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Very basic: Toggle connection to PC

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Hello everyone,I am a very beginner in doing SIM. I have some 2 position toggles (from real panel) which I want to connect to the PC for FS2K4. The first function I want to do is light switch. Just On and Off. I know this should be a stupid question to many fellow here. But to me.....er......I really know nothing about it.Would anyone suggest all types of method to doing this?EPIC, Keyboard encoder....etc give a short comment of advantage and disadvantage of each method?Does any tutorial (link) which teach very beginner simmer for very basic toggle connection?Thank you for your attention.Best regards,Alkit

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You indeed have different methods:EPIC => Expensive, hard too learn, oldHagstr

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I think you should be able to make this work by using an old game conroller and using its wires and interface. I've done this and used a toggle switch to control the landing gear. I used an old joypad that connects to the gameport (check your pc has one).Can't find the link, but I got inspiration from a guy who made his own rudder pedals with toebrakes.

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Hello twabi2 and Flashfly,Thank you very much for both info. I am planning to connect 15-20 functions by toggle or button inputs. So I cannot use the gamepad converting method.twabi2, your site is an good reference for me to make decision! I will look into the other method's technical info. I need to choose the easiest one.More questions will come.Thank you.Alkit

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