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Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
mikeindevon wrote
The key diagnostic is that the lexicon is not being read. This is essential to the whole set-up and nothing will work without it, apart from the Boost server positions. There is something wrong with your Main Server set-up. Can you let me have details of your software set-up - OS, language etc. Mike


Hi Mike,

XP10.25, Aerowinx all reside on E:\ , an SSD, Windows 7 64 bit on C:\.
The computer is a 2500k Intel processor.

Everything runs on one computer with no network involvement.
Windows 7 is in English (United States), with location United States.

It is very strange that all the other lights work (runway, taxi, etc), with the exception of the Landing Lights. I believe something is toggling the landing lights off automatically in XP.

I also run ESET NOD32, but have disabled that with no changes.
I use to have XPUIPC installed, but have deleted that from my modules folder, again with no changes.

:-\
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 772
Location: Sydney, Australia
Jsut 100% confirming you are not using Router or SimSwitch inbetween? Only PSX and XView?
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Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
Yes, only PSX and XView.
Member
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 45
Location: Kansas City, MO
mikeindevon wrote
The XView User Guide is now available at ftp://larkshayes.com.

Username : xview@larkshayes.com
Password : 747Pilot

The software will be loaded in the same place later in July.

Mike


I would like to use this program but after I connect the only file I can see is .ftpquota which doesn't seem right. Am I doing something wrong during the connection process?
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Put the ftp:.// ... in your browser address window and then you should see a login screen where you type the username and password. Mike
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
OmniAtlas wrote
Yes, only PSX and XView.

The problem is with the main server connection. XView is not receiving any message to turn the lights on. I don't expect any animations work either. Try turning the PS X time from day to night. This should be mirrored in XP.

What IP are you using for the main server? 127.0.0.1? Check the connecton status in PSX network tab and XView settings. Try running witjout the boost server as abtest.

Mike
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
Hi Mike,

The ip of my computer is 10.0.1.5; I have change the settings in XView to reflect this, but there is no difference when using 127.0.0.1 (localhost) or 10.0.1.5

I have uploaded a youtube video to give you a better idea --

http://youtu.be/WSSfrR4BNns

Thanks,

Ben
Member
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 45
Location: Kansas City, MO
mikeindevon wrote
Put the ftp:.// ... in your browser address window and then you should see a login screen where you type the username and password. Mike


Mike,

I am getting logged in just fine but the directory listing only shows three things -

FTP root at larkshayes.com
To view this FTP site in File Explorer: press Alt, click View, and then click Open FTP Site in File Explorer.

09/02/2014 05:06AM Directory .
09/02/2014 05:06AM Directory ..
09/02/2014 05:06AM 4 .ftpquota

That's all I see. I'm using IE 11 on Windows 7.


Scott

EDIT: I tried it from my iMac and get similar results - just a 4 byte file called .ftpquota is all that's visible.
« Last edit by Scott on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:16:44 +0000. »
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Hi Ben,

I have seen the video.Seems like the main server is on as you can switch taxi lights etc. I can't try it until the weekend, sorry. Are you using a particular situation?

Mike
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Scott,

I can't try it until the weekend. Perhaps all you guys have bust my download limit. I will have a look Saturday.

Mike
Member
Registered: May 2009
Posts: 772
Location: Sydney, Australia
Google Drive or OneDrive allow public sharing - just dump it there, rightclick, share :)
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Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
mikeindevon wrote
Hi Ben,

I have seen the video.Seems like the main server is on as you can switch taxi lights etc. I can't try it until the weekend, sorry. Are you using a particular situation?

Mike


I saved a cold and dark situation, but have tried it with the different program departure situations with the same results.

I reinstalled PSX with the same problem.

It seems the landing lights is not isolated to XP10 -- I just noticed with Prepar3D 2.3 using VisualPSX they do not turn on at all.
« Last edit by OmniAtlas on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:07:44 +0000. »
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Please can you email me your situation file that shows this problem. My email address is my username on this forum at hotmail.com
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
mikeindevon wrote
Please can you email me your situation file that shows this problem. My email address is my username on this forum at hotmail.com


hi Mike, the situation file is the default Sydney to LAX route included with PSX. I will email you the file when I have access to my home station

Thanks.
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 227
Location: Sydney
Played around -- seems like regardless of the model or situation file I load, landing lights still do not turn on permanently. They flick on, then turn back off.

I am able to turn the landing lights on if I go to the Forward view with the Panel and turn the lights on with the virtual cockpit.
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
First, thanks for that great addon!

I have a weird problem. Configuration changes are not saved on exit and changes I make in the ini before X-Plane startup are overwritten (e.g. can't change the number of traffic aircrafts) with the defaults each time.
Weather transfer, landings lights, flap movement etc. are working fine.

Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong?

