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Instant messaging in sessions
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

30th Dec 2012
12:44:15
I think I've worked out how to allow users to send messages between each other in a session. i.e. To communicate between Flight strips and pilot assistant.

This could be useful for ATC to confirm a message to a pilot or possibly allow players without voice to talk to ATC.

Anyone got any ideas on how you'd like to see this work?
David Figge
United States

30th Dec 2012
13:57:27
Dave,

That's an excellent idea. Could you put a chat box inside the pilot's strip in flight strips?

Another question on flight strips - on older versions you could hover your mouse over a players strip and player id, airport info & aircraft info would appear. The new version doesn't. Was this intentional?

Best regards
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

30th Dec 2012
17:16:30
Not sure if I'll put it inside as would have to make the strips a lot bigger. Maybe a popop box or something.

Mouse over behaviour should not have changed, I'll check when I get in there.
Joe Clifford
United Kingdom

30th Dec 2012
17:56:45
Hello Dave,

I had this type of idea working when BVA where running my stuff. I had an option within the pilot client that allowed them to choose from a list of memebers in the session. It then displayed on the pilots screen in a green box at the top of FSX.

I had started to incorperate it into the ATC client aswell. It was as you have suggested an input box that was linked to a button that said 'poke pilot'.



it would be good to see this as a feature as even though there wasnt a chance for all memebers to use it. Those that tested it found it very helpful!

Regards
Joe
Geoff Brayshaw
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
07:42:45
ATC to ATC would also be useful
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
09:12:48
I thought that Geoff, seen some busy sessions lately!

Might test ATC to ATC first as can just test with just changing flight strips.

Propose admins get a feature to message everyone in a session.

How many of you would use this to provide ATC to pilots with no voice?
Geoff Brayshaw
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
11:51:41
I would use that
Geoff Brayshaw
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
11:53:48
And text instruction would compliment voice anyway, especially for pilots new to ATC.
David Figge
United States

31st Dec 2012
12:04:23
The ability to message an individual like Joe was doing in the picture would be great.

We could use it to help the people new to multi-player instead of kicking them.
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
16:14:41
Mr Figge, Mouse over the callsign will give you player info.

Mouse over the aircraft type will expand that info.

I don't think anything has changed. Are you using Windows 8?


Progress on messaging is coming on, should have flight strips enabled by this week for ATC to ATC communication at least.




David Figge
United States

31st Dec 2012
17:23:18
Dave,

The mouse hover must be a problem on my end. I'm using WIN7 64-bit, tried the WIN8 but it's not for me (sure 8 will be good for someone....maybe)

Thank you
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
17:35:56
I'm also on win7x64 but works fine.

Can other ATC say if this works for them or not please.


Geoff Brayshaw
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
18:03:42
Is working for me Win7x64
Geoff Server
United Kingdom

31st Dec 2012
19:15:55
Works Ok here no problems W7/64
Steff Missot
Netherlands

1st Jan 2013
14:36:05
You need to make sure you don't have the Flighstrips window over the FSX window,

Winows 7 has a known bug that makes info boxes and mostly drop-down boxes buggy when it's on top of a program that is generating fps ;)
Michael Hamacher
Germany

7th Jul 2016
17:46:53
Hello together,
what's about this very intresting Feature ?
Is it possible to send informations to pilots as admin off a fsopenServer ?
I would like it.
Dave Wave
United Kingdom

8th Jul 2016
12:26:46
Yes it is, but your pilots must be using pilot assistant



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