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ActiveCam 1.1 - Can't get crouch to work

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First - this --IS-- an awesome add-on!!!I think I have most of the controls working (it is fun!).However, the NumPad-0 does not "crouch".I examined the ActiveCameraPro.cfg (I have one in boththe FS2K2 root and Modules folders) and don't see anentry for NumPad-0.Could someone help (post their ActiveCameraPro.cfg entries)?Also, please confirm that it's NOT possible to view theexternal plane when in flight - in other words, you canonly view in external view mode while on the ground.Thanks!JerryG

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I have exactly the same problems. In fact, if I attempt the 'external view' while in flight... it screws up the whole thing and the program crashes! I also have the cfg file located in both the root and modules folders... I also get quite a "fish-eye lens" effect when viewing the plane externally on the ground....ideas?John-PaulToronto

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I deleted the 1.1 version and put the first version back in, had too many problems with it and the 1.0 version worked fine enough for me. Heres how both modes work for me, when in interior mode you can slew all around your aircraft, but you will only see the part of the aircraft that was designed for the VC, usually only the cokpit. In exterior mode, you will see the whole aircraft, on the groud and in the air (wish I could look up), but from the ground. If you can control it, try watching a 747 take off while standing at the end of the runway, freaky!regards, Michaelhttp://www.geocities.com/res052cd/cmhbanner.gif

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Same problem here.....no crouch (Numpad 0 takes me back to cockpit view).External view is available in the air if you deselect EXTERNAL VIEW after takeoff.

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Yep, same here. Crouching and looking up and down seem to have disappeared.EDIT - OK, I had not replaced the original cfg file with the new one. The commands are in it for looking up and down and crouching. I haven't tried it yet but that may have been the problem.

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Is there a web site with more info? Sounds interesting!Barry

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First let me say that I appreciate this program a lot, even more so that it is freeware. I would have paid for it (once I flew it and saw what it can do) That being said I went back to Ver 1 as well. I think it seems more accurate in flight especially when side slipping to land. The Head turn into the turn although it seems would be better distracted me too much. It works well while taxiing but once in flight it works better in the first version. As far as the outside walkaround stuff I barely use it. Thanks Serge, and Guillaume!http://www.ktone.org/images/FSD_ken.jpg

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Jerry,Simply add this line at the end of the ActiveCameraPro.cfgPilotCrouch=VK_NUMPAD0,DOUBLEComment : it is NUMPAD"digit zero" and not letter "O".Then save the file.Reply to John Paul : The add-on is not foreseen to have the external pilot view working correctly while airborne. The variables in the source code are only valid if the "pilot" is on ground. In the future we'll add this function which will be useful for the screen shots enthousiasts.Reply to Michael : I don't agree with you when you say the version 1.1 had too many problems. The only main problem came from lot of users who did not take time to read the installation instructions. We got tons of e-mails and every time people forgot to install the ActiveCameraPro.cfg in the FS main directory (root). The only minor version 1.1 issue came from a strange behaviour in the internal cockpit view when panning with a coolie hat in high bank and pitch attitudes.Improvements from 1.0 (only 2 days after the 1st release and due to feedback) are a more natural head latency function, key commands assignements (Note we added the crouch function missing in the cfg file), and define of the running speed. Newest version (we kept the 1.1 label) available since last night on our website www.anticyclone.be/active.html Serge and GuillaumeAntiCyclone

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Oooooopsssssss!!!!Sorry : wrong copy pastethe correct syntax is : PilotCrouch=NUMPAD_0,DOUBLESerge

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"I don't agree with you when you say the version 1.1 had too many problems." Serge and Guillaume, I am sorry if my post was taken the wrong way! I think this is an amazing product and the support you have demonsrated for it is amazing as well! After installing the second version correctly, "I" had issues with it, and instead of trying to work them out, I just re-installed the first one. Since your above post I d/l the update, installed it and tweaked it to my liking and so far haven't had the issues I had before except the freaky, merged graphics in the walk around view some of the time, but I had those with all versions, just MS from what I gather from you guys. So please accept my apology if I offended in any way, this product has totally changed the way we all view FS and I for one am thankful!Regards, Michael http://www.geocities.com/res052cd/cmhbanner.gif

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No wonder you were getting emails... the command for crouching was all wrong in the cfg included with the 1.1 update. It says:[Keyboard]ToggleMouseLook=MOUSE_BUTTON_2,DOUBLEToggleMouseLook=F12PilotForward=NUMPAD_8,DOUBLEPilotBackward=NUMPAD_2,DOUBLEPilotStepRight=NUMPAD_6,DOUBLEPilotStepLeft=NUMPAD_4,DOUBLEPilotHeadRight=NUMPAD_9,DOUBLEPilotHeadLeft=NUMPAD_7,DOUBLEPilotHeadUp=PAGE_UP,CONTROL,DOUBLEPilotHeadDown=PAGE_DOWN,CONTROL,DOUBLEPilotCrouch=VK_NUMPAD0,DOUBLEIs there any documentation on what these all mean? Is the PilotHeadUp and down commands the ones for looking up and down? What does the CONTROL mean following the PAGE_UP and DOWN? Are the commands Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown?Sorry, but it's confusing to me.

