TMD help please - DR400 start button

  • Agreed, it should be a "merely", but I can't work it out and Larry Lynx Steve has found it a bit confusing too. If you are able to lend a hand :-) :-)

  • (...) If you are able to lend a hand :-) :-)

    I am not, unfortunately. That's why I put brackets on "merely" :|

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  • Phil, after fighting with a TB9 simulator yesterday I had a brainwave this morning, at least I think that is what it was, so I'll ask a dumb question


    Have you tried assigning your physical button to anything else in the Aerofly menu, gear or something similar (yes i know the dr400 is fixed). It may be that FS2 doesn't even see your switch.


    Steve

  • Hi Steve - thanks for staying with me on this. I'll pm you with a little more about what I am up to.


    Yes I tried gear and when I press the button I see the controls page detecting it.

  • That's ok as a first step but does the gear retract on a retractable aircraft if you assigned it. I tried the same as you using my taxi light example, aerofly saw the button press but didn't do anything in the 400.


    I have just modified both the 400 TMD files using "Start.The.Engine" and the starter button worked as normal so we can rule out "Control.Starter" as being special

  • Hi Antoine and anyone else that's interested


    I have worked out whats wrong and how to correct it. Its the button entries ( don't like buttons, weird things), need's to be a switch. I have sent Phil modified DR400 files which I will send to you if you want to take a look at what I did. I will not post them here as it would mean multiple dr400 files floating around which Jetpack will not be happy about and he will use it Jedi powers to turn me into a frog or something worse =O


    Steve

  • Thank you, you can PM me your solution, I'm insterested in it for the future - I still have in mind to get my Saitek panels once to work correctly with AFS2...


    Cheers

    Antoine

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  • Hi Antoine


    Files have been sent via PM


    What this does prove is that given enough user defined buttons FS2 can be a very effective simulator for cockpit builders, even if we have to buy an enhanced version and at different price. Cockpit builders are a resourceful bunch given the correct tools and FS2 would efectively mean you can pretty much build any aircraft/helicopter you fancy. It would need TMD skills for sure but a very basic 3d model would probably suffice as you wouldn't need it or want to see it for a true cockpit builder..Just some ramblings of an old man :/


    Steve

  • We need the professors to look outside the sand and see a possible expansion of the product. Ok maybe it might be slower as it needs to keep an eye on all those lovely buttons, switches and AirManager gauges but us cockpit builders are used to that, hence the enhanced version for us, mind your head builders


    No need for a VR cockpit or most of the outside if it's for physical cockpit builders.


    Of course we know the answer before we all start to dream