Adjusting ICAO's in FS9 GPS Map

#1
Hey guys,

I am creating a MFD out of the FS9 GPS 500 series code. I have made the window larger, and thus the airports in the GPS map field now appear quite small. I cannot seem to find the font setting for ICAO's in the map window area.

Would anyone know where that is by chance? I have even looked through the Macros and didnt see its Font Size reference, so I am going to figure its in code.

I would be very greatful for your help.


Bill
LHC
 

n4gix

Resource contributor
#2
There is no "font size" control. The text font size will "autoadjust" as you zoom in/out on the map.
 
#3
I did find some very interesting things you can do with zoom factors and zoom settings on the GPS screen by the way.

Code:
				<TextDetailLayerAirports>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 (@g:map_ZoomStep) 

case</TextDetailLayerAirports>
				<TextDetailLayerVORs>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 24 (@g:map_ZoomStep) case</TextDetailLayerVORs>
				<TextDetailLayerILSs>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 24 (@g:map_ZoomStep) case</TextDetailLayerILSs>
				<TextDetailLayerNDBs>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 24 (@g:map_ZoomStep) case</TextDetailLayerNDBs>
				<TextDetailLayerIntersections>0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 24 (@g:map_ZoomStep)

These are the zooms settings. 24 depicts high detail (full detail) showing at 'highest zoom'. At one point I had a 36 setting on 3 lowest zooms and 24 setting on all other zooms for airports layer. What it did was produce an entire mini-paragraph of data on each airport. Very wild what 'is' possible with the GPS.

As you can guess, the many 'zero's settings are when you are zoomed far far out. 1 is 'basic' data, which is ICAO/Airport icon with runways.


Cheers,

Bill
LHC
 

n4gix

Resource contributor
#4
As you may well imagine, this isn't news to me... ;)

However, it's fantastic that you're beginning to get a handle on the possibilities! :D
 
#5
Thanks Bill.

Seeing into your world so far has been amazing, though a bit perplexing. I have much more respect for gauge makers then ever before. I can see how the Lord has wanted me to see this now. It has also shown me how much one can do with a plane with gauges, (thinking outside of Gmax).

I was studying Bill Lyons PDF and MFD and HSI gauges/panel system on his Swedish Biz Jet, the Sino Swearigen. Incredible that you can modularly assemble reading components and switches into a cool panel. The Fonts, sizes, layout, spacing, speed of animations... Very very cool...

Bill
 
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