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Tested AFV / XSquawkbox last night, using X-Plane and Oculus Rift. AFV wasn't allowing me to set a button on the VR controller as PTT, seemingly not registering the button. I've been able to set things up like this for XSquawkbox and PilotEdge, but AFV seems not to allow VR controllers as PTT. Does anyone know a fix for this or an alternative VATSIM client that would work? I really want to avoid using my cheap and inaccurate Logitech joystick instead of the VR controllers.

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I'm using autohotkey to emulate an "F" key that is not present on my keyboard. I use F16 - F24 for this purpose.

 

Thanks! And that's working fine for you?

Mind sharing your code or where to find a guide? Limited experience with AHK, no idea how I'd go about writing that.

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I'm using autohotkey to emulate an "F" key that is not present on my keyboard. I use F16 - F24 for this purpose.

 

Thanks! And that's working fine for you?

Mind sharing your code or where to find a guide? Limited experience with AHK, no idea how I'd go about writing that.

 

My AutoHotKey script is no longer working with the standalone client, even though it’s just using a Send command. Would love to see your script as well.

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Great suggestion Thanks. Started to investigate about AutoHotKey and found this... don't know about HTC or other VRs headsets but for Oculus Rift it's working...

 

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It's relatively easy, just check the included examples and customize to your preference.

 

Glad it's now on the planned features list for xPilot!

Cheers

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It's relatively easy, just check the included examples and customize to your preference.

 

Set up as instructed, but it's still not registering for me. I can open a text docomeent and see that pressing the PTT I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned is sending the correct key input, but AFV still isn't registering it. Did you get it working? If so, how?

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It's relatively easy, just check the included examples and customize to your preference.

 

Set up as instructed, but it's still not registering for me. I can open a text docomeent and see that pressing the PTT I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned is sending the correct key input, but AFV still isn't registering it. Did you get it working? If so, how?

 

Great, that's the first step, checking with a text doc. I'm not sure why it isn't working, but try this:

(I did all this without the helmet)

 

[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign FIRST the PTT key on xPilot settings by PHYSICALLY pressing that key on the keyboard.

Connect to VATSIM.

Leave the xPilot window visible to check Tx status.

With the focus on X-Plane window (aircraft battery ON, radios ON) try the PTT.

 

Hope it helps

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It's relatively easy, just check the included examples and customize to your preference.

 

Set up as instructed, but it's still not registering for me. I can open a text docomeent and see that pressing the PTT I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned is sending the correct key input, but AFV still isn't registering it. Did you get it working? If so, how?

 

Great, that's the first step, checking with a text doc. I'm not sure why it isn't working, but try this:

(I did all this without the helmet)

 

[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign FIRST the PTT key on xPilot settings by PHYSICALLY pressing that key on the keyboard.

Connect to VATSIM.

Leave the xPilot window visible to check Tx status.

With the focus on X-Plane window (aircraft battery ON, radios ON) try the PTT.

 

Hope it helps

 

I was testing with XSquawkbox/AFV, with no Tx indication. I'll try with XPilot when I get a chance.

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I post the link:

 

It's relatively easy, just check the included examples and customize to your preference.

 

Set up as instructed, but it's still not registering for me. I can open a text docomeent and see that pressing the PTT I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned is sending the correct key input, but AFV still isn't registering it. Did you get it working? If so, how?

 

Great, that's the first step, checking with a text doc. I'm not sure why it isn't working, but try this:

(I did all this without the helmet)

 

[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign FIRST the PTT key on xPilot settings by PHYSICALLY pressing that key on the keyboard.

Connect to VATSIM.

Leave the xPilot window visible to check Tx status.

With the focus on X-Plane window (aircraft battery ON, radios ON) try the PTT.

 

Hope it helps

 

I have also found with some other programs (e.g. Teamspeak) that I have to have the focus *not* on the program in order to have it receive the keypress via the “Send, “ command from AutoHotKey. I thought I tried focusing on a different program and had the AFV standalone client still not recognize the keypress, but I will have to verify tonight.

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