View Hats HELP?
I just bought this game last week, and for the most part was able to get it set up and working with my HOTAS (Saitek X45), except for the views. I can change views using the number pad, or the mouse view, but fot the life of me I can not figure out how to map the views to one of my view hats on top of the stick like I do for IL2, MS Flight Sim, Aces High, etc. Can somebody help me out with this?
I tried doing a search on these forums, but did not come up with much, other than using F10 to switch between mouse view or something. I don't have TrackIR, so I'd like to be able to use the view hats, but definitely need help!
Thank you in advance if you can explain it to me!
With the X-45 I'd simply look in the controls screen and see what keys are assigned to the views you want to use, then make a profile that assigns those keys to the hat you want to use.
For smooth scrolling view (mouse view), assign a hat to mouse emulation (or you can use the little thumb stick on the throttle that'll be assigned that way by default), press F-10 once you're in a mission and you've got smooth scrolling view. I use Hat2 on my X52 this way, same as I did on my X45 before and same as I still do in IL2:1946 and any other sim I happen to fly.
To make it easier I've actually got it set up with a high speed scroll with just the hat, a slow scroll with the hat + pinkie shift and another button set to centre view.
Thanks for some answers Tully! I still have hope! What is "mouse emulation" and how do you assign it to do that? Is there an area in COD controls that lets you select a HOTAS set-up like in the earlier versions of the IL2 series?
Mouse emulation is where you set up a control on the joystick so that the signal it sends is seen by the game as mouse movement. You set it up in the joystick profiling software. It's been a long time since I used the X-45 but if I recall correctly the little ministick on the throttle is set up that way by default, if the mouse cursor moves when you move the ministick I'm correct.
To change it to a hat, open the profiling software. Find the ministick, click the little arrow to the right of each axis name and change the drop down selection from Mouse to Bands. Later you can assign other controls to the bands. Then go to the hat you wish to act as mouse and select Mouse. I have my X-52 set this way, with fast pan (sensitivity sliders about 3/4 of the way to the right) unshifted and slow pan (sensitivity sliders about 1/4) with pinkie shift pressed.
There is an area in CoD for HOTAS setup, in the controls screen you have two tabs. The "Keys" tab is for keys and joystick buttons. The "Axes" tab is for joystick axis assignment, deadzone and sensitivity setup.