Mindstar Aviation - A Guide to the G1000.INI

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A Guide to the G1000.INI

 
The G1000.INI file is a repository of various aircraft configurations, keyboard and event controls, and options for the Mindstar Aviation G1000 software. Understanding this file is important if you intend to put the G1000 into aircraft other than the default Cessna 172.

The G1000.INI is a plain text file. It can be edited with Notepad. It can be found in the folder you selected during the installation of the software. Typically this would be

C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Mindstar \ Flight Simulator Addons \ G1000.INI.

Sections of the G1000.INI

The G1000.INI is broken down into several sections.  Each section is enclosed in square brackets. Some of the sections you will see are:

[G1000] This section contains settings and options that affect all variations of the G1000, regardless of which aircraft model being used.
[KEYBOARD] This section is where you can define keyboard shortcuts, SimConnect events, or FSUIPC offsets that the G1000 should pay attention to for hardware knobs and buttons that are being used to control the G1000. The name is KEYBOARD because in our earliest versions of the software, only keyboard shortcuts were supported. But over the years, we have incorporated SimConnect and FSUIPC support into the software, but the section name has remained KEYBOARD.
[OUTPUT] This section is where you can define SImConnect events or FSUIPC offsets that the G1000 should write to or generate for notifying hardware to turn on and off. This is currently used for telling hardware lights that they should turn on or off.
[USER_WAYPOINTS] This section is where the G1000 saves any user waypoints that the pilot has entered using the user waypoint screens in the G1000.
[Cessna.172] Aircraft-specific settings for the Cessna 172. This section contains parameters consistent with an S-model 172 with the KAP-140 autopilot
[Cessna.172.AFCS] Aircraft-specific settings for the Cessna 172 with the GFC-700 Autopilot. This section contains parameters consistent with an S-model 172.
[Cessna.182] Aircraft-specific settings for the Cessna 182 This section contains parameters consistent with an S-model 182.
[Cessna.182.AFCS] Aircraft-specific settings for the Cessna 182 with the GFC-700 Autopilot. This section contains parameters consistent with a Cessna model T182T.



The SetupG1K Program

We have created a small utility program called SetupG1K.exe. This program resides in the same folder as the G1000.INI file, and gives you a slightly nicer user interface to editing the INI file than Notepad. There is nothing special about how this program edits the INI file, other than organizing things on the screen with a guided user interface. You can use this program, or you can simply use Notepad to edit the G1000.INI file. The options in the SetupG1K program are fairly self explanatory if you understand the various options described below.


Settings in the G1000.INI

Except for a few of the options below, most settings in the G1000.INI file are yes/no settings, or a numeric value. This is different for a few items, as described below in the detail for the various sections.

For yes/no settings, you can use the words YES, or NO, or the words TRUE or FALSE, or the numbers 1 or 0. The effect is the same no matter which method you use to answer in the affirmative or negative.

You should never put anything on the line other than the keyword, and the value. Do not put the double-slash comment marker on any data line unless you are trying to comment out the entire line. If you want to put comments in the file, put them on their own line, with the line starting with the double-slash. For example:

// This is a comment line on a line by itself, and this is ok.

You can also comment out settings altogether with this double-slash, to make that line have no effect on the G1000 software.:

// YOUR_SETTING=TRUE

But you cannot put comments after the value, like this:

YOUR_SETTING=TRUE // you cannot put comments here

Note that for some of these settings, the G1000 itself updates the INI file based on selections the pilot makes during a flight using the avionics.


Default Values

Some values of settings in the G1000.INI will be set to a default value if the item is not specified. The charts below will show the default value in bold in the column for "Possible Values"


G1000.INI Sections - Detailed List

[G1000] Section - List Of Settings

Setting Possible Values Description
iSimConnect AUTO
P3DV3x
P3DV3
P3DV22
P3DV21
P3DV2
P3DV14
P3DV13
SP2
RTM
For certain functions like traffic population and other built in functions that rely on the presence of SimConnect, this value defines which version of SimConnect to expect on the computer. If no match is found, the highest available version of iSimConnct is used.

It is strongly recommended that you use AUTO unless you have a specific reason to change it.

