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Sep 12, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Quick question. Probably answered a few times but are there any scenery downloads? I am at work so I can't check, but thought I saw somewhere on my version that you can upload scenery? I have been so happy with just trying out different planes that I never even gave any thought to the scenery. Are there any downloads for this out there?


*edit* I think i found my answer using the search feature. My only question is there an easier way than below:

Yes there is a way, but you would have to manually add it via a text editor. (like in 'Notepad' or I use a great free program called 'Notepad ++')

A bit of messing around, but it's pretty simple to do...
1st) Make a copy of this file, in case you mess something up, so you can revert back.
(your file location should be similar to this.)
C:\Program Files\RC Desk Pilot\data\scenery\default\terrain.def

2nd) Edit the original file named terrain.def in a text editor. Towards the bottom you should find the shown code below.
Note: Copy/paste one section from/to the opening and closing tags, '<PilotPositions>..... </PilotPositions>' creating a new section after the first two positions.

You need to change the x,z coordinates(y stays at 0, I think) and rename the 'Name' to Windmill Hilltop or whatever.
You will have to experiment for the exact location you want. If I recall correctly the map extends from -500 to 500. Zero being the center of the map/scene.
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Sep 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Hello spider,
That was my reply to a question about adding a pilot location on the one available scenery/map. In other words moving the spawning location. If you know how to copy and paste text, it's actually pretty simple to do.
If you have any questions about the process, I'd be happy to answer them or walk you though it.

There are no scenary downloads yet, but with a little patience, you may possibly see more scenery in the next release of RCDP.

Photographic scenery in R/C Desk Pilot (1 min 16 sec)
Sep 13, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Thanks eves. I am ok with computer stuff, can probably figure it out. I'll give it a try eventually. Right now I am more worried about learning to fly rather than looking at great scenery. Thanks for the reply. I'll let you know if i run into any problems.
Sep 13, 2012, 08:18 AM
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If by scenery you meant pilot location, then adding/changing coords with trial and error is the only way I've found. If you go back a few pages in this thread, I put up the code for adding another soaring spot near the windmills.
Sep 13, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Is there anyway to have this open using the last window position and size?

Sep 22, 2012, 12:43 AM
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next version?

Hello, does anyone know roughly when the next version of RCDP will be coming out?
also, with the photo scenery, what would it look like from the onboard view?
Sep 22, 2012, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by spitfire1234
Hello, does anyone know roughly when the next version of RCDP will be coming out?
also, with the photo scenery, what would it look like from the onboard view?
With photo scenery you're usually restricted to a fixed position, so there is no onboard view.
Sep 23, 2012, 12:39 AM
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yeah i thought so, thanks
Sep 25, 2012, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Crist Rigotti
I don't have any game ports on my laptop. Just mic/headphones and USB ports.
You don't need a game port, just an audio-in jack. Follow the instructions on the smartpropoplus website for PPjoy.
Oct 05, 2012, 09:23 PM
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You know, I just joined these forums, and I have the sneaking feeling that I don't really have any business posting this, given that I don't have much longevity here, but I did something that I'd really like to see in RCDP. I can provide the raw SKP file, if anyone can make heads or tails of what I did...

What are the chances?
Oct 07, 2012, 07:33 PM
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will it run on wine
Oct 07, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rob.rice
will it run on wine
I've tried with out success, but it may be possible. RCDP uses MS Net Framework. and the problem with that is MS Net Framework. makes calls to other parts of windows that Wine doesn't emulate. However there is a package called 'mono' that may take care of that problem though I've not had a chance to check that out. I'm not savvy enough to config Linux yet. I would be sweet to get it to run though.

Linux Mint user

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Nov 02, 2012, 01:14 AM
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Nov 02, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Hi, this thread is huge so my question is probably in there some where?? How do I configure my Spektrum DX7 that has the upgrade to DSX to play RC Desk Pilot ? I've downloaded RC DP, and tried the "controls" option and the "calibrate" option, but still Don't have anything.?
My DX7 is connected to my computer with a USB.. I really don't know how to get Windows XP to recognize it there either, besides just plugging it in.. Windows says it found new hardware and it's ready to use..

Thanks, Bill
Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I have a version of this that I made for soaring specifically- I can upload it if you want.
I just want to check with GeneralFailure to make sure it's OK.
Is it?

Bill, I wish that I can help, but I can't- I'm using an Xbox controller for it.


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