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Landing and Taxi Lights Macros


rowcoach

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Good evening. 

 

I’m trying to assign both the landing and taxi light to separate buttons on my joystick. 

 

I’m using FSUIPC, so I used LIST Var to see the list of commands. Scanning through the list, I could find any reference to either landing or taxi lights. 

 

Does anyone one know what they should be?

 

Cheers,

 

colin

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If you can't find the right variables you can do it directly with FSUIPC offsets from Lua code. The following (abbreviated) is from Guenseli's original Twin Otter library for LINDA.

function Lights_LANDING_on ()
    ipc.setbitsUW("0D0C", 4)
end

function Lights_LANDING_off ()
    ipc.clearbitsUW("0D0C", 4)
end

function Lights_TAXI_on ()
    ipc.setbitsUW("0D0C", 8)
end

function Lights_TAXI_off ()
    ipc.clearbitsUW("0D0C", 8)
end

 

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1 hour ago, rowcoach said:

Can I just use FSUIPC, or do I need LINDA as well?

 

To use the library you will need LINDA. But if you just want the above functions you could make four individual one-line Lua programs and bind those to buttons. For example, to turn the landing lights on, make a file called (say) LandingLightsOn.lua, with the following contents:

 

ipc.setbitsUW("0D0C", 4)

 

Then you should find 'Lua LandingLightsOn' in the FSUIPC actions list and you can assign it to a button. (This is from memory, so I may have missed some details...)

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