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    PMDG 737 Overhead Control

    guys, guys...... peter dowson has just released v3.81 of FSUIPC and you are going to be stunned!! this version contains a new feature of 'mousetrapping' the action of the mouse on a gauge. so i downloaded it and installed it on my test rig and have been playing with it for a couple of hours.
    peter has given us the ability here to operate the switches on the PMDG737 overhead panel without having to have the panel open. and it works! in fact it works 100%.
    after reading through the docs, my understanding is that FSUIPC reads the action of your mouse on a paticular gauge or switch and links that action behind the scenes to replicate the action of the mouse click routine. this man's a genius )
    and as an extra bonus pete includes a macro file for the PMDG737 in the download.
    in two hours, i have set up control of the overhead and am going thru the startup routine thru to flying the route without having to open the overhead view once. but open it up and the software panel is exactly synchronised with my hardware panel.
    what a major step forward this is!!
    so it's off to the workshop to start setting up the new overhead panel to use this amazing
    new approach.
    and of course peter has included the function of allowing you to add your own macro's as well. you're gonna love this......
    thanks peter (wherever would we be without you)
    regards to everyone..... ian.

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    If there is ever a FS Hall of Fame created, then Pete Dowson should be the first one inducted!
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    Ian and Nic - couldn't agree more. A "Flightsim Knighthood" to Peter. Arise Sir Peter!!
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    Wow!! This would work great with the PMDG FMC...

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    Thumbs up wow!

    Thats brilliant news- hope Peter Comments on this thread so we can all click his 'thanks' button!
    cheers for the info ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveeverson View Post
    Thats brilliant news- hope Peter Comments on this thread so we can all click his 'thanks' button!
    Glad you all like it!

    ... and I didn't even do it originally for the PMDG stuff, that was a bonus. I did it for that nifty little APChart gauge, so I could always figure out my taxi routes without taking a keyboard and mouse into the cockpit!

    Regards

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    Thank you Peter this is fantastic news.
    I have had my overhead physically completed for nearly a year without starting any wiring. Every switch has the correct number of positions etc and I've been waiting for a solution to come along. I have a spare FDT Simboard input module ready so I can't wait to get into wiring it up now. This sounds like the solution I've been waiting for all along, a quantum leap for sim builders - absolutely awesome!

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    That sounds fantastic! Another great development for home builders.

    Question though; Does this then replace the need for Key2Mouse or is it used in conjunction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennair View Post
    Question though; Does this then replace the need for Key2Mouse or is it used in conjunction?
    Neither. You might still need Key2Mouse for some switches on some cockpits. For example, all of the default FSX ones -- none of those are susceptible to my methods. But where my stuff does work, it doesn't use a mouse, nor a keypress (unless you assign one instead of a button or switch) and doesn't use screen displays or positions.

    I don't know whether it works at all on XML gauges, but since it doesn't work on the default FSX gauges I would assume not.

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    K2M Replacement

    hi ken.....
    i have physically removed my K2M dll file this morning and set about using this new version of FSUIPC. so far 100% success. when i have got it all running well, i'll set about practising with writing my own macro's for controls on other panels like setting the mins, SPD refs, TCAS etc. so my initial answer to your question is yes it does replace K2M. and there are two added bonus's... 1. you dont need the panel open on screen and 2. the mouse pointer doesn't attach itself to another part of your panel and freeze up everything until you click to release it. died and gone to heaven.
    regards ... ian

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