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Old 03-21-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
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To find out what you can do with DCS-BIOS, look at the intro video and the About DCS-BIOS section below.
The latest release and documentation is always available from dcs-bios.a10c.de

If you want to be notified when a new version of DCS-BIOS or related software is released, you can subscribe to this thread (and optionally enable e-mail notification).

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This thread is for the announcement of new software releases only.
  • If you want to announce a new version of your DCS-BIOS-related software, post in this thread, including a link to your project's discussion thread.
  • The preferred way to report bugs is to open a new issue on GitHub.
  • Questions belong in a new thread. Let's avoid creating another 35-page monster.
  • For anything else, you can use the DCS-BIOS Discussion Thread.
Please do not PM me with DCS-BIOS-related questions. If the answer might also be useful to someone else (which is the case for most "how can I do X" questions), it belongs in a public thread where it can be discovered using the search function. I am subscribed to "Mission Builder's Corner", "Input and Output" and "Home Cockpits" and read at least the subject line of every thread that gets posted to one of those boards.

Introduction Video




About DCS-BIOS

DCS-BIOS is an Export.lua file for DCS that provides a stable and documented interface for external hardware and software to interact with the clickable cockpit of a DCS: World aircraft. It comes with a software library for the popular Arduino microcontroller platform.

Currently supported aircraft modules: A-10C, UH-1H, Mig-21Bis, Ka-50
If you would like to contribute support for another module, please get in touch!

Without any programming experience, you can use DCS-BIOS and a $5 Arduino board to connect the following types of controls:
  • momentary push buttons
  • two- or three-position toggle switches
  • multi-position rotary switches
  • rotary encoders
  • LED indicator lights

If you have basic programming skills, you can also use the following:
  • character displays (for example for the A-10C's CMSP display)
  • 7-segment displays driven by the MAX7219 chip
  • servo or stepper motors
  • and anything else that can be controlled by an Arduino board


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Released DCS-BIOS v0.3.0.

Thanks to wraith444, we now have Mig-21 support!
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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Released v0.4.0.

Thanks to airtom, we now have Ka-50 support!

This release also corrects the name of the Huey's 50 KHz selector knob on the UHF radio from "VHF_50KHZ" to "UHF_50KHZ" (so you have to update any sketch that uses that control).
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Hi Ian

Any news regarding the MIG-21 landing gear lights bug?
I could of course solve it with some inverter circuits, but having the code fixed would be better

Thanks for adding more aircrafts!
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Hi Ian

Any news regarding the MIG-21 landing gear lights bug?
I don't have the Mig-21, so I cannot look into this.

Please use the DCS-BIOS Discussion Thread for comments and questions. This thread is meant for DCS-BIOS related news announcements only.

The idea is to have separate threads for news and discussions.

Any question where the answer is useful in the future (e.g. "How do I..." instead of bug reports and general comments) should be in a new thread, with a somewhat descriptive subject line, so it is easy to find again in the future.
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Ah, sorry. You can remove my post in this thread if you like, and I'll re enter it in the correct thread. Just wanted to have that specific question in the loop, since the Git hub issue report of it has been without a comment since April 18.
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Released v0.4.1.
  • A-10C: add AIRSPEED_MAX_IAS, COMPASS_BANK, COMPASS_PITCH, COMPASS_HDG
  • A-10C: fix CMSP toggle switches (the "held up" position sent a wrong command to DCS)
  • avoid spamming dcs.log with errors when in a FC3 aircraft
  • add first draft of pointer calibration tool

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Released v0.4.2.
  • A-10C: Add SET_VHF_AM and SET_VHF_FM commands to directly set the radio frequencies for the AM and FM radios. Only works for valid frequencies for the given radio.
  • A-10C: add ALT_PNEU_FLAG export value (position of the yellow PNEU flag in the Altimeter)

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i been out of the loop with DCS BIOS.
i started to look at all the pages and videos about DCS BIOS integration and code early last year, but with the on going transition of DCS to 2.0, i didnt want to spend too much time on something that might drastically change in the DCS code base.

i like to get back to DCS BIOS to try to make some kind of speed indicator.. the last time i saw, only heading, altitude and position were in the binaries.. i tried to figure out how see where the exports take place, but have noooo clue :'(

please please anyone! (cough cough, mr [FSF]Ian) please include airspeed in the common data!

other than that, amazing work you are doing!
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