Captain of the Ship (COTS)
Here is the start of a Troubleshooting FAQ for new users. If anyone has anything to add, please just post and I will add it.REQUIREMENTS
Your Microsoft Flight Simulator X must either up to Microsoft FSX Service Pack 2 or the Microsoft Acceleration expansion pack installed.
If you do not have either, then first install Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 1:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/d ... aae2f0409e
Then the Service Pack 2:http://www.fsinsider.com/downloads/Page ... Pack2.aspx
(The Windows user must have ADMIN rights before installing the product)In Game Settings / Customize
Auto-rudder - OFF
Auto-mixture – OFF
Advanced Animations - ON Joystick Mapping Utility
Run the B377 Input Configurator.exe directly from the [FSX DIR]\A2A\B377\tools\B377 folder.
If you would like a shortcut, right-click and drag to the desktop, and select Create Shortcut Here. Don’t use the shortcut the installer creates in your START menu.How to revert your career back to a prior state
Your career is saved in your Windows / DOCUMENTS / A2A/ FSX / 377 folder. Every time you load a flight, a backup is generated and the last five are saved. To revert back to a previously saved state, for example, exit FSX, go to the folder listed above, and replace your 377log.dat with any of the 377log.bat.bak files.CRASHES or CTD's
You must have the latest directX installed which is included in the COTS installationhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/d ... laylang=en
For those on slower broadband or offline machines you can download the following 96MB package for transfer to any offline and slow connection PC (full redistributable package for Direct-X 9.0C (June 2010):http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... redist.exeFLIGHT MODELMy aircraft will not bank and aggressively returns to the center
Go to the Realism menu (Aircraft -> Realism Settings) and make absolutely sure that the General Realism slider is set all the way to the right.viewtopic.php?f=62&t=19322&start=15After I takeoff, I do not have full rudder control
Go to the Realism menu (Aircraft -> Realism Settings) and make absolutely sure that the Autorudder is NOT checkedMy plane does not fly right and I have Passenger's X Installed
“When you star loading passengers, Click on "Flight & aircraft settings" and in "Disable payload weight and fuel update" select "weight and fuel disabled". This will mean that fuel and weight load will be read from whatever you set up with accusim, and not default FSP X payload model. So you center of gravity and other parameters will be correct.
2. Microsoft FSX can throw some unexpected turbulence your way. Also, the Spitfire can be a bit unstable on the roll. Try setting your weather to CLEAR SKIESMISCFSX is running slow
Make an exception for the entire Microsoft FSX install directory in your anti-virus software.
If you have Microsoft Security Essentials, be sure to make the exception as follows:I cannot see my 2D Panels
Open your SETTINGS / CUSTOMIZE / AIRCRAFT and make sure your 2-D Panel Transparency is moved all the way to the left (0%).
How to fix SimConnect:
You can test if simconnect is working by opening up the default Cessna 172 and check to see if you have gauges. If you do not have gauges, then SimConnect is probably not working.
To fix Simconnect, do the following (thanks to Aerosoft for posting these instructions):
- Go to the Control Panel / Add-remove programs.
- Ensure You have "show all updates" enabled.
- Find and select "Microsoft Flight Simultor X SP2".
- Click "Remove" and confirm that You will unistall SP2.
At this point You might not be able to find Your "Microsoft Flight Simultor X" entry in the Add/remove list, so.......
-Close the Add/remove program window and open it again.
-Find and select "Microsoft Flight Simultor X SP1".
-Click "Remove" and confirm that You will uninstall SP1 (might require FSX Disk 1).
-Go to this folder:
-Delete these entries 3:
- Insert Your "Microsoft Flight Simultor X" Disk 1.
- Run Setup from the root folder on the CD.
- Select "Repair" and ok. It can take a longtime to finish and progrees might seem as if it has haltet. Just wait until it finishes.
- Install SP1.
- Install SP2.
Simconnect has now been restored.