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FAQ sections:

 

FAQ #1: GENERAL

FAQ #2: NEWS AND UPDATES

FAQ #3: KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS

FAQ #4: INSTALL AND TROUBLESHOOTING

 

References

 

User Manual

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VAICOM PRO 2.5 User Manual

 

Tutorial videos (YouTube)

 

Website FAQ page

https://www.vaicompro.com/faq.html


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FAQ #1 - GENERAL

 

FAQ #1 - GENERAL

 

Q: Why VAICOM?

A: VAICOM PRO is a specialist DCS plugin for AI radio communications.

Using deep lua integration with DCS, the app unlocks levels of realism and immersion that cannot be reached with just VoiceAttack.

Advanced speech processing is used for fast and true-to-life radio interaction with all air- and ground-based AI units in the mission.

VAICOM PRO can be used with compatible languages such as English (US/UK), French, German, and Spanish.

 

Q: Can I check this out for free?

A: Yes. The base plugin is fully functional and free to download from the website.

Complete functionality is unlocked by activating your PRO license, obtainable from the website.

 

Q: Do I need the licenced version of VoiceAttack?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Do I need to be experienced with VoiceAttack?

A: A basic understanding of VA functions is required first before you start working with the plugin.

 

Q: I made my own VoiceAttack profile, can I use it together with VAICOM?

A: Yes. VAICOM has just a single VA profile and users can simply daisy-chain their own existing profiles to it.

Using this method, these can be used at the same time.

 

Q: That User Manual looks intimidating. Do I really need to read it?

A: Yes. This is an advanced tool. To get the most of its potential, you will need to get acquainted with some background.

Also, you avoid most common pitfalls of beginning users by reading the install instructions and the User Manual carefully before you start using the plugin.

 

Q: Can I also use it with Multiplayer?

A: Yes. MP is supported, usage is the same as in SP mode.

As a recent addition, the plugin has VoIP integrations with VoiceChat and SRS Simple Radio Standalone to interweave human and AI communications.

 

Q: Where is my speech training data stored?

A: This is stored as a 'recognition profile' deep in Windows by the speech recognition engine.

Unless you do a complete re-install of MS Windows your training data is not lost, even if you would uninstall VoiceAttack and/or VAICOM.

 

Q: Do a need to use a PTT / TX6 key for cockpit control commands in my daisy chained profile?

A: If you enable Release Hot on the PTT page you can use non-VAICOM commands with hotmic i.e. without PTT.

 

Q: I would like to get this for my squad mates, can we get a group discount?

A: Good plan! Squadron discounts are possible: contact info@vaicompro.com


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FAQ #2 - NEWS AND UPDATES

 

FAQ #2 - NEWS AND UPDATES

 

This FAQ section will be updated regularly.

 

Q: What's the latest build versions?

A: VAICOMPRO.dll 2.5.23.1, AIRIO.dll 2.5.9.0, CHATTER.dll 2.5.2.0

The files are automatically kept up-to-date by the plugin auto-updater.

If needed, you can check your version numbers under DCS Options/Special/VAICOMPRO.

For manual download get the files from the website:

https://www.vaicompro.com/downloads.html


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FAQ #3 KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS

 

FAQ #3 KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS

 

This FAQ section will be updated regularly.

 

Q: Not sure this works with BF-109, FW-190 and YAK-52 modules?

A: At this time, the BF-109 and FW-190 modules only work with Easy Communications ON.The YAK-52 module only works with Easy Communications OFF.


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FAQ #4 INSTALL AND TROUBLESHOOTING

 

FAQ #4 INSTALL AND TROUBLESHOOTING

 

This FAQ section will be updated regularly.

 

Notes on install troubleshooting

 

Before troubleshooting, always close all apps and run a DCS Repair first.

Uninstalling and re-installing VA/VAICOM is generally counterproductive, a waste of time at best.

Be methodical and follow the steps as described in the user manual carefully.

