First, make sure you are on the latest Accu-Sim Update:
http://www.a2asimulations.com/forum/vie ... 23&t=41279
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.
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://a2asimulations.com/public/downlo ... p1_ENU.zip
Then the Service Pack 2:
http://www.microsoft.com/Products/Games ... Pack2.aspx
(The Windows user must have ADMIN rights before installing the product)
In Game SETTINGS
Flight model sliders - FULL RIGHT
Enable Auto-mixture Ã¢â‚¬â€œ OFF
Auto-rudder - OFF
Engine stress damages engine - OFF
Advanced Animations - ON
Sensitivities (all controllers) - FULL RIGHT
Null Zones (all controllers) - FULL LEFT
CRASHES or CTD's
When I select the C172 and choose FLY, FSX crashes
1. We have had one report of this with the Spitfire, and this was related to Windows sound driver conflicts. Check this thread:
http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 4&start=15
2. You must have the latest directX installed, which automatically runs at the end of the install. If you chose not to run it, you can run it from here:
http://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.exe
3. WinXP users may experience a "C172 Illumination Bitmap Error"
Here is the link to the .dll fix for this issue:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/610 ... nation.dll
This should be placed in;
Reality XP GPS know issues (including FSX crash)
http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 08&t=35825
P3D - Installed but nothing works and all is broken!?
P3DV2 sometimes wont install the required simconnect files. No worries though as they are provided by Lockheed in the following directory;
\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib
I get a NIL value error
This can be due to a corrupt flight. Once you have it loaded properly, try saving the flight as default, over-writing the default flight you have.
My 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.
http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 2&start=15
After 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 checked
My plane does not fly right and I have Passenger's X Installed
1. http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 62&t=19341
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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 SKIES
My elevator trim is slow
My sound is stuttering
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:
Volume going down over a period of time
From community member 'Oracle427'
This is a Windows feature. The steps are for Windows 7, but they are similar for XP)
Right click on the speaker icon on your task tray and open the "Playback Devices".
Open the Communications Tab
There are 4 choices for what to do when Windows detects communications activity.
Select "Do Nothing".
Click OK and your problem should go away.
No sound or loss of sound in Cockpit for VR users even if not using the VR HMD;
from community member Leadcatcher
Just wanted to pass along a solution I found for the lack of engine sounds in the Virtual Cockpit of the Cessna 172. I upgraded to the latest version of P3D v4 recently and when I attempted a flight - ran into the lack of engine sounds while in the VC. Several threads can be found with this problem and all seemed to be able to resolve it following the instructions of making sure you had the correct default sound device in your windows configuration, have sim connect, etc.. but trying all the solutions failed miserably on my rig. I found the solution to my particular problem in my Steam VR settings for my HTC Vive. In those setting you can choose to have Steam VR switch the default Windows sound device when Steam VR is running and even though I am not flying P3D in VR, Steam VR is launching when P3D V4.2 launches. What made this a bit of a bear to troubleshoot was upon exiting Steam VR was configured to return the default device back to the previous value thus throwing me off the scent to find the problem. Modifying those settings not to change the default sound device upon launch now has me flying in my 172 with all the glorious engine sounds in the VC and so all is right with the world once again.
I just wanted to pass this little tidbit along in case anyone else was experiencing this problem and all the standard suggestions to resolve aren't working.
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%).
I have tons of engine smoke that won't go away
- In Game Settings / Customize, check that Auto-mixture Ã¢â‚¬â€œ OFF
- You may have accidentally hit the "i" key (smoke key in FSX)
My F12 view does not show a top down view
To have the best possible pre-flight, we had to change the event F12 casts. Currently this is a global effect which is only triggered when the C172 is loaded We're still looking at ways around this, but not sure this is possible.
Miscosoft FSX Simconnect is necessary for all advanced programming to work properly. It can get corrupt from time to time and needs to be restored.
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.
- Run the Microsoft DirectX installer here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloa ... x?id=34429
- Run the Microsoft FSX Simconnect installer here: http://a2asimulations.com/public/downlo ... onnect.msi
- Reboot your computer
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.
EZDOK USERS pre v1.18,
From community member 'Treetops';
In the aircraft.cfg file, cut the eazidok camera entry at the bottom and paste in just above the camera.0 entry. Renumber all the camera numbers to be consecutive. 0,1,2 etc. Backup the file first.
Remember to repeat after each new update where the cfg is replaced with a new one.
This works perfectly. Start in the vc as intended, then start clicking the right arrow in the walkaround menu shift 8
EZDOK USERS post v1.18
From community member 'Nick M';
http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 15#p407007
Triple Monitor FSX users
From community member 'Shousa';
There are a few settings that must be changed in FSX for it to work correctly with 3 screens. This is explained by community member and triple screen user 'Shousa' in the following link;
http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 51#p269851
If you are one of the very few experiencing an issue that we have not yet come across, and is therefore not listed in this FAQ, please do the following:
Download and run this utility:
http://a2asimulations.com/public/online ... Dr_A2A.exe
A little black window will appear with a blinking cursor. This will take about 60 seconds or more to complete. Once this is done, you will have a "Dr_A2A_Report" file next to the Dr_A2A.exe program. Email this to doctor[at]a2asimulations.com.