Knobster support FS2020?

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#11 Post by Ralph » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:35 am

Because there is no support for VR windows in FS2020, as far as we know. The last time we checked their SDK there was nothing.

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#12 Post by bigblip » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:25 am

Ah, right. That's such a shame because I really love the implementation in X-Plane! I hope that if they ever add that functionality in the SDK that you would reconsider! I'd gladly pay a premium for that :-)

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#13 Post by Ralph » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:38 pm

If it ever becomes available then we certainly will. But their SDK development has been going very slow, or actually almost not at all, so I wouldn't keep my hopes up if I were you.

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#14 Post by bigblip » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:46 am

Thanks Ralph :-)

Yes, I get that impression from other developers. Let's hope they focus on it this year!

I appreciate this is not at all the same scenario as we're discussing here, but I did just find an interesting third party app that creates a window within MSFS, activated from the inflight toolbar (and it works in VR).

https://flightsim.to/file/3181/fspm-vfr-map

I don't think I've seen anything similar (i.e. that opens within the app itself).

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#15 Post by Ralph » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:57 am

That's a 2D window, so it looks like it will always be in sight. Or can you place it in 3D space?

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#16 Post by bigblip » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:02 am

Yes, you can position it where you like in the cockpit (or outside). I had it positioned as a kneeboard and also on an imaginary iPad holder. You can't adjust it on the z axis as far as I can see, but I think that's the case with all the popouts from the toolbar. It's turned on and off the same way as the standard tools on the toolbar.

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#17 Post by Ralph » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:48 pm

It uses a HTML page, so no Knobster options there. We would like to have a closer look at the possibilities, but it seems that the Reverb G2 is the only support VR headset at the moment, we've got the HTC Vive Cosmos, so we'll wait until they support other models.

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#18 Post by bigblip » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:16 pm

Ah, I see.

FYI Asobo opened up to all major headsets, not just the Reverb G2 - I'm currently running an Oculus Rift S on an RTX2070S.

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#19 Post by Ralph » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:26 am

I have my headset connected, but when I press VR it says that it hasn't found any. Maybe the Vive Cosmos isn't among the supported headsets?

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Re: Knobster support FS2020?

#20 Post by bigblip » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:07 am

Oh bummer! It seems it is supported but needs a little extra setting up to either get it working, or to get the best from it. Here's a thread with some useful pointers. https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/ht ... -vr/338695

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