OpusFSX now includes a GPS output option to interface with SkyDemon on a PC.
Download and install the HW Group Virtual Serial Port - HW VSP3 software from the HW Group website www.HW-group.com.
Create a desktop icon for the HW Virtual Serial Port.
Run the VSP3 program, open the Settings tab and turn OFF all options except for,
TCP Server Mode
Connect to Device even if Virtual COM is closed
Save your settings to the INI file using the button.
Open the [v]Virtual Serial Port tab and specify your general parameters for the VSP. I have mine set up as follows,
Port Name: COM7
IP Address: 127.1.1.0
Click on the Create COM button.
The VSP Status will change to Creating.. then finally Created. The LAN Status will then go to Listen.
In the Opus FSXSERVER program's form click on the View Device Driver Links button to display the Device Driver Links on the form.
Now Open the FSXSERVER program's Configure dialog, tick the Enable GPS Output option and specify the above IP address (127.1.1.0) and Port number (23) in the fields provided.
Click OK to close the Configure dialog.
A Device Driver Link should become coloured showing the GPS Simulation Networked TCP/IP Socket link, this link will turn green when it connects to the VSP.
The VSP LAN Status should now change to Connected.
After running and loading the flight in FSX or Prepar3D you are now ready to run the SkyDemon package.
You will now have to set up your SkyDemon package.
Setup - > Device Connectivity Options ...
I have a Garmin handheld device
Setup -> GPS Navigation Options ...
Baud: 9600 (I have my COM7 mode set to 9600,N,8,1)
You are now ready to click on the Start GPS option in the top RH corner of the SkyDemon screen.
We will be looking to interface further in the future looking into accepting flight plans, route or waypoint changes etc.