ErichB

EZDOK V3 - I like what I see

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Nickbe said:

The FSLabs built-in view system must be disabled.

Never know it had one! Aerosofts does.

Share this post


Link to post
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

16 hours ago, Drumcode said:

I wish they released a lite version for effects only, absolutely don't care for any of the camera features. 

I have the same question, as above.

Or,

Can you disable all features except the motion effects?

Share this post


Link to post
On 2/10/2019 at 7:09 PM, Chapstick said:

I always thought EZDok's turbulence effects acting on more complex add-ons (e.g. PMDG) caused issues. Am I thinking wrong? 

with ezdock v2 I have to disable the effects in the 777 pmdg because they cause some strange interaction with pmdg flight dynamics and every time during landing the result was a bumpy landing , disabling ezdock effects the landing goes right , this was a subtle effect which drived me crazy for many weeks before I discovered this problem.

I'm a big fun and customer of ezdock from the day 1 and I'm glad to buy this new version and hope that this problem is solved , I will do some tests  

P.S. I also own chase plane and I think that either two software are great products

Share this post


Link to post
19 hours ago, Dirk98 said:

But you can always disable turbulance for certain views where you push buttons and dial rotaries.

And that is why I like CP - it does this automatically  (if the feature is switched on)  It stops the shaking when the mouse is on buttons/rotaries

Edited by willy647

Share this post


Link to post

I did a little flight and video of v3, by accident on Saturday as my antivirus quarantined my older ecza file and went to download and install v 2 again and this, v3,  was available so I tried it on my flight.  It was set up as default out of the box in 5 mins and shows what it is like in an airliner showing some of the effects with minimal forces applied; all near the lowest as it seemed to be that way out of the box.  It does have more shakes and moves that reflect an airliner well and slightly quicker overall and kinda wants me to dig further in it especially in  bad weather.  Excuse the poor flying ability, I don't have a yoke or rudder pedals, just a computer with a joystick on the dinning table.  I am into lighting and sounds.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuLYaGclqHM

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

I am experiencing small stutters / pauses with Ezdok V3., which I did not have with V2. sometimes pauses up to 0,5 seconds.
Mostly during final approach and landing phase. Had this  happen to me both with the LSH MD80 and PMDG 777. Camera Profiles imported from Ezdok V2 (if that makes a difference)

But yeah, big improvement if you ask me.

Share this post


Link to post
10 minutes ago, SAS443 said:

I am experiencing small stutters / pauses with Ezdok V3

We did not notice any pauses / stutters during the beta test. Please refer to our Flight1 support forum. Are there any pauses related to the scenary you are using?

Share this post


Link to post

So again something cant be correct. I'm still missing effects on every camera. Just not on Captain view. Could it be that there's a problem with ur Software reading Active Sky? 

I made a Screenshot from what the Metar reads and what it actually is:

 

ie3s4q82.jpg

Furthermore, the show metar actually disappears even if Active Sky is active. As u can see XTm is indeed Active and Active Sky is running...

Also when I change settings, for example, Right After Wing View it also changes the setting in Captain view then... So I cant change them individually.

Edited by frankyfirstt
Additional Information

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, frankyfirstt said:

Furthermore, the show metar actually disappears even if Active Sky is active. As u can see XTm is indeed Active and Active Sky is running...

Yes, I got the same, have posted over on the Flight1 support forum. also pointed out that it calls up AS-16 not ASP4,

bob

Share this post


Link to post

No issues with stutters since the update, don't use active sky though, so can't comment on that.

Share this post


Link to post

I switched from EZdok to CP a year ago.  Now 15$ for the upgrade, so lets give it a try. After spending  a full day playing with EZdok, I am going back to CP.  Why ? It is still far too complex and I could not get the setting I like. Also the fact that it only runs from within the sim does not make things easier.

Just my personal feeling. I know lots of people love it, just not me.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Question for those using EZv3..

In Chaseplane with motion effects  activated in the VC, by moving the mouse,  the effects are temporarily disabled to allow you to operate the autopilot or interact with equipment. The motion effects resume when mouse movement stops.    Is this a feature of EZDOK v3?

 

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Is this a feature of EZDOK v3?

No, it is not

Share this post


Link to post
15 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Question for those using EZv3..

In Chaseplane with motion effects  activated in the VC, by moving the mouse,  the effects are temporarily disabled to allow you to operate the autopilot or interact with equipment. The motion effects resume when mouse movement stops.    Is this a feature of EZDOK v3?

