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Hello mr. Dowson,

When starting my APU via an FSUIPC assigned switch, I need to send the keycode ALT+a to two of my networked PC's that run PMRJ (connected via WideFS), to tell both PMRJ instances running on two separate PC's that the APU is starting and thus showing the APU spool up on the engine pages.

When I flip the switch to start the APU, I hear the startup up sound via PMSounds, and when it has spooled up I switch on the APU generator (also assigned via FSUIPC) and I see my voltage go up from 24v to 28v, proving the APU is working in P3D.

It used to work in FSX without any other programming , showing the APU starting in the PMRJ engines page as soon as I flipped the APU starter switch, but with P3D something must have changed for this to no longer work.

The keycode to tell PMRJ to spool up the APU is ALT+a, given on the respective keyboard controlling the PMRJ PC, so I thought that if I could send this keycode over the network somehow, that I could get it working again.

Is his possible at all? Do I make any sense? What could be the way of doing this in your opinion?

Regards,

Jaap

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The keycode to tell PMRJ to spool up the APU is ALT+a, given on the respective keyboard controlling the PMRJ PC, so I thought that if I could send this keycode over the network somehow, that I could get it working again.

Is his possible at all? Do I make any sense? What could be the way of doing this in your opinion?

It is a standard facility in WideFS and used a lot, especialy with PM modules. Check the "KeySend" facilities, described in the WideFS documentation. I'm surprised you've not used these before!

You don't send the keystroke from the Server to the Client, but simply an assigned KeySend number (1-255). In the client INI file you instruct WideClient what to do with that KeySend. It might be starting or closing a program, or changing Fous, or, as you wish, sending a program a keystroke. There are several ways to direct the keystrokes too, described in the manual.

Regards

Pete

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