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    How to prepare iControl DCS for use with open beta

    Create following file: C:\Users\[yourname]\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Scripts\Export.lua

    Content of the file:
    Code:
    dofile(".\\A10VCServer\\Main.lua") --A10VCHook
    Or just copy the file from C:\Users\[yourname]\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts\Export.lua to the above folder in case you are using it for 1.2.6 already


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      Originally posted by hreich View Post
      Create following file: C:\Users\[yourname]\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Scripts\Export.lua

      Content of the file:
      Code:
      dofile(".\\A10VCServer\\Main.lua") --A10VCHook
      Or just copy the file from C:\Users\[yourname]\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts\Export.lua to the above folder in case you are using it for 1.2.6 already


      This is soution provided by nigglascage
      Figured that out a while back, as I dont have a /DCS/ Folder, As I Moved it elsewhere, and noticed I had one after installing the scripts, and that it only had the export file in it.

      Moved the scripts and voila.
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        I have just got back into A10 after a long leave of absence and have finally got things running correctly again. I would really like to see an update that improves the radio selection system.

        Fingers crossed for an update soon. ( Though I do appreciate that the continual changing of how systems work in DCS must make it very challenging / to say nothing of frustrating - to keep on top of ...)
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          Originally posted by Ratcatcher View Post
          I have just got back into A10 after a long leave of absence and have finally got things running correctly again. I would really like to see an update that improves the radio selection system.

          Fingers crossed for an update soon. ( Though I do appreciate that the continual changing of how systems work in DCS must make it very challenging / to say nothing of frustrating - to keep on top of ...)
          Could you elaborate a bit on what you'd like to see?
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            Hi boarder2,

            Well I would like to see something that allows the input of numbers to the various radios/TACAN/ILS controls to be altered so that their input is a lot more straight forward.

            Currently it tries to replicate the actual input a little too literally, which is a neat idea but leaves me endlessly trying to roll my finger round and round in circles like a demented tv studio floor manager, then having to reverse the direction when it over shoots ( or as a consequence of the current state of the game - having the numbers jump about all over the place. )

            It might be easier if the icontrol representation of each instrument was larger ( as it is very fiddly ) but tbh I think its the fact that flick / pinch / stroke gestures don't work that well with this type of control input. I find it bad enough on a 23" touch screen using HELIOS, let alone a 10" Ipad with the 5 nav instruments represented on the one page along with the warning lights panel and weapons arming panel.

            I would like to see something that may not actually replicate the real world instruments, but accurately and quickly allows the user to input the desired radio frequency. Taping each knob/dial rather than flick up and down. Disadvantage would be that you would have to cycle through all numbers - 0 to 9 - should you over shoot. But at least it would be a simple tap tap tap.

            Alternatively, you could have a keypad come up. Say for example you wish to select an ILS station. You simply tap the ILS control box to make it the live input. ( Signified by a colored border )

            A keyboard pops up on screen and you put in the required digits... 1 - 0 - 9 . 9 - 0, then hit "select" or "OK" ( or similar ). This keypad could also have a volume "+" and "-" and a power on / off button. Basically you control all the inputs on the one keypad. Once your done hit "set" and the input is er... input.
            You would also need a "del" key in case you input the wrong number.

            Once you input the selection the keypad disappears retaining the realistic representation of the instruments.

            Sorry for the long post, but you did ask

            Hope it makes sense!

            Cheers
            Last edited 02-16-2014, 11:46 PM.
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              Someone knows how to return DCS to full screen?
              I deleted "DCS Vitual cockpit server" but i can´t see DCS in full screen.
              I tried reinstalling DCS but nothing.

              best regards

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                Originally posted by Ratcatcher View Post
                Hi boarder2,

                Well I would like to see something that allows the input of numbers to the various radios/TACAN/ILS controls to be altered so that their input is a lot more straight forward.

                Currently it tries to replicate the actual input a little too literally, which is a neat idea but leaves me endlessly trying to roll my finger round and round in circles like a demented tv studio floor manager, then having to reverse the direction when it over shoots ( or as a consequence of the current state of the game - having the numbers jump about all over the place. )

                It might be easier if the icontrol representation of each instrument was larger ( as it is very fiddly ) but tbh I think its the fact that flick / pinch / stroke gestures don't work that well with this type of control input. I find it bad enough on a 23" touch screen using HELIOS, let alone a 10" Ipad with the 5 nav instruments represented on the one page along with the warning lights panel and weapons arming panel.

