Offical release of Crew chief version 4 - auto updating and shiny

Discussion in 'Community Workshop' started by mr_belowski, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Skybird

    Skybird Well-Known Member

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    Ring Ring Red Alarm again:

    you said it, Mr Belowski, Windows 10 is such an - underhanded- pain.

    Yesterday was Windows patch Tuesday, and so on Monday evening I made sure I had all my download delays in place, 30 days, 35 days, 365 days, semi-annual branch, metered connection - I hope many of you know the drill. It was all set and in place (as far as Microsoft allows that).

    The FixIt tool opens a line to Big Mama (MS), and you need to accept that they download and inject some code onto your rig. Like I have experienced in past years, and has been reported by others, they abused this opportunity for trying as well to bypass my "defences" as described above: I just found that all the mentioned settings had been reset to default (="accept all updates immediately"), also a good deal of the privacy settings for camera, microphone and such had been switched so that privacy was no more there (I have it all switched off, usually). This confirms once again that you cannot trust Microsoft these days, and it is also not new, not in the past three years at least.

    So when you interact with any of their live platforms and automatted services like FixIt, check all your relevant privacy and security and update-delaying settings afterwards, you run the risk that they take the invitation to tune your system on behalf of their business interests and at the disadvantage of your interests. As long as you do not considering involuntary beta-testing and running a broken system your hobby.

    If not already known: this also should be done after every Windows update day. Privacy settings also are known to automatically reset to default ("anything goes") every six months.

    I made it a habit to scan all these settings at least twice a week, on weekends and in mid-week. I also check them the day before patch Tuesday arrives. I want Microsoft Windows sh!tware as late as possible only. The stuff is broken by rule these days.

    Since almost three years I am running Linux now, Mint it is. Flawless, no technical hickups. Not once. Minor problems I had on some opportunities - all of them self-triggered by little unknowing me.

    Thats how it is done, Microsoft.
     
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  2. FormelLMS

    FormelLMS Well-Known Member

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    For a Windows Version (was it Win XP?) there was a little program, where you can make all those fixes in one app. You don't have to search for every point. (I don't know them all...)

    Does someone know, if there is such a little program for Win10?
     
  3. Skybird

    Skybird Well-Known Member

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    No, I think FixIt is what what you look for. Optimization tools have no good reputation anyway. I played around with one in my late XP days, it took less than a week to cut my working system into pieces.

    I have read good experiences with FixIt before. I only say you have to be on your guard and check your settings after using it.
     
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  4. The Iron Wolf

    The Iron Wolf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing the solution, this needs to go into our FAQ. Just to be clear, where did you see error 1612? In the event log, message box popup, MSI logs or? Cheers :)
     
  5. Skybird

    Skybird Well-Known Member

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    In the MSI files in the temp folder, as described (post #1918). The files contained only the quoted text, not more. It maybe also was in the error message windows last night, and I just had missed the last sentence mentioning error 1612, the first part in that error was identical to those MSI files in the temp folder.

    Crewchief meanwhile proved that it indeed works normally again, in AC three hours ago.
     
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  6. CheerfullyInsane

    CheerfullyInsane Well-Known Member

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    Just an update, it's not CC.
    For some reason Windows resets the volume of selected apps without any apparent cause.
    Now I just have to figure out why, and how to stop it.....
    Friggin' Windows. :mad:
     
  7. Skybird

    Skybird Well-Known Member

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    Dein Post zum Zweiten... :)

    Heck, now I remember what you mean. XPAntiSpy. Yes, that was a great tool, best of its kind. I also used it in W7, worked like a charm. The author wanted to transport it to W10, but it seesm the thing fell into sleep mode, I just can assume that he found Micorosft messing such tasks up to an degree that he just could not catch upü with them anymore, even when he would be running. And think of it, Microsoft has no interest in XP AntiSpy working. If they would get away with it they would ban all user settings from Windows alltogether. They made it clear that they do not accept anymore the truth in the statement "my system is MY system, not Microsoft's".

    XPAntiSpy in principal was a GUI for a lot of small registry tunings and settings that else would have been needed to be entered manually. I have only praise for that little cutie.It worked great both in XP and W7, apparently also Vista and W2K.

    https://xp-antispy.org/en/
     
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  8. spektrograf

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    @mr_belowski Just a note of thanks for the ongoing development of Crew Chief! I've been really enjoying it with R3E! Donation sent! :)
     
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  9. silvanob2

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    Anyone knows this issue? sometimes in AMS CC lose the background sounds, i have to shut it down and start again to get it right. Happened after the last update.
    Maybe The Iron Wolf?
     
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  10. The Iron Wolf

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    You mean pitlane sounds, right?
    Are you using nAudio? I don't think we changed anything around audio playback recently.

    Edit: Next time you lose bg sound, please send us your console output. Please use pastebin or something
     
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  11. tothrauldaniel

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    Could you please add a name for a friend?
    Andrei
    Listen to the recording for how it's spelled.
     
  12. Gerbuho

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    Hi everyone.

    I've been using crew chief since the early days and never had a problem... till now.

    Last night I launched the app and a window poped up with something about being unable to acces user data or something like that, at the moment I didn't realize it was about crew chief but when the it finally ran all my settings were gone, just as if I had installed for the first time. That's not a big deal, except that I lost the output selectors and I can't remember how to have them back, they were very useful and I feel lost now. Does anyone know how to have that version of the app? Jim?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers
     
  13. The Iron Wolf

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    Unfortunately, for installations we rely on a bunch of technologies that we don't control. And, those technologies are not perfect and sometimes corrupt settings. What I personally do I backup C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Britton_IT_Ltd folder. This won't help you restore previous settings, but will help restoring them next time.
     
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  14. Skidmark

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    Hi all

    For the last few days - about 3-4 races - CrewChief hasn't been 'printing' out my lap times at the end of my session.

    Anyone know why that might be? I find it really useful.

    thanks
     
  15. The Iron Wolf

    The Iron Wolf Well-Known Member

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    I'll check in the next couple of days to see if anything is broken.
    BTW, would it be useful to also print sector times for each lap in a summary, and print if it was valid lap or not? Or that would be too much noise?
     
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  16. ndwthx1138

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    I keep getting a incorrect fuel report. Just recently, it reports I won’t make it to the end and will have to add X amount to finish. I of course finish with 3+ minutes of fuel left on a 1:40 lap track. This hasn’t happen to me before until the last week. Now it’s every time. Any thoughts?
     
  17. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    that calculation is allowing for a 'reserve', but being 3 minutes over is a bit too much. I'll tweak the calculation for the next release so the fuel status report (how much you'll need to make it to the end / whether you can make it to the end on your currentl fuel) doesn't include this reserve. I'll keep the reserve in the 'fuel to the end' calculation so you'll still be given fuel + reserve when you refuel. It should help with this

    [edit] are you using litres or gallons for your fuel unit?
     
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  18. ndwthx1138

    ndwthx1138 Well-Known Member

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    Man, I appreciate your dedication! I need to donate again, seriously. I load up crew chief every time I start a sim. Hoping The new assetto corsa will allow you to make CC compatable.

    NathanW
     
  19. The Iron Wolf

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    I can't reproduce the problem (did 2 qualis and 2 races against AI), and we didn't change much around "session lap times:" printout recently, so I am not sure what is the problem. The only thing I can think of, check if printout is enabled in settings:
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    Are you running latest version?
     
  20. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for quick response!
    As a data nerd I'd love to have it all !! :D

    Oh and... yes I'm running latest version and yes I have lap times enabled...

    Thanks for trying to replicate it. I know it's odd.

    I've been finding it a bit hit and miss lately. I mentioned I'm a data need - here's some stats.

    Since release of WTCR I have completed 23 races. On 7 occasions lap times have not been generated at the end of the session, but the first four were 'one-offs'. My post was triggered by having 3 sessions in a row with no lap times.

    Thanks for taking a look. Really appreciate it.
     
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