LINDA Lesson 1 Install and Basic setup


LINDA stands for Lua Integrated Non-complex Device Assigning

  • LINDA is meant to make your HID Device / Joystick assigning for FSX as simple as possible. With the advance of having many additional functions.
  • LINDA also supports the VRInsight MCP Combo and adds many new functions to it.
  • And LINDA is a tool to make hunting for FSX controls, offsets and LUA variables much easier as it was till now.
  • LINDA should be the platform and a standard for all future user created LUA scripts

First of all, read this review to have a sound understanding what LINDA is and why and where you scan use this app. Read it? Oké, now get the software here from the home page of LINDA. Next to LINDA you need a licensed copy of FSUIPC4 using FSX/P3D

  1. LINDA-01.PNGDownload the latest version (LINDA 1.13)
  2. Unzip the file in your download folder.
  3. Before you go…make a backup of your …/FSX/Modules-folder.
  4. From your unzipped folder LINDA-1.13 copy/paste the folders and the files (as shown in the image) go your ../FSX/Modules folder
  5. Done! Uninstalling? Just delete the same folders and files…
  6. In order to prevent that your joystick is assigned in both  LINDA and FSX, you must delete the joystick assignments in FSX.
  7. To delete all FSX Joystick assignments at once:
    1. Open the Controls subdirectory  in
      C:Users<YourUserName>AppDataRoamingMicrosoftFSXControls
    2. Make a copy of this file (!) before you delete it…you never know.
    3. Open the file called Standard.xml using Notepad or a similar text-only editor.
    4. Scroll through the contents until you see the two entries for each of your Joysticks:
      <Name>
      Logitech Extreme 3D{8BCFF350-AAE9-11E3-8001-444553540000}</Name>
      <Name>
      Logitech Extreme 3D SLEW {8BCFF350-AAE9-11E3-8001-444553540000}</Name>
    5. Now delete everything between each of those entries and their next </SimControls.Map> entry. (Note the preceding slash).
      This removes the entire contents of the relevant sections.
    6. Save the edited file. Done so far.
  8. Without starting FSX…launch LINDA.exe (in the ../Modules folder) and this is what you get:LINDA-02.PNG
  9. Connect your joystick and this piece of hardware will be recognized as
    e.g.: LGT Extreme 3D –> B:12 H:1
  10. Press the line Setup required and you wil see your joystick registered.
  11. Click Save, get back to the Summary and look at: Everything is oké!
  12. Start FSX at your favorite airport with a C172 and set LINDA to FSX Default
  13. The joysticks assignments are empty.
  14. AND KNOW A NO-BRAINER….LINDA DOES NOT FACILITATE AXES !
    So first of all assign your axis in FSUIPC4. Then….
  15. Press the buttons one by one and observe what is happening in the LINDA assignment view. The numbers of the buttons pressed are equal to the numbers on the joystick.
  16. Now you are able to link a function to the button of the joystick.
  17. Press the “Brake” button (1); select empty in the column On Press and then LIB:Default FSX > Systems > Brakes. Press Save…Next
  18. Press the “View” button (2); select empty in the column On Press and then Set FSX Control, in Filter list type: VIEW, select VIEW 65606, OK, return FSX:VIEW:0; Press Save… and so forth and so on.
  19. The best thing you can do is to make a list with button numbers and related functions you want to execute with that button. As a sample for this joystick:
  1. Brakes
  2. Views
  3. Elevator Trim down
  4. Elevator Trim up
  5. Flaps extended
  6. Flaps retractedLINDA-03.PNG
  7. empty……end of this lesson 1.
Continue reading more in lesson_2 - lesson_3