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Message started by Captain Sim on May 30th, 2012 at 9:02pm

Title: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on May 30th, 2012 at 9:02pm
Please note - systems debug mode has been removed. Feel free to select any livery or aircraft variation, to reload the 777, to select/save another flight.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LukeP on Jun 4th, 2012 at 10:42pm
Lights don't work by switching the switches. Only the interior lighting. The Exterior lighting does work by pressing "L".

Switches such as the lights don't light up to show "ON" either.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LukeP on Jun 5th, 2012 at 12:34am
Also LOTS of other switches that need to have an "ON" or "FAULT" indication.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by jimmynes on Jun 5th, 2012 at 1:17am
The problems definetley have something to do with other captain sim products.
At first when i installed the 777 it had no landing gear so
I uninstalled the both the 777 and 757 and then reinstalled the 777 again.
This time round i had my landing gear but was experienicing
the same difficulties as everyone else.
I also now reinstalled the 757 and my joystick is now working and
I also have some other functionality back.
I'll keep testing and see what else I can come up with?!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by jimmynes on Jun 5th, 2012 at 2:00am
Joystick function is now lost again.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 4:27am
The 777 seems to disable the "Controller" (the joystick in my case). Pressing CTRL+K (the default key command for disabling/enabling the joystick/controller) gets it working again for me.

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 4:32am
Light following switches do not turn the lights ON or OFF:

Beacon
Nav
Logo
Taxi
Runway Turnoff (L & R)
Landing Lights (L, R & Nose)
Strobe

Title: Re: MISC
Post by NaMcO on Jun 5th, 2012 at 6:50am
I can confirm i never got the joystick to work, no matter what i do. You shouldn't need to reboot the computer to make it work, it doesn't make any sense nor should you need to exit and restart FSX.

This is the same problem we have seen with the 737 and it's probably related to the protection, or so it seems.

As of now, my T7 is unflyable.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:52am
I am also now getting the uncontrollable "rocking" which plagued other aircraft.What gives!!!
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 10:56am

rservice wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:52am:
I am also now getting the uncontrollable "rocking" which plagued other aircraft.What gives!!!
Ron

I get a very gentle left and right rocking motion, but no where near enough to be a problem (I really have to look closely at it to see it (no where near as bad as another developers A300B4-200). It is also more obvious during the ILS landing.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by NaMcO on Jun 5th, 2012 at 11:20am
1) APU startup time is not realistic. A real APU will take about 1 minute to start.

*EDIT*

Solved the issues reported on Nr2.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LukeP on Jun 5th, 2012 at 11:28am
Engines start way to quick.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jared_Maurtua on Jun 5th, 2012 at 5:10pm
I have no control of the plane at all. No switches will work. No gear. No displays! Please quote me to help!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jun 5th, 2012 at 5:35pm
The rocking has stopped after reinstalling
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 5:49pm
I have the same problem. The engines are running, but no displays, no gears.

Please help.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Jun 5th, 2012 at 6:44pm
http://www.captainsim.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1338665523
Reading the #1 and #2 will help;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jared_Maurtua on Jun 5th, 2012 at 6:45pm
No external lights, no controls on ground, goes left or right in the air, gear will not go up.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:24pm

Captain Sim wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 6:44pm:
http://www.captainsim.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1338665523
Reading the #1 and #2 will help;)

Is it okay to move the 777 from KSEA to another airport to do a flight from the new location?

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:28pm
I start FSX, select the KSFO flight, but when my aircraft is loaded there are no displays, no gears. I did not even changed to external views. Is that what you mean?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:38pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:24pm:

Is it okay to move the 777 from KSEA to another airport to do a flight from the new location?

Mark, you'd try. Systems will show if it's ok or not...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:40pm

Lt.Peter wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:28pm:
I start FSX, select the KSFO flight, but when my aircraft is loaded there are no displays, no gears. I did not even changed to external views. Is that what you mean?


When you put KSFO instead of KSEA I tend to suspect you'd do something else wrong...  ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:54pm

Lt.Peter wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:28pm:
I start FSX, select the KSFO flight, but when my aircraft is loaded there are no displays, no gears. I did not even changed to external views. Is that what you mean?
I flew the KSEA to KSFO flight in the 777. It was the first flight I did in v0.2 and everything worked fine, even after I had deleted some waypoints and added in extra waypoints.



Captain Sim wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:38pm:

Markoz wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 7:24pm:

Is it okay to move the 777 from KSEA to another airport to do a flight from the new location?

Mark, you'd try. Systems will show if it's ok or not...
Thanks. I'll try it out next flight.

I'm currently about 1 hour from finishing a flight from YMML to YPDN (about a 4 hour flight) and except for the fuel from the left wing tank feeding the engines (I have to keep switching to the right wing tank every now and then to even the weight), everything else is working great. The CDU has calculated the fuel usage and route information beautifully. So this IS the best flight I have ever had in the 777 to date. ;D

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by McDaniel on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:09pm
well besides the obvious stuff mentioned, I get 9 frames in a situation where I get locked 29 FPS with the NGX, I guess this is also subject to change..... :D

May we see fullscreen (including windows taskbar) screenshots of the 777 at 9fps and the NGX at 29fps please? Same place same FSX settings of course.

I did what you wished.....but my post got deleted...... :o
I feel a little strange right now......


Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:22pm
It was just a misstyping. I select the KSEA b777-200 flight, load it and when it puts me into the VC, I experience no systems at all. All my glass displays are black and I can not turn them on. Even my Electric Flight Bag is black, it does not help if I puch the power button on it.

Please, let me know what do I do wrong, because as it looks now I even can not try out the plane. I fly a lot with CS767, thus I know how your systems work.

Peter

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:28pm
Dear Marekoz,

how do you load your plane? Start FSX, select the CS777 KSEA flight, than FLY and then how do you switch on the systems? My displays are all black.

Peter

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:28pm

Lt.Peter wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:22pm:
It was just a misstyping. I select the KSEA b777-200 flight, load it and when it puts me into the VC, I experience no systems at all. All my glass displays are black and I can not turn them on. Even my Electric Flight Bag is black, it does not help if I puch the power button on it.

Please, let me know what do I do wrong, because as it looks now I even can not try out the plane. I fly a lot with CS767, thus I know how your systems work.

Peter
Your computer/FSX meets the minimum system requirements for the 777? Is your FSX updated with SP2 or Acceleration?

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:32pm

Lt.Peter wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:28pm:
Dear Marekoz,

how do you load your plane? Start FSX, select the CS777 KSEA flight, than FLY and then how do you switch on the systems? My displays are all black.

Peter

A few times I have started FSX by selecting the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA).FSSAVE file (located in Documents\Flight Simulator X Files).

Other times, I start FSX normally. My default flight is the MSFS C172 cold-n-dark (Avionics Master Switch ON) and then I either load the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA) flight, or select an airport, select the 777-200 and then click on Fly Now.

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:39pm
Dear Mark,

no problem with my computer. I have 2600K processor at 4.6GHZ+GTX480 and 8Gb RAM+ASUSP8P67WSREV mother board.

Do you need to switch on the displays manually, or when you load the aircraft you have them ON at once?

Thanks,

Peter

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:49pm
Now I selected 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA) from Documents\Flight Simulator X Files and I still have the problem. I made a picture to show you how it looks for me.
CS777a.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 5th, 2012 at 8:53pm
Two of the displays are black. So I need to switch the left inner and right inner PDs to NAV, then all the displays are on (see attached image).
PD_knob.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:08pm
mark you're still having the same problem as me.
see http://www.captainsim.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1338411630 reply #5

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:30pm
Dear Mark,

Still having the same problem. See picture. Do you have landing gears, baceause I do not have them in external view.

I hope somebody from CS can help me to solve this problem.

Peter
CS777a_001.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:53pm

Lt.Peter wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 9:30pm:
Dear Mark,

Still having the same problem. See picture. Do you have landing gears, baceause I do not have them in external view.

I hope somebody from CS can help me to solve this problem.

Peter


Is this the KSEA flight from our pack?
What is your FSX default flight/aircraft?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by onody123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 10:22pm
Suddenly it started to work. I made a reinstall and now it works. I even had my first take off and landing at LHBP. Everything worked fine, although I could not swich the AP on only the A/T. Fps wise it is not the best. I got 18-20fps at LHBP, where I have app 5-6fps higher with the CS767X. The VC night lighting is a bit too light for me, it would be good if the knobs and switches could be illuminated seperated. At the moment there is too much light in the cockpit.

Turn OFF the DOME

I love the CS767, thus I hope the 777 will be even better.

Peter

Title: Re: MISC
Post by JusJ on Jun 5th, 2012 at 11:45pm
I agree that the FPS are pretty bad in the 777.  Is this due to the systems being in debug mode?  

I hope there is further optimisation of the FPS.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by JusJ on Jun 6th, 2012 at 12:06am
A couple of other suggestions:

- it is currently not possible to view the radio panel from the Captain's view (the radio panel is obscured by the Captain's seat head rest).  Can you please fix the default Captain's viewpoint so that the radio panel is viewable by panning?

- it is very difficult in any of the default views to access and use the upper overhead panel.  Can you please make an upper overhead panel viewpoint?

- can you please make the default panel state a proper cold & dark, rather than the odd state we find it in with engines running and most systems off?

This product has a lot of potential.

Thanks!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 6th, 2012 at 4:10am

JusJ wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 12:06am:
- it is currently not possible to view the radio panel from the Captain's view (the radio panel is obscured by the Captain's seat head rest). Can you please fix the default Captain's viewpoint so that the radio panel is viewable by panning?

Move the seat backwards so the head rest is out of the way (that's what I do).


JusJ wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 12:06am:
- it is very difficult in any of the default views to access and use the upper overhead panel.  Can you please make an upper overhead panel viewpoint?


In the aircraft.cfg file, I have set the F10 key to move me to VC "Overhead" ([CameraDefinition.002] view), by adding HotkeySelect=2 at the bottom. Like this:

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title = "Overhead"
Guid = {93EA964A-D1F4-4AD0-9E94-37ED9EB79079}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=0.50, -0.35, -0.45
InitialPbh=-52.0, 0, 0
HotkeySelect=2

I have also set the F12 key to move me to VC "CDU" ([CameraDefinition.004] view), by adding HotkeySelect=4 at the bottom. Like this:

[CameraDefinition.004]
Title = "CDU"
Guid = {CC7B06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F11}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=0.40, -0.25, 0.58
InitialPbh=77, 0, 0
HotkeySelect=4

Backup the aircraft.cfg file before making changes to it


Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nomax1955 on Jun 6th, 2012 at 6:15am
I just flew 4 flights KLAX-KLAS no problems but one. ( Way points aren't showing, No biggie, I'll figure it out ) Just reading all the help posts here got me flying.
I turned my head around and looked up and saw those red lights..pressed and off I went.

FYI I use Ezdoc to move around to switches etc..
Flys great, Lands great.
I'm a happy camper ;D :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cthulhus on Jun 6th, 2012 at 7:41am
Hello !
Congratulation for the EFB ! I love thea easy way we have to change it !

Now I created a new section called : Documentations and put in the CS 777 doc ! :)

That could be great if we can put PDF directly !

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 6th, 2012 at 10:20am
The provided saved flight crashes FSX for me so can't use that, also I have no nose wheel steering, have turned everything I can find on, on the overhead, other controls seem fine (ailerons, elevators etc)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:02am
You can toggle many different views in the VC by pressing A. Examples are the First officer's seat and overhead panel. The reason why the 767 appears to be more framerate friendly than the 777 is because the 767 is a finished product while the 777 is still in beta mode.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:14am

ayster wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 10:20am:
The provided saved flight crashes FSX for me so can't use that, also I have no nose wheel steering, have turned everything I can find on, on the overhead, other controls seem fine (ailerons, elevators etc)


I just discovered if I run free flight with a default plane, then switch to the 777 then everything works, even the displays are all on without having to turn the switch underneath! I did have to shutdown and restart the engines though as there were some errors on the overhead, this fixed them though.
Saved flight still crashes my sim though!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:35am

ayster wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:14am:

ayster wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 10:20am:
The provided saved flight crashes FSX for me so can't use that, also I have no nose wheel steering, have turned everything I can find on, on the overhead, other controls seem fine (ailerons, elevators etc)


I just discovered if I run free flight with a default plane, then switch to the 777 then everything works, even the displays are all on without having to turn the switch underneath! I did have to shutdown and restart the engines though as there were some errors on the overhead, this fixed them though.
Saved flight still crashes my sim though!


It might be a corrupted save file. Have you tried redownloading the exe and reinstalling it?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cthulhus on Jun 6th, 2012 at 2:06pm
try to change de brightness or each screen

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Jun 6th, 2012 at 2:53pm


>>>I just discovered if I run free flight with a default plane, then switch to the 777 then everything works, even the displays are all on without having to turn the switch underneath[/quote]

When you say "everything works" do you mean that  The pfd and the other displays show all the info ?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by yvesamuel on Jun 6th, 2012 at 3:23pm
Hi,

I'm looking for the yaw dumper because the plane is rocking very much.

Any help?

thank's
Yves

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 6th, 2012 at 3:49pm
I don't think there are any Yaw Damper Switches.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 6th, 2012 at 5:07pm

mindyerbeak wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 2:53pm:


>>>I just discovered if I run free flight with a default plane, then switch to the 777 then everything works, even the displays are all on without having to turn the switch underneath


When you say "everything works" do you mean that The pfd and the other displays show all the info ?
[/quote]
The displays are active is what I mean, so the outboard display shows the pfd, the inboard one shows Nav etc, when I loaded the plane directly into FSX I had the PFD in the inboard display and nothing in the outboard display until I moved the switch under the inboard display. Then they both came on after that. I'm at work at the moment so can't post a screenshot to show you what I mean, maybe after I get home (or you could try it and see what happens! ;) )

Title: Re: MISC
Post by yvesamuel on Jun 6th, 2012 at 7:15pm
thank's Mark for your answer.
Is there anything to do against the rocking? It's tiring for the eyes, and passengers must be thick!!!

Yves

Title: Re: MISC
Post by raybob757 on Jun 6th, 2012 at 7:31pm
My problems:

Gear won't go up (I know this has been said before)
Pilots seat is by default way too far up and camera eyepoint looks strange.
Rudder and Aileron trim are started all the way to the left, was very confusing my first flight lol.
Also this last one may just be a setting on my part but for some reason it will only take fuel from the left or center tanks, not the right. This creates an imbalance that makes the aircraft drag to the right after a while.

However in the default flight, gear and trim all work correctly.  The fuel imbalance remains an issue even there though.

- Raybob

Title: Re: MISC
Post by JusJ on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:19pm

JusJ wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 12:06am:
A couple of other suggestions:

- it is currently not possible to view the radio panel from the Captain's view (the radio panel is obscured by the Captain's seat head rest). Can you please fix the default Captain's viewpoint so that the radio panel is viewable by panning?

- it is very difficult in any of the default views to access and use the upper overhead panel. Can you please make an upper overhead panel viewpoint?

- can you please make the default panel state a proper cold & dark, rather than the odd state we find it in with engines running and most systems off?

This product has a lot of potential.

Thanks!



Just wanted to update the comments I made previously, now that I have loaded the 777 KSEA flight as it fixed a number of the issues:

- Captain's default viewpoint:  can now see radio stack by panning, but 0.40 zoom is too little in my opinion.  It would be better to default at 1.00 zoom.

- FPS: better than when not loading the 777 KSEA flight, however still not great.  Hopefully this can be optimised.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:41pm
Is there anything to do against the rocking? It's tiring for the eyes, and passengers must be thick!!!
I'm not having this problem, so I don't know how to fix it.

Pilots seat is by default way too far up and camera eyepoint looks strange.
The pilot seat can be moved (up/down and backwards/forward) so that gets it out of the way. I move it backwards a fair bit.

Captain's default viewpoint: can now see radio stack by panning, but 0.40 zoom is too little in my opinion. It would be better to default at 1.00 zoom.
Press the Backspace Key (default key command for resetting the zoom). It will reset to 70% or 80% which is really good in my opinion.

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 7th, 2012 at 12:39pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 6th, 2012 at 11:41pm:
Is there anything to do against the rocking? It's tiring for the eyes, and passengers must be thick!!!
I'm not having this problem, so I don't know how to fix it.


I get this too but only when the Autopilot is flying, and it doesn't happen all the time! Wondering if its something to do with weather, will try reseting to clear skies to see if it makes any difference.


Quote:
Pilots seat is by default way too far up and camera eyepoint looks strange.
The pilot seat can be moved (up/down and backwards/forward) so that gets it out of the way. I move it backwards a fair bit.


How do you move it backwards? I can move up and down, but when I try backwards it doesn't move, I get the Hand icon but it doesn't 'grab' when I click the mouse, but it does when I move up and down.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 7th, 2012 at 4:01pm
How do you move it backwards? I can move up and down, but when I try backwards it doesn't move, I get the Hand icon but it doesn't 'grab' when I click the mouse, but it does when I move up and down.
There are two levers on the right side of the pilots seat. One raises/lowers the seat. The other moves the seat forward/backward.
Captains_seat.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Eric.M on Jun 7th, 2012 at 8:04pm
Excellent Mark ! I didnt even notice them :P would have came in handy last night after i forgot to zero the rudder and wing trim. :o

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 7th, 2012 at 10:03pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 7th, 2012 at 4:01pm:
How do you move it backwards? I can move up and down, but when I try backwards it doesn't move, I get the Hand icon but it doesn't 'grab' when I click the mouse, but it does when I move up and down.
There are two levers on the right side of the pilots seat. One raises/lowers the seat. The other moves the seat forward/backward.


Thanks Mark, I thought the forward and backwards was behind the up and down, from your image it looks like the other way around!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jun 8th, 2012 at 12:35pm
Can I add more camera views,for example,I would like a cockpit view from futher behind,to get a more wide angle view of the cockpit,also a better view of the hydraulic switches.
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 8th, 2012 at 4:08pm

rservice wrote on Jun 8th, 2012 at 12:35pm:
Can I add more camera views,for example,I would like a cockpit view from futher behind,to get a more wide angle view of the cockpit,also a better view of the hydraulic switches.
Ron

I have already added one more as well as made some changes to some of the existing views. I don't think that they have affected the performance. I backed up the original, so I revert to the original occasionally to be sure the issue is not caused by my changes.

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Jun 8th, 2012 at 10:26pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 0.201

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jun 9th, 2012 at 12:43am
One of the 1st things I noted in V 0.201 is you forgot to comment out Window06=CDU in the panel.cfg file hense the black square at the bottom of the 2D display.

Title: AutoBrake
Post by jimmynes on Jun 9th, 2012 at 3:02am
The autobrakes should disconnect after
pressing the brake pedals and after the wheels
have left the ground on take off!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by hogans on Jun 9th, 2012 at 6:34am
Everything seems to be working ok for me except the landing gear will not retract.

Is anyone else still having this problem?

Thanks for any feedback...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 9th, 2012 at 7:40am

hogans wrote on Jun 9th, 2012 at 6:34am:
Everything seems to be working ok for me except the landing gear will not retract.

Is anyone else still having this problem?

Thanks for any feedback...

Are you following these instructions:

Obviously we are well aware of the issue and working on it. But till further notice consider the following as a limitation:
"777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA)" flight ONLY.
DO NOT select another LIVERY or aircraft,
DO NOT reload the 777,
DO NOT select another flight.

Yes I have had, do have, this problem too. The landing ONLY refuses to retract when I start a cold-n-dark flight. Which is what we should NOT be doing just yet!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by SteamingSpoon on Jun 9th, 2012 at 8:18am
I have a small problem. And that is...

Whenever I load a new flight, the aircraft starts off with the engines running at full power, and before I can make out what's going on and pull the power back to idle, it's gone through about 5 terminal buildings or overrun the runway... :P

NOTE: This does not happen in the KSEA flight.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by hogans on Jun 9th, 2012 at 9:26am
Mark,

When I load the "777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA)" flight ONLY.

The aircraft dosn't show any landing gear and my joystick controls do not work, pressing Ctrl. k dosn't fix it. I can not take off and do not have any control of the aircraft...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Aleks on Jun 9th, 2012 at 10:50am
Can anyone help me please, i can't turn the ILS Peep off.
Can anyone say me how to turn the ILS Morse Code.

P.S: The Button "Hard Lock" for the Door: The Description is "Unlock", and by the "Unlock", is the Description "Hard Lock"

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruno Aquino on Jun 9th, 2012 at 12:11pm
My landing gear is still not picking up, even with all the hydraulic pumps connected.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by dbhally on Jun 9th, 2012 at 2:12pm
The rocking issue with the AP may be caused by this line in the aircraft.cfg

AP_Roll_controlstep=3000

I've changed it to 1500, same thing happened with the 757/767 and I'm pretty sure CS implemented this in 757 4.6.

hope this helps :)

I meant to say...
besides the AP rocking I have had the fuel feeding from one side when I turn off center tanks.

Not sure where to post for a fuel issue...flight model?

to the systems

Title: Re: MISC
Post by aceridgey on Jun 9th, 2012 at 10:43pm


The performance needs to improve, A LOT!

50% more would be kinda acceptable.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by kevinxu8 on Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:06pm
lights dont work and gear dont work

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 10th, 2012 at 12:19am

hogans wrote on Jun 9th, 2012 at 9:26am:
Mark,

When I load the "777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA)" flight ONLY.

The aircraft dosn't show any landing gear and my joystick controls do not work, pressing Ctrl. k dosn't fix it. I can not take off and do not have any control of the aircraft...


For the controls, check the hydraulics are turned on, three or four switches I think, above the overhead panel. If there are orange lights showing, this means the hydraulics are off, unguard the switches and turn them on, this should get the controls working again.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ayster on Jun 10th, 2012 at 12:21am

kevinxu8 wrote on Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:06pm:
lights dont work and gear dont work


Press L to turn on all the lights for now as the light switches for NAV, BEACON etc dont work yet.. not sure on the landing gear, if you mean its not retracting or extening, check the hydraulics are on (see post above this) otherwise I'm not sure.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by dbhally on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:46am
I would like to ask Captain Sim, if you would please...

edit the aircraft.cfg so FSX ATC has the right working callsign...

American Airlines s/b just American and British Airway s/b Speed Bird (I know it's spelled wrong but this is what FSX recognizes)

just to name a couple...the list of working FSX ATC callsings has been posted here, just a small thing (and secondary at best) that would mean a lot to me.

Thank you :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jun 10th, 2012 at 3:44am

Bruno Aquino wrote on Jun 9th, 2012 at 12:11pm:
My landing gear is still not picking up, even with all the hydraulic pumps connected.

I don't quite understand why guys like your self and Markoz are having so many problems with the landing gear. I must lave completed 25 to 30 flight cycles now from varying locations and not a single hiccup or failure. Would be interesting to hear CS's take on this.  :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 10th, 2012 at 4:25am

Lost in Isaan wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 3:44am:

Bruno Aquino wrote on Jun 9th, 2012 at 12:11pm:
My landing gear is still not picking up, even with all the hydraulic pumps connected.

I don't quite understand why guys like your self and Markoz are having so many problems with the landing gear. I must lave completed 25 to 30 flight cycles now from varying locations and not a single hiccup or failure. Would be interesting to hear CS's take on this. :-/

I haven't had that problem since I started with the "777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA)". I can move it to another airport, shut it down, restart it and fly from A to B and the landing gear is fine.
It is only if I start FSX, select an airport, select the 777 then click on FLY NOW, that I have this problem. BUT. It does not happen every time I start the 777 that way, only every second time.

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 10th, 2012 at 6:09am

Markoz wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 4:25am:

It is only if I start FSX, select an airport, select the 777 then click on FLY NOW, that I have this problem. BUT. It does not happen every time I start the 777 that way, only every second time.

Mark


That is the only way to get mine working  ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by linden on Jun 10th, 2012 at 9:01am
Good morning guys.

I have found the next issues on the 777-200 0.201

1
my virus scanner removes a gen variant spam 1 malware from the captain sim 777. fms gauge, when installing the product
and then i cannot use the plane
I am using FS Secure

Tell your virus scanner there are NO malware in the 777.

2 the gear won't go up after take off

3 during a flight, all the engines stop working, and the plane crashes

Thanks in advance.

Linden


Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jun 13th, 2012 at 8:04pm

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm:
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...





Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 14th, 2012 at 12:32am

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm:
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...
They work fine for me. Is this at a particular airport and/or gate or have you tried this at different airports?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by WilliamJSS on Jun 14th, 2012 at 1:38am
I have found something. Sorry if this is in the wrong area.

I have noticed, that when you select a flap setting, it will make a sound. But if you select the next level quick, all sound will be lost for the selection, as in the sound of the flap handle being clicked down.

I am sorry if this is petty, but I would just like to help out with the beta you have given me the opportunity for.

If you wait the full motion until it is done with its sound, then you will hear the next sound start upon selecting a flap setting. As someone who is no master pilot, sometimes I have to drop to multiple levels of flaps in quick succession. Just something I noticed...

Also.
Is this bird suppose to be this hard to slow down?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jun 14th, 2012 at 4:48am

WilliamJSS wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 1:38am:

Also.
Is this bird suppose to be this hard to slow down?
Same here, I noted that on the initial release and finished up editing the x772.air file increasing <*Cd_ds Drag Coeficient - Spoiler> from 20 to 55 making it more realistic.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 14th, 2012 at 10:56am

Markoz wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 12:32am:

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm:
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...
They work fine for me. Is this at a particular airport and/or gate or have you tried this at different airports?


Ive tried 4 gates at YMML, 2 gates at YSSY and 2 gates at RKSI. Only one jetway at RKSI has been able to connect. I havent been able to turn during pushback for any airport or gate yet :/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 14th, 2012 at 5:14pm

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 10:56am:

Markoz wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 12:32am:

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm:
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...
They work fine for me. Is this at a particular airport and/or gate or have you tried this at different airports?


Ive tried 4 gates at YMML, 2 gates at YSSY and 2 gates at RKSI. Only one jetway at RKSI has been able to connect. I havent been able to turn during pushback for any airport or gate yet :/

Although there are no Large Gates at YMML, I always park my large airliners at D11 (D7 if I'm using Orbx YMML V2).

Here is a image of the 777 at YMML Gate D11 with the jetway working:

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Jun 16th, 2012 at 5:16am
After installing SP 0.3  having problems restarting FSX.
The problem appears after a few minutes of flight.
It happens only with the CS 777.

Joo Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jun 16th, 2012 at 6:39am
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.3

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Jun 16th, 2012 at 12:52pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 5:14pm:

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 10:56am:

Markoz wrote on Jun 14th, 2012 at 12:32am:

LOLcakes wrote on Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:17pm:
I find that the jetway cannot connect to my 777, it just starts shaking as soon as i press Ctrl+J. Also the plane wont turn during pushback...
They work fine for me. Is this at a particular airport and/or gate or have you tried this at different airports?


Ive tried 4 gates at YMML, 2 gates at YSSY and 2 gates at RKSI. Only one jetway at RKSI has been able to connect. I havent been able to turn during pushback for any airport or gate yet :/

Although there are no Large Gates at YMML, I always park my large airliners at D11 (D7 if I'm using Orbx YMML V2).


ORBX YMML V2 is quite nice isnt it? Only downside is that it hits my FPS really hard, but anyway, after installing the 0.3SP, jetways connect and it turns during pushback :D I really hope CS will add more features to the PFD and MFD in the next update.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:30am
Flight Manual Part II, page 10

M07 is identified in the graphic, but not explained in the text

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:31am
Flight Manual Part II, page 11

L05 says "INTBOARD", should say "INBOARD"

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:34am
Flight Manual Part II, page 13

"G03, G06. EFIS CONTROL PANEL" is listed twice

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:35am
Flight Manual Part II, page 15

P25 is referenced in the text, but does not appear in the graphic

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:38am
Flight Manual Part II, page 17

P25 is identified in the graphic, but not explained in the text
S01 is identified in the text, but does not appear in the graphic

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:40am
Flight Manual Part II, page 19

Number 2 in the list has an extra space: "2.  Navigation" should be "2. Navigation"

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:46am
Flight Manual Part II, page 29

C03 refers to GPWS Controls, but are not covered in the text.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:50am
Flight Manual Part II, page 32

L02, R04. CLOCK
Number four in the list needs a period. "4 Time/Date" should be "4. Time/Date"

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:57am
Flight Manual Part II, page 41

015. AIR CONDITIONING PANEL
Number two in the list seems to have lots of extra spaces:

2.  Flight  Deck  Temperature  (FLT  DECK  TEMP)
should be
2. Flight Deck Temperature (FLT DECK TEMP)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by growley803 on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:59am
Flight Manual Part II, page 43

TECH SUPPORT section refers to "737", should say "777"

Title: Re: MISC
Post by waeln on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:10pm
I have a serious case of roll during flight!! :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by wsciutti on Jun 18th, 2012 at 4:15pm
HElP!  :)

I'm not exactly new to beta testing have done a bit for Flight1. How do I get the displays to display: ; latest SP, loaded from FSX startup flight, all systems seem to be on, engines running, TO IAS, etc set.

Thanks.

Jack

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 18th, 2012 at 4:30pm

wsciutti wrote on Jun 18th, 2012 at 4:15pm:
HElP! :)

I'm not exactly new to beta testing have done a bit for Flight1. How do I get the displays to display: ; latest SP, loaded from FSX startup flight, all systems seem to be on, engines running, TO IAS, etc set.

Thanks.

Jack

There is a switch for each of the Inner Displays. Make sure that both are set to either NAV or MFD (see attached image).
inboard_Display.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by wsciutti on Jun 18th, 2012 at 4:38pm
Thanks M, Did not work, so a question: are using SP2 or Acceleration?

There is a subtle difference.

J

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 19th, 2012 at 2:55am
I'm using Acceleration.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jerry Mrima on Jun 19th, 2012 at 9:17am

waeln wrote on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:10pm:
I have a serious case of roll during flight!! :'(


I had the same problem, make sure fuel is balanced left and right main tank. If this isn't the issue turn off all weather and fly in clear WX, slight turbulence makes the wings rock quite abit. This works for me......

Title: Re: MISC
Post by wsciutti on Jun 19th, 2012 at 10:17am
Hi all,

I'm missing something easy I'm sure. What switches must be on to get ANY MFD to display something?

Is there a checklist?

Thank you.

JS

NEVER MIND!! reinstall and she works!  :)  This is going to be a good one!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by geolpilot on Jun 19th, 2012 at 12:09pm

waeln wrote on Jun 18th, 2012 at 3:10pm:
I have a serious case of roll during flight!! :'(


Besides the advice already given re: fuel balancing; also check this;

I assume you are using 0.3 and the KSEA start flight. If using older versions, the hydraulic switches back of the overhead panel defaulted to off. The aileron trim switches were defaulted to the left at start of flight. If one simply turned on the hydraulics without FIRST centering the aileron trim switches  one would get a runaway out-of trim condition, resulting in a nasty left bank on take off and a real hard time regaining control. The autopilot would struggle too, resulting in a rocking roll motion. If one opened the MFD flight control synoptic under these conditions, one could see the ailerons and spoilers rocking up from left to right wing.

This has all been fixed up on v0.3; Starting with the KSEA flight hydraulic switches are on and aileron trim switches are nuetral, so you should not get this problem. But if starting your own flights, or modifying the KSEA flights, always check aileron trim switches are nuetral (rudder and elevator for that matter as well) before applying any hydraulic power. Good practice anyhow (otherwise might smack some ground crew member on the head)! Since this is also a Beta version I always also go to Spot view and check the control surfaces are all neutralized, also on the MFD synoptic, after turning hydraulics on.

Doing this I have had smooth flights with no rocking, and using AS2012 real weather with turbulence settings on high. I do use FSUIPC to smooth out wind gusts, variance etc., but still have turbulence (don't like flying in a vacuum)! I start at KSEA (edited livery), move to my parking spot, switch off, and do complete start up and checks. Works for me anyhow.

So if you have this rocking even though fuel is balanced, open the MFD flight control synoptic. If the spoilers are rocking side to side I would bet its an aileron trim problem. If you see this, only fix in flight is to hand fly, and get her trimmed up (not too easy with current state of the flight model), before going back on autopilot. Also don't use heading hold to change to a heading ::); that gets her really rocking side to side again - use heading select for this.

Do any RW 777 pilots out there know where aileron trim is displayed? Elevator and rudder trim settings are easily accessed, but how to check aileron trim state (no reading either in Tooltip so Captain Sim might want to add this to assist users getting the trim right and so avoid blaming the flight model!)

Robin


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jun 21st, 2012 at 5:10am
CS777 .3 was rocking sharply from side to side on AP heading hold, especially with fuel imbalance, turbulence and low airspeed. I commented out the [Custom Autopilot] section in aircraft.cfg and let a serious imbalance develop and turned on gusty weather. There was no rocking at all. I do not know if these are related, but it is working properly now.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jun 22nd, 2012 at 5:34am
Check Ben's post below , solution for the problem. It  solved my same problem ,like yours. ;)

Re: SYSTEMS (OTHER THAN FMC AND DYSPLAYS)
Reply #96 - Yesterday at 05:56:49  

Title: Re: MISC
Post by andrew508 on Jun 22nd, 2012 at 6:19am
Nevermind, it's fixed!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jun 22nd, 2012 at 8:41pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 0.4

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruno Aquino on Jun 22nd, 2012 at 10:41pm
Does would remove the site from opening 777 Captain Sim? Every time my fsx opens the web it crashes. The latch 777 is not working any more.

Download and install the 0.4 from the updates page and the 777 will not redirect you to the 0.4 update anymore.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Denzel on Jun 25th, 2012 at 12:12am
Hi everbody

first of all sorry for my vocabulary
I'm looking for a good gsx.cfg file for the triple seven
Because currently i can't use catering function gsx dosen't react when my service doors are open

Thanks for your help
PS: I have posted the same post in FSDT forum

Regards

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nolanh on Jun 25th, 2012 at 12:57am
I have 0.4. When starting the recommended flight I sometimes will get a centered rudder. Then I notice at some point the rudder goes full right, so I decided to see which action triggers the rudder to stick at the full right position.

It turns out that when I twist the joystick to apply rudder, the rudder goes full right immediately and stays there. I can hold left rudder to center it but it returns to full right. Not talking about trim here.

I mention this because I haven't seen any other post mentioning any action causing this, directly or indirectly. Interesting if nothing else. Until this I had thought that the rudder always started out stuck if it was stuck at all.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jun 25th, 2012 at 7:50am
Just a very minor issue but may effect those who do not or cannot correct it manually.

The latest versions only fly with 2 payload stations (2 pilots) but the aircraft.cfg file should look something like this:-

max_number_of_stations = 15

station_load.0 = 170, 96.98, -3, 2.06
station_load.1 = 170, 97.03, 3, 2.06
station_load.2=1000,0,0,3,Crew
station_load.3=30000, 0, 0, 3, Passenger
station_load.4=999, 40, 0, -2, Container
station_load.5=999, 47, 0, -2, Container
station_load.6=999, -36, 0, -2, Container
station_load.7=999, -28, 0, -2, Container
station_load.8=999, 40, 0, -2, Container
station_load.9=999, 47, 0, -2, Container
station_load.10=999, -36, 0, -2, Container
station_load.11=999, -28, 0, -2, Container

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ChinookGuy on Jun 25th, 2012 at 3:16pm
Well.... I have 5 pictures but can't post em. I learned that I had to install all of my aircraft before I installed my controllers. I had the no landing gear problem up to the point where I installed the controllers (Using Saitek Yoke, Rudder, and additional throttles). After I fought FSX and FSUIPC I finally got everything working. The controll surfaces on my 777 all worked. And I had landing gear too. I started out at KDTW and taxied to rwy 22L. Lined up, throttles forward, and she jumped into the sky using 3/4 of the runway. At 3,000 I put the gear up, or so I thought, and climbed out at 1500 fpm. Still slugish so I did an external view and discovered that the gear was still in the down position. I used the Gear Handel control, from the 3d, and still down. Recycled ground sensor, still down, toggled alt still down. At 14,000 the aircraft stalled due to autopilot closing off throttles. So I have created a reverse situation of no gear to gear at all times. Also, like the rest, none of the light switches work. What is the status of the FMC? Is it functional? If so I'd like to get started working on the interface for the VRinsight CDUII. It flew great, taxied great, took off great. Then it just gave up. It is truly a nice aircraft once the bugs are chased out. Almost forgot...double checked hydraulics and confirmed they showed operational indications. But if they didn't work then the control surfaces wouldn't move so I guess that is a moot point.

Running FSX on a Windows 7 platform
i7 processor with 8 gig Ram
GTX460sl graphics with 1.5 gig installed on the card.
Using Saitek flight controlls
Waiting to use VRinsight CDU II.
I also have CS 757-200/300, CS 767, and, of course CS 777.
Also have other, other, other, and Quality Wings paywares installed. :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 25th, 2012 at 6:50pm
Hi ChinookGuy

You should read this: 100% MUST READ!, so you can see Captain Sims guidelines for use at the moment.

If I start from my FSX Start Screen and select the 777, Airport, weather and time, most times the gear refuses to retract. So I nearly always load the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA) flight, move the 777 to the airport of my choice, set up the FMC for the flight I want to do (all with the engines running), taxi to the takeoff runway and do my flight. I never have a problem with the landing refusing to retract.

You can move it to another airport, shut it down, and do a start from cold and dark if you want. It might work. There are others with the CS 777 who are having better luck than me. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Jun 26th, 2012 at 5:51am
Hi Guys , First time poster here.


Has anyone mentioned lighting yet?

I was doing a bit of mucking about with the KSEA default flight, and noticed there were no lights at all when I changed to night, after turning on all the switches in the VC.

Not related to lighting, but I have also experienced the 0.4 yoke hard left issue. Markoz's advice (starting fsx from the flt file) seemed to fix it, but is there an "official way" to rectify this?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 26th, 2012 at 8:03am
I just press the L key to bring up all the lights, the press CTRL+L to turn the landing lights on and off.

On the overhead panel the light switches for (2) Dome Light Control, (4) Circuit Breaker (CB) Panel Light Control (inner) and (10) Master Brightness Switch all work (see attached image).
Panel_O08.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Jun 26th, 2012 at 8:06am

Markoz wrote on Jun 26th, 2012 at 8:03am:
I just press the L key to bring up all the lights, the press CTRL+L to turn the landing lights on and off.

On the overhead panel the light switches for (2) Dome Light Control, (4) Circuit Breaker (CB) Panel Light Control (inner) and (10) Master Brightness Switch all work (see attached image).


So it's just the switches that don't work atm. Thanks mark, will try that.

P.S- will there be a way in the 1.0 release to individually control the lights?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ChinookGuy on Jun 26th, 2012 at 10:11am
Thanks Mark.  I just assumed (yeah I know [ask you me'd]) that with 04 they have opened the gate.  Main reason for my post was the joystick / controller issue.  Just trying to let folks know that if you install aircraft first and controller second it works fine.  Back to KSEA to see what happens next.  :-)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ChinookGuy on Jun 26th, 2012 at 10:39am
Started at KSEA and now I have all the problems everyone else has.  No landing Gear, controls don't work.  If I shut the flight down and try aa new flight neither my CS 767 or 757 will load up.  No matter which aircraft I choose I always get the 777 back.  This is just a confirmation of everyones issues.  It was much better at KDTW   lol   :-)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Clay Schaefer on Jun 28th, 2012 at 11:33pm
I just bought the 777 and I didn't get the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff KSEA everyone is talking about. Did I do something wrong?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Johan on Jun 29th, 2012 at 1:05am

Zydrix wrote on Jun 28th, 2012 at 11:33pm:
I just bought the 777 and I didn't get the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff KSEA everyone is talking about. Did I do something wrong?



