export.lua for external applications

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export.lua for external applications

Post by WavingADime » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:46 am

I am new to FS, but use other sims. Many have "telemetry" utilities to export or make available via api/etc many of the metrics of the sim. Things like you see in FS under the menus, maps, and even HUD. But that data is then open to be presented in other forms - most commonly on another monitor (or even another device).

I see a few HUD type mods starting to appear, and it seems many existed in FS17. But why not be able to display that data/HUD outside of the FS "window" or monitor. A triple screen setup with FS in center, big maps on left, and all sorts of HUD data on the right. Well, I suppose that makes it less hUd and more hRd - but you see what I mean.

Of course, it could start to go the other way too, where changes in an external application of GUI could send data to FS and have it react.

Here's to a straight row...