Could it be?, is it true?, a fix for the G3D.DLL crash

Any issues, problems or troubleshooting topics related to the Prepar3D client application.
Michael_B767_ATP
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Postby Michael_B767_ATP » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:30 am

Hi,



Looks like Pete Dowson found a way to trap and prevent P3D from crashing from the dreaded g3d.dll error. The fix is in his latest offering of FSUIPC (ver. 4.827) and is available for download at his website.



********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.825 by Pete Dowson *********

User Name="REDACTED"

User Addr="REDACTED"

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WideFS7 Key is provided

Running inside Prepar3D on Windows 7

Module base=120F0000

687 System time = 25/04/2012 17:36:22

733 FLT UNC path = "\\MEGATRON\Users\stefan\Documents\Prepar3D Files\"

733 Trying C:\Prepar3D\Modules\SimConnectP3D.dll

749 Found it: trying to connect

765 FS UNC path = "C:\Prepar3D\"

1108 LogOptions=00000000 00000001

1108 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

1108 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok

1108 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

1108 Trying to use SimConnect Prepar3D

4009 Running in "Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D®", Version: 1.3.3708.0 (SimConnect: 1.3.0.0)

4009 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

4009 FSUIPC Menu entry added

4041 C:\Prepar3D\FLIGHTS\OTHER\Prepar3D.FLT

4041 C:\Prepar3D\SimObjects\Airplanes\Mooney_Bravo\Mooney_Bravo.AIR

48204 System time = 25/04/2012 17:37:09, Simulator time = 11:00:02 (15:00Z)

48267 Aircraft="Mooney Bravo With G1000"

48891 Starting everything now ...

50186 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

320691 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***

1250972 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***


6034634 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 5867 secs = 29.8 fps

7884509 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***

7964522 *** G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevented ***


8173532 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 2126 secs = 30.0 fps

8185934 System time = 25/04/2012 19:52:47, Simulator time = 09:13:34 (22:13Z)

8185934 *** FSUIPC log file being closed

Average frame rate for running time of 8010 secs = 29.8 fps

G3D fix: Passes 1399489, Null pointers 0, Bad pointers 8, Separate instances 4

Memory managed: 3313 Allocs, 3313 Freed

********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

FSMP
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Postby FSMP » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:06 am

Yes, it's true. FSUIPC can catch "certain" G3D.DLL pointer errors, and stop them from crashing the sim.

I believe he has offered to share that information with Lockheed, but I have not heard is Lockheed has done anything within P3D to either stop the errors, or to trap them as Pete does.



The G3D bad pointer trapped and crash prevention has been in FSUIPC for quite some time now, maybe even prior to P3D ?


WBard
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Postby WBard » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Pete is a great partner for Prepar3D, and has shared his details with us. In the interest of getting you all a patch sooner than we can, Pete has put out a fix. So, make sure you thank Pete :)

Legacy Support
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Postby Legacy Support » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:45 pm

Yes, it was in the original code before it was P3D. The team have the info and are investigating the cause with a view to fixing it.



John

Canuck
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Postby Canuck » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:55 pm

Where is it? His website was last updated in Feb with version 4.480?

FSUIPC4 4.80 NEW Full release of FSUIPC 4 (incorporating WideFS 7) for use with FSX February 10th 2012 (6.2 MB)



WideServer7 is built into FSUIPC4, you will need the WideClient from the WideFS link below


FSMP
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Postby FSMP » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:59 pm

On webpage http://forum.simflight.com/topic/66139-updated-modules/



Download link is



http://fsuipc.simflight.com/beta/FSUIPC4827.zip



NOTE: This is just for the lastest updated dll -- it is not a full installer


Canuck
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Postby Canuck » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:59 pm

Fast - now that is service :-)

FSMP
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Postby FSMP » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:01 pm

"G3D.DLL crashes must be exterminated" !!


Mitritch
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Postby Mitritch » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:16 pm



Quote:

Quote from Canuck on April 27, 2012, 16:59

Fast - now that is service :-)


That's LM, not MS. Not surprised even a bit.

bohappy
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Postby bohappy » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:56 pm

Thanks Pete (I hope you are reading this)

I have used fsuipc for many years - its a great program with superb support

FSMP
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Postby FSMP » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:03 am



Quote:

Quote from Mitritch on April 27, 2012, 21:16

Quote:

Quote from Canuck on April 27, 2012, 16:59

Fast - now that is service :-)


That's LM, not MS. Not surprised even a bit.




Actally, to be fair, That's "Flight Sim Hero" Pete Dowson, to the rescue, yet again ;)


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