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Hello lads.

 

Since DCS has soooo many keys that to activate/deactivate systems

I want to create a switch/toggle function addon, mod or whatever you guys call it.

 

Basically what i want to do is to make button X on my joystick switch between different systems. Ie. same as keyboard key 1,2,3,4,5,6...

 

So each time i press down joystick_btn X i want to increase my ""counter"" by 1.

 

I already posted my question in the Input & ... Thread. but i feel it more it belongs in this section of the forum.

 

My questions are.

* How do i get the "event" when i press my joystick button X.

* How do i get this to fire up my own function?

 

 

As to my 1st question i guess its possible since in this directory:

C:\Games\DCS World\Scripts\Input\InputEvents.lua

 

is see this

addEvent("JOY_BTN16", JOYSTICK_BUTTON15)

Which is the button i want to use.

 

I guess addEvent is some sort of function that takes a string name as its 1st argument. but what is the second one? a value ? a function ? ..

 

 

basically what i want to do is toggle between some states when i press the same button. example.

 

MY_var = 0
function MY_weaponselector()
   local weaponOrderlist = {
       "Select Weapon AA 1",
       "Select Weapon AA 1-2",
       "Select Weapon AA 2",
       "Select Weapon AA 3",
       "Select Weapon AA 3-4",
       "Select Weapon AA 4",
       "Select Weapon B 1-2 / UB-16"
       "Select Weapon B 1-4 / UB-4",
       "Select Weapon B 3-4 / UB-8",
       "Select Weapon S-24 1-2",
       "Select Weapon S-24 3-4"}
   
   MY_var = MY_var + 1
   --  length of MY_var --
   -- reset and start at 1st weapon again --
   if MY_var > 11: 
       MY_var == 0
   
   action = weaponOrderlist[MY_var]
   print "howto execute action?"

im not sure how to put this all together and make it work.

could anyone please help me with this?

 

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I don't think this is possible with plain LUA here.

 

I think, InlutEvents.lua only maps the human readable DX button name to the internal DX button IDs. The event processing of the DX button presses is most likely not directly accessible by means of LUA programming.

 

How I imagine it:

- User presses a button (i.e. "Fire")

- Windows/DirectX tells DCS that a button was pressed (i.e. 0xc01dcafe)

- DCS looks up the "DCS name" of the DX button in the table that was populated by addEvent() in InputEvents.lua (i.e. inputEvents[0xc01dcafe] = "JOY_BTN1")

- DCS determines what to do now in the aircraft specific input configuration (controls mapping, clickabledata.lua, etc.)

- DCS dispatches this mapped function to the aircraft logic (most probably located in a .dll)

 

So atm, I would suspect you can make your approach only work if you modify the aircraft itself. You could probably add a new virtual cockpit device (in LUA) that gets triggered by your button which then fires your desired events.

 

Not really a viable approach, I'd think ...

 

Others have experimented with the respective joystick programming software to create such kind of "macros". Also not the most elegant way to do, imho, but probably way more viable and effective to accomplish the desired result.

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Others have experimented with the respective joystick programming software to create such kind of "macros". Also not the most elegant way to do, imho, but probably way more viable and effective to accomplish the desired result.

 

Yes. That could be done with Thrustmaster's Target software but otherwise I don't know.

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