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Using LINDA 2.8.6

FSX-SE

FSUIPC 4

 

I have coded several switches to manipulate LVars in an MFD I coded for the Lear45H aircraft in FSX-SE. The functions are in the aircraft folder in user.lua. This is the file path: 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\linda\aircrafts\Lear45H\user.lua

 

Other files in that folder are:

actions.lua

ExtPFD-Learjet.exe

ident.lua

Lear45H-user.lua

 

The code in the start of the user.lua are:

 

-- Dummy user functions file
-- ===========================
-- This file is loaded right after main actions.lua script loaded.
-- You can use this file to:
-- 1. Override any functions or settings in main script
-- 2. Execute any desired startup sequence for this aircraft (i.e. your own c&d state macro)
-- 3. ... use your imagination
-- Just a message in console
 _log("[uSER] User's modifications script is loaded...")
 
 ident = ipc.get("PATH_ACFT") .. "/Lear45H-user.lua"

 if file_exists(ident) then
  _log("[sTART] Functions found: " .. dir)
  require(ident)
 else 
  _log("[sTART] Error not found Lear45H-user.lua: ")
 end
 
 strProgram = '"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\FSX\\Modules\\linda\\aircrafts\\Lear45H\\ExtPFD-Learjet.exe"'
 if file_exists(strProgram) then
  _log("[sTART] Lear PFD found: ")
  strCmd = 'start "" '..strProgram
  os.execute(strCmd)
 else 
  _log("[sTART] Error not found Lear PFD: ")
 end 
 
function L45E_FMS ()
 _L45E_FMS ()
end
 
function L45E_NAV ()
 _L45E_NAV ()
end
 
function L45E_HSI ()
 _L45E_HSI ()
end

 

The Functions for example  _L45E_FMS () are located in Lear45H-user.lua.

 

These functions were assigned in the LINDA GUI and were contained in the User Functions drop-down when the Lear45H aircraft was selected.

 

config-user.lua

 

-- ## Jet Joystick ## (073822370) ## {NoSerNum} ############
JSTK["073822370"][1]="Brakes"
JSTK["073822370"][5]="Flaps_up"
JSTK["073822370"][6]="Flaps_incr"
JSTK["073822370"][7]="Gears_toggle"
JSTK["073822370"][301]="Trim_ELEVATOR_up"
JSTK["073822370"][303]="Trim_AILERON_right"
JSTK["073822370"][305]="Trim_ELEVATOR_down"
JSTK["073822370"][307]="Trim_AILERON_left"
-- ## DTA Pulse ## (16D004890) ## {NoSerNum} ############
JSTK["16D004890"][1]="L45E_HSI"
JSTK["16D004890"][2]="L45E_TAC"
JSTK["16D004890"][3]="L45M_Btn1"
JSTK["16D004890"][4]="L45M_Btn2"
JSTK["16D004890"][5]="L45M_Btn3"
JSTK["16D004890"][6]="L45M_Btn4"
JSTK["16D004890"][7]="L45M_Btn5"
JSTK["16D004890"][8]="L45M_Btn6"

 

 

The LINDA Lua editor showed a few errors which were corrected.

 

When I open the aircraft in FSX-SE, everything seems normal, except I see no log messages from the user.lua file and apparently neither the Lear45H-user.lua module nor ExtPFD-Learjet.exe were loaded.

 

I get an error when I pressed a button in the DTA Pulse HID.

 

The LINDA Console displayed and the FSUIPC Log file contained the following:

 

    13562 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.62615.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.62615.0)
    13562 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
    13562 FSUIPC Menu entry added
    14640 \\DONNADAVEKITCHE\Users\DaveDonna\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\Lear KAVL.FLT
    14640 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\Lear45H\Lear45.air
    32125 Weather Mode now = Theme
    36922 Aircraft="Learjet 45 CAF"
    36937 System time = 19/01/2017 14:38:05, Simulator time = 14:37:59 (19:37Z)
   125297 Starting everything now ...
   125359 Using "C:\Program Files (x86)\GoFlight\GFDEV.DLL", version 2.2.6.0
   125375 LUA.0: beginning "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\ipcReady.lua"
   125390 LUA.0: ended "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\Modules\ipcReady.lua"
   125640 LUA.1:  *************************** STARTING LINDA **************************
   125656 LUA.1: LINDA:: [sTART] Loading System Configuration files
   125765 LUA.1: LINDA:: [sTART] WARNING - All LUA logging switched off !!!
   125781 LUA.1: LINDA:: [sTART] Go to Setup LINDA to switch on (if required)
   125797 LUA.1: LINDA:: *********************************************************************
   126062 LUA.1: LINDA:: [sTART] System Configuration files loaded
   128843 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   148125 *** LUA Error: ...\common\FSX\modules\linda/aircrafts/Lear45H/user.lua:40: attempt to call global '_L45E_HSI' (a nil value)
   204265 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 83 secs = 8.5 fps

 

Can you help me find what I am doing wrong?

 

I cannot find in the LINDA GUI where to turn on the log but assume any _log function call would put the message on the console and in the FSUIPC log.

 

The folder Lear45H was created using the LINDA GUI with the default FSX aircraft as a pattern. I was getting an error that the action.lua file was missing until I copied it from the FSX Default folder to the Lear45H folder.

 

Thanks

 

 

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