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Does someone have a lua file that allows me to move the warthog out of idle detent? It's currently frozen unless I use a keyboard command to move it.

 

I've searched around and don't see anything.

 

thanks for your help!

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I suppose you want to use the OFF/IDLE switch in the TM Warthog throttle?

With the A-10C that works out of the box. But for the other birds e.g. FW-190, F-5E, Viggen, I use a little addition (one line) to the default.lua.

The detail of the added line varies between aircrafts, but it's always the same logic. One little detail to watch is that most aircraft expect the switch to "make" when you go from OFF to IDLE. The switch in the TMWH throttle however "makes" when you go from IDLE to OFF. So the added line in the default.lua needs to reverse the operation which is not a big deal.

I have posted a guidance document for modifying the control binding files in this thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2862001#post2862001

 

For the FW-190C, the addition to the .lua file would look like this:

{down = iCommandLeftEngineStop, up = iCommandLeftEngineStart, name = _('Throttle 2-Pos. OFF/IDLE'), category = _('Engine Control')},

and you would insert it into the file "Throttle - HOTAS Warthog.lua" under "C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\Mods\aircraft\FW-190D9\Input\FW-190D9\joystick".

After editing the .lua file and starting DCS, you have to go into Options / Controls and bind the new command "Throttle 2-Pos. OFF/IDLE" to the throttle switch.

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If you want a general Target profile that lets you assign most of the missing throttle functions as normal buttons, I have uploaded it below.

It will also work for the flaps and boat switch among others.

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=158183&d=1488313130

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If you want a general Target profile that lets you assign most of the missing throttle functions as normal buttons, I have uploaded it below.

It will also work for the flaps and boat switch among others.

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=158183&d=1488313130

 

I doesnt work for me unfortunately. I dont know how to handle the file in taget. I run it and then the Warthog Throttle disappers and a virtual device appears.

 

If i start DCS and hop in the FW190, the throttle steers the rudder and the flaps isnt assign. Plz help :=)

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I suppose you want to use the OFF/IDLE switch in the TM Warthog throttle?

With the A-10C that works out of the box. But for the other birds e.g. FW-190, F-5E, Viggen, I use a little addition (one line) to the default.lua.

The detail of the added line varies between aircrafts, but it's always the same logic. One little detail to watch is that most aircraft expect the switch to "make" when you go from OFF to IDLE. The switch in the TMWH throttle however "makes" when you go from IDLE to OFF. So the added line in the default.lua needs to reverse the operation which is not a big deal.

I have posted a guidance document for modifying the control binding files in this thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2862001#post2862001

 

For the FW-190C, the addition to the .lua file would look like this:

{down = iCommandLeftEngineStop, up = iCommandLeftEngineStart, name = _('Throttle 2-Pos. OFF/IDLE'), category = _('Engine Control')},

and you would insert it into the file "Throttle - HOTAS Warthog.lua" under "C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\Mods\aircraft\FW-190D9\Input\FW-190D9\joystick".

After editing the .lua file and starting DCS, you have to go into Options / Controls and bind the new command "Throttle 2-Pos. OFF/IDLE" to the throttle switch.

 

where abouts on the .lua file do you paste it

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where abouts on the .lua file do you paste it

I put it right after the original lines which for the FW-190 are around line 340.

Technically it doesn't matter where you put it, as long as it's in the block for buttons. It must be above these lines which are around line 440 in the original file:

},
axisCommands = {

The lines below "axisCommands = {" define the "Axis" commands on your throttle and stick.

Note: I recommend you have a look at the document referenced in my original post before you start editing .lua files. And don't forget, these changed files will be overwritten by stock files each time you update or repair DCS. Therefore it's recommended to use a simple tool like OvGME to manage them.


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On 5/5/2019 at 2:57 PM, Scoll said:

With TARGET :

MapKeyR(&Throttle, IDLERON, PULSE+R_ALT+HOME); "out IDLE position"

 

MapKey(&Throttle, IDLERON, PULSE+R_ALT+END); "in IDLE position"

 

Good morning all,

 

Being new to DCS, I too encountered some difficulties to properly configure my ThrustMaster Warthog to make the most of my Oculus Quest II and be in total immersion !

 

And Scoll gives us the best solution here ! Thanks to you 🙏 !

