Cpt. Sim´s Hercules. Buttons not switching. Desperate.
Just bought and downloaded the Captain Sim´s Hercules C-130. Great aircraft and great panels and all. I love to be able to fly this baby. But I have encountered some problems in the panels, problems which I haven´t found any answers on the Cpt. Sim forums. Seems like I´m the only one experiencing these problems. Therefore I think that the problems have something to do with my computer setup. So I´m crying for help here on Flightsim to get these problems solved. As there are not any people on the Cpt. sim forum who have the same probs as me, I´m beginning to think that maybe this problem is rooted in FS itself. Maybe some of you guys have had the same problem as me with the same plane or others.. Here´s what happens when I play the Captain Sim Hercules C-130:
First I noticed that not all of the autopilot´s switches where working. I pushed them but they didn´t light up, as they supposed to do, they just sounded "clicked". The autopilot on this plane has severeal buttons, but let´s focus on two of them. There is an ENGAGE button which of course engages the autpilot, and there is the POWER button which is kinda master switch for the autopilot. The autopilot has several button altough this is a very simple autopilot. Buttons like: Hold altitude, hold navigation (heading, VOR, nav etc.) Well....when I push the buttons on the autopilot they sound "click" but they don´t react. They don´t light up and they don´t go into action. But if I switch view with the S key four times and come back to the 2D cockpit the actions start, and the autopilot kick in. It´s as if the buttons need the "switch-view" to come into action. Then I tried to have the autopilot ENGAGED (which is the only button which works) and push the POWER buttin (which turns the AP off altogether). No warning beep....no warning that the autopilot is off, like it should be. Then I press S just once to switch into Virtual Cockpit mode, and the warning beep starts. It seems like the buttons come into action after I close down the 2D view. Then I found out that about 1/3 of the buttons on all panels work this way. I switch them and nothing happens, I hear a "click" sound but nothing happens. Then I push S (switch view) four times and return to the cockpit, and I can see that the switch has been switched. It seems like the switch needs a view change before it changes. Conclusion:
My Cpt. Sim Hercules C-130 has one third of all the buttons not working until I switch views and come back to the main 2D cockpit. And from the POWER button in autopilot I can see/hear that the buttons doesn´t action until I switch away from my 2D view.
I´ve tried to look for this problem in the Captain Sim forum, but have not found any. Then I thought that maybe some panel-designer or some wiz-kids here would know anything about why this happens.
I think it´s weird that the buttons pop into action when I shift views. Does anyone have any clue on why?
I have a standard FS2004 setup with FSUIPC (have tried uninstalling it, but no difference), FS Global, and some payware flight like: Flight one´s ATF, 727 and Cpt. Sim´s 707. They all work fine. Also downloaded some freeware night lighting improvement. But other than that a clean install.