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White Owl

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  1. Alright, so it's not just me forgetting how to do things. That's a little reassuring. I've never used snapviews because I use TrackIR. I'll take a look at the axis tuning, see if I can make it do what I want. Thanks very much. :)
  2. So I've been away from DCS for a long while, and want to try out this newfangled 2.5 whatsit. Many things are new... but some old things are still there. I still hate the stupidly fisheyed default FOV limits, and want to adjust them. Back in the day, I would have edited server.lua, but that no longer works. Or I would've edited the individual plane's Views.lua, but that no longer works. I tried searching this forum, only to find a ton of threads from the past several years, no longer relevant. Please, how do I fix this? :helpsmilie:
  3. I recently decided to no longer attempt to maintain a DCS install until 2.5 actually works, so this announcement doesn't actually change anything for me! I won't be needing the refund. Thanks for letting us know the plan.
  4. There are lots of sim-pilots out there who I'm sure would love flying in DCS if they ever gave it a chance. But they won't try it, because they don't want combat. These potential customers like high fidelity simulations of complex aircraft, they like high performance flying machines, they like immersive cockpits... but they simply don't want to have to deal with getting shot at. I can't say I blame them. This missions generator sounds like a very good way to sell them on DCS!
  5. The lazy eight maneuver demonstrated in your video is very different from the lazy eight I learned for my Commercial Pilot certificate several years ago. I learned it as two 180 degree turns, one to the left, one to the right, ending at the same altitude, heading and airspeed as you started. You climb and increase bank for the first half of each turn, then descend and decrease bank angle for the second half of the turn. The nose of the airplane draws a sideways figure eight centered on the horizon; thus the name. Does the USAF really do two full 360 degree turns, so you come back to the starting position twice? Does anybody have a reference for this? The verbal instructions seem to confuse 90 degrees of bank with 90 degrees of turn... unless the USAF also requires a 90 degree bank at the top of the climb? Link: http://avstop.com/ac/flighttrainghandbook/lazy8.html
  6. Haven't had the opportunity to get to an airshow for a couple of years, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one! I spent a lot of time hanging around where the performing aircraft were parked so I could watch them start up. The T-33 surprised me with the awesome bass growl when it first lit; very different from any modern jet engines I've ever heard. I think the A-6M Zero was one of the biggest highlights of the show. Not many opportunities to see one of those flying! In the static displays, I loved the replica Wright Model A and want very much to learn more about that project. Who built it, where, when, using what documentation? Obviously that little modern engine isn't authentic... how about the rest of the plane? Is it airworthy, or only for ground display? Man, I loved the looks of that bird.
  7. Options - Special - F-86F Uncheck the box, I think it's labeled landing seat adjustment.
  8. I don't know. Never had the replays work for me at all, so I just stopped using them for anything.
  9. Thank you very much, zaelu! Problem solved. :) I thought the issue magically fixed itself last update... I must've stumbled over that file and immediately forgotten about it, like a derp. :lol:
  10. While I'm sorry people are having problems with this very fun module... I'm glad it's not just me. Thought I was going crazy and/or messed up something extremely obvious.
  11. Just to add to the mystery, in hopes that if any other person ever experiences the same problem then maybe this little thread can help them figure it out... After today's update, once again I'm back to the default max FOV, and editing Views.lua does not have any apparent effect.
  12. I've always used Fraps, with no problems in DCS. Edit: I thought maybe MSI Afterburner would work as a high quality, free alternative to Fraps... but just tried it, and it apparently won't get along with DCS.
  13. Agreed, the middle setting is best. At the default haze setting, I occasionally have trouble seeing the horizon. Framerate issues aside, the low setting is maybe a little bit too clear; the real sky only occasionally is that haze-free.
  14. Rudder pedals do affect your flying so much, is the point. They're practically a requirement for any helicopter, which you say you're interested in. A better joystick is only a little bit better, but adding rudder pedals at about the same cost as one of the modules you're already planning on buying will make a huge difference.
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