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Capt Zeen & Slicker55 MIG-21bis HELIOS PROFILE !!


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Hello all !

 

 

At last ! here it is !

 

 

Several months ago, Slicker55 sended to me a message, showing his interest on learn how to create an helios profile.

From that moment, we meet several days on Skype, and i show him how to create a profile using my experience in other profiles.

Today i am proud too present you the resoults of that colaboration !

 

A new MIG-21bis Helios profile !

 

Slicker55 was working hard creating the code for the instruments inputs and the initial art.

After that i remade all the art and changed the code to use the A10C interface in Helios, instead of the FC interface. With that change, we dont need to prepare different versions for differents countries, we dont need the default.lua to define all the keyboard commads, because i redirect directly to DCS from helios, so we dont need to worry abous LN changes in the future.

And of course, for the final user, (you), is a more easy installation !

 

So here you got a fully input/output Mig21 profile. Hope you like it !

 

 

 

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For this profile i exported all the instruments, lamps, selectors, switches and levers in the cockpit.

Of course i added the navigation panel from others profiles, so you can check airport charts, tactical maps, ndbs, etc

 

- Package content:

 

Helios folder, Everything Helios need to run the profiles

Monitor configuration folder, a JSGM friendly folder with the monitor configuration file

Scripts folder, inside you can find the latest export.lua needed to run the profile

readme.txt, this file !

 

- Profile files:

 

MIG-21bis_v1.0.hpf .....................16:10 monitor resolutions

MIG-21bis_v1.0b.hpf .....................16:9 monitor resolutions

 

 

 

- Export.lua:

 

Important notice !!

Included in the Scripts folder, you can find the export.lua, DCS 1.5.5 compatible, ready to export data A10C, KA50, FC3, F-15C, P-51D, UH-1H, A10C radio fix, MI-8 v1.5, SA342 and MIG21bis profile.

This file is a modified version of the Loophole Updated version from 09/11/2014, ( http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=97222 )

 

- Monitor aspect resolutions:

 

I made two different profiles, v1.0 for 16:10 monitors and v1.0b for 16:9 monitors. Use the one better fit width you monitor resolution.

 

- Thanks:

 

To John Graham aka Slicker55, he started the profile at the same time he learn a lot about Helios

 

I made the graphic art, based on screenshots of the simulator, and the textures folder of the game. Some art remains from the Slicker55 original version.

 

I used the airport charts from http://www.virtual-jabog32.de and the tactical chart TC-1 created by =MAF=Mongoose and the NDBs list created by Lino_Germany.

 

For the export.lua i used the Loophole version, compatible width KA50, A10c and FC3 as a base for all my implementations.

 

In the export.lua i include a couple of functions by [FSF]Ian to export the digits of the UV26 for the MI-8

 

I want to thanks aswell to all the people who help me, in the DCS forum, every time i reached a deadlock, somewhere!

 

And of course to Gadroc for creating Helios, this great software.

 

 

 

PROFILE FEATURES

 

- Main Dashboard:

 

- All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps

- A hole in the background is prepared to insert the radar viewport from the game

 

- Left side panel:

 

- All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps

 

- Right side Panel:

 

- All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps

 

- Bottom panel:

 

- All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps

 

- SPS panel, UPK and RN24/28 panels

 

- All the switches and lamps

 

- Navigation panel:

 

-Airports visual operation charts v4.04

-Airports diagramss v4.04

-TC-1 Tactical Chart

-Caucasus general area map, with airports and table width airport freqs, locations, ids, etc.

-Airport Circuit Example

-List of the NDBs

 

- Freq panel:

 

- table with the frequecies of the airports, in Caucasus and Nevada map

 

- About panel:

 

- Info about the profile and version.

