Jaystar

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  • Birthday 02/26/1978

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  1. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi to all. Although I have posted previously regarding Linda for Airbus X Extended. Is there a module available for the Wilco Airbus Evolution 1 series anywhere? I'm finding it difficult to intergrate the panels from Airbus X into a home made sim and with Wilco you have the 2d panels and the bonus of weather radar!! I'm just eager to see if there is a module to control the software from the Vrinsight MCP Airbus combo that I own? Any help would be great? I have gone to various forums and of course the Wilco website but to no avail!!! Cheers Jay
  2. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hello again Ooops!!! Now I have it working!! I totally forgot to ensure I had installed the Airbus SDK via the Vrisim panel install program!! She's good to go now and the turn cycle of the altitude and speed knobs on the combo are much more precise now where as before there seemed to be a glitch and adjusting height was a nightmare!! Thanks again. Keep up the good work. Jay
  3. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Andrew Thanks again for all your help. It seems I have been able to re-install Linda and the correct version of Aerosoft Airbus X as per your last email. I have also ensured Airbus X FCU is selected within the Vrisim program upon loading but when I do press the 'Fly Now' button it gives me the message - fail to connect Aerosoft AirbusX Ext, vrisim So, I think I'm missing some SDK or driver because I still dont have the message show up which indicates the Airbus X SDK has been loaded and you have to click on it to confirm!! So, can you please let me know what I'm still missing here in order to link the Combo to Airbus X via Linda? Thanks again. Jay
  4. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Andrew Thanks for all your excellent work and advice on this forum. It's been an ongoing mission getting things to work and I wondered if we could get back to basics because I really need to re-install everything to get things running again!! Problem I have is that I upgraded my Airbus X program to version 1.15 and of course that meant modifying the panel to get the PFD and ND screens to my other monitors but it also meant that the Aerosoft SDK message disappeared upon load up and I can't see Linda etc etc!!! So, I have now uninstalled Airbus X because FSX kept CTD every time I tried loading it!! I need to uninstall everything including Linda and start again!! So, can you please just advise me on what I need from the start and in what order to load it!!! I'm not sure what I'm meant to be using to have the combo communicate with the airbus...I.e - VriSim basic package ...??? But then where did the SDK message go during the loading of FSX!! I appreciate after everything I've discussed, this seems a bit dumb but for my own sanity and for future reference just a quick list so I can keep it as a reminder for future installation issues!! Thanks again Jay
  5. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi everyone. Just to let you know that I am now having success using beta 5 with Linda and the airbus. Everything seems to work and mapping buttons to external cards is easy with the FSUIPC variables via Aerosoft. The v/s rotary seems fine too. Only gripe I do have and not sure why this is, but when I turn the Altitude rotary, the figures seem to slip and it might take a few more sharp turns of the rotary to get it to stay on the correct altitude you select!! Is there any way to cure this? Maybe its the turn cycle figure that needs altering within the text file? Has anyone else got a similar problem? Looking good all the time!! Jay Hi everyone. Just to let you know that I am now having success using beta 5 with Linda and the airbus. Everything seems to work and mapping buttons to external cards is easy with the FSUIPC variables via Aerosoft. The v/s rotary seems fine too. Only gripe I do have and not sure why this is, but when I turn the Altitude rotary, the figures seem to slip and it might take a few more sharp turns of the rotary to get it to stay on the correct altitude you select!! Is there any way to cure this? Maybe its the turn cycle figure that needs altering within the text file? Has anyone else got a similar problem? Looking good all the time!! Jay
  6. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Howdy again I made some discoveries over the course of the weekend and that is to be able to manipulate buttons etc via Linda Lvars and enable the use of the MCP Combo. Here's the link to Aerosofts post on the use of Lvars with Airbus X Extended!! http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/64255-airbus-x-extended-sdk-variables/ Now I can map the buttons on my external input cards and use the MCP Combo via the Linda SDK Module. Works a treat!! I'm looking into getting some of the Opencockpits cards soon so hopefully this method will apply also!! Hope this info helps. Jaystar
  7. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi everyone!!! Seems this topic is really heating up!!! I want to get back to the basics just so I can understand for myself!!! So, to confirm, I have the VRinsight MCP Combo Airbus Panel I simply wanted it to synch with my Aerosoft Airbus X Extended software, - I.e reflect the speed, heading etc and manipulate the Efis etc etc. On top of that I currently have one joystick inputs card where I wanted to then map additional buttons via Linda or any way that will allow me? I also have FSUIPC registered software which I thought would allow me to map buttons but doesn't seem that simple with this plane!! With all this in mind, is there just a simple solution for me to have the combo control the software along with additional buttons being mapped too? I think I have gotten massively confused with it all and I think the beta software which you guys kindly work on only applies to the FCU unit!! Am I right ? Just need a breakdown of how I get all the above up and running!! Cheers again Jay
