United4everDEN
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Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:21 am

This only works on JET AIRCRAFT, excluding the ERJ, CRJ, and similar RJ's and similar size aircraft. PLease know that results will vary from every aircraft. If your plane has a virtual cabin, it may not work. The values may be played around with, if you need help, please email me at coavalanche33@msn.com .

Written by me:

FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT: Make a copy of your origninal panel.cfg file!!!

Start out by opening up your panel.cfg by right clicking on it, selecting "open with ->" then "choose program" and finally, select wordpad from the list. You will first most likely see this:

// (PANEL INFO PUT IN BY DESIGNER)

//-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Window Titles]
Window00=Main
Window01=Main L
Window02=Overhead Panel
Window03=Throttle Panel
Window04=GPS Panel

//-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fixed Window01=Forward Right
Fixed Window02=Right
Fixed Window03=Rear Right
Fixed Window04=Rear
Fixed Window05=Rear Left
Fixed Window06=Forward Left
Fixed Window07=Left


After this, is where you need to start adding lines. After fixed window07, (I put 07 for the number since it varies by each panel, not all panels are alike), add the following in the next line:

Fixed WindowXX=Forward Left Up
Fixed WindowXX=Forward Right Up
Fixed WindowXX=Left Up
Fixed WindowXX=Right Up
Fixed WindowXX=Rear Left Up
Fixed WindowXX=Rear Right Up

Replace the XX's with consecutive numbers following the other one. Your panel.cfg should look something like this now except with the numbers according to your panel:

// (PANEL INFO PUT IN BY DESIGNER)

//-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Window Titles]
Window00=Main
Window01=Main L
Window02=Overhead Panel
Window03=Throttle Panel
Window04=GPS Panel

//-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fixed Window01=Forward Right
Fixed Window02=Right
Fixed Window03=Rear Right
Fixed Window04=Rear
Fixed Window05=Rear Left
Fixed Window06=Forward Left
Fixed Window07=Left
Fixed Window08=Forward Left Up
Fixed Window09=Forward Right Up
Fixed Window10=Left Up
Fixed Window11=Right Up
Fixed Window12=Rear Left Up
Fixed Window13=Rear Right Up

Now we have done that, we must make them work. You should next see something to this effect:

[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=MAIN_PANEL,THROTTLE_PANEL,GPS_PANEL,RADIO_STACK_PANEL,337,336,335,334,333

VIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM=0.8
VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=4.0, 0.0, 0.0

VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_WINDOWS=01
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_RIGHT_WINDOWS=02
VIEW_RIGHT_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_WINDOWS=03
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_REAR_WINDOWS=04
VIEW_REAR_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_REAR_LEFT_WINDOWS=05
VIEW_REAR_LEFT_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_WINDOWS=06
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_ZOOM=0.8

VIEW_LEFT_WINDOWS=07
VIEW_LEFT_ZOOM=0.8

Note that I have bolded the numbers that correspond to MY (not yours) fixed views above.
Now, leave one line blank between the last line and the following, which you are about to add. Note that the bold XX's are where you need to put the consecutive numbers:

VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 230
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_UP_EYE=0.0, -0.25, -10.15
VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 130
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_EYE=1.1, -0.25, -10.15
VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

VIEW_LEFT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_LEFT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 285
VIEW_LEFT_UP_EYE=0.0, -0.25, -21.35
VIEW_LEFT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

VIEW_RIGHT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_RIGHT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 75
VIEW_RIGHT_UP_EYE=1.1, -0.25, -21.35
VIEW_RIGHT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

VIEW_REAR_LEFT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_REAR_LEFT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 300
VIEW_REAR_LEFT_UP_EYE=0.0, -0.25, -28.65
VIEW_REAR_LEFT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_UP_WINDOWS=XX
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_UP_DIR=0.0, 0.0, 60
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_UP_EYE=1.1, -0.25, -28.65
VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_UP_ZOOM=0.50

At this point, your panel is setup to see views like a passenger. To make it work, press the following:

4 and 5 on the num pad pressed together=left wing
5 and 6 on the num pad pressed together=right wing
5 and 7 on the num pad pressed together=left wing front
5 and 9 on the num pad pressed together=right wing front
1 and 5 on the num pad pressed together=left wing back
3 and 5 on the num pad pressed together=right wing back

If you are having trouble, have questions or comments, or would like me to set up your panel.cfg for you, send it to me at coavalanche33@msn.com
 
A3204eva
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:40 am

Oh man, that's confusing ConfusedAnd I can't see all of the text - it goes off the side.
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So if I send you an email with the panel attached, you will set it up for me?

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phatfarmlines
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:11 am

One of the main issues with setting passenger wing views is that the point of view still remains with the passenger when looking forward. I find that this distorts distance perception, especially when one comes in for landing. Is there a way to modify this cfg to somehow retain the cockpit point of view while retaining the passenger wing views?

[Edited 2004-04-26 23:12:35]
 
wilax
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:18 pm

Actually it doesn't have to.

The default POV will be wherever [views] is set to be in the aircraft.cfg file. when you set wing views in the panel.cfg, you displace them back in the cabin with a negative figure at the end of the "eye" line. When you hit a wing view on the keyboard, the POV will change and put you right over the wing, and when you release the key, you will be back at the front of the plane. basically, each individual view can be wherever you place it.
 
Q330
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Sat May 01, 2004 3:34 pm

United4everDEN, does this procedure add wingviews in addition to the normal views or do the wingviews take the place of the default views?

-Q
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United4everDEN
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Sun May 02, 2004 2:15 pm

Nope, all adding. You know how you press num 1,4,6,3, etc. to get different views, all this does it add keys as a combonation to form the new views.
 
A3204eva
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Mon May 03, 2004 1:37 am

Try this one http://airliners.net/discussions/aviation_hobby/read.main/48504/ - it's easy to do - I have behind the wing views now Smile

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phatfarmlines
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Thu May 06, 2004 8:17 am

After finally achieving some free time, I tested this on the Project Opensky A330-300, and it works like a charm. Thanks for this great modification United4everDEN. I'll be trying it out on the other heavies such as the SGA AB3, AB6, D10, and the POSKY 742/743/744. I'll also test it out on MelJet's 777 (let's see if the virtual cabin conflicts w/ it) and the new Dreamwings ERJ-170 and see what the results are.

 
Q330
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RE: Adding Wing Views, A How To.

Thu May 06, 2004 3:38 pm

I also tried United4everDEN's method on my Opensky A330 but it didn't work.  Sad

Phatfarmlines, would you be able to post the relevant part of your panel.cfg for me to copy into mine?

Thanks!

-Q
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