It should be in your:
C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files
777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA)

You will have to load this flight either from your initial FSX screen, or from your upper screen menu if you are already in another flight.

Johan

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Zydrix on Jun 29th, 2012 at 1:21am
I thought it was a mission  :P

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 5th, 2012 at 2:12pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.5

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jared_Maurtua on Jul 5th, 2012 at 6:46pm
Ok. I installed .05 and love the Korean Air. But I have some problems...


Gear does not go up, light switches do not control lights (I have to use the fsx key commands for lights), my yoke and throttle 1 animations are slow (but work fine), and I think that's it.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Zydrix on Jul 6th, 2012 at 12:41am
All the main flight controls (yoke, rudder, etc.) are all to the left. Changing rudder/aileron trim does not fix the issue. I can still fly it but the animations of moving the yoke/rudder/flaps are not moving at all. As a bonus the FPS is extremely low even though my pc is very good.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by fs_addict on Jul 6th, 2012 at 1:05am
I actually haven't flown 0.5 yet, but be sure the hydraulic switches behind the fuses are ON. Also, the 777 is in "debug mode" which brings down the FPS a good bit.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Jul 6th, 2012 at 2:25am
A few comments on v.0.5, which I haven't yet flown...

"...new features and enhancements:-

- 777-200ER PW 4090 model variation added - Yippee ;)
- 777-200ER PW 4090 Korean Air HL7526 (cn 27947/148) livery added - again, Yippee ;)
- FMC various engines support added - May be useful...
- EFB various engines support added - OK if you fly to Moscow!
- MCP 2D panel added - Good.
- EFIS 2D panel added - Good.
- Knobs "self-spin" animation fix (300+ items) - Great! At Last!
- MCP displays 6 and 9 characters improved - Good.
- Manual Part I updated - and apparently, Part II added...

I was hoping that the PFD would have acquired functions such as 'bugs' for V-speeds & VSI, as well as indicators (at the top) for AP, APPR, etc.

And that the ND/MFD would show a moving map...

Perhaps we have to be patient, as it iS a very complicated sim, and just wait for the next version - or two? :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tjh876 on Jul 6th, 2012 at 3:57am
Yeah I am impressed with v0.5. FPS seemed to be improved (I was getting upwards of 17 or 18), and we have a PW 4090 now, just saw a 4098 the other day, and I have to say it looks spot on from the front. Unfortunately the engine casing is on so I can't see anything else :(. BTW, if you live on the East Coast of the US in the Mid-Atlantic region, or might be in the area, I'd recommend going to the Udvar-Hazy center by Dulles, you can see a PW 4098, and a lot of other cool things too.

Back to the topic at hand though, I had a little fun at Edwards with the PW, and although the gear doesn't go up, it will if you load up something like the 737, then load the 777 back up, gear goes up and down over and over and over. It's a fix for anyone having the issue, I haven't been tracking it though so not sure if this has already been discovered.

Also, not sure if this is something CS would answer, but is the gear problem done on purpose, or is it a bug? I know the external model's gear was fine, so is this just something that is supposed to happen?

One other gear related thing I've tested was the brake temperatures and the system that calculates/runs it. When landing with the parking brakes on, the brakes heat up, and heat up quick. Advancing the throttles to full on the ground with the parking brakes on from a full stop seems to do nothing heat wise. The parking brakes also seem fairly strong, the plane doesn't budge with them on and full throttle applied. I was just wondering if this was realistic to the plane's characteristics.

Thanks for another great update, and keep 'em coming, this plane is superb!
-Tom H

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 13th, 2012 at 8:14pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.6

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Jul 14th, 2012 at 4:27pm
Gear won't go up and I have no exterior lights whatsoever. I  mean if I turn them on nothing happens.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 14th, 2012 at 4:46pm

mindyerbeak wrote on Jul 14th, 2012 at 4:27pm:
Gear won't go up and I have no exterior lights whatsoever. I mean if I turn them on nothing happens.

Here is how I fixed the problem:

Uninstall v0.5.
Delete the FSX\Captain_Sim\777 folder if it is still there.
Delete the FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200_GE and CS_B777-200_PW folders if they are still there.
Reboot computer.
Install v0.5
Reboot computer.
Install the v0.6 update.
Reboot computer.

Hopefully it is working correctly now.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jul 14th, 2012 at 7:23pm
Hello CaptainSim, You really need to fix the initialization problems once and for all. I have .6 and still cannot get a consistent startup with the KSEA flight. Once in a while it will start correctly, but usually something will not be working such as yoke hard over, no course line on ND, no landing gear, white textures, etc. Then I load the FSX Safe Startup flight and then load 777 again. Or shut down FSX and start over. I'm sure many would test fly the plane, but not if they can't get it working. Many have just given up because of the initialization problems. Please make this your primary effort so that we can jump into our test flights immediately.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by geolpilot on Jul 15th, 2012 at 3:19am

Saratoga wrote on Jul 14th, 2012 at 7:23pm:
Hello CaptainSim, You really need to fix the initialization problems once and for all. I have .6 and still cannot get a consistent startup with the KSEA flight. Once in a while it will start correctly, but usually something will not be working such as yoke hard over, no course line on ND, no landing gear, white textures, etc. Then I load the FSX Safe Startup flight and then load 777 again. Or shut down FSX and start over. I'm sure many would test fly the plane, but not if they can't get it working. Many have just given up because of the initialization problems. Please make this your primary effort so that we can jump into our test flights immediately.

Ben


+ 1

It is extremely frustrating to have to do restarts / resets / various jumps through hoops and tweaks to just get going. Also some problems in initialization do not surface till after takeoff. So after apparently having everything nicely setup, the test flight has to be aborted after pushback (no engine start) or after takeoff (no gear up, RAT deployed), simply because something is not working.

This just wastes valuable testing / flying time, and as Saratoga said, I am sure many have just given up.

Robin

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 15th, 2012 at 4:15am
I'm currently doing another flight, and in this one, the landing gear retracted fine, but the RAT deployed. :-?
At the moment it seems that if the gear retracts, the RAT deploys OR the gear refuses to retract and the RAT remains closed.

If the gear retracts, I continue the flight ignoring the fact that the RAT has deployed. I will not continue a flight if the landing gear refuses to retract.

It can certainly be frustrating at times. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Jul 15th, 2012 at 5:15am
I've been having two problems which I'm trying to find workarounds, for, but really should be fixed by v1.0.

1) The startup sequence is buggy. Apparently you need to press CTRL+SHIFT+F4 at a certain time, and so if you forget to and go ahead with setting up the plane, you will then realize when it comes time to start the engines that you just spent all that time configuring the plane for nothing.

2) The saving and loading of flights works better than any Captain Sim aircraft, for the most part, but there is a major problem. When you load a saved flight, the FMC and radios are all loaded as blank.

Thanks!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Firecapt_32 on Jul 16th, 2012 at 9:29pm
[quote author=Markoz link=1338411771/120#134 date=1342325728]I'm currently doing another flight, and in this one, the landing gear retracted fine, but the RAT deployed. :-?
At the moment it seems that if the gear retracts, the RAT deploys OR the gear refuses to retract and the RAT remains closed.

If the gear retracts, I continue the flight ignoring the fact that the RAT has deployed. I will not continue a flight if the landing gear refuses to retract.

It can certainly be frustrating at times. :([/quote

My RAT deploys as well. Even tried to raise it using the animations pop-up but no response. Gear retracting and extending on a reliable basis though.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by JusJ on Jul 17th, 2012 at 12:26am
I haven't been able to get my gear to retract at all with 0.6.  And the RAT is deployed....   :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jul 17th, 2012 at 9:04am
T7 still has some ways to go in development, but as I recall,on aircraft with a RAT,it is used in an emergency,in the event of a hydraulic pump failure,so it is probably tied to the hydraulic switches.Its switch deployment is guarded,and it normally cannot be retracted in flight,but has to be done on the ground by maintenance mechanics,which makes sense,as a hydraulic failure is pretty major, :D :D :D
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 17th, 2012 at 2:10pm
The RAT can not be stored away if the 777 is NOT on the ground! So you re wasting your time trying to if you are flying.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Firecapt_32 on Jul 17th, 2012 at 9:01pm

Markoz wrote on Jul 17th, 2012 at 2:10pm:
The RAT can not be stored away if the 777 is NOT on the ground! So you re wasting your time trying to if you are flying.


I spent 8 years as an aircraft mechanic so in real life yes it's impossible to retract in flight. But I was hoping that the pop up menu would be a work around to the problem. But nope, didn't work.

Does anybody remember when it deploys? I don't remember seeing it from the external view during taxi.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Firecapt_32 on Jul 17th, 2012 at 9:04pm
50 posts.... yes! Not a newbie anymore.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tjh876 on Jul 18th, 2012 at 2:42am

Firecapt_32 wrote on Jul 17th, 2012 at 9:01pm:

Does anybody remember when it deploys? I don't remember seeing it from the external view during taxi.


From my experience it's on the takeoff roll.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jul 18th, 2012 at 7:56pm
Here is how I solved the problem:

1-Problem: Rat deployed after Takeoff, Landing gear not retract
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1223/cs777test1.jpg

2-Select CS172 at your airport, Engine running, all switches are ON
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5517/cs777test2.jpg

3-Select any CS 777 (I selected AF for this test)
777 will apear at same spot where CS172 located with Engines are not running, RAT is not deployed, RAT switches light OFF in OH Panel and Hydraulic main switches OFF.

a- Turn Hydraulic Switches on in Upper OH Panel
b- Start APU ( before start make sure Fuel Control is Cut Off position ) After APU starts, push APU switches Auto in "Bleed air "panel
c-RAT switches light should remains OFF

d-Start the engines (Turn engine start switches to Start, then put Fuel Control Run position)

AS you see below picture after takeoff RAT and LANDING GEARS remains closed.
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5953/cs777test3.jpg

Captain Sim developers doing great job to accomplish the 777 with experienced customers involve. There are huge amount of coding needs to put together like puzzle to finalize the CS-777. At the end, it will be one of the best airplane in Sims World.

Enjoy the on going experience,

Title: Re: MISC
Post by cantland on Jul 19th, 2012 at 12:42pm
Thanks, that worked quite well. I wasn't having the gear problem, but the RAT was constantly deploying.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by oskiatl on Jul 19th, 2012 at 2:03pm
It's right on the money,it worked like a charm, thanks Asanal.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jul 20th, 2012 at 4:33pm
I am glad, it helped. :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 21st, 2012 at 3:05am

asanal wrote on Jul 20th, 2012 at 4:33pm:
I am glad, it helped. :)

Thank Sanal. It helped me too. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tatboyeu on Jul 21st, 2012 at 11:47am
Very good Asanal !
Thanks once again.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jul 21st, 2012 at 3:57pm
I am glad to be helpful. :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 6:05pm
Anyone know the absolute range of the 777-200, with fukk fuek and pax?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:08am
The maximum range of the 777-200 is 5240nm, while the 777-200ER it is 7725nm. I have flown the 777-200 on three flights of around 7000nm, so you can do some nice long flights in it.

See here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/pf_200product.html for more info on the 777-200/200ER. There is some PDF files available on the Boeing site (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html) with quite a lot of info on the whole range of the 777s.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:21am

pride545 wrote on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 6:05pm:
Anyone know the absolute range of the 777-200, with fukk fuek and pax?


Got some keys mixed up there boy :D :D :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 1:34pm
yea i did....69 years old, how old do you have to be to be a man where you come from???

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 2:06pm

pride545 wrote on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 1:34pm:
yea i did....69 years old, how old do you have to be to be a man where you come from???

I can read typos, so I didn't care to comment on spelling mistakes.

Besides. We can all make them no matter how hard we try not to. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by JesseCasserly757 on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 4:44pm
Has the extremely slow engine start-up been reported yet? The fan blades spin really slowly then on combustion, immediately accelerate to idle speed in less than a second 0_o weird or what!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 10:15pm
"yea i did....69 years old, how old do you have to be to be a man where you come from??? "

You're just a kid, pride! I'm 80 and if you must make a spelling mistake for 'full', try 'phuq' - it's less likely to get you banned from this forum. ;D ;D ;D

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 24th, 2012 at 10:13am
Well, If they want to ban me fror a mistake, then they can go ahead. There are other forums I can spend my time!! I guess compared to you I am just a kid!!!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Jul 24th, 2012 at 1:25pm
I found some problems on my last test thrash.

I know lots of people had the issue of gear not retracting, but has anyone else had the gear not extending issue?

I was doing some touch & goes at EHRD, and found the G key didn't work for lowering the gear, and had to use the mouse to grab the VC gear lever. This was after loading a default ultralight, then doing all the HYD switch stuff.

Also, I don't know whether this was because I greased the landing or not, but the spoilers didn't deploy after being armed before landing.

Like the gear, I had to grab the vc lever and open them that way, as the "/" key didn't work to either disarm or deploy.

This is 0.6 btw

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jul 25th, 2012 at 7:52am
I'm getting confused with all the versions I now have,and I keep them all just in case.I recently upgraded to windows 7 64 bit,and I'm not sure what security level should be set during installation.Also,if reinstalling,should we delete everything,and what version should we start from before we enter the land of OZ. I wonder if my installers are corrupted. :( :( :(
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 25th, 2012 at 8:16am

pride545 wrote on Jul 24th, 2012 at 10:13am:
Well, If they want to ban me fror a mistake, then they can go ahead. There are other forums I can spend my time!! I guess compared to you I am just a kid!!!
If they were going to ban you for that, they already would have. So I'm sure you're safe now. ;)


froggy wrote on Jul 24th, 2012 at 1:25pm:
I know lots of people had the issue of gear not retracting, but has anyone else had the gear not extending issue?
Hmm. Interesting. I have not had the gear fail to lower. I wonder why that happened? It makes me think of a hydraulics problem, only after the gear was raised!


rservice wrote on Jul 25th, 2012 at 7:52am:
I'm getting confused with all the versions I now have,and I keep them all just in case.I recently upgraded to windows 7 64 bit,and I'm not sure what security level should be set during installation.Also,if reinstalling,should we delete everything,and what version should we start from before we enter the land of OZ. I wonder if my installers are corrupted. :( :( :(
Ron
(1) Uninstall the 777.
(2) Delete everything, then make sure the Airplanes\Cs_B777-200_XX folder are gone as well as theCaptain_Sim\777 folder is gone.
(3) Reboot you computer.
(4) Install v0.5 (full version and about 219MB).
(5) Reboot computer.
(6) Install the v0.6 (upgrade only 17MB).
(7) Reboot computer.

Rebooting your computer that many times is a safety measure. I found that if I didn't reboot my computer, I had problems that would not go away until after a reboot. I don't know why it made a difference, but it did.
That should be all you need to do.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jul 25th, 2012 at 1:40pm
Thanks for the info Mark.I did all the steps you suggested,and followed Asanal's instructions. I get the following,after ending the Cessna default flight which I have at CYYZ engines running,all switches on.Selected the CS777 AF (at CYYZ) ,engines are not running,RAT is not deployed,RAT SWITCH LIGHT IS UNLOCKED.Hydraulic swithes off,turned them on.
Performed remaining instructions regarding APU,RAT switch is still Unlocked.
Started engines,.started OK, turned on remaining switches on OH.
I still have no CDU power.Any ideas :'( :'( :'(
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 26th, 2012 at 1:59am
Hi Ron.

The RAT remains unlocked all the time for me so I just ignore the sign unless it has deployed.
I have found that sometimes the CDU is OFF until after I have turned the APU ON. Make sure that the Avionics Master Switch is ON in the C172, before switching to the 777. Sometimes when the Avionics Master Switch is OFF in the C172, the Radio Panel will still be ON and working. It's weird how that happens.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Wang on Jul 26th, 2012 at 8:18am
......................

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:29am

Markoz wrote on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:08am:
The maximum range of the 777-200 is 5240nm, while the 777-200ER it is 7725nm. I have flown the 777-200 on three flights of around 7000nm, so you can do some nice long flights in it.

See here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/pf_200product.html for more info on the 777-200/200ER. There is some PDF files available on the Boeing site (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html) with quite a lot of info on the whole range of the 777s.


The FSX fuel program shows 42,000 Lbs That is the fuel capasity of the -300er. Weird

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:33am

pride545 wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:29am:

Markoz wrote on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:08am:
The maximum range of the 777-200 is 5240nm, while the 777-200ER it is 7725nm. I have flown the 777-200 on three flights of around 7000nm, so you can do some nice long flights in it.

See here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/pf_200product.html for more info on the 777-200/200ER. There is some PDF files available on the Boeing site (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html) with quite a lot of info on the whole range of the 777s.


The FSX fuel program shows 42,000 Lbs That is the fuel capasity of the -300er. Weird

42,000 pounds??? That's not right.The CS 777-200's in my FSX have 302,974 pounds of fuel. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Jul 26th, 2012 at 12:56pm
Hi Mark,thanks for your help.I think one of my problems was not disabling all security protections.also,when uninstalling,use the uninstall icon in the Micosoft FSX folder,not the one in the Control panel.I believe this just leaves one 777 folder to delete.One interesting thing I found before disabling security protections,was,after installing ver 0.5,I had immediately an automatic link come up for the CS page for ver0.6!!.This may have something to do with anti-piracy protection.Anyhoo,I have most stuff working as far as we are with BETA to date,including the CDU.
Ron :D :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 26th, 2012 at 1:43pm
The update thing is a gauge that was included in the installation of the 777. I had to allow it to be added to the Trusted gauges.
I also found that turning off the security allowed it to work, but it didn't work if I left the security setting on the default setting. I'm not sure if it is included in v0.6.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 26th, 2012 at 4:39pm

Markoz wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:33am:

pride545 wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:29am:

Markoz wrote on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:08am:
The maximum range of the 777-200 is 5240nm, while the 777-200ER it is 7725nm. I have flown the 777-200 on three flights of around 7000nm, so you can do some nice long flights in it.

See here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/pf_200product.html for more info on the 777-200/200ER. There is some PDF files available on the Boeing site (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html) with quite a lot of info on the whole range of the 777s.


The FSX fuel program shows 42,000 Lbs That is the fuel capasity of the -300er. Weird

42,000 pounds??? That's not right.The CS 777-200's in my FSX have 302,974 pounds of fuel. :-/


Sorry, 45,220 gals.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 27th, 2012 at 2:46am

pride545 wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 4:39pm:

Markoz wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:33am:

pride545 wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 9:29am:

Markoz wrote on Jul 23rd, 2012 at 3:08am:
The maximum range of the 777-200 is 5240nm, while the 777-200ER it is 7725nm. I have flown the 777-200 on three flights of around 7000nm, so you can do some nice long flights in it.

See here http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/pf_200product.html for more info on the 777-200/200ER. There is some PDF files available on the Boeing site (http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.html) with quite a lot of info on the whole range of the 777s.


The FSX fuel program shows 42,000 Lbs That is the fuel capasity of the -300er. Weird

42,000 pounds??? That's not right.The CS 777-200's in my FSX have 302,974 pounds of fuel. :-/


Sorry, 45,220 gals.

777-200 has 31,000 gallons.
777-200ER/300 has 45,220 gallons.
777-200LR/300ER/Freighter has 47,970 gallons

Going on that, the CS 777-200 is the ER version. Not only that, it also shows on the CDU IDENT page, that it is a 777-200ER. ;)
CS777_IDENT.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by MarcoCessna on Jul 28th, 2012 at 11:42am
Hello Together,

Captain Sim I wanted to thank you for all the effort you guys are putting into this Boeing 777.

I though still have some issues with it. All Light switches still do not work.
The United Aircraft for some reason on departure does not retract its gear. I have to continues hold the G button on my keyboard to retract the gear.

The Navigation display does not show the data as suppose to unless it has still not been fixed.
Also it seems to kill my frames once in VC mode.

My computer is a Gateway DX4860-UR10P (PT.GCPP2.017) Desktop PC Intel Core i5 2320(3.00GHz) 6GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit with a Nvidia 520 GTS graphics card.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jerry Mrima on Jul 28th, 2012 at 4:55pm
Still got problems with RAT deploying during takeoff roll.....really looking forward to progress on this great 777.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Jul 28th, 2012 at 11:19pm

Jerry Mrima wrote on Jul 28th, 2012 at 4:55pm:
Still got problems with RAT deploying during takeoff roll.....really looking forward to progress on this great 777.


Have you followed the directions by asanal? They've seemed to work for most people

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:40pm
test banner


Finally!!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 31st, 2012 at 6:17am

pride545 wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:40pm:
test banner


Finally!!

Hooray!! ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Buster on Aug 1st, 2012 at 11:47am
I tried all the tips but the RAT still deploys (default flight from KSEA to KSFO)
During takeoff run around 90 knots RAT deploys. If I slam the brakes, activate reverse thrust etc to slow the plane down the RAT retracts at 70 knots.
If I set up the plane again and try anotther takeoff run it keeps deploying even with all switches on, APU running etc.
I'll keep trying Asanal's solution but so far did not manage to get it to work.

Landing gear retracts just fine, continued the flight but then VNAV acted up and kept going to higher altitude than the preset on the FMC (310) Plane got up to 340 and kept climbing. This did not correct until I switched off VNAV and set negative climb, after going to roughly 350 it slowly started to descend and when it reached 310 it started to level of and switched to altitude hold correctly.
It does not really make sense to me but I might be overseeing something.

Best regards,
Marc

Title: V0.7???
Post by Lt.Peter on Aug 4th, 2012 at 6:05am
It takes quite a long time to get the V0.7 update. The current version came out three weeks ago.

I hope the development did not stop.


Title: Re: V0.7???
Post by Markoz on Aug 4th, 2012 at 11:40am

Lt.Peter wrote on Aug 4th, 2012 at 6:05am:
It takes quite a long time to get the V0.7 update. The current version came out three weeks ago.

I hope the development did not stop.


They have been on vacation. Or at least I assume that by a reply by Tanya (Captain Sim 2) in another topic in the 777 forum somewhere. So 2 weeks work + 2 weeks vacation = 4 weeks before the next update (provided there are no other causes of a further delay)! ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by CloudSurfer on Aug 4th, 2012 at 9:52pm
Well, can't wait for the upcoming 777 updates to *test* improved features. It's ok, it may be not too long before we can fly the complete Base Pack, I mean, look at we have already waited right.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mxmcossette on Aug 7th, 2012 at 4:38am
Could anyone help me with that? I've just bought the Captain Sim 777 Step II, and also installed the service pack (V0.6). The issue I'm getting is that I can pilot the plane as normal, but the elevator is always dropped and the rudder is turned to the left. It's like the airplane's hydraulics are always off. The stick is also turned to the left. I reinstalled it, but it still makes the same thing. I referred to the knowledge base and tried KB#685. Still doesn't work.

Any help please? :-/

Max

Side note: I have a PC with FSX, FSX Acceleration, Windows 7 64 bits AMD Athlon 5000+ and 2x EVGA 8600GT in SLI.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 7th, 2012 at 8:19am

mxmcossette wrote on Aug 7th, 2012 at 4:38am:
Could anyone help me with that? I've just bought the Captain Sim 777 Step II, and also installed the service pack (V0.6). The issue I'm getting is that I can pilot the plane as normal, but the elevator is always dropped and the rudder is turned to the left. It's like the airplane's hydraulics are always off. The stick is also turned to the left. I reinstalled it, but it still makes the same thing. I referred to the knowledge base and tried KB#685. Still doesn't work.

Any help please? :-/

Max

Side note: I have a PC with FSX, FSX Acceleration, Windows 7 64 bits AMD Athlon 5000+ and 2x EVGA 8600GT in SLI.

That's probably because they ARE off. ;) Look on the AFT OH panel (behind the FO seat) for the Hydraulic Switches. Make sure thay are all turned on. That should allow you to fly it better.

Saratoga has provided a Camera Definition in this topic: Camera Definition for Hydraulics that can be added into the aircraft.cfg, so it is easier to go there to make sure they are on, or to turn them on if necessary.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mxmcossette on Aug 7th, 2012 at 5:39pm
Thanks!!!! That was it  :D!!!! I think I should improve my aviation knowledge....  :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 8th, 2012 at 4:52am

mxmcossette wrote on Aug 7th, 2012 at 5:39pm:
Thanks!!!! That was it :D!!!! I think I should improve my aviation knowledge.... :-?

Not necessarily. I think it's got more to do with the fact that we have had that problem too. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Lamb on Aug 9th, 2012 at 12:57am
There are a myriad of issues here, but I'll put only the really buggy problems:
1. No mode annunciations on PFD.
2. No ILS visual cues on PFD. It works in autopilot, but you can't see if on the GS. No way to validate if on glide slope other than looking out the window.
3. As previously mentioned by others, no EICAS messages whatsoever.
4. I can hear the APU spin up, but comes on very quickly.
5. Hydralics must be started by flipping six switches at top of overhead panel.
6. Landing gear retraction issue is resolved only by starting FSX with base aircraft (C172) then switching to 777.

The ones I've found so far. The airplane is a bear to fly at the moment, partially due to the bugs, partially due to what it does to my FSX.cfg file. For some unexplained reason, when I loaded it, it forced "Preview DX10" which I normally have switched off. I had to go into FSX.cfg and deactivate it to fix the problem.

Long way to go, I think.
Dave Lamb

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:34pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 0.7

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TechRep on Aug 11th, 2012 at 1:02am
Just loaded 7 and at around 70 kts during takeoff roll, the RAT deploys and stays deployed until I land and decelerate to slower than approx 70 kts again. version 6 did the same thing. Otherwise it flies pretty well vice the other knwon hiccups.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by 777pilot on Aug 11th, 2012 at 4:34am
im having that problem aswel

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Eric.M on Aug 11th, 2012 at 7:01am

TechRep wrote on Aug 11th, 2012 at 1:02am:
Just loaded 7 and at around 70 kts during takeoff roll, the RAT deploys and stays deployed until I land and decelerate to slower than approx 70 kts again. version 6 did the same thing. Otherwise it flies pretty well vice the other knwon hiccups.



+1

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 11th, 2012 at 8:20am
+1

Mine seems to happen just as I'm taking off (about 140 knots)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jerry Mrima on Aug 11th, 2012 at 9:10am
The 172 preload still fixes this I had No RAT extention and gear retracts fine for me. :-)

However No strobe lights
Nav Light switch also moves the Runway Turn off flights.

Great to have a new update though.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jerry Mrima on Aug 11th, 2012 at 9:11am

Jerry Mrima wrote on Aug 11th, 2012 at 9:10am:
The 172 preload still fixes this I had No RAT extention and gear retracts fine for me. :-)

However No strobe lights
Nav Light switch also moves the Runway Turn off flights.

Great to have a new update though.


correction Nav light switch also moves runway turn off light switches

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Aug 11th, 2012 at 10:01am
Gear does not retract for me :(

Edit: i tried all the tips/tricks suggested here but no joy. Gear does not retract but wait it gets even better:the autopilot turns on by itself and  i can''t turn it off afterwards.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by geolpilot on Aug 11th, 2012 at 1:30pm
Nice to at last have some lights working. I have strobe lights but they are very weak, and not visible at all from certain angles. Also can confirm that turning on Nav lights switch also causes runway "Yurnoff" lights to switch on. Anyone also notice that Logo light switch controls all panel  and overhead lights, i.e. if turn logo light switch off, all panel lighting goes off!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by spanner on Aug 11th, 2012 at 11:38pm
Hey, I have tried many of the suggestions to get the landing gear up. I finally did get them to retract but the ram air turbine still deploys regardless which is not a major problem as it doesn't appear to effect the flight of the aircraft. I now seem to have a new problem where the landing gear appears in the up position with the gear doors in the gear down open position whilst im on the runway. And.. the engine fan blades now appear to spin at start up speeds even while cruising at 400knots..?
All in all I think the 777 is coming along very nicely and im sure all the bugs will be worked out up to and beyond the final release version! 8-)

oh yeah forgot to mention, starting FSX with the C172 as default seems to have no effect in resolving these issues for me.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mxmcossette on Aug 12th, 2012 at 3:25am
Not a really big problem to me, but I still wanted to tell you about some issues I have. I'm not looking to fix them, only tell you that there are more than a few people experiencing them. First, the landing gear does not retract in multiplayer or in missions. Also, the RAT is always deployed over 70 knots.  ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by spanner on Aug 12th, 2012 at 9:25am
Figured out that starting a flight with any non Captain Sim aircraft, starting its engines and getting all setup then loading the 777 everything works fine. My gear retracts and the RAT does not deploy!
The only thing is that this method doesn't seem to work with the C172.
So my default aircraft is the Iris F15E Mudhen Driver then I switch over to the C'Sim777. Its cool this way as I often have a bit of high speed fun in the F15 then land & park then switch over and cruise in the 777!
Below is pics of flying somewhere over the USA @ FL350 and the other departing Sydney bound for Melbourne.. this plane makes for some fantastic flying!  :D

2012-8-12_13-29-43-436.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by spanner on Aug 12th, 2012 at 9:29am
another pic!
2012-8-12_18-52-54-802.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Aug 13th, 2012 at 10:14am
Spanner,
Looks lke the trick works for some but not for others ?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Globalist on Aug 15th, 2012 at 1:08pm
Few seconds after the simulation is start, CTD is occured.
There no trouble when I use 0.6 version, but 0.7 is doesn't works.
Latest video card driver and DX10 is installed.
I don't know what's the problem.

Please help me.

CPU i5 3550 / GeForce GTX550Ti / RAM 8GB / Win7 64bit / FSX SP2

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cthulhus on Aug 15th, 2012 at 7:06pm
Systems resets whene going on ANY FSX menu...

Please FIX it ....

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Mohammad on Aug 16th, 2012 at 6:25am
Hi
I want to report some issues & bugs , I had with the 777.
Note:Im pretty sure that the systems are configured correctly.

1.In real plane after landing ,when we brake manualy the auto brake will go to Disarm mode. But, the CS triple7 doesn't do that And just like the default FSX planes it will continue braking until the aircraft comes to a full stop or the auto brake is disarmed manualy.

2.when starting engines , at maximum motoring and when moving the fuel levers to ON, the N2 will go almost to its maximum power and then afew seconds later the engines will be stable. that's not realisic

3.when we want to select a MFD dispaly we have to click twice on the Button to work.

4.we know that Jet engines take a time to spool up , so the airplane companies come up with a sloution:
when you advance the throttle , a white band over the N1 will show you the Approximate N1 RPM when the Engine spools up.
that is not shown in the EICAS and i think it is a bug.

5.In FMC take off page, when filling the required parameters and selecting a take off thrust setting,it shows the selected thrust in EPR.
which is wrong,because currently (since the CS didn't include a RR engine) the GE & PW engines are Controled by N1 RPM.

I wish that these issues will be fixed in the next SP.
Captain Sim team, keep the hard work on the777.we are waiting for a complete 777 , with out issues & bugs. :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Ed Kammerman on Aug 16th, 2012 at 9:34pm
Hi All,
I'm updated to .07 and have been using the "start with FSX C172 method" to get my T7 without the RAT deployed and have been able to get the A/C started very nicely. However I'm having the following issues, the yoke is turned all the way to the right and I have no nose gear steering. I also mentioned in a previous post concerning the fact that the AP won't connect. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ed

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Mohammad on Aug 17th, 2012 at 1:51am

Ed Kammerman wrote on Aug 16th, 2012 at 9:34pm:
Hi All,
I'm updated to .07 and have been using the "start with FSX C172 method" to get my T7 without the RAT deployed and have been able to get the A/C started very nicely. However I'm having the following issues, the yoke is turned all the way to the right and I have no nose gear steering. I also mentioned in a previous post concerning the fact that the AP won't connect. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ed


Hi , you should check the Hydraulics switches on the top left corner of the over head panel. the switches are exactly above the circuit breakers , to the LEFT . they are very far from the Pilot's normal view. try to put them on Normal position & it will be OK.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rservice on Aug 17th, 2012 at 2:10am
One of our users has kindly added an additional camera view,especially for the [b]Hydraulic switches .I have copied it here:
[CameraDefinition.006]
Title = "Hydraulics"
Guid = {3940EA1A-79AB-48D0-A790-0A05B9E6D15F}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = SwivelPanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .8
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=0.0, 0.05, -1.00
InitialPbh=-85.0, 0, 0


You should add it to both the GE and PW models.
Kudos to him for his work. Maybe CS can add it to the next revision.
Ron

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Lamb on Aug 21st, 2012 at 4:46pm
It would seem that 0.6 is better than 0.7. In 0.6 some things worked. In 0.7, some systems work better, most work worse:

Landing gear does not retract
VERY poor frame rates (can't get above 10fps)
NAV disp in MAP mode does not display route correctly
APU is on even when showing off
No roll or thrust mode on PFD

Even when operating the C172 first, then loading the 777, it just doesn't perform. Not exactly sure what to do here other than wait, since it seems that each individual tester has a different result.

I'm going to wait a bit to see if an 0.8 version comes out correcting these bugs...it just isn't flyable again. :D

Dave Lamb

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:02pm
Dave,

I'm using 0.7 and (so far!) managing to fly from CYQQ Comox, BC, Canada to KSFO San Francisco International - 284 NM to go. Fingers crossed. ;)

Your points:-

1. No problems with landing gear retraction.
2. Frame rates at 38,000 ft: 7.5 - 10.0, which is poor for this computer but usable.
3. NAV display is correct in MAP mode.
4. APU switch on Overhead shows 'OFF'. I can see no other way to tell if the APU is actually 'ON' or 'OFF'. Is there a panel-display for this? I haven't found one.
5. On my setup there are NO modes shown in the horizontal rectangle at the top of the PFD - in 0.7 or any preceding versions. :(

I agree that there are still many problems and omissions in 0.7 and I'm just having to grit my teeth and hope they get at least some of them sorted by 0.8.

Meanwhile I'm hoping I can get this thing on the ground safely at KSFO. ::)

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:18pm
Probably a silly question, but can anyone tell me how to add to a reply one of those 'boxed quotes' from a previous posting? :-[

Everyone else seems to be able to do it...

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 12:51am

marknixon wrote on Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:18pm:
Probably a silly question, but can anyone tell me how to add to a reply one of those 'boxed quotes' from a previous posting? :-[

Everyone else seems to be able to do it...

Mark

Easiest is just to press Quote at the top right, then delete the parts you don't want quoted. Otherwise enclose what you want quoted in between quote and /quote surrounded by square brackets.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 8:44pm

Saratoga wrote on Aug 22nd, 2012 at 12:51am:

marknixon wrote on Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:18pm:
Probably a silly question, but can anyone tell me how to add to a reply one of those 'boxed quotes' from a previous posting? :-[

Everyone else seems to be able to do it...

Mark

Easiest is just to press Quote at the top right, then delete the parts you don't want quoted. Otherwise enclose what you want quoted in between quote and /quote surrounded by square brackets.

Ben


Thanks Ben! I should have seen that 'Quote' icon. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Aug 24th, 2012 at 12:52pm
I've been traveling on business for a month and am now back and took a flight with .7 to see what has changed. I uninstalled everything, deleted the CS folders, rebooted and then installed .5 and .7. Here are some observations:

1. FMC is working well although the -BRT+ button on the 2D is still broken.
2. Still have the random initialization issues, such as white textures on panel, gear not retracting, cannot arm spoilers, random switches on or off. If I load my Startup for Complex Aircraft and then the default KSEA flight then I can usually get all the systems working at once. However, when moving to another airport it might work and it might not, usually not.
3. A/T is not disabling Saitek X52 throttle, which causes a clash between the two.
4. Flight idle with VNAV and gear and flaps up is 40% N1, which is far too high to descend normally. Descents must be initiated very early, which is not always desired or possible. This should be 25% N1 until gear or full flaps are extended.
5. Spoilers are still ineffective.
6. PLAN mode is now working in ND although always North Up.
7. Course line on ND sometimes flashes and sometimes disappears.
8. Gear cannot be extended until well below the placarded speed of 270 knots (225?). This, coupled with high flight idle and weak spoilers, makes the plane unnecessarily difficult during approach.
9. APP mode works very well for intercepting and holding the ILS. Still no flare on autoland.
10. VC light switches are working with the anomalies noted by others.
11. Inboard spoilers are supposed to deploy about 15 degrees when full spoilers are selected during flight.

The initialization issues are a no-go for me. Yes, I have completed long flights of 12 hours, but I prefer to test with short flights of under 1 hour. This means a lot of moving and setting up flights, which invariably brings up the initialization issues. So I now wait to see if the next SP corrects these.

I have to say that the visual model on the CS 777 is excellent. I flew in several 777s on my recent trip and CS has definitely captured the exterior look and feel of the 777. Now if the systems can be brought up to the same level . . .

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Aug 26th, 2012 at 8:57pm

Saratoga wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 12:52pm:
I've been traveling on business for a month and am now back and took a flight with .7 to see what has changed. I uninstalled everything, deleted the CS folders, rebooted and then installed .5 and .7. Here are some observations:

1. FMC is working well although the -BRT+ button on the 2D is still broken.
2. Still have the random initialization issues, such as white textures on panel, gear not retracting, cannot arm spoilers, random switches on or off. If I load my Startup for Complex Aircraft and then the default KSEA flight then I can usually get all the systems working at once. However, when moving to another airport it might work and it might not, usually not.
3. A/T is not disabling Saitek X52 throttle, which causes a clash between the two.
4. Flight idle with VNAV and gear and flaps up is 40% N1, which is far too high to descend normally. Descents must be initiated very early, which is not always desired or possible. This should be 25% N1 until gear or full flaps are extended.
5. Spoilers are still ineffective.
6. PLAN mode is now working in ND although always North Up.
7. Course line on ND sometimes flashes and sometimes disappears.
8. Gear cannot be extended until well below the placarded speed of 270 knots (225?). This, coupled with high flight idle and weak spoilers, makes the plane unnecessarily difficult during approach.
9. APP mode works very well for intercepting and holding the ILS. Still no flare on autoland.
10. VC light switches are working with the anomalies noted by others.
11. Inboard spoilers are supposed to deploy about 15 degrees when full spoilers are selected during flight.

The initialization issues are a no-go for me. Yes, I have completed long flights of 12 hours, but I prefer to test with short flights of under 1 hour. This means a lot of moving and setting up flights, which invariably brings up the initialization issues. So I now wait to see if the next SP corrects these.

I have to say that the visual model on the CS 777 is excellent. I flew in several 777s on my recent trip and CS has definitely captured the exterior look and feel of the 777. Now if the systems can be brought up to the same level . . .

Ben

Ben,

My comments on your 'observations':-

1. FMC works well for me. Haven't used the -BRT+ button.
2. Agree with all of this.
3. I use a CH yoke with integral throttle, so cannot comment but A/T seems to override the CH.
4. Haven't checked N1 values when descending; so no comment.
5. Agree.
6. Agree re North Up.
7. Agree re course line flashing.
8. Must check gear extension limits.
9. APP mode works and intercepts localiser. How does APP's function differ from LOC's?
10. Haven't checked for lighting anomalies - too much else to worry about! ;D
11. Haven't noticed this because I wasn't aware of such details. ;)

Agree about the initialization problems. You cannot rely on being able to set up the a/c without something being out of whack.

Yes, the visual model is faultless to my eye but much else needs to be done to the many - and complicated - systems. Must be a real pain in the (select your favourite anatomical feature) to the CS team making them all play nicely together. They are to be congratulated for even attempting it! :)

Mark

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:03pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.8

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Sep 8th, 2012 at 2:55am
The RAT deploys without any user input (particularly when loading a saved flight), and will not re-stow via the animations panel or the cockpit controls. (This is the same problem the 767 has.)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by jonny22391 on Sep 8th, 2012 at 7:21am
I've got the same problem with the fms gauge
The bitdefender deletes the fms gauge

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Sep 8th, 2012 at 9:15am
I'm noticing that, with 0.8, FSX seems to 'hang' every 10-ish seconds with the 777 whilst on the ground entering data in.

