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    Introducing EWRS - Early Warning Radar Script

    There aren't any AWACS scripts that I've come across outside of the one on the 159th forums, so I thought I would have a crack at creating one. Basically EWRS passes on BRA information, via text, on threats that selected friendly radars are picking up.

    Features:
    - Uses in-game radar information to detect targets so terrain masking, beaming, low altitude flying, etc is effective for avoiding detection
    - Dynamic. If valid units with radar are created during a mission (eg. via chopper with CTLD), they will be added to the EWRS radar network
    - Can allow / disable BRA messages to fighters or sides
    - Uses player aircraft or mission bullseye for BRA reference, can be changed via F10 radio menu or restricted to one reference in the script settings
    - Can switch between imperial (feet, knots, NM) or metric (meters, km/h, km) measurements using F10 radio menu
    - Ability to change the message display time and automated update interval
    - Can choose to disable automated messages and allow players to request BRA from F10 menu
    - Can allow players to request Bogey Dope at any time through F10 radio menu
    - Can allow players to request Friendly Picture to see where the closest friendly aircraft(s) to them are.

    This is the first time I've done anything with LUA apart from fiddling around with ciribob's CTLD script. I'm not an experienced programmer, and I drive trains for a living, so please be gentle with any criticisms of the code. I'll be continuing to work on this and add features for a while.

    If you have any problems, please open an issue on Github, PM me or post here. Please try and describe the bug as best you can and when it occurred and include a copy of dcs.log from your saved games folder.

    The script can be found on GitHub here: https://github.com/Bob7heBuilder/EWRS

    Hopefully some of you guys will find this useful. If you have any questions or feature requests, fire away.

    Cheers
    Steggles
    Last edited by Steggles; 06-29-2016, 10:19 AM. Reason: Updating
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    EWRS - Early Warning Radar Script

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    #2
    Steggles, mate, thank you so much for this! I know I will definitely find uses for this in my meager attempts at mission making for myself. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to checking it out.
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      #3
      Good job dude! I'll have a crack at this and see how it goes down.
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        #4
        Very nifty piece of work.

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          #5
          Awesome! I'll definitely be giving this a try
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            #6
            Nice work Steggles! Looks good
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              #7
              Big thanks!! this is needed for Korean's missions!

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                #8
                Thank you for your work, such automated GCI is a bless.
                Yet I couldn't get it to work in multiplayer mission, and I am in the dark why it does not work as expected. It just does not show up in the comms menu, know I join as a client. Please check current mission on <51>SERVER dedicated, I am loading your script there seconds after mission starts.
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                  #9
                  Excellent stuff!

                  I see this as an advantage actually -
                  At the moment, because of limitations within DCS to not show messages to individual units, the reference, measurements, and messages
                  are done per group. So a group of 4 fighters will each receive 4 BRA messages. Each message however, will have the player's name
                  in it, that its refering to. Its unfortunate, but nothing I can do about it.



                  Question - How about impact on server stability and lag?
                  From past experience I noticed that running functions constantly on large pieces of data will take it's toll on multiplayer and could possibly cause small server hiccups which in return generate warping/lag.
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                    #10
                    Request feature to turn off the picture report.
                    When there is no need to use it its only cluttering the screen.

                    Other than that it works great!
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Rivvern View Post
                      Request feature to turn off the picture report.
                      When there is no need to use it its only cluttering the screen.

                      Other than that it works great!
                      When there's no threats detected? I'll add that in tonight when I finish work.

                      EDIT: Changes are in place, and updated on GitHub. https://github.com/Bob7heBuilder/EWRS
                      Last edited by Steggles; 01-10-2016, 03:28 PM.
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                      EWRS - Early Warning Radar Script

                      Specs:
                      Spoiler:

                      Gigabyte Sniper Z5-S
                      Intel i5-4670k 3.4GHz OC'd 3.9GHz w/ Thermaltake 120mm Water 3.0 Pro Liquid CPU Cooler
                      16GB RAM
                      Gigabyte GTX 1080
                      TM Hotas Warthog: SN: 06976
                      Saitek Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals
                      TrackIR5 with TrackClipPro & Oculus Rift
                      2x 28" 4k UHD Monitors (3840x2160 each) + 1280x1024

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                        #12
                        Came here to ask for that, see its already done, walk away thinking i''m psychic, many thanks those that contributed
                        Originally posted by Steggles View Post
                        When there's no threats detected? I'll add that in tonight when I finish work.

                        EDIT: Changes are in place, and updated on GitHub. https://github.com/Bob7heBuilder/EWRS
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                        SIMPLE SCENERY SAVING * SIMPLE GROUP SAVING * SIMPLE STATIC SAVING * PLAYLIST

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                          #13
                          New Version

                          Changes:
                          -Uses extra radar information to know if type and distance is known to the target
                          -Can be switched on and off in the script settings

                          Basically won't give aircraft type if its not known, and won't supply BRA if the radar can't get distance information

                          https://github.com/Bob7heBuilder/EWRS
                          -16AGR- 16th Air Guards Regiment is always looking for pilots - www.16agr.com

                          EWRS - Early Warning Radar Script

                          Specs:
                          Spoiler:

                          Gigabyte Sniper Z5-S
                          Intel i5-4670k 3.4GHz OC'd 3.9GHz w/ Thermaltake 120mm Water 3.0 Pro Liquid CPU Cooler
                          16GB RAM
                          Gigabyte GTX 1080
                          TM Hotas Warthog: SN: 06976
                          Saitek Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals
                          TrackIR5 with TrackClipPro & Oculus Rift
                          2x 28" 4k UHD Monitors (3840x2160 each) + 1280x1024

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                            #14
                            thx. this is brilliant!


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                              #15
                              Doesn't load as an MP client Steggles.
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