Note: This feature is implemented in Silent Wings 1.08. It will not work with earlier versions
Silent Wings contains a built-in server which can be used to control most functions of the simulator. This can be used from external applications to interface certain types of hardware, custom autopilot applications and probably a lot of other interesting uses.
To enable the Remote Control server, add the following lines to options.dat
use_remote_control = true remote_control_port = 6070 remote_control_mode = UDP
The last variable can be either UDP or TCP.
To test it, set mode to TCP and telnet to the correct port on the computer running Silent Wings, for example:
telnet localhost 6070
You can now enter commands directly in the telnet window, for example:
HELP 0 PAUSE 0 APSPD 1 100 APROL 1 30 VIEW 3
This will close the help window, unpause and put the aircraft in a 30 degrees bank at 100km/h using the autopilot. Finally, it will change view to flyby-mode.
The following commands are recognized by the server
AIL <value> - Ailerons, [ -1.0 -1.0 ] ELE <value> - Elevator, [ -1.0 -1.0 ] ABK <value> - Airbrakes, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] FLP <value> - Flaps, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] RUD <value> - Rudder, [ -1.0 - 1.0 ] THR <value> - Throttle, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] PIT <value> - Propeller pitch, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] WBK <value> - Wheel brakes, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] PBK <value> - Parking brakes [ 0, 1 ] PRBK <value> - Propeller brake [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] MIX <value> - Mixture, [ 0.0 - 1.0 ] TRM <value> - Elevator trim ENST DCMP PRM EEXT ERET TBO PANH PANV ZOOM APHDG APSPD APROL APRUD APSPDC HUD JOY VIEW SRT QUIT RST PAUSE CPT TRK LAB PIC TSK THM VEC CHAT MAP FLT HELP