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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #360 on: April 04, 2021, 06:18:53 PM »
183.  Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) for manual landings in Tracking View
Mod: Use F1 and D to invoke the HSI

The HSI has three main functions:
(1) To indicate direction (North, South, East and West)
(2) To indicate the direction of the Runaway (once in the ILS beam/cone)
(3) To indicate aircraft's relative nose up/nose down to the glideslope


The HSI - second gauge from the left - in action

The HSI was first introduced in Mod#142. Then it disappeared. I have brought it back and repositioned it to the top of the screen, next to the ILS display. Appropriate, I would think. The HSI comes in handy when the ILS displays in both the HUD and MFS are no longer functioning due to damage. Refer to page 170 of the full 323-paged manual (or page 55 of the abbreviated 77-paged manual)  to read the HSI instrumentation.


How to read the HSI for manual landings

What I did was to add the HSI next to the ILS display. The HSI is a vital component in manual landings.

I modified TAB.ASM and NAVIGPAN.ASM. Attached is the latest FLIGHT.EXE.


Modded Tornado's full complement of TEN(!) mini-windows and floating instruments in the Tracking (F1) view

To view these floating gauges/instruments first go to Tracking View with F1. Then hit "]" once. Followed by the keystroke of the gauge/instrument you want to make visible. Some will already show up automatically.

1.   MFD display -> Alt+M key, and cycle through with D key
2.   TAB display -> Alt+T key, and cycle through with D key
3.   Warning/Damage Panel - Scroll Lock key
4.   RWR display to alert you to missile threats -> ` key
5.   Permanent navigation/waypoint route display
6.   Weapons Store Management display -> / key
7.   Master Arm toggle - to remind you that you have a selected weapon, ready and primed for release -> Ctrl+Enter key
8.   E-Scope - to show you your aircraft relative to the ground -> 5 key
9.   Altitude Display Indicator -> Shift+7 key
10. Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) for manual landings

You also can hit the \ key for the credits window. Shift+8 brings up the half-screen pilot's cockpit. More situational awareness.

Cheers and hope this helps.
Frankie Kam
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« Reply #361 on: April 06, 2021, 11:43:04 PM »
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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #362 on: Yesterday at 03:29:36 AM »
184 & 185.  Two Post-Easter Weekend improvements
Mod: Extended the lookdown view to other External view modes. Invoke with keys 7 and Ctrl+7.

These two mods are an extension of Mod#181 Satellite View looking down (2 zoom modes).


Drone lookdown view - hit F5 for DroneView, and then 7 or Ctrl+7.
The Uber-Zoomed-out view is useful when visually identifying and targeting ground vehicles like SAMs, AAA and trains.

External ViewEffect of pressing the 7 keyEffect of pressing Ctrl+7
1. Tracking View (F1)Lookdown viewZoomed in Lookdown view
2. Reverse View (F2)Lookdown viewZoomed in Lookdown view
3. Flyby View (F3)Like taking a lift (elevator) downLike taking a lift (elevator) up
4. Spectator View (F4)Like taking a lift (elevator) downLike taking a lift (elevator) up
5. Drone View (F5)Lookdown viewLookdown view but superzoomed out
6. AAA to Tornado View (F11)Like taking a lift (elevator) downLike taking a lift (elevator) up
7. SAM launher to Tornado View (F12)Like taking a lift (elevator) downLike taking a lift (elevator) up
8. Weapons View (v)Try it!Try it!





A 6-Tornado coordinated dawn-strike against an enemy airfield.
Lookdown view shows the explosions of bombs released by the Drone Tornados in the strike.



Some additional minor improvements
I also amended an earlier bug where when you hit F5 to see Drone View, you could not zoom in or zoom out with the < and > keys. This has now been rectified. Also improved the view when toggling between F1 (Tracking View) & the "I" (panaromic) key, as well as toggling between F5 (Drone View) & the "I" (panaromic) key.


Responsive Horizon key remap
Previously the Responsive horizon was invoked by the 7 key. So because of mods#184 and 185, I have changed the Responsive Horizon key to Ctrl+` key (i.e., Ctrl+Tilde combo keys).


Before hitting Ctrl+`


After hitting Ctrl+`

See attached "Post-Easter Weekend improvements" FLIGHT.EXE as of 11th April 2021.

Cheers
Frankie Kam

UPDATE - I re-uploaded the FLIGHT.EXE on Sunday 11th April 2021, 8pm.
The version of FLIGHT.EXE that I uploaded earlier had a bug in that you  couldn't take off the runway! This has been corrected.

UPDATE - I re-uploaded the FLIGHT.EXE and FLIGHT-GREEN.EXE on Sunday 11th April 2021, 10pm.
* FLIGHT.EXE - Luftwaffe Grey skin Tornado
* FLIGHT-GREEN.EXE - Standard Geen skin Tornado (rename to FLIGHT.EXE if you prefer the stock green skin)
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