Saitek X45 VAC and BMS onestop shop.
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I just wanted to post this if somebody is wondering how I got this working for myself.
I bought a brand new X-45 (New old stock) on ebay for 25 dollars. Feb 2017
I used the X-45 Hotas Keyfile available on BMS forums (search for X45) or https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/showthread.php?24296-Saitek-X45-Profile-for-4-33
I use the F6 key to issue voice commands through VAC http://www.dwvac.com/ (voice activated commands program using DeeJays profile that is included in your BMS Docs folder.
AUTOHOTKEY PROGRAM….Script file program… You need to use a script file to make this work the way I did.
When I push a button on my throttle it simulates hitting F6 on the keyboard(which i have VAC set F6 to transmit)
I use this script file program
AUTOHOTKEY Version v1.1.22.07 https://autohotkey.com
Joy6::F6 ; Have button #6 send F6 to activate VAC <–-- this is the script
you can say Joy22:F8
Or use a plethora of concoctions…
The program comes with a bunch of examples in the help files that can be activated as you read the help … than you can right click the script and say EDIT … change it to this as above and save it … change your VAC file to Use F6 only and set a windows sound to notify you it is working. I use a very subtle windows sound so when I push the button i know it is waiting for a command. This program is so F ing AWESOME! VAC is amazing!
I do not edit the BMS key files so this was a easy EASY way to do it.