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We are considering adding it but there have been problems at the LM end of the PDK.

I have prepared the software ready to try again sometime. We are also llooking at other ways of determining zoom levels since the P3Dv4 SimConnect link it’s almost as efficient for 6DOF as the PDK, if not the same.

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Thanks, I look forward to what you come up with. Generally, the one thing I miss is the ability to go smoothly from any camera pan/pitch position to a predefined VC view. Is that still impossible for OpusFSI to read the current camera PBH with SimConnect (without the PDK)?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-19-2017 at 3:11am
We will have to investigate with the latest LM SimConnect and FSUIPC. I think SimConnect does not provide any zoom change or setting events, that’s why we used the PDK which did include the ability to read the current zoom level, most likely added for VR support.

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Hi Stephen
Were you able to replicate the issue I am having or is it specific to my system? Also, what actually triggers the Pause Update? Have you been able to determine "the conditions" that trigger it?

If it specific to my system, I don't want to act hastily, but I am prepared to uninstall/reinstall OpusFSI and Prepar3d if necessary to see if the issue goes away.
Bob

Just noted: If you crash in the sim (just touched a parked aircraft) you lose the OpusFSI views when the sim restarts

Any further thought on the issue???

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-23-2017 at 2:53am
The sim creates events via SimConnect when you open the sim dialog and when you close it. It’s got nothing to do with the pause key. This status change is sent to the client.

The clock update (sync) message will only be sent if you have both Live View and Live Weather enabled on both server and client system. Clock sync is part of the Live Weather operation and needed to ensure correct OpusFSI weather depiction.

The Windowed Views problem was corrected in a beta and the fix is included in the latest 5.20 beta.

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Views ... OpusFSI Live Camera will only initialise a default view when it receives notification of the selected aircraft type via SimConnect. I will check the crash situation, not sure what P3D does after a crash restart. You should however assign a button/key to your view so you can re select it using the button/key.

I will see what my system does when the aircraft crashes.

I will see if I can enable clock sync when only Live View is enabled, make it independent of Live Weather.

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If you crash the aircraft...

There’s no unique event that I can detect in this case so I am unable to re select your default view. All I can suggest is after the sim has settled down and reloaded the flight, you press the default views assigned button or key to reselect it.

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We have checked again and the software will clock sync when you have either Live View or Live Weather enabled.

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Hi Stephen and Cheryl
Success!!! With both Live View and Live Weather enabled and functioning the systems sync when I change the time in P3D4 on the Server.
Many thanks .... said it before ....... great support!!!
Bob 
From stormy Melbourne, Australia .... shows up nice in the sim right now 
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Glad to hear Bob.

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Hi Stephen and Cheryl,

Having read some of the recent posts, I understand that with the performance improvements in SimConnect, a new PDK interface for P3D v4 is not a priority. However, as I might've mentioned more than once Wink, the one thing I miss when using the SimConnect method is the ability for OpusFSI to read the current camera pitch and heading, which made it possible to pan smoothly between the current camera PBH (set manually using the hat switch) and predefined Opus cameras. Just to clarify, this only concerns pitch and heading, I never change zoom settings using cameras.

I was wondering if there's any option of replicating that PDK functionality using SimConnect. LM has recently mentioned some improvements to the SDK, and I've noticed that the SDK documentation now refers to a function called "SimConnect_RequestCameraRelative6DOF". Would that be usable for this purpose?

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Hi Tym
We will have another look at it and if it proves to be an advantage we will use it.
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Thanks for considering this, I look forward to your findings. Smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March-02-2018 at 12:56pm
I will see if I can incorporate the new P3D SimConnect functions in the next beta. In this beta only P3D v3.4 and P3D v4 modes use the dotNet4 P3DSERVER and P3DCLIENT programs so there are at least two functions that can be used, including the SimConnect_RequestCameraRelative6DOF function you mentioned above. These used to be only available via the PDK Interface.

I am hoping to post the next beta tomorrow.

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Thanks Stephen! I hope these functions work as advertised, you never know with some of the recent changes from LM... Wink

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OpusFSI Beta Version 5.21.5 has been posted which uses the above P3D v3.4 and v4 function to provide smooth transitions in all view modes. See Announcements.
 
