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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2021, 05:07:54 AM »
Great software!! So far it works great with Martins DEDCapture3 beta 👍 .
Have not been able to get Yame64 to work with it, but will look into it when i habe more time available.
Thank you so much Olivier!
Do you think it might be possible to send Lua commands via UDP to DCS instead if keystrokes? Would be great to have a more direct interface.

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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2021, 06:59:59 AM »
Hello guys,

in my new DEDCapture (currently beta) I will support also UDP commands to send to the simulator software as alternative for keystrokes. And if I understand DCS correct this software support this when you install the DCS-BIOS.

All a great weekend
Martin

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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2021, 10:37:46 AM »
Last week I came across your work.  :yihaw:

Nice prog. SharkNoir. In my pit I have a full suite of Arends boards & DED. I network, via MFDE, my pedestal, RWR & backup ADI gauges to another PC and they all work just fine using DCS to F4 program.

Although I have not figured out how to get it to work on multiplayer, DCS to F4 closes down as soon as you get into the pit. I guess I will have to do a little re-reading  :reading:

I appreciate there is further detail that is still ongoing, however I am amazed with the work you have done and how far you have got. I installed DCS to F4 no problems and up and running without hitches and glitches,  my pit comes alive when flying DCS  :beer: albeit offline and free flight.  :yihaw:

I have extracted the DCS MFD's using DCS, MFCD2_monitor.lua I have been doing that with different aircraft ever since the first A10 was released so I have stayed with that for the F16.

I would like to express my gratitude for your hard work that makes this possible for us who already have committed to the AIC project

Great Job  and many thanks :clap:


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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2021, 12:21:08 PM »
Hi all

With regards to my above post I think I have isolated the cause of DCS to F4 program to shut down

Everything is OK if I jump into a hotpit but closes when the pit is cold and dark, being in multiplayer or not makes no difference.

The radar standby switch up (right console SNSR PWR) panel when turned off will immediately close down DCS To F4 program

Not being a mission writer I have not been able to find how to spawn into a cold pit with this switch set to on to totally confirm the above

Has anybody else found the same or if it’s a known phenomena

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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2021, 12:25:50 PM »
Hello,
thanks for the feedback, i will try to look to reproduce the problem and fix it. thank you.

Especially since we have a bug with Pegasus with DCStoF4 which we have trouble reproducing. maybe you just found it.
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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2021, 11:03:49 AM »
Hello,
a new version of DCStoF4 is available.
It includes version 1.01 of the DCS Script
- Bug fix, Added some DED pages, Keystroke UDP implementation (beta).
It includes version 1.01 of the DCStoF4 Program.
- Fixed bug on SNSR Radar Power switch.
- Added debug mode.
- Connect / Disconnect optimization

available in the links on the first page ("DCStoF4V06.zip").
I await your feedback ... thank you
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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2021, 02:25:11 PM »
Small version error on one of the files...  :whistle:
error corrected on the shared version.
Thanks Pegasus.  :hail:  :beer2:
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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2021, 10:39:12 AM »
Olivier's ingenious tool "DCStoF4" takes on more and more functions and it is a real extension for everyone who wants to fly DCS. :thumbsup:

Olivier has now also extended his LUA scripts to include UDP commands. With these commands, switch positions etc. can easily be sent to the DCS F-16. This means that we cockpit builders no longer need slow and error-prone keyboard codes! And the best thing about it - it runs without a DCS BIOS!!! Simply copy the LUA scripts in the user directory under "... / Saved Games / ..." (for the exact storage location, see the documentation from Olivier) and you're ready to go.

Incidentally, the "DCStoF4" program is not required for the UDP commands. This program is only used to transfer the outputs from DCS to the shared memory. So if you only need UDP commands to set switches etc., you only have to copy the LUA scripts.

The new version of DEDCapture will support the sending of UDP commands. In the current beta version, all tests with Olivier's scripts run very well.

If you want to test the UDP commands now, you can download my small test program for sending any UDP commands from the following link.

https://www.xflight.de/transfer/SendUDPCommandV1.01.02.zip

I wish all a great new week
Martin "Pegasus"


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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2021, 10:45:40 AM »
Thanks Martin

I am only a Padawan compared to you...

The new script is available on the front page... V.08
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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2021, 04:25:20 AM »
Great Progress!!!
Big thanks to both of you  :clap:

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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2021, 09:55:16 AM »
Thank you both for all the hard work to make this possible.
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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2021, 07:32:11 PM »
I love it when I find solutions on here to problems I didn't know I had yet... Great work, looking forward to trying it out!

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Re: DCStoF4
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2021, 03:03:57 AM »
Great piece of software :clap:. Now I can have my Pokeys (ligthbits) and Arduino Mega/F4TS (engine gauges & DED) functional in DCS too  :yihaw:
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