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  1. Hello. For @Eric Hutchinson (and anyone else stuck in the past - like me :). I just received the Bravo TQ and I do like its looks, feels okay but it has too many buttons for a throttle quadrant. I won't be using any buttons beyond the reversers. Also, when the throttles (4 for a B 747) are at max forward, the toggle buttons aren't really accessible. But it's an upgrade to the 2 Saitek TQ's I had before. I also thought the reverse throttles were analog but they are just buttons. There is an analog flap lever and a digital flap button - weird. Enough critique, I still like it and will use it - especially for the price. There is another option or "walk-around" the 32 button limit with FSUIPC and that is to use HIDMacros (website is: HIDmacros.eu). The author of that has moved on to LuaMacros but I find HIDMacros very easy to use. 1) It can go beyond the 32 buttons. 2) It's easy to program (much like VBA). 3) It is free as well. The only thing it can't do (unless someone knows how) is read and write to Lvars. But there is a easy work around that. Step 1 is to have the luas files/names listed in the proper places in FSUIPC.ini. 2) Write what you need in HIDMacros (i.e.: in the script tab: HIDMacros.SetFSUIPCInt &H4e0, 2, 1 [command &offset, size, value]. 3) In the actual *.lua, I use: function BravoTQ(offset, val) val = ipc.readSW(0x4E0) ipc.writeLvar("L:WhateverTheLvar", val) end event.offset(0x4E0,"SW",BravoTQ) In the *.xml gauge: use the (L:WhateverTheLvar, number) as required. One more cool thing about HIDMacros, is that it can distinguish between multiple keyboards connected to the same computer, the reason I use it. One caveat about HIDMacros is I couldn't shut it down in Windows 10 and it wouldn't save the work. Luckily, that is not my main FS computer. Also strange, to me, are the lights on the TQ but it looks great and thank you very much to the person that wrote the bravoleds.lua.
  2. Well... sad to say, the above works great with FSX, but NOT with FS9. Hm... what could be the reason (the ipc.readLvar) not available in FS9's FSUIPC (v3.999z9)? Well, don't I feel a bit silly. I had forgotten that I had assigned the throttle axis to 66D0. I did this so I could use the throttle axis to control up to 4 engine throttles, either together or separately as well as prop pitch, mixture, cowl flaps, flaps and spoiler. Re-assigned to 0x66E0 and all it well.
  3. Okay, Attached is a picture of my situation. I had to change the offset from 66CD to 66CF as, for some strange reason, was affecting 66CB. 66CB is used to be able to send alphanumeric characters to an FMC (actually its FS's default GPS500 with an CDU keypad). It worked fine until I added this lvar-to-offset logic - then things went badly. I separated the logic and restored the original FSUIPCShow.lua and added spokes2112.lua. FSUIPCShow.lua now works as intended - whew. I copied the above example from spokes2112's lua, with the exception of using 66CF as the offset. As can be seen by the attached screenshot, 66CF is not receiving, thus not displaying the data - ugh! Okay, figured it out. I guess I had an old version of FSUIPC (4.84) installed and it seems to not have the event.lvar option. I haven't had the need to update - until now. But shouldn't still there be a way to do this without the event.lvar option? If so, how? Okay! Final update: I was looking at Lvar_vasFMC.lua and where is what I got working without the event.lvar (good because I primarily use FS9): I suppose the "while 1 do" was required. Now I can "ipc.sleep" :) while 1 do FDValue = ipc.readLvar("L:CpitCmdrSetValue") ipc.writeDBL(0x66CF,FDValue) ipc.sleep(50) end
  4. Hello spokes2112. Thank you for your info. I did change the datatype to FLT and the lua is running on the local pc (with FS runnning). Still nothing, strange. I see you have it working on yours!!! Will keep plugging. Glenn Copeland's gauge is pretty cool as it brings some flight operations into the "digital" age. BTW, any math errors can also be corrected with Excel.
