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Old 06-14-2019, 09:00 AM   #1251
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I just saw a youtube where this guy charles darwin developed a VA profile that reads off the a10c startup checklist. then for each item he says 'check' and it says out the next time. OMG. really impressive. it's like having an instructor or copilot with you and sounding off the list while you check all the switches and levers. this is way cooler than calling up the kneeboard and reading it then checking the switches. i'm not sure if he's done with its development or how he plans to share it or sell it.
That sounds reasonably straightforward to do, if a little long winded to accomplish.

Sure gladly share the profile, let me edit it some and write instructions on how to taylor it to your individual needs for additional pages etc:

Post up if there is anything that you don't like. I could see people getting annoyed with the voice feedback. The reason it's there, if the kneeboard is hidden you are never sure if the command has exectued or not. So I put in an "In Progress" The idea of the page number feedback is just to inform how many sheets there are for a particular function (the numbering is purely arbitary)

Here is clip of it in action, I need to adjust my keyboard repeat rate to stop it skipping pages and getting outta whack, but it should work reasonably well

Sorry the clip so long and amateurish, just jump to 2:45 to see it working and forgive me for forgetting some of my own commands

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:52 PM   #1252
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Great tool. So handy for VR.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:10 PM   #1253
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i have a problem .... when i enable "Dynamic Mission Briefing" i get 2 or 3 empty page transparent with only the border after "Dynamic Mission Briefing"
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:20 PM   #1254
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i have a problem .... when i enable "Dynamic Mission Briefing" i get 2 or 3 empty page transparent with only the border after "Dynamic Mission Briefing"
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:03 PM   #1255
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@weegie, for the location of each airfield in the kneeboard, did you tell VA to jump to a page number, or you go by increment +/-?
I see you have to do a reset first, ie. ground 0 to know where to start. So that sounds more like an increment approach. ie. how many pages to go forward or backward for each airfield.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #1256
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@weegie, for the location of each airfield in the kneeboard, did you tell VA to jump to a page number, or you go by increment +/-?
I see you have to do a reset first, ie. ground 0 to know where to start. So that sounds more like an increment approach. ie. how many pages to go forward or backward for each airfield.
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First Yes the reset simply tells an integer constant that it's at the starting point, in effect a counter in VA. You can make that any place on the kneeboard you want. I made it on the Schematic map as Kneeboard builder adds custom charts before the VAD & Gnd Charts so if you add custom pages you only need to change them not all the VAD Gnd chart pages.

Next each individual command knows it's own page number. When you call out for an airfield then it knows it has to go to certain page. The integer constant that is reset at the begining acts as a tracker so VA knows what page it is on at any time.

When you call out an airrfield VA looks at where it is and where it needs to go. It then runs a loop incrementing up or down until the page number matches the integer constant in the counter......SIMPLES

I also added in the "[" "']" commands to the counter too. So if you don't use VA but the keyboard instead, then the counter is decremented or incremented accordingly

Any use? You still want it?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:21 PM   #1257
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yes please!

i know how to call VA to display kneeboard, which will default to the waypoint maps of about 5 pages. After that will be my custom upload pages. But i don't know what command to make it display a specific page of the kneeboard.

i'm working on a profile for VA to sound off various checklists. I got this idea from that youtube by charles darwin. then i found a boeing 777 profile that does this. i managed to modify it for my a10c. when it's more finalized i'd share it. I feel that this is even better than looking at a virtual kneeboard in VR, coz the kneeboard i have i made it big and covers much of the front console. when doing startup or landing steps i have to toggle kneeboard on and off when i need to see front console. using VA to sound off the steps and i say check or done is faster and feels more immersive, like having a smart AI copilot.

and i love the chatter feature of viacom that pops up randomly on left or right ear. and the various F keys displays and respawn, reload, center VR, labels, time accelerate etc. that VA can do.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:51 PM   #1258
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Ok, so what am I doing wrong here?

- Downloaded and extracted to c:\games\dcs-kneeboard-builder
- Ran KneeboardBuilder.exe
- Set Install directory: "OpenBeta"
"C:\Games\DCS World OpenBeta"
- Saved games directory: "C:\Users\RoyMi6\Saved Games"
- Left defaults for everything else

All I want to do is add a single PNG image for the kneeboard in the F14

- Clicked on "create custom kneeboard"
- Select Aircraft (F14)
- Created a new group: "TESTGROUP"
- Clicked modify on my "TESTGROUP"
- Clicked on "import images"
- Selected my 400px X 500px png file, it appears fine, then clicked "save"
- Moved my group from available to "groups selected for custom kneeboard"
- Clicked "build custom kneeboard for 14"

That seems to work fine.

If I go to the top menu and select "View -> Kneeboard Folders -> F14 Kneeboard"

That brings up: C:\Users\RoyMi6\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Kneeboard\F14

That folder contains my 001-TESTGROUP-001.png

Soooooooo I think that's everything?... But... when I bring up the kneeboard in the F14 it isn't visible... (instant action -> free flight)

What am I missing?

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Old 06-27-2019, 10:31 PM   #1259
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If I go to the top menu and select "View -> Kneeboard Folders -> F14 Kneeboard"

That brings up: C:\Users\RoyMi6\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Kneeboard\F14

That folder contains my 001-TESTGROUP-001.png

Soooooooo I think that's everything?... But... when I bring up the kneeboard in the F14 it isn't visible... (instant action -> free flight)

What am I missing?
Kneeboard Builder is a bit outdated and the F-14 is a new aircraft of DCS .. The folder name is incorrect .. copy it using Windows, it should be:

C:\Users\RoyMi6\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Kneeboard\F-14B

dont delete the previous "F14" folder, as Kneeboard Builder will keep using it on the future. If you generate a new Kneeboard for the Tomcat, you will have to repeat the copy.

On the other hand, the purpose of KB is converting multipage PDF files onto a set of graphics files for DCS to use ... if you already have a graphic file that you want to put on the Kneeboard, like your PNG file, just copy it there and DCS will see it right away, no need to use KB for that case.

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Old 06-29-2019, 08:58 PM   #1260
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This excellent kneeboard builder inserts a few dcs maps, then lets you add custom pages in whatever order you wish. Weegie has shown above that it is possible to then use VA to ask to jump to a desired airfield chart. But I discovered that the number of dcs inserted maps varies from mission to mission. Most of the time it adds 5 maps for me. Sometimes 7, or 8 etc.

Before we use weegie's example to jump to certain VAD chart, we have to move to the schematic map page and execute a reset charts command. If we don't manually page forward our way there and want VA to jump a certain number of pages to get there, the number of pages to jump forward is complicated by not knowing how many map pages dcs will insert for that mission up front. Sure, we can manually page through the dcs maps to count. then tell VA how many pages to jump accordingly. But if we can capture how many pages dcs will insert for that mission, we can use that variable in the VA profile.

Anyone has any idea if there is a feature to capture the number of dcs maps inserted after mission launch and save that to a variable to be used in VA?
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