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Download Fix

Posted: May 18th, 2012, 1:09 am
by UAL001 Vince Hendrickson
It appears that vUAL ACARS will not download correctly using Internet Explorer.

Please use something other Internet Explorer such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc....

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 18th, 2012, 2:25 pm
by UAL435 Greg Murray
I used the new ACARS today. Firstly, it worked great and had no issues except that I noticed that it would not "Get a Bid" but then again, I had the same issue yesterday with the older kACARS so I just flew the route using the flight number!

Is the flight schedules and bids not working at all?

Greg

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 18th, 2012, 2:53 pm
by UAL001 Vince Hendrickson
I think it is an issue with having both the vUAL ACARS and the Kacars programs still on the server. The vUAL ACARS is a payware version of KACARS, so until we remove the KACARS in about 2 weeks we may have this problem.

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 20th, 2012, 6:22 pm
by UAL435 Greg Murray
My only gripe I have with the new vUAL ACARS is that when hitting the "S" key for exterior views it displays "Instrument Lights ON/OFF -- I only use the exterior in flight when I am flying over a scenic area and I will sometimes use the exterior view when at a airport that I am not familiar with even with a chart.
It just doesn't look good on a logged flight with all the Instrument lights ON/OFF messages.

I am not sure what the "S" key has to do with lights!
I understand that you can select an exterior view using the top menu but that is a pain in the butt when the "S" key is so fast and simple and many pilots fly in Windows Mode!

Is there NO WAY of this being fixed?

Greg

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 20th, 2012, 6:41 pm
by UAL001 Vince Hendrickson
F11 and F12 will give exterior views. I have never heard of using the "S" key

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 20th, 2012, 6:53 pm
by UAL435 Greg Murray
F11 gives you an "Outside Locked Spot" and then you have to use the "A" key to cycle through the other views!

F12 gives you a "Top View" and once more have to use the "A" key to cycle views!

"S" key gives you all the views and using the "A" key just reverses the views. "S" is just so much simpler for external views, IMO! ;)

Then in VC, using the "A" key cycles you through all the cockpit views to get to all the needed goodies :mrgreen:

Greg

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 20th, 2012, 7:07 pm
by UAL530 Justin Carey
"S" key, although still usable, was all there was when it came to cycling views within the sim in previous versions. Although it is no longer the case now, as Steve mentioned, with the inclusion of the F11 and F12 keys.

Being that vUAL ACARS has just recently been released, let us take the time to put aside anything trivial regarding its funcionality, and give thanks and a great deal of appreciation for those who worked so hard to make it happen. I'm sure the minor nuances will be ironed out eventually.

Re: Download Fix

Posted: May 20th, 2012, 8:31 pm
by UAL435 Greg Murray
Oh, I was not complaining about the new ACARS. I think it is great and a major improvement over the previous one. And thanks to those that created it or improved on it - I applaud you.

I was just wondering why the "S" key caused the lights to go on/off.

Sorry if my previous post was misinterpreted. Was not intended that way!

Greg