LINK2FS_Multi_FS9 (Expert Version).
See bottom of page for current version.
This release is for “EXPERTS” only ,, if you are not familiar with Link2fs_Multi_FS9_v2 then this release is not for you.
There is NO specific help for the extra functions in this release as it is assumed the people that will use them know what they are doing.
What’s new in it ?
WHATS NEW IN v3a ??
Fixed a couple of big bugs.
Fixed the problem with saving profiles and deleting them.
Added the ability for the User to input FSConnect 'Event' codes direct from your Arduino.
Added the ability for the User to extract and input thru FSUIPC. (The registered version of FSUIPC)
Added the option with ‘Flaps’ to be in percent rather than angle.
Added the ability to send ‘seconds’ pulses from the main computer to the Arduino.
Added the ability for the Arduino to request the ‘Seconds’ to see if it was connected properly.
Added the ability for the Arduino to request a “refresh” burst if the refresh timer was turned off.
Added the ability to use a LAN connection on 2 of the cards.
Added in the GPWS the call-outs of "Minimums" and "Aproaching minimums" .
Added the ability to test "Keys" input from within the program itself.
Reworked serial error detection so there was no “Lock-up” with bad Arduino code.
Your present INO files that worked on v2 should work OK in this release.
The ‘Card’ files from v2 are not compatible so put v3 into a separate new folder.
Obviously M$ FS9.
M$ net framework 2
M$ XP, win7 or win8.1
(It has been tested on XP(32), win7(64) and win8.1(64) so if it don’t load then it’s your computer or your UAC settings etc)
You don’t need an Arduino attached but it helps.
You don’t need FSUIPC for my program to run ,, it just means you won’t be able to use the FSUIPC section.
Make a new folder in your C drive (or what-ever drive) and unzip the zipped files into it.
Do NOT put it into a folder with an earlier “Multi”. (There are some different sound files)
What you will end up with should look something like this which includes the “Demo” sound files ,,,,
There may also be folders with sample INO’s in them. (If supplied with what ever download you’ve got)
Most of the “numbered” folders are empty and they are just there to make it easy for you to start with.
When you first save a profile ,, it makes and saves 4 more files ,,, your “card” files and a “Startcard1.ini”. (if you have made your profile the start one.)
The “card” files are there to save your settings for the 3 cards. The “startcard1” tells my program which set of “card” files to start automatically with.
There will also be a file called “expertsettings.ini” which is your “Expert” settings for FSUIPC.
To get back to default on any page/file ,, just delete the file concerned and it will fix itself next restart.
This is not an “Install” program ,, it is just an ordinary exe. (even run’s from a pendrive)
It does not mess with any other files or settings on your computer.
A picture will give the general idea of the main changes. ,,,
WAV files ,,,,
The chatter wav files are stored in a folder that is indication the last 3 digits of a com radio. (I know ,, on some radios you only see 2 digits
but the third one is still there ,, so 123.12 really is 123.125)
With my download there are a few wav files in “100” so tune your Com2s/b radio to “xxx.100” to hear them.
You can add chatter files into any of the empty folder and even add more folders.
Chatter files are all over the net (try flightsim.com and avsim.com ,, etc) They need to be in the “wav” format. They can be from any version of flightsim.
HELP FILES ,,,
There are no “help” files for the additional features in this release ,,, it is assumed that the user knows how to use it although there is a help page on how to use his knowledge of SimConnect or FSUIPC with the lay-out of the pages.
Understanding SimConnect or FSUIPC ,, is a field on it’s own. Research them on the net ,, there's heaps of info.
If it looks too complicated then use version 2 ,, or ,, swat up on FSUIPC if you plan to use it’s functions.
I have still included the help files from version 2 though along with the “demo” INO’s for the Arduino.
Arduino INO files that worked fine in version 2 will also work fine with this release so there is no need to re-brain your Arduino.
You can download it here ,,,,,, (about 4.5 Mb ,, mostly sound files)
On a personnel note, I don’t actually have or use FSUIPC but I would like to thank Tony * ,, a local Guy with a neat setup (no, he doesn’t use Arduino’s) but he allowed me access to his great setup so I could find out how to get into his FSUIPC with my code ,, it was rather interesting ,, me with a laptop making code and transferring it to a pendrive to test it on his setup. When I finally cracked it we had a ball doing all sorts of things ,, changing settings, visibility, clouds etc.
Thanks heaps Tony ,, you’re a champion.
Just as I was releasing this I noticed I had left out a descriptive line in the GPWS ,, reference the “minimums” etc.
“For Minimums stuff, the plane is descending, flaps and gear are down.”
I’ll add it next update.
As usual ,,,
Use at your own risk.
What worked for me,, may not work for you.
If it don’t work for you, then go and try something else.
Nothing I’m aware of at release date although it hasn’t had much testing. (There’s just toooooo much to test completely)
First release of an “Expert” version ,, so no history other than it’s an upgraded standard version.