Leaving the setting out of the INI file altogether results in AUTO being automatically selected for you.
CheckForUpdates YES
NO
This setting is for future use. There is a facility inside the G1000 that can check whether a new version of the software is available. But this facility is temporarily out of service used until it can be further enhanced. At this time, this option should be set to NO.
GpsRedrawRate 1 - 10
Default is 4
The real G1000 does not update the moving GPS map as quickly as flight simulator does. This setting defines the number of seconds in between moving map updates. For performance reasons, this setting should not be changed unless a problem is occurring.
NrstRange 10-100 Specifies the number of nautical miles to be used as a radius when create a list of items in the G1000 "nearest" pages, such as nearest airports, nearest VOR's, nearest NDB's, etc.
MAP_ORIENTATION NORTH_UP
TRACK_UP
DTK_UP
HDG_UP
Specifies the orientation of the various GPS maps in the various G1000 screens.
AUTO_ZOOM YES
NO
Specifies whether the moving map automatically zooms closer into a waypoint as the aircraft is about to pass the waypoint.
SHOW_TRACK_VECTOR YES
NO
Specifies whether a cyan arrow emits from the small airplane on the moving map, indicating where the aircraft will be in 10 seconds based on current ground speed.
SHOW_WIND_VECTOR YES
NO
Specifies whether the MFD should display a small box in the upper right corner indicating the direction and strength (ini knots) of the wind. The heading and direction are computed from GPS information.
SHOW_NAV_RANGE_RING YES
NO
Specifies whether a compass-rose type circle is drawn around the aircraft on the moving map, showing tickmarks for various headings around the aircraft.
SHOW_TOPO_DATA YES
NO
For future use.
SHOW_TOPO_SCALE YES
NO
Specifies whether a small color legend is displayed on the MFD moving map showing the colors of various elevations of terrain.
SHOW_TOPO_MAP YES
NO
Specifies whether colored topography is displayed on the moving map. The colors are standard, and are based on the ground elevation of the area being depicted.
SHOW_TERRAIN_DATA YES
NO
For Future Use.
SHOW_OBSTACLE_DATA YES
NO
For Future Use.
SHOW_FUEL_RANGE_RING YES
NO
Specifies whether two concentric green circles are drawn on the MFD moving map to denote the range of the aircraft when the fuel level reaches the authorized reserve quantity, and when it runs completely out of fuel. The calculation is based on current fuel consuption levels.
KNOB_ACCEL_THRESHOLD 0 - 1000
Default is 220
Defines how many milliseconds in between HDG or CRS knob events constitutes a "rapid twist". If the HDG or CRS knob events arrive faster (lower number of milliseconds than specified here), then they are acted upon in "rapid" mode, causing the HDG or CRS value to change in 10-degree increments instead of 1-degree increments. A value of 0 means no knob acceleration will be used.
SHOW_DCSFRA YES
NO
After the 9/11 attacks, a number of special airspaces were defined around the Washington DC area. At the present time, this special airspace is a "Special Flight Rules Area" or SFRA. This setting specifies whether the Washington DC SFRA is to be depicted on the GPS moving map with yellow lines and arcs.
SHOW_INTERCEPTOR YES
NO
When used in combination with the SHOW_EASTER_EGGS option, and if the easter egg option in the G1000 for "AI Traffic" is turned on, this setting specifies that a Civil Air Patrol aircraft should intercept your aircraft if you enter the Washington DC SFRA while squawking a transpoder code of 1200.
SHOW_EASTER_EGGS YES
NO
Specifies whether a set of secret options called "easter eggs" become available when pressing the blank softkey between ENGINE and MAP on the MFD. For more information on the easter egg functions, refer to G1000 Easter Egg Functions.
SHOW_METRIC YES
NO
Specifies whether the altimeter displays metric values for altitude and the altimeter setting. An additional box showing meters appears next to the altimeter in addition to feet, and the Kohlsman window on the altimeter switches to hPa (millibars / hectopascals)
SHOW_HPA YES
NO
Specifies whether the Kohlsman window showing the altimeter setting should display hPa instead of inHG (hectopascals/millibars instead of inches of Mercury). This setting overrides the SHOW_METRIC setting.
SHOW_METERS YES
NO
Specifies whether the altimeter should display an additional box showing meters next to the center of the altimeter tape, in addition to the tape showing feet. This setting overrides the SHOW_METRIC setting.
SHOW_ALL_INSTANCES YES
NO
If the G1000 appears in the panel.cfg in a popup window as well as in the 2D cockpit and/or the 3D Cockpit, the G1000 will stop displaying anything on the panel mounted instances of the G1000 when the popup version (zoomed version) is visible.  This is done to preserve frame rates, otherwise many computers would struggle with sluggish performance during the time that both the panel mounted unit and the one and the popup are both visible simultaneously.  To inihbit this performance-saving feature, you can set this option to YES, but it is strongly discouraged due to the potential adverse impact on simulator performance. (This feature was introduced in the Spring of 2017).
ITUNES_AS_XM YES
NO
For future use. This is a facility inside the G1000 that will utilize any installed copy of iTunes on the computer to play music controlled by the G1000 XM Radio screens. This option is not fully tested at this time, and may cause flight simualtor to crash.
MFD_DATABAR_FIELDS Comma Delimited List
of 4 values:
GS
DIS
ETE
ESA
BRG
DTK
END
ETA
FOB
FOD
MSA
TAS
TKE
TRK
VSR
XTK
The G1000 has the option to change what values are displayed at the top of MFD in the magenta GPS section. This section is called the MFD Databar, and can be set by the G1000 AUX screens. Whatever settings are selected by the pilot are saved here. Four items are always saved, separated by commas, with no spaces.
NAVDATA MICROSOFT
REALNAV
This setting controls which navigation database is used by the avionics. If you are using Prepar3D, the MICROSOFT setting will still use the data internal to the sim.
LOCCOURSE Blank by Default
or
DB
Some international certification authorities in Europe require that the final approach course be displayed exactly as specified by the navigation database, even if this is not the magnetic course you fly to get to the runway in the flight sim world. The LOCCOURSE=DB option make sthe localizer course n the HSI get set to the value published in the database instead of the value coming from the localizer in the flight sim scenery. The down-side of this option is that the green needle on the HSI may not point straight ahead when you are exactly on course, it will point slightly left or right by a degree or two. This happens due to differences in the flight simulator map projection and magnetic variations. This option should NOT be used unless you are trying to use our professional edition in a real world simulator, and you are experiencing certification difficulties with your particular aviation authority.
DISABLE_AUTOPILOT YES
NO
Some international certification authorities in Europe require that if the autopilot does not operate EXACTLY like the one in real aircraft in their country, that the autopilot must be disabled in the simulator. Since FSX, ESP, and Prepar3D will always have some minor differences between the real world and the simulated world, this option is sometimes necessary in order to pass certification. This option should NOT be used unless you are trying to use our professional edition in a real world simulator, and you are experiencing certification difficulties with your particular aviation authority.
TRANSPONDER_VFR_CODE Blank by Default
or
any valid 4-digit
4096 transpoder code.
In the United States, "squawk VFR" means turn your transponder to 1200. But in some other countries, the VFR code is not 1200. For example, 7000 is used in one country as the VFR code. In the G1000, one of the softkeys on the PFD is titled VFR, and will switch the transponder code to the appropriate VFR code. If you are in a country that uses something other than 1200, enter that code on this line to make the G1000 tune that code instead of 1200. Make sure you use a VALID 4096-transponder code. An invalid code on this line could cause flight sim to crash.
PFD_WIND_OPTION 0
1
2
3
This option specifies the default mode of the wind vector box shown on the PFD on the left side of the HSI. The wind vector box can always be controlled from the PFD softkeys, but this option designates what mode comes up as the default mode when the simulator first launches.

Option 0 means no wind vector is displayed on the PFD

Option 1 means display two fixed arrows for the head/tail wind, and crosswind, with numbers next to each arrow to denote the speed of that component.

Option 2 means display a single arrow showing the direction and speed of the wind relative to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.

Option 3 means display a single arrow showing the direction of the wind, and two numbers, one for head/tail wind component, and one for the crosswind component.
BLOCK_REPEAT_EVENTS YES
NO
In some hardware, there can be a problem if the hardware fires more than one event of the same type in the same flight simulator tick cycle. If this option is turned on, the G1000 will ignore all identical events except the first one within the same tick cycle in flight sim.. This option should not be used unless you are experiencing this specific problem.

IgnoreFontScaling
YES
NO
Starting in mid-2016, our gauges were modified to automatically compensate for users who adjusted their Windows settings to use font-sizes greater than 100%.   This ensures that the fonts do not appear excessively large in the avionics.  However, some computers whose Windows settings have the font-size set higher than 100% will display exessively SMALL fonts in the avionics because the automatic compensation erroneously scales the font down.   Add this optional setting to the G1000.INI and set it = YES to tell our software to bypass the automatic font size adjustment.
FSUIPC YES
NO
Can optionally tell the G1000 software to bypass any initialization and/or interaction with FSUIPC.  (Note this does not fully remove FSUIPC from a simulator's operation because FSUIPC operates independently of any individual gauge.  This function simply tells the G1000 software to not attempt any interaction with FSUIPC, even if some events are coded to "listen" to FSUIPC.  The G1000 software does not require or utilize FSUIPC except for those cases where a customer wants to trigger G1000 events using FSUIPC offsets.  However, some versions of FSUIPC can cause problems with the G1000 because of FSUIPC's past reliance on some buggy Flight Sim functions.  Using FSUIPC for this purpose is not ideal since SimConnect offers a much more robust capability
GPS_QUERY_TIMEOUT_SECONDS 5 Defines how long the G1000 will wait for a response from the internal Flight Sim database when querying for waypoints.   This has no effect on RealNav.  This is only for the G1000's interactions with the built-in GPS.   In other words, even if RealNav is being used, the internal Flight Sim GPS database is still used by the G1000 for certain queries.    But because it can sometimes operatly slowly on some systems, the timeout value might need to be adjusted.
FAST_BOOT YES
NO
Adjusts the G1000 bootup simulation to be faster than real-world.   This controls the rate at which the initial message "INITIALIZING SYSTEM" appears and lingers, and the time it takes for each of the simulated LRU's come online.     Note that if AnimateStartup is set to "NO" in any individual aircraft's section in the INI file, then this FAST_BOOT option will have no effect since AnimateStartup=NO will take precedence and inhibit any bootup animation.




Options For Aircraft-Specific Sections in G1000.INI

The aircraft-specific sections delivered with the software include:

  [Cessna.172]
[Cessna.172.AFCS]
[Cessna.182]
[Cessna.182.AFCS]
[Diamond.DA42]


You can add additional sections for new aircraft types by either manually editing the G1000.INI, or by using the SetupG1K utility program in the installation folder along with the G1000.INI. The section name must not contain any spaces, and is the name you must use in your panel.cfg as part of the 5th parameter on the gauge lines.


Setting Possible Values Description
Style 0-999
Default 3
Specifies the style of G1000 that should be displayed.

