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FS2004: sensational discovery!

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Hi there... wow.. nice discovery, man!! I'll definitely be checking that one out! It might be possible to link to online charts and all sorts!The name Meatwater rings a bell. Did you do some sound packs for EAW?Cheers,Simon.

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Yep, that's me with the EAW SoundPackNice people still recall that, and I might have only just opened another niiiice can o' worms :)-------------------MeatWaterProfessional Audio 4 Entertainmentwww.meatwater.com

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This could serve as a pseudo-weather radar as well I'm imagining. I'm picturing flying online, calling up a weather radar, of sorts on html, and then diverting around using the kneeboard.Wow, I've got to try this out.Lobaeux

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yep nice reminds me of FS Browser a free tool, which does the same thing from from Keith Kile (Simulation Widgets now aquired by HiFi), and alread avaliable for those having Weather Center 2.3.0 for FS2004, but soon to be released for everybody as far as I know (Damian??)

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This opens up the door to something much larger I believe. This gives VATSIM the ability to do instruction changes inflight via e-mail just like the FANS datalink on the major models (from A340 to 717). This is a major breakthrough in what flight simulator can do. I see this as being (even) bigger than our ability to add and adjust AI traffic. The possibilities are endless for this capability. VAs can have op centers, in flight connexion by Boeing is possible, weather, routing, approaches, airline information, gate information. This is really a major step forward. I look forward to seeing what the FS community has to offer in this new realm.My two cents,Jonathan

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I assume also in the individual aircraft folders are also _check, and _ref html files. These could also be replaced for instance with scanned charts-perhaps a vfr and an ifr one?Web browsing for live weather and a couple charts....By the way works great! Thanks for the idea! See pict below:http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/Geofdog2.jpg

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Maybe avsim could reactivate their irc client for some in-flight chatting...

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Ok, this is awesome...but I have a question...what if I want to change the current web page, that instead of opening on noaa, it opens on *www.google.com* for example.Thanks!!!

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Go to Google.com. Right click, select View Source. A file will open in html. Select all and copy it. Now right click the kneeboard_keys file, select open with, then notepad. Select all, paste from the google html. Voila. Works awesome.

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You can easily do that my compatriot Emilio. For example, I just created (using Word) a new kneeboard_keys file with only a bunch of links to the websites I frequently visit.I can now check weather, charts, forums, hotmail, etc. Now if I can only find the way to see stream live video.Thank you very much MeatWater for a very useful tip.Carlos.

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Yeah, Google.com doesn't seem to work anyway. Not an HTML expert so I don't know why. Yahoo does however. It would be cool if VA's could set up some sort of ACARS with this.

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This is fantastic.I've got Yahoo up on it and via Yahoo came back to here.Now if someone can tell us how to add an address bar to the kneeboard,browsing while flying becomes a reality.Dave

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Just to see if I could ,I just downloaded a file(the Dc-3 Panel) from the File Library at the same time as flying - no problem at all.It is probably easier to manage that when you have a second monitor (as I have) as manipulating the download doesn't interfere with FS.The possibilities here are endless!!Dave

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Carlos compatriota!!!How do u that? Add different links via Word...Thanks...

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Just go to your FS2004/Aircraft folder and find the file named kneeboard_keys.Right click on the file and then choose Open With --> Microsoft Word.You'll now be on Word, delete everything you find on the original file and then type as many web addresses as you want...like this:http://www.avsim.nethttp://www.hotmail.cometc.etc.etc.Save the file as usual (clicking on the floppy disk icon on the top menu of word, or using the menu File-->Save)Voila!, now all you have to do is click on the link of the webpage you want to use (inside FS2004 with the kneeboard up). To go back to your "initial page" (the one with the links) just click on any other option within the kneeboard and then click again on the "A" button.Carlos.

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Hello, I have been trying to get this thing working but so far I havent been able, I put the zip file in my AIRCRAFT folder, and I opened the kneeboard, but after that I have no clue about what to do, can someone help me? Thanks, Javier Gonzalez. CEO Aserca Airlines Virtual http://www.asercavirtual.com Toronto, ON. Canada

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>Hi Geofa,> "I assume also in the individual aircraft folders are also>_check, and _ref html files. These could also be replaced for>instance with scanned charts-perhaps a vfr and an ifr one?>>>>>Yes it works!!It works, and I already see aircraft developers include special versions of their manuals to be used in flight!-------------------MeatWaterProfessional Audio 4 Entertainmentwww.meatwater.com

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