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Jeppesen is not yet offering Database updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator or the GNS Simulation. There is no way to update the database, it is Jeppesen copyright and format (like a real GNS). The latest GNS WAAS comes with a more recent database (NOV07). Once we have news from Jeppesen and a price plan from them, we'll make sure to publish the information and their price rates.
At this time, the only updatable solution for a GNS simulation, is to purchase the GNS "simulator" units (between $12K and $15K), use a "virtual GPS out" program making FS act as the GPS receiver for the simulator unit, and subscribe a database update plan from Jeppesen (cartridges). We can assist you in purchasing such plans and products if you want.
This problem is related to an issue with the newest NVidia drivers. It can also happen when a DLL loaded by Flight Simulator is protected by Themida protection program. A loaded DLL can be a gauge, a module, or a SimConnect related program. Basically, most add-ons in Flight Simulator are DLLs, and when at least one DLL is protected with the Themida protection program, it makes the Garmin Trainer display a red aircraft.
Make sure to download the latest update to solve this issue. The latest update includes a workaround in order to prevent the Trainer from showing a red aircraft when running in a system with NVidia drivers.
If you are a customer of FS Panel Studio, make sure to download and install the latest FS Panel Studio version in order to be able to configure the gauges to your panels. The new gauges use our Gauge XTreme development technology which is compatible with the latest version only.
In addition, like best described in the FS Panel Studio manuals, make sure to enable "Resolve DLL Dependencies".
On some system, it is necessary to include the files RXPG1AE.EXE (for the GNS WAAS 430) and RXPG212.exe (for the GNS WAAS 530) in Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) list. You might want to also add G530SIM.exe in the list. NB: the RXPGxxx.exe files are located in:
WinXP: C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Reality XP\rxpGnsSim\
Vista/W7: C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\....
To add a program in the exception list:
On some system, it is recommended to disable visual themes for the FS9/X program for the solution to run. Go to the Flight Simulator folder, right click on FS9.exe or FSX.exe (or your shortcut to it), select properties, click the compatibility tab, disable Visual Themes checkbox. Once we find a workaround to this Vista limitation, we will publish an update.
Changing Flight Simulator process priority to anything other than normal can lead to malfunctioning and/or slow responding GNS WAAS Simulation. We recommend you leave the Flight Simulator process priority to normal. However, in order to accommodate different user-selected FS process priorities, the GNS WAAS automatically sets itself one-notch above the FS process priority:
This automatic GNS WAAS process priority adjustment happens when FS is already running and an aircraft with the GNS WAAS loads afterward. However, once FS is ready to fly with a GNS WAAS equipped aircraft, subsequently changing the FS priority will not adjust the GNS WAAS process priority anymore. In order to benefit from the GNS WAAS automatic process priority adjustment, the FS process priority must be changed prior loading an aircraft with the GNS WAAS.
It has been reported Kapersky and AVG might be causing issues with the product with some customers. If the solution is not working properly, we suggest you configure the antivirus to always "trust" rxpGNS.dll, rxpGNS.gau, rxpGnsSim.dll and RealityXP.dll, or, to disable your anti-virus if an "allow list" feature is not available. Although we can't vouch for any particular anti-virus, we have good satisfaction with NOD32, both in regard to FS stability in particular and to Windows in general.
Make sure to let us know if you run into problems. There are optimized code paths for the graphics, optimized for SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 and SSE4, as well as for Core Duo/Core Quad. The optimized code might be wrongly directed on an AMD CPU.
When using an AMD CPU with Windows 7, you might need to add "explorer.exe" to the DEP exclusion list. (see "the Windows Vista/Win7: Data Execution Prevention (DEP)" note above in order to configure DEP).
The GNS 430/530 WAAS simulation for FSX/9 can be installed on the same computer. There is no known conflicts or issues.
A customer reported a crash to desktop when loading Flight Simulator. The problem was solved in uninstalling XGauge and then reinstalling it with the option to have it as the last window in the panel.
In case of issue, make sure to report:
We strongly suggest existing customers review the User's Manual, and the Service Manual for important changes from the previous product line (Flight Line 430XP and 530XP). Although the overall product is similar to the previous product line, many settings are handled differently and have different names.
In FS9, because of different technologies, the new offering is no longer capable of exporting the active route to the FS9 Reality XP EFIS displays (JetLine, Sandel). In addition, the FS9 GNS gauge cannot control VOR and HSI gauges needles/flags with the RxpSrv.dll module. It is recommended to move this dll from the FS9\modules folder to gain this capability back.
Should you want to reinstall your Flight Simulator 9/16bits version of the GNS simulation, please visit the GNS (non-WAAS) for FS9 knowledge base where you can re-download your e-commerce installers (your purchase key and internet validation is required for reinstallation).