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#367924 - 04/13/05 06:39 PM Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (updated 2013/Feb/24  
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Thread authors: Joe, Doc and Nicolaas

Thread Contents
A. Problem Solving
B. Install / reinstall instructions
C. Updates / Add-ons
D. Training / Missions / Tutorials
E. Virtual Squadrons
F. Related links
G. Joystick files
H. Supplemental Documentation
I. Track IR
J. Multiplayer Ports


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A. PROBLEM SOLVING
===============================================================
1. View panning up
Remove the line JOY1_HATUP=CAM_ROTATE_UP from the f18keys.ini file. The change must be made for each mapping that is used in-game.

2. CTD upon exiting mission
This may be the result of a "bloated pilot file". Occasionally a pilot file can increase grossly in size, from 40-70KB to over 1MB. If this pilot flies in a mission, not just as a human but as any member of any flight, then the mission may CTD after the debrief. Although you can avoid using this pilot, it can be difficult to police or remember, so the recommended solution is to delete the pilot file.

3. Fixes and workarounds for graphical problems
FAQ for graphics issues

4. Crash to desktop when pressing the PB (pre-briefed) button on the HARM MDI page.
  • Click on your Start button.
  • Select "Run..."
  • Type "regedit" and press enter.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Jane's Combat Simulations\F18\Config
  • Select the entry "AvionicSaveData" and press the Delete key.
  • Press the "Yes" button.
  • Close the registry editor.
  • Start the sim and reprogram your AGARM program settings if you wish.


5. Nonfunctioning keyboard commands for TDC pushbuttons 7, 8, 11, and 12
These buttons do not work when the UFC is in CNI mode. Switch the UFC to MDI mode.

6. Backing up and Re-flying Campaign Missions
  • Fly a campaign mission.
  • Exit the sim and navigate to /FA-18/Resource.
  • Sort the files according to "Modified".
  • Select all of the files that were modified at the time you exited the campaign mission and copy them.
  • Paste the files into a backup folder.
  • If you wish to restore your campaign to this point, copy the files from the backup folder and overwrite the files in /FA-18/Resource.


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B. INSTALL / REINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:
===============================================================
Team Superhornet Add-on Installation Guide

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C. UPDATES AND ADD-ONS
===============================================================
Team Super Hornet
Rudel's Jane's F/A-18E Resource v2
Check Six (french)
Complete wishlist

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D. MISSIONS / CAMPAIGNS / TRAINING / TUTORIALS
================================================================
TACOPS
Campaigns and Mission Sets at the TSH website
Single Missions at the TSH website
Radar tutorial

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E. VIRTUAL SQUADRONS
===============================================================
VFA-41 Black Aces
United States Virtual Navy
VMFA-531 Grey Ghosts
ECV 56

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F. RELATED LINKS
================================================================
Setting up multiplayer
SimHQ Feature: Jane's F-18 Revisited

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G. JOYSTICKS
================================================================
Cougar World
Cougar profiles
James Hallows' website
DonUlfonso's webpage

JULIAN DATA'S JOYSTICK SETTINGS (tweaked for Cougar HOTAS):
Pitch (deadband 1):
12 23 36 48 60 72 84 96 100

Roll (deadband 2):
12 23 36 48 60 72 84 96 100

Yaw (deadband 30)
3 9 15 21 33 45 57 69 90

Cougar X and Y axes - Lower DZ 25%, Center DZ: 4%, Upper DZ: 25%, Curve 5

2. CH HOTAS
CH Hangar

HORNIT'S JOYSTICK SETTINGS (tweaked for CH Flightstick):
Pitch (deadband 10):
12 22 34 44 59 69 79 89 100

Roll (deadband 8):
13 22 34 51 65 79 89 94 100

Yaw (deadband 20):
40 47 56 61 71 74 76 79 82

================================================================
H. SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION
================================================================
Jane's F/A-18 PDF Manual
Gameplay Guide - Carrier Operations
Gameplay Guide - Jammers and Decoys
Gameplay Guide - Buddy Lasing and FAC Lasing
Gameplay Guide - Employing the ADM-141 TALD
Gameplay Guide - Employing the AGM-88 HARM

================================================================
I. Track IR Enhanced support
================================================================
Naturalpoint TrackIR homepage
Naturalpoint Jane's F/A-18 page
Naturalpoint has a forum that requires registration. You are better off posting Track IR questions here or on the TSH forums
TSH v4 Manual Page discussion TrackIR

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J. Multiplayer Ports
================================================================
The following ports needs to be opened for Jane's F-18 Multiplayer:
  • 47624 TCP
  • 2300-2400 TCP/UDP
  • 21000 UDP (for Hyperlobby)

Last edited by Rudel; 02/26/13 01:30 AM. Reason: URLs Updated
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#367925 - 04/13/05 06:41 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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I vote for sticky Joe.


