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  1. 3 minutes ago, Ruler said:

    Long story short: versions 6.0.14 and 6.0.14b works fine to me, but 6.0.14c again reports button 225 when any button is released.

    Hmm, strange - I will check.

    7 minutes ago, Ruler said:

    Maybe I didn’t understand well which file is the latest, but I thought that you would like to know that 6.0.14c also has the reported problem.

    6.0.14c is the latest and it should be fixed in that version, but not in 6.0.14 or 6.0.14b! I'll take a look to see what is happening (tomorrow).

    9 minutes ago, Ruler said:

    I use this opportunity to thank Pete & John for their marvellous tool!

    Thank you!

  2. 1 minute ago, Tony Candappa said:

    However I am still unable to see "Assignment" option in the File Menu.   Neither other Options like Load Flight etc are available. How can I resolve this please. 

    There is no "Assignment" option in the File menu.

    Did you read and follow the installatiion and registration guide, as advised? What did the pop-up say when you clickef the 'Register' button?
    Does your FSUIPC look like the main window shown in the User guide?

    2 minutes ago, Tony Candappa said:

    Have followed Instructions up to this Point.

    You have not! I still don't understand what your problem is  as what you are saying doesn't make any sense. Have you read the Installation and Registration guide? If not, PLEASE DO SO NOW.

    3 minutes ago, Tony Candappa said:

    I have a Registered my FSUIPC7  Customer ID 445255.

    It is only a registered version if you have entered your registration details and generated a FSUIPC7.key file by pressing the Register button, as I keep saying.
    I cannot help you if you do not do this and report what occurred.

    It sounds to me, although noir clear from your description, that you haven't registered. If you did register, and saw a pop-up telling you that your registration is valid, then check your installation folder to see if an FSUIPC7.key file was created. If not, this may be due by trying to install in a protected location (under Documents or Program Files), in which case you should re-install into a better location. Otherwise, you can create the key file manually (instructions in several other posts), but this really shouldn't be needed.


  3. 7 hours ago, waqar_mw said:

    I will try that with the A320

    I think they work in the A320 without using lvars, but you may need the FBW mod or the MobiFlight event module (also via WASM), or probably both.
    Anyway, as WASM modules are broken in the current release, I can't check this for you at the moment (and I'm still downloading the latest update!).

  4. 13 hours ago, Miles Franklin said:

    and the other anwser of the MaxClients parameter in your SimConnect.xml, i dont understand...very sorry..

    Try google. There are several topics  on this in the FSUIPC forums, and also in the FSX forums. Its an easy fix - find the SimConnect.xml file used by FSX (under your AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX folder) and then just change the MaxClients value to 128 (the default is 64). If the SimConnect.xml isn't there, create a default one (see https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/445286-simconnectxml-file-issue/)

    You can also confirm that this is actually your issue first if you like, by activating SimConnect logging, but that is more involved than just updating the MaxClients parameter, so I would just try that first to see if it helps - it will not have any negative side effects.

  5. 6 minutes ago, DrDave- said:

    You list 10 starting with "ipc" in your "Lua Library Reference". In which folder are they located?

    They are lua functions (part of the FSUIPC lua library) built into FSUIPC, not plugins.

    The plugins are documented in the FSUIPC Lua Plug-Ins.pdf, and are contained in a zip file called Example LUA plugins.zip in your Documents folder.


  6. 6 minutes ago, DrDave- said:

    Not sure where FSUIPC's Lua library structure is located. Understand where Lua modules are located and use of plug-ins.

    The lua library (and interpreter) are built into FSUIPC6 - they are not located anywhere. 

    By default, all FSUIPC lua plugins are loaded from the FSUIPC installation folder. You can change this location by adding a LuaPath parameter to the [LuaFiles] section of your FSUIPC6.ini file - see the Advanced User manual for details (P10).

    11 minutes ago, DrDave- said:

    Is there anyway with  paths and directories in Lua to share function and commands? Or is there a better method to share?

    Well, you can try using the same lua plugin folder for both and use the LuaPath ini parameter in FSUIPC. However, I'm not sure this is a good idea. Certainly other lua interpreters will not be able to understand the FSUIPC-specific lua scripts, although you may be able to use non-FSUIPC lua scripts in FSUIPC, but I don't know if this is useful - if a script its not using the FSUIPC lua library, it isn't doing anything to/in/for FSUIPC.

    Peta (and many other FSUIPC users) interface to Arduino's, so they may have further advice.

