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  • X-Plane - modding aircraft to make them fully VR compatible

    Hi all!

    I've been wrestling with the fact that various X-Plane aircraft are only partially VR compatible.

    For example - the Hercules is flyable in VR, but the pilots seat is not defined in VR space and you can't grab the yoke with the VIVE controllers. You may have noticed me careening across runways in group flights as I try to make these aircraft work using various compromises.

    Well it turns out we can make these mods ourselves. I'll put this here just in case anyone else is motivated to look into this. It currently makes no sense to me (yet!) but may mean something to you.

    https://developer.x-plane.com/articl...specification/

    Bluejay

    keywords: xplane VR compatible aircraft
    Last edited by Bluejay; May 27th, 2018, 03:49 PM.

  • #2
    Lessons in updating the X-Plane Hercules to 11.20 and for VR compatibility:

    1. Open the C-130.acf in planemaker, go to standard / panel / 2D and 3D, swap out the incompatible, older, 2D and 3D panel buttons, FMS, and the other couple of bits and pieces with their new equivalents. Save the .acf file. Voila, the plane is now 11.20 compatible.

    2. Generate a C-130_vrconfig.txt file defining the Pilot's seat in VR space. (see link above - and I've included my current C-130_vrlookup.txt below)

    3. Add in the ability to grab the yoke and buttons in VR space. *this may also require using Xplane2Blender, Blender, and commands. Headache has officially begun.

    I've done most of step 1 and step 2. Working on step 3 now.


    A
    1100
    VRCONFIG

    ################################
    #TELEPORT HOTSPOTS
    ################################

    BEGIN_TELEPORT_HOTSPOT SITTING Pilot's Seat
    AABB -0.81 -0.69 -9.0 -0.26 0.63 -8.2
    PRESET_XYZ -0.50 0.38 -8.5
    PRESET_PSI 0.0
    PRESET_THE 0.0
    PRESET_PHI 0.0
    END_TELEPORT_HOTSPOT
    Last edited by Bluejay; May 28th, 2018, 06:07 AM.

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    • #3
      Alright! Time to dramatically expand the fully VR enabled aircraft in the hangar!

      These guys are modding x-plane aircraft for full VR compatability FOR FREE! Such an amazing community.

      I tip my hat!

      http://simvrlabs.com/
      Aircraft given the SimVRlabs treatment:


      Khamsin P51 Mustang

      Bell 429 Freeware by Timber61

      Carenado C404 Titan

      Just Flight PA28 Piper Arrow III

      Carenado C208B HD

      Carenado PC12 HD

      LES Saab 340A

      Laminar Baron B58 (and REP)

      Laminar Cessna 172 (and REP)

      Aerobask Diamond DA62


      EDIT: I've also offered them 50 USD to convert the C-130
      Last edited by Bluejay; June 3rd, 2018, 10:46 PM.

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