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Sorry, a technical question.

 

I found only on "filter" entry in the xml file. I copied and pasted your code and then opened Vatspy. Not sure what I am looking for, is the information in the "Filters" tab just listing who is online or do we see something on the map ?

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I found only on "filter" entry in the xml file. I copied and pasted your code and then opened Vatspy. Not sure what I am looking for, is the information in the "Filters" tab just listing who is online or do we see something on the map ?

Hi Mark -- I'll answer in more detail when I get home this evening, but, in the .xml there should be a set of tags called "Filters" (PLURAL) and this code with the SINGULAR "Filter" tags should go BETWEEN them.

 

Then when you open VATSpy at the top there's a little funnel icon and a drop-down box next to it. There should now be an option in that drop-down called "Twitch Streamers." Selecting that will take you to a page listing the controllers and pilots currently online who match that criteria, and then if you switch back to the "Map" tab they should be highlighted in some fashion. Under "Settings" there are options for configuring how the highlighted data tags (for the pilots) appear -- no highlight occurs for matching controllers, but you can go to that list page to see if any controllers are online who appear on that list. I'll post screenshots for you about 12 hours from now, unless someone beats me to it!

 

Also -- I'll update the list with the new ones I've found since then as well as all the ones that have been posted here!

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Cheers,

-R.

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Mark -- I see it now. My bad! At first, there is only one tag as it looks like this

<Filters />

 

Split that into these

<Filters>

</Filters>

 

And THEN paste that list into the middle.

 

Here's a step-by-step, starting with going under Windows Explorer then "Organize" and "Folder and Search Options" to change hidden files/folders to view-able :

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Hope that helps!

Cheers,

-R.

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Make sure you save and close it in Notepad before running VATSpy. Running (& in particular, *closing*) VATSpy will strip out the comments which identify the username -- but, it will leave the list of CIDs, the filter will still show a list of matches currently online, & highlight them on the map.

Cheers,

-R.

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Make sure you save and close it in Notepad before running VATSpy. Running (& in particular, *closing*) VATSpy will strip out the comments which identify the username -- but, it will leave the list of CIDs, the filter will still show a list of matches currently online, & highlight them on the map.

 

OK thanks, got it working now.

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Robert, now that I have this working I realize that its really nice to see the twitch streamers highlighted and I wonder if you can write some code that I can use for my VA to see other VA pilots. The VA is BAV so I would want to see all BAW callsigns or BAV in the comments highlighted. Thanks!

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The "code" would more appropriately be considered Ross Carlson's. This is just a data file.

 

The block I provided can be easily adapted to what you want if you have a list of CIDs for your members. Once you have the Filters tags split, you can put as many different filters (which start and end with Filter, singular) in as you want, and then each one will become a drop-down option at the top of the VAT-Spy window. Just change the name from "Twitch Streamers" to "BAV" or whatever you want, and then change the list of CIDs. If you have a way to auto-export that list and copy-and-paste it into the file, that'll save you some typing, although you'll still need to paste in all of the String tags. XML format in simple terms is nested chunks of data which start and end with tags; the tags start with < and end with >, and then the tags marking the end start with < / and end with >.

 

<Filters>
  <Filter>
  </Filter>
  <Filter>
  </Filter>
</Filters>

 

There is a way to add filters that look for certain callsigns, though I've never played with that. If I get a chance this weekend I'll poke around and try to find it, but, play with the "Filters" menu in VAT-Spy and you may be able to experiment and work it out.

 

I do not know whether there is a VAT-Spy filter setting that seeks strings in flightplan remarks. Again, that's something I may be able to poke around this weekend and find. Ross Carlson, the software developer, is active on the forums as well, although if the feature exists, it's probably in the docomeentation, and he will likely (and rightly) refer you to find what you're looking for there.

 

Hopefully that's enough of a nudge that you can figure it out from there!

Cheers,

-R.

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There is a way to add filters that look for certain callsigns, though I've never played with that. If I get a chance this weekend I'll poke around and try to find it, but, play with the "Filters" menu in VAT-Spy and you may be able to experiment and work it out.

Mark, I don't know whethwe you already stumbled across this yet, but this should help...

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Cheers,

-R.

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Ah, made it on the original list

 

This is some cool stuff. Hopefully VATSIM can link up with streamers and also use streams to talk VATSIM, good things, constructive criticism etc. so this keeps thriving on.

Zain Khan NZAA - 1345074

 

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Pacific Oceanic Partnership Oceanic Endorsed Controller (/O)

VATSIM New Zealand

 

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