Peter Lürkens

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About Peter Lürkens

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  1. P3Dv4?

    Hi James, indeed, there is a special DLL coming along with the ASK21 and Discus Glider which is related to the sound of the C4-varios coming with these types. Naturally the DLL is 32bit-code. The good news is, that CumulusX! detects it being active, and, if not, controls itself the vario sound. However, in CumulusX! there is no volume control, nor evaluation of panel bus power states and the like. The C4-vario operation itself should not be affected, as it is entirely coded in XML, and thus platform independent. bests, Peter
  2. P3Dv4?

    Hi, indeed, the DLL is not absolutely mandatory for CumulusX! operation. It's main purpose is to improve the accurary of the glider movement. It goes back to problem with Windows task scheduler appearing with Windows 7, when original CumulusX! operation became very glitchy. A second function is a smoother compensated vario sound of stock aircraft. However, both ASK21 and DiscusX have their own vario implementation, wich do not relate to CumulusX!. Alas I think they are relying to own 32bit-DLLs and as may are not work in 64bit-software, unless updated. If you don't observe jerky movement (best visible in ground proximity or from pursuer perspective) than there is not much that you loose. bests, Peter
  3. Can't get smart tow to work [P3Dv3]

    Hi Harry, sorry for that late answer. I looked into the code meanwhile, but the only condition that would affect the submenu is the registration state. But, even in unregistered mode, a reduced submenu should appear, with an information on the licensing condition. I would actually suggest reinstalling the legacy simconnect library of FSX ACC (pointing the "SDK"-issue above), which should be available with P3D. bests, Peter
  4. Can't get smart tow to work [P3Dv3]

    Hi Harry, as said P3D is not supported. Anyway, all the behaviors that you describe are expected, e.g. that CumulusX! does not give the warning when changing the tow plane. This because it checks for a running FSX rather than P3D. Which sub menu is actually missing, the entry under Addons/CumulusX!/SmartTow, or does the pattern selection not appear? What is interesting that you report it working at some time. Has it been the same P3D version or sub version then? Possibly there has been an update in between, maybe minor. Another user (German) had a weird problem with P3D, too, and he found an update of the "SDK" helped. Actually I think he meant the Simconnect-library. Currently I do not have access to the developing machine so I can't check the conditions in the code, under which conditions the menu items do possibly not show.
  5. Registration?

    All sorted out ...
  6. Keine Thermik im P3D

    Danke für die Info. VG, Peter
  7. Keine Thermik im P3D

    Hallo Felix, leider kann ich dazu nicht allzuviel sagen, da ich P3D selber nicht habe. Allerdings scheint es viele Nutzer zu geben, bei denen es mit P3D funktioniert, wobei es aber auch von der jeweiligen P3D Version abhängen könnte. Das beschriebene Verhalten ist mir auch nicht recht erklärlich. Es könnte sein, dass die Kommunikation von CumulusX! über SimConnect mit dem Simulator gestört ist. Ich hätte am ehesten ein anderes Addon in Vermutung, dass die Schnittstelle hoch auslastet oder manipuliert. Am besten wäre es, P3D einmal nur mit CumulusX! als aktivem Addon (inkl. DLL) zu starten und zu sehen ob der Effekt dann nicht mehr auftritt. VG, Peter PS: Übrigens, die FSX-eigenen Wolken sagen erst einmal nichts über die tatsächlich wirkenden Thermik aus.
  8. ASK21 in P3Dv3

    Hi Mike, have look at this post: It's also still open, so may raise a question also there and you might get an answer from the designer. best regards, Peter
  9. Big blocks of white obscure everything

    Good to know, have lots of fun! regards, Peter
  10. Big blocks of white obscure everything

    That's too bad. Hopefully you don't have too many addons already.
  11. Big blocks of white obscure everything

    Do have some other weather tool, e.g. active sky?
  12. Big blocks of white obscure everything

    Hi John, weird, could you post a screenshot? Does it disappear if you deactivte CumulusX! by clicking "Disconnect" on its main panel? Please compare the content of "CumulusXCloud" with that in the .ZIP. best regards, Peter
  13. What is the best technique to use ?

    Hi Scott, you are right. The shadows are irrelevant in any case. If the foot of the lift column is above the shadow it is a pure coincidence. In addition, if you are using FSX standard shadows as cloud shadows (as in non-licensed version of CumulusX!) they will disappear, once the cloud is not anymore in view (off-screen). This is the normal behaviour of any native FSX object casting a shadow. The smooth cloud shadows (available in the registered version) will stay visible, even if the originating cloud is straight behind you. A relative good way to approach a thermal is flying parallel to the wind towards the center of the cloud. If you have tailwind, then expect the lift before you reach the cloud, the more the stronger the wind and the higher the cloud above you. With headwind you have to pass the cloud first, before you will enter the lift. best regards, Peter
  14. What is the best technique to use ?

    Hi Marc, ASN does a lot of tricks to manipulate FSX's weather engine. Try out how it works if you leave ASN away, just to double-check, best regards, Peter
  15. Online in P3Dv3?

    Hi Japo32, thanks for digging into it. As suspected before (as "guest"), it really seems that LM screwed it up at some point. How did you detect that CumulusX! repeatedly disconnects? Normally it would only once. best regards, Peter