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by mcdonar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Viewing other online traffic
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Viewing other online traffic

I see users viewing a list of other online traffic from a drop down list in P3Dv4.5. They do this so quickly that I cannot see how to do it.
What options must I set to display the list?
by mcdonar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cpt Vince P3Dv4.5 settings a great improvement
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Cpt Vince P3Dv4.5 settings a great improvement

I have just updated my P3Dv4.5 settings as suggested in Cpt Vince's YouTube Best Settings Guide. I have seen a significant improvement in my visuals which I will happily recommend to others.
Just to make clear, I have no working relationship with the author.
by mcdonar
Mon May 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 Hotfix 1 setup fails - AVAST
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: P3Dv4.5 Hotfix 1 setup fails

Solved!
Turn off Avast for 1 hour using its right click. Then then .exe runs without problems.
by mcdonar
Mon May 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 Hotfix 1 setup fails - AVAST
Replies: 2
Views: 411

[RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 Hotfix 1 setup fails - AVAST

When I execute Prepar3D v4 Professional 4.5.12.30293 Setup as Admin under W10, I receive Setup Failed with a status 0x800700e8 - The pipe is being closed. I suspect the culprit is AVAST.
What do I do to install?
by mcdonar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 setup fails - Avast
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: P3Dv4.5 setup fails

Hi Rob,
Yes, the problem was caused by Avast Free Edition. Disabling it for 1 hour has let the install proceed.
Thanks for your speedy response.
Kind regards, Richard
by mcdonar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 setup fails - Avast
Replies: 2
Views: 746

[RESOLVED] P3Dv4.5 setup fails - Avast

I have uninstalled the P3Dv4.4 Client and the generated files, but when I run Setup_Prepar3D.exe as Admin under the latest Win 10 I receive the error message 0x800700e8 - The pipe is being closed. What to do? The log file contents is below: [1608:2E5C][2019-04-09T15:14:51]i001: Burn v3.11.1.2318, Wi...
by mcdonar
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Recovering my airport sceneries after re-installing P3Dv4.3
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Recovering my airport sceneries after re-installing P3Dv4.3

I have recently got a problem with P3Dv4.3 getting no further than its splash screen. I have re-installed P3Dv4.3. I therefore followed the advice to delete the following: %PROGRAMDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 %APPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 P3Dv4...
by mcdonar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 4.3 release Very Blurry Ground textures
Replies: 28
Views: 10860

Re: Prepar3d V4 blurry ground textures

Hi Vaughan,
Yes, that's the one. I found it helpful.
by mcdonar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 4.3 release Very Blurry Ground textures
Replies: 28
Views: 10860

Re: Prepar3d V4 blurry ground textures

Rob Ainscough has an excellent video re blurries in P3Dv4.3 on YouTube.

This may help
by mcdonar
Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: VOR Navaids Incorrectly Using Local Variation
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: VOR Navaids Incorrectly Using Local Variation

Hi Dan,
An excellent bit of detective work!
Regards, Richard
by mcdonar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: Resolution message at bootup?
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Resolution message at bootup?

Rob,
I have had this situation a number of times now. I have never tried sleep or hibernate on my PC.
I had assumed it to be a new 'facility' in a Windows update that tries to restart the last running app.
But then, it does not happen every time.
by mcdonar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: Auto Hide Menu Bar
Replies: 1
Views: 1940

Auto Hide Menu Bar

In P3Dv4.2, there is an option 'Hide Menu Bar' which causes the menu bar to be hidden/displayed. Could this instead be changed to 'Auto Hide Menu Bar' so then, when checked, the menu bar is automatically hidden? It could then be unchecked to be displayed and also displayed if the cursor is placed wh...
by mcdonar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Video Showcase
Topic: B777-300ER re-visiting my Asian and Australian airports
Replies: 0
Views: 1558

B777-300ER re-visiting my Asian and Australian airports

I am uploading a series of videos as I re-visit my Asian and Australian airports with my new PC and P3Dv4.1 and v4.2. You can find them on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwLN7SF50xpMHqVvOAmiOwA. Please leave any critiques of my flying abilities in the Comments below each video. I hope t...
by mcdonar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] How to reset a default aircaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: How to reset a default aircaft

Hi Dan and Jorge,
Many thanks for your help.
I have deleted as Jorge suggests and also everything in my Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files folder. Everything now back to normal.
Kind regards, Richard
by mcdonar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] How to reset a default aircaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: How to reset a default aircaft

Hi Dan, Many thanks for your prompt reply. I am not sure what you mean by 'scenario' to be deleted. My problem at present is that I cannot get P3Dv4.1 to start, so I cannot get to its settings. As soon as the splash is covered by the loading bar, the program abends. Without getting any further, I am...

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