Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Paintwagon

Shift+Z Font/color change

Recommended Posts

Is there any way to change the SHIFT+Z font and/or color.. Any ideas...?? I didn't find any answers on searching this forum..

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Font change, no.

 

The colors can, however, be changed. In the fsx.cfg file there are TextInfo.x and SlewTextInfo.x sections that define the different levels of information for slew and non-slew mode. For example, here is what the first non-slew level section looks like:

 

[TextInfo.1]

Latitude=1,1

Longitude=1,2

Altitude=1,3

Heading=1,4

AirSpeed=1,5

WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6

 

The data after the "=" for each value are "line" and "order". The number on the section name, in this case TextInfo.1, is the "level". The "level" corresponds to the number of times you press SHIFT+Z. With nothing being displayed, the first time you press SHIFT+Z, you see the data above. The second time you press SHIFT+Z, you see the stuff in TextInfo.2 section. The third time you press SHIFT+Z, you see the stuff in TextInfo.3 section.

 

By default, as you know, we get red text on an invisible background. You can add two values to the section:

 

TextColor.1=255,255,255

BackGroundColor.1=0,0,0,128

 

The ".1" after TextColor and BackGroundColor is the "level" at which the colors are to apply. In this case, the first level. The TextColor data is RGB and the BackGroundColor is RGBA. The example above changes the TextInfo.1 to display white text on a 50% transparent black background.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks alot for the info... Too bad about the font...It is so small on a high resolution display...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, the font is hard coded. Technically, you could change it, BUT you would have to use a hex editor to modify LANGUAGE.DLL. Moreover, the font is used for things other than the SHIFT+Z information, so changing it would probably mess up other things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...