DCS Hornet – DDIs and MFCD to external monitor

Create a folder for monitor profile files:
C:\Users\”USER NAME”\Saved Games\DCS\Config\MonitorSetup

Create HornetMonitorSetup.lua text file and open it with text editor.

Add this code into it:

_ = function(p) return p; end;
name = _('HornetMonitorSetup');
Description = 'Visual on 1st monitor, DDIs and MFCD on 2nd'
Viewports =
{
Center =
{
x = 0;
y = 0;
width = 1920;     --visual monitor width
height = 1080;    --visual monitor height
viewDx = 0;
viewDy = 0;
aspect = 1920 / 1080;  --visual monitor aspect ratio
}
}

LEFT_MFCD =
{
x = 1920;     -- x start location of left DDI
y = 0;        -- y start location of left DDI
width = 450;  -- width of left DDI
height = 450; -- height of left DDI
}

RIGHT_MFCD =
{
x = 1920 + 1280 - 450; -- x start location of right DDI
y = 0;                 -- y start of right DDI
width = 450;           -- width of right DDI
height = 450;          -- height of right
}

CENTER_MFCD =
{
x = 1920 + (1280 / 2) - 225;  -- x start of center MFCD
y = 1024 - 450;               -- y start of center MFCD
width = 450;
height = 450;
}
UIMainView = Viewports.Center

Explanation of monitor locations:

Start DCS and from Options, change resolution to your maximum calculated monitor size:

Then change to your monitor setup file to your own setup:

Click Ok. Go to fly and test it:

DCS force update

If you know that there is an update for DCS but starting DCS does not offer an update for you, you can start update from command prompt by going to DCS bin folder and starting dcs_updater.exe with update option:

After this command update should be offered:

DCS Finnish Air Force Hornet liveries and board number

Kapsu has made nice Finnish Air Force liveries for DCS Hornet.

Download liveries from:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/cn/files/3302822/

And save them to:
../Saved Games/DCS/Liveries/FA-18C_hornet

To use a livery with every “country” in DCS, edit livery’s “description.lua” file by adding to lines – – in front of countries line in bottom of file:

When done, start DCS and from radio’s ground crew… re-arm… page you can change livery and board number

 

DCS Hornet: custom kneeboard pages and checklists

To add Hornet full/quick check-lists into DCS Hornet. Start by creating kneeboard folder into ../Saved Games/DCS/ folder.

Create checklist by making an images of .png or .jpg type. Make them e.g. 750 x 1169 size (width x length).

And photos to created kneeboard folder:

Start DCS and in Hornet, open kneeboard with RShift + K and look for pages with [ ] buttons (å and ¨ in finnish keyboard):

DCS Hornet: Alternative keybindings to DCS with OvGME

When trying to get Warthog HOTAS throttle  EAC switch (or any other manufacturers controllers switch) to work as an landing gear handle  on a Hornet, it only works every time when switch is turned into up “ARM” position:

To get on/off switches working normally (turn switch ARM -> gears in, turn switch OFF -> gears down) on a DCS, you can use Alternative keybindings mod for DCS. To add this mod into DCS, a software called OvGME is used. OvGME can make selected mods to work in DCS.

Download Alternative keybindings mod from:
http://dcsfinland.fi/forum/viewtopic.php?t=158

Create folder to you computer where you want to save Alternative keybindings mod. Here a C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\DCS\Mods is used. Save “Tools – Alternative keybindings vX.XX” to Mods folder.

Download OvGME from:
https://wiki.hoggitworld.com/view/OVGME
and install it. When running OvGME first time select correct folders.

After clicking “Go!” you should see “Alternative keybindings” mod on a list. Enable it by selecting it and clicking “Enable selected” or by double clicking it.

Leave OvGME running and start DCS and go to Control settings. Now you should see alternative controls in control list. Then just map Warthogs EAC switch to Landing Gear Control Handle as seen in pic below (JOY_BTN24)

And now it is working as it shoud be: