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Can't map joystick buttons to autobrake increase/decrease

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I'm brand new to this.

 

I recently started learning the 737, just for myself, on a professional sim in Bangkok.  I've located a couple of similar places Stateside, but it is an airline trip to get to them.

 

I'm attempting to set up a home system, to keep myself current between simulator hops.

 

I'm running Prepar3d on a machine with a DirectX10 video card.  (Yes, I know.  That is a separate issue and I am working around it pending buying the planned dedicated PC.)

 

To get something working, pending building up a proper panel, I'm attempting to map two sides of a 4-way switch to autobrake increase/decrease.  I used the switch sides to set the map in the first place, so I know Prepar3d is seeing the switch hits.

 

As I read the Prepar3d help, and the Controls/Keys and Buttons display, I should be there, but, when I click the switch axes in question, nothing happens.

 

As I said, I'm brand new.  Any suggestions on where to start looking?

 

--John R. Strohm

 

 

 

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Since much of the PMDG processes are external to P3D, not all default key commands will work.  There are PMDG key commands available in the PMDG Options menu but I do not think autobrake is one of them, and I have a different airframe in the air right now so I cannot verify.  This is an example of how the PMDG SDK can be useful, presuming you have C+ programming knowledge.  If you are unable to harness the SDK it's going to be difficult to build your own cockpit with external controls for everything.

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Thank you, Dan.

 

P3D has provisions in the Settings | Buttons and Keys (I think) menu for Autobrake, but it may be that they are not in fact transmitted.  The mouse command events do go through.  I'd about decided I could live without autobrake if I had to.

 

I make my day-to-day living as a senior staff embedded systems software engineer, and I'm currently working in C++ (mostly C subset).  I'll take a look at the SDK.

 

(Note: I initially couldn't find the SDK.  I think I have it now.)

 

--John R. Strohm

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