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48 minutes ago, VFGiPJP said:

Feature wish: an option to start the application with Windows.

 

This function is already handled by Windows Core, it'd be a waste of code space to integrate on an app level.

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Something is driving me crazy.

 

I play VR only but sometimes i start the game on 2D to change things (graphics options, DICE CMS profiles, controls) and then, when i start on VR, it´s just like i did nothing, looks like qhen i start DCS on VR is one profile and a diferent one on 2D.

I made  a preset, name "Default", i select the preset and when i start the game 2D it´s ok, but when i start VR automatically selects "VR headset" preset, anybody can help me?

 

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Make an extra profile special for VR (hint, name it VR...). That works just fine.

That VR Headset profile after starting a DCS session in VR is something that bugs me too. It's confusing.

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When hitting the VR On Launch Button it auto switches to the VR Headset Profile.
 

Because users asked for a VR Headset Profile Separate from the other 4, and allow it to be customized.

If you want the options from Preset1-4 to be in the VR Headset settings, just copy/paste contents of Options.lua.Preset0x, to Options.lua.VR

 

As Mentioned before, App Managed Presets may get removed until I can clean up the under the hood functions of it.


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On 6/13/2021 at 11:11 PM, SkateZilla said:

As Mentioned before, App Managed Presets may get removed until I can clean up the under the hood functions of it.

 

How will this work in the future then?

I now have 3 presets that i set in game, one for 2D offline play (1), one for 2D online play (2) and one for VR (3).

These match the profiles in the Updater Utility.

Problem with the profiles in game is that the latest used is always loaded.

So if i played 2D offline as last session, that profile will be loaded again on next start, even if i want to run it in VR with profile 3.

I then need to make the profile switch in game which can cause, depending on the settings, a restart.

 

This does not happen when using the Updater Utility, it loads the desired profile directly from the start which is a nice benefit imo.

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On 6/15/2021 at 9:34 AM, Lange_666 said:

 

How will this work in the future then?

I now have 3 presets that i set in game, one for 2D offline play (1), one for 2D online play (2) and one for VR (3).

These match the profiles in the Updater Utility.

Problem with the profiles in game is that the latest used is always loaded.

So if i played 2D offline as last session, that profile will be loaded again on next start, even if i want to run it in VR with profile 3.

I then need to make the profile switch in game which can cause, depending on the settings, a restart.

 

This does not happen when using the Updater Utility, it loads the desired profile directly from the start which is a nice benefit imo.

 

I'm working on re-writing the function, there's too many underlying issues with the current function as is, if it was more widely used, there'd be more reports, but I'm looking into alternate methods.

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The big plus for me with your utility is that always the correct profile (if chosen offcourse) is loaded upon DCS start. No hassle.

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On 6/7/2021 at 1:05 AM, SkateZilla said:

 

This function is already handled by Windows Core, it'd be a waste of code space to integrate on an app level.

Hi, I only found this app today and it looks awesome so far. But how exactly do I do this? With scheduled tasks? And is there a way to start it in the system tray, without a symbol on the taskbar?

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2 hours ago, Cathnan said:

Hi, I only found this app today and it looks awesome so far. But how exactly do I do this? With scheduled tasks? And is there a way to start it in the system tray, without a symbol on the taskbar?

 

You can make any app, file, or folder start with Windows by adding it to the Windows “Startup” folder. Press Windows+R to open the “Run” dialog box. Type “shell:startup” and then hit Enter to open the “Startup” folder. Create a shortcut in the “Startup” folder to any file, folder, or app’s executable file.

 

There's also a setting in the app to have it started minimized, but that doesn't seem to work for mw, but I want it started normal anyway.

 

Cheers!

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15 hours ago, Cathnan said:

Hi, I only found this app today and it looks awesome so far. But how exactly do I do this? With scheduled tasks? And is there a way to start it in the system tray, without a symbol on the taskbar?

In Windows 10:

Task Scheduler, 

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Howdy,

I'm just now getting back into having broad band after about 4 years, I have a very early version of this, do I just toss it away, or can I just drop the EXE. in on top of the old version?

I totally gave up Simming, due to the size of downloads and and frequency of them, I've got a lot of catching up to do.

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5 hours ago, T_O_A_D said:

Howdy,

I'm just now getting back into having broad band after about 4 years, I have a very early version of this, do I just toss it away, or can I just drop the EXE. in on top of the old version?

I totally gave up Simming, due to the size of downloads and and frequency of them, I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Hey TOAD best is to use the latest one as many things changed as you already know. If the program is out of date It sure screws your install big time so I always check when there is a big DCS changes.

 

Hope this helps

 

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There was one briefly, but webhosting reliability issue prompted me to remove it.

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Start the updater utility and start DCS through the utility.

Then set your desired settings in DCS and quit, the utility will pop-up again and name your first preset and press apply.

Then start DCS again, change your settings, quit and name your second preset, press apply...etc...

 

Then if you want to start DCS with your desired preset, just select the wanted preset in the utility and start launch DCS (i never use the launch button, always VR ON or VR OFF depending what i want to do.).

 


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2 hours ago, Lange_666 said:

Start the updater utility and start DCS through the utility.

Then set your desired settings in DCS and quit, the utility will pop-up again and name your first preset and press apply.

Then start DCS again, change your settings, quit and name your second preset, press apply...etc...

 

Then if you want to start DCS with your desired preset, just select the wanted preset in the utility and start launch DCS (i never use the launch button, always VR ON or VR OFF depending what i want to do.).

 

 

Thanks for clearing that up.

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Hello,

 

i'd like to install DCS: Marianas via the "DCS_updater.exe" command but i can't find the correct name of the module to install.

 

Do you know where i can find it please?

 

Edit found it : DCS_Updater install MARIANAISLANDS_terrain


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Change log 1.1.0.1042 / 7.1.2021:
-Fixed Cross-Link Between Modules when scanning (Affected FC3)
-Added Keep In Taskbar/Hide to System Tray Option (This Option does not save/stick yet)
  Function is being re-coded, old code was just re-enabled.
-Adjusted Some ToolTip Descriptions
-Adjusted Tab Indexes
  
-Added Mi-24P Assets
-Added Fear the Bones Campaign Assets
-Added Mariana Islands Theatre Assets

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Change log 1.1.0.1042 / 7.1.2021:
-Fixed Cross-Link Between Modules when scanning (Affected FC3)
-Added Keep In Taskbar/Hide to System Tray Option (This Option does not save/stick yet)
  Function is being re-coded, old code was just re-enabled.
-Adjusted Some ToolTip Descriptions
-Adjusted Tab Indexes
  
-Added Mi-24P Assets
-Added Fear the Bones Campaign Assets
-Added Mariana Islands Theatre Assets
Thanks!

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how work custom launch scripts?

To launch DCS with VR and wireless on the quest 2 with virtual desktop I need to launch DCS through virtual desktop with a command like :

"C:\Program Files\Virtual Desktop Streamer\VirtualDesktop.Streamer.exe" "S:\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World OpenBeta\bin\DCS.exe"

 

Any way to do that with this app?

 

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