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Anyone Having Trouble Reading the JL2 EADI?

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I love Reality XP's products and support them 100%. Fortunately you can change the settings for color and other parameters for their JL2 and JL4 displays. I thought the sky and ground color were too bright and made it very hard to see the annunciators on them. The hardest to see is the LOC/GS markers, which are important. Below is a copy of my edited RXPJETLINE2.INI located in C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator 9AircraftPMDG EXPRESS B1900DJust open this file with Notepad and edit. I added the ScaleColor and NeedleColor lines for the LOC/GS display for white (you can pick whatever color you think looks best). I also changed the sky and ground color to what I think looks a little better. For reference to what the various parameters are, go to your Reality XP shortcut (Start > Programs > Reality XP) and open the Jet Line Configuration File. It explains each command pretty well. Hope this helps the new Reality XP customers.Regards,Chris///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Reality XP JetLine 2 Configuration File for PMDG Express B1900D///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////[local]VMO=247RadAlt=-4.5FDMode=VBARScaleColor=255,255,255NeedleColor=255,255,255APTFILT_Type=HAPTFILT_Len=3000CDI=ONRTU1Pages=1,3,4RTU1Com=1RTUMaster=OFFGEARWind=ONSoundVolume=30YokeAPDisco=ONScrews=ONEADIPopup=15231EHSIPopup=15232RTU1Popup=15233RTU2Popup=15233PopupMaster=YESClearMain=NOFDAvail=YESRunwayGuide=ONSkyColor=0,101,202GndColor=179,89,0

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Thanks! The only difficult selection were the LOC/GS colors. White is hard to see, but so are a lot of colors. I might still experiment with those, but at least the darker sky and ground make it easier overall.Chris

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I'm curious, do the Reality XP gauges "pop up" like those in the PMDG 737/PSS Airbus packages ?Thanks,Roger

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>I'm curious, do the Reality XP gauges "pop up" like those in>the PMDG 737/PSS Airbus packages ?>>Thanks,>>RogerHi Roger,Yes, they do. And that is a good thing because they are too small for my taste in the B1900 Panel...Rudi

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I cannot figure out where to put the abouve figures in at? I placed a copy of the ini file into the PMDG Express folder. Now do I just copy and past the above into the bottom of that file or do I change the figures that are already in there?? I see King Air 350 and local and then at the bottom I see a section titled "typical" This is near the top:// Configuration Set Name. referenced in the 5th parameter of the gauge in the panel.cfg file//// Configuration Set Name when the INI file is in the local aircraft folderThis is near the bottom:What section do I change? I don't understand.

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Make sure you edit the RXPJETLINE2.INI that installs into the PMDG Express B1900 folder in your aircraft directory - NOT the one that is in the main FS9 directory - not that you'd harm something, but the local copy overrides the other settings.That file should have nothing in it but a Local section, and just replace all of the parameters in there with the ones posted above.Best,sg

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Hi Eric. Did you figure it out?Like the post above said, don't alter the .ini file that says King Air in the RXP root folder, but the one in the BEECH folder. Just copy and paste OVER the settings in that file.Chris

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Hi Chris,I'm out of town on a business trip, but I would love to see what your mods look like. Any chance for a screenshot?Thanks!Jeff

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Ya, got it worked out Chris..thanks for the new settings..works like a charm now!

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Good deal Eric, glad it worked. I will try to post a screen in a while Jeff. I basically just changed the sky and ground colors since they were too bright and made it hard to see the annunciators on them.Chris

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I don't have a "before the edit" pic, however the RXP EADI was real greenish-blue and light brown, which made it impossible to see the LOC/GS and other info on it. It was pretty though :-) Here's my panel with the EADI zoomed out (sorry, the compression makes the panel look blurry, but it's not in the sim):http://members.cox.net/orlaam/B1900.jpg

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Hi, does anybody have a photo of the EFIS in the B1900 - how it actually looks in reality? I figure PMDG chose their colours for a reason, and would like to "keep the feel" of the panel. Here

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Hi Uwe! My intent wasn't to change the look of the EADI to look just like a real B1900D, but rather to make the letters and LOC/GS scale easier to see. That's why I included the file that explains each setting so anyone could mess with it as they like for their own preferences. That is one thing I really like about RXP products. I think the PMDG one looked really nice and modern, however, I wanted to be able to see the background info better. I just figured the new RXP customers would benefit from this information so they could take full advantage of their new JL2. I don't want PMDG or Reality XP to think I am raining on their parade. Both companies top my list for add-ons and I look forward to each new release. As long as someone benefits from the information we all share, then the community as a whole gets better. I've certainly had my share of questions and both companies have helped me learn a lot. I really appreciate what you guys (PMDG and RXP) do!Sincerely,Chris

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As far as the color replication of the actual B1900D, JL2 is very good. But my middle aged eyes need a little more contrast. Of course, if I could just get a 21" flat panel...... What could I tell my wife? Oh look honey, those steroid shots really do work on monitors.Great work by RealityXP and PMDG.Wes

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