MobiFlight Community Support

Welcome to the forum for MobiFlight! Feel free to reach out to the community in case you have questions, issues or just want to share great ideas or details about your latest home cockpit project.

You like MobiFlight? Donate via PayPal and support the MobiFlight development. Thanks! 

icon
Avatar
waelsalh
Posts: 21
Greetings captains

I ran into a strange problem that I don't understand why--- About the using Mobiflight with a Pmdg737 and I mean (Pmdg737) only in both sim p3d and msfs. Which is that every 2 to 3 minutes at most, Mobiflight disconnect from the simulator.
This happens with (p3d) and now with (msfs2020) Although (sim status) appears to be communicating with sim via fsuipc and misconnect.
The rest of the planes- Even pmdg 777 or 747 – fslabe - zibo - FBW -in all simulators -X-Plane- p3d- msfs2020 -never happens.
Does this problem only happen to me or does it happen to someone else?
Please explain and help

Thanks
Wael Saleh
2022-08-27 10:28
Avatar
pizman82
Moderator
From: ETSI, Germany
Posts: 5884
Supporter
Hi

Basically we have no relevant reports with same problem.
I use Mobiflight in P3D for my 737 over hours without problems !

So there are at first 2 important questions.

1. Do you controll PMDG on FS2020 via Simconnect Stuff ( Variables/Events) OR Do you use the FSUIPC7 Plug In for the Outputs same like in the past ?

***

2. Please explane more detailed what you mean with "Mobiflight disconnect the simulator"
You say one line behind that sim Status is fine for FSUIPC and SimConnect and you also say it seems both Comunicate correct.

So please define "why" you think MF disconnect. And What is disconnect ? FSUIPC or Simconnect or both ?
OR do you mean by fault MF "STOP" ? Thats fully different to "Disconnect" !!!
Is there a error message or Popup ? What does the Logging say ?


In easy words.... I need a better understanding of the situation.
Best way call me on Discord. There you can show me the situation via shared screen. Thats the most easy thing.
Else explane it here !
Good Luck !
2022-08-27 19:16
Avatar
waelsalh
Posts: 21
Hi
# For the first question
I controlling PMDG on FS2020 via SimConnect and FSUIPC7 –Variables—Events…for input and output but controlling PMDG on p3d v5 input and output via FSUIPC6 only.

# For the second question
You are right, Mobiflight does not disconnect, but it stops ... ...and had to Run it again --Note that no error messages appear….
# And mentioning that, where do I find the log file? So can upload it for you.
# As for the subject of Discord, I do not know how to deal with it and send information and pictures or share the screen. Or even how to contact you via Discord, even though I browse information from it daily …It is difficult for me, but I can record a video soon and send it to find out the cause of the problem.
2022-08-27 22:17
Avatar
pizman82
Moderator
From: ETSI, Germany
Posts: 5884
Supporter
OK

If MF "Stop" then this must have a reason.
For sure it can (and will) stop also if you lost FSUIPC or Simconnect conection, BUT here we would see a PopUp!

What we need now is the Logging.
You can Enable it in the Mobiflight Settings Tab.
Simply checkmark Logging Mode and choose for "DEBUG" in the Dropdown.

Then you will see a Loging String in a new window below your Configs.
And i´m pretty sure there you will see a line at the end after MF stops and that include the reason !

Mostly those Stops are come from a Syntax Error.
So lets say for example you read in a Config a FSUIPC Offset ( specially for PMDG) and you use a wrong syntax like if($<10000,1,A)
Then MF will run fine aslong this Config Value is below 10.000 BUT it will Crash and Stop MF in the moment the Value increase to 10.000 or above cause in a Transform the result can not be a string "A".

Pretty sure thats not the problem and is only a example. I just want to show whats mostly the problem is.

*****

So Enable logging. Make Testings and tell me what issue Reported in the Log.
(You can Copy paste it )

***
At Last Discord. https://discord.gg/99vHbK7
You not have to use it. But its high recommend.
We do meanwhile 95% of Support via Discord.
For sure i will also support here in Forum and will keep watching it. But its no secret that most users like Direct Support via Discord more like oldschool Forum postings.

I recommend you...: Give it a chance.
It takes some hours to explore, but the benefit is extreme high!
You will not miss it anymore if you start understanding it .... Believe !
Good Luck !
2022-08-29 00:40
Avatar
waelsalh
Posts: 21
Thank you for your support... I will try to do what you said about the log file and monitor the cause of the problem... especially since it is done on one plane as I mentioned before... and I will provide you with the result.

As for Discord, I do not object to it... but I find it very crowded with information... and somewhat disorganized... in a more precise sense, I find myself lost in it... and his method is vulnerable and does not suit me... I am from the old school due to my age. Anyway, I will try to learn it.
2022-08-29 11:27
Avatar
pizman82
Moderator
From: ETSI, Germany
Posts: 5884
Supporter
100% Agree.

The Big disadvantage of Discord is that is not structured like a Forum.
Here we have a single Topic/Thread for every request. In Discord all is done in a endless "chat".
Means it can happen that 5 Thematics are done same time. So you need to Read the discussion and find the awnsers that are related to your problem and overjump the non relevant postings.
Also "search" is a mess there. Cause your hit not have to be the "initial question". Often you find the middle and have to read backwards to find the begin of the discussion

BUT

The big benefit is the Private Message, the easy share of Screen and Pics, the free Voice all over the world and most important the fact it is "live". So you not need to wait always hours for a reply. There 2 people talk together ( or write together) same time. Means a problem get solved in minutes instead of days here in forum!
Good Luck !
2022-08-29 18:23
icon