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FPV Freerider is developed in Unity and uses Unity's input managed. I can only read what is coming through the input manager. 

With the benefit of hindsight perhaps I should have used another input manager, but currently I am hesitant to make any major changes to the input method since that might cause unexpected issues for people who have it set up working fine as it is now.

Yes you can email fpvfreerider@gmail.com

You mean you accidentally didn't deselect mass storage during your FW update and wish to start over again?

I don't have the best knowledge in firmware flashing myself, I think you will have best luck getting an accurate answer in a dedicated Taranis/X-lite thread, such as this one or RCGroups for example:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3012106-Frsky-X-Lite-and-other-Taranis-%28X9-Lite-X-Lite-S-X-Lite-Pro%29

I still haven't got the equipment to develop for iOS, don't even own an iphone myself. One of the main disadvantages of iOS that makes me less enthusiastic about porting it to that platform is that it has very limited support for physical controllers as far as I know. I know there are some gamepad type controllers that can be used, but as far as I know it is not possible to connect an RC radio to be used as a controller on an iPhone. If you or anyone else has other info on this please let me know.

There is no central sharing hub for user created levels. Some people have shared levels on the RCGroups forum thread, and a couple of people have shared levels on this Itch forum. (So I guess you have already found those that are easy to find). I don't know of a simulator with offline LAN support.

You can send the output_log.txt to fpvfreerider@gmail.com

If there is uneven space to the left and right, adjust the center point on your radio.

You can also trim left and right in the trim settings screen of Freerider to get it perfect, but it's best if you can get it as close as possible on your radio first.

Great, I'm glad to hear that it's working fine at that resolution! Thanks for reporting back.

I see, I'm glad you noticed that and managed to find the solution.

It's a bit strange that it needed the opposite input actually, I never heard of that before. Well at least now it's working. (If you want to avoid having to use the reverse direction during calibration I guess you could invert the channels on the radio itself).

Thank you for your detailed suggestions, I will take note of them all and consider them. 

#2 Is at least partly possible already with a bit of a workaround, you can map the keyboard shortcuts to a button/switch on your transmitter with a program such as this:

Windows: http://joytokey.net/en/
Mac: http://alternativeto.net/software/joytokey/?platform=mac
Linux: https://github.com/AntiMicro/antimicro

And as for #9, the CA effect is intentional, but perhaps I should remove that. I can agree it is a bit too pronounced currently, and the best thing might just be to get rid of it completely.

Did you try to adjust the endpoints like suggested in the other thread?

That is, to adjust so that the range goes from 0 to +100 (instead of -100 to +100 that I suspect is the case here).

I don't own a Flysky radio myself, but I'm sure if you check the manual for your transmitter it will show you how to adjust the endpoints.

Regards,

John

There was a person working on multiplayer functionality, but it didn't quite get finished for release. Now multiplayer have been put on hold, as a single independent developer I don't really have the resources to create a multiplayer functionality of the kind of level that it deserves.

Great, glad to hear it's working now!

Sorry to hear that - (I hope you had some earlier version of the level saved that you can go back to!)

This is the first time I hear of this problem, and I've never encountered it myself.

The first thing I would do would be to restart my computer - start it fresh again without any other programs open (In case it is a lack of RAM memory) and see if that makes a difference.

If it still doesn't work, my last resort would be to try to transfer the level to another more powerful computer and see if it loads on that one.

You download the zip file, unzip it. Move the folder ("UnrealMultiSpot" in this case) into your "FPVFreerider_Recharged_Data" folder.

(In this case, you also need to rename what the creator named "custom1.txt" to "UnrealMultiSpot.txt", since the .txt file name and the folder name needs to be the same in order for Freerider to find it).

There are more info on custom levels in the user manual.

I found this video in a quick search, it shows how you need to select Joystick (HID) instead of USB Storage, however it is in russian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G0EAMnf5aQ

You may also need to switch Internal RF mode off.  Not sure if this applies , but at least on older style Taranis' - If you are flashing your Taranis with new firmware, make sure you deselect the "mass storage" option, otherwise joystick emulation is disabled.

Since it works on your desktop computer it should work on your laptop too. Here are some general suggestions that often help when one channel is not recognized:

- Make sure you don't have any other joysticks/controllers connected, that might cause a conflict.
- If connecting via USB, make sure you uninstall vJoy and Smartpropoplus if you have them installed. Their driver messes with things when connecting via USB.
- Make sure you have "Heli" selected as model type on your radio. ("Plane" often doesn't work very well).
- Perhaps you can remap the output channels (in the menu of the transmitter) so that it sends to another channel.

You could also simply try plugging it into another USB port and see if that makes a difference.

Great, I'm glad to hear that you found the solution.

Glad you managed to get it solved!

First of all, if you happen to have an Xbox/Playstation controller (or similar gamepad with two analog nubs) laying around you can try that first of all. That will not give very accurate control though. It is way better to use an actual RC transmitter.

