What controls do in mirage aircraft




07-22-2016, 04:47 PM  
 
 
Great tip for controlling cockpit controls while in VR

Hi guys. I just got an Oculus Rift CV1 the other day, and I figured out something which is extremely helpful while using VR mode. I posted this at roadtovr.com yesterday, but wanted to share this here as well. If this is well known, and I missed it somehow... thats life

"Just in case anyone still doesnt know this nifty feature in DCS; you can map the ui functions through the control mappings (the category is called "ui" something). You can map left and right mouse buttons, and also the mousewheel, to joystick buttons. I use a free hat on my CH pro throttle. You can then move your mouse, putting the cursor into a central spot. The cursor disappears after a while, but will pop right up whenever you hit a "mouse button" with your hotas, and in my experience its really easy to point with your head and flip switches in this way. Using the Abris in the Ka-50 feels really natural this way.

Oh and one more thing, there also is a very useful "zoom vr" mapping in the same category, which is very useful for quickly checking out instruments or mfd's with good clarity. Nifty, aye? I actually figured out this by myself, having seen nothing about these excellent features anywhere".

Oh, and thanks a lot for your extremely well implemented VR ED! To actually FEEL the cockpit, to see all the switches and buttons protrude towards me, and to experience the wild, stomach churning sensation of being HIGH up in the air is awesome! This completely changes everything. The resolution of the CV1's is good enough as well, when using the VR zoom. Love!

Last edited by ChrisIhao; 07-22-2016 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Tpyo
 
02-16-2017, 03:15 PM  
 

 
02-16-2017, 05:16 PM  
 

How does VR zoom work? Could it be used for aircraft spotting?
 
02-16-2017, 11:24 PM  
 

Yep zoom works very well, I assigned it to a button on my Warthog joystick, press and hold to zoom in - release and it returns to normal cockpit view.
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02-17-2017, 10:49 AM  
 

Originally Posted by ChrisIhao
Hi guys. I just got an Oculus Rift CV1 the other day, and I figured out something which is extremely helpful while using VR mode. I posted this at roadtovr.com yesterday, but wanted to share this here as well. If this is well known, and I missed it somehow... thats life

"Just in case anyone still doesnt know this nifty feature in DCS; you can map the ui functions through the control mappings (the category is called "ui" something). You can map left and right mouse buttons, and also the mousewheel, to joystick buttons. I use a free hat on my CH pro throttle. You can then move your mouse, putting the cursor into a central spot. The cursor disappears after a while, but will pop right up whenever you hit a "mouse button" with your hotas, and in my experience its really easy to point with your head and flip switches in this way. Using the Abris in the Ka-50 feels really natural this way.

Oh and one more thing, there also is a very useful "zoom vr" mapping in the same category, which is very useful for quickly checking out instruments or mfd's with good clarity. Nifty, aye? I actually figured out this by myself, having seen nothing about these excellent features anywhere".

Oh, and thanks a lot for your extremely well implemented VR ED! To actually FEEL the cockpit, to see all the switches and buttons protrude towards me, and to experience the wild, stomach churning sensation of being HIGH up in the air is awesome! This completely changes everything. The resolution of the CV1's is good enough as well, when using the VR zoom. Love!
In addition:

If you have a racing wheel with buttons, use it as a button box. Fanatec universal hub works great - 12 buttons separate on three groups, rottary knob with push and pov functions (works great for abris knob, altimeter setting or whatever).

If you can place your keybord close to your right hand - numpad is great for PVI800/ CDU coordinates input, NUM5 has a little bump so you can place your finger on it easily without looking. (The only issue is num5 recenters view).

Strap a trackball on your knee by using some velcros - huge improvement over a regular mouse. I have a trackball on my right knee and a small notebook and a pen on my left knee - work as a charm.

https://vrcover.com/ - Moves your eyes a little closer to the screen giving you a little better fov and less godrays. Also lacks foam on the nose and the gap is a little bigger which makes seeing the notebook on your knee easier for read/write.
 


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