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  1. Hi there, I'm trying to map 'Next View' / 'Prev View' ('S' and 'Shift + S' keys in FSX) controls on my Saitek X52 Pro POV1 hat-key using FSUIPC combined buttons. But for some reason they don't work. I've checked the INI entries (see below), but I can't find anything wrong with them. These combinations for buttons 32-38 are used for views only and I've specifically checked that they aren't mapped on other buttons. Interestingly, 'Next Sub View' and 'Prev Sub View' ('A' and 'Shift + A' keys in FSX) controls work OK. Maybe someone has better eyes than mine? Kindly appreciated! 48=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,34,C65672,0 -{PAN_RIGHT}- 49=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,38,C65671,0 -{PAN_LEFT}- 51=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,32,C65734,0 -{PAN_UP}- 52=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,33,C65856,0 -{PAN_RIGHT_UP}- 53=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,35,C65857,0 -{PAN_RIGHT_DOWN}- 54=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,36,C65735,0 -{PAN_DOWN}- 55=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,37,C65855,0 -{PAN_LEFT_DOWN}- 56=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,39,C65854,0 -{PAN_LEFT_UP}- 57=CP(+0,0)(+0,14)(-0,15)0,32,C65875,0 -{PAN_RESET}- 58=CP(+0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,34,C66153,0 -{NEXT_SUB_VIEW}- 59=CP(+0,0)(-0,14)(-0,15)0,38,C66154,0 -{PREV_SUB_VIEW}- 60=CP(+0,0)(+0,14)(-0,15)0,34,C65827,0 -{NEXT_VIEW}- 61=CP(+0,0)(+0,14)(-0,15)0,38,C65828,0 -{PREV_VIEW}- 62=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,34,C66526,0 -{EYEPOINT_RIGHT}- 63=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,38,C66527,0 -{EYEPOINT_LEFT}- 64=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,32,C66528,0 -{EYEPOINT_FORWARD}- 65=CR(-0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,36,C66529,0 -{EYEPOINT_BACK}- 66=CR(+0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,32,C66524,0 -{EYEPOINT_UP}- 67=CR(+0,0)(-0,14)(+0,15)0,36,C66525,0 -{EYEPOINT_DOWN}- 68=CP(+0,0)(+0,14)(+0,15)0,32,C66530,0 -{EYEPOINT_RESET}-
  2. Hi there, I know, it's an old topic but I'm putting it here not to spoil the forum with yet another similar topic. Please feel free to relocate it as appropriate. Anyway, I'm trying to get the values for Prop RPM percentage (%) and Torque pressure (psi) for Aerosoft Twin Otter DHC-6-300 and to display them on the screen via a LUA script. The script works OK but I'm not sure if the offsets I'm working with are correct - the values match with the aircraft's gauge indicators only if divided with certain 'guesstimated' scalars , as shown below (e.g., 386.45 and 327.66). So, is there any elegant solution to get correct values for the above parameters? PS: FSX Acceleration with FSUIPC v4.972a propRPM1 = round (ipc.readDBL(0x2400) / 386.45) propRPM2 = round (ipc.readDBL(0x2500) / 386.45) torque1 = round (ipc.readUD(0x08F4) / 327.66) torque2 = round (ipc.readUD(0x098C) / 327.66) Thanks!
  3. Thank you, Thomas! That's exactly what I was looking for. It works! :)
  4. Hello everybody, I'd like to display heading and course degrees on Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) through FSUIPC. I can see the tool-tips regular way (mouse hovering) but it's inconvenient during flight. E.g., I've tried to use the offset 0x0580 further converted to magnetic heading and displayed at each inc/dec of the heading bug but what I've got is aircraft's positional heading, not the one selected on HSI. Basically, what I want to achieve is a sort of 'tool-tip display using FSUIPC'. So, I wonder if one can successfully retrieve these values using FSUIPC on each turn/press of the HSI rotary button? Thanks!
  5. OMG, it was so obvious... This one works finally: function Armrest_Toggle() ipc.writeLvar("L:Twot_Armrest", nToggleVal(ipc.readLvar("L:Twot_Armrest"), 0, 1)) end Thank you VERY much for the hint, Thomas!!!
