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    DCS World TARGET profile for TM Cougar and Warthog + MFDs

    UPDATE: Version 2.50c is available. The installer will now give you the option to install CTS for DCS 2.5 and 1.5.8 Legacy versions.
    Note: The latest installer updates the DNS address for both the 2.5 and 1.5.8 legacy CTS versions. Re-install to your existing CTS folder(s) if the old DNS address is no longer valid.

    Special thanks to Tercio Sampaio for developing the GUI.

    If you wish to donate for this program, please send any donations to Fisher House, a charity that supports disabled veterans and their families. Exception: if you want me to program for a module or hardware I don't have, please PM me and we can discuss it.


    DCS World TARGET Script for Thrustmaster Cougar or Warthog and MFDs is now available. Download it from:
    This file is an installer which will install and launch the updater, which will then download the latest version of the script. You can also periodically run the updater to keep your script up to date.

    This script for the HOTAS Cougar/Warthog and Cougar MFDs includes dedicated profiles for the following aircraft:
    • A-10C Warthog
    • AV-8B N/A Harrier II
    • Ka-50 Black Shark
    • P-47D Thunderbolt
    • P-51D Mustang
    • UH-1H Huey
    • Mi-8 Hip
    • F-86 Sabre
    • Fw-190A8/D9
    • Bf-109K-4 Kurfürst
    • MiG-21bis Fishbed
    • MiG-15bis
    • M-2000C
    • SA-342 Gazelle
    • L-39 Albatross
    • F-5E Tiger II
    • Spitfire LF Mk. IX
    • AJS-37 Viggen
    • C-101
    • F-14 Tomcat
    • F-16C Viper
    • JF-17 Thunder
    • F/A-18C Hornet
    • MiG-19 Farmer
    • I-16 Ishak
    • A-4E Skyhawk
    • MB339
    • Combined Arms
    • Flaming Cliffs 3

    The script is fully implemented with both code and custom keyboard and joystick LUA files. The included "Standard DirectX" profile can me used to create a versatile profile for anything else.

    This script uses TARGET, so you need to install it (though Cougar users can leave Foxy where it is). I also recommend the latest MFD Drivers, as I have found fewer profile crashes with these enabled.

    The script offers the following features:
    • Graphical User Interface (GUI) to save your settings and auto-generate script files.
    • Both HOTAS Cougar and Warthog Compatibility with New F/A-18 Grip Support for selected modules.
    • All documentation (except for the Setup Guide) is in HTML with context-sensitive help in the GUI.
    • CommState routine allows for the selection of F1 through F12 keys with Hats 2-4 while the MIC switch is pressed
    • Hot-selectable “TriggerZoom” allows you to zoom into your target or HUD when depressing the first trigger stage
    • LED indications for airbrake, landing gear, TriggerZoom, CommState, and Teamspeak3 PTT
    • Compatible with TouchControl (formerly TouchIR), VAICOM Pro, DCS Simpleradio Standalone, and all major VoIP solutions
    • Optimized for TrackIR, but compatible VR or with Hat1 as POV
    • Individual HOTAS profiles are mapped as closely to their real world counterparts as practical
    • Flaming Cliffs 3 (FC3) HOTAS mappings correlate to the A-10C (attack aircraft) or F-16C (fighters) as closely as practical
    • FC3 Context Sensitive Autopilot routine that reverts to last used mode on toggle
    • A-10C Profile includes direct entry for CDU, CMSP, and UFC
    • Ka-50 Profile allows direct entry for ABRIS (RMFD) and Rubicon Datapad
    • Ability to automatically pause TrackIR while at the Door Gunner Station (UH-1)
    • Context sensitive communications menus based on crew station (framework in place for DCS implementation)
    • TARGET based Central Position Trimmer Mode that greatly improves upon the default trimmers when not using force feedback.
    • Analog and digital differential braking routines, including paddle braking and nosewheel steering.
    • Kneeboard mapping for all aircraft.
    • NVGs for all capable aircraft, including "bonus" mapping for the A-10A, Su-25, Su-25T, and F-86 (H/T Zaelu).
    • AWACS Mode for LotATC and SRS users.
    • Simplified hot-selection of aircraft allows for potentially thousands of aircraft and variants in this script, along with audible feedback of aircraft selected.


    Screenshots are in the following post.

