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Garry

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Plan G Database Failure
« on: June 20, 2020, 06:43:29 PM »
Hello

For the first time in all the years I've been using Plan G I get an error message when trying to build a P3D database that it has failed: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

I checked the log file and tbh did not understand any of it.

Can someone tell me what has occurred here and how to fix it, please?

Thanks.


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Re: Plan G Database Failure
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 04:04:11 AM »
I recommend to ask this question in the Plan-G support forum. Tim Arnot will support you.
http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=3.0
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Re: Plan G Database Failure
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 08:36:09 AM »
Sounds like the Plan G install went bad. Cause be your virus scanner or tried to install to a windows protected folder.  "The Object reference not set to an instance of an object" is a bad value in the code or file which has caused a bad or missing reference: this is referred to as a "NULL" value or reference.

(That error will also occur if you have have instaled an older version of Plan G IE: v3.1.4 or v3.2.1 and are trying to update the navigation database for P3Dv4. (v3.2.2 is required)

Anyways: try the following:

1. Uninstall Plan G.

2, Turn off your virus scanner or blockers.

3. Re-Install the latest version of PLAN G. Install as admin and install to a location that is outside any windows protected folder.

4. Once done - set the program to always Run as administrator.  (right click on the icon > properties- and go to compatibility tab - Check "run as administrator".

5. Once that is done, Run the Plan G program-
Go to the Data tab >  Build Navigation Database, select the correct sim database, then select the settings tab: You have to navigate to the correct locations for your sim and scenery.cfg file (and add any additional scenery locations). Then click OK to save the information - On the next screen, click OK to execute the building of the navigation database.


Ps: Note: (*Right now the current Plan G version will not generate the navigation database for P3Dv5 )

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Garry

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Re: Plan G Database Failure
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 07:43:15 PM »
Thanks for assists, guys.

It is V5 I'm trying to build the database for.
So, I hope that's the reason because I reinstalled and ran with no AV and got the same result.

Is Mr Arnot working on the issue?

Thanks again.


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Re: Plan G Database Failure
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 09:19:47 PM »
As previously mentioned, right now the current Plan G version will not generate the navigation database for P3Dv5.

It is posted at plan g forum (April 18) that an update is required before plan g can handle updating the P3Dv5 data base but there is no timeline given.

The best you can do is use plan g with the P3Dv4 navigation database until such time that an update to plan g is done for use with P3Dv5.

OR in the interm switch over to little nav map which is P3Dv5 compatible.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 09:22:28 PM by nbrich1 »
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Re: Plan G Database Failure
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 09:21:24 PM »
Hi,

for a long time i use : https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html

try it's easy and airacs are uptodate every month LNM airacs ..

VFR IFR and all AI boats helios planes are on the map arround you plane ...

you can use for all simu you have ..  ;)