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  1. I appreciate all the replies. with all the radio gear in the Ka-50 I was hoping that playing some music would be a piece of cake. DCS has music in the background while the game (simulator) is playing or has just started; can that music be changed? I currently use have a Boom Box that has a USB port on it that I play my music in the background with. If i were a programmer I'd make a simple mp3 player for the aircraft that would let a user paste mp3's in it's folder. Could Russian pilots tune into Radio Free Europe from their aircraft?
  2. I hope this is the right place to post this request, With all the radio stuff on DCS modules, I was just wondering if there was a special radio channel in the KA-50-2 or any other aircraft that I can play some of my mp3 music on while in the cockpit? I don't want to use them on MP maps just SP. Using copyrighted music in MP might be considered an infringement or illegal. Or, can I change the in-game background music to something else mp3 or some other format?
  3. Thank's All for the help point me to the mission file i needed. I will try it out tonight. I watched this YouTube--> DCS: Black Shark 2 - BS2 Weapon Employment training v1.1 ,that was the tutorial had the grown crew mark the targets with Red Smoke. I have used the IL-2 mission creator a while back so I do have some familiarization with mission building. However the DCS Mission Editor offers way more options. Thank's Again ALL for Your excellent help....SKY_FOXX !SOLVED
  4. I just watched this tutorial to help me learn how to use the KA-%0's weapons. I'd like to know the name of a Singleplayer .MIZ map that I can use to practice hovering and firing the KA-50. A simple map with some ground targets that the ground personal have marked with red smoke like the youtube tutorial I listed would be fine. If someone out there has a map like this or knows where I can find one, please let me know. P/s, I have some of the interactive tutorial mission maps already A simple custom made mission mission map will also be ok.
  5. !Thank's All, for all Your replies. The F-84 does not have all the advanced sophisticated weaponry as modern jet fighters. It's defense and radar systems are also deficient by todays standards. However, I just thought that after first flying a F-84 one could then understand and appreciate a little better the advances or evolution that the modern aircraft can deploy. Bear with me for a moment. The first helicopter I ever flew on a pc was on a Apple 2 (1982) called 'Choplifter'. It was a 2D and one had to rescue some people with the copter while being attacked by a jet plane and tank. Very simple game but in those days it was fantastic. today, we have computer games with helicopters that are 3D and let a player get in and out, shoot, control or even repair it i.e, DCS helicopter modules and Battlefield 4. I'm so glad I've been able to witness, appreciate and use these advances in computer gaming with respect to graphics programming. P.s, If DCS Santa can't design me a F-84; how about designing me a Klingon Brel Bird of Prey with cloaking? --------------------> http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Klingon_Bird-of-Prey
  6. Thank's All, I'd like to be able to fly and use all the aircraft weapons on a mission SP or MP without having to use the mouse at all. I use the F2 key (outside camera view) set directly behind the aircraft just to follow it. I'd just like the camera view to stay locked in that position. I'm still now use to using a joystick with a separate throttle controller. For many years I used the Logitech Extreme FF Pro (one piece) joystick so I had one hand free. However with my new TMTFH-X I'll have to get use to keeping my hands on both controls. So I figure it would be better to have everything mapped to the TMTFH-X.
  7. Dear DCS Santa, I've been a very good bot this year and for Xmas I'd like to have a Republic F-84 Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, DCs Module. If you don't know what that airplane looks like check out the site. http://www.strategic-air-command.com/aircraft/fighter/f84_thunderjet.htm As you know Santa, I was born in 1948 just after WW2 and before the US Korean War. So when I started watching television or went to the movies the F-84 was the jet plane used in some war and Si-Fi films. I sorta remember Client Eastwood flew a F-84 in the the movie 'Tarantula' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --- The F-84 thunderjet would be a very simple project for DCS to deploy, because: 1. Very simple to model because it small. ( Sorry I'm not a modeler or programmer) 2. I don't think it has many switches and buttons to creaate. 3. A person new to DCS aircraft would find this jet plane less intimidating to begin with. So it would be a nice basic training aircraft. 4. A F-84 DCS or Steam DCS- F-84 will fit in my stocking on the fireplace 5. I can't find a real F-84 for sale on e-bay or Amazon. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- P.s, Last year my Mom made me leave the green salad out for you instead of the milk and cookies because she said you were too fat and a salad would be better for Your health. This year I will leave you some oatmeal cookies and ice cream. SKY_FOXX
  8. Thank's DeJohn, I'm very glade to get a reply to this thread. I got some help selecting skins two days ago and managed to change the basic Huey skin to the 'Huey Uncle Sam' skin and I noticed that the cockpit control panel was lighter. I was not sure if it was included with the 'turquoise cockpit skin' or was it a part of the 'Huey Uncle Sam' skin download. I'm sorry that i missed replying to Your answer sooner. I will follow Your instructions tonight. P.s, Is there a limit on the number of skins one can have installed for s specific aircraft or can install as many skins as one wishes?
