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Version History:

Note: Versions listed in parentheses are "released as" versions where the version information was later corrected.

Version Release Date Description of changes
1.98.1c 10/16/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, FSUIPC4 v4.971, and FSUIPC5 v5.121b.
1.98.1b 8/16/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, FSUIPC4 v4.971, and FSUIPC5 v5.112.
1.98.1a 7/5/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, FSUIPC4 v4.969, and FSUIPC5 v5.103.
1.98.1 6/13/2017 
  • Fixed a long-standing bug in the FS Real Time installer where the setup could not be completed and would abort if it detected a previous version as being installed but the associated FS Real Time program folder was missing (either by being moved or deleted.) More information can be found in the following FS Real Time knowledge base article: KB0019
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, FSUIPC4 v4.968, and FSUIPC5 v5.102.
1.98 6/3/2017
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Prepar3D v4!
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, FSUIPC4 v4.967, and FSUIPC5 v5.10.
1.97.26f 4/30/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.966c.
1.97.26e 4/11/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.965.
1.97.26d 3/7/2017
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.964.
1.97.26c 12/22/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.959.
1.97.26b 12/2/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.958.
1.97.26a 9/29/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.957b.
1.97.26 9/18/2016
  • Fixed a regression where the title bar would erroroniosly indicate an unregistered status to registered users after manually checking for software updates.
1.97.25 9/18/2016
  • Made changes to the way FS Real Time handles its own software updates. Now, a message box will pop-up asking if you would like to update to the latest version if a new version is available whereas before, it would just simply update without any such interaction.
  • Added a "Software Updates" menu item to the Help menu that will allow you to check for updates to FS Real Time at will.
1.97.24 9/8/2016
  • Minor code efficiency improvements.
1.97.23c 7/12/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.955c.
1.97.23b 5/21/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.953.
1.97.23a 5/4/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.95.
1.97.23 4/30/2016
  • Depreciated the seldom used and often misunderstood option to disable detection of dynamic Daylight Saving changes on the system. This option was primarily used for systems with dual-boot operating systems where FS Real Time was installed on a secondary OS that may have had it's automatic adjustment of Daylight Saving Time disabled. In such cases, FS Real Time would report wrong UTC information unless the option within FS Real Time was enabled. This is being replaced by a better (more automatic) detection method to determine if dynamic Daylight Saving Time is enabled (or even used at all for those time zones that don't have DST changes.)
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.949p.
1.97.22 3/12/2016 
  • Reorganized and expanded the Options window to make room for new features under development.
  • Fixed a serious bug where FS Real Time could get stuck in an endless loop of displaying the same message that a simulator could not be found in its originally installed location if the user attempted to open the options page after previously setting the option to auto-start that simulator in cases where the simulator file/directory was later renamed or moved.
  • Fixed a bug where in some instances, FS Real Time was not checking for the existence of a specific flight simulator's executable before attempting to start it.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.949h.
1.97.21a 2/17/2016
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.949f.
1.97.21 1/18/2016
  • Fixed a "Run-Time error 9: Subscript out of range" crash when FS Real Time was launched from an area where Daylight Saving Time is in effect. This bug was apparently introduced with the release of v1.97.20.
1.97.20 1/17/2016
  • Implemented some additional checks to determine what constitutes a valid registered name.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9b, and FSUIPC4 v4.949.
  • Implemented some minor code efficiency changes to the way time zone information is pulled from the system.
1.97.19 12/23/2015
  • Implemented some minor code efficiency changes to the way FS Real Time is restored from the system tray.
  • Moved the "Exit" menu item from the File sub-menu to the main menu when FS Real Time is minimized to the system tray.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9a, and FSUIPC4 v4.949.
1.97.18 12/13/2015
  • Added the ability for FS Real Time to display system tray messages such as when an AutoUpdate occurs or when crossing a time zone within the simulator. This functionality will only occur when the option to minimize FS Real Time to the system tray is enabled and FS Real Time is actually minimized to the system tray.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9a, and FSUIPC4 v4.948e.
1.97.17 12/9/2015
  • Fixed a minor bug where in certain cases the "updater" tag was not being immediately removed from the "FS Real Time" name in the title bar once the updater had finished its check for updates.
1.97.16 11/16/2015
  • Fixed a small bug where the position of the FS Real Time window was placed in the extreme upper-left corner of the screen instead of its default location if "Remember last window position" was disabled.
  • Removed a missed obsolete configuration load/save entry pertaining to keeping the ephemeris window open. Note: This is in relation to the change listed for version 1.97.14.
1.97.15a 11/11/2015
  • Fixed a bug in the setup for FS Real Time where the FSUIPC3 v3.999z9a module was missing from the setup. Effectively, for installations involving FS2004, the setup would only install FSUIPC3 v3.999z8 and not the 3.999z9a update rollup.
1.97.15 11/4/2015
  • Implemented various code efficiency improvements to the registration system within FS Real Time that helped make the executable file-size much smaller.
1.97.14a 11/3/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.948.
1.97.14 10/24/2015
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where the status-bar would get stuck displaying "Standby..." if it failed to connect to a flight simulator.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time that could have caused the update-check to receive incorrect version information.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time that caused the launching of FSX Steam Edition from within FS Real Time to fail if the Steam client wasn't started first.
  • Removed the automatic closing of the ephemeris calculator window as it is presumed that the ephemeris calculator within FS Real Time will be used on systems capable of processing the intensive calculations required without any noticeable performance hit.
1.97.13a 10/20/2015
  • Fixed a bug in the installer for the World Time Zones scenery that would sometimes cause the Scenery Location information to go missing if the scenery was re-prioritized up or down or if additional third-party scenery was installed after the World Time Zones scenery was installed.
1.97.13 10/15/2015
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time that caused the menu to be accessible during an update check.
1.97.12a 10/11/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.947c.
1.97.12 10/11/2015
  • Fixed a bug in an internal read registry subroutine that caused the "Disable 'Pause on task switch'" and "Disable simulators opening screen" options within FS Real Time to not function properly for users of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. Furthermore, this bug also prevented the World Time Zone Scenery Configuration Utility from being able to find the scenery configuration file for FSX, Prepar3D, Prepar3D v2, and Prepar3D v3.
1.97.11 10/10/2015
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Prepar3D v3!
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.947.
1.97.10b 10/1/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.945a.
1.97.10a 9/11/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.944a.
1.97.10
(1.97.9)
8/16/2015
  • Added an error-checking routine that prevents FS Real Time from crashing if a flight simulator is closed on an unsupported operating system while FS Real Time is still running.
  • Added the ability to edit the AutoUpdate message text that optionally displays within a flight simulator every time an update occurs.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.943.
1.97.9
(1.97.8)
8/12/2015
  • Added Windows 10 to the list of supported platforms for FS Real Time.
  • Fixed a "Run-Time error 9: Subscript out of range" crash when a flight simulator is closed with FS Real Time still running for users of Windows 10.
1.97.8h
(1.97.7h)
8/10/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.942.
1.97.8g
(1.97.7g)
6/28/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939u.
1.97.8f
(1.97.7f)
6/10/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939t.
1.97.8e
(1.97.7e)
5/10/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939n.
1.97.8d
(1.97.7d)
4/29/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939m.
1.97.8c
(1.97.7c)
4/10/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939k.
1.97.8b
(1.97.7b)
3/26/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939g.
1.97.8a
(1.97.7a)
3/9/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939e.
1.97.8
(1.97.7)
2/11/2015
  • FS Real Time now records the version of the setup installer used to install FS Real Time within its configuration file. This is for informational purposes only and is meant as a diagnostic tool.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.939.
1.97.7b
(1.97.6c)
2/7/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.938f.
1.97.7a
(1.97.6b)
1/12/2015
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.938c.
1.97.7
(1.97.6a)
12/21/2014
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.938a.
