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    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    I think so, yes. First, create the config files (see this post above). Then set THC lines in the appropriate config file (either CSM - Thrustmaster T.16000M.cfg.launchpad or LM - Thrustmaster T.16000M.cfg.launchpad) as following: THC Y Axis POV 0H FALSE THC Z Axis POV 0V...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Hi all, @jarmonik made a great improvement in OpenOrbiter to resolve the issue of objects sinking into or floating above the terrain. He also increased the max. lateral resolution with a factor of 8, so from now on the limiting factor is the quality of the original DTMs. You may find the...
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    Problem Apollo 12 Terrain problem

    I'm not sure about what's going on here. Albeit it is not desirable but a normal behaviour of Orbiter2016 beta - especially when the surface is really uneven - that the visual and physical terrain is inconsistent, sometimes up to a meter or so. On the other hand if earlier it was better for...
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    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    Honestly I don't know the answer because I've never got the opportunity to test this situation (I don't have two totally identical devices at home). It practically depends on how DirectInput handles your two Thrustmasters, whether it provides different names for them or not. I suggest to attach...
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    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    Yes, it is. Plug both joysticks in, open Project Apollo Configurator, click there on "Create Config Files" button. That will create the appropriate config files in Config\ProjectApollo\Vesim folder, if you have two controllers attached to the computer then there will be four new files created...
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    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    It is up to you whether you map the analogue signals of two different joysticks to the rotation and translation controllers' inputs or - as it is given in the config for the VKB Gladiator in the distribution - you can map the analog signal of one stick to the rotation controller, and the buttons...
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    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    Not everything which is connected to the USB, but the devices which are supported by Win's DirectInput interface. Practically all the joysticks/controllers which appear in Windows' "USB game controllers" dialog box could be picked up by VESIM.
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    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    Wow, that was bullseye :) In the attached scenario if I read out 411 it displays +10000, and your procedure also smoothed this problem for me. I cannot find any step in the Surface Activity Checklist which touches 411, but it could happen that during one of the previous V47s I typed...
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    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    @rcflyinghokie: Hi, thanks for looking into this. I was using mostly the documents on this page: https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap13fj/a13-documents.html . For the LM I've used the Activation Checklist, Timeline book and the G&N checklist. I wasn't able to find the Lunar Surface Checklist for...
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    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    Hi all, I'm flying the nominal Apollo 13 mission, and now I'm at GET135 hours where - to prepare the LM for ascent - the AGS should be updated from the LGC. The problem is that when I do first V47 then set up the new time bias to 130:00:00, call 414+10000 on AGS, and press PRO, then nothing...
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    Apollo 13 Scenarios for NASSP

    In the NASSP repository within the WIP scenarios you may find the "Apollo 13 - Launch and Landing" and "Apollo 13 - Launch" as starting point. The first scenario is to fly the nominal mission, but the second one you'll get the your hard time with the O2 tanks. I'm flying now the nominal mission...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    I wasn't able to make it till the 50th anniversary of the last manned lunar mission, but it gave me a good opportunity to give the Orbiter community a nice Christmas present: the Apollo 17 landing site scenery. I think the Taurus-Littrow DTMs provided by the LROC site are the most detailed and...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Hi, I aimed for the 50th anniversary with the Taurus-Litrow stuff, but wasn't able to make it. Partially due to some personal issues (nothing bad, but there are a few things I have to give higher priority than this), and also this specific landing site has some of it's own peculiarities which I...
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    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    In a parallel universe, on Apr 17th, 1970, at Fra Mauro highlands: Apollo 13 CDR: Houston, we have a bit of a problem here. Capcom: Go ahead, Jim. Apollo 13 CDR: It may sounds odd, but we've found something of non-natural origin. Capcom: You mean it is some sort of alien origin? Apollo 13 LMP...
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    Support Apollo Addon Information re: P23 and Sextant Programming

    Based on this image: https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap08fj/pics/sextant.gif when LLOS and SLOS are pointing into the same direction, the trunnion mirror's normal vector is circa at 45 degrees to SLOS (certainly it depends on the exact orientation of the beam splitter and the prism). What we know...
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    Apollo 9 Documentation?

    When I tried to fly Apollo 9 circa two years ago, I also struggled with the lack of documentation. It became especially important when it came to SPS burn, where the stability of the control law was tested by intentionally adding a periodic deflection to the normal control signal of the engine...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Hi, first of all, feel free to tag me in your post, otherwise I don't get any notification on new posts here. The odd terrain on the pic is likely caused by Orbiter2016. You're supposed to use Orbiter Beta because this version is able to handle fractional elevation resolution - most of my...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    I guess it is a factor of two, and the cause is that I used 0.5 m vertical resolution for the elevation. The non standard scales are handled correctly only by Orbiter2016 Beta. Currently it is only a recommendation in the documentation, so I think I should modify it to clarify that this setup is...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    If you want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 16, you may download the the scenery files from my site. There is one novelty: as I've promised to @4throck , beside the usual overhead illumination texture, I gave a try with much lower sun position (at circa 40 degrees, so...
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    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Seem to me it was down since 28th Feb. I've restarted it right now. Thanks for notifying me!
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