Bernd

PS: This is my log file:


Local time and date : Mon Sep 08 21:17:04 2014
XView Version 1.01

HEADER = "XView Configuration File Mon Sep 08 21:10:38 2014"

SETTINGS_PATH = ""

BOOST_ADDRESS = "127.0.0.1 : 10749" ; IP address

MAIN_ADDRESS = "127.0.0.1 : 10747" ; IP address

SMOOTH_TRAJECTORY = FALSE ; Extrapolate between PSX updates (default: FALSE)

DO_ANIMATIONS = TRUE ; Animate external view, eg gear, etc(default: TRUE)

DO_LIGHTS = TRUE ; Animate lights (default: TRUE)

INJECT_ELEVATION = TRUE ; Set to true to send scenery elevation to Main server

PSX_TRAFFIC = 1 ; Set to the number of traffic planes you want driven by PSX (max 7)

SIDE_VIEWS = FALSE ; Set TRUE to allow PSX to set X-Plane view angle


Debug file opened

Can't find DataRef for number 5 :
Can't find DataRef for number 90 :
Can't find DataRef for number 92 :
Can't find DataRef for number 93 :
Can't find DataRef for number 94 :
Mon Sep 08 21:17:04 2014 Connected to Boost server
Mon Sep 08 21:17:04 2014 Connected to Main server
PSX Version 10.0.1-alpha11

18 lexicon lines processed
Mon Sep 08 21:17:05 2014 Injector thread launched
Failed to find dataref editor
Released planes

X-Plane has stopped us
Configuration settings saved
Mon Sep 08 21:18:59 2014 Disconnected from Boost server
Mon Sep 08 21:19:00 2014 Closed Boost thread
Mon Sep 08 21:19:01 2014 Closed injector thread
Mon Sep 08 21:19:02 2014 Disconnected from Main server
Mon Sep 08 21:19:02 2014 Closed Main thread
Mon Sep 08 21:19:05 2014 All threads stopped

Mon Sep 08 21:19:05 2014 Thank you for flying with XView

Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Hi Bernd,

Your log shows that a configuration file was written, see just after the "X-Plane has stopped us line".

Are you sure that you have been editing the right copy of XView.cfg? It lives in the X-Plane root directory.

XView carries out the following procedure with regard to the configuration file:
- set default values
- read in user XView.cfg and update values (note if not found default values remain)
- during the run update configuration with any changes made in the settings window
- at end of run, write out current values of the configuration to XView.cfg.

Check the date/time of your XView.cfg that you are editing. It should have the time of the latest run. Try updating your configuration by using the settings window.

Hope you get it sorted.

Mike
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
mikeindevon wrote
Hi Bernd,

Your log shows that a configuration file was written, see just after the "X-Plane has stopped us line".

Are you sure that you have been editing the right copy of XView.cfg? It lives in the X-Plane root directory.


Thanks for the quick reply!

The XView.cfg is completely rewritten every time I use X-Plane and contains only the default config. The location is in the main X-Plane directory. Changes outside of X-Plane are discarded/ignored.

When X-Plane is running, I can change the options via the menu and they stay until restart (never make it into the config file). The only thing I can't change (even in-game) is the # of planes that should be injected (stays at 1).

I put the plugin into the aircraft's plugin directory, not in the main plugin one. Could that cause a problem?

Thanks,
Bernd
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Putting the plugin with the plane does not make any difference on my set-up.

It sounds as though your configuration file is not being read for some reason. I can only think of three possibilities: it is in the wrong directory, the filename is spelled incorrectly (a blank at the end perhaps), or it is in the wrong format (create it with Notepad, not with Word)

I would suggest moving the plugin to the main plugin directory. I would also suggest deleting your XView.cfg file and let XView create a new one. If this doesn't help, try putting the path for the settings file in XView.cfg explicitely.

The XView settings window value for the number of traffic aircraft just alters the number of aircraft details exchanged between PSX and XView. It does not alter the number of traffic planes that X-Plane actually draws. You have to set that in the X-Plane Aircraft menu. (Aircraft, Aircraft & situations, Other Aircraft). Obviously it is best to set the two entries the same.

Mike
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
@mikeindevon

I tried moving the plugin to the main plugin directory, deleting all my other plugins, removing the space in the directory name, etc. Nothing worked.
On X-Plane exit a new config file was written _every_ time.

So I thought, why not mark the file read-only? I changed
PSX_TRAFFIC = 1
to
PSX_TRAFFIC = 7
and marked XView.cfg read-only and started X-Plane.

Now XView actually read my config and the number of planes was shown as 7 in the settings menu. As soon as I ticked the option to show XP traffic my AI started to show up in PSX! :)

Could you please tell me the parameter name to have XP traffic always enabled so that I may add it to my config file manually?

Thanks,
Bernd
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 187
Location: Devon, UK
Berndo wrote
Could you please tell me the parameter name to have XP traffic always enabled so that I may add it to my config file manually?


I am afraid that the current version of XView does not read that parameter from the configuration file. The only way to set it is via the settings window. I will add this functionality in the next version.

I am glad that you at least have a work-around for your configuration file problem. It must be something to do with your system. I cannot reproduce the effect here and nobodyelse has reported this as a problem.

Best wishes,

Mike
« Last edit by mikeindevon on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:56:36 +0000. »
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 138
Location: Melton Mowbray. U.K.
Just to add my thanks and appreciation for this add-on!

As I am running both PSX and X-plane on one machine, I have chosen to create a separate instance of x-plane that has my controls disabled so that when I use controls - esp. hat switch, they do not interfere with x-plane view. Perhaps not necessary - not sure.

All I need now is my second monitor ;)

Regards

Carl
Member
Registered: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
@Mike

Thanks for looking into adding this option in the next version.

I'm happy that the communication works and may be able to try it with IVAO over the weekend.

Thanks again,
Bernd
Member
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 317
Hi, thanks for this great add-on. i been using it with no trouble so far! I have now moved onto flying PSX for my VAs. However their tracking software cannot tell that the PSX engines are on or off. I have tried FlyUK and Worldwide Virtual.

The tracking software (which uses XSUIPC) works with the default 747.
« Last edit by GodAtum on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:07:12 +0000. »
Member
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 317
Just an update, PSX does not seem to interact with Xplane. I enabled speeds logging and the output when taxiing is 0.

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