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Offline Mark Rudd/OVA5278

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Can't install due to newer version
« on: February 12, 2022, 11:02:38 AM »
Hi, I hve flown on the past using I'm sure kACARS_Free. But since had a PC failure, took some time to rebuild etc etc. Now I want to continue here but I can't install the acars system on my PC. I fly for another VA using kACARS_Free but it's a newer version. So this version wont install no matter where I direct the install to go ( I have 3 drives).

I'd rather use an ACARS system rather then a manual pirep but I don't see any other option. I don't know how I did it previously (sadly only 2 flights) as I have flown for the other VA for some time.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Mark.

Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2022, 05:33:43 PM »
OK, see if this will work for you.  Do you have another computer or laptop that you don't use for Flight Sim?  If so, you can install the version 1.0.1.1 from the TWVA FLEET, New Arrivals Section on it.

If so, I believe it installs to C:\FS-Products folder.  Copy that folder to one of your data drives of your Flight Sim Computer (preferably not the drive with your newer version of kACars installed on it).  Then try launching the kACARS.exe from that folder (as administrator) to see if it will let you setup a VA Profile for TWA and use that launch location for the v1.0.1.1 that the TWA site requires.

I was able to do that on my non-FS computer and get it to launch and connect to the TWA site.  However, it does not have flight sim on it to test connection to the simulator.  I believe it will work, as I think kACARS looks at the registry to tell it where Flight Sim is installed.  All of its' settings regarding VA and user profiles are stored in a config file of whatever folder you are running kACARS from.


Offline Mark Rudd/OVA5278

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2022, 05:26:23 AM »
OK thank you, I will try that.

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2022, 07:43:11 PM »
OK thank you, I will try that.

That worked. Thanks.

Offline Brian Wilber/Ozark CEO

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2022, 05:07:22 PM »
A big thanks to my good friend Marty. Glad to see you up and running with it.





Offline Brian Stevens/TWA2116

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2023, 06:55:37 PM »
Hey guys I have flown with yall for a bit now.  Trying to reinstall kacars but keep getting connection error message after putting in my pilot ID and password.  I followed the about post to the letter.  Any suggestions thanks.

Brian
"Aus Bayern"

Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2023, 07:03:41 PM »
OK ... since these prior posts, TWVA has shifted from the http:// type web to the https:// type web.

As such check you VA Profile setting to see if includes that and right mouse click on the program and select run as administrator  ..

Offline Brian Stevens/TWA2116

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2023, 07:11:25 PM »
Is the pilot ID just the digits?
"Aus Bayern"

Offline Brian Stevens/TWA2116

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2023, 07:24:51 PM »
Here is what I got.  Still comes up connection error.

« Last Edit: March 15, 2023, 07:44:40 PM by Brian Stevens/TWA2116 »
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Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 09:32:32 PM »
Yes, just use the digits of your PILOT ID, 2116 in your case.
Password should be the one you set to login to the main TWVA website.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2023, 09:35:38 PM by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX »

Offline Brian Stevens/TWA2116

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Re: Can't install due to newer version
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2023, 07:06:49 PM »
You Sir are the man.  Thank you much.  Works now!
"Aus Bayern"

 

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