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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:27 pm

Marius,

So this doesn't seem to work on version 3.7. And the wiki article is now outdated relative to the latest version I guess.

My install works fine (followed your steps), but I can't do anything with any dialog boxes. They change nothing.

I think it'd be nice if you could upload a new video that shows setting up the newest version in FG 3.7 or higher, so that we can follow along and see if we're making mistakes using it or if it's actually not working properly.
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby hamzaalloush » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:08 pm

have you imported the fgcamera file from the command line with "--config=..." ?
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Marius_A » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:57 pm

Does nasal console show any error messages?

Lydiot wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:27 pm:My install works fine (followed your steps), but I can't do anything with any dialog boxes. They change nothing.

Do you mean the main dialog, or the popup dialog with numbers?

EDIT:
Use FG ROOT/Nasal/fgcamera/fgcamera_cfg as config. If you use fgrun, open advanced settings, go to "General" and select config path (point to fgcamera_cfg.xml)
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:35 pm

hamzaalloush wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:08 pm:have you imported the fgcamera file from the command line with "--config=..." ?


Probably not, since I don't know what that means, and since I didn't see that in the installation instructions in this post.
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:40 pm

Marius_A wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:57 pm:Does nasal console show any error messages?

Lydiot wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:27 pm:My install works fine (followed your steps), but I can't do anything with any dialog boxes. They change nothing.

Do you mean the main dialog, or the popup dialog with numbers?


None of it does anything.

Marius_A wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:57 pm:EDIT:
Use FG ROOT/Nasal/fgcamera/fgcamera_cfg as config. If you use fgrun, open advanced settings, go to "General" and select config path (point to fgcamera_cfg.xml)


Please take this the right way: A lot of users have no idea what the above means. What do I do to "use" something "as config"? I see the path, but then what?

And in the launcher for 3.7 (QT) I no longer have a "general" tab or anything.
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby jaxsin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:56 pm

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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:22 pm

jaxsin wrote in Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:56 pm:http://wiki.flightgear.org/Command_line_options#General_Options

I think I used the --config=PATH


How?
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Marius_A » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:49 am

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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby jaxsin » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:42 am

QT launcher under Settings > Additional options

That is what that whole input box is for, command line arguments without needing a command line interface
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:43 pm

When I typed in "--config=PATH", where "PATH" was the entire path including drive letter to the "fgcamera_cfg.xml" file, QT launcher closes and a new window opens with a command line interface (black background and with prompt). I then reads "press any key to continue". I press a key, nothing happens.
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:59 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby wlbragg » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:36 pm

"--config=PATH",

Did you try ?
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--config="PATH"


If it is popping up a command window then --config may be acting like a reserved word switch or something. You might have to ask dev list about it.
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:50 pm

wlbragg wrote in Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:36 pm:
"--config=PATH",

Did you try ?
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--config="PATH"


If it is popping up a command window then --config may be acting like a reserved word switch or something. You might have to ask dev list about it.


Sorry, I must be dumb or something: What's the difference between what you wrote and what I wrote?
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:03 pm

quotes around the PATH...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Alternative camera control

Postby Lydiot » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:17 pm

No, I didn't try that. I didn't know that was part of how to enter it. I'll try that later.
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