  • Removed the need for FS Real Time to use the "Product ID" registry reference pointer for each of the supported flight simulators. Prior to FSX: Steam Edition, this is what FS Real Time used to determine if the specific simulator was legitimately installed. With the release of FSX: Steam Edition, this specific reference pointer no longer exists and is therefore no longer a reliable way to determine a simulators installation status. This was replaced by a much more simple check to see if the specific path and executable exists.
1.97.6 12/21/2014
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition!
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes updated Microsoft Common Controls 5.0 (SP2) OLE Control Extension (comctl32.ocx v6.00.8106)
  • Fixed a bug where FS Real Time would not properly detect an installation of Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.
  • Updated the simulator identifier from "ESP" to "FSX:SE/ESP" to reflect the new addition of Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition to the list of supported flight simulators.
  • Made minor adjustments to the FS Real Time GUI to better accommodate the length of the new simulator identifier string.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.938.
1.97.5 10/14/2014 
  • Fixed a bug where the Auto-Connect confirmation dialog would ignore the users response and connect to a flight simulator through a WideClient connection anyways.
  • Fixed a bug where FS Real Time would hang if the user clicked "Connect" while Auto-Start was enabled and Auto-Connect disabled if the selected simulator to start was any simulator that required the CD to be in the drive and that CD was not present.
  • Fixed a hard to find bug that resulted in FS Real Time reporting the simulator as "Any" and the FSUIPC version as v0.000 when Auto-Connect was enabled and Suppress Confirmation Dialog was not active.
  • Removed obsolete optimizations for the Pentium Pro processor and the testing for the Pentium FDIV bug condition as it is generally assumed that FS Real Time will be used on more advanced processors that do not have the FDIV bug problem.
1.97.4 10/12/2014 
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.937.
  • Fixed a bug where if the size of text and other items on the screen was set in the Windows Display Control Panel to either Medium - 125% or Larger - 150%, then FS Real Time wouldn't display properly.
1.97.3 10/8/2014
  • Fixed a bug where if FS Real Time is started with the "Minimize to System Tray" and "Auto-Minimize upon connection" options active, then FS Real Time would erroneously display a message stating that it could not add itself to the system tray.
1.97.2 10/7/2014
  • Added an "Opt-In" feature for beta testing. Note: This feature is currently only available by invite only. However, it may be opened up at a later date to a "by request" status.
1.97.1 10/7/2014 
  • Added Windows 10 Insider/Technical Preview to the list of supported platforms for FS Real Time.
  • Fixed a small bug that prevented FS Real Time from properly calculating the correct UTC bias during a switch to or from Daylight Saving Time for users of Windows 7 and above if the option to automatically adjust the clock for Daylight Saving Time was disabled in the Windows Time Zone Settings.
  • Fixed a minor window sizing issue with the FS Real Time main window when using Windows Vista or newer and where windows themes were enabled.
  • Found and removed some un-needed internal routines in an attempt to further reduce the FS Real Time file size.
  • Fixed a small bug where Windows 8.1 would be detected as Windows 8 within FS Real Time as a result of missing compatibility schema information within an internal manifest file.
  • Corrected a minor problem with the way mouse events were handled when FS Real Time was minimized to the system tray.
  • Consolidated the Check for Updates window into the main FS Real Time window for a much cleaner look upon starting FS Real Time.
  • Fixed a bug with the system time zone name display in the lower right corner of the FS Real Time window appearing blurry.
  • Updated the colors used when rendering the FS Real Time main window and its options window when Windows Themes are active.
1.97 9/27/2014
  • Removed some older splash screen graphics that were hidden behind the current splash screen graphics and apparently forgotten about. (This reduced the size of the FSRealTime.exe file by about 16kb.)
  • Made minor adjustments to the look of the FS Real Time splash screen.
  • Made internal improvements to how Build information is stored and handled within FS Real Time.
  • Fixed a formatting issue where the text within the message box indicating that an older setup had been detected was displayed incorrectly for users of Windows 7.
  • Fixed a minor problem with stylized XP themes not being initialized properly which would in rare cases cause some message boxes to fail to show before the loading of the main application window.
  • Made further improvements to how version information is compared when checking for updates to the World Time Zones Scenery Configuration Utility and the DST Zones Updater utility.
1.96.9 9/20/2014
  • Clicking 'Release Notes' from the Help menu now take you directly to the version history page instead of the overview page.
  • Minor 'under-the-hood' changes to how the splash page is handled when called from the about box.
  • Reduced the size of the FS Real Time setup package somewhat by replacing a routine that handles the setting of permissions with one that is smaller in size.
  • Removed outdated documentation files from the FS Real Time setup package.
  • For those users which FS Real Time has found is using the older setup installer, FS Real Time now offers those users the ability to be taken directly to the FS Real Time download page.
  • FS Real Time version checking is now done using its build information rather than its version information so that FS Real Time will catch updates beyond a single-digit revision number. (for example: An update from 1.96.9 to 1.96.10 will now be detected properly.)
1.96.8 9/9/2014
  • FS Real Time itself now checks to see which version of the 'FS Real Time Setup' was used for installation and makes recommendations if installed from an outdated setup.
  • The setup for FS Real Time now performs a smoother un-install process when installing over an older version.
  • The DST Zones Updater utility now makes its own initialization file using default data if an initialization isn't already found.
  • In addition to the version information displayed, FS Real Time now also displays its 'build number' within its about box and splash page.
1.96.7 9/5/2014
  • FS Real Time is now UAC compliant meaning it now notifies the operating system of the privileges that it requires so it can perform any necessary privilege elevation.
  • Fixed a very serious long-standing bug in the FS Real Time Setup where FS Real Time was being installed without the permission needed to write to its own directory (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\FS Real Time) if an update was detected for users of Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1. This was the main reason for failed automatic updates of FS Real Time (which included the latest problem for some users getting the "Run-time error 75" crash and for other users where FS Real Time would successfully download but then not apply the update.)  IMPORTANT NOTE: FS Real Time cannot be fully patched by simply letting it auto-download the new update -- that DOES NOT FIX THIS ISSUE! To completely fix this issue, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE UPDATED FS REAL TIME SETUP from our website at http://www.3dsoftworks.net/products/fsrealtime/download.asp.
  • Fixed a "Run-Time error 9: Subscript out of range" crash when FS Real Time was started but couldn't download a the version look-up table for the automatic updater.
  • FS Real Time Setup now checks to see if the user is running the setup from an administrator account before allowing installation to continue.
1.96.6 8/31/2014
  • Fixed a "Request timed out" error that resulted in a crash when the computer FS Real Time is running on isn't connected to the internet.
1.96.5 8/30/2014
  • Fixed various bugs pertaining to the updater code that would result in FS Real Time not being updated to the latest version under rare circumstances.
  • Beta versions of FS Real Time now automatically upgrade to full versions once released.
1.96.4 8/29/2014
  • Reworked some of the registration code so that FS Real Time can now give you the option to register prior to the application showing its main form rather than having to wait until the form is loaded to select "Enter Registration Key" from the Help menu.
  • Fixed a bug in the World Time Zones scenery setup application where the option to install the scenery was available for Prepar3D v2 even though that simulator was not installed.
  • Heavily reworked the updater code so that the World Time Zones Scenery Configuration Utility, both DST Zones Updater utilities, and the FS Real Time User Guide can now receive updates along with FS Real Time when a new update is detected.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.936.
1.96.3 8/16/2014
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where the System Info would not be available from the About Box within FS Real Time for users of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.
1.96.2 7/11/2014
  • Added the ability to export the FS Real Time settings file. This is useful for support or to simply make a backup of saved FS Real Time settings.
  • Added more AutoUpdate Accuracy values as per user request. Specifically included options for 120, 180, 240, and 300 seconds (2, 3, 4, and 5 minutes respectively.)
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.934.
