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Here was initially the FAQ Topic.I moved it to a more prominent place in the main forum as many people haven't found it.Guenseli

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Hi,I read in the LINDA manual that VRI MCP Combo is connected to PC via a COM Port (COM3). I dont understand.I dont have one MCP (I will buy one tomorrow) and i see in the specification that it is connected via USB cable.Does LINDA recognize the MCP Combo like another HID device if it is only connected via USB and not the COM3 port ?Michel

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I read in the LINDA manual that VRI MCP Combo is connected to PC via a COM Port (COM3). I dont understand.I dont have one MCP (I will buy one tomorrow) and i see in the specification that it is connected via USB cable.Does LINDA recognize the MCP Combo like another HID device if it is only connected via USB and not the COM3 port ?
MCP Combo is connected by USB, it's true, and without any doubts LINDA will work with it, don't be worried.This mess with USB and COM ports is because MCP Combo creates it's own COM-port while connected and it works through this port.

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Hello Michel,I was concerned with this too, as SerialFP reported a different interface setting before I installed LINDA. From what I understand the interface reverts to COM3 without SerialFP as programmed by LINDA. It has worked wihout problem since running LINDA.Cheers,BrassEm.(P.S. If you have never used a Mode Control Panel and have only used mouse clicks before, you will NEVER regret your purchase.)

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Hi BrassEm,My plan is to buy the MCP Combo tomorrow. I hope my wife will let me open the box before my birthday date (30 june) :( Until now i use a second keyboard with key mapping and mouse macro (see attached picture)...Thanck you for you advice.Michel

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Very effective work with the keyboard Michel! (I was looking at wiring switches straight onto the keyboard pcb.)If I recall correctly, you must test all the functions of the MCP COMBO immeadiately on receipt purely for warranty purposes only. And don't forget the duration testing that is required.. with different aircraft... :(

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Is there a way to assign a FSUIPC mouse macro to a button in LINDA? Background: I am still trying to figure out how to set up the iFly 737, and while I could assign about a bazillion keyboard shortcuts to the different commands, I would prefer not to have these shortcuts.Mouse macros seem to work on the plane as well, so if I could assign a mouse macro, then I would be happy :)One reason for this is that such a setup would be useable by someone else, while the keyboard shortcut route probably wouldn't because others couldn't use the keyboard mappings I have set up.I have tried to look at the LVars and offsets, but most of them does not seem to work, and I do not know how to figure out real offets/values that might work. Reading the iFly forums the general answer is: Program for the SDK or use keyboard shortcuts or use mouse macros. At least that is what I figured based on my limited understanding of LVars, offsets and FSX controls :)Helge

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RC3 already has such ability (if I'm not confusing something)... don't you see the "Set FSUIPC macro" menu item? but anyway macros do not work correct in RC3 :-)I've fixed the problem, but wait for the next update - it will contain the fix and a bunch of other enhancements.Also it will include the manuals and if nothing changed it will be final RC before the actual release.

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Hi Artem, First congrats on releasing LINDA!I tried to donate to you via paypal, but cannot. I got the message:Currently PayPal accounts in Russia are only able to send payments. This recipient is not eligible to receive funds.Seems like you will have to donate to me :) :) :)I will certainly donate when its possible!Now for my problem :)I tried to use FSUIPC macros, but cannot get it to work.I made a macro in FSUIPC, and assigned it to a keyboard key. It works. When I try to assign it to a MCP Combo button nothing happens.The F1 log shows: "M:_AAAA:_CO" (My macro is named CO and is in the file AAAA.MCRO)The FSUIPC log shows: "LUA: LINDA:: M:_AAAA:_CO"What am I doing wrong?Helge

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This problem with macros was in previous version of LINDA. Try to clean this particular assignment and reassign it again.As for PayPal... thank you for your intentions!I will think how to workaround this problem with donations.. :-\

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Ah ok, I was just going to post that my macro works on a stick button but not on a MCP button, but I will wait for the next version now :)ThanksHelge

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Fixed that already. If it's urgent, I'll give you a link in PM.

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Hi Artem,Thanks, I got it and it works... Sorta...I define a macro for N1save and test it. It works, then I define a macro for SPD and save and test it. It works. Now however N1 doesn't work anymore. Its like only the latest defined macros work?Helge

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Sounds too strange. - Do they both work while assigned on joysticks? - Do they work assigned inside/by FSUIPC?

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They do work when assigned to the joystick. I haven't tried inside FSUIPC.Example:Choose N1 macro for N1, choose Speed macro for SPEED. Press Save. Test the N1 and SPEED buttons... THey work...Choose LvlChg macro for FLCH button and press save.Now FLCH button works, but neither N1 nor SPEED works anymore...Rechoose N1 macro for N1 and rechoose Speed macro for SPEED and save again.Now N1 and SPEED works again, but FLCH stopped working..Close and open LINDA. N1 and SPEED still works...Rechose Level Change macro for FLCH and save.FLCH works, N1 and SPEED doesn't.close and open Linda.FLCH works, N1 and SPEED doesn't.Rechose N1 and save.Now only N1works..So.. Only latest macros work on MCP. A macro on the stick keeps working.I agree, strange :)

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Aha.. confirmed (reproduced)But it's even more strange :-)I'm on it.

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Until now i use a second keyboard with key mapping and mouse macro (see attached picture)...Michel
Can you please share how you set this up? I get plugging in and making labels (!) , but does FSUIPC / Linda recognise the second keyboard as seperate?For example, can i assign seperate functions to the space bar on different keyboards?Thanks,

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does FSUIPC / Linda recognise the second keyboard as seperate?For example, can i assign seperate functions to the space bar on different keyboards?
No, it doesn't. Sorry.

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