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  1. Captains, 17 April 2020: RAAS updated to V3.0! How to Install: Please visit the RAAS Downloads Page on the FS2Crew website for information. 1. You can install this version of RAAS over the old version without uninstalling first. 2. If updating, you do NOT need to run MakeRunways again (but it's good practice to run it anyway to ensure your runways database is current!) 3. If you're doing a brand new install in FSX: Steam, then you will need run MakeRunways inside of the FSX: Steam folder. CHANGE LOG: VERSION 3.0 1-RAAS now supports P3D Version 5! The P3D V5 option will appear in the installer options (P3D 64 bit version of RAAS only!) VERSION 2.9.92.162 1-Fixes issue with saving Master Switch (Aircraft must use a Saved Profile for this to work. 2-Fixes with issue with TA/TL callout. 3-Adds additional runway reading support for FS Labs Airbus version of FS2Crew. VERSION 2.6.14.3 1-Fixes issue associated with saving the Master Volume slider. VERSION 2.6.10.2 1-Locked version support for the Aerosoft CRJ and PMDG 747 V2. VERSION 2.4.0.7 1-New feature added. The RAAS Master Switch can now be controlled via a keypress or joystick button connected to the WATER RUDDER (UP/DOWN) command. This feature was based on requests from home cockpit users who wanted to be able to control the RAAS Master switch via their hardware rather than the main RAAS menu. For this function to work, there is a new option on the RAAS menu. ENABLE KEY EVENT API must be ticked. VERSION 2.3.1.7 1- Fixes issue with the FSX Steam version of RAAS not being able to connect to the Flight Simulator under certain circumstances. VERSION 2.0.3.5 1- Fixes crash when attempting to host a multiplayer session in Steam FSX. 2- Installer updated to correct an issue that resulted in the installer not being able to detect the location of Steam FSX if the "stand-alone" Steam FSX option was selected. VERSION 2.0.2.3 1- Fixes potential issue associated with the Steam version of FSX and Simconnect. VERSION 1.6.5.2 1- Adds FSX: Steam support. VERSION 1.6.0.2 1- Fixes P3D 2.4 crash 2- Adds new option to route RAAS audio to any audio device on your system (this is great for Home Cockpit builders). VERSION 1.3.2.60 1- Installer supports P3D Version 2+ 2- Unlocked version supports the new Aerosoft Airbus X Models (A318 and A319) 3- New option to disable the automatic internet version check. (In some rare cases, we believe this update check may have been a factor in causing RAAS not to load under select circumstances, especially with PMDG 777 users.) VERSION 1.2.1.36. 1- SDK RELEASED. The RAAS SDK allows third party developer to integrate RAAS directly into their aircraft. Important: This document is for experienced flight simulator programmers only. If you are a commercial 3rd party aircraft developer, and you wish to license RAAS, please PM me. 2- RAAS code updated to function with SDK. 3- Fixed an issue where RAAS could make improper calls on complex, multiple runway airports such as SFO. VERSION 1.1.0.30 1- Fixed an issue whereby the excessive approach speed call was incorrectly using ground speed, not indicated air speed. 2- Updated the logic so that an 'unstable' call will not play during approach unless a previous warning (like 'flaps', 'excessive speed' or 'approach angle' ) was played first. 3- Removed the Scenery.CFG check as it caused hangs for some users. Users must remember to run 'Make Runways' anything they update their scenery. 4- Updated the installer so that RAAS Professional users cannot accidently installed the 'locked' version of RAAS that ships with the Airbus Extended X. 5- Updated the uninstaller so as to preserve users' other 3rd party DLL.XML entries created after RAAS was installed. 6- 'On Runway' call will no longer play if unchecked. VERSION 1.1.0.22 1- Fixed an issue preventing the Master Switch from being saved properly. VERSION 1.1.0.20 1- Fixed a potential issue that would prevent users from being able to input minimum flap settings with select aircraft. SERVICE UPDATE 1: 1- To some users RAASPRO.DLL couldnt be loaded by FS9, the reason is that a single line of code was causing RAASPRO.DLL to ALWAYS depend on SIMCONNECT.DLL even if it's a FS9 ONLY installation or FSX/P3D. So if you have FS9/FSX installed in a single machine, with previous versions there were NO problems due to the fact that SIMCONNECT.DLL was always present, but on FS9 ONLY machines, SIMCONNECT.DLL is missing and RAASPRO.DLL could not find that DLL, as a result FS9 will ALWAYS say: "flight Simulator couldn't load aircraft or software...". 2- When NO LINKED/ASSOCIATED profile is found for the CURRENT aircraft, RAASPRO will be AUTOMATICALLY *TURN OFF*, otherwise if an ASSOCIATED/LINKED profile is found RAASPRO will be AUTOMATICALLY *TURN ON*. This fixes the issue of having any other plane like a cessana NOT associated with ANY profile and RAASPRO ON. 3- Fixes EDDF RUNWAY 18 issue, the fact that RUNWAY 18 has a SINGLE RUNWAY DESIGNATOR, as there is NO RUNWAY 36, that caused RAASPRO to NOT recognizing that runway, NOW RAASPRO detects runways having a SINGLE runway designator and CREATES (virtually) a FAKE runway ID, which for RUNWAY 18 would be RUNWAY 36. This would happen with EVERY RUNWAY having a SINGLE designator, so NO NEED TO CHANGE/MODIFY R4.CSV database file. 4- Fixes Altimeter Call associated with the Transition Altitude. 5- Other small fixes. Best,
  2. Attention FS2Crew 777 Drivers: The Version 3.2 update has been released! This is a FREE update. All FS2Crew 777 users should install it. VERSION 3.2 IS BUILT INTO THE MAIN INSTALLER ONLY. YOU WILL NEED TO LOGIN TO YOUR FS2CREW ACCOUNT AND RE-DOWNLOAD THE MAIN INSTALLER AGAIN. LOGIN TO YOUR FS2CREW ACCOUNT AND CLICK "COMPLETED ORDERS". IF YOU PURCHASED VIA A 3RD PARTY VENDOR LIKE SIMMARKET, ETC., PLEASE REDOWNLOAD THE MAIN INSTALLER VIA THEM DIRECTLY. PLEASE GIVE THEM A FEW DAYS TO UPDATE THE FILE ON THEIR SYSTEM. YOU DO NOT NEED TO UNINSTALL FS2CREW 777 FIRST. IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, SEND US A SUPPORT TICKET VIA: WWW.FS2CREW.COM CHANGE LOG: VERSION 3.2 MARCH 7 2020 UPDATED: Speech recognizer setting can now be set to ENGLISH - UK, ENGLISH - AU, ENGLISH - CA, ENGLISH - IN. You are no longer limited to ENGLISH - US. This is a big plus for users from outside the US. Audio reset system updated. Just press the audio test/reset button to reset the audio system. Press this button if your audio ever drops. VERSION 3.1 