Also, RAT is deployed, Experiencing low fps of about 9-10

Title: Re: MISC
Post by geolpilot on Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:42am
The light switches in the LR (0.8) are not working. Work in the ER variants, and since the panel of the LR is aliased to the ER (GE) panel, I can only surmise that in the LR .mdl CS forgot to copy over the animation links for the light switches.

Seems to me the 0.8 was a huge effort at eye-candy additions (cabin interior (stunning) - but one that cannot be flown anyhow  :-?), with little progress on systems.

Robin

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Sep 8th, 2012 at 12:03pm

geolpilot wrote on Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:42am:
The light switches in the LR (0.8) are not working. Work in the ER variants, and since the panel of the LR is aliased to the ER (GE) panel, I can only surmise that in the LR .mdl CS forgot to copy over the animation links for the light switches.

Seems to me the 0.8 was a huge effort at eye-candy additions (cabin interior (stunning) - but one that cannot be flown anyhow :-?), with little progress on systems.

Robin

I agree with you Robin. I'm not sure what stage we are at in the development of this plane. About two weeks ago I listed a number of bugs in .7 and only one is fixed in .8. Instead we have the LR in 3 liveries and the cabin, all looking great, but initialization issues and bugs which have been repeatedly mentioned for months are still present.

Perhaps it would be best for CS to tell us when the 777 will reach "feature freeze" stage. Then we can start reporting bugs again when they are ready to focus on them. In my knowledge of software development, the 777 is still in alpha stage if features are still being added. Beta will come when there is a serious attempt to iron out all the bugs.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mxmcossette on Sep 9th, 2012 at 3:34pm
My lights doesn't work on cabin version. They turn on and off a fraction of second after. Lights are quite impotant for night flights...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marknixon on Sep 9th, 2012 at 9:14pm

Saratoga wrote on Sep 8th, 2012 at 12:03pm:

geolpilot wrote on Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:42am:

Seems to me the 0.8 was a huge effort at eye-candy additions (cabin interior (stunning) - but one that cannot be flown anyhow :-?), with little progress on systems.

Robin

I agree with you Robin. I'm not sure what stage we are at in the development of this plane. About two weeks ago I listed a number of bugs in .7 and only one is fixed in .8. Instead we have the LR in 3 liveries and the cabin, all looking great, but initialization issues and bugs which have been repeatedly mentioned for months are still present.

Perhaps it would be best for CS to tell us when the 777 will reach "feature freeze" stage. Then we can start reporting bugs again when they are ready to focus on them. In my knowledge of software development, the 777 is still in alpha stage if features are still being added. Beta will come when there is a serious attempt to iron out all the bugs.

Ben


I agree with all the above. Surely the thing would be to get all the (many!) bugs out of the basic 777-200 before adding extra versions and eye-candy. Once the plane is flyable without major issues, then is the time to tart it up. ;)
There's a long way to go before this bird is ready for V.1.0, so let's hope 0.9 will not be long coming and will address everyone's concerns. ::)

Mark :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Gihan on Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:47pm
Can someone confirm if they are having a problem with the RAM not retracting. The unlock button seems to stay on and clicking it will not do anything.

As Mark said, the lights (exterior) are not coming on.

BUT, THE LANDING GEAR ISSUE IS FILNALLY BEHIND AND WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE TESTING OF THE BIRD.

THANK YOU EVERYONE IN CAPTAIN SIM FOR GETTING THE GEAR ISSUE FIXED.

:) :) :) :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Sep 10th, 2012 at 9:47pm

Gihan wrote on Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:47pm:
Can someone confirm if they are having a problem with the RAM not retracting. The unlock button seems to stay on and clicking it will not do anything.


Have you tried to load the cessna or trike at the airport you want and then load the 777? This always works for me

Title: Re: MISC
Post by CARLO on Sep 11th, 2012 at 2:18am
This always works for me once you load your saved flight and you notice
the ram led on... go back to load aircraft again and pick the same model and
livery and ok it... that should ;) ;) shut the ram light off......


Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Sep 18th, 2012 at 11:38pm

CARLO wrote on Sep 11th, 2012 at 2:18am:
This always works for me once you load your saved flight and you notice
the ram led on... go back to load aircraft again and pick the same model and
livery and ok it... that should ;) ;) shut the ram light off......



The issue with the RAT for me  is it is off until I takeoff, it apparently engages when the landing gear retracts, Once deployed it won't retract. In an earlier version, when this happened, deploying the RAT actually retracted it. This version nothing retracts it.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Sep 19th, 2012 at 1:11am

tf51d wrote on Sep 18th, 2012 at 11:38pm:

The issue with the RAT for me is it is off until I takeoff, it apparently engages when the landing gear retracts, Once deployed it won't retract. In an earlier version, when this happened, deploying the RAT actually retracted it. This version nothing retracts it.


For me, at least, the RAT depoys around 80-90kts (when I do not load the default C-172 first (its worked every time for me)). It does not seem to be related to the gear. I notice this because I have performed high speed taxi tests at variable speeds and I would (obviously) not leave the ground, not allowing the gear to retract.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Sep 19th, 2012 at 3:33am

packers101 wrote on Sep 19th, 2012 at 1:11am:
[quote author=tf51d link=1338411771/210#222 date=1348011491
For me, at least, the RAT depoys around 80-90kts (when I do not load the default C-172 first (its worked every time for me)). It does not seem to be related to the gear. I notice this because I have performed high speed taxi tests at variable speeds and I would (obviously) not leave the ground, not allowing the gear to retract.


Probably the same situation for me then, as I usually don't look outside until after takeoff, so it may just have seemed it was related to the gear. I'll try the loading Cessna tip, thanks!!


Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Oct 3rd, 2012 at 4:43pm
I'm hitting a new problem with this version, (although I believe I read a post reporting it from someone else in an earlier version) The power from the APU seems to timeout like if it was a battery discharging. The APU will appear to start, with the APU generator on, the plane would lose all power after about 10 minutes. Only a fresh aircraft reload would bring it back.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Oct 10th, 2012 at 10:41pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.9

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tjh876 on Oct 10th, 2012 at 10:45pm
I have noticed the in V0.9 that the display for the elevator and rudder trim was missing/black. Tried to reinstall, still no luck. Anyone else see this?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Oct 11th, 2012 at 12:42am

tjh876 wrote on Oct 10th, 2012 at 10:45pm:
I have noticed the in V0.9 that the display for the elevator and rudder trim was missing/black. Tried to reinstall, still no luck. Anyone else see this?


I'm seeing this as well. It can be difficult to judge but you can go to the flight control tab to get it onto a display as a backup.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tjh876 on Oct 11th, 2012 at 12:57am

packers101 wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 at 12:42am:

I'm seeing this as well. It can be difficult to judge but you can go to the flight control tab to get it onto a display as a backup.


Yeah, I am aware of the second page, and it is the obvious way to get the exact reading, but it would be nice to have the gauges back. Don't want anything falling into that dark hole lol.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Oct 11th, 2012 at 2:11am
There's definitely something up with the fuel consumption. I'm starting a 2280nmi flight with 232428 pounds of fuel, and the FMC is predicting that I will have 10,700 (10.7) lbs of fuel when I reach my destination. That means that with every 1000lbs of fuel, I can travel 10.28 nautical miles. So with all tanks full, I can travel 3114.84nmi. I'm carrying approximately 41,000lbs of passengers and cargo, which, according this this Boeing specification sheet should give me over 7,000nmi.

So there is certainly something wrong with the fuel consumption, seeing as the CS 777 burns fuel more than twice as fast as the real one.

If there's a mistake here, please tell me, but I'm pretty sure the fuel consumption on the T7 needs to be dialed down a little. Thanks!


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Oct 11th, 2012 at 4:33am
Texture inside the two captains caps hanging in the cockpit is reversed.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Oct 11th, 2012 at 10:27pm
ACE Suggestions

Nice work so far. I recommend the following:
1. Ability to enter number of cabin crew, usually 10-14 on a 777-200.
2. Ability to enter number of pilots including relief pilots and jumpseat pilots.
3. Ability to adjust the average weight for each individual on board. This weight should apply to everyone including pilots and cabin crew.
4. Proper number of passengers. It is currently limited to 256. This varies by airline but almost all are above 256. The following is a list of available seats on airlines operating the 200LR:
-Air Austral: 14+34+316=364
-Air Canada: 42+228=270
-Air India: 8+35+195=238
-Emirates: 8+42+236=286
-Ethiopian: 34+287=321
-PIA: 259
-Qatar: 42+217=259
5. Ability to adjust fuel load in each tank.
6. Ability to add the three optional fuel tanks on the 200LR. This would include the weight of the tanks and system plus the fuel. (I do realize no airline has ordered these tanks, but it is still used in Boeing data and there could be operators in the future that order it.)
7. Link the Fleet and Preflight pages so that the settings are remembered when switching back and forth.
8. I recommend four tabs: Fleet, Payload, Fuel and Crew.
9. Save settings individually for each aircraft in fleet.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Oct 11th, 2012 at 10:43pm
Also regarding the ACE, it would be nice to be able to select a partial cabin (I know this has been discussed in other threads).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris the Swiss on Oct 11th, 2012 at 10:52pm
I've noticed the following issues:

- the gear lever in the VC points up when on ground. So after taking-off I have to push "G" twice to retract the gear.

- same problem with the trim indicator

Chris

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Oct 11th, 2012 at 11:00pm
I see where the lighting issue with the LR model has been addressed BUT I would have thought CS could have fixed the LOGO light switch bringing the PANEL LIGHTS on as well. Just a guess but I'm thinking the panel lights should have been associated with the L;O08_011_SW2 tag and not the L;O14_003_BUT.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 12th, 2012 at 4:11am

Chris the Swiss wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 at 10:52pm:

- the gear lever in the VC points up when on ground. So after taking-off I have to push "G" twice to retract the gear.
Mine is in the down position when on the ground and I first load the 777. If you notice it when at the gate, just press "G" to lower it.
It's part of the checklist to make sure the gear lever is is in the correct position.


Chris the Swiss wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 at 10:52pm:

- same problem with the trim indicator
My trim levers are slightly forward of the centre position.

Maybe you need to do a reinstall (repair) of v0.9.


Lost in Isaan wrote on Oct 11th, 2012 at 11:00pm:
I see where the lighting issue with the LR model has been addressed BUT I would have thought CS could have fixed the LOGO light switch bringing the PANEL LIGHTS on as well. Just a guess but I'm thinking the panel lights should have been associated with the L;O08_011_SW2 tag and not the L;O14_003_BUT.
I agree.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris the Swiss on Oct 12th, 2012 at 10:34am
Markoz, thanks for your comments. How do you actually proceed setting up the 777 in version 0.9? You wrote: "and I first start the 777." Don't you start with the Cessna any longer?
When I start with the Cessna having switched off everything and the fuel mix 100%, and then load the 777, the latter's battery is on, the thrust levers are forward and the enginge start switches (the ones below the thrust levers) are on, the hydraulics (6 black guarded switches) are on. What's more, there's a sound which reminds me of a muffled standard ring tone of a telephone (on and off, on and off).
When I load the 777 directly, everything is the way it is supposed to be (off and quiet) but for the problem that I can't start the engines after setting up everything. Neither Ctrl-shift-F4 nor Ctrl-E do the trick.
Do you have an idea?
Chris

Regarding the trim, I was referring to what had been mentioned before by tjh876, meaning that the trim indicator was blank, too. (sorry, my reference was not clear)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tjh876 on Oct 12th, 2012 at 11:42am
Mark,
Does your trim and rudder positions appear? I have a shot here, the two trim gauges for the rudder and elevator trim are black. I have reinstalled, and I do get the Aircraft Initialization green bar.




-Tom H

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 12th, 2012 at 12:31pm

Chris the Swiss wrote on Oct 12th, 2012 at 10:34am:
Markoz, thanks for your comments. How do you actually proceed setting up the 777 in version 0.9? You wrote: "and I first start the 777." Don't you start with the Cessna any longer?
When I start with the Cessna having switched off everything and the fuel mix 100%, and then load the 777, the latter's battery is on, the thrust levers are forward and the enginge start switches (the ones below the thrust levers) are on, the hydraulics (6 black guarded switches) are on. What's more, there's a sound which reminds me of a muffled standard ring tone of a telephone (on and off, on and off).
When I load the 777 directly, everything is the way it is supposed to be (off and quiet) but for the problem that I can't start the engines after setting up everything. Neither Ctrl-shift-F4 nor Ctrl-E do the trick.
Do you have an idea?
Chris

Regarding the trim, I was referring to what had been mentioned before by tjh876, meaning that the trim indicator was blank, too. (sorry, my reference was not clear)

My default flight is the C172 with everything (except the Avionics Master switch) OFF. This includes the Mixture Lever at 0% (CUT), which means I have to press CTRL+SHIFT+F4 to get the fuel flowing before starting the engines.
Sometimes the 777 throttle levers are at 100%, so I need to pull them back (press F1).
The sound you hear is a warning that the throttles are advanced, but the 777 is not ready for takeoff (gear lever UP or flaps not extended or not extended to the setting entered in the TAKEOFF REF page of the CDU). I'm not sure if incorrect Trim Settings get that strange ringing/buzzing sound.
Someone asked a similar question in the about the APU not starting (No APU start) so take a look at that (it beats writing it all again ;)).


tjh876 wrote on Oct 12th, 2012 at 11:42am:
Mark,
Does your trim and rudder positions appear? I have a shot here, the two trim gauges for the rudder and elevator trim are black. I have reinstalled, and I do get the Aircraft Initialization green bar.


Yes Tom. That's exactly how mine looks. And yes I get the Aircraft Initialization green bar as well.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris the Swiss on Oct 12th, 2012 at 3:50pm
Mark, thanks for your answer.
- That explains the ringing sound. I've noticed that all of a sudden, I think it was in the air after take-off, it stops. Maybe the ringing sound is because of the faulty trim setting as we can't see what the percentage is. Once in the air, the trim setting has to be adjusted in order to fly and from then is correct. So the warning stops.
- Starting the APU hasn't been a problem; it was starting the engines. However, it seems that loading without the Cessna is not an option yet.

Thanks again
Chris

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:47am
Is anyone else noticing the fuel issue? What's the farthest anybody's been able to get with a fuel cabin?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:47am
After this latest update 0.9, I get CTD everytime I try to use the CS777 with a default MS flightplan. When I load it at a default airport without a flight plan, everything works fine but as soon as I try to use a flight plan, it crashes again.  :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by volkerjacob on Oct 13th, 2012 at 6:13am

LOLcakes wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:47am:
After this latest update 0.9, I get CTD everytime I try to use the CS777 with a default MS flightplan. When I load it at a default airport without a flight plan, everything works fine but as soon as I try to use a flight plan, it crashes again. :(


same at me . . . . :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 13th, 2012 at 7:17am

boeing247 wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:47am:
Is anyone else noticing the fuel issue? What's the farthest anybody's been able to get with a fuel cabin?

I started a flight (777-200LR) from YMML to KLAX (7015nm) with a gross weight of 690,400 lbs and ~312,000 lbs of fuel. I have currently flown 2513nm, with 4502nm to go and I have 217,000 lbs of fuel remaining. The CDU says that I should have about 88,100 lbs remaining upon landing at KLAX. It has been showing that amount (only varying slightly) since reaching a Cruise Altitude of FL320.

So I guess I'm not getting this fuel issue. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Oct 13th, 2012 at 6:59pm

Markoz wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 7:17am:

boeing247 wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:47am:
Is anyone else noticing the fuel issue? What's the farthest anybody's been able to get with a fuel cabin?

I started a flight (777-200LR) from YMML to KLAX (7015nm) with a gross weight of 690,400 lbs and ~312,000 lbs of fuel. I have currently flown 2513nm, with 4502nm to go and I have 217,000 lbs of fuel remaining. The CDU says that I should have about 88,100 lbs remaining upon landing at KLAX. It has been showing that amount (only varying slightly) since reaching a Cruise Altitude of FL320.

So I guess I'm not getting this fuel issue. :-/


That's actually good to hear, since it looks like I don't have to wait until it's fixed by CS.

What's your payload, and how are you doing your fuel planning? (I'm using fuel.aerotexas.com, which is recommending less fuel than I seem to be needing, probably because it's based off of older, less accurate 777 models.)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 14th, 2012 at 2:08am

boeing247 wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 6:59pm:
What's your payload, and how are you doing your fuel planning? (I'm using fuel.aerotexas.com, which is recommending less fuel than I seem to be needing, probably because it's based off of older, less accurate 777 models.)

Captain Sim 777-200LR (Emirates)
EW: 320,000 pounds
Payload: 58,420 pounds
ZFW: 378,420 pounds
Fuel recommended by fuel.aerotexas.com (Standard Fuel Plan): 311,908 pounds
GTOW: ~690,386 pounds (less fuel consumed for APU usage and taxiing)
Real weather was used and so I had tailwinds most of the way there, but not very strong (20-50 knots).
FL320 for about 60% of the flight, FL340 for the rest. Remaining fuel at KLAX: a little over 77,000 pounds (25%) after taxiing (a long way) to the gate.
Logbook says it took 15.7 hours duration. Flight time, I think, was about 14 hours, but I can't be sure because the clock is funky in the 777.
So I used about 235,000 pounds of fuel from start to finish.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by MarcoCessna on Oct 14th, 2012 at 10:19am
Hello Guys,

I was wondering if Captain Sim is going to add to the ACE an option like on the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 to remove the window reflections, this kills my frames a lot. When I deactivate it my frames go up a decent mount.

This would be greatly appreciated :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Oct 14th, 2012 at 1:51pm
I thought today I was supposed to complete my first flight ever with  the t7.How wrong  I was.This thing is still unflyable for me.parts of the route disappear from the ND, I cannot disengage the AP because it turns on all by itself.I thought I was going to develop  carpal tunnel syndrome from trying to  change heading,speeds and altitudes.I manage to get almost to my destination and wanted to land my plane manually b ut could not because of the problems above :-(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Oct 14th, 2012 at 3:22pm

Markoz wrote on Oct 14th, 2012 at 2:08am:

boeing247 wrote on Oct 13th, 2012 at 6:59pm:
What's your payload, and how are you doing your fuel planning? (I'm using fuel.aerotexas.com, which is recommending less fuel than I seem to be needing, probably because it's based off of older, less accurate 777 models.)

Captain Sim 777-200LR (Emirates)
EW: 320,000 pounds
Payload: 58,420 pounds
ZFW: 378,420 pounds
Fuel recommended by fuel.aerotexas.com (Standard Fuel Plan): 311,908 pounds
GTOW: ~690,386 pounds (less fuel consumed for APU usage and taxiing)
Real weather was used and so I had tailwinds most of the way there, but not very strong (20-50 knots).
FL320 for about 60% of the flight, FL340 for the rest. Remaining fuel at KLAX: a little over 77,000 pounds (25%) after taxiing (a long way) to the gate.
Logbook says it took 15.7 hours duration. Flight time, I think, was about 14 hours, but I can't be sure because the clock is funky in the 777.
So I used about 235,000 pounds of fuel from start to finish.


All right, thanks, Mark! I'm going to try going from CYVR to YSSY today, which the LR should be able to make. We'll see how that goes...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Daniel Dan on Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:44pm
Hi all!

I read some posts about poor FPS back on September (0.8) and was wondering if there is any update on the topic.
I am testing 0.9 and I cant get more than 10fps in a 2gb NVIDIA + 8gb RAM i7 pc.

thanks!
Dan

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Oct 17th, 2012 at 9:01am

Chris the Swiss wrote on Oct 12th, 2012 at 10:34am:
Markoz, thanks for your comments. How do you actually proceed setting up the 777 in version 0.9? You wrote: "and I first start the 777." Don't you start with the Cessna any longer?
When I start with the Cessna having switched off everything and the fuel mix 100%, and then load the 777, the latter's battery is on, the thrust levers are forward and the enginge start switches (the ones below the thrust levers) are on, the hydraulics (6 black guarded switches) are on. What's more, there's a sound which reminds me of a muffled standard ring tone of a telephone (on and off, on and off).
When I load the 777 directly, everything is the way it is supposed to be (off and quiet) but for the problem that I can't start the engines after setting up everything. Neither Ctrl-shift-F4 nor Ctrl-E do the trick.
Do you have an idea?
Chris

Regarding the trim, I was referring to what had been mentioned before by tjh876, meaning that the trim indicator was blank, too. (sorry, my reference was not clear)


By saying thrust levers forward you mean idle position right? The two switches below the throttles are the fuel cutoff switches. They are different to the engine start switches. On the overhead panel, there is a section with two switches, two knobs underneath and an "autostart" switch below that. To start engines with autostart, make sure the fuel cutoff switches are not cut, as in it is in the up position, throttle idle, Ctrl + Shift + f4, autostart on, and then engine start selector to ground. This should start the engines.  :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by LOLcakes on Oct 17th, 2012 at 9:43am
The Aircraft Configuration Editor does not work for the 777-200ER PW model.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 17th, 2012 at 12:08pm

LOLcakes wrote on Oct 17th, 2012 at 9:01am:
By saying thrust levers forward you mean idle position right? The two switches below the throttles are the fuel cutoff switches. They are different to the engine start switches. On the overhead panel, there is a section with two switches, two knobs underneath and an "autostart" switch below that. To start engines with autostart, make sure the fuel cutoff switches are not cut, as in it is in the up position, throttle idle, Ctrl + Shift + f4, autostart on, and then engine start selector to ground. This should start the engines. :)

Sometimes when FSX starts (after selecting the 777 in the Start Menu > Fly Now) the throttle leavers are fully forward (100% thrust).

The continuous beeping noise is because the Landing Gear lever is UP while the plane is on the ground and the gear DOWN. I had this happen today.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Oct 18th, 2012 at 12:47am
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
Captainsim..please take note

Just thought I would make a suggestion on the exterior strobe and nav lights. It would be nice if they were a bit more visible. have a look at this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUw7ZqOfiq8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAtik0BH2I4

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 18th, 2012 at 2:29am
Most Captain Sim products have Nav, Beacon and Strobe lights that are not bright enough. I would also like to see them made brighter. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flyboy98 on Oct 26th, 2012 at 12:55am
Hey guys,

Quick question, I installed 0.9 and now the aircraft isn't in my list. I didn't do anything radical, I just uninstalled 0.8 and installed 0.9 and now I cant get the plane to appear in the list. The planes are in my SimObjects folder.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 26th, 2012 at 2:39am
How to install the 0.9?
1. IMPORTANT: Make sure 777 Captain (777-200) base pack 0.8 is installed.

2. Download the SP 0.9 to any folder on your computer.

3. Make sure FSX is not runnung.

4. Double click the downloaded csx772_0900.exe file to install* the 0.9.

* - The 0.9 will overwrite previously installed freeware liveries and/or other modifications of the original product. Prior to uninstall the product please backup all data added to the original product.


Notice that instruction #1 says to "Make sure 777 Captain (777-200) base pack 0.8 is installed."
You uninstalled v0.8 and then installed v0.9. What you need to do is to reinstall v0.8, THEN reinstall v0.9. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flyboy98 on Oct 26th, 2012 at 2:48am
Ah someone busted me skipping instructions ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 26th, 2012 at 3:34am

flyboy98 wrote on Oct 26th, 2012 at 2:48am:
Ah someone busted me skipping instructions ;)
;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Weston on Oct 28th, 2012 at 9:54pm
I'm getting that anowing landing gear invisible thing when I switch airplane liveries

Ever once in a while the airplane freezes the switchs will change functions but will not go in or out and the sound will go away.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Ed Kammerman on Oct 29th, 2012 at 12:03am
Hi,
So far after installing .08 and .09 I've only gotten the airplane to fly twice. Last flight was halfway decent, got from KPAE to KLAX, I had some issues on landing but I think that was scenery not aircraft. Since then I haven't been able to fly the airplane. Even after turning on all the hydraulics, there's a row of warning lights on the right side of the overhead (looking back from the pilot's seat) That won't turn off. I have followed the recommended loading procedure (Cessna172 then switching to T7) Any thoughts?

Ed

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Andrew_V on Oct 29th, 2012 at 6:12pm
I cant start the engines from cold & dark state. APU Bleed is on, Fuel pumps is on, EICAS shows what the fuel system, electrical system and air system is OK, N1 shows 3.9, N2 shows 25, but nothings happened engines do not start. Starts only with Ctrl+E :(

With greetings A.V.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by macca22au on Oct 29th, 2012 at 11:15pm
Prepar3D

I have only P3D installed, but keep FSX on a storage folder.

I installed v0.8 and v0.9 into P3D but it crashed the sim.  I then installed them into the old FSX and then transferred the Sim Objects, Gauges and dll entry over.

Still crashes.

I am prepared to wait for v1.0 if it has a native P3D installer.
Nowhere on this site have I seen an answer to the often asked question:  Will v1.0 have a Prepar3D installer as an option?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 30th, 2012 at 2:26am

macca22au wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 11:15pm:
Prepar3D

I have only P3D installed, but keep FSX on a storage folder.

I installed v0.8 and v0.9 into P3D but it crashed the sim. I then installed them into the old FSX and then transferred the Sim Objects, Gauges and dll entry over.

Still crashes.

I am prepared to wait for v1.0 if it has a native P3D installer.
Nowhere on this site have I seen an answer to the often asked question: Will v1.0 have a Prepar3D installer as an option?
No it doesn't and I don't think it will. Captain Sim don't support Prepar3D (Prepar3d and Captain Sim products). I installed it in FSX and then copied it all over to P3D and it works just as well.

You could look at buying Flightsim Estonia's FSX TO PREPAR3D MIGRATION TOOL from SimMarket (10.04 (without VAT)) so that you can install it in P3D without having FSX installed (it creates a virtual FSX installation).

From the FSX to P3D Migration Tool Manual:
List of currently FSX addons that are verified not to work with
Prepar3D despite our best efforts:
Reality XP GNS 430W XP
Reality XP GNS 530W XP
Flight1 ATR-72
Flight1 Cessna Citation Mustang
Instant Scenery
OTHER Superbug

The following addons need to be run in Legacy Mode:
OTHER Boeing 747
EZdok Active Camera

Title: Re: MISC
Post by macca22au on Oct 31st, 2012 at 4:32am
Markoz;  thanks for that. I do have the Estonia migrator but it was insufficient for this. I installed it into an FSX copy folder on a storage disk, and then attempted to copy it over, but I must have missed something.

I am really sorry that Captain Sim have taken this position as more and more FSX users are moving across.  Maybe the EULA is the problem for CS but it is certainly not for me as an individual user.

The silly part is that someone more expert than me will develop a technique to migrate it accurately - so why not do it at the start.  However I find the EULA debate arid in the extreme, and leave it to the individual devs to make up their own minds.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 31st, 2012 at 9:16am
@Captain Sim. Sorry if this should not be in this Topic.. I will be happy to move it to the 777 Captain - 0.X forum if it is. ;)

Captain Sim may change their mind in the future. That is there stance on Prepar3D now, so we may have to wait a while before we find out if it will change.

This is what I did with the 777-200 to put it in P3D.

Copy the following folders/files from FSX to P3D:

FSX\Captain_Sim\777 (make sure there is a P3D\Captain_Sim folder first!)
FSX\Captain_Sim\EFB
FSX\Captain_Sim\navigation

FSX\Effects\cs777_engstart.fx
FSX\Effects\cs777_sf.fx
FSX\Effects\cs777_smoke_dark.fx
FSX\Effects\cs777_vclightwhi.fx

FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777_PAX
FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE
FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_PW
FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200LR

Then you need to add this:

     <Launch.Addon>
           <Name>Captain Sim 777 Sound</Name>
           <Disabled>False</Disabled>
           <Path>Captain_Sim\777\cs.sound.dll</Path>
     </Launch.Addon>


to the %AppData%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D\DLL.XML file.

Add it above the </SimBase.Document> line at the bottom. So it looks like this:

     <Launch.Addon>
           <Name>Captain Sim 777 Sound</Name>
           <Disabled>False</Disabled>
           <Path>Captain_Sim\777\cs.sound.dll</Path>
     </Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>


Make sure you comment out the gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3 line in the panel.cfg (found in P3D\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel) or P3D WILL CTD! Like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00  
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3


If you do all that, it should work fine in P3D.


This is a pic of the CS_B777-200ER_GE (v0.9) in Prepar3D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by boeing247 on Nov 12th, 2012 at 10:29pm
Two things about the clock gauge:

1. Each digit is not displayed until it changes (e.g. the minutes place is blank until a minute passes and it changes)

2. The GMT time is an hour too fast

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Nov 13th, 2012 at 1:52am

boeing247 wrote on Nov 12th, 2012 at 10:29pm:
Two things about the clock gauge:

1. Each digit is not displayed until it changes (e.g. the minutes place is blank until a minute passes and it changes)

2. The GMT time is an hour too fast

Sometimes the clock in mine is blank, then suddenly it will show the UTC time, which will be wrong, like you say. Then, after a while, I will only see the minutes, or the last digit of the minutes (e.g. the time is 7:45 and all I see it the "5"). I assume this will be fixed in v1.0.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Weston on Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:13am
Alright someone please explain this weird lightning system I try to hit a interior light and nothing happens a hit the logo light the glareshield lights come on. How do you get the green lightning manully :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by froggy on Nov 17th, 2012 at 4:59am

Weston wrote on Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:13am:
Alright someone please explain this weird lightning system I try to hit a interior light and nothing happens a hit the logo light the glareshield lights come on. How do you get the green lightning manully :-?


Something to do with all the CS products IIRC

The 767, 757 & 707 are all configured the same way..

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nicnacjak on Dec 14th, 2012 at 12:54am
So I've been using the 777 with  relative success now for about two months but I've discovered a new issue after installing Rex Essentials, ReX Latitude and FSINN. When I engage LNAV and VNAV the a/t applies full power and doesn't throttle back unless I disconnect it or hit Flight Level Change/ VS on decent. At a certain point the airspeed indicator reads 30 and the mach meter goes out of limits. I know the 777 has really powerful engines, but, the auto-throttle shouldn't be applying full power when it has been told to hold .84 in the FMS. Has anyone else had this issue? If so are there any fixes?        

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marius scheepers on Dec 14th, 2012 at 8:22am
I had excatly the same problem, and then also my vertical speed went up and down from -4000fpm to +4000fpm, untill i disconnected the AP and A/T

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nicnacjak on Dec 15th, 2012 at 4:24am
Were you able to fix it? I want to take this bird up tonight. The 747-400 range can't quite do Hong Kong to San Francisco without making me sweat  

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Juan Felipe Lobo M. on Dec 15th, 2012 at 11:27pm
I'm getting low frames, between 2 and 3. Why? I have an ASUS G60Vx! I mean all the addons I have, run perfectly.
Also the Displays (I know this go for other topic) needs more improvement. The MFD doesnt show the distance, waypoints, and other important things.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nismo on Dec 26th, 2012 at 6:58am
Is it possible that you can link the Aircraft editor with the airplane during game play?  That way we can change the payload and stuff without having to reload the aircraft for it to update. :)

Arlen

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 27th, 2012 at 2:16am

nismo wrote on Dec 26th, 2012 at 6:58am:
Is it possible that you can link the Aircraft editor with the airplane during game play? That way we can change the payload and stuff without having to reload the aircraft for it to update. :)

Arlen

That's a great idea. But it's probably better to ask for it in the 777 Captain - wish list. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nismo on Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:07pm
If I save a flight enroute and come back to continue it the next day, When it loads everything is reset!.......Anybody else has this problem?  Its very upsetting to save a 6hr flight after reaching half way and come back to it only to start over again

Nismo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mikaz on Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:18pm

nismo wrote on Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:07pm:
If I save a flight enroute and come back to continue it the next day, When it loads everything is reset!.......Anybody else has this problem? Its very upsetting to save a 6hr flight after reaching half way and come back to it only to start over again

Nismo


Ive had the same problem, and would be very happy to know is there something to fix this??

Title: Re: MISC
Post by nismo on Dec 29th, 2012 at 11:29pm

mikaz wrote on Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:18pm:

nismo wrote on Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:07pm:
If I save a flight enroute and come back to continue it the next day, When it loads everything is reset!.......Anybody else has this problem?  Its very upsetting to save a 6hr flight after reaching half way and come back to it only to start over again

Nismo


Ive had the same problem, and would be very happy to know is there something to fix this??



I am waiting to see if anyone has this problem. i also have this issue with all the electricals on and i cant talk to ATC or hear ATC transmissions for short periods unexpectedly. Its like the plane momentarily shuts down and pops back to normal with the panel state the same and everything is on.

I think its the electircals but i am not too certain. Has that ever happened to you also?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:49pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.0

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:10pm
I have a very strange issue with V1.0. I loaded up the aircraft and the yoke was stuck in the left position and none of the FMC displays were working. here is a screenshot.

I also ensured that all the systems on the overhead ( including Hydraulics were on )..

cs777.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:15pm
Did you start the APU?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:19pm
Yes I did that as well..I started the APU and in addition, I just discovered that all displays except the EICAS are all frozen...:S

hope this isn't Window 8 related...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DeadlyInertia on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 11:38pm

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:19pm:
Yes I did that as well..I started the APU and in addition, I just discovered that all displays except the EICAS are all frozen...:S

hope this isn't Window 8 related...

Try reloading the aircraft, and wait for the aircraft initialization bar to pop up [It should be a green bar]

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jan 24th, 2013 at 4:17am

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:10pm:
I have a very strange issue with V1.0. I loaded up the aircraft and the yoke was stuck in the left position and none of the FMC displays were working. here is a screenshot.

I also ensured that all the systems on the overhead ( including Hydraulics were on )..

Restart FSX. Load your flight with a default aircraft like the Baron. Load the CS777. Look for the green bar that says systems are initializing.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 24th, 2013 at 4:37am
I had quite a few problems with the 777-200 v0.9 in FSX on Windows 8, that I couldn't use it. The rest of Captain Sim's add-ons were okay though.

Overall, FSX in Windows 8 has so many problems for me that I gave up on it.
I still have a Win7/Win8 dual boot system, but I rarely go into Win8. Sometimes I can't use any Apps even though I am logged in with my online username! :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jan 24th, 2013 at 5:06am

Markoz wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 4:37am:
I had quite a few problems with the 777-200 v0.9 in FSX on Windows 8, that I couldn't use it. The rest of Captain Sim's add-ons were okay though.

Overall, FSX in Windows 8 has so many problems for me that I gave up on it.
I still have a Win7/Win8 dual boot system, but I rarely go into Win8. Sometimes I can't use any Apps even though I am logged in with my online username! :(

I just rebuilt my computer (mostly new) and decided to stick with Win7-64. We have a laptop with Win8, and I like the "always connected" theme. But for FSX, Win7 is the way to go because of compatibility and driver support. I do like WP8 on my Nokia Lumia.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by spookey on Jan 24th, 2013 at 6:01am
i have same....pd/nd frozen and cdu black

dont get an initialization bar at all

tryed with baron loaded first still same

using win 7

dane

Title: Re: MISC
Post by oilman on Jan 24th, 2013 at 10:34am
No "green bar" here either, but systems seem to be working? One thing I did notice is contrails off the fin and belly, not wings?
contrail.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC Baro
Post by Anice on Jan 24th, 2013 at 11:31am
I dont get the Europ Baro QNH 1013 only the USA baro 29.9 when i switch the baro to HPA or IN does not change to Europ Baro QNH. I have all planes a europ Boaro exept CS 777

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 24th, 2013 at 11:35am
Well I decided to try reinstalling the 777 and now it won't install anymore..I am getting an error message that says Error opening file for writing: C:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\Panel\Captain_Sim.x777.fms.gau

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jan 24th, 2013 at 3:08pm

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 11:35am:
Well I decided to try reinstalling the 777 and now it won't install anymore..I am getting an error message that says Error opening file for writing: C:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\Panel\Captain_Sim.x777.fms.gau

Uninstall CS777 completely. Delete all CS777 folders in main FSX folder and in Airplanes folder (obviously if you have customized anything such as aircraft.cfg or liveries you will need to back them up first). Reboot your computer. Install 1.0. Load a flight with a default airplane. Load the CS777. You will see several "trusted" popups to which you will say Yes. If you see the green bar "initializing..." you are OK. If not, exit FSX and reboot again. Then load the flight as above.

This is what works for me. If not for you, then you'll have to wait for CS to fix it. Systems initialization has been an issue with this plane from Day One, although there has been improvement.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by whiggy on Jan 24th, 2013 at 3:20pm

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:10pm:
I have a very strange issue with V1.0. I loaded up the aircraft and the yoke was stuck in the left position and none of the FMC displays were working. here is a screenshot.

I also ensured that all the systems on the overhead ( including Hydraulics were on )..




I have the sampe problem. Need help. All my axex are assigned an calibrated via FSUIPC. All other aircrafts has no problem.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 24th, 2013 at 5:02pm

Saratoga wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 3:08pm:

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 11:35am:
Well I decided to try reinstalling the 777 and now it won't install anymore..I am getting an error message that says Error opening file for writing: C:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\Panel\Captain_Sim.x777.fms.gau

Uninstall CS777 completely. Delete all CS777 folders in main FSX folder and in Airplanes folder (obviously if you have customized anything such as aircraft.cfg or liveries you will need to back them up first). Reboot your computer. Install 1.0. Load a flight with a default airplane. Load the CS777. You will see several "trusted" popups to which you will say Yes. If you see the green bar "initializing..." you are OK. If not, exit FSX and reboot again. Then load the flight as above.

This is what works for me. If not for you, then you'll have to wait for CS to fix it. Systems initialization has been an issue with this plane from Day One, although there has been improvement.

Ben



Thanks Ben that solved the problem. V1.0 is nice but it is far from what I expected at this stage..



Edit:  The issue continues and now no matter what I do or how many times i reboot or restart FSX, it doesn't initialize

Title: Re: MISC
Post by AaronMyers on Jan 24th, 2013 at 8:11pm

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:10pm:
I have a very strange issue with V1.0. I loaded up the aircraft and the yoke was stuck in the left position and none of the FMC displays were working. here is a screenshot.

I also ensured that all the systems on the overhead ( including Hydraulics were on )..


Same issue here as well.

Title: Re: MISC Baro
Post by tatboyeu on Jan 25th, 2013 at 1:55pm

Anice wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 11:31am:
I dont get the Europ Baro QNH 1013 only the USA baro 29.9 when i switch the baro to HPA or IN does not change to Europ Baro QNH. I have all planes a europ Boaro exept CS 777


Hello,
me too, I've same issue !!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by anachron13 on Jan 25th, 2013 at 2:56pm

oilman wrote on Jan 24th, 2013 at 10:34am:
No "green bar" here either, but systems seem to be working? One thing I did notice is contrails off the fin and belly, not wings?

I have the same "contrail" bug. But it start right from the ground actually.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ca177 on Jan 25th, 2013 at 7:11pm
Does anyone also hear a strange warning tone upon loading then the plane? It repeats every about 4 to 5 seconds, and the sound itself is about three seconds long. It only disappears when I throttle up.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 26th, 2013 at 1:12am

ca177 wrote on Jan 25th, 2013 at 7:11pm:
Does anyone also hear a strange warning tone upon loading then the plane? It repeats every about 4 to 5 seconds, and the sound itself is about three seconds long. It only disappears when I throttle up.