1 = Beechcraft (Generic)
2 = Cessna 172S
3 = Cessna 182T
4 = Cessna Turbo 182T
5 = Columbia (Professional Sims Only)
6 = Diamond DA-40
7 = Diamond DA-42
8 = Mooney (Professional Sims Only)
9 = Cirrus SR-22 Turbo
10 = Cessna Citation Mustang
11 = Generic Twin Turbine (standard MFD with radios)
12 = Beechcraft Baron
13 = Piper Meridian
14 = Beechcraft Bonanza
15 = Tecnam P2006T Twin (STEC-55 Autopilot Only)
16 = Piper Mirage
17 = Piper Matrix
18 = Cessna Caravan
19 = Cirrus SR-22 (non-Turbo)
20 = Cirrus SR-20
21 = Generic Twin Turbine B (MFD is GDU-1500)
22 = Piper Archer
23 = Piper Seminole
24 = Generic Turboprop
25 = Piper Seneca
26 = Cessna 206 (Normally Aspirated)
27 = Cessna T206 (Turbocharged)

Accusim YES
NO
This settings tells the G1000 to obtain certain engine values from the A2A Accusim system instead of obtaining information directly from Flight Sim.
EnableRFD YES
NO
Normally, only certain aircraft styles support a double-PFD (what we call the RFD for "Right Flight Display"). But if you plan to use an RFD in configuration that does not normally use one, you must set this value to YES int the particular aircraft section you are working with. This setting tells the internal G1000 software to force the existence of an RFD even if the selected style does not usually support one.
Checklist File Filename of a pseudo-XML style text file that defines the aircraft checklist items to be displayed in the G1000 screens. The filename can be fully qualified with a path, or if no path is included, the file is assumed to exist in the InstallDir (usually Program Files (x86) \ Mindstar \ Flight Simulator Addons)
ShowCirrusFuel YES
NO
This setting only affects the Cirrus styles. It defines whether the MFD displays the fuel screen during system power-up.
ShowBezel YES
NO
Optional setting that specifies whether the bezel and associated knobs and buttons are displayed as part of the G1000 display units. This value can be set to NO so the CRT portion of the PFD, MFD or RFD completely fill the gauge. Useful when a hardware enclosure is used around a montor to provide physical knobs and buttons to manipulate the G1000.
dig_crs_hdg_tmout YES
NO
In most aircraft, the digital readout windows of the selected course and selected heading around the HSI will stay displayed at all times. But in some aircraft, these windows only display for a short period of time after the knobs are turned, and then disappear. This setting defines whether these windows will timeout and disappear.
GradientHorizon YES
NO
Most G1000 PFD units display the blue sky and the brown ground in colors that become darker near the top and bottom edges of the screen, and are lighter in the area nearer to the horizon line. This is called a Gradient Horizon. But the Gradient Horizon can be a drain on performance on some systems, causing reduced frame rates. By default, this setting is turned off. But if you have a system (i.e. video card) capable of supporting this feature and the framerate impact is not an issue for you, this setting can be turned to YES so the GradientHorizon will display on the PFD and RFD.
AirspeedRangeLowCaution 0-999
Default 45
The location on the airspeed tape where the yellow colorbar begins. Airspeeds below this value will have a red colorbar. The yellow colorbar ends at the airspeed specifed by AirspeedRangeFlaps.
AirspeedRangeFlaps 0-999
Default 55
The location on the airspeed tape where the white colorbar begins. The white colorbar ends at the airspeed specified by AirspeedRangeNormal.
AirspeedRangeNormal 0-999
Default 90
The location on the airspeed tape where the green colorbar begins. The green colorbar ends at the airspeed specified by AirspeedRangeHighCaution.
AirspeedRangeHighCaution 0-999
Default 140
The location on the airspeed tape where the yellow high-speed colorbar begins. The high-speed yellow colorbar ends at the airspeed specified by AirspeedRangeOverspeed.
AirspeedRangeOverspeed 0-999
Default 210
The location on the airspeed tape where the red & white barberpole colorbar begins.
AirspeedBugVr 0-999
Default 55
The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "R" points. Indicates show rotation speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVx 0-999
Default 64
The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "X" points. Indicates Vx best angle of climb airspeed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVy 0-999
Default 84
The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "Y" points. Indicates Vy best rate of climb airspeed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVg 0-999
Default 75
The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "G" points. Indicates Vg best glide speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVyse   For multi-engine aircraft only. The location on the airspeed tape where the blue line is displayed, identifying the best rate of climb on a single engine.
AirspeedBugVmca For multi-engine aircraft only. The location on the airspeed tape where the Vmca red line is displayed, identifying the minimum controllable airspeed on a single engine.
AirspeedBugV1 0-999
Default 91
For jets only. The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "1" points. Indicates V1 engine failure recognition speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugV2 0-999
Default 97
For jets only. The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "2" points. Indicates V2, the speed at which the aircraft can become airborne safely with one engine inop. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVenr 0-999
Default 118
For jets only. The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "E" points. Indicates Venr, the enroute climb speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVapr 0-999
Default 101
For jets only. The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "A" points. Indicates Vapr approach speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVref 0-999
Default 94
For jets only. The location on the airspeed tape where the airspeed bug labeled "?" points. Indicates landing reference speed or threshold crossing speed. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVrVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVxVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVyVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVgVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugV1Visible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugV2Visible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVenrVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVaprVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AirspeedBugVrefVisible YES
NO
Specifies whether the Vr bug should be visible. Can be adjusted by the pilot in the PFD's TMR/REF window.
AltimeterBug 0-90000 Value, in thousands and hundreds, to display for the altitude bug.
HobbsCounter 0-99999 Saved by the G1000 upon exiting each flight. Maintains an ongoing counter of flight time hours.
TachCounter 0-99999 Saved by the G1000 when exiting each flight. Maintains an ongoing counter of flight time hours.
AnimateStartup YES
NO
Specifies whether the G1000 should display the power-up sequence when the master switch is turned. The power-up sequence includes AHRS alignments and other tests that appear on the PFD in the first seconds after the master switch is turened on.
AFCS YES
NO
Specifies whether the G1000 should display the GFC-700 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) items on the PFD display (For example the flight director, etc). Depending on the type of aircraft, this may also mean the AFCS control buttons are displayed on the bezels of the G1000 units. But keep in mind that some aircraft configurations do not use autopilot controls on the bezels (i.e. the Cirrus or the Mustang), but rather, require the use of an exteral autopilot controller (see the autopilot controllers in this link). So its sometimes easier (although not 100% accurate) to think of AFCS being the "opposite" of KAP140. If you aren't using a KAP140 autopilot in your panel, then you're using AFCS as the built-in autopilot in the G1000).

When setting AFCS to YES, you must ensure that no other autopilots are loaded in the cockpit. A secondary autopilot in the same cockpit with a G1000 running in AFCS autopilot mode will cause problems with flight operations, and may cause flight simulator to crash.

If you are intending for your aircraft to use the GFC-700 AFCS system, your aircraft.cfg must be also modified to tell flight simulator that your plane will be using a flight director. This is done in the [autopilot] section of the aircraft.cfg. The setting flight_director_available must be set to 1 in these cases.
BitmapsFile The name of
a DLL in the
installation folder.
The bitmaps file is an optional supplimental file provided by Mindstar Aviation that allows the G1000 to be private labeled with a name other than Garmin on the bezel. This is typically used for professional flight simulators to ensure the Garmin brand name is not inappropriately used in a professional environment. The bitmaps file should reside in the same folder as the G1000.INI. When specified on this line, there should be no path, only the filename itself. If a bitmaps file is not specified, the G1000 displays the Garmin logo at the top of the bezels, and in acccordance with the Style parameter described earlier in this section.
MfdStartupImage   A number that specifies which image of an airplane to be displayed on the MFD during the power-up phase of the G1000.

This number is separate from the Style parameter to allow additional flexibility for the image that gets displayed.