If you are thinking of getting into the hobby more seriously my best advice would be to get a good RC transmitter right away which you can use to fly your real quads as well as practice on the simulator. For example the Taranis Q X7  is a popular radio which is good value for money I would say. It is highly likely that it will work as a joystick on your Linux machine, connected directly via USB, but you will have to try to know for sure if it works on your setup. 

When you go through the calibrate controller procedure, are you able to move four of the little circles with the sticks?

Sometimes the automatic stick detection gets it wrong. Keep an eye on the little circles as you go through the calibration. You can manually click on the circle that you see is the correct one for each stick (instead of clicking "ok")

If there are less than four circles moving as you go through the calibrate controller procedure you can try these things:

- Make sure you don't have any other joysticks/controllers connected, that might cause a conflict.
- If connecting via USB, make sure you uninstall vJoy and Smartpropoplus if you have them. Their driver messes with things when connecting via USB.
- Perhaps you can remap the output channels (in the menu of the transmitter) so that it sends to another channel.

Hello, what computer/operating system are you running it on?

Sometimes it helps to make sure that your graphics card drivers and sound card drivers are updated to the latest version.

Have you tried the tips I mentioned in the reply to the original post, did it make any difference? If not, please get back with more info and I might be able to help.

Hi, you only need to buy one license, you can install it on both of your computers. Generally you should just download the latest build. (The old build is basically kept on the site just in case there is some problem with the latest build.)

Freerider Classic and Recharged are two separate versions that needs to be purchased separately. The levels from Classic can not be loaded into Recharged.

Yes, if the controller is recognized as a joystick on your Android device there is a good chance that it will work with Freerider.

Generally speaking, Android game controllers aren't usually very precise though. They usually aren't quite precise enough to fly an Acro FPV racer with good control. However, it's mostly better than using touchscreen controls anyway. Best idea if you could find a controller to try to see if it suits you.

If you happen to have an old Xbox or Playstation controller laying around (and a USB OTG cable) that might work too.

Good luck!

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FPV Freerider here on Itch includes Windows,Mac and Linux versions.

So if you have a Windows tablet you can install it on both your computer and tablet.

I guess you are referring to the Android version available on the Google Play Store though. That version is separate and needs to be purchased separately, fortunately it's pretty cheap.

Glad you managed to find the cause and got it solved. Thanks for reporting back!

You can play for as long as you like. There is no time limit, and once you have purchased the simulator you can use it forever.

I agree it would be a good idea, however -

Unity (that is used for development of FPV Freerider) can only compile executables for x86 CPU linux distributions. As far as I know all raspberry pi computers are using ARM processors and therefore cannot run x86 executables.

It seems like you have a similar issue like described in this thread.

I will cut and paste the same answer and hope that it will be of help:

From what you describe, it sounds like you might need to adjust the endpoint settings on your transmitter, similarly to the Taranis setup document.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSDHIR7yDwSOGhPMTFyWEpDVWM/view?usp=sharing

(Note that that document is written for the FrSky Taranis specifically, but you might get some ideas on how to make a similar adjustment on your radio).

Also, if the automatic stick detection gets it wrong during calibration, you can manually click the circle that you see is the correct one (instead of clicking 'OK').

Hope that helps.

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First make sure you don't have software such as vJoy or Smartpropoplus installed, they can mess with the USB input drivers.

From what you describe, it sounds like you might need to adjust the endpoint settings on your transmitter, similarly to the Taranis setup document.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSDHIR7yDwSOGhPMTFyWEpDVWM/view?usp=sharing

(Note that that document is written for the FrSky Taranis specifically, but you might get some ideas on how to make a similar adjustment on your radio).

Also, if the automatic stick detection gets it wrong during calibration, you can manually click the circle that you see is the correct one (instead of clicking 'OK').

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It is not possible to change the keyboard setup, the keyboard is basically just for testing purposes only. It will be very difficult to fly in any reasonable realistic/controllable manner with keyboard control. Even an Xbox or Playstation gamepad (or similar, with two analog nubs) will be a lot better, if you happen to have that laying around. But for best control and realism I recommend flying using an actual RC radio connected to your computer.

Hm that's weird. I guess you followed the method in the Taranis setup document to set the offset, so that should be fine. Did you first try the dongle with a default offset setting in the Taranis? Maybe you could observe the difference during the Freerider controller calibration procedure and figure out a possible fix from that.

Ok thank you for your purchase! Yes, just let me know, thanks!

Hm not sure if there is a way to backtrack that, are you experiencing the same issue when running some other software or is it just Freerider?

If the automatic stick detection gets it wrong you can manually click on the circle that you see is the correct one (Instead of clicking 'ok').

Thank you, I'm glad to hear that solved it!

Thank you for the video. Have you tried setting up your transmitter according to the Taranis setup document?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwSDHIR7yDwSOGhPMTFyWEpDVWM/view?usp=sharing

I think it might work if you do.

Hi, 

If you want to buy multiple copies of the simulator, please email fpvfreerider@gmail.com and we can arrange that.

Thanks!