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Virtual Cockpit Missing From Cameras.cfg file

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I think EZ-Dok somehow deleted the Virtual Cockpit camera from my Cameras.cfg file.  

 

Is there a way to replace the Virtual Cockpit camera in the Cameras.cfg file without having to reinstall FSX completely?  If so, does anyone have the format for original VC camera?

 

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[CameraDefinition.002]
Title=Virtuelles Cockpit
Guid={C95EAB58-9E4A-4E2A-A34C-D8D9D948F078}
Description=This is the description of the virtual cockpit view.
Origin=Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect=Yes
SnapPbhAdjust=Swivel
SnapPbhReturn=False
PanPbhAdjust=Swivel
PanPbhReturn=False
Track=None
ShowAxis=YES
AllowZoom=TRUE
InitialZoom=0.8
SmoothZoomTime=2.0
ZoomPanScalar=1.0
ShowWeather=Yes
XyzAdjust=TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category=Cockpit
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0
HotKeySelect=1

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Hey Bjoern

 

Thanks for the response!  I figured it our shortly after I posted.  Still trying to figure out what happened to the VC in FSX but I did add the VC panels to my aircraft.cfg files and all seems to be good.

 

I'm starting to think I like tinkering around FSX more than I like actually simming...  I definitely spend more time at it.

 

Cheers

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I got the same problem. How does this work?

Are you missing  [CameraDefinition.002] in your cameras.cfg?  If so, just copy and paste what is in the other posts to it. Don't know where cameras.cfg is located.?  Same place where your FSX-SE.cfg hides.

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Hey guys, I have the same problem. My VC is working but then when i go external all I can see is the cockpit with nothing around it. Here is My camera.cfg

[CameraDefinition.001]
Title = Cockpit
Guid = {B1386D92-4782-4682-A137-738E25D1BAB5}
Description = This is the description of the cockpit view
Origin = Cockpit
ShowPanel = Yes
SnapPbhAdjust = Ordinal
SnapPbhReturn = True
PanPbhAdjust = Ordinal
PanPbhReturn = True
Track = None
ShowAxis = FrontOnly
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Cockpit
HotKeySelect=2

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title=Virtuelles Cockpit
Guid={C95EAB58-9E4A-4E2A-A34C-D8D9D948F078}
Description=This is the description of the virtual cockpit view.
Origin=Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect=Yes
SnapPbhAdjust=Swivel
SnapPbhReturn=False
PanPbhAdjust=Swivel
PanPbhReturn=False
Track=None
ShowAxis=YES
AllowZoom=TRUE
InitialZoom=0.8
SmoothZoomTime=2.0
ZoomPanScalar=1.0
ShowWeather=Yes
XyzAdjust=TRUE
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category=Cockpit
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0
HotKeySelect=1

[CameraDefinition.003]
Title = Spot
Guid = {BCA3FDD1-FB83-4BBA-8407-4922A7F0D00C}
Description = This is the description of the spot view.
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
SnapPbhAdjust = Ordinal
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = FlatChase
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = Yes
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Outside
ClipMode = Minimum
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0

[CameraDefinition.004]
Title = Locked Spot
Guid = {BCA3FDD1-FB83-4BBA-8407-4922A7F0D00D}
Description = This is the description of the spot view.
Origin = Center
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = FlatChaseLocked
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = Yes
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Outside
ClipMode = Spot
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0
HotKeySelect=3

[CameraDefinition.005]
Title = FlyBy
Guid = {6B79DD49-9B4A-439D-BF40-ACBF157B0BA0}
Description = This is the description of the fly by view.
Origin = Center
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = FlyBy
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 10.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ChaseDistance = 500
ChaseHeading = 15
ChaseAltitude = 10
ChaseTime = 20
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Outside
ClipMode = Tower

[CameraDefinition.006]
Title = Top-Down
Guid = {A2849229-938A-448f-8AC6-01EF2291C171}
Description = This is the description of the map or top down view.
Origin = Center
SnapPbhAdjust = Orthogonal
PanPbhAdjust = Orthogonal
Track = None
ShowAxis = Yes
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 256
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = No
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Outside
HotKeySelect=4

[CameraDefinition.007]
Title = Nearest Tower
Guid = {60BC0819-BD04-4AF6-8954-8FC8AA3545FF}
Description = This is the description of the tower view.
Origin = Tower
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = Track
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 8.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Tower
ClipMode = Tower
NoSortTitle = True

[CameraDefinition.008]
Title = Facilities Tower
Guid = {AA8C80C0-9EE2-4284-A1C2-B20CD3F5F3D9}
Description = This is the description of the tower view.
Origin = Fixed
InstancedBased = Yes
SnapPbhAdjust = None
PanPbhAdjust = None
Track = Track
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 8.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Tower
CycleHideRadius = 7
ClipMode = Tower

