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DeeJay

CTD when going back to cockpit

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Dear TFDI team,

while I'm a big fan of your 717 in general, I have one very annoying problem that remains: When I change the view to the outside and then back to the cockpit, I often get a CTD - the screen freezes for a few seconds, then the sim just disappears, sometimes with an error message, but in most cases without anything! I've got P3D v4.0 installed.

When P3D4 was new, I thought it might be something else, because it also happened in other aircraft. But meanwhile, all the other complex airliners (PMDG and Aerosoft CRJ) run very stable, but only in the 717 I frequently get this problem. It doesn't always happen, but, let's say if you change the view 10x a flight, you've got a very high chance that it happens once and your flight is over.

As the TFDI 717 updates itself when opening the TFDI manager, the version shouldn't be an issue. I should always have the newest version of your 717. I've tested this in various scenery environments: It also happens in areas without any addon sceneries and thus seems to be independent from the complexity of the sourrounding area. Always had the newest NVidia driver installed.

My system: i5 3570k @ 4,3 GHZ, Geforce GTX 970, 8 GB RAM, 3x SSD 512GB, Win 10 with the newest updates, Prepar3D v4.0.28.21686

Have you got an idea, what could be wrong here?

Thanks in advance.

Regards, Dominik

Edited by DeeJay

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Hi, I also get the same problem as DeeJay. I don't get any error messages when it occurs, P3D just freezes and crashes.

717 v1.0.9.14 installed. My specs are: i7-3770, 16Gb RAM, GeForceGTX 1080, 2Tb HDD, Windows 10 64-bit. I was experiencing this with P3D v4.0 and thought it best to wait and see if 4.1 fixed the issue. 4.1 is now installed and the issue persists. Like DeeJay, I am also a big fan of this product and hope the issue can be identified and fixed.

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Thanks for the support! We are aware of the issue and trying to get a full crash analysis to send over to Lockheed Martin. There is something within the main sim's code that is causing this crash because it happens even when all of our code is disabled.

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Same here - moved view in VC from outside view to centre console, clicked the electrical display button and sim locked up, repeating sound loop. Needed to hold down power button on PC to escape.

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Any updates on this issue? I have all major addons on P3DV4.1, PMDG, FSLABS, MJC, NONE of them crash when switching views only the 717 does it for me? This has been a known issue for months now.

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1 hour ago, jrodriguezpr1 said:

Any updates on this issue? I have all major addons on P3DV4.1, PMDG, FSLABS, MJC, NONE of them crash when switching views only the 717 does it for me? This has been a known issue for months now.

We've reached out to LM and to my understanding, they have resolved this within their code. I'm not sure when it'll be released, as I have not seen this issue patched in their 4.1 changelog. Hopefully soon. 

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I have now completed 7 or 8 flights successfully by not changing to an external view. It is worth it as it is the only way I can avoid a CTD, but isnt easy not to peek, as it is a great external model. Really looking forward  to this being fixed up

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Yeah I'm really looking forward to this fix..cause just like you guys I can't help but peek (actually enable chaseplane cinematic mode).

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Me too..have two P3D crash after changing view of 717 from external to go back in VC.

Please fix it.

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