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Hi Peter,

I was just wondering if GPSout will work with modern GPS units, as in if I plugged in a Garmin 96, 296 or whatever in to my computer could I use GPS Out to communicate flightsims location to the GPS and therefore use the GPS with flightsim. Would it work with USB connections or just serial?

If not do you or anyone else know how and if this can be done?

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I was just wondering if GPSout will work with modern GPS units, as in if I plugged in a Garmin 96, 296 or whatever in to my computer could I use GPS Out to communicate flightsims location to the GPS and therefore use the GPS with flightsim. Would it work with USB connections or just serial?

I'm not really the right person to ask, as I have had three different Garmin GPS's and none of them have accepted either NMEA inupt or Aviation (AV400) data. However, i do understand others have got it working -- there are threads in this Forum which explain this and how. USB connections are usually okay though it may take some experimentation to find the correct port name (as example is given in the docs), and you have to stop the normal sync program grabbing the port.

If not do you or anyone else know how and if this can be done?

Search on Garmin or 296, here in this Forum. Or as a last resort perhaps even try looking at the brief documentation which comes with GPSout and FSUIPC4, both of which mention explicitly mention the Garmin x96 series and provide information on USB links?

Pete

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