  5. Hello spokes2112. Thank you for your reply. Actually CpitCmdrSetValue is a Lvar from Glenn Copeland's Cockpit Commander gauge. It can be found at library.avsim.net or flightsim.com, or at least it used to be there. It is a great gauge in that it's easy to insert data directly for Nav/Com and autopilot parameters. It has a "keyboard" of numbers, so say you want the AP altitude to be 8500. Just "type" 8500, then hit the ALT button and that value goes into AP's altitude. btw: when the ALT button is "pressed" CpitCmdrSetValue is set to 0 (zero). This is required so a new value can be inserted. It's really nice for the Nav/Com frequencies. I've taken that gauge and added more features for my own use. Now use that function along with WideFS on a touchscreen tablet and life is easy. However, unless there is a way that I don't know about (high possibility), I can't see the L:CpitCmdrSetValue on the remote computer. The next step I took was to implement this idea using Excel. Excel talks to FSUIPC rather nicely with the offsets. I don't know if Excel can talk to Lvar's, that would be even easier, if so, what is the format for a Lvar in Excel? I know Excel can talk to the offsets so if I can move the Lvar into an offset, I can see that value on the tablet. Thanks for the lua tip.
  6. Hello. I am able to read an offset and insert a value into a Lvar. However, per Paul Henty and dagoston93 examples above, I attempted to have a Lvar value being inserted into an offset 66CD as follows; with no luck (the Lvar exists). I am using the FSUIPC logging option to check 66CD: function writeFDCmdr(varname, value) ipc.writeUW(0x66CD, value) end event.Lvar("L:CpitCmdrSetValue",100,"writeFDCmdr") BTW: Shouldn't the ipc.readLvar(Lvar name) be used first? I did try it but to no avail. Do any of you see an obvious reason why the above lua doesn't work? I tried this too, with no success: function writeFDCmdr(varname, value) ipc.writeFLT(0x66CD, value) end writeFDCmdr("CpitCmdrSetValue",ipc.readLvar("CpitCmdrSetValue")) event.Lvar("CpitCmdrSetValue",100,"writeFDCmdr") also, is there a way to reload a lua without having to shutdown FS and restart it?
  7. Boy Pete! You've got to take a chill pill. 1) Again, you assume because it's so obvious to you that it should be obvious to everyone. Basics are important and I know you don't have time to teach basics on a continuous basis but perhaps providing a little background information can go along way. I had the correct format: ipc.writeSTR(0x66CC, "a") but what I did forget to notice was in the logging tab, under Type, there was an AsciiZ option (not sure what the Z is for). And I did forget number shown was a decimal number converted from hexadecimal converted from ASCII. In the original example, I had: ipc.writeSTR(0x66CC,"Fly") where the logger showed 7957574. After further research I found 7957574 is 796C46(h), which looks like y-l-F. I was looking directly for the text itself. 2) I wrote above that I did see this: There are no addon developers in a position to do anything yet. Ask again in about 6 months. ☺️ This was in reference to the MSFS 2020 question where I indeed I search and found an answer and ended with a smiley face to show "I got it." I did not find it in the FAQ or Announcements sections - hence asking directly. 3) You wrote: Sorry if you natural language is not English. Why would you assume this !?!?!?: This came off rude, prejudice and totally unnecessary. We've been conversing about FSUIPC for several years, I don't recall that there was a language issue before. And my profile shows locationusa. We do have many people that speak many different languages here but English is the official language here - especially among pilots - real and/or simmer. 0
  8. I did see this: . There are no addon developers in a position to do anything yet. Ask again in about 6 months. ☺️
  9. Hello. Yes, I know about 66C0 - 66FF, I guess I don't understand the format because I am not able to get 66C0 to except any ASCII or string information. No biggie, I found another way to get what I required. I don't understand: Please refer to the thread near here on that subject. Where is "near here?" Thanks for your time and info.
  10. Hello. Thank you for your reply. I wasn't really looking to change the name but was curious if there are "spare" offsets that string data can be written to them. Also, will you be planning on providing FSUIPC to MSFS 2020?
  11. Hello. I realize that FSUIPC 3 isn't updated anymore but I know I can read offest 3D00 (name of current aircraft). Are there available offsets that string data can be written to them? Thanks.
  12. Hello. You wrote: A "Word" is 16 bits, so occupying two bytes. "W66C3" covers 66C3 and 66C4. So... if I am understanding this correctly, instead of stating B66C3 and B66C4, I can use W66C3 that covers 66C3 and 66C4; if correct, great to know, thank you. As I mentioned above, I do use lua's and macros - but only if I don't have a choice. I thank you that you did implement conditional programming in FSUIPC. I'm not sure why but I'm still not comfortable with lua's, even though I do see its advantages. Again, thank you for your time and information.
