skitchie98

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  1. skitchie98

    Decent Path

    Hi, I'm having the same issue, I'm not at home at the moment but when I am I'll post screenshots. Whenever it happens everything is set to managed, I'm at cruise, ATC clears me to descend, I dial in the requested altitude, push the button in to go to managed descent, and it just nosedives like a rock at 6000 fpm even though I'm ~10nm from TOD. I know it's not helpful with just words but I'll try to record it later when I get home.
  2. Hello, I think I have got the basic procedures of the bus pretty well nailed down, except for descent. ATC clears me to a lower altitude, so I lower the altitude bug to whatever altitude I'm cleared to, I hit the activate descent phase in the FMC, confirm it, and push the button in, but for some reason the plane will not follow the purple dot as it should, it just maintains a criminally shallow descent rate until I tell it to open descend, after which it shoots like a rocket past the descent path. Anything I could be doing wrong here given the info provided? Thanks.
  3. Yep before you even replied I realized I should probably reset my P3D shader cache, and lo and behold, that essentially did the trick! Performance was still a little bit spotty but I'm honestly just happy to have it working finally. Close it up boys, this one's been... RESOLVED
  4. Hello again, First off, thanks guys for helping me figure out the whole St. Elmo's Fire and MDU greyed out bug, but unfortunately I seem to be having another issue. Currently my frames in the bus are really, really bad. I've recreated the same scenarios with different aircraft and on every occasion the frames only get unacceptable (as in, sub 10, when normally ~30) when I'm running with the bus. My system specs are a GTX1050 GPU, an Intel i5 7300HQ, and 8 GB DDR4 RAM. I know that my system is in no way a beast bred for simming, but it's certainly better than sub-10FPS in the Aerosoft bus which everyone says the performance is great with. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
  5. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Did a full reinstall (client, scenery, and content) and everything is working! Thanks for the help guys.
  6. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    There really isn’t. I’ll own up to it, i blazed right through the checkboxes at checkout without reading them. And I’m guessing that’s probably what Mr. FS2004 did as well. I get that as a company you’re obligated to provide assistance and fixes for issues but at some point the line has to be drawn that it’s 100%, 24/7, 365, on the customer.
  7. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Not sure that would really be helpful for users like us because the issue isn’t 4.3 not being installed, it’s 4.3 being installed incorrectly. My system confirms that 4.3 is installed, but it’s been confirmed that it was installed incorrectly which is something the Aerosoft installer probably cant root out.
  8. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Requesting title change from “Flight Student-Groundwork” to “Resident Dunce”, please. Will be able to report results in a few hours or so, sorry for being a total boy who cried wolf.
  9. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    What, you think I actually read INSTRUCTIONS? All joking aside I feel like a big fat idiot, I’m not home at the moment but when I get home I’ll actually install 4.3 *correctly*. On the plus side if that’s the issue it means there’s no tweaking on the bus itself to fix this!
  10. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    I did a client only update, but maybe there’s a chance I did it wrong? Did I have to uninstall the 4.2 client before installing 4.3? Cause all I did was run the 4.3 installer with 4.2 still installed.
  11. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Negative, just Active Sky Next, and the weather is simply overcast, no thunder is in the forecast.
  12. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Ok, I have to run some errands so I won't be able to check in until later in the day. But thank you guys for trying to help, can't wait to fly it around!!
  13. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Yep, confirmed engines are off and parking brakes set, still nothing. I can put in fuel/pax though, and the St. Elmo's Fire is still rampant across the windshield.
  14. skitchie98

    MCDU Options Greyed Out and St. Elmos Fire

    Hmm, let me double check and report back.
  15. Hi guys- I launched the airbus and it started up ready to fly with the St. Elmo's Fire going ham on the windshield. I figured, alright, I'll just set it to Cold & Dark and it'll get sorted, but in the secret MCDU the Doors, Ground Services, and Aircraft State options are all greyed out. I tried installing SimConnect since that was what fixed it in the FSX version but alas, nothing. Any help is appreciated!