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XGoFlight 3.0 Alpha 2 now available for Windows/Mac

The second development release of XGoFlight 3.0 is now available for Windows and Mac users. Notable changes in this release include:

  • MCPPRO: Boeing 757 Professional profile added (vmax_757)
  • Major revamp of configuration file format
  • Added ability to disable modules within the configuration file
  • Several bug fixes and performance improvements

The configuration file changes should be backwards-compatible with all but the EFIS module.  If you are using the old format, it will be notated in the log file.  It is also important to note that modules cannot be disabled via configuration file without using the new format. The new format replaces the “function” key inside each configuration item with a unique key.

Here’s an example of the new EFIS configuration format:

The keys are equally unique for the SECM and MESM modules.

For the T8 module, the keys (e.g. “wpt”, “arpt”) are “switch_1,” “switch_2,” all the way up to “switch_8″.  For the RP48 module, the keys are “rotary_1″ to “rotary_4″ and “button_1″ to “button_8.”  For the P8 module, the keys are “button_1″ to “button_8.”

Lastly, to disable a module, simply add a key called “disabled” and set it to true.  For example, to disable the LGT-II module, use the following configuration.

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XGoFlight 3.0 Alpha 1 for Windows now available

I have posted XGoFlight 3.0 Alpha 1, which adds support for the MESM and the SECM modules.  This release also shifts from a profile-based EFIS configuration to a command and dataref based configuration, and contains several performance improvements and bug fixes.  I still have some more work to do on documentation, but below are several links that will help get you setup.

NOTE:  This is a development release.  It is not stable and requires further testing, which is why I want to get it out there.  The development release is strictly Windows-based, but rest assured, the final release will include the Mac and Linux versions.

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How to configure starters for the MESM in XGoFlight 3.0

The upcoming release of XGoFlight adds support for GoFlight’s Multi-Engine Start Module.  The configuration for the MESM is very similar to that of the EFIS module.  MESM functionality can be assigned using datarefs or commands, offering the flexibility needed to accommodate custom aircraft.  Below is a command-based configuration file for the default Cessna 172:

As stated, the MESM also supports datarefs.  The configuration file below is based on the Challenger 300 by ddenn:

Since the igniter switch is still a work-in-progress, I have opted to exclude it from this tutorial.  Stay tuned for much more news on the upcoming and highly anticipated XGoFlight 3.0 release!

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How to configure the GF-SECM in XGoFlight 3.0

The upcoming release of XGoFlight will also include support for the Single Engine Control Module (GF-SECM).  The configuration for the SECM should be a little familiar to those who already have a T8 module.

Like the EFIS implementation in XGoFlight 3.0, the SECM will work without any configuration entries.  XGoFlight will automatically setup the default commands and datarefs used by native aircraft.  If you choose the custom configuration route, you must provide a configuration entry for each switch, or that switch will not be active.

Below is an example configuration file using datarefs, commands, and actions: Continue reading

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