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  1. VATSIM promised me they would not be removing the old data feeds whilst legacy clients are using them. An absolute disgrace, and exactly why I shall never be doing any more development for VATSIM. Too many people playing at their fake job titles, not listening to sense. This is what happens with change for the sake of change. Cheers Gary Ex-AFV Lead
    8 points
  2. I think at this point it's a good idea to clarify the difference between FREQUENCIES and CHANNELS, and why 8.33 spacing makes it all such a terrible mess. In the old 25 kHz days, things were simple. You had channels spaced 25 kHz apart, and you would refer to them by their exact frequency. 118.00, 118.025, 118.050, 118.075. Easy peasy. But with the frequency space getting ever more crowded, and the precision of radio equipment improving, a new standard was devised that packs more channels into the same frequency space: "8.33 kHz channel spacing". The idea is simple: just put 3 times
    5 points
  3. Gosh, so much interest! I think the first thing I'll say is that it's great that we this much passion and interest from so many people - without it VATSIM wouldn't exist. Thanks to Daniel for creating the tool. I bow to others in this thread who have infintely more technical knowledge than I, but it looks to me like you have created a great temporary workaround for those who are using applications which haven't yet updated to the new format or are abandonware, so thank you for your service to the community. Those who know me know that I am not a technical expert in this or any field,
    4 points
  4. What's worse is that the "new" data feed (even from v2 to v3) removes certain important fields that breaks applications, including our own. Some of us have been warning VATSIM about this for several weeks and months without any official response only to be told to email someone (which says something about the importance VATSIM gives to these forums ... and by implication our feedback). We need a structured text feed like JSON ... what we do NOT need is something that removes critical data fields and complete radio silence from VATSIM when we point this out in advance. Luke
    4 points
  5. Oh, it is not about change. I guess that almost everyone is welcoming the technical change with open arms. But: someone telling me that there's always replacement for the program that I dearly love to use just shows that they might not really know the program that we are talking about. At present, there's no similar alternative to Qutescoop. If you love ServInfo, switching to VATSpy might be the easiest solution. But Qutescoop? There's nothing like this outstanding program. There's no harm done if some users are running a proxy tool on their own, private computers in order to feed th
    4 points
  6. The VATCAR team is excited to announce several staff changes to our division leadership. After previously serving as VATCAR Marketing & Events Director, Jannes van Gestel has been appointed Training Director! This crucial staff promotion positions the Division to increase training standards and align on several exciting initiatives in the works. Working alongside him will be Israel Reyes, who will be moving to the role of Hit Squad Director! Together this duo will be undertaking one of the largest training transformations that VATCAR has ever done, with Hit Squad becoming a funda
    3 points
  7. This discussion is getting more and more an exercise of surrealism.... I'm not a Java or whatever expert , but only a final user, more than 20 years enjoying flying online on Vatsim (and in Satco before it...), so I'm not interested in dispute around technical aspects of software. I'm only saying that this decision to switch to another kind of online graphical imaging of Vatsim traffic is incomprehensible to many users. No one spent his time explaining us why and how. Maurizio
    3 points
  8. VATSIM is happy to announce that Tim Barber has been selected to serve as Vice President – Operations following the retirement of Mark Richards. In his new role, Tim will play a crucial role by ensuring all departments are working together to bring positive changes to VATSIM. Tim hails from Canada and joined VATSIM in 2001. He has held several staff positions on VATSIM, most recently as Vice President – Supervisors, a position he has held since 2016. In addition to his time in various VATSIM staff positions, he also helped start one of VATSIM’s first Authorized Training Organizations to p
    3 points
  9. The data feed providing status information to "passive" clients (i.e. not pilot/ATC clients but external tools) has recently been changed to a completely different new JSON-based data format. The old format has been discontinued as of 7 April 2021 which means old clients have now stopped working. To get those tools working again they would need to be migrated which, for some tools, may not be easily possible. If you want to restore functionality until a proper migration has been performed, you can use the following unofficial tool: https://github.com/dneuge/legacy-status-proxy-vatsim
    2 points
  10. I'm just an end user, but I am amazed at the ignorance of breaking every second client and leaving people wondering what the hell is going on. What happened to "if its not broken - don't fix it!". My map viewer of choice is https://afv-map.vatsim.net/ (is it just me, or is that an official Vatsim url?) Guess it should be working then? Guess again... Ok, lets try VatMap on my iPhone. Dead. VATSpy on PC? Dead. Googled, got this. Still frustrated.
