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by Bjoern
15 Oct 2017, 21:14
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

wulfbindewald wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 14:40
The A32x_System.xml file is not included in the A320_CFM folder - beta 2.0a, only in the FORK version. A Q to Francois.
Well, that explains it then.
by Bjoern
15 Oct 2017, 13:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Rain sounds: I got a CTD if it rains in the sim ;-) outside. The relevant sound file precip/c2prec1.wav resides on my system in the FSX/Sound folder. Please check. So the declaration in the "PA A32x_Common/A32x_Sounds" folder should be Sound38=precip/c2prec1.wav,100 ===> Sound38=./Sound/precip/c2pr...
by Bjoern
14 Oct 2017, 15:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern, I can manage to land it by hand on normal approcaches but there's no way to do an approach like Paro R15. Is it possible with your mod? No idea. Try it. It remains to write code for TCAS (Aircraft below you or above you displayed only...) Above/below is already implemented into the modified...
by Bjoern
13 Oct 2017, 22:05
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The shared folder, including name, looks good to me. RE: FBW. Not sure if I've included the FBW mod into the latest fork release (check A32X_System.xml), but the way it works (disable SEC1 when stick input >25% in any direction) is basically the only way to make the aircraft flyable by hand. Trim re...
by Bjoern
08 Oct 2017, 19:23
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I can set up a suitable folder structure as a demonstration (only folders and .cfg files, no actual .mdl, .xml or .dds files) if you want.
by Bjoern
08 Oct 2017, 13:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I think that panel sound folder will have not many changes in future. Create a shared folder in \SimObjects\Airplanes\ will requires to do some work, because for exemple, I store all my addon airacrft on another disk that FSX, so in this case, you have to change the path in panel.cfg file No, you w...
by Bjoern
08 Oct 2017, 13:29
Forum: General
Topic: A380 Air Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: A380 Air Speed

If the value is programmed to show indicated airspeed it's all you'll get.

You shouldn't use TAS as a primary flight indication anyway.
by Bjoern
05 Oct 2017, 14:32
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Sorry Francois, but I'll revert that change in sound folder handling in every future fork version I'll do. I hate having this stuff in my main FSX directory (my add-on aircraft are stored externally). If it was possible, I wouldn't even put effects in there. Reducing duplication, however, is a good ...
by Bjoern
29 Sep 2017, 20:38
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks for the praise, guys. I'm working on an airplane manager for another project, which will some day find its way into the A320. It allows controlling fuel, payload and doors without leaving the cockpit, saving/loading the aircraft state and can be used for other stuff. These are the links to th...
by Bjoern
26 Sep 2017, 16:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

You can also try to edit the .mdl file with ModelConverterX. It has a function to move and rotate entire objects. But be aware that there's a bug that may or may not make the click spots on 3D elements unusable after that.
by Bjoern
25 Sep 2017, 20:48
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Haven't touched the A320 in a while. How different is the ENG EICAS page for the CFM and IAE versions? I know that IAE uses EPR and CFM uses N1 as the primary power indication. But are there any other indications that differ? Hi! Good news here! About the lights, i realized that landing lights switc...
by Bjoern
25 Sep 2017, 20:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Are some A380 gauges missing on FS9 version?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Are some A380 gauges missing on FS9 version?

As far as I know, the only FSX native A380 model packages use Tom Ruth's A340 VC and its gauges.
by Bjoern
25 Sep 2017, 20:34
Forum: General
Topic: A380 Air Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: A380 Air Speed

Is FS9 configured to show indicted instead of true airspeed?
by Bjoern
24 Sep 2017, 15:18
Forum: Support
Topic: NO STAR & SID DATA
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: NO STAR & SID DATA

The FMC support thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2823
by Bjoern
24 Sep 2017, 15:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I think pushing the MAST CAUT button shuts off the audio alarm and maybe stops the EICAS messages from blinking (if they blink at all). François, do you think it's possible to make your FMC use the display and buttons of the one in the cockpit now? For a start, it could at least display the flight p...
by Bjoern
24 Sep 2017, 15:08
Forum: Support
Topic: How fly and control the PA A380 from 2D panel without disable VC cockpit?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: How fly and control the PA A380 from 2D panel without disable VC cockpit?

