CRRCSIM model flight simulator Instructions by Masterpee

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									                    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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