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GAutomate - drive gauges via joystick - call for input

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HiI've written a module that makes it possible to drive the odd gauge that can't be operated by standard key/button assignments in FS9.Maybe you're tired of clicking the same spot in one of those gauges or would like to click a sequence of gauge hotspots say based on moving a joystick axis instead?GAutomate is currently beta only - can only perform left mouse clicks but it does it triggered by a joystick *while* the gauge doesn't even have to be visible.- click a button - click a gauge hotspot - check- move slider above %90 - click another - check- move slider below %90 - click here - checkMore info is herehttp://code.google.com/p/fscode/wiki/GAutomateI'm looking for feedback and hope it helps here and there ;)CheersNils

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Thanks for the feedback guys - will work on more mouse actions and per-aircraft settings.CheersNils

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Hi Nils,Don't know why I missed this thread originally, but glad I saw it now.Looks like a very neat and versitily utility, and I'll give it a test.Allmost all of my freeware gauges use some kind of switches, and I allways had the problem of finding "unused" events so you could manupulate these switches via keystroke/stick buttons instead of mouseclicks. Like "mis-using" the ParkingBrakes in the air to trigger some action.One question in advance: what's the principle difference with a utility like Key2Mouse (payware) ? Doesn't that do something simular ?Best regards, Rob Barendregt

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Hi Rob>One question in advance: what's the principle difference with>a utility like Key2Mouse (payware) ? Doesn't that do something>simular ?it starts with gautomate supporting keyboard, joystick button and axis as input (you can turn a gauge with a couple of hotclick areas into a lever)More important is that gautomate works without the gauge having to be visible or sitting at a specific place on the screen. If you have a setup with all panels/gauges visible then that's probably not a concern - for folks that flip through panels it can make a difference though.Disadvantage: gautomate only runs inside FS9 (I don't have fs X to develop against)CheersNils

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Hi Nils,Thanks for the explanation (I also found the answer allready in your very clear readme.)Can't wait to test it out tonight..Cheers, Rob

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I have a problem with yours utility - assigment for joysting buttons above number 10 are not working. How to corectly assign for joysting buttons above number 10?

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>I have a problem with yours utility - assigment for joysting>buttons above number 10 are not working. How to corectly>assign for joysting buttons above number 10?Hi thereiirc you have to use hexadecimal numbers, so0a = 100b = 110c = 120d = 130e = 140f = 15Hope that helpsNils

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Thanks for your answer. If you have ability, create pls event in module when joystick button is releasing. Thank you again!

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Hi Nils,I'm keen to get started with GAutomate 1.1.For a first project I'd like to program Rob Barendregt's Pushback Gauge, so that I can start the Pushback sequence from outside the aircraft (PSS B772LR), then start the taxi, is that possible?Ken

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Hi Ken>For a first project I'd like to program Rob Barendregt's>Pushback Gauge, so that I can start the Pushback sequence from>outside the aircraft (PSS B772LR), then start the taxi, is>that possible?I've talked to Rob - thing is that gautomate only supports actual 'gau' gauges but not xml-gauges. I don't know that specific gauge ... if it's not an xml gauge you should be fine.CheersNils

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>Hi Ken>>>For a first project I'd like to program Rob Barendregt's>>Pushback Gauge, so that I can start the Pushback sequence>from>>outside the aircraft (PSS B772LR), then start the taxi, is>>that possible?>>I've talked to Rob - thing is that gautomate only supports>actual 'gau' gauges but not xml-gauges. I don't know that>specific gauge ... if it's not an xml gauge you should be>fine.>>Cheers>Nils>Hi Nils,Yes, that's an XML gauge as well :-)Hope you can get that figured out ....Cheers, Rob

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Thanks for your reply Nils.I couldn't find any gauges as such, only a .cab file. The sound file is an .xml.It looks to me as though Rob has already covered the functions I required, starting the PB from outside view can be done by simply releasing the brakes :)It's about time I started to read the Readme's properly!I'll find something else for the GAutomatic.Edit. It's made Rob smile anyway.Ken

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Hi Kenglad you found a way>I couldn't find any gauges as such, only a .cab file. the classic-style gauges might reside inside cabs - they're still gau-gauges though :)the xml gauges .. yes, a different storyCheersNils

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Hi Nils, the good news is I have FSTrim, PDFKneeboard and GAutomate showing up in Modules. Now all I need is to give them something to do :)Ken

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