1.96.1 5/9/2014
  • Fixed a text clipping issue within the Advanced tab of the Options dialog box.
  • Fixed a bug where in rare instances FS Real Time would fail to start in cases where there was a "Registration.ini" configuration file but missing the "FSRealTime.ini" configuration file.
  • Fixed a bug in the Setup Installer where the World Time Zones scenery for FS2004, FSX, P3D, and P3Dv2 would be installed even though none of the valid flight simulators are installed.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.933.
1.96 4/18/2014
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Prepar3D v2!
  • Registration information is now stored in its own "Registration.ini" configuration file separate from the "FSRealTime.ini" configuration file. This allows for easier and safer sharing of FS Real Time settings without inadvertently exposing confidential registration information.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.931.
1.95.3 4/15/2014
  • Fixed a Run-time error '383' crash introduced in 1.95.2 when opening the Options dialog box if the AutoUpdate Accuracy property was set to a value other than what is predefined.
1.95.2 4/15/2014
  • Simplified the list of choices for the AutoUpdate Accuracy dropdown box.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.929.
1.95.1 12/13/2013
  • Fixed a problem where FS Real Time would in rare cases start in an off-screen location.
  • Minor improvements to the appearance of the FS Real Time about box were implemented.
1.95 12/13/2013
  • Corrected an issue with the Daylight Savings Time configuration utility not appearing in the All Apps section of the Start Screen for users of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • Heavily reworked the Auto-Connect feature of FS Real Time. Now, FS Real Time can automatically connect to a simulator without first having to specifically start that simulator from within FS Real Time. This effectively means that if FS Real Time is running, and a simulator is started, FS Real Time will detect that and automatically attempt to connect to it.
  • Added a scenery configuration utility which can be useful for installing or removing the required scenery library entries for the World Time Zone scenery for each supported flight simulator.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z9, and FSUIPC4 v4.923.
1.94.3 11/10/2013
  • Further fixed the "Run-Time error 9: Subscript out of range" crash when a flight simulator is closed while FS Real Time is still running for users of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • Added Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to the list of supported platforms for FS Real Time.
1.94.2 11/2/2013
  • Fixed a "Run-Time error 9: Subscript out of range" crash when a flight simulator is closed with FS Real Time still connected for users of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z8, and FSUIPC4 v4.92.
1.94.1 10/13/2013
  • Added the ability via options to allow or deny FS Real Time access to the flight simulator settings file for the purposes of setting the opening screen state and for the pause on task switch features.
  • Fixed a bug where the "Disable simulators opening screen" option would not be grayed out if there weren't any installed simulators.
  • Fixed a bug in the ephemeris calculator in which the calculator would report that the sun did not rise for periods of the year when the sun doesn't actually set when the aircraft is placed directly on the north or south pole.
  • Consolidated a few code constructs thereby slightly improving performance.
1.94 6/2/2013
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC2 v2.975, FSUIPC3 v3.999z2, and FSUIPC4 v4.90.
  • FS Real Time now installs FSUIPC version 2.xxx for FS2002 and earlier due to Pete Dowson removal of the automatic installation of FSUIPC3 for those specific older simulators.
  • SPECIAL NOTE from Pete Dowson regarding FSUIPC and FSUIPC4:
    Removal of SimFlight digital signature and the signature checking following hacking by folks distributing signed virus-infected programs -- none from SimFlight. All FSUIPC users will need to update because when GlobalSign revoke the signature previous versions of FSUIPC will cease functioning.
  • Added a new feature to enable/disable the opening welcome screen in each supported flight simulator.
  • Improved the 'Pause on task switch' option such that the feature can now toggle the setting rather than before where it would only disable the setting.
1.93 3/19/2013
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Prepar3D!
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.86 and FSUIPC v3.999z.
1.92a
(1.92.2)
1/25/2013
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.853 and FSUIPC v3.999w.
1.92 6/1/2012
  • Fixed a bug pertaining to how certain data is read from the system registry that would in rare cases cause a crash.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.827 and FSUIPC v3.999.
1.91.1a
(1.91.2)
2/2/2012
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.751 and FSUIPC v3.998n.
1.91.1 5/7/2010
  • Fixed a bug where a new history.htm file was not being downloaded along with FS Real Time when the updater finds an update.
1.91 5/6/2010
  • Completely overhauled the FS Real Time updater service. Now, when FS Real Time is started, it'll check for new updates to the FS Real Time software and install them automatically unlike before where checking for updates was done manually and required the downloading and installation of a new version of the FS Real Time software each and every time. The main advantage to this new approach is that the update size has been reduced dramatically from the typical 10 megabyte size to just a 0.5 megabyte download!
1.90.1 4/12/2010
  • Fixed a "Run-time error '340' Control array element '3' doesn't exist" crash when exiting a flight simulator where FS Real Time is left running.
1.90 4/10/2010
  • Added Windows 7 to the list of supported platforms for FS Real Time.
  • Moved the display of the FSUIPC version information within FS Real Time to the status-bar.
  • Fixed a bug in the FS Real Time options where the Auto-Start combo box was enabled during the loading process of the options form when it shouldn't have been.
  • Fixed several instances where text formatting within message boxes was displayed incorrectly for users of Windows 7.
  • Fixed an error where FS Real Time would crash in Windows 7 with a run-time error 9 (subscript out of range) when exiting a flight simulator and FS Real Time was still running.
  • Added an option within FS Real Time to automatically minimize itself upon establishing a connection to any flight simulator.
1.89.2 3/17/2010
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where FS Real Time would crash at startup for users whose regional and language settings are set to any East Asian language.
1.89a
(1.89.1)
3/12/2010
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.60 and FSUIPC v3.98.
1.89 11/6/2009
  • Fixed a bug where FS Real Time would crash if the regional and language settings of the system were set to a language that uses a comma as the decimal separator and the FS Real Time configuration file contained decimals instead of commas. For example: If a user had the regional setting set to English, used FS Real Time, then switched to a different language where a comma is used as a decimal separator, and then attempted to start FS Real Time again, it would crash.
  • The installer for FS Real Time was modified to be able to handle the new FSUIPC installer format. FSUIPC (like its FSUIPC v4 counterpart) is now released by Pete Dowson as an installer package rather than as a manually installed DLL file.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.53 and FSUIPC v3.93.
1.88.2 5/18/2009
  • Changed the way FS Real Time saves "True" and "False" settings in its configuration file. FS Real Time will now store these settings as 1 and 0 respectively.  This is meant to solve issues with FS Real Time crashing when changing system locale information from one language to another.
1.88.1a 3/4/2009
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.50 and FSUIPC v3.90.
1.88.1 2/7/2009
  • Fixed two broken links in the release notes support page.
  • Fixed a bug where FS Real Time would crash when attempting to restore the main FS Real Time window from the system tray if any of its child windows were displayed.
  • Improved the way the Auto-Update configuration data is handled.
  • Improved the FS Real Time splash screen graphics for a cleaner look and smaller program file size.
  • Added "DisableSplashScreenTimer" option which when set to "1", keeps the splash screen from disappearing until clicked on. This option is only configurable by editing the fsrealtime.ini file.
1.88 11/14/2008
  • In the FS Real Time setup, rearranged the order in which the "flight simulator selections" setup screen and the "optional packages to install" setup screen appear so that it is less confusing. This new arrangement means that the "optional packages to install" screen can now filter out what packages are not needed and recommend only those packages that should be installed based on the flight simulator selections that were checked on the previous screen. This also allows the selections from the "flight simulator selections" screen to be remembered if the user returns to that screen after clicking "next."
  • Fixed a bug where FS Real Time would report that it had connected to FSUIPC through WideFS even though the simulator it connected to is on the same computer instead of a WideFS network connection.
  • Numerous minor code efficiency enhancements pertaining to the startup of FS Real Time were implemented.
