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  1. Version 1.0


    Profile for VoiceAttack by =VG= SemlerPDX Currently Supported Operations: 'Squared' - 'Cubed' - Exponents - Square Root Addition - Subtraction - Division - Multiplication Percentages - Pi (word substituted for Pi to 14 decimal places) Currently Supported Conversions (to and from): Velocity === Feet per Second - Meters Per Second - Knots - Miles Per Hour - Kilometers Per Hour - Mach Length === Inches - Centimeters - Feet - Meters - Yards - Miles - Kilometers Temperature === Fahrenheit - Celsius/Centigrade - Kelvin --To use the Calculator, say, "Turn On Calculator" (or many natural variations of this, like "Start Calculating") --To stop using the Calculator, say, "Turn Off Calculator" (or, again, many variations, like "Stop Calculations") NOTE: When Calculator is OFF, even when a potential calculation command IS recognized, the command will immediately exit. Learn more about VoiceAttack here: https://voiceattack.com/ DESCRIPTION: Calculate up to two operations with up to three values, or a single conversion. So far, I have added some simple conversions for velocity, length, and temperature. Wildcard voice recognition uses asterisks "*" around the functional operator words to catch any spoken phrase which contains any of these words. As a result, it is meant to be turned ON when needed, and OFF when not, by use of the commands "Turn On/Off Calculator" (or many included variations, like "Start Calculating" or "Stop Calculations"). Currently, this calculator requires the user to be aware of their own order of operations, but will try to catch many known issues and correct them, such as "What is four subtracted from twelve?", where "12" is actually the first number. The operation (as interpreted) is always printed out in the VoiceAttack Event Log and the result spoken, if successful. It is also stored to memory by the name "Value" followed the number shown in the log. This allows use of that number or recalling that number at any time. The last result of any valid equation is stored in the word "that", and can immediately be used in the next calculation, and any previous value can be recalled to become the word "that". Previous results can all be referred to by their "Value" number from the results log, in natural speech, for a new equation such as, "Divide that by Value 14". The full calculation history can be requested at any time, listed in the VoiceAttack Event Log, or cleared - this is also cleared anytime the VoiceAttack program is restarted. Up to 99 previous equations and their results are stored before rolling over and over-writing starting back at Value 1. Decimal Places can be set (default 3) from 0 to 16, and will be saved and recalled between VoiceAttack sessions (saved to profile). A small Profile Update Check is performed once per session, when Calculator Mode is first turned on, and this checks a single decimal number on a blank htm page here on this secure website. Users can delete this action as noted in the Main calculations command, if undesired, but this will make a small note in the VoiceAttack Event Log if the profile is updated, just to let you know of any improvements, bug fixes, or changes. I plan to add on more conversions and maybe even special operations in the future, but for now, everything is working so well, I figured I'd release this first version for the public right away. FINAL NOTE: This profile makes use of VoiceAttack "Wildcard" commands, and here they are used to catch ANY speech which contains one of the Maths or Conversions operator keywords, and so it is possible for these commands to fire at undesired times. Always use the command to Turn OFF the Calculator when not in use. There are 4 options for how to make use of this profile. You can just switch to this profile when needed, and say, "Start Calculating", or you can include or import commands into other profiles. =============== OPTIONAL WAYS TO USE THIS PROFILE =============== OPTION 1: Switch to the AVCS Calculator Profile and say, "Start Calculations" to use OPTION 2: Open Profile Options for any of your Profiles, select Include Commands from other profile: "AVCS Voice Calculator (latest version)" -or- OPTION 2b: Open VoiceAttack Options and select Global profiles, then Include Profile Commands from the profile: "AVCS Voice Calculator (latest version)" OPTION 3: Switch to any of your other Profiles, and edit that profile - select "Import Commands" and find/select the AVCS CALC profile (ending in ".vap"), and import ALL Commands -or- OPTION 3b: Open the AVCS CALC profile, and select each command, right click and "Copy To" any profile. OPTION 4: Same as 3/3b above, BUT you ONLY Import the "Turn ON/OFF Calculator Master Mode" command* *Using OPTION 4, using "Turn On Calculations" (or any variation) will switch to and from this Calculator Profile as needed. This is the most strict way to deny calculation commands getting infrequently recognized (but exiting anyway) when Calculator Mode is OFF ========================================================= The main calculation command is almost entirely an Inline Function in VB.net - feel free to review this script here: AVCS Voice Calculator & Unit Conversions Inline Function in VB.net for VoiceAttack edited: typos, options
  2. Version 1.0


