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SimVimX

Software for home cockpit X-Plane simulator
SimVimX
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Will go on to create B738 and A320 modules for SimVimPanel with all DUs and backup instruments. MCP can be included as an on-screen option.

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This page is dedicated to home cockpit building hobby and my   "SimVimX" project  - software addons for X-Plane flight simulator.

The SimVimX Plugin and SimVimPanel software (optionaly combined with Vlad's RSC hardware interface) allow you to quickly build your home cockpit, enjoying the creation process, rather than drowning in programming and electronics.
You can learn all  information about the project from SimVimX website. The plugin and main panel program are free, and your support is highly appreciated!
You can see the full changelog for SimVimX Plugin and SimVimPanel here.
If you want to see a SimVimPanel module for a particular aircraft created, and
to help better prioritize the work on new panel modules and improvement of existing ones, please
consider filling this short form, stating what aircraft panel module you would like to see or which of the available modules you are currently using.
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Jan 09 17:54
SimVimX v2.02 - Custom input improvements and other additions
Since the beginning of the project, custom aircraft models often required a different approach to input processing than the default ones in X-Plane. They often use a pair of Up/Down commands or even a single command for things such as multi-position switches, that, while convenient for "clicks" on the virtual panel, present a problem when it is needed to synchronize the simulator's controls states with the current positions of physical switches.
While basic support for such custom switches was implemented in the plugin long ago, some updates were still adding new features for more unusual cases of custom controls.
This is one of such updates, implementing better support for converted 3-position and multi-position switches with Up/Down commands in the specific case when their reference datarefs are animated, changing gradually over time.
The plugin now implements delayed command calls and position checking for such inputs, so they will now be positioned correctly on initial connection or after a fast change by the user.
On another topic, I've added online version checking into the plugin, so it will now automatically notify you when a new version of the plugin or database file is available for download.
Download the new version here.
See the full changelog here.
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Hi Curt. As a subscriber, you're welcome to join the Discord channel linked to this blog if you have questions.
SimVimPanel is not a constructor program, and works with pre-made panel modules (the whole panel can be scaled or moved, though). You can see the list of currently available modules here: https://simvim.com/svp_mods.html
New modules are gradually being developed, and I can quickly make custom variants with modified gauge positions or replace gauges with different ones on request, if needed.
- Roman
Jan 16 18:20
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Thank you for your response. I will start gearing my project towards a ready made panel. Thank you
Jan 17 04:26
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Hello Roman,
Thank you for jour fantastic job !
I am just a little bit lost with the different channels of communication : I have created a Discord account but I can't find a way to join the chat whether from here or from Discord app which is asking for a code to connect to simvim ??
I have posted a question relative to combo radio (problem with ACT switch thast does not work) on simvim site but is it the good place ?
Have a nice day
Philippe
Jan 17 12:59
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Dec 28 2021 22:09
Plugin hotfix - v2.01
A hotfix for yesterday's new plugin version has been uploaded, fixing some cases of incorrect error detection in the new conversion format.
Note that you need to update the plugin if you use the latest RSC Configurator, as the current configuration format will not work correctly with older plugin versions.
Also, be sure to use the configurator instead of editing the configuration/conversion options manually, as this will help avoid formatting errors, and the configurator can fix some of its own mistakes automatically as it is being updated.
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Dec 27 2021 13:27
SimVimX v2.00 - Conversions update
SimVimX Plugin has received a major update related to custom aircraft conversions.
All user plane conversions are now included into the main configuration file (data.cfg).
The built-in SimVimX conversions and premium RSC conversions remain as-is.
For more in-depth information about the updated configurator, read the Conversion Guide on the RSC website.
See the plugin changelog for the list of more minor changes in the new version.
Thank you for your support, and happy holidays to all!
- Roman
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SimVimX, Will do! Thanks!
Dec 28 2021 22:16
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Hello,

Newest Zibo and newest SimVimX. "Speed_Brake_Armed" does not light up, when i use the Light Test (Ann_Dim_Test). Any idea?

