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A few problems with Desk Pilot

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Hello,

today i downloaded the actual version 1.4.2 of DP. It took a long time to get it working, but it's working - more or less. I know, it's a lot of work program such a tool and it's great to get it for free and I also like the idea (I waited a long time for this, because I do tutorials and videos together with a friend and this is very useful), but i don't like a few things.

Many buttons and switches doesn't work at the moment. I know, you said you want to add many switches, but is ist possible (also because of the NGX SDK), that ALL buttons and switches will work? It would be also nice, if the Captain could also use the buttons of the F/O if that's necessary.

But there are also some things, which (I think) are not normal. If I want to increase the speed, it always goes back to 100 knots after about 3 seconds. And I also have always this red lines from the TCAS on my PFD, which normally come only in a conflict with other traffic.

Although, it's not so good right now, I like the idea and for a Beta version it's quite good. I will keep an eye on your tool and hope you can solve this problems.

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Many buttons and switches doesn't work at the moment. I know, you said you want to add many switches, but is ist possible (also because of the NGX SDK), that ALL buttons and switches will work?

 

 

I'm taking notes on what is not included in the current SDK and what cannot be synced. I will add that list here as i go through it.

 

It would be also nice, if the Captain could also use the buttons of the F/O if that's necessary

 

I will try to add that functionality, i can't promise it though. Some code might need to be re written to support it.

 

But there are also some things, which (I think) are not normal. If I want to increase the speed, it always goes back to 100 knots after about 3 seconds.

 

 

Are you the captain while attempting to modify the MCP-IAS? If not you will have to override that control via the DP addon menu.

If you don't relieve control from the other user you won't be able to change it, same apply's for the first officers MCP-Altitude and MCP-Heading.

 

Maybe your first officer was playing games and taking control of the speed.  :lol:  B)

 

And I also have always this red lines from the TCAS on my PFD, which normally come only in a conflict with other traffic.

 

This issue exists in all shared cockpit aircraft online. for example: Mad dog MD-80 http://www.flythemaddog.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6672

 

You can fix it by hiding one of the two aircraft's and setting the first officer to observer in the FSINN options(If your using FSINN).

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Thanks for your replay.

I never connected to VATSIM, I just tried it with my friend via multiplayer. Now I wanted to fly on VATSIM alone and I still got the problem with the TCAS. I've got this problem since starting DP yesterday.

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Does this happen when DP is started? It never happened until you installed Desk Pilot? Does it continue doing it after you close/exit DP?

 

I find that very odd.. Because Desk Pilot does not modify any files at all. The only files it ever touches are the log.txt and version.txt in the log folder.

 

Can you provide a screen shot of the PFD?

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Because the PDF Problem,, i know, some liverys are bad and have this failers (think wrong aircraft.cfg entries), check other PMDG Livery with DP.

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You've confused me a little here..

 

Step one in the Desk Pilot Readme.pdf mentions that both pilots/users must have the same airac,scenery,livery and panel states.

 

I will gladly test some other livery's. I don't see how a different livery would cause a tcas issue though, but i will test.

 

Does this happen straight away? or is there something i must do to cause it?

 

 

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Shane and i are unable to replicate this issue. Can you provide some screen shots and some information on how to make it happen?

 

Can you also try the following:

 

1: Host a multiplayer session. by yourself with no other users. do not run Desk Pilot,

2: Power up the aircraft and do what ever you did..

 

Does it still happen? If so try the steps below:

 

1: Restart FSX

2: Start a single player, free flight session. do not run Desk Pilot.

3: Power up the aircraft and do what ever you did..

 

Can you also confirm that this happens without running Desk Pilot?

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Hello!

Thank you for this wonderful program.

I with my friend tried the flight crew. 

Almost all good, but we have a problem. All what i do (i'm a captain) he does not see (he is a FO).

For example, i turn on battery on overhead, but on FO overhead battery is off. He doesn't see all my changes, like a overhead pumps, yaw damper, APU, lights, MCP VNAV, speed etc.

We connected via Hamachi. And all the conditions are met.

Can you help us?

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Hi,

Have you added the following to your 737NGX_Options.ini ?

 

[sDK]

EnableDataBroadcast=1
 
 
and have you pressed the 'Enable Shared Cockpit' button on the server?

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Yes, of course, we did everything as described in

the instructions. We have a stable internet

connection and ping. All programs run as administrator.

But the co-pilot does not see changes that I do in the

cockpit, although the aircraft flies regularly and stable.

And once more. When FO connect via desk pilot, he and I see the inscription about connection in FS. Then I press shared cocpit. But if I press ping in DP I see ping -1. What does it mean?

