Interfacing to Orbiter

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Ways to get information in and out of Orbiter

Joysticks/Game Controllers[edit]


  • Generating key presses through switches
  • The GP-Wiz line of joystick button controllers along with Joy2Key.
  • Using AutoHotKey to automatically configure Orbiter and ExtMFD placement
    Script to display Four MFDs on a 22 inch Monitor
  • In order to generate keypresses from a DLL, use SendInput function and follow this guideline: [1]. You can use OAPI_KEY_--- keys defined in OrbiterAPI.h.

Switch Interfacing[edit]

I/O interface solutions - These will require a software interface to Orbiter.

Communicating with Orbiter[edit]