Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5529 posts, RR: 17 Posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
I am working on a few bugs in FS2002. I am almost done with the thrust reverser problem. So far, I can make the plane go reverese slowly, and helps the plane slow down faster during landing. I will release a patch as soon as I complete it. No one has put one out yet, right?
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
WHAT IS FSUIPC?
FSUIPC is effectively a successor to FS6IPC.dll. Both modules are designed to allow external (i.e. separate) programs to communicate with and perhaps control Microsoft Flight Simulator.
It seems some folks are rather confused about what this means, so I should emphasise here that Flight Simulator Panels (including their Gauges), Aircraft, Scenery and other graphics, and pretty much everything else within Flight Simulator are mostly NOT correctable or influenced in any way by FSUIPC.
Apart from some assistance in providing weather data to adventures, making adjustments in the weather itself, and enabling better access to some engine variables for some Gauges, FSUIPC can only help external applications talk to FS, nothing more.
Some FS applications that may seem to be separate applications are, in fact, not: FSNav, WidevieW, FSAssist and FSTraffic are examples of applications for FS that are ‘added-in’ rather than ‘added-on’ and do not use the external FS6IPC interface.
FSUIPC.dll is a module for FS98, FS2000 or FS2002, and it should be placed into the ‘Modules’ folder—see the Installation section below. Whilst its prime job is simply to do for FS2000 and FS2002 exactly the same sort of work that FS6IPC.dll did for FS98, it also attempts to provide a compatible FS98 interface for FS2000/2002, so that applications written for FS98 will work with FS2000 and FS2002.
With effect from Version 2, FSUIPC will also work within Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator. With CFS2 it provides access to many of the things that programs enjoy on FS2000 and FS2002, including full weather control.
However, it should be noted that CFS2 is not the main target, and support for 100% of the features is not guaranteed. With the original Combat Flight Simulator (“CFS1”) the features are much more restricted: for instance there are no operating weather facilities in FSUIPC for CFS1.
Whilst FSUIPC can be used in FS98 in place of FS6IPC, for most users there is no particular benefit in doing so. WideFS users will want to, as will any users of those more recent applications that specifically depend on FSUIPC rather than FS6IPC. Also, application developers may wish to use the IPC logging facilities, which are still provided in FS98 (but controlled only via the INI file).