View Full Version : Changing Metric units to English units

01-11-2005, 08:03 AM
I am new to this particular game (not flight simulator games in general), so my question is there any way to change the metric speed (KMH) and altitude (meters) to English speed (MPH) and altitude (feet) in the lower left hand corner in English and American planes ???

01-11-2005, 08:15 AM
Um, have you tried checking the options menu?

It used to be the other way around...it was in imperial units instead of metric. That was in Il-2, at least.

01-11-2005, 08:16 AM
Yes there is a way.

01-11-2005, 08:17 AM
Indeed there is....try reading the manual.

01-11-2005, 08:18 AM
Assign a key for "toggle speedbar" in the control setup menu. This will toggle between KPH, Knots, MPH, and none.

01-11-2005, 08:18 AM
Since you said that there is a way, could you please say how or where to look ???

01-11-2005, 08:23 AM
if u got pf look in the options menu like hotel said, it's where u set the key in "diverse" I think but not sure

01-11-2005, 08:33 AM
Thanks, I will look it up when I get home tonight. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-11-2005, 08:43 AM
Wow, Someone who is new to the game and to the forum asks a specific question with a simple specific answer and he gets not one, not two, but three sarcastic responses before someone was kind enough to take thirty seconds out of their day to point him in the right direction. I hate to sound like a kindergarten teacher, but if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all

There is a way, you have to bind a key to toggle speedbar. There are three settings, metric, knots, mph, and no speed bar. Unfortunatly, the speed bar reverts to kph at the beginning of each mission so consider that when you decide which key to set, I have mine set to SHIFT-K.

01-11-2005, 08:54 AM
Since I am on other forums, I guess I just sort of let all the sarcasms roll off my back, but thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

01-11-2005, 09:17 AM
Usually the folks around here but it looks like most of the regulars have been banned for posting on Beatcat's "smelly" thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Don't be afraid to ask questions folks theonly stupid question ... well you know

Any-hoo, that kind of response is kinda atypical for these parts.

01-11-2005, 10:17 AM
For me, the funny thing about the new feature in PF to change the speed bar units of measure, is that I'm so used to the metric system we've had over the past three years, that I don't even bother changing it.

Most of my situational awareness in the game is based on speed and altitude and I guess at this time, I'm just comfortable with the metric measurements that we've been using. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Not that this has anything to do with others using them or how to use them, I just felt like sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

01-11-2005, 12:54 PM
Correct me if Im wrong here...there is a manual which comes with PF as well as the PDF files, surely READING the manual is the simplest way to answer these BASIC queries (you know the shift F1 is the other).
Its not about being friendly or not, to me it's sheer laziness not to consult the actual manual and then to go out of your way to post BASIC questions EASILY answered by anyone that RTFM. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

01-11-2005, 01:28 PM
It really is easier just to ask the question on the internet than hunt through the manual. That's what's forums are for.

It's just as easy for the rest of us to either provide the answer or to be sarcastic. One is more fun than the other, given your state of mind.