SimVimX Plugin v2.09
This update includes a number of changes - you can see the full list in the plugin changelog
, but I'll describe the most significant ones here in more detail.
One important fix is that the LED Matrix on MAX7219 driver now works correctly. The bug was caused by an oversight in the plugin's connection initialization code after the protocol rework.
This change goes along with an update to RealSimControl firmware, which corrects multiplexed 7-segment display initialization, eliminating the problems with using more than one output multiplexer for 7-segment displays (and LED drivers).
An important addition in this version is the support for reassigning aircraft system types in conversions.
The assignment of aircraft system types in the configurator was added a long time ago in order tell the plugin to handle some input and output parameters (such as Autopilot and Radio displays, throttle levers, etc.) in a specific way appropriate for the selected aircraft model. However, this was only assigned once per configuration, so it didn't account for the possibility of using different aircraft models with different system types with the same cockpit.
Now, it is possible to override the assigned system types for specific aircraft models using conversion. You can do it by clicking "Conversion" in the configurator and selecting "Systems" for the aircraft model you are editing. This menu was previously used only for listing the commands that need to be triggered on startup (to open switch cover guards), but now will also contain options for overriding system types. We'll start with adding throttle type there, as something that was deemed necessary to go along with the changes in the new plugin version (see the changelog note about throttle calibration), and will add options for overriding more systems as needed.
Some system types may already be set by default in the built-in conversions, and will not require setting them manually.
There have also been some changes to how the plugin handles the parameter database structure. Some deprecated elements were removed, and support was added for new keyword "synonyms" in the database. This is not something a user will notice, but will help make parameter names more logical for various aircraft types. Keep an eye out for database updates.