JANUARY 26 2017 FIXED/UPDATED: Logo light will no longer turn back on after being shut off by the FO when climbing through 10,000 feet. When using Hard or Soft Mute, the Green Bar will no longer appear on the screen when sound is detected. Crash with the Decision Altitude set above 10,000 feet (at airports like Bogota) eliminated during the Approach Brief playback. Cabin PA associated with showing films removed since all airlines now use IFEs. During the After Landing Flow, the FO will no longer set the flaps to 20 during cold weather procedures. Instead he will leave them in the original position as per the FCOM. VERSION 3.0 SEPTEMBER 29 2016 FIXED: Select sound files updated UK Global Voice set issue fixed (Note: there is not need to re-install the Global FO Voice set as the fix is inside the main program itself) Touch and go bug fixed during 2nd circuit After landing flow with spoiler as trigger fixed (Button Control) VERSION 2.1 JULY 5 2016 FIXED: Center fuel pump logic fixed. FO will now turn off the Center Fuel pumps in cruise when the following conditions are met: Center fuel less than 3000 pounds Center fuel pumps on Aircraft Altitude greater than 20,000 feet FS2Crew Mode greater than Pre-Flight VERSION 2.0 JUNE 24 2016 NEW FEATURES and CHANGES: Support for the new FS2Crew: PMDG 777 First Officer Global Voice Set. 5 Euro coupon code: 777FO Audio system updated. In the past, some users with 7.1 Surround Systems may have experienced difficultly with certain sound channels. This issue should now be resolved. Touch and Go functionality. Please see the 'Procedures' section in the manual for further info. Removed key command (Water Rudder Toggle) that could be used to open the Brief Panel to avoid a conflict with RAAS, since RAAS now uses that key command. FO will no longer set the Seatbelts to AUTO at 10,000 in case of turbulence. Releasing the Cabin Crew and Cabin is now your responsibility. The PDF manual has been updated to V2.0. FO will now turn off the Center Fuel pumps in cruise as necessary. NEW VOICE COMMANDS: Start Engine One Cross Bleed Start Start Left Engine Cross Bleed Start Start Engine Two Cross Bleed Start Start Right Engine Cross Bleed Start Auxiliary Fuel Pump Off Set Takeoff Thrust NEW CALLOUTS: Heading XXX Speed XXX Altitude XXX Flight Level XXX *You would make these calls when you manually set associated MCP value as part of good CRM. Two Hundred (This is the Emirates version of "Alert Height".) Alert Height FIXED: ASDEX bug during Before Start Flow Set Heading "360" fixed. VERSION 1.8 MARCH 11 2016 FIXED: System for displaying text on the FS2Crew panels updated and brought up to NGX Reboot, Aerosoft Airbus and Majestic Dash 8 standards. The text on the FS2Crew Panel should now display properly even at very high monitor resolutions. Rejected takeoff command in Voice Control changed from "STOP" to "REJECT REJECT". This was done to prevent problems should "STOP" have been heard by the speech recognition system even though the user did not deliberately say "STOP". Landing Lights Control Altitude user option will now save automatically as per user request. VERSION 1.7 OCTOBER 11 2015 FIXED: Fixed an issue in P3D V3 that could result in CTDs when using the on-line ATC client, VPilot. By default, FS2Crew will no longer attempt to set the Transponder on your on-line ATC pilot client. If you're not using VPilot, you may turn the option back on using the new CFG option: On Line ATC. Fixed an associated issue in P3D V3 that could result in CTDs when calling for the Before Start, Runway Entry and After Landing flows. VERSION 1.6 OCTOBER 9 2015 FIXED/UPDATED: Improved French voice set. Many of the French voices were re-recorded and they now conform to International French. Button Control: Go Arounds may now be triggered even after you have announced "LANDING". "Clear Left" voice command now functional during taxi out and taxi in. This callout may be used when crossing runways. The FO will no longer attempt to set the IFSD. FO will now turn the Logo lights off in the climb at 10,000 feet. FO's 1000 foot call is now always based on BARO. NEW: Prepar 3D V3 installer support! New Voice Commands: CANCEL THE BAROS / RESET THE BAROS. Note that the FO will not press the RESET button because we cannot read the position of the RST button due to an SDK limit. New Voice Announcements: MANUAL FLIGHT / GOING ON HEADSET / GOING ON SPEAKERS. FMA Voice Annoucements modifed: LOCALIZER CAPTURE / GLIDESLIPE CAPTURE. FO will respond 'Checked'. VERSION 1.5 MAY 15 2015 FIXED/UPDATED: If using the Cold and Dark panel state, it was possible in certain situations to trigger a CTD when asking the FO to start Engine 2. This is now fixed. (Note: If the ground equipment is still connected when you ask to Start Engine 2, you will now need to remove the ground equipment manually via the PMDG Ground Connections menu.) If the Ground Air Conditioning Cart is connected to the aircraft, the FO will not set the Packs to Auto during his Pre-Flight setup flow. He shall leave the Packs off as per Boeing SOP. If using the spoiler to trigger the after landing flow, it was possible the FO could perform the After Landing flow twice. This is now fixed. Positive Rate/Climb Call during a Go-Around below 400 feet fixed. NEW: Voice Commands: CONTINUE, VISUAL and PLEASE DISCONNECT THE GROUND EQUIPMENT. If you call 'Visual', the FO will no longer make approach callouts. 'Please disconnect the ground equipment' removes all connected ground equipment. As per a user request, there's new option in the CFG sub menu to have the FO press STD on his EFIS panel himself when passing the TA/TL. French Voice Set. In the CFG options, "FR" is now available as a crew accent set. We promised a French voice set and we delivered! Also note that, if using Voice Control, you can speak in French in some situations with the phrases below. Note that your speech recognizer still needs to be set to ENGLISH - US, but the system will still understand you if you speak French using the phrases below. We tested the system with both continental French and Quebec French accents and the results were good. For more details, please consult the updated Tutorial at www.support.fs2crew.com. FRENCH LANGUAGE VOICE PHRASES/COMMANDS: oui non merci merci beacoup vous etes pret pour le briefing de depart vous etes pret pour le departure brief vous etes pret pour le briefing d'approche vous etes pret pour l'approach brief d'autres questions des questions cockpit pour le