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A new version has been released today featuring both 32 and 64 bits version. This version has been designed to work with the latest simulators from DCS like Black Shark 2 and A-10 Warthog. It should also work with DCS World and World of Warcraft. You can take this great new version from the download section.
An error has been found in the documentation related to the installation process. Indeed, some files have to be copied into a “DLL” folder instead of “LUA” in order for the module to work properly and found its dependencies. This documentation and archive structure has been updated so that it is easier to understand how to install everything.
A new version of the module to control Saitek instruments from Lua has been released today. This new version adds support for multiple scripts to be run at the same time and fixes some stability issues found in the previous versions.
A new version of the Lua module to control Saitek flight instruments has been released today. Some functions have been added to ease buttons state management. The code has also been changed to match Lua index starting at 1 instead of 0. You can also load a X52 profile directly from your Lua script.
If like me you are developing a dynamic linked library (DLL) made to work from within Flight Simulator you should have been facing a big problem. Indeed, if you’ve upgraded FS2004 to version 9.1 you will be unable to attach your debugger to the process because there is some kind of internal debugger running into Flight Simulator. The solution would be to downgrade to version 9.0 but you will loose all the benefit of the update.
This week-end will be the Rockford Air Fest 2011. If you are one of the lucky guy near the event you will be able to see the F/A-18 Hornets of the VFA-106 squadron in flight. Indeed, the squadron, also know as the “Gladiators”, is one of the performers of this 2011 edition! Additionally the Super Hornet will be presented by the U.S. Navy to the public as a static display.
I Always wanted to get the original F/A-18 NATOPS manuals but had some hard time to find them on the Internet. Last year, I bought from Lulu.com a F/A-18 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions, published by Periscopefilm.com (who sells a lot of those flight manuals), split into two big books corresponding to the March, 2001 version of the NATOPS manual. Unfortunately the print quality was very poor looking like a highly compressed JPEG black and white scan with lots of noise surrounding each letter. A real shame.
Looking at the Vertical Reality Simulations aircraft documentation, I noticed a nice insignia on the front page of each chapter. This insignia is worn by U.S. Navy pilot officers. I also saw it recently watching Top Gun. I really like this badge (it is used for the Super Hornet web site logo) and I decided to look for one on the Net. The first place was to look at eBay.com and search for Navy insignia. It doesn’t take too long to have a first result set.
The first public version, early beta, of the Lua module to control your Saitek Flight Instrument Panel or you X52 Pro panel has been release today. This version features all the required tools to let you create, quickly and easily, great virtual flight instruments for your favorite simulator.