For Cessna:
1 = Cessna 172
2 = Cessna 182

For Cessna Caravan:
1 = Cessna Caravan

For Citation Mustang:
1 = Cessna Citation Mustang

For Tecnam:
1 = P2006T Tecnam Twin

For Cirrus:
1 = Cirrus B&W

For Piper:
1 = Meridian PA-46
2 = Mirage PA-46
3 = Matrix PA-46
4 = Archer PA-28-180
5 = Seminole PA-44




[KEYBOARD] Section Overview

The [KEYBOARD] section is a list of G1000 functions that can be controlled by hardware events generated by knobs and buttons, or keyboards. Three control methods are supported - 1) keyboard shortcuts, 2) SimConnect events, and 3) FSUIPC offsets. Each of the control methods are described in more detail below.

The section name [KEYBOARD] is a throwback to many years ago, prior to FSX, when the only control method available in our software was keyboard shortcuts. Over time, we added support for SimConnect and FSUIPC, but the section name remains the same. Don't let the name fool you!

The syntax used on each of the event lines is how the G1000 detects which control method is used. Multiple control methods can be mixed within the file, but only one control method can be coded on any particular function.

 
Method 1: Triggering G1000 Events using Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts to control the G1000 is the most simplistic of the control methods, and it should not be used unless both of the other options below are not practical for you.

This section is sometimes easier to configure by using the SetupG1K utility program because it allows you to press the desired key combination, and SetupG1K will detect the key combination and save it into the G1000.INI. But there is no technical reason why you cannot edit this file manually with Notepad if you prefer.

When defining keystrokes into the INI file, use only the lower-case version of a key, with modifier keywords. Valid modifiers for keyboard shortcuts are the words SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT. The modifier must be separated from the key definition by a "+" sign. To further understand modifiers, consider this - you must not use the "@" as a keyboard shortcut, but instead, you must type SHIFT+2 on the INI file line. Letters can be coded as upper or lower case, but there is no distinction. for example, between an upper-case G and a lower-case g. They are both recgonized as the same key. If you want to code a G and a SHIFT+G, then those two are distinguished as separate keys.

Any keyboard shortcuts assigned to G1000 functions will not be acted upon by flight simulator, even if you code a function that flight simulator would otherwise recognize. For example, if you assing the letter "G" to a G1000 function, the simulator will no operate the aircraft landing gear as it usually would with the "G" key because the G1000 retains the keystroke and does not forward it to flight simulator.

One drawback of using keyboard shortcuts for G1000 functions is that the main simualtor window (the one with the menubar) must be the window "in focus" in order for keys to reach the simulator. If you have a popup window open, G1000 shortcut keys will not reach the software, even if the popup window is a G1000 element.

Formatting Example for Keyboard Shortcuts:
NAV_ID_TOGGLE=CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+G


 
Method 2: Triggering G1000 Events with SImConnect

SimConnect was introduced by Microsoft in FSX, and continues to be in use by Lockheed-Martin in Prepar3D. It is the preferred method of controlling the G1000 from hardware. SimConnect events are generated by your hardware driver software that is programmed to connect to Flight Sim using the SimConnect interface. This means either you, or your hardware vendor, must have written a program that interfaces your hardware to flight simulator.

SimConnect events for the G1000 use any hex number between and inclusive of 0x11000 to 0x11FFF. The number must be coded in the INI file with the 0x prefix in order to be recognized as a SimConnect event. The G1000 will monitor the SimConnect event stream for the specified event, and if that event appears, the G1000 will execute the action to which the event number was assigned.

Formatting Example for SimConnect Events:
NAV_ID_TOGGLE=0x11000

 

Method 3: Triggering G1000 Events with FSUIPC Offsets

FSUIPC must be installed and operating on your computer in order to use this control method. The G1000 installer does not install FSUIPC because no internal functions of Mindstar Aviation software rely on FSUIPC. If you want to use the FSUIPC control method, then it is your responsibility to install the latest version of FSUIPC.

To use this method, Enter values on the event lines in the format FSUIPC:0x1234567 where 1234567 is any avaialble FSUIPC offset based on the FSUIPC documentation. The G1000 expects the offset to be an integer in the range of 0 to 255. Each time the value at the specified FSUIPC offset increments, the G1000 will execute the specified function. If the value at the offset increments more than once, then the G1000 will interpret that as a request to repeat the specified function for the number of times the value changed. Once the value reaches 255, your hardware driver software should return the value to 0 and start incrementing again from there.