                I would like to see something that may not actually replicate the real world instruments, but accurately and quickly allows the user to input the desired radio frequency. Taping each knob/dial rather than flick up and down. Disadvantage would be that you would have to cycle through all numbers - 0 to 9 - should you over shoot. But at least it would be a simple tap tap tap.

                Alternatively, you could have a keypad come up. Say for example you wish to select an ILS station. You simply tap the ILS control box to make it the live input. ( Signified by a colored border )

                A keyboard pops up on screen and you put in the required digits... 1 - 0 - 9 . 9 - 0, then hit "select" or "OK" ( or similar ). This keypad could also have a volume "+" and "-" and a power on / off button. Basically you control all the inputs on the one keypad. Once your done hit "set" and the input is er... input.
                You would also need a "del" key in case you input the wrong number.

                Once you input the selection the keypad disappears retaining the realistic representation of the instruments.

                Sorry for the long post, but you did ask

                Hope it makes sense!

                Cheers
                This is exactly the kind of thing I'm experimenting with in the Android app. If I get something that works better, I'll do my best to port it back to the iOS app as well.

                Unfortunately I don't think there's a way to tell the sim to just "tune to frequency XXX.XX". If anyone knows different, let me know!
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                  Originally posted by davitxu View Post
                  Someone knows how to return DCS to full screen?
                  I deleted "DCS Vitual cockpit server" but i can´t see DCS in full screen.
                  I tried reinstalling DCS but nothing.

                  best regards
                  You can't run the simulator in full screen mode while using iControl DCS or it can't capture the exported displays.

                  If you're having a different problem, please open a support ticket by clicking the Support tab on the left side of http://bit-shift.com/icontroldcs/index.html
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                    Thaks for your answer boarder2,

                    I don't have nothing nothing installed about DCS virtual cockpit, but i can´t see full screen.

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                      Originally posted by davitxu View Post
                      Thaks for your answer boarder2,

                      I don't have nothing nothing installed about DCS virtual cockpit, but i can´t see full screen.
                      Make sure the "Full screen" option is checked in the sim settings. If that doesn't help, this thread is probably not the right place to troubleshoot your issue since it doesn't seem to have anything to do with iControl DCS.
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                        Hi. I know I'm being stupid, but I am having rather huge problems with DCS Virtual Cockpit and multiple monitors. I have a 3 monitor setup, each display is 1920x1080. In addition, I am running a Nexus 7 v2 as a 4th additional monitor via Air Display.

                        My issue is that I am able to export the MFCDs, but they're not displaying the actual display. I get that this needs to be somewhere on the screen, and it works if I am running A-10C on a single monitor with the MFCDs on the screen, but any combination that involves having a proper triple monitor setup seems to break either the export or the view on the main monitors. I'm fairly certain it has to do with my inability to correctly map the coordinates of the panels, but I am stuck. Could anybody help? The coordinates of my monitors are as follows:

                        0,0 (main monitor - which I gather have to be the leftmost - should ideally show the left part of the cockpit / windows)
                        0;-1232 (Nexus - placed above the main monitor in windows)
                        1920;0 (second monitor, the middle one (where I want the main cockpit view)
                        3840;0 (third monitor, the rightmost (where I want to view the right part of the cockpit / windows).

                        Any suggestions for my lua file? I've tried both the default "3 monitor" setup in DCS Options, as well as the A-10c Virtual Cockpit setup.

                        Lua file:
                        Spoiler:
                        --***DO NOT MODIFY THESE COMMENT LINES***
                        --A10CVirtualCockpitServer v0.0.0.0
                        --LOCATION Config\MonitorSetup
                        --HOOKTO
                        --Monitor lua

                        _ = function(p) return p; end;
                        name = _('A-10C Virtual Cockpit Server');
                        Description = 'Setup for A-10C Virtual Cockpit Server MFCD and CDU Exports.'
                        Viewports =
                        {
                        Center =
                        {
                        x = 0;
                        y = 0;
                        width = 1920;
                        height = 1080;
                        viewDx = 0;
                        viewDy = 0;
                        aspect = 1.7777777777777777777777777778;
                        }
                        }

                        LEFT_MFCD =
                        {
                        x = -6;
                        y = -6;
                        width = 312;
                        height = 312;
                        }

