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  1. Maybe TrackIR is "intuitively easy to install & use"...but I'm not using TrackIR. I'm using Opentrack.
  2. I'm running P3DV5, and I'm pulling blanks getting any sort of answer or assistance on the topic of head tracking. It seems that P3DV5 can use TrackIR and its associated software. However, I'm not finding any information regarding how to interface them. Nor am I finding any information at all regarding alternative forms of head tracking, such as Opentrack or TrackAR. I've actually managed interfacing TrackAR and Opentrack with FSX:SE, but I'm coming up dry with doing so with P3DV5. Any help, advice, or suggestions will definitely be appreciated!
  3. Google "Lorby Flashlight". It's a neat little addon.
  4. I've downloaded and set up Opentrack to use as tracking, and it works fine. I just can't seem to interface it with P3DV5. I've both set and run as administrators but, other than that, I've no idea what else to do.
  5. That resolution doesn't appear as a selection, so at first I thought I'd be out of luck. But after a few minutes of fumbling about in NVIDIA Control Panel, I stumbled over an option that permits me to customize my own resolution. I set the parameters at 2560*1440, and... Wow! 😁 Huge, ginormous difference! Thanks so much!
  6. I'm trying to maximize the video quality when using P3DV5. I'm running Windows 10, and using a Samsung UN40H5003 40-Inch 1080p LED TV as the main display, and the GPU is a NVidia GeForce GTX 10. Benchmarking the entire system using Furmark and similar programs places my system in the top .01%, so I'm pretty sure it can handle things. I suspect that it's a matter of the display--as it's a LED TV rather than a gaming monitor--that's limiting the quality. Any suggestions as to how to maximize the video quality for P3DV5? I don't really use this particular system for anything except my flight sim.
  7. I have an old Alienware Aurora R4 desktop, running Windows 7 Home. The last couple of months it has been acting oddly during booting up, alternating between locking up at the BIOS splash screen and booting as normal. What happens is that, after having booted up normally, if it restarts/reboots (cold or warm) once it reaches the BIOS splash screen, where you can select F2 or F12 (or the hidden F8) it beeps once then the computer just hangs there. Nothing works: no keys, mouse; no input at all. Pressing the power button immediately kills everything: the machine instantly shuts down and all power off. Pressing and releasing the power button after that, and the computer does nothing at all for about 3-4 seconds, before turning on as normal. It does this on a regular cycle, alternating between locking up at the BIOS screen and booting up to the desktop. I tried everything to fix it: disabling all services except MS ones using msconfig; unplugging all peripherals, including mouse and keyboard; assuring all software and drivers--including BIOS--were up to date. I finally pinpointed the problem: the wireless USB network adapter. I've tried two different ones: Netgear and Belkin, and the same thing happens: If either are plugged in (and I've tried four different USB ports with each) the computer goes through the alternating freeze-and-normal boot cycle. If I unplug them, then the computer boots normally. If I have them plugged in, then unplug them before rebooting, the computer boots normal and without the odd 3-4 second pause. I just can't have them plugged in during a boot. I can't seem to find anything online that addresses this, so I thought I'd try here.
  8. I have an old Alienware Aurora R4 desktop, running Windows 7 Home. The last couple of months it has been acting oddly during booting up, alternating between locking up at the BIOS splash screen and booting as normal. What happens is that, after having booted up normally, if it restarts/reboots (cold or warm) once it reaches the BIOS splash screen, where you can select F2 or F12 (or the hidden F8) it beeps once then the computer just hangs there. Nothing works: no keys, mouse; no input at all. Pressing the power button immediately kills everything: the machine instantly shuts down and all power off. Pressing and releasing the power button after that, and the computer does nothing at all for about 3-4 seconds, before turning on as normal. It does this on a regular cycle, alternating between locking up at the BIOS screen and booting up to the desktop. I tried everything to fix it: disabling all services except MS ones using msconfig; unplugging all peripherals, including mouse and keyboard; assuring all software and drivers--including BIOS--were up to date. I finally pinpointed the problem: the wireless USB network adapter. I've tried two different ones: Netgear and Belkin, and the same thing happens: If either are plugged in (and I've tried four different USB ports with each) the computer goes through the alternating freeze-and-normal boot cycle. If I unplug them, then the computer boots normally. If I have them plugged in, then unplug them before rebooting, the computer boots normal and without the odd 3-4 second pause. I just can't have them plugged in during a boot. I can't seem to find anything online that addresses this, so I thought I'd try here.
