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  1. It has never worked for me in any multi monitor setup. You should be able to see it if you press ALT+ENTER, but you run the risk of messing something up when you do that, and you will have to do it every time you want to use the thing. This is unacceptable IMO. There NEEDS to be an option to manually place it, and ALL those floating windows that DCS uses such as Kneepad, Control Indicator, AI controls for AH64 etc.
  2. And here we are in 2022. Nothing has changed. Still no way of editing the position of the thing.
  3. I guess the lesson for some, is to actually read the thread before wildly flailing about and reinstalling everything. Always remove mods before updates. All the hacks we see on these forums WILL break something eventually if you don't manage them properly.
  4. The fix shown above is already IN the latest update - it even has a link to ASTO... Either way, the result for me (3 main monitors sideways, +1 extra for mfds to the far right)) is identical to the first release, ie the CPG menu is on screen 1 halfway off the bottom, with the Pilots menu nowhere to be seen. YES I know how to bind them. IMO, this and the control indicator NEED to be movable like the Kneepad, although even that insists on disappearing off to the furthest right monitor and still needs a slight mod like this one to make it appear on the 1st monitor by default. This is not 1990, things like this should not be hard-coded. My fix using the ORIGINAL file places them on the leftmost menu, near the middle. YMMV GREEN STUFF IS MY EDIT Adjust compas_pos & weap_control_pos --not for VR! compass_pos = {-0.8 * total_aspect, 0.5} -- ORIGINAL LINE {-0.82 * total_aspect, -0.7} --relative to screen center, 1 equals screen height afaik weap_control_pos = {-0.8 * total_aspect, 0.5} -- ORIGINAL LINE {0.8 * total_aspect, -0.75} --viewports stuff local v = find_viewport("GU_MAIN_VIEWPORT", "CENTER") if v ~= nil then if v.width ~= total_w or v.height ~= total_h then ULX = v.x ULY = v.y SZX = v.width SZY = v.height local aspect = SZX/SZY -- NOTE ALL THE STUFF IN BLUE IS DIFFERENT IN THE LATEST UPDATE weap_control_pos = {(ULX + SZX / 2 - total_w / 2) / total_w * total_aspect * 2, -(ULY + SZY / 2 - total_h / 2) / total_h * 2} compass_pos = {weap_control_pos[1] + compass_pos[1] * SZX / total_w, weap_control_pos[2] + compass_pos[2] * SZY / total_h} weap_control_size = weap_control_size * v.height / total_h compass_size = compass_size * v.height / total_h end end --end viewports stuff end
  5. Messing with lua files like this (as we currently have to do to position the control indicator for example) is not a "solution". It is a hack that could be broken by next week. Don't worry guys. It only took a few years to make the Kneepad movable, and in a few more, we may even get an option to select a start position in the main menu, for in-game UI, so you never know. That may also apply to the Control indicator & the AI menus.
  6. A lua file in the MB-339PAN folder, in your User mods folder causes the crash. Not in your app install folders. Mods should always be removed, from both Users/userName/Saved Games/DCS/Mods (or DCS.Openbeta/Mods, depending on your setup), and your DCS install folders before installing updates.
  7. The MB339 is officially broken now. Take a look at their page. The last but one page does have a fix to allow it to be used, but the module still does not function correctly with this version of DCS. Note: You must remove the MBB339PAN folder completely from your Users\Username\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Mods\aircraft. If that dosn't work, then you probably have another mod with a problem. Remove them all to start with. Reinsert one at a time. to find out which.
  8. Just Downloading now... And I see that already people are complaining about it! What do you want guys? Read the T&C and meaning of "Early Access" before you start. Meanwhile congratulations to the team, getting it out under such trying circumstances. PS: little congrats to me too. This is post 666 - that has to be significant in some way
  9. Grey, green and black. Exciting times!
  10. What is this insistence on the module being fully complete before a manual can be produced? That is clearly not true, witness the F16, and how the F-18 and Harrier modules had quite lengthy early access manuals, to mention but a few. Most modules have at least a provisional manual that is much more detailed than this quick-start guide that doesn't even mention the Autopilot, which is pretty fundamental to the use of the module, and no, it should also not be necessary for the user to by the Mi-8 in order to learn how that works either.. Non Russian speakers should also not be expected to know about, nor need to find and translate, Russian manuals on the off chance that they might be more informative. Come on now. Just update the English (and presumably other language versions).
  11. I still can't fly the Hind without falling out of the sky yet, so I can wait a little longer for the Apache.
  12. No Idea, I just use it offline.
  13. I feel your pain. I worked on Puma Wessex and Chinook for years, and nowadays, the only things I can remember for certain is what colour they were. Didn't become a pilot though, except in my mind.
