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    The Best Freeware Utilities for FS9

    For this, I use unofficial Microsoft "sysinternals" collection's procmon.exe. Allows you to filter by process, action, result, path, etc., so you can for example list all files that were created by a particular process. Maybe overkill for FS, but very efficient on Windows. On the other hand, if you got a Linux box, or a VM, you can use Wine to precheck the install.
  2. I have a bit of a problem with the size of the "exterior" model. It is considerably larger than stock 747 (400) and some airport add-ons clearly have a problem accomodatiing the model. Is the model by any chance "overscaled", or simply "non-standard"? I mean, either the whole sim is wrong or the ac model. Suffice to say accuracy must be sacrificed for proper experience, especially concerning size.
  3. I started getting into real-world flight plans. I want to first try out the "vanilla Microsoft" approach, thus I want to make flight plans using the TrafficToolbox SDK. Here is where I get tripped. I created a arrivals/departures database from my local (major) airport's website, and have a real-world AFCAD for it as well. (funny thing, after I did this, they changed the website and do not offer complete timetable anymore, I did it by extracting data with in-browser JavaScript). Then I create a CustomRoutes-like file. Sure enough, it compiles. But 99 lines in, it fails to find parking spots. Now, here's the conundrum: I get it can't find parking spots, the error is fine, but I find scheduled airplanes sitting on the ground 2 days prior to their departure (according to TrafficToolbox Explorer). If they're gonna sit at my airport, of course there won't be any parking spots. Why this? I have made the plan of all the flights for one airline with dual-leg circular rutes per the timetable, and tried various departure times, but they keep "sleeping" at my airport. Same if I reverse the route. What am I forgetting here? Thanks
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    FS2004 miss some functions

    Never run any program from the "Administrator" account. You will give all your FS add-ons unobstructed access to your system files. Proper "Microsoft-compatible" software doesn't even need Administrative permissions for installation, in theory that is. Examples: MSFS itself, Opera Mail, Python 3, etc. Many software vendors do not follow this specification, but I only let reputable vendors access my Admin account. By no means should you "edit" security permissions ("access control descriptors") either, unless you have read a book or two on Windows administration. If something requires Admin rights for install, and you do not trust the vendor, take measures to circumvent the install process. If something requies Admin rights to run, run away from it as fast as you can. My 2 cents.
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    FL 2004 not working on windows 10

    You might have the "secdrv" problem there. "secdrv" is a Windows Service that a lot of games used for CD checks. It has at one point or another been deemed as "insecure", and disabled and hidden from view, although on Win 7 it is still there. Prior to launching, I have to perform the following command: sc start secdrv This enables the CD check (not just for FS2004, but many older games). You can stop the service after launching the game.
  6. Being a latecomer to the FS dev, but knowing FS since version 4, I started getting into real-world flight plans. I want to first try out the "vanilla Microsoft" approach, thus I want to make flight plans using the TrafficToolbox SDK. Here is where I get tripped. I created a arrivals/departures database from my local (major) airport's website, and have a real-world AFCAD for it as well. (funny thing, after I did this, they changed the website and do not offer complete timetable anymore, I did it by extracting data with in-browser JavaScript). Then I create a CustomRoutes-like file. Sure enough, it compiles. But 99 lines in, it fails to find parking spots. Now, here's the conundrum: I get it can't find parking spots, the error is fine, but I find scheduled airplanes sitting on the ground 2 days prior to their departure (according to TrafficToolbox Explorer). If they're gonna sit at my airport, of course there won't be any parking spots. Why this? I have made the plan of all the flights for one airline with dual-leg circular rutes per the timetable, and tried various departure times, but they keep "sleeping" at my airport. Same if I reverse the route. What am I forgetting here? Thanks