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Hi,

I've only managed to do a very quick test, but it works beautifully! Clap

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Hi Tym,

Glad to hear, and many thanks for the feedback.
 
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Hi, I am evaluating Opus FSI cameras option 6.02 and I am having some difficulty.
Here are my steps:
Load Prepard3d 4.5
Select F22 aircraft (default)
Start flight with default airport
After loading finishes, it shows the aircraft from the rear on the runway
I start Opus
Select Cameras->Create->Virtual Cockpit-OK
The Camera Editing Window shows up.
I would expect at this point that the view switched from outside to the VC, but it remains the same (rear view)
The only button that seems to work in Opus is Yaw, the others have no effect
Should I reinstall?

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Looks like it’s unable to change the view mode.

First with the sim and opus shutdown, run our PDKSETUP.EXE program to initialise the OpusPDK Interface.

Next run the sim, select your aircraft and its VC view. Then save as the Default flight.

Now restart the sim. Run P3DSERVER and open the opus Spy window. Make sure Spy shows the PDK interface is connected and ok.

Then try creating a VC camera view.

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Note, P3D does not like changing aircraft and loading new scenarios. It can disconnect from its PDK and SimConnect. Hence to avoid these problems it’s always best to save default scenarios with the desired aircraft and VC view displayed.

The Spy window will always report changes in PDK status if it is enabled.

You can make the Spy window Top Most and Transparent in its Options if that helps.

Do be aware of the LM bug that can disconnect everything when loading new scenarios etc..

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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Looks like it’s unable to change the view mode.

First with the sim and opus shutdown, run our PDKSETUP.EXE program to initialise the OpusPDK Interface. [OK]

Next run the sim, select your aircraft and its VC view. Then save as the Default flight. [OK]

Now restart the sim. Run P3DSERVER and open the opus Spy window. Make sure Spy shows the PDK interface is connected and ok. [see screenshot]

Then try creating a VC camera view. [same result]

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OK I'll try initialising mine in Locked Spot view mode.
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When you run the sim after the PDK has been enabled then Opus should change the view mode to VC. Try selecting a different aircraft and selecting VC view then saving the scenario as Default. Then restart the sim. Run P3DSERVER manually after sim has started.
I cannot recreate what you are seeing here.
 
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Hold on, I'm running in licensed mode.
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Can't really test in demo mode. Sorry
Best follow my instructions above and make sure P3DSERVER can access the sims folders.
 
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Stephen, I got that to work
So while in rear view, I select cameras->VC->OK and it switches to the VC

BUT while in the VC if I select Cameras->*External aircraft*->OK
and it stays in the VC

not sure if that's by design
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Did you save the scenario like I said with say a different aircraft and in VC view mode when saved. Then restart.
 
Its clearly not able to change the view mode on your system.
 
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Try removing the PDK.
 
Shutdown the sim and opus. Then run ..
 
PDKSETUP.EXE REMOVE
 
Now it will use SimConnect
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I can only test in licenced mode, not Demo mode.
 
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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Did you save the scenario like I said with say a different aircraft and in VC view mode when saved. Then restart.
 
Its clearly not able to change the view mode on your system.
 
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Stephen,
Ok did that and now it's switching to outside view!
all I did before was to delete cameras.cfg

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Are you all up and running now with PDK enabled?
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Deleting cameras.cfg or with a corrupt meant there was no standard Virtual Cockpit view name to switch to.
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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Are you all up and running now with PDK enabled?



I didn't touch it, so ya
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Note, OpusFSI v6 selects view modes using the standard view names defined in cameras.cfg etc.
 
Also don't forget to re enable the PDK with PDKSETUP.EXE
 
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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Deleting cameras.cfg or with a corrupt meant there was no standard Virtual Cockpit view name to switch to.


Well I did save as default view while in the VC, but maybe the cfg file was out of whack
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Probably corrupt so not loading.
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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Note, OpusFSI v6 selects view modes using the standard view names defined in cameras.cfg etc.
 
Also don't forget to re enable the PDK with PDKSETUP.EXE
 
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THE PDK is to load the Opus SW correct?
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The OpusPDK Interface provides a much faster interface than SimConnect for all camera actions and most weather functions. It also allows the new Selective Update weather mode which gets rid of all cloud shifts etc. during weather updates.
 
All camera actions are much smoother and better with the PDK enabled.
 
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