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HELP Installing Mindstar GNS 530 p3d for A36

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I recently purchased the Mindstar 530...  downloaded and installed;  activated, etc.  Would like to utilize a Emuteq interface.   But, first, just to get the MS530 to show up....

 

Trying to use the Carenado A36 and have tried modifying the panel.cfg file with no success.    Could someone possibly assist?   Specifically, I tried copying the MS gauge.zip file into the gauges folder.   It doesn't appear that the guages are being found...    

 

Dave C.

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You should not be moving our files around at all.  That is completely inappropriate and will cause problems.

 

Please undo the copying.

 

Post the content of your panel.cfg for this Carenado product.  Please be aware that just because you want something in a Carenado addon doesn't mean it's going to happen.  Carenado doesn't play nice with others.

 

Post the .cfg file... and we'll see what can be done.

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Ed,

 

Here is the panel.cfg for the Carenado A36 in P3D.   Appreciate your help...

 

 

//*********************************************************
// CARENADO BONANZA A36 P3D
// Copyright © Carenado 2013 - All Rights Reserved
//*********************************************************

[Window Titles]
Window00=GPS
Window01=Toggle_Manual
Window02=Toggle_Control
Window03=INFO
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=49,49,49
size_mm=500,520
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=794
window_size= 0.320, 0.444
window_pos= 0.020, 0.505
zorder=0
gauge00=CarenadoG430_3D_A36!GNS430_nc1,  2,0,500,266
gauge01=CarenadoG430_3D_A36!GNS430_nc2,  3,252,500,266
gauge02=BA36!Toggle_GPS,  115,38,274,164
gauge03=BA36!Toggle_GPS,  114,291,278,164

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=700,700
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=793
window_size= 0.421, 0.681
window_pos= 0.520, 0.020
zorder=5

gauge00=A36Manual!manual,  0,0,700,700

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=380,174
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=796
window_size= 0.201, 0.123
window_pos= 0.020, 0.160
zorder=5

gauge00=BA36!Control_windows,  0,0,380,174

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
file=info.bmp
size_mm=419,181
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=1
ident=142
window_size= 0.200, 0.115
window_pos= 0.020, 0.040

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_2

gauge00=BA36!RPM_Digital,  231,145,213,99
gauge01=BA36!Annunciator_Panel,  2,2,508,25
gauge02=BA36!Panel_annunciator,  0,145,230,86
gauge03=RadioA36!RadioAudio,  0,57,451,87
gauge04=APBK_A36!Autopilot,  0,377,512,134
gauge05=RadioA36!RadioAdf,  0,246,512,104
gauge06=BA36!annunciator_test,  478,77,30,30


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_4_N

gauge00=CarenadoG430_3D_A36!GNS430_nc1,  172,68,337,179
gauge01=CarenadoG430_3D_A36!GNS430_nc2,  172,248,337,179
gauge02=BA36!gem,  8,354,154,154

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_2_A

gauge00=BA36!Annunciator_Panel_OFF,  2,29,508,25

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_4_A

gauge00=DIGTTRANS_A36!transponder,  170,428,340,83

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit05]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_5

gauge00=BA36!Clock,  6,37,496,434

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_bon_4_O

gauge00=BA36!Auto_taxi_onoff,  3,170,30,24
gauge01=BA36!Alt_Load,  172,2,167,65
gauge02=BA36!Bus_Volts,  342,2,167,65
gauge03=BA36!Trim,  114,226,54,124
gauge04=BA36!Toggle_Gps,  247,92,189,112
gauge05=BA36!Flap_lights,  87,266,23,81


[Color]
Day=255,255,255
Night=1,31,28
Luminous=255,255,255

[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8191
SIZE_Y=6143

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I don't see where you installed anything.  What am I not understanding/missing?

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Ed,

 

That's because I removed what I installed and reverted back to the original panel.cfg.    The instructions contained on your website don't appear to be correct. 

 

What I'd like and what I think is a fair request from Mindstar is a step by procedure to install the Mindstar 530 in P3D.    P3D doesn't have a C172, at least in the package I purchased; so it seems alot of the instructions contained on the websight need to be updated.

 

Mindstar advertizes that their unit works with P3D.   All I'm looking for is instructions on HOW to make that happen.   I'd prefer to use the A36 that's in p3d. 

 

Could you provide me with instructions to do that if it is possible? 

 

Thanking you advance.

 

Dave Colston

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I asked for the panel.cfg you created... you need to provide that.

 

You asked for support, and I'm trying to provide it... respond to the requests and then I can assist you.

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After reading everything on your site about three times, I finally got the GNS 530 to show up in a popup window.   However, that popup is within the P3D window.   I'd like to put the GNS530 on a different monitor, within a separate window.   How can I do that?   Attached is part of the panel config that I'm currently successfully to get the GNS530 to show up in a popup.   Still some work to do on sizing and position, but at least it can be done.  

 

How to get this into a separate window that I can drag to separate monitor?

 

Dave

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First, you can't do attachments here.  So I'm not seeing anything.  You need to post the content of the file as text.

 

As for moving to another window... you have to right click the popup window and undock it.

 

Hopefully someone with the Emuteq can come along and help... 

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You know Ed, I think it's absurd that people have to go through this kind of effort to install software they've paid your company for.   Your company advertises that the GNS530 it's compatible with p3d.   Well, why don't you guys provide a readily available and easily downloadable file to INSTALL it already?     Or better yet, how 'bout including it in the install exe you provide?  To best that I can determine, you guys don't provide a down loadable file set for ONE currently available aircraft that comes with the current p3d v3 ?   The C172 is not in p3d.   The A36 and others are.    I'm not sure why that expectation would be too unusual...

 

You've watched this dance now for two weeks.   One your techs could probably get on the phone with me for 10 minutes and solve this whole situation.    OR, you could provide a workable aircraft.cfg and associated panel.cfg file -- which I have asked you for.    That has yet to happen.    I'm not talking about Emuteq' -- that's whole other issue.   I'm talking about getting your GNS530 to work p3d -- as is advertised.  

 

I'm not understanding why that is an unreasonable request.

 

Dave C

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Your first post is on the 16th... that's 5 days, not two weeks.

We don't install anything into any aftermarket aircraft except with those developers who work with us.  Carenado works with no one and explicitly designs their aircraft to be difficult to work with.

I could do everything you want... in about a minute... yet you would learn nothing and understand nothing.  What's the point of that?  You'd be back here wanting me to do more work for you on yet another aircraft in the future.  Not going to happen.

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"I could do everything you want... in about a minute... yet you would learn nothing and understand nothing.  What's the point of that?."

 

The POINT is you provided a normal and customary service to the people you sold your software to so they could get it running on a platform you advertised it to work on.  

 

What novel idea...

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Mr. Colston,

 

You were provided exactly what you purchased.  The fact it requires that you know what you're doing with regards to installing it is something you should have been well aware of had you taken the time to read our product pages.

 

We do not do custom panel work for anyone.

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