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  1. This tutorial will show controllers how to properly set up a tower view with the FSX/Prepar3d multiplayer tower cab and not just a camera angle. The result will be something like this: Picture from ENGM on a slow morning Requirements: FSX Deluxe, FSX steam or Prepar3d Minimum vPilot v2.0.1.2 - http://vpilot.metacraft.com/Download.aspx Minimum Euroscope build version (3.2a(r12)) - http://www.euroscope.hu/installbeta/changes.html AI Model pack (WOAI, UT2, UTL, etc.) Notepad/Notepad++ Setting up your simulator tower view: In your simulator start a multiplayer scenario as Air Traffic Controller, select your airport. (Date, time and weather are irrelevant at this stage) When you have set your preferences, DO NOT start flight/scenario. Select save scenario/flight and name it something smart. i.e. ENGM_TWR, ESSA_TWR. This way you could have multiple views predefined for different airports Exit multiplayer. From “select flight/scenario” screen, select your tower flight, load it and check that your tower cab is positioned at the correct location and altitude. If location and altitude is correct, move on to get viewing, if not continue below. To correct location and altitude go to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\FSX/Prepar3d. Or wherever you have saved your flights/scenarios. Open your ENGM_TWR.fsxml / ENGM_TWR.flt (filetype depends on simulator) or similar in notepad. Search for “Simvars.0”. In this simVars section you’ll find: Latitude= Longitude= Altitude= These are the interesting values. If your lat/lon location is wrong change it with these values. (Get tower position from AIP, google maps etc. Set the altitude to match the tower height. I use Slew to get correct altitude. (Use the same number of digits). If you put your airplane inside the tower you can read of your preferred altitude. I prefer to place my cab on the roof of the modeled tower. This is to prevent looking through the models walls, with the artifacts that could bring. For ENGM I use Altitude= +001000.00 When all data is changed, save file and exit. Setup complete Get viewing Start your simulator, load the previously created tower flight/scenario, set wanted time and weather (or use preferred weather generator). Start Euroscope. The proxy server shouldn’t be a factor for tower view, but if you want multiple instances of ES make sure the proxy is started. Start vPilot in vPilot command line type “.towerview”. vPilot should now show the message “Connected as observer”. This trough Euroscope, and is therefore not a dual connection to VATSIM. That’s it. You should now start seeing planes on your airport and in the skies around Nice to know: In vPilot type “.debug” to get a debugging window open which will show you any error messages. Typically “Model not assigned for ABC123”. In vPilot type “.aircraft” to show a window containing information about all planes loaded in the sim by vPilot. Error message “Model not assigned for ABC123” can mean several things: You do not have any aircraft matching the plane. Solution – install model and livery. At the time there might be a bug/error in Euroscope that prevents the correct packets being sent if the pilot uses FSinn as pilot client. Solution – no solution yet, awaiting Gergely. Model matching in vPilot should be automatic, but if any doubt I recommend “vmrgenerator” to generate a ruleset based on your installed models.
  2. A funny video controllers could relate to

    Not a controller myself YET but lets face it, many of us have been on the other side of the mike while the controller had a handful!
  3. On Wednesday 16th of March Johan Sørenes is ready for his checkout at Sola Tower from 1700z to 1900z. Come over to the beautiful and challenging West Coast of Norway and give our candidate a real challenge! Come with whatever you'd like, IFR or VFR, prop or jet, big or small - everyone is welcome.See you in the Stavanger area between 1700z and 1900z.Don't forget to have your charts ready and scenery installed.Charts:AIP NorwayScenery:FSX Freeware: AoN 3.75e (Select P3D version)P3D Freeware: AoN 3.75eFSX Payware: Stavanger XSee you in Stavanger! Staffing: ENZV_GND: Blocked ENZV_TWR: Johan Sørenes ENZV_APP: Reidar Fredrik Frydenlund ENSV_CTR: Sebastian Rekdal ENBR_TWR: ENBR_APP: ENOS_CTR: ENGM_TWR: ENGM_APP:
  4. Introducing vStrips

    We are pleased to announce the release of vStrips, a revolutionary new Electronic Flight Progress Strip system for the VATSIM network. Euroscope includes a rudimentary electronic flight progress strip system in the form of lists, however vStrips revolutionises this basic system and provides a system that is used in many real world aerodromes. This is based on the legacy “paper strip” system. Currently, it is not intended to provide support for Air Traffic Control positions above aerodrome level (AIR). vStrips is very simple to setup as it only requires a plug in to be loaded into Euroscope and to be logged in for the program to automatically select the correct view and display aircraft flight plans as strips. As well as displaying the basic data that Euroscope lists display, vStrips displays many more data elements at relevant times based on the aircraft’s state and progress. Aircraft are represented by strips displaying flight plan data. Strips are moved between bays which show the progress of the aircraft. vStrips can communicate between different controllers using it, this gives controllers a much more immersive experience. Should a controller not be online or using vStrips, the program will automatically either use Euroscope available data or show a bandbox configuration. The program also provides 2 versions which have been specifically adapted to Manchester (EGCC) and London Heathrow (EGLL) these versions also have their respective documentation detailing the differences from the generic version. Currently, vStrips comes with data and drawings for major UK airports, however you can still use the program at all aerodromes. You can submit a request for aerodrome data to be added to the program here. As with all VATSIM software vStrips is provided completely free of charge, but should not be included in any other product without the prior written permission of the author. ☞vStrips only functions with Euroscope 3.2 on the VATSIM network.☜ Sounds great! Where can I get it? ✈ Download it here! My airfield has no vStrips data‽ ✈ Sends us a suggestion ticket here! Have a problem? ✈ Check the FAQ here! Not in the FAQ? ✈ Check the forum here! Not in the FAQ or the forum? ✈ Send us a ticket here!
  5. Live streaming

    Hello, recently i saw a few air traffic controllers livestreaming in UK. My question is the following: is it okay to stream as ATC in Vatsim Scandinavia if you don't show the chatbox? It's a great advertising for the network!