680: Third Level or Further Down Below

Due to vulnerability of the Community folder in MSFS, I recently useaddonlinker01 the MSFS_Addon_Linker to map all my external apps to the folder in oder to keep things manageable just in case.

Everything works fine except the RealSimGear app for the GNS430 and 530, unfortunately.  It was similarly put under the Addons folder where I store all my external apps.

The app seemed to be loaded into MSFS successfully but only a few buttons work. Continue reading

677: G1000 on FIP is now Possible

Have you ever had an idea if the G1000 instruments could be shown on the Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs), it would be great?
G1000-MFD
It is possible now.

John of Simgeneering, a private pilot in New Zealand, said he was inspired to create his own since he couldn’t find one on the market for his instrument rating training.

So far, he has implmented an emulator for the G1000 MFD (Multi-function Display), which Continue reading

675: XPL_GaugeSwitcher v11 Update

The XPL_GaugeSwitcher, which helps users running my Gauges under Logitech X-Plane plugins, has been updated to version 11. xpl_gsw_11

Besides new features, enhancements and optimizations, two ready-made Profiles for the B58 and C172SP are included to the new version so that users of these gauges can start flying with them immediately.

For those who are currently using the XPL_GaugeSwitcher with custom-made Profiles created already, no worry. Continue reading

674: MSFS Addons Linker

During the CTD period in the last two days, a few friends including Demetrius and Robert Temmerman recommended me the free utility MSFS Addons Linker in Flightsim.to, which helps effectively manage addons loaded to the Community folder as well as to enhance a safer and easier environment in case I need to empty the folder.

The utility was also suggested by John H. Helms, who provided the tips for increasing ships in Post 665 about a month ago.

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668: The MSFS GaugeSwitcher comes at last

For users running my FSX/P3D Gauges under Logitech drivers/plugins, I developed a utility called GaugeSwitcher to help them quick call up different FIP setups to match with the different aircraft being flown.

Here it comes the MSFS version of it at last.  MSFS_GaugeSwitcher_37
Besides new features, enhancements and code optimizations, I have included a four ready-made Profiles for the C152, C172, DR400 and M20R, so that users of these gauges can start flying with them immediately.

Download Link has been sent earlier today and it should be in the mailboxes of the MSFS Gauges users by now.  If not, contact me via email or Comment section below.

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593: Shaders Cleaner P3Dv5a

The Shaders Cleaner for P3D has been updated to version 5a, which now includes the cleaning of the Effects folder as well.  It is available for download from the Freeware Section in my Store; and it continues to be downward-compatible with P3D version 3 and 4.

NOTE that after the shaders are cleaned, it may take a little longer for P3D to reload the flight session the next time.  The screen may even black out for some seconds.  No worry, everything will come back to normal after the shader cache is built again.

 

567: Shaders Cleaner for P3Dv5 is Ready

Shaders Cleaner for P3Dv5 is now ready for download from the Freeware Section in my Store.  It is downward compatible to version 3, which I don’t think anyone still running it, however.

NOTE that after the shaders are cleaned, it may take a bit longer for P3D to reload the flight session the next time.  The screen may even black out for some seconds.  No worry, everything will come back to normal after the shader cache is built again.

 

550: GaugeSwitcher now Runs in X-Plane

To help users of my FIP gauges (who are using Logitech’s default drivers and/or plugins for FIP controls) to quickly switch among different FIP set-ups, such as from gauges specifically made for the Mooney Bravo to the gauges for Extra 300S, I developed two utilities — the GaugeSwitcher (for FSX/P3D) and the XPL_GaugeSwitcher (for X-Plane).

But unlike the FSX/P3D version that can be run at anytime despite the simulator is active or not, the X-Plane cousin was deliberately restricted to ONLY allow gauge switchings while X-Plane is not running.  This is due to huge memory usages in X-Plane, which could easily crash the system when unloading and reloading already-active plugins that also consumes a lot of memory, such as the Logitech X-Plane plugins together with the FIP gauges.

After more than a year since its launch, the updated XPL_GaugeSwitcher which doesn’t have the restriction is now available. Continue reading