 

Compatible third party apps

 

VAICOM PRO can be run alongside the following programs in export.lua:

 

  • SRS Simple Radio
  • TacView
  • SSA SimShaker for Aviators
  • HELIOS

Make sure to use latest versions of these apps only, using legacy versions can cause problems. Do not run incompatible apps while troubleshooting.

It is recommended to completely remove the export.lua file from Saved Games to ensure no faulty entries are causing issues (entries will be automatically restored by the apps).

 

Conflicting third party apps

 

The following apps have been known to cause issues, treat with suspicion:

 

  • Stunnel Proxifier
  • Asus Sonic Studio
  • Banana Voicemeeter
  • ATI Afterburner

 

Troubleshooting guide

 

[TABLE] Symptom | General unexpected behavior

Cause | VoiceAttack not running as administrator

Remedy | VA shortcut -> properties -> compatibility -> all users -> run this program as an administrator

Cause | Garmin NS340 incompatible

Remedy | Disable Garmin NS340 module in DCS Module Manager

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[TABLE] Symptom | No subfolders are created

Cause | Plugin support not enabled in VoiceAttack

Remedy | Enable plugin support and restart VA

[/TABLE]

 

[TABLE] Symptom | Not working with DCS STEAM edition after install

Cause | DCSWorld not in default steamapps location

Remedy | Use Custom Path to point to DCSWorld install location

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[TABLE] Symptom | DCS 2.5.6 openbeta hangs at 10% on load

Cause | Incompatible plugin version

Remedy | Update VAICOMPRO.dll to latest build 2.5.19

Cause | Incorrect path set for lua install

Remedy | After DCS Repair use Custom Path to point to DCS program files folder, first selecting the DCS version (standalone/steam, release/openbeta) with the sliders on the Config tab.

[/TABLE]

 

[TABLE] Symptom | Incorrect TX radio mapping on PTT page

Cause | Garmin NS340 incompatible

Remedy | Disable Garmin NS340 module in DCS Module Manager

[/TABLE]

 

[TABLE] Symptom | Configuration window not open/visible using LCtrl-LAlt-C

Cause | VAICOM profile not loaded

Remedy | Load profile VAICOM PRO for DCS World.vap

Cause | VA keyboard shortcuts disabled

Remedy | Enable VA shortcuts

Cause | Windows multi-monitor problem

Remedy | Delete Config subfolder and restart

Cause | Background app stealing keybinds

Remedy | Close background app

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[TABLE] Symptom | PTT page shows Easy Comms ON while set to OFF in DCS options or v.v.

Cause | Easy Comms setting forced by mission design

Remedy | Mission Editor

Cause | Lua install problem

Remedy | See below

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[TABLE] Symptom | Cannot find VAICOM PRO for DCS World.vap file

Cause | Removed from Profiles subfolder

Remedy | Use Config / Export to obtain fresh up-to-date profile file. Then import in VA

[/TABLE]

 

[TABLE] Symptom | Blinking menu

Cause | Faulty lua install

Remedy | See below

[/TABLE]

 

[TABLE] Symptom | Module name not shown on PTT page

Symptom | Not functioning after DCS update

Cause | Faulty lua install due to incorrect or missing DCS path in Windows registry

Remedy | Set DCS program files path with Custom Path option (Config tab)

Remedy | Fix DCS install path in Windows registry (use fix reg option on Options tab)

Cause | Windows account has insuffficient access right

Remedy | Check Windows UAC / antivirus allows R/W acccess to program files folders

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[TABLE] Symptom | AIRIO commands not recognized / executed

Cause | AIRIO dll not installed

Remedy | Download from website

Cause | AIRIO not enabled

Remedy | Enable AIRIO (EX tab), restart VA and DCS

Cause | Keywords not updated in VA profile

Remedy | Apply FINISH steps

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[TABLE] Symptom | Chatter not audible