    2 points
  11. This may sound stupid, but what is recommended ‘now’ to work out what atc is online? I’m a long time servInfo user, and found it extremely hard to visualise who I should be contacting [atc wise] over last week.
    2 points
  12. So many devs use the old data-feed still. Turning it off is unreal. Many devs will now have to spend many hours to make their product compatible. Whereas, VATSIM could push the data in the old format as well as the new surely?!
    2 points
  13. i know just a polite feedback.
    2 points
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    1 point
  15. Hi Daniel, I will pass the information through to our ICT manager to see if he can make it work on our server. Thank you and I understand that things are moving forward but sometimes people forget that within the Flightsim community al lot of elderly participating and they wanna hold on to the programs they are used to and know how they work. Personally I find it great to read that somebody still using servinfo. When I started Flightsim 16 years ago was a program you wanted to use.😀 Regards, Cor
    1 point
  16. That's right, it uses the type code and the callsign prefix to find a model match. If no match can be found for both the type code and the callsign prefix, then it will use a "generic" livery, if one exists in the user's installed models. If no generic model is found, it will use the user's default model. Note that this is only applicable for vPilot. Other pilot clients may behave differently.
    1 point
  17. That is not actually a rule, you can log in and out where ever with the only exception being on a runway or taxiway.
    1 point
  18. Velocity is just faster position updates in x radius around you as I read about it. It has nothing to do with landing rates and to add different landing rate monitoring programs will give different results.
    1 point
  19. I hope I am jumping the gun a bit here but given that there's been complete silence both on the forums and to my e-mails regarding access I'd like to throw a few things out there for you to consider. I have been very critical of VATSIM's technology development ecosystem over the years. I've been significantly less active over the years for two reasons - one, my life has moved in different directions and online flight with ATC isn't a priority for me, but most importantly you have been doing things way, way better than before for the past year or two. I don't want to understate it - there
    1 point
  20. Hi, I haven't read too much into what exactly happens in your code, but it seems that AmendFlightPlan() is called every time the if criteria above are met. So potentially this would be called every second or so (how often GetTagItem() is called) thus flooding the server with "AmendFlightPlan". So I think what happens is that the Vatsim-Server is seeing an attack on their servers and thus kicking you out. You might want to add if (FlightPlan.GetFlightPlanData().IsAmended()) above the AmendFlightplan, since a flightplan can only be amended once anyway. So it only gets called once and it sho
    1 point
  21. Hello, This invite link seems to have expired. Can you please create another one? Thanks.
    1 point
  22. Hoi Franz, could you try installing the application that Daniel has created and then insert the "local URL" into this line?
    1 point
  23. Check your CPU use via Task Manager. Stuttering comms audio often means your CPU is struggling to keep up. You might need to lower sim rendering settings a little to ease the processing load enough to let AFV have some more cycles.
    1 point
  24. To combat a growing number of posts regarding the above topic, here is a quick overview of available resources as of April 2021: - General information about the VATSIM.net Virtual Airlines Department: https://www.vatsim.net/pilots/virtual-airlines - Current list of all VATSIM.net Partner Airlines - https://vasops.vatsim.net/ - Trouble Ticket System - http://membership.vatsim.net/user/index.php?x=&mod_id=4&div=147 If you have any queries about VA's (that you think will not cause VA CEO's to just promote their own VA) then please post in the following forum sec
    1 point
  25. Fixed. New data format - didn't know vatsim was changing it. Michal
    1 point
  26. If possible, re-consider changes to facilitate newer technology, so that legacy applications [SERVINFO] will also still continue to work. Thanks.
    1 point
  27. This is not an advertisement or an endorsement for a specific map program. There are many excellent ones out there. The information that the data feed was changing was published in November, and again more widely in December, with reminders since. One standalone program that many, perhaps most, people like is VAT-Spy. One web-based map program that many people like is map.vatsim.net But like I say, there are many excellent ones out there.
    1 point
  28. What vatsim map are you talking about? Vat-Spy, Simaware, vatmap, sim tool kit pro, vataware, vattasttic, project fly, Volanta
    1 point
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  30. This change was announced 4 months ago. I was able to convert my applications to the v3 feed in about 15 minutes. JSON is far, far easier to use than a colon-delimited text file.
    1 point
  31. MSFS does use SimConnect, but it's not limited to the set of variables and data formats that were available in FSX. They could add support for 833 just like P3D has. A key thing to understand when it comes to SimConnect is that it's not the reading of the frequency that is limited to 2 decimal places. It's actually the writing of the value. In other words, SimConnect needs to provide a way to write a frequency with all three digits, in order to support 833. SimConnect has always provided all three decimal places when reading the frequency, going back to the first version of FSX. P3D
    1 point
  32. NOTE: This is a work-in-progress, and the screenshot may not reflect the final look of the event page.
    1 point
  33. The developer of vau.aero needs to update to the new datafeed. Once that is done, it will be restored. 🙂
    1 point
  34. Thanks, I really wasn't sure how to read your comment earlier. :) I agree that the proxy is (very obviously) not recommended but it may still currently be the best option for web developers who were unaware of that change until yesterday to quickly restore their service while working on a proper migration. It may also be the only option for users who cannot actively contribute to migration efforts of their favorite desktop applications while they wait for an update. For a developer, using JSON has some very clear advantages over the old format and is much better to extend. I am very
    1 point
  35. @Alexandra Robison That's why I waited with publishing the code on GitHub until the announced termination date and only announced it on a larger scale today after the termination had actually happened. The proxy is just a workaround and not a permanent solution. Such a proxy is inconvenient by nature. I don't believe any sane developer will rely on it for any longer than absolutely necessary and I made it very clear that the main goal should remain to migrate the original applications affected by the format change. Users (and maybe even webservice operators) however don't have a choice and may
    1 point
  36. Released V1.0 today with some advanced functionality (adjustable times). For the sound issues reported: 1. It is important to have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributables installed 2. The dll is looking for files in a subfolder relative to the dll that is named "sounds". If you don´t have your SMTimerVxxx.dll in the Euroscope main directory you have to create a subfolder on your own. If this doesn't solve your problem you can check back and give more details on your system you are using.
    1 point
  37. Is there any solution/workaround for Servinfo-users? Tnx!
    1 point
  38. Yes, I just held it back until the old feed was really shut down and to make a minor change regarding UX. New thread for the proxy: Keep in mind it's only a temporary workaround but QuteScoop will work again with the exception of unknown airspaces not showing up.
    1 point
  39. You are now able to submit your preferences to be entered into our slot lottery: https://ctp.vatsim.net/reservation. You have from now until 2300 UTC on 13th April to submit your preferences. I'm writing this post to explain what is available and how the lottery works therefore enabling you to make an informed choice as to what to select. To maximise your chance, I suggest you read my guidance on route pairs and times. How does the lottery work? After the 7 days are over, we will process out everyone's choices at random* and allocate out as many slots as possible. After this, we will op
    1 point
  40. We want to invite you all to take part in the Tormenta 2021 that will take place on April 25th, 15:00Z from Zaragoza AB to Bardenas range We offer you to test your skills in real weapons release under a full controlled military airspace, fire range controller included. More info to be found here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJvSx7-S-cJN8m5CyGH4XFBFeLMzXkqr/view?usp=sharing Feel free to ask any question. We wait for you in Spain!
    1 point
  41. I am so very sorry for the 3 month late reply. Essentially I navigate tramp's interface from outside of the sim - heading, airspeed, mach, altitude, and vertical speed can all be changed from here. Once it is changed from within tramp, I can then use talking flight monitor to more quickly and efficiently change the various values, including setting nav1 on the approach. Rnav landings can still be hit or miss for us - they are doable, but aren't nearly as accurit as ils or even getting the localizer, and they are often a lot firmer than I'd like. Depending on how we're directed, tramp
    1 point
  42. Returning to VATSIM after some time away. Brought the Queen out for a flight from Tokyo to Kai Tak.
    1 point
  43. In a word: no controllers are not restricted from being text only. As I mentioned a little further up the thread, I know of at least one deaf controller who is text only and very good indeed!
    1 point
  44. I find in the U.S., ARTCCs are less likely to use VATBOOK or Qutescoop, which tend to be more popular in Europe. Here, we've gone back and forth several times over trying to publish ATC availability and generally have come to the consensus that, country-wide, there's just too much variety in individuals' opinions to be able to put something together. ATC being a hobby, there's a lot of people who don't feel comfortable with the idea of "booking". Some ARTCCs, like mine, have created their own systems. In our case, you can find published availability at www.bvartcc.com. I'd say it's about
    1 point
  45. 04 December 2020 The Founders and Board of Governors would like to take a few moments to thank our controllers and controller staff members for their hard work thus far in 2020 and their continued selfless contributions to our network. VATSIM would not be the best online aviation network in the world if it were not for the contributions and sacrifices our members who pursue air traffic control ratings make daily. The countless hours one puts into training for a new rating, providing air traffic services on the network for the pilots, and going even further above and beyond by trainin
    1 point
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