EUROFLY 1.7 – Tips And Tricks

Copyright Štefan Kiss 2016

 

How can I regulate a volume of engines

 

You can increase volume of engines with shift+Home and decrease volume of engines with ctrl+Home.

 

How can I regulate volume of music on background

 

You can increase volume of music on background with shift+F12 and  decrease volume of music on background with ctrl+F12. You can turn this music off/on with F12.

 

How can I regulate volume of aeroplanes on background

 

You can increase volume of aeroplanes on background with shift+Page up and decrease volume of aeroplanes on background with ctrl+Page up.

 

How can I regulate volume of other transmitters

 

You can increase volume of other transmitters with shift+Page down and decrease volume of other transmitters with ctrl+Page down.

 

How can I regulate sound on airport

 

You can increase sound on airport with shift+End and decrease sound on airport with ctrl+End.

 

How can I regulate sound of weather

 

Open configuration file eurofly.ini. After you have started Eurofly for the first time, this file will appear in the programme folder. After you have opened this file, find the line Weathervolume. You can regulate sound of weather from 0 up to 100.

 

How can I regulate volume of sapi

 

Open configuration file eurofly.ini. After you have started Eurofly for the first time, this file will appear in the programme folder. After you have opened this file, find the line Sapivolume. You can regulate volume of sapi outcome from 0 up to 100. If you regulate this volume to 0, this figure is ignored and volume of sapi outcome goes along with the volume that has been set up in the system.

 

How can I add a new aeroplane

 

Go to the Aircrafts folder. You can find this folder in the programme folder.Find a file with .air extension and make a copy of it. Give a name to this copy. It must be the name of aeroplane you want to add. This file must have the extension .air. Open this file in a simple text editor and set up values on each line. These determine properties of aeroplane:

weight=weigth in tons
Maxspeed=maximum travel speed in kilometres
Maxrange=maximum range in kilometres
Maxheight=maximum height of flight in metres
Takeoffspeed=takeoff speed in kilometres
Landingspeed=landing speed in kilometres
Maxpassengers=maximum number of passengers
Category=category 1, 2 or 3

Save this file as a simple text.

 

How can I change sound of aeroplane engine

 

If you have your own sound of engine of a concrete aeroplane and you want to use this sound for the concrete aeroplane, go to the folder Aircrafts. You can find this folder in the programme folder. Put your sound file into this folder. The name of your sound file must be the same as the name of the respective definitional air-file of the aeroplane. The sound record must be in wav format and must have the .wav extension.

If you want to use your sound for all the aeroplanes within the same category, the name of your sound must contain the number of category: 1.wav, 2.wav or 3.wav. Even if the folder Aircrafts contains sounds for entire categories, the sound for the concrete aeroplane, if accessible, will always be preferred. If no sound for the concrete aeroplane can be found, the sound of the respective category will be used.

 

How can I create a new dispatcher

 

You can activate the item Dispatchers. You can find this item in Start menu in the system Windows in the item Eurofly. A folder will be opened automatically. This folder will contain subfolders with names of an existing dispatchers. Make a new folder. The name of this folder must contain the language prefix and name of dispatcher. According to the sample of yet existing folders create sound records, give them the same names as have the files in other folders and arrange them into the same structure. If you want to make your dispatcher accessible for other Eurofly users, contact the author of this programme and ask for publishment of your dispatcher in Eurofly Download Centre.

 

How can I create a new stewardess

 

You can activate the item Stewardess. You can find this item in Start menu in the system Windows in the item Eurofly. A folder will be opened automatically. This folder will contain subfolders with names of an existings stewardess. Make a new folder. The name of this folder must contain a language prefix and name of steward. According to the sample of yet existing folders create sound records, give them the same names as have the files in other folders and arrange them into the same structure. If you want to make your stewardess accessible for other Eurofly users, contact the author of this programme and ask for publishment of your stewardess  in Eurofly Download Centre.

