General Settings

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General Settings Dialog Page 1

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It is a very simple modal dialog to setup some non display related settings such as ASEL and FREQ keys and the actual squawk range.


  • Keys
    • Aircraft select key - In the display field on the left you can read the actual name of the aircraft select button. The default value is the numpad +. To change it press the Set button then the desired aircraft select button.
    • Primary frequency send key - In the display field on the left you can read the actual name of the primary frequency button. The default value is the numpad *. To change it press the Set button then the desired aircraft select button.


  • Units of measure
    • In this dropdown menu, you can choose which system to use, the Imperial system or the Metric system.


  • Squawk options
    • Squawk interval - The actual squawk range is displayed here. It is loaded from the ESE file based on your active position. You also can override the range here, but if you change your position the squawk range will be reloaded from the positions section of the ESE file and override your setting from the dialog.
    • VFR squawks - Here you can specify a list of VFR squawks. Entering the VFR codes here will remove the DUPE warning for VFR airplanes squawking that code. A code range can be specified by separating the first and the last code in the range with '-'. Separate different squawks/ranges by using the comma ','.
    • Assign random squawks - if this box is checked, EuroScope assigns random squawk numbers in the defined squawk range. If it is unchecked, EuroScope assigns squawk numbers from the beginning and incrementing in sequential order. It checks if the next squawk number is free and if so, assigns it to the selected aircraft.


  • WTC symbols
    • WTC four categories - Here are predefined symbols for different aircraft categories. The user can modify them according to his needs.


  • Display options
    • Display airspace lines - Highlights the sector border according to the setting under Symbology Settings where an adjacent sector is online.
    • Display FIX name at route points - If that option is checked, every FIX name in the route appears near the displayed route.
    • Display ETA at route points - If that option is checked, the expected time of arrival at every FIX name in the route appears near the displayed route.
    • Zoom center under the cursor - With this option checked, zooming is based on the position of the mouse cursor. Otherwise zooming is based on the center of the screen.
    • Show tooltips - When checked, tooltips are displayed when the mouse cursor is placed on items in The Menu Bar.
    • Show route when accepting - If that option is checked, the route is displayed upon accepting a handoff.
    • Lock show route when accepting - When accepting a handoff, the routing of the aircraft remains displayed.
    • Rotate texts along the route - If the route is closer to east-west than to south-north, the route annotations are rotated by 90 degrees.
    • Rotate radar target symbol - If checked, the radar target symbols are rotated according to the aircraft's heading.
    • Show conflict tool on temporary altitude setting - If checked, the conflict detection tool is run on temporary altitude popup and shows the recalculated conflicts whenever the cursor is over a new altitude value.
    • Show CLAM warnings - CLAM stands for Cleared Level Adherence Monitoring. It indicates that the pilot does not follow the cleared level. It is shown if the plane is outside the +-200 ft range of his temporary or final altitude and his vertical speed does not indicate that he is trying to reach it. There are some exceptions:
      1. - CLAM is not displayed on the ground.
      2. - CLAM is not displayed if the AC is cleared for approach.
      3. - CLAM is not displayed if no temporary altitude set and the plane is not tracked.
      4. - CLAM is not displayed if AC is flying at final altitude but cleared for lower.
    • Show RAM warnings - RAM stands for Route Adherence Monitoring. It is displayed when the AC is out of the 5-5 NM (fixed value and no settings so far) range of the route calculated by EuroScope. Here are also some exceptions:
      1. - RAM is not displayed on the ground.
      2. - RAM is not displayed if the AC is cleared for approach.
      3. - RAM is not displayed when a direct is set or has assigned heading.
    • Never close FREQ chat - If this box is checked, the text chat box for the primary frequency can't be closed.
    • Rotate flight plan track symbol - If checked, the flight plan track symbols are rotated according to the aircraft's heading.
    • On the ground filter - These settings are used to determine when an aircraft is on the ground. When an aircraft is below the altitude value and its ground speed is less than the speed value, it is assumed to be on the ground.


