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    MSFS MSFS Marketplace Partner Program

    I guess that must be because you apparently have been producing add-ons for FSX since long. Still doesn't explain how they expect to attract completely new developers to their ecosystem, if they basically ignore us, don't even tell what they expect from us in order to consider our application.
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    MSFS Clarification needed: What XML is "evaluated" at "compile time", what during simulation "run time"?

    If one compares the model XML file and all the things it includes to C or C++ source code that is compiled and run, do I understand correctly: <UseTemplate> elements are "expanded" when the XML is read into the simulator. Let's call this "compile time". From the simulator's point if view it is...
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    MSFS Tool to expand the templates used in a model XML file

    There is still some stuff that is obviously mishandled, other than the input event things, which can be seen from the fact that the expansion of the DA62_interior.xml still contains <Parameters> elements. Those are all supposed to be handled by the expansion, I think. Will continue hacking on it...
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    MSFS Tool to expand the templates used in a model XML file

    Oh, and UseInputEvent elements are not yet handled. Working on that next. Hopefully I will understand how those should be handled.
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    MSFS Tool to expand the templates used in a model XML file

    After some nights of frantic Python hacking, I present to you https://github.com/tml1024/MSFS-tools This was my first more serious use of Python, and it probably shows in the code. I probably do some things in a non-Pythonic way. Now you no longer need to manually expand template calls to see...
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    MSFS ModelBehaviorDefs parameters with the Process attribute: evaluate at load-time or run-time?

    I had assumed that when a parameter declaration has the Process attribute, that means that the parameter value (the text inside the element) is a RPN expression, typically containing references to other parameters like #FOO#, to evaluate, to get the parameter's value. As in this example in the...
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    MSFS Anyone know how TOOLTIP_TITLE works in the new system?

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but how do I know what the Preset ID is? My model XML file has: <Component ID="INSTRUMENT_Fuel_Quantity_Tank_Selector_Knob" Node="Fuel quantity tank selector knob"> <UseTemplate Name="ASOBO_GT_Knob_Infinite">...
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    Well, for starters, you will, to the best of my knowledge, not be able to use C# at all. The relevant languages are JavaScript, C, or C++ mainly, although some have managed to use Rust, too. But what language to use depends on what you want to do. There are several fundamentally different...
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    MSFS MSFS Marketplace Partner Program

    Yeah, I get that error, too. I wonder if it is worth it to raise this question on dev support.flightsimulator.com? Really disappointing how Microsoft handles this.
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    MSFS MSFS Marketplace Partner Program

    Has anybody been approved recently? I have still not heard anything from my application... Rather discouraging. I hope they aren't just hoping that us small-scale first-time developers go away and distribute outside the in-game marketplace.
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    MSFS MSFS 2020 Google Map replacement

    Not really surprising as even the so-called source code on GitHub includes a pre-built .exe file.
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    MSFS Do most of the legacy aerodynamics fields not work in the modern FM?

    Whoa, thanks for pointing out this. That makes my flight_model.cfg much cleaner.
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    I'm working on aircraft... (2021)

    I am working on the XB-70
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    MSFS Flight Model Bending - The Graf Zeppelin (II)

    Not at all, as long as you enjoy what you are doing. By the way, when you are working on an aircraft this old, I assume it is hard to find actual construction drawings with measurements, or even good quality photographs. (Well, it is hard to find such even for much younger aircraft, especially...
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    MSFS Creating "slow" and "blurred" propeller animation textures using Blender's shading nodes

    But ideally the frigging software itself should be able to calculate the blurred version of a spinning propeller (or turbine fan, or wheel), right? That is what software is good at, replacing tedious repetitive fully scripted human work.
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    MSFS Flight Model Bending - The Graf Zeppelin (II)

    Sounds so familiar;) Getting the geometry right for "interesting" shapes is a challenge. And one never knows how something will look when MSFS renders it. It might look like crap in Blender's viewport shading (no matter how much you try to tweak the shading parameters) but still look fine in...
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    Solved. Close please

    For a custom flight model, one example created specifically to show how to do it with a WASM module is my https://github.com/tml1024/flying-brick
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    MSFS Blender2MSFS Limitation? Color Multipliers

    I merged the "Road" change between your and I did not include what you did in your, are all the changes in that (compared to the original 0.40.0) for the same thing? Could you summarise what the changes do, for the commit log?
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    MSFS MSFS Marketplace Partner Program

    Oh wow. Really strange. Why does Microsoft do it like this? Has Microsoft mentioned anything about the partner programme at all in these monthly (or however often they are) video Q&A sessions, I wonder...
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    MSFS Flight Model Bending - The Graf Zeppelin (II)

    I think that for established and/or large commercial developers to participate in something that an individual developer is working on, there is lots of contactual aspects that need to be sorted out in detail. There must be 100% agreement about what kind of intellectual property will flow in...