sol le demarrage de la sequence est deux puis une le demarrage de la sequence est une puis deux VERSION 1.4 FEB 13 2015 FIXED/UPDATED: "SET XXX.XX ON (STANDBY) COMM 1 / 2" AND "SWAP COMM 1 / 2" now functional. In the "Button Control" version, it's no longer possible to trigger the "OKAY TO CLEAN UP" command unless this aircraft is on the ground. NEW: P3D 2+ support. Very important: There are two FS2Crew 777 Config Managers. One for P3D and one for FSX. If you want to use the P3D version, you will need to install FS2Crew via the new P3D install option in the FS2Crew installer. Next, you will need to enable FS2Crew in the P3D version of the 777 Config Manager. How do you access the 777 Config Managers? There should be two shortcut icons on your desktop for the FS2Crew 777 Config Manager. One for P3D and one for FSX. See the screen shots below to ensure you're using the right Config Manager. You can also access the Config Managers via START - ALL PROGRAMS - FS2CREW2014. Voice command: "RECALL EICAS (eye cas)" FIXED/UPDATED: "SET XXX.XX ON (STANDBY) COMM 1 / 2" AND "SWAP COMM 1 / 2" now functional. In the "Button Control" version, it's no longer possible to trigger the "OKAY TO CLEAN UP" command unless this aircraft is on the ground. VERSION 1.3 FEB 2 2015 FIXED/UPDATED: Audio problem/No sound for some users. Packs off Takeoffs. FO will now turn off TERR on his side at 10,000 feet (based on Dep Brief setting in the 'Concerns' field). Headset position no longer saved (to avoid potential audio problems). PDF manual updated to include extra voice commands. Duplicate call for the Before Takeoff Checklist (Button Control). Incorporated into Version 1.3A. VERSION 1.2 JAN 31 2015 FIXED/UPDATED: Installer no longer refers to the Majestic Dash 8 if it cannot detect the PMDG 777. The Pilot Monitoring (the FO) will now read back the autobrake setting during the Descent Checklist since the autobrake is in his area of responsibility, not yours as the Pilot Flying. During the FO's Pre-Flight flow, the FO will now set the ISFD to Inches/Millibars as appropriate. If you skip the Pre-Flight flow, the FO will perform this action again during his Before Taxi flow. "MISSED APPROACH" removed as a possible trigger to initiate a go around to prevent a possible conflict with the "MISSED APPROACH ALTITUDE SET" call. To initiate a go-around, speak: "GO AROUND". The "ARE YOU READY FOR THE DEPARTURE BRIEF" voice command is now available up to Runway Entry Procedure mode. If using the Paper Checklist option, the FO will no longer set the lower screen to the Flight Controls page when you call "CLEAR ON THE LEFT". When turning on the hydraulic pumps, the FO will now turn C2 on before C1. When turning the pumps off, he'll turn off C1 before C2. In the Before Taxi Checklist, the FO will state the actual position of the EAI/WAI switches. If the external Air Conditioning Unit is attached to the aircraft, the FO will not set the Packs and Re-circulation fans to Auto during his Pre-Flight flow as the Packs and Recirc fans should remain in the Off position. The FO will turn on the Packs and Re-circulation fans during his Before Taxi flow. Sound files associated with being asked if you are ready to start the boarding have been fixed. US female FO "Gear up" recording edited so it sounds less like "Geard up". "LET'S TAXI BACK TO THE RUNWAY" voice command (used after a Rejected Takeoff) fixed. Cold weather procedures: calling for the Takeoff Flaps during the Before Takeoff checklist with the flaps left in the up position for taxi fixed. Heading Select command in Button Control. NEW FEATURES: Installer support for the Steam version of FSX. Headset Button Position on Main Panel now saved. New option to reload the audio system. Used if your audio suddenly cuts out for no apparent reason. This is usually due to hardware/driver issues. 'Right Click' the Red Button also used to perform the Audio test. On-Line Map will now display your Flight Number and Distance to Destination. (This data is taken direct from the PMDG's FMC.) 'Right Clicking' on the CFG button on the Main Panel will exit the CFG sub-menu. At 1000 feet during the approach, the PM/FO will announce "APPROACH STABLE / APPROACH NOT STABLE" Decision Height (Radio) can now adjusted in increment of +/- 1 if desired. NEW FMA CALLOUTS: FLIGHT DIRECTOR NEW VOICE COMMANDS: SET EFIS MODE TO APPROACH SET EFIS MODE TO VOR SET EFIS MODE TO MAP SET EFIS MODE TO PLAN DISPLAY WEATHER ON MY SIDE DISPLAY STATIONS ON MY SIDE DISPLAY WAYPOINTS ON MY SIDE DISPLAY AIRPORTS ON MY SIDE DISPLAY POSITION ON MY SIDE DISPLAY TERRAIN ON MY SIDE NEW CFG/AIRLINE OPTIONS: Option to disable the FO's V1 callout. Option to use Aerologic (Cargo Company) callouts. "CLEAR OF THE APRON BEFORE TAKEOFF CHECKLIST". At 500 feet, the FO will call "FLIGHT DIRECTOR" or "LAND3". Option for the FO/PM to call "GO" instead of "V1" during takeoff. (Lufthansa). Option for the FO/PM to call "POSITIVE CLIMB" instead of "POSITIVE RATE". (Emirates). VERSION 1.1 NOV 21 2014 FIXED: US Accent Gate Agent re-recorded as the current version sounded a bit echoey. Keyboard/Joystick assignment for Hard Mute. FO turns off Dome Light properly during Before Start flow if flying at night. If ASDEX (ground radar selected) on the Brief Panel, FO will now set the Xponder to TARA during his Before Start Flow. (TARA is not a mistake. In fact, Cathay, for example, leaves their Xponder in TARA all the time). Go Around procedures fixed. (In Voice Control, you can now also all for a Go Around prior to completing the Landing Checklist.) CLEARED / LANDING /NOT CLEARED voice calls will now work prior to the Landing Checklist being completed. FO will reset his Chronometer during his shutdown flow. Foreign language translations in Ops Manual for opening and closing the Main Panel key/joystick assignments corrected. FO will no longer respond to voice commands when he's out on the walkaround. If you reply "SET AND CHECKED" during the Approach Checklist for the Altimeters challenge, the Descent Checklist should no longer play. The "TRANSITION ALTITUDE STANDARD SET" voice call will now work prior to the flaps being fully up. This is useful at airports with very low Transition Altitudes. Thru-Flights Pre-Flight Events reset for Button Control The crew will no longer read back the first 0 (for example, in 0998 HPA) during Altimeter Setting checks. In this case, the crew would simply say 998. The Descent Checklist will now accept "Minimums" values to an extra place. Example: "MINIMUMS ONE ZERO ZERO ONE FEET". FO will turn on landing lights (should they have been turned off during the After Takeoff flow) after a Go Around on a 2nd approach after you call for gear down. Fixed a typo in the installer that referred to the Majestic Dash 8 instead of the PMDG 777 if the PMDG 777 host aircraft was not installed correctly. NEW FEATURES: Right/Left clicking in the black rectangular box on the Brief Page in the DA/DH section will increase/decrease the DA/DH by 100 feet. At the end of the FO's preflight flow, the FO will say he's 'Ready for the Checklist'. PA panel now directly connected to the PA mic button on the 777's audio panel. New button to force the ECL pop-up closed if for some reason it does not close. To use, right-click the current HELP button on the Main Panel. New Cold Weather procedures: During the Before Taxi procedure, speak: "LEAVE THE FLAPS UP FOR TAXI" when you would usually call for the takeoff flaps. Call for the Takeoff Flap prior to running the Before Takeoff Checklist. New speech grammar to accommodate Virgin SOPs: "STABLE, MISSED APPROACH ALTITUDE SET". During the FO's shutdown flow, the FO will reset the Transponder to 2000, and set the MCP Heading to 360, Altitude to 10000 and Speed to 250. FO's shutdown flow time drastically reduced based on feedback from a 777 Cathay Pacific pilot. Takeoff flap setting in the Before Taxi now determined by your Voice Command, rather than the takeoff flap setting selected on the Brief Panel. During the Flight Controls check, the FO will move the Flight Controls page to the Captain's PFD. FO Before Takeoff Flow: FO will now set Terrain and Weather on his side as briefed. The position of the "LOCK" Panel button and "HS" Headset is now saved. The FO's After Landing flow can now be triggered by stowing the speed brake when vacating the runway. Button Control: Transition Altitude selection available prior to Flaps up. A few 'coughing' sounds to help give the impression a human (the FO) is beside you during the flight. NEW VOICE COMMANDS: SET VREF PLUS XXX LEFT/ RIGHT FLIGHT DIRECTOR ON/OFF (PLEASE) SELECT ALTITUDE INTERVENE NAV LIGHTS ON/OFF (PLEASE) BEACON ON/OFF (PLEASE) DOME LIGHT ON/OFF (PLEASE) DISPLAY ENGINE (PLEASE) DISPLAY STATUS (PLEASE) DISPLAY ELECTRICAL (PLEASE) DISPLAY HYDRAULICS (PLEASE) DISPLAY FUEL (PLEASE) DISPLAY AIR (PLEASE) DISPLAY DOORS (PLEASE) DISPLAY GEAR (PLEASE) DISPLAY FLIGHT CONTROLS (PLEASE) DISPLAY CHECKLIST (PLEASE) DISPLAY COMMS (PLEASE) NEW CFG OPTIONS: Option to not run the Weather Test since the PMDG 777 has a bug with the Weather Test that can produce a CTD under rare circumstances. Option to open the ECL pop-up panel even when the ECL is selected as the Checklist type. Option not to run the FO's Pre Flight Events flow. Option to have the FO verbally announces Gear Up/ Gear Down when you command Gear Up or Down. Option to separate the Nose Landing light from the other lights. In Voice Control, the FO will turn on the Nose Wheel Landing light when you call "CLEARED" (as in cleared to land.) Option to have the FO perform the Electrical Power Up procedure. Option to allow stowing the speedbrake after landing to trigger the FO's After Landing Flow. Option to set the Transponder to TARA if ASDEX selected instead of XPONDR.
  3. I have made a new version of Cloud Shadows available for download - version 1.3. To Update simply use the URL that you were sent when you purchased to get the new version. Note that this version is delivered as a zip containing the installer, manual and installation notes. It addresses the two outstanding issues: Shadows on water will move if you change altitude at dusk. Hard edged shadowline on hillsides It also adds a new features METAR Option - when shadows cannot be shown (e.g below 1000ft) then the cloud coverage is used for lighting to avoid for example a transition when landing from overcast to full sunlight. (This is optional and disabled by default) Autogen was meant to be shaded but it didn't work in 1.3. However I have now created a new build 1.4 in which it does work, so please download it.
  4. Just a heads up for all PMDG NGX drivers: NGX Reboot was updated to Version 3.1 today. The Change Log is available in the FS2Crew: NGX Reboot forum. Best,
  5. Hi, I'm pleased to announce the official GNS v2.2 release! Most of you regular forum visitors mostly know what is new, but let me try to wrap it up in one place! Here are the release notes: New: Configuration Panel GUI. New: Import flight plans (Garmin .fpl format). New: Export flight plans (Garmin .fpl format). New: Use stock X-Plane GPS buttons and knobs. New: Tutorial: Upgrade X-Plane 11 Baron 58 GPS Enhanced: User's manual new sections and corrections. Enhanced: Bug corrections and stability enhancements. A little bit more information: The GTN menu has completely changed now that we have the configuration panel GUI. We've also deactivated automatic updates and added a manual "Check Updates..." menu option instead. The configuration panel GUI is a great addition to the product. With its modern interface it makes editing the INI file a thing of the past. Import flight plan and Export flight plan is very handy especially when using external flight planning tools. This works with the native Garmin .fpl format. The GNS installs a sample pack to get you started, along with a dedicated chapter in the user's manual. Use stock X-Plane GPS buttons and knobs is a great step toward better panel integration and shines with the GNS V2. Simply put: this feature alone is the killer app to integrating the GNS V2 to any XP11 and XP10 panels using the stock GPS 500 and GPS 400. To put this in action, the user's manual now includes a complete tutorial to guide you through replacing the XP11 Baron 58 GPS with the GNS 530W V2. Here is what the end result looks like, with fully working knobs and keys: User's Manual: we've put additional efforts to the user's manual with more explanations, better pagination and proper sections. We encourage all of you to take the time to review and re-read the manual, not only to discover the new features listed above, but also to discover some of the features you might have missed! As always, you just need to download the e-commerce installers from our website, or use the downloaded file from the auto-update panel, and then re-install over your existing installation. [uPDATE] FEB21/18:00Z: The installers has been re-uploaded to fix the missing folder causing the GNS blank screen.
