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Forward Observer sighting system questions [RESOLVED]

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I have never played a dismounted FO before and wanted to give the JIM-LR a go.

 

1. How do I get the JIM-LR to go into Thermal Imaging mode?

2. When I go to F2, I get what I presume was the legacy LRF that preceded it as the view looks like an optical channel rather than digital, I can toggle the LRF to night view via the + key on the keypad as per most vehicle sights, but it then loses its LRF and position generating capability and is just a plain red cross hair (not even mils for range estimation). Why would the ranging and position generating capabilities be day channel specific?

4. And, yes, this is a noob question. What is the hot key for ordinary binoculars for unit/vehicle commanders? (before you go all "RTFM" on me, I've searched the forum, the manual (three mentions of binoculars) and the keyboard layout print out : ) )

 

 

 

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1: Num* or Shift+Num*, something like that

2: Not sure what you mean - are you still asking about JIM-LR, or about generic artillery observer, or...?

3: BiNoculars, like zoom iN'N'out

 

Generally, rather than checking the user's manual I would always recommend the Controls dialog (Alt+C) where you can type search words to finter the list, although admittedly you still need to know what you're searching for, and not always is a certain hotkey listed under the general commands or wherever you'd expect it, but rather, we picked an equipment-specific hotkey (e.g. for the Lemur RWS) and then morphed it into a general command simply because we're running out of useful hotkey combinations but the number of features and functions keeps growing. :o

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12 minutes ago, ChrisWerb said:

I have never played a dismounted FO before and wanted to give the JIM-LR a go.

 

1. How do I get the JIM-LR to go into Thermal Imaging mode?

'TIS alt.view' hotkey- by default it should be Shift+Numpad* combo

 

14 minutes ago, ChrisWerb said:

2. When I go to F2, I get what I presume was the legacy LRF that preceded it as the view looks like an optical channel rather than digital, I can toggle the LRF to night view via the + key on the keypad as per most vehicle sights, but it then loses its LRF and position generating capability and is just a plain red cross hair (not even mils for range estimation). Why would the ranging and position generating capabilities would be day channel specific?

In-game FO party shares optics with  M981;  this means that optics  is an AN/TVQ-2,  which have clip-on AN/TAS-4 or AN/UAS-12 series  thermal sight(same as TOW), which doesn't have any numerical displays to show  range, grid or any other data. 

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Looks like the List function is broken.

  1. Test
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Well, at least the old BBcode still works.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks again for the comprehensive responses. I did first check the drop down controls list for "Binoculars" and "Bin" and nothing came up - I forgot to mention it. Apologies.

Edited by ChrisWerb

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