Yes. It sounds like the gear lever warning that I get sometimes - the Landing Gear is down, but the Landing Gear Lever is up. I get it happening a lot. Sometimes my throttle levers are are in the full throttle position too, but I don't get any warning for that. I don't know why it stops when you throttle up. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ca177 on Jan 26th, 2013 at 8:15pm

Markoz wrote on Jan 26th, 2013 at 1:12am:

ca177 wrote on Jan 25th, 2013 at 7:11pm:
Does anyone also hear a strange warning tone upon loading then the plane? It repeats every about 4 to 5 seconds, and the sound itself is about three seconds long. It only disappears when I throttle up.

Yes. It sounds like the gear lever warning that I get sometimes - the Landing Gear is down, but the Landing Gear Lever is up. I get it happening a lot. Sometimes my throttle levers are are in the full throttle position too, but I don't get any warning for that. I don't know why it stops when you throttle up. :-/

Well noted. Thank you.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by niko73 on Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:23am
Hi all.. i've a strange issue... i unistalled version 0.9 and installed 1.0... when i start a new flight after aircraft inizialization fsx disappear without any error warnings... and only with cs 777.... what's the matter??
Thx all...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 28th, 2013 at 3:13pm

niko73 wrote on Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:23am:
Hi all.. i've a strange issue... i unistalled version 0.9 and installed 1.0... when i start a new flight after aircraft inizialization fsx disappear without any error warnings... and only with cs 777.... what's the matter??
Thx all...

I'm not sure if this will prevent FSX from crashing, but it is worth a try.

Go to <FSX>\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel and open the panel.cfg with notepad.
Comment out (add // at the beginning of the line) the gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3 line in [Window00]. Like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3


then save it.

Start FSX, load the 777, and see if FSX doesn't crash. The Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge is known to cause P3D to crash to desktop, and sometime FSX as well. So I hope it works for you.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by niko73 on Jan 28th, 2013 at 5:09pm
Great Markoz.... it solved the issue... many thanks.... ;) ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:48pm
Any suggestions on how to get the aircraft to initalize? I only managed to do it once and since then, no matter what I do, the systems won't initialize.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by ca177 on Jan 29th, 2013 at 10:24pm
Is the FMS in Lbs units or KGs units?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:30pm

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:48pm:
Any suggestions on how to get the aircraft to initalize? I only managed to do it once and since then, no matter what I do, the systems won't initialize.


Load your flight with a default aircraft like the Baron. Then load the CS777.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Weston on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:48pm
It would be nice if the fmc caculated the cg!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by packers101 on Jan 30th, 2013 at 10:58pm

Weston wrote on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:48pm:
It would be nice if the fmc caculated the cg!


+1

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:09am

Saratoga wrote on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:30pm:

Caribflyer wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:48pm:
Any suggestions on how to get the aircraft to initalize? I only managed to do it once and since then, no matter what I do, the systems won't initialize.


Load your flight with a default aircraft like the Baron. Then load the CS777.

Ben



I think I finally got it working after reinstalling the aircraft 3 times....

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:15am

Weston wrote on Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:48pm:
It would be nice if the fmc caculated the cg!



I really hope that the developers see this. And I think it's time that the ACE be updated to be a bit more in-depth as to how you configure your aircraft. Perhaps also adding a section for loading fuel and adding a "Random Payload" option.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Caribflyer on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 9:08pm
I think i just confirmed that the 777 FMS is pretty much the same as the 757/767 because even the route request function does not work. I saved a route, did the request and it didn't load at all. I had the same experience with the 757 and 767. Come on Captainsim. Don't let us down with this one. I am confident that this aircraft can be a success.

I also noticed that the Line select keys on the FMC stays in the down position when you press them in the VC.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 4th, 2013 at 1:21am
Mine can be loaded as long as I have included a departure runway on the first RTE page, not using the DEP/ARR pages. No SID is needed, just the runway number.

Someone else (sorry, but I can't remember who, or where) figured that out, so I can't take credit for this. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by kevinh on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:14am

Caribflyer wrote on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 9:08pm:
I think i just confirmed that the 777 FMS is pretty much the same as the 757/767 because even the route request function does not work. I saved a route, did the request and it didn't load at all. I had the same experience with the 757 and 767. Come on Captainsim. Don't let us down with this one. I am confident that this aircraft can be a success.

I also noticed that the Line select keys on the FMC stays in the down position when you press them in the VC.

I agree 100%.  You can save a route but you can't load it, either as a ROUTE REQUEST or a COROUTE.  You can't load an FSX flight plan either, though the menu to do so is displayed.

I didn't know this wasn't working on the 757/767, absolutely amazed this basic functionality wasn't made to work on such a long established product.  Given the way the 777 has been rushed out, and still incomplete, I don't hold out too much hope of things ever working properly on the 777 either.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by kevinh on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:21am
I load FSX with a default plane in a powered off state, as recommended, then the 777, but switch states are fairly random.  It's not even something consistent like the last state the switch was in.  Some are controls are really annoying.  For example Landing Gear lever UP (!), engine start switches in START, Fuel/Ignition switches in RUN, half the overhead panel switches OFF, yet hydraulic switches always in AUTO/ON.

Different every time.  I suppose it makes sure you are paying attention.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Feb 16th, 2013 at 2:09am

kevinh wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:14am:

Caribflyer wrote on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 9:08pm:
I think i just confirmed that the 777 FMS is pretty much the same as the 757/767 because even the route request function does not work. I saved a route, did the request and it didn't load at all. I had the same experience with the 757 and 767. Come on Captainsim. Don't let us down with this one. I am confident that this aircraft can be a success.

I also noticed that the Line select keys on the FMC stays in the down position when you press them in the VC.

I agree 100%. You can save a route but you can't load it, either as a ROUTE REQUEST or a COROUTE. You can't load an FSX flight plan either, though the menu to do so is displayed.

I can load an FSX flight plan from the FMC using REQUEST and then selecting from the left buttons. Often, however, this method will not generate a T/D, which is quite finicky in this version of the VNAV.

I also have noticed that the LNAV occasionally flies a complete circle at a waypoint before continuing on course.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Feb 16th, 2013 at 2:28am
Flight Manual Part II page 21

STROBE and RUNWAY TURNOFF definitions are reversed.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by kevinh on Feb 20th, 2013 at 12:23pm

Saratoga wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 2:09am:

kevinh wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:14am:

Caribflyer wrote on Feb 3rd, 2013 at 9:08pm:
I think i just confirmed that the 777 FMS is pretty much the same as the 757/767 because even the route request function does not work. I saved a route, did the request and it didn't load at all. I had the same experience with the 757 and 767. Come on Captainsim. Don't let us down with this one. I am confident that this aircraft can be a success.

I also noticed that the Line select keys on the FMC stays in the down position when you press them in the VC.

I agree 100%. You can save a route but you can't load it, either as a ROUTE REQUEST or a COROUTE. You can't load an FSX flight plan either, though the menu to do so is displayed.

I can load an FSX flight plan from the FMC using REQUEST and then selecting from the left buttons. Often, however, this method will not generate a T/D, which is quite finicky in this version of the VNAV.

I also have noticed that the LNAV occasionally flies a complete circle at a waypoint before continuing on course.

Ben

Ben,

Checking this again, I've now found I can load an FSX flight plan but only if it's listed on the first page that comes up. Page 2 onwards the flight plans don't load.  Flight plans saved from the FMC won't load.

Kevin

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Feb 28th, 2013 at 9:33am

Saratoga wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 2:09am:

I can load an FSX flight plan from the FMC using REQUEST and then selecting from the left buttons. Often, however, this method will not generate a T/D, which is quite finicky in this version of the VNAV.

I also have noticed that the LNAV occasionally flies a complete circle at a waypoint before continuing on course.

Ben


Same as the 757/767 FMC, to get a T/D you need to select a transition at your destination airport, then you'll get a T/D.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by klyd971 on Feb 28th, 2013 at 9:09pm

niko73 wrote on Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:23am:
Hi all.. i've a strange issue... i unistalled version 0.9 and installed 1.0... when i start a new flight after aircraft inizialization fsx disappear without any error warnings... and only with cs 777.... what's the matter??
Thx all...


I get a CTD of another type, only after 30min in cruise.I did upgrade 0.9 to 1.0, same ctd....Then as you did, uninstall 0.9 but still same issue.
I deeply think that it's a soft issue and nothing to do about it until next update...
nb: .v.0.8 never got ctd for me

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Mar 1st, 2013 at 9:10pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.1

Title: Re: MISC
Post by pride545 on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 4:06pm
Every time I move the aircraft with the slew mode, when I press y to turn off slew, the aircraft takes off across the airport! Any ideas?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ggiarda on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 8:20pm
I hope to get some support on this because I didn't have luck on finding similar issues on this forum.
Here is the list of unacceptable things that affect my CS 777 v 1.1:

1. As soon as the aircraft is loaded (while "Aircraft system initializing" is written on the screen) screen shakes. Tremble stops after 5-6 seconds.
2. On selecting whatever HDG with AP on, airplane starts rocking left and right while making a turn. It will stop rocking near the selected heading.
3. Setting the FMC with correct ILS frequency and correct heading (e.g. LIRF - 16L: 108.10 / 162) the APP screen is set with CRS 342 (180 error!!!). And the issue happens for any airpot equipped with ILS.

Please help!  :o

Title: Re: MISC
Post by juanchopancho on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 10:53pm
With the latest 1.1 update I am getting CTDs.  I've have definitely isolated it specifically to the CS777.  For example I can load up and fly the other NGX and fly around no problem.

I load up FSX, select any airport. AI is turned off and weather is clear.  Load up the CS777.  Everything loads up, I get the initializing message and then after 5 seconds I get the FSX has encountered a problem and closes error message.

I have also noticed that 1.1 lowered fps dramatically compared to 1.0

Not sure what is going on here since I was able to fly 1.0 without any crashes.

If I can help CS team in any way let me know.

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Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 11:09pm

juanchopancho wrote on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 10:53pm:
With the latest 1.1 update I am getting CTDs. I've have definitely isolated it specifically to the CS777. For example I can load up and fly the other other and fly around no problem.

I load up FSX, select any airport. AI is turned off and weather is clear. Load up the CS777. Everything loads up, I get the initializing message and then after 5 seconds I get the FSX has encountered a problem and closes error message.

I have also noticed that 1.1 lowered fps dramatically compared to 1.0

Not sure what is going on here since I was able to fly 1.0 without any crashes.

If I can help CS team in any way let me know.

Using Windows Explorer, go to FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder and open the panel.cfg with notepad.
Scroll down to the [Window00] entry and comment out (add a // to the beginning of the line) gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3

Like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3


See if that prevents the CTD.

The fps I get with v1.1 are about the same as they were for v1.0. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by juanchopancho on Mar 4th, 2013 at 6:29pm
So this is what I did. I uninstalled 1.1, then installed 1.0 again. Loaded FSX and the CS 777 just fine. In VC and no CTD.

I installed 1.1 once again and this time it didn't CTD, I actually did my first flight with 1.1 last night.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by cathay464 on Mar 4th, 2013 at 8:25pm

rservice wrote on Jun 5th, 2012 at 5:35pm:
The rocking has stopped after reinstalling
Ron


i have the rocking too during cursing, but it seem only happen to 772, so if a re install will help, i will try again. thanks for the tips

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Daddns on Mar 5th, 2013 at 7:59am

Quote:
Every time I move the aircraft with the slew mode, when I press y to turn off slew, the aircraft takes off across the airport! Any ideas?

Yes, FSX thinks the aircraft is in the air (not on the ground), so it sets the plane for inflight conditions (airspeed and power).

You may have started the slew session with the aircraft on the ground, but due to small differences in ground elevation over small distances, the position to which you slewed may now be 1-2 feet above the ground.

So when you exit slew, FSX thinks you are airborne!

There is an easy solution.  After you have finished slewing, but before you press Y, press the F1 key to move the aircraft down to ground level.  Then press Y.

I think it is F1.  Haven't done any slewing for a while, but if not F1, then finding which key it is should be fairly easy.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Weston on Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:39pm
small issue with ace
777_ace.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Weston on Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:41pm

Weston wrote on Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:39pm:
small issue with ace


777_ace_1.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:49pm
Another problem with the ACE utility, is if you don't have the 777-300 expansion, but click on the 300 load page, you get the alert, that you don't have the aircraft, but there is no way out except to kill the process in the task manager.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rsm50 on Mar 11th, 2013 at 6:05pm
I hope this is the right place to put this.

While using the Electronic Checklists I have observed the following issues:

- Before Start Checklist: The Hydraulics will not show as on (even with all switches set correctly.

- When completing the Before T/O checklist it goes to the Before Start Checklist

- When completing the Appr Descent checklist it goes to the Before Start Checklist

Title: Re: MISC
Post by marius scheepers on Apr 30th, 2013 at 10:50am

rsm50 wrote on Mar 11th, 2013 at 6:05pm:
I hope this is the right place to put this.

While using the Electronic Checklists I have observed the following issues:

- Before Start Checklist: The Hydraulics will not show as on (even with all switches set correctly.

- When completing the Before T/O checklist it goes to the Before Start Checklist

- When completing the Appr Descent checklist it goes to the Before Start Checklist


Now that is a difficult one, but then again it should get fixed at some stage, we dont know because we dont have the correct clearances to be told, all this hush hush stuff, reminds me of a James Bond movie.... but in the mean time its easy...... Just Dont Ask! :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Angus on May 31st, 2013 at 1:19pm
Hi, I am also not sure if this is the right place for this but I'm having a pretty MAJOR problem with the base pack. I bought it last night and it just crashes immediately as I select the aircraft in FSX. I have a video that demonstrates and explains this here -> (I can't insert hyperlinks yet so please add this to the standard YouTube url)

/watch?v=iKhDLC9-_U4

PLEASE HELP ME! I don't want to have wasted my money and this 777 looks like the only one worth paying for :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 1st, 2013 at 2:49am
Have you tried running FSX as an administrator?
You can do this by going to Start > Games > then right mouse clicking on Microsoft Flight Simulator X and selecting "Run as administrator".

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jacob R on Jun 7th, 2013 at 9:08am
What is wrong with my product.... I purchased CS777 over christmas, everything worked fine until i had to re install my flight sim, and then re install captain sim. It never worked and i kept re installing, my code was locked, it was unlocked, I install it, then when you go to fly it, non of the instruments work and there is no landing gears all the flight controls are down... SOMEONE HELP PLEASE  :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 8th, 2013 at 1:52am

Jacob R wrote on Jun 7th, 2013 at 9:08am:
What is wrong with my product.... I purchased CS777 over christmas, everything worked fine until i had to re install my flight sim, and then re install captain sim. It never worked and i kept re installing, my code was locked, it was unlocked, I install it, then when you go to fly it, non of the instruments work and there is no landing gears all the flight controls are down... SOMEONE HELP PLEASE :'(

The missing landing gear is a classic sign that the activation has failed.

Do a complete uninstall of the 777 as described in KB #685.
Check-in to Your Profile > Product > Customer Support > Search KB or Submit New Ticket
When reinstalling it, select the Manual Offline Activation method, just follow the instructions, to activate it. It should work. I activate all my Captain Sim products this way and it works fine.

Make sure to install it using the "Run as administrator" option if your operating system is Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Jul 1st, 2013 at 8:17pm
Has anyone found out how to correct the problem with the exterior lights not working on the 777? :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:51am
Freighter Payload Anomalies.

I noticed after loading a CS-B777F flight strange things were happening to the payload and the aircraft SG. The model gives a bump about 6 seconds after loading with the SG shift and the payload changes. This happens from a saved flight, after saving the flight I have to edit this entry in the xxx.FLT file to look like this as it really gets messed up completely corrupting the load map.

[Payload.0]
PayloadList=-1

It also happens if I replace another aircraft, eg CS-B773, with the freighter.

Been experimenting with ACE and the aircraft.cfg file and at the end of the day I created my own payload map to see what was happening. The last digits of the weight align to the station_load.xx location to help me identify the problem.

You can see where the entry at station_load.7 gets copied to station_load.2 through to station_load.14 and the entry at station_load.20 gets copied down to station_load.15 - the payload has increased from 113900 lbs to 127702 lbs and SG moved 4% forward from 29.25%. All other entries are OK.

See attached screen shots.

This problem appears to be only associated with the freighter, Ive gone through the same exercise with the passenger versions without seeing anything untoward.

Payload_1.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:52am
Screenshot 2
Payload_2.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:53am
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Payload_3.JPG (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 9th, 2013 at 8:39pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 1.2

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Hendrixsrv on Jul 10th, 2013 at 12:08am
Still no hPa altimeter setting

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruce448 on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:34am
There is no option for the Boeing 777-200ER RR in the ACE.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:35am
Bruce, there is the option, I just checked.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruce448 on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:38am
I will try a deinstall re-install again.

Bruce

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:46am

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:35am:
Bruce, there is the option, I just checked.

Sorry Tanya, but mine doesn't have the RR version in the ACE either. I just checked. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruce448 on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:58am

Markoz wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:46am:

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:35am:
Bruce, there is the option, I just checked.

Sorry Tanya, but mine doesn't have the RR version in the ACE either. I just checked. :(



Just done a de-install and re-install again for the 3rd time, this time I used the V1.2 of the -300 addon, and all is good now.

I think the issue must have been with version of the -300 ace.

http://s21.postimg.org/698awf0h3/T7_ACE.jpg

Bruce

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 10th, 2013 at 10:03am

Bruce448 wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:58am:

Markoz wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:46am:

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:35am:
Bruce, there is the option, I just checked.

Sorry Tanya, but mine doesn't have the RR version in the ACE either. I just checked. :(



Just done a de-install and re-install again for the 3rd time, this time I used the V1.2 of the -300 addon, and all is good now.

http://s21.postimg.org/698awf0h3/T7_ACE.jpg

Bruce
Drats! I guess that means I gotta reinstall them all again now. Oh well, it takes what it takes to sort it out I guess.

I'll let you all know how it goes.

[edit]It gets worse. I thought you meant in the PREFLIGHT section (see image)!!! :-[

I must be going nuts today. :([/edit]

Title: Re: MISC
Post by oskiatl on Jul 10th, 2013 at 11:44am
I can't find the RR variant in my preflight either 8-),let me know how it goes in figuring that out. I think I'll leave it alone until CS sorts it out, I don't want to muck things up while it's working good,LOL! Quick qustion,why when I look at the FSX fuel loader, I only see to weight stations? Only captain and first officer are shown, so when I use GSX I only get tugs with one cart and not the usual 3 :o,any suggestions on how to fix this?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 10th, 2013 at 12:39pm
I've already reported the problem of the RR model missing in the preflight. Hope it's a quick fix.
I've copied the [Weight and balance] info from the CS_B777-200ER_GE aircraft.cfg and pasted it into the CS_B777-200ER_RR, for now. It'll suffice for now. ;)

max_number_of_stations =257

unit_weight.1=180
unit_weight.2=500
station_load.0=170, 97, -3, 2, Captain
station_load.1=170, 97, 3, 2, First Officer
station_load.2=180,18,9,2,Passenger
*** station_load.3 to station_load.243 @ 180 pounds listed in here ***
station_load.245=180,-20,3,2,Passenger
station_load.246=500,28,0,-9,Container
station_load.247=500,16,0,-9,Container
station_load.248=500,40,0,-9,Container
station_load.249=500,51,0,-9,Container
station_load.250=500,63,0,-9,Container
station_load.251=500,-44,0,-8,Container
station_load.252=500,-35,0,-8,Container
station_load.253=500,-25,0,-8,Container
station_load.254=500,-15,0,-8,Container
station_load.255=500,-54,0,-8,Container


NOTE: You will need to use the Animation panel to close the APU cowling before GSX will pushback the 777. It doesn't affect the operation of the APU.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 10th, 2013 at 8:48pm
Thank you for your inquiry.
It has been processed and new KB# 9368 added to the Knowledge Base.
Please check-in to Your Profile  and use Customer Support > Search KB > KB# 9368.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 10th, 2013 at 10:48pm

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 8:48pm:
Thank you for your inquiry.
It has been processed and new KB# 9368 added to the Knowledge Base.
Please check-in to Your Profile and use Customer Support > Search KB > KB# 9368.

Thank you Tanya. That did the trick. ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruce448 on Jul 11th, 2013 at 8:34am
Sorry people for being a pain in the RS. I have just bought the Freighter pack. Before I put in a support ticket, I want to know if this is correct.

http://s15.postimg.org/nc214vq4r/T7_Freighter.jpg

As you can see from the left hand side in Fleet that the freighter variant is available, yet there is no option in Preflight. Where as on the 757 freighter there is.

This is using the the updated 777 ACE found in the support base (KB# 9368).

Bruce

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 11th, 2013 at 9:52am
Hi Bruce.

The freighter loads differently than the way it is done for the other Captain Sim aircraft before the 777.
Read pages 39 & 40 of the 777 Captain FLIGHT MANUAL Part I Users Manual (csx777_manual1.pdf). It explains the new way of loading the 777 Freighter.

If you don't have the manual, you can get it here: http://www.captainsim.com/products/x777/csx777_manual1.zip Note. You should download this regardles of whether you have it or not (unless you downloaded it after the release of v1.2), as this manual was updated on 09 JULY, 2013. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bruce448 on Jul 11th, 2013 at 10:08am
Cheers Mark, always good to RTFM.

Bruce

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jul 12th, 2013 at 3:46pm
(G'day Mark & Tanya). There is a bug in the v1.2 Freighter panel, the plane doesn't load correctly. It's easy to fix, go to "CS_B777F\panel.cfg" and change line 47 to this:

gauge04=Captain_Sim.x774.fre!main,0,0,1,1

Maybe a similar issue is affecting the 777-300 v1.2, but I don't have it, can't check... This could explain some activation problems mentionned in other threads...

Another bug in the "CS_B777F\aircraft.cfg" file, [CameraDefinition.003] to [CameraDefinition.008] have identical GUID numbers, so these views don't show. It's a pitty since some are views of the very nice cargo area! Change these 6 GUID values to something unique (change just one letter or digit, it's enough), and the problem is solved.

The floating little "thingy" on top of the fuselage is fixed in the exterior MDL file by CS devs, that's good news, thanks.

I like the 200F, cockpit, rest area, passenger area and cargo are all modelled in the same interior MDL file... So it can be done! And no FPS loss, nor gain...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 12th, 2013 at 7:15pm

Quote:
(G'day Mark & Tanya). There is a bug in the v1.2 Freighter panel, the plane doesn't load correctly. It's easy to fix, go to "CS_B777F\panel.cfg" and change line 47 to this:

gauge04=Captain_Sim.x774.fre!main,0,0,1,1
Mine has this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
gauge02=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x774.fre!main,0,0,1,1


So why would I want to have it as gauge04=Captain_Sim.x774.fre!main,0,0,1,1?


Quote:
Another bug in the "CS_B777F\aircraft.cfg" file, [CameraDefinition.003] to [CameraDefinition.008] have identical GUID numbers, so these views don't show. It's a pitty since some are views of the very nice cargo area! Change these 6 GUID values to something unique (change just one letter or digit, it's enough), and the problem is solved.
In the aircraft.cfg of my CS_B777F, the [CameraDefinition.003] to [CameraDefinition.008] all have different GUID's already:

[CameraDefinition.003]
Title = "MCP"
Guid = {AF7B55BD-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F11}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .4
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=0.63, -0.02, 0.08
InitialPbh=18, 0, 0

[CameraDefinition.004]
Title = "CDU"
Guid = {CC7B06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F11}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=0.563, -0.29, 0.10
InitialPbh=88, 0, 0

[CameraDefinition.005]
Title = "Electronic Flight Bag"
Guid = {BB7B06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F11}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=-0.3, -0.25, 0.25
InitialPbh=42, 0, 324

[CameraDefinition.006]
Title = "Galley"
Guid = {116A06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F75}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=1.67, 0.60, -2.72
InitialPbh=17, 0, 225
xyzRate=1.0

[CameraDefinition.007]
Title = "Main Cargo Deck"
Guid = {126A06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F75}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=2.45, 0.7, -8.0
InitialPbh=5, 0, 195
xyzRate=1.0

[CameraDefinition.008]
Title = "Main Cargo Door"
Guid = {136A06BC-6A5C-4098-B6E9-E5A0932D9F75}
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = YES
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = .5
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=20
HeadingPanRate=60
InitialXyz=1.55, 0.64, -42.90
InitialPbh=0, 0, 333
xyzRate=1.0

Admittedly some look VERY similar, but they are not identical and I can change to these views in my 777F.

I have no need to change anything in those files. :-/

You must have some weird problem happening to you Freighter when you install it. :o

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jul 12th, 2013 at 7:29pm
I'm using the new v1.2 777-200F released a few hours ago... the one with the weather radar update...
"csx774_1200.exe"

I don't have the 300 v1.2, can someone post the section [Window00] ?

But you are right Mark, the camera definitions are ok, my mistake... sorry... I was looking at the last part of the GUID only...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 12th, 2013 at 7:41pm
Ahhh. I didn't know about the latest update, but I did notice (a few minutes ago) that the WXR entry was missing. So I added my own entry:

gauge04=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1

and had just finished testing it. It works with fine. :o

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Jul 13th, 2013 at 4:08am

Hendrixsrv wrote on Jul 10th, 2013 at 12:08am:
Still no hPa altimeter setting


In the VC your right (apparent bug) , but if you use the 2D sub-panel (Shift-6) to bring up the EFIS it works.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Tiguydou on Jul 14th, 2013 at 2:33pm
I just installed the three packages of the CaptainSim Boeing 777 version 1.2.
Considering I paid over 100 bucks for this kit, I'm very disapointed or I should say very angry.
No displays, no gears, hydraulics don't work no lights on any of the buttons inside the cockpit.
Rudder, trim and ailerons don't work.
The engines are running and the throttles are working.
I reinstalled all three packages and also the Acceleration Pack and no change.
Does someone know if there is a solution to make this product works.
Windows 7 Integral, 64 bit, 16 gB RAM, vieo card GeForce GTX670, CPU Intel i7-2600 3.4gHz
FSX with SP1 and Acceleration Pack, CaptainSim Boeing 727.

Thank you !
>:(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Jul 14th, 2013 at 3:04pm
I have same problems. Did you install to  FSX or P3D? If installed P3D ( I did)There is no solution to this problem, yet. If installed FSX and you did use activation code , they will help you.
Wait for Markoz response.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Saratoga on Jul 14th, 2013 at 7:08pm

Tiguydou wrote on Jul 14th, 2013 at 2:33pm:
I just installed the three packages of the CaptainSim Boeing 777 version 1.2.
Considering I paid over 100 bucks for this kit, I'm very disapointed or I should say very angry.
No displays, no gears, hydraulics don't work no lights on any of the buttons inside the cockpit.
Rudder, trim and ailerons don't work.
The engines are running and the throttles are working.
I reinstalled all three packages and also the Acceleration Pack and no change.
Does someone know if there is a solution to make this product works.
Windows 7 Integral, 64 bit, 16 gB RAM, vieo card GeForce GTX670, CPU Intel i7-2600 3.4gHz
FSX with SP1 and Acceleration Pack, CaptainSim Boeing 727.

Thank you !
>:(

Even with 1.2, I have the same initialization problems with the LR. Some say that the ER does not have these problems. Here is the solution I use. BTW, be sure to restart your computer after installing the CS777.
1. Set up the flight the way you want it, except use a default aircraft like the Baron.
2. When the flight has loaded, select the CS777 through the Aircraft menu.
3. As the 777 loads, a green bar will appear on the screen which says something about systems initializing. If you do not see this bar, then you may have to restart FSX and try again. If it works, everything should be functioning except for a few switches on the overhead which you'll need to press.

The other option is to create a "cold and dark" flight and then run through the whole startup sequence. I don't like to do this each time, so I use the method above.

Ben

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 15th, 2013 at 2:52am
This is what I did when I installed 777 v1.2:

1. Uninstall the 777 then check that there are nothing left in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes and the FSX\Captain_Sim\777 folder is gone (if I have anything in any of those folders that I want to keep (like additional liveries), I back them up).
2. I removed the entries (x770, x772, x773 and x774 (the last two are the -300 and Freighter entries)) from the Windows registry.
3. Rebooted my computer.
4. Installed the 777. I installed them using Run as administrator because my OS is Windows 7 and to be sure it installed correctly. I also disabled my Avast shields (turned them off for 10 minutes) because Avast sometimes puts the installers into a sandbox, which prevents them from installing correctly! I ALWAYS use the Manual Offline Activation method (it IS very easy to do).
5. Reboot my computer.
6. Started FSX and all was good.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pisitt on Jul 15th, 2013 at 3:39pm
Can anyone help me?

I have the problem with NAV system in captain sim 777. I set up a route from VTBS to WSSS, it does not show any pink line on my screen! When I try B737 that come with FSX, the pink line appear in the screen and guide me to right direction.

So how could I make the way point line appear on panel?
Untitled_002.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pisitt on Jul 15th, 2013 at 3:40pm
This is from B737
Untitled2.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Hendrixsrv on Jul 15th, 2013 at 7:40pm

Pisitt wrote on Jul 15th, 2013 at 3:39pm:
Can anyone help me?

I have the problem with NAV system in captain sim 777. I set up a route from VTBS to WSSS, it does not show any pink line on my screen! When I try B737 that come with FSX, the pink line appear in the screen and guide me to right direction.

So how could I make the way point line appear on panel?


You need to change the display on the EFIS panel. You need to change the knob to "MAP"

efis.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pisitt on Jul 16th, 2013 at 3:19am
I have alrdy change into map, but the panel still be without waypoint line. Its happpen since I upgrade to v1.2. Any idea?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pisitt on Jul 16th, 2013 at 8:54am
Here is the pic of problem.
Untitled3.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Hendrixsrv on Jul 17th, 2013 at 2:39am
I feel like maybe you didn't set up the FMC correctly or you need to set the GPS up on the POS page correctly. If that's not the case, just do a complete reinstall of the 777

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 18th, 2013 at 1:59am

Pisitt wrote on Jul 16th, 2013 at 8:54am:
Here is the pic of problem.

Could you provide details of the route you entered?
Is your route originating from the airport that the 777 is parked at and the IRS is aligned with?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pisitt on Jul 18th, 2013 at 9:30am
Thank you for help! Ive tried FMC and it work!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Jul 18th, 2013 at 1:45pm
Hi, most of the problems reported in the forum are due to a lack of pilot training. First thing first. Ground school - preflight section.
The 777 is a different animal, you need to program the FMC correctly and go though every steps. There is no such thing as " I know it all"- download and go fly.

1. I adjusted my CG to give me 1 or 2 degrees of nose up at the treshhold - 90% payload and low on fuel.

2. I did my training flight and also my discovery flight of rel 1.2
from KJAX to KFLL, my home airport- 300 miles.
I did a complete preflight, derated my engines 20% for take off,
90% payload but very low on fuel.
On the roll N1 was at 85-Lnav and Vnav armed.
once airborne I engaged AP.
Once Vnav engaged, N1 jumped to 100 and N2 in the red in spite of the fact Vnav speed was limited to 260 in the climb- Lnav was perfect.
speed pretty constant in the climb. All Vnav points were as it should be
TC, TD< ED.
Vnav set for 270mph, idle, full brake in the descent
at destination, light traffic, ATC vectored me to the runway.
caught the ILS at an angle of 85 degrees, 10 miles from the runway
perfect in the ILS, my attitude indicator was so good, I let it land auto.
Off the runway, I shut her down.

To resume, not much for me in 1.2. except for the derate of the engines, I dont see much improvement !
My ND has 2 positions for engine T. TO and CRZ
The runway at landing _ dotted line. is still 5 degrees off from actual ILS
path and visual.

I fly pretty good but a little jerky in the waypoints turns. Also very jerky in bad weather - much turbulence here in the summer.

Take off are optional - landings are mandatory!

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

8-)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Julean on Jul 31st, 2013 at 3:23pm

Markoz wrote on Jul 15th, 2013 at 2:52am:
This is what I did when I installed 777 v1.2:

1. Uninstall the 777 then check that there are nothing left in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes and the FSX\Captain_Sim\777 folder is gone (if I have anything in any of those folders that I want to keep (like additional liveries), I back them up).
2. I removed the entries (x770, x772, x773 and x774 (the last two are the -300 and Freighter entries)) from the Windows registry.
3. Rebooted my computer.
4. Installed the 777. I installed them using Run as administrator because my OS is Windows 7 and to be sure it installed correctly. I also disabled my Avast shields (turned them off for 10 minutes) because Avast sometimes puts the installers into a sandbox, which prevents them from installing correctly! I ALWAYS use the Manual Offline Activation method (it IS very easy to do).
5. Reboot my computer.
6. Started FSX and all was good.



Now with 1.2 my 777 CTD after 15 - 20 sec of the initialization. The point 2 is hopeless for me to perform. And Manual offline activation method?!!! It should not be rocket science.

Are there liveries there are too old to use?

Sorry


Today 1 august I have reinstalled everything, did registry cleaning etc. So I will see... If this fantastic beautiful plane and look forward to see the radar in action.

Test flight afternoon 1 of august:

Still no flying for me.
The 777 CTD after 15 sec. This error report shows up now 4 times.

It looks like ntdll.dll ctd.

Navn p program med fejl: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, tidsstempel: 0x46fadb14
Navn p modul med fejl: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, tidsstempel: 0x4ec49b8f
Undtagelseskode: 0xc0000374
Forskydning med fejl 0x000ce6c3
Proces-id 0x11dc
Programmets starttidspunkt 0x01ce8eb5dc6627e5
Programsti: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe
Modulsti: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Rapport-id: 1de59de8-faab-11e2-abf6-485b390922e5

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 1st, 2013 at 1:13am
Pisitt, I was reading some older posts.
It is ironic that right under your posts about your NAV problem, I wrote that most of the problems in the forum result from lack of pilot training.

You dont have a problem with the NAV system, it is the NAV system that has a problem with you, the pilot. Pardon me if this is rude.
Your ND does not show the flight dir is on. your AT, Lnav and Vnav should be armed. Your ND should be set to MAP. This done you will see the track of the first wpt on the display.

After TO, flip AP on and enjoy your flight !!!
The PIC still has to monitor every aspect of the flight

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Galskiman on Aug 1st, 2013 at 7:04pm
Pisitt ...mmhhh did you use the ND Display for showing up some technical informations , such as Flightcontrolpanel , Hydraulics, etc...?
If yes i have good news: its a bug, that if you put some of these informations on the CP ND and then switch it back to Navigation, you didn't get the map mode back. You can put the selector at map mode but ist stays at the approach mode. (in a real 777 it works ,but like many other things not at the CS 777).



cheers Galskiman


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 2nd, 2013 at 1:21am

Julean wrote on Jul 31st, 2013 at 3:23pm:

Markoz wrote on Jul 15th, 2013 at 2:52am:
This is what I did when I installed 777 v1.2:

1. Uninstall the 777 then check that there are nothing left in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes and the FSX\Captain_Sim\777 folder is gone (if I have anything in any of those folders that I want to keep (like additional liveries), I back them up).
2. I removed the entries (x770, x772, x773 and x774 (the last two are the -300 and Freighter entries)) from the Windows registry.
3. Rebooted my computer.
4. Installed the 777. I installed them using Run as administrator because my OS is Windows 7 and to be sure it installed correctly. I also disabled my Avast shields (turned them off for 10 minutes) because Avast sometimes puts the installers into a sandbox, which prevents them from installing correctly! I ALWAYS use the Manual Offline Activation method (it IS very easy to do).
5. Reboot my computer.
6. Started FSX and all was good.



Now with 1.2 my 777 CTD after 15 - 20 sec of the initialization. The point 2 is hopeless for me to perform. And Manual offline activation method?!!! It should not be rocket science.

Are there liveries there are too old to use?

Sorry


Today 1 august I have reinstalled everything, did registry cleaning etc. So I will see... If this fantastic beautiful plane and look forward to see the radar in action.

Test flight afternoon 1 of august:

Still no flying for me.
The 777 CTD after 15 sec. This error report shows up now 4 times.

It looks like ntdll.dll ctd.

Navn p program med fejl: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, tidsstempel: 0x46fadb14
Navn p modul med fejl: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, tidsstempel: 0x4ec49b8f
Undtagelseskode: 0xc0000374
Forskydning med fejl 0x000ce6c3
Proces-id 0x11dc
Programmets starttidspunkt 0x01ce8eb5dc6627e5
Programsti: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe
Modulsti: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Rapport-id: 1de59de8-faab-11e2-abf6-485b390922e5

Try this.

Open the panel.cfg, in the [FSX]\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder, with Notepad, and edit [Window00] to look like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00  
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1


FSX could be crashing (CTD) because the Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge is being blocked from accessing the internet. So by "commenting it out" (adding the "//" to the beginning of the line), it could prevent the CTD. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Julean on Aug 2nd, 2013 at 9:00am
Mark Fletcher

Thank you for your reply. I have in earlier updates done this but slipped this one.

I have put in the // -

Ready for Mumbai Mnich 8-)

Jens


The result
The plane now fly!! ::) I did the same with the panel.cft in the 773

Now just tipping back and forth and that seems to be a autopilot issue.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by RedStar101 on Aug 3rd, 2013 at 4:40pm
I've just downloaded the Captain Sim B777-200 base pack along with the B777-300 expansion pack, I own a Saitek Throttle controller.  After taking off I can't get the Auto-throttle to work, The VNAV And LNAV buttons are lit and the Autopilot is on but when I set my Saitek throttle back the planes engines throttle back which means the FMC is not controlling the throttles.  What am I doing wrong?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by fsland on Aug 10th, 2013 at 7:25pm
Hi Guys,

I can seem to install the 777 v1.2 or v1.1, the landing gear is missing and all screens are blank!!! I bought this 777 at V0.8 and then updated to v1.0 without this issue.

If i cant update then whats the point of buying the software! this is extremely frustrating, i have spent more time trying to get V1.1/1.2 to install than I did flying the darn thing!!

I have tried the methods below.

can anyone help me with this? if not can i ask for a refund because my "Trouble Tickets" keep getting removed!

I dont want to return this but if i cant update this feels like a waste!

I have tried the methods below:
QID 31
QID 685


Quote:

This is what I did when I installed 777 v1.2:

1. Uninstall the 777 then check that there are nothing left in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes and the FSX\Captain_Sim\777 folder is gone (if I have anything in any of those folders that I want to keep (like additional liveries), I back them up).
2. I removed the entries (x770, x772, x773 and x774 (the last two are the -300 and Freighter entries)) from the Windows registry.
3. Rebooted my computer.
4. Installed the 777. I installed them using Run as administrator because my OS is Windows 7 and to be sure it installed correctly. I also disabled my Avast shields (turned them off for 10 minutes) because Avast sometimes puts the installers into a sandbox, which prevents them from installing correctly! I ALWAYS use the Manual Offline Activation method (it IS very easy to do).
5. Reboot my computer.
6. Started FSX and all was good.


Please help!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 11th, 2013 at 2:40am
Hi fsland.

Have you tried doing a Manual Offline Activation? It's easy to do (can be done using the same computer that IS connected to the internet) and can often help in these situations.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by fsland on Aug 11th, 2013 at 10:30am
Hi Markoz,

I did that after reading your post, no luck... any other ideas?

Thanks,

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 14th, 2013 at 5:57pm
Does anybody know how to clear the hydraulic demand pump check in the Before start checklist, or is it a bug? I have all 6 hydraulic upper overhead switches on and the primary on, and tried demand pumps both auto and on, and can't clear the check. I can't use the override, because it uses a key I use for another addon. (I wish any addons that assign keys, gave you the option to remap!!) It appears that other 777 is going to use the mouse to navigate the checklist. CS should do the same!!!

Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 15th, 2013 at 4:18pm
Hi, here is the set up of hydraulics before start.

