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[RESOLVED] GNS 530 Pop-up no screen

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I have added the GNS530/430 to a Carenado T210 and in the VC everything works great and all displays are fine. When I click on the display of the 530 I get the GPS window pop-up but the screen is blank. The controls on the pop-up control the VC screen, but no display on the pop-up.

Below is my panel.cfg:

// This Panel.cfg file created by FS Panel Studio panel editor utility - http://www.fspanelstudio.com
// Built Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 20:53 FSPS Build:22900
	[Window Titles]
Window00=GPS
Window01=Manual
Window02=Control Windows
Window03=INFO
	
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=255,255,255 
size_mm=520,378
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=794
window_size= 0.360, 0.438
window_pos= 0.015, 0.530
zorder=15
	
gauge01=MPI_GNS!GNS530,  0,0,520,378,1:2:225
	
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=1000,1000
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=793
window_size= 0.440, 0.773
window_pos= 0.520, 0.040
zorder=0
	gauge00=T210MManual!manual,  0,0,1000,1000
	
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=581,153
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=796
window_size= 0.321, 0.150
window_pos= 0.020, 0.170
zorder=5
	gauge00=CCTC!Control_windows,  0,0,581,153
	
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
file=info.bmp 
size_mm=345,157
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=1
ident=142
window_size= 0.161, 0.116
window_pos= 0.020, 0.040
	//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=256,256
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$C340_GPS
	gauge00=CCTC!Toggle_GPS,  143,188,101,65
gauge01=MPI_GNS!GNS530,  0,0,256,186,1:1:-1
gauge02=MPI_GNS!GNS430,  0,186,134,71,2:1:-1
	
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$RadiosC114
	gauge00=RadioC210!RadioAudio,  0,0,297,57
gauge01=RadioC210!RadioAdf,  0,321,300,75
gauge02=DigTrans!transponder,  0,166,297,74
gauge03=APBK!Autopilot,  0,242,297,78
gauge04=DME!DME_screen,  302,212,210,82
gauge05=CCTC!Temp,  334,338,150,150
gauge06=CCTC!Oxygen,  3,398,115,114
gauge07=CCTC!Gear_light_red,  124,463,40,40
gauge08=CCTC!Gear_light_green,  124,419,40,40
gauge09=CCTC!Panel_annunciator,  301,114,207,93
gauge10=CCTC!Test_Light,  181,461,40,40
gauge11=CCTC!ELT_Light,  181,416,40,40
gauge12=CCTC2!ALTqnh,  490,0,20,20
	
Day=255,255,255
Night=255,255,255
Luminous=201,64,64 
	[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8192
SIZE_Y=3500

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We have a web page that is a a "must read" when planning on doing your own panel additions for our 430/530 units: http://www.mindstaraviation.com/GNS_Retrofit.html .  It explains everything you need to know about adding the entries and what each value represents  The 5th parameter has 3 values that are critical in their values... and you have a mistake in the one you entered for the popup window.

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Thanks, I saw it and it fixed it. The last part of the third parameter must equal the window ident number. All is well now. 

I must say I really like the Mindstar product. I was able to setup control of the inner/outer right knob trough my Saitek radio panel, nice!

Any work on upcoming updates like terrain or traffic?

Thanks!

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Nothing to report there... our biggest issue right now... making 64-bit versions.

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Hello,

I believe I have the same problem that hsolano had with the GNS appearing with a blank screen.

I have installed the GNS530/430 into the FSX default CRJ 700 to show in a pop up window only.  The pop up window appears and the GNS unit appears as well, but the units screen is blank.  All buttons and knobs work with the mouse clicks to change and swap frequencies, but nothing shows on the main screen.

I have reinstalled the GNS, followed the online instructions to the letter, and double checked the coding in the panel.cfg file, and all seems correct.  Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Post your panel.cfg please.

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// Panel Configuration file
// Bombardier CRJ 700
// Copyright (c) 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
	[Window Titles]
window00=Main Panel
Window01=GPS
//Window02=Default GPS
window03=Throttle Quadrant
window04=Overhead
Window05=Standy PFD
Window06=PFD
Window07=MFD
Window08=EFIS
Window09=Mini Panel
	[Window00]
file_1024=bombardier_CRJ700_panel_background.bmp
file_1024_night=bombardier_CRJ700_panel_background_night.bmp
size_mm=1024
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
	gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!compass,              923,  0
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_1,  139, 324
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!autopilot,              421, 329
gauge03=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_2,  974, 326
gauge04=Bombardier_CRJ_700!clock,                 21, 492
gauge05=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_screen_bezel,     206, 478
gauge06=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd,                     221, 494, 222, 262
gauge07=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd_screen_bezel,     469, 478
gauge08=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd,                  484, 492, 260, 338
gauge09=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis_screen_bezel,    747, 430
gauge10=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis,                 763, 446, 221, 252
gauge11=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_mfd_select_panel,   0, 579
	gauge26=SimIcons1024!ECU Icon,                      270, 454
gauge27=SimIcons1024!Overhead Icon,              292, 454
gauge28=SimIcons1024!Kneeboard Icon,             314, 454
gauge29=SimIcons1024!ATC Icon,                   336, 454
gauge30=SimIcons1024!Map Icon,                   358, 454
gauge31=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon,                   380, 454
gauge32=SimIcons1024!Radio Icon,                 402, 454
gauge33=SimIcons1024!Other Controls Icon,        424, 454
gauge34=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,         80,398,57,17
	
