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Old 03-24-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Sim Voice Checklists - what do you want?

Hi Guys (and Gals?)

I've just uploaded Sim Voice Checklists for start-up procedures for the Ka-50, Mi-8, MiG-15, L-39 and Huey. They follow the same procedures and numbering as in my pictiorial guides.

These are interactive checklists, where you have the program running in the background and at the stage where you require a particular checklist, you simply call it up through your microphone.

The checklist is then read out - I used to use a commercial voice for this, but this time I have recorded the phrases myself - one article at a time, and continues to the next one with a voice command (in this case, either "Affirmative" or "Checked"). You can use most words to confirm and move on, but when I did this for Falcon BMS, I found that it's easy to confuse the voice recognition, which can get frustrating - so I chose the simple option.

You can also use a keypress to advance the checklist, if you set it up that way in the options.

The program was written by Paul Endersby a few years ago, for FSX, under a GNU GPL licence.

Please have a look at these (I will post the links once they are approved) and let me know what you would like added.

Also, would you like the option to go through the entire checklists by just keypresses, rather than speaking into the mic, and see the checklist items appear on screen (as text) rather than hearing audio?

If so, I would have to rewrite these ones and change my system, because I currently use a numbering system, rather than writing out the checklist item in full. But I would be happy to do that, if enough people want it.

Also bear in mind, I do not own the Bf-109 or Fw-190 modules, so if they are desired, I would not be able to confirm the procedures or upload a pictorial guide to accompany any checklists.

I'll be posting a video on YouTube in the next few days, with a demo of both setting up and use in-sim.

NOTICE: This utility will not be updated any more as it is far more convenient to use the KIF utility.

Links:

Ka-50:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.co...5587/index.php

Mi-8:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1825604/

MiG-15:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1825597/

L-39:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1825595/

Huey:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1825592/


Guide:

https://youtu.be/FqFgDl01mKw

UPDATE:

A-10C various checklists added (see post #27):

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/2077500/

UPDATE 2:


MiG-21bis start-up checklist added:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...1147/index.php
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:53 PM   #2
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Sounds great, Brix. I'll keep an eye on this thread for any update.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:54 PM   #3
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Interesting - I'm working on something like this in Voice Attack profiles: a set of voice navigable checklists (with paramtrically driven levels of detail, and hints) and a general library to streamline the creation of new checklists.

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:04 PM   #4
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I have voice attack, but haven't really used it yet. I bought it with some voice packs (HCS?) for Elite, but was too lazy....

I have been using VAC for years - used it to control some of the early modules before reading up, and I have a couple of comms-only profiles - and had considered doing checklists with that. Again, it was more effort than I could be bothered with at the time.

This one is very easy and quick to set up, though. I've been meaning to do these for ages and finally got round to it! Now I'm ready to go all the way

* this was the original, by the creator:

https://youtu.be/xCrUuuhdENw
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:58 PM   #5
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Okay - files are available and links added to first post
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Brixmis,

Just saw your A-10 Navigation gone awry.

Any landing you walk away from is a good landing.

(BTW, your squadron's maintenance department will be billing your CC for the damages to your wing tip and there is a traffic cop here with some sort of speeding ticket for you!)
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Thanks - yes, that was a fun event. These damn truck drivers!

I had a better one about a year ago, online, Same thing happened, but there was a sharp right-hander in the road ahead. I think no-one was more astonished than I was, that I made it round the bend and managed to stop with no damage!

As Murphy's law would have it, the track was completely messed up, so it wasn't possible to make a video for YouTube. Very disappointing.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:07 PM   #8
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Brixmis, thanks again for your contributions. I was able to launch and run through the checklist once, but once inside the game, no joy. In the debug I see that my commands are being correctly detected, the checklist are not being executed though. I'll play around with things some more.

A shutdown checklist for the Huey would be greatly appreciated, if you ever get the time. Thank you Sir.
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Thanks for your time. Very nice App. I had to lower the confidence to 93 so I would be understood but after that it worked quite nice.

Being open source you think it can be "mutated" to transmit joystick inputs?
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@zaelu, thanks. Setting mine to 93 also solved my problem.

@Brixmis, I'd like one more thing added to the Huey checklist pls. "Set instruments", or something of that nature to remind me to turn on and zero the radar altimeter, and any other instrument. Does anyone know if we need to set the barometric altimeter and DG? I noticed once that I got the aircraft started and began taxiing that the radar altimeter was off (switch is at the back of the overhead panel, but the radar altimeter doesn't come "alive" until you rotate the left knob a click). Looks like the altimeter is automatically set to the prevailing barometric pressure and the DG is set to true heading on spawn. Wow, is there that much magnetic variation here? OK, so really, the only nice thing to have would be "Radar altimeter power switch set to RADAR".
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