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I just purchased MCE, after the trial, and completed my 1st full flight with the CS 707 and have a question on installing (have not installed these yet) David Herkey's Script's and Flows for the 707...which I love from the video's.  My download from FS++ included, what I call a "Cheat Sheet" that listed each flow, on their scripts, so I know what to ask for at each stage.  I noticed that David's do not have this cheat sheet so how do I tell what to say for his new flows and some of his unique requests (ie: coffee)?

 

Thanks,

If you navigate to your documents library, mine is"C:\Users\herky\Documents\Multi Crew Experience\MyVoiceScripts\Copilot\Aircraft", then if you open the aircraft you are going to Captain, all the "headings" for the flows are listed. Use these as an aid de memoir until they become second nature.

 

Better still, why not alter the flow command heading in the Vox Script editor, to something you prefer.

 

e.g. in my 727-100 flow, the trigger phrase for getting the stewardess to bring us refreshments is ""want a drink"?....Well you can alter that in your Voxscript editor to anything YOU like. Try "Lets have Stella bring us a coffee shall we", after saving this new command as the header for the "want a drink" flow, it will work when you say,"Lets have Stella bring us a coffee shall we".

 

There is no limit as to what you can do in MCE. Have fun and amend my Avsim Scripts. Try adding new sound files! :wink:

 

Cheers.

 

David

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There is no limit as to what you can do in MCE.

 

Absolutely true, that's why we all love it! For example, my copilot sometimes whistle his favourite songs. If you don't believe me, check my video linked below. Actually, it is my first flightsimming video, it includes some mistakes, and I made it primarily for my family and friends, but since the thing that they enjoyed the most was the virtual copilot, I decided to share it here :)

https://youtu.be/x-cf7y_Jruo

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Great vid. Thanks for sharing.  :smile:

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Thanks everyone.  I've now had time to play with it more and think I better understand how it works and how to modify...even figured out could open the flow files in notepad to see what they did.  In the process of setting up David's flows now so hope to give them a try by tomorrow.

 

Makes it as good as the A2A Strat, which has "Heidi" coming in to the flight deck occasionally with meals, coffee (no Latte's in 1952 aircraft), and dessert.

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Yes it is a great program. I purchased it awhile ago and love it. But still learning a great deal about the amazing and endless things it contains. Great video. I fly with Jean-Claude and he can get quite nasty at times but he doesn't whistle lol. I wish I had David's abilities he makes it look so easy. 

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I fly with Jean-Claude and he can get quite nasty at times but he doesn't whistle lol.

My Jean-Claude likes to whistle "La Marseillaise" :)

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Agree, A320 should be "polished" before moving to A330/A340.

 

Ref <ecam display apu (fuel, etc)>, that was the way I entered command, sorry for not being clear. And with word <ecam> it didn't work. It worked if I replaced <ecam> with word <system>.

In some cases I could get it working  looking to the existing default script files and taking script commands from there.

 

Sorry to insist with my favorite <engine mode selector>, but AirbusA3XX_cmd file has over 20 commands related to "control engine ignition" and none of these commands is correct for A320. Some other commands in this cmd file have no relation to A320 (maybe for A330/340?)

 

What should be done is we should go through every switch on every panel and assign correct commands per A230 FCOM/SOP, so the MCE experience will be even more intuitive and enjoyable. For example <engine mode selector normal/crank/ignition>.

 

Is there any way to do it at user level? Or it can be done only by MCE developers?

 

Thank you,

Max

 

We are pleased to report that the MCE package Aerosoft licensed from us for use with their A320/A321 has just been updated to version V2.6.66 

 

Changelog

 

- Fully tested under Windows 10

- Fully tested under Prepar3D up to V3.2

- Fully supports latest PF3 ATC (for which there is a Demo)

- Up to date with GSX and AES latest changes.

 

It is now possible to include aliased commands as part of an existing flow.

 

To download your copy, either login to your Aerosoft account, or press the >>Click Me<< link (Post #13) on this forum topic

 

http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/81440-mce-update/#comment-582922

 

This package doesn't require activation. 

 

It is on a par with Ultimate Edition in terms of functionality and depth. 

 

The only difference, Ultimate Edition fully supports 36 complex aircraft, in addition to Aerosoft buses.

 

Unlike previous package, this one is lightweight (mind you it's still about 800 MB download) and comes only with 3 pre-recorded voice packs.

 

You can download other voice packs here:

 

http://www.multicrewxp.com/Downloads.html

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Question on David's flows in the CS707-300.

