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Linda beginners guide - a very detailed manual

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Brian Cowell wrote this "LINDA beginners guide", avoiding this hated technical stuff and tried to explain all around LINDA.

Many, many thanks for this, Brian!

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Introducing_LINDA_v1.01.pdf

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Many thanks for those kind words, guys. I'll be very happy if its availability helps to introduce the joys of LINDA to an even wider audience. :smile:

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

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Brian,

 

Thank you for this incredible complete guide.

It will helps a lot of us.

 

Michel

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Haha, 'don't panic'. Lets hope the Vogons read that one too. Thanks for your efforts, Brian.

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Thanks for that, CoolP! (Naturally, I was wearing my dressing gown whilst writing it). :P

 

In fact, if I remember rightly "Don't Panic" was Günter's idea (he designed the cover, for which much thanks). :smile:

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

 

P.S. If there is anyone reading this who hasn't heard of the HHGTTG, don't worry about it. ^_^

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P.S. If there is anyone reading this who hasn't heard of the HHGTTG, don't worry about it.

Just bring your towel! Don't ask! He%20He.gif

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in your introducting to linda, page 27 show a LIB: User function plus on page 46 eng l switch under assigment show Pre-taxi routine BC_After_After_Start (in lib-user.lua) well i do i get there file and install them in linda

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Sorry, blueairone70, but I can't tell what you're saying (asking?).

 

Based on the pages which you mention, though:—

 

The illustration on page 27 (note the red circles, and the mouse arrow) shows that I clicked on button 12, then from the drop-down chose "LIB: User functions", and from the list that results I am indicating the "EXAMPLE function format" which you will find in your lib-user.lua file in <fsx directory>\Modules\linda\libs That is the only function you will find there by default, the others shown (i.e. the ones beginning with my initials, such as BC_After_Engine_Start) are ones that I have added myself — see also the example on the previous page, which illustrates how to do this. Appendix 1 lists the 700 NGX-specific functions that you can utilise, whilst Appendix 3 shows the fsx actions available. Pages 24 - 28 cover all the steps which are needed. But only you can decide what functions you need, based on your hardware controls, the aircraft you fly, and the way you fly, which is why my functions would not be particularly relevant for anyone else

 

Appendix 2 (page 46) is simply to illustrate the benefits of carefully designing your control assignments to suit your hardware before you start writing any Lua code (see ""Designing your set of control assignments to suit your hardware", starting on page 20, which refers to Appx 2). The ENG L switch is, of course, unique to the controls illustrated; whilst the associated function name (such as NGX_GEAR_off, BC_After_Engine_Start, and the rest) is a reminder of what function is assigned when you operate that particular control..

 

I hope that helps,

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

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thank if help a little, i'm new to linda, so the i ask i was trying to setup pmdg 737 (hotas warhog controler the way as your, but could fine the bc after start file so thank you

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My pleasure, Ian. :smile: LINDA is just great.

 

Good luck with the move to fsx, too — once you've got everything sorted out you're going to love it. ^_^

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

 

P.S. If you're looking for a great and delightfully easy-going VA whose chief pilot is a Real World 737 instructor (give Steve my kind regards if you join), check out

http://www.worldwidevirtual.net/index.php/

They also happen to be based not too far ffrom you.... :dance:

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Hi Brian,

 

Thanks and Congratulations to useful and well done Linda Your Controls Introduction's Manual !

 

Warmly,

 

Marco Aurelio.

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I was very interested in this but the link wouldn't connect.  Any other suggestions to obtain this manual?

 

Obie311

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The Linda site does have a tendency to be very unreliable, I have a few alternate links for some downloads stored in my Dropbox. See the post below for details.

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/338310-linda-v111-released/?p=2714370

 

Also my Anti virus software always blocks some of the images shown in that thread (in the first post) as it doesn't trust the zenfoto.ru website the images are supplied from.

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Thanks Brian for your contribution to the hobby...

 

 

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Thank you Brian.

 

Precise, concise and to the point, I enjoyed reading it.

 

Regards,

Christopher Bell.

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Thank you, gentlemen — I'm very happy that it's been useful to you.    ^_^

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

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Great stuff thanks, but I have still problem setting up my Warthog HOTAS, Axis working via FSUIPC, simple key press also via FSUIPC i tried to set up those 3 level switches but without success. for example next to the auopilot there is a 3 level switch PATH/ALT-HDG/ ALT but in reality using linda they switches only has 2 state so when i switch the button in linda i see two value. So how can i setup these types of buttons with Linda? I managed to set up flaps on the throttle where there is a flaps switch UP/DWON so i did in a way that for flaps 1 one press flaps 2 one more etc so its working nice.

 

So if any of you have some tips for Warthog and FSX SE with registered FSUIPC and Linda please HELP!!

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