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Re: XWAUP: Dynamic Cockpits

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Post by highorph » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:35 am

Ace Antilles wrote:
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Apart from the Rebel and TIEs though which fighters do people like to use?
What about the transports used in the solo campaign game? Otana, YTs...

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Post by Krabbenjack » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:44 am

Greetings! It's been a long time since I played the upgraded XWA (2002 maybe). The Dynamic Cockpits are really fantastic! What are the new modeling possibilities for cockpits? Higher Polycount (What's the current limit?)? Are new maps available? (Spec map for glossy metal parts or normal maps for baked details?)

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Post by Ace Antilles » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:15 pm

Krabbenjack wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:44 am
Greetings! It's been a long time since I played the upgraded XWA (2002 maybe). The Dynamic Cockpits are really fantastic! What are the new modeling possibilities for cockpits? Higher Polycount (What's the current limit?)? Are new maps available? (Spec map for glossy metal parts or normal maps for baked details?)
Read this post about Materials.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12555
DTM and Blue Max know more about the Cockpits themselves.
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Post by blue_max » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:08 pm

There is currently no support for specularity/metallicity/normal maps at the moment; but it can be added in the future.

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Post by Penbast » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 am

Greetings!
First, great work. Love the mod. The Cockpits looks fantastic. But I have a question. Even if I installed the mod with the options "no HUD at all" in the T/A X1 i still have the HUD. Is it possible to disable it after the installation? A new installation didn't work.

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Post by Trevor » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:13 am

That option disables HUD for craft with dynamic cockpits only if the craft replicates the HUD functionality - if not the HUD stays so you don't loose information.
Craft without cockpits obviously must keep the HUD to prevent you missing data.

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Post by Penbast » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:04 pm

Hei Trev,
Thanks for the help. It is interesting: It seems that the T/A X1 has all necessary information, like the other ties but they don't work. For example it shows i have 6 torpedos, even if i fire some of them.

Thanks for the help.

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Post by blue_max » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Penbast wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 am
Even if I installed the mod with the options "no HUD at all" in the T/A X1 i still have the HUD. Is it possible to disable it after the installation? A new installation didn't work.
There's a bug in the DC file for this craft. Please use this one: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3cxr9qvdt4f7 ... it.dc?dl=0

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Post by Penbast » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:28 pm

Oh woow Great! Thank you very much :)

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Post by Haakan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:34 pm

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Hi,
it is possible to download somewhere new or WIP cockpits? I saw on youtube X-wing cockpit V29.0 a I fell in love:-) Same for Y-wing WIP cockpits. Both are from korekwerner... I think. Beautiful work!
Hi. Sorry he is not a member of the XWAUP. Those are his own works and he hasn't shared them yet with people.
Should be interesting to see a combined work with XWAUP and that guy and his team

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Post by hamletsandwich » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 pm

Hello all. First time on the forum here. I hope someone can help me.

These dynamic cockpits fix my biggest complaint about the game (unimmersive purple floating hud). I was super excited to install them. However, no matter what I do now, the game crashes as soon as I enter a cockpit. I've tried various reinstalls and isolated it to the Rebel Dynamic Cockpit mod. Once it is installed, the game is no longer playable.

Is this a known issue? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

EDIT: As usual, I find the fix as soon as I post. Apparently it is only a problem on my existing save file. No problems when starting fresh. Thanks, all!

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Post by ual002 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:15 pm

Welcome to the community in more active role. Someone should be along shortly to help you narrow down your issue I'm sure. But let me ask, do you by chance have track IR or a VR headset, and are you messing with that at all?
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Post by Rookie_One1 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:58 am

hmm, using the last patches, for some reason the dynamic cockpit don't work for the Tie Advanced X1

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Found the issue : I run a modified version of DSCUP and while in the exe (through mxvted) it don't care about upper or lower case, the hook DOES
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Post by siva80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:52 am

Is there any way to get the MFD's on the A-Wing visible in the virtual cockpit without setting my FOV to 120 or something crazy? Can't our pilots just lower their seats a bit?

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Post by blue_max » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:06 am

siva80 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:52 am
Is there any way to get the MFD's on the A-Wing visible in the virtual cockpit without setting my FOV to 120 or something crazy? Can't our pilots just lower their seats a bit?
Fitting all the different HUD elements in a cockpit so that they are all visible is a bit of a challenge. However, you can lower down the position of the camera, this is called the POV or Point-of-View. You can do that by downloading MXvTED and modifying xwingalliance.exe, or you can use the POVOffsets.cfg file to specify an offset on the current POV.

Open POVOffsets.cfg, and set:

force_apply_custom_POVs = 1

The A-wing is usually located in slot 3 (you can see the slots with MXvTED). So, you'd need to do something like this:

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1   0  0  0 ; X/W
2   0  0  0 ; Y/W
3   0  Z  0 ; A/W
Where Z is the offset you want to apply. In this case, you can probably do:

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3  0 -5  0 ; A/W
That will lower down the POV a little bit.

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Post by siva80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:00 pm

Thanks for the reply, I will give that a try. Does offsetting the POV preserve the horizon?

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Post by blue_max » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:55 pm

siva80 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Thanks for the reply, I will give that a try. Does offsetting the POV preserve the horizon?
Yes, the horizon won't move, this is a translational offset only.

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Post by Rookie_One1 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:04 pm

I wonder if we will get the Gunboat and missile boat cockpits soon
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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:46 pm

Rookie_One1 wrote:
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I wonder if we will get the Gunboat and missile boat cockpits soon
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Post by Rookie_One1 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:01 pm

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Post by Avarice1987 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 pm

One of the testers of Empire at War Mod AOTR ( should tell everyone ) asks the following about dynamic cockpits:

"What bothers me is the low contrast of the target computer. Most of the time I can't see the distance display because the numbers are also green and very small. So I would like to have a bigger number or a different color for better contrast.
At least with the Y-Wing. "

And he mentioned a bug in the Y Wing, that you could probably close S foils, but it was already old

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Post by blue_max » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am

Avarice1987 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 pm
"What bothers me is the low contrast of the target computer.
See this thread: https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 36&t=12827

Look for "The text in the Y-Wing CMD is unreadable" to find the fix.

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:46 pm

NEW RELEASES!!

Blue Max has been learning even more talents! He has now created new Dynamic Cockpits for the Assault Gunboat and Missile Boat!
He's done a great job of making these nicer looking and functional. Not easy with all the Missile Boat extras.
These cockpits feature his new Holographic display system. So now your in game messages etc are floating in front of you!
You can even press Ctrl+Shift+T to toggle the holograms on or off.

But that's not all. Now pressing D will turn the classic HUD elements on or off. No more need to run an installer again.

You can still press CTRL+F to switch Field of View for a larger view if needed.
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift and the Right/Left Arrow keys will allow you to move the cockpit view to your preference.

Missile Boat v7.0
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Also in partnership with the TFTC Team the Missile Boat has an alternative closed S-foils look. For those cramped hangar spaces.

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Assault Gunboat v8.0
Gunboat cockpit.jpg

Also in partnership with the TFTC Team there is now alternative Landing Gear added.
Thanks to Bman, Angel and the team.

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Get these from the Downloads page NOW! Enjoy.
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Post by BenKenobi » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:48 pm

Wow, again briljant work!
Thanks to everyone who’s involved!

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Post by Rookie_One1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:53 pm

Excellent!

While i'm not fan of holographics display, it's some fine work there!
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