  9. Sorry if this question seems a bit noobish but I 'd like to find out the best way to use a button on my TMTFH-X jowstick to select items just like we do by pressing the 'left mouse button' on a mouse? I'd like to use my joystick to select items and not have to use a mouse at all when flying. When I flying and sitting in the cockpit, I use the F-2 key to see the aircraft from the outside view. If I then touch or move the mouse the camera view moves the aircrafts viewpoint around. I does not move the aircraft at all but I lose the angle I'd set i.e, for an attack or just to land or chicking my hover. So I'd like to add the 'select' or 'use' option to a joystick button. What command do I bind to my TMTFH-X joystick?
  10. With an airborne start I did notice a slight time lapse for the joystick to function but that's to be expected. There's also a bit of lag when one takes control of the aircraft from autopilot mode (R-Alt+J}. I was having a throttle problem with the helicopters but I got that fixed by re-programming some of the joystick controls. I will have to study the operation of the A10-C a bit more..
  11. !uscstaylor, Thank You so much for helping me solve this what now seem to be a very simple problem. I followed your tutorial and found the drop down menu that's selects the skins. I even found the cuctom 'Huey Uncle Sam' skin listed in the menu. You should post Your tutorial for other noobs like me it did the job. I will remove the instructions post by me before Your's that I tried to help JaySmizzie with so that it won't confuse another person heeding help.
  12. Thank's All, I followed the advice all of you offered and it's all good. All I need to do now is study and practice. Thanks again, SOLVED
  13. Thank You hansangb and Bearfoot, I'll check that out. You're so right about flying a helicopter, being difficult to master. I learned how to fly and control them very well in the Battlefiled games. The DCS sim copters I will admit are harder to master but it's not rocket science. Do you know anything about the + key on th e number pad? P.s. I do have a profile saved that I use for this joystick and it worked fine with the KA50-BS-2 that I got last week. . I don't seem to have any problems flying the KA50 other than learning how to use all the the buttons and switches. And, like most of the sim style software and other games there is a learning curve one must overcome. P.s for Bearfoot. I started reading about the systems of a helicopter this morning. That's why I now know the difference between the collective and the cyclic.
  14. Thank's cthulhu68, for Your speedy reply. I just got the joystick and I guess it's working properly. The Win 8.1 device manager say's it working properly. I'm using the latest Thrust Master drivers and I fly helicopters just fine in all the Battlefield's. I used to use a Logitech Extreme 3d FF Pro that had a calibration thinggy in the control panel but I've not seen one for the Thrustmaster T Fight Hotas-X as of yet. I removed all multi-binds that I can see. some of the Battlefield games i.e BF3 and BF4 were having multi-bind trouble when one had some Logitech products like the G13 or some of their macro capable keyboards causing conflicts. therefore, I try to use only vanilla mice and keyboards and unplug my G13 and nostromo. I hope I don't have to uninstall all of there drivers from my just to use my joystick with DCS stuff.
  15. I just got the A10-C a few days ago and have began trying out a few DCS User made missions. I tried a mission that when I'm in control of the A10 using my TMTFH-X joystick that has a separate throttle controller. I seem to only have 1/2 the throttle power need to really fly it. So I have to use the R-Alt+J for the automated flight thinggy to take control of it. After hitting the R-Alt+J key I hear the A10 engines increase in volume and seem to gain power. I then retake control and soon the A10's power seems to fall off and the low power warning sound starts. Is there some setting to increase to amount of power for the A10? Please help.
  16. I've been having lots of trouble getting the Huey to hover and to lift off. I've watched many tutorials but still have this problem. I have to use R-Alt+J for it to smoothly hover and then use another R-Alt+J and F1 to take control. Quite by accident last evening just before i uas going to use the R-Alt+J for the hover i pressed the + key on the keyboard number pad and to my amazement the Huey lifted off very smoothly and I was able to take control. I'm using a TMTFH-X joystick and when I looked at the bindings I saw that there was nothing set for the joystick's collective. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- So, here are my questions: 1. Does the Huey's collective stick (the stick with the yellow throttle) move up and down to gain or lose altitude like the joystick for the cyclic? 2. Do I have to bind a button on my joystick to the collective? 3. Why did the num pad + key make the Huey Lift off? Is the + key the default hover or lift off key? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe I'm not using the collective correctly, because I can't seem to gain of lose altitude with any solid control. Please help........
