BUG on SimConnect_CreateEffect

Simbol
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BUG on SimConnect_CreateEffect

Postby Simbol » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:10 pm

Hello,

I think there is a bug with the managed code for the function SimConnect_CreateEffect and SIMCONNECT_RECV_ATTACHPOINT_DATA with the required units used for the location of the effects, in accordance with your current documentation:

HRESULT SimConnect_CreateEffect(
HANDLE hSimConnect,
const char* effectName,
SIMCONNECT_DATA_LATLONALT TargetPosition
SIMCONNECT_DATA_XYZ offset
BOOL attachToSimObject
DWORD dwObjectID
SIMCONNECT_DATA_REQUEST_ID RequestID
int effectDuration
);

You are supposed to pass a SIMCONNECT_DATA_XYZ structure, my understanding is that this structure should hold the position in feet's (same as the Aircraft.cfg for landing lights locations, etc.) however if you pass a SIMCONNECT_DATA_XYZ with values in feet's the effect is created in the wrong position and attaches incorrectly in relation to desired location Attachment point coded inside the aircraft model, if I pass the an XYZ in meters then the effect attaches correctly as desired in relation to the Attachment point.

Given the fact that the function SIMCONNECT_RECV_ATTACHPOINT_DATA returns an structure SIMCONNECT_DATA_XYZ with data the data in feet's, it seems to me that either the function to create effects is expecting the wrong units or the function SIMCONNECT_RECV_ATTACHPOINT_DATA should be return an structure with data in meters instead.

Can this be corrected or at least clarified on the SDK documentation?

Best Regards,
Simbol

Simbol
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Re: BUG on SimConnect_CreateEffect

Postby Simbol » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:20 pm

Hello,

Any chance this information could be confirmed? I would like at least know if the function is working as intended or the unit of measurement will be corrected in the future so I can prepare patches or updates for my Add-on's accordingly.

Best Regards,
Simbol


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