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  1. After reading the PMDG 737 NGXu Introduction manual I noticed this entry: "The PMDG 737NGXu is fully compatible with FSUIPC except that we recommend that you do not calibrate your flight controllers through FSUIPC. We recommend that you use the driver/software that comes with your hardware." Is this something you are aware of? They are not exactly rubbishing FSUIPC but I find it strange they should say it. So, I wonder if you have any response. Are there issues to be cautious about? Why would they say it? I'm using FSUIPC in my hardware cockpit for calibration (mostly Openco
  2. Hello Thank you for the information. After a lot of enquiry and quite a bit of trial and error, I have assembled two computers which I call Flight-1 and Flight-2 (server and client respectively). It was a bit of a chore, but I managed to duplicate all the software and scenery on both computers. I decided to use Wideview as it allows the use of Active Sky. OpusFSI does not. I put PMDG NGXu on the server (Flight-1) and a simple B737 that came with FSX on the client (Flight-2). I have three large televisions to provide 180 degrees of external view attached to the client but only a simp
  3. Thank you for the advice. As an old IFR pilot I am less concerned about outside views than a VFR pilot might be, but as I keep getting nagged about the low frame rate from others I thought I should at least explore it. I have gone over all the CPU and GPU configurations several times and I have discovered that PMDG is the main culprit for resource hogging. I'm not daunted by networking but as I couldn't find anything online that was clear about what would be needed to set up a multiple computer system, I was not about to embark on an expensive expansion project without knowing if the end wo
  4. I have a problem with low frame rates on my sim. I have been told that using a second computer will improve that. The problem is that there is very little information out there dealing with the actual steps for setting this up. Currently I use a hardware sim and one computer running everything. I have six monitors for the MIP and three for the eternal views - it is the external views that are dire when it comes to frame rate. As I understand it - and please correct me - to use two computers I would need BOTH WideFS and Wideview. Yes? Also, I would need to have all the same software on bo
  5. Hello Thank you for the detailed response - I will try it out today to see how it works for my simulator. Once you pointed out where I should look, I could see where I had been making my mistakes. Thank you Father Dane
  6. Hello I've just finished building a hardware Cessna 172 simulator. Since I don't have the proper C172 radios but another brand, I wanted to replicate the action for button selection across the top (see picture) with a simple switch. For example, Switch on = NAV-1 ON and Switch off = NAV-1 OFF … and so on. I'm running P3Dv4.5 and trying to assign a function is proving difficult as there are no specific commands listed that would turn the sound for NAV 1 on and off. (I am teaching someone the basics of flight and navigation and being able to listen to the Morse from a particular VOR
  7. As to what I did, well, only what I wrote above - I added those values - the 341A and U8 into the LOG boxes. After that, it worked! I will disable the new logging but leave the values as the same. As to sending you too many logs - I thought it better to be generous rather than stingy :) I wouldn't know what is relevant or not to a programmer such as yourself. Once again, thank you for sorting me out. You really are a genius. Father Dane
  8. Hello Since I am in the miracle business, I am declaring a miracle has happened. First of all and to answer the first question, the toe brake axes are assigned to left brake and right brake After starting P3Dv4, I chose a PMDG 737 aircraft. I went into FSUIPC and ticked the AXES box and selected NEW LOG FILE. Then I entered the offset 341A in all four boxes on the right with U8. Then I went into the calibration panel and re-calibrated the left and right differential brakes - and I noted that this time, the values were not jittery and it entered smoothly. Exiting I went throug
  9. Hello I just experimented with a Mooney Bravo (one of the P3DV4 models they offer) and with an imported 737 from FSX. Then I also tried with another PMDG model 737 other that the Ryanair model I generally use. All other axes controls are working such as the yoke and rudder etc, as does the hand brake, as well as the button I assigned to use as a brake, but the toe brakes are inoperable in every sim aircraft model l tried. I tried calibrating them again and still nothing happens. (And I do believe it is jitter that is causing the values to change now that you point it out). However
  10. I understand. Yes the REV is ticked. And yes I understand the values will change as I move the pedals - but the values are changing without any input from me and before I even try to move the pedals and calibrate. That's what I mean by changing values - and an anomaly. But as you suggest, I will now approach PMDG to see if they have an answer. If not, then it will mean a complete wipe of the computer with a full and clean installation as that is the only other alternative to fixing this: get rid of everything and simply start again. It's a time consuming process, but so is trying to tr
  11. Ah yes, the "preview boxes" I referred to were the axes range values. It's just that the values in the IN and OUT value boxes show a different range of values each time I try to calibrate the toe brakes. One time they are all positive numbers another time I see the numbers prefixed with a "-" minus - this is what I refer to as an anomaly (something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected) and this was not what I expected. I know something is not working as it should. I have attached the INI file for you to look over - the specific controller is: 1=USBAXESV2.0 and the s
