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  1. Where is the file??? SinandGrin, I was interested in the thumbnail print thinking it could be customized to my rendition of the DCS A10C profile but clicking on the "here" pointer it went nowhere. Is it still posted somewhere I can access?
  2. How do you get an 8-way POV in the TARGET GUI setup After frustrations with an aging Saitek X55 PRO I bequeathed it to my grandson and blew $400 on a Thrustnmaster Warthog HOTAS. So far, the gain in control stability has been worth the wallet drain. However, with the limited hours I have gaming I have been having difficulty getting a profile set up that satisfies needs. I am concentrating on the P51 Mustang in DCS, can't justify TRACKIR yet, and some how have lost a couple of lengthy profiles setup in DCS. So I started toying with TARGET since I used Saitek's SST software for some time generating profiles that did what I expected insofar as HOTAS to airplane movement. With TM Warthog HOTAS I have looked at several ready made profiles both DCS LUA and one TARGET but can't find one simple enough to relate to then build on. I started with simple BASIC GUI but have familiarized with Advanced and even tried modifying with the script editor - have had some experience with programming up thru C - but am unable to find ways around things like getting an 8-way POV into TARGET. Can't find a key to assign UP-LEFT (e,g) to. Granted, I could do a POV in DCS but would like to see it all wrapped up in TARGET it possible. So after that preamble.... Is there a way to assign 8-way viewing POV using TARGET? Is ther a way of assigning my keyboard's Lshift LWIN (Fn-Pause) to a TARGET key? (This is how I get to a "Pause Active" in DCS.
  3. New TM Warthog HOTAS Joystick: 61668 Throttle: 61826 USA NH
  4. Been all over the forums and videos between "practice, practice, practice" and have made puny progress in getting to a sometimes reasonable touchdown. Most of the time it ends shortly thereafter skidding sideways even after pulling back the stick to lock wheels. But mostly, getting over the runway straight at glide speed without bouncing the landing gear awry is the biggest issue. Just more time needed (without the "War Department" feeling neglected) I expect. I've never actually flown except to take controls of friends' crafts during flight a few times which I enjoyed immensely. I get the feeling I'm battling my declining hand/eye coordination and general dexterity (76 yr. old retiree) on top of h/w touchiness and simulation complexity. I've been reading up on the TM Warthog HOTAS from users as well as publications and I think I am using not-the-best h/w with X52 Pro. However, until I can justify blowing $400 to replace it I spend a lot of time applying tips to improve its control. What amazes me is videos like Sogomonian's (DCS: World - P-51D - Taxi, Takeoff, Landing Tutorial - ). My craft is never that stable. At least, not after making a throttle or rudder/aileron/elevator-trim while descending on final approach. I try to avoid rudder pedal use during that time which causes bobbing all over the place. No matter how tiny the trim or stick adjustment I make I rarely am as spot on as his video. Sooooo.... back into the skies when I get the chance and keep tuned to these informative forums... :)
  5. HiJack, thanks for this tip!!. After figuring out delay entry I tried it out and it does a pretty good job! I did drop the release to 0.025. For some reason all my axis and trims on the X52 Pro are ULTRA sensitive. Using this tio with the SST Macro bound to the keyboard key gives the P51D almost complete control of the drift. Still working at getting all 3 trims to the point where I can line up on a landing approach and actually get down without bouncing or angling and ending up a fire ball. I'm counting/collecting pennies and hope someday to upgrade to a TM Warthog HOTAS. I'm getting weary of my sticky/loose/touchy X52 Pro..... or go back to boring arcade style games
  6. artmustel, I have to say this thread is very informative. I've been struggling to get consecutive *successful* takeoffs and landings for some time and am still in trouble with both. I've even created missions with green gates galore trying to get axis controls setup with right DCS settings while trimming like mad just to get level controlled flight. Still at it..... Good luck with your efforts and thanks loads to you and folks responding I have more fodder to chew on. I've spent tons of time viewing videos and applying tips from helpful folks and have made progress but someone said "practice,practice,practice,practice,..." and I'll get there. I do whenever I have time......
  7. I'll have do a recheck on that when I have a few spare cycles. Not that it matters on this post but "Stick"ion on my Saitek X52 Pro is driving me bonkers and I've been searching for a good disassembly video to clean/lube the stick. Can see parts splonging all over if I do it wrong.
  8. Guess I keep all installs for now..... Thank your Art-J and cichlidfan for responding. I could probably dispense with the Steam version but will hold off for now until a combined areas (Caucasus, Nevada, ??) version is released. Art-J: I think I have 1.5.6 released/updated version. I don't recall "beta" during installation and don't see a beta tag anywhere. Version 2 (Nevada) is "alpha" I guess. I raised the question because of what seems to be sharing of some files across all 3 versions. For example - the profile I use for my joystick in each different game all point to the same c:/../../SavedGames/.. file.