  6. Hi there, I'm trying to call the function 'Armrest_Toggle' with a button assigned through FSUIPC as follows: if ipcPARAM == 0 then Armrest_Toggle() end local function Armrest_Toggle() ipc.writeLvar(nToggleVal(ipc.readLvar("L:Twot_Armrest"), 0, 1)) end local function nToggleVal(nCurrVal, nVal1, nVal2) if nCurrVal == nVal1 then return nVal2 else return nVal1 end end I'm tracing the changes in LVars and when I press the assigned button, I get this error: 273111 *** LUA Error: ...Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Modules\dhc-6.lua:26: attempt to call global 'Armrest_Toggle' (a nil value) And here is the content of FSUIPC.ini, as relates to the particular aircraft I've loaded into the sim: [JoyNames] AutoAssignLetters=No 0=X52 Pro Flight Controller 0.GUID={A1946F60-C51A-11E6-8005-444553540000} [Profile.DHC-6] 1=Aerosoft DHC-6 [Buttons.DHC-6] 0=P0,1,CL1:R,0 ; armrest toggle -{Lua dhc-6}- [General] ShortAircraftNameOk=Substring [LuaFiles] 1=dhc-6 2=ipcReady 3=linda I wonder what can cause this error? Thanks in advance!!! FSUIPC4.log
  7. I tried this to no avail yet... function nToggleVal(nCurrVal, nVal1, nVal2) if nCurrVal == nVal1 then return nVal2 else return nVal1 end end function Armrest_Toggle() ipc.writeLvar(nToggleVal(ipc.readLvar("L:Twot_Armrest"), 0, 1)) end if ipcPARAM == 0 then Armrest_Toggle() end FSUIPC.ini is unchanged - FSUIPC recognizes the button OK. The problem is associated with function call I think. But I don't know why the above syntax doesn't work... :(
  8. Thank you, Thomas!!! Strange, I thought calling functions was just a matter of proper environment definition (local or global), but direction of declaration is smth new for me... I'll try your suggestion and return to this thread. And Happy New Year!!!
  9. rustam

    RealAir Beech Duke Turbine

    Thank you VERY much, Sir!!! I took the liberty to translate your LINDA script to "basic" Lua language since I don't use Linda with FSX. And it works pretty well! I hope you don't mind... :) Cheers, Rustam
  10. Since on aircraft I'm flying the ADF frequency is barely visible, especially the fractions part, I've written this piece of "dirty" code to display it on the screen: -- Converts decimal values stored at offsets 02D4 & 02D6 to hex function dec2hex(num) local a = {} local b = {} local i = 0 num = tonumber(num) while num > 0 do local q = math.floor(num / 16) -->> find quotient local r = num - q * 16 -->> find remainder if r == 10 then r = "A" -->> this IF part is not required anyway due to offset limits but it makes the converter sort of complete! elseif r == 11 then r = "B" elseif r == 12 then r = "C" elseif r == 13 then r = "D" elseif r == 14 then r = "E" elseif r == 15 then r = "F" end num = q i = i + 1 a[i] = r end -- reverse the array elements for j = 1,i do b[j] = a[i] i = i - 1 end -- join the array elements to a string return table.concat(b,"") end adf = ipc.readUW(0x02D4) adf_f = ipc.readUW(0x02D6) if adf_f == 0 then -->> Do I need to modify this IF part?! adf = dec2hex(adf) elseif adf_f == 256 then adf = dec2hex(adf) + 1000 elseif adf_f > 256 then adf = dec2hex(adf) + 1000 + (adf_f - 256)/10 elseif adf_f > 0 and adf_f < 256 then adf = dec2hex(adf) + adf_f/10 end ipc.display("ADF = "..adf.." kHz") ipc.sleep(50) The code goes into a WHILE loop and so far works ok. What I really wonder is how I can modify the IF section indicated above to read hi / low bytes at offset 02D6 properly (instead of doing this "dirty" hex / decimal addition) and amend to the value of offset 02D4 converted to hex? I'm sure the answer is really simple but I can't figure the better approach yet... Thanks!
