SRS Setup

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SRS Setup

Postby Richard Rodgers » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:47 am

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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Neil Willis » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:53 am

Stand Alone Radio is a new system, still under development, but showing great promise for the future of realistic, workable radio communications within DCS World.

Some issues have been encountered which stem from an out of date version of .Net on the users PC. To ensure you have the latest version installed, first, go to the following link, and download and install the latest version (4.6.2):

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=17718

Once .Net has been updated, follow this link to download the latest version of SRS Radio:

https://github.com/ciribob/DCS-SimpleRa ... ag/1.2.8.1

The New Audio version is the one we are using, so simply select that version, and download it, and then extract it to a suitable location on your PC. Within the resulting file is an executable installer, which will complete most of the installation process for you.

Once installed, simply run the Simple Radio Stand Alone Client. It will run in Administrator mode automatically.

The following steps are needed to configure it before use:

a. Select the required microphone and speaker outputs from the drop down list on the "General" tab.

b. Enter the RAF Air server address - 94.23.28.177:5002 into the Server IP/Address box.

c. Click on "connect". If the box label changes to, and remains "disconnect" you have successfully logged on to the server.

Next, you will need to set correct controls under the "Controls" tab:

a. Set a key press to select "Radio 1" for example - press the set button, followed by the relevant key or button to set it. Once done, you should see "i.e Throttle - HOTAS Warthog" under device, and a number under "Button". You will only need to add a modifier if your installation requires one, otherwise, just leave the "Radio 1 Modifier" set to "None"

b. Repeat the process for both "Radio 2" and "Radio 3" (Currently, Radio 1 corresponds to VHF AM; Radio 2 to UHF AM; and Radio 3 to the VHF FM Radios in the A-10C.

c. Set the Common PTT button up in the same way as the previous steps.

Finally, go to the third tab "Settings" and:

a. Ensure the first 5 buttons are set to "On" (Auto connect prompt; Radio Rx Effects; Radio Tx Effects; Radio encryption Effects; and Radio Switch works as PTT).

b. Set the required audio channel you wish to hear each radio through (Left, Right or Both).

c. Set the Intercom Audio Channel to the required setting (Left, Right or Both. This function is used only for multiplayers sharing the same aircraft).

d. Set the last button (Auto Refocus DCS) to on.

This completes the setup procedure.

When you wish to use the SRS facility, start the program, but do not connect to the server. When you log into the RAF Air Server, you will see a prompt on your desk top asking if you wish to connect, and at this point simply click the "Yes" button and continue as normal. You may not see this prompt if you run DCS World in Full Screen mode, in which case, press Alt-Enter to exit full screen mode, navigate to the SRS dialogue box, and after connecting, press Alt-Enter to re-establish full screen mode.

When you enter the aircraft, you may need to increase the volume controls on each individual radio in order to hear incoming radio messages.

A SRS Radio overlay is available for use in FC3 aircraft where the in-cockpit radio controls do not function. It can also be used to confirm correct functionality and volume settings when in ASM aircraft.

The system is as stated earlier under development, and also undergoing trials within RAF Air, so watch this thread for any changes that may arise. We will endeavour to keep you informed when changes and updates occur.

The ED Forum has a thread dedicated to SRS Radio here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php? ... tand+radio
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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Flyco » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:15 am

Attached is an, as yet unfinished, outline of how to set up SRS.

The main set up is complete, including diagrams of the SRS display and descriptions of how the most important aspects of it operate.

It is held up for the present because of my inability to capture in-cockpit overlays. I am still working on this.

Nevertheless, it does cover the initial set-up.
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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Flyco » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:05 pm

Latest post by the author on ED Forums, confirms that current version of SRS won’t work with 1.5.8 or 2.2. A correcting file is provided, with the note that it must NOT be installed on 1.5.7.

That should sort out one of our current rash of snags.
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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Neil Willis » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:15 pm

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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Flyco » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm

I have installed the update on Alpha and Beta, and confirmed on other servers (2.2 and 1.5.8) that it works. I presume it was using our server - 94.23.28.177:5002
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Re: SRS Setup

Postby Galm99 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:04 pm

A quick video tutorial on how to install and setup SRS.
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