  6. Aerosoft Night Environment British Isles been updated to v1.71 Released!!! which now includes the latest Quad installer with support for Prepar3D v3.x, Prepar3D v2.x, FSE-SE, and FSX,
  7. Dear FS2Crew PMDG J41 users: 24 April 2013 Version 2.2 is ready for Download! Download link: http://fs2crew.com/cart/Updates/FS2CrewJetstreamV2.zip VERY IMPORTANT: VERSION 2.2 IS "NOT" BUILT INTO THE FS2CREW JETSTREAM MAIN INSTALLER! YOU WILL NEED TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE EVERY TIME YOU INSTALL OR RE-INSTALL FS2CREW FOR THE J41. The Update 2.2 Installer includes options to install either the Button or Voice Control 2.2 Update for FS2Crew J41. To install the Voice Control version update, you must have the Voice Control version of FS2Crew J41 pre-installed. To install the Button Control version update, you must have the Button Control version of FS2Crew J41 pre-installed. Do not, for example, try to install the Button Control update if you only have the Voice Control version. Remember that, in the J41 Version, you can only have one version of FS2Crew J41 installed at a time. (In other words, unlike the NGX version of FS2Crew, you cannot have Button Control and Voice Control installed at the same time.) Change Log Version 2.2 1. Cabin announcements restored. 2. Left Window heat during after landing and shutdown flows now positioned correctly. Change Log Version 2.1 1. Button Control version: XWB sound file unable to initialize fixed. 2. Other minor bug fixes. Change Log Version 2.0 1. You can now view yourself on FS2Crew's on-line Map: http://fs2.fs2crew.com:8080/SimpleTracker/map.do 2. Video Marshaller now works in Windows 8. 3. The product should now function in Prepar 3D. Note that the FS2Crew installer does not support P3D. You will need to manually move the FS2Crew files and folder to P3D. 4. Numerous code improvements. You should no longer experience any volume changes when you switch views. 5. For "VOICE CONTROL" users, new "Soft Mute" assignment system. You now need to assign a key or joystick button to "PROP SYNC" for Soft Mute (same assignment as used in the NGX). SOFT MUTE: PROPELLER SYNC ON/OFF 6. For "Button Control" users, the key assignments for the Main and Secondary Button have been updated to match those used in FS2Crew NGX: MAIN BUTTON: ALTERNATE STATIC SOURCE ON/OFF SECONDARY BUTTON: PROPELLER SYNC ON/OFF 7. You can now toggle open/close the FS2Crew Main Panel using this assignment: AUTOFEATHER ARM/OFF
  8. Attention FS2Crew iFly 737 users: NOTAM: 22 January 2014 Version 2+ of FS2Crew for the iFly 737 NGX is ready! Important: THIS UPDATE IS NOT BUILT INTO THE MAIN INSTALLER. THE INFORMATION IN THIS THREAD SUPERCEDES ANY ASSOCIATED INFORMATION IN THE MAIN OPS PDF MANUAL (ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO 'BUTTON VERSION' JOYSTICK AND KEYBOARD ASSIGNMENTS). Download link: http://fs2crew.com/cart/Updates/FS2CrewIFlyV2.zip Change Log Version 2.4 (FSX Button Control Only): 1. Updates the FSX Button Control only. Corrects problem associated with pre-flight sounds playing during Securing flow. Change Log Version 2.3: 1. Updates the FSX version only. The FS9 version does not require updating. 2. On-line Google MAP functionality removed since it interfered with the BBJ models and caused erratic behavior. 3. Countdown timer display now visible again on the Main Panel. Change Log Version 2.2A: 1. Updates the FSX/FS9 Button Control versions only. Fixes an issue associated with below Sea Level Airports which would produce a CTD when the Descent Checklist was read back. Change Log Version 2.2: 1. FA Cabin announcements restored. Change Log Version 2.1: 1. The Green Bar in the FSX Voice version control is now working again. 2. A couple other minor bug fixes. Change Log Version 2.0: 1. FS2Crew iFly is now compatible with the iFly Features Pack (RTO during After Takeoff Flow and the Trans Alt/Level button on the FO's side). 2. FSX Voice Control Version only: You can now view yourself on FS2Crew's on-line Map: http://fs2.fs2crew.com:8080/SimpleTracker/map.do 3. Video Marshaller now works in Windows 8. 4. The product should now function in Prepar 3D. Note that the FS2Crew installer does not support P3D. You will need to manually move the FS2Crew files and folder to P3D. 5. Numerous code improvements. You should no longer experience any volume changes when you switch views. 6. BBJ Models: After Landing flow will no longer trigger the TCAS test. 7. After Landing flow: FO will turn on taxi light prior to turning off landing lights. 8. New "Soft Mute" assignment system. You now need to assign a key or joystick button to "PROP SYNC" for Soft Mute (same assignment as used in the NGX). 9. For "Button Control" users, the key assignments for the Main and Secondary Button have been updated to match those used in FS2Crew NGX: MAIN BUTTON: ALTERNATE STATIC SOURCE ON/OFF SECONDARY BUTTON: PROPELLER SYNC ON/OFF 10. You can now toggle open/close the FS2Crew Main Panel using this assignment: AUTOFEATHER ARM/OFF
  9. Hello @ll, LorbyLiveTraffic version 1.60 b04 can be downloaded from the Lorby-SI website. The biggest new feature is offline (randomized) helicopter, GA and military AI traffic, in all sims FSX trough P3D V4. The app uses the default aircraft for that, but a dialog has been included where you can easily add new models, and localize them down to a single ICAO code. That way you can make sure that only a certain type of aircraft is flying from a specific airfield or country. You can also add "virtual" helipads to increase helicopter traffic if you don't own scenery expansions. The online part of the app can now be turned off entirely, should you wish to only run the new randomized traffic. Best regards
  10. Dear FS2Crew-Team, since P3D v3 is now avalible for about a week: Will you publish an update to support the FS2Crew Airbus Voice Controll for this P3D version? Thanks in advance, FSlikerX
  11. Active Sky Next Service Pack 4.1 has been officially released by HiFi and is now available for download! SP4.1 includes multiple fixes and adjustments as well as enhancements for more realistic icing simulation. This service pack is offered free of charge to all Active Sky Next users. Those using the Steam FSX:SE DLC version of ASN should wait for the update available directly through Steam. Those using the standard non-DLC version (for FSX or P3D) can update now at http://www.hifisimtech.com/downloads. Active Sky Next is a full-featured weather simulation engine with a special emphasis on realism, compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, Prepar3D v2.5 and Prepar3D v3.x. For more information and to find out why Active Sky Next is the #1 weather engine for desktop flight sim, please visit www.activeskynext.com today!
