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Greetings!

 

I recently installed the Opus WE and in the process it hijacked my F12 key assignment.

 

It used to be a top-down view that when zoomed out really radically would show the Earth.

 

Now it shows my aircraft butt.

 

So, I deleted the Opus assignment and thought, well, maybe Top-down view is the one? Nope.

 

What is the control setting for the top-down view? I use it when I get "lost" and find out that the canyon I was supposed to follow was indeed, the wrong canyon.

 

Thank you!

 

JKH

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For some reason, OpusFSX cameras have "hotkeyselect = 4" in their definitions. This is the same hotkey value as your topdown camera (see cameras.cfg in the same folder as fsx.cfg).

 

What might work is to edit cameras.cfg and change the top down camera to hotkey 5, then change the F12 keyboard control assignment (or edit standard.xml) to select camera 5. Supposedly there are 10 camera hotkeys but by default fsx only assigns 1 to 4. Anyway OpusFSX creates a camera definition in every aircraft.cfg, so it should be easier to change the top down camera hotkey instead of editing all the OpusFSX cameras.

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For some reason, OpusFSX cameras have "hotkeyselect = 4" in their definitions. This is the same hotkey value as your topdown camera (see cameras.cfg in the same folder as fsx.cfg).

 

What might work is to edit cameras.cfg and change the top down camera to hotkey 5, then change the F12 keyboard control assignment (or edit standard.xml) to select camera 5. Supposedly there are 10 camera hotkeys but by default fsx only assigns 1 to 4. Anyway OpusFSX creates a camera definition in every aircraft.cfg, so it should be easier to change the top down camera hotkey instead of editing all the OpusFSX cameras.

 

While I understand the principle, the devil is in the details!

 

I will try this and report back.

 

Thanks, Barry.

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Heya Barry, 

 

   Worked like a charm! 

 

   I do have to say that using an XML editor is tedious as hell, but it got the job done.

 

   Thanks for the assist!

 

JKH

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Glad to hear it's working.  :good:

 

Regards,

Barry

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We don't reassign any keys but we added an external view after top down so the view sequence has changed.


 


Use 'S' followed by 'Shift-A'. After that you only have to press Shift-S to get back to the VC and S again for the top down view. Alternatively you can create your own top down view in Live Camera and assign it to another key.


 


Cheryl


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Cheryl, OpusFSX camera definition has "hotkeyselect = 4", that defines it as camera 4 which by default is selected by pressing F12. This overrides the selection of the default top down camera which is also camera 4. Is it necessary for OpusFSX to have a hotkey assignment?

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It is not necessary for any specific hot keys, feel free to reassign it or assign any keys or joystick buttons of your choice. If you import camera views then they will use whatever keys and buttons were originally assigned so it is generally best to check each view and reassign your own preferred key or button.

 

Stephen

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We don't put the hotkeyselect in our camera definition so i'm not sure where that came from.

 

Cheryl

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We don't put the hotkeyselect in our camera definition so i'm not sure where that came from

 

Strange, cause I didn't add it and it's there. When I'm back at my sim I'll try disable/enable live camera and see if it disappears.

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I will double check our definitions just to make sure it hasn't crept in there.

 

Stephen

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Hi Barry

 

I can confirm that the  "hotkeyselect = 4" has wrongly crept into our OpusFSX_Custom_xxx.txt template files. I have corrected this and deleted the key select lines at the end of the text file. I will post the fix in the next Beta and in the next 3.20 release.

 

In the meantime can you edit all four of your OpusFSX_Custom_xxx.txt files and remove that line otherwise the erroneous key select will just get put back into the aircraft.cfg files. After editing, if you open the Cameras dialog the software will ammend all your cfg files using the corrected Custom text files.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for the report and investigation of the cause, most helpful.

 

Stephen :smile:

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Thanks to Barry for the detective work - will amend my configuration files pronto!

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Hmmm. Apparently Opus does not like having its CUSTOM files changed - just fired it up for a flight and I am in DEMONSTRATION mode.

 

Do I have to rekey it or what?

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Editing the Custom text files should not have made any difference, they are not checked at all in the licensing. But you must only edit the four text files in your c:\OpusFSX install folder, I assume you have installed OpusFSX in its own folder and have not edited anything in the c:\Opus Software folder which should only contain licensing information and related files.

 

Stephen

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Problem is fixed (as usual, a user error). Thanks Stephen and the rest of the Opus crew for the speedy support!

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You're very welcome, glad to hear you are up and running again.

 

Stephen and Cheryl

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Strange, after doing the edit to those 4 files, whenever I hit F12 it takes me to EZDok Universal Cam. When i go to check my control keyboard assignments in FSX it reports that F12 is assigned to View 4, so I changed that to Top View, and when I hit F12, nothing happens.

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That's an easy one to solve I believe. The EZCA Config utility should have been used to remove the EZCA CameraDefinitions from all the aircraft.cfg files. If you open one of these SimObject Aircraft files you will find the Camera Definition at the end of the file.

 

If you still have the utility then just run it and click Restore. If not you could always use Notepad to edit the aircraft.cfg files for the aircraft you use and delete the CameraDefinition entry at the end of the file.

 

That CameraDefinition will have the hot key select entry causing the problem.

 

Stephen

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Problem is I have quite a lot of aircrafts. So if I run the EZCA Restore option, will it get rid of all my camera settings or just remove the F12 hot key assignment?

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It should only remove the EZCA Universal Camera definitions nothing else. You should always run the Restore option to remove the EZCA camera definitions. Unless of course you want to do it all manually.

 

You can always just copy your Aircraft and Rotorcraft folders into Aircraft_Copy and Rotorcraft_Copy, that's what I always do. Then if something goes wrong with your aircraft.cfg files you have an easy way to repair then. I also then delete aircraft I no longer use or want FSX to load, that speeds up the loading time greatly.

 

Stephen

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I see, okay I manually edit the aircraft cfg and change the universal hot key line to = nothing. But pressing F12 still doesn't bring a top down view. I even went an assigned the key directly to "Top View".  Appreciate your help!

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