Formatting Example for FSUIPC:
NAV_ID_TOGGLE=FSUIPC:0x123456



[KEYBOARD] Section - List Of Events

Function Description
Common Controls
GLOBAL_DIMMER_EVENT  
PFD Controls
NAV_ID_TOGGLE Presses the NAV VOL knob, which turns on the audible morse code identifier for the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
NAV_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
LARGE_NAV_INCR CW turn of the large NAV knob that increases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
LARGE_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the large NAV knob that decreases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
SMALL_NAV_INCR CW turn of the small NAV knob that increases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
SMALL_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the small NAV knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the PFD.
SMALL_NAV_PRESS Press the NAV knob which changes the selected NAV radio on the PFD, and moves the tuning cursor between NAV1 and NAV2.
HDG_INCR CW turn of the heading knob on the PFD.
HDG_DECR CCW turn of the heading knob on the PFD
HDG_PRESS Presses the heading knob on the PFD.
LARGE_ALT_INCR CW turn of the large ALT knob that increases the altimeter bug in thousand-foot increments. This event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function
LARGE_ALT_DECR CCW turn of the large ALT knob that decreases the altimeter bug in thousand-foot increments. This event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function
SMALL_ALT_INCR CW turn of the small ALT knob that increases the altimeter bug in hundred-foot increments. This event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function
SMALL_ALT_DECR CCW turn of the small ALT knob that decreases the altimeter bug in hundred-foot increments. This event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function
SMALL_ALT_PRESS Presses that small ALT knob that sets the altimeter bug to the current altitude. This event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function. Only available in certain aircraft.
COM_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected COM radio on the PFD.
COM_FREQ_TOGGLE_HOLD Simulates the pressing and holding of the COM frequency toggle button on the PFD which forces the COM1 radio to tune frequency to 121.5.
LARGE_COM_INCR CW turn of the large COM knob that increases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the PFD.
LARGE_COM_DECR CCW turn of the large COM knob that decreases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the PFD.
SMALL_COM_INCR CW turn of the small COM knob that increases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the PFD.
SMALL_COM_DECR CCW turn of the small COM knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the PFD.
SMALL_COM_PRESS Press the COM knob which changes the selected COM radio on the PFD, and moves the tuning cursor between COM1 and COM2.
CRS_INCR CW turn of the course knob on the PFD which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI. For cockpits with only 2 GDU-1040 display units, this event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function
CRS_DECR CCW turn of the course knob on the PFD which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI. For cockpits with only 2 GDU-1040 display units, this event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function.
CRS_PRESS Press the course knob on the PFD which, in authorized conditions, auto-slews the course pointer TO the station that is the active NAV source. For cockpits with only 2 GDU-1040 display units, this event can be used for both the PFD and MFD since both knobs perform the same function.
BARO_INCR CW turn of the "baro" knob that increases the value in the Kohlsman window.
BARO_DECR CCW turn of the "baro" knob that decreases the value in the Kohlsman window.
BARO_PRESS For aircraft that have no CRS knob on the PFD (usually when an autopilot controller panel is used), a single axis BARO knob is installed on the PFD. Pressing the BARO knob toggles between STD Baro (29.92) and a pilot-selected setting for the Kohlsman window.
PFD_RANGE_INCR Zoom out on the PFD inset map.
PFD_RANGE_DECR Zoom in on the PFD inset map
PFD_RANGE_PRESS Activate the pan pointer cursor on the PFD inset map.
PFD_RANGE_PAN_UP Moves the pan pointer cursor in the specified direction on the PFD inset map.
PFD_RANGE_PAN_DOWN
PFD_RANGE_PAN_LEFT
PFD_RANGE_PAN_RIGHT
PFD_DIRECT_TO Press the Direct-To button on the PFD.
PFD_MENU Press the MENU button on the PFD.
PFD_FPL Press the FPL button to view the flight plan window on the PFD
PFD_PROC Press the PROC button on the PFD to select procedures like approaches, SIDs and STARs.
PFD_CLR Press the CLR button on the PFD to clear screens, erase inputs, etc.
PFD_ENT Press the ENT button on the PFD to accept the active field's input.
PFD_LARGE_FMS_INCR CW turn of the large FMS knob on the PFD that moves the input cursor to the next field or the next character in the active field.
PFD_LARGE_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the large FMS knob on the PFD that moves the input cursor to the previous field or the previous character in the active field.
PFD_SMALL_FMS_INCR CW turn of the small FMS knob on the PFD that highlights the next item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the next character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
PFD_SMALL_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the small FMS knob on the PFD that highlights the previous item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the previous character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
PFD_SMALL_FMS_PRESS Activates or de-activates the highlight box around a field on the PFD.
PFD_SOFTKEY_1 Press the associated softkey across the bottom of the PFD
PFD_SOFTKEY_2
PFD_SOFTKEY_3
PFD_SOFTKEY_4
PFD_SOFTKEY_5
PFD_SOFTKEY_6
PFD_SOFTKEY_7
PFD_SOFTKEY_8
PFD_SOFTKEY_9
PFD_SOFTKEY_10
PFD_SOFTKEY_11
PFD_SOFTKEY_12
MFD Controls
MFD_NAV_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected NAV radio on the MFD.
MFD_LARGE_NAV_INCR CW turn of the large NAV knob that increases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the MFD.
MFD_LARGE_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the large NAV knob that decreases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_NAV_INCR CW turn of the small NAV knob that increases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the small NAV knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_NAV_PRESS Press the NAV knob which changes the selected NAV radio on the MFD, and moves the tuning cursor between NAV1 and NAV2.
MFD_COM_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected COM radio on the MFD.
MFD_COM_FREQ_TOGGLE_HOLD Simulates the pressing and holding of the COM frequency toggle button on the MFD which forces the COM1 radio to tune frequency to 121.5.
MFD_LARGE_COM_INCR CW turn of the large COM knob that increases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the MFD.
MFD_LARGE_COM_DECR CCW turn of the large COM knob that decreases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_COM_INCR CW turn of the small COM knob that increases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_COM_DECR CCW turn of the small COM knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the MFD.
MFD_SMALL_COM_PRESS Press the COM knob which changes the selected COM radio on the MFD, and moves the tuning cursor between COM1 and COM2.
MFD_BARO_INCR CW turn of the "baro" knob that increases the value in the Kohlsman window.
MFD_BARO_DECR CW turn of the "baro" knob that increases the value in the Kohlsman window.
MFD_RANGE_INCR Zoom out on the MFD map.
MFD_RANGE_DECR Zoom in on the MFD map
MFD_RANGE_PRESS Activate the pan pointer cursor on the MFD map.
MFD_RANGE_PAN_UP Moves the pan pointer cursor in the specified direction on the MFD map. The NW, SW, NE, SE options do not move the pointer in the magnetic directions northwest, soutwest, etc, but rather, NW means the top left of the screen, SE means the bottom right of the screen, etc., regardless of map orientation.
MFD_RANGE_PAN_DOWN
MFD_RANGE_PAN_LEFT
MFD_RANGE_PAN_RIGHT
MFD_RANGE_PAN_NW
MFD_RANGE_PAN_SW
MFD_RANGE_PAN_NE
MFD_RANGE_PAN_SE
MFD_RANGE_PAN_HOLD Repeat the last pan pointer cursor move event to simulate holding the knob in place. Use this event, instead of repeating the same event, to allow cursor motion accelaration to occur as the knob is held in the pan position.
MFD_RANGE_PAN_RELEASE Stop the repeating of pan pointer cursor move events that were started with the PAN_HOLD event above.
MFD_DIRECT_TO Press the Direct-To button on the MFD.
MFD_MENU Press the MENU button on the MFD
MFD_FPL Press the FPL button to view the flight plan window on the MFD.
MFD_PROC Press the PROC button on the MFD to select procedures like approaches, SIDs and STARs.
MFD_CLR Press the CLR button on the MFD to clear screens, erase inputs, etc.
MFD_CLR_HOLD Simulate the CLR knob having been held for 3 seconds, which forces the MFD to return to the NAV page group, page #1 no matter what is on the screen.
MFD_ENT Press the ENT button on the MFD to accept the active field's input.
MFD_LARGE_FMS_INCR CW turn of the large FMS knob on the MFD that moves the input cursor to the next field or the next character in the active field.
MFD_LARGE_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the large FMS knob on the MFD that moves the input cursor to the previous field or the previous character in the active field.
MFD_SMALL_FMS_INCR CW turn of the small FMS knob on the MFD that highlights the next item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the next character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
MFD_SMALL_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the small FMS knob on the MFD that highlights the previous item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the previous character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
MFD_SMALL_FMS_PRESS Activates or de-activates the highlight box around a field on the MFD.
MFD_SOFTKEY_1 Press the associated softkey across the bottom of the MFD
MFD_SOFTKEY_2
MFD_SOFTKEY_3
MFD_SOFTKEY_4
MFD_SOFTKEY_5
MFD_SOFTKEY_6
MFD_SOFTKEY_7
MFD_SOFTKEY_8
MFD_SOFTKEY_9
MFD_SOFTKEY_10
MFD_SOFTKEY_11
MFD_SOFTKEY_12
RFD Controls