    I look forward to your feedback; any information that will help me improve this profile is greatly appreciated. To this end, there is now a public bugtracker for CTS. See the HTML documentation for instructions on how to submit a bug report or feature request.
    2
    Keep DH/DT with Hdg Hold and BA/RA with Alt Hold (keep apples with apples)
    0%
    0
    Map BA/RA with Hdg Hold and DH/DTwith Alt Hold (like actual panel switches)
    100.00%
    2

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Home Fries; 10-21-2020, 02:38 AM. Reason: 2.50c (Hotfix 3) released
    -Home Fries


    My DCS Files and Skins
    My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
    F-14B LANTIRN Guide

    #2
    Here are some screenshots of the GUI:

    Select the modules you have installed. This will help filter the values you see and possibly de-clutter the interface.


    Next, you can modify your settings as you see fit. Values are arranged by module and can be filtered by category. Each entry has a help summary at the bottom of the screen, along with a button that will take you to the right place in the HTML references.


    Then before you build the script you can assign module presets to each button on your MFDs. Just like having a radio with 40 presets, though you can still cycle through profiles manually via the rocker switches.


    Here are some example Warthog and MFD mappings. Now that everything is easily accessible via HTML, I will reduce the amount of images posted to a few examples:
    Note: the HOTAS Warthog images here are of comparatively low quality compared to the images in the download.

    A-10C Warthog:


    Note: the following functionality is in addition to the standard MFD functionality.


    Direct Entry mode for the CDU:


    AV-8B Harrier II:


    Direct Entry mode for the UFC:


    UH-1H Huey:




    Bf-109K-4 Kurfürst:




    M-2000C:




    M-2000C INS Direct Entry



    SA-342 Gazelle




    SA342 NADIR Mappings:
    Last edited by Home Fries; 12-01-2017, 04:49 PM. Reason: moved screenshots here
    -Home Fries


    My DCS Files and Skins
    My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
    F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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      #3
      Hello Home Fries,

      I am working on a Warthog+Cougar+MFDs + Rudder profile for P-51 atm and I would like to take a closer look to your work but I can 't find d/l link!
      Thank you!

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        #4
        Version 0.36 has been uploaded. Version 0.36 fixes a bug that prevents you from hot-swapping aircraft profiles after using the SnapView function, and also allows the Cougar MFD backlighting to match your MFD settings in-game (A-10C).

        Originally posted by Swaty View Post
        Hello Home Fries,
        I am working on a Warthog+Cougar+MFDs + Rudder profile for P-51 atm and I would like to take a closer look to your work but I can 't find d/l link!
        Thank you!
        I've made the link more obvious (I originally had multiple mirrors, but with this mirror I don't need to update the link every time I update). If you have trouble downloading from box.com, please let me know and I'll reinstate the mirrors.

        I would be very interested in porting this profile to the Warthog+MFDs, though if you follow through with the port, be sure not to use DX29-DX32. DX30-DX32 are modifiers, and DX29 is not physically assigned to the Cougar or the MFDs, so it makes a great virtual button for the wheel brake routine.
        Last edited by Home Fries; 11-06-2013, 01:34 AM.
        -Home Fries


        My DCS Files and Skins
        My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
        F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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          #5
          Thank you!

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            #6
            0.37 is uploaded. Fixes a bug with the MFCD power buttons assigned to the SYM rocker switches on both Cougar MFDs.

            If you already have 0.36 and you have tweaked DCS World.tmc to your own ends, then you don't need to replace DCS World.tmc with the one in 0.37. Just update the following line:
            Code:
            int MinorVersion=37;
            -Home Fries


            My DCS Files and Skins
            My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
            F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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              #7
              Hi Home Fries,

              I've been using your profile since yesterday and I'm very happy with the results.

              Keep up with the Excelent Work!



              Thanks,

              =FN=Fluidman
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                #8
                Bump for 0.41, which adds the Ka-50.
                -Home Fries


                My DCS Files and Skins
                My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                  #9
                  0.41a is uploaded. 0.41a fixes a bug with the MiG-29 joystick LUA profile. Just update your ingame controller profile for the MiG-29 variants with the new version.
                  -Home Fries


                  My DCS Files and Skins
                  My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                  F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                    #10
                    0.50 is uploaded. 0.50 adds a dedicated P-51D profile, makes the controller LUA profiles directly compatible with DCS World 1.2.6 update 4, and fixes minor bugs.
                    -Home Fries


                    My DCS Files and Skins
                    My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                    F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                      #11
                      0.51 is uploaded. It fixes a bug with T1 for the P-51D causing issues with other aircraft profiles.
                      -Home Fries


                      My DCS Files and Skins
                      My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                      F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                        #12
                        Version 1.00 is released
                        -Home Fries


                        My DCS Files and Skins
                        My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                        F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                          #13
                          Thanks for continuing to work on this, Home Fries.:-)

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                            #14
                            Man...I wish you had the Warthog setup so I could use it! I guess I could build off of your throttle setup. That would be a good start.