    ====================================================== X52 Pro - Falconeer v1 HOTAS Joystick Profile -- for Falcon BMS 4.35 (keyfiles for X52 Pro and/or Thrustmaster MFDs & Razer Keypad as ICP ) by SemlerPDX Jan2021 VETERANS-GAMING.COM ====================================================== KEY FEATURES: Shift-States will not interfere with certain important HOTAS buttons, such as Weapon Release/Pickle, Comms HAT, Slap Switch, and TRIM Reset. Easy autopilot override with "right-hand clutch" -- holding pinky then holding trigger (full, both trigger buttons) will disengage autopilot until released Throttle "Mouse" Wheel allows easy 3D pan-cockpit alternate 'lookdown' views via subsequent rolling, and easily back to normal via one-back roll and forward again. Speed Brake is variable, and stops movement when Throttle Slider is in center deadzone, and the MODE Roller makes a great DGFT/Clear/MRM mode selector. Most dangerous actions are on Toggles & Throttle Shifted state (holding down pinky), including "Landing Gear Down" actions -- "Gear Up" as an unshifted button. OPTIONAL FEATURES: Blank Layout Graphic and .psd for editing Alternate keyfiles included for use with Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs, or a Razer Tartarus gaming keypad as an ICP, or all three together with the X52 Pro. INSTRUCTIONS: -- STEP 1 -- Copy the .key file from the download for the setup you are using into the Falcon BMS 4.35 User Config folder alongside the other keyfiles as shown. While here, we can edit the DeviceSorting.txt file to save the order of devices so these keyfiles always work correctly. -- STEP 2 -- Edit your own "DeviceSorting.txt" file found under your BMS Programs folder, inside the Config folder next to the Falconeer .key file you placed there. For the "X52 Pro - Falconeer v1 HOTAS.key" standard version, you only need to ensure that the top device in this list is your X52 Pro and save. If you are using one of the optional keyfiles included in the 'extras' folder, follow the example included with each keyfile, your X52 Pro may have a different name than the one in the example. Re-arrange your DeviceSorting file to match the example, and then save. -- STEP 3 -- Right-Click the "DeviceSorting.txt" file and select 'Properties', and then check the box for 'Read only', and hit OK. This will ensure your devices remain in the proper order even if unplugged. Follow this procedure in reverse to allow recognition of new controllers, just remember to manually reset the order as shown here, and then reset it to 'Read only' again. -- STEP 4 -- Open Windows Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printer, find your X52 Pro and Right Click the Icon, select 'Game controller settings', then select your X52 Pro and click Properties. Next, click on the MFD tab and UNCHECK the box next to 'Enable Clutch Mode' - then click Apply. -- STEP 5 -- Under the Deadzones tab, set large (approx. 60%) deadzones for the "Slider", the "Mouse X", and the "Mouse Y" axes. This is a good time to wiggle other controls and set deadzones for any axes that are beyond any latent 'wiggle' when you are not touching anything, if you haven't already. -- STEP 6 -- Place the "BMS X52 Pro Falconeer.pr0" file in your Saitek (or Logitech) profiles folder. You may need to refer to the user manual for your version of X52 Pro, or search for existing profiles by name to locate this folder. -- STEP 7 -- Set this as the Active Profile via the Taskbar Icon (right click it) to enable the Throttle "Mouse" Mini-stick as Bands for the Radar Cursor, and for the Analog Slider as the variable SPD Brake controls. !! FINAL NOTE: The mini-stick actuates the arrow keys (up/down/left/right) and the slider actuates the "B" key and "PageUp" keys, when not in the middle deadzone area. Because the slider can be 'left' in a forward or backwards position, it can be 'holding' down a keyboard key which can interfere with standard Windows operations when not in Falcon BMS. Always disable this Active Profile when not using the X52 Pro for BMS, and always return the slider to center when not in use for speed brake control in BMS! --------------------------------------------------- --- OPTIONAL --- Razer Tartarus as F-16 ICP Open Razer Synapse and click on the "..." button - select "Import" and point to the .RazerSynapse profile included in the the "X52 Pro + Razer" folder. -- FINAL STEPS -- Choose 'Falconeer_Razer_ICP' from the list. This is essentially a completely disabled profile, each button is empty so that BMS can use them as DirectX buttons only. Be sure to load the correct X52 Pro + ICP keyfile in Falcon BMS Setup, and set the Razer as the second device in the list in your DeviceSorting.txt file (see included readme). --------------------------------------------------- ========================================================== X52 Pro - Falconeer v1 Layout Graphic Editor for Photoshop download .psd file: https://veterans-gaming.com/index.php?/forums/forum/317-x52_pro_photoshop_falconeer_template_editor_psdzip/ Complete notes and comments in keyfiles for user editing, as well as a Custom Falconeer Profile template graphic editor for Photoshop (.psd) - plus a blank X52 Pro template in .png below X52 Pro - Falconeer v1 Blank Layout Graphic Template for user Editing ========================================================== X52 Pro - Button Layout Graphic Editor for Photoshop download .psd file: https://veterans-gaming.com/index.php?/forums/forum/317-x52_pro_photoshop_falconeer_template_editor_psdzip/ Template builder for Photoshop (.psd) with all text box layers labeled for easy editing - just double-click the [T] next to the button layer name. A blank X52 Pro template in .png below for anyone who can't make use of the .psd:
  3. Hello and welcome!
  4. Introduction - Back in the seat

