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[31JUL21] PMDG DC-6 Updated to v2.00.0035 via PMDG Operations Center

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    [31JUL21] PMDG DC-6 Updated to v2.00.0035 via PMDG Operations Center

    Captains,

    A few moments ago we released another update for the PMDG DC-6 for MSFS via the Operations Center.

    This update is primarily targeted at visual aspects of the PMDG DC-6 that were incorrectly exported in build 33, but also includes a couple of minor fixes in our ongoing maintenance of the product and curative efforts for some of the things that changed with the large MSFS platform update released this week.

    I mentioned in in my post earlier this week that PMDG was admitted to the test program for the new MSFS update with only a few days to prep the DC-6 for the transition. We missed some key documentation changes related to Asobo's SDK, and this caused us to accidentally export the DC-6 cockpit at lower resolution than normal, which created some really bad visuals in the VC. This update cures that problem by putting the cockpit back to the correct resolution.

    We have implemented something that we *think* fixes the problem of the randomly spinning volume knob on the Asobo GPS used in the DC-6. We aren't sure why that knob is an issue, but we were able to implement a way to make it stop spinning, which then unsticks the AFE who was getting hung up by that particular artifact.

    Also included in this update:
    * Level-of-detail (LOD) fixes for the exterior
    * Overhauled the cabin heating/cooling system for correctness
    * Cabin pressurization fixes
    * Engine health display fixes

    We have other items we are still working on, but thought it was important to get you this update in time for your weekend flying!

    One last item I want to touch on: I mentioned in my previous post that we had reported back to Asobo that in their last build prior to platform update, we saw a significant drop in performance in the DC-6. Continuing discussion with Asobo has shown that we weren't not imagining this change- there was indeed a change made to the release version of the MSFS platform that took performance away from the DC-6.

    Asobo indicated that they turned off a particular rendering channel because it needed more time in development to solve a few problems, and it just happens that the DC-6 benefits significantly from this particular channel- hence we saw the loss of performance in the release build. The good news, however, is that they were able to resolve the issues they were experiencing, and this channel is expected to be reactivated in a subsequent update from Asobo- and then you will see a pretty significant boost in performance with the DC-6.

    So- good things still to come!

    We hope you all have a very nice weekend,
    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
    Captains,

    ..... is expected to be reactivated in a subsequent update from Asobo- and then you will see a pretty significant boost in performance with the DC-6.
    Does this refer to the hotfix that was released?

    Jacques Le Roux

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      #3
      Clear, concise and jargon-free communication. Nice.
      Charles K Smith

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        #4
        I immediately shared this to my community. Thank you for the clear and open communication.
        Regards,
        Clumsy
        https://youtube.com/theclumsygeekgaming
        https://twitch.tv/theclumsygeek

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          #5
          Thank you PMDG. The graphics are once again crisp and clear, and I flew a short test flight without any issues. Keep up the good job : )
          Daniel H.

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            #6
            Hi,
            I am getting some CTD during loading with this version. Looks like it is related to the DC-6, but I cannot be sure of course. The crash dump is referring to one of the WASM files:


            FAILED_INSTRUCTION_ADDRESS: m78f4768e6de82584_0!std::__2::__function::__policy _invoker<void ()>::__call_empty(std::__2::__function::__policy_s torage const*)_1778:m78f4768e6de82584:external+2a [G:\MSFS\Community\pmdg-aircraft-dc6\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6B\panel\PMDG_DC6_FS2020.wasm @ 1] 00007ffb`add4094a 0f0b ud2

            FAULTING_SOURCE_LINE: G:\MSFS\Community\pmdg-aircraft-dc6\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6B\panel\PMDG_DC6_FS2020.wasm
            FAULTING_SOURCE_FILE: G:\MSFS\Community\pmdg-aircraft-dc6\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG DC-6B\panel\PMDG_DC6_FS2020.wasm

            FAULTING_SOURCE_LINE_NUMBER: 1
            FAULTING_SOURCE_CODE: No source found for 'C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWSAPPS\MICROSOFT.FLIGHTSIMULATOR_1.18.1 4.0_X64__8WEKYB3D8BBWE\wasisdk:\v10.2g41a660013f12 +m\src\llvm-project\compiler-rt\lib\builtins\udivmodti4.c'


            SYMBOL_NAME: m78f4768e6de82584_0!std::__2::__function::__policy _invoker<void ()>::__call_empty+2a
            MODULE_NAME: m78f4768e6de82584_0
            IMAGE_NAME: m78f4768e6de82584_0.dll
            STACK_COMMAND: ~0s ; .ecxr ; kb
            FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION_c000001d_m78f4768e6de82584_0.d ll!std::__2::__function::__policy_invoker_void_
            OS_VERSION: 10.0.19041.1
            BUILDLAB_STR: vb_release
            OSPLATFORM_TYPE: x64
            OSNAME: Windows 10
            FAILURE_ID_HASH: {01ebe25d-c1e7-a1b6-0aa5-c159fc3fb6e2}

            Last edited by espn74; 31Jul2021, 05:54.
            Espen Torgersen

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              #7
              Sorry for the dumb question, but how could I upgrade/update my installation? Should I re-download the complete package from pmdg.com?
              Gabor Hrasko (HAHRG)

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                #8
                Originally posted by HAHRG View Post
                Sorry for the dumb question, but how could I upgrade/update my installation? Should I re-download the complete package from pmdg.com?
                Open the Operations Center and you should receive an update notification. If not go to Aircraft an Liveries -> Products Updates and click check now
                Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                PMDG Technical Support
                http://www.pmdg.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by cmakris View Post

                  Open the Operations Center and you should receive an update notification. If not go to Aircraft an Liveries -> Products Updates and click check now
                  Oh, of course! And thanks for the very transparent communication about the problems.
                  Gabor Hrasko (HAHRG)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                    One last item I want to touch on: I mentioned in my previous post that we had reported back to Asobo that in their last build prior to platform update, we saw a significant drop in performance in the DC-6. Continuing discussion with Asobo has shown that we weren't not imagining this change- there was indeed a change made to the release version of the MSFS platform that took performance away from the DC-6.