  11. The power of C libraries... :) Amazing solution, thanks a million!!! I took the liberty to slightly modify your code - otherwise I see a blank spot instead of a zero: adf2_main = string.format("%03X", adf2_main) Thanks again, Roman!!!
  12. Simply brilliant! Thank you!!!
  13. As far as I can trace in the event log, by default the controls 65607 and 65615 has max step of 31. Therefore, I'm trying to implement the following code to bypass default values with step 256/16384: -- Elevator Trim ------------------------------------------------------------------------- if ipcPARAM == 890 then -- Up local val = ipc.readSW(0x0BC0) local newval = val + 256 if newval > 16383 then ipc.writeSW(0x0BC0,16383) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,0) else ipc.writeSW(0x0BC0,newval) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,10) end end if ipcPARAM == 891 then -- Down local val = ipc.readSW(0x0BC0) local newval = val - 256 if newval < -16383 then ipc.writeSW(0x0BC0,-16383) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,0) else ipc.writeSW(0x0BC0,newval) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,10) end end But it seems strange that when I reach 0 (zero) trimming down the elevator, instead of switching to negative values, the offset values start counting down from 65536, as shown in the image below, whereas in the List of Offsets it's clearly stated that elevator trim control input at offset xBC0 ranges from –16383 to +16383 being of type signed word (SW). Or, am I getting smth wrong?! :) Thanks! Rustam
  14. rustam

    Adding Sounds to Your Cockpit (LUA)

    Thank you, Michael!!! Very helpful and generous of you indeed...
  15. Roman, Thanks a lot! I followed your tips and guess what - it works, although a bit unexpectedly! :D I see your point... The lesson learnt: the key, as you have also mentioned, is the state of all buttons involved in compound button programming, not what one expects them to do even if the syntax I posted in OP is pretty much logical... Have a nice day! Rustam
  16. Can you please check the following syntax? I have tried to integrate both programming methods since I couldn't find a proper example showing the usage of combined buttons and LUA parameters in the FSUIPC Advanced User manual. This one doesn't work - FSUIPC recognizes only the action button and the LUA parameter but skips the trigger (+0,28) button. Is it possible to combine the two at all?! ... 27=CP(+0,28)0,8,CL1:R,65 ; battery {ipcPARAM = 65 in the 1st LUA file is activated with button 8 on joy 0 while button 28 on joy 0 is pressed} 28=CP(+0,28)0,9,CL1:R,64 ; generator {ipcPARAM = 64 in the 1st LUA file is activated with button 9 on joy 0 while button 28 on joy 0 is pressed} ... Thanks! Rustam
