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  1. Samuel Ferreira

    FSX Create 3D Gauge

    I have a doubt, how can i make one gauge 3d for the FSX using GMax? Or using other software, i want only to create a 3D gauge to my plane but i don't know how...
  2. Draken

    P3D v4 Gauge to measure ambient temperature

    Hello! I'm trying to put together an xml gauge to measure AMBIENT TEMPERATURE simulation variable. I hope that P3D makes differences of ambient temperatures amond seasons and day hour like the real world. I have modified an SDK example gauge to make the measure and seems to read something. 1)...
  3. A

    overhead gauges not showing

    Hi, everyone! I just did the PFD's & the other main instruments of my plane except overhead and autopilot. gauges are not showing on the overhead. how do i fix this? i have placed gauges in the panel.cfg for them to show & it doesn't:
  4. F

    MSFS How to add default steam gauges to addon aircraft?

    I am developing a small Cessna 182 and I want to implement the default c172 steam gauges into this aircraft. Does anyone no how to go about doing this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  5. F

    How to add default GPS units to custom addon aircraft?

    In a lot of addons I see default GPS units installed, I am making a custom addon aircraft and I would like to know how to implement these standard g1000s or other such units.
  6. B

    FSX:SE C Needle Gauge with Custom Variable

    I've started to work on custom gauges recently and I've been struggling with C gauges. Specifically what I'm trying to do is make a needle gauge that displays the value of a custom variable. I'm not really sure how to display custom variables as opposed to the token variables that are given by...
  7. G

    MSFS How to create Switches and Handles in Cockpit

    Hello everyone, I am new in building planes, and I decided to build an old glider like you can see in my pictures below. It looks quite good already, and I have done four gauges this time. I am using Blender for the 3D-construction, and I know a little bit about making animations, so my gauges...
  8. E

    FSX:SE XML gauge file locked

    Hello experts, I am sorry for such a basic question but I am surprised by what is happening with my FSX-SE. I am an absolute beginner regarding XML gauge coding (you probably know I like C++ much better), I wrote a very simple XML gauge that I integrated in a panel. I selected the aircraft in...
  9. G

    P3D v4 Help with first gauge development

    Hi Everyone, I am a software developer and needed a checklist window to show up in VR in PMDG. After reading a bit about gauges and panels, I created my first gauge! Everything went fine until I ran Prepar3d, clicked on Test Panel -> No Content. No errors when loading the PMDG either. PMDG...
  10. Deano1973

    Retro VC gauge back lighting tutorial 1

    How to add a single texture sheet in order to create ultra-realistic gauge back-lighting to older and modern virtual cockpits.
  11. hieronymus

    XML Gauge renderer c#

    I created a XML Pane;/Gauge renderer and I am able to recreat 95% of all panels correctly. I have no time to finish it, Is there any other developer interested in this? For screenshots see: http://positiongames.com/FSXAnimatedCockpits
  12. E

    FSX Bypass Gauge Security

    Hello experts, I think this question has already been asked but I couldn't find any answer in this forum. I develop gauges in C++ for FSX. C/C++ developers know that each time you generate the gauge with the development environment, it must not be loaded in FSX, so each time you do a...
  13. L

    I‘m new in programming Gauges ,asking for help .

    Hi everyone: I'm trying to develop an app that run PFD and MFD on another PC, using simconnect to transport data between P3D and APP. So far , I complete most of PFD and MFD functions but navigation system by using QT 4.5. Although I could recive longitude and latitude from simconnect ...
  14. hieronymus

    XML Gauges Parser Source Code Available

    I spend several hours writing a XML Parser which successfully renders the 2D panels of most aircraft. A few successfully Apps I made for the iOS platform. Since I wont have time anymore to maintain, I am looking for a company or developer who is interested in the source (c#, IOS)
  15. antaris

    Font type help (SOLVED)

    Hello everyone! I am having hard time to identify font type used in Bell 407 altimeter which I am currently working. If someone would be so kind to provide a name or even better, a link to get it, it would be highly appreciated: Sorry, the reference image isn't the best... In advance, thank...
  16. R

    P3D v3 Assigning and Remapping Controls

    Hi. I’m about to make a replica cockpit of the Dynamic WT-9. I use the Lionheart Creations Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic. I have trouble finding the right assignment’s for certain functions, like magneto 1 and 2 (only able to use the mouse). The developer does noe have any information about the...
  17. Fangnook

    FSX Virtual Cockpit HUD/PFD/Gauges

    Hi guys! I'm very noob about developing in FSX. I've read some thread and wiki pages, but I can't understand how to put HUD, PFD and gauges in virtual cockpit. Are there some tutorials for noobs? Also I want to use gauges of default CRJ-700 and F-18's HUD at once. Have a nice Christmas!!
  18. T


    Hi all, just working on a FSX project of my own and needed to build or incorporate a vertical situation display. Could anyone point me in the direction where I could begin? many thanks in advance Regards, TJ
  19. M

    FSX Imported gauge becomes all black [from GMax to FSX]

    Hi to all, I'm facing a strange problem during gauge exporting from GMax to FSX. I successfully exported a very simple toy gauge (composed by a torus, and a cylinder inside as needle), following the procedure explained in this very detailed tutorial: Now I want to apply this procedure to a...
  20. Gripen

    FSX [SOLVED] Auto Engine Cranking - Issue

    Dear FSX experts, I have recently bought the following FSX panel for: Boeing 777: http://www.npsimpanel.net/b777-300-deluxe Airbus Deluxe: http://www.npsimpanel.net/airbus-series-fsx-1 Overall is a nice panel, except the following issue, I am faced with: 1) Whenever I load / create an IFR...