Note that only certain aircraft styles support the presence of the "Right Flight Display" aka "Co-pilot PFD". Only the Mustang, Caravan, Meridian, Matrix, and Mirage configurations will allow the RFD to function without any special steps. In addition, some features of the RFD rely on the presence of customized aircraft-specific systems that are available only for professional simulators. For this reason, do not attempt to use the RFD. unless you are specifically advised to do so by technical support.
RFD_NAV_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected NAV radio on the RFD.
RFD_LARGE_NAV_INCR CW turn of the large NAV knob that increases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the RFD
RFD_LARGE_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the large NAV knob that decreases megahertz in the selected NAV radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_NAV_INCR CW turn of the small NAV knob that increases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_NAV_DECR CCW turn of the small NAV knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected NAV radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_NAV_PRESS Press the NAV knob which changes the selected NAV radio on the RFD, and moves the tuning cursor between NAV1 and NAV2.
RFD_COM_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequencies in the selected COM radio on the RFD.
RFD_COM_FREQ_TOGGLE_HOLD Simulates the pressing and holding of the COM frequency toggle button on the RFD which forces the COM1 radio to tune frequency to 121.5.
RFD_LARGE_COM_INCR CW turn of the large COM knob that increases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the RFD.
RFD_LARGE_COM_DECR CCW turn of the large COM knob that decreases megahertz in the selected COM radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_COM_INCR CW turn of the small COM knob that increases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_COM_DECR CCW turn of the small COM knob that decreases kilohertz in the selected COM radio on the RFD.
RFD_SMALL_COM_PRESS Press the COM knob which changes the selected COM radio on the RFD, and moves the tuning cursor between COM1 and COM2.
RFD_CRS_INCR CW turn of the course knob on the RFD which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI.
RFD_CRS_DECR CCW turn of the course knob on the RFD which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI.
RFD_CRS_PRESS Press the course knob on the RFD which, in authorized conditions, auto-slews the course pointer TO the station that is the active NAV source.
RFD_BARO_INCR CW turn of the "baro" knob that increases the value in the Kohlsman window.
RFD_BARO_DECR CW turn of the "baro" knob that increases the value in the Kohlsman window.
RFD_RANGE_INCR Zoom out on the RFD map.
RFD_RANGE_DECR Zoom in on the RFD map
RFD_RANGE_PRESS Activate the pan pointer cursor on the RFD map.
RFD_RANGE_PAN_UP Moves the pan pointer cursor in the specified direction on the RFD inset map.
RFD_RANGE_PAN_DOWN
RFD_RANGE_PAN_LEFT
RFD_RANGE_PAN_RIGHT
RFD_DIRECT_TO Press the Direct-To button on the RFD.
RFD_MENU Press the MENU button on the RFD.
RFD_FPL Press the FPL button to view the flight plan window on the RFD.
RFD_PROC Press the PROC button on the RFD to select procedures like approaches, SIDs and STARs.
RFD_CLR Press the CLR button on the RFD to clear screens, erase inputs, etc.
RFD_ENT Press the ENT button on the RFD to accept the active field's input.
RFD_LARGE_FMS_INCR CW turn of the large FMS knob on the RFD that moves the input cursor to the next field or the next character in the active field.
RFD_LARGE_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the large FMS knob on the RFD that moves the input cursor to the previous field or the previous character in the active field.
RFD_SMALL_FMS_INCR CW turn of the small FMS knob on the RFD that highlights the next item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the next character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
RFD_SMALL_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the small FMS knob on the RFD that highlights the previous item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the previous character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
RFD_SMALL_FMS_PRESS Activates or de-activates the highlight box around a field on the RFD.
RFD_SOFTKEY_1 Press the associated softkey across the bottom of the RFD
RFD_SOFTKEY_2
RFD_SOFTKEY_3
RFD_SOFTKEY_4
RFD_SOFTKEY_5
RFD_SOFTKEY_6
RFD_SOFTKEY_7
RFD_SOFTKEY_8
RFD_SOFTKEY_9
RFD_SOFTKEY_10
RFD_SOFTKEY_11
RFD_SOFTKEY_12
Audio Panel Controls
AUDIO_TRANSMIT_COM1 Transmit and Receive on COM1.
AUDIO_MONITOR_COM1 Listen to COM1 even if COM2 is selected for transmit.
AUDIO_TRANSMIT_COM2 Transmit and Receive on COM2.
AUDIO_MONITOR_COM2 Listen to COM2 even if COM1 is selcted for transmit.
AUDIO_TRANSMIT_COM3 Transmit and Receive on COM3. (Not useful in FSX or P3D because the sim doesn't have a COM3.
AUDIO_MONITOR_COM3 Listen to COM3 even if COM3 is not selected for transmit. (Not useful in FSX or P3D since the sim doesn't have a COM3)
AUDIO_COM12 Pilot transmits and receives COM1, copilot transmits and receives COM2.
AUDIO_TEL Only turns on the associated LED.
AUDIO_PA Only turns on the associated LED.
AUDIO_SPKR Only turns on the associated LED.
AUDIO_MARKER_MUTE Silence the outer/middle/inner marker during an approach.
AUDIO_HI_SENS Switch the marker to high-sensitivity mode.
AUDIO_MONITOR_NAV1 Listen to NAV1 audio.
AUDIO_MONITOR_NAV2 Listen to NAV2 audio.
AUDIO_MONITOR_DME Activates Morse code identifier for the DME being received.
AUDIO_MONITOR_ADF Activates Morse code identifer for the NDB being received.
AUDIO_MONITOR_AUX Listen to the AUX input in the cockpit.
AUDIO_MANUAL_SQUELCH Only turns on the associated LED.
AUDIO_PLAY Only turns on the associated LED.
AUDIO_ISOLATE_PILOT For future use, isolates the intercom to the pilot only.
AUDIO_ISOLATE_COPILOT For future use, isolates the intercom to the copoilot only.
AUDIO_ACTIVATE_REVERSIONARY Activates reversionary mode so the PFD and MFD show a consolidated flight instrument and engine instrument display.
AUDIO_ACTIVATE_REVERSIONARY2
Autopilot GFC-700 AFCS
AFCS_1 These events are intended for the GFC-700 autopilot buttons mounted on the GDU-1040 units. They are not intended for autopilot controllers like the AP_CONTROLLER_CESSNA or AP_CONTROLLER_CIRRUS. For those, see the events starting with KEYPAD_AFCS_*** below.

These numbers, 1 thru 12, represent the 12 possible autopilot control buttons on the bezel, from left to right, top to bottom. Most aircraft assign the default functions to these buttons, as described in the "Named Equivalents" list below this group. However, some aircraft models rearrange the buttons so that they are not in the default sequence.

These numbered versions are intended for hardware that has a single control interface for multiple airplanes. In these cases the G1000 software itself will decide what function that a particular button position should execute.

AFCS_2
AFCS_3
AFCS_4
AFCS_5
AFCS_6
AFCS_7
AFCS_8
AFCS_9
AFCS_10
AFCS_11
AFCS_12
Named Equivalents for AFCS 1 thru 12
AFCS_AP These events are intended for the GFC-700 autopilot buttons mounted on the GDU-1040 units. They are equivalent in function to the set of numbered AFCS events above. However, these events represent specific autopilot functions, with no regard for the order of the buttons on the bezel.

These are not intended for autopilot controllers like the AP_CONTROLLER_CESSNA or AP_CONTROLLER_CIRRUS. For those, see the events starting with KEYPAD_AFCS_*** below.
AFCS_FD
AFCS_HDG
AFCS_ALT
AFCS_NAV
AFCS_VNV
AFCS_APR
AFCS_BC
AFCS_VS
AFCS_UP
AFCS_FLC
AFCS_DN
Additional Named AFCS Events for Buttons Not Typically on the GDU-1040 Units
AFCS_YD These are additional GFC-700 autopilot events for knobs that buttons that are usually not on the GDU-1040 bezel. (The YD button sometimes does appear on the bezel in some cases, though).

These events are intended for the AP_CONTROLLER_CESSNA and AP_CONTROLLER_CIRRUS gauges.

