The only thing about VR that I dislike is the difficulty taking notes or looking up information/checklists/plates. I’ve been continuously on the hunt for a good program to use in VR for making notes, and copying information. Wanted to share my solutions and see if there are any others out there.
First what I have been using for some time is the Scratchpad found here: https://github.com/rkusa/dcs-scratchpad
Works awesome, and is super simple. I added a command to Voice Attack to pull it up and center it for use in DCS. The only problem I have found is that, although I am a pretty decent touch typist, sometimes it is difficult to get my fingers on the correct keys of the keyboard in time to copy things down. It is simply not as intuitive as using a pen and a kneeboard. More often than not, in the heat of the battle, I end up typing a string of gibberish.
Enter a fantastic tool made by AMVI RIDER.
From what I gather, it is a kneeboard for VR that links to a drawing tablet or digitizer. As of right now, only Windows based tablets are supported.
I just happened to have a Wacom CTE-440 Graphire 4 that I rescued from the trash several years back. I had never really used it besides for scribbling in MS Paint just to see if it worked.
It is not officially listed as one of the digitizers that has been tested, but I found Wacom drivers that should enable the WinTab mode that the VRK application needs. If I can get it to work, it will have a new purpose! Time to tinker. I will report back with any success.
Anyone else have experience with this tool or similar?