Thx
Andreas
Jan 06 23:07
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Hi Andreas. The Speed_Brake_Armed parameter uses a custom SimVimX function, which is not affected by Zibo's test button. I'll keep that in mind, and see what can be done about this.
If you have further questions about parameters, please use the RSC feedback page: https://realsimcontrol.com/simcom/index.php/page-feedback
- Roman
Jan 07 19:06
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Dec 17 2021 16:57
Work in progress
SimVimX Plugin and RSC online configurator are currently undergoing some changes to ease the creation of custom aircraft conversions
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Nov 21 2021 17:30
EHSI Map Mode improvements
Both SimVimX plugin and SimVimPanel core program have received updates that allow EHSI panel modules to display VOR, DME, TACAN and NDB navigation points, in addition to previously implemented navigation fixes (intersections).
There are also some minor improvements and bug fixes in both the plugin and panel program. You can see the changelog here.
If you are using EFIS-84 or EFD1000 EHSI modules for SimVimPanel, make sure to update everything - the plugin, SimVimPanel core program and the related modules themselves.
The modules that include EFIS-84 can be downloaded here (EFIS-84 standalone, B200, Cessna 210 EFIS variant). For users of the EFD1000 demo module, check the previous post here to download the updated file.
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Nov 11 2021 14:33
SimVimPanel EFD1000 Demo module
This is a demo of the Aspen EFD1000 replica for SimVimPanel, with its functionality currently being a work in progress.
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Oct 30 2021 16:54
MFDs for SimVimPanel
I'm working on programming multifunctional displays for SimVimPanel, for inclusion into future panel modules. The ones currently in development are Aspen EFD1000 replica and the main displays for Boeing 737, to add to the previously made central panel CDUs. After implementing all the base functions for them, it should be easier to adapt them for other similar devices later, for airplanes such as Airbus, Challenger, etc.
Here is a demo screenshot of the EFD1000 replica. It will be made available to subscribers for testing as a separate module a bit later, before being included into a full panel as an option for airplanes such as Baron and Piper.
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Hi Roman and Vlad,

Dim.
Oct 31 2021 02:14
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Oct 29 2021 13:13
RSC conversion file
Here you can download thecombined RSC conversion file that includes a number of aircraft models: https://realsimcontrol.com/conv_planes.html
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Oct 14 2021 21:02
Latest SimVimX and SimVimPanel updates
SimVimX plugin and SimVimPanel have both been updated today.
Main changes in the plugin: (v1.0.86)
- Fixed an oversight in large text data output that caused SimVimPanel FMS display to not update fully when changing pages. This happened after the update that introduced navigation point data transfer for SimVimPanel EFIS modules.
- Added new (reworked) functions for electric trim motor controls.
SimVimPanel update: (v4.17)
- Fixed module names not being passed to the plugin on connection.
- Improved numbers display code to avoid visual bugs on digital instruments when numbers exceed preset size of their display.
- Corrected the displayed values on B200 engine turbine gauges.
- Some code improvements in EFIS-84.
- Work-in-progress on new electronic instruments.
16 Oct. minor plugin update - v1.0.86a:
- Plugin Status window now correctly clears any error messages when reloading configuration.
For info on previous updates and full changelog, visit this page.
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Aug 04 2021 21:20
SimVimPanel on RPi4 with 2 screens
I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4, and so was able to test how it can handle two displays when running SimVimPanel.
The results are good, but required some tweaks to the core program.
Raspberry Pi 4 doesn't seem to have a way to easily configure 2 displays as a single extended desktop, so when using SimVimPanel in fullscreen mode, the panel is only displayed on one monitor.
If you switch to windowed mode, however, the window is seen on both screens. You can switch SimVimPanel between fullscreen and windowed modes by pressing "F".
The downside, as seen in the photo, is the desktop menu and window header remaining in view.
So, I needed to see what can be done to improve windowed mode, so it would be more viable for such setup.
You can see the result below - it's windowed mode, but the window is automatically moved so that the menu and window header are covered. This approach may not work on every system (as it depends on system window handling), but it works on Raspbian right away.
By the way, here you can see the Baron 58 Full panel, with its background now properly displayed on RPi4 (it didn't work before due to issues with texture size limit) and some gauges added to the copilot side to fill in the blanks.
This will all be available in the next version of SimVimPanel.
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Hello, could you tell me what is the procedure to install SimVimPanel on Raspberry Pi. Because I can not install it. Thanks in advance
Oct 25 2021 15:24
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Hi,
as stated on SVP download page, there is no installation procedure, just unpack the folder anywhere and run the executable file (SimVimPanel_RPi).
If you're using RPi and the program doesn't launch, check the file permissions to make sure it is marked as executable, or try running it from the terminal.
Oct 31 2021 20:50
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