04-25-2008, 08:27 PM #1
Switch sounds for PM Systems software
Thomas Richter has just released a little program I have wanted for a long time. If you do not have a hardware overhead yet or are not planning to get one in the very near future, this is better than sliced cheese (unless you happen to be French and sliced cheese does not cut it for you .
This program will generate a switch sound anytime you flick one of the switches in the 737 overhead (I imagine Airbus will follow as usual . He even has made it so that different switch types create different sounds, e.g. toggle or rotary.
I'm hoping to be able to try it tomorrow and I can't wait. This is something that I always felt was missing and I think it will add a lot of realism, especially if you use it in conjunction with a touch screen. And the price is more than reasonable; in fact it is underpriced in my opinion. Check it out at http://www.technical-service-richter.com/
04-26-2008, 05:47 AM #2
Very clever idea.
I think this might be very useful for guys with a touchscreen as you said maurice.
But its even better to have a fully functional Overhead Panel where the sound comes from the real switches
But this sounds really like a very interesting programm.
04-26-2008, 10:37 AM #3
I can already hear Tim saying he can do all these things already in his roomy 340 , but for us mere mortals in our sardine cans B737's, having all that at your fingertips would be really nice I think.
04-26-2008, 10:58 AM #4
04-26-2008, 11:06 AM #5
04-26-2008, 06:30 PM #6
Well, I tried the program and I just LOVE it. I'm still using a mouse with PM Systems (no hardware or touch screen yet), and the one thing that use to aggravate me to no end is now gone.
When I clicked on a switch with the mouse, there was often a visual delay from the time you clicked to the time the switch actually moved. On many occasions, I clicked again only to see the switch reset back to another position.
But now, the switch sound is immediate and you no longer have to guess whether the switch is going to move or not. If you don't hear the sound, you did not click in the right place.
This is definitely the best money I have spent in a long time. Thank you Thomas for this very useful add-on to PM Systems.
05-10-2008, 07:05 AM #7
bought recently that neat little Program too.
One question though: Where can I find the sound files for the switches??
The program says you may define it in the ini file.
Any hint higly appreciated.
05-10-2008, 08:08 AM #8
05-10-2008, 10:10 AM #9
Thanks a very lot, Maurice.
05-20-2008, 06:19 AM #10
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... how about PMSounds ?
I'm possibly misunderstanding you guys, here ...
Is that development an expansion of the PMSounds config/setup, or is it a true standalone program ?
I ask this because I got to that same result simply by assigning in PMSounds several sound files to all the switches, or buttons, or knobs I needed to become "noisy".
I do agree, however, that hearing a sound helps, being a welcome back-up for a mere glance, when you do not have a physical device.
Cheers,Happy landings and always three greens !!
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