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      Proper Problem Reporting for the TFDi Design 717   07/09/2017

      Folks, As the user count is increasing, it is becoming more of a task for us to stay on top of problem reports. We are also receiving an increasing amount of incomplete reports that we are unable to follow up on (which frustrates everyone, us included). On that note, we are going to be enforcing a stricter formal problem reporting system. There are a few main points that need to be addressed. ALL problem reports must be submitted via the Bugs and Suggestions system. Open discussion on the forums is fine, but our team simply cannot respond to every single comment (especially when the majority of doing so is asking for information the Bugs and Suggestions system already asks for). Incomplete reports will be ignored. This means reports like "my FPS is bad" will not be given weight. This isn't because we don't care. It is because a report like that does absolutely nothing for anyone - we can't fix it based on that. Please include EVERYTHING you can possibly think of regarding the problem and take as many steps as you can to isolate it. Prepar3D v4, despite what you have heard, can still be unstable. Yes, it is definitely possible to fly flights without issues. But it is still relatively new, as are most of the addons available for it. Please refrain from attacking us or other developers because of this. We have already had one scenario where a 717 CTD was resolved by an update to Prepar3D itself. This is likely not the only time that will be the case. You are still free to report the crashes, as it may help whoever the developers of the faulting code are solve the issue. Duplicate reports will be deleted/merged. For the sake of sanity for us trying to prioritize and evaluate issues, if we discover multiple reports of the same thing, we may merge/delete the duplicates. We strongly encourage you to search and see if your problem has been reported before. Thank you all in advance. This may seem overbearing, but this is the only way we are going to be able to stay on top and continue heading in the direction we, and the community, want.

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We currently working on an internal test build to refine some new technology. Those changes will not appear here until the update is released to the COB.

1.0.9.10 (18 August 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Faulty magnetic deviation data causing incorrect turn angles
  • [CHANGED] Improved rendering debugging
  • [CHANGED] Optimized RealLight rendering slightly
  • [CHANGED] Improved RealLight debugging messages

 

1.0.9.9 (15 August 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [CHANGED] Reverted recent FADEC changes to eliminate instability/oscillations

 

1.0.9.8 (14 August 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release*)

  • [CHANGED] Improved time system and improved FADEC time sensing to attempt to mitigate FADEC freeze**
  • [CHANGED] Improved rendering surface update system to attempt to mitigate black displays

*New installations of this update were suspended held due to issues with the FADEC/throttle response. It was fixed and released as 1.0.9.9.

 

1.0.9.7 (11 August 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] RealLight - brand new cockpit night lighting technology for Prepar3D v4
  • [ADDED] Yoke light
  • [FIXED] Black spot on right-side center window frame when the overhead flood light is on
  • [FIXED] Flashing "INSUFFICIENT FUEL" message
  • [FIXED] Night lighting textures on right fire handle
  • [FIXED] Parking brake lever not always matching the parking brake state
  • [FIXED] ATS not setting throttle to the correct setting under some conditions
  • [FIXED] A magenta line drawing issue
  • [FIXED] Untimely TOO LOW GEAR and TOO LOW FLAPS warning
  • [FIXED] Landing gear extension sound volume
  • [FIXED] Missing night lighting on jumpseat and left stick pusher inhibit button
  • [FIXED] Poor response from flaps axis*
  • [FIXED] Jumpseat not having night lighting
  • [FIXED] Left STICK PUSHER PUSH TO INHIBIT button not having night lighting
  • [FIXED] START AIR PRES LO warning not causing amber manifold pressure outline
  • [FIXED] FLAP SET not working with a hardware controller
  • [CHANGED] Tweaked AIR SYS L/R PRES LO and amber manifold pressure outline logic
  • [CHANGED] Removed ugly shadow from cockpit window frame at night
  • [CHANGED] All hardware interactions now comply with the published SDK ranges**
  • [CHANGED] The default elevator trim functionality now works more normally

*Due to how the dial-a-flap system works, a hardware flaps axis may struggle with certain dial-a-flap settings, but it should always be able to reach the regular detents.

**In some cases, ranges that were supposed to be -16383 to 16383 were treated as 0 to 16383 or vice-versa. They are now correct.

