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Why does this not work? (PMDG MD-11)


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Hi,

I'm having some difficulties with the Compound Buttons aspect. Here is what I want to do: In the real MD-11 there is a simple knob to set the heading bug and command or hold current heading on the MD-11. It rotates left and right to increase or decrease the hdg bug, if you pull it, it sets a new heading, if you push it, it commands hold of current heading. Keyboard commands have been mapped in the PMDG Configurator and verified.

On my CH throttle quadrant, I have a rocker switch. Up increases hdg (button 2), Down decreases hdg (button3). That works fine. I'm trying to make it so that if I simulataneously hold down what I'll call a "shift" key in the form of Button 19 on my Yoke w/throttle attachment, that Up and Down on the CH switch will mean push and pull instead of increase/decrease.

Here are some snips of my fsuipc.ini. I normally use symbolic controller mapping (letters), as the example depicted below, but I have also tried it specifying the controller by number as well.

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A=CH THROTTLE QUADRANT

A.GUID={8BFA5410-A084-11DF-8001-444553540000}

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C=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke

C.GUID={8BFA5410-A084-11DF-8003-444553540000}

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[buttons.MD11]

1=RA,2,K81,10 << CH Throttle Button 2 (rocker switch UP)...send Ctrl Q to PMDG md11 for "Hdg Knob Increase" >>

2=RA,3,K81,11 << CH Throttle Button 3 (rocker switch down) Switch Send Ctrl Shift Q to PMDG md11 for "Hdg Knob Decrease" >>

3=CP(+C,19)P0,2,K84,8 << if button 19 on Saitek Yoke/throttle attachment is pressed, CH Throttle Button 2, sends 'T' to md11 for "Hdg Knob Pull" >>

4=CP(+C,19)P0,3,K82,8 << if button 19 on Saitek Yoke/throttle attachment is pressed, CH Throttle Button 3 sends 'R' to md11 for "Hdg Knob Push" >>

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Lines 1 and 2 above work fine..heading bug increases and decreases with the rocker switch. However, the compound button function isn't working at all, no matter what I try. I've read the manual, and spent hours trying a variety of things, including specifying the controllers by number instead of letter, but to no avail. Simply can't see what is going wrong...Can you help?

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1=RA,2,K81,10 << CH Throttle Button 2 (rocker switch UP)...send Ctrl Q to PMDG md11 for "Hdg Knob Increase" >>

2=RA,3,K81,11 << CH Throttle Button 3 (rocker switch down) Switch Send Ctrl Shift Q to PMDG md11 for "Hdg Knob Decrease" >>

3=CP(+C,19)P0,2,K84,8 << if button 19 on Saitek Yoke/throttle attachment is pressed, CH Throttle Button 2, sends 'T' to md11 for "Hdg Knob Pull" >>

4=CP(+C,19)P0,3,K82,8 << if button 19 on Saitek Yoke/throttle attachment is pressed, CH Throttle Button 3 sends 'R' to md11 for "Hdg Knob Push" >>

Several things here:

First, you have no condition on the first two actionsd, so even if you had button C,19 pressed the relevant line 1 or 2 would still activate. You need - conditions on those so they don't activate when the button is pressed.

Second, there is no 'P' after the () condition -- the P occurs before the condition, exactly where you have the first P.

Third, I don't know which is your Joystick 0 -- you deleted the joyletter section entries defining the numbers. Try using A instead.

So:

1=CR(-C,19)A,2,K81,10

2=CR(-C,19)A,3,K81,11

3=CP(+C,19)A,2,K84,8

4=CP(+C,19)A,3,K82,8

Regards

Pete

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