I hadn't looked at this gauge but have just downloaded it to try.
I can't offer much advice on positioning windows, since popups are one of my pet hates. However, in the case of many such gauges you can, if you wish, have them permanently in view. The clue lies in the [window=xx] section. If it doesn't specify a .bmp then it's easy. If it does it's a bit more difficult because you have to embed the .bmp in your background panel, using Paint.
In the case of Terravue you just need to include a gauge line in your panel.cfg file, allocating the next consecutive number. Next use the first two co ordinates to position laterally and vertically, then the third and fourth co ordinates to give you the desired size of gauge.
In the aircraft I've just modified the line becomes
gauge82=TerraVue!TerraVue3, 10, 590, 170, 170
Hope that helps.
Denis Ripley wrote:
Hi Frank, Gerry,
I took Frank's recommendation and downloaded TerraVue. Not sure yet if it will be of any use but that is not my problem. I have installed it as a window but am I right in saying that if you do that, the only place that you can locate it is one of the numbered points? For example : 0 1 2
3 4 5
6 7 8
gauge00=TerraVue!TerraVue3, 0, 260, 200, 200
The place I want to locate the window is close to position 3 but a little too low as it partially covers another gauge. If my assumption is incorrect, how do I move it to exactly where I want it? My ideal coordinates are as depicted on the line above "gauge00=TerraVue!TerraVue3, 0, 260, 200, 200" but the way I have "[Window07]" written doesn't seem to do the job.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx> To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:48 AM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Distracted?
Sorry for the delay.
I did, some years ago, try one of the gauge placement programmes. I gave up because of some of the side effects. I place gauges just by changing the first pair of co-ordinates. I usually start by looking for the coords of the gauge below which I wish my new one to appear. From then on it's trial and error. Simple time savers are to keep your Panel.cfg file open, saving changes via File Save. Next I just reload the aircraft, to see the changes. After the first couple of reloads it seems to get faster. One other thing you can do, if the panel doesn't have enough space, is to extend it, by changing its .bmp file, using Paint, or similar. Of course, once you go down this route you won't have time for outside interests....
franklyn fisher wrote:
Just installed the TerraVue gauge into my Gulfstream, no good.
But installed into default Lear45 no problem.
Great moving map, with added features, like terrain height, aircraft height, etc
Problem with Gulfstream, the gauge installed partway behind panel, and partway in, and when trying to drag it up, it pulled up my dashboard gauges, it is supposed to install at 0,0 position, but in the Lear, it was on top of panel, but on the dashboard.
I am assuming this means that the 0,0 position referrs to the cockpit panel, not the screen panel!!
Which in the Gulfstream is not at the screen edge. But the Lear is.
Will have a go at installing into other default aircraft, as it can complement FSNav.
This is my first attempt at installing gauges, as you can guess.
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