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binto100
06-18-2007, 01:59 PM
Greetings. New to it all and my 53yo brain is just not comprehending very well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I finally did figure out simple mapping between my CH fighterstick, propedals and pro throttle.

1) I've tried the simple carrier take-off training mission but all I do is sit there once I get the engine started! I can't figure how to get the thing moving or anything else!
2) I'd like to do more complex mapping and have been reading reading reading but it's all a bit confusing at the start.
3) I installed Voice Buddy and it's working in that I issue a command and the voice comes back acknowledging the command but alas nothing happens. I did read on the eDimensional site about how to do it but it all just seems Greek to me.

Any help would be appreciated...

Is there just simple IL User Guide anywhere?

Regards,

Bruce

binto100
06-18-2007, 01:59 PM
Greetings. New to it all and my 53yo brain is just not comprehending very well. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I finally did figure out simple mapping between my CH fighterstick, propedals and pro throttle.

1) I've tried the simple carrier take-off training mission but all I do is sit there once I get the engine started! I can't figure how to get the thing moving or anything else!
2) I'd like to do more complex mapping and have been reading reading reading but it's all a bit confusing at the start.
3) I installed Voice Buddy and it's working in that I issue a command and the voice comes back acknowledging the command but alas nothing happens. I did read on the eDimensional site about how to do it but it all just seems Greek to me.

Any help would be appreciated...

Is there just simple IL User Guide anywhere?

Regards,

Bruce

JG52Uther
06-18-2007, 02:04 PM
1) remove wheel chocs! you have to map a key.
Can't help with the other 2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BrotherVoodoo
06-18-2007, 02:11 PM
Welcome Sir. Check out Bearcats post for newcommers: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645 Good info in there sir. I would also suggest you stop by the CH forums, they will have some good info on your HOTAS setup. They can be found here: http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/

Skunk_438RCAF
06-18-2007, 02:12 PM
Hit this thead:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645

Quick answers to your questions:

1. You have to map a key for "Chocks". On the deck of the carrier you will need to release your chocks to get moving.

2. Not sure I understand here. Mapping what? Key commands? This game has a lot of user defined controls, and you will have to use alot of them (see item 1), namely manual gear up/down, prop pitch (I prefer this on a slider if you have one) flaps, gear, hook, etc...Bearcat gives the essential ones in his thread.

3. Not sure about this since I dont have VB. But the AI sometimes will respond to you saying that they will carry out the order you give but they just dont do it.

Bearcat99
06-18-2007, 02:15 PM
Nugget's Guide (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645)
Knowledge Base settings guides @ M4T (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&cat=59)

These two links will help. There are more.. but I don't want you to have your eyes roll up in your head. The sim is complicated but loads of fun. Also look at the Essentials thread linked in my sig.

I wish I could have caught you before you got VB... it is OK but there is a great community member made utility called VAC that is pretty decent. Control mapping is IMO a steady work in progress... consider the stuff set up in the Nugget's guide then proceed from there.

Welcome aboard.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Xiolablu3
06-18-2007, 02:38 PM
Hi mate, do you have IL2 1946?

If so then get yourself online!

Its as easy as downloading hte latest patch and 'Hyperlobby' to browse the servers.

If you need any help, send me a PM.

You will learn 10 times as fast by flying with and talking to other people. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pick an easy plane to start with such as the Spitfire IX. All you need to do in this plane is put the throttle to full and fly! Very simple plane, but very good also. You will have to remove chocks if you are on a carrier or metal airfield.

Good Luck!

binto100
06-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Thanks all for the prompt help and suggestions. I will try to get my arms around things over the next few days/weeks.

Bruce

Zeus-cat
06-18-2007, 05:52 PM
I made a campaign just for people like you . Follow the link below and downlaod "Straight from the Farm". Installation instructions included at no extra charge.

Drop me an email or post here for help if you need any.

horseback
06-18-2007, 05:53 PM
binto

I had similar problems with the CH Manager profile mapping, but I found that printing out the Help files and putting them into a loose-leaf binder where I could flip back and forth between the relevent pages and underline or highlight important bits was a big help. 53 year old brains have a tough time with on-screen data, I guess.

I've been at this for a while now, and the key to any new techno-toy is patience. Take your time, learn one new doodad at a time, and be glad that the day of the silly TrackIR hat is nearly over...

cheers

horseback

binto100
06-19-2007, 01:14 PM
Once again thanks to all who have responded. I will try the campaigns mentioned and print out the CH manual and hi-lite.

At the risk of over-alienating SWMBO http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm going to carve out as much time as possible to get over this steep initial learning curve.

Bruce

M2morris
06-19-2007, 03:42 PM
When I first installed this sim and tried to fly I put it back in the CD case and tossed it into a desk drawer because it was just too damned hard, but I did'nt let it beat me. I eventually figured it out, and I found it to be a very realistic and addicting simulator. If you keep up the effort you will get quite good and end up being personally emersed in it.

strider1
06-19-2007, 05:01 PM
Welcome, sir. If you perservere and practice, you will grow to love this sim.
You can do no better to climb the learning curve than click on the "J.O. Virtual Flight School" link in Bearcat's sig. These great people take it from opening the box to setting up your rig, sim options, controls, and TeamSpeak to basic flight theory, takeoffs and landings, flight manoevers, formation, navigation, etc. in courses at levels of Basic, Ground School, Intermediate, Advanced Pilot, Advanced Fighter and Bomber, general training sessions for all on topics as diverse as individual aircraft, gunnery, carrier ops, prop design, etc. Accent is on learning and fun. Meet m8's from all over the world, to whom a call for help usually brings the fire brigade a-runnin'. Much more to check out, too.
Best of luck with your new obsession!
Cheers! Strider1