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G'day, Dimitris.

Hope all is well with you and your's. Just wanted to thank you for all your help and your add-ons. Your instruction on David Courtney's YT video series "Learning with Dimitris", as well as vids on your own YT channel, helped me so much.

So thanks ... and cheers, mate. From the land of Aus.
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Great to hear that mate! I am glad that you've found the vids useful, cheers!
Hi Mariusz,
if you want to contact me again, please use the "Start Conversation" - posts on the profile page are limited to 420 characters.
I have attached a .txt file with my reply, below.
Cheers :)


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Hello Brian.
I would like to learn for the Orbiter Simulator, more specifically rockets and spaceships, to write and compile dlls similar to yours.
I have known for years that you are good at this, can you recommend me some sources from which you learned?
Maybe you have written some tutorials on this topic yourself. ?
Best Regards.
So now that we are half-way through 2022, what are some accomplishments y'all have made in the year? How has the year been treating you? What'cha hoping for the rest of this twist around the sun?
I haven't been here in a long time, but I decided to come back to India and study IBDP for my 11th and 12th years. It is gonna be tough adjusting to the country and the curriculum, but I am sure I will succeed.
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Best of luck to you, dude! Hope it goes well for you and you find what you are looking for.
Just got a trophy "Can't stop! You've posted 100 messages. I hope this took you more than a day!"... Well, it was 10 years, actually :D
Hi Kulch, do you plan to make a version of the Universal Cargo Deck for Orbiter 2016? It would be fantastic.
Hello BrianJ

Thanks again for your help. :cheers:
I just sent you an email, so you will have my address.

I wish you a happy Christmas.


After thinking from me ...

I wonder if the easiest for me that would not be quite simply to ask you as I had done for the tower of ELA4 to make me a dll.
It was papyref who advised me to ask you, what I had done.

I remember giving you the coordinates, angles and axes of rotation as well as the numbers of groups to animate, and you made me the necessary dll.
And it works very well.
What do you think ?
If you need me to make another launch tower like ELA4 - of course, I will be happy to help :)
If you send me the mesh, .scn and .ini files (the same as we did for ELA4) I can do it.

But I will also try to find a way to help you start to compile your own .dll - it will give you access to many more functions than spacecraft3.dll etc., and I think you will enjoy the extra freedom.
I am NOT a computer professional - my only skill is making .dll for Orbiter
Configuring the MS VS 2010 (or 2017) is the most difficult step, I think.
When it is configured correctly I don't change it - I just add in a new .cpp file for each project (and maybe add Orbitersound.lib if required).
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: [email protected]
then we can communicate more easily.

I will try and think of an easy way to get you started compiling .dll using MS VS 2010, and send you some infos/images etc.

Best wishes and have a good holiday!
Hi again BrianJ

I can uninstall MS visual studio 2010 (I never used it) and install MS Visual C ++ 2010 (vcredist_x64) which I have somewere in one of my backup drives...
But I think you're right: I'll ask on the forum if I can't configure it.

Thank you for your quick reply. :salute:
See you soon here... I still might need you... :unsure:

There is no urgency, the Christmas holidays being close, I will not be able to start until in January.

While waiting for your answer, I wish you happy holidays.

Jacques (alias "Jacquesmomo") ...
Hi Jacques,
It is nice to hear from you :)
I am still using MS Visual Studio 2010 - so I'm not sure if I will be the best person to ask.
Also - I can never remember how to configure MS Visual Studio 2010 ! ( i have some notes somewhere, I will look for them)
You might get more help for MS Visual Studio 2017 if you start a thread on the forum.

But - I think the best method is to try to compile the simplest .dll - ShuttlePB in the orbitersdk/samples/ folder.
It will probably ask you if you want to convert to MS VS 2017 format - say yes.
Then you will need to link the appropriate files from the orbitersdk/lib folder etc.
I can try to help you with that, but maybe someone who uses MS VS 2017 can give you better answers.
Probably best way to do it is to start a thread here on the forum.

I wish you Happy Holidays!
My request :
I have "microsoft visual studio 2017 community" installed on my computer.
Could you help me to configure it correctly so that by putting a ccp file (like the one you sent me) I can make a working dll ?
Then I will manage (by changing some values for example) to understand how it works
Hello Brian

I think you remember me: I asked you to give me a dll for the ariane 6 launch tower in Kourou.
And I thank you again.

Dansteph (which unfortunately disappeared from the forum without my knowing why) ... had proposed to me lessons to start learning C ++ in order to be able to make basic DLLs.
As I cannot contact him (I have his email address, but he does not answer!) I would like to ask you a favor
we need to leave this forum. they are pro censorship
Not pro censorship. Pro using well-researched data in your arguments. Science is science. This is not a difficult standard.

Facebook does not count as "research" or an academic journal. Nor do crackpot conspiracy websites that literally misinform users. Re-read the rule as the guideline does not prohibit critical discussion and debate.