  17. Thanks, Roman! I double checked the contents of the INI file, nothing suspicious or similar to what you have described... But a 2nd set of eyes is better anyway: [JoyNames] AutoAssignLetters=No 0=Saitek X52 Pro Flight Controller 0.GUID={355F3F90-50DC-11E5-8001-444553540000} [LuaFiles] 1=SW_AN2 2=ipcReady 3=linda [Profile.SW_AN2] 1=Antonov [Buttons.SW_AN2] 0=CP(+0,28)0,4,CL1:R,1125 ; adf near-far switch 1=R0,6,CL1:R,780 ; mixture lean 2=R0,7,CL1:R,781 ; mixture enrich 3=CR(+0,18)0,6,CL1:R,812 ; prop pitch decr 4=CR(+0,18)0,7,CL1:R,813 ; prop pitch incr 5=R0,2,CL1:R,891 ; elevator trim down 6=R0,3,CL1:R,890 ; elevator trim up 7=P0,12,CL1:R,88 ; flaps up incr 8=P0,13,CL1:R,79 ; flaps down incr 9=P0,4,CL1:R,751 ; emerg flaps switch 10=P0,5,CL1:R,131 ; brakes 11=CP(+0,15)0,5,CL1:R,133 ; parking brakes 12=P0,1,CL1:R,1 ; cold & dark + autostart 13=U0,14,CL1:R,59 ; landing light left 14=P0,14,CL1:R,58 ; landing light right 15=P0,8,CL1:R,60 ; navigation light 16=P0,9,CL1:R,62 ; strobe light 17=P0,10,CL1:R,61 ; taxi light 18=P0,19,CL1:R,300 ; cockpit door 19=P0,21,CL1:R,301 ; pax door 20=CP(+0,15)0,21,CL1:R,302 ; cargo door 21=R0,20,CL1:R,900 ; aileron trim left 22=R0,22,CL1:R,901 ; aileron trim right 23=P0,31,CL1:R,132 ; manual pump 24=CP(+0,18)0,31,CL1:R,107 ; manual primer 25=CP(+0,15)0,31,CL1:R,57 ; tailwheel lock 26=CP(+0,15)0,25,CL1:R,1264 ; fuel tanks 27=CP(+0,15)0,8,CL1:R,65 ; battery 28=CP(+0,15)0,9,CL1:R,64 ; generator 29=CP(+0,15)0,23,CL1:R,804 ; magnetos 30=P0,23,CL1:R,920 ; cowl flaps incr 31=P0,25,CL1:R,921 ; cowl flaps decr [Axes.SW_AN2] RangeRepeatRate=10 0=0X,256,D,1,0,0,0 1=0Y,256,D,2,0,0,0 2=0Z,256,D,4,25,0,0 3=0R,256,D,3,0,0,0 [JoystickCalibration.SW_AN2] Aileron=-16384,-512,512,16384 AileronTrimControl=0 AllowSuppressForPFCquad=Yes ApplyHeloTrim=No BrakeReleaseThreshold=0 CowlFlaps1Control=0 CowlFlaps2Control=0 CowlFlaps3Control=0 CowlFlaps4Control=0 Elevator=-16384,-512,512,16384 ExcludeMixtureSet=Yes ExcludePropPitchSet=Yes ExcludeThrottleSet=Yes FlapDetents=No FlapsSetControl=0 MaxSteerSpeed=60 MaxThrottleForReverser=256 Reverser1Control=66422 Reverser2Control=66425 Reverser3Control=66428 Reverser4Control=66431 Reverser=-16384,-11000 ReverserControl=66292 Rudder=-16384,-512,512,16384 RudderTrimControl=0 SepRevsJetsOnly=No SlopeAileron=-2 SlopeElevator=-2 SlopeRudder=-3 SlopeThrottle=-4 SteeringTillerControl=0 Throttle=-9000,16384 UseAxisControlsForNRZ=No [General] AdvDisplayHotKey=65,11 AileronSpikeRemoval=Yes AutoScanDevices=Yes AutoTuneADF=No AxesWrongRange=No AxisCalibration=No AxisIntercepts=No BlankDisplays=No BrakeReleaseThreshold=75 ClearWeatherDynamics=No ClockSync=Yes ClockSyncMins=1 CloudIcing=No CloudTurbulence=No Console=No CustomWeatherModify=No DelayedMouseLookZoom=No DeleteVehiclesForAES=Yes DirectAxesToCalibs=No DisconnTrimForAP=Yes DontResetAxes=No ElevatorSpikeRemoval=Yes EnableMouseLook=No EventsViaCommands=Yes FixControlAccel=Yes FixMachSpeedBug=Yes GenerateCirrus=No GetNearestAirports=Yes History=5A32BD8JRGOS3PH71NH2N InitDelay=0 InitDelayDevicesToo=No LoadFlightMenu=No LoadPlanMenu=No LuaRerunDelay=66 MagicBattery=No MaxIce=-4 MaxSurfaceWind=0 MinIce=-4 MouseWheelMove=No MouseWheelTrim=No MouseWheelTrimSpeed=1 NewInterceptTextMenu=No OneCloudLayer=No OOMcheck=Yes OOMcheckInterval=10 OwnWeatherChanges=No PatchSIM1friction=Yes