt2, 1,1023,1,1 gauge10=..\Panel\P92_Eaglet!engmgmt, 2,1023,1,1 [VCockpit02] background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=1024,1024 visible=1 pixel_size=1024,1024 texture=$pan2 gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!EFISD100_ants, 0,0,499,348 gauge01=..\Panel\P92Gauges!AP74_Autopilot, 0,886,416,138 [VCockpit03] size_mm=8,8 pixel_size=8,8 texture=$glass_darken background_color=0,0,0 gauge00=..\Panel\P92Gauges!Glass_Darken, 0, 0, 8, 8 Day=255,255,255 Night=100,100,100 Luminous=100,100,100
  10. approxdec

    hypergauge won't load

    i found this thread in regard to the G1000, FSUIPC and Prepar3D and tried the same fix. i am please to say that all seems back to normal. i had reenabled FSUIPC after some time not using but could not connect Mindstar and FSUIPC. thanks a lot for the info Ed [and Dave]. joe
  11. gday ... i am using the GNS530 in FSX all going well did something ... ?? now on FSX startup it cannot load hypergauge.dll sigh ... did a reinstall/reactivation - tried to backtrack ... result is a gps box with a black screen. i need help please. thanks joe
  12. approxdec

    LPV Approaches

    . in Australia we have had a major change to navigation aids. many NDBs and VORs have been turned off and RNAV approaches are becoming more available. so if we are trying for a touch of realism in our sim we go with the new charts and plates and aircraft. [...]
  13. approxdec

    LPV Approaches

    i have the Mindstar GNS 430/530 because it uses the RealNav data - so we are using current approach plates rather than 7 years old procedures. There have been many changes to approach procedures since then. Using old approaches is not so critical in the SIM environment perhaps but if we are to use current charts and approaches we need a current nav database. Probably our thinking/expectations have been influenced by our use of reality xp with ILS and vertical guidance approaches. The reality xp GPS will do ILS and LPV approaches with the Bendix/King autopilot and in the ILS case will switch automatically from GPS to VLOC and acquire the glideslope quite early, say at initial approach fix. In the LPV case we must manually select APR once on approach. It is a GPS approach so GPS remains selected on the GPS. But apparently it does the approaches because of a few hacks - 'workaround a bug in the Garmin Trainer to enable automatic GPS->VLOC during ILS approach'. It also switches autopilot to APR mode', links the CDI and the Garmin trainer. For the C172 the Mindstar GNS acquires the glideslope quite late in the procedure - at the outer marker but this is normal in a real world situation. The approach plate will indicate an initial fix and altitude but the glideslope will be above that so that if we make our initial fix higher the Mindstar GNS will acquire the glideslope at a higher altitude. This works in the A2A C182. It would be good for the Mindstar VOR to show heading on mouse over. joe