Quick fix for M-2000C switch bug

The DCS World Open Beta is due to release today and there is a new bug that affects DCS: M-2000C module owners that RAZBAM has discovered and has already provided a fix for. We have the details!

New switch code introduces bug

RAZBAM is updating the code that animates the switches in the M-2000C cockpit. Unfortunately there’s a bug that has now made its way into the open beta release cycle hat can’t be fixed in the release package but you can head right over here to user files to get it sorted out.

Here’s the statement from RAZBAM:

Folks, we made some animation updates to the cockpit switches and unfortunately a bug was included that prevents all spring loaded switches from working.

The problem is with the clickabledata.lua file in Mods/aircraft/M-2000C/Cockpit.

Since this bug was just discovered, it is too late for us to submit a fix before the release of this update. We made a fixed file available at DCS User Files section: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303199/ All you have to do is unrar it and overwrite the one in DCS.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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One of the difficulties on being on an open beta release is that sometimes things go awry in the release cycle and we get bugs like this. Kudos on RAZBAM for jumping in to fix it right away.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Mischiew Rithe says:

    Hm. I provided them with a fix for the Harrier, for which a good part of the switches are not responding correctly to the mouse clicks, but they never replied (I think the PM was to Zeus). So I don’t think it’s related, still it’s very annoying they wouldn’t fix that even if someone else does it for them.

    Though the problem is even worse on the Viggen (no reply from those guys either) or the A-10C (same). Not sure it’s important to everyone, but I hate to have to guess which of the left or right button I have to click for a switch to do something expected. Obviously the devs don’t care at all about those considerations.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Are the clicks not working since the latest patch? I was having no trouble before that.

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      1. Mischiew Rithe says:

        Usually you click left for an action (like down, counter-clockwise, …) and right for another (like up, clockwise, …), this avoids confusion and more importantly, switching the wrong way at a critical moment. DCS put this rule in place, but parts of those cockpits are a bit messy in that regard.
        Ever got something wrong during the start-up procedure in a Hog because of that? 😉

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        That’s a really good point in terms of usability. There should be a standard that everyone sticks to and I have definitely screwed stuff up (at least temporarily) because of some unanticipated clicks.

        Thanks for providing those details!

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  2. schurem says:

    Or perhaps they do not respond to user email as quickly as you’d like if at all. I know I wouldn’t if I were a dev of a product that people care so passionately for as this.

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    1. Mischiew Rithe says:

      That’s always the case, who likes to wait? 😀
      One is two years old, the others more recent, but it requires 5 seconds to reply to a PM, and if it fixes some of their bugs, that’s an easy gain. As you said, perhaps they have some kind of superiority complex, but more likely they don’t even have time to sort out that kind of stuff, which is not a good sign.

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      1. ShamrockOneFive says:

        I would hope they were responsive as possible to user concerns and especially if they are details on how to improve the experience.

        Have you tried in the last couple of months? They seem to be working harder on responding to user concerns than previously.

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