New Service pack released!!!!

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New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Krazycolin » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:04 am

Hi all,

We have now uploaded and sent out the latest patches for the Baron B-55/E-55. There is such a long list... I will just post it and you can go over it... (not sure when it will go live)

thanks.

This v5.120830 installer has all the cumulative tweaks and fixes since the original release.

NEW: Fully synchronized GPS units!

MilViz_B55_v5.120830.zip
https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/1sYvsLkXuiqY5z

B55 CHANGE LOG
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08/17/2012
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1. Edited GNS XML scripts to allow for full synchronization between 2d and 3d instances of the GPS units.
2. Modified XML script of right small knob of GNS430 for proper mouse click/wheel response.
3. Darkened the color of the 3d avionics knobs.
4. Edited panel.cfg files to allow proper GNS synchronization.

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08/17/2012
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1. Fixed gap in top left main panel/glareshield
2. Intruded firewall behind pedals to stop interpenetration
3. Replaced and positioned the NAV/GPS ARM/ACTV text
4. Updated main panel texture to fix incorrect "GRS" label; should have been "GPS"

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08/14/2012
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1. Fixed Landing Light switches (synchronization)
2. Calibrated Turn Coordinator
3. Added mouse wheel control to WX-10A
4. Animated toe brakes

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07/09/2012
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1. Fixed ADF needle to point towards NDB reliably
2. Edited the GNS430 script to display the missing COM/NAV background rectangles.
3. Edited one of the texture files to paint out the lower registration placquard.
4. Added "Carb Heat" to the initialization routine for the B55 version.

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07/02/2012
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1. Added 3d "housings" for all instruments to prevent possibility of "scenery leaks" around edges.
2. Found and fixed the problem with non-lighted HSI "dots" and "sky pointer" on attitude indicator.
3. Fixed problem with KAP140 "cutting" the GNS430 left knob, and glass "cutting" GNS530 right knob.
4. Checked for abnormal movement of left main tire. No problem found.
5 Edited gearup/geardown .wav files to fit 3.1 second extend/retract animation.
6. Added missing B55_fresnel_red.dds file (that's why the exterior glass had no reflections!)

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06/30/2012
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1. Fixed landing gear extend/retract animation and synched to gear sound files.
2. Fixed exterior glass so it won't disappear when the cockpit lights are on.
3. Lowered intensity of 3d landing lights
4. Fixed elevator trim tab
5. Changed landing light switch operation to left click on/off toggle
6. Trimmed a LOT of "fat" from the interior model to reduce sim load (stuff that can't be seen from inside).
7. Corrected operation of rudder trim: left trim - nose and needle go left, trimtab goes right and vice-versa
8. Lighted the compass card for night operations

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06/28/2012
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1. Calibrated ADI Bank and Roll with parallax correction
2. Calibrated both OAT gauges, removed small pointers (unnecessary)
3. Changed instrument lighting knob to use left/right/mousewheel to control, added dynamic tooltip
4. Added dynamic tooltip to Panel Flood knob
5. Added dynamic tooltip to Post Light knob
6. Improved tail beacon light (transparent glass, bright flash)
7. Exterior glass fixed (was invisible at night), set z-bias to eliminate GPS "bleed-through"
8. Fixed nosegear wheel chocks
9. Fixed exterior hinges for vent window
10. Fixed prop texture to make rear of blades flat black.updated diffuse, specular and bump maps
11. VSI Needle: Changed VSI needle to use Linear Rotation and calibrated
12. RMI Needles: Changed both needles to Linear Rotation, re-calibrated.
Double needle is VOR/Localizer. Defaults to Nav2 Freq. Fixed switch for RMI Nav Source under the old Century
autopilot. Reset compass card and recalibrated
13. Added additional CDI "dots" to HSI.Recalibrated CDI needle. Adjusted length of needle gap to match CDI needle. Reset compass card and recalibrated
14. Recalibrated airspeed needle after reseting Linear rotation controller
15. Fixed tooltip on altimeter's kohlsman knob for both inHg and MB. Recalibrated kohlsman index after resetting
Linear rotation controller.
16. Fixed (lightened) knob textures on GPS's
17. Configured Installer to create two Airplane folders: B55 and E55 such that
textures and aircraft sounds are shared between the two folders.
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by flaviossa » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:35 pm

Thanks!!!! Just a dumb question ... can i install it over the older version, or i have to unistall it first? I can´t find an uninstall for it. :)
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by N4GIX » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:17 pm

flaviossa wrote:Thanks!!!! Just a dumb question ... can i install it over the older version, or i have to unistall it first? I can´t find an uninstall for it. :)
There is no "uninstall" since none is needed. Simply allow the new version to do its job...

BTW, if you downloaded from the (now invalid) link above, please know that there is an error in the panel.cfg files that has now been corrected.

Use this link to get the corrected panel.cfg files. Unzip both the files into the B55 ..\panel folder:

B55_V5._PanelCfgFiles.zip
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by flaviossa » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:22 am

Thanks for the clarification, mr. Bill!
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Stan V » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:16 pm

Since the original update link in this thread is invalid, I assume you will post a new one as soon as you are able.

Stan V.

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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Krazycolin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:41 pm

just download and use the original half off coupon. that should work.

if it doesn't, not much i can do from FLA...

sorry.
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Stan V » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:52 am

Not sure I follow - are you suggesting I BUY the update (at half off)? Is that going to be the only way to get it? I understand there will be a delay because of personal schedules, server crash, etc. and I am willing to wait - as long as the update will be made available eventually.

BTW, I do not have a half-off coupon so if buying a new download is the only way to get the update, I would have to pay full price, and for me, this idea is a non-starter.

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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by JonathanBleeker » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:10 am

Err...I think he thought you havent bought it yet.
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Krazycolin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:59 pm

It is certain that you are misunderstanding me. We would never charge for a service pack...

1) If you already own the product and bought it from us, then, download the update, (when it's fixed on the 10th of september) and, reinstall it using your original coupon.

2) if you've not bought it, you may wait until the 10th of september and buy it from us or, you may buy it from the other sites where it is presently on sale.

thanks,
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Stan V » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:14 pm

Thanks for the clarification, guys. I do already own the B-55/E-55 and am looking only for the service pack as an update. I still have all of my registration codes, etc so as soon as I get the download I should be able to proceed. Sorry for the confusion - I was not clear in my initial posts. I am perfectly content to wait until mid Sept or whenever you re-post the link.

And to KrazyColin - hope you are enjoying my "home state" and that they are being good to you.

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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by N4GIX » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:25 pm

Martyson wrote:This is from "new" RXP_Panel.cfg

Is the "d" supposed to be omitted here from [Vcockpit05] gauge00 (below)?
Yes, for some reason I forgot to edit that version before compiling the installer. :oops:
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Stan V » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:58 am

Just saw a MilViz Facebook announcement (Sept 10) advising that the B-55/E-55 is now available on this site. I already own the aircraft - purchased it from MilViz - but need the new version (Service Pack update). However, I have been unable to find a valid link. Please advise!!!!

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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Krazycolin » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:26 am

just download and install it using the original key
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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by GuillermoG » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:38 pm

Any news as to when the new version of the B55 will go live again? I know there is many of us who want to have it and hope that will solve most of the issues accounted for. Is it possible to have someone who was able to download before the server crash to uploaded somewhere so it can be downloaded?
Just curious and eager to see the latest in action.

Thank you guys.

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Re: New Service pack released!!!!

Post by Krazycolin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:04 am

er... it's up now and can be downloaded... off of our site...
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