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VRK - a virtual reality enabled kneeboard with touch and ink support


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VRK - a virtual reality enabled kneeboard with touch and ink support  

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  1. 1. VRK - a virtual reality enabled kneeboard with touch and ink support

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This tool and the idea behind it are awesome and elegantly solve the notetaking challenge when flying in VR. Moreover, it is giving new life to my decade-old Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet which I was already about to trash. Great job!

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I know we can get mission kneeboards to load onto VRK but can we get the module specific kneeboards like for the F-14 and AV-8B or is this not possible. It's immersion breaking to have to bring up the stock DCS kneeboard to see these pages.

 

Cheers love the application.

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Hi Sorry to ask, I'm using (I hope you don't all hiss at me use DCS too) Using MS FS2020 and VRK VRk windows not popping up in MS flight sim, have it all set up, basically, I was wondering can I user this in VR (Oculus rift S) with MS FS 2020 in standalone without a knee pad device???  Just to really project kneeboards?  I think MS might be putting one in soon anyhow? but I like the concept how could I do this please?  just to display PFD and chart text files in sim. 

 

(Edited i just found that oculus panel in Dev mode can make you a importable window for any file, so I will try oculus Dash - Didnt realise that) Loving DCS though.  Might persist with this in STEAM VR couldnt get it so show in Open / Oculus VR. 


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Hi,

to follow @HipoxiK question, i need to know how to add default generated maps (e.g maps with navigation points) in VRK. The option "Autoload mission kneeboard" does not do it apparently.

That option just can autoload images located in the .miz/KNEEBOARD/IMAGES or images previously added to "briefing" in the mission editor but NOT default generated maps.

I've tried with "Kneeboard Builder" to apply default kneeboard to specific mission but it put .lua files in the .miz/KNEEBOARD/IMAGES directory and VRK is not able to read this kind of files...

 

so i would like to be able to have specific mission's needed maps autogenerated by DCS in my VRK.

 

Is it possible or planned in the future ?

 

thanks

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Hi, i have a problem with vrk. I installed following the instructions but when I launch DCS the kneeboard disappears and is not visible in game. To make it reappear I have to quit steam vr and launch it from Window Mixed Reality. Has anyone had the same problem?

Thanks in advance 

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Hi, is the app useable with an ipad ? I did not see in the list in first post, so I guess not? I need to buy a supported tablet then, which is the best recommendation from users? 

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Would it be possible to have it revert back to mouse mode in DCS when I hide the kneeboard?

I normally have my mouse right over my right leg and my new pen tablet has taken up that residency now so that I could use the VRK. However it'd be nice to still be able to use the mouse mode when I hide the kneeboard, so that I can re-arm and use the F10 map, or the server browser, without having to fumble around to find my mouse. Anybody had any luck with that?

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I'm trying to setup the program, but when I go into the settings menu I can't click on anything, none of the tabs work. I can click on apply and ok, but nothing else works.

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Good Morning,

 

Is there any plan to make this accessible with a Mouse?  I'm in VR, but I don't want to clutter my desk with "yet another device".  It would be nice to just draw on a nine-line with my mouse.  Not pretty but good enough.  Can I do that with this tool?

 

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On 2/15/2021 at 1:29 PM, Gunslinger22 said:

I don’t ever fly without VKR running. But one thing that I’ve never figured out is that whenever I fly multiplayer the briefs that load are always for the other faction. 

 

There's a bug that causes VRK to show only Blue infos. IT is already fixed and will be delivered with next version.

 

On 2/23/2021 at 6:26 PM, Slash621 said:

Good Morning,

 

Is there any plan to make this accessible with a Mouse?  I'm in VR, but I don't want to clutter my desk with "yet another device".  It would be nice to just draw on a nine-line with my mouse.  Not pretty but good enough.  Can I do that with this tool?

 

-Michael

 

I can't find a proper way to deliver a good mouse experience. As you already know "capturing" the mouse will make DCS unresponsive to flight controls, on the other side getting mouse events "in parallel" can lead to unwanted clicks in DCS cockpit.

The middle-tier solution is to use DCS scratchpad to take text notes and have them displayed in VRK.

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hace 2 horas, AMVI_Rider dijo:

The middle-tier solution is to use DCS scratchpad to take text notes and have them displayed in VRK.

I try but adding the entire folder dont detect the .txt files


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@AMVI_Rider Hi! I just installed your VRK and even bought a small Huion HS64 to go with it... (I am a pilot as well, despite a modest PPL VFR pilot and I would'nt even imagine flying without a means to take some handwritten notes!!!).  But I run into a very strange problem... When I work on the properties in Windows, everything works fine, I can handwrite very fluently, and then when I switch to DCS (ALt-Tab) and I try writing on my tablet, it doesnt take half of what I do, I have to write VERY slowly in order for it to begin to write something understandable...  There seems to be an immense performance problem... ?  I am running a very fast computer (i9 9900) but a modest graphics card (2080) with the Reverb G2.  Any advice? now it is almost unusable...

Thanks 


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Sorry tu bump, but nobody knows what this problem might be?

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hello.

 

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Supported platforms

The tool is compatible with both OpenVR(a.k.a. SteamVR) and OculusVR. Beacuse OpenVR is the only platform supporting external program overlays "out of the box", OculusVR requires some configuration black magic.

VRK tries to simplify the process to the maximum extent, but some user patience is required to survive the initial impact.

 

 

who use the app with OculusVr?
Does it work with Rift S and without SteamVr?
 

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Hi all

New to this software. Got it installed and fired up the av8... Saw the kneeboards on my knees. looking at pdf. Its very light. Is there a way to darken the text on the pdf. it looks washed out.

I was in Art of the Kill D#@ it!!!!

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Hi all,

 

great app!

Is there a way to move the focus point (the point where you have to look at to make the kneeboard grow) from the middle of the kneeboard to an area higher than that?

I like the default position of the kneeboard but I need to bow my head very much down to activate them. Once activated I can lift my head again to read which feels unnatural to me.

Would be nice if the kneeboard activates earlier when looking down.

 

Thanks and cheers!

 NobiWan

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Anyone having trouble with VRK on DCS 2.7? On my PC VRK seem to crash ocasionaly (closes itself) and doesn't show in VR while in multiplayer. It used to work with the 2.5.6 just fine...

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