                    Asobo indicated that they turned off a particular rendering channel because it needed more time in development to solve a few problems, and it just happens that the DC-6 benefits significantly from this particular channel- hence we saw the loss of performance in the release build. The good news, however, is that they were able to resolve the issues they were experiencing, and this channel is expected to be reactivated in a subsequent update from Asobo- and then you will see a pretty significant boost in performance with the DC-6.
                    Do you know if they meant todays hotfix or some update that could be either tomorrow or three months from now?
                    Paul Benfield

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                    • Peter Clark
                      Peter Clark commented
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                      Unfortunately, if history is to go by, itโ€™ll be SU6 in September or something.

                    #11
                    Originally posted by shinkicker444 View Post

                    Do you know if they meant todays hotfix or some update that could be either tomorrow or three months from now?
                    Future update. We do not know when currently.
                    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                    PMDG Technical Support
                    http://www.pmdg.com

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                      #12
                      Class as always from you guys.
                      Herman Grant Gerhardt

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                        #13
                        Thankyou for the quick update - much appreciated. Very clear comms as well ๐Ÿ‘
                        Stephen Netherwood

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by robjuca
                          some advice?!
                          Please add a signature to your profile in order to ensure that your posts are signed, real name first and last.. You were advised/agreed to this requirement when initially establishing an account. Thank you!

                          https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...pdated-25feb19

                          Already reported on other threads. Affects only the A model. It's under investigation
                          Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                          PMDG Technical Support
                          http://www.pmdg.com

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                            #15
                            Thanks for the heads up.
                            -Eric Meador-

                            GIGA-POWER
                            PRO-GEAR SPEC

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                              #16
                              Great reactiveness, I'm impressed !

                              Thank you!

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                                #17
                                Team:

                                Many thanks for the update and continual professional support on this product.

                                For what it's worth, last night when flying, for fun, I thought I would make another flight without a fresh MSFS2020 restart (going back to World and setting up a flight). That is, after landing, staying on the flight deck and getting the a/c ready to fly to another desitnation. I had a CTD when doing preflight. While I have seen others do this on Twtich, it didn't work for me. I will play around with this to see if it will work. Much different than my PMDG 737 habits.

                                Also while flying on VATSIM, I had to amend my push-to-talk controls from CTL to ALT as ATC made comments when I was hitting "CTL Number" to move around the varoius flight deck screens. I greatly enjoy the heavy and sometime crazy work load of flying the DC6, manging the a/c, and communicating with ATC while on VATSIM as I ween myself off the AFE.Next step is to employ the realism and other options.

                                Thanks for a wonderful summer,

                                Russ Tillman.
                                Russ Tillman
                                Proud PMDG User for a Long Time!

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                                  #18
                                  Ran the update this morning, all liveries gone, had to fix orphaned liveries.
                                  Bob Cardone

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                                    #19
                                    Originally posted by bobsk8 View Post
                                    Ran the update this morning, all liveries gone, had to fix orphaned liveries.
                                    That is correct behavior. Just run the fix and all liveries will be back ready
                                    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                    PMDG Technical Support
                                    http://www.pmdg.com

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                                      #20
                                      Unfortunately, I am not having much fun with PMDG DC-6. I have SU5 from MS2020 and the latest DC-6 update downloaded this morning. I start the aircraft using AFE. Line up and takeoff. Stability, at this stage of the flight, seems a little better than before. I engage the AP at about 1500ft and continue to climb, straight out to 4000ft. I reduce the ROC to about 200ftm and then engage the alt hold. Unfortunately, the A/C takes on a mind of its own. Climb rates suddenly increase and I gain thousands of feet very quickly. ROC varies from plus 2000ft/m to -1500ftm. Eventually, I go into a direct vertical climb at several thousand FTM, well beyond the capabilities of the DC-6 system and have no control. I by this stage have disengaged the AFE and AP. I don't yet have the latest hotfix from Microsoft. but the latest PMDG fix has made matters worse. It is unflyable. Help, please.
                                      Robert Ross
                                      Flight Simmer from the beginning in the early '90s๐Ÿ˜Ž

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                                        #21
                                        Originally posted by Sobor View Post
                                        Unfortunately, I am not having much fun with PMDG DC-6. I have SU5 from MS2020 and the latest DC-6 update downloaded this morning. I start the aircraft using AFE. Line up and takeoff. Stability, at this stage of the flight, seems a little better than before. I engage the AP at about 1500ft and continue to climb, straight out to 4000ft. I reduce the ROC to about 200ftm and then engage the alt hold. Unfortunately, the A/C takes on a mind of its own. Climb rates suddenly increase and I gain thousands of feet very quickly. ROC varies from plus 2000ft/m to -1500ftm. Eventually, I go into a direct vertical climb at several thousand FTM, well beyond the capabilities of the DC-6 system and have no control. I by this stage have disengaged the AFE and AP. I don't yet have the latest hotfix from Microsoft. but the latest PMDG fix has made matters worse. It is unflyable. Help, please.

                                        Please add a signature to your profile in order to ensure that your posts are signed, real name first and last.. You were advised/agreed to this requirement when initially establishing an account. Thank you!

                                        https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...pdated-25feb19



                                        Make sure your flight model is set to Modern on MSFS settings.
                                        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                        PMDG Technical Support
                                        http://www.pmdg.com

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