And once more. When FO connect via desk pilot, he and I see the inscription about connection in FS. Then I press shared cocpit. But if I press ping in DP I see ping -1. What does it mean?

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Ok, so the DP Server and Client connects successfully?

 

Does your first officer receive a green in game message saying "DP Connected!" after you press the enable shared cockpit button on the server?

 

If the FO does receive that message, can you confirm that you have not modified the ServerSettings.ini and ClientSettings.ini?

 

Here's the default working config for 1.4.2:

 

Server

 

[sharedCockpit]
CaptainControlAltitude = false
CaptainControlAutoThrottle = true
CaptainControlAutoPilot = false
CaptainControlLeftFD = true
CaptainControlRightFD = false
CaptainControlHeading = false
CaptainControlIAS = true
CaptainControlLeftCourse = true
CaptainControlOverheadLeftHalf = true

CaptainControlOverheadRightHalf = false

 

Client

 

FirstOfficerControlAltitude = true

FirstOfficerControlAutoThrottle = false
FirstOfficerControlAutoPilot = true
FirstOfficerControlLeftFD = false
FirstOfficerControlRightFD = true
FirstOfficerControlHeading = true
FirstOfficerControlIAS = false
FirstOfficerControlLeftCourse = false
FirstOfficerControlRightCourse = true
FirstOfficerControlOverheadLeftHalf = false
FirstOfficerControlOverheadRightHalf = true

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And once more. When FO connect via desk pilot, he and I see the inscription about connection in FS. Then I press shared cocpit. But if I press ping in DP I see ping -1. What does it mean?

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It means the ping function is not complete.. Now have you or your first officer modified the [sharedCockpit] section within the ServerSettings.ini/ClientSettings.ini files? and does your first officer receive the green in game message.. 

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No, we did not change anything. Software

downloaded from your site. Both installed to program

files. OK, I'll check the green

messages in FSX in the evening and let you know. Thank you.

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Hi guys is this software being constantly updated at all? Good job by the way

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

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Did we need the same resolution of our screen? I mean I have a wide screen and widescreen=true in FSX config, but co-pilot have a standard 4:3 screen and widescreen=false.

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Hi guys is this software being constantly updated at all? Good job by the way

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

 

Yup, just running some final tests on the new version at the moment.  B)

Did we need the same resolution of our screen? I mean I have a wide screen and widescreen=true in FSX config, but co-pilot have a standard 4:3 screen and widescreen=false.

Nope, should be fine.

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We tried everything again. Everything was done as instructions, but the problem remained. Could there be a problem in different versions of FSX? I have a acceleration (russian ver), FO have a SP2 (english ver). For information, we tried to change. And I was the co-pilot and my friend was captain. Also all what I was doing he could not see in cocpit. Connect via Hamachi ping both sides, all firewalls are disabled. Have any ideas?

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One of you has Windows 8?

 

There seems to be a issue with simconnect on systems running windows 8. Or there might be some code differences between acceleration & SP2 that is preventing the client from connecting to the flight simulator. Which is why i asked you about the green message, if the user running the client does not receive that in game message then the client has not connected to fsx. Which is why he not seeing your inputs.

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No, we have window 7 both. We have green messages DP client and server connected in sim. But anything in DP ping -1 when connect. And i check ports 23456 60000 and 6073 is closed. Did we need to open them?

 

The problem is that the second computer does not see the changes first. Connection is established, as if in one direction.

For example, I (captain) controls the speed and the plane increases or decreases the speed, but FO does not see changes on mcp or PFD.

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Ok, can the FO change the heading or altitude and do you see his changes? Can you try the DP overrides menu and take control of the IAS, let me know.

 

Please forget about the ping reading its not complete, it has been removed in 1.4.3. Yes you need to open the ports, especially port 60000. 

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All changes what FO doing I see in the cocpit, it doesn't matter he is a captain or FO. All what I do from my computer second computer doesn't see

and I see everything that makes a second

computer, through its role of course (FO or Cap). If I captain I can control IAS or engage VNAV and the plane flies to reflect these changes. but

on the second computer is not visible indication

of these changes.

A feeling that the one-sided communication.:-)

 

p.s. for ease of communication my skype: hohrev

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Hmmm, Starting to run out of ideas..

 

 

 


Could there be a problem in different versions of FSX? I have a acceleration (russian ver), FO have a SP2 (english ver).

 

By the sounds of it, yes.

 

Can you try this utility on both pc's and report back with the information provided. 

http://www.fs-recorder.net/forum/download/file.php?id=25&sid=a728ad19c24aa9b6776f02506434ed30

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Ok, we will try to record video from both PC's.

And just try to connect with another user whose

have same FSX version.

Oops, sorry, this link for a simconnect?! I thought that video recording program.

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