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#367926 - 04/13/05 06:42 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Hey great list guys \:D As a side note, my faq site is not just for the cursor blinking problem, but for overall problems with the game \:\) BTW, the link for the time accel problem doesn't work?


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#367927 - 04/13/05 08:25 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Hi, Nico.

Since your initial post was a copy and paste of the post at Frugal's, some of the links are not full links, in that some of the links have been abbreviated with "..." inserted in them--Frugal's Website does that. You'll need to go into Edit for that post at Frugal's and get the full links from there and then copy and paste them into your initial post in this thread.


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#367928 - 04/13/05 10:40 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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I will also edit this post (later), and format it so that it looks good on the JF-18 site.

Unless people strongly oppose, I will remove "credits". I beleive a FAQ should be as eay to use as possible, and credits clutter it up.

#367929 - 04/14/05 02:20 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Stuck, updated, and cleaned up.

#367930 - 04/14/05 08:18 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Nice edit joe.
It looks better and you have fixed all the links.


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#367931 - 04/30/05 01:51 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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FAQ updated with Hornits' joystick settings, Julian Data's joystick settings, and recommended TSH downloads.

#367932 - 05/02/05 01:49 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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FAQ updated with a link to the Art Manager download.

#367933 - 05/07/05 02:03 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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FAQ updated with HARM PB CTD fix.

#367934 - 05/16/05 08:01 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Edit 16 may 2005.
Add snowraver.org with all janes patches
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#367935 - 05/16/05 05:59 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Hi, everyone.

I noticed that the FAQ in the first post in this thread is missing links to a lot of the other Websites that contain add-ons (like aircraft skins, terrains, cockpits, etc.). Give us the links to such Websites that you are aware of, and Joe can add them accordingly to the FAQ in the first post in this thread.


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#367936 - 08/24/05 07:13 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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HI F/A 18 fans.
Thanks to Joe, the post is replaced and complete revised.
Any comment is welcome.
Enjoy


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#367937 - 10/09/05 09:12 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Updated the FAQ with TrackIr related links.
Enjoy


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#367938 - 11/10/05 07:41 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Folks:

Windows 2000 tips for JF-18, from recent personal experience on updating our older home PC. \:\)

1. Make sure you're updated to Win2K SP3 or preferably SP4:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/default.asp

2. Install the MS Application Compatibility toolkit 3.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...&DisplayLang=en

3. Install JF-18 by navigating to the setup program on the CD and running it in Win98 compatibility mode (right-click, select Properties, pick Compatibility)

4. Run the game in Win98 compat mode...

5. ...unless you're having trouble getting FA-18 to find your throttle. In this case try the Win NT4 SP5 compat mode.

You should be good to go. \:\)

Note: All this advice was garnered from old posts here and on other forums. But it can't hurt to put it in one place.


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#367939 - 11/15/05 01:28 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Nico Heertjes and any others that are flying Jane's F/A 18 using CH Products. The links to my .cmc and profile have been moved to:

Profile ---> HERE
And my .cmc: HERE

the .cmc would naturally have to match your Jane's F/A 18 keys.ini to take full advantage of all the available in game commands.



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#367940 - 12/23/05 08:13 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Ghost: I D/L'ed this file " Game Title: Jane's F/A-18
// Written By: Ken"Ghost"King
// Date: 02-01-04
// Updated: 08-17-05

and have 2 questions. Let me explain where I am. I am just reinstalling Fa18 and have one problem and one question. problem: what do I have to do to get rid of the joy1 hat up sticky.(running XP pro) I deleted the joy hat 1 one files but still stays "sticky"
question 1: why didn't you include "trim" in your CMC file?


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#367941 - 12/26/05 12:52 PM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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fixed sticky by setting the hat to pov in CM and setting the device to "CD 1" with nothing below that. then sliding commands in the the positions in the game


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#367942 - 01/07/06 04:06 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Asside from my flight sim skin booth, I've added an add-ons collection of almost every single skins that was created since the begining of JF18. They can be found here:

http://fa18resource.vmfa-531.com

#367943 - 01/16/06 03:30 AM Re: Jane's F/A-18 FAQ (last updated 04/06/2006)  
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Hi Folks
New guy in town.
I've been on Lomac for a couple of years and am interested in diversifying into this great sim as well. My son is keen too.
I have the cd but cant get it running on win 2K sp4. I have read the sticky where it say we need ACT 3 from MS...they don't have it anywhere. I have tried several sites. Looked at the ACT v4.1 but there is no info saying it is compatible with win2k. It only says earlier versions can't update something..so can you guys help? Looking forward to thowing myseld into this sim.
Cheers
idhazza

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