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Hi all;I seem to remember months ago reading a post on how to adjust a .cfg file to adjust the brightness that the panel BMP showed at night; not the gages themselves, but the entire panel face. Anybody have any idea how to do this? Some of these panels are way to bright at night. The search didn't come up with anything.Thanks.

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Jerry:There was a website about a year ago, sadly now defunct, that used to list various tips and tricks for FS 2002. This is copied verbatim from a page I saved for my own personal reference, though full credit goes to John Consterdine for posting this originally.Alex ChristoffN562ZMinneapolis, MNThermobulb@aol.comHow to change the panel / gauge night lightingAuthorSubmitted by John ConsterdineDate 20th October 2001ReferenceN/K4aDetailsOpen the panel.cfg (in Notepad) for the panel that you want to change the night lighting on. Look at the very bottom for the following entry, it is just above the (Default View) parameters at the very bottom. IF IT IS NOT THERE, ADD IT! What I am showing comes from the Baron's panel.cfg.Day=255,255,255Night=225,117,89Luminous=200,200,101The numbers you see are R,G,B color values, and you can set them to whatever you wish.Now, here's what it all means:Day: Leave this alone, unless you want a colored panel during the day!Night: This is the "wash" on the panel's surface. Shown here is the default light "pink" wash that they are using.Luminous: This is for the default gauges, and any 3rd party gauges that make use of the "show_luminous" flag on their bitmaps.Changing the luminous value will change the night lighted color of the gauges. Thus, if you want gauges that glow red, put in 255, 0, 0. If you want gauges that glow white (like day time) put in 255, 255, 255.Example:If you want your panel to glow red, and have white night-lighted gauges, put in the entries as follows:Day=255,255,255Night=255,0,0Luminous=255,255,255If you want only lighted gauges, and no flood light on the panel, put in 0,0,0 for Night.Feel free to play around with the values, and remember, if you do this and then go to a saved flight, you will not see the changes, you must re-load the aircraft and start fresh! Yellow-Green Panel, white gauges:Day=255,255,255Night=100,99,72Luminous=220,220,220

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Thanks Alex. I think that is exactly what I was looking for. :-wave

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