Is a 2D panel included?
If not, you need to find one and install it.
by Bjoern
23 Sep 2017, 19:44
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Yep, that's the last one. Now that François is back, I can start to gather motivation to redo the glareshield ND controls and the overhead panel. I also want to midify the load/save system, to have any FMS data saved independently from any systems data. This should make it easier to find and avoid b...
by Bjoern
23 Sep 2017, 19:34
Forum: Support
Topic: A320 Aerosoft/Proyect Airbus
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: A320 Aerosoft/Proyect Airbus

If the Aerosoft Airbus uses any gauges to control animations, you'll have it to add to the VC's panel.cfg.
by Bjoern
25 Aug 2017, 13:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Sharklet model update FSX?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Sharklet model update FSX?

Judging from the developer activity on her, you'll be waiting a few more years.
by Bjoern
26 Jul 2017, 17:57
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

While forests in southern France are burning, eastern Germany has nothing but rain for the last few days. Wish I could send some over.
by Bjoern
26 Jul 2017, 17:56
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

That's weird. I could have sworn that there was some info about the antennas in the pdf documentation. But maybe this was for the FSX native models only (on which, ironically, the antenna customization commands do not work).
by Bjoern
24 Jul 2017, 19:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Just found a small bug in the A320 MOD: The ND switcher ILS-VOR-NAV-ARC-PLN-... shows a nav. rose again, if you continue to switch with the mouse to the right from PLN on. Info for Your disposition. I know. I've left the sixth position in because the MFD is configured for it. Not sure what it's sup...
by Bjoern
24 Jul 2017, 19:39
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

Have you tried reading the included documentation? It should have a section on antenna options.
by Bjoern
21 Jul 2017, 17:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's a known sim FBW bug, try it a bit nose heavy (usually needed to get the descent done correctly) and see what happens, eg put 18000lbs in front and centre cargo. The nose drops like a stone and an impact with the ground is guaranteed. The Yoke has been untouched for 30 minutes. There's only so ...
by Bjoern
19 Jul 2017, 16:26
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

Have you tried looking in any basepacks for the regular A321?
by Bjoern
17 Jul 2017, 17:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Could very well be an incompatible DX10 shader setting, but I've got more important fish to fry than correcting shadowing of some switches.


P.S: Running DX10 here as well.
by Bjoern
16 Jul 2017, 18:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

What is weird? This kind of display has been extra chosen to visualize the remaining distance to TOD beginning 20nm away from TOD. The alternative would be to include a TOD symbol for better visualization on the corresponding leg (as in reality) but the coding was far too complicate. So I strongly ...
by Bjoern
16 Jul 2017, 13:35
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The spoilers automatically arm at 80 kts in the FD-FMC A320. Is that the reason why they're blocked for manual operation? It's probably an easy fix, but sometimes, finding the offending code in the 834983460346 XML files is awfully hard. In my sim, the bottom left corner of the MFD shows the next w...
by Bjoern
15 Jul 2017, 22:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Does anyone else find the spoiler functionality a bit wonky? I can't use the keyboard controls and have to use the cockpit lever, which is a bit tedious. The takeoff checklist says that the spoilers need to be armed, but this isn't possible since the key event is blocked. On the MFD, the TOD distanc...
by Bjoern
15 Jul 2017, 22:04
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Hi. When FMC switches from Cruise to Descent.. is autothrottle supposed to reduce throttles? Or do I have to do it manually? In my sim throttles any more go to idle when descent stars. I have v1.60 What worked for me (and is stated in the manual, I think) is pushing the ALT hold button on the MCDU.
by Bjoern
11 Jul 2017, 20:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Modified cockpit cameras: [CameraDefinition.002] Title = "Center Console" Guid = {195EAB58-9E4A-2E2A-A34C-A8D9D948F078} Origin = Virtual Cockpit MomentumEffect = No SnapPbhAdjust = None SnapPbhReturn = False PanPbhAdjust = None PanPbhReturn = False Track = None ShowAxis = FALSE AllowZoom = TRUE Init...
by Bjoern
11 Jul 2017, 16:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project Airbus A350
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Project Airbus A350

To answer your original question, how much activity do you see from the original PA developers in this forum and on FB? This should give an indication about the state of things. Ideally, they are working under wraps, but realistically (and from experience), don't count on ever seeing a project finis...
by Bjoern
10 Jul 2017, 15:33
Forum: Support
Topic: PA A32x FSX Models Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: PA A32x FSX Models Installation