  14. Yes usually. You should look into using ovgme to install any mods such as this, as well as to temporarily disable them before updating. I'm sure there will be threads covering this if you are unsure of how it works. The essentials are simple though, you create a second "shadow" folder somewhere that mirrors the DCS file structure that you are changing. I store all my mods in a folder named _Mods. In that, this mod is in a folder called new_Kneeboard, so this file is in _Mods\new_Kneeboard\Scripts\etc etc. When you enable the mod in ovgme, it backs up the original file to another folder, and when you need to update DCS, you disable the mod and ovgme copies the original file back. This ensures that your install is always 100% standard if no mods are enabled. Otherwise, you can do it manually. Just be sure that the file has not been changed by ED though... It does happen, and can cause problems if you apply an outdated file with a mod. Basically, you still have to keep track of things..
  15. Believe me it gets worse if you have more monitors. Thankfully, we are at least able to drag it and resize it now. That is a very recent addition. Unless something has changed recently, the Monitor setup file has no effect on the Kneeboard. It hasn't for many years. I use the following changes (in green) to my Scripts\Aircrafts\_Common\Cockpit\ViewportHandling.lua You will just need to tweak these numbers to position where you want. local kneeY = 1000 -- Following lines by MD local kneeX = 688 -- MD local kneePosY = 70 -- MD local kneePosX = 1216 -- RH side of my Leftmost monitor. -- positioning on screen in HUD Only view function update_screenspace_diplacement(aspect,is_left,zoom_value) local w = LockOn_Options.screen.width; local h = LockOn_Options.screen.height; if LockOn_Options.screen.oculus_rift then local ui_x,ui_y,ui_w,ui_h = get_UIMainView() w = ui_w; h = ui_h; end local x0 = 0 local w0 = 0.5 * h local aspect = aspect or 1 local zoom_value = zoom_value or 0 local default_width = w0 + (64 * zoom_value) if default_width > h then default_width = h end if default_width > 0.5 * w then default_width = 0.5 * w end local default_height = default_width / aspect local default_y = h - default_height local default_x = w - default_width - x0 if is_left then default_x = x0 end --dedicated_viewport = {default_x,default_y,default_width,default_height} -- This is the default value dedicated_viewport = {kneePosX,kneePosY,kneeX,kneeY} -- MD replaces line above with the values from the top dedicated_viewport_arcade = {default_x, 0 ,default_width,default_height} end
  16. If it was anything like the old Decca moving map system we had on Puma and Wessex in the 80s, the Pilot will break the thing in roughly 5 to 10 minutes after being issued it, so no need to swap any maps
  17. I have seen F-16 pilots comment that they fold the thing away IRL, because it just gets in the way, so Yes from me. As for the seat cover. No the sheepskin seat has to stay. It's comfy.
  18. I guess you mean stabilator droop? I never even noticed it being missing before., but you are not wrong. I guess (but haven't checked) that a good many, if not all, DCS aircraft are missing such things as control surfaces drooping. I did notice that an empty DCS Spit had elevator dropping under gravity, while one with a pilot did not, as he was holding it in a neutral position. So all good there.
  19. Sure, you can use anything as a Shift state switch if you want to give up a joystick button (or a keystroke), and DCS is easier than BMS to do this, but keeping it "real", the usual suspects on a TM Warthog stick (for example) both have functions IRL, so you have to compromise. If you also have a throttle, there is usually a spare button to use a shift or to reeplace the function lost by using the pinky switch or paddle on your stick. If you don't have a throttle, get one. In BMS, I use the Target Script editor to add a Long and Short hold function to the paddle switch so it can function as a shift if held for half a second or as a AP override if held for longer. Use the Tempo command in this example to Produce F12 on a short press, and act as the normal button 4 Paddle switch. if held longer :- MapKey(&Joystick, S4, TEMPO(F12, DX4, 500));
  20. Why? Surely it is better if every aircraft had the same L/R/C MFD display export name as they do now? If all are unique, then you need to create a separate entry for each. aircraft in your monitorsetup config. Or are you concerned about something other than exporting them to a screen?
  21. mkiii

    Drag Chute

    And I personally would like to see this one finished before they even think about another version. Personally, I only have experience with Dutch & Belgian F-16As, and would love to see those, but I guess it will need a third party or a modder to do this any time soon.. While they are at it, can they create a Tornado GR1, Jaguar, Buccaneer, Hunter, Wessex, Puma, Chinook, Bulldog and Chipmunk, and other types I have worked on.
  22. All true. Stanley airport is much changed, with the metal strip extensions gone, and runways now shortened again. Most of the bomb craters still exist if you look at recent imagery, and the terminal doesn't looks much different from what I remember. Port Stanley City itself seems to be much expanded now. There are roads all over the place that did not exist in '82. The Harrier strip at Port San Carlos (post landings) is gone, and the "village green" of the sheep farm no longer looks like something out of M.A.S.H. I'm not sure that Goose green had a lot going on in 82 structure-wise that is, there were some slit trenches and gun emplacements, but the strip was just mown grass, same on Pebble Island. The main thing you would notice since '82 is the relative lack of utterly destroyed Argentine equipment littering the place.
  23. Happy New Year!

     

    Have a Much better 2021 people.

  24. Interesting. I do 2d and 3d work on this PC, so I usually leave my Main monitor "un-enhanced" - might be worth a looksee.
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