TBA04
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Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:06 pm

Hi guys,

I've got a problem with my pmdg 747, when I start a flight, the displays are there (PFD, ND, etc), but after about 30-40 seconds they simply vanish to blank.

Anyone had this problem and know how to fix it? Any help greatly appreciated!
 
FiddleSticks
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:42 pm

Your best bet is to check the support forums on PMDG's website for your answer. It's always best to try to contact the vendor first since they know the product inside and out.
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alphafloor
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:22 am

TBA04,

I have the very same problem. Please let me know if you have the solution.
Whatever
 
TBA04
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:53 am

I checked the support forum in great detail, but the only info i could get was to reinstall, which i have done twice now.... but that didnt solve the problem. I think this is a pretty common problem, so im hoping someone on here has the soultion.

cheers
 
A3204eva
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:13 am

Your PMDGoptions.dll (think that's it's name) from the 744 is 'clashing' with the 737 version.

I think I read somewhere that can happen sometimes? :S
"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
 
airlinelover
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:30 pm

IS it, by any chance, cracked? Cracked copies often do this..

Chris
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TBA04
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:19 pm

Yes it is a cracked version, could this be a built in anti piracy item?
 
alphafloor
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:18 pm

Quoting A3204eva (Reply 4):
Your PMDGoptions.dll (think that's it's name) from the 744 is 'clashing' with the 737 version

mmmhh... I don't have the pmdg 737.

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 5):
IS it, by any chance, cracked? Cracked copies often do this..

No  Sad
Whatever
 
skoorb
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:58 pm

Quoting TBA04 (Reply 6):
Yes it is a cracked version, could this be a built in anti piracy item?

Spot on. Piracy is bad, m'kay?
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SA006
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:17 pm

Quoting TBA04 (Reply 6):
Yes it is a cracked version, could this be a built in anti piracy item?

Tisk tisk...piracy is not good  Wink

Yes , PMDG have a good security "system".

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David L
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:42 am

The PMDG 744 virtual cockpit often disappears on me some time between pre-start and taxying (I haven't spotted a pattern yet). All I have to do is save the flight, reload the aircraft and reload the PMDG panel settings but it would be nice to know why it happens. It's a kosher version.  Smile
 
alphafloor
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:03 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 10):
It's a kosher version

What yo dou mean by "kosher" ? A cracked version ?
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David L
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:37 pm

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 11):
What yo dou mean by "kosher" ? A cracked version ?

Au contraire, it's a legitimate version!
 
alphafloor
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:55 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 12):

Fantastic life ! I learn something new everyday.  Smile
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David L
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:51 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 13):
I learn something new everyday.

You should forget what the "experts" say and watch more TV.  Smile

From http://www.dictionary.com :

1. Judaism.
a. Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.
b. Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
2. Slang.
a. Legitimate; permissible: “consolidating noneditorial functions of the papers, which is kosher” (Christian Science Monitor).
b. Genuine; authentic.

Now, if only I could learn why my VC keeps disappearing...  Sad
 
alphafloor
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:13 am

mmh yeah. Now I got it. kosher=cachère(fr)
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rsrandazzo
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:54 pm

Gents-

The behavior described in this thread is generally indicative of an invalid or tampered-with user license.

If a user installs a pirated copy of the software, this is one of a few behaviors that the product exhibits.

If the user tampers with the protection system, this is one of the behaviors that the product will exhibit.

So in either case, this should not happen- but in both cases the behavior is triggered by the user attempting to circumvent our intellectual property protections..... (Remember when such things weren't necessary? It's too bad that they are basically required now....)

We are a very small company that works very hard to provide products that can be used as a solid basis for learning about airliner operations and diving deeper into the fascination we all share with aviation and airliners.

If you are using a stolen/pirated copy of our software- why not support our efforts to expand the hobby by purchasing a valid copy?

Those of you who do own a valid copy, thank you. All of us appreciate your support. (note- if you have a valid copy and can provide proof of purchase- write to our technical support team and we'll do everything we can to get your running correctly.... Just tell us what is wrong and we'll help you out!)

Robert S. Randazzo
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PMDG
 
Gundi
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:01 am

While I recomend you purchase the Queen. I must say this can happen to the legitamate version as well. it happened to me after I manually installed some repaints. My fix was reverting back to the original aircraft.cfg which i always back up before tampering. The problem wasn't the repaints themeselves as I eventually was able to add them, but probably some file corruption the first time the file was saved after altering the text in notepad.
 
David L
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RE: Pmdg 744 Displays Vanish!

Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:24 am

Quoting Rsrandazzo (Reply 16):

Whoops... I certainly wasn't expecting anyone from PMDG to deal with the problem over here, just wondering if anyone else had experienced this and fixed it. Roughly translated: I was being lazy. You won't get any argument from me about software piracy.

Well, this seems like a good opportunity to say what great products the 737 NG and 744 are - worth every penny, in my opinion.

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