  13. Hello. Thank you for your reply and putting this inquiry in the proper place. You stated: Only one Offset condition is possible. You could combine them into on Word by using 66C3 and 66C4 instead, then W66C3=1 would work. How does one do that? And you stated: Too verbose for what? You or the computer? The computer doesn't care, so why do you? And... If you want a neater approach to programming things for FSUIPC, use a Lua plug-in. That's what they are for, to enable you to do things not possible or not easy with rather arcane parmeter lists. 1) Yes, too verbose for me. I care to reduce typing (wrist issues, etc.) and have a cleaner code, if it's possible. 2) I am using lua's and macros as well but I really try to use FSUIPC.ini as much as possible to keep "things" in one place. The main reason, and as you can see I do a lot of comments, is when I go back several weeks, months, even years, I can recall the mind-set/logic of what I was attempting to do. If I can have the code in one place, I don't have to go to two more files to re-think. As for response to your other answers, thank you. I can at least know what is allowed, or not allowed.
  14. Hello. I use a separate computer to either modify or design gauges for the FS. To reduce mouse and keyboard control (carpel tunnel syndrome), I use a set of rotary encoders and push buttons. For example, I don't have to use the mouse or keyboard to control the default GPS. Then I made an "Item Selector" gauge to display the settings. I was trying to set up a secondary Compound/(condition)/(check). The reason is not use a lua or macro and have the ability to inc/dec. attempted but a NO GO: n=B66C3=1 B66C5=0 P1,0,C65638,0 also: n=B66C3=1&B66C5=0 P1,0,C65638,0 also: n=B66C3=1, B66C5=0 P1,0,C65638,0 also tried this to remove C1004's but NO GO (FSUIPC only accepted the first Control): 200=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,0,C1004,3843,C65638,0 So, below worked beautifully but too verbose. This set up is so that operations are independent with limited rotary encoders. Any ideas? Thanks. FSUIPC.ini, in part: 4=P1,8,Cx610066C5,x00050001 ;secondary condition dec 5=P1,9,Cx510066C5,x00050001 ;secondary condition inc !1=; gauge control 16=B66C5=1 P1,8,C1004,3840 ;panel clr 17=B66C5=1 P1,8,C1003,3841 ;gauge set 18=B66C5=1 P1,8,C1004,3842 ;button clr 19=B66C5=1 P1,8,C1004,3843 ;avionics clr 20=B66C5=1 P1,8,C1004,3844 ;atc clr !1=; 21=B66C5=1 P1,9,C1004,3840 ;panel clr 22=B66C5=1 P1,9,C1003,3841 ;gauge set 23=B66C5=1 P1,9,C1004,3842 ;button clr 24=B66C5=1 P1,9,C1004,3843 ;avionics clr 25=B66C5=1 P1,9,C1004,3844 ;atc clr !1=; avionics control 36=B66C5=3 P1,8,C1004,3840 ;panel clr 37=B66C5=3 P1,8,C1004,3841 ;gauge clr 38=B66C5=3 P1,8,C1004,3842 ;button clr 39=B66C5=3 P1,8,C1003,3843 ;avionics set 40=B66C5=3 P1,8,C1004,3844 ;atc clr !1=; 41=B66C5=3 P1,9,C1004,3840 ;panel clr 42=B66C5=3 P1,9,C1004,3841 ;gauge clr 43=B66C5=3 P1,9,C1004,3842 ;button clr 44=B66C5=3 P1,9,C1003,3843 ;avionics set 45=B66C5=3 P1,9,C1004,3844 ;atc clr !1=;------- other counters ---------- 122=P1,11,Cx510066C1,x00120001 ; gauge selector 123=P1,10,Cx610066C1,x00120001 124=P1,11,Cx510066C2,x00120001 ; button selector 125=P1,10,Cx610066C2,x00120001 126=P1,11,Cx510066C3,x00060001 ; avionics selector 127=P1,10,Cx610066C3,x00060001 128=P1,4,Cx610066C6,x000B0001 ; counter dec 129=P1,5,Cx510066C6,x000B0001 ; counter inc !1-; !1=; Avionics Control 200=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,0,C65638,0 ; COM1 frac dec 201=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,1,C65639,0 ; COM1 frac inc 202=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,2,C65636,0 ; COM1 whole dec 203=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,3,C65637,0 ; COM1 whole inc 204=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,16,C66372,0 ; COM1 swap !1=; 206=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,4,C66438,0 ; COM2 frac dec 207=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,5,C66440,0 ; COM2 frac inc 208=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,6,C66436,0 ; COM2 whole dec 209=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,7,C66437,0 ; COM2 whole inc 210=B66C3=0 