 

How can I add my own music to Music Library

 

You can activate the item Music Library. You can find this item in Start menu in the system Windows in the item Eurofly. A folder will be opened automatically. This folder will contain music files and one configuration file states.dat. Put the musical composition you want to add into music onto the map background into this folder. The name of this folder must contain the next ordinal number after the ordinal number of the last file. You can call the file as you wish. Open the file states.dat in text editor and find what character is written on the very first line. It will probablybe a star. This character is called delimiter. Go to the end of the file and there into the empty line write the character delimiter, probably a star and right after it put the same number as you have given to your musical record. The next lines must contain countries where you wish this music. The names of the countries must be in English. All the countries of the map are assigned somewhere in this file. The easiest way for you will be to find here in this file the countries you want to assign to your music and label each of these countries. You will cut each country from its original place and paste it under your new number. Save this file.

 

How can I change the range of airport

 

Open configuration file eurofly.ini. After you have started Eurofly for the first time, this file will appear in the programme folder. After you have opened this file, find the line Airportsrange. You can regulate the range of airport in kilometres and you can regulate it as you wish. The minimum range must be 3 kilometres.

 

How can I change a range of capitals and points

 

Open configuration file eurofly.ini. After you have started Eurofly for the first time, this file will appear in the programme folder. After you have opened this file, find the lines Capitalsrange and Pointsrange. You can regulate the range of capitals and points in kilometres and you can regulate it as you wish.

 

How can I regulate frequency of audionavigation

 

Open configuration file eurofly.ini. After you have started Eurofly for the first time, this file will appear in the programme folder. After you have opened this file, find the line Navigation. Here you can regulate frequency how often the audionavigator will beep. The number 10 will mean beep every second, the number 20 every two seconds and so on.

 

How can I add a new airport into the list of airports

 

You can‘t add a new airport into the list of airports on your own. However, if you want to have an airport this programme does not contain, write the author an e-mail at kissoft@stefankiss.sk and ask for a new airport. The e-mail must contain name, latitude and longitude of the airport. Do not just copy these data from the internet but verify them on the map in Eurofly, so that you know precisely where the airport will be when the author adds it into the list with coordinates you will send him. The definitional file with airports is small and it will be updated. Ask only for the real airports, not for invented airports. The programme wants to show the real world and not the virtual world.

 

How can I change the name of pilot

 

Go into the folder profiles. You can find this folder in the programme folder or in your usersdata folder. Change the name of the file with your profile. Let the ending be the same.

 

Some cities in the map have a different name from the name I know

 

A large number of cities in the map have their names in the language of the country they are in. If you want to have the names of cities in your own language, go into the folder strings. You can find this folder in the programme folder. Open the file map.txt. Go to the end of this file, make a new line and write the string you want to replace. Go to the next line and write translation in the same way as you can see it on the first two lines made by the author of this programme.

 

Can I combine two screenreaders?

 

You can control Eurofly without a screenreader. This way you can get all information through interface sapi5. However in the main programme, you can set up the screenreaders Jaws, Winmonitor or NVDA. This way you will get reports through the selected screenreader. You can combine two screenreaders. The primary voice will give you essential information and the secondary (modal) voice will give you information from the map about where you have just arrived. You can set up the primary voice like this: go into the main menu of this programme. You can find there Setting of Voice, go into it and select a voice. You can set up the modal voice like this: open the file Eurofly.ini and find the line Modalvoice. After the sign equals write one of these strings: „Jaws“, „Winmonitor“, „NVDA“, of course each one without quotation marks. You can decide and write  the name of the voice sapi5, for example „Kubo“, „Gita“, but you must give the same name of the voice you can see in the control panel of the system.

 

The screenreader can read no sign minus in front of negative numbers

 

 

Open the file Eurofly.ini and find the line Addminus. Change the value from 0 to 1. The programme will add the word minus in front of the negative numbers (no sign but word), so this will certainly be pronounced.

 

I crashed while I was flying and I do not know what mistake I did

 

Open the folder with your user data and find the file Blackbox.txt. Open this file and you can read there about your flight parametres and about what might have caused the crash.

 

I did the task but the programme labeled it undone

 

Open the folder with your user data and find the file Tasklog. Open this file and you can read there about why your task stayed undone.

 

Can I take Eurofly on usb flash disc?

 

You can take onto a portable medium the entire folder Eurofly that will appear after installation. The only thing you have to do is to make the programme write profiles into its own folder. This way the programme will not depend on other files in the computer. Open the file Eurofly.ini and find the line Path. Delete the value after the word Path and save the changes.