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OK...get your reading glasses on for this one...

 

Recently I noticed that some of the cockpit icons on a B737-700 / 800 installed in FS2004 had disappeared.

 

That is to say the buttons for GPS etc are no longer part of the panel. See the image below;

 

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It should look like this

 

SnapShot_120414_085301.png

 

Now on studying the panel.cfg for the aircraft these particular icons / gauges are part of a .cab file called "simicons.cab" which is stored in the gauges folder of FS. My first attempt at a solution was to uninstall both aircraft and reinstall them in the belief that this file was part of the installation package. This was unsuccessful. Therefore my conclusion is that they either come as part of the default FS2004 installation or some other third party package.

 

If they are part of the default FS2004 installation then they are located on any one of four DVD's...not a task I relish trying to find them in there to be honest...

 

So if any pilot has knowledge of the above and can offer some help then please do!

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SimIcons.cab is part of the default gauge installation. I suggest you load and look at any default airplane panel ie. C172, and determine if those icons appear where they should. If they do then you having a gauge numbering issue in configuration file for the panel you have shown above. If your stock icons don't show in the MS aircraft then it is a problem with the SimIcons.Cab, either missing or modified. Check your gauge folder for it if you have not already, should be 14kb in size. Mine reads: Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:22:53 PM in the properties section. I also have SimIcons1024, 20kb in size, Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:22:55 PM. They can both be found on Disk 2, in MSGAME3.cab.

 

Hope this helps, Regards,

Mel


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Mel

 

Thanks for your help.

 

The problem is now partiality fixed with just the two far right icons of the lower five missing.

 

I will examine the panel.cfg closely to understand more.

 

Again - many thanks.

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Is this Paul Scarratt's 737 NG panel? I don't remember ever having seen a second line of icons below the RTOKI. Where did you get this panel?

 

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