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Old 09-28-2018, 03:53 AM   #1
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Gentlefolk,

I wanted to bring to everyone's attention that there is a beta version of Helios now available. As far as I am aware, this is the first public distribution of Gadroc's fantastic virtual cockpit simulator which he donated to the community.

The learning curve has been steep, but the release that we are calling 1.4 Beta 3 contains:
  • An Interface for Razbam's AV-8B Harrier
  • A partial interface and gauges for the MiG-21Bis
  • Various bug fixes

The near-future roadmap contains
  1. F/A-18C Hornet Interface and gauges
  2. A generic interface to enable the "Top-Tier" profile creators such as Capt Zeen to have a slightly easier life

Creating aircraft specific interfaces is extremely time consuming, so there should be no expectation that Helios 1.4 will eventually contain an interface for every aircraft type (unless others wish to contribute them).

It there are closet Helios developers who have written their own interfaces and wish for them to be included in Helios then please PM me.

Collaborators on this development project were Bloop, AG-51_Animal & Capt Zeen.

Let us know what you think, and feel free to give the download file some stars if you feel inclined.

All the best, BlueFinBima
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:19 AM   #2
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Amazing good job!

From here i ask everyone uses my profiles, to test it in this new version.
Soon wi'll be another version and we need as much feedback as posible, before release it.

Right now i am working on a new complete Mi-8 2.0 profile, using the new features and the new General interface we included in the next Helios beta4 release.
With this new multipurpose interface we are able to create profiles for airplanes that already do not have a specific interface in Helios.
My plan is convert the UH1H profile to this new system aswell, as soon as possible, and at last forget about the keyboard files and problems!



Thanks to BlueFinBima and all the collaborators!

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Old 09-28-2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for this, I look forward to giving it a test drive.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:02 PM   #4
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I would love to see the addition for the F15 RWR and optionally the Multi Purpose Color Display (MPCD). Also the gauge data so there is no need to jump through hoops with Capt Zeen's awesome work. I am sure there are still a lot of us that fly the F15.



Thanks for your efforts
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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Hi OverDhill. We've just released a new Helios so our focus is not on new (old?) aircraft gauges at this time. If you have suitable artwork already, then I'm happy to take a look. PM me if you have stuff ready to go.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:49 PM   #6
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Wow! This is a major good news. I am using Helios and Capt Zeen's profiles on a daily basis and I was dreading the day when DCS will not be compatible anymore.
Hey Capt, you talking helicopter profiles updates is sweet music to my ears!
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:24 AM   #7
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So far it seems to work fine with CZ's F18 profile.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:38 AM   #8
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will "old profile" will be compatible like the A-10C Loz SM v2.1 profile or you plan to do a new one?

Thanks for your time
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:14 AM   #9
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Hi Ray,
I've been running this Helios with a variant of Loz's A-10C profile for a long time and I have not found any incompatibility. If you do encounter any incompatibilities, let us know and we'll try to fix it.

Anyone can write a profile with Helios, and if there is something you feel can be improved in Loz's A-10C, you have the option to make the change and contribute the profile back for others to benefit from the improvement.

It would be great to hear how you get on.

Cheers, BFB

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compatible like the A-10C Loz SM v2.1 profile or you plan to do a new one?
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:40 PM   #10
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Hi Ray,
I've been running this Helios with a variant of Loz's A-10C profile for a long time and I have not found any incompatibility. If you do encounter any incompatibilities, let us know and we'll try to fix it.

Anyone can write a profile with Helios, and if there is something you feel can be improved in Loz's A-10C, you have the option to make the change and contribute the profile back for others to benefit from the improvement.

It would be great to hear how you get on.

Cheers, BFB

good. I "discover helios 1.4 very late yesterday night. I will do a bit of RTFM, install, play with it then be back to gice you my first impression and if I found any issues.

My main concern:
- Will it be compatible with old LoZ profile(i do not feel to reinvente the wheel)
- Will it make DCS crach or freese

Look great so far !!
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