 

However his answer is succinct and requires some explanation for the most novices among us.

 

First of all if you are lucky enough to have a Thrustmaster controller I can only advise you to use it through their TARGET configuration software.

 

Why ? Because it will allow you to have total control over your controllers, and therefore will offer you the possibility of using your IDLE trigger as in real life.

 

To begin with, configure all the keys of your controllers, or at least all those you intend to use. In my case for example, for the time being, I only have to map the keys present on the HOTAS, since I use my Oculus Touch to perform all the other actions necessary to be as close as possible to the cockpit of my device, the F/A-18C.

 

So to do this, you carry out a "simple" configuration thanks to TARGET, by creating a profile incorporating your controllers (whether or not they are connected or not, moreover, notice to future buyers pending receipt of their next joystick !).

 

Once this task is carried out, by following the flight manual and by relying on the DCS command settings menu, you should be able to obtain a configuration close to perfection. But if, like me, the idea of doing a round trip on the IDLE detent exasperates you (you paid for it quite expensive like that, it is not to hear you say that it does not do the job !), you will have need to go a little deeper into TARGET. I reassure you now, it will not be very complicated !

 

The idea is as follows, integrate the lines of code into the script describing the configuration you have just performed on TARGET.

 

To do this nothing complex, go to TARGET, edit your configuration going up to the button parameter setting phase, press the "VIEW SCRIPT" button at the bottom left of the central part entitled "2. ASSIGN PARAMETERS".

 

At this moment the file is opened by the software associated with your operating system (in my case Wordpad, under Win10Pro). There you will find the script version of your "simple" TARGET configuration. Now you will save a copy of this file in a folder created for the occasion in order to find it when editing and using it with TARGET Script Editor. The file will be saved with the addition of a .txt extension, we will remove it afterwards.

 

To modify the file two solutions, either with Wordpad which must still be open at this moment, or, TARGET Script Editor if you wish (remove the .txt extension to keep only the .tmc in this case to succeed in the to open).

 

In both cases, you will need to add the following lines :

 

MapKeyR(&Throttle, IDLERON, PULSE+R_ALT+HOME);

MapKey(&Throttle, IDLERON, PULSE+R_ALT+END);

MapKeyR(&Throttle, IDLELON, PULSE+R_SHIFT+HOME);

MapKey(&Throttle, IDLELON, PULSE+R_SHIFT+END);

 

If you have mapped the IDLERON and IDLELON keys (29, 30) then you will need to replace them with these. The location does not matter a priori, but if in doubt you can map them and then replace them as stated.

 

Don't forget to save the duly modified script using the floppy disk button at the top of TARGET Script Editor.

 

To run the script and generate the Thrustmaster Warthog Combined virtual controller (to which you will need to associate the control axes: rudder, L/R brake, pitch, roll, L/R throttle ...) you just have to compile the script to check that everything is in order and start the script (Play button) ! Check that everything is working in the window at the bottom for order tracking.

 

And there you go ! Now, with your throttles in the OFF position, when you launch a cold start mission, when you put your turbojets in IDLE, the throttles will go from OFF to IDLE and vice versa !

 

Thanks Scoll for these few lines of code 😉

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You're welcome William !

 

if you like this kind of "tricks", you maybe like this funny (!?) one :

MapKey(&Throttle, APPAT, EXEC("MapKey(&Throttle, APENG, SEQ(PULSE+L_ALT+'6', PULSE+L_ALT+'9'));"));
    //AutoPilote PATH , Engage/Désengage (Toggle)
MapKey(&Throttle, APAH, EXEC("MapKey(&Throttle, APENG, SEQ(PULSE+L_ALT+'2', PULSE+L_ALT+'9'));"));
    //AutoPilote ALT/HDG , Engage/Désengage (Toggle)
MapKey(&Throttle, APALT, EXEC("MapKey(&Throttle, APENG, SEQ(PULSE+L_ALT+'4', PULSE+L_ALT+'9'));"));
    //AutoPilote ALT , Engage/Désengage (Toggle)

take care to move AP switch in 1 of 3 position (ALT, ALT/HDG, PATH) before toggle ON/OFF with Engage/Disengage Push button

(used for SU27 Auto-Pilot, but if you understand the principle... And yes it is to be used with TARGET Script Editor)

 

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