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Beta testers needed: ACARS for MSFS

Started by Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers, Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:19

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

Quote from: ZingerCorrection, Broker issues this (two dialogs) upon exiting the program, as shown:
As the two offending directories are clearly visible, the problem likely is the (x86) string in their path. If you install the whole thing in another directory, does this solve the problem? You can just uninstall afterwards, it will leave no trace.

Unfortunately I will have issues updating the Broker code, so I'm trying not to.


Jeroen

Zinger

Will check when time is available, thanks.
Regards, Zinger

Zinger

Didn't help, same dialogs when installed at the suggested directory.
Regards, Zinger

Joerg Alvermann

Win7 uses some kind of virtualization to protect the content of security sensitive directories. "C:\\Program Files\\" and "C:\\Programm Files (x86)\\" (The latter is used for native 32bit apps on a 64bit Windows) don't exist, although you see them.  :shock:  
They are only virtual incarnations of other directories.

Try something like C:\\744, and you should be good.
Joerg Alvermann

Zinger

Thanks Joerg, it was the right idea.
Regards, Zinger

cavaricooper

#25
Quote from: Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers
Quote from: cavaricooperUsing MCDU would it be possible to run the CDU on a separate networked pc w/ touch screen?  I suppose more accurately....would that CDU interface w/ the PMDG cdu or only w/ FS9 default?
Neither. Neither PMDG nor MSFS allow any new application to share the existing MCDU. So unfortunately, you get yet another MCDU. Hopefully this time it is the last one, as anybody can interface to this MCDU.

QuoteAlso....another plea for an iPad app...I would surmise there are mire and more of these in our user group...

I understood that i-something requires a specific programming language which means that there is very little chance of this getting done as a hobby project. However, never underestimate what can be done commercially. If somebody somewhere has the money to have this developed, who knows.


Jeroen

JUST BECAME AWARE of an app called AirDisplay which will do EXACTLY what I have been looking for for $10 or less- wanted to share- can't wait to get home and try it out!

Carl
Carl Avari-Cooper, KTPA

Phil Bunch

#26
Is this the app you're discussing?  

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-display/id368158927?mt=8

Would this be usable to help fly PSX?  It is somehow charming to be able to use my iPod and iPad as a flight display and/or control unit...
Best wishes,

Phil Bunch

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

#27
No this wasn't the app I thought about, but it could serve the same purpose if you have a "real" Windows/MacOS box laying around that can run the real stuff.

Concerning PSX, I predict speed issues, but for some displays this would not be a problem. Lower EICAS and MCDU would work great. CB panels, overhead, no problem. PFD and ND, hard to tell without trying. It may work, it may not work.

edit
But: this recent announcement from Apple does open opportinuties.
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/09/09statement.html

cavaricooper

Quote from: Phil BunchIs this the app you're discussing?  

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-display/id368158927?mt=8

Would this be usable to help fly PSX?  It is somehow charming to be able to use my iPod and iPad as a flight display and/or control unit...

Yes Phil- that's the app I use.  I'm able to move the PMDG MCDU over to it and thus actually use my iPad as a touch screen MCDU that is completely wireless.  Pretty neat- still in Windows Beta and I'm hoping for some performance and stability improvement.  Remember to LOCK YOUR ROTATION IN PORTRAIT otherwise it will freeze up when accidentally rotated.  I will keep checking for updates as this could evolve into the perfect FS solution.

Hopefully PSX will allow for an external MCDU to be displayed (slaved) and NOT require a full second PSX install....thus running on less powerful options (read iPad) :).

Carl
Carl Avari-Cooper, KTPA

Hardy Heinlin

You will always need the whole PSX, it cannot be split into small psx-ies. But it doesn't matter. There are many ways to increase the frame rate of PSX, e.g.:

- Reduce the screen size (the iPad is already smaller, so less graphic work anyway)
- Deactivate the outside view, or pan it off the screen
- Remove all map symbols and WXR radar on the other pilot's unused ND
- Use only panels, EICAS or CDU (as Jeroen said)
etc.


|-|ardy

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

Also there's a fair chance that my current external MCDU program will be adapted to interface to PSX. This is written in Tcl, so in theory portable to the iThing, and nearly zero resource consumption except for the bit map.

cavaricooper

"Also there's a fair chance that my current external MCDU program will be adapted to interface to PSX. This is written in Tcl, so in theory portable to the iThing, and nearly zero resource consumption except for the bit map."

Good to hear Jeroen- I'm having "moderate" success in FS9 with AirDisplay- works only in windowed mode- NOT full screen......and there is a performance hit.  I did NOT however, change nHancer or nVidia to dual monitors....perhaps that would help?

Still working out the PS1-FS9/FSX merge (visual generator)...... in anticipation of PSX :)....so if anyone has tips, please PM or email me.  Ta!

C
Carl Avari-Cooper, KTPA