Pressurize the R electric demand first to prevent fluid transfer.
set Auto

C2 and C1 primary is set to On
C1 light must be extinguished
C2 light fault may stay on until after startup

L electric demand is set to Auto

C1 and C2 air demand is set to Auto lights extinguished.

( this is from the B manual - hope it works )

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

8-)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 15th, 2013 at 4:50pm
Thanks! Didn't work though, so I guess it's another bug!!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 15th, 2013 at 5:01pm
Did you retry from scratch, to erase anything sleeping under?

Raymond   Boeing or nothing

Title: Re: MISC
Post by SvenssonChai on Aug 16th, 2013 at 8:39am
Hi, I saw some discussion about the wrong UTC time in clock gauge compare to FMC time which is 1hr faster. I'm using 1.2 patches. May I know what is the appropriate way to fix it? Thanks.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 16th, 2013 at 8:42am

Blover wrote on Aug 15th, 2013 at 5:01pm:
Did you retry from scratch, to erase anything sleeping under?

Raymond Boeing or nothing


I think I figured it out, and it is a bug! (I found a similar one with the Recall/Canc check) The reason the check isn't satisfied, is because the primary L eng and R eng fault lights are on. Once they extinguish after engine start, and the fault lights extinguished, the check is satisfied. Of course this is wrong, since this is a before start check.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 17th, 2013 at 4:09am
The clock bug is awkward because the time changes during the flight (not just that the time increases, as is should, but that the hour will jump suddenly). I look at the ND display to see what the time will be at the next waypoint, so I can figure out what the actual time on the clock should be displaying. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 17th, 2013 at 5:50am
From what I see the clock is reading local time not UTC, so as you fly pass time zones the hour is jumping.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 17th, 2013 at 8:22pm
Question for Mark F.

How do I replace the numbers on the runway ? FSX ?
I switched the number in Navigraph, but the runway still shows
the old numbers.

I found another airport in my vicinity with the same problem
KJAX. FAA changed runway numbers 2 years ago. Mine 4 mos ago.

In Navigraph the heading is True, and CS changes it to Mag.
Mind you, it is only cosmetic, but I would like to have it right.

Thanks

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

:-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Aug 18th, 2013 at 1:09am
This can be done in:- Airport Design Editor 9x

You will need certain skills to do it as you will be required to edit a default airport, save it to your Addon Scenery folder and rename or delete it in the main scenery folder.

KJAX file name APX26210.bgl and is located in the ..\..\Scenery\0302\scenery folder


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/bdenner/KJAX.jpg

PS I'm thinking this type of question should be in the General B777 forum and not listed here which is primarily for fault reporting.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 18th, 2013 at 1:48pm
Bruce, thanks ! also you are right , it should be in general.

I found the editor.

info runway 13/31 is now 14/32, surface is concrete, grooved
14 heading 137 mag 131 T
32 317 mag 311 T
runway is 7701 X 150 feet.
elevation is 25 feet

KFLL runway 9/27 is now 10/28 2 runways parallel
elevation 5 1/2 feet

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

8-)

Title: Typical Junk from Captain Sim
Post by SCSUFLYBOY on Aug 21st, 2013 at 1:30pm
So I guess I wasted my money, AGAIN, on Captain Sim junk. Just purchased the T7 and have no flight controls. Started enginges, Hydraulics on, nothing...

Why is not possible for CS to get their crap together and put out a decent product?  This is the LAST time I waste my money on any CS junk...

Tech support? What tech support?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 21st, 2013 at 6:43pm
Shuffleboy, you are an ignorant.
Mark fletcher stated that the CS airplanes are directed to pilots who understand the complexity of these onboard systems.  He is right.

Put up the specs of your computer hardware - or shut up!!!!!!!
Maybe you should limit yourself to flying the FSX default airplanes if
you can.

Raymond

Title: Re: MISC; Installation into Prepar3D; Boeing 777
Post by lionhart on Aug 21st, 2013 at 10:20pm
Boeing 777 installation into P3D via the CaptSim Migration Tool.  

I have tried this, and unfortunately, my plane has no landing gear and the panel instrumentation isn't functioning.  I followed the instructions the guys posted here.

I didn't mess with the registry.

I used the CaptSim Migration tool from SimMarket (11 Euros) and this did not help.


Also, I have no way of starting a new post.  ?


Bill

Title: Re: Frame rates for the 777
Post by Ed K on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 1:53am
I just purchased the Boeing 777. I am getting extremely bad frame rates, dipping into the single digits at times. So bad that it seems there is something wrong. I also bought the 757 at the same time, and I am having no problem with that one. Does anyone have an explanation. Thanks.
-Ed

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 2:35am
Hey Ed,

I have found that sometimes a gauge can be causing this, a code that uses up system resources could be causing this.  I noticed it yesterday, but my gauges aren't working, so I don't know 'for sure' if its a gauge or not.  it could be gauge code in a part (parts can have tons of code in them, and outside of gauges), so it 'might' be something like that.


I wish my gauges worked..  :(   and my VC.

Title: Re: Frame rates for the 777
Post by tf51d on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 3:35am

Ed K wrote on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 1:53am:
I just purchased the Boeing 777. I am getting extremely bad frame rates, dipping into the single digits at times. So bad that it seems there is something wrong. I also bought the 757 at the same time, and I am having no problem with that one. Does anyone have an explanation. Thanks.
-Ed


Yeah, she is heavy on frames. 2 things you can do. Check out the Light VC thread in the Wishlist section, the last couple of pages has instructions to set the panel.cfg file to read the vc textures as Low Res, without actually having to reduce texture size. The other is turn off the hi def 3d cockpit option in the FSX aircraft seting section. Since the textures are already at ultra hi def, you won't lose to much detail. You'll pick up close to 2x what you were getting. Relatively still not great, but usable.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 3:50am

lionhart wrote on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 2:35am:
Hey Ed,

I have found that sometimes a gauge can be causing this, a code that uses up system resources could be causing this. I noticed it yesterday, but my gauges aren't working, so I don't know 'for sure' if its a gauge or not. it could be gauge code in a part (parts can have tons of code in them, and outside of gauges), so it 'might' be something like that.


I wish my gauges worked.. :( and my VC.

A simple question. Is it working in FSX? Or are you only using it in P3D?

If the landing gear is missing and the gauges are missing/not working, this is the Anti Piracy measures at work because your Activation has failed. Reinstall using the Repair option to see if it fixes it. If it still isn't working, try a Manual Offline Activation. To do this, you'll need to do a complete uninstall (KB #685).




Q: How to reinstall a product?

A:
Quite a number of "issues" are caused by using of outdated version of a product. Prior to submitting a support request please make sure you have current version of a product.

To reinstall a product please perform the following steps in exact order:
Uninstall the product:
1. Go to Start > Programs> Captain Sim.
2. Select the product you wish to uninstall.
3. Click uninstall icon.

Install the product:
4. Make sure you have the latest version of the product
5. Run the product installer (the .exe file) and follow the prompts.
Please note: valid Order Number and Internet connection are required for installation/activation.

Please make sure you run the installation file as Administrator and that "User Account Control" is disabled (for Vista and Windows7), it limits admins ability to install programs.

If regular reinstall did not fix your problem you can try to clean registry.
Please be careful and do it on your own risk!

How to clean Registry:
1. Uninstall the product
2. Go to Start> Run. Type: regedit, click OK.
3. Find the product entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\ (please note, for Windows 64bit versions it is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim\)
For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\C130XPRO
Make sure you are going to delete correct folder!
4. Delete the product entry folder.
5. Restart your computer.
6. Install the product.

If you stil have issues and the above does not help we must admit your system configuration is a rare exception. You can try to install the product on another system or request a refund.

From: General / Download/Installation (QID 685)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 7:07am
Thanks Markoz!  I will give that a go.


Bill

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Ed K on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 3:54pm
Thanks tf51d!  I followed your tip and unchecked high res textures for the plane, and it indeed has doubled my frame rates.  The aircraft is now flyable.  And I see virtually no degradation in graphic quality from before.  I did look at the thread you referred me to and may try that also, but right now I am pretty satisfied with the way the plane is handling.
-Edp

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 4:56pm
Glad to hear it Ed!!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 7:38pm
On not being able to get the 777 fully running in P3D;

I tried re-installing the package after de-installing it.  I commented out the 'update' gauge.  The sound works fine.  I have the sound system entry in the dll.xml.

Didn't work.  No landing gear, no animations, no gauges.

I went into my Registry and everything is there.  I didn't want to delete anything.  I have never messed with my Registry before, even being a Developer in the FS world.  

I wish I could get this going.   :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 7:57pm
Unfortunately Captain Sim will not help you. I am having same problem last two months. Only help I received from Mark. According him I should have 777_0.1 base then if I install 777_1.2 over it, problem can be solved.
CS blocked any old versions and they only allow Updated Version 1.2.
I keep installing1.2 same story no landing gear no hydrolics etc. I just purchased again 777_200 when I installed it was same version as 1.2 :(

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4575/csa7.jpg

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1502/usuh.jpg

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 3:26am
That is a scary story. :S

UPDATE:  I tried deleting the 77x folders or keys in the Registry and reinstalled the 777 and its update package, still didn't work.

I wonder what could be causing this, and WHY would it work for some people and not others?  This is really odd...

Just for the data, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and P3D is on my :Z drive.


Bill
LHC

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 5:20am

asanal wrote on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 7:57pm:
According him I should have 777_0.1 base then if I install 777_1.2 over it, problem can be solved.
I don't remember telling any one to do that. The reason I'm wondering why I would have, is because with v1.1, I simply installed it in FSX, then copied everything from FSX to P3D, and then added the Captain Sim 777 Sound entry into the P3D DLL.xml file and it worked. It is not working with v1.2.

I have seen a few people say that the 777 v1.2 works fine in P3D if you run it in Legacy Mode. However, running P3D in Legacy Mode only ends up with a CTD (fatal error) for me, so I can't even get it to work that way either. :(


lionhart wrote on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 3:26am:
That is a scary story. :S

UPDATE: I tried deleting the 77x folders or keys in the Registry and reinstalled the 777 and its update package, still didn't work.

I wonder what could be causing this, and WHY would it work for some people and not others? This is really odd...

Just for the data, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and P3D is on my :Z drive.


Bill
LHC

Captain Sim have said that we can use their addons in P3D if we want to, but they do not support P3D, only FSX. Just take a look at the system specs for the 777 Captain, it states Microsoft Flight Simulator X + SP2 or Flight Simulator X Acceleration. Nothing about P3D.

I can't say whether it's because P3D is on the "Z" drive. But then again, mine is on the "I" drive, so who knows.
I guess we really need to ask those who do have the 777 v1.2 working, where they have installed their copy of P3D. It would be interesting to find that out.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 12:53pm
Mark, I found some info to answer your questions about CRZ alt.

Flight envelope

Load limit:
Flaps up +2.5g -1.0g
flaps down +2.5 g 0.0g

Maneuvering spd.
at a max spd of M .89
and a Max weight the CRZ alt is FL280
from there the graph goes straight line up to reach FL430 when the plane weights 570 - the graph stops at 440
( I talked to an airliner captain, firend of mine, he says he flies right up to the amber line on the high speed ladder)
Above that it is VA - spd to avoid

CG
the CG of the 777 is very flexible

200LR at Max weight 25 to 33%
300ER 17.9 to 35.4

At lighter weight there is a lot of flexibility front and back , with black out area at the back around 44

Autoland few words on autoland

If autoland is not annunciated at 200', deactivate AP and manual LAND

wind factor

max headwind 25
tail wind 10
crosswind 25 - airliners may limit to 15

flaps setting 20 or 30

25 is ok with 2 engines or one engine working

I do not know if CS used these numbers to set the flight parameters

happy flying

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL South Florida

:o

Title: Re: MISC
Post by asanal on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 1:15pm
"According him I should have 777_0.1 base then if I install 777_1.2 over it, problem can be solved.
I don't remember telling any one to do that. The reason I'm wondering why I would have, is because with v1.1, I simply installed it in FSX, then copied everything from FSX to P3D, and then added the Captain Sim 777 Sound entry into the P3D DLL.xml file and it worked. It is not working with v1.2."
Mark.
I think it is misunderstanding. Your response to this case was correct. I cant do it. Because I deleted all old versions for clean start with 777_1.2. Then I realized with out 1.1 I cannot make a clear transfer to P3D. CS statement regarding P3D is correct. I did want to see how powerful 777_1.2 will be in P3d. Unfortunately I failed.
I will keep flying with my base aircraft 727 and 707.
Thanks your help
:(
Ahmet

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 6:43pm

Quote:
I guess we really need to ask those who do have the 777 v1.2 working, where they have installed their copy of P3D. It would be interesting to find that out.

Markoz



A thousand thanks Markoz for your help and input.  I hope we can find out how to get this working.  I for one would be greatful.

This is the same issue I have had with the Just Flight MD80, and also my own Fairchild 24 which I produce.  Some people have not been able to get it to work in FS for some odd reason.  Even on one of my backup older computers, it would not run and we haven't been able to figure out why.  The older computer is a 32bit Windows XP.  

If only I knew where the problem lies, what is causing this from 'not' working.   sigh....



Title: Re: MISC
Post by fsland on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 11:14pm

Quote:
Captain Sim have said that we can use their addons in P3D if we want to, but they do not support P3D, only FSX. Markoz


I have the same issue in FSX and i have received nothing but the generic reply.

My CS777 worked fine until i updated to 1.1 since then no Landing gear or VC displays/hyd.

My support tickets are ignored and so are my requests here on this forum.

I have the CS772 and CS773

FYI - I am not a pirate, i have the order numbers/ticket numbers to prove that i am a CS777 owner.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 24th, 2013 at 12:43am

fsland wrote on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 11:14pm:

Quote:
Captain Sim have said that we can use their addons in P3D if we want to, but they do not support P3D, only FSX. Markoz


I have the same issue in FSX and i have received nothing but the generic reply.

My CS777 worked fine until i updated to 1.1 since then no Landing gear or VC displays/hyd.

My support tickets are ignored and so are my requests here on this forum.

I have the CS772 and CS773

FYI - I am not a pirate, i have the order numbers/ticket numbers to prove that i am a CS777 owner.


I assume you did the usual setup when installing a program/addon?

Turn Anti Virus off - Since the CS777 requires internet authorization, you may need to briefly turn off your firewall as well.

Turn UAC off

Install as administrator

Have you downloaded a new installer from the support page, in the event the one you have is bad?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 24th, 2013 at 12:54am

Markoz wrote on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 5:20am:

Captain Sim have said that we can use their addons in P3D if we want to, but they do not support P3D, only FSX. Just take a look at the system specs for the 777 Captain, it states Microsoft Flight Simulator X + SP2 or Flight Simulator X Acceleration. Nothing about P3D.

I can't say whether it's because P3D is on the "Z" drive. But then again, mine is on the "I" drive, so who knows.
I guess we really need to ask those who do have the 777 v1.2 working, where they have installed their copy of P3D. It would be interesting to find that out.


Mark! Back when the 777 was in Beta, besides the issue with the update gauge, I seem to remember there was an issue with the update field in the products registry entry. It's currently set to 1. I don't remember what it had to do with P3D, Performance? I seem to remember though there was a suggestion to do something with it (Set it to 0?) The beta posts are gone, so I can't look it up. Do you remember anything about this? The other CS products don't have this entry.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 24th, 2013 at 1:53am

Quote:
I assume you did the usual setup when installing a program/addon?

Turn Anti Virus off - Since the CS777 requires internet authorization, you may need to briefly turn off your firewall as well.

Turn UAC off

Install as administrator

Have you downloaded a new installer from the support page, in the event the one you have is bad?

tf51d



With mine, I have over-ride on UAC. Loading does not request anything. Antivirus does not stop anything, no hangups on installation. Everything appears to work fine.

EDIT:  Just ran installation again with 'Run as Administrator'  and no difference, no landing gear, no instrumentation, controls locked to left.

Bill
LHC

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 24th, 2013 at 2:43am

tf51d wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 12:54am:

Markoz wrote on Aug 23rd, 2013 at 5:20am:

Captain Sim have said that we can use their addons in P3D if we want to, but they do not support P3D, only FSX. Just take a look at the system specs for the 777 Captain, it states Microsoft Flight Simulator X + SP2 or Flight Simulator X Acceleration. Nothing about P3D.

I can't say whether it's because P3D is on the "Z" drive. But then again, mine is on the "I" drive, so who knows.
I guess we really need to ask those who do have the 777 v1.2 working, where they have installed their copy of P3D. It would be interesting to find that out.


Mark! Back when the 777 was in Beta, besides the issue with the update gauge, I seem to remember there was an issue with the update field in the products registry entry. It's currently set to 1. I don't remember what it had to do with P3D, Performance? I seem to remember though there was a suggestion to do something with it (Set it to 0?) The beta posts are gone, so I can't look it up. Do you remember anything about this? The other CS products don't have this entry.

Sorry, but I don't remember what that setting was either. I never had to use it anyway. v1.2 is the only version of the 777 that I haven't been able to get working in P3D. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Red2112 on Aug 24th, 2013 at 11:16am
Hi,

Sinc my recent install of the 777 FSX starts with slew mode on which is very anoying. Slew is on as default. Anybody know how to get slew mode NOT to show as default? I would like to have FSX as it was before, default start with no slew mode.

I dont want to hit the "y" everytime I start a flight no matter what ac I use. Any help is welcome.

Good care,

Mike

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Aug 24th, 2013 at 2:20pm

Red2112 wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 11:16am:
Hi,

Sinc my recent install of the 777 FSX starts with slew mode on which is very anoying. Slew is on as default. Anybody know how to get slew mode NOT to show as default? I would like to have FSX as it was before, default start with no slew mode.

I dont want to hit the "y" everytime I start a flight no matter what ac I use. Any help is welcome.

Good care,

Mike


That one I've never seen before!! Have you tried, creating a new default flight? My default flight is the Cessna 172 cold and dark, except the avionics switch is on.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 25th, 2013 at 2:55am

tf51d wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 2:20pm:

Red2112 wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 11:16am:
Hi,

Sinc my recent install of the 777 FSX starts with slew mode on which is very anoying. Slew is on as default. Anybody know how to get slew mode NOT to show as default? I would like to have FSX as it was before, default start with no slew mode.

I dont want to hit the "y" everytime I start a flight no matter what ac I use. Any help is welcome.

Good care,

Mike


That one I've never seen before!! Have you tried, creating a new default flight? My default flight is the Cessna 172 cold and dark, except the avionics switch is on.

I'm with tf51d on this. Create a new default flight, because it sounds like SLEW mode must have be on when the default flight was saved.

You can check this by loading the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA) flight. The SLEW mode is not ON in that flight:

[Slew.0]
Active=False

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Red2112 on Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:48am

Markoz wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 2:55am:

tf51d wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 2:20pm:

Red2112 wrote on Aug 24th, 2013 at 11:16am:
Hi,

Sinc my recent install of the 777 FSX starts with slew mode on which is very anoying. Slew is on as default. Anybody know how to get slew mode NOT to show as default? I would like to have FSX as it was before, default start with no slew mode.

I dont want to hit the "y" everytime I start a flight no matter what ac I use. Any help is welcome.

Good care,

Mike


That one I've never seen before!! Have you tried, creating a new default flight? My default flight is the Cessna 172 cold and dark, except the avionics switch is on.

I'm with tf51d on this. Create a new default flight, because it sounds like SLEW mode must have be on when the default flight was saved.

You can check this by loading the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA) flight. The SLEW mode is not ON in that flight:

[Slew.0]
Active=False


Hi,

Thanks alot to both of you for your prompt reply and help.

It makes sence what your saying since I did a new save with the default cessna recently but did not go into flight to see if slew was on. I will check that out and report back.

Markoz,

Where did you get those two lines from?
[Slew.0]
Active=False

I dont see that in my fsx.cfg file or aircraft file.

Again thank you for your help, very kind of you.

Care,

Mike

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Red2112 on Aug 25th, 2013 at 2:12pm
Regarding slew all well on this end.

For some reason my last default flight was set with slew on. I made a new save with Flight 1s complex aircraft default flight and all is back to normal.

Thank you again and sorry for this mishap.

Enjoying my 757 and new 777, thanks for the support and product! Keep it up CS!

Care,

Mike

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 26th, 2013 at 2:56am

Red2112 wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:48am:
Markoz,

Where did you get those two lines from?
[Slew.0]
Active=False

I dont see that in my fsx.cfg file or aircraft file.

Again thank you for your help, very kind of you.

Care,

Mike

It's not in the fsx.cfg file, it's in the 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA).FLT file (found in the Documents\Flight Simulator X files folder). They are in all FLT files and are almost always set to Active=False.

But if those line appear as:

[Slew.0]
Active=True


then you will know that the flight was saved with SLEW mode ON. ;)


Red2112 wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 2:12pm:
Regarding slew all well on this end.

For some reason my last default flight was set with slew on. I made a new save with Flight 1s complex aircraft default flight and all is back to normal.

Thank you again and sorry for this mishap.

Enjoying my 757 and new 777, thanks for the support and product! Keep it up CS!

Care,

Mike

Glad you sorted it out. ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 26th, 2013 at 9:50pm
So, if the planes do not work on our computers, no one answers help tickets, we join the forum and cant start posts, then how do we get refunds?  I think that is a valid 'technical' issue.


Bill
LHC

Title: Re: MISC
Post by MrJeremy on Aug 27th, 2013 at 12:24am
Every time I load the plane (this goes for any of the default liverly)  it has and error beep 8 or 9 times, then FSX crashes.  It only does it with the Captain Sim 777, my other payware planes it doesn't crash.  Thoughts?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 27th, 2013 at 2:11am

lionhart wrote on Aug 26th, 2013 at 9:50pm:
So, if the planes do not work on our computers, no one answers help tickets, we join the forum and cant start posts, then how do we get refunds? I think that is a valid 'technical' issue.

Tanya was on holidays when they had the 9.99 sale, which was a surprise to me. She is due back today, so hopefully some issues will be sorted out quickly. :-/


MrJeremy wrote on Aug 27th, 2013 at 12:24am:
Every time I load the plane (this goes for any of the default liverly)  it has and error beep 8 or 9 times, then FSX crashes.  It only does it with the Captain Sim 777, my other payware planes it doesn't crash.  Thoughts?

Open the panel.cfg, that is found in FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder, and comment out (add two // at the beginning of the line gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3. Like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00  
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1


See if that prevents FSX from crashing. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by MrJeremy on Aug 27th, 2013 at 11:50am
I'll give that a try tonight when I get home.  Thanks!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lionhart on Aug 30th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Hello CaptSim team.

Nearly 2 weeks ago, I purchased the 777 and its addon pack that were all on sale for 9.99 Euros.  I also purchased the 737-200.

The 777 would not run on Prepar3D, nor load up on it.  I then purchased the CaptainSim Migration Tool for 10.00 Euros at SimMarket.com.  That enabled me to load the 777 into Prepar3D, but the planes landing gear and instrumentation wouldn't show up.  It also crashed.

I signed up here at the Forums.  I haven't been able to post my own posts in this entire time.  I still cannot post.  But, I was able to learn how to bypass a gauge to keep the 777 from crashing Prepar3D.

I learned of some ways to try to get the 777 to run in Prepar3D, and tried them all, several times in a row, with running in Administrator mode, copying over from FSX into P3D, adding the info for sounds into the DLL.XML, deleting the Registry after deleting the files, then reloading the files (777), and a few others I don't remember.  Nothing has worked.

Since Customer Service has returned a few days ago, I thought I would give them some times to catch up, and then see again if I can get this running, as I would very much like to.  I thus started tried to start a ticket and signed in, and found that my sign in purchase number and email are no longer recognized.

Question one:  Has the sale been refunded?
Question two:  Do you intend to get this working for P3D?

Side note, the 737-200 works fine in P3D.

Bill

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Sep 2nd, 2013 at 7:25pm
Bill, please check yor e-mail.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by deniska2004 on Sep 25th, 2013 at 12:56pm
Good afternoon.Finaly got my777 aircraft.Unfortunatly,after instalation it freezes and crashed my FSX. I have 727 and it works perfectly .I was asking for support and opened a support ticket but they closed it and sent me an e-mail with some actions I should do.But i t didint help.

Number of KB# is:660,685,672.

Any suggestions?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 26th, 2013 at 4:19am

deniska2004 wrote on Sep 25th, 2013 at 12:56pm:
Good afternoon.Finaly got my777 aircraft.Unfortunatly,after instalation it freezes and crashed my FSX. I have 727 and it works perfectly .I was asking for support and opened a support ticket but they closed it and sent me an e-mail with some actions I should do.But i t didint help.

Number of KB# is:660,685,672.

Any suggestions?
This is a common problem with the Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge.

To solve this problem, open the panel.cfg with Windows Notepad, found in the FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder.
In [Window00], find the line: gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3 and comment it out by adding two // (forward slashes) at the beginning of the line, like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1


Save it, then try using the Captain Sim 777-200ER_XX/200LR/PAX again. They should work fine now, without crashing FSX.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by deniska2004 on Sep 27th, 2013 at 5:35am
I did what you said.Its NOT working.Still the same problem.Should I do this on all 777s' panels or just 777-200ER GE?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 28th, 2013 at 2:49am

deniska2004 wrote on Sep 27th, 2013 at 5:35am:
I did what you said.Its NOT working.Still the same problem.Should I do this on all 777s' panels or just 777-200ER GE?
In my original reply to your problem, I assumed it was with the 777-200 Base Pack aircraft. So...

The 777-200 Base Pack models (777_PAX, 777-200ER_GE, 777-200ER_PW, 777-200ER_RR and 777-200LR) use the panel.cfg found in the FSX\SimObjects\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder. The change needed is shown in my previous reply.

The 777-300 Expansion Model (777-300_PW and 777-300ER_GE) use the panel.cfg found in the FSX\SimObjects\CS_B777-300ER_GE\panel folder. The panel.cfg change needed for them, is this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
gauge02=Captain_Sim.x773.sys!main,0,0,1,1
gauge03=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1
//gauge04=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3


The 777 Freighter Expansion Model (777F) uses it's own panel.cfg, found in FSX\SimObjects\CS_B777F\panel folder. The panel.cfg change needed for it, is this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
gauge02=Captain_Sim.x774.fre!main,0,0,1,1
//gauge03=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3

Title: Re: MISC
Post by deniska2004 on Sep 28th, 2013 at 8:30am
Do you speak Russian?I think my English is not good enough to get a point.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 29th, 2013 at 12:58am

deniska2004 wrote on Sep 28th, 2013 at 8:30am:
Do you speak Russian?I think my English is not good enough to get a point.

No. I don't speak Russian. Sorry.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by cfg023 on Oct 15th, 2013 at 9:07am
Hi CS-Team,

found the same problem theses days :-/

After three months an answer of the team regarding this issue is more than overdue :-[ , isn't it?

regards
cfg023

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:59am
Unfortunately we do not provide technical support at forum.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 3rd, 2013 at 4:41am
I downloaded the sever pack 1.0 and when I start the simulator with the 777 aircraft as my selection, it loads and starts and immediately shuts the entire simulation down with an error, what's going on with this new server pack? :-/PLEASE HELP!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 3rd, 2013 at 5:14pm
What I did to correct this problem was reinstalled my old download from 6-2013, will this be ok? :-/ It seams to be working ok :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 4th, 2013 at 1:32am
Commenting out the gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3 line in [Window00] in the panel.cfg, found in the CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder, should prevent FSX from crashing.

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00  
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0,  3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1

Which is probably what you did in the earlier version. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 4th, 2013 at 5:32am
I had downloaded the new sever pack for 777 captain and it isn't working when I try to fly it, it shuts the whole game down every time I try to fly it, I reinstalled the old version,  but of course it has a lot of glitches with it,  can someone please tell me how to fix all of these issues!  :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 4th, 2013 at 11:35am
Markoz if your last message was intended for me, I really appreciate it, but I have know very little about computers,  and I don't know how, where,  or what to do with the information you provide!  :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 4th, 2013 at 3:57pm
Yes, it was meant for you Drego22.

The link below, is to a modified zip file containing the CS_B777-200ER_GE panel.cfg with the change already done. Click on the link to download the file, then extract the file to the FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder.

You need to know where FSX is installed. If you just Inserted the FSX Disk1 and clicked on INSTALL, without selecting a location to install FSX, then it ill be installed in one of the following locations (depending on which version of Windows you use).

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X

The modified panel.cfg is included in this ZIP file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3gal09ahuegynt/CS_B777-200ER_GE_panel.zip

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 5th, 2013 at 3:45pm
Thank you very much,  I will try to do that, & I will let you know how it works out for me :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 6th, 2013 at 12:56am
Okay, I did that,  what will that fix? I also don't have any sound for my seat belt, or no smoking switches, and no talking during landing,  such as,  1000,  500,  100, 50, 40, 20, 10. Can you help me fix this problem Markoz?  Also,  I installed that which you sent me in the old 1.0 777 download not the 1.2 server, I hope that was okay :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 6th, 2013 at 11:51pm
Hello Markoz, or anyone, did anyone read my last post, I still have the old 1.0 version of 777, I tried the 1.2 and it just shuts the whole FSX down when I tried to use the 777 with the 1.2 installed, soe I uninstalled the 1.2, and reinstalled the 1.0, can anyone tell me is this ok, or, is there a way of correcting the problem with the 1.2 version, someone PLEASE HELP! :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Pinatubo on Dec 7th, 2013 at 3:05am
[quote author=Drego22 link=1338411771/435#444 date=1386373863]Hello Markoz, or anyone, did anyone read my last post, I still have the old 1.0 version of 777, I tried the 1.2 and it just shuts the whole FSX down when I tried to use the 777 with the 1.2 installed, soe I uninstalled the 1.2, and reinstalled the 1.0, can anyone tell me is this ok, or, is there a way of correcting the problem with the 1.2 version, someone PLEASE HELP! :-[/quote]

V 1.2 works fine for me.

Maybe your installer is corrupted.

I suggest you to try the following steps:

a) Uninstall the add-on, clean all registry data [start > regedit.exe (run as administrator) > Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim\x770 and x772];

b) Download a new installer > Check-in to Customer Support > Select product > Extended Download Service > Get New Links;

c) Restart PC and install the add-on from the new installer.

Good luck!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 7th, 2013 at 10:50pm
It seems to do this with the 1.2 when I try to create a IFR flight plan only, is there any way to correct this problem? :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Eduardo on Dec 8th, 2013 at 12:24am
A had to reintal the 777 and also the 737 (computer changing... HD). So the 777 and the 737 do not work.... no gear, no controls, etc. They are originals (ticked). What did I do worng?

:'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 8th, 2013 at 5:06am
What Operating Systems are you using? Win8/Win8.1?

All I can think of you doing, to see if it helps solve the problem, is installing it/them using the "Run as administrator" option, AND to run FSX using the "Run as administrator" as well.

Often what causes FSX to CTD is the update gauge trying to connect to the internet without permission to do so. So you either comment it out, or allow FSX to connect to the internet (public network), and not just to a local area network (private network).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Dec 11th, 2013 at 5:12pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.3

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 13th, 2013 at 12:13am
I downloaded the 1.3 and now I don't have any sound from my seat belt or no smoking switches, and my engine thrust is very weak,  also,  I am still having that problem with FSX shutting down every time I try to start up from the IFR plan :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Anice on Dec 13th, 2013 at 11:14am
Made a 11 hours and 27 min flight with the T777 and update 1.3 all goes very smoot never expected 1.2 was really bad but 1.3 is compleet change . Im very happy with this plane now i gona fly often sinds P  M.D  G crash my fsx . wel done Captain sim did not expected. :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Shermann on Dec 13th, 2013 at 11:31am
Hi ! I downloaded the Version 1.3 and i installed it over the 1.2. Then i installed the version 3 of 773. After take off the plane started to rocket yup and didnt mantain the speed even if VNAV and LNAV were selected. The Autopilot didnt pitch down the plane to mantain the speed calculated by FMC. The first turn was on Right, out of VHHH Rwy 7L, but the plane deceided to turn on left.Once on cruise the speed selected and the speed bug never match. In the FMC once i selct the arrival runway  i have the waypoints of the star but i dodnt have the runway indicated. How can i check i do have the version 1.3? I should have the version 1.3 as i bought the 773 just today and the file downloaded was 1.3. So i think these are issues of the plane more than a piloting error. Thanks.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Anice on Dec 13th, 2013 at 11:34am
better compleet uninstall it then install the 1.2 base pack then 1.3 update for the base pack then 1.3 expansions then reboot PC this worked for me perfect. i flew 11 hours and 27 min also to VHHH landed perfect ect.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Shermann on Dec 13th, 2013 at 1:42pm
U mean u didnt encounter the problem of the speed bug that doesnt follow the speed  of the FMC? In my case the speed bug was in the red line and the speed to reach was of course in the right range. Then with a CI of 80 the cruise speed should be around .84 not .80. So u mean if i disinstall all and reinstall i should correct most of problems?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 13th, 2013 at 3:54pm
One of the best things to do after updating the 777 is to reboot your computer before taking it for a flight!

I often get so excited about the updates that I just update, start FSX, take the updated aircraft for a flight. It is the first flight after updating without a reboot, that I have all my problems. Once I have rebooted my computer, THEN I get to know how the updated aircraft performs, or if there are any bugs.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Shermann on Dec 13th, 2013 at 5:45pm
Ok then ! thanks i will give it a try : :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 13th, 2013 at 8:02pm
Can someone PLEASE help me out with my last post!  No one has even attempt to respond to my, I even sent a report to CS support and haven't received a response as well. Does anyone have a solution to correct this major problem I am having with the CS 777 software!  :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 14th, 2013 at 1:05am

Drego22 wrote on Dec 13th, 2013 at 8:02pm:
Can someone PLEASE help me out with my last post! No one has even attempt to respond to my, I even sent a report to CS support and haven't received a response as well. Does anyone have a solution to correct this major problem I am having with the CS 777 software! :'(



Drego22 wrote on Dec 13th, 2013 at 12:13am:
I downloaded the 1.3 and now I don't have any sound from my seat belt or no smoking switches, and my engine thrust is very weak, also, I am still having that problem with FSX shutting down every time I try to start up from the IFR plan :(

Follow the instructions in KB #685 (the important part is How to clean the Registry:)



KB #685:

Q: How to reinstall a product?

A:
Quite a number of "issues" are caused by using of outdated version of a product. Prior to submitting a support request please make sure you have current version of a product.

To reinstall a product please perform the following steps in exact order:
Uninstall the product:
1. Go to Start> Programs> Captain Sim.
2. Select the product you wish to uninstall.
3. Click uninstall icon.

Install the product:
4. Make sure you have the latest version of the product
5. Run the product installer (the .exe file) and follow the prompts.
Please note: valid Order Number and Internet connection are required for installation/activation.

Please make sure you run the installation file as Administrator and that "User Account Control" is disabled (for Vista and Windows7), it limits admins ability to install programs.

If regular reinstall did not fix your problem you can try to clean registry.
Please be careful and do it on your own risk!

How to clean Registry:
1. Uninstall the product
2. Go to Start> Run. Type: regedit, click OK.
3. Find the product entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\ (please note, for Windows 64bit versions it is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim\)
For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\C130XPRO
Make sure you are going to delete correct folder!
4. Delete the product entry folder.
5. Restart your computer.
6. Install the product.

If you stil have issues and the above does not help we must admit your system configuration is a rare exception. You can try to install the product on another system or request a refund.

From: General / Download/Installation (QID 685)



Make sure to install the 777 using the "Run as administrator" option if you're using Vista/Win7/Win8(Win8.1).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 14th, 2013 at 7:33am
Thank you very much Mark! I will try this and hope all works well!  ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 14th, 2013 at 7:26pm
Okay Mark, I un installed and reinstalled 777 1.2 and 1.3 just as posted, everything is working fine Except I am still not getting any sound from the seat belt,  no smoking,  and warning sounds!  Any solutions for this? :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 15th, 2013 at 2:32am
The Seatbelt button only chimes when set to ON, whereas the No Smoking button only chimes when set to AUTO. Not sure why they don't work, but you might want to try changing these lines (found in the FSX\Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini file) from this:

[Common]
Refresh.Time=10
Sound.Directory=Captain_Sim\777\sound
SoundOffWhenSimIsSlew=1
SoundOffWhenSimIsPaused=1
SoundOffWhenSimDialogIsOpen=1
SoundOffWhenSimSoundIsOff=1

to this:

[Common]
Refresh.Time=10
Sound.Directory=Captain_Sim\777\sound
SoundOffWhenSimIsSlew=0
SoundOffWhenSimIsPaused=0
SoundOffWhenSimDialogIsOpen=0
SoundOffWhenSimSoundIsOff=0

See if that gets the seatbelt and no smoking chimes to work.

Note: Firstly, BACKUP the sound.ini BEFORE you make any changes. Secondly, those lines are right at the beginning of the file, so no need to search for them. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 15th, 2013 at 4:22am
Mark, I tried it,  and still no sound,  it was working before installing the 1.3, I am not sure why it stopped working after installing it :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by fonta on Dec 15th, 2013 at 11:03am

LukeP wrote on Jun 4th, 2012 at 10:42pm:
Lights don't work by switching the switches. Only the interior lighting. The Exterior lighting does work by pressing "L".

Switches such as the lights don't light up to show "ON" either.


Hi, guys !
I downloaded yesterday the update 1.3 and I'm very happy to see now an great improvement . Congratulations for your work on this airplane. I hope can buy soon as possible, an new PC to use the plane correctly, because now, 7 fps is an low value.!! :(
But, I remark one issue with the wings nav lights and strobe lights . They are very small and no bright essentially the strobes. Please, could you modify this trouble ?? It's one small issue, but is very evident in flight !! ;)
Thanks a lot . Cheers.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 15th, 2013 at 1:33pm
Hello Mark, check my last post when you get a chance! Thank you! ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 15th, 2013 at 3:12pm

Drego22 wrote on Dec 15th, 2013 at 1:33pm:
Hello Mark, check my last post when you get a chance! Thank you! ;)

The only thing I can think that should fix this problem, would be to do a complete uninstall of the 777-200 (as per KB #685), which I mentioned here: http://captainsim.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1338411771/458#458. Did you delete the registry entries when you did this? Or did you just uninstall/reinstall, without deleting the registry entries, when I recommended doing this?


x770 and x772 are the ones you need to delete.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 15th, 2013 at 9:02pm
Yes, I went to clean the registry and the CS 777 was not there after un installing it.  Should I try this process again?  :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:48am
It wasn't there after uninstalling? That's new!
One thing about uninstalling CS addons, is that the registry entries are usually left there.
Are you sure you looked in the correct area of the registry entries? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim for Vista 64bit/Win7 64bit/Win8 64bit, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim  for WinXP/Vista 32bit/Win7 32bit/Win8 32bit.

It wouldn't hurt to try it one more time. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:15pm
Ok Mark, I tried uninstalling, I cleaned the registry just as you directed above, I reinstalled 1.2 then 1.3, rebooted the computer, and now I am back to the computer CRASHING when I try to start an IFR plan, and STILL no sound from the switches as prescribed. Is there anyway to send me a new copy of the 1.2 version, I tried asking the support to send me another 1.2 due to the one I have may be corrupted or something, is it possible for you to send me a copy of the 1.2 that you have? :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:21pm
Also, it seems I need 1.3 as well! :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:47pm
I tried it without the 1.3, and the sound works GREAT! It does not crash when I start it without a pre IFR plan at the beginning. With the 1.3 installed, the switches, and warning sounds do NOT work! I don't have a clue what is going on! :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 16th, 2013 at 6:10pm
Well! NOW it stopped working with 1.2! Like I said in the other post, I think I have some bad software :( Again, when ever I try to start with a IFR flight plan FSX CRASHES! :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flo1981 on Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:52pm
Hello,

I have a little problem, in ACE configuration, I cannot see the Freighter expansion, under Preflight:



But The 777 F is right and works in my FSX.

whats wrong?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 17th, 2013 at 12:26am
I think there is something wrong in my sounds file

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 17th, 2013 at 1:00am

flo1981 wrote on Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:52pm:
Hello,

I have a little problem, in ACE configuration, I cannot see the Freighter expansion, under Preflight:



But The 777 F is right and works in my FSX.

whats wrong?