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66444,0 ;COM2 swap !1=; etc. !1=; Gauge control 250=B66C1=1 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C66299,0 ; autobrake dec 251=B66C1=1 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C66298,0 ; autobrake inc 252=B66C1=2 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C66322,0 ; DH dec 253=B66C1=2 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C66321,0 ; DH inc 254=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C65662,0 ; OBS 1 dec 255=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C65663,0 ; OBS 1 inc 256=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,2,C1026,0 ; OBS 1 dec fast 257=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,3,C1027,0 ; OBS 1 inc fast !1=; etc. !1=;Note that many controls are "self inc/dec" !1=; 327=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,0,C66628,0 ;GPS PAGE DEC 328=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,1,C66627,0 ;GPS PAGE INC 329=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,2,C66626,0 ;GPS GROUP DEC 330=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,3,C66625,0 ;GPS GROUP INC 331=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,16,C66624,0 ;GPS CURSOR !1=; just a bit faster rotary switch 332=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,13,C66628,0 ;GPS PAGE DEC 333=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,12,C66627,0 ;GPS PAGE INC 334=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,4,Cx610066C6,x000B0001 ;GPS/Audio SEL dec 335=B66C3=2 CP(F+15,3)1,5,Cx510066C6,x000B0001 ;GPS/Audio SEL inc !1=; !1=;these controls are toggle PB !1=; 336=B66C6=0 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66604,0 ;[NRST] 337=B66C6=1 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66605,0 ;[OBS] 338=B66C6=2 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66606,0 ;[MSG] 339=B66C6=3 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66609,0 ;[FPL] 340=B66C6=4 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66611,0 ;[TERR] 341=B66C6=5 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66612,0 ;[PROC] 342=B66C6=6 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66616,0 ;[ZOOMOUT] 343=B66C6=7 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66615,0 ;[ZOOMIN] 344=B66C6=8 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66617,0 ;[DTO] 345=B66C6=9 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66618,0 ;[MSG] 346=B66C6=10 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66619,0 ;[CLR] 347=B66C6=11 CP(F+15,3)1,17,C66623,0 ;[ENT] !1=; !1=; Gauge control 350=B66C1=1 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C66299,0 ; autobrake dec 351=B66C1=1 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C66298,0 ; autobrake inc 352=B66C1=2 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C66322,0 ; DH dec 353=B66C1=2 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C66321,0 ; DH inc 354=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,0,C65662,0 ; OBS 1 dec 355=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,1,C65663,0 ; OBS 1 inc 356=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,2,C1026,0 ; OBS 1 dec fast 357=B66C1=3 CP(F+15,1)1,3,C1027,0 ; OBS 1 inc fast etc. !1=; 430=B66C6=0 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C66463,0 ;Com1 Xmit 431=B66C6=1 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C66464,0 ;Com2 Xmit 432=B66C6=2 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C66465,0 ;Com1/2 Recv tog 433=B66C6=3 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C65842,0 ;Nav1 ID 434=B66C6=4 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C65843,0 ;Nav2 ID 435=B66C6=5 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C66477,0 ;MKR ID 436=B66C6=6 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C65844,0 ;Dme1 ID 437=B66C6=7 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C65845,0 ;Dme2 ID 438=B66C6=8 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C65846,0 ;Adf1 ID 439=B66C6=9 CP(F+15,3)1,18,C66559,0 ;Adf2 ID A picture of the item selector gauge is attached. Wherever the blue light is (66C5), those are the parameters that are controlled.