The Yoke Disconnect, and Go Around buttons are listedin this section for convenience even though they don't typicallya pepear on controller gauges.
AFCS_LVL
AFCS_XFER
AFCS_BANK
AFCS_SPD
AFCS_CRS1_INCR
AFCS_CRS1_DECR
AFCS_CRS1_PRESS
AFCS_CRS2_INCR
AFCS_CRS2_DECR
AFCS_CRS2_PRESS
AFCS_YOKE_DISCONNECT
AFCS_GA
AFCS buttons for Keypads & Autopilot Controllers
These trigger the same behavior as AFCS1-12 and their named equivalents, plus some additional functions that typically appear on autopiot controllers.
KEYPAD_AFCS_AP Toggles autopilot control of the aircraft on and off.
KEYPAD_AFCS_FD Toggles the flight director on/off
KEYPAD_AFCS_HDG Toggles HDG mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_ALT Toggles ALT (altitude hold) mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_NAV Toggles NAV mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_VNV Toggles VNAV mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_APR Toggles Approach Mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_BC Toggles Backcourse mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_VS Toggles Vertical Speed mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_UP Pitch up, or decrease selected FLC airspeed in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_FLC Toggles Flight Level Change mode on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot.
KEYPAD_AFCS_DN Pitch down, or increase selected FLC airspeed in the GFC-700 autopilot
KEYPAD_AFCS_YD Toggles Yaw Damper on and off in the GFC-700 autopilot. Only available in certain aircraft.
KEYPAD_AFCS_LVL Toggles the wing leveller on and off.
G1000 Failures - Toggles
Each time these events are fired, they toggle the state of the respective failure between FAILED and NOT FAILED.
FAIL_COM1_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the COM1 radio.
FAIL_COM2_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the COM2 radio.
FAIL_NAV1_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the NAV1 radio.
FAIL_NAV2_TOGGLE Toggles the vailue state of the NAV 2 radio.
FAIL_AHRS_TOGGLE Toggles failure state of the Attitude, Heading and Reference System. Intended for aircraft with only one AHRS LRU (line replacable unit). Same as FAIL_AHRS_1_TOGGLE.
FAIL_AHRS_1_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of AHRS #1
FAIL_AHRS_2_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of AHRS #2
FAIL_HDG_TOGGLE Failes the magnetometer and its sensor.
FAIL_ADC_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the Air Data Computer LRU (line replaceable unit). Intended for aircraft one only one ADC. Same as FAIL_ADC_1_TOGGLE
FAIL_ADC_1_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of ADC #1
FAIL_ADC_2_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of ADC #2
FAIL_IAU_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of both Integrated Avionics Units inside the GDU-1040 displays. .
FAIL_IAU_1_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of IAU #1
FAIL_IAU_2_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of IAU #2
FAIL_EAU_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the Engine and Airframe LRU (line replaceable unit).
FAIL_XPDR_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the transponder.
FAIL_PFD_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the PFD display.
FAIL_MFD_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the MFD display.
FAIL_RFD_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the RFD display.
FAIL_TRAFFIC_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the traffic information system.
FAIL_DME_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the DME radio.
FAIL_GS_TOGGLE Toggles the failure state of the glideslope receiver.
FAIL_GPS_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the GPS systems in the G1000.
FAIL_RAIM_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of GPS satellite redundancy.
FAIL_TAWS_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the terrain awareness and warning system.
FAIL_AP_CONTROLLER_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the autopilot controller panel.
FAIL_AP_SERVOS_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the servos that manipulate the control surfaces during autopilot use.
FAIL_AP_PITCH_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the pitch servos that manipulate the elevator during autopilot use.
FAIL_AP_ROLL_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the roll servos that manipulate the ailerons during autopilot use.
FAIL_AP_PITCH_TRIM_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the autopilot pitch trim control
FAIL_AP_YAW_TOGGLE Toggles a failure of the yaw damper.
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_UP_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the pitch axis.
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_DOWN_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the pitch axis.
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_LEFT_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the roll axis.
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_RIGHT_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the roll axis
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_LEFT_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the yaw axis.
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_RIGHT_TOGGLE Toggles a message on the PFD for mistrim in the yaw axis.
FAIL_PFD_FAN_TOGGLE Toggles a message for a failure of the PFD cooling fan.
FAIL_MFD_FAN_TOGGLE Toggles a message for a failure of the MFD cooling fan.
FAIL_RFD_FAN_TOGGLE Toggles a message for a failure of the RFD cooling fan.
G1000 Failures - Direct SET of Failure State
These failures must be fired via SimConnect custom events, along with event data of 0 or 1 to set failure state to FAILED or NOT failed.

An event data value of 0 means not failed. An event data value of 1 means failed.
FAIL_COM1_SET SET version (instead of TOGGLE version) of the same events described in the previous block. See the TOGGLE versions in the prior block for details.

The SET versions of these events require that the event number be sent along with an event data value.

An event data value of 0 clears the failure.

An event data value of 1 causes the failure to occur.
FAIL_COM2_SET
FAIL_NAV1_SET
FAIL_NAV2_SET
FAIL_AHRS_SET
FAIL_AHRS_1_SET
FAIL_AHRS_2_SET
FAIL_HDG_SET
FAIL_ADC_SET
FAIL_ADC_1_SET
FAIL_ADC_2_SET
FAIL_IAU_SET
FAIL_IAU_1_SET
FAIL_IAU_2_SET
FAIL_EAU_SET
FAIL_XPDR_SET
FAIL_PFD_SET
FAIL_MFD_SET
FAIL_RFD_SET
FAIL_TRAFFIC_SET
FAIL_DME_SET
FAIL_GS_SET
FAIL_GPS_SET
FAIL_RAIM_SET
FAIL_TAWS_SET
FAIL_AP_CONTROLLER_SET
FAIL_AP_SERVOS_SET
FAIL_AP_PITCH_SET
FAIL_AP_ROLL_SET
FAIL_AP_PITCH_TRIM_SET
FAIL_AP_YAW_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_UP_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_DOWN_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_LEFT_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_RIGHT_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_LEFT_SET
FAIL_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_RIGHT_SET
FAIL_PFD_FAN_SET
FAIL_MFD_FAN_SET
FAIL_RFD_FAN_SET
Events for Keypads (READYPAD, CIRRUSPAD, MUSTANGPAD)
No keypads have all the functions a thte same time. Refer to the keypad layout.
KEYPAD_HDG_INCR CW turn of the heading knob on a keypad.
KEYPAD_HDG_DECR CCW turn of the heading knob on a keypad.
KEYPAD_HDG_PRESS Presses the heading knob on a keypad.
KEYPAD_CRS_INCR CW turn of the course knob on a keypad which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI for the selected NAV source.
KEYPAD_CRS_DECR CCW turn of the course knob on a keypad which, in authorized conditions, changes the green course pointer on the HSI for the selected NAV source.
KEYPAD_CRS_PRESS Press the course knob on a keypad which, in authorized conditions, auto-slews the course pointer TO the station that is the active NAV source.
KEYPAD_ALT_INCR CW turn of the small ALT knob that increases the altimeter bug in hundred-foot increments. This keypad version of this function includes acceleration so faster turns adjust the altitude faster, which is different than how the PFD and MFD operate.
KEYPAD_ALT_DECR CCW turn of the small ALT knob that decreases the altimeter bug in hundred-foot increments. This keypad version of this function includes acceleration so faster turns adjust the altitude faster, which is different than how the PFD and MFD operate.
KEYPAD_ALT_PRESS Presses that small ALT knob that sets the altimeter bug to the current altitude. Only available in certain aircraft.
KEYPAD_DIRECT_TO Press the Direct-To button on a keypad.
KEYPAD_MENU Press the MENU button on a keypad.
KEYPAD_FPL Press the FPL button to view the flight plan window on a keypad
KEYPAD_PROC Press the PROC button on a keypad to select procedures like approaches, SIDs and STARs.
KEYPAD_CLR Press the CLR button on a keypad to clear screens, erase inputs, etc.
KEYPAD_CLR_HOLD Simulate the CLR knob having been held for 3 seconds, which forces the MFD to return to the NAV page group, page #1 no matter what is on the screen.
KEYPAD_ENT Press the ENT button on a keypad to accept the active field's input.
KEYPAD_LARGE_FMS_INCR CW turn of the large FMS knob on a keypad that moves the input cursor to the next field or the next character in the active field.
KEYPAD_LARGE_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the large FMS knob on a keypad that moves the input cursor to the previous field or the previous character in the active field.
KEYPAD_SMALL_FMS_INCR CW turn of the small FMS knob on a keypad that highlights the next item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the next character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
KEYPAD_SMALL_FMS_DECR CCW turn of the small FMS knob on a keypad that highlights the previous item in a list, or changes the selected character in a field to the previous character in alphabetic/numeric sequence.
KEYPAD_SMALL_FMS_PRESS Activates or de-activates the highlight box around a field on the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_SELECT_FMS Directs kepad input to FMS-related fields
KEYPAD_SELECT_XPDR Directs keypad input to the transponder field.
KEYPAD_SELECT_PFD Directs keypad input to the fields on the PFD
KEYPAD_SELECT_MFD Directs keypad input to the fields on the MFD
KEYPAD_SELECT_COM Directs keypad input to the COM fields.
KEYPAD_SELECT_NAV Directs keypad input to the NAV fields.
KEYPAD_FREQ_TOGGLE Toggles the active and standby frequency on the selected COM or NAV radio.
KEYPAD_FREQ_TOGGLE_HOLD Simulates the pressing and holding of the frequency toggle button on a keypad which forces the COM1 radio to tune frequency to 121.5.
KEYPAD_RANGE_INCR Zoom out on the map on the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_RANGE_DECR Zoom in on the map on the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_RANGE_PRESS Activate the pan pointer cursor on the map on the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_UP Moves the pan pointer cursor in the specified direction on the selected map. The NW, SW, NE, SE options do not move the pointer in the magnetic directions northwest, soutwest, etc, but rather, NW means the top left of the screen, SE means the bottom right of the screen, etc., regardless of map orientation.
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_DOWN
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_LEFT
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_RIGHT
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_NW
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_SW
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_NE
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_SE
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_HOLD Repeat the keypad's last pan pointer cursor move event to simulate holding the knob in place. Use this event, instead of repeating the same event, to allow cursor motion accelaration to occur as the knob is held in the pan position.
KEYPAD_RANGE_PAN_RELEASE Stop the repeating the keypad's last pan pointer cursor move events that were started with the PAN_HOLD event above.
KEYPAD_A Events for individual letters and numbers on the keypad.
KEYPAD_B
KEYPAD_C
KEYPAD_D
KEYPAD_E
KEYPAD_F
KEYPAD_G
KEYPAD_H
KEYPAD_I
KEYPAD_J
KEYPAD_K
KEYPAD_L
KEYPAD_M
KEYPAD_N
KEYPAD_O
KEYPAD_P
KEYPAD_Q
KEYPAD_R
KEYPAD_S
KEYPAD_T
KEYPAD_U
KEYPAD_V
KEYPAD_W
KEYPAD_X
KEYPAD_Y
KEYPAD_Z
KEYPAD_0
KEYPAD_1
KEYPAD_2
KEYPAD_3
KEYPAD_4
KEYPAD_5
KEYPAD_6
KEYPAD_7
KEYPAD_8
KEYPAD_9
KEYPAD_DECIMAL
KEYPAD_PLUS_MINUS
KEYPAD_SPC
KEYPAD_BKSP
KEYPAD_SOFTKEY_SELECT_LEFT Moves a highlight box to the left in the softkey section of the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_SOFTKEY_SELECT_RIGHT Moves a highlight box to the right in the softkey section of the selected display unit.
KEYPAD_SOFTKEY_PRESS Presses the highlighted softkey on the selected display unit.
"SELECTED UNIT" controls - Directed at whichever display unit (PFD, MFD, or RFD) that was last touched.
CURRENT_INNER_FMS_INCR Factory-set to the = key
CURRENT_INNER_FMS_DECR Factory set to the DASH key (DASH is a keyword)
CURRENT_OUTER_FMS_INCR Factory-set to SHIFT+=
CURRENT_OUTER_FMS_DECR Factory set to SHIFT+DASH
CURRENT_ENT Factory set to ENTER (ENTER is a keyword)


