FMS Simulator - Please HELP!

Hi all,
Does anybody have the setting for me to control FMS Simulator using the CSM
V10 Dongle? I'm told it can be done but can't get it to work.
Thanks in advance!
Andy
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Andrew Linney
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Hi,
Would not know why the dongle of CSM would work with FMS Would not know why using FMS when having CSM which is more realistic for piloting (not for graphics, ok)
Anyway, hereunder a standard text used for answering, meanwhile a new possibility arrise with ppjoy and XP (search in google).
Hi,
A) For Win 95-98-Millennium with FMS, 2 easy possibilities (above all possibilities that are also possible for Win 2000 and XP, see section "B"). 1) THROUGH THE PARALLEL-port (LPT1) eventually with a resistor and zenerdiode, see the manual of FMS
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or some examples on my website which I personally tested
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figure 7f-fms and others in chapter 7. Or here :
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(German).
2) THROUGH THE SERIAL-port See the manual of FMS
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If you think you're not able to make such a cable, buy eventually one :
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(German)
B) For Win 2000 and Win XP with FMS, a SIMPLE connection through the parallel-port or serial port is not working, those 2 versions of Windows are handling other protocols on these ports than Win 95-98-Millenium.
Your options then :
1) THROUGH THE SOUNDCARD With smartpropo :
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advantage is that it's simple to make : 1 audio-cable and a resistor or potmeter
2) THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT (Com-port) a) via an interface with a programmable IC (PIC), which is described in the directory of FMS, see .FMS\Doc\Interface\readme_en.htm on your harddisk. Or
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or the same electronic interface that you can buy ready to use here :
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(German)
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3) THROUGH THE USB-port
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(selfmade)
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(French)
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(German : kit)
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(German)
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(German) If you have a 4-axis joystick, you can use an interface-cable gameport-->USB, for sale in every computershop, thus ideal for modern laptops without a COM-port
4) THROUGH THE GAME-port a) with an interface which transforms the signal of the transmitter in a joystick-signal
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(French)
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(selfmade)
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(German)
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b) buy a 4-axis-controller joystick
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c) or make yourself a 4-axis joystick with an old RC-transmitter, removing all electronics, replacing the 4 potmeters by potmeters of 200K (not 100K like mostly mentioned), and wiring like in :
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5) Or make a partition on your harddisk where you will install Windows 95-98-Millennium. Then you can connect your radio simply via the parallel-port or Serial-port as described in the manual of FMS and start the older Windows (see section "A").
Hope this helps, Olivier
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Olivier tx2tx
Just thought I'd mention (since the topic of FMS came up) that the Real Flight G2 USB controller also works well with FMS
David
Andrew L> Hi all,
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David
And I'm thinking: "If you've got a RealFlight G2 USB controller, *why* on earth would you be flying FMS instead of RF?"
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James Calivar
Ahhh just for fun? Because I like to try different things? Because it is there?
David - who comments that all the above are true
James Calivar wrote:
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David
I wouldn't know - I've only ever tried FMS. I'm sorry, but $200.00 for an R/C flight sim? I can't justify that even to myself, let alone my wife...:)
I was operating under the (possibly false) impression that the more expensive the trainer program is, the better it is...
Seriously, how do the two compare in terms of graphics, physics, and just plain old fun factor? I admit that I get bored of FMS after even 5 minutes.
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James Calivar
I keep trying FMS and keep flushing it. The current beta and the previous two versions lock up on my system. It's not like I have a wimp system. It has:
Pentium IV, 2.8 ghz. Frontside buss, 533 mhz Memory: 1 gb Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700.
Any ideas from FMS users?
Thanks,
-- Dave Thompson
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Dave Thompson
I have a similar system albiet with a radeon 9600. Turning off the True Alpha under the graphics settins menu keeps my system from crashing. Graphically it's definitely superior to v7, plus there is now some ground handling, the rudder is still pretty lame in the air on 4 channel planes though.....
Phill
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PCPhill
James Calivar wrote
You're going crook at a lousy $200? The RF cost A$350, but I also had to spend another $1600 on a mongrel Windows computer so I could run it!!
David - who loves his Mac and hates his Windows crap machine
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David
| And I'm thinking: "If you've got a RealFlight G2 USB controller, *why* on | earth would you be flying FMS instead of RF?"
FMS's graphics seem to be a little better than RFG2's in some areas. The planes aren't as detailed, but the sky is prettier. Also, if you enable the `Look at Ground' option in RFG2, it makes the sky look like you're in a fishbowl or something -- really odd.
If I recall correctly, FMS has more support for gliders -- you can actually do slope soaring in FMS, for example. In RFG2, there's no slope lift, and thermal lift is either pretty random or constant -- (I forget which -- I haven't tried it in a while.)
FMS lets you build a plane from scratch. RFG2 only lets you change some parameters for the plane, or change the skin on the model. If you want more planes, it's $30 for a pack of them.
FMS will run on lesser hardware.
RFG2 is definately better, but FMS has some advantages too. I can certainly see why a RFG2 owner would like to play with FMS.
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Doug McLaren
That was the ticket. It works fine now except for the unrealistic physics. But, hey! What do I want for the price? (G)
-- Dave Thompson
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Dave Thompson

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