 

1.0.9.6 (31 July 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Flight plan resetting/advancing waypoints too early
  • [FIXED] Reverse thrust not behaving as an axis properly
  • [FIXED] Reverse thrust authority
  • [CHANGED] Reduced spoiler effectiveness
  • [CHANGED] Reduced vertical speed delay

 

1.0.9.4 (31 July 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Strange throttle response

 

1.0.9.3 (28 July 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] Amber box for low manifold pressure and associated alert
  • [FIXED] "INOP" label staying on ADF buttons despite being functional
  • [FIXED] Manifold pressure and temperature simulation
  • [FIXED] Engine start with PACKs on being possible
  • [FIXED] PACKs not consuming manifold pressure properly
  • [FIXED] Strange NAV behavior when approaching a waypoint
  • [FIXED] A scenario causing the tablet to not update
  • [FIXED] A magenta line drawing issue
  • [FIXED] An issue allowing ALTN fuel to be displayed as -1
  • [FIXED] ETA not displaying on the PROG page
  • [FIXED] A possible edge case CTD caused by the revision leg index not being set by default
  • [FIXED] ISOL valve logic
  • [FIXED] Certain flight plan routes will exhibit a hit to the responsiveness of the aircraft
  • [FIXED] PFD Flight Path Director and "birdie" incorrect drawing
  • [CHANGED] LAT REV/VERT REV index control
  • [CHANGED] Implemented custom time system (to fix the instant reply bug)
  • [CHANGED] Performance optimizations should result in much better FPS and less stuttering
  • [CHANGED] Improved AFS altitude capture behavior
  • [CHANGED] Improved Flight Director vertical bar behavior

 

1.0.9.2 (28 June 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] TERR to Prepar3D v4
  • [FIXED] Flight plan legs skipping ahead*

*There is a bug with the NAV system that may cause it to miss a waypoint or oscillate the yoke. DIR TO the next waypoint will resolve it - this is being worked on.

 

1.0.9.1 (26 June 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] ADF simulation (optional)
  • [ADDED] Selected NAVAID geometry
  • [ADDED] Remaining "FINAL/TIME" and "EXTRA/TIME" functionality
  • [ADDED] Flight save persistence functionality (saving a flight saves the system state as well)
  • [FIXED] Missing light splashes in P3D v2, v3, and FSX
  • [FIXED] First leg ETE displaying incorrectly
  • [FIXED] A display bug with PLAN mode
  • [FIXED] ETO not displaying when it should
  • [FIXED] ETE/ETO number shortening
  • [FIXED] Cooling fan logic
  • [FIXED] An issue preventing the BELOW G/S logic from being reset
  • [FIXED] VOR/ILS CDI inaccuracies
  • [FIXED] Various minor persistence loading issues
  • [FIXED] Speed FMA displaying incorrect number when V2 is not set and the aircraft is on the ground
  • [FIXED] VSI disappearing during approach
  • [FIXED] Active Sky weather radar integration in Prepar3D v4
  • [FIXED] THRUST LIMITS page not allowing arming/preselection of thrust limits
  • [FIXED] ATS CLAMP functionality
  • [FIXED] Freezing fuel temperatures
  • [FIXED] "ADDL APPRS" appearing when it shouldn't
  • [FIXED] A scenario causing the FD pitch guidance bar to drift into numerical infinity
  • [FIXED] Crash relating to MCDU index updating when powering the FMC on/off
  • [FIXED] "ENGINE COOL" alert logic
  • [FIXED] Several display bugs on the THRUST LIMITS page
  • [FIXED] THRUST LIMITS not working when accessed via the GO AROUND page
  • [FIXED] VOR pointer heading issue
  • [FIXED] Scrolling issue on DUPLICATE NAMES MCDU page
  • [FIXED] Scrolling issue on COMPANY ROUTE selection MCDU page
  • [FIXED] Several edge cases causing flickering waypoints in FPLN page and line drawing
  • [FIXED] Error in cruise performance calculation algorithm possibly leading to wrong cruise fuel flow calculation
  • [FIXED] Possible fix to descent phase triggering prematurely
  • [CHANGED] Improved "Cold and Dark" scenario
  • [CHANGED] Improved NAV RAD auto-tuning selection logic
  • [CHANGED] Improved speedbrake non-linearity
  • [CHANGED] Effect file location (to hopefully mitigate the effect loading issue)
  • [CHANGED] "BATT CHARGING" and "BATT DISCHARGING" logic
  • [CHANGED] Loading a persistence that was saved in air with the landing gear up while on the ground will no longer leave the landing gear up

 

