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ViualPSX Suite upgrade to v 6.1 nd 7.1 released

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Garry Richards wrote
I suspect there is a problem at startup of VisualPSX and possibly TrafficPSX that is causing some PSX variables, such as weather, to be ignored sometimes. I may be mistaken but will investigate to be sure.

I was right. Some code that's been in place since the alpha days of PSX had a bug that caused random data loss when connecting to PSX. That is now fixed.

All previous versions of VisualPSX and TrafficPSX have this bug so if you haven't upgraded yet I recommend you do. The results are worth it.

It also occurred to me that users would probably want to use the new slew feature in versions 6 and 7 to position FSX/P3D/PSX when loading and then saving a cold and dark situation. I have modified the slew conditions slightly to permit this. Details on page 16 of the manual.

I added the information I provided in the VisualPSX discussion thread to the end of the manual to make it easily available, especially for new users.

I am very pleased with this upgrade. Although it didn't require much recoding it has removed problems of random data loss and occasional instability that I have never been able to track down.

Happy flying!
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I have been helping test Version 7.1 for Garry over the last couple of days and the results on my system have been unbelievable.
Frame rates are the same in P3D if Garry's software is connected or not, I have not seen one stutter after P3D has loaded, weather injection from PSX to P3D is instant and awesome, time shift is good takes between 3 and 5 seconds from moving the slider to recognise and start reload, Traffic is perfect and fly's past you very smooth, runway alignments all seem to work.
We do not use external visuals so I have not checked or looked at any animations of Model.
I have also not tested the "SLEW" mode yet
I use P3D latest version 2.5
We can not break it unless we do lots of repositions one after the other (about 10) then P3D will crash, but day to day flying this is the smoothest scenery I have ever seen with PS1 or PSX
Great Job Garry.
Matt
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SUPERB! News Garry!

Unfortunately I will only be able to test it latter today :-/
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Good to hear - occasionally I use FSX:SE so will get round to trying this.
Thanks!
Carl
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Hi, I'm having an issue: as soon as I push "start processing" on Runways Psx (version 7 because I have P3D2) it exits immediately (no error, no processing, no runway file).

Any hint?

Tnx

Andrea
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Thanks a lot, grate work.
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Zapp wrote
Hi, I'm having an issue: as soon as I push "start processing" on Runways Psx (version 7 because I have P3D2) it exits immediately (no error, no processing, no runway file).

Hi Andrea,

Have you installed the .NET Framework v 4.5? Page 3 of the manual has details.

Cheers,
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Garry

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Hi

Garry,

Thanks a lot for such a wondefull product, i am without a word here.
Running all three Sim's ( FSX - P3Dv2.5 and Xplane ) that's the top of the Art here P3d running at almost min 150 fps max 254.

Many thanks and keep the good work ahaed. ;)

You deserve a nice vacation time now. :lol:

Cheers.

Gilles
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Absolute AND Remarkable smoothness, and weather injection that made me set a new specific configuration for PSX with FSX:SE where I no longer even use ASN to generate the weather visuals for FSX:SE... Weather injcetion by VisualPSX is now perfect and smooth! and I believe having ASN and VisualPSX sharing Simconnect could cause some problems with the fluidity that VisualPSX is now providing, although I didn't even test it ...

As mentioned in another thread, the best results ( total smoothness like never before!!! ) is achieved setting FSX:SE frame rate limit to "unlimited" when using FSX:SE for a visual generator for PSX ( actually it became 98% % of the use I give to FSX:SE ).

But when using FSX:SE standalone, with the PMDG 777, I have to set FPS limiter back to 30, because otherwise I start experimenting stutters.

Many thx for your dedication Garry! VisualPSX made me keep FSX:SE installed, and my investment in ORBX FTX Global and the $9 I spent in FSX:SE itself worth the investment :-) and gives me a unique experience as soon as I get near the destination airport for landing, when taxiing or taking off, and it's incredible how, in an "old" i5 2500 @ 3,2 Ghz with a 1 GB graphics card I can get the smoothness I am getting!!!!
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Jose Monteiro
« Last edit by jcomm on Thu, 28 May 2015 08:10:07 +0000. »
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150245 wrote
but when looking outside or from outside (s button) plane is shaking like hell. Can one confirm that behaviour and is that within the explanation no Stutter or am I the only one looking from outside to control gear up, landing lights etc. ??

Try the Locked Spot mode, that will be much better (very smooth) then Spot mode.

Nico
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thanks Nico, works fine

regards
CJK
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Garry Richards wrote
Zapp wrote
Hi, I'm having an issue: as soon as I push "start processing" on Runways Psx (version 7 because I have P3D2) it exits immediately (no error, no processing, no runway file).

