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Keyboard Commands freeze FS2004 in full screen mode

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Dear all,

I am using a home cockpit powered by EPIC modules. EPIC is a controller which, among other things, is able to send keyboard commands to a computer. I have set up my PMDG (744 for FS2004) keyboard commands for the MCP accordingly.

 

When I send an input to FS (i.e. I turn a knob on my MCP hardware and EPIC sends the corresponding combination of keys to my PC), FS freezes. Note: It freezes, it does not crash. I am able to unfreeze FS by changing from the full screen mode into the windowed mode.

 

Am I the first user to experience this?

 

Best regards,

Holger

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Might be worth checking that your controller software is not sending a continuous stream of key commands, and tying up the interface. Happened to me on my X52 till I figured out what was going on (on FSX at the time)

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Thanks. Any suggestions on how I could check this? With some knobs such as range or ND mode it is only one one key command that is being sent, and I still get the freeze.

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2004 ? 

 

 

Aka FS9 ;-)

 

Full names in the forum please - first and last.

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Thanks. Any suggestions on how I could check this? With some knobs such as range or ND mode it is only one one key command that is being sent, and I still get the freeze.

 

Not familiar with EPIC stuff, but opening notepad and operating controller should send key commands to notepad?

More brutal, yank out the usb conn while on FS9 and see if it recovers!

Also check that key commands being used are not being used by windows as shortcuts?

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It might be the combination with ALT keys. I will open a new thread and ask for a conflict-free list of commands.

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Problem solved - the cuplrit was the use of combinations that involved the ALT key.

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