DCS Hornet – IFEI and UFC to external monitor

DCS version used: openbeta 2.5.5.37626

Note! Files edited in DCS game folder (…\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\ DCS World\…) will be overwritten in every update. Make sure to have backups of your edits.

Open C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Cockpit\Scripts\IFEI\indicator\IFEI_init.lua
and add following lines in end of file:

--ViewportHandling
dofile(LockOn_Options.common_script_path.."ViewportHandling.lua")
update_screenspace_diplacement(1, true, 0)
try_find_assigned_viewport("F18_IFEI")

Open C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Cockpit\Scripts\UFC\indicator\UFC_init.lua

and add following lines in end of file:

--ViewportHandling
dofile(LockOn_Options.common_script_path.."ViewportHandling.lua")
update_screenspace_diplacement(1, true, 0)
try_find_assigned_viewport("F18_UFC")

Open your monitor setup file (in this example it is HornetMonitorSetuo.lua) from C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\Saved Games\DCS\Config\MonitorSetup and add following lines after Viewports = { text:

F18_IFEI =
{
x = 1720; -- x starting location of IFEI
y = 700; -- y starting location of IFEI
width = 640; -- width of IFEI
height = 300; -- height of IFEI
}

F18_UFC =
{
x = 1920 + 600;  -- x starting location of UFC
y = 0; -- y starting location of UFC
width = 640; -- width of UFC
height = 440; -- height of UFC
}

Remember to check and edit locations and sizes of your views to get good results.

DCS Finnish Air Force Hornet liveries and board number

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):