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Drew Melia

Mouse Macros and newer all VC aircraft add-ons

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Hi all

On older generation aircraft - like the LDS 763 or the F1 ATR - I have made good use of mouse macros to get the button assignments I need from my saitek yoke/quadrant. For newer aircraft that are all VC - typically PMDG J4100 or the Real Air Duke, I appear to be unable to use mouse macros. Am I missing something? I've looked into using LUA or offsets, but frankly I'm a bit bewildered by the topics, so here's a scenario...

I want to assign buttons to the START and STOP buttons on the overhead in the J4100 - so I can monitor the engine readouts while the engines spool up, and pull the throttles back into beta when shutting down to engage the stop locks properly. I can't find the command to assign the buttons to in FSUIPC (right side of the screen). The 737NGX isn't so bad because they've included a key assignment module - so I an look up the key assignment and configure the button to it.

Has anybody addressed this? Should I be using a LUA profile or something, and if so, has anybody produced a "LUA guide for dummies"?

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LUA for dummies is best remedied with LINDA, its made just for folk like yourself who know practically nothing about LUA, basically someone has already done the hard work of building the scripts for you already and also provided you with a very simple way of assigning those scripted functions to your hardware buttons.

http://forum.avsim.n...orum/424-linda/

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Yeah, I looked at LINDA... very impressive, but I couldn't get it to work properly... having said that I was having trouble with the controllers configured in FSX.cfg at the time, which I've since resolved, so I'll give it another go.

Thanks Andy

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