  17. !Thank's uscstaylor, for the explanation and the effort You spent giving me this reply. I downloaded from the DCS User's File thinggy the Huey '(red, white and blue)Uncle Sam Skin" for my Huey and put it in the proper folder, I will try Your suggestion tonight and report back.. Thank's Again......
  18. Can someone please tell me where I can get a file or something that will change the color of my Huey's Instrument Panel? The Huey that I now have is the standard dark green color that came with the original mod. I tried to change it to turquoise with a DCS User File download but there was no color change to the Instrument Panel. I have a hard time seeing the gauges without using the zoom. I have watched many Huey YouTube tutorials and see gray or blue color panels but don't know how to get one on my Huey. I'd just like the panel color change but if i have to get another custom Huey model or skin that's also ok. Please Help.... P.s. If there is a Huey with the lighter color instrument panel already installed with the basic or stock Huey module, (I mean if there are other Huey's in the module) please let me know where I can find it with the Mission Editor.
  19. I'have the same problem as you JaySmizzie. An if anyone else out there has this problem I suggest that you read uscstaylor's excellent tutorial below this one. I followed it and worked for me.
  20. I just got my Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X and I accidently moved the PC / PS3 switch on the back bottom the the joystick. I had it working with a GREEN light when I first installed it to run DCS. Last night when i started to program some buttons on the joystick the light on the throttle was RED I was having trouble binding the rudder and zoom. I found some help on the net but most of them called for removing lots of binds and calibrations. Some of those posts said just press the red light and it will turn green. i tried that but the light just remained red. I found 1 post about that on the forum and the poster finally fixed his red light problem and did not say just what he did to fix it. That was a big help. It really bugs me when people have problems, gets it fixed and dos not let the rest or us know just how it was fixed. Anyway, I managed to get my TMTFHX's red light to turn green without all the reprogramming. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To turn the RED Light to GREEN try this: 1. Unplug the joystick's USB connector from your pc. 2. Make sure the PC/ PS3 switch is set to PC. 3 Restart your PC ( This step my not be needed but I restarted my pc). 4. Plug the joystick back in to a USB port (I put mine into a different USB port). 5. Press the Red Light down (it is also button) and it should then turn Green. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note The PS3 switch setting is a 4 axis joystick setting & the PC switch is a 5 axis setting. I hope this will help someone.
  21. I'm still new to DCS World mods and skins, but I've used many mods and skins for other games over the years. I seem to be having a problem with this cockpit skin. I'm using the Steam version of DCS and have managed to install and play some missions ok but I can't seem to get this skin to appear on my Huey. I installed the missions in my C:\Users\my-name\Saved Games\DCS\Missions folder and they work. But not seeing the liveries\ Huey folder I put the DCS: UH-1H Turquoise Cockpit Mod in the C:\ProgramFilesX386\Steam\steamapps\common\DCS\the folder that the skin should be in folder\ and don't see any change of the cockpit's control panel's color. Do I have to make or create the folders missing in C:\Users\my_name\Saved Games\DCS\where ever\ or use the Steam folder DCS \where I have the skin installed now? p.s i'm not at my own PC at the moment that's why I can't list the correct name of the folders but I do know where to put the skin if I follow the skins read me.
  22. I just got a new Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X to use with DCS Huey, KA-50 BS2 modules and the airplanes. I like using the Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X quite well but I'd like to customise it a bit. I want to know it it's possible in DCS or the Huey options, to reverse the joystick's throttle so that when I pull it back towards me it will gain power. The throttle's handle also has a large rocker switch on the grip that I now use to zoom in and out. If I press the right side it zooms out and if I press the left side it zooms in. I'd like to reverse this also. I know that this is backwards from a real aircraft's throttle but many years ago while learning to fly the choppers in the Battlefield 1942's Desert Combat mod and many other Battlefields , I developed this habit and can't enjoy flying a chopper any other way. I gave this joystick a test on one of the BF3 choppers and it's bind key feature allows for the throttle direction to be programmed either way. As of now if I separate th TMTFHX into parts and turn the throttle around backwards I can fix both of my issues. However, I'd really like to reconnect to joystick into one unit. Please help if you can....
  23. I've tried to lift off the without R-Alt+J with my Logitech Extream Ff, my MSWFF2 and my new Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X. I can see the sitck and rudder move in the choppers cockpit. If I press F2 i can see the blades move in the proper directions but when I try to lift off with the collective stick the blades spin off the Huey. Mabe there is some kind of conflict with the joystick, mouse or keyboard?
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