    Welcome back! Finally getting more free time myself, getting all my controls set up again, and hoping to be on the server more regularly in 2021. See you at Angels 20!
  5. Your Favorite Song?

    California - by Led Zepplin (followed very closely by Classical Gas -- Tommy Emmanuel version) ...oh crap, that's against the rules isn't it?
  6. Kicking

    Gee, I don't know silent... it's really hard to say why on Earth you could be getting kicked every time you try to join our server in PR CO-OP Obviously, my first guess is that it has something to do with this:
  7. Can't reach Air Condition panel

    Hold middle-mouse button (or mousewheel button) and move the mouse
  8. Hello Fellow Gamers

    Hello and welcome!!
  9. Airlift & AirToAir Rearm/Repair, Your Thoughts?

    First idea seems neat (though not the part about typing out a console command), but as for air-to-air reloading of CAS, I gotta agree with TEDF on that one. CAS is way too OP already (and talking COOP here, not Deployment) where adding this extremely unrealistic and rather arcade video-gamey air-to-air rearm/repair would drastically change the balance of combined arms operations gameplay is it currently exists in PR (INF/ARMOR/TRANS/CAS) IMHO. But above all, if any of these sorts of ideas are on the table for integration, they should at all costs be key commands and not involve typing - even if using something like AutoHotKey was required. Just my opinion here, but the concept of typing out game actions makes me think of the days before 'graphics' - talking IBM x86 era. Just sayin. An event with special functions would certainly be the best place to try out something like this, and we're always down to host an event if someone puts in the time and effort to be it's 'show runner' as TEDF and others have done in the past. That's how it works around here - but it's gotta be playable, and testing should be done prior to any event for stability and playability. You got some creative ideas, and some that are odd to some of us, but thank you for taking our constructive criticism with tact and grace, and understanding.
  10. where is that profile saved I cant find it


    1. =VG= SemlerPDX

      =VG= SemlerPDX

      Try this

      C:\Users\Public\Documents\SmartTechnology Profiles

    2. =VG= BLuDKLoT
  11. Hey bro 4.35 is out dunno if you knew yet 

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    2. =VG= BLuDKLoT

      =VG= BLuDKLoT

      hey can I get those joystick files I need them after all. 

    3. =VG= SemlerPDX

      =VG= SemlerPDX

      I'll need to look around for them - I am not sure where they are, haven't actually got my own stick setup since I built this new computer.

      You should know that there is a difference between joystick files for the "X52" and the "X52 Pro"  ... so, whatever dude's profile you use (Gunslinger?) it needs to be for the same version of X52  (either for "Pro" or the "non-Pro" type)

      After that, I'd need a copy of whatever one you find that works, and I can tweak it to make the little cursor thing control the MFD cursor.  But I need a working full profile to edit from you, I'll just apply the tweak to it.

    4. =VG= SemlerPDX

      =VG= SemlerPDX

      FTR, this is the "bands" method that I would apply to any already built BMS profile you share:
      *this method is the same for X52 Pro or non-Pro types.

      If you're good with this shit, you can try to apply that method to your current BMS profile, otherwise, I'm happy to help you out!

  12. Squad Event - Operation Dusty Sabre

    If it's only gonna be like 5 or 10 of us, we can just do something specific - like a Tank v. Tank minigame, or whatever we want -- we don't necessarily need a full server to hop on and have some fun... who knows, maybe we'll get some public people joining and actually end up playing proper. If not, we can just think up some small game and a designated section of the AO to play in... King of the Hill using a building, or a little vehicle warfare, etc. I'm down for whatever - if we don't do it today, there's always next weekend.

    All VG PR COOP Servers have been updated to
  14. Community Growth and Development

    *every forum that has a bbcode conversion, which we do. Thanks! Thought it was something different you were doing.
  15. Community Growth and Development

    Wait - @=VG= 0100011000101 - how are you able to access the IPS Spoiler function at all?! I have failed many times to get this button onto the editor bar... Can you use the code function to post the text you entered that created that block which says "Reveal hidden contents"? Would really help me get this as a permanent thing for all users... Thanks!!