Cockpit Key Mapping

In the stock version of Jane's F/A-18, many cockpit controls could only be activated with the mouse; TSH v4 adds mappable keystrokes to every clickable area of the cockpit. These new mappable commands can be used to build a home cockpit, to improve HOTAS programming, or simply to add an oft-used keystroke that previously required reaching for the mouse. In addition, some key commands that were originally broken are fixed.

All key mappings added by TSH, with the exception of CMDS_MODE, can be found in the "Filter Graphics" area of the custom keyboard mapper (Click on OPTIONS > CONTROLS > Custom Keyboard > Filter Graphics). Note that some commands (e.g. fire extinguisher commands), previously listed elsewhere, have been moved to the "Filter Graphics" section via TSH v4.

A complete list of new commands is below.

UFC Scratchpad Functions

Command UFC Scratchpad Key
UFC_0 0
UFC_1 1
UFC_2 2
UFC_3 3
UFC_4 4
UFC_5 5
UFC_6 6
UFC_7 7
UFC_8 8
UFC_9 9
UFC_ENT ENT
UFC_CLR CLR

Other UFC Functions

Command UFC Mode MDI Mode
Main CNI AP TCN RALT Blank MDI EW FLIR HUD SMS
UFC_F00 EW BALT EW EW EW EW EW EW EW
UFC_F01 FLIR FPAH FLIR FLIR FLIR FLIR FLIR FLIR FLIR
UFC_F02 AP RALT n/a n/a SMS SMS SMS SMS SMS
UFC_F03 TCN ROLL n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
UFC_F04 MDI HDG MDI MDI HUD HUD HUD HUD HUD
UFC_F05 RALT CPL RALT n/a RALT RALT RALT RALT RALT
UFC_F06 n/a n/a ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
UFC_F07 n/a n/a ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
UFC_F08 n/a CNI CNI CNI CNI CNI CNI CNI CNI

Other Cockpit Functions

Command Cockpit Control
BINGOd Decrease bingo setting in 500-pound increments
BINGOi Increase bingo setting in 500-pound increments
HDGd Heading Select Switch down
HDGi Heading Select Switch up
CRSd Course Select Switch down
CRSi Course Select Switch up
SEL_CENTER Select center station for jettison
SEL_LI Select left inboard station for jettison
SEL_RI Select right inboard station for jettison
SEL_LH Select left midboard station for jettison
SEL_RH Select right midboard station for jettison
SEL_LO Select left outboard station for jettison
SEL_RO Select left outboard station for jettison
ROTATE_KNOB Turn Jettison Selection knob
JETTISON Jettison Initiate pushbutton
RADAR_ALT Altitude Switch – toggle RDR/BARO
HUD_REJECT Symbol Reject Switch – cycle NORM/REJ1/REJ2
FIRE_EXTINGUISH Discharge fire extinguisher
FIRE_EXT_LENG L engine shutdown, arm fire extinguisher
FIRE_EXT_RENG R engine shutdown, arm fire extinguisher
FIRE_EXT_AMAD APU shutdown, arm fire extinguisher
RECENTER_TIR Recenter TrackIR
CONT_BRT Toggle control of FLIR contrast/brightness
SW_VIEW Toggle wideview cockpit
SW_CALB Toggle alternate joystick sensitivity on/off
INC_AX Axis-switcher: +1 to axis ID
DBL_AX Axis-switcher: +2 to axis ID
TDC_AX Axis-switcher: return axis control to TDC (ID 0)

(Note that the three fire extinguisher arming mappings and the CMDS_MODE mapping were previously available, but they did not work correctly. With TSH v4 they work correctly.)

UFC in CNI Mode, Main Page UFC in CNI Mode, AP Page
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UFC in CNI Mode, TCN Page UFC in CNI Mode, RALT Page
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UFC in MDI Mode, blank Page UFC in MDI Mode, EW Page
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UFC in MDI Mode, FLIR Page UFC in MDI Mode, HUD Page
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UFC in MDI Mode, SMS Page

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Other Cockpit Mappings Mapping New Functions
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Most of the above functions are explained in the images. The remaining commands are explained below.

RECENTER_TIR: Although a recenter key can be assigned in the TrackIR software, in older software this prevents chorded keystrokes from being used with that key. For example, if F12 is assigned in the Naturalpoint software as the recenter key, the TrackIR will also recenter when SHIFT+F12, CTRL+F12, ALT+F12, etc. are pressed. In Jane's F/A-18 this prevents the assignment of 3 otherwise usable keystrokes. By not assigning a recenter key in the Naturalpoint software and instead mapping RECENTER_TIR in-game, available keystrokes are retained for other assignments. An added benefit of assigning this command in-game and disabling it in the Naturalpoint software is that whatever key you have chosen will function normally in Windows once Jane's F/A-18 is exited.

CONT_BRT: This is a toggle that determines whether the analogue axis controlling the FLIR (see the "Functionality Improvements" section of the TSH v4 Manual) changes the contrast or the brightness.

SW_VIEW: This command is used to toggle the Wideview cockpit on or off.

SW_CALB: This command is used to toggle between the joystick sensitivity curve set in-game and the second curve set in the TSH Manager. Use of this toggle is explained in the next section.

INC_AX, DBL_AX, TDC_AX: These commands control the TSH v4 axis switcher and are explained in the "Functionality Improvements" section of the TSH v4 Manual.