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I'm looking for some trouble-shooting help...

I've developed some lua code to intercept a change in LVARs in an add-on airplane, and

issue key-presses when the change is detected.

This works nicely and a number of users have adopted my code and reported success.

One user, however, is reporting that the lua programs fail to execute on his system

and after some joint trouble-shooting and comparison of ini and log files, we've come to

the surprising conclusion that a simple [Auto] statement in the ini file works, but

a specified list of specific airplanes [Auto.xxxxx] does not.

Example

[Auto.VansRV7A Tip-Up 03]

1=Lua 530_knobs

2=Lua 530_buttons

3=Lua 327_buttons

does not work on his system, and yet his log file shows that the airplane was loaded:

77564 Aircraft="VansRV7A Tip-Up 03"

86487 Starting everything now ...

I should add, that with LUA program logging enabled, there are no luaxxx.log

files created either - leading me to believe that FSUIPC does not start them up..

Again, this all works nicely on my system, and at least half a dozen users'..

and, as we found out, it works on his system with a simple [Auto] statement!

Is there anyone who might have a theory on where this could fail?

This is with a fresh install of the latest registered FSUIPC release.

Windows 7 vs XP, 64 bit vs 32 bit..

or is the Airplane name with several spaces possibly a source of problems..

any ideas??

Bert

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or is the Airplane name with several spaces possibly a source of problems..

any ideas??

No, sorry. Spaces are not relevant. I'd need to be able to reproduce this to see why it was occurring, but there's nothing special about any naming methods. If you can narrow it down to something you can reproduce yourself, get back to me. if i can think of anything extra that can be logged, I'll let you know.

The mechanism is the same one which selects the aircraft-specific Buttons, Axes, JoystickCalibration and Keys sections too. Maybe it is something related to those (or their absence?), so a sight of his INI file might help.

Oh, and, please, rather than say "latest" for the FSUIPC version, please ALWAYS give the version number. That is what it is for. "Latest" is really quite meaningless -- anything from 3.99 to 3.998e and 4.70 or 4.742 is "latest" and that covers over 6 months of development and many releases for two distinct platforms. You haven't even said which FS version you are talking about!

Regards

Pete

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No, sorry. Spaces are not relevant. I'd need to be able to reproduce this to see why it was occurring, but there's nothing special about any naming methods. If you can narrow it down to something you can reproduce yourself, get back to me. if i can think of anything extra that can be logged, I'll let you know.

The mechanism is the same one which selects the aircraft-specific Buttons, Axes, JoystickCalibration and Keys sections too. Maybe it is something related to those (or their absence?), so a sight of his INI file might help.

Oh, and, please, rather than say "latest" for the FSUIPC version, please ALWAYS give the version number. That is what it is for. "Latest" is really quite meaningless -- anything from 3.99 to 3.998e and 4.70 or 4.742 is "latest" and that covers over 6 months of development and many releases for two distinct platforms. You haven't even said which FS version you are talking about!

Regards

Pete

Hi Pete, we tried shortening the name but that did not help.

Here is the ini file:

[General]

UpdatedByVersion=4728b

History=GG6SZ9K6GSKTBAUG6KCXX

TCASid=Flight

TCASrange=40

AxisCalibration=No

DirectAxesToCalibs=No

ShowMultilineWindow=Yes

SuppressSingleline=No

SuppressMultilineFS=No

AxisIntercepts=No

DontResetAxes=No

WeatherReadFactor=2

WeatherRewriteSeconds=1

CustomWeatherModify=No

SimConnectStallTime=1

Console=No

MouseWheelTrim=No

MouseWheelTrimSpeed=1

JoystickTimeout=20

PollGFTQ6=Yes

BlankDisplays=No

FixControlAccel=No

FixMachSpeedBug=No

VisibilityOptions=No

OneCloudLayer=No

CloudTurbulence=No

CloudIcing=No

GenerateCirrus=No

SuppressCloudTurbulence=No

MaxIce=-4

MinIce=-4

UpperWindGusts=No

SuppressWindTurbulence=No

SuppressWindVariance=No

WindTurbulence=No

TurbulenceRate=1.0,5.0

TurbulenceDivisor=20,20,40,40

SuppressAllGusts=No

MaxSurfaceWind=0

WindLimitLevel=200

WindDiscardLevel=400

WindAjustAltitude=No

WindAjustAltitudeBy=2000

SmoothBySimTime=No

WindSmoothing=No

WindSmoothness=2

WindSmoothAirborneOnly=Yes

PressureSmoothness=0

TemperatureSmoothness=0

DisconnTrimForAP=No

ZeroElevForAPAlt=No

ThrottleSyncAll=No

WhiteMessages=No

ShowPMcontrols=No

SpoilerIncrement=512

MagicBattery=No

RudderSpikeRemoval=No

ElevatorSpikeRemoval=No

AileronSpikeRemoval=No

ReversedElevatorTrim=No

ClockSync=No

ClockSyncMins=5

ClearWeatherDynamics=No

OwnWeatherChanges=No

TimeForSelect=4

LoadFlightMenu=No

LoadPlanMenu=No

PauseAfterCrash=No

BrakeReleaseThreshold=75

SaveDataWithFlights=No

ZapSound=firework

ShortAircraftNameOk=No

UseProfiles=Yes

EnableMouseLook=No

GetNearestAirports=No

LuaRerunDelay=66

[JoyNames]