  9. Question: Can DCS versions share installation Directory?? Stupid noob question probably and searching netted no answer nor was the readme file helpful --- I have 3 versions of DCS on my computer: 1. I have Steam version DCSWorld 1.5.6 in my C:\Programs(x86) directory path 2. I have ED's DCS World version DCS 1.5.6 in my D:\DCS World directory path 3. I have ED's DCS World 2 OpenAlpha version 2.0.6 (?) in my D:\DCS World 2 OpenAlpha directory path When I look at the directory contents of each version many of the directories are the same but may contain some few different files even though in the same named directory. Obviously, the "World 2" for example contain several additional or different named directories. In short, I have a lot of space taken up by what appears to be indentical directories in separate directory paths for the 3 versions. Questions: Can all installations be directed during installation to one "DCS" directory resulting in single directories for those files that are duplicates over versions and unique directories created where applicable? ----OR-- Are entirely separate areas required for each installation to avoid a complicated mess during patches/updates? It just seems to have a lot of duplication
  10. Regards Teamspeak Zimm, thanks for suggestion. I took a quick look at TeamSpeak. In the not too distant future it will be checked off my "get it" list. Right now I am prioritizing with practicing/tweaking controls with what I have. However, from responses to my post and watching several vids I've gotta have Trackir and rudder pedals! Those are my next priorities. Would like to find some way of extending my X52 Pro Joystick for finer control but.....
  11. My controller Axis curves As mentioned earlier, I have spent hours tweaking my controller to the point where I have limited success and would post those curves. Not having a lot of experience with that this is somewhat of an experiment. Here are the curves for the Saitek X52 Pro HOTAS: : x Axis : Y- Axis : Rudder Axis : RPM Axis : Elevator Trim Axis : Rudder Trim Axis : Throttle Axis Undoubtedly, I will continue to tweak these going forward. This is the Saitek profile in zip format: Mustang 000.zip - Now, hopefully that went all according to Hoyle.... If/when you unzip the Saitek profile, load it into SST programming utility, and scan the contents you will see most of the axis are intact. Exceptions are the Slider1 (RPM) and Mode 3, X-AXIS. The former should be easy to understand but both are banded with bindings to Key presses in DCS P51-D. For now it works for me but I will likely change that at some point. If anyone chooses to adopt any of these and has questions feel free to ask. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edit update 3/9/17 Since posting this I've continued to tweak stick and throttle axis and gotten a pair of TM rudder pedals. Needless to say, tweaking continues and some progress made in improving controls in general and marginal success in takeoff/landings. Still find controls touchy as hell in trying to center the ball for leveling our to make a good approach. Lubed the stick but still bobble too much even with feather touches and end up in flames too much. Spending any free time doing all that stuff. Also spend a lot of time watching videos and gathering tips. Thanks to all for many tips and pointers to tips/videos/articles. One day I hope to look back on all this frustration with a smile cuz it's OVER but I'm gonna get there.......
  12. Reply to mkiii Thanks for the input. I'm going to give the "bootlace" trick a try to see what it buys me. An issue that I need a work around with is a "sticky" joystick. Especially those tiny corrections I seem to need during final approach. Seems to have a tiny bit of hangup just before moving. Will have to deal with that for now but I am looking at pedals as a first item and am also looking seriously into the trackir unit. I may regret a decision during my recent downsizing (accompanying retirement) where I gave up a home built desktop to my gaming grandson. This Eluctronic Gaming Laptop has a nice size (17+ inch screen) and fairly good specs - described in OP - and capable of physically handling pedals and trackir, I think. However, I'm finding thoughts entering my mind to build a strictly gaming desktop and keep this for usual administrative stuff. However, that will have to get past the War Department (read: spouse). :)
  13. Thanks Art-J. Someone else mentioned extensions. Will have to look into it. At first glance, I can't see any way of adjusting the X52 Pro joystick other than a lock to avoid using it for rudder twist - I assume for pedals which I don't have..... I'm going to try to post my AXIS curves soon but in short I have been all over the map getting to where I am currently at - and expect to continue tweaking a bit. I
  14. Thanks David OC for all the hints/cautions/suggestions. I will be kept busy for awhile just going through the pointers! Regarding taildraggers, I have toyed with others including some of the WWI and have to admit finding them VERY different than tricycle landers. I am committed to devoting my play time nailing the Mustang and do appreciate your inputs along with the many others.
  15. My system is: Eluktronics P670RP6 Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core, W10 Home, 6GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 17.3” Full HD IPS, 256GB Performance SSD + 1TB HDD, 16GB DDR4 RAM I have a SaitekX52 Pro HOTAS system and have spent a bit of time integrating the SST profiles into the existing AXIS configuring of DCS P51 - and am still tweaking. I'm going to try to edit both in the original post shortly. The X52 Pro is 3 years old and still in good condition consting ~$150 new. That's it...
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