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munkeh92

VC Overhead Panel - MD-11

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Installed the MD 11 last night and it's a superb exterior model and VC and performance seem's good for me.I have one problem in that none of the overhead buttons light up in the VC. In the 2D panel they all show their relevant off, avail or on lights but when i switch to the VC they are all just blank.I've loaded different panel states but the VC overhead still remains the same.Any suggestions?I have noticed that the MCDU always shows 'Sensor Failure' first, is that normal?ThanksMatt

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Uninstalled FS2Crew that I got for it and now it works fine. Seems that was the problem.Will try re-installing it at a later date once I've had chance to enjoy flying it.Just thought I would post in case other people had the same problem.Matt

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I just tested this with FS2Crew MD-11, and could not reproduce your VC annunciator lights not working.They work for me.However, I suspect I know what happened:In FS, an aircraft can use a maximum of 64 panel windows (0 to 63 in the panel.cfg including any VSection entries in the VC cockpit section).By itself, the PMDG MD-11 aircraft uses 61 of the 64 available windows (which, by the way, is generally unheard among 3rd party FS aircraft... most aircraft use far fewer panel windows.)If you're using FS2Crew, FS2Crew adds 2 more windows to the panel.cfg for the MD-11.This brings the total up to 63 windows.(As a sidebar, this is why in FS2Crew MD-11 we had to use one main Secondary Panel instead of having a whole bunch of smaller panels like we usually do.)Long story short: If you have FS2Crew installed and FS2Crew modified MD-11 panel.cfg is active, and you start adding more windows (plural) from other 3rd party software on top of FS2Crew (and essentially bust the 64 window FS limit), FS will not load the last window section in the panel.cfg (this happens to be the VC section associated with the Annunciator lights.)Hope that helps explain it.I PM'd you the same message.Cheers,Bryan

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