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Re: Oxygen?

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Caldemeyn wrote:Well, one would think that having options at your disposal is A2A's way, having this system would only better the plane.
Definitely.

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Re: Oxygen?

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Anyone know of aircraft edits that may be able to force hypoxia to disabled? I've been looking but can't seem to find anything.

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CaptKornDog wrote:Anyone know of aircraft edits that may be able to force hypoxia to disabled?
Using FSUIPC, you could certainly modulate the "L:OxyBloodLevel" L:Var, keeping it at (or close to) 100 via a Lua plug-in or something. :wink: Not sure if there any other ways to go about 'overcoming' the hypoxia effect which don't rely on owning a registered copy of FSUIPC.

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Nick M wrote:
CaptKornDog wrote:Anyone know of aircraft edits that may be able to force hypoxia to disabled?
Using FSUIPC, you could certainly modulate the "L:OxyBloodLevel" L:Var, keeping it at (or close to) 100 via a Lua plug-in or something. :wink: Not sure if there any other ways to go about 'overcoming' the hypoxia effect which don't rely on owning a registered copy of FSUIPC.

Nick
Could you elaborate? I've never used Lua.

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CaptKornDog wrote:Could you elaborate? I've never used Lua.
Yeah, sure. I'd never created a Lua script either, but I did have a little play with this earlier in case anyone asked! :mrgreen:

In its simplest form you could just use something like...

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-- Loop until stopped with LuaKill
while 1 do
    -- Set blood oxygen saturation at 100%
    ipc.writeLvar('L:OxyBloodLevel', 100)
end
Once started, this script should keep the "OxyBloodLevel" L:Var permanently at 100, effectively disabling the A2A hypoxia simulation.

However, you could elaborate on this a bit to create a slightly more authentic 'magic cannula' effect which periodically tops up the blood oxygen level. (Magic, inasmuch as it doesn't need an oxygen supply and never runs out!) A script like this for example should do the trick...

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-- Loop until stopped with LuaKill
while 1 do
   -- Pause for 10 seconds
   ipc.sleep(10000)
   BloodOxy = ipc.readLvar("OxyBloodLevel")
   if BloodOxy < 90 then
      -- Increase blood oxygen saturation by 4%
      ipc.writeLvar('L:OxyBloodLevel', BloodOxy + 4)
   end
end
Basically, all you'll need to do is create a text file containing the above text, rename it with the ".Lua" extension, e.g. "Oxycheat.lua" and drop it into your "Modules" directory. Then start the host sim, and in FSUIPC assign a button or keystroke for "Lua Oxycheat" (to turn it on) and another for "LuaKill Oxycheat" (to stop it).

Of course, this is no substitute for a proper A2A simulated oxygen delivery system but in the meantime it should allow you to reach the service ceiling of the Comanche without blacking out. It should work with the rest of the A2A GA fleet too.

Cheers,
Nick

P.S. Hope it's okay with the A2A guys to describe this little cheat for FSUIPC users. If any Lua gurus have suggestions for a better script, please be my guest. :wink:

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Nick M wrote:
CaptKornDog wrote:Could you elaborate? I've never used Lua.
Yeah, sure. I'd never created a Lua script either, but I did have a little play with this earlier in case anyone asked! :mrgreen:

In its simplest form you could just use something like...

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-- Loop until stopped with LuaKill
while 1 do
    -- Set blood oxygen saturation at 100%
    ipc.writeLvar('L:OxyBloodLevel', 100)
end
Once started, this script should keep the "OxyBloodLevel" L:Var permanently at 100, effectively disabling the A2A hypoxia simulation.

However, you could elaborate on this a bit to create a slightly more authentic 'magic cannula' effect which periodically tops up the blood oxygen level. (Magic, inasmuch as it doesn't need an oxygen supply and never runs out!) A script like this for example should do the trick...

Code: Select all

-- Loop until stopped with LuaKill
while 1 do
   -- Pause for 10 seconds
   ipc.sleep(10000)
   BloodOxy = ipc.readLvar("OxyBloodLevel")
   if BloodOxy < 90 then
      -- Increase blood oxygen saturation by 4%
      ipc.writeLvar('L:OxyBloodLevel', BloodOxy + 4)
   end
end
Basically, all you'll need to do is create a text file containing the above text, rename it with the ".Lua" extension, e.g. "Oxycheat.lua" and drop it into your "Modules" directory. Then start the host sim, and in FSUIPC assign a button or keystroke for "Lua Oxycheat" (to turn it on) and another for "LuaKill Oxycheat" (to stop it).

