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FSXA How to dump data from FSX

Discussion in 'Other' started by Kronzky, 16/9/11.

  1. Kronzky

    Kronzky

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    How can I get real-time data from FSX (e.g. simulation and user variables) dumped into either an external file or into DebugView?

    I would've expected to find lots of "black box" applications around, but they either only log very specific data (so I wouldn't be able to log user variables), or they only show them on the screen (and I'm not able to export them into a file).

    Do I need to write my own interface? Or are there more straightforward paths via SimConnect or FSUIPC (I have both)?
    Or did I just not look hard enough?
  2. ddawson

    ddawson Resource contributor

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    You can give these a try.
    The "diagnostics" gauge is quite old, as the date stamp will tell you. It is quite powerful though.
    You'll want to put the "xml_vars" gauge in its own window, as it is quite large.

    Doug
    Last edited: 23/1/12
  3. Kronzky

    Kronzky

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    WOW... This was exactly what I was looking for!
    And it's so flexible and easy to use, that I couldn't have hoped for a better solution.
    Thanks so much for posting this here!


    Just in case you're planning to do any further work on it at some point — it might make it a lot easier to import the data into a spreadsheet if the variable names would only be listed once, in the header line, and then, after that, only the values itself, e.g.
    Code:
    A:AIRSPEED TRUE,A:PLANE ALTITUDE
    121.235,4233.424
    119.119,4246.741
    ...
    But just having the data at all outside of FSX is a huge help already!

    I also noticed that the XML_VARS gauge only seems to list all available L:Vars, no matter the setting in the init file. Is that the intended behavior?
  4. growley803

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    Doug,
    How can I get hold of the "diagnostics" gauge?
    Thanks, Garrett

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