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Joerg 66

Wishlist: Taxispeed control via game controller axis

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Hello!

I'm new to this forum, but I'm using FSUIPC/FS4IPC since FS98, and it is time to say thank you, Peter, for the great tools you provide for the FS community! Now I have a wish for future development:

I know that there are various taxispeed control gauges downloadable as freeware, and I'm using one of them by trying to hit little click spots with the mouse pointer. But for the optical reason I don't really like those unreal things in my virtual cockpit …

On the other side, I have an unassigned joystick axis, and in the moment I don't know what to do with it. So I think, it would be great if I could control the taxispeed of my aircraft with that axis! :cool:

I have something like this in mind: while the axis is slided to the zero position, the control is inactive, and throttles and brakes are working as normal. When pushed out of the zero position, it takes control over throttles and brakes and adjusts the taxispeed corresponding to the slider setting. The maximum speed should be configurable in the FSUIPC settings.

Maybe this is a dream, but I would appreciate if you can implement this feature in one of the future FSUIPC versions! :razz:

Regards,

Joerg

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On the other side, I have an unassigned joystick axis, and in the moment I don't know what to do with it. So I think, it would be great if I could control the taxispeed of my aircraft with that axis!

You posted twice, and both in the wrong place. I deleted the extra and moved your post to the Support Forum.

I have something like this in mind: while the axis is slided to the zero position, the control is inactive, and throttles and brakes are working as normal. When pushed out of the zero position, it takes control over throttles and brakes and adjusts the taxispeed corresponding to the slider setting. The maximum speed should be configurable in the FSUIPC settings.

Maybe this is a dream, but I would appreciate if you can implement this feature in one of the future FSUIPC versions!

Such applications aren't really things I want to have built into FSUIPC, but it would be reasonably easy to do that as a small Lua plug-in.

Regards

Pete

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You posted twice, and both in the wrong place. I deleted the extra and moved your post to the Support Forum.

You posted the same thing yet again, in the wrong place! Why don't you please read the answer here and stop forcing me to move or delete duplicates!

Pete

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Sorry Pete,

my apologies. You have PM. :oops:

Regards,

Jörg

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Edit: and my next fault - I just see, that you (reasonably) don't receive PMs, I got an error massage on the browser tab with the PM. So here it is:

Sorry Pete,

in fact I didn't see, that you have moved my posts - you did it so fast, that I never have seen it on the original place, so I thought something with the forum software didn't work. :???:

It is my fault, by looking only in the subforum I missed to see the first post appearing on the correct place, therefore I did the second and third post. Normally I know that I should not post things more than one time ... :oops:

Anyway, thanks for your efforts. Now I have to google, what is a Lua plugin and how to use it … :idea:

Regards,

Jörg

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Now I have to google, what is a Lua plugin and how to use it …

It might be a little quicker, certainly easier, to refer to the Lua package installed for you into the FSUIPC documents sufolder in the FS Modules folder, as listed in the Install list which was part of the Installation and Registering instructions which came with the FSUIPC installer.

The User Contributions subforum you were using erroneously is also full of other examples, contributed by users.

If you have any questions I can help, but please note that I am away from 22nd December to 5th January inclusive.

Regards

Pete

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Thanks again for your answer!

… to refer to the Lua package installed for you into the FSUIPC documents …

Aaah, I see it, and I begin to understand a little how these things work. Until today I never needed to look there because FSUIPC works for me as it is. I'm a physician, not a programmer … :cool:

The User Contributions subforum you were using erroneously is also full of other examples, contributed by users.

Just for understanding: if I should succeed and will have developed my own solution, then this would be the appropriate place to publish for sharing it to the other users?

but please note that I am away from 22nd December to 5th January inclusive.

No problem - I'm just in the planning phase and beginning to set up my FSX system, so a lots of water will flow down the rhine river until I will have time to deal with these little problems!

So I wish you a nice vacation, merry christmas and a happy new year!

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Just for understanding: if I should succeed and will have developed my own solution, then this would be the appropriate place to publish for sharing it to the other users?

The User contributions forum? Yes, indeed. And I'm sure others will be grateful, too.

So I wish you a nice vacation, merry christmas and a happy new year!

Thank you -- you too!

Regards

Pete

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