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Fransisco, all the librairies you need are included in the DLL. If it doesn't work, try this:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

 

I've published the new version of the plugin here, please update it as soon as possible.

 

https://github.com/pierr3/ModeS/releases

 

You can also find more infos on the homepage:

https://github.com/pierr3/ModeS

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Pierre,

thank you for a nice present! I briefly tested the plugin and it seems to be working. I ordered upload to our centralised Euroscope update system for our VACC so that others from LKAA will start using it immediately. We will report back if we find any issues.

 

I also tested the "reported heading" TAG item, it works, but because more than 50% people fly online without any or with incorrect equipment suffix, it is missing in their TAGs. Will have to do some pressure on pilots to use correct codes

 

Pavel

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Fransisco, all the librairies you need are included in the DLL. If it doesn't work, try this:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

 

I've published the new version of the plugin here, please update it as soon as possible.

 

https://github.com/pierr3/ModeS/releases

 

You can also find more infos on the homepage:

https://github.com/pierr3/ModeS

 

Many thanks, Pierre. The new .dll works fine now.

 

I'm testing the new TAG options and everything works perfectly. Now i'm testing ground traffics.

 

Great job!

 

Merry Christmas all!

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Francisco Jose Rodriguez

http://www.vatspa.es

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Will have to do some pressure on pilots to use correct codes
Why should we? As Pierre already mentioned earlier, using the equipment code is just a good guess. It might be interesting for pilots to know which equipment codes are recognized by the plugin as mode S. But actually, the equipment code doesn't say anything at all about mode S capabilities. The earlier we introduce ICAO flight plan formats the better!

 

Thanks for the update, Pierre.

Merry Christmas to all!

Jonas Kuster Leader Operation - vACC Switzerland | www.vacc.ch

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equipment code doesn't say anything at all about mode S capabilities. The earlier we introduce ICAO flight plan formats the better

 

That is exactly right, but with respect to how obstole the FSD protocol is and to that there seems to be no will from VATSIM government to introduce new protocol, I do not believe we will have ICAO flight plan anytime soon. ICAO FPL form is not the only thing that I think should have been introduced 5 or more years ago - we could finally transfer more aircraft parameters via VATSIM, like flight controls position, lights, Mode S downlink, true CPDLC, synoptic weather, etc. Come on, in 2015 we are not bandwidth or HW resources limited to transfer few more bits via FSD...

 

In CZ we explained to pilots the group of codes which this plugin needs and pilots seem to have no problem using them - but lot of foreign pilots don't even fill any equipment code.

 

Pavel

Pavel Brodsky

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Hi,

 

I have some suggestions regarding the [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment.

 

Instead of [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning to ground traffic only, I'd suggest the following:

 

  • [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign to aircraft with IFR-FP only
  • [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign to aircraft tracked by the [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning controller OR to aircraft inside the sector of the [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning controller (GetSectorEntryMinutes() == 0, I'm not sure if this check works with not started FP tracks, never tested this, but if so, it should prevent [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignments to aircraft departing from airports of other controllers and traffic which is airborne elsewhere).

 

This should make it possible to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign SQ1000 whereever possible without interfering with other controllers.

 

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That is exactly right, but with respect to how obstole the FSD protocol is and to that there seems to be no will from VATSIM government to introduce new protocol, I do not believe we will have ICAO flight plan anytime soon. ICAO FPL form is not the only thing that I think should have been introduced 5 or more years ago - we could finally transfer more aircraft parameters via VATSIM, like flight controls position, lights, Mode S downlink, true CPDLC, synoptic weather, etc. Come on, in 2015 we are not bandwidth or HW resources limited to transfer few more bits via FSD...

 

+1, even though Ross did implement lights, flight controls, and gear sync in vPilot a while ago.

 

Oliver, Thanks for your suggestions, indeed, am I going to add the same behaviour as EuroScope, when you [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume an Aircraft, it'll [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign 1000 if the AC doesn't have a squawk yet and it's in the mode S airspace. GetSectorEntryMinutes() == 0 is a great idea actually, i'll try that for sure!

 

Regards

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Unfortunately the latest plugin still sometimes generates 1000 mid-flight... Today TVS1132, being vectored by LKAA_CTR with 4030 for ~10 minutes, and when being established in ILS, the 1000 was generated... nothing more annoying for the pilot, then re-setting squawk on final approach fix

 

Could we get ONLY on ground functionality for this plugin? With current bugged FSD protocol, we will never get rid of this behaviour...

 

Pavel

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Hi Pavel,

 

why did the pilot have to reset his transponder code on final approach? Leave the mismatch as it is and let him land, or reset the transponder code to the original one. This should be fixed, of course, but in the meantime we should take this little bugs lightly.

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Pierre, can you confirm that current Mode S plugin is generating 1000 only for on ground traffic? I am still getting some random 1000s for airborne traffic with previously [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned "standard" code today on LKAA_CTR. Maybe EDWW_ controllers have old plugin?

 

Pavel

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I had a session yesterday as ETNT_APP providing RAFIS to VFR traffic around the Frisian islands. Every aircraft tracked by me kept [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned codes, but every untracked VFR squawking 7000 was constantly being [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned 1000, which is confusing and not a desired functionality.

