View Full Version : Key mapper?

08-31-2007, 10:06 PM
Is it just me or is the keymapper too linear. What I mean is that if I want the close in gunsight view, I have to map one key to toggle it on, and another key to toggle it off. In every other flying sim I have played I have been able to map one button on my stick to "up" view and another to "down" view, that way I can use them in combination with my hat so I can look all around up and down in combination. All the IL2's I have tried do not allow this. This dificulty I have had with every IL2 game is the reason I always quit playing them which is too bad because I consider the series to be the best, it's just too bad that the simple act of looking around has been made so rediculously complicated and nonintuitive that I find the game mechanicaly impossible to play. Or maybe I'm just missing something.

Someone help please!

08-31-2007, 11:16 PM
Your HAT switch doesn't let you look around freely? Try hitting the F9 key to toggle between Snap and Pan viewing.

The only other suggestions I have are to either become very good with your mouse or to get a device like TrackIR.

08-31-2007, 11:32 PM
You can select "toggle between views" that way you will zoom in/out by pressing only 1 button.

BTW IL-2 allows all possible views and combination with thumb hat.
I think you need to press F9 (default me thinks) and also adjust your joystick hat to suit your in game views.

The best way is to buy track IR, but it can be done with thumb hat on joystick too....I know I still fly with thumb hat.

09-01-2007, 06:20 AM
Actually there is a Toggle Gunsight View function, mapped to Shift+F1 by default. Press it once and your in the close-up gunsight view, press it again and you're back to normal view.

09-01-2007, 10:52 AM
Ahhh, I see this was a nonlinear question. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

In addition to using the HAT switch, I have one joystick button mapped to zoom in the FOV (in increments), and another to zoom out. When I'm flying its just a matter of using my right thumb on the joystick to look around and my left thumb on top of the joystick's base to click into or click away from the instrument panel.

I also changed the gunsight view toggle (Shift+F1 by default) to a single key 'Z' to make jabbing at the keyboard easier.

09-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Try manage FOV with SVMapper:

Mapped Key on Press = desire button
Repeat = 6
Delay,ms = 25.

This allow a natural FOV ZOOM.


09-02-2007, 05:09 PM
My solution ... though now I fly with an X-52.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/460...891079123#3891079123 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4601038123/r/3891079123#3891079123)