View Full Version : Newbie help..

02-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Among other things, how does one zoom in and out when in chase or external views??

I have looked at all controls but I guess I am missing something.

Thanks in advance

02-02-2011, 07:19 PM
The standard keys I think are del, end and pgdown.

If you're external you can also hold the left mouse button down and move the mouse up and down.

02-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Thanks again JtD..that was what I was looking for..can that be hot keyed? Also is there a good thread for noobs to IL 2?


02-02-2011, 07:50 PM
...is there a good thread for noobs to IL 2?

There's no one thread, but there's lots of information around in different places, so much so it could be overwhelming.

Here's a place to start - http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4551011977

The Ubisoft forums there, the ones here, and the 'Mission 4 Today' site would be the main places to look for info or ask for help. Have fun.

02-02-2011, 08:37 PM
Les- Thanks for that link to the essentials page.

Thanks all for your help.


02-02-2011, 09:14 PM
In 4.10 you can assign ZOOM in Axis (see in HOTAS section of Controls).

Ie, in picture below put (default is blank) in mouse scroll wheel (see as Axis for IL-2). A bit slow, but work.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2097/zoomzh.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/zoomzh.jpg/)

You can assign too tow keys for change FOV in 5% increments.


02-03-2011, 04:14 PM
I have zoom commands assigned to a hat switch - forward = zoom view, backward = wide view. Very handy, intuitive and there's no need to constantly remove your hands from stick/throttle and search the keyboard for these keys.

02-04-2011, 04:05 AM
TT - Thanks I'll try your suggestion..what do you use for the rotating point of views if the hat is used as you suggest?