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msalama
10-30-2005, 02:26 AM
Ahem... completely clueless here, so please help if you can http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I can't get the Norden to show up at all when I'm manning crew position 2, i.e. Shift-F1 doesn't bring up the bombsight. I'm flying level w/ sufficient altitude, and the levelling AP is engaged. All key mappings concerning gunsights, cockpit change etc. are default.

What am I doing wrong? Or is there perhaps something I haven't understand? Thanks for any help you might be able to provide http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maverick_MW
10-30-2005, 02:33 AM
Shift-F1 does not bring up the sight, look for "Toggle Bombsight" in the controls

msalama
10-30-2005, 02:39 AM
Ah-ha, so it was my bad... Thanks.

Deedsundone
10-30-2005, 02:42 AM
Jump to cockpit 2 and the toggle gunsight should do it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

msalama
10-30-2005, 02:51 AM
...ahem... except that I can't locate anything called "toggle bombsight" in the game controls! I checked 5 times to be sure, and nope, it's not there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Is my game installation maybe fXXXd somehow? I'm running v.4.02m.

Can someone please post the needed keymap .ini file entries? Also, any other ideas are most welcome! Totally lost here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

msalama
10-30-2005, 02:53 AM
Jump to cockpit 2 and the toggle gunsight should do it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Yeah, that's what I've always thought too, but it doesn't work http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

msalama
10-30-2005, 04:14 AM
BOOOMPah!

Anyone? Key mappings are correct AFAICT...

WWSensei
10-30-2005, 05:06 AM
What are you seeing when you do the Shift-F1 (same as gunsight view in other aircraft)?

msalama
10-30-2005, 05:14 AM
What are you seeing when you do the Shift-F1 (same as gunsight view in other aircraft)?

Nothing, meaning there's no change whatsoever in the normal cockpit view. Shift-F1 is mapped as "toggle gunsight", and various crew positions are C1, C2, etc.

Control-F1 works normally, as do the Norden commands (bombsight angle, altitude, TAS etc.).

AWL_Spinner
10-30-2005, 08:01 AM
Just fired up the QMB in 4.02 and no issues as far as I can see.

Crew 1 = Pilot
Crew 2 = Bombardier (Shft-F1 brings up the bombsight)
Crew 3 = Forward gunner (same position but Shft-F1 goes to gunsight on the .50 cal)

Maybe you've overwritten your key mappings with the reinstall to 4.02?

p1ngu666
10-30-2005, 09:05 AM
indeed, u haveto jump to position 2 then shift f1

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:13 AM
Maybe you've overwritten your key mappings with the reinstall to 4.02?

I don't think so, since Shift-F1 shows up in the game controls as "toggle gunsight". And yep, I know I've gotta be in crew position 2 to act as a bombardier. But still, no bombsight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Maybe this installation IS somehow fecked after all?

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:14 AM
indeed, u haveto jump to position 2 then shift f1

Indeed and exactly. Only it doesn't bring up the bombsight, i.e. doesn't work http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

p1ngu666
10-30-2005, 09:16 AM
hm, czech to see in he111 and betty, there the same bombsight just use metric.

also czech that shift f1 workin fine in other aircraft like 190,ki43

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:19 AM
Hey, good idea P1ngu. Doing it immediately & get back to U guys in a Nooyak minute...

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:30 AM
Nope, does nothing regardless of which AC I'm in. FWIW, the corresponding line in my settings.ini is "Shift F1=cockpitAim", and the game controls section shows it mapped correctly.

Now this is weird indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Any ideas at all, anyone?

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:45 AM
GOT IT, FECKIN' H3LL!!!

My settings.ini was screwed. The gunsight view entry was in subsection "[HotKey misc]", from where I had to manually move it into subsection "[HotKey aircraftView]"... and lo & behold: a bombsight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks for replies everyone! And FWIW, the game _itself_ is the culprit here, because I've never touched the aforementioned line myself...

Whew http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Well, back to bombardier training http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

msalama
10-30-2005, 09:54 AM
...and yep Spinner, the guide is great BTW http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks!

p1ngu666
10-30-2005, 10:06 AM
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