Loading the Freighter is done within FSX. The instructions are in the 777 Captain FLIGHT MANUAL Part I Users Manual (csx777_manual1.pdf) on page 39. You can get the manuals here: http://www.captainsim.com/products/x777/manuals.html, if you don't already have them.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Drego22 on Dec 17th, 2013 at 2:25am
I FINALLY have it working RIGHT!  ;D Tech. Support finally responded and sent me another 1.2 and it's working Great!  It seems that I had a corrupted copy of the 1.2 version of the 777. Thank you VERY MUCH Mark for your patience with me through this process,  and thank you VERY VERY much Mark ;) You are the Best!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flo1981 on Dec 17th, 2013 at 7:01am

Markoz wrote on Dec 17th, 2013 at 1:00am:

flo1981 wrote on Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:52pm:
Hello,

I have a little problem, in ACE configuration, I cannot see the Freighter expansion, under Preflight:



Ok, I see on page 29, the ACE screenshot didn't have a sepcific tab for freighter.
Thanks!
But The 777 F is right and works in my FSX.

whats wrong?

Loading the Freighter is done within FSX. The instructions are in the 777 Captain FLIGHT MANUAL Part I Users Manual (csx777_manual1.pdf) on page 39. You can get the manuals here: http://www.captainsim.com/products/x777/manuals.html, if you don't already have them.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Merlin851526 on Dec 18th, 2013 at 11:18am
Still having problems getting the 777 to load will crash every time i try to load an IFR flight just gets to
100% and then message FSX closing down or restarting. this is the ONLY addon aircraft that will do this. I also have the B52 driver and that loads no problem. Have uninstalled and reinstalled with current update have both models 200 and 300. Any help would be appreciated as i simply love this product. Running win 8.1 all software up to date. :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 18th, 2013 at 12:24pm
Although I have Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit installed, I don't like it. Over the last 8 weeks or so, I have only used windows 8.1 once! That was just to download and install all the available updates. So at the moment, I don't have FSX installed in it.
I keep telling myself I must do it, but I keep ignoring myself! Yeah. I know, I'm crazy. :D ;D

So the point of my saying this, is that I can't say if it has anything to do with Win8.1 or not. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 19th, 2013 at 1:35am

Merlin851526 wrote on Dec 18th, 2013 at 3:07pm:
Right after countless FSX crashes I've decided to uninstall the 777 variants as they simply don't work really disappointed :'(

Did you uncheck the Automatically check for update when FSX started in the 777 ACE? This is a known cause for FSX crashing because the update gauge doesn't have permission to access the internet, though it doesn't explain why FSX would work for a while, then crash. :-/

I'll install FSX in Win 8.1 and test all the Captain Sim aircraft. I know there are a few who have Win 8.1 and are not having any problems with the Captain Sim aircraft in FSX.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 19th, 2013 at 8:46am
I installed FSX/Acceleration in Windows 8.1, and then installed the CS777 without using the "Run as administrator" option. Nor am I running FSX using the "Run as administrator" option either. The current flight is going well, no problems at all with the 777, or FSX. It's working fine for me.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flo1981 on Jan 10th, 2014 at 11:10am
Hello,

Is there a way to increase the speed, with the speed selector knob, faster ?
It takes very long to select 180 when you are at 0 for example...

Thanks!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 10th, 2014 at 11:30am
How are you changing the speed with the knob? Mouse Wheel, or Right Mouse Button? I rarely use the Mouse Wheel because it's too slow, so I use the Right Mouse Button, which I think it changes it quite fast.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by flo1981 on Jan 10th, 2014 at 1:32pm

Markoz wrote on Jan 10th, 2014 at 11:30am:
How are you changing the speed with the knob? Mouse Wheel, or Right Mouse Button? I rarely use the Mouse Wheel because it's too slow, so I use the Right Mouse Button, which I think it changes it quite fast.


I use left button!

Ok, I will try with the right button, thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 11th, 2014 at 12:26am
LEFT Mouse Button = decrease speed
RIGHT Mouse Button = increase speed

I press and HOLD the Right Mouse Button over the Speed Indicator (the area in the green box of the image below) and not the knob itself. When the speed indicator is 000, the first click will move it to 100, so the first 100 knot increase 1 click. When it reaches 100, it will not go back below it, so 100 knots becomes the minimum after that first click.



I just did some checking in the 777 and the Right/Left Mouse Button clicking on the KNOB itself doesn't work. It only works on the Speed Indicator!

Something else to think about. If you click on the centre of KNOB with the Left Mouse Button, you can control the 777's speed WITHOUT disconnecting VNAV. This allows me to slow the 777 down during any tight turns in a STAR or APPROACH (you can do it at any time you want to do it). After the turn is completed, I Middle Mouse Button click on the KNOB again and VNAV takes control of the speed.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cappy on Jan 29th, 2014 at 2:44am
When I try the Malaysian model which is the only RR version I believe I always end up with an FSX crash and restart. It's only happening with this particular aircraft.

Anyone else getting this?

I do think the fault is at my end but no idea why.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cappy on Jan 30th, 2014 at 10:35am

Markoz wrote on Dec 19th, 2013 at 1:35am:

Did you uncheck the Automatically check for update when FSX started in the 777 ACE? This is a known cause for FSX crashing because the update gauge doesn't have permission to access the internet,.


That fixed the problem with mine crashing Mark - Thankyou.

Strange I've never seen it on the forum before.

W7 x64 here.
I'm typing this on a win 8.1 laptop...I hate it to death, the sad thing is windows performance is very good, particularly scheduling for these new cpu's.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 30th, 2014 at 2:08pm

Cappy wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 10:35am:
W7 x64 here.
I'm typing this on a win 8.1 laptop...I hate it to death, the sad thing is windows performance is very good, particularly scheduling for these new cpu's.

My feelings exactly. Not only that, I have more problems with FSX in Win8.1, so I rarely use it. My computer is a dual boot with Win7 and Win8.1 (both are 64bit).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cappy on Feb 1st, 2014 at 11:04am
You're game mate.

I wouldn't let windows 8/8.1 near my desktop. I did put a Windows 7 skin on my 8.1 laptop and it does make it a lot more like 7 and semi-usable.

Any idea why that check for update is crashing FSX?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 1st, 2014 at 1:02pm

Quote:
You're game mate.

I've got to keep up with these things. It might have been a good thing. I hear that Win9 is beeing worked on to get released as soon as possible. Win8 is almost another Vista disaster! :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/st15u9m5oiu5iw4/AVSIM%20CTD%20Guide.zip

The above link is a ZIP file with a list of FSX CTD crashes and fixes I got from Avsim. The reason could be any one of those, just look for one that is close to what is happening to you and try the recommended fix.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Feb 3rd, 2014 at 1:20pm
Mark, can you give me your numbers for three lines of the special auto pilot for stability. 1.2 was great for me. 1.3 ?

Ray

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 3rd, 2014 at 1:56pm

Blover wrote on Feb 3rd, 2014 at 1:20pm:
Mark, can you give me your numbers for three lines of the special auto pilot for stability. 1.2 was great for me. 1.3 ?

Ray

Sorry, but I'm not sure which lines you mean, so here is the Custom Autopilot settings:

[Custom Autopilot]
AP_Roll_speed=3.91
AP_Roll_window=5.7
AP_Roll_controlstep=1500
AP_Roll_mincontrol=-15884
AP_Roll_maxcontrol=15884
AP_Pitch_speed=0.3
AP_Pitch_window=2.5
AP_Pitch_controlstep=41
AP_Pitch_mincontrol=-12200
AP_Pitch_maxcontrol=14200
AP_VS_speed=320
AP_VS_window=930
AP_VS_controlstep=0.9
AP_VS_mincontrol=-15
AP_VS_maxcontrol=30
AP_FLCH_speed=2
AP_FLCH_window=16

I have not changed them at all, so the above are all default v1.3 settings, and they work fine for me. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Feb 3rd, 2014 at 9:40pm
Thanks Mark, will check and test again. To fly properly, the plane needs to be stable.  This is crazy, I was flying perfect with a few bugs.  Now I cannot fly !!

Ray

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Feb 4th, 2014 at 6:09pm
Mark, I adjusted two of the first three numbers off slightly.
then a made a short flight of 300 nm to test, coming back to KMIA
weather was great.
take off was fine and in the air, the airplane was stable. however the climb in Vnav was most aggressive 5, 6, to 7000 fpm
in CRZ all was fine. TD, ED was normal. the last wpt before the airport, I set the speed to 145 at an alt of 2500, in VNAV.
coming down to the last the speed degraded to around 115. I manually increased the speed to 150, vectored the plane to intercept the runway.
Kicked in the loc, the plane refused to lock, I switched to app to no avail.
I landed the plane manually on runway 9, the airplane was stable in the approach - I also was a little low in the GS and there is this voice saying " glidescope" a couple of times !!!!!
But it flies !

Ray

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Feb 18th, 2014 at 6:00pm
1) MCP clickspots, I'd REALLY like it if the heading select button wasn't also pressed using the scroll-wheel
2) 4.5 words: "Glideslope....Glideslope...Gl-Glideslope....Glideslope....Gl-" ad infinitum
3) On approach: "Sinkrate....sinkrate....sinkrate"

2 et 3 combined on approach gets REALLY unnerving.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Feb 21st, 2014 at 1:10am
And some more things I couldn't quite describe only using text, so I used video format here.

I tried to compact it as much as possible while conveying my point on lots of things.

And I'm posting it in the MISC thread because it just covers every system and I'd rather not post it on EVERY thread; redundancy and all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bELwr3cKxYQ

I'm almost certain that the CS team is totally aware of 95% of the things I cover in this video, and I know they're working as hard as possible on the next update, but I'm just stating everything nonetheless; you never know who knows what.

Nonetheless, great job on the CS 777, you're REALLY close to making it perfect; you just have a few things to iron out and that's it!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 23rd, 2014 at 7:12pm
In all seriousness, I think that your computer power is too low, so that with all the changes that the FMC is commanding, the plane has to wait too long before your computer "gets to it". Over and over again, I saw the lag between when something was needed to be done, to the time it was actually done. The behaviour of you CS 777, is very different to mine. I am not seeing a lot of the things that you are encountering in your flight.

For takeoff and activating the AP modes, I do it as follows: I press the AP button, then LNAV, then VNAV. If I press VNAV then LNAV, VNAV usually doesn't activate, so I have to turn both OFF, then turn them ON again in that order to get VNAV to activate.

I find that most FSX default aircraft, as well as most addon aircraft, have a tendency to turn left, just before they turn right, or turn right, just before they are supposed to turn left, like what happened in your video. I believe the delay with your computer processing the data makes the problem worse.

My 777-200ER started reducing speed (from 300 down to 286) 5 nm before the T/D marker on the display. So again, it appears that your computer can't keep up with the demands of FSX and the CS 777.

During the descent, the VTK error rose and dropped significantly (after I accidentally knocked the joystick) during the descent, but once it stabilized, it hovered around 0 (zero), with it occasionally going to +1, +2, 0, -1 & -2, but rarely more than by that very small variation. I received the DRAG REQUIRED message at about 12,000 feet, when the speed was reduced from 286 down to 240 for the 240/10000 speed restriction, which is quite often the only time during a fight that I get that message.

At no stage, did the 777 start climbing. It did reduce the descent to around 200/300 fpm, but it never climbed.

When I lowered the flaps from 1 degree to 5 degrees, the 777 did not climb, but maintained its descent. Your computer again?

The 20 knots below VREF is something I don't see. Again I think this is a lack of the computer being able to process the data in time, so by the time the computer needs to be increasing the speed, it is possible being blocked by other processes that it has queued to be done before it gets to the speed increase. :(

Granted. The 777 isn't perfect and it still needs fixing. But a computer upgrade just might solve a lot of your issues with it. I honestly don't know what else to say. I must admit that if I was only getting 3.5 to 5.5 fps with the CS 777 on my computer, there is no way I would even try to use it. Waiting 1 minute and 18 seconds for the textures to load is not something I would be willing to do. Heck! I get upset if I have to wait a couple of seconds for the textures to reload when I return to the VC view after being in the exterior locked spot view for a few minutes.

I have viewed your video half a dozen times, plus I've done the flight in my Air France 777-200ER, and aside from the *undisputed issues that I know exist with the CS 777, many of the remainder appear to be caused by the lack of your computer's power to handle both FSX and the 777.

* If everyone has a particular problem with the 777, then I class it as an undisputed issue. But if only some are having a problems, while others like myself do not, then I would call that a disputed issue. If something is a genuine bug, then we all should be having the problem - indisputable.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Feb 24th, 2014 at 12:05am
Hi again, Markoz,

Could you just briefly state what the 'undisputed' issues are? And if you can tell me, is there ANYTHING new you didn't know of previously?

I'm working off of what I know about the T7 IRL and via accounts given to me by real world T7 pilots, but my knowledge is nonetheless spotty here and there. If anyone knows of a quirk of the T7 that I think is a bug, please do tell.

I realize that my computer played a major part in these problems, and I AM working towards getting a new setup within the next month or two, so I will be contributing much more then to the debug phase.

And with regards to my second last post up there, specifically the "Sinkrate" statement; it's actually "Don't sink"


I'll be honest; if anything doesn't work as expected, it's always worth mentioning to the developers at all time. Even the slightest anomaly, even if you think it's an end-user issue, might hint at a larger problem, and it's always up to the developers to determine what's an actual problem related to the software. Always provide feedback; no feedback, no progress.


EDIT NUMBER 1: May I add it's possible to open the flightdeck windows in midflight? I'm pretty sure the pressure inside the aircraft would prevent the window from opening. (I performed that stupid maneuver at FL240)

And another bunch of stuff: Pressurization logic is absolutely strange. I've landed at an airport with an elevation of 4700' MSL and the aircraft depressurized to 1000' on the descent.
And the cabin pressurization mid-flight should be 8000', not 6700-ish.

And some suggestions: If the aircraft is going to be started with the engines running, perhaps having the aircraft also start with the following on/active would make preflight much less of a hassle:
  • Engine Generators
  • Window Heat
  • Beacon Lights
  • A/C Packs
  • Trim Air
  • Recirc Fans
  • Equipment Cooling
  • Fuel Pumps (the wing tank ones, that'd be)
  • Seatbelts and No Smoking signs
  • Nav Lights (which should be on when there's active power in the aircraft on the ground)


EDIT NUMBER 2: I think it might be worth mentioning that even when you disconnect all power from the aircraft (even through a standard shutdown procedure as in the Appendix A of this post), you can still hear the sound of a fan running, as though equipment cooling is still active.

And you'd reckon that closing the Emergency light Switch guard would trip the switch to armed; I've seen it NOT do that on many occasions.

Appendix A:
Shutdown procedure:
1) Parking brakes set.
2) Confirm APU running and Gen and Bleed set to auto
3) Fuel control switches set to off
4) All lights off
5) APU set to off
6) Wait for cooldown period to lapse
7) turn all packs and bleeds off, confirm equipment cooling is set to override, confirm no air is being transferred in the system, confirm fuel pumps off, confirm aircraft is entirely on Battery DC power
8) Emergency lights disarmed
9) Battery off

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 24th, 2014 at 5:23am
Could you just briefly state what the 'undisputed' issues are?
I would have to go through the video again and write them all down, but watching it, I noticed that much of your video included the following known issues.

1. Even though LNAV and VNAV are armed before takeoff, when the AP button is pressed, the MCP switches to VS and HEADING HOLD.
2. That many of the light switches do not do anything.
3. That the 777 tends to lose some altitude during the turns. The greater the bank angle, the more it will lose.
4. The Throttle over compensates. It reduces the speed too much, then it increases it too much in trying to regain it.
5. That the flaps have a maximum safe speed at which they can be lowered to, but the CS 777's are lower, i.e. with 5o of flaps the band should only go to 245, but it goes down to 223, etc.
6. The "Sink rate" and "Glideslope" aural warnings.

And if you can tell me, is there ANYTHING new you didn't know of previously?
1. Where you said that the 777 descended before it had slowed to the descent speed.
2. That the speed dropped to 20 knots below the VREF.

And with regards to my second last post up there, specifically the "Sinkrate" statement; it's actually "Don't sink"
I'm sure we all knew what you meant because it happens to us too.

I realize that my computer played a major part in these problems, and I AM working towards getting a new setup within the next month or two, so I will be contributing much more then to the debug phase.
Sorry. I wasn't trying to be overly critical of your computer because I did know that you are planning on getting a new computer.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by all4golf on Mar 17th, 2014 at 1:27am
Does the plane crash for anyone else?  I load the flight, the plane initializes then FSX crashes.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Mar 17th, 2014 at 12:37pm

all4golf wrote on Mar 17th, 2014 at 1:27am:
I load the flight, the plane initializes then FSX crashes.


Did you try making sure you're on the latest version of the 777?

Otherwise, try starting at different airports. I've noticed, for example, when I start in OTBD (Doha, Qatar), the aircraft loads in in the strangest of manners (gear horn warning active, throttles set to TO/GA, warnings bloody everywhere, etc.). I think I recall another airport also giving me the same grief, but otherwise, it's apparent that such situations exist.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 18th, 2014 at 1:42am

all4golf wrote on Mar 17th, 2014 at 1:27am:
Does the plane crash for anyone else? I load the flight, the plane initializes then FSX crashes.

FSX is crashing because the Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge is unable to connect top the internet. To fix this,
in Windows explorer, go to <FSX root>\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder, and open the panel.cfg (using Notepad).
Scroll down to the [Window00] entry, and "comment out" the gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3 line, by adding // or ; to the beginning of the line. Like this:

[Window00]
file=bg.bmp
background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
window_size_ratio=1.00
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
render_3d_window=0
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
gauge00=Captain_Sim.x777.sys!main, 0,0, 1,1
gauge01=Captain_Sim.x777.sound!main, 0,0,1,1,Captain_Sim\777\sound.ini
//gauge02=Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main, 0, 0, 3, 3
gauge03=Captain_Sim.x777.wxr!main,1,1,1,1
;gauge04=Captain_Sim.x777.touch!main,1,1,1,1,48777

Note: the ; before gauge04 should already be there by default - don't remove it!

Or. You can uncheck (remove the tick) from the Automatically check for update when FSX started in ACE, if you don't like manually editing the files.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Mar 18th, 2014 at 4:11pm

Markoz wrote on Mar 18th, 2014 at 1:42am:
FSX is crashing because the Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge is unable to connect top the internet. To fix this, (...)

Or. You can uncheck (remove the tick) from the Automatically check for update when FSX started in ACE, if you don't like manually editing the files.


Lovin' how you put the intended method at the end. ;D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by all4golf on Mar 19th, 2014 at 7:59pm
Thanks for your help.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 20th, 2014 at 1:40am

amahran wrote on Mar 18th, 2014 at 4:11pm:

Markoz wrote on Mar 18th, 2014 at 1:42am:
FSX is crashing because the Captain_Sim.x777.update!Main gauge is unable to connect top the internet. To fix this, (...)

Or. You can uncheck (remove the tick) from the Automatically check for update when FSX started in ACE, if you don't like manually editing the files.


Lovin' how you put the intended method at the end. ;D

Yeah. Sorry about that, I thought of it later. Mind you, the preferred method does not work for me, which is why I didn't think of it earlier! ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Don-P1126 on Mar 29th, 2014 at 9:45am
Question concerning 1.3

I performed a flight to check to see what 1.3 did based on what the change list said.   I noticed that when I went to the pilots EFIS that it would not change the MAP Screen.  However; the copilots EFIS controller would change the MAP Screen on the Pilots side Display #2

Wondering if this is a bug or if I had a bad install of 1.3

Don

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 30th, 2014 at 1:58am

Don-P1126 wrote on Mar 29th, 2014 at 9:45am:
Question concerning 1.3

I performed a flight to check to see what 1.3 did based on what the change list said. I noticed that when I went to the pilots EFIS that it would not change the MAP Screen. However; the copilots EFIS controller would change the MAP Screen on the Pilots side Display #2

Wondering if this is a bug or if I had a bad install of 1.3

Don

Hi Don.

Pressing the NAV button on 2D EFIS panel alternates the control of the Pilot's Display between the Pilot's EFIS and the Co-Pilot's EFIS.

So if the Co-Pilots EFIS is controlling the display on the Pilots EFIS, simply press the NAV button on 2D EFIS panel to switch it back to the Pilots EFIS control. I hope that makes sense!

You can also do this with the Pilot's EFIS in the VC.





Title: Re: MISC
Post by Don-P1126 on Mar 31st, 2014 at 12:00pm
I remember seeing that Mark.. I will try that to see if it will change what I am seeing.  

Thanks

Don

Title: Re: MISC
Post by macca22au on Apr 7th, 2014 at 9:46am
ACE
I have CS 777 installed but ACE through the Start Menu shows no content, only what might be a download line in the centre.  But this never comes to anything.

Can I redownload ACE from somewhere

One small but strange problem:  The speed tape appears accurate but the magnified numbers in the inset are all wrong +200kts.

Also the V speeds when calculated in the FMC do not transfer to the Speed Tape, which continues to show the NO VSpeeds in orange.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Apr 7th, 2014 at 10:57am
It sounds to me like your installation went wrong. Have you tried a complete uninstall/reinstall (see KB #685)?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by amahran on Apr 8th, 2014 at 1:02pm

macca22au wrote on Apr 7th, 2014 at 9:46am:

Also the V speeds when calculated in the FMC do not transfer to the Speed Tape, which continues to show the NO VSpeeds in orange.


I can only help with this one. I've seen this happen to someone and they came to me for help (though it was the FAR more popular 737), and it turned out that the problem was that although they activated everything on their FMC, they didn't hit the execute button. Have you tried hitting the glowing execute button after hitting ACTIVATE?

WRT the inset speeds plus 200 knots, I would TRY to confirm that you don't have "Show true airspeeds" checked in the FSX main menu, and then I would try starting at different airports (I noticed that starting at one certain airport for me would make my 777 load up all weird)

And WRT ACE, that might be an installation problem, yeah, you might want to consider reinstalling it WITHOUT a running antivirus.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on May 22nd, 2014 at 6:48pm

Cappy wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 10:35am:

Markoz wrote on Dec 19th, 2013 at 1:35am:

Did you uncheck the Automatically check for update when FSX started in the 777 ACE? This is a known cause for FSX crashing because the update gauge doesn't have permission to access the internet,.


That fixed the problem with mine crashing Mark - Thankyou.

Strange I've never seen it on the forum before.

W7 x64 here.
I'm typing this on a win 8.1 laptop...I hate it to death, the sad thing is windows performance is very good, particularly scheduling for these new cpu's.


Those who have CTD. We do not experience the issue. Please do the following:
- unzip the file
- Replace the Captain_Sim.x777.update.gau file in the Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder
- start ACE, make sure the 'Automatically check for update' box is checked.
- run FSX, select the 777 and let us know the result. There should be no CTD.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cappy on May 25th, 2014 at 2:57pm
Yep.

Can confirm it works and no more ctd's with the RR version.

Thanks Tanya.

Title: Speed tape correct, numerical display wrong
Post by David Paul on Jun 1st, 2014 at 5:36pm
Hi all.

I am having a maddening problem with the 777. I had 3 perfect flights yesterday, the plane really performed and I shot some manual ILS landings in crappy weather and had a blast.

But this morning once I get it powered up, the speed tape is showing the correct speed, but the numerical display in the center is reading 360kias ON THE GROUND.

Once I get in the air, the discrepancy of around 330-350 knots persists, with the tape reading correctly and the little window showing about 340 knots too high.

I have tried a complete re-install of the aircraft, which did not solve the problem. Interestingly, the 1.2 version is fine, but the 1.3 update has the problem.

When that didn't work, I restored the image of the disk partition I made last night since it was fine at that time, and the problem is still there.

Thanks for any help or consideration of this issue. I can't think of anything else I can try, and the 777 is one of mt favorites.


Title: Re: Speed tape correct, numerical display wrong
Post by David Paul on Jun 2nd, 2014 at 10:14am

David Paul wrote on Jun 1st, 2014 at 5:36pm:
Hi all.

I am having a maddening problem with the 777. I had 3 perfect flights yesterday, the plane really performed and I shot some manual ILS landings in crappy weather and had a blast.

But this morning once I get it powered up, the speed tape is showing the correct speed, but the numerical display in the center is reading 360kias ON THE GROUND.

Once I get in the air, the discrepancy of around 330-350 knots persists, with the tape reading correctly and the little window showing about 340 knots too high.

I have tried a complete re-install of the aircraft, which did not solve the problem. Interestingly, the 1.2 version is fine, but the 1.3 update has the problem.

When that didn't work, I restored the image of the disk partition I made last night since it was fine at that time, and the problem is still there.

Thanks for any help or consideration of this issue. I can't think of anything else I can try, and the 777 is one of mt favorites.



Well I figured it out.  Nothing wrong with the 777.  I had changed my Windows text size from "Small" to "Medium".  That's it.  

Unbelievable.  

Title: Re: Speed tape correct, numerical display wrong
Post by Cappy on Jun 10th, 2014 at 5:15am

David Paul wrote on Jun 2nd, 2014 at 10:14am:

David Paul wrote on Jun 1st, 2014 at 5:36pm:
Hi all.

I am having a maddening problem with the 777. I had 3 perfect flights yesterday, the plane really performed and I shot some manual ILS landings in crappy weather and had a blast.

But this morning once I get it powered up, the speed tape is showing the correct speed, but the numerical display in the center is reading 360kias ON THE GROUND.

Once I get in the air, the discrepancy of around 330-350 knots persists, with the tape reading correctly and the little window showing about 340 knots too high.

I have tried a complete re-install of the aircraft, which did not solve the problem. Interestingly, the 1.2 version is fine, but the 1.3 update has the problem.

When that didn't work, I restored the image of the disk partition I made last night since it was fine at that time, and the problem is still there.

Thanks for any help or consideration of this issue. I can't think of anything else I can try, and the 777 is one of mt favorites.



Well I figured it out. Nothing wrong with the 777. I had changed my Windows text size from "Small" to "Medium". That's it.

Unbelievable.

Good find.

That text sizing can cause some really unusual problems, not just with FSX either.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jun 20th, 2014 at 7:42am
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 1.4

Title: Re: MISC
Post by tf51d on Jun 27th, 2014 at 5:40pm
The problem with the chronometer still exists in ver 1.4! When set to local time (Default) It changes timezones randomly sometimes right at the origin airport. I flew a flight from KDFW to KLAX last night with Local FS time set to 11:00AM CDT (16:00 UTC), while taxiing to the runway the chronograph changed to 12:06PM CDT and 17:00 UTC. FS time still read 11:06/16:06. I tried resetting the local time on the Chronograph to 11:06, but the UTC remained at 17:06UTC. When set to display UTC time, it no longer shifts time.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Jun 27th, 2014 at 7:41pm
Light switches do not seem to work here. I need to press  L to have them on. they are either all on or all off

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 28th, 2014 at 4:17am

mindyerbeak wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 7:41pm:
Light switches do not seem to work here. I need to press L to have them on. they are either all on or all off

The light switches work fine for me. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by mindyerbeak on Jun 28th, 2014 at 2:39pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 28th, 2014 at 4:17am:

mindyerbeak wrote on Jun 27th, 2014 at 7:41pm:
Light switches do not seem to work here. I need to press L to have them on. they are either all on or all off

The light switches work fine for me. :(


You lucky man you seem to get everything working  when many of us struggle..Here most of the light  switches are dummies.actually only one works and that is the one that reads master bright, you push a button and all lights go off.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by rsvette12 on Jun 28th, 2014 at 10:15pm
"You lucky man you seem to get everything working  when many of us struggle..Here most of the light  switches are dummies.actually only one works and that is the one that reads master bright, you push a button and all lights go off."

Yes same here but I think that is the way it was designed - its not as in depth as the other 777 - so thats why I accept it unless it was different in fsx version - not sure about that

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 29th, 2014 at 7:14am
These are the light switches that work for me (FSX and P3Dv2.2):

WING Light Switch
LOGO Light Switch
DOME Light Switch
MASTER BRIGHTNESS SWITCH = Panel lights
FORWARD PANEL FLOOD Light Control (left and right) turn the lights on (under the glareshield)

Obviously the NAV, BEACON, STROBE, LANDING, TAXI, RUNWAY TURN OFF lights all do what they say they will do.

The only lights I don't use are the FORWARD PANEL FLOOD Light Control (left and right) switches.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Michaelsd44 on Aug 3rd, 2014 at 7:18pm
I'm not sure if I'm just not getting this or what.  I do not have the 2D panel for my 777-200.  I am also using the CS 757 and have the 2D panel for that aircraft, so what am I doing wrong?  I have the simicons, but other than that, I don't have the 2D panel I am used to seeing.  I have ensured that the check is in MSFS for the main panel.  I can't see any other way of showing the 2D panel.  I have other issues, but I want to get the 2D panel first.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Aug 4th, 2014 at 2:32am

Michaelsd44 wrote on Aug 3rd, 2014 at 7:18pm:
I'm not sure if I'm just not getting this or what. I do not have the 2D panel for my 777-200. I am also using the CS 757 and have the 2D panel for that aircraft, so what am I doing wrong? I have the simicons, but other than that, I don't have the 2D panel I am used to seeing. I have ensured that the check is in MSFS for the main panel. I can't see any other way of showing the 2D panel. I have other issues, but I want to get the 2D panel first.

I assume that you mean the "Main" (Captain's) 2D panel. There isn't one for the 777 Captain. So that's why you aren't seeing it.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Michaelsd44 on Aug 5th, 2014 at 10:49pm
I was beginning to think that was the case, but thank you for verifying that information.  

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris24 on Sep 4th, 2014 at 12:18am
When I start my flight at the gate my plane is at full thrust and the landing gear is up. What can I do to fix this problem?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Blover on Sep 5th, 2014 at 1:43pm
Chris, it might help you to first load a simple GA plane with retract, make sure gear is down and power is retarded. Then load the 777. try loading a variant also.
If this fail, reinstal !!! ;D
Good luck :o

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris24 on Sep 5th, 2014 at 11:26pm

Blover wrote on Sep 5th, 2014 at 1:43pm:
Chris, it might help you to first load a simple GA plane with retract, make sure gear is down and power is retarded. Then load the 777. try loading a variant also.
If this fail, reinstal !!! ;D
Good luck :o

Raymond Boeing or nothing
KFLL


Raymond - I am very new to flight simulator, I am not exactly sure what you mean by GA(General Aviation) plane? I have tried deleting and re installing to no avail. I have also installed 767 from Simviation and have had no problems.  I apologize for not understanding.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 6th, 2014 at 3:09am

Chris24 wrote on Sep 4th, 2014 at 12:18am:
When I start my flight at the gate my plane is at full thrust and the landing gear is up. What can I do to fix this problem?

Try reinstalling the 777 (select repair when asked to Repair or Uninstall), run the installer as administrator by right click on the it and select Run as administrator from the list. See if that fixes it.

If not, you may need to look at doing a full uninstall/reinstall of the 777 as per KB #685. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by hifly on Sep 6th, 2014 at 9:46am
Do you start FSX in the FSX default mode ie the powered hang glider at Friday Harbour or do you have a saved flight as you default? Having a saved flight as your FSX start can affect other aircraft when you load them.

The advice here is always start FSX with the FSX default sceen.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 7th, 2014 at 4:30am
I made a saved flight using the default C172, cold and dark, but with the avionics switched on. This works fine for all my payware addon aircraft. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Chris24 on Sep 12th, 2014 at 2:42am
I have been reading a tutorial on the FMC and it says the screen should say "Enter inertial pos" and that you need to clear that before continuing with entering the flight plan. I was able to get that message once but it won't come up again and without that message it gives me an invalid entry message. Any advice would be appreciated.

Markoz wrote on Sep 7th, 2014 at 4:30am:
I made a saved flight using the default C172, cold and dark, but with the avionics switched on. This works fine for all my payware addon aircraft. ;)


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 12th, 2014 at 3:11am

Chris24 wrote on Sep 12th, 2014 at 2:42am:
I have been reading a tutorial on the FMC and it says the screen should say "Enter inertial pos" and that you need to clear that before continuing with entering the flight plan. I was able to get that message once but it won't come up again and without that message it gives me an invalid entry message. Any advice would be appreciated.

That s correct. It should look like this:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv58/Markoz958/enter_inertial_pos_zps42aabaff.jpg~original

It can take some time before this message appears, and as long as the empty boxes are there, you can copy the coordinates from another line on the FMC (I use the one under GPS POS (green box) because it is closest to the aircraft's actual location (top left green box), not the one under AIRPORT (red box)).
It often happens that I select the GPS POS coordinates, then the ENTER INERTIAL POS message appears, and I have to clear (CLR) the message. Once the message clears, the coordinates can be entered.

Try turning the ADIRU switch on the Overhead panel OFF then back ON, wait a minute or two, the empty boxes should appear, and then about a minute later, the ENTER INERTIAL POS message should appear.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Cappy on Sep 22nd, 2014 at 3:40am
Haha never thought of shift+z Mark.

Best cheat ever. :D

EDIT: Actually every gate I have ever seen from airside has the coordinates painted on a sign/wall right in front of the pilots vision.
So not really a cheat.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Sidney Perrine on Oct 25th, 2014 at 6:03pm
I can't seem to be able to download the latest 777 update, I think v. 4.1. When I'm asked for my order # I only have the 777-200 upgrade & the exterior 777-200 #. Your 777 downloader will not let me download the newest update. Also my 777-200 v 001 loads with the landing gear in the up position.

Any help will be welcome.

Thank you.

sbpwingnut.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 26th, 2014 at 1:31am

Quote:
I can't seem to be able to download the latest 777 update, I think v. 4.1. When I'm asked for my order # I only have the 777-200 upgrade & the exterior 777-200 #.  Your 777 downloader will not let me download the newest update.
What version is available to you through the Extended Download Service? Surely if you have bought the 777 Captain (777-200) Upgrade, you can still get access to download the latest version of the file. :/

When the gear is missing from the model, it usually means that the activation hasn't worked correctly. You will need to do a complete uninstall/reinstall (including the removal of the registry entries (x770 & x772)) using the method described in KB #685.
When doing the reinstall, try the Manual Offline Activation rather than the Online Instant Activation (I use this method ALL the time now) as it is more likely to successfully activate. The Manual Offline Activation takes a little bit longer to do, but it's really quite easy. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lftt205 on Oct 28th, 2014 at 1:36pm
Hello, everyone, just installed verion 1.4 and it is an excellent aircraft design!!!! All is well with one minor glitch which I am sure someone has a fix for. In the PFD the IAS tape runs great however the magnified window shows something different, eg, IAS of 285 on the tape shows up as 496 kts in the magnified window.

Any thoughts on how to rectify this? I posted this in the 6 displays forum but it seems that no one goes there anymore.

Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Oct 29th, 2014 at 4:41am

lftt205 wrote on Oct 28th, 2014 at 1:36pm:
Hello, everyone, just installed verion 1.4 and it is an excellent aircraft design!!!! All is well with one minor glitch which I am sure someone has a fix for. In the PFD the IAS tape runs great however the magnified window shows something different, eg, IAS of 285 on the tape shows up as 496 kts in the magnified window.

Any thoughts on how to rectify this? I posted this in the 6 displays forum but it seems that no one goes there anymore.

Thanks

Are you using larger fonts in Windows (under Personalize in Vista/Win7/Win8)? It could be that if you are, then it is affecting the way the IAS tape behaves in the PFD. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lftt205 on Oct 29th, 2014 at 12:09pm
Hello Mark,

Many thanks for your reply, tried adjusting the fonts and resolution settings but no avail. The altitude side is unaffected and works well.

Anything else you can think of? Some sort of conflict somewhere with another gauge possibly?

Lorenzo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by lftt205 on Nov 3rd, 2014 at 1:56am
Hello Mark,

Got the display to finally work. Had to really play around with the Icon fonts in the control panel, put it size 9 and all is well. Many thanks!!!

Lorenzo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Nov 4th, 2014 at 12:32am

lftt205 wrote on Nov 3rd, 2014 at 1:56am:
Got the display to finally work. Had to really play around with the Icon fonts in the control panel, put it size 9 and all is well. Many thanks!!!
Glad to hear that you sorted it out. I'm not sure what you mean by Icon Fonts, but I shall try to remember that it causes this problem. ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Nov 6th, 2014 at 11:09am
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.5

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Trailboss on Nov 29th, 2014 at 10:39pm
I just downloaded and installed 1.5, loaded a flight, but the clock is still not displaying anything.  I thought this was one of the items that was repaired from previous versions that erratically displayed time and date.  Now the display is completely blank.  Anyone else having this problem?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Nov 30th, 2014 at 12:27am

Trailboss wrote on Nov 29th, 2014 at 10:39pm:
I just downloaded and installed 1.5, loaded a flight, but the clock is still not displaying anything.  I thought this was one of the items that was repaired from previous versions that erratically displayed time and date.  Now the display is completely blank.  Anyone else having this problem?

I occasionally have the time and timer digits disappear, but they reappear after a very short time (a few seconds). I have not had it go completely blacked out and stay that way in v1.5, so the clock is working well for me now. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Trailboss on Nov 30th, 2014 at 3:02am
Thanks for your comments, Mark.  I've tried 2 short flights and never get any display on the clock.  The timer sweep hand works, starting and then resetting to 0, but no other functions work or display.  All other gauges are working fine.  I'll try an uninstall and reinstall and see if that helps.
Thanks again.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Trailboss on Dec 1st, 2014 at 10:55pm
Adding to my previous posting about the clock not displaying in 1.5, I've checked the various aircraft and found that in all but the 3 in the 777-300 expansion (Air New Zealand, ANA and Cathay Pacific) the clock displays and works as it is supposed to.  But the expansion pack aircraft (all 3) display on the captain's panel a clock face with blue rectangles where the digits should display, but blank, and on the FO's panel the clock face is black.  It seems that the panel cfg for the expansion models didn't get the clock update.  Any suggestions on what I need to do to update them? I always start as Mark does, the default Cessna 172 C & D with avionics switched on, then change to the selected 777.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 2nd, 2014 at 1:10am

Trailboss wrote on Dec 1st, 2014 at 10:55pm:
Adding to my previous posting about the clock not displaying in 1.5, I've checked the various aircraft and found that in all but the 3 in the 777-300 expansion (Air New Zealand, ANA and Cathay Pacific) the clock displays and works as it is supposed to.  But the expansion pack aircraft (all 3) display on the captain's panel a clock face with blue rectangles where the digits should display, but blank, and on the FO's panel the clock face is black.  It seems that the panel cfg for the expansion models didn't get the clock update.  Any suggestions on what I need to do to update them? I always start as Mark does, the default Cessna 172 C & D with avionics switched on, then change to the selected 777.

I just checked my 777-300 and 777 Freighter, and the c;locks are working fine for both of them. The timers also work fine on both sides, and are independent from each other.

Besides that, as far as I can tel, all the gauges used for the 777-200, -300 and Freighter, are in the CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel folder. And the Clock is gauge Captain_Sim.x777.L02.

