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Setup and Basic Stuff
« on: December 29, 2014, 06:41:44 AM »

The community's and especially all of glorious Malone's "stupid Questions" go in here.
This thread covers the things you do from installation to basic controls, to first run.
not Steam stuff.
The basic stuff. honest, straightforward questions.
no Bullshit, practical answers.

if you have it running for some time, but encounter an issue, this is not the place... info will get lost.
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 06:42:41 AM »




SAS~Malone [29|Dec 03:45]:   anyone willing and able toanswer some BoS 101 newbie questions.....basic stuff, i hope.....
SAS~Malone [29|Dec 03:46]:   like, how do i get it to see my TIR, for starters? worked fine in the demo, but not the actual game...?

TrackIR:
use the trackIR 5 software (must) + update game list.
Even if you have trackIR3

older TrackIR(3) users
A temporary solution for TrackIR 3 issue wass found and implemented. Start the game, then close it, find the configuration file in <game folder>\data\startup.cfg, find the section [KEY = input] and set the parameter as shown: old_trackir = 1
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 07:17:45 AM »

Taxiing with the Fw-190:
As much as I found out so far, it's only possible to taxi with the Fw-190 with tail wheel locked (apply full elevator to lock the tailwheel) and using brakes all the time.
Only release brakes for some 10ths of seconds to roll forward a bit.
Use much throttle to have enough rudder authority.

Theoretically applying right wheel brake only intermittently should work too, but practically it doesn't since the 190 randomly shows a tendency to perform right-hand donuts too.

Best regards - Mike
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 08:12:49 AM »

thanks for the thread, good idea, and i wil no doubt be making extensive use of it.
regarding my question concerning TrackIR, i do have TiR 5, bought new a few weeks back, so that is not the issue. software version 5.2.200(build 14548).
thing is, i could play the BoS demo without having to do anything special, the TiR was basically plug and play, which it has been for all the other sims i've tried it with. but BoS itself, the TiR is doing nothing in-game, and i don't see any settings to activate/disable it, so not sure what's happening there....

i also have some taxi-related questions, but let me try and get past one thing at a time... :D
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »

Is your BoS patched to 1.008 already?
I read there have been issues related to TrackIR in several versions before, up to and includin 1.004 apparently.

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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 09:37:01 AM »

yes, updated to 1.008 before i played it for the first time even.... ;)
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 09:44:44 AM »

Update TiR profiles/gamelist , the newly added BoS profile may be your issue

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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 09:54:46 AM »

thanks, Dak, but my TiR is set to auto-update. i don't see any manual option to update.
where can one see if it's been updated?
other than that, BoS does not appear in the game list, but then neither was it there when i ran the demo, and the TiR worked just fine for that.
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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 09:58:43 AM »

Make sure that the default buttons in the TIR software for precision, center, enable, don't conflict with the BoS default assignments. I put the TIR buttons on my throttle.

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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 10:16:05 AM »

 :)

in the titles list should be:

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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2014, 10:46:10 AM »

mine looks exactly like that, except for the IL2: Battle of Stalingrad entry..... which is mia.
so, other than asking it to check for updates on startup, which i have already done, and stop/started it a few times now, and no sign of any update happening so far....what alternatives do i have?

ps: awesome assistance here, thanks everyone - at this rate, i should have it sorted soon :D

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Re: Setup and Basic Stuff
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 11:11:58 AM »

okay, happy to report that trackIR is now working as it should.
in the end, i had to resort to the ol' Mk 1 Eyeball to thoroughly scan my TiR software, and - oh look! there's a little message highlighted in red near the top right corner, which says 'Game updates'.......hmmm.....wonder what will happen if i click on that?
and hey presto...it's updated.
well, you were warned this would be a real basics thread, lol
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