Of course, this is no substitute for a proper A2A simulated oxygen delivery system but in the meantime it should allow you to reach the service ceiling of the Comanche without blacking out. It should work with the rest of the A2A GA fleet too.

Cheers,
Nick

P.S. Hope it's okay with the A2A guys to describe this little cheat for FSUIPC users. If any Lua gurus have suggestions for a better script, please be my guest. :wink:
Thank you. Is there a way to display a momentary message or indication that the LUA script is actually on/active?

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Yeah, I believe it would be possible to add something like that using the ipc.linedisplay function (or offset 3380). I'm working away from home for the next week or so but I'll try and take a look when I get a few moments next month...

Cheers,
Nick

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CaptKornDog wrote:
Thank you. Is there a way to display a momentary message or indication that the LUA script is actually on/active?
Hi Capt,

Creating a display in a Lua script is pretty easy. I'm just scratching the surface of Lua but here is a script I use to monitor my strobe lights and display the status:

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-- A2A_PA24_StrobeStatus.lua

-- Reads value of L:StrobeLightSwitch and displays On or Off

function dispStrobe(Lvar, val)

ipc.setowndisplay("Strobe Light", 15, 5, 25, 5)	-- Set size and location of display window titled Strobe Light

StrobeVal=val	-- Pass StrobeLightSwitch value to 'StrobeVal' variable

	if StrobeVal == 0 then

		ipc.display("Strobe Light Off", 5)  -- Display text for 5 sec

	end

	if StrobeVal == 1 then

		ipc.display("Strobe Light On", 5)  -- Display text for 5 sec

	end


end

event.Lvar("L:StrobeLightSwitch",2000,"dispStrobe")  -- Read Lvar 'L:StrobeLightSwitch' and pass value to 'dispStrobe' function above
Paul/GypsyBaron is the FSUIPC/Lua guru around here, he will probably chime in at some point.

Hope this helps,
Jim
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Re: Oxygen?

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Nick M wrote:Yeah, I believe it would be possible to add something like that using the ipc.linedisplay function (or offset 3380). I'm working away from home for the next week or so but I'll try and take a look when I get a few moments next month...

Cheers,
Nick
Thank you.

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The method that Jim posted above should work fine CaptKD. You'd just need to to edit the script as follows...

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ipc.display("Magic Oxygen Supply Active", 4) -- Display text for 4 seconds
while 1 do  -- Loop until stopped with LuaKill
   -- Pause for 10 seconds
   ipc.sleep(10000)
   BloodOxy = ipc.readLvar("OxyBloodLevel")
   if BloodOxy < 90 then
      -- Increase blood oxygen saturation by 4%
      ipc.writeLvar('L:OxyBloodLevel', BloodOxy + 4)
  end
end
Cheers,
Nick

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Works like a charm, thank you so much guys! Just tested, spending 60 minutes at FL160 holding at SNU VOR near LOWW! Just to make it "complete" is there any chance to add an "Oxygen Supply Off" message to display for 4 seconds when turning it off (since there is a message displayed when turning it on, it would be nice to have one when deactivating, too).

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Glad you found it helpful. :) I'm not sure it's possible to add a deactivation message to the script above though. That's because it's disabled by simply 'killing' the entire Lua. As mentioned above, I'm very much a Lua novice and this is the first/only time I've experimented with it. Maybe one of the other guys such as Paul S ("Gypsy Baron") who is a Lua expert will be able to suggest something?

Cheers,
Nick

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Re: Oxygen?

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In my a2a comanche home cockpit Im building Im going to add a oxygen tank in a similar way.

The tank will fill everytime you are in ground.
With a switch (a real one) you open the valve and a indicator (real led lights) show you how many oxygen is in tank. It can be programed to last the time needed. I dont know how many time is the usual.

The realair lancair v2 has this system simulated. I will study those variables to do something similar.

I think that better than "while 1 do..." is to use the event.Lvar function

I have working in something quite similar right now.
I have made a bendix king KA51b free-slave switch which is used with and bendix king hsi. All synchro with a2a comanche.
In slave mode, with lua programming, drift variable is decreasing little by little (at real world correction rate).

I can show it here if you want.

Lua rocks!

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alioth wrote:I can show it here if you want.
Yes please! It sounds great. :)

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Nick

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I have a suggestion. (Don't hit me please) :mrgreen:

An addon.

Can you imagine going to your favorite flight shop and buying a three dollar O2 addon?
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