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Could someone direct me to the link for the Triple wide panel fix for default FSX aircraft by George Trovato. Any link that I have found no longer functions. I just installed 3 monitors with eyefinity and I have the 2D panel missing problemas wel as the spinning icon. I have tried numerous searches for the above title and by Georges name with no luck

 

Thanks

 

Jack

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Could someone direct me to the link for the Triple wide panel fix for default FSX aircraft by George Trovato. Any link that I have found no longer functions. I just installed 3 monitors with eyefinity and I have the 2D panel missing problemas wel as the spinning icon. I have tried numerous searches for the above title and by Georges name with no luck

 

Thanks

 

Jack

Found it.

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Is this when 2D panels open up mega wide and look stupid?

Theres a fix for this? Awesome, where did you find it mate?


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It's still in the AVSIM library. Search for George V Trovato. The file is called "FSX-Triple-wide panels fix "

 

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Frank


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Thanks for putting my post in the correct spot. I had to do some searching to get this all in order.

 

I found the fix in two different places but one is here in the library forum. Search for fsx-triplewide-panels_defaultac.zip. The other was on Flightsim.com.

 

This is a fix for the 2d panel not showing up in the triple screen display with eyefinity whn in the 2 D panel view. You will see a blacked out area across the three screens where the panel would normally go. You also get a spinning cursor (running) and slower frame rates.

 

This fix cures that problem for the default aircraft.

 

Now I'm trying to fine the same fix for third part aircarft showing the same problem..specifically the DC3 NH found on the DC3 Airways Virtual Airline. There are some differences in it's panel.cfg from the standard DC3 so I 'm having trouble inserting the changes for the defaults into the DC3 NH panel.cfg.

 

I would like to get the airbus x extended when it is released but only if I can get this triple screen problem fix for it.

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Go to each aircraft's folder then open the active panel.cfg. For addons you will have to amend each specific file.

 

The simplest change is to alter the 'window_size=n.nnn,x.xxx' line. Just multiply the first number by 3.

 

Frank


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The simplest change is to alter the 'window_size=n.nnn,x.xxx' line. Just multiply the first number by 3.

 

Hey Frank, that should be, 'reduce' the number by 1/3 to get it to show on one screen. :rolleyes:

 

Ron

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Ron

 

You are nearly right, but it's j35 's thread - I thought he was using triple screens.

 

To go back to single screen you would divide n.nnn by 3 not 1/3.

 

Frank


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Frank Jones

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Hi Frank, just to clear this up, as the OP wants to try it.

 

when using 3 screens at say 5780 x 1080 resolution, the 2D instrument panels, which are very low resolution panels ( in comparison to background view ) simply cannot stretch across such a wide screen, therefore, you get black squares where they should be and the 'wait' cursor spinning, The way to fix this, as in Georges panel fix, is to 'reduce' the size of the instrument panel window by approx 1/3. The only way they display correctly is on one screen, usually the centre one.

Each window size in the panel.cfg for each 2d panel must be reduced to display correctly.

 

so you will see in .cfg file, window00=main panel, .etc.... window04=overhead etc. etc.

Then scroll down to the one you want to change, ie, the main.

[Window00]

file_1024=737-800_panel_background.bmp

file_1024_night=737-800_panel_background_night.bmp

alpha_blend=0.95

size_mm=1024

window_size=0.333, 1.000

window_pos=0.333, 0.000

alpha_blend=0.99

 

and another for overhead;

[Window04]

//file=Overhead\overhead_popup_background.bmp

size_mm=581,529

//position=2

visible=0

BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0

ident=OVERHEAD_PANEL

window_size=0.200, 0.400

window_pos=0.690, 0.000

gauge00=B737_800!overhead_popup, 0, 0

 

These are from George's fix, and the window sizes ( in bold ) have been reduced by aprox 1/3. It doesn't have to be exactly 1/3, I have made the overhead bigger, but it look odd with the ends just showing on side screens.

 

Some panels may not need doing, but if using add on aircraft, just locate that panel.cfg for it and

look at each window size to change.

 

It's a good idea to back up or copy the original ones, and store somewhere, as you may want to go back to a single screen one day, and it will save you having to change each and every setting back to the original, ie, you would have to multiply by 3 to go back to single screen.

 

If you want to do a custom panel, I'm sure George would help,

 

Ron.

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Hi Ron

 

I have been amending panel.cfg files for years, and I know exactly how and what to do.

 

Perhaps I misunderstand what j35 wants to do,but...

 

If you fly in full screen on a triple setup, when you open a panel (Window00 etc) it will appear 3 times the width that it would appear in a single monitor setup. Not surprising really, FSX and its predecessors were written for single monitors - CRTs to be precise.

 

The math is therefore obvious.

 

Regards

Frank


Regards

Frank Jones

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If you fly in full screen on a triple setup, when you open a panel (Window00 etc) it will appear 3 times the width that it would appear in a single monitor setup. Not surprising really, FSX and its predecessors were written for single monitors - CRTs to be precise.

hmmm, exactly correct Frank, and this is with the default window size of 1.000. ( ie .full screen ) used to work on CRT's as you say with early very low resolution across 3 screens.

 

I do think we're discussing different things here, The problem now is, with much higher resolutions, like 5780 or even 6000, is that a 1024 size bitmap, ie. the default main gauge panel background size, will not display at all on such a wide window, and your left with a black box and spinning cursor, So the easy fix now, is to reduce the window size.

 

I'm sure j35 will work it out,

 

Ron.

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It's still in the AVSIM library. Search for George V Trovato. The file is called "FSX-Triple-wide panels fix "

Thanks Frank, found it, applied it and WOW, made a huge difference in the default 172!

Cheers mate


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Hi j35,

 

To create your own is very simple, first download George trovato' fixes, as you have.

Next, open the default panel config, for any default aircraft and compare it to the ones in the fix.

you will see what changes he made. Use the same method with your own. It's that easy.

 

The math is obvious. :blush:

 

Ron.

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Hi Guys

 

I just noticed your discussions. Yes I was trying to do as Ron mentioned.

 

I did get the panel fix installed and working for default aircraft and I did try to compare the fixes to the third party aircraft panel.cfg. I got the main panel to appear correctly for the DC3 NH third party but I am still getting the spinning cursor and a bit slower framerate so I still have to figure out what is still causing this issue.

 

I am also having another issue with the default DC3 and the third party DC3 NH having their engines losing all power at random times in flight now. I have tried numerous flight in the Rockie's from Golden BC to Revelsoke BC and the engine throttle will all of a sudden drops to zero. Restarts of the engines fails. I then flew over NS with no failures..then back to the Rockie's and same failures again? I was getting numerous messages that the engines were losing power due to fuel mixture not being correct. My corrections seemed to do no good?

 

I don't expect you guys to try you solve this problem. I am just relating where I am with this triple screen issue.

 

Jack

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