628: The Missing FipGauges.xml is Found

Have found the actual workable FipGauges.xml (which stores the FIP gauges line-up information) reported missing in Post 626.  Now all basic information regarding Logitech panels running with MSFS-plugin is complete.

The file is in the C:\Users\tomts\AppData\Local\LogiMicrosoftFlightSimulator directory.  The one comes installed in the Plugin directory (C:\Program Files\Logitech\Microsoft Flight Simulator Plugin) is fake.

A new GaugeSwitcher utility for the MSFS plugin Continue reading

627: MSFS-Compatible Gauges Clarification

After reporting that my existing FSX/P3D Gauges can be run with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) via Logitech’s MSFS plugin, or the latest FSUIPC, or SPAD.neXt in the last few Posts, I received some emails asking for more details and clarifications about this MSFS-compatibility and my plan on MSFS specific gauges.

Here’s the reply to those who are interested: Continue reading

626: Logitech’s MSFS Plugin is Good but Not Perfect

Just installed the Logitech’s Plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator earlier today.  The content of it is saved onto the C:\Program Files\Logitech\Microsoft Flight Simulator Plugin folder.

The Plugin works more or less the same as the company’s Plugin for X-Plane — once it is installed, you can forget about it.  The plugin will activate automatically with the simulator, allowing panels to communicate with MSFS accordingly.

To use my gauges with this new Plugin, just further copy the FSX_Times_Gauges folder and the LogiFlightSimX.xml file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\FSX Plugin to this directory, and rename or copy the LogiFlightSimX.xml to replace the PluginPages.xml file.  That will do.

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625: New Logitech Plug-in for MSFS

Reported by David Bechkett that Logitech has now released a MSFS 2020 Plug-in for all Logitech Saitek Pro Flight Panels including the Radio Panel, Multi Panel, Switch Panel, and the Instrument Panel.

Apparently now SIMCONNECT, FSUIPC, and other 3rd party plug-ins are no longer required to use the Logitech Panels with MSFS 2020. All of the Logitech panels will now be recognized by MSFS 2020 if you download the Logitech Plug-in from the Logitech Support site.

Just search for the Panel that you have and in the downloads section you should find the new plug-in.   Here’s the link: https://support.logi.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360024692354–Downloads-Flight-Multi-Panel

That’s great news. Thanks very much, David.  Continue reading

622: MSFS Control Mappings

At the moment, only a few accessories are instantly recognized by the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS).  The Honeycomb Alpha Yoke is one of them, which I used as a reference to set up my VRInsight Flight Master Yoke and other flightsim gears on my second computer.

It’s funny to look at the white buttons and the red buttons on the Yoke panel as they are wrongly placed carelessly.  The two red buttons for Batteries should be on the left and the two white buttons for Avionics should be on the right.   Wonder why no one from the Asobo team nor the Honeycomb team spotted the mistake and have it corrected in the last update.

Anyway, followings are the default button mappings on the Alpha Yoke: Continue reading

621: Running FIP Gauges in MSFS with Logitech Drivers

I am excited to inform you guys that FIP gauges under Logitech Drivers can actually be run properly in MSFS without the need of SPAD.neXt or other similar utilities available on the market.   In other words, all existing FSX/P3D gauges in my store are MSFS-compatible ready, despite whether Logitech will have updates supporting MSFS or not.

To run the FIP gauges using Logitech Drivers in MSFS, all you need Continue reading