  • TAG display options
    • Allow correlated aircraft tag untagged - With this option unchecked, the TAG of a correlated aircraft cannot be displayed as untagged.
    • Allow concerned aircraft tag untagged - With this option unchecked, the TAG of a concerned aircraft cannot be displayed as untagged.
    • Allow assumed aircraft tag untagged - With this option unchecked, the TAG of an assumed aircraft cannot be displayed as untagged.
    • Show detailed over untagged - With this option checked, detailed TAGs are displayed over untagged TAGs.
    • Show rectangle over FP track - This option displays a rectangular boundary around flightplan tracks.
    • Show rectangle over ASEL - This option displays a rectangular boundary around the TAG of the currently selected aircraft.


  • Miscellaneous options
    • Assume aircraft on the ground as STBY - Simulate STBY mode for all aircraft on ground, even if they are squawking C.
    • Keep scratch pad content after direct - For VRC and ASRC compatibility EuroScope deletes the scratch pad content after a direct is assigned, and the point name is stored there. With this option you can disable it and keep the original content. This will cause that VRC and ASRC users will not see the assigned point.
    • Use hovering TAG for key commands - If that option is checked, when the mouse is over a detailed TAG and the controller types any command, that command is directly sent to the selected aircraft without any need to press the Enter key.
    • Auto messages for TEXT aircraft - When this option is checked whenever something is set via the TAG menus then EuroScope generates a message to be sent via the frequency chat. It is placed into the command editor but not sent automatically.
    • Set active APT by owned sectors - This option automatically activates airports in the Active Airports Runways dialog, if they are defined in the sector definition of the ESE file. When logged in as an Observer, this setting is ignored.
    • Automatically display METAR of active airports - When this option is checked, the METARs of active airports are automatically added to the METAR List, if there are runways activated for those airports.
    • Use calculated heading - If this option is checked then EuroScope will calculate the heading of the aircraft based on the actual and the previous points received. In this case the leader line will show the actual track heading. If this option is off then the true heading reported by the aircraft will be used to display the leader line. In case of high winds that could be really different from the route.
    • Compensate FS heading bug - During the professional ground mode we found that FS clients do not take magnetic variation into account when sending the plane heading information to the servers. In special places (e.g. in Canada) the planes were deviated extremely. This option compensates this bug.
    • Auto Proxy connections - The Proxy Connection is automatically activated. If used on the primary instance, the Proxy Server is activated, any subsidiary instance is automatically connected to the primary instance (on the same computer).
    • Capitalize FP fields and scratch pad - With this option enabled, text in the flightplan and the scratch pad is capitalized.
    • Inhibit auto flight strip push on handoff - If this box is checked, the aircraft flight plan is not automatically pushed to the next controller. It's up to the controller to push the flight plan using the .SS "controller ID" command or with the popup menu on the flight strip.
    • Use ISECT.TXT for scratch pad - If selected, the scratch pad entries are checked against fix names in the ISECT.TXT file. If a match is found, the scratch pad entry is considered to mean a direct to that fix.
    • Show 'A' for altitudes - Altitudes are preceded by A depending on the setting in The Menu Bar.
    • Show 500 ft items for non VFR - If this option is set then in the altitude assignment popup lists below 1000 ft all 500 ft items are shown for all AC. If disabled, then for IFR planes only the 10000 ft items are displayed.
    • Highlight ASEL AC in lists - If set then ASEL AC is shown with a different background color in the AC lists.
    • UNICOM - Defines the frequency to be used for Unicom. Default is 122.800. However according to http://www.vatsim.net/comms/Temp_archives/BOG04jan2009.pdf it was decided to forbid UNICOM frequencies other than 122.800, but no action has been taken yet, so currently it should be allowed under VATSIM regulations to use the correct UNICOM frequency for your area.


