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  1. Thanks. I was looking for a shortcut that I could put in a Lua script. What I am doing is tryng to automate some testing. I'm working on a project to create accurate timezones for FSX which involves creating a relatively large number of timezone rectangles that set the base time offset and the DST dates. The probem is that with the large number of resulting timezones doing a reasonable test. The only way I can find to know the local time offset that's being used in FSX is to manually look at the world -- time and season settings menu. I went through about 50 or so airports this way, first "go to airport" then reading out the local time. So next I wrote a script that is writing to file the offset 0246 on an offset event and also by timer along with aircraft lat/lon, and then trying to write flightplans that take me over a reasonable test area and run at simrate 8x to capture data, then ploting it to see if it is "right". Still kind of slow. I was thinking it might be an improvement instead of flying a flightplan to just jump from airport to airport and log the offset at each one. I can look at my plot and get a good selection of possible trouble airports (such as near time boundaries) and also some random selection. So my idea was to use a list of ICAOs as input and then move the user aircraft, read the offest, and repeat all under the script. I guess I can extract airport lat/lon/alt data from my plot but that's just a bit more work. sorry for posting in wrong forum. I was looking for some info in the FAQ and didn't realize I wasn't back in support forum when I posted. scott s. .
  2. I was wondering if there was any way to move the user aircraft to a given ICAO? I don't need the exact runway start, just the airport ref point would be good enough. Sort of like using the "go to airport" menu. scott s. .
  3. I was wondering if there was any control that can set the 2d panel transparency such as in the FSX options display aircraft slider? I'm thinking maybe not, as it seems if transparency is set to 0% the outside view will take the sizeX and sizeY parameters from panel.cfg, while any transparency above 0% causes the outside view to fill the window and I imagine that would be hard to change on the fly with a control. scott s. .
  4. scott967

    Saitek Joystick Modes

    My suggestion would be if you are going to use fsuipc to program your Saitek, dump the Saitek drivers and just use the default win 7 ones. AFAIK all you get with the Saitek drivers is the "auto-calibrate" feature of Saitek which never worked well for me anyway. scott s. .
  5. Thanks, I'm a little slow getting back because I am reinstalling everything on Win 7 x64 and I am trying to redo stuff in a better setup, rather than just duplicate what I had been using before. I've always plugged the second joy into the same USB and seem to not have had any problems with windows xp reassigning , though I guess Win 7 may differ. I think just having both sticks assigned will probably work OK, at least for the throttle as I have a bit of idle zone assigned. Will have to see how it works with aileron and elevator. My saitek x45 stick seems to get noisy pots sometimes. In my old setup I had different fs9.cfg files I called by shortcut and each called a different fsuipc.ini but I was wanting to get away from the two different FS9 shortcuts. scott s. .
  6. I've been looking at the multi-joystick assignment "method 2" shown in the advanced user guide. My question concerns the throttle axis: joystick 1 has a single throttle lever which normally would be assigned "axis throttle set". joystick 2 has multiple throttle levers, set "axis throttle 1 set""axis throttle n set" as appropriate on a per-aircraft basis. Joy1 is always connected. Joy2 is only connected at times. So when Joy2 is not connected I want to use Joy1, but when Joy2 is connected I want to prefer Joy2. Any way to make those work together? I haven't experimented, but I assume that the "throttle" and "throttle 1" would be seen by fsuipc as different controls and each would be sent to FS? My first thought was to assign the joy1 throttle to "throttle 1", and then in calibrations calibrate throttle 1 and in throttle 2 check the "map 1 to 234" checkbox, but that seems to prevent calibrating throttle 2, 3, or 4 on joy2. scott s. .
  7. Well, the SimMarket product page says: UPGRADING FROM FSUIPC 3 or/and WIDEFS 6? If you purchased FSUIPC 3 or/and WIDEFS 6 after or on JULY 1st 2007, you are entitled to the special upgrade price of EUR12.00 (+VAT where applicable) only. NOTE: The special upgrade price will be awarded automatically, therefore you must be logged into your same account used to purchase the previous version! If in doubt contact simMarket support first! NO REFUNDS GIVEN! So my guess would be contact simMarket support. scott s. .
  8. OK, I have my JoyNames: [JoyNames] AutoAssignLetters=No 0=Saitek X45 Flight Controller 1=CH Pro Pedals USB 2=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke 3=Saitek Pro Flight Quadrant so is the idea that I edit these such as [JoyNames] AutoAssignLetters=No S=Saitek X45 Flight Controller R=CH Pro Pedals USB Y=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Q=Saitek Pro Flight Quadrant or do I append these these lines to this section? Then for my existing assignments, I edit them all accordingly 1=R2,20,C65966,0 to 1=RY,20,C65966,0 and 0=2Z,256,F,65765,0,0,0 to 0=YZ,256,F,65765,0,0,0 ? scott s. .
  9. got it -- thanks scott s. .
  10. Is there any problem moving sections around in the fsuipc.ini file? My aircraft calibrations / assignments are kind of randomly added and I would like to straighten them out a bit. scott s. .
  11. The multi-ini support in 4.306 is working very nice. Thanks for putting it in. scott s. .
  12. scott967

    FSUIPC4 multiple ini?

    I do use the aircraft specific options, which works really well along with shortname. My yoke takes up a lot of deskspace, and sometimes I just want to use the stick for some quick work, esp when I am doing scenery development. I guess it's mainly the roll, pitch, and throttle axis settings, I don't think there is a problem with duplicate button settings. scott s. .
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    FSUIPC4 multiple ini?

    I found it really useful!!! I have both a stick and yoke, with different assignments and calibrations depending on which I have plugged in. Multi fs9.cfg with matching fsuipc.ini is a life saver. It would be great to have it back if possible. scott s. .
  14. Is there a way to get multiple ini's in FSUIPC4? ControlName= in fsx.cfg doesn't seem to do anything. Or some other way to achieve this effect? I have different hardware configurations and use different fsx.cfg variants for them, and would like to match FSUIPC options to them, as I did in FSUIPC3. scott s. .
  15. Now that you mention it, I think when I was first playng around I might have selected the "throttlen_set by mistake which maybe part of my comprehension problem. Will keep playing. scott s. .
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