  • Updated FS Real Time icon.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.40 and FSUIPC v3.85.
1.87.7 10/20/2008
  • Reverted World Time Zones scenery back to version 3.0. The reason for this is that World Time Zones v3.51 is not functioning as it should for a large number of users of FS2004 and FSX. FS Real Time itself is not affected by this issue and continues to correct the flight simulator time as it should.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.30 and FSUIPC v3.82.
1.87.6 3/10/2008
  • Fixed a Run-time error '5' crash when using FS Real Time with non-English versions of Windows Vista that use Unicode characters in the time zone name. This error was due to FS Real Time not properly handling Unicode data passed to it while using the Windows Vista operating system. What this means is that now the local time zone name will now display properly and in the correct local language.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.26 and FSUIPC v3.80.
1.87.5 2/29/2008
  • Fixed a Run-time error '380' crash when the Modify Offset button is clicked and the current system date is February 29th - (leap day). This error was related to an earlier problem that was fixed in version 1.71 where FS Real Time would crash with the same error message because a function within the application was setting the month before setting the day of the month. For example, a transition from January 31 to February 1 would have resulted in this error because February does not have 31 days. This takes that fix one step further by setting the year first before setting the day of the month and lastly the month itself.
1.87.4a 2/23/2008
  • Changed the way FS Real Time handles when the simulator is using a simulation rate other than 1x. FS Real Time will perform auto-updates regardless of whether or not the simulation rate is 1x. This should help in keeping the simulator at the correct (offset adjusted) time when flying at simulation rates other than 1x.
  • Fixed a problem where in rare cases, FS Real Time would not display its System UTC time and date when the "Check for DST changes in scenery files" option was previously enabled.
  • Moved the selection of the font color choices within FS Real Time to the same format as for picking background colors for the "System UTC", "Flight Simulator UTC", and the "Flight Simulator Local Time" date and time boxes. This opens up the full 16 million color choices for the font color as opposed to just 16 color possibilities previously. This modification was based on user feedback.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.25
1.87.2 2/13/2008
  • Fixed a problem with the Time Zone Updater utility displaying a run-time error to those whose Regional and Languages settings uses a comma character as the decimal separator symbol instead of a period character.
1.87.1 2/11/2008
  • Updated World Time Zones to v3.51. In this update, Argentina now updates to GMT -2 during Daylight Saving Time and GMT -3 during Standard Time.
  • Updated the Time Zone Updater utility with a few minor code efficiency enhancements.
1.87 2/9/2008
  • Updated World Time Zones to v3.5. In this update, Venezuela was in the incorrect time zone. It has been corrected to GMT -4.5. Also, the transition times between Daylight Saving and Standard Time have been updated for several areas.
  • Completely rewrote the Time Zone Updater utility with more precision and configuration ability being the key goals. The ability to edit Daylight Saving Time Start and End dates for the World Time Zone scenery is now possible through the DSTorSTD.ini file. Additional documentation about this new feature is coming soon.
  • FS Real Time now differentiates in its status bar whether its connected to FSUIPC directly or through a Wide Client connection.
  • Moved the internal processing of the UTC date and time functions to it's own module for extensibility and portability to other applications.
  • Fixed a problem with error messages not showing when a problem arises while attempting to start a flight simulator with FS Real Time.
  • Changed captioning for the option "Check for DST changes in S. Hemisphere" to read "Check for DST changes in scenery files?" based on user feedback.
  • Improved the way FS Real Time parses its own internal records such as the data needed to start specific flight simulators. This has resulted in better loading performance and a smaller memory footprint.
  • Numerous other minor code efficiency enhancements and clean-ups were implemented.
1.86 1/23/2008
  • Restored the system time zone name display feature for users of Windows Vista.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where if the system time zone was set to Namibia Time (GMT +2) while Daylight Saving Time was in effect then the System UTC window displayed the incorrect time thereby giving a connected flight simulator the incorrect time.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where the option to disable the detection of DST changes would do nothing on a Windows Vista system.
  • Numerous internal code improvements to the World Time Zones scenery setup utility were implemented.
1.85.3 1/19/2008
  • Fixed a serious bug in the World Timezones scenery setup utility where the World Timezone scenery layer identifier within each flight simulators' scenery.cfg file was being assigned the same number as the Area identifier number. The layer identifier for this scenery is now assigned the highest freely available layer number separate from the Area identifier number.
1.85.2 1/14/2008
  • Fixed a problem within FS Real Time where the Auto-Start feature and the "Disable simulators 'Pause on task switch'" feature would be completely unavailable and the current system time zone wouldn't display properly for users with anything less than administrative security privileges.
  • Fixed a locality problem within FS Real Time where clicking "Set" in the "Modify Local Time and Date" function would do nothing.
1.85 1/3/2008
  • Added an option within FS Real Time to easily disable the "Pause on task switch" setting across all installed flight simulators based on user feedback.
  • Completely rewrote the registration system for increased security and better efficiency.
  • Numerous other minor code efficiency enhancements and clean-ups were implemented.
1.84.3 12/7/2007
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where if the simulator was paused or sim-rated when auto-setting the UTC offset was enabled, clicking "Set to Now" would not reset the UTC offset.
1.84.1 11/1/2007
  • Fixed a bug in the FS Real Time setup where the "World Timezones" entry in the Scenery.cfg file for FSX was not being made for users of Windows Vista.
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.20
1.84 10/17/2007
  • Reduced the size of the FS Real Time executable itself by moving the payment processor selection options (and it's associated code) from the application to the website.
  • Redesigned the payment processor selections webpage to be less cluttered and offer a more user friendly experience.
  • Replaced an outdated e-mail address in the Support section of the Release Notes.
1.83.4 9/26/2007
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time that caused the loading of the time as indicated in a situation file to start as if though it were December 31, 1999 12:00 AM for users of FSX.
  • Discovered that the FS Real Time Users Guide included was that of an older obsolete version. The users guide has now been replaced with a more up-to-date version.
1.83.3c 9/12/2007
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.16.
1.83.3b 8/27/2007
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC4 v4.152.
1.83.3a 6/8/2007
  • The FS Real Time installer now includes FSUIPC v3.75 and FSUIPC4 v4.11.
1.83.3 5/17/2007
  • Changed the wording of the tab in the options from "Time & Date" to "Appearance" based on user feedback.
  • Fixed a small bug in FS Real Time where if FS Real Time was minimized to the system tray upon exiting the program, the system tray icon wouldn't be removed.
  • Work is continuing on finding a solution to a bug with the display of the time zone names within FS Real Time for Windows Vista users. This is the single one reason there hasn't been any updates since November 2006! In the interim, the work-around solution is to disable the display of the time zone names for Vista users. Once this bug is solved, a new version of FS Real Time will be released.
  • For proper operation of FS Real time with Flight Simulator X SP1, FSUIPC4 v4.10 is now required. The FS Real Time setup now includes FSUIPC v4.10 by Pete Dowson. (FSUIPC 3.74 is also included for earlier versions of flight simulator)
1.83 11/26/2006
  • Added ability for the FS Real Time setup to check if FS Real Time itself (or any related programs) are running before continuing with an un-installation.
  • Fixed a hard-to-find bug when FS Real Time is used with Nvidia nForce chipsets running Microsoft Windows XP where FS Real Time wouldn't display the message indicating that a previous instance of itself was already running in memory.
  • Added ability for FS Real Time to optionally display a confirmation dialog box asking for permission to connect to an already running flight simulator.
  • Completely redesigned the FS Real Time Options dialog to make it easier to find the settings you're looking for.
1.82 11/19/2006
  • Updated the Time Zone Updater utility with new Daylight Saving change-over dates for Brazil.
  • Updated several message box windows within FS Real Time to conform to the formatting requirements of Windows Vista.
  • Fixed a small bug in the FS Real Time setup where the FSUIPC4 installer was being copied to the FS Real Time folder when FS Real Time was installed as a Wide Client installation.
