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I have used Guenseli's excellent Cold and Dark LUA for a few months but never did check out the Macros. Can someone tell me how to use them? I am familiar with Saitek macros and Keyboard Macros but am afraid Macros with FSUIPC are beyond me.

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hey, thats quite simple, place the macro file in your <fsx>\modules directory

and then startup fsx

then open up fsuipc and go to buttons and switches

now press the button you want to assign (maybe choose "aircraft specific" aswell)

and then select the macro file from the dropdown on the right

if you can open up the dropdown you might need to activate "select for fs control" (but im not 100% sure about this point)

now, in your macro file you have several numbers

you have to fill these into the parameter field for the according button

but you are probably going to have the difficulty that most buttons wont be recognized of the saitek panel/s - where the program SPAD can help, but its not a reliable solution in my opinion

alternatively - probably the better solution

i gave up on the saitek panels and got the mcp combo panel from vrinsight

saitek is good for the basics, but the panels wouldnt please me...

then you can use this HERE

theres more to come on that page btw ;-)

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Thanks for the helpful post HB. I will give the macro a second look. I was using the Saitek panel when I started this thread but sold it and switched to the Vrinsight M-Panel. It is a vast improvement over the Saitek and does most of what I want. The Combo panel is really appealing but seemed a bit too large for my crowded"cockpit". Sure would be nice to actually see, touch, or try out some of these add-ons instead of ordering sight unseen.

I went to your web page for a look...very nice and added to my bookmarks.

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i gave up on the saitek panels and got the mcp combo panel from vrinsight

saitek is good for the basics, but the panels wouldnt please me...

then you can use this HERE

Nice page. One small comment. For simplification, where you have this:

[VRInsight]

1=COM4,COM15

2=COM5,COM16

Important are the first ports. My COM4 should be what your SerialFP showed as a port, the second one are virtual ports we don't use. If you have used VSPE before chances are you can leave everything the way it is.

If you are not using SerialFP2 and VSPE you can just omit the second COM port, so:

[VRInsight]

1=COM4

2=COM5

This will save FSUIPC trying to open the virtual ports for you, and, worse, maybe succeeding because they happen to be real, and then wasting time trying to read them continually.

Regards

Pete

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