  12. ASN SP4 has been officially released! This new update is available free to all Active Sky Next users, for both FSX and Prepar3D. Highlights include numerous fixes and adjustments, improved icing depiction, and new Prepar3D v3.x compatibility! SP4 is recommended for all ASN users and can be downloaded from our downloads page at http://www.hifisimtech.com/downloads. *Please note that this service pack does not apply to Active Sky Next: Steam Edition DLC purchased through Steam (Steam updates are managed independently through Steam). SP4 Revision Log: ASN for FSX Service Pack 4: – Fixed issue with date handling when loading saved weather file – Fixed issue related to BR, FG plus RA or SN in a METAR resulting in no precipitation – Icing depiction adjustments for more consistent and expected results both in and below clouds (i.e. freezing rain) – Fixed an issue regarding surface temperature interpolation – Additional RVR/Runway Conditions handling adjustment – Fixed issue regarding 9999+ meters decoding when vis close to threshold (5.6SM) – Fixed issue with radar API leading to excessive intensity levels in lighter rain for areas close to the aircraft – Adjusted invalid simconnect version message warning from ASConnect to specify that the simconnect.msi file is located in REDIST or SDK folders (it depends on which Simulator type/version) – Adjusted “Ambients error” message to be more accurate, descriptive and refer to a special URL (www.hifisimtech.com/ambients-error) which goes directly to our knowledgebase article – Adjusted documentation regarding ambients error and SimConnect and networked configurations – Fixed issue with METAR visibility parsing related to RVR and “Runway Conditions” elements being mis-identified, resulting in improper visibility ASN for P3D Service Pack 4: – Fixed issue with date handling when loading saved weather file – Fixed issue related to BR, FG plus RA or SN in a METAR resulting in no precipitation – Icing depiction adjustments for more consistent and expected results both in and below clouds (i.e. freezing rain) – Fixed an issue regarding surface temperature interpolation – Additional RVR/Runway Conditions handling adjustment – Fixed issue regarding 9999+ meters decoding when vis close to threshold (5.6SM) – Adjusted documentation regarding ambients error and SimConnect and networked configurations – Fixed issue with METAR visibility parsing related to RVR and “Runway Conditions” elements being mis-identified, resulting in improper visibility – Disabled Visual Fix: Cloud Pop Fix feature from P3D version as it is no longer supported or needed in P3D v3, and could potentially cause issues with P3Dv2.5 – Adjusted invalid simconnect version message warning from ASConnect to specify that the simconnect.msi file is located in REDIST or SDK folders (it depends on which Simulator type/version) – Adjusted “Ambients error” message to be more accurate, descriptive and refer to a special URL (www.hifisimtech.com/ambients-error) which goes directly to our knowledgebase article – Adjusted ASConnect default install path search order to P3D v3 vs V2 – Miscellenous installer fixes and adjustments related to P3Dv3 – Added detection of new P3Dv3 install + P3Dv2 paths set in ASN = Notification message that paths should be checked/set to the intended P3D version – Added new v3 variant of xgauge.dll for new path/registry locations – Added new ASN client handling to support installation of proper xgauge.dll variant NOTE: P3Dv3 users should uninstall/reinstall XGauge via the XGauge Installation Wizard (TOOLS menu) to ensure that gauge files are properly updated – Added compatibility with P3D 3.1.2.15841 * Important Notes: * You will need to set your paths appropriately in ASN for P3D (simulator installation and simulator appdata path) and restart ASN. * It is recommended to run P3Dv3 “As administrator” or you may experience logging/ambient errors. * P3D v3 base install no longer includes legacy simconnect interface. You will need to install the simconnect client from here: [P3Dv3 folder]\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib\SimConnect.msi * ASNext utilizes traditional FSX/P3Dv1/P3Dv2 add-on configuration and file/folder locations – P3Dv3 recommends that add-ons use a brand new system with add-on content and files located outside of the P3Dv3 installation location in order to avoid potential issues during updates. * Until such time that Active Sky is redesigned for specific P3Dv3 recommended locations, we recommend uninstalling ASN before applying P3Dv3 updates, in order to avoid any potential update issues.
  13. Legendary gauges update v2.1 is now available to download! Here are the release notes: New: GPS satellite reception failure (waas/no-waas/failed). Enhanced: Screen brightness light source setting. Enhanced: Keys brightness (integral lighting) source setting. Fixed: X-Plane 11 installer option saving to XP10 folder. GNS Failure Annunciations We've decided to delay the release for 24H and include the new GPS satellite reception failure as in the GTN update. You can now practice degraded approaches (WAAS failure) and simulate what-if loosing GPS reception entirely! For those not wanting to read the whole manual again, here is the new chapter about the failures. The GNS plugin uses the following datarefs as failures sources "sim/operation/failures/rel_gps", "sim/operation/failures/rel_g430_gps1" Satellite reception failure, displays "No GPS Position" "sim/operation/failures/rel_gp" Differential GPS failure, reduces location accuracy. Satellite reception mode switches to 3D instead of 3D-Diff." Light Sources Because not all aircraft are the same and we want the best out-the-box experience, the integral lighting settings (keys and screen) now default to fixed values (75% and 100% respectively). The RealityXP.GNS.ini file gives you the choice to override the default and connect the X-Plane rheostats sources per-aircraft. Installer There was a bug that passed unnoticed since release and only discovered with the GTN v2.3 update, which made it copy the plugin files to the XP10 folder. For related reasons, a key shared data file was not copied at all with XP11 only option and prevented the plugin to display any artwork. It is now fixed.