  • Updated the 'Make a donation' via Paypal link in the Release Notes as well as in FS Real Time so that it points to the website rather than a locally stored version of the 'Make a donation' page.
  • Reworded the connection attempts count message in the status bar of FS Real Time to indicate that they were connection attempts and not seconds remaining until a timeout when attempting to connect to a flight simulator.
1.81 10/17/2006
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Flight Simulator X!
1.80.3 9/14/2006
  • Improved the options for how the time and date visual elements are displayed. Now, the 3D border element for the time and date displays can be enabled or disabled. Also, colors from the system color picker can now be used to define a background color for the time and date displays. These features were added by user request.
  • Added contextual help to the Ephemeris Calculator.
  • For unregistered users, a disclaimer is now displayed before FS Real Time is started indicating the unregistered use limitations.
1.80 6/12/2006
  • Moved the context sensitive help system from the old (now obsolete) WinHelp system to the newer HTMLHelp system. The absence of the old WinHelp system in Windows Vista necessitated this move so that FS Real Time would continue to work when used with Windows Vista.
  • Added support for FS Real Time when used with Microsoft Windows Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions) and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  • Fixed a problem with the "Connect" button displaying that it will connect to a flight simulator that is no longer installed when the particular flight simulator was un-installed before changing or disabling the Auto-Start feature within FS Real Time.
  • FS Real Time now detects whether the flight simulator that it's set to auto-start is in the location that the system registry says it is.
  • Further improved the efficiency of the "Auto-Start Flight Simulator" feature by internally consolidating all information required to start a particular Flight Simulator into a single location within FS Real Time.
1.79.3 4/15/2006
  • Fixed a bug with FS Real Time displaying an overflow error to users of Windows Server 2003 when exiting the flight simulator while FS Real Time is still connected.
  • Added a check to determine if WideClient is running before attempting to auto-start and connect to a flight simulator. Without this particular check in place, potential errors and conflicts could have arisen due to the WideClient application looking like an actual FSUIPC signature to FS Real Time if more than one signature existed in memory at the same time. This could happen if for example a flight simulator with FSUIPC installed is running on the same computer that WideClient is running on.
  • Fixed a bug with FS Real Time inappropriately displaying the "Connect" button text after exiting the Options page when it was already connected to a flight simulator. This bug was introduced in v1.79.
1.79 4/8/2006
  • Added a check to determine if the font size used to render the System UTC Time, FS UTC Time, and the FS Local Time is within an acceptable range. This became necessary as a way to prevent the time and date from not rendering within the space provided for the displays. This usually happens when the Regional and Language settings within Windows are changed resulting in what is considered to be a decimal symbol be it either a period character or a comma character.
  • Fixed a minor problem where the size of the FS Real Time main program window was drawn slightly larger than necessary when Windows XP Themes were disabled.
  • Added a new method of setting the local time and date within the Flight Simulator. This feature is very similar to the "Set Time and Season" feature within Flight Simulator with one important difference -- FS Real Time allows you to modify the local time and date whereas Flight Simulator only allows you to adjust the local time and not the date. The date adjustment ability within Flight Simulators "Set Time and Season" feature adjusts the UTC date and not the local date which can cause confusion.
  • Added ability for FS Real Time to display which Flight Simulator it will start and connect to on the "Connect / Disconnect" button when FS Real Time is set to automatically start the Flight Simulator. This feature was added based on user feedback.
  • Numerous FS Real Time code efficiency enhancements and clean-ups were implemented.
1.78.4 1/7/2006
  • Fixed a bug within FS Real Time (that was apparently introduced in v1.78 with the addition of the Microsoft FSX flight simulator to its list of supported simulators) that wouldn't enable the Auto-Start Flight Simulator feature if any less than two Flight Simulators were installed. This feature has been restored and now once again disables the Auto-Start option if there are no supported flight simulators detected. This was a minor omission that actually unmasked another error which was hidden beforehand.
  • Fixed a bug within FS Real Time where users of the Mozilla Firefox internet browser software were receiving the error "c is not a registered protocol." when attempting to make a donation by clicking on the Make a Donation button within the Paypal window inside the FS Real Time application.
1.78 1/3/2006
  • Added the ability to check for new versions of FS Real Time at the 3D Softworks website using the "Check for updates..." option within the Help menu of FS Real Time.
  • Added a new option to enable or disable performing an update when the flight simulator is locked due to menu access or when displaying a modal window. Previously, there was no option to disable this feature and FS Real Time was performing an update automatically due to menu access.
  • Prepared FS Real Time for the eventual release of the next Microsoft Flight Simulator. This preparation is well in advance of the actual release but is deemed necessary to allow time for testing purposes so that when Microsoft releases their new Flight Simulator, an updated FS Real Time software package can be released soon afterwards.
  • Fixed a bug causing a limitation where if the FS UTC Offset was set to an offset of greater than 24,855 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes, 7 seconds (approximately 68 years) into the past or into the future, then FS Real Time would display an overflow error and then crash. FS Real Time is now capable of setting offsets of up to approximately 1,900 years into the past or 4,000 years into the future.
  • Increased the evaluation period from 20 minutes to 1 hour based on user feedback.
1.77 10/2/2005
  • Fixed a small bug where if the option to hide the splash screen was already enabled upon starting FS Real Time, then it wouldn't perform a check to see if any previous instances of FS Real Time were already running.
  • Fixed a small bug where before FS Real Time read the system time, it would briefly display junk information in the System UTC time and date display and also in the the system time zone display beneath the Connect and AutoUpdate buttons .
  • FS Real Time now copies its own version information to the "fsrealtime.ini" file. This is done for informational purposes only and is meant to help assist in the technical support process. FS Real Time does not retrieve its version information from this location.
  • Improved the way that the FS UTC Offset is displayed. This improvement brings simplification the FS Real Time main window by moving the FS UTC Offset to its own window. Equal size buttons are now given to both the Ephemeris Calculator and also the Custom Offset buttons. Also, the FS UTC Offset feature now displays the actual offset it is using (which is more accurate then using the "Get Update" button to retrieve the offset.) Last but not least, a better way of resetting the offset to zero has been implemented by simply combining the functions of the previous "Now" and "Set" buttons into a new "Set to Now" button. Also, a "Set to Offset" button has been created for performing an immediate update using the existing offset.
1.76 8/1/2005
  • Added the option to allow the disabling of the FS Real Time splash screen.
  • Improved the internal load and save settings routine within FS Real Time for much greater efficiency.
  • Made minor corrections to the User Guide.
  • Fixed a bug in the Ephemeris Calculator where if the aircraft within the flight simulator is at a location where the sun doesn't set until after midnight (for example: Fairbanks, Alaska from May 31st to July 14th), then the Ephemeris Calculator was showing that the sunset occurred before the sunrise for the same day which is of course, impossible. The Ephemeris Calculator now correctly shows that the sunset occurs after midnight for these locations.
  • Fixed a bug where if the system UTC indicated a morning time and the aircraft within the flight simulator was in the eastern hemisphere, then clicking on the Sunset Set button after clicking on the Sunrise Set button resulted in the ephemeris calculator retracting a whole day each time the buttons were clicked. Conversely, if the system UTC time indicated an afternoon time and the aircraft within the flight simulator was in the western hemisphere, then clicking on the Sunrise Set button after clicking on the Sunset Set button resulted in the ephemeris calculator adding a whole day each time the buttons were clicked.
1.75 6/19/2005
  • Added ability to minimize FS Real Time to the system tray. This feature must be enabled in the advanced options in order to be used.
  • Added a comprehensive user guide that outlines every feature of FS Real Time. This user guide complements the context-sensitive help system already in place by allowing the user to get comprehensive help with relative ease.
  • When entering registration details, the user name and registration key can now be dragged and dropped into the appropriate text boxes within the registration window.
