Toolbox contains several tools that will make your life easier when
flying with Flight Simulator 2004. Some of the features included in fs9
Toolbox will reduce the difference between FS2004 and FSX, so they
should make the life longer for you beloved FS2004.
The included features are the following:
fs9 Toolbox Configuration Application is provided in the package to let
you change the key assigned to each command. More information is
feature of fs9 Toolbox is detailed in the following paragraphs.
Topics covered on this page: Registration / VC Camera: Default Keys - Mouse Usage - Configuration - Summary
first thing you need to do to start using fs9 Toolbox is registering
with the key.
When fs9 Toolbox is installed, start FS2004. You
will see a new menu appears in the menu bar, labeled "Toolbox".
the product is not registered, the pull down menu contains a
"Register..." option, it looks like this:
the "Register..." option and the registration window appears to let you
enter your e-mail address and the key that was provided to you by
the product is correctly registered, the "Register..." option
disappears from the menu.
VC Camera is designed to be used in the Virtual Cockpit mode. It lets
you move in the cockpit and in the cabin (if the aircraft has one)
using keys, and look in any direction using the mouse.
|By default, the keys used to move around are the
- TAB key to
activate/deactivate the VC Camera
- HOME key to move
- END key to move backward
key to move left
- PAGE DOWN key to move right
key to move down
- PAGE UP key to move up
can change the keys used to control the VC Camera using the Toolbox Configuration Application.
UsageWhen you activate or deactivate the VC Camera (using
the TAB key by default), a red message displays the VC Camera status.
soon as the VC Camera is turned on, moving the mouse lets you look
wherever you want, and rolling the mouse wheel lets you zoom and unzoom.
you roll the mouse wheel while
pressing the Shift key, the zoom variation is lower.
that the eye movement is
linked to the zoom factor: the more you zoom, the less you
move. This allows you to look accurately at details that are far away.
configuration is available through the "VC Camera..." option of the
pull down menu.
(note the registering option is not visible because the product is registered)
SensitivityThe mouse sensitivity can be defined horizontally
and vertically through a factor:
The higher the factor is, the
more the mouse is sensitive.
- A factor
of 1 means that the mouse movement from one end of the screen to the
other corresponds to 360°
- A factor of 2 means that
the mouse movement from one end of the screen to the other corresponds
to 2 * 360° = 720°
wwalking speed defines the speed at which you move around when using
the movement keys.
relative movement check box defines if you want to move relatively to
the direction of your eyes (like in FPS games) or in absolute mode,
which is relative to the direction of the aircraft.
Defaults lets you reset the VC Camera configuration to the
original default values.
Keys lets you reload the key definition, in case you have
changed them in the Toolbox
table summarizes the available features:
key||Activates/deactivates the VC Camera. The VC
Camera status is shown with a message on the top part of the screen.|
key||Move forward when the VC Camera is activated.|
key||Move backward when the VC Camera is activated.|
key||Move left (strafe) when the VC Camera is
|PAGE DOWN key||Move
right (strafe) when the VC Camera is activated.|
UP key||Move up when the VC Camera is activated.|
key||Move down when the VC Camera is activated.|
movement||Move the eye direction when the VC Camera
when the VC Camera is activated.|
key||Used with the mouse wheel, zoom/unzoom slowly
for increased accuracy|
or wheel press