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Hello,

 

I am working on a simple sharedcockpit module for the PMDG 737 in MSFS. I have managed to sync the CDU when pressing it in the virtual cockpit, by reading the ROTOR_BRAKE simconnect events. However, the CS 737X does not send these events. Is it possible to read button presses of the 737X using Simconnect? 

 

Thanks,

Nils

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Hi Nils,

 

You may need to enable the data broadcasting in the PMDG 737_Options.ini file.
 

Please add an [SDK] section at the end of the file as follows : 

[SDK]

EnableDataBroadcast=1
EnableCDUBroadcast.0=1

EnableCDUBroadcast.1=1
 

The 737_Options.ini file is located in

C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\pmdg-aircraft-737\work

(Where [USERNAME] must be replaced by our name, of course.

 

CAUTION : Before you make ANY change to files, make a backup of it !

 

Best regards.

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately it is not the issue.

In my code, I listen to the ROTOR_BRAKE events that PMDG sends when a button is pressed in the VC. Unfortunately, these events are not being sent whenever I am using the hardware. So the hardware itself does work, but I was wondering whether there is a way to get button presses on the hardware through simconnect.

Best Regards,

Nils

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This may even further help you.
This is the full events list for the B737 for FSX.
https://aviation.allanville.com/misc/fsx-pmdg-737-ngx
As far as I could see, these remain the same for MSFS.

There is a dedicated CDU section.

 

I tested the L1-Left key with AAO and it works well.
The script is as follows : 
1·(>K:#70166)·sleep·:·100·0·(>K:#70166)

- The event ID is 70166 as per the list.
- Set it to "1" -> Key pressed

- Small pressed delay of 100 msec 
- Set it to "0" -> Key released

 

 

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