  • Coordination options
    • Do not use accepted coordination color - Indicates that accepted coordinations are to be displayed with normal color and does not need a highlight.
    • Do not use refused coordination color - Indicates that refused coordinations are to be displayed with normal color and does not need a highlight.
    • Put incoming coordinations to first place - Aircrafts with incoming coordination requests are moved to the top of the Advanced Lists.
    • Allow direct beyond COPX point - If set then no coordination is initiated if a point is selected beyound the actual COPX.


  • Professional mode
    • Correlation mode - This pop menu allows the user to choose between Easy VATSIM Mode, S-Mode or C-Mode. For more details about these modes go to Professional Radar Simulation.
    • S-Mode transponders - In this field you can specify the aircraft equipment codes for which a mode S transponder is assumed.
    • Correlation distance - This setting defines the range of automatic correlation of radar target and flightplan track. The maximum value that can be entered is 100nm, but setting the value to 0 gives an unlimited correlation distance.
    • Do NOT correlate the following squawks - Aircraft squawking codes in this list will not be automatically correlated. Separate multiple codes with commas (,). A code range can be specified by separating the first and the last code in the range with '-' (e.g. entering "1200,2000-2077" means code 1200 and all codes in the range 2000 to 2077).
    • Simulate radar coverage and outage - With this option checked, the area of radar coverage and radar outages are simulated, based on the entries in the ESE file. For more details, refer to the Professional Radar Simulation page.
    • Do NOT auto correlate duplicated - With this option checked, an aircraft squawking a duplicated code will not be automatically correlated. Duplicated squawks are only checked against other radar tracks, not against flight plan tracks.
    • Accept pilot squawk - With this option checked, whatever code the aircraft is squawking is considered to be the assigned code if no code is actually assigned.
    • Show VFR flight plan track - With this option checked, flightplan tracks of VFR flights are displayed.
    • Show IFR flight plan track - With this option checked, flightplan tracks of IFR flights are displayed.
    • Auto start FP tracks - With this option unchecked, flightplan track are not automatically started and therefore their flightpath is not calculated.

General Settings Dialog Page 2

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  • Chat handlers display levels - These options set how the new incoming messages are shown for you. You can define the action for the following messages by selecting a value from a drop-down list:
    • Info type message
    • Warning type message
    • Error type message
    • Server message
    • ATC message
    • Broadcast message
    • SUP request
    • ATIS message
    • Private message
    • Frequency message
    • Point out request
    • Handoff request
    • Handoff accept
    • Handoff refuse
    • Coordination request
    • Coordination accept
    • Coordination refuse

For all the message types, you have the following options:

    • Do not show it - In this case even the appropriate message handler does not appear. Be careful with this option as you may miss valuable information.
    • Show chat handler - This options shows the message handler if new message arrives.
    • Show unread chat handler - With this option the message handler has different color when it contains an unread message.
    • Flash chat handler - With this option the message handler is flashing when it contains an unread message.
    • Confirm messages - With this option the message handler is flashing when it contains an unread message and you must confirm the individual messages. As long as there are read but unconfirmed messages the handler is displayed with a different color.


  • ASR display (fast keys) - Using these options you can assign ASR files for different F1+<0..9> key combinations. When you press e.g. F1+6, the ASR defined there will be loaded if it isn't already, and selected as current.


  • Servers and URLs - These URLs are used to obtain information about different servers and statistical data. Normally you do not need to modify them.
    • VATSIM status URL - This is the root URL that is asked about available servers. The Default button resets the URL to its default value.
    • Who is online URL - Here you can specify the URL from where EuroScope downloads VATSIM data for the Show simulated traffic function. Normally this value is different at every startup as it is selected randomly for server load balancing. If the one selected is not working, click on the Try next button to use another URL, or you can manually enter one. Currently the following URLs are used:
    • Override it - You can override the default URLs using this checkbox.
    • ASE URL - The URL to the Aircraft Situation Editor's repository. EuroScope can automatically download scenario files from the repository. It is editable just for safety reason (to be able to follow if changed).



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