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  1. Hello Nico Thanks for your quick respons and sorry for putting my problem in the wrong forum. I uninstalled FLAI and intalled it again on my C:\ disk. I did not manipulate anything and now everything is running 100%. 😄 Thanks for your excellent program: it really enhances the flight experience! Best regards Wim Mens
  2. Hey everyone, I believe I have solved the joystick woes with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I have done 2 days of stress testing FSX and P3D with multiple installs of the program and OS, and I haven't had a disconnect yet. Before I go further - I want to give my thanks to certain individuals who have helped me and inspired me to solve this joystick annoyance. 1) Word Not Allowed for having his awesome guides 2) AVSIM's staff/team for creating the amazing Hardware/Software Guide to FSX/P3D 3) Peter Dowson's FSUIPC utility (it got me through the periods when no joystick fix was avialable) 4) Orbx Team - Thank you Global and your Tips and Tricks Forum section 5) NickN's - FSX Computer System Guide 6) Ranak Jones of "Rogue's Guide to Acquisition: Principles of Final Frontier" for sending me a spare XFX 6970 for my system and pointing me to Windows 8 Registry to search for USB Device GUIDs potential errors 7) Microsoft MSDN for having Windows 8.1 Pro for testing/evaluation purposes only. 8) LM Prepar3d Developer Network Testing: 1) FullScreen FSX in Eyefinity Mode (5760x1200) for 3 hours+ 2) Windowed FSX in triple screen mode and 1920x1200 for 4 hours+ 3) Multiple active windows on top of FSX Windowed in background for 4 hours+ 4) Testing was done with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports FSX testing was in Win 8.1 and 8, and P3D 1.4 was in Win 8. My System Cpu: i5-750 (intel 1156 cpu) overclocked to 4.1Ghz Memory: 8GB DDR3 Storage: 1xSamsung 830 SSD at Sata III (Main drive), Intel 80GB SSD at Sata II speeds, 1 TB hitachi mechanical HDD at sata II <- all connected to PCIEx4 Sata III controller) Motherboard: MSI Fuzion p55A - has native usb 2.0 and Renesas USB 3.0 controller Video: New XFX 6970 2GB with latest ATI drivers OS - Windows 8 Pro Clean install / Windows 8.1 Clean Install Joystick: Thurstmaster Hotas X Windows 8 Solution - (FSX / Prepar3d 1.4) 1) Make sure power management features are off or set to high 2) Most important setting is USB Selective Suspend Setting is Disabled (we all knew this) Honestly, that setting does not disable USB selective suspend in Windows 8 (this is for Windows 8 only), like it promises. The power management on USB devices is set to Selective Suspend Please see your HID Devices, USB Input Device and USB Root Hub Devices - They are STILL set to Suspend. You have to turn OFF the manual power savings one by one to all USB Devices/Compositive Devices and the all the USB Root Hubs (this is v.important). If it says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" and is checked then please UNCHECK it For example like this This was discovered when I was searching for Joystick UID's in Windows 8 based on Ranak's suggestion. This is where stuff gets weird for both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I am no registry expert, but GUID's for my joystick is half correct and half backwards as compared to one listed in FSUIPC's ini file See Pic - Windows Registry And my Joystick GUID in FSUIPC So for some reason half of the GUID is backwards in Registry - I do not know if that is normal or not but that led me to search all the usb devices/ports in Device Manager. Here I found all the power saving features were somehow enabled when Windows Power Management is explicitly set to disable. Recap So for Windows 8 Pro ONLY - Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and make sure Windows Power management also has Selective Suspend set to Disabled. Prepar3d 1.4 - Please have JOYSTICKS=1 in [CONTROLS] in P3D.cfg (more on this later) Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM Version) - FSX TEST No joystick disconnects with 1 Setting change Only - Joystick works in Windows 8.1 Pro I am seeing that all devices still have the USB Power Management check in windows 8.1 but in FSX with PNW, and Bowerman addon, Carenado B200 - Joystick did not disconnect. The only crash I got was from latest FSUIPC 4.92. If in Windows 8.1 you have joystick disconnects, then just turn off all those power management features as listed in for Windows 8. Miscellaneous Info FSUIPC I have it installed but it Zero Joystick Configuration in all tests. I hope this helps everyone - as Windows 8.1 Pro definitely works fantastic with no joysticks issues so far. And Windows 8 works with all power management features individually turned off in all those sections listed. Have a great day, Skywolf
  3. I want to ask, how to mark a thread as "Problem solved" or something like that? In many communities it is a feature, to mark threads in that way, that helps members with one view, whether thy can find fast solutions in the thread. If it is not possible, you should think about it. It is a very useful and timesaving feature. Thanks for answering.