  14. Attention PMDG 777 users, Version 3.1 of FS2Crew for the PMDG 777 is now current. Change Log: http://www.avsim.com/topic/455405-26-january-2017-version-31-for-the-pmdg-777-released/ Best,
  15. Hi Captains, We just posted on http://www.virtualavionics.com.br/va/downloads the Beta release 2.23.1 supporting the new 747-400 Queen of the Skies II from PMDG. Please note this is a Beta release, so some issues still can be found. Compatible Products : MCP737-R All functions supported. CMD center button is mapped to CWS A. THR button is mapped to N1. Some buttons are present on 737 and not present on 747, in this case they have no function on 747. EFIS737 PRO All functions supported Virtual CDU 747 We are changing Apple Store and Google Play product details to reflect the support to PMDG 747. Anyway it is already working. Users that will or have already purchased Virtual CDU 747 can enjoy it. Google Play version is v1.1 iTunes version is v1.0 Rgds, Amauri.
  16. Captains, Informing you that Version 3 of FS2Crew for the Majestic Dash 8 has been released! The Change Log is in FS2Crew Majestic Dash 8 sub-forum (1st post).
  17. I'm pleased to officially announce the anticipated update v2.2.1 to: RXP GTN 750 Touch and RXP GTN 650 Touch: - Designed for X-Plane 10 in 64 bits. - Runs on Windows 10. - compatible with XP10-32, XP9 They really are the most advanced 64 bits GPS simulation available to the flight simulation community. And there is more! It now comes with a free bonus: Ryan 9900BX TCAD simulation on-board! It is Internally powered by a complete TCAS II Mark 7 simulation passing the 250 TSIM tests, and comes integrated to the RXP GTN 750 Touch and the RXP GTN 650 Touch. You can take full control of the TCAD detection shields, view nearby traffic and take actions upon visual and aural TA advisories directly on the GTN touchscreen. Mind you, it is not just a TCAD gimmick showing up traffic nearby, it is an authentic TCAS simulation configured in TA only mode, doing the correct math and the correct alerting! These are exciting times for X-Plane simmers and this is just the beginning: there is more to come this year!
  18. Gents, The Airbus Global FO voice set has been released! The Airbus version has been updated to V3.0! More info: http://www.avsim.com/topic/416079-25-august-2016-version-30-is-now-available-go-get-it/
  19. http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/105483-wales-scotland-new-installers-p3dv3/ Wales and Scotland now updated wth V3 installers and a switch option for frozen water in winter. Now here's a funny thing: I had England already installed and use UTX Europe for Landclass and vector features, not FTX Vector. Flying out of Bellegarde (LFBL) in France, with no changes whatsoever to scenery library or sequencing I now see many more cultivated fields, far less scrub, and better definition of townscapes and cities with Wales and Scotland added. My guess is that Wales and Scotland added those textures, which are then picked up by the landclass UTX Europe uses. It's simply stunning ! If you are going to install these, and already have FTX Global and/or Europe (England) already installed, it might be worth taking a VFR check flight around your known patch in Europe, observe the landscape, then install Wales and Scotland, then take the same flight again and see if you also see changed landclass (textures).
  20. Aerosoft Night Environment Alps been updated to v1.71 Released!!! which now includes the latest Quad installer with support for Prepar3D v3.x, Prepar3D v2.x, FSE-SE, and FSX, http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/101126-aerosoft-night-environment-alps-now-with-p3d-v3-support/
  21. FS2Crew NGX Captains, 9 May 2013: Emergency NGX! has been updated to Version 2.3E. The Update is built into the Main Installer. There is no stand-alone update file. You will need to login to your FS2Crew account and click "Completed Orders". Re-download and Re-install the software. You do not need to uninstall the previous version. Version 2.3 Change Log: FIXED - If you had an engine failure, you could possibly re-trigger the Engine Failure Checklist during the Shutdown Checklist. FIXED - Other minor bugs. Version 2.2 Change Log: FIXED - Probe Heat Failures (FO's confirmation audio did not previously match the actual affected probe heat). FIXED - "You can disconnect the external air and GPU now" will now work properly on a 2nd leg. NEW - Pushback Distance as selected on the FS2Crew Config Panel will now auto save. NEW - Autothrottle disengaged added to speech grammar. NEW - Voice commmand to set Transponder. SYNTAX: "SET XXXX ON THE TRANSPONDER". Version 2.1 Change Log: New Voice Commands: "CONFIGURE FOR A BLEEDS OFF LANDING" - Would be used during an engine failure/fire shortly after takeoff and you need to return to the departure airport on a hot day or at a high altitude airport and go around performance is an issue. FS2Crew always modeled bleeds off landings as an option, but the trigger altitude for the PM to setup for a bleeds off landing was descending through 10,000 feet. This new call allows you to setup for a bleeds off landing should you decide to turn around before climbing through 10,000 feet. "RECYCLE FLIGHT DIRECTORS" - Note the new syntax: "Recycle" instead of "Cycle". Logic also fixed. FO will now shut off both FD's before turning them back on. "N1 TOGA" - New FMA announcement. General Fixes: FIXED - Possible CTDs when "Exiting" or "Closing Down" FSX. FIXED - User settings not saved. FIXED - Video Marshaller in Windows 8 now operational. FIXED - On a one-engine landing, the deferred items will now be read after the Descent Checklist has been completed. ADJUSTED - 'C'est Bon' removed from a few of the French sound files as per user request. Updated Procedures: ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE LANDING CHECKLIST - After calling for the checklist, the PM will ask you if you want to use Flaps 15 or Flaps 30 for landing. You must answer. The PM will then complete the checklist based on your respond. Please note the updated phraseology.Procedure: 1.PF ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE LANDING CHECKLIST 2.PM FLAPS 15 OR LANDING WITH FLAPS 30? 3. PF FLAPS 15 or FLAPS 30 4.PM Will complete the checklist. 5.PF Brief for a Flaps 15 Landing if required via the FS2Crew Briefing Panel Version 2.0 Change Log: New Voice Commands: "VISUAL" - Use it when you are switching to a visual approach. The FO/PM will alter his approach callouts accordingly. "RESET MASTER CAUTION" - Used to extinguish nuisance Master Cautions. "CYCLE FLIGHT DIRECTORS" - Used to cycle both FD's off. "VNAV ALT" - New FMA announcement. New Calls: "THRUST SET" - The FO will call Thrust Set after Takeoff power is reached. New functions on FS2Crew Panels: AUDIO TEST BUTTON - Used to test the FS2Crew sound. New Features: TIMER - FO/PM now starts his timer on takeoff, and turns off of when exiting the runway. General Fixes: FIXED - Some users experienced FSX 'hanging' on shut-down. FIXED - In certain situations, the wheel chocks would be placed, and then removed, at gate arrival. FIXED - GPWS Inhibt Switches FIXED - UK Voice Set 'Hydraulic Panel' made singular. MODIFIED - The looping passenger boarding sound was edited slightly as per some user requests. FIXED - If calling "SELECT RAW DATA ON YOUR SIDE" while shooting a VOR approach, the FO will now select the VOR ROSE instead of APP. For Button Control Only: NEW OPTION - Skip Flaps 10. By default, FS2Crew will now skip the Flaps 10 call on approach. However if you want Flaps 10 again, go to this folder (you will need to enable 'show hidden folders' first): Users\**** Your user Name **** \AppData\Roaming\FS2Crew2010\Versions\PMDG737NGX\SavedData Open this file with Notepad: FS2CrewData.ini Change: FLAPS=0 to FLAPS=1 Then Save.
