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ATC window advice please

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Hi GuysWhen viewed in the ATC window, ATC gives an instruction (ie turn right HDG230) and you then choose from several options usually:1) turn right HDG2302) Say againMy question is this..........is there anyway to programme/set a button on the Yolk/Joystick which will select no.1, so that you can respond to the ATC instruction by just pressing a button.Obviously I would only require this for No1 as this is the selection which basically repeats ATC's instruction.Hope you can understand what I mean.....Any Info or ideas will be much appreciactedMany thanks John

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Hi John,I know exactly what you mean. I would go into the optionscontrolsbuttons and keys menu and there should be a section about radios - I apologize, I'm at work and unable to acces FS - you might wanna scroll down and look for the number 1 key listed in the keyboard commands row. Then you should be able to select it and add a controller button as you desire.Good Luck,KailFlightSimmer since 1987C2D E6850 3.0GHz 1333FSBXFX Nforce 680i LT SLI2x XFX 8800GT 512MB SLI'd4GB Crucial Ballistix PC6400 800MHzCreative SB Audigy2 ZSUltra Xfinity 600W SLI PSUSeagate 320GB SATA-3GB/S HD for O/SWD 160GB SATA 3GB/S HD for FSXWindows XP SP3 / FSX SP2 / FS9 SP1

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Thanks guys,Thats a shame..........I was kinda hopin it may have been possible.Thanks for the responce though......appreciate it.Regards John

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Hi Jim,Ive just got back in and replied to your post, just as you posted again.Ill check out the controls/button assignments and report backRegards John

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I have had the ATC window open/close and responses 1 to 6 mapped to my throttle stick buttons for years. I have only mapped response keys 1-6 due to a button shortage and the difficulty of remembering which button is which response. However responses 1-6 serve for most of the ATC needs. I have a Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS joystick which allows one to program any keystroke onto any button.So it can be done, at least with my stick. In fact the only thing I ever use the keyboard for is to pause/unpause Flightsim and any high number ATC responses.

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Me to Jim,I think if you try to Assign via FSX settings its not possible, but from what John is saying it may well be possible via the Yolks/Joystick software. Ill see if I can assign it through my Yolks software.Many ThanksJohn

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Do the buttons on your stick work as a keyboard emulator and do you have a program that will show you what characters are being produced when you select a button? My stick works two ways one is when the buttons are put into Windows mode when they act as windows buttons and the other is emulation mode where the buttons send the programmed keys to the keyboard stream. In order to send any keypress (eg <1> for the first ATC response) to the PC I have to have the stick working in emulation mode so that the buttons are behaving as keyboard presses and not as windows buttons where windows would just see that BTN n is being pressed and flightsim interprets that according to its internal button mapping.

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I have two saitek buttons programmed as keyboard "1" and "2" (takes care of most everything except request takeoff) via the saitek profiler. Same thing could be done with fsuipc. I actually have all my saitek buttons assigned to keyboard commands, except for main view hat. The only exception I made was for FSX I had to assign the trim up/down to buttons because the numpad 7/1 keys cause the ATC window controller text to scroll when it had focus, instead of going to the trim.scott s..

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It's not something I would want to do for my own use, but you can assign a joystick button to the ATC menu item 1 selection by modifying the "standard" file using Notepad. In Vista, the file is in UserName>AppData>Roaming>Microsoft>FSX>Controls. Find the button definition, probably near the end of the list. Change the assignment to "ATC_MENU_1".ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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>Hi,>>I don't have that entry in that file.>>JimI have a CH Yoke, and the entry in the standard.xml file is as follows:CH FLIGHT SIM YOKE USB {207175D0-5973-11DC-8001-444553540000}XAxis0AXIS_AILERONS_SET6421YAxis1AXIS_ELEVATOR_SET3236ZAxis2AXIS_THROTTLE_SET1271RxAxis3AXIS_MIXTURE_SET127RyAxis4AXIS_PROPELLER_SET1270SPOILERS_TOGGLEI replaced "SPOILERS_TOGGLE" for Index 0 (button 01) with "ATC_MENU_1" and it worked. If your yoke/joystick button settings do not appear in the file, I don't have an answer.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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Hi Art, I was wondering if after assigning the ATC menu selections to your yoke that they work without having to make the ATC window active again? By that I mean with FSX you now unfortunately have to repeatedly activate the ATC window after clicking on anything else in the VC to use the menu. Does assigning shortcuts to the yoke avoid this? Thanks.Regards, Kendall#1: E6750@3.2GHZ/Coolermaster HyperTX2 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 4GB Ballistix Tracers PC6400 EVGA 8800GT - 174.74 beta Seagate 250GB 7200.11 CH Yoke/Pedals/Saitek Throttle Dual Monitor: Dell 2405/1905 #2: Dell 8400 3.2 H.T. 3GB PC4200 - X800XT Diamond Xtreme/Logitech X-530's

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>Hi Art, I was wondering if after assigning the ATC menu>selections to your yoke that they work without having to make>the ATC window active again? By that I mean with FSX you now>unfortunately have to repeatedly activate the ATC window after>clicking on anything else in the VC to use the menu. Does>assigning shortcuts to the yoke avoid this? No. I actually do not have menu selections assigned to a yoke button. I was only answering someone else's question about assigning a button to select ATC menu item 1. The need to repeatedly activate the ATC window is not a problem that I understand.I have one of my yoke buttons assigned to open and close the ATC menu, then I use the mouse to select options. One of the things that used to aggravate me with FS9 was that the keyboard number keys had to be used to make ATC menu selections. When selecting from the list of nearest airports, the selections often changed while in the process of finding the right key to press. It's much better now that the mouse can be used in FSX, one of a number of improvements.However, there is still an aggravation in FSX. I use a dedicated small USB keyboard with labels for various functions rather that clicking on objects in the virtual cockpit, but the keys for changing the autopilot altitude hold, heading bug, etc. are not functional while the ATC menu is displayed (same for clicking on objects in the VC). This means that I can take no action following IFR approach instructions until communications are completed, which is often delayed by communications with other aircraft. This is not exactly real world. The button on the yoke to close then reopen the ATC menu is helpful in this situation. The autopilot on/off switch is still active with the menu displayed so turning off the autopilot and manually adjusting altitude and heading is possible, but not as easy.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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Hi Everyone,Well Ive had NO problems up to now, I simple assigned the: Button A) - ATC windowButton :( - ATC Menu No1. in listButton C) - ATC Menu No2. in listThese were asigned via the SST software which came with the Yolk (very simple to use)So now when Im flying I can Open/Close the ATC window with a click of a button and Select No1. and No2. in the ATC menu list. This is so, much better now especially when Flying as I can repeat ATC instructions with the click of a button.Many Thanks for All your Input and HelpKind regardsJohnp.s. bye the way the Yolk in question is Saitek

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