  15. I think I got it, THANKS, much appreciated. Still wondering if anyone has delved into the default FD issue...
  16. Hello. I do not think I wrote: ival = ipc.readLvar("L:Board",val) . What is ival? And thanks for the correction of the syntax. I was going by what it took to read a Lvar, but I did not understand how to write the Lvar to an offset. In my frustration/impatience, I ended up making an X vs Y graph in the gauge itself instead of using Excel. But now that I have the syntax, I'll use it next time. Graphing in XML is a bit awkward and verbose. Thanks for the information. BTW, in case someone else has solved the Flight Director (FD) problem, that is the end goal here. It has frustrated me for years that the default FD does not always match the CDI and GS when flying an ILS approach in manual mode. Real Boeing FD's do. I have finally decided to tackle that issue and PID is a way to get there - sort of. MS FS2004 (FS9), and I think FSX (don't spend too much time with it) default Autopilot seems to follow a typical PID with the exception of: Max. Bank Angle, Max. Bank Acceleration, Max. Bank Velocity. The Max. Bank Angle, I get and got it working, I currently don't understand how Max. Acceleration and Max. Velocity fit in Mathematically. As a private pilot though, I was taught, for example, when banking at 30°, the lead-in to level out would start about 15° (half the bank angle) from the desired heading. What I observed from the FS is a slight PID "hunt" and not a lead-in. My take is, this is where the Max. Acceleration and Velocity fit in. If anyone knows, please let me know.
  17. Ah yes. It's been awhile since I last was flight simming. I had forgotten my own work. And I still don't have access to my books and other documents, or my old hardware since our house was repaired from a flood a year ago. I do recall that range now. So for anyone else that needs a simple example: 1) fsuipc.ini: [Auto] 1=Lua ShowLvar [LuaFiles] 1=ShowLvar [Keys] 0=36,8,L1:R,0 [Buttons] 1=P10,10,Cx610066C0,x00090001 2=P10,11,Cx510066C0,x00090001. This counts up/down 1 at a time up to 9 . PS, can use keys too. BTW: I think the actual datatype for 66Cx is SB, not UD. 2) ShowLvar.lua (taken from some other example): function Board(offset, val) val = ipc.readUD(0x66C0) ipc.writeLvar("L:BOARD", val) end event.offset(0x66C0,"UD","Board") 3) ShowLvar.xml <Element> <Visible>(L:BOARD, number) 8 &lt;= </Visible> <Position X="25" Y="13"/> <Text X="80" Y="15" Length="8" Fixed="Yes" Font="arial" Adjust="Left" VerticalAdjust="Top" Color="#EAEAEA" Bright="Yes"> <String>%((L:BOARD, number))%!07d!</String> </Text> </Element> 4) Running FS2004 (yes, I still primarily use FS2004), under the Modules tab: FSUIPC: I have selected a rotary pushbutton , so under the tab of Buttons + Switches, I select the button I want and then click on the box next to: Select for FS control, then select Offset DWord Cyclic Increase (and another button for Offset DWord Cyclic Decrease), say 66C0. Then under Parameter: 1/9. I used the above combination to be able to select different gauges (Nav/Com) using the same rotary switches. My thought process must have been to find out if there was another available range. I have not tried writing to 66Cx, but that is now the attempt. I suppose for the ***.lua, it would be...? function Board(offset, val) val = ipc.readLvar("L:Board",val) ipc.writeUD(0x66C0) end not sure what to do with the below statement though... event.offset(0x66C0,"UD","Board") Suggestion? BTW: I think the datatype for 66Cx is SB, not UD.
  18. Hello. Thank you for your reply. I do not need an existing list of FSUIPC's default offsets as they apply to MSFS. I was wondering if FSUIPC had some spare offsets that one could use in a case just as this. And if so, what their data type would be. Again, thanks for your time and information.
  19. Hello. Thanks for your reply. I do know that FSUIPC can indeed write and read Lvars and from FSUIPC offsets. But as far as I know, the FSUIPC offsets are known. So I guess in other words, are there unused/spare FSUIPC offsets that can be written and read? And if there are FSUIPC unused/spare offsets available, what is/are their address(es) and what would their format be (i.e.: single integer, double integer, etc.)? I wanted to use Excel so I could chart certain (LVar) data. Currently I wrote an XML gauge to chart the data but I prefer Excel.
  20. Okay, back at it again. I know Excel (VBA) can read FSUIPC offsets: Dim ElevPosInd As Integer If FSUIPC_Read(&HBB4, 2, VarPtr(ElevPosInd), dwResult) Then If FSUIPC_Process(dwResult) Then Range("a18").Value = Format(ElevPosInd, "000") End If End If But can it read Lvar's (L:SomeValue, number)? If so, what is the format? Thanks.