1.0.9.0 (8 June 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] P3D v4 dependency issue

 

1.0.8.3 (7 June 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Tablet documents not displaying
  • [FIXED] Logo light always being on
  • [FIXED] A display issue relating to "ADDL TRANS" on the MCDU
  • [FIXED] Blinding landing light during gear extension

 

1.0.8.2 (6 June 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Duplicate waypoint detector deleting waypoints loaded via company route
  • [FIXED] "L" not toggling the ground flood lights
  • [FIXED] Tablet documents not loading correctly
  • [CHANGED] Persistence is off by default

 

1.0.8.1 (In Development)

Maintenance Update

  • [FIXED] RTE RSV fuel always being treated as pounds when entered

 

1.0.8.0 (Release Candidate - Expected 5/31/2017, Available to Community Opt-in Beta)

  • [FIXED] Fixed "???" on circuit breaker panel
  • [FIXED] Normal maps on exterior model
  • [CHANGED] Minor improvement to data loading from navigation data

 

1.0.7.9 (30 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Force persistence save function not using correct file name
  • [FIXED] Terrain radar display range bug
  • [FIXED] Down range speed restrictions not applying during departure
  • [FIXED] A scenario that could cause negative/erroneous predictions
  • [FIXED] Crash relating to attempting a VERT REV/LAT REV on an ALTN leg
  • [FIXED] Ability to have adjacent duplicate waypoints
  • [FIXED] SID/STAR/Airways inserting duplicate waypoints when a shared waypoint exists
  • [FIXED] PRESELECT performance numbers not being updated
  • [FIXED] Landing weight always displaying in pounds
  • [FIXED] "DRIFT RAGE" typographical error on the IRS STATUS page
  • [CHANGED] Updated "cereal" serialization library

 

1.0.7.8 (24 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] Default Lights Toggle, Panel Lights Toggle, and Landing Lights toggle functionality to L, SHIFT+L, and CTRL+L
  • [FIXED] "Send to Sim" not working properly on the Addon Manager under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Fuel levels not loading properly from persistence under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Handling of altitude based speed restrictions during cruise
  • [FIXED] Prediction errors in cruise when DIR TO is executed in climb
  • [FIXED] FMS Performance database tweaked for more realistic initial climb out predictions
  • [FIXED] Legs Bypass logic (for when way points are too close) further enhanced
  • [FIXED] Display of cruising altitudes below 10,000
  • [CHANGED] Tweaked AFS and ATS behavior for improved performance.
  • [CHANGED] Smoothened IAS and IAS trend inputs to rid of control twitching from ASN induced turbulence

 

1.0.7.7 (18 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Range ring inconsistencies
  • [FIXED] Reverse thrust not working properly when ATS is on

 

1.0.7.6 (16 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] EFOB updating issues during flight
  • [FIXED] CTD relating to the "Resync" button via Aircraft Sharing
  • [FIXED] Incorrect initial NAV turn after takeoff under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Top of descent showing during descent
  • [FIXED] PROF missing T/D or descending excessively under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Erroneous magenta line under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Some conditions resulting in CTDs and extreme VAS usage

 

1.0.7.5 (15 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] Duplicate SID/STAR/APPR legs under some conditions
  • [FIXED] TCAS OFF/TCAS STBY on PFD/ND
  • [FIXED] ETE displaying incorrectly as time between legs
  • [FIXED] Inability to enter negative OAT on TAKEOFF page
  • [CHANGED] Removed default autobrake

 

1.0.7.4 (11 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] LEG BYPASS logic
  • [ADDED] Overfly triangle on FPLN/DIR TO page
  • [FIXED] STAR legs not being inserted correctly when only a runway is selected for approach
  • [FIXED] Reverse thrust interaction (see this video for an explanation)
  • [FIXED] Ridiculous reverse thrust authority
  • [FIXED] Selected heading bug appearing on PFD and ND when it should not
  • [FIXED] MCDU logic refresh rate
  • [FIXED] AFS heading selection choosing wrong turn direction

 

1.0.7.3 (8 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [FIXED] A possible edge case CTD scenario
  • [FIXED] A CTD when importing improperly structured company routes
  • [FIXED] Inability to enter negative slope/wind on the TAKEOFF page

 

1.0.7.2 (7 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

  • [ADDED] Crash handler/minidump generator
  • [FIXED] A scenario that could cause flickering T/D
  • [FIXED] Inability to activate EDIT speed with a mach number during cruise
  • [FIXED] Fuel predictions
  • [CHANGED] Optimized code slightly