 

I tried to make people aware over the ATC channel, but no one responded.

 

There is some discussion going on within the German forums, as some people with larger sectors and many aircraft find this behaviour irritating. People are all ok with other people using plugins and everything, but if someone's self-written broken plugin starts to influence my controlling or other people's controlling, I am becoming more and more aggravated by this.

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I confirm, the latest version of the plugin does not [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign 1000 to any aircraft that is in-flight, if that does happen, it means someone is using an older version of the plugin (See here: https://github.com/pierr3/ModeS/blob/master/ModeS/ModeS2.cpp#L172)

 

I did send a message to everyone that distributed the plugin to make sure everyone updated it, and made the old version unavailable. The new version features an automatic updater, that forces the user to download the new version in order to avoid this problem.

 

So once again, make sure everyone has updated their plugin. If this happens, try to send a message to nearby controllers and see if you can find who is causing this.

 

To make sure I haven't made a mistake, I am myself going to test this again. To anyone experiencing this behaviour, please save the log file when you close EuroScope and send it to me.

 

Regards

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Hello Pierre,

 

I have now tested the plugin today, and the Mode S capable aircrafts I've had, was not automatically [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned the squawk 1000. Also, the TAG tool to asign Mode-S squawk, didn't work although the plugin is allowed to draw in Euroscope.

 

Have I done anything wrong?

 

EDIT: I have now been online for 1½ hour, and suddenly the aircrafts I am tracking in the air gets Squawk 1000 [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned?

Morten Jelle

VATSIM Network Senior Supervisor
VATSIM Membership Manager, Asia/Pacific Region

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EDIT: I have now been online for 1½ hour, and suddenly the aircrafts I am tracking in the air gets Squawk 1000 [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned?

 

This again could be someone else using the the plugin who just logged on and their plugin started to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign before EuroScope was actually ready with negotiating session details with other clients...

VATSIM Germany

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EDIT: I have now been online for 1½ hour, and suddenly the aircrafts I am tracking in the air gets Squawk 1000 [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned?

 

This again could be someone else using the the plugin who just logged on and their plugin started to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign before EuroScope was actually ready with negotiating session details with other clients...

 

That might be the case, even if the code checks if the aircraft is airborne or not and checks if, within EuroScope, the aircraft is considered as "valid". So once again, it's EuroScope telling the plugin everything is ready, when it's actually not, I still haven't found a proper workaround without simply removing the automatic squawk [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment though.

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Hi all

 

After a while without connecting to control, I again take this issue.

I think Spain (Peninsula and the Canary islands) are not active as PA's. I think I read that I had to apply somewhere, but now can not find it. Please tell me where I should request the inclusion of Spain and the Canary Islands in the group of PA's

 

Thank you

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Francisco Jose Rodriguez

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Hi,

 

since I got some complaints about me (or the plugin) setting code 1000 at other airports, I took the code and changed the behaviour:

 

No automatic [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment on ground, but a combined tag function that either [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igns code 1000 for capable aircraft, or opens the default EuroScope [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign squawk popup. There's disabled code that would [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign code 1000 if the controller callsign (first letters) matches the flight plan departure airport.

 

Automatic [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment for aircraft above FL245 by the tracking controller.

 

I think this is reasonable. It's not the standard on VATSIM, so we need to respect others that want to do it the old way.

I took FL245 to avoid code changes just after departure or prior approach phase.

 

The combined tag function is a kind of dirty hack, creating a fake radar screen, otherwise I wouldn't be able to acces the default EuroScope tag functions.

 

Going to test today

 

@Pierre, would you like to take a look? Guess it might be worth to merge the code.

https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS

 

Oliver.

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Need to test another time, today there was at least one v1.3.0 running, [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning codes on ground, and at least one of those UK plugins, [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning squawks over the whole continent...

 

I'm pretty sure it was working so far, but I can't be sure, too much interference.

 

Feel free to try yourself, I'm looking for feedback

 

I made a quick release for testing, see the pictures: The RadarScreen (Mode S function relay) needs to be allowed to draw on any screen. It doesn't draw anything, but I need the pointer internally.

 

https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS/releases/tag/v1.3.1e32-testing

 

Oliver.

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Hi,

 

I just uploaded version 1.3.2, https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS/releases

 

Not much difference, simply adds a debug output about successful and failed code 1000 [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignments. There's too many plugins around to be sure everything works as expected. For testing, I changed the URL for update requests to my server.

 

Please have a look at the "ModeS" chat handler and let me know if you see something suspicious. Output will look like this:

[22:41:54] Debug: Code 1000 [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment to ACH73W (auto/airborne)

 

For install instructions, have a look:

https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS

https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS/releases/tag/v1.3.1e32-testing

 

Oliver.

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Just released new version 1.3.5

 

  • Automatic [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment for aircraft without [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned code and codes 0000, 1200, 2000, 2200 only
  • Removed Switzerland from the Mode S area

 

Automatic [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment will only happen to the mentioned traffic, only for [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umed aircraft above FL245. Manual [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ignment is possible all the time.

 

https://github.com/ogruetzmann/ModeS/releases

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