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    FSX FSX XML Schema question

    In FS9 FormattedText XML schema, one can list multiple font colors, font faces, and font sizes and then select which one to display by using the appropriate escape sequence. For example: <FormattedText X="440" Y="222" Font="consolas" FontSize="8" LineSpacing="8" Color="#101010"...
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    Attempting to trap VIEW_RESET event

    I'm attempting to trap events associated with View commands mapped to the keyboard. For example, when NUMPAD 4 is pressed, the outside view looks left and the following trap successfully runs script A: <Keys> <On Event="VIEW_LEFT"> do script A </On> </Keys> When NUMPAD 4 is released...
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    P3D v4 Can VC-External view look direction/azimuth be read? SOLVED

    Left seat, Virtual cockpit view mode: Can the look direction or look azimuth be read as one pans around using the HAT switch? Bob
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    P3D v4 GE View: 64 bit HttpX v2.2 and EarthProxy v1.3 FSX thru P3D v4

    FOR ASSISTANCE INSTALLING GE VIEW, PLEASE START A FSDEVELOPER 'CONVERSATION' BY CLICKING THE INBOX IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE SCREEN. SEND A MESSAGE TO rpmc THAT DESCRIBES THE ISSUE HttpX64.dll, the 64 bit version of HttpX.dll, is available in attached zip. HttpX.dll provides full...
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    FSX XML: <Element Container="Yes">

    What does the Container attribute do? For example: <Element Name="ViewWindow" Container="Yes"> Bob
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    FSX Help with MiniPanel Configuration

    [edit] - nevermind ... each stock FSX aircraft has its own MiniPanel window in the aircraft's panel.cfg... Is there a simple, efficient way to have a particular XML gauge loaded together with an aircraft, regardless of which aircraft is chosen? That is to say, without adding the gauge to each...
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    FSX GE View 2: HttpX 2.0 and EarthProxy 1.2 FSX thru P3D v3

    PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF HTTPX (32 bit and 64 bit), EARTH PROXY and COMPOUND_ROTATION FOR ASSISTANCE INSTALLING GE VIEW, PLEASE START A FSDEVELOPER 'CONVERSATION' BY CLICKING THE INBOX IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE SCREEN AND SEND A MESSAGE TO rpmc Thank you...
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    FSXA L:Var vs. Storage Register in XML

    Is there an advantage to using an internal storage register over an L:Var? I have an Update section in which I write the same 12 L:Vars every cycle. They are numbers only, I don’t need to save the values from one cycle to the next, I don’t need to share the values across the panel set, I’m not...
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    Looking for "Classic" Tech Paper about MSFS

    I'm looking for the link to a classic technical paper - description - of the basics of how the Flight Simulator engine works that was written by a senior Microsoft flight sim engineer some years ago. I actually came across the link in FSDeveloper a few months ago, but now I cannot remember...
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    Looking for "Classic" Tech Paper about MSFS

    I'm looking for the link to a classic technical paper - description - of the basics of how the Flight Simulator engine works that was written by a senior Microsoft flight sim engineer some years ago. I actually came across the link in FSDeveloper a few months ago, but now I cannot remember...
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    FSX How is outside view Zoom calculated?

    Other than this doesn't really belong here, what's the best forum to catch a response to the following question about view zoom? Already posted in Terrain Design General __________ When looking at an outside view like the Cockpit View, one can change the "Zoom" using the - and + keys. When...
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    FSX How is outside view Zoom calculated?

    When looking at an outside view like the Cockpit View, one can change the "Zoom" using the - and + keys. When this is done, Flight Sim shows a Zoom number that appears to be a ratio of something to do with the current view compared to, or divided by, the original one. But, what is that? What...
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    FillColor: String expression syntax question

    fs9 XML schema: I'm trying to write a FillColor string expression equivalent to FillColor="0x123ABC" but using concatenated L:Vars or XMLVars within the color string. Something analogous to: FillColor=" '0x' (L:Char1, enum) chr scat (L:Char2, enum) chr scat (L:Char3, enum) chr scat (L:Char4...
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    XML: Joystick 'value'

    Is there any way to read the value generated by use of a joystick HAT button from XML script? Or, maybe trap a joystick HAT move event. I'm familiar with Key traps but don't know how to approach a joystick trap. Any ideas? Bob I've looked through the XMLEvents docs from XMLTools, so a...
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    Nested <Area> tags in XML

    Nested <Area>, XML FS9 schema I only now :rolleyes: discovered this useful capability that allows me to define click area Left and Top positions relative to another Left and Top definition. Analogous to what you can do with <Element>. But I wonder, does anybody know the rules for using it...
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    GPS and CustomDraw Map Guidebook updates

    Updates for both the GPS Module and CustomDraw Map XML Guidebooks are available for free download from: BlackBox Website/Guidebooks What's new in Versions 2.0? GPS Guidebook: Descriptions of the 65 FSX-only gps variables, an expanded section on Working with Strings, many updated graphics...
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    AI in Multiplayer mode

    Can AI traffic can be enabled and shared in multiplayer mode? If so, how do you do that? And, how do you make sure each player's sim is not generating its own AI aircraft? Thanks, Bob
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    GE View: Google earth viewer for FSX and PsD

    GE View For an occasional and interesting diversion from usual Flight Sim VFR flights, take a look at GE View, a new release from Robbie McElrath. GE View produces an additional view of the external world via Google earth’s satellite imagery, displayed in a separate browser window as you fly...
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    FSX GE View: Google Earth viewer for FSX thru P3D v3

    GE View PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION OF GE VIEW For an occasional and interesting diversion from usual Flight Sim VFR flights, take a look at GE View, a new release from Robbie McElrath. GE View produces an additional view of the external world via Google earth’s...
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    Yet another XML coding question

    Bloody hard to remember the rules when it comes to this part of XML ... Based on the value of an L:Var, I want to initiate one of four events in a mouse click. (L:TestVar, enum) can be 0, 1, 2, or 3 If 0, I want, in essence, <Click> (>K:COM1_RADIO_WHOLE_INC) </Click> If 1, <Click>...
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