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Discussion in 'SimConnect' started by salvapatuel, 24/1/07.

  1. salvapatuel

    salvapatuel

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    Overriding variables

    Hi,

    I want to alter some aircraft variables due a more enhanced set of aircraft failures, I found how to set a variable but inmediatly after I set it the value comes back to the original.

    For example: I want to simulate a fault on the Voltage system, I can alter the Ampers on the ammeter but it comes back to the original value after I set it.

    Is there a way to override the simulator?

    Thanks!!
    Last edited: 24/1/07
  2. Pete Dowson

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    I assume you are talking about the SimVars.

    The electrical system is a system. The amperage readouts are really a result of the supply voltage available to the system and the loading of the circuits connected. I think what you are seeing is that the amperage is a result of other computations.

    Thinking logically, I would suspect that a fault in an electrical supply would affect the voltage available -- like with the battery running flat. I know you can influence the battery charging level and its voltage very simply by writing to it. Maybe you should try changing some of the voltages?

    Bearing in mind some of the voltages are derived from the generators you may need to track back even further and somehow affect those too. It may end up that you need to be writing values to a large part of the electrical and generations systems.

    I really don't know how much Microsoft has really allowed us to get into this system. Not a lot I suspect. I did actually find it surpising that they had apparently allowed most of the electrical variables to be written to.

    In FS2004 and before, to have a sustained effect on many of these sorts of things I had to arrange to write to them as fast or faster than the Sim engine (SIM1) could overwrite them with new values. I've not done this with electrical values (except of course the Master Battery Voltage), but it was something I certainly needed to do to deal with visibility and wind effects in FS2004 and before.

    Regards

    Pete
  3. salvapatuel

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for reply, you were right, affecting other electrical systems like generators and voltage levels are the way forward.

    Thank you for your reply

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