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    Howto make specific KNEEBOARD pages for special aircraft?

    From several latest MiG-21BIS review videos, we can see that mig21bis supplies many specific kneeboard pages concerning startup, NDB stations, etc.

    Here I have a question that once mig-21bis has been installed, will we see mig-21bis specific kneeboard pages when we fly other aircrafts?

    If not, how can we make our own aircraft-specific kneeboard pages? (Otherwise, the total pages of kneeboard will increasing rapidly if more PFM/ASM standalone modules are installed)

    * did not find any thread talking about this. *
    Last edited 08-28-2014, 03:48 AM.
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    #2
    This would be awesome, no more switching 150 pages to find stuff.

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      #3
      I suppose one could make a folder for each aircraft, containing only the pages you want for each aircraft and use JSGME to swap them in before you choose which aircraft you're going to fly. You'd have to make a backup of the original kneeboard folder so you can get back to the default if need be.

      I haven't looked into this, its just a guess.

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        #4
        Having a facility to place pages separately for each module would be a good move.

        I would definitely make good use of it.

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          #5
          This thread might help.


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            #6
            Originally posted by ericoh View Post
            This would be awesome, no more switching 150 pages to find stuff.
            Yeah, especially after the release of mig-21bis which shares all its (tons of ) kneeboard pages to every AC

            Originally posted by Milli View Post
            I suppose one could make a folder for each aircraft, containing only the pages you want for each aircraft and use JSGME to swap them in before you choose which aircraft you're going to fly. You'd have to make a backup of the original kneeboard folder so you can get back to the default if need be.

            I haven't looked into this, its just a guess.

            Regards,
            Milli
            it can work, but seems you have to quit the game before change to another aircraft.

            Originally posted by NeilWillis View Post
            Having a facility to place pages separately for each module would be a good move.

            I would definitely make good use of it.
            don't whether we can modify the lua scripts for kneeboard pages such that it can find certain subfolders according to the under-controlled aircraft.


            Originally posted by Sabre-TLA View Post
            This thread might help.
            that thread only talks about howto add customized pages.
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              #7
              Originally posted by uboats View Post
              don't whether we can modify the lua scripts for kneeboard pages such that it can find certain subfolders according to the under-controlled aircraft.


              Pretty sure it can be done. PeterP's kneeboard mod allows individual directories for specific aircraft. Would just have to dig through it and find the code that directs it and edit the default files. I still use that mod with all the aircraft except the FC ones because they jump around.

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                #8
                Kneeboard already have functionality for per unit separation

                see part of Scripts\Aircrafts\_Common\Cockpit\KNEEBOARD\indicator\init.lua

                Code:
                
                local terrain_path = get_terrain_related_data("KNEEBOARD")
                local common_path  = LockOn_Options.common_script_path.."KNEEBOARD/indicator/CUSTOM"
                local user_path    = lfs.writedir().."KNEEBOARD"
                
                local unit_name    = get_aircraft_type()
                
                if unit_name ~= nil then
                	scan_path(terrain_path..'/'..unit_name)
                	scan_path(common_path ..'/'..unit_name)
                	scan_path(user_path ..'/'..unit_name)
                end
                it means that itry to find images for unit in three folders :
                inside active terrain folder
                Bazar\Terrain\Kneeboard
                for example for P-51D it will try to scan

                Bazar\Terrain\Kneeboard\P-51D folder

                inside self kneeboard folder

                Scripts\Aircrafts\_Common\Cockpit\KNEEBOARD\indicator\CUSTOM\P-51D

                and inside user dir

                C:\Users\<USER>\Saved Games\DCS\KNEEBOARD\P-51D

                also it try to find pages inside mission with same pattern

                <MIZ_FILE_ROOT>/KNEEBOARD/<UNIT_NAME>/IMAGES/

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                  #9
                  You folks may want to have a look at this as an adjunct to your conversation.

                  http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=129341

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Alex O'kean View Post
                    Kneeboard already have functionality for per unit separation

                    see part of Scripts\Aircrafts\_Common\Cockpit\KNEEBOARD\indicator\init.lua
                    Thanks Alex! That will come in quite handy.

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