Ray Proudfoot

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  1. I now have a Windows 10 PC and I find many executables won’t run correctly unless they are launched with admin privileges. When SimStarterNG launches programs does it do so with those privileges?
  2. UPDATE: user error. Serial / email now accepted. Please delete this post. I have downloaded the updated installer for Mallorca X Evolution for P3D v4 and after entering my email address and pasting the serial number I see a message saying:- Something is going wrong - warning ONE. I have tried my email address in lower-case and a mixture of lower and upper case as I suspect it's case sensitive. But no joy with either. That is the only email address I have used with Aerosoft. The serial number is definitely correct as it was copied & pasted. First time I've had a problem like this. Help please.
  3. I've installed SimStarterNG on a new PC (uninstalled on old one). and I'm presented with the attached. How do I make a selection? Only P3D v4 is installed. If I click the blacked out option the next screen mentions a critical error and suggests I close the program which I do. Dark grey on black is not the ideal colour choice. 😉
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    SimStarterNG on new PC - unable to read options

    I saw a pinned topic about "no internet connection" and went to the store to download the latest version. v1.8.4 (rev 6) still presents a blacked out option for choice of sim but clicking it does now let me into the program. That colour thing needs sorting please. Win 10 Pro English here.
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    Any word on PFPX update?

    Nice to hear from you Christian. Congratulations on the arrival of your second daughter. No wonder you haven't had much free time! The new features look great and I look forward to seeing more in the days to come.
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    Any word on PFPX update?

    @pracines, I believe their business was in danger of going bankrupt. That would have been a couple of years ago so you would hope that may have been resolved one way or another by now. I agree that expecting the occasional update from them is not unreasonable. Judith did post here to clear a problem when I had PFPX installed twice so they do visit on occasions.
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    Brussels International preview

    Anders, I agree with you. Perhaps if names were shown for down votes it would make people think a little more carefully before they act. I’ll say it again. I see no gain for having the downvote option. If someone fundamentally disagrees with a post they should post a reply instead of hiding behind a keyboard.
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    Centre SimStarterNG on launch

    Just a minor issue. Each time I open SimStarterNG part of the display is off the screen and I have to drag the application upwards to see the buttons at the bottom of the application. I run at 1920*1080 so a perfectly normal resolution. Can you please correct this so it centres on the display please?
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    Centre SimStarterNG on launch

    Thanks Otto!
  10. Thanks Jespersson. The problem as I see it with Aerosoft is they are the sellers, not the designers. LatinVFR, FlyTampa and FSDT design their own airports and if you're not happy about something or need a question answering more often than not you talk to the people who have written the code. That does make a bit difference. I have no idea who wrote Aerosoft LPPT and cannot discuss anything with them. That is a problem.
  11. Mathijs, my criticism was not directed at Aerosoft but at the designer. Given LPPT was a second generation offering it was very disappointing moveable jetways were not added. Perhaps you could take on board my suggestion that for every Mega Airport airport insist on a certain standard which should include moveable jetways. I'm seriously considering removing this scenery and trying the default. I know I only post here when I'm complaining about something. I suppose that's just the way of the world. I do have many of your airports and on the whole am pleased with them. Lisbon though has been a disappointment.
  12. There's another problem with the design of the buildings and static jetways at LPPT. The jetways are part of the building so there's no way to remove them to allow users of GSX to create animated jetways. Perhaps Aerosoft can insist on certain rules before they accept an airport from a 3rd party developer. Either supply animated jetways (CTRL+J) or SODE or allow the static ones to be removed without taking the whole building with it. It's a very poor show.
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    Plan export question