  4. Dear collegue virtual aviators. In this post I would like to share with you my successful troubleshooting session while having problems exchanging flightdata from one PC to another PC using simPlugins Panel Builder and simPluginsPrepar3D40.exe interface for Prepar3Dv4. For the impatient reader: the problem I faced was caused by an active "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" ethernet adapter by Oracle Corporation (version: 5.1.26.0, date: 2017-07-27). De-activating this adapter brought the flightinstruments on PC2 immediately to "life". I saw a post from GauthierH from February 15, 2016 here on Vatsim forums. He mentioned also have a PC with a "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" adapter, but he reported that it was not in use. As far as I know until now, the source of the problem I encountered has not yet been published. This is the reason I feel free to share my experience with you. My PC setup: PC1 and PC2 operating under Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. PC1 is has a 64-bit i7 processor. PC2 a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3735F processor. Both PC's via ethernet cable connected in a local area network. PC1 running a flightsimulator Prepar3Dv4 (bought recently) and a SimPlugins interface app: simPluginsPrepar3D40.exe. PC2 running SimPlugins Panel Builder v 2.99. My problem: The flightsim data from PC1 is not arriving in PC2. The standard 6 flightinstruments of the Panel Builder application in PC2 are not moving. I checked / tried: a1) When I run Panel Builder on the flightsimulator PC (PC1) then it works O.K. Panel Builder receives and shows correctly the flightdata from the Prepar3Dv4 flightsimulator; a2) The "Comms Checker" program from simPlugins, installed on PC2. did not show reception of flightdata; b) all the problem solutions I found on internet and in this forum, like: setting same language; setting decimal point as the decimal indicator; c) MS Windows Homegroup and filesharing working O.K.; d) stopped (temporarily) the Firewall of an Antivirus program running on PC1 and PC2; e) created portforwaring for all the Panel Builder and interface ports on the router (from my ISP) in the LAN towards PC2; f) checked the Windows 10 Firewall that it was not blocking traffic from Panel Builder and the interface app; g) on PC1 I had the Wireshark app installed. For those readers that are not familiar with this application: Wireshark is a Network Analyzing Tool. With this tool I analyzed the UDP traffic that was seen by Wireshark. I saw that many UDP packets were sent from an IP address: 192.168.56.1 to the multicast address 224.11.5.62, to UDP ports in the ranges: 41001 to 41010, and so on. These are ports in a range used by the simPluginsPrepar3D40.exe. The address 192.168.56.1 is an address that is used with a local area network (LAN), but none of my PC's has this address. But in the beginning of seeing all this: no bells rang in my mind. With Wireshark I was able to see the content of the UDP packets sent. They contained data that I recognized as data of flightinstruments, radio frequencies of radios and navaids, etcetera. The information presented by Wireshark helped me to build up my knowledge of how flightdata and data of radios, navaids, settings of switches was being communicated to a Panel Builder app, it did not bring me (yet) a solution to my problem: the data is not arriving in PC2. What I further discovered through Wireshark was that it was seeing a "Virtualbox Host-only Network" (in the list of network adapters like "Ethernet1, Ethernet2" and so on). I know Oracle's Virtualbox application. I used it a while ago on my PC1. It is still installed in this PC. h) Because I came not much further in this troubleshooting session, I decided to install Wireshark also on PC2. When running Wireshark on PC2 I saw that on PC2 Wireshark did not report the existance of a "Virtualbox Host-only Network" adapter. i) I googled on internet for an explanation of what is a "Virtualbox Host-only Network". I found a useful instruction on YouTube, address: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6u8bFKGHA". According to this instruction video a Virtualbox Host-only Network blocks traffic to the LAN. Next I checked the status of my "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" adapter. I saw that it was Activated. j) For the sake of this troubleshooting session, I de-activated the "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" adapter (Microsoft Windows 10 Control Panel -> Network and Sharing center -> Network connections). As soon as the "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" adapter was de-activated, I saw that the "standard six" flightinstruments panel of the Panel Builder application running in PC2 were working. In PC1 I turned the flying aircraft to another heading. I saw the Heading indicator on PC2 was changing according to the heading indicator in the cockpit of the aircraft in Prepar3Dv4. I also experienced that pushing the "Start" and "Stop" buttons on the interface app simPluginsPrepar3D40.exe had the intended result of starting and stopping the flightinstruments in the running Panel Builder application on PC2. A test with the "Comms Checker" application on PC2 was now successful. For the moment I have no necessity to have the "Virtualbox Host-Only Network" adapter to be activated so I leave it de-activated. Sofar this troubleshooting report. Paulsk
  5. Hello, I just purchased the RealityXP GTN750 using my F1 login. After installation I started Prepar3d V4.1 and loaded the Carenado 337 Skymaster. I installed the popup 750. On startup I get a message that says INVALID LICENSE:CONTACT VENDOR. I can then select continue below and the GPS will go to the next page. What should I do to resolve this issue. Thank You
  6. prior to updating using older version LNM and LVC all was working well. on my network, updated both LittleNavMap (LNM) and LittleNavConnect (LNC) TO V1.8.3, now LNC window shows connected to both the sim and to my networked computer running LNM, But my aircraft is not showing up in the map. Also can run LNM on my main computer and all scenery loads with no errors, but load scenery on my networked computer thru network and get several errors, can I load scenery on main computer then copy the files generated to my networked computer to have it use? if so where and what type would I look for?