                        RIGHT_MFCD =
                        {
                        x = 796;
                        y = 151;
                        width = 312;
                        height = 312;
                        }

                        CDU_EXPORT =
                        {
                        x = 1303;
                        y = 311;
                        width = 280;
                        height = 180;
                        }

                        UIMainView = Viewports.Center

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                          Originally posted by morpheos View Post
                          Hi. I know I'm being stupid, but I am having rather huge problems with DCS Virtual Cockpit and multiple monitors. I have a 3 monitor setup, each display is 1920x1080. In addition, I am running a Nexus 7 v2 as a 4th additional monitor via Air Display.
                          There's no need to run Air Display if you're using DCS Virtual Cockpit for Android. Instead, follow the video here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-uxLPuY6xk ) to set up VC Server on your PC and then make sure the sim is using the A-10 Virtual Cockpit monitor profile and not running in full screen mode.

                          If you have any more questions, feel free to open a ticket by clicking the Support tab on the left side of the screen at http://bit-shift.com/icontroldcs/index.html
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                            Originally posted by boarder2 View Post
                            There's no need to run Air Display if you're using DCS Virtual Cockpit for Android. Instead, follow the video here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-uxLPuY6xk ) to set up VC Server on your PC and then make sure the sim is using the A-10 Virtual Cockpit monitor profile and not running in full screen mode.

                            If you have any more questions, feel free to open a ticket by clicking the Support tab on the left side of the screen at http://bit-shift.com/icontroldcs/index.html
                            The problem is that what is shown in that video only sets up one monitor, with MFCDs on screen. That's not what I want.

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                              Originally posted by morpheos View Post
                              The problem is that what is shown in that video only sets up one monitor, with MFCDs on screen. That's not what I want.
                              For multiple displays, just drag the "Main Cockpit" area to fill all of your displays.
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                                Originally posted by boarder2 View Post
                                For multiple displays, just drag the "Main Cockpit" area to fill all of your displays.
                                What is.. I don't even - that is just so easy that I'm so embarrased that I am going to buy the iPad version in addition to the Android version I already have... Thanks a bundle mate. It turns out that Air Display isn't a good way to to it, since it lags my system out, so still haven't found a way in Win 8 to trick Windows into having a fourth "virtual" display to hide the MFCDs. Oh well.

                                Any experiences with running both the iPad and the Android version at the same time?

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                                  Originally posted by morpheos View Post
                                  What is.. I don't even - that is just so easy that I'm so embarrased that I am going to buy the iPad version in addition to the Android version I already have... Thanks a bundle mate. It turns out that Air Display isn't a good way to to it, since it lags my system out, so still haven't found a way in Win 8 to trick Windows into having a fourth "virtual" display to hide the MFCDs. Oh well.

                                  Any experiences with running both the iPad and the Android version at the same time?
                                  Yeah, unfortunately Windows 8 changed the way virtual displays work so the Mirage driver everyone had been using doesn't work any more


                                  Should work fine with both iPad and Android at the same time! Enjoy!
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                                    Good stuff. Too bad iPad generation 1 isn't supported :/ (well, without jailbreaking - or at all?)
                                    Last edited 07-04-2014, 09:04 PM.

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                                      Originally posted by morpheos View Post
                                      Good stuff. Too bad iPad generation 1 isn't supported :/ (well, without jailbreaking - or at all?)
                                      Yeah, I believe Apple requires iOS 6 as the minimum for all new App Store submissions, so that leaves original iPad users in the dark unfortunately
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                                        Originally posted by boarder2 View Post
                                        Yeah, unfortunately Windows 8 changed the way virtual displays work so the Mirage driver everyone had been using doesn't work any more
                                        There is a mirror driver resident in Windows 8, don't know if this is suitable as an alternative.
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx

                                        And Demoforge confirmed:-

                                        Hi Dave

                                        No, Windows 8 natively provides almost the same that DFMirage does for Windows 7 (and earlier).
                                        Last edited 07-15-2014, 05:44 PM.

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                                          I have the Cougar MFD's that I use connected to a second monitor with the mfcd screens exported to them.
                                          I would love to use iControl to export the cdu only.
                                          Is this possible?
                                          I downloaded the free version to my iPad mini and tried to work it out but the mfd's were always black no matter where I put the mfd screens in the server setup.
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