Hi Andrea,

Have you installed the .NET Framework v 4.5? Page 3 of the manual has details.

Cheers,


Hi Garry, tnx for the answer. Yes, .Net 4.5.1 is installed ...

Andrea
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Perhaps the Runways.exe file is corrupt. Try unzipping it again or try downloading the whole package again. Just a guess. I can't think of any other cause.
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« Last edit by Garry Richards on Fri, 29 May 2015 21:44:27 +0000. »
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Hi,

same here: it is not possible to execute RunwaysPSX 6.0. Exiting without any message or error!

Program offers FS and FSX_SE in the white box. Neither is working :|

System X-checked with RunwaysPSX 5 ... it works!

Win 7 german, 64bit, VC++ and .Net 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 installed.

Any ideas?

BR
Hans
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German? That's a clue. I suspect the registry searches need to be modified to accommodate languages other than English. It will be a few days before I can test that.

You can test this by changing the Windows country settings temporarily to a country for which English is the primary language.
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Garry

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For me it works (German Win7 64). But the program also created easily a file for FSX SE, although I have not the SE.
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I'm having similar problems on one machine (German Win7-64) but a second machine (also German Win7-64) runs fine.

Both machines are very similar as far as installed software is concerned (Win7, FSX & addons, etc.) and the only real difference is the installation date. The 'non-functioning' one was installed around 2011 whereas the other one is from 2014...

Runways.exe starts processing data as can be seen with the 'scrolling' BGL file display but after a few seconds just aborts. As it seems to be aborting around the same place everytime I suspected a duff BGL somewhere so tried again with a standard (default) scenery.cfg file but same thing still happens.

However, I still suspect a faulty BGL somewhere in the standard scenery paths so will continue reducing the BGLs to see if the problem can be traced this way. Could take a while though seeing that the two machines are 300km apart!

The strange thing though is that VisualPSX_v5 didn't have any problems - which seems to restrict the problem to the 'default' scenery paths.

Edit:
Garry, where is the scenery info being read from exactly?
I've reduced the scenery.cfg file in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX to one area entry only but running RunwayPSXv6 continues to process the same 'quantity' of information before aborting... I was expecting it to either a)finish very quickly or b) abort practically immediately.
Does v6 read the info from a cache somewhere maybe? I've completely rebuilt the scenery indexes by deleting the contents of C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX\SceneryIndexes and starting FSX afterwards but that didn't help. If not, then I'm confused as to why the 'processing until abort' takes the same amount of time independent of the scenery.cfg contents... :?


Regards
Simon
« Last edit by simbro on Sat, 30 May 2015 07:19:49 +0000. »
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Garry Richards wrote
German? That's a clue. I suspect the registry searches need to be modified to accommodate languages other than English. It will be a few days before I can test that.

You can test this by changing the Windows country settings temporarily to a country for which English is the primary language.


Now you have two clues: mine is Italian

Andrea
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Registered: Sep 2014
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Hans, Simon,

maybe RunwaysPSX can't write the output to the directory you're starting it from?
Are you running it from a 2nd computer or network drive?
I saw RunwaysPSX stopping without error message when I've run it from a read only mounted network drive once.
Ensure you run it from a local drive on the FSX machine.

Joerg
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Registered: Nov 2011
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joergalv wrote
Hans, Simon,

maybe RunwaysPSX can't write the output to the directory you're starting it from?
Are you running it from a 2nd computer or network drive?
I saw RunwaysPSX stopping without error message when I've run it from a read only mounted network drive once.
Ensure you run it from a local drive on the FSX machine.

Joerg


Mine is on a single computer

Andrea
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Ensure you run it from a local drive on the FSX machine

I'm running from a local drive on the FSX computer.

According to the NTFS permissions on the VisualPSX folder I have full access - not only modify permissions.

Regards
Simon
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Registered: Nov 2010
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Location: Vienna
Hi,

Thanks for the tipps!

I changed the Region settings to USA - crashing again. Yes, I have full I/O permission on my local drives.

It is exactly the same FSX, computer and directory where RunwaysPSX 5 performs without any error, RunwaysPSX 6 crashes.

The question is: what has been changed btw. v5 (where you can select FSX-directory by your own) and v6 where the program tries to recognize it by itself? There must be an error!

BTW:
why is there FSX and FSX_SE visible in the box? I only have one FSX installed. Which one should I select to create the file?

BR
Hans
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Hi,

I did not download 6.0 - instead I came to the party with 6.1 (just mentioning in case relevant).

When I ran makerunways I chose, FSX:SE and it created a 62 file. However, Visual PSX will not run with this. It says I need 61 file. I was able to make the 61 file by choosing the option FSX (not SE). Is that what I should have done?

Thanks

Carl

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