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  1. PFPX crash

    Thanks Stephen, the 2015sp3 vcredist files fixed the problem. Mike
  2. PFPX crash

    Hello Stephen, I am getting VERY tired of this! I have installed a lot of programmes onto my new computer over the past couple of days or so and ALL are working as they should except for PFPX! PFPX has been a source of continuous problems ever since I bought the application; after many modifications and upgrades (fixes?) it is still, clearly, not as robust or as reliable as one would expect. Once again it just does not work as it should! I don't know the machinations behind the programme so I am not in any position to do the producer's fault finding for him but that is what I feel I am doing and I am not doing a very good job of it, nor am I getting any substantial results. I have installed all versions since 1.22 and all hotfixes and I get some results but then I get nothing. I have given you as much as should be needed (it appears from all these installations that the yellow 'Find' button could be a key) for the producers to find a solution that works, in the past it has taken them an inordinately long time to solve the 'crashing' problem with hotfixes that only seemed to work until the next version release. You have kindly given me a lot of vcredist files but I have no idea what I should do with them. I have replaced the two files in the PFPX folder and renamed them with no apparent results. Whether they are not the issue or whether I have not used them as you expected I cannot say. I hope there is a solution to this problem soon as at the moment the programme is only occasionally functional. Regards Mike
  3. PFPX crash

    I'm afraid the Hotfix did not fix the problem :-( I have tried various actions and found that the problem appears to be with the 'Find' function in the 'Route Editor'. I can generate a route, build it, validate it and export it. I can even make changes and all works as expected. However, when I enter a departure and destination and ask 'Route Editor' to 'Find' a route for me it crashes with the message "Professional Flight Planner X has stopped working". I notice that the "Find" button is a faint yellow whereas all other buttons are white, whether this is significant I do not know. I also note that the nav database NG1709 is being reported as out of date in the summary list at the bottom of the display. Again, is this relevant? Another problem is that PFPX does not remember where FSX is. Regards Mike
  4. PFPX crash

    Thanks Stephen, I'll give it a go. :-) Mike
  5. PFPX crash

    Hi Stephen, Thanks for your very quick reply. I did not know that there a HF1.28c, I have been away for a long time with work and a dead computer. :-( As I am feeling very lazy and almost computer saturated at the moment, where will I get a copy? Mike
  6. PFPX crash

    PFPX is crashing to windows every time that I press one of the buttons in route editor ('Build', 'Find' etc) . It also crashes when I press the 'Close' button. This is a new installation on a new computer. I first installed version 1.23 and when checking the route database after updating it from Navigraph the application repeatedly froze at different points in the checking process. I uninstalled the programme and installed v 1.28, I was then able to update the route database but now have the problem as described above. Attached are two files, one of which is a txt file with the full windows 'friendly view' and 'xml view' files copied to it. The other file is the WER file. Regards Mike Report.wer Windows Event logs.txt
  7. I acknowledge what you say Tom, however I was merely commenting on a post in this topic. If the subject of the post is the issue then it would be better to address any concerns to the person who gave the interview. Mike
  8. Going backwards to an A320neo is a retro step. It has been said on this topic that most simmers fly short to medium haul flights but you only have to go on VATSIM to see that there are a lot of long haul flights (and as most simmers fly offline it can be safely assumed that there are a significant number of long haulers and a look at VAs will substantiate that); but the provision of big jet add-ons appears to be going down a cul-de-sac. Like it or not the A380 has done a lot to replace the 747-400 in the realworld skies but there is NO viable add-on in the virtual world for the A380. PMDG have revitalised their 744 but outside nostalgia that aircraft has a limited following because there are a lot of people out there that want realism not only in the aircraft that they fly but they also want to replicate the real world service as much as possible; flying a 744, however modern the virtual 744 is, is not the same as flying the A380 on QANTAS routes to Dubai or the USA. or indeed flying Emirates routes most of which are serviced by A380 aircraft. I hope that this comment will not be ridiculed because I am one of many long-haulers; there are many of us in my current VA and there were many more in my previous VA so we really do exist. An A340 would be very nice but, even though I do not like the aircraft ("if it ain't Boeing it ain't going") I would very much like to see a realistic A380 as there is none available at the moment! Mike
  9. But....in the world of politics (and public interviews) you don't always have that luxury; you therefore have to read between the lines. Mike
  10. This is a bit worrying because if the a/c is faithful and realistic aerodynamically then the affects of CG will be part of the aerodynamic performance equations and if that is the case then it should not involve any additional work to include the effects of any number of people or cargo where they are in the aircraft.
  11. I thought the reference was to PMDG not FSL, My mistake, one should be careful about making assumptions. However, I have not had good experiences with FSL.
  12. You might just as well fly a WILCO then for the amount of realism you require!
  13. Most simmers fly for a deep interest in all things aviation, they fly for enjoyment and escapism - they escape to the challenges that their normal lives do not cater for. Very few, if any, fly for the boredom that is the modern commercial transport. The ' another product' alluded to in this comment is highly sought after because it offers a wide selection of random failures. People buy its products because it offers additional realism. Whether some statistician considers an event might happen once in every 200,000 hours does not mean that it does not happen. Aircraft manufactures cater for ALL possible eventualities as was attested, happily with a safe outcome, when a QANTAS A380 outbound from Singapore had a catastrophic engine failure; if Airbus had not catered for half of the aircraft's hydraulics failing, or for the leading edge slats and trailing flaps on one wing becoming inoperative or for a total engine failure all at the same time then the outcome of that incident would not have been quite so happy. The point is that people want realism as much as they want to escape and to that end most will buy, and pay the high prices for, realism. I would much prefer to see realism in the aircraft itself than to have pasty crumbs and newspapers scattered about the flight deck. Natural wear and tear is part of the aeroplane but evidence that flight crew have been bored, as most of us are already aware, or of what they may have eaten during the flight is not. On another note, very briefly; I tried to up flag a comment today but was advised that I can only do so once per day(?)! As I read more than one post per day that is hardly fare or practical not only to me but to the people posting comments or to the wider forum users. Hopefully that can be changed. Mike
  14. I was on the flight deck of a Singapore Airlines B777 recently just before departure and I do not recognise what has been described here with that visit, it was clean and tidy. Ready for work.
  15. Are you talking about wear and tear or are you talking about garbage? Mathijs's comment referred to garbage..."Mars bar wrappers and plastic bags full of trash"