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Hello Pete,

Is it possible to assign sounds via Fsuipc like a flap sound that reacts on the wind ?

Eg : flaps 1 - flap wind sound dim . Flaps 30 - flap wind sound loud

Of course only hearable when moving.The same for gear , spoilers and brakes.

Prosim Audio Addons can only play a sound according to a trigger and cannot be connected to speed.

FSPS Dolby Cockpit Sounds which does al the above works fine till P3Dv3 . In V4 it stops working after 5-15 minutes. 

Thanks ,

Gerard

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17 minutes ago, GSalden said:

Is it possible to assign sounds via Fsuipc like a flap sound that reacts on the wind ?

Eg : flaps 1 - flap wind sound dim . Flaps 30 - flap wind sound loud

Of course only hearable when moving.The same for gear , spoilers and brakes.

Yes, you can do all that with a Lua plug-in. You can read and check things like speed and flap settings and play already existing sounds (WAV files) via Sound library functions. Please take a look at the Lua library document in your FSUIPC Documents folder (in the Modules folder).

Alternatively, if ProSimAudio can do the job given the right triggers, then you could using a Lua plug in to read the speed value, and set flags in user offsets (any of 66C0-66FF) which are then assigned as triggers in ProSim.

Pete

 

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14 minutes ago, GSalden said:

And I want the sound to in-decrease with speed differences.

Well, that is sometimes easier to accomplish with several wave files, edited to have the levels needed, but the Lua sound facilities do have a volume capability (also a directional one, for a quad sound system), which always worked with FSX and P3D3.  Not sure yet about P3D4 as I've not tried all the options yet.

Pete

 

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I made an overview in general on papaer with what I want and it looks quiet complicated.

Then I got another idea : what I want is all in FSPS Dolby Cockpit Sound , but that program stops responding after 5-15 min in P3Dv4.   If I can assign a yoke button to a batchfile ( I know my way around DOS ) that first shuts the program down and then restarts it I will have what I want much easier.

I started with my first LUA :

 

ext.path ("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\FSPS\\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX")

ext.run ("restart.bat")

end

 

Regards,

Gerard

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1 hour ago, Pete Dowson said:

You can't do that directly, only via Lua. You can assign buttons to any Lua file placed ito the Modules folder.

Pete

 

Therefore these lines in a LUA script :

ext.path ("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\FSPS\\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX")

ext.run ("restart.bat")

end 

In Fsuipc I will assign the Yoke button to the LUA script with the text above.

The idea is that the LUA script excecutes the batch file .

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, GSalden said:

ext.path ("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\FSPS\\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX")

ext.run ("restart.bat")

I was puzzled when I first saw this, so I checked. There is no "path" function in the ext library. Not sure how you invented that.

The ext.run function simple takes a complete pathname, so the path itself is part of that.

The other thing is that you can't use ext.run for a batch file. It creates a process with the program name given. So, to execute a batch file you'd need to ext.run the command line program, command.exe, and give the BAT file name as a parameter after the /c.

Instead of ext.run you should use ext.shell, which "shells" the command you give out to the Windows shell mechanism, which can execute most things. This won't give you a handle on the process you are restarting, of course. You'd need to "run" the Dolby Cockpit Sounds program directly for that, after presumably closing or killing it.

Pete

 

 

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You are right that didn't work.

I also tried :      ext.runif("C:\Program Files9 x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN")   whicg didn't work either.

********* LUA: "StartDCS" Log [from FSUIPC version 5.103e] *********
   684766 System time = 21/09/2017 14:55:17, Simulator time = 09:21:59 (07:21Z)
   684766 *** LUA Error: cannot open D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\ipcDebug.lua: No such file or directory
   684766 LUA: beginning "D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\StartDCS.lua"
   684766 LUA: ...les\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\StartDCS.lua:1
   684766 LUA: Global: ipcPARAM = 0
   684797 >>> Thread forced exit (ipc.exit or os.exit) <<<

 

So it should more be like :   ext.shell("C:\Program Files9 x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN") .... ?

Regards, Gerard

 

 

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3 hours ago, GSalden said:

I also tried :      ext.runif("C:\Program Files9 x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN")   whicg didn't work either.

As I said "Run" (and "RunIf", as documented, is a version of Run) cannot create a process from a BAT file. You must use the shell facility, as I also said!

In any case, you seem to have tped "9" instead of " (" in the path (AND you repeated it in the last line!). Please do check your own typing.

3 hours ago, GSalden said:

  684766 *** LUA Error: cannot open D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Modules\ipcDebug.lua: No such file or directory

Why are you trying to run ipcDebug.lua? 

 

Pete

 

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4 hours ago, GSalden said:

So it should more be like :   ext.shell("C:\Program Files9 x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN") ....

The 9 x86) is wrong, again.

EXT_HIDE works on Windows and may not work with Batch files, which operate via the DOS-type Command line interface

Pete

 

 

 

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I have tried these :

ext.shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN")

ext.shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat")

handle, error = ext.shell("C:\\DOS\\StartDCS.bat", EXT_MIN, EXT_CLOSE)

handle, error = ext.shell("C:\\DOS\\StartDCS.bat")

 

Unfortunately none of them are working. I even tried after reinstalling DCS directly into C , so above program files (x86).. 

Regards,

Gerard

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1 hour ago, GSalden said:

ext.shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN")
ext.shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\FSPS\Dolby Cockpit Sounds FSX\StartDCS.bat")
handle, error = ext.shell("C:\\DOS\\StartDCS.bat", EXT_MIN, EXT_CLOSE)
handle, error = ext.shell("C:\\DOS\\StartDCS.bat")

Unfortunately none of them are working. I even tried after reinstalling DCS directly into C , so above program files (x86).. 

Well the first two are wrong. You need \\ for every single \ as that character is an 'escape' character, used to insert things like returns and tabs etc (\r = return, \n = new line, \\ = \ etc. Standard in many programming languages including Lua.

In the other two you suddenly decided to use \\ instead of \, so I think you really knew this.

In the third one the EXT_MIN and EXT_CLOSE should be in "".

1 hour ago, GSalden said:

I even tried after reinstalling DCS directly into C , so above program files (x86).. 

Did you create a folder named DOS in C and put "StartDCS.bat" into it? Because that's what you show in the last two. Why "DOS"? Did you mean "DCS"?

I think you need to be a lot more careful what you type. Is is not like errors in emails and messages which people can still understand. Computers are basically stupid. You must be 100% exact.

Also, the "error" number being returned should be used to see what error might be indicated. Log the value by

ipc.log("ext.shell returned error = " .. error)

Pete

 

 

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Hi Pete,

Thank you for your great support.

As I have started looking into LUA yesterday for the first time I am making errors. The only thing I want is a LUA that starts a batch file.  

I have made a new folder in C called DOS with the batchfile in it. Just to be sure I will not have any rights issues in the program files (x86) folder.

You are right about computers . That I am finding out right now.

I will try again later today..

regards, Gerard

 

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Got it working with your help :

 

handle, error = ext.shell("C:\\DOS\\StartDCS.bat", "EXT_MIN", "EXT_CLOSE")

ipc.log("ext.shell returned error = " .. error)

 

Now it is working perfectly. Many thanks Pete for your patience.

If it is Ok with you I can put the LUA-batch combo in the Users section as " Starting programs ( exe ) with a yoke button through LUA " 

Regards, Gerard 

 

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