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PC sims

Post by Graham (GA2) » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:34 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know of a way to link Condor NMEA output to either the XC Soar PC or LX 90xx simulators?

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Re: PC sims

Post by Lord_Archon » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:02 pm

For XCSoar on the same pc you need virtual serial port software (HW VSP3 is a good free one - https://www.hw-group.com/product-version/hw-vsp3-single). Then it's pretty easy:

Go to windows settings, click network and internet then click on your network's "properties" button.

At the bottom note your IPv4 address (usually something like 192.168...)

Open the virtual serial port program, select any port name (usually COM3), put the IP address you noted on the "IP Address" box and set "port" as 4353. Press "Create COM". Now the port is open and ready.

Open XCSoar and on the devices menu edit a device and set it as follows:
Port: TCP Port
TCP Port: 4353
Driver: Condor Soaring Simulator

Then open Condor, go to Setup->Options and set NMEA output Port to your selected port name. It should work out of the box once any flight starts. Just make sure to fire up the VSP3 program whenever you want to use XCSoar and press Create COM. The previously used settings are saved.
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Re: PC sims

Post by Xavier » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:16 pm

Have a look there:

VSPE for everybody:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=19963

Good Luck
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Re: PC sims

Post by Bre901 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:29 pm

The information is even available in the manual : APPENDIX 5 - EXTERNAL PDA
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Re: PC sims

Post by Graham (GA2) » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:02 pm

Yes, thanks.
I know how to do external but what I wanted was to use the PC based software on the same (dual monitor) machine. I don't have an Android device at the moment.
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Re: PC sims

Post by Graham (GA2) » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:23 pm

Lord Archon, it works!!! :D

Thanks to everyone for their advice.
Now if only we could do the same with the LX90xx simulator it would be marvellous.

BR Graham
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Lord_Archon wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:02 pm
For XCSoar on the same pc you need virtual serial port software (HW VSP3 is a good free one - https://www.hw-group.com/product-version/hw-vsp3-single). Then it's pretty easy:

Go to windows settings, click network and internet then click on your network's "properties" button.

At the bottom note your IPv4 address (usually something like 192.168...)

Open the virtual serial port program, select any port name (usually COM3), put the IP address you noted on the "IP Address" box and set "port" as 4353. Press "Create COM". Now the port is open and ready.

Open XCSoar and on the devices menu edit a device and set it as follows:
Port: TCP Port
TCP Port: 4353
Driver: Condor Soaring Simulator

Then open Condor, go to Setup->Options and set NMEA output Port to your selected port name. It should work out of the box once any flight starts. Just make sure to fire up the VSP3 program whenever you want to use XCSoar and press Create COM. The previously used settings are saved.
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Re: PC sims

Post by Bre901 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:29 pm

If you run XCSoar on the same PC, it's even easier to use 127.0.0.1 (localhost) as the IPV4 address
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Re: PC sims

Post by Graham (GA2) » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:01 am

Merci beaucoup, I'll try it.
Do you use the same 4353 port number?
Bre901 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:29 pm
If you run XCSoar on the same PC, it's even easier to use 127.0.0.1 (localhost) as the IPV4 address
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Re: PC sims

Post by Lord_Archon » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:14 am

Probably doesn't matter actually, anything from the list of available ports on xcsoar's menu should work.
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