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  1. Hi @Sneep, I seem to be having an issue with this version. It will close almost immediately after it opens. Managed to grab a screen capture before it closed and it wasn't showing any errors. Renamed the dcslm.json to see if a freshly generated version would help, no joy. Have 7-zip installed Rolled back to the previous version and all is good Cheers
  2. Scratch that, no sooner had I posted the above, I found my solution within the examples of the dcs-bios-arduino-library. RotaryAcceleratedEncoder DcsBios::RotaryAcceleratedEncoder ufcComm1ChannelSelect("UFC_COMM1_CHANNEL_SELECT", "DEC", "INC", "FAST_INC", "FAST_DEC", 19, 18); Work a treat!! Cheers
  3. HI, I've been trying to setup a rotary encoder and I'm currently seeing it increase/decrease by 4 channel numbers each detent. I was thinking this might be a bouncing issue as it can be a little erratic, but as there seems to be a function to change the steps per detent, I thought I would give that a go first (grasping at straws as I don't know if this is even related or would fix this issue) Each of the examples I've found though fail to compile Examples: DcsBios::RotaryEncoder<2> ufcComm1ChannelSelect("UFC_COMM1_CHANNEL_SELECT", "DEC", "INC", 18, 19) DcsBios::RotaryEncoder ufcComm1ChannelSelect("UFC_COMM1_CHANNEL_SELECT", "DEC", "INC", 18, 19, 2) DcsBios::RotaryEncoder ufcComm1ChannelSelect("UFC_COMM1_CHANNEL_SELECT", "DEC", "INC", 18, 19, DcsBios::TWO_STEPS_PER_DETENT) Current sketch line: DcsBios::RotaryEncoder ufcComm1ChannelSelect("UFC_COMM1_CHANNEL_SELECT", "DEC", "INC", 18, 19); Current dcs-bios library: dcs-bios-arduino-library-0.3.5 If I look in the Encoders.h source file I can see that the capability must be there, but I can't seem to work out where I'm going wrong. I'm not very experienced with writing sketches, so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Any help or a simple kick in the right direction, would be much appreciated Cheers
  4. Hi ya Thalvid, When setting up tacan between fighters you need to maintain a channel seperation of 63. The below link will give you some background. Though written for the A-10 it should be the same for other NATO aircraft https://www.mudspike.com/how-to-use-the-air-to-air-tacan-in-dcs-a-10c/ Excerpt below is taken from the linked article "The trick to know here is that when you set a TACAN channel, you’re actually setting two different frequencies: a transmit frequency specific to that channel and a receive frequency that’s 63 MHz higher. TACAN channels are spaced by 1 MHz between channels, so setting a radio to a channel 63 higher than the transmitting aircraft (77X in our example) will mean you’re tuned to that’s aircraft TACAN transmissions. This is why the transmitting aircraft should be a channel between 1 and 63, so the receivers can tune to 64-126. The channel selected needs to be the same X or Y, as these represent completely different frequency sets, and the same TACAN mode (A/A T/R) needs to be selected to enable range calculation." Cheers
  5. Hey Zetrocker, using standalone, and confirmed using actual device and that it's working. I thought for a bit that there was some conflict between my Logitech cam which has a mic, but this has now been removed. News flash: I was able to get it working this afternoon. The example adds possibly to something trying to claim my headset mic. Senario: 1. Loaded voice attack and confirmed I could both receive audio and transmit through my headset 2. Loaded DCS and lost both audio reception and couldn't transmit. 3. Restarted voice attack and test again; to my surprise it worked. I'm not able to test anymore tonight, but this result is more then I had before, so I'm encouraged. I'm not seeing any errors within voice attack Cheers Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Oh - I also forgot to mention that I reset the export profile as well and removed everything else from it leaving only Viacom in there
  7. Hi @MAXsenna, thanks for the tips, gave me something else to check. I can confirm that my VIACOM profile has the "send commands to this target" set to Active Window. I even loaded a fresh VIACOM profile just to make sure it stayed the same. I also might not have been very clear the last time, when I said I could see the keypresses (meaning MIC actions). The is being passed to voice attack fine (tuned in-cockpit radio is being picked up) while it's behind the game. The only part which doesn't happen while voice attacks is minimised/behind the active game is the voice commands are not being passed through to voice attack. Its almost like my mic is being hijacked by something else in DCS, which is why I asked about the DCS built-in chat feature. Anyway thanks again, its appreciated; I'll keep digging around for a bit longer and then maybe give a re-install of my headset drivers and voice attack a go. oh, this only seems to affect voice attack (viacom) I can still use SRS and other chat programs like DISCORD fine. really confusing me this one Cheers
