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Hi all,

Ive been using a full version for some months with no problems and recently with the PMDG 744 and DBS walk and follow (W&F) I have been having much fun.

My issue is that (W&F) needs three keys to press for view changes, eg (SHFT+ALT+1) , and I wanted to assign a joystick button to press the key combination.

When I go to the buttons section, i press the joystick and it correctly detects the button, then i assign a keypress, then select okay.

But when I come back the setting is not saved, though all other fsuipc settings are saved.

I also made sure FS2004 isnt using the button in concern.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Armen

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My issue is that (W&F) needs three keys to press for view changes, eg (SHFT+ALT+1) , and I wanted to assign a joystick button to press the key combination.

When I go to the buttons section, i press the joystick and it correctly detects the button, then i assign a keypress, then select okay.

But when I come back the setting is not saved, though all other fsuipc settings are saved.

You aren't getting ANY button presses saved, or just those involving three keys? What version of FSUIPC are you using? I've just tried Shift+Alt+1 here and it is saved fine. If you aren't using 3.48 upgrade, if you are try the Beta release from the announcement at the top of the Forum. If you still have problems show me the FSUIPC.INI file.

Regards,

Pete

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No I cannot save any key there.

You still don't say what version of FSUIPC you are using.

Here you can see the joystick is detected, but it is always greyed out when you return to this option, like the default.

Sorry, what is the point the that huge picture? It shows nothing wrong. What do you mean by "greyed out like the default"?

If you want to re-program the button, just press the SET button, just underneath where it shows the currently programmed keypress. If you want to clear it, press the CLEAR button. That is what they are for and why they are named that way.

I really don't understand what the problem is that you are reporting.

Regards,

Pete

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Pete,

Im using version 3.48 as came with the PMDG 744 install.

The picture shows I am assigning a key command to a joystick and it appears to work, sorry for the size.

My problem is any key I assign doesnt work when tested.

For example, my "I" key disconnects the autopilot but assigning joystick button 0 to press "I" doesnt deactivate the autopilot.

Thanks for your time! :D

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My problem is any key I assign doesnt work when tested.

For example, my "I" key disconnects the autopilot but assigning joystick button 0 to press "I" doesnt deactivate the autopilot.

Sounds like the panel in question is getting its keypresses some way other than by intercepting the Windows keyboard messages. Maybe it is "hotkeying" them -- do the keypresses work in the panel even when FS doesn't have the focus, i.e. you've windowed FS and are using some other program?

Check that you can use FSUIPC button programming to send keypresses to FS, with default panels. e.g. G for Gear, Z for autopilot. If so, then it isn't FSUIPC but the specific panel which is not allowing this.

Regards,

Pete

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I shall try your recommendations!

Okayif you want to show me the [buttons] sections from your INI, I can check them here too. Also, remember, you can make button programming aircraft-specific (you'll get "[buttons.]" sections too then), so one button can do different things with different aircraft. Don't confuse yourself with that, mind! ;=)

Regards,

Pete

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I think its the problem is solved, the key concerned cannot be assigned because of the reason you mentioned, but FS2004 key assignments do work.

Okaybut it is not 'solved'. Previous PMDG aircraft have certainly had assignable key presses. I don't know what they have changed, or why, but I have asked PMDG themselves to have a look and let me know. It may take a week or two as my main contact is away at present.

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Pete

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Sure no worries, they are very busy preparing their first service update, so im sure they have plenty on their plate to deal with. :)

Also I have another addon called "Walk&Follow" by DBS, and that app has grabbed the numpad / and * keys, which also use propriety key assignments, so i cant assign them either.

I will leave a message for their support to shed some light onto how they deal with key assignments.

Thanks for your help.

Armen

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