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>you made it work...? It trashed my system. >>George I installed it manually -- I NEVER use the suppled EXE installers. But , I don't know if this caused your problem. I'm just trying to say that , after installing it by hand, it worked first-up. Trouble is , it looks like one complicated panel - and as Lonnie is a B757 First Officer, it also looks spot-on . I'm still on another steep learning curve at the moment - so I will have to put Lonnies' steep learning curve aside for a little while.

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Thanks Bazza,I'll try again manually, if I remember right, it was a gauge that caused the crash, I'll come back with more info.George

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All's well after following your instructions, works OK with FS navigator which has pleased me no end !George

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Just a quick question.....How do you "manually" install a ".exe" file?....not the brightest bulb in the pack!gwillmot>>you made it work...? It trashed my system. >>>>George >>I installed it manually -- I NEVER use the suppled EXE >installers. But , I don't know if this caused your problem. >I'm just trying to say that , after installing it by hand, >it worked first-up. >>Trouble is , it looks like one complicated panel - and as >Lonnie is a B757 First Officer, it also looks spot-on . I'm >still on another steep learning curve at the moment - so I >will have to put Lonnies' steep learning curve aside for a >little while.

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How do you manually install an "EXE" file.......LOL2 ways: 1. It will always list your FS2002 folder in the installation path. So simply change the installation path to point to another folder.2. Some will be stubborn and will only install to that folder. In that case, rename your FS2002 folder to FS2004 (you will get a warning that renaming the folder will cause some programs not to work....just click "ok" to that). Create an empty FS2002 folder. Then install the program. All files will be installed to the empty FS2002 folder. At this point you simply rename both folders, then investigate/transfer files from your new installation to the proper FS2002 folder.I used 1. to install the 757I used 2. to install Captain Sim727. I also used 2. to install the PSS airbus including all liveries..then backed up the entire folder into a zip file. That way, I dont have to download the whole thing every time I re-format my computer, or re-install FS.Hope this helps you.Lagaz.

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Hey all,I was just wondering what kind of performance/frame rates you're getting with the 757 panel before I download it (will take forever on this slow 'net connection)?I have an old PII 400, which runs the PIC 767 very nicely. Just wondering if my archaic rig will be able to run the 757 package...Regards,ScottCFII/KJMS

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I was just looking at the pictures of it in the download section and I got the blue error screen.....closed out IE.

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I can appreciate you getting a chuckle out of that!...since "exe" are executable files!I should have asked how you "manually" install.You're answer was what I had in mind. I just didn't know if there was a way to "break" the .exe to determine its contents, then assign "manually".Thanks for the assistance!gwillmot>How do you manually install an "EXE" file.......LOL >>2 ways: >>1. It will always list your FS2002 folder in the >installation path. So simply change the installation path to >point to another folder. >>2. Some will be stubborn and will only install to that >folder. In that case, rename your FS2002 folder to FS2004 >(you will get a warning that renaming the folder will cause >some programs not to work....just click "ok" to that). >Create an empty FS2002 folder. Then install the program. All >files will be installed to the empty FS2002 folder. At this >point you simply rename both folders, then >investigate/transfer files from your new installation to the >proper FS2002 folder. >>I used 1. to install the 757 >I used 2. to install Captain Sim727. >I also used 2. to install the PSS airbus including all >liveries..then backed up the entire folder into a zip file. >That way, I dont have to download the whole thing every time >I re-format my computer, or re-install FS. >>Hope this helps you. >>Lagaz.

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I don't know how often these are used, but I know there are also exe files that perform like a normal exe when click, but can also be opened with winzip and then used as a normal zipfile. We used such an install program for our scenery (and no, I am not talking about a self-extracting zipfile, but about a normal install program :)).Arno


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I too am having problems with Lonny's panel. I have done both an auto install and (previously) a manual install.The initial problem - zdfdirsoff.gauSo, removed that. Still a problem, now withzmfdship.gau.Stopped at that point as, personally, happy to remove 1 gauge to make a panel work - but never more.I will try to email Lonny now.Curious how the panel works with some people and not others.Shame, because I think I'm going to like this panel!!!If I get a response from Lonny I will update you here.