[CameraDefinition.009]
Title = Facilities Runway
Guid = {607C4520-CA6F-4135-AE10-8BF28838068F}
Description = This is the description of the runway view.
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
InstancedBased = Yes
SnapPbhAdjust = None
PanPbhAdjust = None
TargetCategory = Fixed
Track = TrackBank
ShowAxis = Yes
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = Runway
CycleHideRadius = 7
ClipMode = Tower
CycleHidden=Yes

[CameraDefinition.010]
Title = AI Planes
Guid = {75A8357E-AB58-4294-9416-90C73FAFDD90}
Description = This is the description of the AI aircraft view.
Origin = Center
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = FlatChaseLocked
InstancedBased = Yes
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = AirTraffic
TargetCategory = Container
ClipMode = Spot
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0
CycleHidden=Yes

[CameraDefinition.011]
Title = Multiplayer Planes
Guid = {2559BCED-9F13-4bc0-88C8-3996B9311681}
Description = This is the description of the Multiplayer other aircraft view.
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
InstancedBased = Yes
SnapPbhAdjust = None
PanPbhAdjust = None
TargetCategory = Container
Track = TrackBank
ShowAxis = Yes
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = No
ShowLensFlare=FALSE
Category = MultiPlayer
CycleHideRadius = 7
ClipMode = Tower
CycleHidden=Yes
 

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On 05/12/2015 at 4:22 PM, Cjr60611 said:

I think EZ-Dok somehow deleted the Virtual Cockpit camera from my Cameras.cfg file. 

Yup, it can do that. I spent two days trying to find out why my Virtualcol Shorts 360 had no VC when other FS aircraft did have them, even contacting Virtualcol support, thinking it was an issue with their aeroplane, and they tried their best to help me figure it out to their credit, but it turned out it was EZDOK which was responsible, requiring me to fix my camera config file. It's why I don't use EZDOK any longer, it's a great utility, but when something screws up other things in your sim, for me that's time to uninstall it.

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9 hours ago, joshhammyhamdorf said:

go external all I can see is the cockpit with nothing around it.

Hi,

what do you mean by "going external"? If you are calling the outside "Spot" view, that definition is wrong in your cameras.cfg. In "Spot" view the "Origin" has to be "Center". The rest of the definitions look OK. What the OP describes is a different problem - the EZDOK uninstaller removes the "[CameraDefinition.002]" from the cfg, so people don't have any VC view.

The "Origin" determines (among other things) which model (internal or external) of your aircraft will be loaded. Because it is set to "Virtual Cockpit" in your "Spot" view you get to see the internal model = the VC.

But if you mean that switching to aircraft cameras still gives you the internal model, then there is something wrong with the aircraft.cfg - aircraft category cameras are in there.

Best regards
Oliver Binder
Lorby-SI

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I tried to stop moving the moment in the PMDG 777, because I was moving around when I turned or banked. So I changed a few things, then realised what happened to my aircraft. So I would change my camera on fsx so I could see the whole plane (external) but the whole plane is invisible except the cockpit from the external view. I'll see if I can upload a photo here, I just don't know how to upload photos on here?.

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7 hours ago, joshhammyhamdorf said:

I tried to stop moving the moment in the PMDG 777, because I was moving around when I turned or banked. So I changed a few things, then realised what happened to my aircraft. So I would change my camera on fsx so I could see the whole plane (external) but the whole plane is invisible except the cockpit from the external view. I'll see if I can upload a photo here, I just don't know how to upload photos on here?.

As I wrote, the external view that you switched to has the "origin" set to "virtual cockpit". That is why you are only seeing the internal VC model, as it looks from the outside. An aircraft in FSX has two separate 3D models, one external (=fuselage, wings, etc.) and one internal (=the VC). The view system always only displays one of them, either internal or external, depending on the "origin" of the camera definition. If you are in VC view and would move the camera outside of the cockpit, you get the picture that you describe - because the external model is not even displayed in that mode. When you switch to an external camera, the origin changes to "center", and the simulator removes the internal model and displays the external instead. What you got here is a mixup, you have a camera position that is placed outside of the internal model.

1. In [CameraDefinition.002] set (=replace the existing line that starts with the same text)

MomentumEffect=No

2. In [CameraDefinition.003] set (=replace the existing line that starts with the same text))

Origin=Center

3. There is not one single "external view", there are many. The question is, which one did you call? Spot, Locked Spot, FlyBy, TopDown, or any of the myriad of Aircraft cameras, which are all external?

4. When editing config files of the simulator always make a copy of the original file, so you have a secure fallback option in case something goes wrong.

Best regards
 

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