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    Helios for A-10 Warthog and Ka-50 Black Shark at same time

    I love the Helios software - it is really great, but I was a little frustrated that I could not easily switch from flying the A-10 to the Ka-50. The problem is the Export.lua file, which exports different data for each aircraft.

    I decided to have a crack at addressing the problem, and hacked together a combined A-10/Ka-50/FC3 Export.lua file based on Gadroc's individual Export files. It's not the most elegant LUA code in the world, but it seems to work OK. I have attached a copy for anyone who would like to use it.

    It currently handles A-10C, Ka-50, and the Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft. It should be possible to extend it to handle the other high-fidelity aircraft, once I get around to it. If anyone has Export files for other DCS aircraft, I'm happy to take those and merge them into the logic.

    I hope this is of use to some of you!

    Revision History

    Updated 27/7/2013 to add FC3 support
    Updated 06/01/2014 with FC3 AOA fixed, plus tidier and more comments
    Updated 28/07/2014 with fix for F-86F-related crash
    Updated 7/08/2014 previous fix broke the A-10C, now fixed
    Updated 20/08/2014 fixed some logic issues that crashed the script when changing aircraft during a mission
    Updated 11/09/2014 Re-enabled HSI export for FC3 aircraft; now seems to be working.
    Updated 24/09/2014 Added some improved HSI logic from Capt Zeen (thanks), and cleaned up code a little.

    Installation

    Drop the Export.lua file into <your user folder>\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts
    Attached Files
    Last edited 09-24-2014, 10:14 AM. Reason: Newer version of Export script.

    #2
    Great!

    I will check it out tomorrow... just what i was looking for...!

    Btw, is it possible to get an mustang helios profile or at least to use the standard-gauges from helios for other aircraft (mustang) to create a simple similar cockpit?

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      #3
      Excellent. thank you
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        #4
        lnr212, I think the Export.lua will have to be enhanced in order to get gauges working for the P-51 and other aircraft; I can see how the Export works, but have not yet found out how to determine the new aircraft-specific parameters for the P-51 and others. Not even sure if the older-style 'FC' aircraft support that sort of export at all. It is on my 'to do' list, though.

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          #5
          Loop

          Thx will come in handy especially as modules get added

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            #6
            ...hm, doesent work for me
            am i doing something wrong?

            i just took your lua file, but i cant use both helios profiles. i have to quit the game, set the other game up in the profileeditor and start the game again. then it works (as before).

            how are you doing?

            when i set up black shark in the profileeditor, a10 is gone, and vice versa...

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              #7
              I just dropped the attached export file.
              Both profiles for BS and Hog were working, nothing to re-setup
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                #8
                ok, ok, ok... it works! :-)

                Thanks!

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                  #9
                  Not sure what the problem might be - but if you use Helios to set up the Export.lua that will overwrite my customised version. Are you sure you copied it into the correct location?

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                    #10
                    Cool. I was going to poke around in those export files this weekend. I will have to give this a shot.

                    EDIT: Btw, I would love to have the exports work for the P-51. I have been toying with a profile for some of the switch panels but gauges would be sweet.
                    Last edited 03-01-2013, 06:03 AM.
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                      #11
                      I haven't investigated the P-51, but it ought to be possible. So should FC3, but I have not had any success with that; not sure if the problem is in the Exports or with Helios.

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                        #12
                        It works nicely!
                        Please fix the KA-50 bugs :-)

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                          #13
                          I believe this has to go in Saved Games\DCS\Scripts now with 1.2.3.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by doveman View Post
                            I believe this has to go in Saved Games\DCS\Scripts now with 1.2.3.
                            Yup!

                            You can further append the following when TACView 1.2.3 and TARS 1.0.2.b2 is installed and configured (TARSExport.lua & TacviewExportDCS.lua should also be present as well as the relevant files in the DCS World folder in Program Files):
                            Code:
                            dofile(lfs.writedir()..'Scripts/TARSExport.lua')
                            local Tacviewlfs=require('lfs');dofile(Tacviewlfs.writedir()..'Scripts/TacviewExportDCS.lua')
                            Last edited 03-01-2013, 09:33 AM.
                            Please fix the KA-50 bugs :-)

                            Black Shark: Controller profile & setup, TrackIR profile, pit.
                            Warthog HOTAS: Lubing the stick and extending the stick.
                            Posts on howto customize switches in DCS & youtube clip.
                            Must-have mods for DCS World and KA-50 (mostly JSGME).
                            Casual couch pilot, watching capped.tv...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by tietze View Post
                              Yup!

                              You can further append the following when TACView 1.2.3 and TARS 1.0.2.b2 is installed and configured (TARSExport.lua & TacviewExportDCS.lua should also be present as well as the relevant files in the DCS World folder in Program Files):
                              Code:
                              dofile(lfs.writedir()..'Scripts/TARSExport.lua')
                              local Tacviewlfs=require('lfs');dofile(Tacviewlfs.writedir()..'Scripts/TacviewExportDCS.lua')
                              I have the do file in my save games dcs scripts you know the rest. However my file does not look like yours dofile. Do I need to ammend it to look like yours? This getting confusing to me.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Chazz Ulric View Post
                                I have the do file in my save games dcs scripts you know the rest. However my file does not look like yours dofile. Do I need to ammend it to look like yours? This getting confusing to me.
                                It's the export.lua in your Saved Games\DCS\Scripts folder that you need to add those lines to, if you're using TARS and TACVIEW that is.

                                dofile is just a command so you shouldn't have a file called do or dofile!
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                                  #17
                                  Thanks very much for putting this together Loophole - it works great .
                                  Cheers,
                                  DD

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                                    #18
                                    Excellent work, thanks very much.

                                    I don't intend to throw this thread off; does this work with FC3 F-15C?
                                    I've got A-10C working but unsure if FC3 works also? I can't find another thread that mentions whether FC3 exports work?
                                    If it does, I guess my Helios profile is wrong, is their a sample Helios profile to test with ?
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                                      #19
                                      It does not work properly with FC3 at the moment. You can use FC3, but you won't get any exports. It ought to work, but so far I have been unsuccessful, and I don't know what the problem is - either Helios doesn't like the FC-style exports, or FC3 works differently to FC and they haven't documented the API changes.

                                      I have a profile that works with FC3 as far as sending keystroke macros, but no live instruments or switches that mimic the 3D cockpit controls.

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                                        #20
                                        Thanks Loophole. This solved my probs trying to get my exports going with BS into Helios. Great work!
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