  21. Oh yes, I know I can use LUA, I have it working just fine using the lua's. I was just wondering, if there is a more efficient way, a shortcut within VBA. Thanks for your time and information. And thanks again to Chris Brett whose contribution to allow us to use FSUIPC and VB (actually I use VBA within Excel). Consequently, is there a way to purchase WideFS for FS9 and FSX? I already have the registered FSUIPC versions for FS9 and FSX but I don't want to purchase both FSUIPC and WideFS for FSX.
  22. Hello. Does anyone know if ipc.readLvar and ipc.writeLvar can be used directly in VBA? In other words, I am able to access the Lvar's indirectly by using a lua to read and write to an unused FSUIPC offset (say 66C7) and then read and write to the LVars (say "L:VSpeed_V1") but I was wondering if vba allowed direct use of ipc.readLvar and ipc.writeLvar.
  23. Hello. Thank you for your response. I will have to get back to you. When I started up the flight simulator this morning, it gave me all kinds of problems - strange because other than not getting the lua to work, it worked fine last night - ugh! Change! :) I forgot an 'end' command in the lua, geez; tunnel vision. It works perfectly now. Again, thank you for your info. and of course, FSUIPC. Okay, a few issues about the other morning: 1) Somehow a '-' got in instead of an '=' in the panel.cfg. 2) When I had unknowingly a sound card failure, I also had gauge issues (gauges using dsd_xml_sound.gau) And 3) Of course the 'end' required in the lua. All resolved except: Now I came across some logic confusing me. In the generic section [Buttons], I have the following: 27=B66C2=5 PM,18,K65,9 ; [SH]A=Bank Angle Limit dec 28=B66C2=5 PM,19,K87,9 ; [SH]W=Bank Angle Limit inc And in the [Buttons.738]: 13=B66C2=2 PM,18,K69,9 ;[SH]E =DH dec 14=B66C2=2 PM,19,K71,9 ;[SH]G =DH inc Even though B66C2 had two different values (5 vs 2), the generic buttons wouldn't work until I removed the logic in the [Buttons.738], do you know why? Hello. Thank you for your reply. Yes, I can see how using the same buttons in different profiles versus the generic - if there wasn't logic to assist in determining when to execute it - would indeed cause havoc. I had hoped that the logic that the B66C2 would be compared first before going onto the next instruction. The reason I says this is, it comes from a little background in PLC's (programmable logic controllers). A fancy term for another type of computer, most used in industry. Its logic is, as it scans its "rung" , when it comes across a "false" condition, it no longer scans that rung and moves on to the next rung. So the following instructions (logic) within that rung would never be recognized. We're taught, if able, to write the the logic of a known false condition first. 1) In that case, nothing else following the false instruction gets scanned (read into memory). 2) It speeds up the over all scan rate. - It was worth a try. Knowing that it cannot be done, I can move forward. Again, thanks.
  24. Hello. Thank you for your response. I will have to get back to you. When I started up the flight simulator this morning, it gave me all kinds of problems - strange because other than not getting the lua to work, it worked fine last night - ugh! Change! :) I forgot an 'end' command in the lua, geez; tunnel vision. It works perfectly now. Again, thank you for your info. and of course, FSUIPC. Okay, a few issues about the other morning: 1) Somehow a '-' got in instead of an '=' in the panel.cfg. 2) When I had unknowingly a sound card failure, I also had gauge issues (gauges using dsd_xml_sound.gau) And 3) Of course the 'end' required in the lua. All resolved except: Now I came across some logic confusing me. In the generic section [Buttons], I have the following: 27=B66C2=5 PM,18,K65,9 ; [SH]A=Bank Angle Limit dec 28=B66C2=5 PM,19,K87,9 ; [SH]W=Bank Angle Limit inc And in the [Buttons.738]: 13=B66C2=2 PM,18,K69,9 ;[SH]E =DH dec 14=B66C2=2 PM,19,K71,9 ;[SH]G =DH inc Even though B66C2 had two different values (5 vs 2), the generic buttons wouldn't work until I removed the logic in the [Buttons.738], do you know why?
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