Download the FS9 base packages for each aircraft version and then add the changes from the FSX models package.
by Bjoern
10 Jul 2017, 15:29
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project Airbus A350
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Project Airbus A350

Why do you post the exact same thread in two different subforums?
by Bjoern
09 Jul 2017, 19:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The only thing I would like ask you -if feasible- is adding a small window popup to push ECAMs pages buttons. Now the Ecam buttons are partially covered by throttles levers so i cannot push some of them during flight. Or an other best possibility could be update the lower buttons in the ECAM popup ...
by Bjoern
09 Jul 2017, 13:02
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

User Account Control should also be turned off to get rid of the annoying "Do you want to change x/y?" popups.
by Bjoern
28 Jun 2017, 18:15
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The 64bit sound gauge is live, now all we need is Francois or someone else to get it to work. Is it just a case of swapping this for the 32 bit version? http//www.douglassdawson.ca/files/dsd_p3d_xml_sound_x64_gauge_only.zip Yes. You need to use the old gauge's filename though. (Thanks for the h/u.)
by Bjoern
18 Jun 2017, 09:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

BTW It would be nice if you provide us a downloadable current A320 full package again including all updates and known fixes. I assume it is difficult for "forum newbies" to sort out the new VC MOD pack, update and hotfix explanations shared in several different mails. Next weekend, maybe, but it's ...
by Bjoern
17 Jun 2017, 17:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Good catch. I find the original setup of the project way too cluttered. Save for the ECAM screen, there is absolutely no difference between the IAE and CFM models and therefor, I'd love to rationalize everything and cut down on the number of files and folders. But this will make implementing any upd...
by Bjoern
17 Jun 2017, 13:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

There is surprisingly an already solved SID related bug again in Bjoern´s panel 1.60: The departure starts from the airport center location instead from the runway starting point. Enclosed one example from the same aircraft A320_IAE, same SID in Vancouver. I tested this in another airport too with ...
by Bjoern
16 Jun 2017, 12:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Any explanation why it went from messing up FLC about 50% of the time in V3 to being perfect 99% of the time? All I did was copy the folders and gauges over and change the xlmtools. Maybe the increase in FPS means the plane can respond better. Edit - spoke too soon, the A318 and A319 were great but...
by Bjoern
15 Jun 2017, 15:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That is great news, thanks for sharing. Can you post a link to where I would get these from, I already have the updated xmltools64 which is working fine. Francois, could the new xmltools change fix that climb/descent bug that you could never work out? It seems to have done it on my system. He'll pr...
by Bjoern
15 Jun 2017, 00:54
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's at 99%. I am not sure if anyone is capable of making new DLLs but I know someone is writing a 64 bit sound DLL for the real air custom sounds, maybe that could be of some help in the future. I will give it a full test tomorrow. The developer of the XML config and XML sound gauge is aware of P3...
by Bjoern
13 Jun 2017, 16:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks. I could find the culprit with your explanation, file and folder names. I previously changed the precip folder in the FSX/Sound folder with a MOD version. The rain sound is fine again after going back to the MS original version. Good to hear. Bjoern, my ECAM checklist gets stuck in PUSHBACK ...
by Bjoern
12 Jun 2017, 16:45
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I got an automatic reload upon touchdown during an otherwise perfectly normal flight, took a look at the code leading to said reload, determined the conditions to be inadequate and therefor removed the entire section until I can find a better workaround. The best practice would be to have no automat...
by Bjoern
10 Jun 2017, 17:53
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I've removed the automatic reload because I consider it highly impractical. If you need to reload the aircraft, do it manually from the 2D panel. Anyway, here's a quick fix package for the strobe light and LOC button issue. It also includes the edited VC textures in .xcf (GIMP) format (hence the fil...
by Bjoern
07 Jun 2017, 17:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Maybe the following pic demonstrates a bit better my texture prob at the LOC switch (Approaching RW08 Juneau Alaska). LOC unswitched: looks normal. LOC switched: greyed out texture at switch location, see pic The green light indicates that the bitmap is in use, but the rest appears to be transpoare...
by Bjoern
06 Jun 2017, 20:07
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2745
Views: 502301

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

A320 CFM and IAE - It seems that in the FCU the "LOC" switch textures for the position "_On" and "_On_Night" for day and night are missing. All other switches are designed with 4 single textures, but only the LOC switch includes 2 in the corresponding panel folder. The LOC function is ok. Do I miss...