AutoAssignLetters=No

0=Saitek X52 Pro Flight Controller

0.GUID={E5294180-12BD-11E0-8001-444553540000}

1=Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals

1.GUID={66B73A20-FD71-11DF-800B-444553540000}

[WideServer]

WideFSenabled=Yes

[buttons]

ButtonRepeat=20,10

[AutoSave]

Next=1

Interval=60

Files=10

SaveOnGround=No

AutoSaveEnabled=No

[GPSout]

GPSoutEnabled=No

Port=COM0

Speed=4800

Interval=2000

PosTo6Decimal=No

Sentences=

[GPSout2]

GPSoutEnabled=No

Port=<none set>

Speed=4800

Interval=2000

PosTo6Decimal=No

Sentences=

[sounds]

Path=F:\FSX\Sound\

Device1=Primary Sound Driver

Device2=Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device)

Device3=Digital Audio (HDMI) (2- High Definition Audio Device)

Device4=Headphones (2- High Definition Audio Device)

Device5=Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (2- High Definition Audio Device)

[LuaFiles]

1=327_knobs

2=530_buttons

3=530_knobs

4=log lvars

[Auto.VansRV7A Tip-Up 01]

1=Lua 530_knobs

2=Lua 530_buttons

3=Lua 327_knobs

[Auto.VansRV7A Tip-Up 02]

1=Lua 530_knobs

2=Lua 530_buttons

3=Lua 327_knobs

[Auto.VansRV7A Tip-Up 03]

1=Lua 530_knobs

2=Lua 530_buttons

3=Lua 327_knobs

[Keys]

2=114,8,L4:R,0

4=115,8,1084,0

[Window.LUA display]

Docked=7440, 3241, 3516, 3786

And the log:

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.728b by Pete Dowson *********

Reading options from "F:\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"

Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...

User Name="xxxxxx"

User Addr="xxxxxxxxxxxx"

FSUIPC4 Key is provided

WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired

Running inside FSX on Windows 7 (using SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07)

Module base=61000000

Wind smoothing fix is fully installed

DebugStatus=15

577 System time = 07/10/2011 14:56:00

577 FLT path = "C:\Users\i7-920\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"

577 FS path = "F:\FSX\"

998 LogOptions=00000000 00000001

998 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay

8143 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61637.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)

8143 Initialising SimConnect data requests now

8143 FSUIPC Menu entry added

8190 C:\Users\i7-920\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\RV7 @ YRED.FLT

8190 F:\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Vans_RV7\vansRV7.air

77564 System time = 07/10/2011 14:57:17, Simulator time = 14:56:07 (04:56Z)

77564 Aircraft="VansRV7A Tip-Up 03"

86487 Starting everything now ...

87688 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled

171492 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 86 secs = 19.5 fps

196187 LogOptions changed, now C0000000 00000001

323905 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 127 secs = 19.9 fps

334310 LogOptions changed, now 00000000 00000001

347664 System time = 07/10/2011 15:01:47, Simulator time = 14:59:34 (04:59Z)

347664 *** FSUIPC log file being closed

Average frame rate for running time of 221 secs = 19.7 fps

Memory managed: 101 Allocs, 101 Freed

********* FSUIPC Log file closed ***********

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Hi Pete, we tried shortening the name but that did not help.

Here is the ini file:

...

UpdatedByVersion=4728b

Okay. The problem is due to a small error in that version of FSUIPC -- fixed in 4.742, the current interim version. It happens when the [Auto ...] sections are the only ones which are aircraft-specific -- i.e. there are no assignments or calibrations which are also aircraft specific. Due to a little bug, as described in the changes list, this stops FSUIPC generating the needed [Profile] section which tells it to use the [Auto] sections.

Just make sure folks keep up to date with interim changes and it'll be fine -- see the Download Links subforum.

I will be building a replacement installer in a few days. Just got some testing to do on more recent additions.

Regards

Pete

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Okay. The problem is due to a small error in that version of FSUIPC -- fixed in 4.742, the current interim version. It happens when the [Auto ...] sections are the only ones which are aircraft-specific -- i.e. there are no assignments or calibrations which are also aircraft specific. Due to a little bug, as described in the changes list, this stops FSUIPC generating the needed [Profile] section which tells it to use the [Auto] sections.

Just make sure folks keep up to date with interim changes and it'll be fine -- see the Download Links subforum.

I will be building a replacement installer in a few days. Just got some testing to do on more recent additions.

Regards

Pete

Super - thanks for the clarification!

Bert

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