MyFsTower 1.0 - Preferred tower views (FS2004, FS9)

PLEASE NOTE

MyFsTower is not updated any more!

Its functions were moved to and were enhanced in MyFsTools, freely available at http://www.elbiah.de/flusi/

Description

MyFsTower is an external program for Flight Simulator 2004 which allows you to save your preferred tower view positions and to automatically select the nearest tower view while flying around.

Download

http://www.elbiah.de/flusi/

Setup

  1. Copy enclosed files to any folder you want, MyFsTower itself does not require any special setup.
     
  2. Copy enclosed file "FDSConnection.dll" into the "Modules" folder of Flight Simulator - this file is used to "talk" to Flight Simulator 2004 (see "Credits" below for details). If there is already a file with this name, it's suggested not to overwrite the existing one as MyFsTower should work with older/newer versions as well.

Usage

General usage

Whenever you want to use MyFsTower, you have to start it, either manually or by adding an appropriate menu item in Flight Simulator (can for example be added with MyFsMenu from http://www.elbiah.de/flusi/).

Page "Positions" (adding and setting tower positions)

Saved tower positions

The list shows all tower positions that were saved so far. By pressing the button (or by right-clicking in the list) you can open a menu:

-> Set selected position

This menu item sets the currently selected tower position in Flight Simulator, i. e. FS's tower view will move to this stored position immediately. You can also double-click an item in the list to move to another position.

-> Add current plane position

Adds a new tower position with the current position of the plane. You can, for example, use FS's slew mode to move to the wanted position and then add it with this menu item.

When adding a new position, the "Edit" page will be selected automatically to enter an appropriate description and to fine-tune the new tower position.

-> Add current tower position

Adds a new tower position with the current tower view position of Flight Simulator. This menu item can be used to add one of the (often misplaced) default airport tower views of FS in order to fine-tune its position.

-> Delete selected position

Deletes the currently selected tower position.

Set nearest pos. automatically

If enabled, MyFsTower will continuously watch the current position of the aircraft and will automatically select the nearest saved tower position. As soon as you have saved a few of your favorite airport or other tower positions, the tower view will automatically follow your aircraft.

Page "Edit" (modify a saved tower position)

Description

Description of the currently selected tower position.

Position

Shows the position (longitude, latitude, altitude) of the currently selected tower position.

Move (Up, Down, North, East, South, West)

With these buttons you can move the currently selected tower position towards the given direction.

Move by ... feet

Gives the number of feet to move a tower position with above buttons.

Page "Setup" (basic settings)

Update interval ... milliseconds

Gives the interval in milliseconds (1/1000 of a second) in which plane's position is checked for a nearer tower position in automatic mode.

Update range ... miles

Gives the range around the plane in miles, for which tower positions are considered in automatic mode. If no tower position is within this range, the tower view will remain unchanged.

Option: Window: Stay on top

If marked, the MyFsTower window will always stay on top of other windows.

Credits

The communication between MyFsTower and Flight Simulator is done with FDSConnect by Michael DeFeyter, copyright by "Flight Deck Software" (http://www.flightdecksoftware.com/).

Changes

Vr. 1.0

Copyright (c) 2004 by Juergen Haible, www.elbiah.de