  • Changed the registration process for accepting donations from individuals or companies who choose to make a donation using the offline method. All offline donations are now processed by eMetrix which means that there are more purchase options for individuals and companies.
  • Changed the registration process for accepting online donations. Now instead of a system in which individuals or companies type in a donation amount when making a donation, available donation amounts are pre-selected that makes selecting a donation amount much easier. Also, our automation server which is used to process registration keys now only accepts donation amounts of a certain amount or greater to prevent any possible abuse by donating a penny to obtain a registration key.
1.74.2 4/16/2005
  • Added eMetrix as a payment option.
  • Completed configuration of back-end server automation so that when either a Paypal or eMetrix donation is made, a registration key will be generated immediately and e-mailed automatically.
  • Added the "TZ22 update 8" and "TZ30 update 8" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.74.1 3/31/2005
  • Added the "TZ22 update 6" and "TZ30 update 6" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ22 update 7" and "TZ30 update 7" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.74 3/28/2005
  • Improved the registration dialog such that when copying and pasting the registration information into the registration dialog box, it now automatically detects if additional (accidental) space characters are present in either the name or the registration key and automatically removes them.
  • Fixed another bug with the Ephemeris Calculator where if the aircraft was in the eastern hemisphere however the time zone was west of GMT then the Ephemeris Calculator would have shown a calculation for the previous day.
1.73.1 3/9/2005
  • Fixed a major problem that originated in v1.70.1 with the "setup patch" utility (which is used to add or remove the entry in the scenery.cfg file for the World Time Zones scenery) being stuck in "uninstall mode" and because it wasn't finding any entries pertaining to the World Time Zone scenery during installation, it would do nothing. Therefore, the scenery would be installed but with no entry in the scenery.cfg file.
1.73 3/4/2005
  • FS Real Time now employs a type of dead-zone where if the clock in Flight Simulator is off by less than 5 seconds (which is able to be adjusted in the advanced options) from the current time or the offset from the current time then an auto-update is not allowed to occur. This does not affect the ability to manually set the time via the offset nor does it affect the Ephemeris Calculator which can still be used to make adjustments of at least 1 second. This update makes FS Real Time compatible with FSUIPC v3.466 or greater.
  • Two major known issues have been resolved in FS Real Time with the release of FSUIPC v3.47. Pete Dowson has reengineered the way that FSUIPC handles updating the time and date in Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004. Previously, FSUIPC used to update the date and time by overwriting specific global variables within Flight Simulator. This meant that when a time update occurred that changed the time of day within Flight Simulator from day to night or vice versa, a type of "moonscape" view would occur where you'd see a night sky with daytime terrain textures or a daytime sky with nighttime terrain textures. The change within FSUIPC also means that AI traffic will no longer bunch up because of date and time updates which in the past caused the frame rate to be reduced to unacceptably low levels. This is all due to the fact that now FSUIPC writes the date and time data to Flight Simulator using the same commands that a Gauge would have to. In this way, the date and time data is now correctly propagated through all parts of Flight Simulator.
  • FS Real Time now registers when the Flight Simulator is in a "frozen" state due to menu or dialog box access. Once clear of the menus or dialog boxes, FS Real Time will now perform a one time update to re-synchronize the time. This update is necessary so that the scenery won't refresh unexpectedly and unnecessarily after a few minutes have passed since accessing the menus in Flight Simulator.
1.72 2/19/2005
  • Improved the Ephemeris Calculator window so that clicking on the "E" button or clicking "Ephemeris Calculator..." in the Tools menu to show the calculator will now toggle whether it's visible or not rather than just re-centering the calculator window on top of the FS Real Time main window. Furthermore, it now also remembers the last window position and whether or not the "Keep window open" checkbox is checked.
  • Fixed a problem where if FSUIPC was removed from the flight simulator that FS Real Time was set to start, then upon the next run of FS Real Time, it would not allow another flight simulator to be selected for auto-start. (This is related to the bug fixed in v1.66)
1.71 1/31/2005
  • Fixed a hard-to-find bug where FS Real Time would occasionally crash displaying a "Run-time error '380': Invalid property value". This was due to a function within FS Real Time setting the month before setting the day of the month. For example, a transition from January 31 to February 1 would have resulted in this error because February does not have 31 days.
1.70.1 1/15/2005
  • Added ability to check for updates.
  • Added the "TZ22 update 5" and "TZ30 update 5" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.70 12/31/2004
  • Entering registration information correctly will now enable the OK button on the registration screen.
  • When starting FS Real Time with the Auto-Start Flight Simulator option, the message box now displays the reason a particular flight simulator is disabled in the "Change" list when a flight simulator is installed but FSUIPC has not been detected for that particular flight simulator.
  • Upon completion of the installation of FS Real Time, users who selected the "Display readme file" option received an error message. This option was pointing to an incorrect file location.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where placing the aircraft within Flight Simulator at an airport east of 180° longitude that is UTC +12 or greater such as at PLCH (Cassidy Intl) on January 1st local time resulted in the Ephemeris Calculator within FS Real Time displaying a calculation for January 2nd.
  • Improved the Ephemeris calculator so that it'll now tell which event will not occur whether it's a sunrise or a sunset. Before, it would only tell that the sun doesn't "rise/set". Now it differentiates between the two. This is for the extreme latitude areas of the world where the sun doesn't rise or set for an extended period of the year.
1.69.1 12/6/2004 *
  • Added registration information to the about box within FS Real Time.
  • The documentation concerning which purchase options are available was incorrect. This has been updated.
  • Improved the automatic disconnect feature for when Flight Simulator is closed, FS Real Time will perform an automatic disconnection. Now, this feature performs more reliably and in turn, is a bit faster at detecting if Flight Simulator has been closed.
  • Improved the donation system within the FS Real Time program to reflect the same information found within the documentation.
1.69 10/30/2004 *
  • Added an Ephemeris Calculator which calculates the sunrise, sunset, and solar noon times for an aircrafts given position anywhere on Earth within Flight Simulator. The user can then optionally set the time within flight simulator to sunrise, solar noon, or sunset.
  • Discontinued the use of eMetrix as a donation option due to the costs involved with accepting donations. PayPal is now our primary means of accepting donations. If you wish to donate to the FS Real Time project, you can click on the "Purchase" link in the menu on the left of this page.
  • Changed the wording of the 'reset FS offset' button from the word "Zero" to the word "Now" based on user feedback.
  • Fixed a small bug in the setup where if no flight simulators were detected on the computer, it would still install the time zone scenery files in the FS Real Time directory.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in v1.68 where if FS Real Time was set to start a flight simulator automatically, FS Real Time would then freeze when its options window was opened if the last supported flight simulator had been uninstalled.
1.68 8/25/2004 *
  • Improved the way that the "Auto-Start Flight Simulator" feature is displayed in the options of FS Real Time.
  • The help text within FS Real Time concerning what the default time interval is for the AutoUpdate options has been corrected.
  • Fixed a problem where FS Real Time would not display the UTC offset within Flight Simulator when flying in areas where the UTC offset is at half hour or 3/4 hour increments from GMT. This problem only affected users whose Regional and Languages settings uses a comma character as the decimal separator symbol instead of a period character.
1.67 8/22/2004 *
  • Added ability for FS Real Time to now perform an automatic "disconnect" when the user exits out of Flight Simulator.
1.66 8/14/2004 *
  • Fixed problem with FS Real Time allowing flight simulators without FSUIPC installed to be started automatically from within FS Real Time.
  • FS Real Time now reads the system time every 1/10th of a second (0.1 seconds) instead of every 1/100th of a second (0.01 seconds).
  • FS Real Time now reads the flight simulator time every 1/5th of a second (0.2 seconds) instead of every 1/10th of a second (0.1 seconds).
