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FlightMap 2.9.0 Released to the Play Store

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Over the past few months I have seen an increase in application crashes due to memory issues. Almost all of these crashes were deep in the Google Maps library which FlightMap uses for the map view. This was caused by an update to the Google Play Services on the user’s tablet in July. I have made a number of changes to FlightMap to mitigate this problem and I believe I have worked around it.

Google has been making a lot of changes to Android over the last year and FlightMap and FlightGauge will continue to get updates to keep in line with these changes. My day job and life have slowed updates down a bit but I do have plans for updates to both applications in the near future.

On a different note, I have had to remove the country of Japan from countries FlightMap and FlightGauge are sold in. As of October 1st individuals are required to pay taxes directly to the Japanese government and I do not have the resources to deal with this. If you are a user from Japan you will still be able to use the application I just won’t be selling it in that country any more and I am truly sorry for this.

FlightConnect 2.8.3 Released

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FlightConnect, the application used by FlightMap and FlightGauge to talk to FSX and P3D, has been updated. This update includes support for FS9 flight plans. Third party flight plan software tends to output in the older format so FlightConnect can now utilize them. This version also better handles the situation where SimConnect is not properly installed for FSX. Users will get an error dialog on application startup letting them know that FlightConnect cannot talk to FSX.

Troubleshooting FlightConnect with FSX

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For the new STEAM version of FSX:

I’ve had a few support cases from new users of the Steam version of FSX. The issue is with FlightConnect crashing on launch. It looks like sometimes the SimConnect library is not installed properly when the rest of FSX is installed thru Steam. This can be easily fixed by manually installing SimConnect from the installation directory of FSX. In my case it exists here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\SimConnect.msi
Once that is successfully installed FlightConnect for FSX should function.

 For older FSX versions:

FlightConnect requires SP2 of FSX to function. If that version of FSX is not installed then the application will prompt you to install it and then exit. To resolve the issue follow the instructions below:

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Announcing FlightConnect support for the new STEAM version of Flight Simulator X

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Today, Dovetail games announced the availability of a new Steam Powered version of Flight Simulator X. Vine Ripe Software is pleased to announce that FlightConnect, the application that FlightMap and FlightGauge rely on for simulator data, fully supports the Steam version of FSX right out of the box without any modification or patches.

More information on the Steam version of FSX can be found here (plus it’s on sale right now)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314160/

FlightMap and FlightGauge Trial Versions Updated

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The FlightMap and FlightGauge trial versions on the Play Store have been updated to the latest release. I had not updated either for several revisions so this update includes all of the fixes and features from the last several major releases.

There is a fully functional 5 minute trial of FlightMap is on the Play Store here:
Get FlightMap Trial on Google Play

There is a fully functional 5 minute trial version of FlightGauge is on the Play Store here:

Get FlightGauge Trial on Google Play

FlightGauge 1.4 Released to the Play Store

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The latest release of FlightGauge for Android, a second screen cockpit instrument panel for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D (P3D), has been release to the Play Store. This version improves support for low end tablets and includes many performance and stability updates.

FlightGauge is available for purchase on the Android Play Store here:

Get FlightMap on Google Play

FlightMap 2.8 Released to the Play Store

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The latest release of FlightMap for Android, a second screen navigation utility for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D (P3D), has been release to the Play Store. This version improves support for low end tablets and includes many performance and stability updates.

FlightMap is available for purchase on the Android Play Store here:
Get FlightMap on Google Play