Installation

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1 Installation

1.1 Download the ProSim737 software from the ProSim-AR website

To download the ProSim737 Suite in a web browser enter the web address of the ProSim-AR website (http://www.prosim-ar.com).

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Then click Download from the top navigation on the web site. On the Download page the ProSim737 Suite is the top entry as on the example below. The version number may vary based upon the moment of downloading.

The downloaded file has a name in the following format: ProSim737-v1.43.zip


Save the file on a location on your computer that you can easily remember, for instance the root of the harddisk c:\.

1.2 Extracting the ProSim737 Suite zip file

Extract the archive with e.g. default windows zip, WinZip, WinRAR or 7Zip to a directory of your choice, for instance in the root of the hard disk: C:\ProSim737\

The following files will be found:

  • ProSim737 modules
    • ProSim737.zip
    • ProSimAudio.zip
    • ProSimDisplay.zip
    • ProSimMCP.zip
    • ProSimCDU.zip
    • ProSimPanel.zip
  • Updater.zip
    For use by ProSim737 System processes only, never manually edit or remove this file.
  • Xplane.zip
    For use in Laminar Research X-Plane based simulators only as described in paragraph XYZ of this manual.
  • changelog.txt
    The changelog is a description of all changes per ProSim737 version.

The next step is to extract each of the above listed module archives into an individual directory, for instance:

C:\ProSim737\ProSim737\
C:\ProSim737\ProSimAudio\
C:\ProSim737\ProSimCDU\
C:\ProSim737\ProSimDisplay\
C:\ProSim737\ProSimMCP\
C:\ProSim737\ProSimPanel\

After unpacking the archives please proceed with the actual installation of the software described subsequently.

1.3 Installing FSUIPC in Flight Simulator

Both ProSim737 System and ProSim737 MCP need direct access to the Simulator Platform. This is achieved by the FSUIPC utility, which needs to be installed in Flight simulator. Refer to the FSUIPC installation guide to install this software. http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html

1.4 SimConnect

SimConnect is a program automatically installed when installing FSX or Prepar3D. Often the SimConnect is not correctly installed, a default identifier for a wrong installed SimConnect is limited ProSim737 IOS working function. Mainly the visibility option and the weather tab will not work when the SimConnect is not correctly installed. Prepar3D: To reinstal find the “lib” folder in Prepar3d, below a folder structure overview is given to find the correct location: Prepard3d > redist > Interface > FSX-RTM > retail > lib

Flight (FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect ) To reinstall SimConnect open the SDK available in the FSX dvd.

1.5 Lockheed Martin Prepar3D®

1.6 Microsoft® Flight Simulator™ is version 10 (FSX)

Flight Simulator version 10 need direct access to FSUIPC and ProSim737 Suite. Refer to the FSX installation guide to install this software.

1.7 X-Plane

ProSim737 has a X-plane connection,

Installation guidance off the X-Plane plugin

We will continue to use and extend the use of our custom X-Plane plugin, which allows ProSim737 direct access to the X-Plane datarefs. The plugin has recently been upgraded to conform to the "fat plugin" style. This plugin style consists of one folder, housing both a 32bit and a 64bit version of the plugin. The plugin can be found inside the Xplane.zip file, which is in our main distribution. To install the plugin, copy the ProSimData folder into your XPlane plugin folder and restart X-Plane.

\X-Plane\Resources\plugins\ProSimData

When using the ProSimData plugin for X-Plane, ProSim737 system has to be configured to connect to X-Plane. To do this, open the configuration screen and under the Main tab, set "Simulator" in the "Options" box to "XPlane".

Aircraft

For now we will be focusing on compatibility with the X737 aircraft, without using the X737 plugin. The X737 plugin contains 737 logic which conflicts with the logic already present in ProSim, so switching off the X737 plugin is required when running ProSim737.


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1.9 FSUIPC

1.10 Installing FSUIPC

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1.10.1 Configure Flight Controls in FSUIPC

Current release ProSim737 suite 1.xx do not directly support the Flight Controls input. To configure the Flight Controls connect direct in to FSUIPC Flight Controls section.

FSUIPC should be installed including read and write function (paid version). It’s important to deselect the “Enable Controllers” option in FSX or Prepar3D setting area.

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On the main horizontal navigation bar select FSUIPC in the Add-On chapter. See image below.

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File:Prepar3D Select FSUIPC.fw.png

For this example the Elevator will be configured. All analog axis, Elevator, Pitch, Rudder, Brakes and Tiller should be configured like this example. Select “Axes Assignment” tab in the FSUIPC Options and Settings area. To detect a axis move the Joystick axis, automatically the movement off the axis is seen in the input and output value see red box below.

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Move the Elevator axis to confirm the correct assignment. Then select a function, in this example the function “Axis Elevator Set” is selected, see example image below.

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Last part of configuring the Elevator is to go to “Joystick Calibration” page, next to the “Axis Assignment”. Select on the Elevator box by selecting the “Set” button. After selecting the “Set”button the indication is changed to “Reset”. Check and adjust when necessary the full left, center and right assignment by first moving the hardware Joystock and select the “Set” button according the moved axis.

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After the axis is assigned select OK to confirm and save the settings.