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Old 08-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #106
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Teaser:



Yup, that's an MFD shown in a web browser via VNCMFD + noVNC
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #107
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Interesting... wouldn't it also be possible to draw a MFD by providing your own implementation of oapi::Sketchpad, for example a version that only acts as proxy to some network device? Could be a bit faster in drawing than VNC
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #108
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Another teaser - custom(ized) Android client:

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:55 PM   #109
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Is this what I was asking for on the other thread ? An imput MFD.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:11 AM   #110
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Well, sort of. It will not work with MFDs displayed on the main screen, only with those displayed on the tablet.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:18 AM   #111
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That's even better. How about the external MFDs ?
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:51 AM   #112
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You take (an updated version of) this client and run it on the same computer. This is functionally equivalent to ExtMFD. Or, since this works over the network, you can also have a separate computer for displaying MFDs.

In should also be possible to implement localized text input for MFDs displayed via web browser (see post #106) but this requires writing one more component.

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:39 PM   #113
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Reworked VNCMFD now allows MFDs to be created and destroyed dynamically.

Some images of the new client in action:





A local client, a remote client, and an Android client:



Orbit MFD is displayed on all 3 devices, after pressing TGT a dialog box pops up on all three (after one client sends the response, it will of course disappear on the remaining clients):



Status on day 4 of the VNCMFD coding marathon:


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Old 08-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #114
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Really appreciate the hard work.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #115
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I think I will do a limited beta release of the new version.

If you want to be a beta tester, say thanks to this post.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:14 AM   #116
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I've installed the new version :

VNCFMD on a pc running orbiter (Win7 + orbiter 2010)

OrbiterRemoteControl on 2 old pcs connected trough LAN :one Dell SX260 and one SX270 (these are Pentium4 with basic graphic card), under XP

As far, everything is working...

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:34 AM   #117
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Oh, cool... I hope you know that you can also have 2 or more MFDs per computer... Just start ORC multiple times

OK, I have a philosophical question so to say.

What should happen if you press TGT button on the orbit MFD on the main screen:

(a) nothing -- input into MFDs on the main screen is blocked
(b) a dialog box should pop up on the main screen
(c) a dialog box should pop up on all MFD clients

The current implementation is (a). To me, (b) is most logical but may not be possible to implement. (c) is somewhat weird, but is quite simple to implement and may be actually preferred for immersion... Thoughts?

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Old 08-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #118
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Hmm...

As my goal is to get rid of the mains screen mfds in order to have an unobstructed view of space, (a) would be ok...

But no philosophical objections to (c)


Otherwise, I was thinking about using these displays as remote mfds :



They can be found on ebay at :

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/8-1024-768-LC...item2ed04d05d2


They are 8", 4/3, 1024x768, have a touchscreen, seem cute...

The disadvantage is the price, and they need a computer behind...

I was only thinking about the possibility, but in case the price sinks down...
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:07 AM   #119
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Hey guys!
First off, I wanna thank kamaz for his great job!
I've been starting to thing about a simpit so I took your scheme as a start point:

I have a few questions about external mfd's
1) I'm a noob in programming and orbiter addon developing , so I wanna ask you is there a readme file some sort with step-by-step instructions how properly create external mfd's using VNCMFD (now I create external ones via ExtMFD) and how to send them via wi-fi on my tablet?
2) Do I need a wi-fi dongle on my master PC if it's hooked to the internet router via LAN cable and all wi-fi devices wireless contented to this router? (see diagram in the attachment section)

Some words about my Orbiter setup (all these items are installed and all modules are enabled):
Orbiter 2010 [100830] with Orbiter sound;
OrbConnect-3.19;
Permanent ExtMFD;
VNCMFD-rev36.


Very appreciate any help!
Cheers!
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:01 AM   #120
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Hi,

The answer to 2) : yes, an internet router with wi-fi would do, no need for a wifi dongle in this case...
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