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Hi Phil,Sorry for the lack of documentation about the key assignements. We will describe these on the site and documentation shortly, but let us briefly tell you how it works:PilotHeadUp=PAGE_UP,CONTROL,DOUBLE- "PilotHeadUp" is the identifier of the command- "PAGE_UP" is the key code. It can be a letter or number (using capitals), F1 to F12, NUMPAD_0 to NUMPAD_9, TAB, SPACE, RETURN, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, PAGE_UP, PAGE_DOWN, MOUSE_BUTTON_0 to MOUSE_BUTTON_2.- "CONTROL" is an optional key modifier, can also be "SHIFT" or "ALT",you can have several modifiers for one key command (i.e PilotHeadUp=PAGE_UP,CONTROL,ALT,DOUBLE)- "DOUBLE" means that the key will send a signal when it is pressed and when it is released. In the above example, when you hold down the page up key, the head starts to move, and when you release the key, the head stops. If we remove the "DOUBLE" word, you would have to press the key a second time to stop the head movemement.The available command identifiers are all in the cfg file. You can add as many key assignements for one command as you wish (like in the ToggleMouseLook command).Hope this support helps :)Regards,Serge and GuillaumeAntiCyclone

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Thanks guys. I had read the documentation and thought I had missed something.This should help a lot.

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I love this addon but it doesnt love me apparently. I'm using the original PRO release and now it crashes FS on startup. It says activecamerapro.dll is the cause.I've tried removing the .dll and FS starts fine until I put the .dll back in the modules directory. It worked fine the first day I downloaded it. Im using Win98SECJ PuttKTPA

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Hi CJ,We didn't receive that kind of crash report yet (13300 downloads on our website to date, both versions). Could you please try to install version 1.1 ? If you still get a crash on startup, keep in touch with us.Regards,Serge and GuillaumeAntiCyclone

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Hi Serge and Guillaume,I tried installing 1.1 (after In made sure the original .dll was removed from the Modules dir), and I still crash on FS startup..here is the error messageCJ PuttKTPA

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Where can the program be downloaded? Is there a website? Please give me the URL...Thanks!Barry

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I'm getting the same crash. My FS2k2 did start up the first time I installed it and I loved the feeling of being able to move smoothly all around in the virtual cockpit. However, when I started fs2k2 the next day, it kept crashing until I removed the activecam dll. I would love to put it back, but I am afraid to do so. This is for v1.0. I'll try out v1.1 and see what happens.

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Hi CJ and gopal,Do you have other add-on modules installed in FS2002? If yes, could you please tell us which ones?Could you also download the oldest version of ActiveCamera on our website and try it out to see if you get a crash?gopal, what's your operating system?There can be thousands of reasons causing the crash. But we'll try to figure out what happens on your PCs once we have more information. At times FS can even crash without extra modules for unknown reasons.Regards,Serge and GuillaumeAntiCyclone

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FSUIPC 2.90 is installed. I went back to 2.89 and that didnt change anything.I installed the old original Active Camera and FS started right up.When I tried both versions of PRO one at a time (removing the other ones first) It immediately crashed on FS startup.CJ PuttKTPA

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Serge and Gillaume, I had a crash problem with 1.1. This is what happened: I had installed 1.1 and had been flying for about half an hour (it was great!) Then I went to Los Angeles International. There were essentially no ground textures (totally and completely blurred). So I exited FS2002 and tried to reload. I couldn't run FS! It failed immediately before showing the options screen. Either I got the Microsoft error message or it locked up, forcing a reset. If I removed Active Camera then it was okay. I then tried removing FS2002.cfg so FS created a default cfg. When I reinstalled AC it worked fine. This indicated that somehow AC may have caused the cfg file to be changed. After some tests I suspect that the entry PageID=3 was changed to PageID=2, but that may be a complete red herring. Subsequently when I revisited LA I found that the ground textures loaded incredibly slowly (about 5 minutes!) But later the textures loaded normally. It's conceivable that on the first occurrence I caused the lockup problem by exiting FS when it was still loading textures. Also I have a suspicion that when flying in the LA area (and other areas with dense scenery) the texture update is very slow, leading to very blurred textures most of the time. In other words, it may have made the classic dynamic blurred textures problem far worse. I'm not sure if that's because AC is causing low frame rates - in general frame rates seem normal. Very strange - but it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of a truly great program. Many thanks for it - and for your great support as well. Best regards, Chris WrightPentum 3 800 Mhz, 256 Mb RAM, GeForce 1 32 Mb, Win98SE

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CJ,You told us the 1st time you used AC Pro it worked correctly.Perhaps your crash is coming from the default start situation. When starting FS did you have the external pilot view enabled ?A german user reported us via e-mail he encountered a similar situation (same error message). To avoid this he simply switched to cockpit view, then on internal and external view and he could pan again.Try this : - remove AC Pro module (we guess it is already done)- remove FS2002.cfg so FS will create a new config file (as suggested by Chris Wright in another post)- launch FS 2002- then install AC Pro- test if still crashingKeep in touch with us.Serge and GuillaumeAntiCyclone

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Hi Chris,When it crashed in the LA area, was the FS error message relative to ActiveCameraPro.dll ?We'll check what's the particular relationship with the FS2002.cfg.Since AC Pro do not make any reference to the scenery files we are sure it cannot alter the frame rate. The principle of AC Pro is quite simple. We displace the tower position and the reference point of the VC.We made benchmark tests on a P3 800, GForce 1, 256 Mo and on an AMD 1800, GForce 4, 512 Mo. There was NO frame rate dropping when AC is enabled, we also performed the test in "heavy" areas. Maybe you can check by yourself on your machine in the LA area by comparing the frame rate with/without AC Pro.Regards,Serge and Guillaumet,AntiCyclone

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>- remove AC Pro module (we guess it is already done)>- remove FS2002.cfg so FS will create a new config file (as >suggested by Chris Wright in another post)>- launch FS 2002>- then install AC Pro>- test if still crashingHi Serge and Guillaume,The suggestions above worked!!I did have the external view enabled when I exited FS the last time before the crashes started. Thanks for the great,quick support and congratulations on an amazing add-on.CJ PuttKPTA

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