    I've worked out how to export both my plan and the EFB plan to my Z drive. Pretty simple once you understand the path rules. The attached screenshot shows the details. The key entry is the Document folder. Everything is stored under that. As I want to export to a NAS drive mapped as Z I need to create folders that will hold the relevant exported files. So my Document folder is Z:\Plans. P3D requires a folder to hold the plans. Under Z:\Plans create Prepar3D v3 Files. That is where your P3D plan will go. Back under Z:\Plans create a second folder and name it Aivlasoft. Within that create EFB then UserData and finally Routes. So the path to that folder will be Z:\Plans\Aivlasoft\EFB\UserData\Routes That's it. Press Export and the two plans will be created in their respective folders. You can use batch files to copy or move them to their folders on the PCs where P3D / EFB is installed. Hope that helps anyone wishing to use a NAS box to temporarily hold the plans when their FS PC is off and they run PFPX on a separate computer.
  14. I have installed PFPX on a new laptop and I'm having problems exporting my plan. I have a NAS box mapped as Z with a folder to hold my plans. I need to do it this way as PFPX and P3D are on separate computers. But when I point to the destination folder as my P3D folder the error message states it can't write to that folder. This worked fine on my old laptop. What am I doing wrong? No help in the manual sadly. Do I also need to change the Documents folder and if so, to what?
  15. There aren’t and had I known that I wouldn’t have bought it. At least v1 didn’t break the PAPI lights which required fixing with a patch from a German source. Better looking buildings and that’s about all. Not sure how it qualifies as a Mega Airport.
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    Plan export question

    Yes and I can create new files too so permissions are okay. Mine is the only account set as Admin so that should be default shouldn't it? From what I can work out unless the folder structure is correct the files won't be exported. I've had to setup the required folders on my laptop to satisfy PFPX. I really don't see why it insists on that.
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    Plan export question

    Thanks Otto. There is a red X against the mapping on my Win 10 laptop and apps cannot gain access whilst it's in that state. But a single click of the drive does then show the contents. In this case I had already accessed it several times today. The manual is otherwise excellent but doesn't cover this export in any detail at all.
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    Plan export question

    I've got around the problem by creating the required folders on my laptop and then using a batch file to copy the files to the required destinations. But I'm sure there's a better way. I just can't recall what it was.
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    Too many copies of PFPX running

    Thanks Judith. Things appear to be okay but I’ll raise a ticket should it be necessary. One thing that confused me. After the first install I had no aircraft to choose from. So I copied the PFPX folder in Public docs from my old laptop into the Public Documents folder on my new one and all was well. Saved having to manually import a Learjet 25 and tweak the fuel performance. An export and import feature would be helpful for when people buy new computers and need to transfer files.
  20. I have just bought a new laptop to replace an older one. I'm in the process of installing programs including PFPX and before I uninstall it on the old computer I want to make sure the new install works properly. Not an unreasonable stance to take. But I'm getting this message on the new one when trying to create a new flight for testing purposes only. Is there a way of convincing PFPX I'm not running two installs at the same time with the same licence?
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    Too many copies of PFPX running

    Okay, I appear to have fixed the crash when choosing Edit plan. Uninstalling and installing the linked Microsoft Visual C++ files fixed the problem.
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    Too many copies of PFPX running

    I've installed the hotfix so now running 1.28.9i but still have a crash when selecting Edit - Advanced on the Flight. Event Viewer shows the following:- Faulting application name: PFPX.exe, version: 1.2.8.9, time stamp: 0x59bd7f26 Faulting module name: PFPX.exe, version: 1.2.8.9, time stamp: 0x59bd7f26 Exception code: 0xc000041d Fault offset: 0x00279db8 Faulting process id: 0x2620 Faulting application start time: 0x01d442d94f14c856 Faulting application path: C:\aerosoft\Professional Flight Planner X\PFPX.exe Faulting module path: C:\aerosoft\Professional Flight Planner X\PFPX.exe Report Id: 0470a1e6-fa0b-4a00-a977-4853a7b75937 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Apologies for deviating away from the title of this topic but it's quite frustrating when it worked fine under W7 but not under W10 Pro.
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    Too many copies of PFPX running

    I decided to uninstall the version on the old laptop but hit a problem when creating a flight on the new one. I first had to enter my validation key and that was accepted. Flight is EGCC-LFPG in a Learjet. The routing has a big dogleg in SE England so I edit the plan and press Advanced. At that point the program crashes. Any help appreciated. Tried a different route - EGGP-LFMN and same problem on the Advanced option. Running v1.28
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    Brussels International preview

    And for us old people... closer to death! Hurry up! I'm not immortal.
  25. Thanks Eric. I wish people wouldn’t use FB as their window to their customers. Many don’t subscribe to social media. They should have their own website. I have to admit those images don’t exactly excite me but appreciate you posting the news.