Harker's post in F/A-18 ATFLIR IR mode is just a blurry TV mode was marked as the answer
Try unboxing ALG (Automatic Level & Gain) and adjusting the Level and Gain values yourself. As soon as you unbox ALG, you'll get the LG option next to OSB1, click it and you'll be able to adjust level and gain values using OSBs 2/3 and 4/5 (they'll replace ZOOM and FOCS).
You can also play with the DDI contrast knob and see if it helps, in addition to adjusting Level and Gain.
Harker's post in JHMCS fine alignment mode toggle - doesn't switch to roll alightment on TDC Depress was marked as the answer
Cage/uncage works now.
Harker's post in Should radar reacquire lock automatically after it was lost in STT mode? was marked as the answer
The radar will attempt to reacquire the L&S, by extrapolating its range and velocity and looking for a contact that matches the extrapolation (I'm sure the procedure is more complicated than that, but this is the idea) for a period of time. And to answer your question regarding acquiring the wrong target, it's possible, if the two aircraft are flying with a very similar velocities and are very close to each other. Remember that the radar has a limit to its resolution.
1LOOK RAID doesn't need to be enabled for Memory mode to do its thing, although I suspect that it might increase the chance of reacquiring the wrong target, but that's more of an empirical understanding for me, right now (I don't know enough about what the actual wave changes between STT and RAID are, so I'd rather not speculate). It might increase the chance of reacquiring *a* target.
You're correct in saying that the pilot will need additional information to judge whether the target is friendly or not. You can interrogate the L&S and get IFF and NCTR info, which should help differentiate the aircraft.
Harker's post in TGP wrong color was marked as the answer
Could be my mod. I suggest you run a repair, if you didn't save a backup of your FA-18C folder in Mods.
The file controlling the TV/IR color (and A/G radar video) is "flir_texture.dds", located in DCS World\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Cockpit\IndicationResources\MDG\
Harker's post in Wpdseg for WP using the LITENING - Ground Stabilisation? was marked as the answer
Are you sure your WPs are on ground level? If not, the TPOD will just look at a point in the air. The default waypoint elevation is 2000 meters, in the Editor. You can easily set ground elevation by inputting zero and it'll automatically correct it to match the ground.
Harker's post in F/A-18C Laser Guided Bombs not working was marked as the answer
1. Select CODE on the STORES page.
2. Select CODE on the UFC (it needs to become colonized). That's what a lot of folks miss.
3. Type the code.
4. Press Enter.
You should see the XXXX below the bombs on the STORES page, change to the code you entered.