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Postby Northwest 102 » Tue May 21, 2013 12:11 am

Is it possible to copy just the regular Microsoft GPS and save it into any panel using the Pro edition?
I'm flying a C-123 from Minnesota to Texas and I have no idea how long my flight will be and when I need to descend until I'm right over the airport.

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Re: GPS

Postby Fozzer » Tue May 21, 2013 1:47 am

Northwest 102 wrote:Is it possible to copy just the regular Microsoft GPS and save it into any panel using the Pro edition?
I'm flying a C-123 from Minnesota to Texas and I have no idea how long my flight will be and when I need to descend until I'm right over the airport.

Thanks,

Mike


I haven't fired up my copy of FS 2002 for a while, but as it can be done with FS 2004 very easily, I suspect that the same procedure can be accomplished in FS 2002 just by adding the details to the panel.cfg file; Gauge type, x,y, X,Y, coordinates, etc...
Copy the gauge details from an existing panel, cfg...modify the position and size, and add them to the new panel.cfg file.

Example copied from my FS2004 default Cessna 172...>>>


[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
Window03=Annunciator
Window04=Compass
Window05=Mini Panel


[Window02]
size_mm=456,378
window_size=0.5
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL

gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500, 0,0


To make the job really easy, this program is worth its weight in gold for; "Panel Modifying Enthusiasts".... :D ....>>> http://www.fspanelstudio.com/


Paul...FS'98/FS2000/FS2002/FS2004/FSX.... :mrgreen: ...!

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Re: GPS

Postby Webb » Wed May 22, 2013 1:23 am

Heck yeah.

Do it Fozzer's way.

I have several GPS gauges that I have fit into various panels.

For FS02 I doubt that a FS04 gauge would work but a FS00 gauge probably would.
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Re: GPS

Postby Fozzer » Wed May 22, 2013 3:50 am

Webb wrote:Heck yeah.

Do it Fozzer's way.

I have several GPS gauges that I have fit into various panels.

For FS02 I doubt that a FS04 gauge would work but a FS00 gauge probably would.


Edit:
Just fired up my FS 2002:
The default FS2002 Cessna 172 GPS Gauge is as follows...>>>

[Window02]
size_mm=150,250
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=16,16,16
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL

gauge00=gps!gps,0,0,150,250

That should get it sorted!... :D ...!

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Re: GPS

Postby Northwest 102 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:09 pm

Thanks guys!

So I go into the panel and copy in the following?

[Window02]
size_mm=150,250
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=16,16,16
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL

gauge00=gps!gps,0,0,150,250

Or how does it work? I've never modified anything before.

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Re: GPS

Postby Webb » Wed May 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Before you do anything make a copy of panel.cfg.

Then you need to add the Window Titles entry (in red) and and add the Window information.

To access this new Window you will need to use the shift+number key (2, I hope). Once you have the Window in the right position we can add an icon to your panel that will toggle the Window off and on. Do you have a file in your gauges folder named simicons.cab?
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