 

First issue I can find is with the command "dc volt meter select two" on the "after start flow".  I noticed the engineer does not say it and the subject switch does not move.  Also when I test it in the editor it says can not find command.   However I found if I say the exact same thing, than the switch moves.  I have tried several derivations but nothing works.  I also don't find this command in the original set of commands.

 

Second issue is with the "Shutdown Flow"...where we have shut down 3 of the engines and then attempt to connect to the ground mechanic (GSX) for external power before shutting down engine 3...get a reply that I must shut down all engines before contacting ground.  I know your flow is correct in actual operation (I asked a retired 707 captain) but the sim won't allow.

 

Any insight on these?

 

Otherwise I love these flows.  Thanks for your work.

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However I found if I say the exact same thing, than the switch moves.

 

This is a good example to show why sometimes scripted commands aren't recognised.

 

The built-in command in the speech grammar is "dc voltmeter select two" (without the space char between volt and meter".

 

When spoken, the command is picked up. When simulated, it appears as if it doesn't exist.

 

You will come across such things. Like when a word is written with or without dash (-) character, or when a plural of the word is used instead of single. I mean an extra "s" to a word when the grammar doesn't expect it that way.

 

When you get the message about command not recognized, simply look at what you have written, and keep what I mentioned above in mind.

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My Jean-Claude likes to whistle "La Marseillaise" :)

 

No I dont whistle la Marseillaise!... I am Swiss!!!

And it's better for you I dont whistle anyway, most of the time it would be out of tune...

 

Enjoy your flight.

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Thanks for the prompt reply...great customer service.

 

I thought I had tried making voltmeter one word but tried it again...still same result.  I even copied the line from your reply and pasted it into the command document and saved it...still no recognition nor does it work.  Again when I say it, it works fine.

 

Any ideas?

 

Second question.  I saw that the commands are located both in the "documents" area of the computer and in the "Program Files (x86) area.  When I make a change in VoxScript it changes the file in the "documents" area...but not in the "Program Files (x86)" area.  Doesn't seem to make any difference as after I make some revisions I then did a test flight and followed each flow and they worked per my changes.  So my question is should the two areas have the exact same flows and commands in them or can they be allowed to be different.

 

I'm operating with Windows 10, if that's important.

 

Thanks.

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No I dont whistle la Marseillaise!... I am Swiss!!!

And it's better for you I dont whistle anyway, most of the time it would be out of tune...

 

Enjoy your flight.

 

 

I apologize and will adjust my script  :smile:

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Although "dc voltmeter select two" does not work as a command flow..."dc meter select tr two" does work as a command flow.  I have no idea what a "tr" is...but it works.

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Although "dc voltmeter select two" does not work as a command flow..."dc meter select tr two" does work as a command flow.  I have no idea what a "tr" is...but it works.

TR is aviation jargon for Transformer Rectifier.

 

Transformer Rectifier combines the functions of a transformer and a rectifier. The TR converts the AC power generated by the engine or APU generators or provided by a Ground Power Unit to DC power.

 

If you look at the voltmeter rotary closely, you should see the label.

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Thanks...your correct, the tr is on the switch...never looked that close.  Got the clue to try it when I saw what the reply said after I just told it "dc voltmeter select two"...the tr was in the reply so I change the command to read like the reply and it worked.

 

Thanks.

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Gent's I just wish to say what a great program MCE is. Flying with Jean-Claude is a great pleasure. When way back in April I said he is "nasty" it sure is well deserved on my part. Jean-Claude if you read this it was truly meant as a compliment. Once again I am more than happy having purchased MCE and thank you guy's for the hard work and continued support you have given me. I still would love to have the C47 done if possible. I also follow David's videos on how to work with voix box and try to fit my DC 3 checklist. Cheers and thanks Gerald, Ben and David.

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Hello .... i'm a longtime user of MCE but have to qualify that by saying, not being a 'deep systems' man, I have never really got down to the nitty gritty of checklists, flows etc .... have had problems of late getting the program to work, but, fingers crossed am out of the woods on that front ... to celebrate, bought a copy of the Majestic Q400 at a discounted price and aim to have a crack at running its systems using MCE ... first problem is, having had a look at the MCE flows/checklist document I am struggling to interpret it .... in other words work out who does what ... is the use of different coloured print for some lists some kind of key etc .... basically needing some one to throw a little light on proceedings .... 

 

Alan

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Hello Alan,

 

The checklists are pretty much standard read and do. The state of the switch is known by MCE FO, so if it's set wrong either he/she will correct it or you can do it. The Dash 8 is so well designed that setting the switches yourself becomes fairly quick.