Cause | Plugin audio redirected

Remedy | Inspect Audio tab, cycle REDIR

Cause | Aircraft radios not powered on

Remedy | Inspect setting Link to Radio Power

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[TABLE] Symptom | VA profile has very long list of separate commands

Cause | Commands view not collapsed

Remedy | Use button to consolidate commands multipart_orig.png

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[TABLE] Symptom | Not working with Multiplayer

Cause | MP setting not enabled

Remedy | Select Use With Multiplayer (MP tab)

Cause | Server configuration

Remedy | Player Export must be enabled by server admin

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[TABLE] Symptom | Poor recognition rates

Cause | Incorrect phrasing

Remedy | Use right keywords from reference tables (user manual)

Cause | Insufficiently trained recognition engine

Remedy | Follow Window speech training first several times, then plugin keywords training

Remedy | In Windows control panel, create new recognition profile

Cause | Poor mic quality/placement or interfering mic driver settings

Remedy | Use the same mic device for speech training as in-sim, disable driver enhancements

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[TABLE] Symptom | Interpretation errors, nearest recipient auto-selected, individual wingman calls default to flight,..

Cause | Speaking too fast

Remedy | Leave short pause between recipient and command

Remedy | Try VSPX processing option, optimized for fast speakers

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PLEASE HELP No aircraft registered in PTT

Have installed Voice Attack and VaicomPro. No aircraft are listed in the Vaicom Pro PTT tab. It shows: "- - - - " and on the PTT green screen there is a "blinking BCN"

Have deleted the Export lua file in DCS> Scripts in saved games. Have not used the custom DCS path in Config tab as I am not sure which folder to select. My game is in DCA (A)driver. Should I just select this one or any more subfolders?

Think that even this will not be enough to solve the issue. Have also disabled NS 340 module in DCS and made Repair. Sorry if this is not the right spot for posting

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@mibo The best thing to do normally is to check the existing threads to see if the problem is already discussed (I know we are all still learning the new forum software so not as easy as it used to be) and, if not, to start a new thread with your specific problem. In terms of your issue the custom DCS path just needs to point at the main folder where you have DCS installed - also check the Fix Reg option to ensure that the Windows registry is correct. Also, make sure that the Standalone / Steam and Stable / Openbeta sliders are correctly set. If this doesn't fix the problem please could you turn on Vaicom's debug option, restart Voiceattack and then post the Vaicom log here for us to help you further

 

Edit: Just checking you are running VA / Vaicom as an administrator

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@mibo The best thing to do normally is to check the existing threads to see if the problem is already discussed (I know we are all still learning the new forum software so not as easy as it used to be) and, if not, to start a new thread with your specific problem. In terms of your issue the custom DCS path just needs to point at the main folder where you have DCS installed - also check the Fix Reg option to ensure that the Windows registry is correct. Also, make sure that the Standalone / Steam and Stable / Openbeta sliders are correctly set. If this doesn't fix the problem please could you turn on Vaicom's debug option, restart Voiceattack and then post the Vaicom log here for us to help you further

 

Edit: Just checking you are running VA / Vaicom as an administrator

 

Hi Hornblower,

thanks for your reply. I cancelled everything and installed all new. Now PTT recognizes aircrafts but when I try to speak my commands for example in F5 cold start it does not recognize my commands. Maybe once of 20... the spoken command is listed correctly but a yellow mark says unrecognized command...

Have not clicked on the FINISH button on Editor as I suppose this has to be made only if adding new commands. Opening Pencil dot I can see all 526 registered commands a from AAA to Yunga then a few more as Link TunemMap marker,Radio Tune, Tacan tune finally *Chatter* and Transmit TX1and others where only TX 4 is Auto transmit press and release.

Can you or someone please help. I would very much appreciate it.

 

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Hi Hornblower,

thanks for your reply. I cancelled everything and installed all new. Now PTT recognizes aircrafts but when I try to speak my commands for example in F5 cold start it does not recognize my commands. Maybe once of 20... the spoken command is listed correctly but a yellow mark says unrecognized command...