PauseAfterCrash=Yes PollGFTQ6=No PressureSmoothness=0 ReversedElevatorTrim=No RudderSpikeRemoval=Yes SaveDataWithFlights=No SavePreviousFlight=No ShortAircraftNameOk=Substring ShowMultilineWindow=Yes ShowPMcontrols=No SimConnectStallTime=1 SmoothBySimTime=No SpoilerIncrement=512 SuppressAllGusts=No SuppressCloudTurbulence=No SuppressMultilineFS=No SuppressSingleline=No SuppressWindTurbulence=No SuppressWindVariance=No TCASid=Flight TCASrange=40 TemperatureSmoothness=0 ThrottleSyncAll=No TimeForSelect=4 TurbulenceDivisor=20,20,40,40 TurbulenceRate=1.0,5.0 UpdatedByVersion=4945 UpperWindGusts=No UseMidMouseBtn=No UseProfiles=Yes UseSystemTime=No VisibilityOptions=No WeatherReadFactor=2 WeatherRewriteSeconds=1 WhiteMessages=Yes WindAjustAltitude=No WindAjustAltitudeBy=2000 WindDiscardLevel=400 WindLimitLevel=200 WindSmoothAirborneOnly=Yes WindSmoothing=No WindSmoothness=2 WindTurbulence=No ZapSound=firework ZeroElevForAPAlt=Yes JoystickTimeout=20 ConsoleWindow=0,0,0,0 LogEvents=Yes FSVersionUsed="Microsoft Flight Simulator X",10.0.61637.0 SimConnectUsed=10.0.61259.0 [Axes] PollInterval=10 RangeRepeatRate=10 [Buttons] PollInterval=25 ButtonRepeat=20,10 [JoystickCalibration] Aileron=-16384,-512,512,16384 AileronTrimControl=0 AllowSuppressForPFCquad=Yes ApplyHeloTrim=No CowlFlaps1Control=0 CowlFlaps2Control=0 CowlFlaps3Control=0 CowlFlaps4Control=0 Elevator=-16384,-512,512,16384 ExcludeMixtureSet=Yes ExcludePropPitchSet=Yes ExcludeThrottleSet=Yes FlapDetents=No FlapsSetControl=0 MaxSteerSpeed=60 MaxThrottleForReverser=256 Reverser1Control=66422 Reverser2Control=66425 Reverser3Control=66428 Reverser4Control=66431 Reverser=-16384,-11000 ReverserControl=66292 Rudder=-16384,-512,512,16384 RudderTrimControl=0 SepRevsJetsOnly=No SteeringTillerControl=0 Throttle=-16384,16384 UseAxisControlsForNRZ=No [AutoSave] AutoSaveEnabled=No Files=10 Interval=60 Next=1 SaveOnGround=No [GPSout] GPSoutEnabled=No Port=COM0 Speed=4800 Interval=2000 PosTo6Decimal=No SimModeIndicator=No Sentences= [GPSout2] GPSoutEnabled=No Port=<none set> Speed=4800 Interval=2000 PosTo6Decimal=No SimModeIndicator=No Sentences= [WideServer] WideFSenabled=Yes [Window.LUA display] Docked=7354, 2828, 3545, 2459 Thanks! Rustam
  18. Yes, the assigned button activates both positions (0 for neutral and 1 for charging) well. But smth gets wrong at charging stage unless I switch to position 1 with mouse. The L:Var "AN2_inertia" should increase gradually adding ~0.15 at each charging step, whereas with LUA script switching from 0 to 1 sky-rockets the value to >1000... Switching to position -1 with LUA is... impossible at all! Roger that... If I understood you correctly I can achieve the same with LINDA Tracer - it has a facility where you can change a value of the L:Var in question "on the fly". Will try that again to debug. Thanks for a tip!!! That's my nightmare... I expressed the same concern about the code at SibiWings forum, so I strongly hope to get a reasonable answer from the developers. Paul, thanks again for your time and understanding!!!
