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Old 04-06-2019, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default DCS: F-14 - Brickdust's "Drunken Sailor" VR Friendly Cockpit

Almost seems like a crime to mess with HB's masterpiece like this, but in the name of function-over-form I've started to create an alternative 'VR friendly' cockpit for the turkey.

DCS: F-14 - Brickdust's "Drunken Sailor" VR Friendly Cockpit - Main aim is to increase the legibility of cockpit panel and indication light text throughout.

I'll be updating this mod during the foreseeable future as I work through both of the pits/texture files for the F-14. Of course, this will make it no longer an 'authentic' cockpit for the purists, but it should make a marked QOL improvement for us VR users.

I'll do the best I can to preserve the work of HB and keep the mod quality level as high as my skills allow, I won't be down-scaling or resizing any texture files.
All alpha channels, normal and roughmet files will be worked on where applicable to preserve lighting, back-lighting and keep consistency with the changes. I'll also be doing my upmost to select the best mipmap filtering/scaling filters to avoid blurriness and aliasing at distance.

This is my 1st proper go at doing a full cockpit texture mod. It's early days so please feel free to offer any thoughts, advice or constructive criticism on the project...Hopefully I'll be able to make a better mod with feedback.

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Latest release can be found HERE

OVGME/JSGME ready - Just unzip the contents, pop the included folders into your chosen managers 'mod' location and apply your chosen option to give it a whirl.

At the moment this mod is an instant IC FAIL, but as soon as HB implement custom cockpits I'll look at getting it into the relevant file structure format.

v0.5 - More RIO Pit
- RIO annunciator and warning lights complete.
- Additional RIO panels reworked - RWR, ECM, CMS, Lights & COMM/NAV CMD.
- A few roughmet errors fixed.


v0.4 - RIO Pit Underway. Buttons Buttons Buttons!
- 1st pass on the RIO pit done. All centre and majority of left panels complete. All pushbuttons + back lights reworked.
- Reworked compass instruments (after suggestion from forum member 'Larkis', thanks for the idea!).
- Added pointer marks to RIO radio selector switch knobs.
- Fixed TACAN dial number legibility issue from previous release.


v0.3 - Instruments, Gauges & Black Edition!
- All major pilot pit flight instruments & gauges have been worked on - Higher contrast, increased font size & text alterations where appropriate.
- Finalised all indication light texures and made several tweaks.
- Inclusion of BE (Black Edition) option - Cockpit trim can now come in gunmetal grey!
- Fixed a few norm & roughmet channel bugs fr om previous release.


v0.2 - Pilot pit complete!
- All pilot pit panels reworked and finished.
- RIO weapon Select Dial - Increased size and contrast of font (still rather small as there's only so much wiggle room with a texture that tight, but better than before).
- Fixed a few alpha channel mistakes on DCP from initial release.

1st Release: v0.1
Included panel reworks:
- Pilot cockpit indication lights and textures.
- ACM Panel.
- Display Control Panel.
- Arrestor Hook Panel.
- VDI Panel.
- HSD Panel.


...more to follow.

Cheers,
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:24 AM   #2
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Excellent work there M8!
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:04 AM   #3
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Perfect for VR!!!


Thank you!
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:35 AM   #4
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There it is:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/3304383/


Edit: AAAND i got an error that is not a valid mod archive
Edit: tstrfm (to stupid to read ****ing manual)


I like what you have done. . Reading the damageboard is much easier now. Thanks for that and keep on on it.


If i could take a wish, i think the most important thing for VR useability is on the RIO place the weapon selection wheel. That think is mostly ****ing unreadable. It would be cool if you could priorize this one

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Old 04-06-2019, 12:10 PM   #5
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Excellent work there M8!
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Perfect for VR!!!
Thank you!
Thanks guys, gonna try my best to make this a good one, I'm a big fan of the HB F-14 and would really like to do it well and make this the best cockpit mod for VR

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If i could take a wish, i think the most important thing for VR useability is on the RIO place the weapon selection wheel. That think is mostly ****ing unreadable. It would be cool if you could priorize this one
Cool beans, I'll have a dig around the RIO texture files and see what the options are. Hopefully include in the next revision.

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Nice mod buddy, makes it much easier to scan your caution panel in VR!
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:03 AM   #7
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Hey all,

Mod updated to v0.2, see 1st post for link

Pilot pit is now pretty much complete!

- All pilot pit panels reworked and finished.
- RIO Weapon Select Dial - Increased size and contrast of font (still rather small as there's only so much wiggle room with a texture that tight, but more readable than before).
- Fixed a few alpha channel (back-lighting) mistakes on DCP from initial release.

I'll be moving straight onto the RIO pit next...I haven't spent a great deal of time in the back seat, so if there's any suggestion from those in the know - I'm all ears to hear which areas would be top of the list.

In time I'll head back to the front seat for a few tweaks (see what's possible with some of the gauges and dials, etc).

Also, a question for anyone who's using the mod - What are the thoughts on maybe the slightest (tiny) bit of weathering/ageing to the mods panel text? At the moment it's solid flat pure-white. It's crossed my mind to just give it a touch of discolour/texture noise to help with the blending...but don't want to go full circle or get away from the whole point of this mod, which is contrast and legibility. Thoughts?

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:33 AM   #8
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Thank you so much for this mod! I can see again!
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Brick Ive been using your mod and I am as happy as a pig in @#$%. If you want to do a "dirty" version go ahead, but like you said your aim was to let us "see" again. Thanks for the great effort here.
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Great!
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