  7. I've added hvar support via lua and macros in the attached version (v7.1.0e)
    Note that the hvar name argument for the new lua function activateHvar must be preceded by 'H:'.
    For Lvars, no 'L:'. This is due to the fact that the internal hvars are stored with the H:, but lvars are not stored with the L:.
    I may change this - it was done so I could easily tell the difference between L and H variables while developing.

    For using lvars/havrs in macros, they are always proceeded by L:/H:. 



  8. 2 hours ago, Tony Candappa said:

    1.Start MSFS.  Auto Start FSUIPC7.

    2. Click Connect. 

    3. File Menu does not appear.  Therefore unable to See  Assignments sub Menu or any others .

    Why are you clicking 'Connect' - you should use Auto-Connect to FS (see Options menu), which is the default.

    And this has nothing to do with the Assignments menu - you can assign without MSFS even running (although not advised).

    Your problem is that you are using an unregistered version, which does not have the Assignments menu.

    When you installed, at the end of the installation process, there is a page for registration. Did you register there? i.e. enter your license details and click the Register button? 

    So, your issue is nothing to do with the (new) title or your original post, it is that you cannot see the Assignments menu option, which means that you are using an unregistered version.

    PLEASE at least give a quick look at the documentation. I provide these so I don't have to be continually answering posts like this one. I suggest that you start with the Installing and Registering FSUIPC7 one, and then move on to the User Guide.

    If you didn't reach the registration page during installation, it means the installer crashed, and you won't have the documents installed (but you will still have the Installation and Registration guide, as that is in the zip you downloaded). If this is the case, then this is usually due to your VC++ redistibutables being wrong, and you need to uninstall and re-install them. Instructions (and a link) are provided in the README.txt file for this.

    Later:... and what do you mean by 'File Menu does not appear'..That is ALWAYS in the FSUIPC7 main window. What are you looking at?

  9. 1 minute ago, andhog said:

    but you can only set them by ID.

    At the moment, yes, but as I said, you can do:
         setLvar(getHvarIdFromName("My lvar"), myLvarValue);
    (or similar if using the dll). And, as I also said, I will add some convenience functions (at some point, low priority) to do this directly, i.e.
         setLvar("MyLvar", my/lvarValue);

    (overloaded in the WAPI, I will have to give different names in the dll, eg setLvarByName).


  10. 4 hours ago, John Dowson said:

    Try removing these from the [JoystickCalibration] section of your ini files:



    then reload you assignments.

    Or uncheck the 'Map to 4props' and 'Map to 4 Mixt' checkboxes on page 2 of the calibration screens. You don't need to do this as you are using separate axes for mixture1/2 & propPitch1/2.
    Once that's done, you can calibrate your Mixture1/2 on page 4 of the calibration screens, and as they are using separate axes  you should calibrate both mixture1 and mixture2 (and not map, unless you want to map your 2 axes to 4).


  11. 1 minute ago, Auffan said:

    .. you must think from your answer that I want to rip you off for 30 €. very disappointed with your lack of trust in your customers.

    You will find that the same refund policy applies to ALL products on SimMarket, and most other digital downloaded products. Those that do offer a refund (NOT on SimMarket) allow for a restricted period only and also do on-line license validation so that they can cancel/invalidate the license.

    You must realise that there are many people using hacked or publicly available keys for licensed software. You may not do these, but I'm afraid that here are an awlful lot of people that do.

    Anyway, there is no point discussing this further. No refunds.. And I don't understand why you even want to request one when you haven't even tried the software, even though you should have tried before you bought it. As I said, your issue is a relatively common one that is easy to solce, and is documented in the README.txt.


  12. If using the A320, you you try the MobiFlight events to control these:


    // A320 FBW Mod - FCU

    You can use these in FSUIPC7 by adding them using event files. There is a post in this forum (including event files you can download and use) on how to do this.

    For the offsets, you could try looking at 0x07DC, 0x07E2 and 0x3458

  13. 4 minutes ago, Helibrewer said:

    Found it, yes, it's an incomplete list compared to the "List  LVARS". The main reason I was interested is because I thought it would be easier than trimming the values out of the listing windows to create my file of LVAR names.

    There are (or should be) multiple files there - only 146 lvars per file, which is how many each Client Data Area created can hold, again a hangover from a previous implementation.

    You usually actually get more lvars when you create lvar files, as it re-scans for lvars when doing this so you can get more than the initial scan. If you find that you get more, you can issue a reload command to the WASM to reload all the current lvars back to the client/WAPI.