 

1.0.7.1 (5 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

Ongoing community update 

  • [ADDED] Function to force a persistence save to the MAINT page for debugging
  • [ADDED] DIST to T/D to CRUISE PERF page
  • [ADDED] RETURN functionality to the MENU page
  • [FIXED] "BANK ANGLE" warning at very low altitudes
  • [FIXED] T/C or T/D disappearing under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Cruise level and cost index not resetting when the flight plan resets
  • [FIXED] Derates being reset when switching between thrust limit modes automatically
  • [FIXED] "TCAS FAIL" display logic
  • [FIXED] Some weight inputs/displays not honoring the weight unit setting
  • [FIXED] Scroll acceleration requiring too much to initiate
  • [FIXED] Missing EXTRA= display on VERT REV page
  • [FIXED] B not resetting standby altimeter

 

1.0.6.5 (3 May 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

The MCDU and community feedback update

  • [ADDED] Additional functionality to FMS SPD button
  • [ADDED] Additional functionality to INIT page
  • [ADDED] EBOF functionality
  • [ADDED] Fire FAULT TEST functionality
  • [ADDED] PRED TO functionality
  • [ADDED] Several missing alerts
  • [ADDED] Several missing annunciations on the ND
  • [ADDED] T/C to the ND and MCDU
  • [ADDED] T/D to the ND and MCDU
  • [ADDED] Deviation indicator circles to ND APPR mode
  • [ADDED] "VERT ALERT" annunciation and associated logic
  • [ADDED] MCDU annunciators
  • [ADDED] REF system
  • [ADDED] CO ROUTE support
  • [ADDED] "CHECK BALLAST FUEL" message when applicable
  • [ADDED] Localizer DME distance indication
  • [ADDED] Additional PROF functionality
  • [ADDED] Yaw damper turn coordination functionality
  • [ADDED] "CDU MSG" annunciation to ND
  • [ADDED] Independent FMC emulation
  • [ADDED] MCDU standby functionality
  • [ADDED] Support for latitude/longitude entry as a waypoint
  • [ADDED] Support for place/bearing/distance (PBD) waypoints
  • [ADDED] Proper functionality of landing lights and nose light with respect to gear handle position
  • [ADDED] Option to synchronize both altimeters when not flying in shared cockpit
  • [ADDED] Ability to synchronize the minimums when not flying in shared cockpit
  • [ADDED] Option to accelerate mouse scrolling for various knobs
  • [ADDED] Chocks and cones
  • [ADDED] ETE
  • [ADDED] Vertical deviation display to DESCENT PERF page
  • [ADDED] Proper handling of early and late descent to PROF
  • [FIXED] Inability to LAT REV to NEXT WPT via the FROM leg
  • [FIXED] Missing wipers in external model
  • [FIXED] View finder
  • [FIXED] Missing approach transitions under some conditions
  • [FIXED] Speedbrake behavior
  • [FIXED] FCP drawing bug relating to PROF status
  • [FIXED] Missing alerts and annunciator statuses during GPWS test
  • [FIXED] PROF altitude drawing bug on PFD relating to very low altitudes
  • [FIXED] Vibrations not displaying at the correct time
  • [FIXED] Display error on DESCENT PERF page
  • [FIXED] Circuit breaker light not functioning on "DIM" setting
  • [FIXED] GO AROUND page
  • [FIXED] Engine indications during startup
  • [FIXED] Some missing legs on SIDs and STARs
  • [FIXED] "WXR ON" only showing in WXR mode when WXR is on during ground operations
  • [FIXED] Distance based leg naming
  • [FIXED] An issue preventing approaches/runways from being listed
  • [FIXED] Some altitude restrictions not displaying properly
  • [FIXED] VMIN being way too high (preventing proper approach speeds)
  • [FIXED] Deleting the CLB THRUST altitude improperly resetting it to 1500 above the departure airport
  • [FIXED] ATS "RETARD" mode during non-autoland situations
  • [FIXED] MCDU scratchpad resetting when 24 characters are entered
  • [FIXED] PPOS displaying incorrectly on the PROG page
  • [FIXED] MCDU resetting to the start of the STAR if the runway is changed
  • [FIXED] AFS speed selection during departure
  • [FIXED] Missing information on DUPLICATE NAMES page
  • [FIXED] Erroneous FLAP DISAG with certain flap settings
  • [FIXED] Erroneous BANK ANGLE warning
  • [FIXED] Graphic issue with left master warning
  • [FIXED] Observers unable to pop out displays or hide yoke
  • [FIXED] Engine sound spooling down during takeoff
  • [FIXED] 2D popups appearing black until resized in FSX
  • [FIXED] Various MCDU operation improvements
  • [FIXED] A display bug on the IRS STATUS page
  • [FIXED] A bug that could cause pitch oscillations in HOLD and VS AFS modes
  • [FIXED] Landing light splash staying illuminated incorrectly
  • [FIXED] Data display on ND showing some characters too large
  • [FIXED] Data display on ND showing incorrectly at certain headings
  • [FIXED] Reversed animation on left aileron tab
  • [FIXED] Nose gear gravel deflector sticking through nose gear doors
  • [FIXED] Ability to interact via scrolling where it should not be possible
  • [FIXED] Pushing/pulling FCP speed knob engaging ATS
  • [FIXED] Several FMA related issues
  • [FIXED] Several VERT REV related issues
  • [FIXED] Speed of wing landing lights extend/retract animation to match real world speed
  • [CHANGED] Improved magenta line tracking
  • [CHANGED] Improved DRAG messages on MCDU
  • [CHANGED] Optimized rendering pipeline
  • [CHANGED] 2D popups can now be closed by clicking in the center
  • [CHANGED] 2D MCDU popups now honor click/release behavior similar to the 3D MCDU
  • [CHANGED] The default "reset altimeter" function (B by default) now works
  • [CHANGED] Improved 2D popup default sizes and positions
  • [CHANGED] Improved ATS response
  • [CHANGED] Middle clicking the nose/landing lights on the overhead now toggles them all
  • [CHANGED] Increased initial ground drag friction slightly
  • [CHANGED] Various minor interaction improvements
  • [CHANGED] FPLN and DIR TO page now display " when the previous the prediction was the same
  • [CHANGED] Fuel flow rate
  • [CHANGED] Brake depressurization time

