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  1. I installed the freeware MSFS airport in MSFS. ASUpdater was installed. When I run updater, I see the following" Only regular updates are available for installation Microsoft Flight Simulator (n/a) found: (C:\Users\Vic\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages) Prepar3D 5.x ( found: (F:\P3D5\) Prepar3D 4.x ( found: (F:\P3D5\) Prepar3D 3.x (Prepar3D.exe not found!) found: (F:\P3D3\) : C:\Users\Vic\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\community\add-on.xml folder does not exist! *** This product will be ignored! *** I have P3Dv5 and MSFS2020 installed only. Puzzled why the PADERBORN-LIPPSTADT doesn't show and why the updater appears to be looking for an addon.xml file in MSFS. The only thing showing on the left is Lukla Mount Everest Extreme Thanx, Vic
  2. Hi Peter - Same thing happened tonight - started NG and get the squashed pick sim dialog and then nothing. It was working fine when I shut down last night. Really has me puzzled, I try ANOTHER reinstall and see if I can get back to normal. EDIT: Uh oh - reinstalled 1.83 - it immediately updated to 1.84 - i did NOT uninstall prior. - same problem - select sim dialog with no way to select. EDIT 2: uninstalled - reinstalled 1.83 - it updated to 1.84 - same problem need some help - unable to use NG. Thanx, Vic EDIT: Found the problem - an installer for a payware aircraft, for SOME UNKNOWN reason changed the appath in the registry that you use to locate the p3d.exe file to the location of the aircraft. I will contact the developer. whew!
  3. Resolved - found the sticky above re internet connection and downloaded the installer - all is well. However - since it was working fine yesterday - what caused it to crash today? I did change my desktop resolution from 4K at 30hz to 3820 at 60hz but I sure don't understand why that would affect NG. Thanx, Vic
  4. follow up - now, the sim field is populated correctly but I now get a message that "Critical error - can't connect to internet or server unreachable". Since my internet is working just fine I expect you are having server issues. I'll just keep trying and hope you get it sorted soon. edit: added the zipped log Thanx, Vic SIMstarter NG.zip
  5. Up until this morning, all was well with NG. When I started NG this morning, I get a dialog for sim selection but nothing is visible to select - I'm dead. Uninstalled and reinstalled from v1801 zip file. After installation ( all as admin) I get the same thing when I run NG. I've made no changes to my system. Any help?? Thanx, Vic
  6. Hmm - I'll leave the technical answers to the developers but I've had several flights in the rain in the Cat and have not experienced what you describe. Yes, the temps rise and fall but no where near as rapidly as you. Vic
  7. BTW, just jumping in here but I'm one of those people who buy an addon to fly it. Had a Commercial ASMEL Instrument and years ago medical problems put an end to real world flying, so the sim is as close as I can get. I do not understand people who buy an a/c model start it up, turn on the AP and then go have dinner. I don't often compliment a developer on a product, I'm usually too busy enjoying it but in this case I appreciate the realism and the effort put into the Cat. It is a joy to get into. Vic
  8. PMFJI but there were a lot of old a/c that I flew in real life (not the Cat) that were just as sensitive to certain conditions. It was drummed into me to be very aware of the carb heat under certain conditions or pay the consequences. As Finn said, one of the most dangerous times in when throttles are retarded for approach and landing. Learn to stay ahead of the curve with the carb heat and you'll have no problems, get behind and you'll probably crash - just like real life except in FSX you get to walk away. Vic
  9. Simon - reduced fuel load 50% - still bounced but settled down and taxied onto the beach just fine. Thanx! Vic
  10. ok, I'll play around a bit just for kicks. It's kind of cool when you taxi up on to the beach. Vic
  11. I know the Goose, IRL, can taxi on to the beach with no problems. Ditto in FSX. Can the Cat do the same IRL? I've tried in FSX but 4 out of 5 times she will bounce high enough into the air to cause a crash coming down. Last time was successful but she tipped nose down into the beach. And I'm talking about relatively smooth beaches that the Goose has no problem with. Love the a/c though!!! Vic
  12. Darn those Greeks! Always causing trouble!! Vic
  13. This brings up another question - I am at work and don't have the manual handy to look there but - I use a CH yoke and throttle quadrant and have the throttle/Props/Mix mapped accordingly. Following your guidelines I leave the props and mixture at full 'high' or 'rich'. How then am I to adjust the RPM? The throttle will adjust manifold which will slightly affect the RPM but is there no manual adjust for prop pitch, ie RPM? Or are you using the throttle to adjust the MAP and RPM simultaneously? I promise I'll reread the manual when I get home! EDIT: Couldn't wait so I do/l the manual. Seems I misread something, the mixture controls stay full forward but the prop controls work as expected. Vic
  14. Ruinning XP64 - FSX + Accel - Finished mission - no problems other than losing an engine 1/2 way into the mission. Flew the rest with one engine. Completed with no problems. Only thing I noticed which I considered strange - when engine caught fire, the co-pilot said nothing. Since it was on HIS side, you'd at least think he'd mention we have a problem! Fun mission. Vic
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