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  1. DragonflightDesign

    FSX:SE D2D vs. GDI+: Can anyone tell me if there are advantages between one over the other?

    My 2C-worth - I absolutely, completely and utterly agree with Ed over this. It also makes code far more difficult to read (where was that declared again? What is it? What's it doing?). I saw it start to creep in with the release of dotNet which, at the same time, saw Hungarian notation discarded...
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    Frustrating mouse problem - as in, it refuses to work

    So... a night's sleep and the determination to debug this come-what-may. There had to be a link between everything being jammed into the top left corner and the resizing of the gauge. I was abso-bl**dy-lutely certain that the code was right, so it had to be something else. What's the...
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    Frustrating mouse problem - as in, it refuses to work

    This what you mean Ed? Currently they have the original smaller rectangles coded in. Tooltips in upper case are hard-coded as in #define DFD_PROPRPM "Prop rpm control console" and those in lower-case (just the one) are dynamically updated strings. There's no buffer problem with them...
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    Frustrating mouse problem - as in, it refuses to work

    I needed to increase the size of a gauge's bitmaps to twice the original size (i.e. W x 2 and H x 2, four times the original area, new size 780 x 600 pixels). However, if I increase the mouse rectangles (tooltip and callback), both the tooltip and the cursor disappear. If I use the original...
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    Oh no, not again...

    Eric: I'm wondering if 'SE' is the clue. When Steam fires up a game, it does a file check to make sure everything is where it should be. Sometimes it throws an error, sometimes it just quietly reinstates missing files. Good for gamers who are not PC-literate. Or is the panel.cfg still missing...
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    P3D v4 Gauge loading in P3d v4

    One of the guys in my team at work was recently in LMCO Orlando and needed to talk to the P3D guys. Of course, he had to wind me up - first I find a free access pass for a P3D package left on my computer keyboard, then when he got back from his next assignment he took great pleasure in telling...
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    P3D v4 Gauge loading in P3d v4

    I think this will do as a bug report? In the Mixed Mode sample, where it instructs you to copy across the panel.cfg file for the Mooney Bravo, if you do this then all of the 2D windows disappear. This appears to be because the panel.cfg file in the mixed mode sample has far more windows...
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    P3D v4 Grundy Municipal Airport (KGDY) - Grundy, Virginia for FSX/P3Dv4

    Very familiar scenery. I've flown into and out of CRW which (as you know) is another mountain with the top cut off. On my last flight I was on a Dash-8-Q300 in row A, so I could clearly hear the flight crew. I had to grin when I heard the EGPWS go loopy on short finals.
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    P3D v4 Gauge loading in P3d v4

    Really late to the party but... the instructions in both the FSX and P3D SDKs are wrong and will SNAFU your Cessna and Mooney. https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/resources/fsx-p3d-and-cfs3-gauge-creation-tutorial-rev-38.206/ See pages 185 and 186. Bill: if you happen to read this in passing...
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    Prop Beta is measured by?

    There's magic goes on inside the sim engine. I stumbled across the same type of thing Dave_W is reporting a long time ago but didn't realise its significance for ages. What is stated in the documentation isn't always the best or the only available return. Radios will return Khz or Mhz despite...
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    P3D v4 Not liking the system 'heat' related gauges for reciprocating engines...

    Tom: I'm currently working on a bird equipped with GR-2600-A2A / GR-2600-25 engines and the CHTs are coming out right. Just don't ask what the airfile guy did because I have no idea...! [Edit] Have to retract that statement... Now I've paid very close attention, the CHTs on both GR-2600s are...
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    P3D v3 Global AI Ship Traffic FSX and P3D

    Absolutely brilliant - thank you. I really never expected it :D
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    P3D v3 Global AI Ship Traffic FSX and P3D

    There used to be a Seacat running from Belfast (Northern Ireland) to Douglas (Isle of Man). Okay, so it's a hint... pretty please - but only if you can find time :) https://www.niferry.co.uk/seacat-isle-of-man-snaefell-incat-026/ Oh yes - and we used to call the Steam Packet Company the 'Steam...
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    Trouble with KEY_THROTTLEx_SET [Solved]

    The one thing about talking to you, Ed, is that you always make me think sideways. The digital equivalent of another pair of eyes. I found a bloody race condition... :banghead::):)
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    Trouble with KEY_THROTTLEx_SET [Solved]

    I did try send_key_event after I'd posted, but to no avail. Reading through (3); if the lookup_var does not read the previous send command, then it should read the results of the send command on the next cycle, right? It should not show the constant 'zero-not zero' sequence that it is showing...
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    Trouble with KEY_THROTTLEx_SET [Solved]

    Dunno what's going on here, so I'm looking for a way out of the mudpit. Throttle setting depends on the throttle icon that is being shown - it's not the normal slider but a series of icons that change depending on what percentage of input is being demanded. The screenshot doesn't show...
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    Coming soon: FSX Time Capsule - - Mount St. Helens Pre-1980 Experience.

    I'm another one who clearly remembers MSH going pop. Hard to realise that was close to 40 years ago now.
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    Video of usage of Synthetic ILS with automated approach capability

    HK-47... yes, I played it too. /off-topic Sorry Bill :)
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    FSXA Analog Kohlsman not staying in sink with mouse clicks

    It's an old comment Bob; based on those figures it looks like the problem was fixed and that section needs deleting. Thank you.
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    FSXA Analog Kohlsman not staying in sink with mouse clicks

    Quote from the sd2gau docs: It appears that the inches and millibars conversions in the token variables KOLLSMAN_SETTING_MB and KOLLSMAN_SETTING_HG are not quite in sync. The trick to keep them correct is to use KOLLSMAN_SETTING_MB only and then use the following calculation from Gordon Small:-...
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