[jhb_airlines] Re: Distracted?

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:59:27 +0100

It's better to REM out a gauge rather than rename it. In your example:


it would be better to use the following:



-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 18 July 2006 09:21
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Distracted?

Hi Denis,
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

Just pick a gauge near which you wish it to appear, then use that
gauge's co ordinates as a stepping off point. After that it's trial and
error. Same with the sizing co ordinates.
One other point, in the case of FS9, you can jus place the Terravue
gauge, in this case it's a folder, inside the Panel folder of the
aircraft in which yo wish to use it.
  In some cases the panel of the aircraft may be too small to
accommodate another gauge. In that case there are still a couple of
options. The first is to ditch one of the existing gauges and replace it
with your new one. Sometimes there's one in there that you never use. An
example of doing this is


In that case I wished to replace Bones' gauge with a much modified
version that I'd made, with John's permission.
First I deacivated the original gauge, BONES!AC-WEIGHT,765,590,255,170,
by placing an  x  at the start of the gauge title. Since the new name
doesn't exist as a gauge, then it can't be shown. Next I put in a
consecutive line for my new gauge, using exactly the same co ordinates
used by the deactivated gauge.

If there isn't a redundant gauge then it's possible to extend the panel,
to make more room. For most people this results in an unacceptable
reduction in the size of the winscreen. In my own case it doesn't 'cos
the windscreen is on a seperate monitor. If you want to increase the
size of the panel, I'll try to explain the process.

Hope that helps.

Gerry Winskill

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
> [Window07]
> size_mm=200,200
> position=3  <----------------------------------------
> visible=1
> ident=210514
> 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.
> Any suggestions??
> Denis
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:48 AM
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Distracted?
>> Frank,
>> 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....
>> Gerry Winskill
>> franklyn fisher wrote:
>>> Gerry
>>> 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.
>>> Frank
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