Hi all. I have an fds overhead that I want to connect and use with my pmdg 737-800.

I have managed to create a neat and inexpensive cockpit hardware solution that avoids the need to use keyboards and mouse comprising 3 monitors (hdmi) connected to the pc graphic card and the glass cockpit via two USB monitors. That allows me to function all hardware and monitors from one PC without the need for a second PC or widefs or expensive software like project magenta or pro sim as I can simply undock the pmdg pfd, nd, and eicas displays and drag them to the USB monitors to create the glass cockpit.

I separately have other mcp and yoke hardware that also work fine.

The final solution that is missing is being able to connect my fds overhead panel for use with pmdg. I am able to connect my panel to recognise the switches via interfaceIT. I can also program some of the overhead switches for the default 737 in fsx via interfaceIT. But this isn’t very satisfactory because of the limited functionality of the overhead panel in the default 737. I cannot find a way in interfaceIT to input the pmdg offsets that (I think) Pete Dowson published for use in fsuipc. However Fsuipc doesn’t recognise the fds panel hardware to program buttons and switches, only interfaceIT appears to recognise them.

Fds only want you to use prosim or project magenta it would seem but that isn’t the way I would like to go given the gauges and flight model in pmdg are more than satisfactory and those options would essentially require another PC to run them. Seems silly to have to do that if there is a solution to interface pmdg with fds via fsuipc/interfaceIT.

Has anyone else who has fds hardware found a solution to connect your fds hardware that Will enable pmdg offsets to be programmed via interfaceIT or how the fds panel can be recognised in fsuipc to programme buttons and switches if such is possible?

Thanks for any help to point in the right direction. Have been going round in circles trying to find a solution that may not exist.

Steve