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    Section A: SODE General

    • I have installed SODE, but it doesn’t move the jetways at airport XYZ! The log says something about ‘Lists are still empty’…

      When you don’t have an airport installed on your machine, that doesn’t include SimObjects that need to be controlled by SODE, then SODE is pretty much useless!
      SODE will then only run in external jetway triggering mode to ensure that fsdreamteam (FSDT) sceneries that might be installed can be driven with GSX. SODE will also only show a single entry in the Add-Ons menu: Test DLL Connection.
      Once you install an airport with SODE SimObjects, the Add-Ons menu will show more options including the in-game text-menu.
      SODE does nothing to your default sceneries or airports that don’t use SODE SimObjects!

    Section B: SODE Installer

    • Installer Error: There is a problem with this installer package, A program required for this install to complete could not be run

      Option 1: If you still have the entry in the control panel for the old version, you can try to execute the “Repair” option first. This should restore all necessary files on your harddrive, one of which is used during uninstall (SODEPlatformManager.exe).
      After repairing, you should be able to uninstall the old version properly.

      Option 2: When you exactly know the version number of the old SODE install, you can also download that legacy installer from here:
      Historic Downloads
      Re-run the appropriate installer and then uninstall.

      Option 3: The last resort is to use a Microsoft utility that cleans up corrupted MSI installs.
      For all Windows versions: Microsoft Installation Fixer Tool

    Section C: SODE Log

    • Where can I find the SODE.log file?

      The log file is located at C:\ProgramData\12bPilot\SODE\log and is called SODE.log.
      You can also access the log file through the SODEPlatformManager.exe -> Tools -> Show Log.

    Section D: Simconnect.log

    • How can I generate a simconnect.log?

      A certain indication if SODE is correctly loaded is the simconnect.log, which is written by the simulator itself.
      For example for P3D3v4, you need to create a simconnect.INI file in your %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files.
      The contents of that file are

      [SimConnect]
      level=normal
      console=1
      file=simconnect.log

      Start your sim and observe that a console window (simconnect server output) is launched together with the sim. When the Scenario screen is loaded, close the sim. Now, there should be a simconnect.log file in your P3Dv4 root directory.

      To stop logging the simconnect server messages, just delete the simconnect.INI file you created at the beginning. The console window should not be launched anymore when you start the sim the next time.

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