CRRCSIM model flight simulator Instructions Step 1: Download the latest crrcsim zip file from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crrcsim/files/ Right now, it's crrcsim81.zip. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crrcsim/files/crrcsim81.zip Step 2: Download port95nt.exe ftp://ftp.keithley.com/pub/metrabyte/unsupport/port95nt.exe or http://www.naughter.com/download/port95nt.exe or http://www.sstnet.com/ftp/unsupported/port95nt.exe Step 3: Dowload the latest glut library from http://www.xmission.com/~nate/glut.html As of now, the latest version is http://www.xmission.com/~nate/glut/glut-3.7.3-dlls.zip Step 4: Unzip the crrcsim zip file. I recommend unzipping it into a directory called "c:\crrcsim" Step 4: Unzip the glut-3.7.3-dlls.zip using a program like WinZip. You can put them into the directory where you unzipped crrcsim, or the c:\windows\system directory, whichever you prefer. If you plan on running other programs that will use glut, put them in the c:\windows\system directory. NOTE: If you auto extract the zipped files as above, the files will be put into their own subdirectory "glut-3.7.6-bin" and the 'glut32.dll' driver file will be hidden. You will need to copy these files into the crrcsim program directory, but you will have to unhide the file first. To do this open up windows explorer and find the "glut-3.7.6-bin" subdirectory. If you follw everything as above, it should be at c:\crrcsim\glut-3.7.6-bin. Go to the view option on the menu at the top of the screen and select "Folder Options" Select View on the folder option dialogue box and select "show all files". if you now close the dialogue box and go back to the subdirectory as above, you will see that the.dll file is now visible. copy all the files into the crrsim directory. Thats it, that the difficult bit over with! Step 5: Run the port95nt.exe program to install the printer port driver for crrcsim. Follow the instructions. Step 6: Check your c:\windows\system directory to make sure you have a file called opengl32.dll This indicates you have openGl graphics support installed. This will atleast get the simulator up and running. If it runs really slowly, and you have a computer that is less than a couple of years old, it probably has a graphics card that supports hardware accelerated OpenGL. Visit the www.glsetup.com website, or the web site of the manufacturer of your graphics card for further information on installing opengl support. You can determine what kind of graphics card you have by clicking Start-Settings-ControlPanel-Display-Settings If your have a computer that doesn't support hardware accelerated OpenGL, you should start the program WordPad in the "start,accessories" menu and open the file c:\crrcsim\crrcsim.cfg. Change the variables use_textures to FALSE, and shading to FLAT. This will make things uglier, but it will be faster. Step 7: Run crrcsim! See the commands at the bottom of the file on how to control the plane. Step 8: To use different planes, you will need to pass the name of the plane as a command line parameter. You can open a msdos window and type the following commands: cd c:\crrcsim crrcsim sport.air or, whatever other .air file you want to try. Another way to do this is to click on Start-Run-Browse, then find crrcsim.exe, and then click OK. Now add the name of the plane to the end of the command that appears in the Run box. For example: c:\crrcsim\crrcsim.exe sport.air Then click OK. Step 9: You can play with the setup of the simulator by editing the crrcsim.cfg file, and the various .air files. Use wordpad, located in the Start, Programs, Accessories menu. If you have a fast OpenGL graphics card, I recommend changing the fullscreen variable to TRUE, and the x_resolution and y_resolution to the maximum that your card supports. If you have a joystick, you can set the input_method variable to JOYSTICK_2 or JOYSTICK_3. If you have one of my transmitter interfaces, set the input_method variable to PARALLEL1 or PARALLEL2 and the radio_type to FUTABA, or AIRTRONICS, or JR. Depending on what you are using. You can also play with the wind speed and direction and the number of thermals and their strength. Editing the .air file lets you mess with the plane behaviour. CRRCsim commands: First of all, the position of the mouse determines the aileron and elevator input if you have input_method set to MOUSE (the default setting). So to steer the plane you must move the mouse as though it was the right stick of your transmitter. r restarts after crash t toggles training mode which displays the location of the thermals up arrow increase throttle (if you aren't using JOYSTICK_3 or better) down arrow decrease throttle (if you aren't using JOYSTICK_3 or better) + zoom in (assuming zoom_control is KEYBOARD) - zoom out (assuming zoom_control is KEYBOARD) right arrow right rudder left arrow left rudder escape exit clicking the right mouse button will pause the simulation, clicking it again will un-pause the simulation Good luck!
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