We have discovered since the release of the R4D-6 Version 4 that a small but significant number of people have been experiencing “Missing Gauges” on the FO panel.
As the programmer of the team I
can tell you that I do fully understand what is causing the problem. The
advanced programming techniques I have used to produce the unique gauges
in the panel uses specific resources within Windows and they are limited.
During the programming process I used as many of these resources as
possible, but left a few spare for other programs or modules from other
developers. My error if you can call it an error is I should have left a
Without going into
technicalities the long term solution is, I will redesign a number of the
gauges to free up more of these resources to other programs. However this
is not going to be a “quick fix” as the programming will take some
weeks to complete. Never-the-less, because we at RCS Panels want ALL our
customers to be happy, I will do this work and try to complete it as quickly
In the meantime, shutting down
“NON Essential” programs, doing a clean BOOT and disabling some DLL
files in the Modules folder will help to solve the problem in the short
term. Some of the DLL files that can help solve the problem are listed
I would like to thank all the
people that returned data to RCS Technical Support. This data was very
helpful in confirming the cause of this problem.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, and assure you we are working hard to improve your FS experience.
Roy Chaffin. 9th June 2000
Temporarily removing the following DLL files might temporarily solve the problem :-
There might be others that also help that have not yet been identified.