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TAW TARGET Profile for Cougar and Warthog with MFDs


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Hot on the heels of the TAW 2.30 final release, I've released my Total Air War TARGET profile v2.0 (Box.com). This profile integrates either the HOTAS Cougar or the HOTAS Warthog with the Cougar MFDs, though you can use this profile without the MFDs and still get over 90% of the functionality.

Note: Version 2.0 of this profile is also included with TAW 2.30.

Features of this profile include:

  • Compatibility with both the Cougar and Warthog
  • Context sensitive command mapping to switches emulate discrete settings as much as possible.
  • CommState routine allows for the selection of 1 through 8 with Hats 2 and 3 while the COMM switch is pressed.
  • More precisely-mapped throttle allows linear function on both sides of afterburner detent, with throttle frozen at “MIL” while within limits of the afterburner detent.
  • Autopilot routine that can be discretely engaged or disengaged from any mode.
  • LED indications for autopilot, airbrake, landing gear, Bomb Bay Doors, CommSwitch, and Teamspeak3 PTT.
  • Compatible with VAC.
  • HAT1 can be POV or Trim, but always slews LANTIRN when zoomed into a MFD.
  • HOTAS mappings set to match F-16C and MFDs to in-game F-22 as closely as possible.
  • Intelligent EMCON and Radio functions allow flexibility and logic with cycling and discretely selecting options.
  • Refueling mode that dampens controller response for operations close to the tanker.
  • Optional differential braking even without toe brakes on your rudder pedals.

The control mappings differ from the Foxy profile to some extent, but this is because I no longer have to shoehorn every function onto a hat switch. The use of context sensitive switches, TEMPO commands, and the MFDs mean that I can make a more logical layout and actually increase the functionality of the profile.

Here is the HOTAS Cougar layout:

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Here is the Warthog layout:

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Finally, the MFD inserts:
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Obviously, I have many more MFD buttons I can use, and since I've utilized all default positions for which there is a hotkey, I'm open to suggestions on how to fill the rest of the space. Future development plans include the ability to use the Cougar MFD controller for the individual buttons while zoomed into a display. This is doable in TARGET, but currently doesn't work well with upconverted display resolutions (e.g. 800x600 expanded to 1920x1080 via Glide wrapper).

I look forward to your feedback; any information that will help me improve this profile is greatly appreciated.

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A Warthof Conversion of this profile

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gk164bs8012ywzf/TAW_Warthog.7z

It is a direct conversion. I've tried to remain true to the original. I have to revise the start/shutdown routine as the idle detent works differently between Cougar and the hog. No need for shift state to start up/ shut down. Now shift state only use in case the user want to bypass the start/shut down effect. The Rudder Pedals' code is eliminate as the hog doesn't support any rudder. To use rudder with toe brake, I use JoyID & Universal Joystick Remapper to combine the hog with Saitek Pedals.

Will do a better documentation soon.

Joystick is the same but throttle is different.

T1 -> SC

RDR_X/Y -> SCX/Y

T2-T5 -> MS U/D/R/L

T6->LTB

T7/T8-> Boat Switches

MAN_RNG -> THR_FC

Speed Brake Switches -> Speed Brake Switches

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I always assumed TARGET software was limited for use with the Warthog, as FOXY is programming software for the Cougar. Is this right or can the TARGET software be used with the Cougar? Thanks

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I always assumed TARGET software was limited for use with the Warthog, as FOXY is programming software for the Cougar. Is this right or can the TARGET software be used with the Cougar? Thanks

TARGET can be used with Warthog, Cougar, MFDs, and T-16000 Joystick

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@Wombat, you really want the EF2000 TARGET profile included in EF2000 Reloaded.

@Starkiller, thanks for the updates. I'll take a look at these. I noticed that you didn't update the Common files. While this is good because we don't need to add to version control, I was wondering if you would add similar, but renamed routines for the 5 throttle lights on the Hog (or perhaps putting it in a new file to #include). A copy/paste should do it if you understand the structure (each flashing routine is actually two subs).

If not, no big deal, but this would allow for flexibility going forward.

Thanks again,

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@Wombat, you really want the EF2000 TARGET profile included in EF2000 Reloaded.

@Starkiller, thanks for the updates. I'll take a look at these. I noticed that you didn't update the Common files. While this is good because we don't need to add to version control, I was wondering if you would add similar, but renamed routines for the 5 throttle lights on the Hog (or perhaps putting it in a new file to #include). A copy/paste should do it if you understand the structure (each flashing routine is actually two subs).

If not, no big deal, but this would allow for flexibility going forward.

Thanks again,

@HF, I will tried to do that on the next weekend. I will do on the different file to include then. I am intentionally not touching your common file as in my first attempt I only try to directly convert your file to Warthog. I still try to ascertain that there is no error on this version. There are still a lot of switches left on the hog.

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sounds good. The more MFD related functions you can put on the throttle, the better, provided they make sense. Fortunately, the discrete state functions are made for that sort of thing; for instance, you could put the radar elevation on the autopilot mode switch, and just assign values 0, 1, or 2 as entering arguments to the function.

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Thanks Starkiller. I never looked at these TARGET threads as I didn't think they applied to the Cougar. :blush:

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@Wombat, you really want the EF2000 TARGET profile included in EF2000 Reloaded.

Thanks HF.

At the moment I sticking with TAW2.0 on the PC with my Cougar and TrackIR for home, and EF2000 on the Notebook with Win8 and my X52 for caravan and Bali. However ........ ;)

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Why limit yourself? Both programs should work on both platforms.

Just make sure that you don't have a Foxy profile loaded when you run TARGET. Hit me up on Raptr and I'll show you how to automatically load the TARGET profile with EF2000 and TAW.

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Well the TARGET profile for TAW is still really good. You can use MFDs for MFD functions that are mapped for keyboard commands (e.g. sensor range +/-, LANTIRN Free/Slave), but you can't just "press an MFD button" while zoomed in. I think it's an issue with the TARGET software, but pressing the Cougar MFD buttons to do the buttons on the zoomed MFD doesn't map properly when you upscale the resolution using a Glide wrapper.

BTW, EF2000 MFD buttons work perfectly because they have keyboard shortcuts for everything.

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Hi Wingedsky,

 

The TPR is already supported in the latest version by directly being excluded.  This allows the extra axes for the toe brakes, and you just need to map the TPR as another controller in DCS.

 

Trust me: it's much better this way.

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