 

 

The flows, I would keep them basic. The most important flow is the "climb flow". In this flow, the FO sets the condition levers to climb power before the oil temperature gets too high and drops the pressure, resulting in one of those superbly modelled Mjc Engine failures,..:-)

 

Bear in mind, as Gerald has said, the "flat" panel switches, (APU, Engine start, on overhead and Auto feather, Fuel pumps and Hydraulic PSU are not yet supported) These are typical FO/PNF switches. I include these in the climb checklist so you can pop them off during the climb. (And pop them back on at descent) If you put these commands in the Vox Script as a "Notify", then the FO will verbally remind you to switch these on or off during descent and climb. It becomes second nature if you fly the Dash 8 a lot, she's an addictive aircraft!

 

A superb feature is the MCE radio tune feature. Just ask FO to set radios/NAV/ADF/Squawk and MCE will open the right side FMC and then punch in the correct numbers! This really is a true FO/PNF action and big help to the Pilot Flying....you!

 

Oh, BTW, during start up and when you ask the mechanic to disconnect the GPU, likewise the FO FMC opens and the "services" menu gets the selection to remove GPU. Its quite superb!

 

Hope this helps a little.

 

You can peek at my latest Dash 8 vids if you like? These show the flows in action.

 

Best regards

 

David

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I have some non aviation scripts i have added but the FO fails to say everything. I thought it was me needing to upgrade my graphics but reading previous posts here you all have said i need to use tts voices because the stock voices dont have that many words in their arsenal. 1 question how do you add sound files and does that sound the right conclusion to the previous problem.

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I have some non aviation scripts i have added but the FO fails to say everything. I thought it was me needing to upgrade my graphics but reading previous posts here you all have said i need to use tts voices because the stock voices dont have that many words in their arsenal. 1 question how do you add sound files and does that sound the right conclusion to the previous problem.

 

To trigger a sound file with a custom command, proceed as follows.

 

Go to <Command> tab in MCE UI and click <Voxscript> button

 

In "Voxscript Overview" panel, click <New> to create a custom command. Your speech command can be anything you want, except one of the built-in commands.

 

Once it's listed, select it and click <Edit>

 

Don't do anything in "Script properties" pane., just click <Edit script commands>

 

In "Script commands" panel, click <Add sound> button and browse to the location of the pre-recorded file.

 

Don't forget to save.

 

After that, speaking your command will trigger the audio.

 

For instance, this is a way to communicate with cabin crew using your airline protocol.

 

If you can get hold of real world recordings of cabin crew briefings....you get the point. :smile:

 

Only limitation, can only use wav files right now. If you have mp3 files, need to convert them first using many available free tools.

 

Therefore, it's an alternative to TTS voices, especially when you don't intend to use those heavily.

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I started to make my own flows. After making some mods I could not test my script. I realized there are two folders where the scripts are saved:

 

  1. C:\Users\Mario\Documents\Multi Crew Experience\MyVoiceScripts\Copilot\Aircraft\mjc8q400 and
  2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Multi Crew Experience\Support\Files\VoiceScripts\Copilot\Aircraft\mjc8q400

I take it that you need to copy your script from location 1 above to 2 where presumably, MCE takes the flows.

 

I did not know that - is it mentioned anywhere in the documents? The vox script manual doesn't talk about it.

 

 

For the checklists, the files are all saved in one location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Multi Crew Experience\ChkLists. What is the use of "Bombardier_Q400_check_rdr.xml" in C:\Users\Mario\Documents\Multi Crew Experience\Checklists?

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I take it that you need to copy your script from location 1 above to 2 where presumably, MCE takes the flows.

 

Location 2 is where your personal flows should go and they are never over-written.

 

The copying is done automatically when you run the wizard. Those in \Program Files (x86)\ are just there for backup in case you mess-up the original ones.

 

The file with ".rdr" extension is no concern to you. It's MCE dynamically creating an XML file for your custom txt checklist file you submit (and eventually amend). The speech engine cannot read ".txt" files.

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Location 2 is where your personal flows should go and they are never over-written

 

You probably meant location 1 in the "My Voice Scripts" folder.

 

 

Thanks!

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You probably meant location 1 in the "My Voice Scripts" folder.

 

 

Thanks!

 

Indeed!  :wub:

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Hi all,

Just downloaded the trial version of MCE and although I had limited time to give it a good test I was very impressed with its versatility and promise - so I decided to splash out and buy the ultimate version or whatever it is called.

I have been using the Embraer 175 and 195 from Feel there quite a bit as its one of the only two aircraft I can use at my VA at the moment. Does any one by any chance have any scripts for these aircraft I could have a play with to get me started - I am sure eventually I will enjoy creating my own, but don't want to run before I can walk. Any help would be greatly received.

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