SimConnect Events Issue

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SimConnect Events Issue

Postby Poloche » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:59 am


I am trying to associate P3D events with timestamps in a excel sheet. However, it seems that some flags do not change:

For example, I am using the PAUSE_TOGGLE event and the PARKING_BRAKES event, but when I keep pausing and unpausing, or turning on and off the parking brakes, I always get the 0 value:

I am pretty sure that it happens with other events too. Is there a way to go around this issue?

Thanks for your help,


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Re: SimConnect Events Issue

Postby obinder » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:25 am


generally speaking, events don't return a value. They are "things happening", representations of key presses, not variables.

PARKING BRAKE is just a toggle event. No matter what value you send with the event, it will always just toggle the parking brake to the other state. To get the actual value (=if the parking brake is set or not), you must query the simulator variable BRAKE PARKING POSITION. Oh, and the aircraft that you are using the event on must acutally have a parking brake.

PAUSE is a system event. You query the current state with SimConnect_SubscribeToSystemEvent.

Best regards
Oliver Binder

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