Selectable Host Seat

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Availability: SEDCS3.0 and SEDB30 or later


Under the "Flight Modes" tab in the DCS, there is a checkbox for "Create Host Seat (recommended)". The Host Seat is a dummy aircraft inserted into the coop file and placed on the map with zero fuel far to the southwest. Combat actions involving the Host Seat aircraft are ignored by SEOW, so it is an ideal seat to be occupied by the coop server without affecting the campaign. The use of the Host Seat is not mandatory - it is perfectly possible to both host and fly as a combat pilot in the same SEOW coop if desired and FPS/lag permits.

If the "Create Host Seat (recommended)" checkbox is checked, two menus will appear: one menu to select the aircraft type for the dummy Host Seat, and the other menu to select the national alignment of the Host Seat aircraft. Choices for the aircraft type are "Bf-109Z", "Ki-27 Ko (Nate)", "PZL P.11c" and "Yak-15". National alignment choices are "Allied (flight r0133)" and "Axis (flight g0133)". It should be possible to use Host Seat dummy aircraft types that are present as valid combat aircraft in the campaign, but it is best to choose a type that stands out so human pilots can easily avoid it in the in-game lobby. The aircraft type and nationality of the Host Seat can be changed from mission to mission.