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X-plane 10.45 -- On start altimeter set at 82,380ft for KVUO. Program locks when dialed back to 28 ft. Same problem for other airports I've tried.

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Hi vancouverjack.

10.50 is now final. Mind updating to that version to see if it fixes the problem or not? If not, please give a few more details (what plane, etc) or try discarding your preferences and restoring defaults.
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jroberts,

Thank you for your response.

I deleted my previous version and did a clean install of version 10.50. Problem persists

I'm flying the C172 from KVUO, daylight with overcast skies. Altimeter reads correct field elevation of 28 ft MSL when instrument panel view first appears

Problems start when I go to the Environment/Weather page to reduce low-level cloud base to 700 ft. On returning to the  instrument panel view, altimeter reads 72,660 ft. When I dial altimeter back to the field elevation of 28 ft MSL, program locks up. Thanks for your help.

VancouverJack
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jroberts,

How do I discard my preferences and restore defaults? Perhaps they've carried over to what I thought was a "clean install"?
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jroberts,

I found the preferences folder and dumped it -- problem solved.

I think what happened is the format of the weather page has changed and the barometric pressure is now in the position on the page formerly occupied by the low-level cloud base. I entered my 700 ft ceiling in the barometric pressure field -- that's what drove the altimeter to read 82,000 ft!

Thanks for your help.

VancouverJack

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