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Hello I am having a problem with brightness win7, xp10.51, I have turned the manual offset to -10 % but the level still shows 100% in the backlight tab anyone with ideas please.

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the level still shows 100% in the backlight tab

 

I'm not sure to understand what that is. Can you please clarify?

 

More generally, Integral lighting is controlled by X-Plane itself and is general to all gauges in the panel. Most often, there is a rheostat for this on the panel somewhere.

 

"Manual offset" is per-GTN gauge. This is a local adjustment that adds/subtracts from the general integral lighting level.

 

Furthermore, the "pilot" side GTN reads the first X-Plane integral lighting dataref value, the "copilot" side GTN read the second X-Plane integral lighting dataref value. These values are in an 'array' dataref, i.e. pilot is index #0 and copilot is index #1 in the array.

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Thanks for the prompt reply Jean-Luc wish I could figure out how to paste a picture here, as that would show things better, I have turned everything down and it is still glaring, will play around with the gamma take it down from 2.2, the manual offset wont go below -10 but on the other side it seems to climb enough to white out the screen, may be  videodriver thing  I have a AMD card, and recently just now I got the 650 as well but that does not switch on yet to investigate that  :)

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You might want to try in different aircraft to see if this is aircraft specific or plugin specific. This might help pinpoint the culprit.

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Success it was the instrument lights had to assign a button on the joystick both the 750 and 650 work together now just understanding how to actually use them. :)

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Further to add to the the brightness thing I notice that the offset in the the backlight thing, only goes to -10% limit  but on the other side you can go plus 50% whatever , as my problem is solved it leaves the instrument lights dimmer sometimes than what I would like, does the real thing which of course I have never seen ,touched whatever limit the backlight to -10%, and also I have put both the 650 and 750 into xplane 11 and they work just the difficulties of the menu entries being spread all over which will probably be a laminar thing, but anyway its cool. Look forward to the 430/530 coming out I got the one for fsx yrs ago and it was the best.

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It looks like this is a GTN limitation: -10% to +100% only, which would suffice in the real world.

 

However, there is a difference in the way XP10 and XP11 manage the datarefs related to integral lighting and it may be there is a bug in our implementation as well. I'll look into this, thank you for your patience.

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Yes thanks Jean-Luc ,so its a real world limitation, I have managed to get the brightness thing under control now, but it leaves a dilemma of having the instruments dimmer than what I would like to make the the gtn's 650 and 750 acceptable,not badly so however, ie its not a game stopper

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The latest GTN v2.3 update now scales the negative brightness values by a factor of about 4, that is -10% in the GTN is roughly -40% luminosity!

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