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Damixu
02-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Here's an idea for some tablet PC (preferably Android OS) and IL2 DeviceLink interface savvy coder to enhance IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover's immersion.

Display aircraft gauges on tablet PC
Create a software for displaying aircraft (and other future vehicles) gauges and also user controllable functionality to setup own layout of gauges for each aircraft/vehicle type. Also access to map would be nice to see on tablet PC display too.

Control umm.... aircraft controls with touch screen
Because those tablet PCs are equiped with touch screens, naturally all kinds of knobs, levers, buttons, switches etc. can be controled from the same gauge interface. (This might need new 2-way DeviceLink version from Maddox Games or tablet PC could just send keyboard key presses, joystick axis movements, etc. if applicable)

Multi-tablet PC setup for gauges and controls
Those android based tablet PCs are quite cheap and getting cheaper all the time, so naturally cabability to setup multi-tablet gauge displays & controls are well with in reach for most enthustiasts in the near future I hope.

I think tablet PCs are equiped with WiFi connection so it is very easy to setup your own personal "cockpit" around your existing PC monitor, desktop, joystick/HOTAS setup.

Here's my 2 cents... times 10 000 000 IL-2: COD copies sold.

AndyJWest
02-08-2011, 08:13 PM
DeviceLink is 2-way already, so this sounds feasible enough. For maximum cross-platform portability, I'd think that it would be best to work in Java. We'll have to see what interface is offered though - there may be better ways to do this.

Chivas
02-08-2011, 09:54 PM
The most immersive option is to use the already available outstanding cockpit in COD. :)

Flying Pencil
02-08-2011, 10:17 PM
I agree with OP, use Tablet computers for additional access, like in game maps!

I would not ignore the iPad for this purpose.

kingpinda
02-08-2011, 10:40 PM
I'll be using a 19 inch flatpanel which i modded with a chinese touchscreen kit. This in combination with touchbuddy works excellent in DCS blackshark. No doubt it will work in Cliffs of Dover also.

Tex-Twil
04-18-2011, 06:01 PM
Hello,
Do you know if CoD support the DeviceLink input ?

squidgyb
04-18-2011, 08:57 PM
+1ing this so much. At the very least it'd give me an excuse to go out and buy a tablet :D

Tex-Twil
08-01-2011, 09:58 AM
Hi,
I'm currently working on such an application for iOS / Il2 1946. See this post (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=24856).

I hope that CoD will open an API so that the app can work also with CoD.


tex ;)

Skoshi Tiger
08-01-2011, 10:16 AM
After using DCS A10 multi screen support, with the MFD's on a seperate monitor, I'ld prefer to see system like that.

Cheers!

Tex-Twil
08-01-2011, 10:34 AM
After using DCS A10 multi screen support, with the MFD's on a seperate monitor, I'ld prefer to see system like that.

Cheers!
I think there are already some tools (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&file=print&kid=377&page=1) which allows you have the gauges on another computer/monitor.

bolox
08-01-2011, 12:46 PM
agree with OP, the touch screen capabilities added to the display is definately the way foward. it has been possible in IL2 for a while now on PC using
http://www.touch-buddy.com/forums/faq/18-master-faq.html
to do onscreen button pressing and can be combined with UDPSPEED to display gauges (offline for most)

personally i think the devs should 'drop in'IL2's devicelink code (if only it were that easy:rolleyes: )- then at least we would have a 'rolling start' as it were being able to use some existing programs

currently using this
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/bolox00/devicelink/th_SPIT.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/bolox00/devicelink/?action=view&current=SPIT.jpg)

in IL2- would REALLY love to be able to do the same in CloD

Tex-Twil
08-01-2011, 01:28 PM
currently using this
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/bolox00/devicelink/th_SPIT.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/bolox00/devicelink/?action=view&current=SPIT.jpg)


Nice graphics. Did you do them ? Is this the same program that I linked im my previous post ?

bolox
08-01-2011, 01:49 PM
yeah, my own graphics, using UDPSPEED

Lololopoulos
08-01-2011, 02:32 PM
I play CloD on my desktop PC and I have a macbook air. is the macbook air gonna do any good with displaying the gauges?

Tex-Twil
08-01-2011, 02:50 PM
I play CloD on my desktop PC and I have a macbook air. is the macbook air gonna do any good with displaying the gauges?
as said before, currently there is no way for a 3rd party software to display the gauges of CoD. Only IL2 1946.

Lololopoulos
08-01-2011, 02:59 PM
as said before, currently there is no way for a 3rd party software to display the gauges of CoD. Only IL2 1946.

oops, sorry. didn't read through the thread. thanks though. i'll keep a look out for those.

badfinger
08-01-2011, 03:17 PM
The most immersive option is to use the already available outstanding cockpit in COD. :)

Is there a setting that turns off/on being able to mouse click the cockpit? Since the last update, I have not been able to use mouse clicks in the cockpit. Only keyboard settings work.

binky9

Tex-Twil
08-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Is there a setting that turns off/on being able to mouse click the cockpit? Since the last update, I have not been able to use mouse clicks in the cockpit. Only keyboard settings work.

binky9
that's a bit off topic ...

Blackdog_kt
08-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Is there a setting that turns off/on being able to mouse click the cockpit? Since the last update, I have not been able to use mouse clicks in the cockpit. Only keyboard settings work.

binky9

F10 is the default toggle to switch between mouse cursor and view control.

badfinger
08-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Blackdog,

Thanks.

binky9

Lololopoulos
08-01-2011, 09:00 PM
F10 is the default toggle to switch between mouse cursor and view control.

nice I did not know that.

Urufu_Shinjiro
08-01-2011, 11:08 PM
I would kill for an Android gauges/buttons app, especially if it was 10.1"/honeycomb compatible!

NedLynch
08-02-2011, 02:52 AM
Hmmm....Track IR and mouse in cockpit, ultimate immersion for me.
I could on the other hand "aquire"/"steal"/"borrow" my wife's playbook tablet for that purpose.........:rolleyes:

capt vertigo
08-02-2011, 03:31 AM
Wow, u guys just now think of this..?

I already use my ipad in game.

During long flights, I play Angry Birds.. :)

John'Mad'Doe
03-12-2013, 11:47 AM
a such application exists for IL2 1946 , see here


http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=38317


John