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Check for lp757u11.zip over at FlightSim.com. Just saw that update today. It changes out those two offending gauges. On the other hand, I've had success with the 767PIC panel and Mike Stone's gMax 757. :-wave Steve

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Go to Lonnies' homepage - address is listed in the docs. There you will find a small update file. This is easier than trying to get into Flightsim.com ( the number you have dialled is busy - busy - busy - busy!! )Barry

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Hi,The file on Avsim contains the update. The file at Flightsim.com was an older file. The problems seem to be few and far between but if everyone that has a problem could post ther computer info or send it to me, I will try and see if there is a pattern. For those that have a problem I hope we can get it fixed because I think you will like the panel and for the rest.........V1Visit my website for info on the next update.Lonny

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Lonny,Thanks for a great looking & functioning panel, and the note that the avsim file is the more recent one. I wondered why the update from flightsim.com wanted to replace files with older versions :-hmmm I have only had chance to have a quick look and a circuit of EGCC so please take my two comments in that context.1) When the aircraft initially loads with all the panels visible the sim icons do not appear on the main panel, I have to press SHIFT+6 to see them.2) I normally use FS at 1280x960x32 and at that resolution I find the 'value' displays, such as ALT& IAS on the glareshield, very feint.I appreciate you designed the panel at 1024x768 and maybe that would improve those displays, I will have a look tomorrow.But a thought, would it be possible/is it easy/are you interested :-) in 'thickening' those displays to make them more readable? The best way I can describe it is, at the moment they are like a normal typeface, if they used a bold typeface they would be more legible.Many thanks for a good 757 flight deck, I am sure it took a heck of a lot of hard work.Rgds

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Hey Lonny, your panel is excellent! You must of put quite a bit of work into this, and it really shows. I love complicated panels, and in the world of freeware it looks like Bill's ERJ panel has a challenger. I'm pretty sure this panel is going to consume my weekend, damn you Lonny. :) Would any of the PIC users care to make a comparison to the two off first impressions?

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Hello,I am glad you like the panel. I have noticed in higher resolutions that what you describe happens with certain elements. I am not aware of how to fix this without messing up the 1024x768 mode. Some of the other values are also a little off in the higher resolution (EPR, N1 text values etc.) If you will look in the 1024x768 you will see that those values show up better. The simicons are off when the panel loads. There is a toggle switch to the left of the top simicon that will turn them ON and OFF.Have Fun!!!Lonny

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Hi Alex,Sorry to trash your weekend!!! It took about 6 months of work to get this far and I am not done yet! There will be a new MFD in the update that will have all the functions of the real aircraft including a moving map.:7 Fly SafeLonny

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Lonny,Very nice work!!Any chance in the future that you'll make the FMC more complete and allow for route entry, LEGS page etc? Same goes for LNAV and VNAV functionality...Thanks,Ryan

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Hi Ryan,Thanks for the kind words. I hope to have this but it will probably be in the second update. I will keep my website updated on what is in the works.Lonny

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Hi Lonny, I too am looking forward to using your panel, but unfortunately it didn't get along with my fs2002. I used the installer in the download (from Avsim), and when I select the twa 757 it loads (because my default view is spot view), but when I switched to cockpit view, it crashed fs - no error messages, just the "Do you want to send MS this error report" dialog. I will try the manual install method later today. I really would like to try your panel since the 757 is becoming my favorite craft.Dell 8200P4 2.5512 RAMGF3 Ti500Win Xp HomeSaitek Throttle and StickCH USB PedalsSimFlyers Newark - Your twa 757 was loaded at default KMIA not KEWRWeather CenterMyTrafficFSFlightMaxFSUIPC - Latest VerThanksSteve

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Hi Lonny,Just FYI having exactly the same problem as Steve, and running identical Dell system except for pentium 1.8. Have not run into this on other 3rd party panels. Will patiently wait for resolution, as your panel looks great...thx for all the hard work!

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I installed the panel manually to a "fake" empty FS2002 folder I created in the C: directory. As long as the dummy file is nowhere near the real one under Microsoft Games, you're OK. Point the .exe file to this folder C:FS2002 and let her rip. The gauges, panel, sound and aircraft folders will all be in there. Manually copy and paste the gauges and sound files into their appropriate FS2002 folders, and add the panel folder to whatever aircraft you want, and you're good to go. Lonny is that you in the first Officer's seat?No problems on my 1 GHz, 640MB, GeForce II 64MB, Win98SE system, and no noticeable compromise in frame rates as compared to the 757 panel by William Schumacker that I've been using. Lonny, I absolutely love the virtual coplilot and the V-speed and flap call-outs, but some of the LED fonts are difficult to read as previously mentioned. If we could just get it to be a bit "brighter" in terms of over-all ledgibility of the gauges, I would be a devoted desciple! I'll post some screenshot comparisons of both panels in the screenshot forum over the weekend, and I'm anxious for the future update! Nice work, sir, you are an indispensible attribute to freeware.Sincerely, Alex ChristoffN562ZMinneapolis, MNThermobulb@aol.com

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