Connecting PS1 to the World
The 747 Broker for PS1.3 is the "telephone exchange" for all programs that
tap into PS1, either to read flight and control data or to influence PS1's
The Broker program must be run on the same machine as PS1.3, but the rest
of the communications take place over TCP/IP and therefore are
cross-machine if you wish so.
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More PS1 add-on programs
This is a very old list that I really need to review and move
Next to these, Ivan Ngeow's Taxiway program is an
indispensible help while taxiing over complex airports. The most recent
version also requires the Broker and SquawkBox if you want to display online
- A small additional program to remotely tune and run RogerWilco is the RogerWilco Daemon.
- Tom Whang wrote the SimWX program.
It provides PS1 with continuously updated weather that follows the plane
over the Earth. SimWX is fed with real weather data from the Internet
and can also be used with SB747 and the Scenery Injector of John.
- Ivan Ngeow's 747IPC for
PS1.3 is a sidekick for the Broker. The equivalent for PS1.3a by
Ivan Ngeow plays exactly the same role. Both use "unofficial" techniques to
access PS1 data sources that are unavailable through "official" means. By
running this small program alongside the Broker, you can increase the data
refresh frequency from 1 Hz to a theoretical maximum of 18.2 Hz (PS1's
internal clock rate). 747IPC also offers a regulated way of injecting key
strokes into PS1 via the Broker, opening up the remote controlling of the
Cavanagh's Scenery Injector. This program links up PS1.3 to the
Microsoft scenery generator. You need two PCs for it, but the result is
- Alternatively, try Urs
von Aesch's Visual744, which does the same, but in a different way. I
don't know which of these programs (SI and V744) is the best for you.
- A GPS (NMEA) output
converter, that sends NMEA codes to the serial port of the PC. This output
can be treated as if it came from a GPS unit, so you can feed it into any
Moving Map program available for GPS units.
Howe's Moving Map. A bit like the AirShow system aboard airliners.
Mason University's research projects in the area of human factors
research, using PS1 as the plane simulator.