  12. Hello Again Sorry, I goofed and I need to clarify. First, I do have a default aircraft - it is one of the standard ones in P3D that I never use, but remember people saying that unless you have it, P3D has a habit of crashing to the desktop. I had simply forgotten about it as I never used it. Second, I did discover one problem: that when I performed a "repair" from both P3Dv4 and PMDG, I forgot to put in the [SDK] EnableDataBroadcast=1 in the 737NGX_Options.ini file. I did and then went back into the sim to see what difference it made - and it did, of course. I now have fu
  13. I have no default aircraft - only scenarios that I have assigned with the one aircraft I use: PMDG 737NGX and the Ryanair livery. The brake assignments are all made via FSUIPC and are disabled in P3D. The values do change when I go into the FSUIPC settings so I know FSUIPC "sees" the action. As an aside, it's possible the brake issue could be a bit more widespread as I assigned FS-Brakes to a button as a stop-gap measure and when I use it, it's as though there are no brakes at all. I also notice that auto-brake seems to have little or no effect and finally, the hand brake appears v
  14. Hello I have the latest version of FSUIPC installed (5.15). My sim has Opencockpits 737 rudder pedals. everything has been working fine up to a few days ago when I discovered the toe brakes were no longer working. I first checked that the wiring was all right (it is) and I performed a new calibration thinking that would solve the problem, but it hasn't The calibration is correct but for some reason the toe brakes are inoperable in the sim. I've checked everything, and even ran P3Dv4 repair, and PMDG repair from the installation packages, but although FSUIPC shows that the physical
  15. Greetings from South Yorkshire I just tried the code submitted by ccb777 above and was successful in getting the left and right IRS to work perfectly. Chris is a bloody genius! Thank you - and thanks to all of you who have helped me with this project. Father Dane
  16. Bless you - but I've been on a free TV licence for a while now - the ONE perk for making it to 75 :) Cheers Father Dane
  17. Greetings This is good news indeed - as a neophyte with programming I approach it with dread and panic! But I will be trying out the code ccb777 above recommended today to see if I can get it to work. Otherwise I shall be waiting with great anticipation for the next FSUIPC release. Thank you for being so patient with an old man. Father Dane
  18. Moved to Main Forum. Please ask questions related to FSUIPC always in Main Forum. Hello - I have the latest FSUIPC release (5.124) is this capable of macros at all? I know the earlier release isn't but I'm not clear about the latest version. And if not, I need a way to turn on the IRS switches in PMDG-NGX 737 (P3Dv4.2) - either by a push button or a physical switch ... any suggestions? Many thanks Father Dane
  19. Hello Paul Thank you for that excellent information. I found the cameras.cfg (rather than the aircraft.cfg) file in C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 and added one at the end before assigning a button to it in FSUIPCv5. It worked, so the problem is now solved - thanks to you! Best wishes Father Dane
  20. Hello Paul Thank you for the response. However, there are a number of changes in P3Dv4 and the new FSUIPC v5. Here is the FRONT camera definition in the scenario file: <Section Name="Window.1"> <Property Name="Order" Value="1" /> <Property Name="Active" Value="True" /> <Property Name="Undocked" Value="False" /> <Property Name="Maximized" Value="True" /> <Property Name="Locked" Value="True" /> <Property Name="ScreenUniCoords" Value="0, 0, 8192, 3500" /&g
  21. I have created some custom camera views in P3Dv4. Is there a way to assign the custom camera views to a button, for instance, to make it easy to select the view when required? How would I go about doing that, please? I saw the item: View Camera Select 1 through 6 in the dropdown list, but how do I go about assigning a specific custom camera view to that button, please? I have attached the Custom Cameras XML file from P3Dv4 - there are two listed there: front and left window, if it will help. Many thanks Father Dane CustomCameras.xml
  22. Hello there Sorry, I forgot that. As I said, I am a bit of a dummy at this. Thank God my name is automatic on this forum otherwise I really would be in trouble! Seriously, what I am trying to do is assign a button on a yoke to a switch on a PMDG 737NGX panel. My MIP is arranged on some touch-screen monitors and I use a panel-only setup. The aft overhead is also placed on a part of the screen in front of me so I can switch on the IRS. I discovered that I cannot use touch to activate the IRS switch - it will only turn off and not on. Of course I can use the mouse to switch first o
  23. In previous version I could make a mouse macro by clicking on the Buttons+Switches tab and then clicking on Create Mouse Macro. I have looked for it in the latest version but I can't find it. Can you help me out, please? I need to create some mouse macros for use with the latest PMDG 737NGX for P3DV4. Sorry to sound like a dummy, but I just can't see it. Father Dane
  24. Hello I have managed to get it all sorted out. Apparently when Roar Kristensen (the programmer for OC4BA) wrote the programme for the EFIS and MCP (from Open Cockpits) he included a way to activate both the CTR and the TFC buttons. He set it up to press twice on the DATA button to activate TFC and twice on the WPT button to activate CTR. It wasn't something that was published anywhere for someone like me to learn about it, but now I know, if anyone else has this problem, then this is the answer. Thank you for taking the time and trouble with me. It is very much appreciated
  25. I had a good session with my sim today and managed to find the file you described. However, when I went into FSUIPC to try and assign a value, it requires a specific string that was not present in the PMDG_NGX_SDK.h file. I wanted to upload it but it is too large so here is the relevant bit: #define EVT_EFIS_CPT_MINIMUMS (THIRD_PARTY_EVENT_ID_MIN + 355) #define EVT_EFIS_CPT_FIRST EVT_EFIS_CPT_MINIMUMS #define EVT_EFIS_CPT_MINIMUMS_RADIO_BARO (THIRD_PARTY_EVENT_ID_MIN + 356) #define EVT_EFIS_CPT_MINIMUMS_RST (THIRD_PARTY_EVENT_ID_MIN + 357) #define EVT_EFIS_CPT_VOR_ADF_SELE
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