Towplane selection utilities

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Towplane selection utilities

Post by Bre901 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:44 pm

I wrote 2 little scripts that allow to hide or reactivate unwanted towplanes (especially for landscape tests)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17dc-vg ... sp=sharing

PiperCubOnly.bat : creates, if needed, a folder named "Hidden_planes" in the Condor installation folder and moves all the towplanes except the Piper-Cub into it.

AllTowplanes.bat : puts back in their place the 4 towplanes previously moved

The scripts detect the installation directory of Condor2, but I can't guarantee that they work if there are spaces in the corresponding path, I haven't tested and I won't ; if you like to put spaces in file or folder names, that's your problem, not mine :roll: :roll:
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Re: Towplane selection scripts

Post by jmurtari » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Thanks! Just the posting I needed! A few days someone asking me how to only show specific tow planes.
I didn't realize it was just that easy to move them out of the Condor2\Planes folder.

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Towplane selection application

Post by Bre901 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:10 am

If you have issues with scripts, I have written a very simple application that allows to activate/deactivate any towplane(s)

The beta version is available there : https://drive.google.com/file/d/19BJZ84 ... sp=sharing

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Re: Towplane selection utilities

Post by Paul_UK » Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:17 pm

This is useful for me. I wish I'd seen it earlier. I sometimes have to randomly host using and something quick to make it so only the Wilga is used is perfect. When I host currently some get unlucky and have the very low powered tugs.

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Re: Towplane selection utilities

Post by DanD » Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:23 pm

My apologies in advance, I am not very technical. The two dot bat files that have either Piper Cub only, or all towplanes; can they be used in multiplayer if the server copy of Condor2 is modified as well?

I note the application specifically says it cannot be used for multiplayer. It isn't clear whether the other files are the same.

I have 116 tasks and growing on Condor Club. Having the ability when making a task to select a specific type of towplane when designing a task would remove some of the luck on what the pilots get. I realize this will even up in time, but it can be frustrating to get a low power tug in some parts of some landscapes... For our club, which uses a Citabria, and Pawnee, a mix of SuperCub and Wilga would be familiar.

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Re: Towplane selection utilities

Post by Bre901 » Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:57 pm

DanD wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:23 pm
My apologies in advance, I am not very technical. The two dot bat files that have either Piper Cub only, or all towplanes; can they be used in multiplayer if the server copy of Condor2 is modified as well?
When flying in multiplayer mode you must have (locally) all the planes that are present on the server, otherwise Condor may crash (it does crash all the times here when I forget to re-activate all the planes)
Thus, if you don't know what planes are active on the server you are connecting to, you should activate all planes on your PC

I note the application specifically says it cannot be used for multiplayer. It isn't clear whether the other files are the same.
The warning only means what I explained above.
You could also use the app on the server side if you want to de-activate interactively some planes
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Re: Towplane selection utilities

Post by Paul_UK » Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:37 pm

Dan, if you have a separate computer running a Condor server separate from the computer you use to fly on Condor then you do not require the utility. If you have a dedicated server you simply remove the tugs you do not wish to use from the PLANES directory.

In my case I have one PC and when I host using DSH I do it from that PC and I then join the server using the same PC and install of Condor2. I have altered the BAT files so when I run them I only have the Wilga in use as a tug. Just edit the BAT file and edit which tugs you want moved / copied back. For the BAT files to work they must be placed into your Condor2 folder. I placed shortcuts for these into my documents/Condor2 folder as I visit this regularly.
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Re: Towplane selection utilities

Post by DanD » Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:47 pm

Thank you. I will deselect towplanes I don't want from the server for club weekly flying.

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