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  1. Made a short clip demonstrating the issue. Would be good to know if it's an xPilot issue or an HP issue. However as mentioned above, since it's working fine in Windows and picking up sound just fine, that to me would indicate the issue is with xPilot or maybe rather AFV as suggested by Justin.

    I hope there's some way to fix this.


  2. [MOD: Merged to AFV Support forum. Original topic text below]

    The new HP Reverb G2 microphone doesn't pick up any sound in xPilot even when it's working fine when tested in Windows 10.

    I asked about it over in the xPilot forum and Justin thought it might be a compatibility issue with AFV.

    Considering the popularity of this new VR headset, it would be a great shame if people wouldn't be able to fully use it when flying on Vatsim.

    Here's a link to the thread over in the xPilot forum for more details.


  3. Thanks for getting back to me Justin.

    That's what it's set to as seen below.

    So if this means it's an AFV incompatibility, is that something you could report to the guys working on AFV or maybe there's somewhere I could do it myself?

    Considering how popular the HP Reverb G2 VR headset is, it would be a really sad thing if people wouldn't be able to fully enjoy it on Vatsim.


  4. Just tried out the suggestion to tune both COM1 and COM2 to the same freq and then transmitted on COM1. Worked like a charm for testing 👍

    However, the original problem remains, how the HP Reverb G2 microphone won't work with xPilot for whatever reason. What I noticed now when doing more testing is how the peak level indicator for the microphone in xPilot won't move at all when selecting the HP Reverb G2 microphone. When looking at the similar and built-in peak level indicator in Windows 10 at the same time, keeping the windows next to each other while testing, I see how the microphone picks up sound just fine. While there's no input at all in xPilot. Really odd!!

    So to me, this seems to be an xPilot issue rather than any form of hardware issue with the microphone. Question is why xPilot doesn't like the HP Reverb G2's microphones 🤔

    I really hope there's some way to address this.

    I was looking forward to use the great headphones on the G2 to increase the immersion when flying in VR. Now when I can't use the microphone, I won't be able to use the headphones on the G2 either. This since the headset I'm usually using for ATC communication won't fit under the headphones on the G2. Or I can move the right one out of the way. But then I only have sound from X-Plane in my left ear...

  5. I received my HP Reverb G2 VR headset a couple of days ago and today, I was trying it out in regards of xPilot and the built-in microphone(s). When I did a radio check, I was told by ATC they only heard static noise when I was transmitting. Using another microphone, all worked fine.

    I find this odd. Because before trying it out with xPilot, I tried it locally with the built-in Voice Recorder in Windows 10. Listening to my recording, the quality was perfect and I could hear my voice just fine. So I'm not really sure why xPilot doesn't seem to like the microphone(s) in the HP Reverb G2 and only produces static noise.

    Anyone else had the same issue or has an idea what might be causing this?

  6. Since my last post above, I've seen how there's now a 'Back' button to get back to the map after checking out the details for a flight which is brilliant!

    However, still issue seems to be there if you check the details of an airport. Once you've brought the details up, I don't see how you can close that information and get back to the normal map.


  7. Hello @Maius Wong @Maius Wong 1088939 or anyone else working on the map.vatsim.net website.

    I've used this map for quite some time now and have a couple of suggestions:

    - would be nice if the options you choose from the toolbar on the left plus the map location and zoom level would be remembered between sessions
    - would be nice if you had an option to display aircraft labels such as callsign etc on the map without having to hover with the mouse cursor over the aircraft
    - would be nice if you were able to go back to the map without loosing all your settings after you checked the details of an aircraft you searched for
    - would be nice if you could refresh the map without loosing all your settings

    Any chance any of these could be implemented?

  8. Having a visual cue is a good idea but wouldn't have helped me since I fly in VR. And fact is there's already a visual cue if you have the task bar in Windows set to hide automatically. Then it will show and the icon for xPilot will be highlighted when you're disconnected.

    As for people who don't care to check out what options are available to fix an issue they're having or not reading the documentation, it's sad if we allow those to be the ones that decide what our software should be like or stop us from implementing good features

    Also (and again), including an option to make a sound if pressing PTT when you're disconnected that is disabled by default. That wouldn't be noticed unless you enabled it yourself.

  9. Having an option that is disabled by default. Meaning nothing would change from the way it currently is unless you enable the option. To me, that sounds like a good solution.

    However, I guess the easiest way to avoid what happened to me is to simply make sure you're connected 😉

  10. Thanks for the info but unless I'm missing something obvious, wouldn't it still be a nice thing to have for the reason mentioned in my initial post?

    In the situation today when I finished my flight offline without realizing it, that wouldn't have happened if this feature would have been there to remind me I wasn't online.

  11. Maybe it was just a dream but wasn't there an option where you could get a warning sound when trying to use PTT when not being connected to Vatsim?

    Reason for my question is I had an issue on last flight when X-Plane froze for a while. Resulting in xPilot disconnecting from the network. Then when X-Plane finally decided to resume, I forgot I had been disconnected from the network and finished the last part of the flight offline without realizing it. I even announced my intentions on 122.800, only that no one heard me for obvious reasons 😄

    In this kind of situation, it would have been great having some kind of sound notification going off when I pressed the PTT when I was no longer connected to the network that would have reminded me to reconnect.

    I'm on xPilot 1.3.31

  12. Have been using a couple of different online maps for Vatsim and only recently checked this one out.

    All in all, I like it but would like to offer some suggestions:

    - would be great if the icons/features selected would be remembered
    - would be great if you could choose to see the call-sign for aircraft on the map without putting the mouse cursor over the aircraft
    - would be great with a 'Go back' button after you clicked an aircraft and wants to go back to the map without loosing focus and options selected on the map

  13. Hi Justin and thanks for the quick response! 

    Checked the link but that isn't what I'm hearing and yes, it only happens in VR when using the trigger button.

    When I recorded the clip, xPilot was running in the background but I've also tested closing xPilot and the sound is still there. As mentioned, it's not there from start. However, once it started, I haven't found a way to stop it. Other than restarting X-Plane.

    Really super odd! 

  14. Hey @Justin Shannon

    This is a long-shot but wanted to ask if you recognize the annoying click sound when manipulating switches in VR seen in the clip below where I try to demonstrate the issue.

    It's a really odd issue I've been having for a while now and I'm trying to figure out where this sound comes from and what is triggering it. What is weird is how I sometimes can perform a full flight without getting it. While on other flights, I get it already before I started pushing back at my origin. I've been in contact both with Lubos (Zibo) and LR but so far to no avail. Neither one knows where this sound is coming from.

    Last flight I seemed to get this sound after I was asked by ATC to contact them. Which made me think if it could maybe be xPilot and the audio part of connecting to Vatsim that somehow triggers this sound. What would also be interesting to ask you is if you recognize the sound? Since Zibo doesn't and same thing with LR - could it be a xPilot sound?

    Here's the clip where I try to demonstrate the issue. Your input is as always great appreciated!



  15. I actually had another crash myself.

    This time however, it wasn't because of xPilot but something else. Log.txt showed nothing but did find an entry in Windows Event Viewer Application log for X-Plane.

    Can't recall when I had the amount of crashes I had since I started using 11.50. Still, love how well it performs when you don't end up on your desktop.

  16. 15 minutes ago, Marco Peters said:

    I have that installation file luckily, i'll check it out.

    Good for you 👍

    I've now completed 2 flight successfully using 1.3.15. So seems pretty stable to me while waiting for Justin to figure out what's wrong in the newer versions.

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