2. Software Installation
installation is straight forward - no registry entries are
made or changed.
Download the zip package for the motion driver
version for the flight sim you wish to use (links on the
Introduction page). Unzip the package into a
dedicated directory. Do not mix the files from different driver
versions and do not remove any files from the directory.
To uninstall the
software simply delete the directory.
For MS sims (FS9/X) and Lockheed
MartinŽ Prepar3DŽ you will need an
up-to-date version of FSUIPC installed for the FS version you are
using. FSUIPC3 for FS9 and FSUIPC4 for FSX/Prepar3DŽ. Please read carefully Pete Dowson's installation procedures
especially those for FSX – they can be found on his forum which
is accessible from the FSUIPC web page -
Your copy of FSUIPC does not need to
be registered to run the BFF Motion Driver (although I suggest you do as it
enables a number of useful features).
For MSFS & Falcon versions-
Normally the motion driver package should be
unzipped to a dedicated directory on the same machine as FS is
running. However if you are operating the driver over a
network it should be installed on the LAN PC and the BFF Motion Bridge software must be
installed on the sim PC
– the Bridge .exe is included in a separate zip file in the main zip
archive and this Bridge zip file must be copied to the sim PC and its
files extracted to a dedicated directory.
configuration file on the sim PC must be edited to set the IP
addresses of the sim and networked PC's and the PortS and IPAddress
settings must be configured in the .bff driver configuration file on
the LAN PC.
For X-Plane and Condor Soaring versions -
For these sims BFF Motion Bridge
is not required for LAN operation. The driver receives data directly
from X-Plane/Condor using UDP protocols. It is necessary however to set up
the data outputs in X-Plane and this is described in Section
driver package should be installed on the machine on which you want
it to run.
Condor quick start guide for setup steps for the Condor Soaring
version of the driver.
Section 7 for the data export
settings in X-Plane that are needed.
The motion driver
folder contains the main .exe's for the software along with sample .bff
configuration files and other files used by the program.
run the motion driver software double click on the BFF_Motion_Driver
To use the .bff
configuration file setup programs double click on the appropriate
Driver_Setup .exes - there is one for each of two types of platform
supported by the software.
The sample .bff
configuration files can be used as a start point for your system
configuration. Use one that matches your type of platform.
These .bff files are text files and can be edited manually using a
text editor such as NotePad.
The PID26.cfg file
is the configuration file used by the BFF PID Servo Controller.
The BFF Motion
Bridge software is in its own .zip archive in the folder. If you are
running the motion driver on a LAN PC this zip archive needs to be
copied to the flight sim PC and installed there.