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I am trying to set a mission trigger when the pilot parks the jet and sets the parking brake.  Seems simple enough, but I have gotten myself into uncharted waters and need a lifeline.

 

I recognize I likely need to use the mysterious "X:COCKPIT" commands from the ME.  Since I have no clue what code is associated with the parking brake, I downloaded DCS-BIOS.  I can see whenever I set/re-set the parking brake the following two codes go from 0 to 1.

 

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So I therefore THINK I need to setup a one time trigger in DCS that looks like

 

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image.png  <- EMERGENCY_PARKING_BRAKE_ROTATE

 

image.png  <-- EMERGENCY_PARKING_BRAKE_PULL

 

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For some reason, I cannot get the message to trigger.  I even added a TIME MORE(10) to the conditions to make sure I wasn't triggering the event at mission start.  

 

I'm sure I am doing something silly.  Who can assist?  

 

Thanks.

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I should have thought of this earlier ... how does ED do it?  I checked out their cold start mission and found their method

 

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So yup, you were correct, @Sedlo.  The "argument in range" seems to be the ticket.  I never would have gotten the min/max figured out, so I'm glad I checked.

 

Thanks!


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Also, keep in mind that the argument is dependent on the aircraft being used, for example the parking brake argument of the Hornet is different from the one on the Tomcat.

 

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Right on, thanks.

 

So I brute forced my way to the answer by deconstructing an existing ED mission.  Where do I find these "arguments"?  I presume they are tucked neatly away in a LUA file somewhere, possibly in the scripts folder under cockpits.

 

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47 minutes ago, Mistermann said:

Where do I find these "arguments"?  


Take a look here:

 

 

Not currently at home, so I cant elaborate more at the moment.

 

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Thanks to both of you!!  🍻

 

@Sedlo - mainpanel_init.lua was the unlock.  I now know where argument 240 comes from.

 

@Rudel_chw - Thanks.  I was trying to use your technique but couldn't figure out the tooltip as 240 wasn't part of the text.

 

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1 hour ago, Mistermann said:

 

@Rudel_chw - Thanks.  I was trying to use your technique but couldn't figure out the tooltip as 240 wasn't part of the text.

 

 

Yes, sorry it was a mistake on my part: I confused that you wanted to detect when the pilot enables the parking brake, not set the parking brake without action from the player. You can also get the 240 argument from the cockpit file: clickabledata.lua

 

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Here it can be seen that there are two arguments: 240 and 241, one pulls the parking handle, the other pushes it, the different values are for the different positions that the parking handle can have (rotated, not rotated, etc). Again, this is only valid for the Hornet .. arguments and values on other aircrafts would be different.

 

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