 

Hi Erich,

No they remain active, but I do really love this actually.. you have a PPL and you know how difficult it is to reach for airplane buttons and controls when really bad weather is trowing you around the cabin.. so this is very well simulated by EZDOK V2 and V3 on this regard.. totally realistic..

S.

Share this post


Link to post
5 minutes ago, simbol said:

Hi Erich,

No they remain active, but I do really love this actually.. you have a PPL and you know how difficult it is to reach for airplane buttons and controls when really bad weather is trowing you around the cabin.. so this is very well simulated by EZDOK V2 and V3 on this regard.. totally realistic..

S.

In a sim, I find it highly annoying and actually much more difficult than in a real aircraft under the same conditions. 

In real aircraft, once you have your fingers on the rotaries, you can change settings quite easily.  In the sim, the mouse keeps moving off the rotaries during motion simulation which I find unrealistic.

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, ErichB said:

In real aircraft, once you have your fingers on the rotaries, you can change settings quite easily.  In the sim, the mouse keeps moving off the rotaries during motion simulation which I find unrealistic.

Yes.. the rotaries I do agree.. but the switches, etc.. is a different thing. With this in mind It is not that bad unless the weather is "really" bad to be honest..

S.

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, simbol said:

Yes.. the rotaries I do agree.. but the switches, etc.. is a different thing. With this in mind It is not that bad unless the weather is "really" bad to be honest..

S.

It becomes ''really'' annoying when you are on VATSIM in departure or approach phases and need to update the autopilot quickly and often, even with light to moderate motion.  Free flight is not that bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, ErichB said:

It becomes ''really'' annoying when you are on VATSIM in departure or approach phases and need to update the autopilot quickly and often, even with light to moderate motion.  Free flight is not that bad.

Tell the ATC: "Wait I cannot reach the controls.. give me a second.." :biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, simbol said:

Tell the ATC: "Wait I cannot reach the controls.. give me a second.." :biggrin:

😛

Share this post


Link to post

In EZCA v3 as in EZCA v2, you can disable all effects at any time by pressing Num 3 (Global disable) and then turn them back on. Or set up a separate camera for MCP in which all effects are disabled. I believe that the implementation of the disabling effects when the mouse is over the controls in ChasePlane not realistic, but if it was really necessary, we can make this function.

About METAR from ActiveSky - we obtained weather data from Activesky in real time (special DLL transmit data) in the place where the plane is, so the total information displayed by ActiveSky may differ, as it shows the average summary of the weather station.

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, Nickbe said:

In EZCA v3 as in EZCA v2, you can disable all effects at any time by pressing Num 3 (Global disable) and then turn them back on

Hi Nick,

That is a part solution for sure.

However, if you need to make quick and frequent changes to the autopilot, then I think deactivating and reactivating the motion features with key presses will become somewhat tedious.  It may not be of interest to many, but I find this to be one of the most useful (small) features of Chaseplane for TrackIR users.  It makes the operation of an automated flight much more practical with the added benefit of extremely well implemented EZDOK3 turbulence affects.  For me this is the sweet spot I have always wanted from a camera utility.

Share this post


Link to post
37 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Hi Nick,

That is a part solution for sure.

However, if you need to make quick and frequent changes to the autopilot, then I think deactivating and reactivating the motion features with key presses will become somewhat tedious.

Therefore my views looking at the windshield and side windows have generators enabled. And those looking at the controls have them disabled. All goes smooth and natural. No need to switch back and forth.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
4 minutes ago, Dirk98 said:

Therefore my views looking at the windshield and side windows have generators enabled. And those looking at the controls have them disabled. All goes smooth and natural. No need to switch back and forth.

 

 

I use TrackIR and don't invoke separate views to make these AP changes. I would find this equally annoying, but I get what you're saying and have similar views set up in CP.  I just don't use them due to the mouse activated motion cancellation feature. 

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, ErichB said:

For me this is the sweet spot I have always wanted from a camera utility. 

We will think about how to implement it (disable effects with mouse over). Maybe we will do it in one of the updates, but now we have 3 more important functions in additional development, which we are working on and will soon release as EZCA3 update. And these are very interesting and important functions. And of course, all our new improvements will be free for EZCA3 owners.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, Nickbe said:

We will think about how to implement it (disable effects with mouse over). Maybe we will do it in one of the updates, but now we have 3 more important functions in additional development, which we are working on and will soon release as EZCA3 update. And these are very interesting and important functions. And of course, all our new improvements will be free for EZCA3 owners.

Superb.  Thank you for considering it.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now