 

 

 

 

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left panel

 

 

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Right panel

 

 

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Bottom panel

 

 

 

 

 

INSTALLATION

 

--Install Helios if you don't have it yet. (http://www.gadrocsworkshop.com/helios/latest)

-Copy the profile you need, for your resolution , on the profiles folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/profiles

-Copy the folder Capt_Zeen on the images folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/images

-Run the HeliosProfileEditor, load the profile MIG21bis you want to use, and perform a Reset Monitors from the menu Profile.

-Save the profile

-Dont forget to use the correct export.lua i included in the package,

Copy it in C:\Users\yourusername\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts, but first make a backup copy of your actual export.lua.

-IF you use Tackview, Tarst or another external scripts, copy the corresponding lines from your old export.lua to the new one.

 

RUNNING THE PROFILE

 

-Open the Helios Control Center, select the profile and start it.

 

CONFIGURING THE SECOND MONITOR

 

included in the package, there is a folder called "DCS Monitor Configuration" width a complete folders structure you can drop on DCS World instalation folder. This structure prepare the diferents lua scripts to export the MIG21 radar.

You will need to change the coordinates x and y of every viewport (main game and radar) and the width and height sizes of them in the DCS Monitor Configuration\Config\MonitorSetup\2_monitors-MIG21bis.lua

Change it before copy to the game folder, and save a copy of this structure, cause DCS world rewrite this files every update!

To calculate the correct position of the radar viewport, run Helios and start the profile. Take a screenshot using print screen key on the keyboard, and paste the image in any art program. Paint from Windows works well.

Put the cursor over the left-up corner of the empty space and write down the coordinates. Drag a box from that point to the right_down corner, and write down the width and height of the rectangle.

Modify the 2_monitors-MIG21bis.lua width your correct numbers. and you can now copy the complete "DCS Monitor Configuration" folder to the DCS game folder, or use a Mods control program like JSGME to do it.

 

 

 

 

KNOWN ISSUES

 

- Everyting looks correct right now, so no Known issues at the moment

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

 

If you use Helios and TARS or TACKVIEW you can have miss workings due to the way Helios works width the export.lua.

To prevent this, just move the lines for Tars or tackview to the very end of the export.lua in C:\Users\yourusername\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts.

 

 

 

 

As always you can find the package on the download section of my site:

 

http://www.captzeen.com

 

 

 

 

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A picture paints a thousand words!

 

Capt, thank you for everything you've done to take this profile from concept to reality

 

This beautiful profile will make a lot of people very happy :worthy:

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I have been waiting for this for so long! Due to my MFDs I had to copy the engine gauge and place it in a place where I could see it and I added the Airspeed Indicator in Knots. I copied the side panels and are running them on another system. All touch screens.

 

Thank you so much! I use all of your profiles.

 

I attached a pic of my system.

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Great work as usual!!!

Modified for my setup and loving it!!

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Oh man, how did I miss this! I was expecting a notification from that other thread!!

 

DL now. Thanks for your work guys! Cheers!

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Capt Z

I have already donated to you, but with the F14, F18 and the Vigen around the corner, I will be donating again in the hope that you continue to make Helios fighter jet profiles.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi,

I'm newbee to DCS and Helios. I've just installed stock DCS World 1.5.5 with 2 default planes and tried to launch CaptZeen Helios Mig21bis profiles presicely following the instructions from readme.

Unfortunately, smth went wrong: gauges/switches doesn't work at all.

I assumed that this Helios cockpit is designed only to use with Mig21 or I've put export.lua in a wrong place. Then I've downloaded P-51D cockpit from CaptZeen site and it works fine with the same export.lua just after monitors reset both for TF-51 and SU-25T which included in the DCS by default.

I'm interested in this profile because want to use it in real Mig-21bis cockpit in Kiev Aviation and space center(ASC) for children (it's non-profit children organization -

) . Earlier they used Microsoft flight simulator, but now want to refit one cabin as combat plane, will use LockOn or DCS.

Could you please help?

And one more question: can this profile be used with LockOn FC2?


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