During installation I get the message the application or DLL
C:\Windows\System32\Ole2.dll is not a
valid Windows file"
error message seems to be Windows-internal and may be safely ignored.
Just continue without doing anything
Runtime Error 380
When I start the program, it crashes after
a while with the message "Runtime Error 380"
occur if for some unknown reason the Windows' default fonts "Small
Fonts" (SMALLE.FON) and "MS Sans Serif" (SSERIFE.FON) have not been
installed. Re-install these fonts.
It may also occur when the option "Only True Type Fonts" has been
selected in Windows. Deselect this option in System Control --> Fonts
--> Tools --> Folder Options --> True Type Fonts.
NaTracks - PACOTs
||Read the announcement in our
When I open the Airport Window,
I get a printer error, although I haven't printed anything.
|This error occurs when no
printer is attached to your computer. A printer doesn't have to be
physically present, but a printer driver has to be installed.
Run DB Manager first
I always get the message Run Database
Manager first, even though I have already done that.
occurs when FS Commander does not find the necessary databases in
\database. Presumably you are running a network which is not properly
installed so the program does not find the FS directory.
Download the current manual and read chapter
Flight plans & PMDG
I have created and saved a flight plan FS
Commander using the correct PMDG 747 format, but the B747's FMC refuses
to load that flight plan.
||There is a
crucial difference between the B747 and the B737 format. With the B747
format the FMC checks whether or not the waypoints are in its database
and if they are not, the flight plan will not be loaded. In contrast,
with the B737 format the FMC takes any waypoint and simply focuses on
the coordinates. So if your flight plan has waypoints (e.g. Natracks)
that are not in the B747 database the plan won't load correctly.
However, since the B747 FMC also accepts B737 format, there is an easy
workaround. Save your flight plans in such cases in B737 format, but
then load it as usual into the B747 FMC.
|I see fewer AI aircraft in
FlightSim Commander than in FS. Furthermore, the aircraft labels are
||Aircraft labels and aircraft
frequency can be set in the FSUIPC menu. Choose <Technical> and set
the TCAS Range to 0 in order to see all airborne AI aircraft. Select the
TCAS ID String for the aircraft label.
|Can I update the data files for
airways, airspaces, navaids, etc?
Navigraph and Aerosoft offers a monthly update
for all those data that are not directly read from Flight Simulator
itself. Note, however, that these updates need to be paid for.
|I'm an online pilot and
would like to see the other players and their aircraft on the map.
||You need the
program AIBridge which you can download from our Download Page.
AIBridge feeds multiplayer aircraft into the AI traffic pipeline.
Please, also read the section on AIBridge in the written
|I recently got a new add-on
scenery, ran the Database Manager again to update the airports; but now
the new airport appears twice in the Map Window: double airports, double
runways, double taxiways, double ILS'es, etc.
||The Database Manager reads the
*.bgl files according to the hierarchy set in the file scenery.cfg. Add-on sceneries should be preferably installed in
the folder "Addon Scenery" (that's what this folder is
there for). But they should NEVER BE INSTALLED in the "scenery"
folder where all stock airports are located (FS9\scenery\, assuming you
have installed in FS9\).
|Some of the airports for which I
have add-on sceneries have double ILS'es in the Map Window.
||In most cases ILS'es
appear twice in FS Com-mander simply because there are double entries in
the AFCAD2 file. Basically, you have to edit the AFCAD file and eliminate the
non-stock ILS'es, but that requires some expertise in AFCAD.
FS always pauses
|Whenever I do something in
FS Commander, Flight Simulator loses focus and pauses.
Simulator choose the Options menu. Go to Settings ->
General and uncheck Pause on task switch.
Network & WideFS
|I'm using a two-computer setup
with FS on one machine and FS Commander on the other. The two computers
are connected in a network and I use WideFS.
I can't update the airport database with the Database Manager because the
FS drive and directory does not appear in the file selection box.
Furthermore, I get an error when trying to save a flight plan in PMDG
format or in the FS flight plan directory.
||FS Commander needs access to the drive and directory where FS is installed
on your (main) computer. And it also needs both read and write access to
the drive and directory where FS flight plans are saved (standardly c:\).
If you have problems with FS Commander in a
network, we suggest you download the current manual and read chapter
Import FS flight plans
|Is it possible to import
FS flight plans into FlightSim Commander?
unfortunately not; the reason being that FS Commander flight plans
contain more information than Flight Simulator flight plans provide.