Full 'premium' wifi app

Does this app have any options to customize the screen or controls?

I'm a sound engineer - and we use tablets/phones to run the PA these days - and one feature is the ability to group channels into custom layers - so you only see what you want to see - or you only allow the operator access to certain features.

Any sign of custom screens/layers?

Just curious - not trying to find deficiency.

Roving Sign posted:

Does this app have any options to customize the screen or controls?

I'm a sound engineer - and we use tablets/phones to run the PA these days - and one feature is the ability to group channels into custom layers - so you only see what you want to see - or you only allow the operator access to certain features.

Any sign of custom screens/layers?

Just curious - not trying to find deficiency.

Not yet.  It would be cool, down the road to have control like the apps for X32 (and x-air), or PreSonus, Mackie, etc... and create custom screens.

I think first we just need to get a stable platform, then go down that path

Music, trains, boneless chicken farming
David

EscapeRocks posted:
Roving Sign posted:

Does this app have any options to customize the screen or controls?

I'm a sound engineer - and we use tablets/phones to run the PA these days - and one feature is the ability to group channels into custom layers - so you only see what you want to see - or you only allow the operator access to certain features.

Any sign of custom screens/layers?

Just curious - not trying to find deficiency.

Not yet.  It would be cool, down the road to have control like the apps for X32 (and x-air), or PreSonus, Mackie, etc... and create custom screens.

I think first we just need to get a stable platform, then go down that path

Glad someone else out there sees the parallel - moving from physical surface control - to touch.

X32 and XR18 user here!

Custom screens would allow you to break up RR duty to various persons - just like a real RR.

Barry Broskowitz posted:

I understand why it can be desirable to hide the E-Stop button, since accidentally activating it can have severe and immediate consequences. However, the All buttons for engines, switch tracks and accessories aren't in the same league.

I would like to see the E-Stop button location moved to either the center or just above center of the speedometer.  This change away from the current left edge position would likely eliminate accidental stops/shutdowns that occur due to a finger/thumb grip that brushes the screen.  The inside the speedometer location is also a location with some visual and likely workable space and is easily and quickly found when you actually need to perform an emergency stop.

You can have a steam train ...If you'd just lay down your tracks.

I may have found a hidden feature ....
I was running my post war turbine and I went to the second screen under the track power setting. This is where you can set parameters ect. I saw the 2 coupler icons and when hitting the front uncouple icon I get 3 short toots of the air whistle. The rear gives you 2.
Kind of neat. Is this documented anywhere ? Neat feature.....

I see that the Premium app has the option to create routes.  What does a route do?  Will the switches automatically throw according to the route setup.  I tested this theory but nothing happens automatically.  Is there something wrong with my setup or does a route do something completely different? Is there any instructions for the use of the app.  Anxious for Barry's companion book to provide answers. 

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Stoshu, I have android on 2 Samsung devices.  I've been playing with the premium app for some weeks, and have never encountered that, but I don't have that loco.  Does it happen if you uncouple using a remote?  If so, then it's a unique sound file in the loco.  Can you post the model number?

Re-reading the post, is this a DCS engine?  Your use of term postwar throws me.

RJR posted:

Stoshu, I have android on 2 Samsung devices.  I've been playing with the premium app for some weeks, and have never encountered that, but I don't have that loco.  Does it happen if you uncouple using a remote?  If so, then it's a unique sound file in the loco.  Can you post the model number?

Re-reading the post, is this a DCS engine?  Your use of term postwar throws me.

 It's a Lionel 682 turbine with an air whistle.  ( circa 1947 ? )

I just tried it with the hand held. It does the same thing. I just run conventionally with track power. While it is running hit the front or back uncoupler function. Ok, Maybe it has something to do with V6.0 ?  If someone still has 5.0 I would be interested if it works on that version....

Steven,

I see that the Premium app has the option to create routes. What does a route do? Will the switches automatically throw according to the route setup.

A Route works the same in the app or the remote. It's a series of switch tracks that activate sequentially in a preset orientation when a Route is activated.

Is there any instructions for the use of the app.

At present, you can read about Routes in The DCS Companion, however, only when set up and used from the remote.

Anxious for Barry's companion book to provide answers.

The eBook should be available on or about the 4th week of May.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Steven,

There are several possibilities. Look at the reasons that are listed in The DCS Companion as regards this issue when using the remote, since the are mostly the same as with the app.

The new book will focus on the Premium version of the app.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Steven,

I've been setting up routes with the premium app and the activate button is non-responsive meaning it won't activate. Any ideas as to the cause?  Individual switches work fine within the app but not the route. 

You'll have to provide details, including exactly what you do and exclude what is the app's response. This feature works well for me.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of The DCS Companion series of books

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

Ok Details...  I use my iPhone and iPad to control the trains.   I created the route, named it and selected the position of the switches  as you can see below:  I've tested the switches individually and they work fine. I then, after saving, I go to the activate page as shown below but all the tapping in the world does nothing.  The edit tab works fine but not the activate tab. Let me know if I can provide further details .  Thximageimage

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