  9. I figured that was the issue, as I've no problems with any of the other, multiple peripherals I use. Well, I don't unplug them, and they remain plugged into the same ports. The only difference is I use two powered hubs instead of a single hub, yet their order gets mixed every time the computer restarts. ::shrugs:: Ain't no big. I was mostly curious about that possibility.
  10. I'm sorry if this is beating a dead horse, but this is frustrating as heck. I have a total of six Saitek throttle quadrants. One of them is PS/2 and plugged into the Pro Flight Yoke, and is never a problem. The other five, however... All five are plugged into externally-powered external USB hubs. The AC power to the hubs is never turned off. The quadrants remain plugged into their respective ports, and are not disconnected. If I put the PC into sleep mode, they remain properly assigned. If the PC restarts, or is shut down and restarted, the assignments get scrambled. Looking at config-hid.lua in LINDA-CFG\system and comparing it to the backed-up one in LINDA-CFG\system\backup, they are identical. Restoring the backed-up file (which was working beforehand) does not fix the assignments. I don't think LINDA likes playing well with multiple quadrants. It's understandable when this happens when they are unplugged and then plugged back in, but it's very puzzling--and annoying--having this happen whenever the PC is powered down. On one hand, it's a reasonably easy fix: I shut down LINDA if running, unplug the five quadrants, use usbdeview and uninstall the five devices, then delete config-hid.lua before restarting LINDA. One at a time, in their proper order (as determined by their ID; ex. 06A30C2D0") I plug the quadrant back in, selecting save one at a time for each one. Still, I'd rather not have to go through this. I'd love to know why the assignments are getting scrambled simply due to powering down the PC. Barring that, I do have a question: FSUIPC has an ability to save peripherals as letters in its .ini file, to facilitate proper assignments should they become lost or scrambled. Do you think there is any way that could be done for LINDA as well?
  11. For some reason, my Saitek Pro Flight Yoke X-axis keeps losing calibration. Examining it using Windows setup USB Game Controllers shows it drifted off to the right a bit and oscillating. If I unplug then replug the yoke's USB connector it resets back to zero and stationary, but after a while it again drifts and oscillates. I have tried the following multiple times: "To recalibrate in Windows, first remove the USB plug for your controller from the PC. Press and hold the Windows key on your keyboard and then press the letter R. This will open the Run box. Type regedit and then click ok. The Registry Editor will have a list of folders on the left hand side. Go down into the following folders in order by clicking the + next to the folder name. +HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (CURRENT_USER if on Vista) +System +CurrentControlSet +Control +Media Properties +Private Properties +Direct Input Delete any folder inside the Direct Input folder that begins VID_06A3. Once deleted, close the editor, then plug the USB back into the original port. Move all the axes of the controller through their full range of movement four times. Now go to Control Panel > Game Controllers > Properties to check the axes on the test screen." But I still experience the same problem. At this point I make it part of my preflight routine to unplug and replug the yoke, but at times, especially during a very long flight, the X-axis drifts again, and unplugging and replugging can't easily be done as doing so disconnects all the LINDA button assignments for the yoke. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
  12. I assume that the steps I've outlined above are correct, and thus should work?
  13. That's what I've done in the past but, for some reason, it's not working this time. For example, and to make it easier, let's just look at two of the throttles. *Examining LINDA-CFG/system/config-hid.lua I see that the throttles are identified as "06A30C2D0" and "06A30C2D1". *Heading to an aircraft--in this example, the A2A B17--I then examine the LINDA-CFG/aircrafts/A2A B17/config-hid.lua of that aircraft, and find -- ## Saitek Throttle ## (06A30C2D0) ## {NoSerNum} ############ and -- ## Saitek Throttle ## (06A30C2D1) ## {NoSerNum} ############. Examining the key assignments I see that 06A30C2D0 contains 06A30C2D1's assignments, and vice versa. *Returning to LINDA-CFG/system/config-hid.lua, I change all instances of 06A30C2D0 to 06A30C2D1, and all instances of 06A30C2D1 to 06A30C2D0. *I save the file, then run LINDA. And nothing changes: throttle #1 still shows throttle #2's assignments, and vice versa. As an example, the following is the definition for one of the throttles: J[5]={} J[5][1]="06A30C2D0" J[5][2]="Saitek Throttle" J[5][3]="3" J[5][4]="1" J[5][5]="9" J[5][6]="3" J[5][7]="0" J[5][8]="NoSerNum" JSTK["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTKrp["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTKrl["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK2["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK2rp["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK2rl["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK3["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK3rp["06A30C2D0"]={} JSTK3rl["06A30C2D0"]={} I change all 10 "06A30C2D0" to "06A30C2D1"
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