  14. 1 minute ago, kowgli said:

    Maybe it's because I have some special characters in my name - the letter 'Ł' and a dash '-'?

    Maybe, but I don't think so. I have verified details here when this has happened (using the installer) and they have been fine. For a few users, re-installing the VC__ redistributables have solved this issue, for others not. However, as this is a rare occurrence, there is an easy work-around, and I cannot reproduce, its not really worth me investigating this at the moment, especially as I have so much else on my plate at the moment....

  15. 6 minutes ago, Tony Candappa said:

    Need guidance to set up TBM930 Throttle control. Not having much luck. Tried following the YouTube video but was not able to succeed. Grateful for details on how to assign. My peripherals are CH controls

    I don't know what video you are talking about. Have you tried looking at and following the documentation? Start with the User Guide, especially the section The Easy Step-by-Step Way to Calibrate Your Controls. If you still have issues, then post what you have tried, what problems you have, and also include your FSUIPC7.ini file.

    3 minutes ago, Tony Candappa said:

    Never done one of these forums before. What do I do next.?

    Be patient!


  16. 12 minutes ago, Helibrewer said:

    Should the "Create Aircraft LVAR file" be functional yet in the test client? It is the only thing that doesn't seem to generate an output.

    Yes its working - although I don't know why you would want to use this function. Its a hangover from a previous implementation. The files are created under your AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\fsuipc-lvar-module\work folder (which is the WASM persistent storage area for the FSUIPC WASM module).

  17. 11 minutes ago, waqar_mw said:

    Yes, I did try that control event with parameter 6 and it does nothing in the simulator even with Asobo A320. Then I tried with paramter 0 and that just turns off everything in the cockpit but overhead panel buttons don't move at all.

    I also noticed this in the 747.

    12 minutes ago, waqar_mw said:

    The thing is I tried fiddling around with your WASM Module but I couldn't figure out how to get LVARS and the thing is there is no documentation on it yet so I can't follow any guides as I am quite new to lvars. I will have a look around and try to gather some information on lvars, I hope someone can help you write a guide for the usage of WASM module. 

    There is an lvar (on the 747) for standby power: XMLVAR_StandbyPower_Selector. However, I've just tried this and it only seems to work switching between AUTO and BAT, and cannot switch to or from OFF.

    As for lvars in FSUIPC7, I have just released an early-access version with lvar support. For documentation on how to use lvars with FSUIPC7, you have to look at the FSUIPC6 documentation for the time being (and also have the WASM module installed - just download, unzip and move to your community folder, instructions on the WASM announcement page). I will be updating the documentation and the installer (to handle the WASM) in the coming days, and hope to release this as an official beta release later this week (or early next week).

  18. 12 hours ago, TJT said:

    Simple situation, I want to be able put Battery Master on and then the Standby Power to AUTO, when commencing from dark the startup of a flight.

    I'm not sure about the 748 as its an add-on that I don't have. Enable event logging and activate the controls in the UI and see what events are logged.

    For the stock 747, it has been reported that the Master  Battery Set event (as well as offset 0x281C) only work to switch the battery off but not on. When clicking in the UI, it sends the event ELECTICAL BUS TO BUS CONNECTION TOGGLE with a parameter of 17, however assigning to this does nothing. But, using a parameter of 0 seems to turn all power off/on, but doesn't change the UI switch state.

    For the Standby Power (again, in the 747), there is an lvar called XMLVAR_StandbyPower_Selector. I have just tried this in the 747 and it works switching between AUTO and BAT but not to or from off. Note that to use lvars you will need the latest beta (or best to wait for an official release if not an advanced user).

    Anyway, as you are using a 3rd party add-on, first try the support for that aircraft to see if they have provided anything to control those functions first.

  19. 17 minutes ago, Auffan said:

    'm sorry but the purchased product FSUIPC7 does not work after multiple installations. I am very disappointed, especially to have spent € 29.99 for nothing.

    I bought this product with confidence, in the hope that it will be reliable; I am not a computer technician, nor a mechanic. I ask you for a refund or a credit for it or the choice of another item.

    Did you try re-installing the VC++ redistributables as advised?

    Sorry, no refunds. You can download and try before purchase, and I also offer time-limited licenses for those who wish to try the registered version before purchase. We do not provide refunds as once the license is issued, it cannot be revoked (no real-time license validation).

    The issue is that you do not have the correct windows files installed to use the software. This is easily fixed by following the advice I have already given.

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