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  1. #1
    null null
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    Using PM with PMDG 737-700

    Dear all,

    first of all happy new year to all simmer.
    In the last couple of days I use the demo of PM GC and MCP.
    My intention is to build a 737-700 home cockpit in the next comming month. So
    far I have 2 PC in a network.
    The PM demo works with MSFS 737-400 standard model. I have MSFS running on
    the server and GC and MCP on the client. Also attached at the client I have
    MCP from CPflight.
    I changed the MCP.ini and it works well.
    I wish to use PMDG 737-700. When I use this model, the MCP does not work.
    Maybe my understanding of PM software is not good enough to find out how to
    do. I tried the 737-700 aircraft data file from Bob Scott and changed the
    entry in the CG ini as mentioned without realy knowing what is the
    consequence. I started MSFS again and choosed PMDG 737-700 but still MCP does not
    work.
    I have to admit I am not technical guy. I am more the type of "plug &
    play".

    This is what I want to do:

    1. Use MCP from CPfligtht (on the client)
    2. Use GC & MCP from PM (on the client)
    3. Use Overhead and CDU from PMDG (on the server)

    Is this possible ?

    Can anybody help me what to do step by step?

    Best regards

    Thomas (Germany)


  2. #2
    null null
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    Re: Using PM with PMDG 737-700

    Hi Thomas,
    Did you modify the PMDG 737-700 panel.cfg file like Bob Scott's instructions
    said? Once you do that your MCP should work fine. Also make sure you are
    using Bob Scotts version (SU3) aircraft. See step 5 below.Happy New
    Year!Randy HolmesBells,
    TX------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Patch Version 3.0 7 Feb 2004Copyright 2004
    Robert ScottReleased as freeware, no commercial use or redistrubution without
    permission.This patch allows the Precision Manuals Design Group (tm) 737
    (SU3) add-on to function with the Project Magenta (tm) Boeing Suite, with
    Project Magenta MCP in control.Version 3.0 disables throttle control masking
    in the PMDG panel which conflicts with PM MCPPMDG+PM users should also
    ensure they are using MCP374 or later and set DisableBrakes=On in the MCP.INI
    file to stop conflicts between PM and PMDG autobrakes. Use the Autobrake
    control located on the PMDG panel.Assumptions:You have purchased both the PMDG
    B737 600/700 add-on, and Project Magenta Boeing displays.1. Unzip these
    files into your FS2004 or FS2002 GAUGES folder.2. Make sure you have an
    unmodified PMDG_ACS.gau file from the SU3 installation in the gauges folder.
    This patch will only update an unmodified original v1.3 PMDG gauge file.3.
    Run PMDG+PM_Step1.bat--it will create two new gauge files: xPMDG_ACS.gau
    and xPMDG_737NG_Main.gau, and will create a panel.PM directory in the
    Aircraft folder for each PMDG variant (-600, -700, -700-Winglets)4. Run the
    patch (PMDG+PM_Step2.exe)...it will modify the "x" prefix copies of the .gau
    files for you. Browse the patch program to your FS \gauges directory when
    prompted.5. Go to the panel.cfg file in \Aircraft\PMDG737-700\panel.PM\ (if
    it did not already exist from a previous patch installation it will be
    created for you) and place the letter "x" in front of every occurrence of
    PMDG_ACS!... and PMDG_737NG_Main!...Note: if you have already done this in a
    previous version of the patch, there's no need to do this again.Example:
    gauge00=PMDG_737NG_Main!SoundProcessor, 0,0 becomes v
    gauge00=xPMDG_737NG_Main!SoundProcessor, 0,0It is not necessary to do this in the -600
    and -700-Winglets subdirectories, as they only reference the -700 directory
    you just changed.6. In your PMDG aircraft.cfg files, for those variants you
    want to fly with the PM panel, change the line "panel=" to "panel=PM" and
    change the ui_type= line to something that will enable you to identify that
    variant as a PM+PMDG version. Example: ui_type=737-700 2D+PMThis mod
    allows you to fly variants with the PMDG panel unmodified, or select variants
    that use the patched gauge files. You select in the FS9 drop-down boxes for
    choosing an aircraft.I have also written a companion PMDG 737 type file
    for the Magenta Boeing CDU posted in the aircraft files section at
    http://www.projectmagenta.com/downlo...te.htmEnjoyBob Scott"Thomas Ohnacker" wrote in
    message news:280344.55701@wb.onvix.com...> Dear all,> > first of all happy
    new year to all simmer.> In the last couple of days I use the demo of PM GC
    and MCP.> My intention is to build a 737-700 home cockpit in the next
    comming month. So > far I have 2 PC in a network.> The PM demo works with MSFS
    737-400 standard model. I have MSFS running on > the server and GC and MCP
    on the client. Also attached at the client I have > MCP from CPflight.> I
    changed the MCP.ini and it works well.> I wish to use PMDG 737-700. When I
    use this model, the MCP does not work. > Maybe my understanding of PM
    software is not good enough to find out how to > do. I tried the 737-700 aircraft
    data file from Bob Scott and changed the > entry in the CG ini as
    mentioned without realy knowing what is the > consequence. I started MSFS again and
    choosed PMDG 737-700 but still MCP does not > work.> I have to admit I am
    not technical guy. I am more the type of "plug & > play".> > This is what I
    want to do:> > 1. Use MCP from CPfligtht (on the client)> 2. Use GC & MCP
    from PM (on the client)> 3. Use Overhead and CDU from PMDG (on the server)>
    > Is this possible ?> > Can anybody help me what to do step by step?> >

    Best regards> > Thomas (Germany)>


  3. #3
    null null
    Guest

    Re: Using PM with PMDG 737-700

    Dear Randy,

    thanks for your info.
    I did the SU3 update from Bob, exactly how he describe.
    After starting FS and choosing the new aircraft (PMDG + PM) FS chrashed when
    loading the scenery files.

    FS does not crash when I use the unmodified PMDG aircraft.

    Is it possible, that Bobs update does not work with PM demo software ?

    Regards,

    Thomas


  4. #4
    null null
    Guest

    Re: Using PM with PMDG 737-700

    Dear Randy,

    I found my mistake. Now it works well.
    Again thank you for your feedback

    Thomas


  5. #5
    Karl Bates
    Guest

    Re: Using PM with PMDG 737-700

    Hi Randy,

    You said that you had some problems running FS9 with PMDG, but now you have
    sorted it. What was the mistake that you found out to get things working.

    Regards,


    Karl


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