These are the lines (when I comment them out the clocks in the turn black) from the panel.cfg for the  CS_B777-300ER_GE and CS_B777F:

[VCockpit04]
.....
gauge25=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!L02_000_BKG, 1543,  785,  500,  500
gauge26=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!L02_005_DSP, 1701,  899,  183,   77
gauge27=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!L02_006_DSP, 1701, 1091,  183,   77
gauge28=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!R03_000_BKG, 1543, 1290,  500,  500
gauge29=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!R03_005_DSP, 1701, 1405,  183,   77
gauge30=..\..\CS_B777-200ER_GE\panel\Captain_Sim.x777.L02!R03_006_DSP, 1701, 1596,  183,   77
.....


So I suspect that your problem lies in the 777-200 Base Pack installation. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Fly out of Utah on Dec 2nd, 2014 at 2:57am
Does the elapsed timer e.g. 00:00 supposed to add an hour as go past the next clock hour even though have been flying just a few minutes? :-?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 2nd, 2014 at 6:01am

Fly out of Utah wrote on Dec 2nd, 2014 at 2:57am:
Does the elapsed timer e.g. 00:00 supposed to add an hour as go past the next clock hour even though have been flying just a few minutes? :-?

No. As far as I know, once it reaches 1 hour, it starts again. I know that the CS757 & CS767 continue on for many hours, but not the CS777. Even in the OTHER 777, the clock timer starts again once the hour is up, so even after a 16.5 hour flight, it would only be displaying 00:30 (at least it didn't in the last flight I did in it more than a month ago). So I think it's the same as it is for a real 777.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Fly out of Utah on Dec 3rd, 2014 at 3:38am
Well my timer did add an hour as it went past the next clock hour a few times (a few flights) on short flights.  It was in the same time zone. Do not understand the logic of not counting the total time of the flight, thought it was an elapsed time counter, not a stop watch. ::)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Trailboss on Dec 8th, 2014 at 10:17pm
Mark, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  The reason for my clock problem is long and complicated, but the short version is that I screwed up.  It's now working correctly on all my 777s so all is right with the world.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by php on Dec 23rd, 2014 at 5:07pm
Hi, i made before the update to 1.5. Now when i select the 777 in P3D it Crash to Desktop.  :-[

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 23rd, 2014 at 5:25pm
[quote author=php link=1338411771/552#552 date=1419354446]Hi, i made before the update to 1.5. Now when i select the 777 in P3D it Crash to Desktop.  :-[/quote]
Whenever I install the update, I reboot my computer. Although I don't recall getting a CTD, I do know that the 777 behaves strangely until after the reboot.

Did you install the v1.5 update using the "Run as administrator" option?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by php on Dec 23rd, 2014 at 5:33pm
Ok, now i tried i once again with "run as admin" and now it works.  :D Great.

Another question, i have the cargo and the -300 addon. Do i Need an other update for this too? Because in the info was something, that i should Login, go to 777 page, and then Extended download, but i do not find this link.
I have just the P3D Version not with fsx.
Big Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 24th, 2014 at 1:27am

Quote:
Ok, now i tried i once again with "run as admin" and now it works.  :D Great.

Yay! ;D


Quote:
Another question, i have the cargo and the -300 addon. Do i Need an other update for this too? Because in the info was something, that i should Login, go to 777 page, and then Extended download, but i do not find this link.
I have just the P3D Version not with fsx.

The 777-300 and Freighter Expansion Models are for both FSX and P3Dv2. So if you bought them for FSX, use the ones you downloaded for FSX and select to install it in P3Dv2. ;)

You can always download them again using the Extended Download Service:
Check-in to Your Profile > Product > Extended Download Service > Get New Links

Title: Re: MISC
Post by joshua_walters on Dec 28th, 2014 at 9:51pm
I just purchased Captain Sim 777-200 for FSX and I'm having loads of problems.

Gear don't show.
No PFD's work
Yoke stuck to the left
All 0's on auto pilot panel,  even if I change the +/-
Buttons/knobs turn or push, but don't do anything.

I am on version 1.5
I have reinstalled as administrator
I have reinstalled to repair
My system specs are fine
I have tried turning on hydraulics and APU

Somebody please help me, I can't finda fix anywhere!

Also,  my Captain Sim 757 works just fine, and I installed it just days before the 777!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 29th, 2014 at 1:08am
Everything you are experiencing is typical of a failed activation. Try a Manual Offline Activation. It's very easy to do. I use this method all the time now. ;)

You need to do a full uninstall (KB #685) which includes removing the registry entries and then a reinstall.

In the registry, the folders in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim to delete are x770 and x772 (see image below).





Title: Re: MISC
Post by Flyingbug on Dec 29th, 2014 at 2:54pm
Hello

New around here  :)

Have recently purchased the T7 but I can t seem to have the knobs/window opening sounds working...

I have read in this forum somewhere that by adding some lines to the dll file it would make it run, I have done so (actually to the 3 dll files I found i.e. dll; dll.xml_Before_Addon_Manager and back.dll, but it didn t work.

I have also checked and I have the cs.sound file in the main Captain Sim file.

I also have the same problem with the 707 that stopped working at a given point and even before I installed the T7.

Sorry to be repeating the same support request but I can t seem to find the previous post where this problem is mentioned.

Thx

Title: Re: MISC
Post by joshua_walters on Dec 30th, 2014 at 12:28am
I'm starting to wonder if it's not working because I have FSX Steam Edition,  but that doesn't make sense because my 757 works just fine.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Flyingbug on Dec 30th, 2014 at 1:07am
Managed to fix it in the meantime, apart from the dll entries mentioned in the forum I have copy paste the files msvcr70 and msvcr70 into the main fsx folder and also deleted all the entries in the FSX.cfg under [Trusted] uninstalled the T7 and installed it again.

It works now  :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Dec 30th, 2014 at 1:37am

joshua_walters wrote on Dec 30th, 2014 at 12:28am:
I'm starting to wonder if it's not working because I have FSX Steam Edition,  but that doesn't make sense because my 757 works just fine.

I got the 77 Captain to work in FSX Steam Edition (CS aircraft in FSX-SE - my results
), but I copied the aircraft file (C_B777-200ER_GE etc.), the files needed from the Effects folder, and the folders (777, EFB & navigation) from the Captain_Sim over from FSX.
Then I added the info in the DLL.XML.
It works fine except for no nav or strobe lights.

I intend to write up how I did it in the 777 Captain - 1.x forum.

Captain Sim will create installers for FSX-SE (http://www.captainsim.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1418980881/18#18). I just don't how long it will take for that to happen.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Dec 30th, 2014 at 8:32pm
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.6

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Jan 1st, 2015 at 8:33pm

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Dec 30th, 2014 at 8:32pm:
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.6


In FSX-SE the lights problem and some effects already has a solution, just reduce special effects to medium.

Sorry, this response was not to be here, it was for previous Mark message.

João Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Jan 1st, 2015 at 8:36pm

Markoz wrote on Dec 30th, 2014 at 1:37am:

joshua_walters wrote on Dec 30th, 2014 at 12:28am:
I'm starting to wonder if it's not working because I have FSX Steam Edition,  but that doesn't make sense because my 757 works just fine.

I got the 77 Captain to work in FSX Steam Edition (CS aircraft in FSX-SE - my results
), but I copied the aircraft file (C_B777-200ER_GE etc.), the files needed from the Effects folder, and the folders (777, EFB & navigation) from the Captain_Sim over from FSX.
Then I added the info in the DLL.XML.
It works fine except for no nav or strobe lights.

I intend to write up how I did it in the 777 Captain - 1.x forum.

Captain Sim will create installers for FSX-SE (http://www.captainsim.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1418980881/18#18). I just don't how long it will take for that to happen.



In FSX-SE the lights problem and some effects already has a solution, just reduce special effects to medium.

João Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 2nd, 2015 at 12:50am

Joao Alfredo wrote on Jan 1st, 2015 at 8:36pm:
In FSX-SE the lights problem and some effects already has a solution, just reduce special effects to medium.

João Alfredo

Hi João.

How far do I need to lower it? Set to medium, the engine smoke becomes visible.
The Nav and Strobe lights are still not visible for me in the ones that I have retested since lowering the setting to medium! :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Jan 2nd, 2015 at 2:44am
Hello Mark

For me works in the medium level, have strobe, beacon, smoke tires on landing in rain spray, smoke in starting engines I can not say, I'm always in the plane.
777 tested in FSX SE but removed and reinstalled FSX old, I'm currently running 767 and 757 in FSX SE, yet all ok.
The origin of the information.
http://forum.avsim.net/topic/458738-effects-or-lack-of-them-in-fsx-se/

João Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 3rd, 2015 at 1:35am

Joao Alfredo wrote on Jan 2nd, 2015 at 2:44am:
Hello Mark

For me works in the medium level, have strobe, beacon, smoke tires on landing in rain spray, smoke in starting engines I can not say, I'm always in the plane.
777 tested in FSX SE but removed and reinstalled FSX old, I'm currently running 767 and 757 in FSX SE, yet all ok.
The origin of the information.
http://forum.avsim.net/topic/458738-effects-or-lack-of-them-in-fsx-se/

João Alfredo

Okay. This does work. I had not restarted FSX-SE when I tested it the first time. After starting FSX-SE just now and testing it, it works! I wonder why it didn't work by just lowering it to medium in the first place?

Maybe it's part of the changes to FSX to get it to perform better. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Jan 3rd, 2015 at 8:50pm

Markoz wrote on Jan 3rd, 2015 at 1:35am:

Joao Alfredo wrote on Jan 2nd, 2015 at 2:44am:
Hello Mark

For me works in the medium level, have strobe, beacon, smoke tires on landing in rain spray, smoke in starting engines I can not say, I'm always in the plane.
777 tested in FSX SE but removed and reinstalled FSX old, I'm currently running 767 and 757 in FSX SE, yet all ok.
The origin of the information.
http://forum.avsim.net/topic/458738-effects-or-lack-of-them-in-fsx-se/

João Alfredo

Okay. This does work. I had not restarted FSX-SE when I tested it the first time. After starting FSX-SE just now and testing it, it works! I wonder why it didn't work by just lowering it to medium in the first place?

Maybe it's part of the changes to FSX to get it to perform better. :-/



Perhaps there is something that puzzles me, too.
Global Options> Global Texture Resolution, it always works on TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD by changing the value, 4096 (now default) or less.
Also in FSX_SE.cfg have something stranger still, TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT = 160, and this I noticed through Rob's post, in P3D forum, see below.
http://www.prepar3d.com/forum-5/topic/how-to-get-a-40-fps-increase-in-p3d/
CS757 and 767 running very well in FSX-SE


João Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on Jan 4th, 2015 at 8:31pm
I recently bought v1.4, which works nicely, but when I try to update to either v1.5 or v1.6 I get a Simconnect.dll error. Other applications that use Simconnect work fine, as does the 777 with only v1.4 installed.

Is there a simple fix for this?

I'm happy running v1.4 unless there is something that really makes a big difference in the updates.

Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Lost in Isaan on Jan 5th, 2015 at 3:44am
Yes me as well, didn't bother reporting it earlier waiting to see if someone else made mention of the problem.
Each of the V1.5 ...\Panel\*.dll, and *.gau files trigger the problem. Tried replacing the Simconnect.dll files without success. I'm still running the V1.4 versions of these files as well.

Running FSX SP2

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jan 5th, 2015 at 8:45pm

Alemaobaiano wrote on Jan 4th, 2015 at 8:31pm:
I recently bought v1.4, which works nicely, but when I try to update to either v1.5 or v1.6 I get a Simconnect.dll error. Other applications that use Simconnect work fine, as does the 777 with only v1.4 installed.

Is there a simple fix for this?

I'm happy running v1.4 unless there is something that really makes a big difference in the updates.

Thanks


Please check our Knowledge Base.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on Jan 5th, 2015 at 11:00pm

Quote:
Please check our Knowledge Base.


Tanya, I've just wasted the best part of an hour going through every 777 section of the Knowledge Base and found nothing at all about this problem in FSX. If you could point out the relevant KB number that would be very helpful.

I picked up the 777 as an impulse during the last sale just to add a 777 to my FSX. My objective in the sale was the Tristar, which is absolutely fantastic, so I am quite happy to stick with the 777 v1.4 on the few occasions that I expect to fly it.

Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 6th, 2015 at 12:33am
You might need to reinstall the SimConnect.dll. A search online (Google) could help. Try to find a result that directs you to microsoft.com. :-/

If you have FSX Deluxe & Acceleration, or FSX Gold, you can install the FSX SDK (make sure to install the SDK from the Acceleration disc as well as this will update the SDK to the Acceleration/SP2 version), then install the simconnetct from the SDK. That might help fix your problem.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on Jan 7th, 2015 at 3:30pm
Hi Mark

Tried that (from the Acceleration SDK) after uninstalling every trace of the 777 and then reinstalling. The same problem happens, so I uninstalled everything again and just added v1.4, which works OK.

Thanks

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DBotel777 on Jan 10th, 2015 at 12:17am
Hello,

I just recently purchased the 777 flying on FSX SE with update 1.6 and SE migration installed.

Is it normal for so many alarms/warnings to be active the moment the aircraft is loaded? The alarms included "GEAR DISAGREE", "AUTO THROTTLE DISC" etc...

Thank you and my apologies if this is not the proper place for such inquiry.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 10th, 2015 at 12:59am
The only get one warning (beeping) when loading the 777 into FSX/FSX-SE.

Sometimes I get the "Take Off Configuration Warning", which happens when I have the accidentally moved the throttle on my joystick too far forward.

Other than those, I don't get any other warnings.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ged on Jan 24th, 2015 at 6:36am
Sorry if this is the wrong area. Just tried to convert the FSX777 over to steam, but first load into Steam showed no landing gear, and when I did the 1.6 update, and applied the migration tool I get a CTDT with a Simconnect dll load failed message. I have since removed 777 from steam. So, are there steps I am still missing? I have searched the knowledge base and saw where to load 1.4 then 1.6+ migration tool then fire up Steam FSX. I did see another topic saying the Steam edition for 777 did not work yet, (We are working on our products compatibility with FSX Steam Version, no ETA for present moment by Tanya)so a tad confused.



Regards

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 25th, 2015 at 1:26am
Try this (unless this is what you did)

Install the 777 v1.4 in FSX-SE
Install the 777 v1.6 update in FSX-SE
THEN run the 777 FSX-SE migration tool.

See if that gets it working correctly.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ged on Jan 25th, 2015 at 1:50am
Hi Mark,
That is exactly how I installed the 777 the second time. The first time, I only installed 1.4, and I did not get the simconnect issue, BUT, I had an aircraft with no landing gear, and unresponsive. The aircraft was sitting at the airport 'floating'. So I used the control panel remove programs tool to remove the 777 1.4 and 1.5 and then after reading several comments here, reinstalled  1.4, 1.6 and then used the migration tool. Not sure what it does or how you tell if it"worked ok".
I can use any of the default aircraft ok. When I select the cs777, that is when I get the simconnect dll load failed message and then ctd and reloads fsx at default splash screen.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on Jan 25th, 2015 at 10:02am

DBotel777 wrote on Jan 10th, 2015 at 12:17am:
Hello,

I just recently purchased the 777 flying on FSX SE with update 1.6 and SE migration installed.

Is it normal for so many alarms/warnings to be active the moment the aircraft is loaded? The alarms included "GEAR DISAGREE", "AUTO THROTTLE DISC" etc...

Thank you and my apologies if this is not the proper place for such inquiry.


I have the same thing happen to me with v1.4 for FSX (I have never been able to run 1.5 or 1.6 so I don't know about them). The gear lever is in the UP position yet the gear is down, plus a shedload of other alarms that need to be resolved before flight.

It doesn't take long to clear the alarms, but it is a little irritating.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by ged on Jan 25th, 2015 at 11:54am

[/quote]

I have the same thing happen to me with v1.4 for FSX (I have never been able to run 1.5 or 1.6 so I don't know about them). The gear lever is in the UP position yet the gear is down, plus a shedload of other alarms that need to be resolved before flight.

It doesn't take long to clear the alarms, but it is a little irritating.

[/quote]

I think the CS people may need to continue looking into the 777 for FSX-SE as there are still some strange load behaviors happening. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 26th, 2015 at 1:41am

ged wrote on Jan 25th, 2015 at 11:54am:


Quote:


I have the same thing happen to me with v1.4 for FSX (I have never been able to run 1.5 or 1.6 so I don't know about them). The gear lever is in the UP position yet the gear is down, plus a shedload of other alarms that need to be resolved before flight.

It doesn't take long to clear the alarms, but it is a little irritating.



I think the CS people may need to continue looking into the 777 for FSX-SE as there are still some strange load behaviors happening. :-/

I just uninstalled and reinstalled the 777 in FSX-SE, it still works fine.

Try turning off your Antiu-Virus software when installing the 777 just in case it's blocking, or removing, "threatening" files. :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on Jan 26th, 2015 at 11:13am
Hi Mark

Turning off my AV software has become standard with any FS install these days, not just from CS, along with adding all FS related folders to the exemption lists.

Then again I'm having so much fun in the Tristar that a slightly wonky 777 doesn't bother me at all  ;D

TTFN

Title: Re: MISC
Post by ged on Jan 27th, 2015 at 1:00am

Markoz wrote on Jan 26th, 2015 at 1:41am:

ged wrote on Jan 25th, 2015 at 11:54am:


Quote:


I have the same thing happen to me with v1.4 for FSX (I have never been able to run 1.5 or 1.6 so I don't know about them). The gear lever is in the UP position yet the gear is down, plus a shedload of other alarms that need to be resolved before flight.

It doesn't take long to clear the alarms, but it is a little irritating.



I think the CS people may need to continue looking into the 777 for FSX-SE as there are still some strange load behaviors happening. :-/

I just uninstalled and reinstalled the 777 in FSX-SE, it still works fine.

Try turning off your Antiu-Virus software when installing the 777 just in case it's blocking, or removing, "threatening" files. :-/

Thanks Mark, No worries. I always disable the virus software when loading new software. Must be just one of those things why the 777 does not work for me in Steam. I have removed it now and re-installed it back to FSX(real version) and works great, so will not bother with steam.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Muhamad Aliff on Feb 14th, 2015 at 9:23am
Hi, i just reinstall FSX, after finish install everything include CS777, i try to load flight plan that i create with fsx planner, but can't see any flight plan in FMC,

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 15th, 2015 at 3:13am

Muhamad Aliff wrote on Feb 14th, 2015 at 9:23am:
Hi, i just reinstall FSX, after finish install everything include CS777, i try to load flight plan that i create with fsx planner, but can't see any flight plan in FMC,

You have to load it using the FMC.

On the RTE page, click on LSK 3L (<SEND), then click on LSK 6R (FLTSIM PLNS>), then use the PREV PAGE and NEXT PAGE buttons to navigate through your saved flight plans. Once you have found it, click on the LSK #L next to it to load it into the FMS.

You can still load it the normal way so that you can see the flight plan on the GPS. I sometimes do that. ;)

Note: Save you FS Flight Planner Flight Plans in a way that will make them easy to find when you want to load them into the FMS. The long file names like IFR Avalon to Kingsford Smith Intl can be difficult to find, so I would save that as YMAV-YSSY-777.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by chmila on Feb 15th, 2015 at 6:51pm
Hi, just today got FS-SE and CS14, following with migration to CS16 and got exactly some like GED ........ any solution? Thank you
---------------------------------------------------
Hi Mark,
That is exactly how I installed the 777 the second time. The first time, I only installed 1.4, and I did not get the simconnect issue, BUT, I had an aircraft with no landing gear, and unresponsive. The aircraft was sitting at the airport 'floating'. So I used the control panel remove programs tool to remove the 777 1.4 and 1.5 and then after reading several comments here, reinstalled  1.4, 1.6 and then used the migration tool. Not sure what it does or how you tell if it"worked ok".
I can use any of the default aircraft ok. When I select the cs777, that is when I get the simconnect dll load failed message and then ctd and reloads fsx at default splash screen.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 16th, 2015 at 2:42am
I *installed the 777 Captain Base Pack (csx772_1400.exe), then I *installed the 777 v1.6 update (csx772_1600.exe), then I ran the fsx-se-777-migration.exe. Everything worked fine after I was done.

* I ran the installers using the "Run as administrator" option, by right clicking on the files and selecting it from the list.

I'm not exactly sure what the fsx-se-777-migration.exe file does. But once I ran it, the CS 777 was working fine for me.

Note. It is possible that your Anti-Virus software may have found a FALSE POSITIVE (a file that your AV software believes to be a virus or trojan), so it might help with your problem if you disable your AV software (or shields) while installing the 777 Base Pack, v1.6 upgrade and any Expansion Models you have.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by chmila on Feb 16th, 2015 at 6:10pm
Hi Markoz, thanks for reply. I followed your advice and I swhich it off. I remove everything. Steam client, FS, and CS 1,4 - 1,6 form comp (+regedit).

Then I swich off AV and install all as new.

FS is running
CS 1.4 and over it 1.6
fsx-se-777-migration.exe (just start it), when I check version in ACE, I can see ver. 1.6.0.0 and tick box for autocheck updates

that should be all ... I hope ....!

Result: start FS go to model selection and when took CS 777 model : get SIMCONNECT.dll load failed and FS crashed and restarted it self

So I do not think it is AV .. it was off and all instalation was not issue or any fail at all. Must be something between FS-SE and CS. I do not have older FS, so I can not test what somebody wrote here :(.

Need help, need I train for my SIM :)

thanks
chmila

Title: Re: MISC
Post by petermilchard on Feb 16th, 2015 at 10:05pm
I have just reloaded 777 v 1.4 but it crashes after about 20 seconds. Any ideas/solutions???

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Feb 17th, 2015 at 9:22am
Install version 1.6

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Muhamad Aliff on Feb 17th, 2015 at 10:28am

Markoz wrote on Feb 15th, 2015 at 3:13am:

Muhamad Aliff wrote on Feb 14th, 2015 at 9:23am:
Hi, i just reinstall FSX, after finish install everything include CS777, i try to load flight plan that i create with fsx planner, but can't see any flight plan in FMC,

You have to load it using the FMC.



On the RTE page, click on LSK 3L (<SEND), then click on LSK 6R (FLTSIM PLNS>), then use the PREV PAGE and NEXT PAGE buttons to navigate through your saved flight plans. Once you have found it, click on the LSK #L next to it to load it into the FMS.

You can still load it the normal way so that you can see the flight plan on the GPS. I sometimes do that. ;)

Note: Save you FS Flight Planner Flight Plans in a way that will make them easy to find when you want to load them into the FMS. The long file names like IFR Avalon to Kingsford Smith Intl can be difficult to find, so I would save that as YMAV-YSSY-777.




HI Markoz, yes i did like you said but empty, no flight plan show.

may i know default flight plan save location? should be here right 
C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files

edit :- i uninstall CS 777, reinstall back with 1.5 version, test load flight plan from fmc OK, after update to 1.6, no flight plan show in fmc

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 18th, 2015 at 1:32am

Quote:
may i know default flight plan save location? should be here right
C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files

That's correct.


Quote:
edit :- i uninstall CS 777, reinstall back with 1.5 version, test load flight plan from fmc OK, after update to 1.6, no flight plan show in fmc

That's strange. It works like it should for me in v1.6. :-/

Does the ACE work?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Muhamad Aliff on Feb 18th, 2015 at 4:29am

Markoz wrote on Feb 18th, 2015 at 1:32am:

Quote:
may i know default flight plan save location? should be here right
C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files

That's correct.

[quote]edit :- i uninstall CS 777, reinstall back with 1.5 version, test load flight plan from fmc OK, after update to 1.6, no flight plan show in fmc

That's strange. It works like it should for me in v1.6. :-/

Does the ACE work?[/quote]
AcE work fine, someone has created ticket, and receive a solution from CS, as i use only steam edition ,

solution is manually create
C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files\

is ok already now, i also doesn't expect this as i only have FSX SE only on my system,

thanks,

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 18th, 2015 at 9:08am
Yes. The location for saved flight plans for FSX-SE is C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Flight Simulator X - Steam Edition Files

So if you create a C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files folder and move the files (if you can't save them in that folder), the FMC would find the flight plans then. ;)

Title: Re: Error 29: The order number is locked
Post by Hawkeye4077 on Feb 27th, 2015 at 12:02am
I was wondering if somebody could help me sort this error out please?

It says I have installed it three times on either different pc's or Ip's.

I have installed it on the same pc several times so I don't think this is the issue, however I am on my 3rd internet provider since I originally bought the exterior model and base pack.

I have installed the base pack 1.4 and all is okay, but then I try installing the update 1.6 and I get the error.

Is there any way I can sort this out?

Thank you very much!

Title: Re: Error 29: The order number is locked
Post by Markoz on Feb 27th, 2015 at 1:54am

Hawkeye4077 wrote on Feb 27th, 2015 at 12:02am:
I was wondering if somebody could help me sort this error out please?

It says I have installed it three times on either different pc's or Ip's.

I have installed it on the same pc several times so I don't think this is the issue, however I am on my 3rd internet provider since I originally bought the exterior model and base pack.

I have installed the base pack 1.4 and all is okay, but then I try installing the update 1.6 and I get the error.

Is there any way I can sort this out?

Thank you very much!

You have to submit a Ticket explaining the problem.

Check-in to Your Profile > Product (777 Captain (777-200)) > Customer Support > Search KB or Submit New Ticket

Select option D - click on the Submit new ticket link

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Hawkeye4077 on Feb 27th, 2015 at 9:23am
Okay, thank you :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Apr 16th, 2015 at 11:23am
Hello Mark

I saw somewhere, can not remember in forum or another page something that explained how to get some at 777 fps.
Explained how to change panel screens, pilot and copilot work together, also explained not load EFB mode.
You have knowledge that can inform me where I find the post?
Thank you.

João Alfredo

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Apr 17th, 2015 at 2:40am
I saw that post too, but I did not write it. I think it was in this forum somewhere. If not, it might be in the 777 Captain - 1.x forum.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Joo Alfredo on Apr 17th, 2015 at 2:58am
He here, I saw it on AVSIM and also here.

João Alfredo

http://www.captainsim.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1419588831/4#4

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on May 12th, 2015 at 11:39am
I had the dumb idea to buy the -300 expansion, which is now only available in v1.6. As with the base pack v1.6 the 300 gives me a Simconnect error when selecting the aircraft. I was lucky enough to buy the base pack at 1.4, which runs nicely, so I would expect that the expansion 1.4 would work too.

I've repaired FSX and Acceleration, and reinstalled from the SDK, so my Simconnects should be OK.

I opened a ticket only to have it closed with the comment that it had already been answered. Not that I can see! There are answers for P3D and FSX-SE but not one answer for a standard FSX Acceleration install.

So does anyone know what version of Simconnect the 1.6 versions are looking for? Or is there anywhere I can get version 1.4 of the expansion?

Thanks


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on May 13th, 2015 at 3:04am
I did a search of SimConnect on my computer, and I found the following 4:

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_1ed9da73c880e429_10.0.62608.0_none_6994c60660d9a3f3

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_10.0.61242.0_none_e079b46b85043c20

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_10.0.61259.0_none_55f5ecdc14f60568

C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_10.0.60905.0_none_dd92b94d8a196297

And in each of those folders, I found only the SimConnect.dll with the version numbers for each of them matching the bold part of the file location. I don't know which one of these is used by the CS 777 v1.6.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on May 13th, 2015 at 11:44am
Thanks Mark, I will check that when I get home, but I'm pretty sure there are only three folders on my system. If we discover which one is missing we'll know which one the CS 777 uses.

Thanks
Tony

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on May 14th, 2015 at 2:24pm
As I suspected there are three folders on my system, the 608 folder is absent. However, IIRC this version is from FSX-SE, so I wouldn't expect to find it on my PC.

Not to worry, the -200 version 1.4 works so on the few occasions that I want to fly a 777 I'll use that. At least until I can convince someone that spending $90 on an FS add-on is a good deal  ::)

TTFN

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on May 15th, 2015 at 12:11am
You could try installing the SimConnect from the Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK (or wherever else you may have installed the steam libraries) to see if that helps.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Alemaobaiano on May 15th, 2015 at 2:44pm
Hi Mark

I don't have Steam on my system, so that's not an option. As the 300 expansion isn't expensive and I picked up the base pack in the sale I can live with what the 777-200 v1.4 gives me, at least until the exchange rate improves.

TTFN

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on May 15th, 2015 at 3:15pm
Okay. It was just that in my search for the SimConnect.dll, I found those folders for steam, and seeing I wasn't sure if your problem was FSX or FSX-SE, I thought I would mention it. :-/

Edit: I just looked in my FSX SDK folder and I only found the RTM  SimConnect.dll (10.0.60905.0) and SP1 SimConnect.dll (10.0.61242.0) and  they are identical to the ones for the Steam Edition. That leaves the other two that I listed, of which Steam Edition has the XPACK SimConnect.dll showing as 10.0.61259.0.

I hope this helps

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jun 8th, 2015 at 2:08am
This cropped up all of a sudden.

I'm now getting crashes with only the 777F. No other CS 777 results in a CTD. According to the Event Viewer, it's obviously the fre.GAU. Any ideas?

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: fsx.exe
P2: 10.0.61637.0
P3: 46fadb14
P4: Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded
P5: 0.0.0.0
P6: 54a20070
P7: c0000005
P8: 320705c1
P9:
P10:

Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, time stamp: 0x46fadb14
Faulting module name: Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x54a20070
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x320705c1
Faulting process id: 0xe38
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0a18ef8df9f04
Faulting application path: E:\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe
Faulting module path: Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU
Report Id: 658fa160-0d82-11e5-9e72-60a44c50d2b7

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jun 9th, 2015 at 11:45pm
Here's the reply I got from CS.

Thank you for contacting Captain Sim Customer Support.

Your Ticket has been reviewed but cancelled because the same question has been previously answered:


Wait...what?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 18th, 2015 at 2:19am
I have the same problem. The 777F v1.6 crashes when I load another flight, another aircraft or another repaint. The only way to avoid a crash is to abort the flight with ESC key, and exit FSX... Too bad because the CS 777F is really nice, and DetCord paints are great! I had this problem with v1.4, and possibly with earlier versions too (can't remember which).




Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jun 18th, 2015 at 8:10am

vonstroheim wrote on Jun 18th, 2015 at 2:19am:
I have the same problem. The 777F v1.6 crashes when I load another flight, another aircraft or another repaint. The only way to avoid a crash is to abort the flight with ESC key, and exit FSX... Too bad because the CS 777F is really nice, and DetCord paints are great! I had this problem with v1.4, and possibly with earlier versions too (can't remember which).





Well, at least it's not just me! It does piss me off that they don't care to answer the issue directly.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jun 18th, 2015 at 8:13pm
Please use our Customer Support system, we will try to help.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jun 19th, 2015 at 10:04am

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jun 18th, 2015 at 8:13pm:
Please use our Customer Support system, we will try to help.


I did. The answer I received was:

Thank you for contacting Captain Sim Customer Support.

Your Ticket has been reviewed but cancelled because the same question has been previously answered:



Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 19th, 2015 at 2:25pm

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jun 18th, 2015 at 8:13pm:
Please use our Customer Support system, we will try to help.


Ok ticket submitted. There must be a simple explanation, and hopefully a simple fix!

I looked hard in the KB database, and if this issue was already discussed, I couldn't find it, sorry.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:39pm

vonstroheim wrote on Jun 19th, 2015 at 2:25pm:

Captain Sim 2 wrote on Jun 18th, 2015 at 8:13pm:
Please use our Customer Support system, we will try to help.


Ok ticket submitted. There must be a simple explanation, and hopefully a simple fix!

I looked hard in the KB database, and if this issue was already discussed, I couldn't find it, sorry.


Well if you come across a fix vons, be sure to post it here for myself and anyone else that has or could have this problem.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 23rd, 2015 at 3:24pm

DetCord wrote on Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:39pm:
Well if you come across a fix vons, be sure to post it here for myself and anyone else that has or could have this problem.


CaptainSim did reply to my ticket (thanks), and I had the same answer as yours, i.e. "the same question has been previously answered" but they provided the KB number 660,685, which is basically instructions for a clean reinstall.

While waiting for CS answer, I did reinstall the 777-200 v1.4 and the 777F v1.4, and the CTD was gone!

Full of hope, I installed on top of v1.4 the v1.6 of 777-200 and 777F. The nasty CTD was back, but this time with a Captain_Sim.x777.efb.dll crash, instead of Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded crash... Maybe a slight move in the right direction... So this issue looks indeed related to a bad install.

What I didn't do yet is a really clean uninstall, with registry cleanup as described in KB #660,685, and a fresh reinstall. I'll report back here later today or tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 23rd, 2015 at 11:08pm
This is what I did today, to try to fix the 777F crash to desktop (CTD) when unloading the aircraft:

1) uninstall with start menu / captain sim / uninstall (both 777-200 and 777F)
2) delete from registry x770, x772, and x774 and windows restart (see this post for instructions)
3) install csx772_1400.exe, csx772_1600.exe, and csx774_1600.exe and enter order # when prompted (twice)
4) load FSX and default F/A-18 at a very remote airport (Agatti, VOAT), ok so far
5) load 777F Air France, quick fly around, ok so far
6) load 777F FedEx, it doesn't load, and CTD with fault module name Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU

It's no the same fault module name as before (it was a Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded).

So I decided to try this:

1) uninstall 777F
2) clean the registry (only x774) and windows restart
3) install csx774_1500.exe (the old v1.5 version) with option "repair"
4) load FSX and default F/A-18 at VOAT, ok so far
5) load 777F Air France, quick fly around, ok so far
5) load 777F FedEx, no CTD! Alleluia!
6) Load default Cessna 172, CTD with fault module name Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded

So I uninstalled the 777F 1.5, and tried the 777F v1.4:

1) uninstall 777F
2) clean the registry (only x774) and windows restart
3) install csx774_1400.exe and enter 777F order #
4) load FSX and default F/A-18, ok so far
5) load 777F TNT, quick fly around, ok so far
6) load 777F FedEx, no CTD! Alleluia!
6) load default Cessna, no CTD! Gloria!
8) load 777-200 Emirates, load 777F Air France, load C172, no CTD!!! In excelsis deo!

Looks like 777F v1.4 has no unloading CTD issues. So I think there is really a problem with Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU in version 1.5 and 1.6.

Note 1: I then copied back from a backup my previous 777-200 and 777F v1.6 with all my repaints and tweaks (2D panel, FPS fix, camera definitions, etc...) but I kept the Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU from version 1.4, and all is good, no CTD (don't try this at home if you're not familiar with FSX files structure).

Note 2: After each uninstall, I removed from the fsx.cfg file the 777 gauges entries, to be sure the new gauges get registered. Not necessary, but just to be on the safe side...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 24th, 2015 at 1:50am
Have you guys downloaded AND installed the CS 777 v1.6 while your Anti-Virus software, or the shields, are OFF? I'm just wondering if it might be corrupting either the download, or the file in question, due to it being considered a threat to the security of you computer. Also, is the file still in the panel folder for the aircraft (not been removed by the AV software)? I suspect they are still there, or I think the error would be being caused by the file not being there to be used. :-/

EDIT. My FSX install folder (J:\Flight Simulator X) is added to the list of locations in exclusions for my AV (Avast Free), so that it cannot interfere with any files that it might think are a threat to my computer. So is the location of my downloaded files (L:\FlightSimBought) which hold all my payware addon files for FSX (and I have heaps of FSX payware addons).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 24th, 2015 at 2:43am
Thanks Mark for the tip. My antivirus is really not of the agressive type (Microsoft Security Essentials) and I also use Download Free Manager firefox plugin. I re-downloaded csx774_1600.exe and the file size on disk is identical to the one I already have (39,288,832 bytes). My download folder and my FSX install are not on the C: drive. My internet is good and fast, and I almost never have any corrupted downloads.

Gauge file "Captain_Sim.x774.fre.gau" is 2,377 KB and dated 29/12/2014 for v1.6, and is only 233 KB 22/02/2013 for v1.4. No CTD with v1.4 of this gauge.

I suspect that with v1.6 CS added P3D or Steam compatibility to the 777F (or other enhancements), and this complicated quite a bit the gauge programming. In some situations (win 7 64 bits SP1 with an old Asus G51J laptop for example) the x774.fre gauge crashes...

Anyway I'll try a reinstall and report. But it's getting late here and I'll check that tomorrow. G'day mate!

EDIT: I've redownloaded 777F v1.6 csx774_1600.exe with antivirus off, reinstalled, and same issue: CTD with fault module name Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded. I can reproduce this error consistently, it's not random and not related to weather, traffic, scenery... So I reinstalled 777F v1.4 for the time being, since it works fine in FSX, and I really can't notice any difference with 777F v1.6. Might not work with Steam or P3D thou...


Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jun 26th, 2015 at 5:06am
I've never had a CTD with the CS 777F v1.6, and except that my Captain_Sim.x774.fre.gau gauge is dated 30/12/2014 (time zone difference?) the gauge seems to be the same one as yours. :-/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EDIT  [timestamp=1435304631] :
I got the crash by switching from the CS_B777F FedEx livery to the CS_B777F TNT livery! For a long time now, I must not have switched between models/liveries without exiting FSX first.
So this explains why I've never had it happen before! :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jun 28th, 2015 at 6:52pm

Markoz wrote on Jun 26th, 2015 at 5:06am:
I got the crash by switching from the CS_B777F FedEx livery to the CS_B777F TNT livery!


Thanks Mark for checking your copy of the CS777F. I hope you'll submit a ticket to CS's CS... With DetCord and mine, that would be 3 tickets about the 777F "fre" gauge. A ticket signed Markoz might make a big difference...

Anybody else has such a crash when unloading the 777F?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jul 2nd, 2015 at 5:22pm

vonstroheim wrote on Jun 28th, 2015 at 6:52pm:

Markoz wrote on Jun 26th, 2015 at 5:06am:
I got the crash by switching from the CS_B777F FedEx livery to the CS_B777F TNT livery!


Thanks Mark for checking your copy of the CS777F. I hope you'll submit a ticket to CS's CS... With DetCord and mine, that would be 3 tickets about the 777F "fre" gauge. A ticket signed Markoz might make a big difference...

Anybody else has such a crash when unloading the 777F?


Still nothing, eh?

I'm sorely disappointed.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Jul 3rd, 2015 at 8:24pm
Today I started FSX as usual (Alacrity PC, AS Next, FSX Fiber Accelerator, FSX), selected default flight  (Cessna 172 at KPSC), then after all loaded, selected 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA).  This loaded normally.  Then selected Aircraft, Captain Sim, 777 freighter, FedEx, and got the result: A fatal error has occurred, with the info Unhandled exception - HRESULT: 0xC000014B.  Got the big red octagon saying need to reboot.  I did this, and attempted to repeat exactly the same sequence, ie Alacrity PC, select 777-200 Cleared for takeoff (KSEA).  This time after switching to the 777 freighter FedEx, it loaded with no problems.  Switched to the 777 freighter TNT, and it also loaded with no problems.  Then switched to the 777 Air France Cargo, and it also loaded fine.  Not sure what caused the unhandled exception error, but it has so far not been repeatable.

Jim Kaye

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Jul 4th, 2015 at 5:01am
Update - Was attempting to fly from KSEA to KSFO earlier today.  When  50 nm from Oakland I saved the flight using FSUIPC, then attempted to change to the 777-TNT freighter.  FSX crashed immediately, with the Unhandled exception HRESULT:0xC000014B displayed.  So there are problems with changing aircraft when flying the 777F, as described above.  However, if I restarted the PC and retrieved the saved flight, I was able to complete the flight successfully.

