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Dear fellow simmers,Active Camera 2002 can be downloaded at www.anticyclone.be/active.html (file is 1.7 Mb).New features : - user manual in Adobe PDF format - installer - pre-stall buffeting effect (with stress sound played)- Ambient sounds (steps, wind) when in external pilot view - Internal pilot view automatically checked when switching to external pilot view - linear zooming - ability to project the camera on the ground along the current track flown by the aircraft (Approach View or spotter view) - ability to enable/disable all features via keyboard shortcuts (Dialog Box, Fly By, Internal pilot view, External View, Approach View) - more realistic settings for head latency and ground turbulences features (limited to 2.0, recommended is 0.60 to 1.0) - on ground, head latency is limited to 0.2 (hard coded) and makes rudder movements more realistic while taxiing or rolling at higher speed - mouse panning and zooming in spot plane view. - recording and calling up to 10 preset views in the virtual cockpit - saving and calling a specific set of preset views for an unlimited number of aircrafts There is still a limitation in external view (weird graphics) :-( If you have Active Camera Pro already installed on your hard drive, remove the existing activecamerapro.dll and cfg. Then launch AC2002.exeHope you'll like the module.Serge BAYE and Guillaume DARIER

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uh oh, a last release before fs2004? hmm, does me sense a PAYWARE version comming soon AFTER 2k4? :-) lolThanks Serge!...glad to see you guys are back!!Dave

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Thanks for the new version! I look forward to trying it out. Your utility is something I use just about any time I fly. Thanks again!Tony

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the new features seem really interesting... Any news for the FS2004 version of Active Camera?I hope we won't have to wait too much for it. It's a Must Have add-on for every flight simmer.

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HI Serge,Well, you and Guillaume have done it again! You keep on improving Active Camera, and it is turning into a tour de force in FS2002, and I know you are also developing for a later version.Thanks so much for your patient tweaking and determination to improve Active Camera, and I am doubly grateful that you used both the Marchetti SF260 and the Falcon 50 as a test bed.Best Regards,Rob Young

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Hi Rob,Thank you for the kind comments and encouragements.Your SF260 (and its accurate flight dynamics) has been more than helpful when we tweaked the head latency and pre-stall buffeting effects. The pre-stall stress sound was captured from a video I recorded when performing a spin in a Pitts S2B.Recently Guillaume started to code a like 1st person game function (with a basic 3D animated pilot) for the external pilot view. After Tomb Raider will we have Airport Raider ? ;)Kind regards,

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Wow, I tried it out and it is fantastic! Why isn't this in the default flight simulator? Someone most have noticed head latency in real life/other games?Thanks!Marty

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I have a bit of a problem. Whenever I press CTRL+F4 to set Max. RPM for takeoff the Active Camera Configuration box pops up. How can I disable this?

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Hi,Edit activecamera2002.cfg like this : Delete the line "Setup=F4,CONTROL"Replace by "Setup=F5,CONTROL,SHIFT"Save the cfg file.Next time the setup box will be called by CTRL-SHIFT-F5.If you want to assign another shortcut to the dialog box you can edit the cfg file. The procedure is documented in the "Explanation of the key assignments in the configuration file".Regards,

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I have a problem when I go to outside view. The plane or screen vibrates when on the ground and when in the air, I'm not right outside the aircraft. The plane is way out front and when I move the POV switch, it will move the plane closer but only from one angle. Everything else seem ok.

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same problem here, the view of the plane vibrates too much and I can't change the angle of vision with my hat...

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Mine also vibrates alot and I can't zoom out as far as I used to. Inlight of this I switched back to 1.3 for now. Hope its fixed soon.

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Me too! It vibrates terribly. I lost my hat switch left and right views in the cockpit. All I get is a black screen right and left. Hope it gets fixed. Otherwise it's GREAT! Regards, Bob.

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Ditto here. Also get a split horizon on external view. But love that approach view!Thanks for your work,Todd

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wow, are you guys changing the view in the alt bar?I set mine to "activate fly by" and externally its all good. Shake goes away.Im not having any problems. I believe you can set keystrokes to the camera modes...its not like the old one, where you could flip through the views. If i want to pan in the VC i have to select "internal pilot view"adding keystrokes would make this less of a pain.im I just lucky or what?joe

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To Erik, Dan, Pepeillo and Bob,Since there is an option that enables mouse panning and zooming in spot plane view, UNCHECK the gradual transition option in the FS 2002 menu

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Todd,UNCHECK the gradual transition option in the FS 2002 menu

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just wanted to say a big Thanks to the ANTICYCLONE TEAM....FANTASTIC...fs2002 wouldn't be the same without it.... best wishes steve

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Guys, do like Serge says here....UNCHECK SMOOTH TRANSITIONS in thespot plane view. That will fix it. I had the same problem til I wrote to him.Having said that I still went back to Active Camera Pro for now. I just like the fluidity of the outside views in that version. AC2002 seems a little "stiff" in the outside view panning. Personal taste I guess.EJJ

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Hi Serge,I love active camera but I've struck a few problems with this new version. I spend 90% of my flying time in VC view, but find when I press "s" to see the outside views, the VC view disappears - ie. I dont have a VC view anymore. To get it back I have to cycle back to the 2d panel, press ctrl F11, hit S then press ctrl F11 and f12 to reactivate my VC w/active camera. Also I tried your advice regarding the stuttery fly by view - still cant seem to get a smooth transitiion. Finally, the sounds? I read the manual but all I get with the "play sound" box checked in any external view is very loud wind noise?I know im a bit thick, maybe I havent understood something in the manual?LonelyplanetXO

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Hi LonelyplanetXO,Regarding the VC view : this happens if you switch to Active Camera external pilot view (Pressing X key or through menu) from the 2D panel. If you cycle to VC WITHOUT returning back to the 2D panel first, you will never see the VC. It it because the external pilot view is linked to the VC and not to the 2D panel, therefore it is advised to use the AC2002 external pilot view ALWAYS from the VC.It seems you make a confusion with the Fly by and the FS spot plane view. Have a look at www.anticyclone.be/active.html and read the FAQ regarding the spot plane view.Sounds : in external view wind is blowing, if you start to walk you'll hear your steps (numpad 8,2,4,6).You are not thick at all, it a new concept and one need some experience with it.Regards,

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