                            Thanks
                            hsb
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                            i7-10700K Direct-To-Die/OC'ed to 5.1GHz, MSI Z490 MB, 32GB DDR4 3200MHz, EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3, NVMe+SSD, Win 10 x64 Pro, MFG, Warthog, TM MFDs, Komodo Huey set, Rverbe G1

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ssnake51 View Post
                              Thanks for continuing to work on this, Home Fries.:-)
                              You're welcome, Ssnake. If you have any suggestions for future implementation please let me know.

                              Originally posted by hansangb View Post
                              Man...I wish you had the Warthog setup so I could use it! I guess I could build off of your throttle setup. That would be a good start.
                              I would like to make a Warthog compatible profile, and now that I have a friend with a Hog who is actually within driving distance, this may become a reality in the future. That said, please provide me with anything you convert to at least give me a heads-up on what kinds of things I'll need to do (I'll credit you in the manual).

                              EDIT: One last thing: if you do tweak the profile for the Warthog, be sure not to use DX29-DX32 for the button assignments. DX29 is reserved for my differential braking routine, and DX30-32 are modifiers that allow the profile to get past the 32 button limit of an integrated controller.
                              Last edited by Home Fries; 01-31-2014, 04:31 PM.
                              -Home Fries


                              My DCS Files and Skins
                              My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                              F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                                #16
                                You got it Home Fries. It may be a while before I can get to it though. Playing with Oculus Rift at the moment.
                                hsb
                                HW Spec in Spoiler
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                                Spoiler:
                                i7-10700K Direct-To-Die/OC'ed to 5.1GHz, MSI Z490 MB, 32GB DDR4 3200MHz, EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3, NVMe+SSD, Win 10 x64 Pro, MFG, Warthog, TM MFDs, Komodo Huey set, Rverbe G1

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                                  #17
                                  Version 1.10 is released. This release contains updated LUA profiles for DCS World 1.2.7 Update 1, consolidates and remaps much of the FC3 profiles, fixes a minor bug with the UH-1, and adds a Mi-8 profile (work in progress).
                                  -Home Fries


                                  My DCS Files and Skins
                                  My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                                  F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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                                    #18
                                    what an amazing work
                                    Windows 10 | i7-8700K@5GHz | 2080 Ti | Intel Z370 Chipset | 32GB RAM@1866 MHz | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB| Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS w. FSSB R3 Mod | Saitek Switch Panel + Radio Panel + Multi Panel + FIP + Flightpanels Software | MFG_Crosswind | TrackIR5 | TM Cougar MFD Pack | Obutto R3volution | 1 x LG38 | GAMETRIX KW-908 JETSEAT

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                                      #19
                                      I just downloaded your profile today which look impressive to me. You must be a very clever guy to sort this stuff out....

                                      I just want to use it for the SU-25 at this moment. (Student Pilot in DCS )

                                      I have read the manual carefully and after running the DCSworld tmc script everything looks good so far. (I don't get any error messages during compiling the script in the Target Software)

                                      (I made some small changes in the script like editing the rudder to a USB styled one)

                                      However....

                                      The problems begin at page 17 of the installation manual. I have loaded the SU-25 keyboard en Joystickfile but when I try to edit the modifiers I don't see the "thrustmaster Virtual Game Controller (root)"

                                      What did I wrong?

                                      (Running W7 Ult. and the latest 1.2.7. DCS World with the latest updates)

                                      Thanks in advance for any help.

                                      /Arthur

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                                        #20
                                        ArtMan,
                                        Have you loaded the TARGET profile before going into DCS? You need to do that, because TARGET creates a separate virtual controller, and that needs to be running for it to be seen in DCS.

                                        Along a similar note, if you ever go into the DCS options menu and see a lot of red lines, you likely forgot to start your TARGET profile. Exit the options menu without saving, or else you will have to redo your modifiers.

                                        Hope this helps, and good luck. I paid special attention to the Su-25 when redoing the FC3 HOTAS mappings.
                                        -Home Fries


                                        My DCS Files and Skins
                                        My DCS TARGET Profile for Cougar or Warthog and MFDs
                                        F-14B LANTIRN Guide

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