Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes

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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - No Show In QC

Postby Tango_Romeo » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:24 pm

Your Addon Aircraft Are No-Shows In QC

ISSUE: You'd like to use all of your addon aircraft in QC, but they are not showing in QC...particularly as opponents.

ANSWER: You need to edit your Quick Combat file to match the planes in your AIRCRAFT folder.  You'll need a utility called JSQCEd to do this.  You can download it here:

http://simviation.com/1/browse-Utilities-88-1

QC Editor lets you select the CFS2 installation you wish to edit and automatically loads the aircraft from that install into the dropdown menu where you can classify them.  You can also remove aircraft from the QC file that you have removed from your install.  ::)
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - CFS2 CD Gone Bad?

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:54 pm

Corrupted Or Wornout CFS2 CD

ISSUE: Your CFS2 CD will not boot your program anymore.

ANSWER: Install the CFS2 No CD File posted on page 3 (I think) of CFS2/MISC.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Backup Copy of CFS2

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:58 pm

Can I Make A Backup Copy Of My CFS2 Install?

ISSUE: Is it possible to make a backup copy of my CFS2 install?

ANSWER:
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Error Messages

Postby Tango_Romeo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:08 pm

Two Frequently Seen Error Messages

ISSUE: You see one of the two messages below when loading CFS2 or Mission Builder.  :'(

ANSWER: There can be a couple of reasons:  ;)

- You have exceeded the CFS2 100-Plane Limit, and must remove some aircraft from your AIRCRAFT folder.

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- You have a corrupt or incomplete aircraft in the AIRCRAFT folder.  All aircraft folders must have four subfolders: Model, Panel, Sound, Texture...even if they are empty, so check recently added aircraft for this.

OR

- One of your aircraft has a Sound.CFG file aliased to an aircraft that is not currently in your AIRCRAFT folder...check recently added aircraft.

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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Catapult?

Postby Tango_Romeo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:56 pm

A Catapult For Our Aircraft Carriers?

ISSUE: Some of our planes are too heavy when loaded with ordinance to get off
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Which Keyboard?

Postby Tango_Romeo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:09 pm

You Can Choose One Of Two Keyboard Layouts For CFS2

ISSUE: CFS2 will by default install the newer CFS2 keyboard layout, but most folks who came up thru CFS1, FS2000 and FS2002 are accustomed to the standard keyboard used in those sims.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - CFS2 SDK?

Postby Tango_Romeo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Where Can I Find The CFS2 SDK?

ISSUE: Is there a CFS2 Software Developers Package and where can I find it?  :-?

ANSWER: Yes, it's available on the Microsoft CFS2 Homepage here:  ::)

http://www.microsoft.com/games/combatfs2/
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Adjusting The Gunsight

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:37 am

The Crosshairs Of The Stock Gunsight Need Adjusting

ISSUE: The stock gunsight needs adjusting, as the bullet stream does not match the crosshairs.

ANSWER: Open the panel.cfg file of the aircraft in NotePad.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Adjust VC View

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:31 am

The View In The VC Needs Adjusting

ISSUE: How can I adjust the viewpoint in the VC?

ANSWER: Open the Aircraft.CFG file and look for the [Views] section.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Milky Glass

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:41 am

Cockpit Glass Is Milky Or Semi-Transparent

ISSUE:
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Blurred Textures

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Addon Aircraft Appears With Fuzzy Textures

ISSUE: What can I do about some textures that appear slightly out-of-focus?

ANSWER:
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes

Postby Pepelyayev » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:26 pm

Running out of memory and crashing back to decktop?

Well, after my experience en missions in Korea with a lot of planes, explosions and AAA and several crashes to Windows decktop(run out of memory resources)I have finded finally the main responsable : SOUND.

Sound can be very hungry in machine PC memory resources. To test, before to do any modification to the settings in display or others , test the same mision without SOUND.

If the mission run OK and not crashes to Windows, you have there the answer of your problem.

Change the sound of your MiG-15, F-86,F-84, etc with a default one, the sound of the Lear for example is OK and gentle with the memory resources. Configure and aliase with the sound, take a liquid cooled sound for piston engine and utilise this one for F-51D, Yak-9, Il-10, etc, the sound of Corsair for radials like AD Skyraider and a twin engine sound, like P-38 for the big ones, B-29, B-26, Tu-2, etc. If you have three or four sound for your Korea hangar is enough and you reduce the risk of unexpected "surprises". Go for safe with well known sounds.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes: SOUND

Postby Tango_Romeo » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:34 am

Thank you.  Excellent point, Pepelyayev.  The huge sound files that have become so popular of late are fine, if you have a large stash of RAM available.   However, 'aliasing' the aircraft's sound to some of the smaller stock files really can make a huge difference.   ;)
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - Engine Won't Shutdown

Postby Talon8565 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:19 pm

[quote]Engine Won't Shutdown?

ISSUE: Your engine will not shutdown at the end of the mission.

ANSWER: Try using the command SHIFT+F3; some aircraft respond to CTRL+F3.[glow=yellow,2,300]**[/glow]

[glow=yellow,2,300]**[/glow][color=#0000ff]I personally have never been able to get either of these to work.
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Re: Common CFS2 Problems...And Fixes - AIs Won't Attack

Postby Talon8565 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:33 pm

[quote]Third Party Aircraft Fail To Perform In AI/Wingman Role.

ISSUE: Addon aircraft will not attack or deliver weps in AI role.

ANSWER:
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