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Old 07-21-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Instructions for snap views

Years ago when the A10C was a standalone aircraft (pre-DCS World), I had my aircraft cockpit views setup in a custom configuration. I think these were called snap views.

I'm looking for any links that describe how to set these up. Anyone have links to the snap view setups?

For example, I want to have close-up views configured for the following:
Left console forward
Left console back
Right console forward
Right console back
Left MFCD
Right MFCD
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:43 AM   #2
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Customising a Snap View:

1. Set your current view up as you want it saved.

2. Press LWin+NumN - NumN being whichever numeric keypad key you intend customising. Your view will briefly snap to whatever the current snap view setting is for that key, then return to your previous view.

3. Press RAlt+Num0 - The snap view should now be saved.

Test it by changing your view, then holding down LWin+NumX - you should see your customised snap view!


Important: Disable/Pause your Track-IR/Head-tracker while doing it !


Keys to use when setting up the view:


"Num/ - RCtrl - RShift" Cockpit Camera Move Back
"Num5" Cockpit Camera Move Center
"Num2 - RCtrl - RShift" Cockpit Camera Move Down
"Num* - RCtrl - RShift" Cockpit Camera Move Forward
"Num8 - RCtrl - RShift" Cockpit Camera Move Up
"Num8" Turn Cockpit Camera Up
"Num2" Turn Cockpit Camera Down
"Num/" FOV- aka Zoom-in
"Num*" FOV+ aka Zoom-out
"NumEnter" Default FOV aka Zoom


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Old 07-21-2018, 02:53 AM   #3
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Thank you Rudel_chw
I will try that.

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Old 07-21-2018, 03:54 PM   #4
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. . . . . . .


Okay, I've tried those controls. They work good. I seem to remember in the past I had it set up as a one button push to get a snap view, instead of having to hold the L-WIN button at the same time as the NUMn button.
Also, the custom view stayed, until I hit another key, I think the Num0.
I may have had to edit a file to get that configuration working. Does any of that sound familiar?
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:42 PM   #5
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...I seem to remember in the past I had it set up as a one button push to get a snap view, instead of having to hold the L-WIN button at the same time as the NUMn button.

Yes, RCtrl+Num0 changes snap views to "toggle" mode. Num1 .. Num9 (with no modifiers) will switch view to the corresponding snap view, and stay there until the user selects a different snap view, or taps Num0.


HOWEVER, this doesnt work if you use headtracking


Fortunately for me, my particular HOTAS allows me to bind several key commands to a single button, so I can on a single press disable the headtracking and then change to the snapview ... another press and then I exit the snapview and re-enable the headtracking.


On this video you can see how it works:




EDIT: Found a Tutorial by Suntsag, where he shows how to configure the snapviews:





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Old 09-03-2018, 10:40 PM   #6
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I recall snap views and track ir working for me in the past - has this changed in the newer DCS World environment?
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:17 AM   #7
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I manage to save the snap views in flight, but if leave DCS, all the views saved are lost. What am I doing wrong?
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I manage to save the snap views in flight, but if leave DCS, all the views saved are lost. What am I doing wrong?
This post might help...

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...17&postcount=2

Take note of the last bit - it's possible there's a bug causing trouble with saving snap views.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:37 AM   #9
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Thanks Lixma 06, I'll check it out.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #10
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Didn't work either...must be a Bug.
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