[OUTPUT] Section Overview

For certain hardware implementations, it is necessary for the G1000 to send feedback to the hardware (or other software) about whether a particular LED light should be illuminated or not, based on conditions in the G1000 software. In addition, it is often useful for hardware or external software to know whether certain failure events are active or not.

Two feedback methods are supported - 1) SimConnect events, and 2) FSUIPC offsets. Just as in the [KEYBOARD] section, the syntax on the line defines which method is utilized. Values formatted as hex values such as 0x12345 are interpreted as SimConnect events. Hex values prefixed with FSUIPC, such as FSUIPC:0x12345 are interpreted as FSUIPC offsets.

When SimConnect events are specified, the G1000 software sends the specified event number to the simulator event stream, along with event data of 0 or 1, to denote whether the LED (or failure) is active or inactive. Event data of 0 means the item is inactive, event data of 1 means the item is active.

When FSUIPC offsets are specified, the G1000 software will write a 0 or 1 to the specified offset to denote whether the items is active or not. If the G1000 writes a 0 to the specified offset, it means the item is inactive; if it writes a 1 to the specified offset, it means the item is active
.

All failures are considered off/inactive when the simulator first launches.

[OUTPUT] Section Available Events
AUDIO_COM1_MIC_LED
AUDIO_COM1_MIC_LED
AUDIO_COM1_MON_LED
AUDIO_COM2_MIC_LED
AUDIO_COM2_MON_LED
AUDIO_COM3_MIC_LED
AUDIO_COM3_MON_LED
AUDIO_COM12_LED
AUDIO_TEL_LED
AUDIO_PA_LED
AUDIO_SPEAKER_LED
AUDIO_MARKER_LED
AUDIO_HISENSE_LED
AUDIO_DME_LED
AUDIO_ADF_LED
AUDIO_NAV1_LED
AUDIO_NAV2_LED
AUDIO_AUX_LED
AUDIO_MANSQ_LED
AUDIO_PLAY_LED
AUDIO_PILOT_LED
AUDIO_COPILOT_LED
AUTOPILOT_HDG_LED
AUTOPILOT_APR_LED
AUTOPILOT_NAV_LED
AUTOPILOT_BC_LED
AUTOPILOT_FD_LED
AUTOPILOT_BANK_LED
AUTOPILOT_XFER_LEFT_LED
AUTOPILOT_XFER_RIGHT_LED
AUTOPILOT_AP_LED
AUTOPILOT_YD_LED
AUTOPILOT_ALT_LED
AUTOPILOT_VS_LED
AUTOPILOT_VNV_LED
AUTOPILOT_FLC_LED
AUTOPILOT_SPD_LED
AUTOPILOT_LVL_LED
FAILURE_STATUS_COM1
FAILURE_STATUS_COM2
FAILURE_STATUS_NAV1
FAILURE_STATUS_NAV2
FAILURE_STATUS_AHRS_1
FAILURE_STATUS_AHRS_2
FAILURE_STATUS_HDG
FAILURE_STATUS_ADC_1
FAILURE_STATUS_ADC_2
FAILURE_STATUS_IAU_1
FAILURE_STATUS_IAU_2
FAILURE_STATUS_EAU
FAILURE_STATUS_XPDR
FAILURE_STATUS_PFD
FAILURE_STATUS_MFD
FAILURE_STATUS_RFD
FAILURE_STATUS_TRAFFIC
FAILURE_STATUS_DME
FAILURE_STATUS_GS
FAILURE_STATUS_GPS
FAILURE_STATUS_RAIM
FAILURE_STATUS_TAWS
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_CONTROLLER
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_SERVOS
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_PITCH
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_ROLL
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_PITCH_TRIM
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_YAW
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_UP
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_DOWN
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_LEFT
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_AILERON_RIGHT
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_LEFT
FAILURE_STATUS_AP_MISTRIM_RUDDER_RIGHT
FAILURE_STATUS_PFD_FAN
FAILURE_STATUS_MFD_FAN
FAILURE_STATUS_RFD_FAN




[USER_WAYPOINTS] Section

The USER_WAYPOINTS section is where the G1000 software stores user-defined waypoints entered from the MFD. The format consists of a waypoint name, followed by a series of parameters.

You typically do not need to edit this section manually. Incorrect values in this section could cause flight simulator to crash, so if you do decide to edit this section manually, use caution, and make backup copies of the G1000.INI file.

To understand the layout of each line, here's an example. If we wanted a user defined waypoint named ABCDEF, it might appear like this:

[USER_WAYPOINTS]
MINDST=N39* 3.44', W77* 32.672', FDK211 / 23, FDK, 211.4, 22.7, N39* 24.73', W77* 22.508', , 0.0, 0.0, N0* 0.00', E0* 0.000'
ABCDEF=N39* 1.26', W77* 33.270', AML333 / 7, AML, 332.8, 6.6, N38* 56.07', W77* 28.001', , 0.0, 0.0, N0* 0.00', E0* 0.000'

Tip:  Do not change the last six paramters and use the other as an example of creating a user waypoint in the system.