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  1. BaiterOne

    Simulators and their bootup times

    50 secs to load FS9 up to the Flight Selection Menu - 5 secs then to load my test flight. It used to take well over 5 minutes overall. I used to have as many sceneries loaded as I could find, and as many AI Flight Plans as possible. So, since I only ever fly around Ireland, I removed all AI...
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    XML Gauge Sound Assistance

    The is the XML method of changing the value in a variable - in this case it is overwriting whatever value was in L:HYD_PUMP_IS_ON with the value of 1. It is used later on in the script you showed above. Sometimes you can see it written as: 1 (>L:HYD_PUMP_IS_ON,number), so your second attempt...
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    XML Gauge Sound Assistance

    Try: if{ 1 (>L:HYD_PUMP_IS_ON,number) }
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    FS2004 Breaking FS9's Grip on XML Gauges

    Even more confusing... Another Windows update. Now some of my gauges are allowed to be updated with the Reload while others are not. Sometimes I have to get out and go back in - other times I can update. Mysterious.
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    FS2004 Breaking FS9's Grip on XML Gauges

    Interesting note, DragonflightDesign! I installed KB4457128 on 14th September. Due to my disk crash I have not been in a situation to carry out edits recently. Perhaps the problem has existed quietly since then and I am only copping on to it now. I hope someone comes up with a solution, and...
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    FS2004 Breaking FS9's Grip on XML Gauges

    Hi TGibson, yes, I rebooted the PC a few times yesterday and it was off overnight. Same situation today. The files save perfectly when FS2004 is not running, so currently I am back to pre 2013 procedures - run FS2004, see what must be done, close FS2004, carry out whatever work has to be done...
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    FS2004 Breaking FS9's Grip on XML Gauges

    Hi, since March 2013 I have been happily and successfully using this RELOAD_PANELS facility. Today however - it stopped working! I use Textpad to edit my gauges and this has worked since 2013. Wordpad won't save a changed gauge .xml file while FS2004 is open either - so it looks like it is the...
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    FS2004 Flightplan utility [Solved]

    Hi Bas, thanks, I will have a look at it when I recover! Walter
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    FS2004 Flightplan utility [Solved]

    Hi Bobbyjack, it caught me napping too. The first was an old-ish 500Gb Seagate Barracuda HDD which I was using externally with a USB cable. Because of its age and the way it was carried from room to room and attached at odd intervals, I forgave it! The second was my only HDD in the computer - a...
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    FS2004 Flightplan utility [Solved]

    Thanks, gfxpilot. I don't think it is the software in question, it looks way too involved! However, I will download it and try it out when I set up my new 'Extras' disk - it arrived today, and I acquired a new backup external disk as well. At the moment I don't actually have any awful lot to...
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    FS2004 Flightplan utility [Solved]

    A few weeks ago my external backup disk gave up the ghost. No sweat! I began looking for another. This weekend, before I could acquire a new backup disk, my 'Extras' disk failed miserably and won't allow me to recover the files from it. All my documents gone, my photos, my music and worst of...
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    FS2004 EGT Gauge in XML

    Thanks, pfabian. I gave up on trying to interpret it and coded the gauge longhand! It just took a bit longer :-) It was a replacement for the tachometer gauge in the Cessna 182 - my simplistic version of an EDM 830 ( on the face of it anyway!). Thanks Walter
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    FS2004 EGT Gauge in XML

    Hi, I am attempting to construct a gauge which would use something like this EICAS gauge. Can anyone explain what the first line actually means? I reckon it is assigning a value of 2,1 or 0 depending on the rate of Fuel Flow and then displaying a suitable bmp depending on that value. The...
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    Adding an offset to XML timer

    In my XML innocence I would have had a counter incrementing from 0 to say 29 and then resetting. The first light would be visible and flashing when the counter is between 0 and 10. The second light would be visible and flashing when the counter is between 15 and 25. Then I would scale the...
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    FS2004 .xml gauge-sound problem

    Hi, I fly in FS2004. I have the following gauge in my MAIN PANEL of each of my own aircraft. gaugexx=DSD_FSX_XML_Sound!Sound, 1,1,1,1, ./Sound/dsd/Sound.ini I have all my current 160 sound files in the FS2004\Sound\dsd folder. Here is a selection: Before Start Checklist.wav Before Take...
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    FS2004 Is this how it happens in real life?

    Roy, Weston is now an airport with a stream (admittedly a small stream) of business jets making use of its 3000' asphalt runway and facilities. Loads of learning going on there too - busy spot for touch-and-go's. It is also used as a hub for aircraft participating in airshows around the region...
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    FS2004 Is this how it happens in real life?

    Thanks for the responses. In my little C172 I have Pitot Heat, which I presume works ( 0 (>K:PITOT_HEAT_TOGGLE) ), and an imaginary Panel Heater, which I know doesn't work :-) I didn't seem to have any other options. Walter
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    FS2004 Is this how it happens in real life?

    Hi, I fly a slightly modified C172 in FS2004, usually very short trips around Ireland at 2000 - 2500', VFR and no flight plan. Recently, to have a trial of IFR in the flight planner within FS2004 (for a couple of years when I flew a 737 I used FS Commander), I set about organizing a flight...
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    FS2004 Gauge in window causes problems when closing

    Sorry, I meant to say that the Disable Desktop Composition option didn't seem to be available. Walter
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    FS2004 Gauge in window causes problems when closing

    Hi, thanks for the advice. I have the setting Render to Texture already set. Unset it and the sim crashed :-( I played about with most of the other settings in Settings/Display/Hardware but to no avail. I changed the compatibility of fs9.exe to XP Service Pack3, then Win 7 and then Win 8...
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