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  1. Holy **** where did you find that?? It worked... I didn't even have to log out. Thanks!
  2. I wouldn't want to see a meter or other HUD indication, but subtle cues like gasping and straining, along with the visual cues, could probably be tweaked a little without getting gamey. IMO the cues are fine as they are, but that's just my opinion. I've been able to avoid blacking out many times by easing off the stick thanks to those cues. Other times I haven't, and that's because I was too abrupt and that was the result.
  3. Focus not so much on memorizing gauge locations, but on the look of the gauge. All oil temp gauges, for example, will be split into 3 parts - the upper arc is the oil temp, the smaller vertical side needles are for oil pressure and fuel pressure. Loss of pressure is an indication you have a serious leak. No matter whether it is Russian, German, or American, the gauge will look this way. If it's a temperature gauge and it doesn't look this way, it's either water temperature or cylinder head temperature (and I don't believe you'll ever see both in the same aircraft, unless some later-war aircraft include both. I don't own them all yet). The altimeter will always have 3 needles of different lengths, for 100, 1000, and 10000 meters or feet. The manifold pressure gauge will always respond linearly with throttle position changes. The RPM gauge will respond directly to rpm changes, and lag a bit as it takes time for the propeller pitch to adjust. In time you'll be able to easily pick them out by sight, just by seeing how they are scaled and marked. Feel free to ask about any specific ones you aren't sure about.
  4. Haha, the gauges will all make sense to you soon. Most gauges for a certain thing are similar, whether they are Russian, German, or American. And you can also make changes to controls and observe how the instruments react to determine what some of them are. Once you learn them well in 1 aircraft, all others will be simple to learn.
  5. I too always had this problem with TrackIR and just got in the habit of reentering it very frequently. Looking away from center by a good bit, for example when tracking a target through a maneuver, and then lining back up and looking fairly straight on, the view would be sitting well below where it used to sit. I never thought to delete all view and camera related keybinds and inputs that were now handled by TrackIR. I mostly use the Rift S now, but I'll probably delete all camera related controls anyway. Maybe it will end up being the fix for the occasional VR "view shift and reset" that happens every once in a while. It's brief and it doesn't require me to do anything to bring it back to where it should be, it just spazzes once in a while and then over 1 or 2 seconds drifts back to where it should be. This TrackIR fix has me thinking maybe it will fix that also. Thanks to all who took the time to work this out and verify it!
  6. Agreed! This is something I've advocated for off and on for quite a while. Thankfully, the community is full of good people with the time and ability to do great things. I haven't used the 3rd party tools others have suggested myself yet, but I've flown in missions and coop campaigns that prove just how great these tools are. It would be great if one day we have a multiplayer lobby and party system, with a QMB-style set of parameters we can set to generate simple mission scenarios. For now, we have various Discords, the editor, and some really great 3rd party tools.
  7. Welcome! Here is a link for the IL-2 Box discord: https://discord.gg/Hd3EzA The community around this game is nothing short of amazing. It's such a nice break for the typical internet toxicity.
  8. I have done this in all aircraft, pretty much always. Some of the older Russian aircraft (the Yak-1 I believe, for one) have "ambient" lighting rather than backlit instruments, so for some it's situational. But for most it's a necessity! It's funny how the little things can make a big difference!
  9. You're welcome. Making smooth and controlled movements is key, more so now that G effects and tolerance are better simulated. Maintaining enough airspeed and managing your rudder to not stall or slip yourself into a spin is also important. You can also stall at higher airspeed by deflecting your control surfaces so severely that you lose lift from the airflow over the wings being too disrupted (an aerodynamic stall, caused by pulling too hard and putting your wings at too high an angle of attack). If you don't have rudder pedals or a twist rudder on your stick, make sure you have rudder assist toggled on. Maybe you already know all this, but if not I hope it helps.
  10. The new physiology system takes into account not only how many G's, but also how fast you reach high G level, and how much positive and negative G you've had to fight through up to that point. If it's bad enough, you don't just black out, you'll be unconscious. Spins are the same as far as I'm aware, you just have to maintain control. I'm not aware of any changes that would impact going into a spin. Maybe somethimg changed with your control curve or calibration? It sounds to me like you're just having trouble managing G load and keeping control, for whatever reason. The new system is great from all I've experienced, and the old system is still there if you turn off the advanced physiology. If none of that is working for you, it sounds like a problem on your end. Good luck getting it sorted out!
  11. I had the icons Grey out again tonight. As the first poster I quoted said, logging off and logging back on worked! The controllers were back, nothing was greyed out, and it was in the mode I attempted to put it in when it greyed out.
  12. This issue is back with a vengeance. I restarted more last night than I have in a long time. I came across this solution on Reddit a few minutes ago, so I'm spreading the word: Post 1: When the buttons grey out, sign out of windows and then sign back in. The devices will reinitialize and Control Manager will be in the mode you had tried to switch to. I have used this solution, and can confirm it works for me and for a friend. Post 2: Turn off and Disable the Windows Service called SysMain. That fixes all the issues. It gets reenabled by updates though. *Edited for better wording.* The service has something to do with precaching for the windows metro apps. If the buttons grey out again, just open the Windows Store app. Disabling SysMain completely fixes it. Post 3: Killing the Microsoft Store process in the task manager literally fixed every single problem I've had with Control Manager in Windows 10.
  13. Restoring an old version of Windows sounds like a bad idea. You won't get security fixes and whatnot. I came across this potential solution a few minutes ago on Reddit, so I'm spreading the word: Post 1: When the buttons grey out, sign out of windows and then sign back in. The devices will reinitialize and Control Manager will be in the mode you had tried to switch to. Post 2: Turn off and Disable the Windows Service called SysMain. That fixes all the issues. It gets reenabled by updates though. *Edited for better wording.* The service has something to do with precaching for the windows metro apps. If the buttons grey out again, just open the Windows Store app. Disabling SysMain completely fixes it. Post 3: Killing the Microsoft Store process in the task manager literally fixed every single problem I've had with Control Manager in Windows 10.
  14. I just came across some possible fixes for the WI does 10 issues a few minutes ago on Reddit. I will be trying this when I hop on this evening: Post 1: When the buttons grey out, sign out of windows and then sign back in. The devices will reinitialize and Control Manager will be in the mode you had tried to switch to. Post 2: Turn off and Disable the Windows Service called SysMain. That fixes all the issues. It gets reenabled by updates though. *Edited for better wording.* The service has something to do with precaching for the windows metro apps. If the buttons grey out again, just open the Windows Store app. Disabling SysMain completely fixes it. Post 3: Killing the Microsoft Store process in the task manager literally fixed every single problem I've had with Control Manager in Windows 10.
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