  19. Captains, I'm close to finish my first ever LUA script which is dedicated to beautiful but grumpy "Annushka". :) It was made possible thanks to precious advices I got from Pete, Paul (Gypsy Baron), LINDA Tracer and already covers almost ALL buttons, knobs, and switches found in the cockpit. But it can do more, particularly put the aircraft in a complete Cold & Dark situation and initiate the auto-start procedure (for lazy guys like me!). There is only one problem though and I would like to hear your advice again. The final stage of auto-start procedure requires inertial clutch switch put to charging (LMB click), then wait until the charger noise stabilizes and ampermeter shows not less than 8 amps, and switch it to the right (RMB click) with magneto set to 1+2 mode immediately after engine is started. The following piece of code tries to accomplish this task: local i = 0 local clutch = "L:AN2_inertial_clutch" local soundSet = "L:play_sound" local magneto = 0x0892 if ipc.readLvar(clutch) == 0 then ipc.writeLvar(clutch,1) -- inertial clutch switch CHARGE (LMB click) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,10) i = 3 while i > 0 do ipc.control(66740,1) -- manual pump switch x3 times ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,52) ipc.sleep(1500) i = i - 1 end if ipc.readUD(0x08F8) > 0 then -- while fuel pressure is OK... ipc.control(66300) ipc.writeLvar(clutch,-1) -- put inertial clutch switch to ON (RMB click) ipc.sleep(500) end if ipc.readUW(magneto) == 0 then ipc.control(66400,3) -- set magneto to 1+2 ipc.writeLvar(soundSet,13) ipc.display("Magneto: SET TO 1+2") ipc.sleep(1000) end end Here is the photo of the switch: But in fact changing L:Var "AN2_inertial_clutch" to -1 (note the minus sign!) yields nothing... :( When I do this with mouse, the engine starts OK but programmatically it's not possible... yet! The switch doesn't animate, nor it returns the requested value (-1). I have tried to trace the L:Vars associated with the clutch switch but I cannot see them in event log. So, I thought maybe you can advice what other variables might be initiated during the startup so that the script can do everything without any user (mouse) interaction? Thanks! Rustam
  20. Thanks a lot, Pete!!! It works finally! Oh, my intention was not to make you sad or be arrogant to your recommendations! I hope I didn't say anything harmful... I must admit, I didn't check your recommendation before posting here but hey I was just trying to make my point concerned that checking that particular offset may not help... even though it looked as the only reasonable condition to check. Also, I was confused when I saw in the event log that control parameter actually changes from 0 to 1 and back. I thought there must be a way to check those parameters programmatically, like "if ipc.control(66477,0) == true/false then". Again, thank you very much for your tips!!! PS: Judging from that huge list of FSX controls and knowing that control parameters cannot have states, does it mean that each control can be checked using your published offsets? Rustam
  21. Thank you, Pete! Yes, I know that. To be more specific, I think the question I had to ask shouldn't be HOW to check the state of control but WHAT conditionality can be used to effectively know the control's state if developer hadn't specify a local variable to check against, or when it's impossible to get such variable with regular tools (like an event log) even if LVar exists. But you've answered that already below recommending to employ offsets which I did actually in my example... to no avail yet. :) Is it possible to get control's state/parameter similar to how FSUIPC writes it into the log file? Oh, good to know that, thanks! What I mean is I cannot think of any other conditionality to use for checking the state of such a simple control as 66477. It's just a toggle switch with 2 parameters only, as I described above, and I really didn't want to bother writing a special function for checking its on/off condition. Even the offset 0x3122 we discuss here doesn't seem to be a reliable condition to check against. Sorry but I cannot comment more on this since I don't know the specifics of what this marker sound offset controls - I just saw it on the list of offsets and it seemed to be the only option to use as a condition to check control's state. Can you expand this part a bit, please? Two questions: # What condition(s) should be met so that the check of offset 3122 returns true or false? Again, I don't know much about this offset except that it's listed in FSUIPC document... If it doesn't control an actual marker sound then what?! Will this help to check the control's (66477) state? I'm confused... # Where can I get more info/examples on LUA logic library? I read about it in on p.11 of the reference paper but there is just a table with not much details covered. I will for sure! The quest goes on... :) Thanks a lot for your time and unprecedented support!!!
