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Author Topic: Starting a PSX network with special preferences  (Read 13493 times)

RogerH

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:17 »
Hi Hardy,

just trying this for the first time with only 2 different setups.

I have made all layouts the same in a1.9pack, so that no matter what I do, I always get the same view of the PFD and ND in this instance.

For a2.9pack, I have 9 different layouts ranging from the pedestal to overhead, P2 instruments etc.

This way I can access different parts of the cockpit in a2.9pack while always seeing the P1 view in a1.9pack.

Is there a way of changing a2.9pack views while a1.9pack is the active screen? When windows focus is on the a1 instance, a2 views do not change when I'm pressing different numbers on the number pad.

Hope that makes sense?

Cheers,

Roger.

Edit - don't worry, got it Preferences/Basics/This client gets layout selection commands - RTFM!

Hardy Heinlin

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:20 »
You're right, Roger. Just select the checkbox "This client gets layout selection commands".


Cheers,

|-|ardy

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:34 »
So many people have been trying to many unforeseen things with PSX, that basically all helpful items are already in there, somewhere.   :-)

RogerH

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:14 »
Yep - I really should look harder ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hardy Heinlin

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:46 »
Did you know that this ツ is a Japanese character?

It means "the sausage is ready". No, just joking ...

RogerH

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:20 »
It's all Greek to me... αλλά μιλώ ελληνικά τόσο καλά

speedyabz

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 13:59 »
Just to clarify for my simple mind...going back to original post...when setting up the second (and subsequent) PSX "instances", am I double-clicking "AeroWinxStart.jar" again to commence the second instance and so on ? Thanks.

Paul.

Hardy Heinlin

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 20:21 »
Hi Paul, which steps do you mean? There are 15 steps in this example.

Every step describes every action required. Only step 1 instructs you to start AerowinxStart.jar. None of the following steps instruct you to restart AerowinxStart.jar.

During this PSX session you just use PSX to create some layout files and pref files in some Aerowinx subfolders. These files can later be used by multiple PSX instances that start from the same Aerowinx root folder.

In this example, 3 instances of PSX will be started from one and the same Aerowinx folder. Each PSX instance will use a dedicated layout file.


1.
Go to your Aerowinx folder and double-click on AerowinxStart.jar. One PSX instance will start.

2.
When this one PSX instance runs, adjust the layout as desired for your first PSX instance. Be sure that number 1 of the 9-pack is shown. When PSX starts, it always starts with number 1 of the loaded 9-pack. Drag the frame, subframes, zoom, pan etc. until you're happy. Then go to Instructor > Layouts > Save and save this layout 9-pack as "a1.9pack".

2.
Don't quit PSX. Keep it running and adjust the layout as desired for your second PSX instance. Be sure that number 1 of the 9-pack is shown. Adjust it until you're happy. Then go to Instructor > Layouts > Save and save this layout 9-pack as "a2.9pack".

3.
Don't exit PSX. Keep it running and adjust the layout as desired for your third PSX instance. Be sure that number 1 of the 9-pack is shown. Adjust it until you're happy. Then go to Instructor > Layouts > Save and save this layout 9-pack as "a3.9pack".

4.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Save and save the current preferences as "a1.pref".

5.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > USB and select "USB" off.

6.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Audio and select "Audio" off.

7.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Basics and select "Start with main client on". Under "Start with layout" enter "a2.9pack". Deselect the checkbox "Allow paper sheet simulation".

8.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Save and save the current preferences as "a2.pref".

9.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Basics, and under "Start with layout" enter "a3.9pack".

10.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Save and save the current preferences as "a3.pref".

11.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Load and load "a1.pref".

12.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Basics and select "Start with main server on". Under "Start with layout" enter "a1.9pack".

13.
Go to Instructor > Preferences > Save and save the current preferences as "a1.pref".

14.
Quit PSX and open the file Aerowinx/AerowinxNetStart.ini with a text editor. Erase all the text. Then enter this:
a1.pref
a2.pref
a3.pref


15.
Save this new text to Aerowinx/AerowinxNetStart.ini. Your automatic net start is now configured.

speedyabz

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:03 »
Just confused...stand alone PC running two monitors - just added a Flightdeck Solutions CDU and completely lost on what / how to get the PFD/ND on one screen, Captain's view out cockpit window on upper display and the correct info to display on the CDU. I know there are a lot of articles on display set up, but I get lost on "instances", what files run when and whether the CDU is another "instance" or a network client etc... Been using your great software for many years, and I understand you cannot give detailed directions on every possible scenario, but some guidance on this would be helpful. I'm totally lost. Sorry!

Paul.

speedyabz

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 19:52 »
SOLVED !!!! Found your very helpful post from while back. New Ethernet version of FDS CPU works like a charm with your software. Thank you! Merry Christmas !!

Paul

JP59

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 19:25 »
Hello Hardy,

I am using PSX for years, but only discover the power of the NetStart now, during my home simulator upgrade. I knew about this functionality, but never took time to give it a try. I should have done this before because it is a very powerfull tool for cockpit builders.

However, there is a (very) small cloud in this clear sky. My flight deck computers don't have any keyboard or mouse connected. When I start the two PSX instances using the NetStart, the layouts are well loaded, at the right position, no problem. The only issue is that the Instructor window is automatically opened at startup and is displayed over the last loaded layout. I need to keep having a keyboard connected with my computer only to press the  "ESC" key to hide the Instructor window at every startup. Is there a way or option to avoid the Instructor window to pop up at the PSX startup ?

Best regards,
Jean-Philippe

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

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JP59

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Re: Starting a PSX network with special preferences
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 08:30 »
Thank you very much Jeroen.

Best regards
Jean-Philippe