About This File
*Please be sure to download the AVCS CORE Profile from this download section as well, it is now a requirement for any AVCS4 game profile I release, such as the upcoming Elite Dangerous profile, and more...
*Originally, this was designed for Falcon BMS version 4.34 - since then, it has always been and will continue to be updated to work with the latest version of Falcon BMS. Pro tip: never include a game version in URL's or graphics
Profile for VoiceAttack
by =VG= SemlerPDX
These commands use VoiceAttack to translate the in-game on-screen radio menus from AWACS through Tanker into natural and intelligent voice command phrases that will fire keypress macros to help keep hands on the throttle and stick, and maintain immersion. As an additional option, these commands can be locked behind a push-to-talk mode bound to your UHF/VHF transmit buttons in-game, allowing any other VoiceAttack command unrestricted access if needed, while still restricting these BMS radio command macros. Finally, this single advanced control profile is extremely easy to edit or integrate into other profiles.
At VETERANS-GAMING, we fly with friends or AI Pilots, or a mix of both on our 24/7 Public Korean Campaign in Falcon BMS. We may go out with an AI wingman only to have a friend take their place mid-flight. For this reason and others, I created this VoiceAttack profile based around restricting when the computer can execute keypress macros that match voice phrases, having to first check if that pilot was set to a human pilot and therefore disregard commands for that pilot.
Thanks to user requests during the beta, there is now an optional mode to reverse the Human Pilots system, to assume all pilots are humans unless told otherwise, and also a system to choose a different keyboard layout than QWERTY. I have also added an optional Audio Feedback Mode to play a short radio cue sound when a command is successfully recognized.
Included is a single profile that handles every callsign and radio command variation in Falcon BMS, with instructions on how to add any custom callsigns to the single profile. The focus of this profile is only on the in-game Radio Menus, and creating an immersive interaction layer through VoiceAttack that is easy to manage and update, or integrate into other Voice Control systems for Falcon BMS. My goal was an intuitive system, so there is no user manual - only a few infographics and quick reference pic of all the radio commands. I personally keep that final pic on my tablet for reference when flying, to find radio commands I seldom used in the past when they were more difficult to access while busy with HOTAS in the pit.
Say goodbye to the keyboard, and enjoy the immersion! Cheers!
Features: see full details in post ↓
Sample Pics: https://imgur.com/a/xuclI0a
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What's New in Version 1.42 See changelog
v1.42 Update has been released for BMS 4.37.2 (U2)
All Approach radio menus and commands have been added for the latest update of BMS 4.37 (U2). This new BMS update changed the layouts of a few common radio menu pages, and so all users flying in 4.37.1 will need this update for AVCS4 BMS for old and new radio commands to function. User Save File will be carried over, including all user settings or custom QCC commands. changes.
This update has added commands, all users will need to download this new version... a simple "live update" patch won't be enough this time:
Public Release AVCS4 BMS v1.42 Changelog March-5-2023 This is a Major Profile Update, and requires downloading and importing the latest AVCS4 BMS Radios (v1.42) profile for VoiceAttack: New Commands: -Approach 1 Page commands "Request Visual Approach Heavy" -Approach 1 Page commands "Request Instrument Approach Heavy" -Approach 1 Page commands "Request Unrestricted Approach Heavy" -Approach 2 Page commands added "Approach Declare Emergency" formerly on Approach 1 page -Approach 2 Page commands added "Approach Abort" formerly on Approach 1 page -Approach 2 Page commands added "Traffic In Sight" formerly on Approach 1 page -Approach 2 Page commands added "Approach Say Again" formerly on Approach 1 page Fixes/Improvements: -Added ATC Page 4 as "Approach 2 Page" to accommodate approach commands "Heavy" on ATC Page 3 -Moved Departure Page commands to ATC Page 5, formerly on ATC Page 4 -Moved remaining pages "Common", "Carrier", and "Contingencies" to incremented pages after Departure Page -Fixed ATC Commands starting with "Request" and missing option for "Requesting" -- added variants in avcs_bms_data_3.cfg file
Special thanks for the coffees!
Updated Radio Menus Command Reference graphic below will display with use of the voice command, "Show the Command Reference":