Author Topic: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem  (Read 73212 times)

Fervex

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #435 on: August 09, 2023, 06:41:01 am »
Create a Batch file on your desktop to launch GSX then MSFS 2020.

Remplace with your Drive letter and path to Addon Manager:

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@echo off
Cd /d “YOUR HARDRiVE & PATH\ Addon Manager\couatl64”
Start  Couatl64_MSFS.exe
start steam://rungameid/1250410

MS Store installation:
@echo off
Cd /d “YOUR HARDRiVE & PATH\ Addon Manager\couatl64”
Start  Couatl64_MSFS.exe
cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #436 on: August 14, 2023, 01:08:39 pm »
Do you use FSRealistic ?

An user on the GSX creators server Discord reported a while ago that, when FSRealistic is loaded by the EXE.XML, the Couatl engine can't start automatically, even if it will work when started manually. Even if you don't have FSRealistic, another app might cause that.

That is, assuming you DO have the Couatl engine referenced in the EXE.XML. Its addition to the EXE.XML is done when installing GSX or when Relinking it. So, you might try Unlink/Relink in the FSDT Installer, so it will add again the EXE.XML lines, in case they have been lost for any reason.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #437 on: August 14, 2023, 10:29:45 pm »
Hi, I updated GSX to latest update 2 days ago. Now I get Couatl engine hasn’t started. If I start it manually it works. I never had this problem before. I even uninstalled GSX, removed all files left and reinstalled. No luck. How do I get it to start automatically again?
Thanks,
Greg

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #438 on: August 18, 2023, 11:21:26 am »
Now I get Couatl engine hasn’t started. If I start it manually it works.

If this is your case, you should have posted in the proper thread, the Sticky one about the program working normally, but not starting automatically. Check all the suggestions there and, first of all, check if you have the appropriate lines in your EXE.XML.

If you don't have the Couatl64_MSFS.exe line added to the EXE.XML, check this post here for a suggestion:

https://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php/topic,26924.msg195316.html#msg195316

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #439 on: September 09, 2023, 07:51:51 am »
Hi, im having the couatl engine hasn't started issue. I tried uninstall and reinstall also updated using offline installer. I started couatl from the desktop icon to get the log. Do you see any issues?

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #440 on: September 11, 2023, 01:29:22 pm »
Hi, im having the couatl engine hasn't started issue. I tried uninstall and reinstall also updated using offline installer. I started couatl from the desktop icon to get the log. Do you see any issues?

Something is a bit strange in the log:

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airportCacheOptimizeSearch enabled, excluding files larger than 20000000 bytes

GSX since SU12, doesn't use the airport cache anymore. Have you maybe enabled it manually ? If yes, remove this file:

%APPDATA%\Virtuali\Couatl_MSFS.INI

so it will go back to all defaults, which would mean not using the airport cache anymore, and use the SU12 Navdata API

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #441 on: September 13, 2023, 04:05:22 am »
Hi there, same problem here in the last few days. File attached. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #442 on: September 14, 2023, 07:49:43 am »
Hi so i tried deleting the Couatl_MSFS.INI file and that didnt work but in going through previous posts i saw you suggested to Unlink/Relink in the FSDT Installer. I tried that and it now works for me. Thanks.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #443 on: November 06, 2023, 01:16:23 pm »
Everytime I tried to open the GSX settings, it pops up a message "GSX - Ground Services for Flight Simulator...". I am sure that Coutal is running before i opened the Flight Sim.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2023, 01:22:23 pm by Jefford Choy »

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #444 on: November 06, 2023, 01:31:59 pm »
Everytime I tried to open the GSX settings, it pops up a message "GSX - Ground Services for Flight Simulator...". I am sure that Coutal is running before i opened the Flight Sim.

Something is very wrong on your log: you are using the latest version, but for some reason you are still using the legacy Airport Cache method, which has been discontinued since SU12.

The updater would normally disable it but, if you have enabled it back again by editing the Couatl_MSFS.INI manually to use it, it will respect your whishes but, we don't test it anymore, since the Navdata API method should the only one in use now.

So, first thing to do, is to revert the Couatl_MSFS.INI to default, by setting it to:

airportCache=0

Which is the default since SU12.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #445 on: November 07, 2023, 04:37:04 am »
I reverted the Couatl_MSFS.INI to default but the problem of unable to open GSX Pro settings persists.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #446 on: November 07, 2023, 11:30:28 am »
I reverted the Couatl_MSFS.INI to default but the problem of unable to open GSX Pro settings persists.

Your log is completely different, it just doesn't start. Please clarify, exactly, what you did to revert the Couatl_MSFS.INI file.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #447 on: November 07, 2023, 03:35:33 pm »
The way I did that is to open the Coutal_MSFS.ini file with Notepad, change the content to airportCache=0 and saved it, restarted Coutal and finally zipped the Coutal.log file

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #448 on: November 07, 2023, 04:26:06 pm »
The way I did that is to open the Coutal_MSFS.ini file with Notepad, change the content to airportCache=0 and saved it, restarted Coutal and finally zipped the Coutal.log file

There must be some problem in the file. Just remove it.

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Re: Couatl engine hasn't started - How to report a problem
« Reply #449 on: November 07, 2023, 04:41:57 pm »
Do you mean removing te .ini file or the .log file?