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Old 01-27-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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Can any1 help how to add png pages to the a10c kneeboard. I managed to do it flawlessly on the C101 - just added the png's in the kneeboard folder in the aircraft cockpit folder.
That folder I can't find for the A10c. However in game I do have a kneeboard..? Where's it located?
I want to add some server specific pages... TYVMIA
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:52 AM   #2
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C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\KNEEBOARD

Followed by the aircraft name in the folder. The aircraft name generally follows the convention of the name the Module gets below the folder;

E:\DCS World OpenBeta\Mods\aircraft

The kneeboard accepts most sizes and formats, it's quite generous, even to the point of misaligned size:ratios, DCS will reshape most, but be aware that resizing can affect the quality.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:36 AM   #3
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Can any1 help how to add png pages to the a10c kneeboard. I managed to do it flawlessly on the C101 - just added the png's in the kneeboard folder in the aircraft cockpit folder.
That folder I can't find for the A10c.
It's important to get the 'capitalisation' of the folder names correct i.e. FA-18C_hornet, Mi-8MT, etc.

The DCS kneeboard can use .jpg, .png, .bmp, .dds and .tga images, the main restriction is the file extension *must* be lowercase.

The Viggen is different, as it requires .lua file for each image and they need to be placed in module's folder.

This is a example kneeboard folder that should help with some module names

• [user name]\Saved Games\DCS\kneeboard\[module name] i.e.



You can also add kneeboard images to a .miz mission file and make them mission specific i.e.

• AV8B Sandbox, Batumi.miz\KNEEBOARD\AV8BNA\IMAGES\kneeboard_1.jpg

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However in game I do have a kneeboard..? Where's it located?
• DCS World\Mods\terrains\Caucasus\Kneeboard

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I want to add some server specific pages... TYVMIA
You'll need to make them part of the .miz so players download them, otherwise they'll only have access to their own pages/versions.

For common images I use the mission brief.

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Thx a bunch I'll have a look into this. Biggest issues right now is....see attached no A10C kneeboard files in the path as you showed :-)
In the game directory..2nd attached... I have created a kneeboard folder - but it doesn't show in-game. The actual in-game kneeboard (L-ctrl+K) location is what I'm looking for - I would just add png's to that per terrain then?!
I'd prefer to make airframe specifik pages... e.g. excerpts from Chuck's A10C guide
tyvm - again
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:52 PM   #5
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Thx a bunch I'll have a look into this. Biggest issues right now is....see attached no A10C kneeboard files in the path as you showed :-)
The "Saved Games" kneeboard folders aren't there by default, you need to create them i.e.

• C:\Users\Carsten\Saved Games\DCS\Kneeboard\A-10C

Note: If using DCS Open Beta, your save path might be:

• C:\Users\Carsten\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Kneeboard\A-10C

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In the game directory..2nd attached... I have created a kneeboard folder - but it doesn't show in-game.
DCS doesn't look there.

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The actual in-game kneeboard (L-ctrl+K) location is what I'm looking for - I would just add png's to that per terrain then?!
AFAIK, yes - I've only used the "Saved Games\DCS" and Viggen specific paths in 2.5.x

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I'd prefer to make airframe specifik pages... e.g. excerpts from Chuck's A10C guide
tyvm - again
As you are having trouble, it may be better to manage your kneeboard pages using AlaskanGrizzly's Kneeboard Builder application.

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Old 01-29-2019, 06:23 PM   #6
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Thanks heaps - that all did it... now happily scrolling through pages
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:35 PM   #7
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If you're going to be doing very much of this kind of work, you might want to consider something like:

http://www.dcskneeboardbuilder.com/

It makes short work of importing, grouping and placing pages in kneeboards for everything or for specific missions or aircraft. All I have to do is get the document that I want imported formatted to suit my purpose and this utility does the rest.
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