  22. I know, it's a rather old thread but I came across a similar situation when I need to know ipc.control parameter value to do one of the two actions using the same button on my joystick when there is no LVar as a condition to check against. Eg., Marker Sound Toggle which is 66477 and accepts two parameters only: 1 to do this, 0 to do that... in my case to switch between the toggle's sound files at on/off positions. The event log also shows the control, its name, and parameters (0 or 1) but I don't know how to make that work in LUA file. Being unable to effectively check ipc.control's parameter, I've tried this workaround with marker sound offset mask from the "List of FSX Offsets" but I'm not sure that the read offset is a solid reference when the actual marker sound is not audible: if ipcPARAM == 41 then -- Toggle if ipc.readUB(0x3122) == 2^2 then -- <-- I need a valid condition to check on this line. Eg, "if ipc.control(66477) parameter = 1 then do this"... ipc.control(66477) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet, 10) -- <-- sound file to play when ON else ipc.control(66477) ipc.writeLvar(soundSet, 11) -- <-- sound file to play when OFF end end Thanks!
  23. Hi there, As mentioned in the User Guide, some 3rd-party aircraft "use the more recent technique of having gauges in XML. Those are also not susceptible to "Mouse Macros". That's exactly the case with SibWings Antonov An-2 which initiates LVars through swan2.DLL. So, I guess I won't be able to use mouse macros for this aircraft, as also been proven by numerous tests from my side with the latest versions of the aircraft and FSUIPC (registered). So, I've decided to use another approach by making a LUA plugin similar to A2A Spitfire but it contains more than one function tailored specifically for that particular aircraft model. I would be happy to limit myself to default FSX controls managed through FSUIPC.INI but the usage of a LUA plugin is necessary since some of the switches are bound to LVars only - like the inertial clutch and the oil shutter mechanism. How can I assign buttons and keypresses on my Saitek X52 Pro to be able to call different functions from the same LUA file without using macros or LINDA? Is it ever possible through FSUIPC.INI?! Thanks! Rustam
  24. If by "ordinary buttons" you mean joystick buttons, yes, I am. I don't have any 3-position switch on my Saitek X52 Pro, unfortunately, but use a HAT3 switch with up/down/left/right buttons instead. So, at first I was thinking to assign all 3 positions of the clutch switch to a single button. But then it seemed totally unrealistic and illogical to me - a user may simply revoke his decision to start the engine and may want to return the switch to OFF (from LVar param = 1 to 0) without even going further to LVar param = -1 as an extra (unnecessary) step. So, two buttons are OK since this also complies with real-world operation of the aircraft - one button (ipcPARAM = 0) will toggle the switch from 0 to 1 (and back) while the other one (ipcPARAM = 1) will control positions 0 and -1, respectively. The latter doesn't work... yet! And thanks for info about offsets!!! I'll check that and report back. All the best, Rustam
  25. I'm not sure about the wiring of the switch but, in fact, it uses both mouse buttons as in a real-life engine startup procedure - LMB as a toggle for LVar positions 0 (OFF) and 1 (to charge actuator preparing it for engine startup when ampermeter shows at least 8 ampers), and RMB as a toggle for positions 0 and -1 (ON) from which the switch automatically springs back to position 0 after a couple of seconds (when the engine is started). My code emulates LMB actions well but fails to switch from pos 0 to -1 (note the sign!) and back since p = 1 (see: my code above). See also the attached image to visualize positions on this particular gauge. The same problem exists with other switches like the fuel selector valve which has even 4 positions (All OFF, Left, Right, All ON). But here the developers used a native FSX control (FUEL_SELECTORS_SET, if memory serves me well) instead of a local variable. Hence using a syntax like if p == ipc.control(xxxxx) to check for the state of FSX control, similar to LVar check in my code, returns a LUA error "attempt to compare nil with number" which, AFAIU, is due to... FSX control doesn't return an explicit parameter value but rather gives a specific instruction / command. Oh, indeed, I meant mouse macros only... I better go back to re-read the manual. Thanks for heads-up!!!

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