  8. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Andrew Appreciate your time on this and dont worry, I'm in no immediate rush!! Days go by and I'm just happy for the help!! So, just an update> Don't worry you are getting there. First, you have changed the VRI type to 3 and saved it. You will get the code error message at the bottom of the Editor window as these lines are not true lua code. Does that line persist once you save it and call it back into the Editor? I have altered this value and it seems to stay the same once saved. Once you have changed the config-VRI.lua file as above, you need to click on reload lua engine. This causes Linda to restart the configuration process. The FCU should flash again and display LINDA Init... in the left hand display. You also need to ensure the Aerosoft Airbus X FCU is select from the drop down. I did all of the above but to no avail. Combos still reads 'ready to fly'. If it does not work. Try closing down FSX and LINDA. Switch on the FCU and then start LINDA first followed by FSX. DOES IT WORK NOW? Under LINDA does it say that everything is ok with the MCP? Tried this and Linda says everything is okay but still no combo and no control over any button mapping. As I mentioned, the GUI (at present) is unchanged and will not show that LINDA is connected to the MCP2a or FCU. Neither can you assign or change any of the buttons to functions through the GUI. This is all behind the scenes in the file config-mcp2.lua. I cannot do anything more tonight. PM me with your contact number or Skype address and we can set up a one to one session. > > > Hope I can discuss further over the weekend. Maybe a complete reinstall of Linda etc is in order...... I shall keep you posted. Thanks again. Jay
  9. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi again and thanks for the extensive notes and guide!! I followed everything you suggested including all folders and files in the correct place but as soon as I run FSX and Linda the Combo states 'Fly Now' but doesn't go no further. (I.e - Switches to heading, speed etc)!!! I followed the notes on ensuring Linda was setup and even when I change the VRI["ENABLED"]=3 via the editor it doesnt change the combo status!! As it stands the line you mentioned above shows up on line 1 and not 2!! Plus, if I did alter it to read =3 as opposed to =1 by default it then flags up a message which reads: 'There are some errors in your code'!! So, I cant get the combo to sync to the software!! Any ideas where I go from here? I tried resetting and re-starting FSX, Combo and Linda but it simply wont change the Combo status. On top of this, I still cant map the buttons to the Aerosoft Airbus X actions!!! God this hobby is hard work!!! Please help!! Regards Jay
  10. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Andrew With regards to your email, is it better for me to download Beta 2 or the new one I see posted which is - Beta 3? Also, shall I simply remove all previous versions of Linda? At the moment, I run Linda 2.4 version and the VRIsim software for the MCP Combo! Could you email exactly what to download and what to run at the same time to enable me to use the MCP Combo with all buttons mapped and allow me to map further buttons via Linda? <Maybe you could email me a list in order of what to install and run>? I dont run anything but the Aerosoft Airbus X Extended program - A320 Hope this makes sense! Thanks again Jay
  11. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Andrew Any luck with being able to map joystick buttons with Linda using the Airbus Combo at the same time? I played around with it and although the Combo is perfectly syncronized with Airbus X Extended, I still have no luck simply mapping buttons from a joystick? I unchecked the combo setup box but still none of the buttons I map through Linda work!! I thought this Linda program would be far simpler, it recognised the buttons when I press them but when I select an Airbus x control it doesnt perform the task ....even when I save it and Linda confirms this in scrolled writing at the top of FSX!!! Desperate for help here, I'm eager to finish my cockpit build with all the buttons etc integrated!! Cheers again for your time and patience. Jay Hi Andrew Another thing to add to the frustration is that even when I close the VRIsim program down and disconnect the combo, I still cant map any buttons from joystick via Linda!!! I dont know why Linda shows the buttons I'm pressing yet doesn't action them when I select an Airbus X extended action? Cheers again Jay
  12. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi Scot. With your help, I finally got the MCP combo up and running and through Linda it's configured to manipulate the various buttons and knobs!! However, some of the buttons on the unit remain unmapped and I don't know how to go about mapping them via Linda or fsuipc? When I have tried to map anything via fsuipc it simply doesn't recognise the key presses in order for me to select an action!! Is there a way of setting this up so that fsuipc recognises the MCP combo as another source of input??..much like a Joystick? I did see somewhere that it might be the clash between the MCP using the same port as FSUIPC? It's all getting too technical!!! Aside from that, where as I previously setup a joystick through Linda LUA to manipulate actions via key-presses, these no longer work so I'm wondering if it's the MCP combo over ruling everything whilst it's on?!! Sorry for the barrage of questions and info. I am very grateful for your support on the matter and hopefully I can have the use of the MCP Combo along with additional joysticks and other input boards that can manipulate all the necessary buttons and knobs on the Airbus X Extended program as part of my developing home sim!! Kind regards Jay
  13. Jaystar

    Project Linda2Airbus

    Hi there ScotFlieger. I myself have recently ordered the MCP Combo Airbus and am looking to use alongside Aerosoft Airbus X extended. I have already had some experience of using Linda LUA and as I am aware that there is no dedicated support for the combo, I was wondering how easy it is to reconfigure Linda to reflect the actions from the Airbus Combo unit? I see from you previous posts that this is something you have had success with but in order for me to configure the buttons and the rotaries, what exactly within Linda do I have to do? I take it there's more to ensuring the LCD displays are functioning correctly? It's a shame that this unit isnt supported as is the old and the new Boeing Combo!!! Any help and advice would be welcome.... Kind regards Jaystar (Wales)