Have not clicked on the FINISH button on Editor as I suppose this has to be made only if adding new commands. Opening Pencil dot I can see all 526 registered commands a from AAA to Yunga then a few more as Link TunemMap marker,Radio Tune, Tacan tune finally *Chatter* and Transmit TX1and others where only TX 4 is Auto transmit press and release.

Can you or someone please help. I would very much appreciate it.

If your commands are not being recognised have you done voice training (page 39 of the manual)? This can take some time but will make a huge difference

 

If the Finish button is yellow then it is always a good idea to press it and follow the steps that are given in the message that appears.

 

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Are you running VA / Vaicom as an administrator?

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Hi Hornblower,

thanks for your reply. I cancelled everything and installed all new. Now PTT recognizes aircrafts but when I try to speak my commands for example in F5 cold start it does not recognize my commands. Maybe once of 20... the spoken command is listed correctly but a yellow mark says unrecognized command...

Have not clicked on the FINISH button on Editor as I suppose this has to be made only if adding new commands. Opening Pencil dot I can see all 526 registered commands a from AAA to Yunga then a few more as Link TunemMap marker,Radio Tune, Tacan tune finally *Chatter* and Transmit TX1and others where only TX 4 is Auto transmit press and release.

Can you or someone please help. I would very much appreciate it.

If your commands are not being recognised have you done voice training (page 39 of the manual)? This can take some time but will make a huge difference

 

If the Finish button is yellow then it is always a good idea to press it and follow the steps that are given in the message that appears.

 

Away from PC - sent using Tapatalk

 

Yes I did voice training in Windows and at least 3 times in Vaicom pro. The only words not recognized are the airport names I can't pronounce correctly. Also French names I tend to pronounce as french as I speak and write 5 languages, are not recognized unless I pronounce them with an English way of speaking. This is difficult for me as I am not English or American. In speech dictionary it says this word is already registered..

But this is not the problem easy commands are not functioning.

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Having an issue where I'll attempt to call a tanker for rejoin, I'll get the command through as [Tanker], [Intent To Refuel] in the log, but it'll never be the correct tanker, Ill call texaco and it'll latch onto Arco, or Shell, whatever it seems to feel like.

Just did a fresh reinstall of the plugin and i'm still having the issue.

 

Edit: It seems to latch onto whatever the closest tanker is to my spawn location


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do you have easy comms on?

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SOFTWARE: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64, VoiceAttack & VIACOM PRO, TacView

VR Stuff:   My Settings for 3090 and G2  My Settings for 1080ti  Shaders MOD for VR  My variant of Kegetys mod with clear water and also IC PASS for current beta & stable, Patch Status

 

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if you go into a plane is it still set on easy; it should change ?

SYSTEM SPECS: Hardware Intel Corei7-9700K @ 5.1 GHz, 32Gb RAM, EVGA 3090 XC3, Dell S2716DG, Thrustmaster Warthog + MFG Crosswinds V2, HP Reverb G2 @ 2836 x 2768
SOFTWARE: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64, VoiceAttack & VIACOM PRO, TacView

VR Stuff:   My Settings for 3090 and G2  My Settings for 1080ti  Shaders MOD for VR  My variant of Kegetys mod with clear water and also IC PASS for current beta & stable, Patch Status

 

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1 hour ago, speed-of-heat said:

if you go into a plane is it still set on easy; it should change ?

i had to manually toggle easy comms on and back off for it to take, another test flight didn't work. though i have no idea if its changed anything in game as i missed the text callout, the tanker didnt seem to respond though

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stupid thought does the menu work ? 

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SOFTWARE: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64, VoiceAttack & VIACOM PRO, TacView

VR Stuff:   My Settings for 3090 and G2  My Settings for 1080ti  Shaders MOD for VR  My variant of Kegetys mod with clear water and also IC PASS for current beta & stable, Patch Status

 

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Guys. This is the FAQ thread. Please create a new thread for your problem.

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