  22. Hi, the new RXP GTN 750/650 Touch v2.3 with official support for XP11 is now released! Those of you opting for the auto-update notifications should get the info the next time you start X-Plane tomorrow. Otherwise, you can get your copy right now in just downloading the e-commerce installers from our website. Here are the release notes: New: Officially released for XP11. New: Compatible with the latest Garmin GTN Trainer 6.21. New: GPS satellite reception failure (waas/no-waas/failed). New: Failures for COM, NAV, XPDR and Audio Panel independently. New: Screen brightness light source setting. New: Keys brightness (integral lighting) source setting. Enhanced: TCAD ghost threats eliminated. Changed: this version only supports Garmin GTN trainer v6.21 and v.6.1.1. Introduced for the first time in any of our Garmin GPS simulation, failures gives you additional challenges: Garmin Trainer 6.21 The link to download the trainer is: http://download.garmin.com/software/GTN_GDU620PCTrainer_6211.zip Among other things it now offers: Fixed-Wing (Obstacle/HOT Lines) and Helicopter (Obstacle/Wire) Database Updated Navigation, Basemap, Obstacle, Terrain, SafeTaxi, and FliteCharts databases With the new Helicopter obstacle and wire database, HTAWS takes a new dimension: Important: The GTN trainer 6.01.1 database files work with the GNS. However, the latest GTN trainer 6.21 database files are different and no longer work. Before installing the new Garmin trainer v6.21, you might want to save a copy of your GTN Trainer DB files for later! You can read more information here: https://www.avsim.com/topic/501135-rxp-gns-530w430w-v2-database-update/ GTN Failure Annunciations For those not wanting to read the whole manual again, here is the new chapter about the failures. The GTN plugin uses the following datarefs as failures sources "sim/operation/failures/rel_gps", "sim/operation/failures/rel_g430_gps1" Satellite reception failure, displays "No GPS Position" "sim/operation/failures/rel_gp" Differential GPS failure, reduces location accuracy. Satellite reception mode switches to 3D instead of 3D-Diff." "sim/operation/failures/rel_com1" COM radios failure only. "sim/operation/failures/rel_nav1" NAV radios failure only. "sim/operation/failures/rel_navcom1" Both COM and NAV radios failure. "sim/operation/failures/rel_xpndr" Transponder failure. "sim/operation/failures/rel_marker" Audio Panel failure.
  23. GTN Touch v2.2.3 is now released and includes the following changes: New: Radios support both 25hz and 8.33hz COM spacing. Bug: acquiring GPS when flying in the South hemisphere. The GTN will now acquire the GPS properly when at YMML for example! Please note 8.33Hz COM spacing requires X-Plane 10, otherwise, our implementation falls back to 25Hz in XP9.
  24. I'm pleased to officially announce the release of the v2.2.2 update! We've been hard at work in including a lot of new features in this version: New: GTN 750 displays navigation charts! (where available). New: GTN Audio Panel synchronizes fully with X-Plane audio panel. New: GTN Controls X-Plane COM and NAV volume. New: GTN COM TX/RX flags now supports the latest PilotEdge datarefs. New: GTN Wind Vector map user field is now functional. New: GTNDBFILE environment variable to select alternate database file. Enhanced Ryan 9900BX TCAD to be less prone to spurious traffic alerts. About the charts: the Garmin GTN Trainer includes about 1000+ charts for various airports mostly in the USA. These include airport, approaches etc... This is a great feature which overlays the geo referenced chart on top of the base map! About the audio panel: previous versions were connected to X-Plane but only in one direction, that is any change in the GTN audio panel changes X-Plane audio panel. V2.2.2 now synchronizes in both directions! This is very handy when having 2 GTN 750 with audio panel enabled, as any change in one reflects in the other! About the COM/NAV volume: the GTN volume knob located to the upper left corner is now functional in X-Plane and controls the respective volumes. This will come very handy with the updated PIlotEdge client which supports X-Plane volume controls as well! About the TX/RX flags: the previous version included support for the basic PIlotEdge datarefs which signal TX and RX status. V2.2.2 improves on this and now offers support for the latest PilotEdge datarefs with separate COMNAV1 and COMNAV2 flags! Last but not least: Reality XP installers and products have been using an 'autoupdate' system for nearly a decade now. This system prompts you whenever a new version is available when you start any of our product, or when you select the corresponding option in the installer. We'd very much like you let us know if you are actually receiving such notifications!
  25. GTN Touch v2.2.4 is now released and includes the following changes: New Autopilot which will track the trajectory with no wobbles regardless of aircraft performance. Enhanced TCAD performance and target threat level detection. To reinstall, as always, you just need to download the updated e-commerce installers from our home page!
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