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  1. Seems like being wheels up in a tank might not be that great of an idea. šŸ˜…
  2. All my best wishes to you both, old friend!!! May all the times ahead be great ones! It makes me very happy to know you're doing so well. S!! šŸ‘
  3. I told 'em you were the best in WWII I've ever seen. Don't see anything here that contradicts that! Sweet moves and awesome shooting. S!
  4. Well now, that would never have happened. The question is, what did you all do with your TrackIR's?
  5. I'm happy to be the first to congratulate our own Hotlead on completing all of the requirements for his college degree. This being an extremely unusual year, he will more than likely be deprived of the standard graduation ceremony that normally would take place at any American university. Regardless of this, he has his family who are undoubtedly and deservedly very proud of him. I want to add my own congratulations for a person who I am sure will be able to overcome any challenges ahead. S! and Well Done, Hotlead!! šŸ‘
  6. When you said you were in it I was expecting to see a 109 or 190 come down like an eagle and blow those Thunderbolts out of the sky....šŸ˜
  7. As stated elsewhere I'm up for it, but I'm pretty sure filling a server is a fantasy. All that's needed is the server and simple mission(s), and especially an advertised time and place. Doesn't have to be JG1 either, J5 obviously has some great resources too.
  8. I'll probably catch flak for this but I like this kind of stuff. Heard it on a movie and liked it. Video is stupid though, just listen to the music if you can....it's not hard rock like most everything here seems to be.
  9. Since folks may find a new need to use JoyToKey considering the 3dmygoto mod, figured I'd update info from an old thread here. I recently reinstalled JoyToKey and had a LOT of problems getting it working on my rig. Ashamed to say it took hours, all due to a lot of unknown things that I found out the hard way. Here's some easier ways I found that may help others. Problem 1: Can't figure out which joystick shown in JoyToKey is the one that I want to work with. Related: The one I want to work with may not even be one that is shown. Solutions: Starting with the second issue, make sure all joysticks are shown. The default shown will be two, but if you have more, they also can be shown (up to 50). Go to the options tab and note how many "joysticks" are shown (devices may not actually be a joystick). If you have more than 2, change the number accordingly and refresh the screen. That insures that one of those is the one you need to deal with. First issue, which one do I configure without a ton of trial and error? (I did the trial and error šŸ™„ ) Before I got anything working, I figured this out: Go to your JoyToKey installation folder and find the file "JoyToKey.ini". Open it with Notepad and look at the bottom section to find your devices as seen by JoyToKey. (As you can see, one or more of the "Joysticks" can be a device with no buttons that you could edit at all...in my case, rudder pedals): In my case, the buttons I wanted to configure were on device number 1, or "Joystick 1" in JoyToKey. However, it could have been any of the 3 detected. I needed to set the keyboard emulation that I wanted on the "Joystick 1" tab. Problem 2: I don't know which joystick buttons to edit. The ones shown in the game button mapping utility for the controller I want to use do not seem to work. Solution: Do not go by the button numbers that you see in the game for the buttons you want to use. What matters to JoyToKey is what Windows uses for your button numbers. This is often one number different, since the game probably counts "0" as a button number, and Windows doesn't. Go to the Start menu and find "Game Controllers" in the list of programs under "G", and run that. Then select the controller you want to use, and go to "Properties". There you can actuate the buttons you wish to use and see the button numbers that Windows assigns them. These are the button numbers you'll need to edit in JoyToKey: Edit those joystick buttons to emulate the keys you want, on the correct joystick tab: With JoyToKey running, start the game and go to the Key mapping utility. Pick an empty field and push the appropriate buttons. (Instead of doing this, I stupidly started a SP mission each time and checked to see if the zoom was working...šŸ™„ ) If working, it should now show the keyboard emulated key(s) instead of the original joystick button number(s) that it originally did (in this case, it originally was "joy1_b23"): Problem 3: It still doesn't work Solution: Associate the game with the profile you've created. In JoyToKey, go to Settings > Associate profiles with applications...(A). Then enter the path to the IL-2 game executable as shown below (assuming your game installation locations and folder names are the same as mine....they can differ so use what is correct for you). The auto-detect feature is buggy and locked up my mouse and the game, although I still was able to finish the process using the keyboard only. I advise CAREFULLY entering the path manually as shown below. REMEMBER that the "Il-2.exe" file is a CAPITAL "I" and a LOWER CASE "L". It won't work if you get that wrong. Also do not neglect to put spaces exactly as shown: Problem 4: IT STILL DOESN'T WORK! Solution: Set the JoyToKey.exe to run as administrator every time. Browse to the file in it's location, then select the file, Properties > Compatibility tab, and check "Run this program as an administrator": Other considerations: You may want to set JoyToKey to automatically run minimized to the system tray. In that case, when you start it, if you need or want to make any changes, you'll need to click on it in the system tray. Otherwise it can work without the window being up or any indication in the taskbar. Personally I prefer it that way. Go to Settings(S) > Preferences...(P): Other other considerations: You may also want to set JoyToKey to start automatically at startup. This is done by placing a shortcut to the executable in the Windows "Startup" folder. Path...C:\Users\(Your Account Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. However, although I tried this and could see the program listed under the Startup section of the Apps menu, and it was enabled, it still would not start. Reason: I found out that if you set a program to run as administrator, it does not have permissions to run automatically, so it won't run that way if you do that. So don't bother trying it unless the program somehow works for you without being set to run as administrator. This may have something to do with whether or not you have UAC (User Accounts Control) enabled or disabled. Obviously this was all a lot more complicated than it should be. I almost gave up. If you can't get it working feel free to knock on my door, maybe I can help. S!
  10. @ScorchedBeans Link to official templates: Templates
  11. This is the discussions thread, not the submissions thread. He's just making them available to view for approval.
  12. Care to elaborate? Isn't that plane supposed to be subject to high speed compressibility stall?
  13. With 23 dated 2013, you must have originally got it before then....is that the case? Anyway he'll know soon enough....there's no reason he can't check it right now, why wait? It's not like the old unit would quit working if updating to 23 turns out to be necessary.
  14. Not sure how old the required firmware is....but I did install the latest that was available at the time I replaced the mainboard. So it may already be good. EDIT: I see in the video that the date of the required ver. 23 firmware is 09/10/2013. So you're almost certainly already good to go. Looks like you would just need the firmware updater from the website, and that will tell you what you currently have (see the above video). Apparently you don't need T.A.R.G.E.T. for that aspect. I would say that if the original slew worked in-game without T.A.R.G.E.T., the new device should work too. Probably safest to only have the throttle plugged in when you do it (unplug the joystick). And if updating, use a USB 2.0 port, like Lipfert said. But there is little chance that any of that is necessary.
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