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Home Fries 11-04-2013 08:53 PM

DCS World TARGET profile for TM Cougar and Warthog + MFDs
UPDATE: Version 2.47 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 Re-install to your existing CTS folder(s) if the old DNS address is no longer valid.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.

Home Fries 11-04-2013 08:53 PM

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 INS Direct Entry

SA-342 Gazelle


SA342 NADIR Mappings:

Swaty 11-05-2013 09:30 PM

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!

Home Fries 11-06-2013 12:32 AM

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 (Post 1922811)
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.

Swaty 11-06-2013 12:46 PM

Thank you!:thumbup:

Home Fries 11-07-2013 09:23 PM

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:

int MinorVersion=37;

fluidman 11-08-2013 01:40 AM

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!




Home Fries 11-18-2013 07:42 PM

Bump for 0.41, which adds the Ka-50.

Home Fries 11-19-2013 02:09 AM

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 12-21-2013 07:06 AM

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.

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