  8. Voice commands not working when voice attack does not have focus Hi Guys, I'm not even sure where to start searching for a solution on this one, I've never had an issue before now, and I've run out of ideas. For some reason, I can only get Viacom/voice attack to recognise any commands when it has the focus in-game, that is it's being displayed on top of the current game; when it is it works flawlessly. As soon as its no longer in focus (behind the active game) nothing works. I can still see the key presses, but it's not registering the receipt of any commands, almost like my mic on the headset is also losing focus of the application. Its been a while between games and the last time I played the chat settings in DCSD were not a thing. Have there been any reports of this new DCS feature messing with VIACOM? Cheers
  9. If the update which got installed was KB4515384 uninstall it. This update has been proven to mess with a number of things, including network cards, sound cards etc. I was getting a similar issue where SRS was throwing an error because it couldn't find or load the audio driver. Removing the update fixed it for me, as well as stop a DCS crash I was having. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. Hi All, some pics and thoughts from my journey’s with VRK. First off, a big thank you to Rider the creator of this amazing piece of software and a great guy. I went with the option of using a pen tablet for the same reasons Rider has already described, • Size options • Weight • Ease of use • Price My aim was to have something which would be as close as possible to what you would use IRL, and for this, my foundation was an actual pilot’s kneepad strap You can get these from most local pilot supply shops, I’ve included the product link as a starting point. Pricing is pretty good at around $40 US. In my part of the world slightly more at $60 AU https://www.flyboys.com/kneeboards.html The pen tablet I’ve gone with is the HS64 by Huion https://www.huiontablet.com/huion-hs64.html You can get some great deals on Amazon for about $40 US The writing area dimensions of this sweet little tablet match almost perfectly with the kneeboard I’m using, with the buttons extending (in my case as a lefty) over the edge slightly. It is limited to only having 4 programmable buttons (some others have 6 or more), but for what I want it’s just perfect. The top 2 = TAB Up/Down The bottom 2 = PAGE Up/Down The space left in between makes for a nice wrist stabilizing area while I write something Now let’s assemble You can remove the clipboard from the kneeboard strap (the one on the right), what I’ve then done is use some Command M3 picture hanging strips and applied to both the back of the clipboard and Pen Tablet https://www.command.com/3M/en_US/command/products/~/Command-Large-Picture-Hanging-Strips/?N=5924736+3294529207+3294737318&rt=rud Once you've joined the two parts together, you can then use the clip part of the board to fasten it in place to the kneeboard strap (pic is of the underside of the kneeboard strap) Lastly, a couple final pics showing it all together, and one final one which was using my initial choice the XP-PEN G640S as an example of how it could look using a tablet with the buttons on the top. XP-PEN G640S Note: At the time of writing this, the G640S is currently not supported by VRK, so don’t buy it What else can I say except this application is revolutionizing the way I fly DCS in VR, both as a mission and training tool. Hope this helps people make the right decision for them. Have fun and safe flying shindawg
  11. Hi baco, If it hasn't been mentioned already, make sure your using something like notepad++ to make any changes. Normal windows notepad will tend to add extra characters to the file which would corrupt the file. Cheers Sent using Tapatalk
  12. If you haven't done so already, double check you key mappings just incase something's changed. Cheers Sent using Tapatalk
  13. You only need it on the machine you're HMD is connected to. Cheers Sent using Tapatalk
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