  • Changed the default time between flight simulator updates. FS Real Time no longer defaults to an update of every 10 seconds but rather every 10 minutes now. This is of course changeable via the FS Real Time automation options.
  • Updated documentation with a new look and easier navigation.
1.65.2 7/22/2004 *
  • Added PayPal support as a way of making a donation to the FS Real Time project.
1.65.1 6/22/2004
  • Added the "TZ22 update 2" and "TZ30 update 2" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ22 update 3a" and "TZ30 update 3a" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ22 update 4" and "TZ30 update 4" to the World Time Zones setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Updated documentation with the new e-mail address. For questions, comments, or suggestions please email Joshua Robertson at jrobert@3dsoftworks.net. (As of 7/21/2007, this e-mail address is no longer in service. For support, please use http://www.3dsoftworks.net/contact)
1.65 4/10/2004 *
  • The World Time Zone scenery is now officially compatible with Flight Simulator 2004! "TZ30" (which is what the new time zone scenery is referred to as) has been a long-awaited add-on for Flight Simulator 2004 as now the time zones in FS2004 can be corrected! Support and updates from Dennis Thompson will now be extended to encompass both "TZ22" (for CFS, CFS2, FS98, FS2000, and FS2002) and "TZ30" now for FS2004.
  • Added the "TZ22" update (for CFS, CFS2, FS98, FS2000, and FS2002) to the World Time Zone files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added an option in FS Real Time to start the simulation using the current time as indicated in the loaded situation file or to reset the simulation time to the actual UTC time.
  • Updated Troubleshooting section with new information concerning using the "Previous Flight" situation as the default flight.
1.64 11/12/2003
  • In FS Real Time, the user now has direct access to change which Flight Simulator FS Real Time will start when the auto-start Flight Simulator confirmation dialog is displayed.
  • Fixed a bug where the countdown timeout would continue to count down while waiting for a response from the user on whether to auto-start the flight simulator.
  • In FS Real Time, the Auto-Start feature now runs a check on the selected flight simulator to make sure that FSUIPC is installed. If FSUIPC is not detected as being installed for the selected flight simulator, then the Auto-Start feature won't allow that particular simulator to be selected or started from within FS Real Time.
1.63.1 10/17/2003
  • Added the "TZ21 Update 5" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Fixed a problem in the World Time Zones/FSUIPC section of the installer where it would falsely detect that Flight Simulator 98 was installed when ever Flight Simulator 2000 was installed. (This is related to the bug fixed in v1.60)
  • Added Tasmania for inclusion into the "Auto set DST or Standard Time Zones" as required by "TZ21 Update 5"
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the "Auto set DST or Standard Time Zones" program where Chili was being incorrectly changed on the second Sunday of March and October. Chili now gets properly changed on the second Saturday of March and October.
1.63 10/8/2003
  • Added a visual interface to the countdown timeout of the Auto Connect feature. Now when FS Real Time attempts to connect to Flight Simulator, a countdown to a timeout will occur in the status-bar on the bottom until either it successfully connects to Flight Simulator or it times out.
  • FS Real Time now supports simultaneous multiple Flight Simulator installations. Now when installing FS Real Time, you're no longer limited to choosing just one Flight Simulator that FS Real Time will be installed for. Instead, during the installation, you are now presented with a list of Flight Simulators which are detected on your system and you can pick and choose which Flight Simulators are to be configured.
  • Corrected two bugs in FS Real Time where the Auto-Start Flight Simulator feature would not start Combat Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator 2.
1.62.2 9/23/2003 *
  • FS Real Time is now officially compatible with Flight Simulator 2004! The World Time Zone scenery, however, is not yet compatible. Dennis Thompson expects have a FS2004 release as soon as the scenery-building software becomes available to do so.
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time where if the user had the automation set to start FS2004, it wouldn't start. This is because FS Real Time was searching for an incorrect file name.
  • Fixed a bug with the check in the FS Real Time Setup Program to ensure that the World Time Zone Scenery can not be installed if the user chooses to install FS Real Time for Flight Simulator 2004. The setup program was searching for an incorrect file name.
1.62.1  
  • Added a check in the FS Real Time Setup Program to ensure that the World Time Zone Scenery can not be installed if the user chooses to install FS Real Time for Flight Simulator 2004. This check is necessary because the World Time Zones scenery is not yet compatible with Flight Simulator 2004.
  • Fixed a small bug where pressing the "Cancel" button in the FS Real Time options dialog meant that it would attempt to validate any erroneous text entered by the user.
1.62  
  • Added the "TZ21 Update 4" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Fixed a small bug in the Time Zone Updater utility application whereby the date shown in the date picker was not the current UTC date.
  • Cleaned up portions of the FS Real Time code for better efficiency and a smaller file size.
  • FSUIPC documentation is now available from the start menu under All Programs => FS Real Time => FSUIPC.
  • FS Real Time now utilizes release 16 of the FSUIPC SDK.
1.61  
  • Reworded the "AutoUpdate" button to read "Start AutoUpdate" based on user feedback.
  • Improved the internal calculation of the "System UTC" time display, the "Flight Simulators UTC" time display, and the "Flight Simulators Local Time" display. FS Real Time no longer assumes that the separator between the hours, minutes, and seconds will be denominated by the colon symbol.
  • FS Real Time is now an FSUIPC accredited application. FS Real Time will now continue to function as expected with future versions of Pete Dowsons FSUIPC module without the need to pay for the module, however, the module will no longer provide any user configurable options unless it is purchased. Full details are available at the official FSUIPC website.
  • Combined the internal Patch and Unpatch utilities for installing and removing the scenery configuration settings for the World Time Zones scenery into one utility.
  • Added ability for the user to select the time zone standards (Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time) for the southern hemisphere by entering a date in the Time Zone Updater utility application.
1.60 6/27/2003
  • Fixed problem of FS Real Time occasionally setting the flight simulators date and time to 12:00 AM December 31, 1899 and then to the correct time upon startup of FS Real Time.
  • Fixed a problem with FS Real Time falsely detecting that Flight Simulator 98 and Flight Simulator 2000 were available for "Auto-Start" when ever Flight Simulator 2000 by itself was installed.
  • Added ability to adjust the Auto-Update interval for greater lengths of time between updates. Previously, the Auto-Update could only be set to a maximum of 60 seconds between updates. Now it's capable of intervals of up to one hour. This should help alleviate AI traffic congestion in FS2002 when AI traffic is set to 100%.
  • Added an Auto-Update countdown timer (that counts down to the next FS time adjustment) in the Flight Simulator status display of FS Real Time.
  • The FS UTC Bias is now displayed as a fraction rather than a decimal value. This is for time zones in which the minute is not equal to the UTC minute.
  • Added a small update from Dennis Thompson to the World Time Zone files where St. Lawrence Island in the Bering straits was showing a time zone of UTC - 9.667 rather than UTC - 10.
  • Added ability for the user to have FS Real Time reset the optional FS UTC Offset to zero when the user disconnects FS Real Time from FSUIPC. This is selectable in the Advanced Options section.
  • Updated documentation with the new e-mail address. For questions, comments, or suggestions please email Joshua Robertson at rojo.moyo@verizon.net. (please note that this e-mail address is no longer valid and has been superseded by v1.65.1)
1.59 4/18/2003
  • Added option to disable auto-saving the FS Real Time settings upon exit.
  • Added Program Icon to the Daylight Saving Time/Standard Time checking utility.
  • Fixed a bug in the options dialog concerning the "Check for DST changes in the S. Hemisphere" option displaying it's warning message box when the mouse cursor was in "help" mode.
  • Added the "TZ21 Update 1" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ21 Update 2" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ21 Update 3" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.58  
  • Added eMetrix support as a way of making a donation to the FS Real Time project.
  • Added ability for the optional FS UTC Offset to handle dates. Now the offset can be set to any time of year as well as any year.
1.57 2/26/2003
  • Added option in the advanced options for FS Real Time to remember it's last window position.