 

1.0.6.0 (30 January 2017 - Community Opt-in Beta Release)

Various improvements and fixes

  • [ADDED] Marker indiciation on PFD
  • [ADDED] Ability to hide yoke
  • [ADDED] Display popup functionality
  • [ADDED] 2D MCDU panels
  • [FIXED] Course from fix to distance RNAV legs being flown incorrectly
  • [FIXED] Rendering bug on AIR SD flow lines
  • [FIXED] Rudder tab not unlocking with low hydraulic pressure
  • [FIXED] Takeoff AFS guidance
  • [FIXED] Fuel not burning correctly under some scenarios
  • [FIXED] A scenario that could cause flaps and/or slats to remain extended despite retracting the handle
  • [FIXED] "NO LOC" and "NO G/S" not displaying correctly
  • [FIXED] PFD indicating FMS-managed VS instead of PROF during descent
  • [FIXED] Takeoff AFS heading selection
  • [FIXED] Left throttle visually controlling both throttles via Aircraft Sharing
  • [FIXED] FMA annunciating "NAV2" when NAV mode was active but AFS was disconnected
  • [FIXED] PROF using AT/ABOVE waypoints as AT restrictions during descent
  • [FIXED] Runway related SID/STAR legs not being included properly
  • [FIXED] Gross weight not updating properly throughout the flight
  • [FIXED] Incorrect ATS thrust engagement on the ground
  • [FIXED] "Plus hundred" callout not working
  • [FIXED] Wind display setting not working
  • [FIXED] Map symbology setting not working
  • [FIXED] Rudder trim green band appearing in air
  • [FIXED] MCDU PROG UFOB always displaying in pounds
  • [FIXED] FSUIPC gear up/gear down assignments not working properly
  • [FIXED] Autoflight overtrimming aircraft
  • [FIXED] Minimums color
  • [FIXED] Improper alignment of GS text on ND
  • [FIXED] Jerky flight director pitch movement in PITCH speed mode
  • [FIXED] Improper handling of cruise altitude changes in flight
  • [FIXED] Right side of left reverser handle being black
  • [CHANGED]  FADEC and engine response time improvements
  • [CHANGED]  Localizer engagement and tracking improvements
  • [CHANGED]  MCDU keyboard input is now indicated.
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