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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

FlightGauge 1.2 Released

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A few days ago FlightGauge 1.2 was released. This version improves the 10 inch tablet view to better utilize the screen space and improve the visibility of the gauges. FlightGauge is a real time second screen instrumentation view that works with Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D. FlightGauge supports 7 inch tablets and larger running Android 4.0+.

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

Get FlightMap on Google Play

FlightGauge 1.1.2 Released

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FlightGauge is a second screen cockpit panel replacement for Flight Simulator aircraft. FlightGauge is designed for Android 4.0+ tablets works with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D.

This a quick update version that fixes one known issue and adds one new feature:
– Fixed a display issue with the main overlay on 8 inch tablets
– Added sensor rotation. Now supports either landscape orientation.

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

Get FlightMap on Google Play

FlightGauge Released to the Play Store

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Vine Ripe Software is please to announce the release of our new Android App FlightGauge to the Google Play Store. FlightGauge is a second screen cockpit panel replacement for Flight Simulator aircraft. FlightGauge is designed for Android 4.0+ tablets and works with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D.

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

Get FlightMap on Google Play

A Fully functional 5 minute trial version is also on the Play Store here:

Get FlightMap on Google Play

Multi-Engine Support for FlightGauge 1.0

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I have had a number of questions about multiple engine support for the first release of FlightGauge. In the first release the application will support one or two engine aircraft. All of the screen shots I have shown to this point show the single engine version. Here are some shots of the multi-engine version. I have also added 2 more Air Speed Indicators. One for 240 knots and one for 280 knots. The application is coming along nicely and soon I will be testing it all out with Prepar3d. If all goes well with that the release is very soon.

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FlightGauge 1.0 Released to Beta Testers

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FlightGauge is a cockpit panel replacement for almost any of your Flight Simulator aircraft. FlightGauge works on Android 4.0+ tablets between 7 and 10 inches and is designed to work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D.

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The 10 inch layout has been moved around a bit. I tried to make it look more like a Cessna 172 with the engine/electrical gauges on the bottom left. I then added two new gauges to the display. VOR1 indicator with glide slope and an ADF indicator. The ADF indicator rotates with the heading so you don’t need to manually adjust it.

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For the 7 inch layout I had to add the new gauges in so I added a sliding layer to the display. Slide in or tap on the right side of the screen to show and hide the VOR1 and ADF gauges.

If all goes well FlightGauge may launch this weekend.

To keep up to date follow my blog at https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/

FlightGauge Demonstration Video

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I have just uploaded a video to show off FlightGauge in action. FlightGauge is a cockpit panel replacement for almost any of your Flight Simulator aircraft. FlightGauge works on Android 4.0+ tablets between 7 and 10 inches and is designed to work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D.

To keep up to date follow my blog at https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/