  • Added ability to save the FS Real Time settings at will without having to exit and restart FS Real Time. Settings are still also saved automatically upon exiting FS Real Time.
  • A new Known Issue has been found concerning the "Instant Replay" feature of Flight Simulator. Please review the Known Issues section for details.
1.56.1  
  • Updated documentation with the new e-mail address. For questions, comments, or suggestions please email Joshua Robertson at fsrealtime@hotmail.com. (please note that this e-mail address is no longer valid and has been superseded by v1.60)
1.56  
  • Fixed a bug in FS Real Time that was introduced in v1.53 that prevented it from displaying in the Windows task bar.
  • Temporarily removed PayPal as a donation option due to problems with their service.
1.55.1 2/1/2003
  • The "rusw.bgl" file was not included in the "TZ21" update to the World Time Zones files setup. This has been corrected.
  • Changed FS Real Time version format to display revision information better.
1.55 1/31/2003
  • Added ability for users to set the time zones for the southern hemisphere to DST or Standard time automatically from within the FS Real Time program.
  • Added the "TZ21" update to the World Time Zone files setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.53.1
(1.54)
 
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 3a" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 4" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 5" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Replaced Dennis Thompsons DST batch file and Standard time batch file which both convert all time zones that experience DST in the southern hemisphere with one program that automatically converts only the time zones currently in DST and changes the rest to standard time. This is done by using the system's current UTC time.
1.53  
  • Added ability for FS Real Time to detect if the flight simulator configured to auto-start has been uninstalled so that FS Real Time will not attempt to start an uninstalled flight simulator.
  • Added an option to suppress the auto-start confirmation question.
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 3" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.52  
  • Further improved the option for FS Real Time to start Flight Simulator automatically. Now when FS Real Time is already started but Flight Simulator isn't, then clicking on "Connect" will launch Flight Simulator if the feature is enabled in the Automation Options.
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 2" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.51  
  • The "nf0330.bgl" file was not included in the "TZ20" update to the World Time Zones files setup. This has been corrected.
  • Added the "TZ20 Update 1" update to the World Time Zones files setup by Dennis Thompson.
  • Improved the option for FS Real Time to start Flight Simulator automatically. Now instead of finding the main directory of the flight simulator that will be started automatically, the user can now just select which flight simulator from a list of those installed on his/her machine.
1.50 12/12/2002
  • Optimized and condensed the FS Real Time application itself for the smallest possible file size.
  • Updated the FS Real Time appearance so that Windows XP themes display properly.
  • Added option for FS Real Time to start Flight Simulator automatically. The user can also select (in the options) which flight simulator it starts by selecting its respective main directory.
  • Added the "TZ20" update to the World Time Zone files setup by Dennis Thompson.
1.49 11/28/2002
  • Fixed a small problem when first connecting to Flight Simulator and attempting to set the FS UTC Offset manually, nothing would happen.
  • Optimized the application setup program for the smallest file size possible by removing unneeded installation files.
  • Fixed a small problem with FS Real Time not writing to the INI file when exiting the program using File and then Exit. It only wrote to the file when the user closed the program by clicking the "X" in the upper right of the application.
1.48 11/21/2002
  • FS Real Time now reads the flight simulator time every 1/10th of a second (0.1 seconds) instead of every half second (0.5 seconds). This effectively makes the seconds in FS Real Time five times more accurate then they use to be. This also helps the flight simulator seconds be more accurate when using Auto-Update.
  • Added context-sensitive help to FS Real Time. This can be accessed either by right-clicking on the item in question, or (if in the options box) selecting the question-mark (?) in the title bar.
  • Fixed a problem where FS Real Time crashed with the message "Run-time error '13' Type mismatch" when the Regional and Language settings used the comma character as the decimal separator instead of a period character. FS Real Time was assuming that the decimal separator would always be indicated by the period character.
  • Fixed the problem where FS Real Time crashed with the message "Run-time error '13' Type mismatch" when the Regional and Language Options were set to Bulgarian. FS Real Time wasn't performing any error check to determine if the date followed the valid acceptable format.
1.47  
  • Fixed a problem in the uninstaller that when other 3rd party scenery was added before FS Real Time was uninstalled, that 3rd party scenery would loose its entry in the Scenery Library's scenery.cfg file.
  • Fixed a problem in the Options box under the Date tab where the day/month/year option was reversed with the month/day/year option.
  • Added an option in FS Real Time for the user to be able to select the font, font color, and background color as well as a few other options regarding the characteristics of the displayed date and time.
  • Added an option in FS Real Time for the user to be able to disable FS UTC offset so that when the user pauses or flies at sim-rates other than 1x, it doesn't update the FS UTC Offset.
1.46.1  
  • Fixed a major bug where the World Time Zone files were not being installed correctly.
  • Fixed a problem with the installer not letting the installation continue if a Flight Simulator was not detected on the system.
  • Added a message box for users of Flight Simulator 98 to read the documentation concerning completion of the Time Zones setup.
  • Fixed a problem with the uninstaller removing parts of the setup it did not install if the user previously had those packages installed on their system.
  • Fixed a problem in the scenery.cfg patching utility that did not copy the scenery.cfg file if it already contained an entry for World Time zones.
  • Fixed a problem in the scenery.cfg patching utility that under certain circumstances incorrectly copied the scenery.cfg file, corrupting it in the process.
1.46  
  • Added option to display text when crossing time zone's and also when FS Real Time performs an Auto-Update.
  • Reversed the mathematical sign of the displayed UTC offset to make it correspond to the actual difference between local and UTC time.
  • Added "Auto-Connect" and "Auto-start Auto-Update" options. This is useful for when you start Flight Simulator, no further input from the user is required after starting FS Real Time. This also helps when using this application with Pete Dowson's "FSUIPC Run Options" program.
  • Fixed the problem of FS Real Time performing an Auto-Update while Auto-Update was still turned off. If the user updated the time and/or date using FS2002's built-in time settings dialog box that resulted in a reloading of scenery textures, FS Real Time would perform an update effectively canceling out the users settings in FS2002's time/date settings dialog box.
  • Included Dennis Thompson's World Time Zone Files (v1.9h) as an optional bundled package for a more accurate representation of time within Flight Simulator.
  • Included Pete Dowson's FSUIPC interface as an optional self-installing package within the FS Real Time installer for an all-in-one complete installation.
1.45  
  • Discontinued interim support for calculation of DST within the United States because it was causing inaccuracies in the correct time.
  • Added Options that allow formatting the displayed time and date as well as the ability to make adjustments to the Auto-Update Interval. The user can now choose to display time using the system format, the 12 hour format, or the 24 hour format. The same can be done for the date.
1.44  
  • Added a link to the Read me file in the Help menu.
  • Fixed the date locale problem. Dates were being interpreted incorrectly for non-US English locales where the format followed "day/month/year" rather than "month/day/year". For example, the US English locale of "8/2/97" would have resulted in the UK as February 8, 1997 rather than August 2, 1997.
1.43  
  • Added interim support for calculation of DST within the United States. (Note: Arizona and Indiana are still being worked on and are not corrected due to their nonobservance of DST)
  • Added calculation of custom FS offset for simulation rates other than 1x.
  • Added calculation of custom FS offset for when the simulator is paused.
1.42 Was not
released
  • Added Program Icon.
  • When the AutoUpdate button is pressed, it now performs a "Get Update" on the optional FS UTC Offset unless the user set his/her own custom offset in that field.
  • Added calculation of offset for minutes and seconds to be controlled by the UTC offset. (Useful if using a custom timezone.bgl and flying in a part of the world that has a half-an-hour or other deviation from the standard)
1.41 10/26/2002 Initial Release
1.39   Prerelease 2
1.37   Prerelease 1
1.0 - 1.36   Initial application development

* Date is approximate.

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