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FGCOM for MAC

Postby flyman » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:49 am

hey FG users i have had FG for almost half a year now and i am very interested to get FGcom for a mac but every time i try a download it
it is for windows or linux
please help!!!
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby Tuxklok » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:03 am

FGCOM is included in the mac version last I checked, just turn it on in the launcher.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby flyman » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:18 am

oh really
then how do find out the radio signal
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FGCOM for MAC

Postby flyman » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:19 am

hey FG users i have had FG for almost half a year now and i am very interested to get FGcom for a mac but every time i try a download it
it is for windows or linux
please help!!!
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby kyokoyama » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:26 am

Depends...
Popular locations for FGCom:

SFO -120.50
KBWI (TransGear) -119.7
General Airspace (Worldwide) -122.75
Look for "B-BIRD" "N127KY" or "AVA0004" -that's me.

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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby nickyivyca » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 am

According the wiki, FGCom should come with the Mac version.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby simong » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:49 am

You don't need to install fgcom for the mac. Just check the box in the GUI. If you don't have rosseta installed, then you'll need that. But it runs right out of the box.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby simbabeat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:57 am

Ya literally just check the FGCOM box and it will work right then and there. The default is the comps built in mic and I think it automatically detects other mics of any sort.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby simbabeat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:59 am

Ya literally just check the FGCOM box and it will work right then and there. The default is the comps built in mic and I think it automatically detects other mics of any sort.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby someguy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:22 am

Note that fgcom requires OS X 10.5 or later. No workee in Tiger.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby simong » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:41 pm

For me it works using the default mic right out of the box, just start it up along with flightgear and select the correct radio channel :D
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby flyman » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:46 am

thanks guys but how do i tell what the correct radio signal is
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby VicMar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:22 am

Hi Flyman,
Before you click the 'Start Flight' button, go to your Advanced Features in the Mac Launcher by clicking on the little triangle.
Select the 'Others' page.
Click in the Command-line options box.
Type in --com1=122.75
That is the most commonly used radio channel. There needs to be another FG user's aircraft within range (50 nm) for you to hear/talk etc.
Press your space bar to talk.
In the 'Network' page, both 'Enable Multiplay', and 'Enable FGCOM in Multi Player mode' should be ticked/checked.
If you want to check if FGCom is working when you cannot hear anyone else, replace "--com1=122.75" with "910". That is the bounce box. Press your space bar and say something - you should hear your own voice in your speakers/headphones after a very short lag (less than a second).

I hope that helps.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby kyokoyama » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:30 pm

VicMar wrote:Type in --com1=122.75
That is the most commonly used radio channel. There needs to be another FG user's aircraft within range (50 nm) for you to hear/talk etc.

122.75 is the only channel where you can talk with anyone on FGCom on that frequency, regardless of distance.
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Re: FGCOM for MAC

Postby VicMar » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:04 am

kyokoyama said,
you can talk with anyone on FGCom on that frequency, regardless of distance.
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