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Weather Radar for FSX:SE / P3D

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For those who have wanted a weather radar in place of the WX500 that doesn't work in FSX:SE or P3D, there is a choice, only if you use Active Sky Next!

 

Using the Weather Radar VC/Pop-Up gauge by Roland Herblot, we have a functional radar in the Moo!

 

You may download the gauge here: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fsxgau&DLID=189664

 

And add this in place of your WX500 entry in the VCockpit section of the panel CFG you fly with

 

Don't forget to change XX to the number of your WX500 Vcockpit entry!

 

[VcockpitXX] 
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$RDR150
 
gauge00=RolasnRadar!ORadGauge,  82,48,350,251,sweep|beam|icing
 
Here is a simple picture showing the "hidden" click spots and what they do...
 
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Nice! Thanks for another user-derived mod.

 

We can only hope the developers are grateful.  :rolleyes:

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I Don't Have ASN  but Thank you for a nice addition , I'm sure that people with ASN will enjoy your Mod.

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There´s one thing I dont understand here.

I have ASN and the MU-2  but I dont have the Realityxp gauge. 

Will this radar addon work for me?

The only radar entry that I can fing in the panelcfg is like this

 

[VCockpit34]
size_mm=512,512
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$RDR150
background_color=0,0,0
 
gauge00=rxpWX500!RDR,0,0,512,380
gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard RADAR,  90,50,330,250
 
should I just change that what is in the original post. It would then be:
 

 

[Vcockpit34] 
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$RDR150
 
gauge00=RolasnRadar!ORadGauge,  82,48,350,251,sweep|beam|icing
 
Also. At this moment I dont hacve ASN radar gauge installed. Does it matter?
 
Sorry if my questions are dum, but I´m a bit confused with this one.

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Will this radar addon work for me?

 

It absolutely will. You don't need the rxp guage, just Rolands radar (free), and ASN. The cfg entry it the the last one in the rdr/gtn panel folder, way down at the bottom of cfg file. Looks like you found the right one.

Also. At this moment I dont hacve ASN radar gauge installed. Does it matter?

 

You don't need the ASN radar installed either.

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Thanks a lot for your very swift reply.

I will test later tonight.

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Well, me again

 

I have the Gauge in the FSX-SE/gauges folder I have added the entry in the panel.main cfg. as per above. I have even read the gauge manual. I have trusted the software in FSX-se.  I have clickspots on the radar screen!!, I have ASN running and connected

BUT I only have a Black screen. It looks like it should be turned on.  (yes, I have avionics on )

Any suggestions?

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- Did you install VC2013 C++ x86 libraries?

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nope.... I forgot that. Its true, the manual says so. Will check and come back. 

 

I read the manuals of most addons and then I forget what they say..... :wacko:

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I too have this radar in my MU. I don't own the RXP package so this one caught my eye a while back in a different thread. It works great and adds that missing element from the stock MU. But I usually choose where to fly based on where the bad weather is. :)

 

Oh, and it works in both FSX:SE and P3D.

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Nope.

That wasnt the issue. I had the libraries installed. I Downloaded and installed  them again and everything stays the same: Clickspots on a black screen.

Can this be an FSX-SE issue?

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I love seeing stuff like this!

 

I'll make this thread a sticky for those who use ASN but don't have the WX500.

 

Thanks for the hard work!

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The aircraft page on the Flysimware website now has a download with instructions for installing Roland's radar and as well as the Captain Sim weather radar.

 

Mike

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The aircraft page on the Flysimware website now has a download with instructions for installing Roland's radar and as well as the Captain Sim weather radar.

 

Mike

Thanks for that Mike, I'll take a look.

bob

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The install of Rolands Radar doesnt work for me.

 

I have downloaded the zip from flysimware, I have installed the gauge, the panel cfg, I have downloaded and installed the VC2013 C++ x86 libraries (they were already installed before)

I have tested both FSX-SE and P3Dv2.5 Both are fresh installs, 3 and 1 week respectively

Result: No Radar and both sims crashed (CTD)

 

Both sims are installed on a flightsim dedicated PC with a fresh Win 7 installed. I think everything up to date. I havent had any CTD on the 2 sims since I reinstalled everything, so I do, of course, dislike that it happened.

I have of course rolled back what I did. deleted gauge and panel.cfg and tested that the MU loads in the sims, which it does. Besides that I havent tested. I´m tired and have "square" eyes. I have used hours on this radar and nothing possitive to be found there for me.

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So as a follow up, could someone please confirm if this is right or wrong. To me it looks wrong, but I´m just a FS-tinker:

 

 

This is from the downloadable panel.cfg from the flysimware website:

In the window titles and the (WCocpit) section it says RolASNRadar WX Radar

In (Window04) it says Captain_Sim.r001.P04!P04_radar

I dont think thats correct

 

[Window Titles]
Window00=CONTROL_PANEL
Window01=AIRCRAFT_OPTIONS
Window02=GPS_PANEL
Window03=INSTRUCTIONS
Window04=RolASNRadar WX Radar
 
 
[Window04]
size_mm=525,386
window_size=0.44
position=2
background_color=1,1,1
visible=0
type=special
ident=11223
zorder=1
gauge00=WXR!wr_display, 81,32,364,279
gauge01=Captain_Sim.r001.P04!P04_radar, 0,0,525,386
 
[VCockpit34]
size_mm=512,512
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$RDR150
background_color=0,0,0
 
//gauge00=rxpWX500!RDR,0,0,512,380
//gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard RADAR,  90,50,330,250
 
gauge00=RolasnRadar!ConeRadGauge,85,40,335,265, sweep|beam|icing
gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard RADAR,  90,50,330,250
 

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Wel, I have given up. Its been hours of tweaking and I cant make it work. I have even tried installing it as a simple popup in the C172 and all I get is a black screen.

I´m VERY tired of this Radar gauge

And yes, I have the VC++2013 x86 installed and have had them all the time.

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I just tried to install it also. Didn't work for me. I installed the RolASNRadar.dll and the required entry into the panel cfg. After selecting my aircraft and airport, I pressed the "Fly Now" button. FSX-SE (Win 10 Pro) crashed with a message stating "FSX has encountered a fatal error". I then removed the DLL from the gauges folder, restarted FSX and loaded the same aircraft/airport. All was fine.

 

I wish FlySimWare would come up with a decent radar. Hate that big black box doing nothing in the middle of the panel.

 

Scott

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Did you tried to load the sim first with a default aircraft (mean which do not use the gauge), and then select the good one .

 

It seems to work for some users to avoid CTD.

Not spend time yet to find out...as I don't have this issue on my system.

 

Which Sim & OS are you running?

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Hi Roland,

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

I  always first load that powered glider thing (I believe that is the default aircraft the sim loads).

 

I'm using FSX-SE and Windows 10 Pro.

 

Regards,

Scott

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Can you just try the opposite: load directly the sim with your radar equipped aircraft?

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Hi Roland,

 

Thanks for the reply. No, I'm not going to go messing about changing the default aircraft the sim loads since everything else is working perfectly.

 

Regards,

Scott

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