Jim Kaye

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jul 4th, 2015 at 12:52pm

Jim Kaye wrote on Jul 4th, 2015 at 5:01am:
...FSX crashed immediately, with the Unhandled exception HRESULT:0xC000014B displayed....


Hi Jim. What is the "Fault Module Name" you got when crashing? In our case it's Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU_unloaded... Does your CTD looks like this?



Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jul 4th, 2015 at 3:19pm
Thing is, I wasn't having these issues up and until a certain point. A point I can't narrow down mind you. However, I'm starting to wonder if any changes made to the sim are causing it, e.g. updated FSuipc, other addons etc.

I wish I could figure it out as there doesn't seem to be any official help being offered.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Jul 4th, 2015 at 7:09pm
Using Event Viewer for the most recent crash, listed as 'Application Error, Event ID 1000, I see the following:

Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61472.0, time stamp: 0x475e17d3
Faulting module name: Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU, version: 1.6.0.0, time stamp: 0x54a20070

Jim Kaye

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Jul 4th, 2015 at 8:50pm
This crash is repeatable.  Continued my saved flight to KSFO, landed and parked, then attempted to change to the 777 freighter TNT.  Immediate crash...

+ System

  - Provider

   [ Name]  Application Error

  - EventID 1000

   [ Qualifiers]  0

   Level 2

   Task 100

   Keywords 0x80000000000000

  - TimeCreated

   [ SystemTime]  2015-07-04T20:34:33.000000000Z

   EventRecordID 88002

   Channel Application

   Computer Aurora

   Security


- EventData

   fsx.exe
   10.0.61472.0
   475e17d3
   Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU
   1.6.0.0
   54a20070
   c0000096
   00160004
   ae0
   01d0b691d8c2c93f
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B777F\panel\Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU
   13df62dd-228c-11e5-bcc8-a4badb037606

Jim Kaye   :'(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by vonstroheim on Jul 6th, 2015 at 6:44pm

Jim Kaye wrote on Jul 4th, 2015 at 7:09pm:
Using Event Viewer for the most recent crash, I see the following: Faulting module name: Captain_Sim.x774.fre.GAU, version: 1.6.0.0


Thanks Jim. It's getting quite clear now that gauge "Captain_Sim.x774.fre" has some kind of bug in v1.6. Since you can complete a flight in the 777F without a crash, CS maybe thinks it's no big deal. Crash happens only when you switch to another aircraft...

There is 2 solutions:
- don't switch aircraft
- reinstall 777F v1.4 (works fine in regular FSX SP2/Accel with Base 777 v1.6)

So let's hope this issue will be addressed in the next service pack. I've checked "On the list for next SP" in the CS support database, but nothing yet...

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jul 7th, 2015 at 7:29pm

DetCord wrote on Jun 8th, 2015 at 2:08am:
This cropped up all of a sudden. ...


Thank you for your issue report, the issue is forwarded to our development team for consideration. The 1.7 is coming soon

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jul 8th, 2015 at 2:19am
Thanks Tanya. :)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by DetCord on Jul 9th, 2015 at 2:33am
It's just so weird that this happened at all. I mean I've been running 1.6 of the 200, 300, and the F since it's release, and I never had any issues up and until it randomly occurred. Again, it just popped up out of nowhere.

Still convinced that something else is causing the issue.

Glad it's being addressed though.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by guy on Sep 2nd, 2015 at 8:46am
Some flaws I have seen with the CS 777 (Version 1.6), using FSX-SP2 :  :(

1) Speed constraint next waypoint is set immediatly at preceding waypoint. Should be set only at 7-8 nm before next wpt (important)

2) Plane looses too much height on sharper turns(and engines spool up then too much) This is really annoying.  (Important)

3) V speeds (V1/Vr/V2) are not right, the gaps between the different speeds are much too large! (example: V1=117, Vr=129,V2=138)

4)When using a FIX with the FMC the "abeam circle"  appearing on the ND is about 2 nm too large, extending beyond the plane's track

5)When using FLCH, "FLCH" appears as thrust mode on the FMA of the PFD. Or for  the 777 FLCH the only possible thrust modes are THR and HOLD (different
from the 757/767 where effectively FLCH is displayed). Also on descent the thrust is not neccessarily idle as the 777 Flch uses the "2 minute rule"(trying to reach the new altitude in two minutes). As it is I would suggest that you set THR on climb and IDLE on descent.

Also when climbing to a selected altitude with FLCH the pitch mode in the FMA passes from FLCH SPD to VNAV ALT (when beginning alt capture) and then to ALT. This intermediate VNAV ALT is superfluous and should be supressed!

6) VTK(Vertical track) is programmed the WRONG WAY. When plane is high on profile the MAGENTA tile should appear on the LOW side, not on the upper side . The magenta tile represents the IDEAL profile , not the aircraft (analogue to the GS tile of the ILS).

7) Autosetting of ILS frequency works only on FIRST flight. After that must be set manually.

8)Autolands are mostly on the right of Centerline

9)After using with DSP "Left Inbound" (displaying synoptics on the left screens), the  EFIS and range control buttons dont work any more on the left side

10)Message UNABLE CRUISE altitude appears on intialisation of the FMC when not at all due

11)Plane in TOWER view has some shimmering (especially wings and flaps)

12)773 only: Upper Beacon light appears far  behind beacon position.

13) The eternal problem of the HEADING (HDG) select button we know from other CS planes. When you hold it down, it will suddenly begin to MOVE on its OWN like crazy. This can be sometimes extremely ANNOYING !

All in all the 777 is nevertheless enjoyable.(nice vc, great model  and low system resources impact)  :) 

I have submitted  support tickets for this, but after that I read above that problems should be signaled here in the forum.

Guy

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Fly out of Utah on Sep 3rd, 2015 at 2:08am
Hope most of that is fixed in next release, especially the sharp turns, drives me crazy. Gave up flying model till next release. ::)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Tanker Chief on Sep 3rd, 2015 at 10:07pm
Hi all, I am a new Captain Sim customer, just bought the FSX 777 base pack and -300 expansion.

When I went to install the Base Pack it took me through the Licensing Agreement then to a page that says:

"The '777-200 Exterior Model' must be activated on your computer before the product instillation. Please exit the installer, install the '777-200 Exterior Model' and try again."

Then it only gives me the option of clicking "Finish" and it closes out having done nothing.

Forgive my ignorance but what is the "Exterior Model" and where do I get it to activate it on my computer? The install instructions don't say anything about activating an exterior model, from the way its worded it sounds like the Base Pack should just install right away with no issues.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Sep 8th, 2015 at 8:45am

Tanker Chief wrote on Sep 3rd, 2015 at 10:07pm:
Hi all, I am a new Captain Sim customer, just bought the FSX 777 base pack and -300 expansion.

When I went to install the Base Pack it took me through the Licensing Agreement then to a page that says:

"The '777-200 Exterior Model' must be activated on your computer before the product instillation. Please exit the installer, install the '777-200 Exterior Model' and try again."

Then it only gives me the option of clicking "Finish" and it closes out having done nothing.

Forgive my ignorance but what is the "Exterior Model" and where do I get it to activate it on my computer? The install instructions don't say anything about activating an exterior model, from the way its worded it sounds like the Base Pack should just install right away with no issues.

See my response to this problem here: http://www.captainsim.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1360867993/12#12

Title: Re: MISC
Post by guy on Sep 26th, 2015 at 11:14am

guy wrote on Sep 2nd, 2015 at 8:46am:
Some flaws I have seen with the CS 777 (Version 1.6), using FSX-SP2 :  :(

1) Speed constraint next waypoint is set immediatly at preceding waypoint. Should be set only at 7-8 nm before next wpt (important)

2) Plane looses too much height on sharper turns(and engines spool up then too much) This is really annoying.  (Important)

3) V speeds (V1/Vr/V2) are not right, the gaps between the different speeds are much too large! (example: V1=117, Vr=129,V2=138)

4)When using a FIX with the FMC the "abeam circle"  appearing on the ND is about 2 nm too large, extending beyond the plane's track

5)When using FLCH, "FLCH" appears as thrust mode on the FMA of the PFD. Or for  the 777 FLCH the only possible thrust modes are THR and HOLD (different
from the 757/767 where effectively FLCH is displayed). Also on descent the thrust is not neccessarily idle as the 777 Flch uses the "2 minute rule"(trying to reach the new altitude in two minutes). As it is I would suggest that you set THR on climb and IDLE on descent.

Also when climbing to a selected altitude with FLCH the pitch mode in the FMA passes from FLCH SPD to VNAV ALT (when beginning alt capture) and then to ALT. This intermediate VNAV ALT is superfluous and should be supressed!

6) VTK(Vertical track) is programmed the WRONG WAY. When plane is high on profile the MAGENTA tile should appear on the LOW side, not on the upper side . The magenta tile represents the IDEAL profile , not the aircraft (analogue to the GS tile of the ILS).

7) Autosetting of ILS frequency works only on FIRST flight. After that must be set manually.

8)Autolands are mostly on the right of Centerline

9)After using with DSP "Left Inbound" (displaying synoptics on the left screens), the  EFIS and range control buttons dont work any more on the left side

10)Message UNABLE CRUISE altitude appears on intialisation of the FMC when not at all due

11)Plane in TOWER view has some shimmering (especially wings and flaps)

12)773 only: Upper Beacon light appears far  behind beacon position.

13) The eternal problem of the HEADING (HDG) select button we know from other CS planes. When you hold it down, it will suddenly begin to MOVE on its OWN like crazy. This can be sometimes extremely ANNOYING !

All in all the 777 is nevertheless enjoyable.(nice vc, great model  and low system resources impact)  :) 

I have submitted  support tickets for this, but after that I read above that problems should be signaled here in the forum.

Guy


Some more flaws I discovered on the CS 777 version 1.6 using FSX SP2:  :(

14)IAS RUNAWAY problem

While turning the IAS button (slowly), speed goes sometimes suddenly to 100 or 390 !
This can be extremely annoying especially during final aproaches !
This RUNAWAY possibilty on IAS (and also HDG) should be eliminated (Important)

15)Speed limit introduced in the FMC on HOLD point is not respected, speed goes to 240 instead.
  (Btw the Cs 777 holds quite well the altitude on the sharp turns of the Hold !)

16)BANK ANGLE LIMITATION introduced on the MCP should have NO Influence on turns in LNAV mode

17)FEET-METER conversion on the PFD is WRONG in the Cs 777
    For example 37000 feet is 11277 meters and not 12137 m as appears on the Pfd.
    1 feet = 0.3048 meter (and not 0.3280 m as the 777 seems to believe)

18)DERATED thrust and assumed temperature should have influence on VSPEEDS in the FMC.

19)When one ENGINE OUT

19a)Autothrottle reduces power also on RUNNING engine (instead of increasing)!
To continue flight one must turn AT off and set thrust manually.
(flight and landing with one engine is then no problem)

19b)the corresponding PUMPS of the fuel system don't work anymore.
This is not right as they are electrically powered.

20)THRUST WASHOUT could be better:
Actually at 10000 ft thrust goes from 84.4 (clb2) slowly to about 91.4,
but then returns to 86.8 when climb speed attained at about 11300 ft and then at 12000 passes brutally from 86.8 to 94.2 (CLB)
Thrust increase should be LINEAR between 10000ft and 12000 ft.

21)Intermediate waypoint SPEED should AUTOMATICALLY be adapted to speed constraints of neighboring waypoints in the FMC legs page.
 
22)When using the Efis MAP mode the STEP function of the Fmc legs page does sometimes not work.

23)The landing runway altitude on the legs pag eof the FMC is sometimes set equal to the altitude of the last preceding waypoint.

24)The DISPLAY of VC textures and instruments after returning from spot view is quite SLOW
(2-3 seconds despite reduction of size 4092-1024)

Thats all (for now).

I have also submitted a ticket for this.
I still like the plane for the nice VC , the great model and the good frames, but concerning the systems there is still some work to be done !  :)

Guy

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Eyeofthetiger on Dec 5th, 2015 at 4:46pm
PLS PLS PLS PLS HELP in the 777 the gpws callouts are not working i just need some advice i have 1.6


Title: Re: MISC
Post by hezza on Feb 4th, 2016 at 6:08pm
Hello

T7 v1.6 on FSXSE/Win8.1

All models have continuous smoke effect (with engines running) starting from aircraft center but at ground level.
Any ideas how to eliminate this annoying effect?

Have an image but not allowed to link to it. (

Thanks for any help

EDIT:
Further investigation shows that the smoke effect is associated with engine 1 (it is not present with just engine 2 running), and goes straight out behind the aircraft regardless of wind.

It is independent of the smoke system.

Deleting all references to effects in the aircraft.cfg doesn't change anything, so it seems to be hard coded.


Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Feb 12th, 2016 at 5:58am
Hi,
I just joined this forum and I couldn't post anywhere but in places like this.

I bought the CS 777 and as I was flying for my VA, I was given payload information.
I used the ACE to input the information, I nailed the cargo weight because apparently the ULD weight is not 1 kg or something. Anyway, I put in the same amount of passengers as the VA gave me and it was about 500kg off, (Probably because my VA counts the pilots) so I ignored it. Now I noticed I cant load fuel so I used the FSX default loader, I am worried that by loading both the fuel and the payload FSX overwrites the ACE's input of payload.
Could someone please tell me the most efficient and exact way of getting payload and fuel loaded.
Thanks
Kristian

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 13th, 2016 at 12:54am
I would use the ACE to set up the passenger/cargo settings, then change the fuel by going to the Menu > Aircraft > Fuel and Payload > Change Fuel, just like you do.
I would also tweak the cargo weights, and the fuel, in the default FSX Fuel and Payload section to make them exact. Doing either of these things does not modify the aircraft.cfg. The 777 ACE program does modify the aircraft.cfg!

Note. The 777 ACE never includes the weight of the crew! I wish it did though, as it would make it better to use. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Feb 13th, 2016 at 2:06am
Ok, thanks

If i load the payload via the ACE and when I use the fsx default do I also have to change payload or can i just change the fuel

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Feb 14th, 2016 at 1:58am
Just change the fuel, the 777 ACE takes care of the cargo and passengers (as long as you take into account the extra weight of the crew).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Feb 21st, 2016 at 12:19pm
Is it true that a new update for the CS 777 is in the making?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Feb 21st, 2016 at 12:24pm
nevermind I just checked its out now

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Feb 21st, 2016 at 12:34pm
the things that would make the CS 777 perfect:
1. Better interior lighting
2. a fuel planner and loader
3. Tutorials

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Feb 23rd, 2016 at 8:47am
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.7

Title: Re: MISC
Post by guy on Feb 24th, 2016 at 1:00pm
Concerning the FLAWS I had signaled before for Version 1.6, almost ALL have been FIXED in V1.7.
I know because I served as a sort of "testpilot".

1) Speed constraint next waypoint is set immediatly at preceding waypoint. Should be set only at 7-8 nm before next wpt (important)
FIXED

2) Plane looses too much height on sharper turns(and engines spool up then too much) This is really annoying.  (Important)
FIXED, Much better now

3) V speeds (V1/Vr/V2) are not right, the gaps between the different speeds are much too large! (example: V1=117, Vr=129,V2=138)

There can be such gaps at low gross weight, so OK.

4)When using a FIX with the FMC the "abeam circle"  appearing on the ND is about 2 nm too large, extending beyond the plane's track
FIXED

5)When using FLCH, "FLCH" appears as thrust mode on the FMA of the PFD. Or for  the 777 FLCH the only possible thrust modes are THR and HOLD (different
from the 757/767 where effectively FLCH is displayed). Also on descent the thrust is not neccessarily idle as the 777 Flch uses the "2 minute rule"(trying to reach the new altitude in two minutes).
FIXED. Even the 2-minute rule is programmed now (so called "INTELLIGENT FLCH")

Also when climbing to a selected altitude with FLCH the pitch mode in the FMA passes from FLCH SPD to VNAV ALT (when beginning alt capture) and then to ALT. This intermediate VNAV ALT is superfluous and should be supressed!
FIXED

6) VTK(Vertical track) is programmed the WRONG WAY. When plane is high on profile the MAGENTA tile should appear on the LOW side, not on the upper side . The magenta tile represents the IDEAL profile , not the aircraft (analogue to the GS tile of the ILS).
FIXED

7) Autosetting of ILS frequency works only on FIRST flight. After that must be set manually.
FIXED

8)Autolands are mostly on the right of Centerline
FIXED, on Centerline now.

9)After using with DSP "Left Inbound" (displaying synoptics on the left screens), the  EFIS and range control buttons dont work any more on the left side
FIXED

10)Message UNABLE CRUISE altitude appears on intialisation of the FMC when not at all due
FIXED

11)Plane in TOWER view has some shimmering (especially wings and flaps)
NOT fixed, also not really important.

12)773 only: Upper Beacon light appears far  behind beacon position.
FIXED

13) The eternal problem of the HEADING (HDG) select button we know from other CS planes. When you hold it down, it will suddenly begin to MOVE on its OWN like crazy. This can be sometimes extremely ANNOYING !
FIXED

14)IAS RUNAWAY problem

While turning the IAS button (slowly), speed goes sometimes suddenly to 100 or 390 !
This can be extremely annoying especially during final aproaches !
This RUNAWAY possibilty on IAS (and also HDG) should be eliminated (Important)
FIXED.
Button RUNAWAY has been ELIMINATED  for IAS, HDG, VS, ALT.

15)Speed limit introduced in the FMC on HOLD point is not respected, speed goes to 240 instead.
  (Btw the Cs 777 holds quite well the altitude on the sharp turns of the Hold !)
FIXED

16)BANK ANGLE LIMITATION introduced on the MCP should have NO Influence on turns in LNAV mode
FIXED

17)FEET-METER conversion on the PFD is WRONG in the Cs 777
    For example 37000 feet is 11277 meters and not 12137 m as appears on the Pfd.
    1 feet = 0.3048 meter (and not 0.3280 m as the 777 seems to believe)
FIXED

18)DERATED thrust and assumed temperature should have influence on VSPEEDS in the FMC.
NOT fixed, not really important.

19)When one ENGINE OUT

19a)Autothrottle reduces power also on RUNNING engine (instead of increasing)!
To continue flight one must turn AT off and set thrust manually.
(flight and landing with one engine is then no problem)

19b)the corresponding PUMPS of the fuel system don't work anymore.
This is not right as they are electrically powered.
ALL FIXED

20)THRUST WASHOUT could be better:
Actually at 10000 ft thrust goes from 84.4 (clb2) slowly to about 91.4,
but then returns to 86.8 when climb speed attained at about 11300 ft and then at 12000 passes brutally from 86.8 to 94.2 (CLB)
Thrust increase should be LINEAR between 10000ft and 12000 ft.
NOT fixed, also not important;

21)Intermediate waypoint SPEED should AUTOMATICALLY be adapted to speed constraints of neighboring waypoints in the FMC legs page.
FIXED

22)When using the Efis MAP mode the STEP function of the Fmc legs page does sometimes not work.
FIXED

23)The landing runway altitude on the legs page of the FMC is sometimes set equal to the altitude of the last preceding waypoint.
FIXED

24)The DISPLAY of VC textures and instruments after returning from spot view is quite SLOW
(2-3 seconds despite reduction of size 4092-1024)
NOT fixed.

GOOD WORK from Captain SIM ! :)

Guy

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Feb 24th, 2016 at 6:00pm
Guy, thank you for help with the SP! ;)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Mar 7th, 2016 at 9:29am
Can anybody lead me to any tutorials for flying the CS 777?
Very Much Appreciated,
Kristian

Title: Re: MISC
Post by guy on Mar 7th, 2016 at 4:28pm

KT wrote on Mar 7th, 2016 at 9:29am:
Can anybody lead me to any tutorials for flying the CS 777?
Very Much Appreciated,
Kristian


There are two  TUTORIALs for the CS777 here:

http://forum.iflysimx.com/files/category/10-tutorials/

The first one(first in list) is a description of a short but COMPLETE  FLIGHT.(19 pages).
The second one (10th in the list and last on page) is a long description (with pictures) of the COCKPIT PREPARATIONS before takeoff (185 pages)
Click on the picture to DOWNLOAD (You must first SIGN on)

You can also find tutorial videos on YOUTUBE  by searching "Captain sim 777"

As I haven't used any of them myself I don't know what they are worth.

Hope that helps  :)

Guy

Title: Re: MISC
Post by KT on Mar 7th, 2016 at 10:53pm
thanks so much!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Fly out of Utah on Jun 9th, 2016 at 10:39pm
I have a question about using TO/GA on take-off roll. My issue is that sometimes as I'm rolling down the runway it goes into hold mode and the engines cut back. Other times it goes into hold mode but thrust continues to reach VR speed. I know the speed restrictions for using it (TO/GA) but is there one on the MCP panel that would shut it down like it's doing now.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jammerjonn on Sep 8th, 2016 at 4:49pm
If you are using windows 7,8,8.1, 10 and your joystick\pedals disappear then it's a power setting in windows. First FSX or FSX Steam should be installed at C:|FSX or C:|Steam. Per Microsoft the way program files rights and privileges can and will interfere with FSX. Also go to the device manager and under the HUMAN devices, right click on the joystick\pedals etc and then select the POWER MANAGEMENT tab and UNCHECK the box saying to allow windows to turn off this device to save power. save the change. Do the same for all of the usb hubs. . Also tell your antivirus program to exclude scanning the FSX folder with should have CS inside it. Reboot the system.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Sep 9th, 2016 at 1:23am
For some reason that I do not understand, after I turn on my computer, my CH Products yoke and rudder pedals do not work.  However, if I restart the computer, they function normally.  Don't know why this happens.  Running Windows 10.  Find nothing in device manager regarding HUMAN devices, and under Devices and Printers the only option for the yoke and rudder pedals on right clicking is to uninstall.  I'm tempted to do this and try reinstalling, but for now just restart the computer.

Jim Kaye  :-/

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jammerjonn on Sep 10th, 2016 at 8:04pm
Check in the control panel maybe under system or do a search for device manager. It's in my windows 7 system and also my windows 10 system in the shop. Depending on how you have your system set up. I right click on THIS PC and go to properties and then I find device manager.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Sep 13th, 2016 at 2:26am
I was able to go to the device manager and try your suggestions.  Under the power management tab found that the box saying to allow windows to turn off the device to save power was checked for some of the usb hubs, and unchecked them.  Also excluded scanning the FSX folder for Windows Defender.  Unfortunately, after shutting off the PC and re-starting, the yoke and rudder pedals still do not work without restarting.  Good suggestion though.  :'(

Jim Kaye

Title: Re: MISC
Post by unc1rlm on Nov 7th, 2016 at 11:57am
Two questions: How do you check what version you have of CS 777..sure I have 1.71..but not sure lol.. and second question...Captain Sims webpage comes up reminding me to get 1.71..How do I disable this. I have windows 7 x64...Any ideas.
Thanks. :D

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Nov 7th, 2016 at 11:31pm

unc1rlm wrote on Nov 7th, 2016 at 11:57am:
Two questions: How do you check what version you have of CS 777..sure I have 1.71..but not sure lol.. and second question...Captain Sims webpage comes up reminding me to get 1.71..How do I disable this. I have windows 7 x64...Any ideas.
Thanks. :D

Go to Menu > Aircraft > Select Aircraft, and highlight one of the CS 777's, then select DETAILS at the bottom of the screen, and the version is shown in there. It should say 1.7, even if you have v1.71 installed.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Paul on Nov 20th, 2016 at 6:54pm
Strange problem today.  Flying the 777 from Memphis to New Orleans KMEM-KMSY.  Cruise altitude is FL340.  After 18,000 feet, I switch to standard pressure 29.92, continue up to 340.   Once there, ATC (FSX-SE built-in) is telling me I am too low, at FL335 and that I need to climb to 340.  But I'm at 340 with STD set for altimeter.

Not having this issue with any other aircraft that I know of.

Running 777 v 1.71 in FSX-SE in Win7-64

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Nov 21st, 2016 at 2:12am
Are you flying with real-world weather, or one of the weather themes, for the flight?

When I tested the 777 for the problem with the barometric setting (of which your problem might also be a part of), I used a weather theme, not real-world weather, nor Active Sky Next, for the test, and I rarely use the ATC in FSX, so I didn't use that either.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Paul on Nov 21st, 2016 at 11:45am
Thanks, Mark.  I am running Active Sky 2016 in live real-world weather mode for weather.   I did the same flight immediately afterwards in the CS Tristar, and had no problem.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by airernie on Jan 12th, 2017 at 1:05pm
Just bought 777.  Pilot seat is so far forward that I can't see portions of main panel or pedestal.   I've tried to find forward/back lever without success.

Any help would be appreciated because I can't fly until I move the seat back.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 13th, 2017 at 1:13am

airernie wrote on Jan 12th, 2017 at 1:05pm:
Just bought 777.  Pilot seat is so far forward that I can't see portions of main panel or pedestal.   I've tried to find forward/back lever without success.

Any help would be appreciated because I can't fly until I move the seat back.


Open the aircraft.cfg (I use Notepad), and go to the [Views] section.
You will find the following entry:

[Views]
eyepoint=95.5,-1.8, 2.66

Change the 95.5, as it is the distance forward of the centre of the model along the Z axis.
Start of by changing it by a single decimal place (95.4, 95.3, 95.2, etc.), then change by a 2nd decimal place (95.45, 95.44, 95.43, etc.), and finally, to set a really fine setting, changing it by a 3rd decimal place (95.455, 95.456, 95.457, etc.). Eventually, you will end up with the etepoint (cockpit view) in a position to your liking.

I usually add two slashes "/" in front of the original setting so that I know what the original settnig was:

eyepoint=95.456,-1.8, 2.66       //95.5,-1.8, 2.66

So if I mess it up, I can start again!

Raising/lowering the eypoint, change the 2nd set of numbers (-1.8)
Moving the eyepoint left/right, change the 3rd set of numbers (2.66)

Distances are in feet, not metres!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by airernie on Jan 13th, 2017 at 12:58pm
Thanks.. I'll give it a shot.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 13th, 2017 at 6:35pm
Be careful not to go too far backwards, or you will put the eyepoint in the seat back, or headrest.
If that happens, the VC buttons/switches/knobs will become inaccessible by the mouse!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 26th, 2017 at 4:11pm
Hello, I bought the 777 for FSX Steam from simmarket.com, but I can’t install it.
My issue is fairly large so i’ll try to summarise it as best as I can. I’ll also mention that I am using Windows 10.

I downloaded the base-pack installer but whenever I attempt to initiate the download it causes my computer to freeze for about 30 seconds before I get a blue screen crash that reads "your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. We are just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you”

Restarting the computer causes the same crash to happen again after around 30 seconds after logging back in.

Booting in safe mode works, but I am immediately greeted with the on screen message “This app can’t open: Tips can't be opened by the Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again.”

After dismissing the error message and deleting the installer, my computer is back to normal.

This has me totally baffled and i’ve been trying to solve it for around 24 hours now, I have already tried the following:

- Updating drivers
- Updating Java
- Re-downloading installer numerous times from different links, including a direct link from here on captainsim.com
- Deleting any recent and/or unnecessary programs
- Installing the aircraft in safe mode (This allowed me to fully install the aircraft, I restarted the computer normally, booted up FSX, selected the 777 and it crashed as soon as I clicked on it, and continued to cause crashes until I uninstalled it.
- Desperately trying to find what “Tips” is and why it’s trying to run (couldn’t find anything)
- Installed a second, completely seperate FSX aircraft from the same website, it worked perfectly fine (Installed okay, ran in the game, no issues)
- Searched a lot of possible solutions to both the errors I had been receiving, but most including re-installing Windows 10 and/or editing critically important files (Which I figured was pointless since my computer worked fine unless I was actively trying to use this particular installer)

I’ve run out of ideas and it’s now 3am. So any help is appreciated. Honestly at this point if it doesn’t work then I really just want my money back, but sim market don’t do refunds and I can’t imagine this place does either.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 26th, 2017 at 4:37pm
A suggestion to try, but I don't know if it will solve your problem.

Login to Your Profile > Product > Extended Download Service > Get New Links

Download the file from the Captain Sim website. Turn your Anti-Virus software, or its shields, OFF before downloading and installing (your AV might be corrupting the file).

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 27th, 2017 at 1:53am
I’ll give it a shot, but I need to say that where I am it’s about to be the last weekend of the school holidays and the internet traffic here is crazy. I can only download stuff at around 30kb/s so it’s gonna take a few hours until I can get back to you.

I had previously already tried getting a new link from my profile, and I even tried downloading the installer on a completely different computer and transferring it with a usb stick, but I still got the same errors.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 27th, 2017 at 4:31am
Some Anti-Virus programs will "repair" a file (remove the virus from within the file) if it's running as you transfer the files from a flash drive to the HDD. Sometimes the AV software sees something in the Captain Sim addons installer, even though it isn't a virus. If an installer needs to access the registry, which the Captain Sim 777 Base Pack does need to do, can be seen as a virus, so it will block it, or even remove the file that is installed, that it considers is a threat. This protects your computer, which is exactly what you want/need it to do, but if a "false threat" is found, which sometimes happens with the Captain Sim addon installers, then it can stop it from performing/functioning like it's supposed to.

Another thing that I have done with my AV software (Avast free), is add the locations of where I save the Captain Sim installers, AND where FSX, FSX-SE, P3Dv2, and P3Dv3, are installed, to the exclusions list. It never scans those folders. I also disable the Avast shields when installing them as a safety precaution.

Something worth considering, is to make sure that FSX is not installed in its default location. Install it in the root C: Drive (i.e. C:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X), or on another partition (i.e. D:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X), which is even better. I have mine installed in J:\Flight Simulator X.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 27th, 2017 at 7:36am
Okay so the download finally finished and with my antivirus software disabled I managed to actually begin the install, and there was no slow down or lag like I had previously experienced.
But when it finished installing and I clicked the “finish” button, my computer immediately froze and I got the same error again. Just booted in safe mode and got the same error from before, and again I had to delete the files to get my computer back to normal...

I’m now completely out of ideas and i’m very annoyed with this, it’s been wasting a lot of my time.

If you have any more ideas i’ll give them a shot but i’ll have to download the files AGAIN which will take hours. I think I may just try to get a refund at this point. Sim Market who I bought it from say they don’t do refunds, but this product just WILL NOT work, and I really don’t understand why. I’ve downloaded numerous add-ons and payware aircraft in the past and never had an issue this big.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 27th, 2017 at 9:14am
I spoke with Sim Market about refund possibilities. They seem to be happy to give me one as long as I can prove that Captain Sim doesn’t have a solution for my problem.

Like I said before i’ve wasted a lot of time with this already and have surfed through most of the other information on this site that may help me.

But if you have any good ideas for a solution then let me know, if not then at least say you don’t know, if there’s nothing else I can do then i’ll take a screen grab of this convo as “evidence” and send it to sim market. It’s weird I know, but that’s what they’re asking for.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Jan 27th, 2017 at 5:25pm
Make sure you have the latest version +SP1.71 installed.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 27th, 2017 at 10:47pm
Well I followed the install instructions for 1.71 but it says I already need to have 1.7 installed, which is impossible because attempting to do that causes the crash.

But I have found some more info about the errors i’m getting. Apparently “This app can’t open” is related to the Windows Store, and sure enough if I click on the windows store I get the same message about how it can’t be opened using “the Built-in Administrator account”

But I noticed in Safe Mode I can install the 777 without it crashing, so I installed 1.7, then the freighter expansion, and then did the 1.71 update. It all worked and, still in Safe Mode, I booted up FSX and sure enough everything worked fine. The aircraft was there and seemed to be having no issue.

But when I restarted my computer normally and went into FSX and selected the aircraft, it crashed! Immediately, as soon as I clicked on the aircraft.

I’m still completely stumped on what’s actually wrong here, why does it only work in Safe Mode?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 28th, 2017 at 12:21am
What are your computer specs?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 28th, 2017 at 1:58am
Here's all the info on my system. I know it's not very powerful but it's been able to run run every FSX add on I have at a reasonable quality. The most demanding aircraft I run is the other Superbug and other.

OS Name      Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version      10.0.14393 Build 14393
Other OS Description      Not Available
OS Manufacturer      Microsoft Corporation
System Name      MSI
System Manufacturer      Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
System Model      GP72 2QE
System Type      x64-based PC
System SKU      To be filled by O.E.M.
Processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5700HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date      American Megatrends Inc. E1793IMS.10C, 26/08/2015
SMBIOS Version      2.8
Embedded Controller Version      255.255
BIOS Mode      UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer      Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard Model      Not Available
BaseBoard Name      Base Board
Platform Role      Mobile
Secure Boot State      On
PCR7 Configuration      Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory      C:\WINDOWS
System Directory      C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device      \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale      Australia
Hardware Abstraction Layer      Version = "10.0.14393.206"
User Name      MSI\William
Time Zone      AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)      8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory      7.92 GB
Available Physical Memory      5.50 GB
Total Virtual Memory      9.17 GB
Available Virtual Memory      6.73 GB
Page File Space      1.25 GB
Page File      C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions      Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions      Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware      Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection      Yes

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 28th, 2017 at 5:07am
Yes, your computer is perfectly fine for FSX, but the thing that bothers me, is that it's the Home edition of Windows 10 that you're using. Where do you have FSX installed?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 28th, 2017 at 5:47am
D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 30th, 2017 at 12:24pm
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I bought this product and i’m still no closer to finding any kind of fix.

I’ve switched my entire attention towards getting a refund (I feel kind of bad since from what i’ve seen the people at Captain Sim make great products, it’s unfortunate that this particular one has been causing such a major issue for me).

simmarket, the people I purchased it from, are saying they will only grant me a refund if I get clearance from here.

"We are sorry but without Captainsim cleareance we can´t give you a refund. Please contact the developer and ask them for a refund and we will be glad to give it to you.”

But when I went to the Captain Sim refund section under account support, it said:

"Note: We can process Refund Requests for purchases made at Captain Sim Online Store only. For purchases made at our Partners and Affiliates sites (Flight 1, Simmarket etc) please contact the companies directly.”

So I don’t really know what to do...

Is there anyone here at Captain Sim I can speak to regarding this? (I don’t think this forum is the right place)

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 30th, 2017 at 11:58pm
I'm really puzzled as to why you can't get the Captain Sim 777 to work, as you seem to have tried everything you can (with my help) to get it working, but it doesn't. It's a pity, but if it won't work, you deserve a refund. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Jan 31st, 2017 at 3:50am
One more thing you should try, that just might work.

A full uninstall/reinstall of the 777 Base Pack, as per KB #685:




KB #685:

Q: How to reinstall a product?

A:
Quite a number of "issues" are caused by using of outdated version of a product. Prior to submitting a support request please make sure you have current version of a product.

To reinstall a product please perform the following steps in exact order:
Uninstall the product:
1. Go to Start> Programs> Captain Sim.
2. Select the product you wish to uninstall.
3. Click uninstall icon.

Install the product:
4. Make sure you have the latest version of the product
5. Run the product installer (the .exe file) and follow the prompts.
Please note: valid Order Number and Internet connection are required for installation/activation.

Please make sure you run the installation file as Administrator and that "User Account Control" is disabled (for Vista and Windows7), it limits admins ability to install programs.

If regular reinstall did not fix your problem you can try to clean registry.
Please be careful and do it on your own risk!

How to clean Registry:
1. Uninstall the product
2. Go to Start> Run. Type: regedit, click OK.
3. Find the product entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\ (please note, for Windows 64bit versions it is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CaptainSim\)
For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CaptainSim\C130XPRO
Make sure you are going to delete correct folder!
4. Delete the product entry folder.
5. Restart your computer.
6. Install the product.

If you stil have issues and the above does not help we must admit your system configuration is a rare exception. You can try to install the product on another system or request a refund.

From: General / Download/Installation (QID 685)




You need to do everything below the line - If regular reinstall did not fix your problem you can try to clean registry.

And these are the folders you need to delete in the registry:



x770, and x772

And finally, this is the web link for a MANUAL OFFLINE ACTIVATION: www.captainsim.com/activ/offline.php

just in case you don't take note of it during the creating of the CODE text file needed for the activation.

I really hope that this just might do the trick, and get the 777 working for you.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by TheRealJuralumin on Jan 31st, 2017 at 9:06am
Bit late to try that now, although I did already attempt a full uninstall and reinstall with no success.

I managed to get a refund from simmarket in the form of store credit. Not ideal but at least I can save it for the next time I want to purchase an add on.

Thanks for the help though, it’s a shame I couldn’t get it to work.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Feb 28th, 2017 at 10:34am
BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 1.8

Title: No Landing Gear Sounds
Post by David Paul on Mar 3rd, 2017 at 7:47pm
Hi.  I posted this in the general category and was pointed to a KB article which recommended downloading and running the file dll-xml-cs-sound-fix.  This did not help.  I am running the latest 1.8 version.  All other flightdeck sounds like button and switch click sounds, flaps, etc all work fine.  The TS-Gearup and TS-Geardown files are where they should be, and everything else is nominal.

Thanks!

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Paul on Mar 12th, 2017 at 10:09pm
So can anyone verify if they have landing gear sounds?

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 13th, 2017 at 12:39am

David Paul wrote on Mar 12th, 2017 at 10:09pm:
So can anyone verify if they have landing gear sounds?

I'm not hearing the landing gear sounds either. :(

Title: Re: MISC
Post by David Paul on Mar 13th, 2017 at 9:10am

Markoz wrote on Mar 13th, 2017 at 12:39am:

David Paul wrote on Mar 12th, 2017 at 10:09pm:
So can anyone verify if they have landing gear sounds?

I'm not hearing the landing gear sounds either. :(

Thanks for checking.   I had a feeling I wasn't the only one.  I wonder what's wrong.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Markoz on Mar 13th, 2017 at 11:38pm
I'll check out the sound.cfg, as well as the sound files, to see if something is missing.

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Jim Kaye on Mar 14th, 2017 at 12:29am
No gear sounds - confirm.  :(

Jim Kaye

Title: Re: MISC
Post by SteamingSpoon on Aug 16th, 2017 at 4:38pm
Hi guys,

I'm a bit new to this forum and only recently started flying the 777 (even though I've had it for years  :P).

I don't know if these are known issues and my sincerest apologies if they are, but:

- The engine startup is way too agressive. The EGT redlines almost as soon as fuel is introduced, and the aural Master Caution warning also sounds.
- Engines are extremely sensitive to throttle inputs. There is almost no spool delay, and the engines respond almost instantly after the throttle input.
- I use Active Sky 2016 and I've found that there is a lot of shakiness and "s-turning" at higher FLs. The autothrottle also keeps on varying the thrust throughout some parts of the cruise.

I am using v1.8.

Best

Title: Re: MISC ACE calculation
Post by Pitter on Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:31am
I do not understand, what ACE is telling me.
Example B777GE: fully loaded passenger. ACE give me a weight of approx 23,0 Tons. That is real passenger load.
Now belly load. I change the ULD weight to 944KG each and load all 10 ULD's . Now it comes: for this 10 ULD's a 944KG each, ACE give me a total of 1942KG!!!!
What do I miss?
Whatever weight I use for the ULD, ACE never give me the weight for the 10 ULD's with those weights.

Peter

Title: Re: MISC
Post by Bridie on May 18th, 2018 at 12:12am
Hello there.. I'm new to this but.. I purchased and downloaded capsim 777-200 two days ago and Im having problems with the overhead panel.. Can't switch the APU to auto.. And other switches can click to the left but not to the right.. Hope that makes sense..that's why the apu stays to the left on off position.. Any help would be much appreciated

Title: Re: MISC
Post by m4903ay on Aug 29th, 2018 at 6:16pm
Hello world (otherwise I can't send a PM or start a topic, it appears)

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