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|
Other UFC Functions
|Command||UFC Mode||MDI Mode|
|Main CNI||AP||TCN||RALT||Blank MDI||EW||FLIR||HUD||SMS|
Other Cockpit Functions
|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|
|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 MDI Mode, SMS Page
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.