[Window01]
size_mm=456,520
window_size=0.5
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
VISIBLE=0
// Microsoft's panel ident named "GPS_PANEL" is equivalent to a number 225
ident=GPS_PANEL
	// Gauge 5th Parameter contains 3 values separated by colons ':'
// UNIT:INST:IDENT
//   UNIT  - GPS Unit Number: Use '1' for GPS #1, Use '2' for GPS #2.
//   INST  - Sequential instance number for a particular unit.
//           For example, GPS #1 may appear in the main panel and also
//           in a popup panel, GPS #1 in the main panel would be instance 1,
//           and the GPS #1 in the popup panel would be instance 2.
//   IDENT - The "Ident" value of the window on which this gauge appears.
//           Use numbers only.   GPS_PANEL is 225.   Virtual Cockpit is -1
	gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530, 0, 0, 456, 331, 1:1:225
	
//[Window02]
//Background_color=0,0,0
//size_mm=456,378
//window_pos=500,0
//visible=1
//ident=GPS2
	//gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,  0,0
	
[Window03]
size_mm=560,356
position=0
visible=0
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
ident=THROTTLE_PANEL
	gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!popup_ecu, 0, 40
	

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Is there a MOdules folder in your FSX main folder and if so, is there a Hypergauge.dll in there?

While we're at it, please show me the content of your dll.xml file.

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// Panel Configuration file
// Bombardier CRJ 700
// Copyright (c) 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

[Window Titles]
window00=Main Panel
Window01=GPS
//Window02=Default GPS
window03=Throttle Quadrant
window04=Overhead
Window05=Standy PFD
Window06=PFD
Window07=MFD
Window08=EFIS
Window09=Mini Panel

[Window00]
file_1024=bombardier_CRJ700_panel_background.bmp
file_1024_night=bombardier_CRJ700_panel_background_night.bmp
size_mm=1024
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL

gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!compass,              923,  0
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_1,  139, 324
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!autopilot,              421, 329
gauge03=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_2,  974, 326
gauge04=Bombardier_CRJ_700!clock,                 21, 492
gauge05=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_screen_bezel,     206, 478
gauge06=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd,                     221, 494, 222, 262
gauge07=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd_screen_bezel,     469, 478
gauge08=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd,                  484, 492, 260, 338
gauge09=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis_screen_bezel,    747, 430
gauge10=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis,                 763, 446, 221, 252
gauge11=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_mfd_select_panel,   0, 579

gauge26=SimIcons1024!ECU Icon,                      270, 454
gauge27=SimIcons1024!Overhead Icon,              292, 454
gauge28=SimIcons1024!Kneeboard Icon,             314, 454
gauge29=SimIcons1024!ATC Icon,                   336, 454
gauge30=SimIcons1024!Map Icon,                   358, 454
gauge31=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon,                   380, 454
gauge32=SimIcons1024!Radio Icon,                 402, 454
gauge33=SimIcons1024!Other Controls Icon,        424, 454
gauge34=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,         80,398,57,17


[Window01]
size_mm=456,520
window_size=0.5
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL

// Gauge 5th Parameter contains 3 values separated by colons ':'
// UNIT:INST:IDENT
//   UNIT  - GPS Unit Number: Use '1' for GPS #1, Use '2' for GPS #2.
//   INST  - Sequential instance number for a particular unit.
//           For example, GPS #1 may appear in the main panel and also
//           in a popup panel, GPS #1 in the main panel would be instance 1,
//           and the GPS #1 in the popup panel would be instance 2.
//   IDENT - The "Ident" value of the window on which this gauge appears.
//           Use numbers only.   GPS_PANEL is 225.   Virtual Cockpit is -1

gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530, 0, 0, 456, 331, 1:1:225


//[Window02]
//Background_color=0,0,0
//size_mm=456,378
//window_pos=500,0
//visible=1
//ident=GPS2

//gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,  0,0


[Window03]
size_mm=560,356
position=0
visible=0
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
ident=THROTTLE_PANEL

gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!popup_ecu, 0, 40


[Window04]
size_mm=673,315
position=2
visible=0
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
ident=OVERHEAD_PANEL

gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!popup_overhead, 0, 0


[Window05]
size_mm=237,239
position=8
visible=0
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
ident=MISC_POPUP_1

gauge00=Bombardier_CRJ_700!backup_pfd, 0, 0


//--------------------------------------------------------
// Full Size PFD
[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=340,389
position=6
visible=0
ident=500
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_screen_bezel,     0,  0, 340,389
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd,                    20, 20, 300,352

//--------------------------------------------------------
// Full Size MFD
[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=340, 389
window_pos=684,379
visible=0
ident=501
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd_screen_bezel,     0,  0, 340, 389
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd,                    25, 25, 345, 445

//--------------------------------------------------------
// Full Size EFIS
[Window08]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=340,389
position=8
visible=0
ident=502
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis_screen_bezel,      0,  0, 340,389
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis,         20, 20, 294,324

[Window09]
position=7
size_mm=780,300
background_color=0,0,0
ident=MINIPANEL
child_3d=1
alpha_blend=0.55
gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_screen_bezel,     0,   0, 260, 300
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd,                    15,  15, 230, 270
gauge03=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd_screen_bezel,   260,   0, 260, 300
gauge04=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd,                   280,  15, 260, 350
gauge05=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis_screen_bezel,  520,   0, 260, 300
gauge06=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis,               540,  15, 225, 250

[VCockpit01]
size_mm=1024,1024
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$CRJ_1
background_color=0,0,0

gauge01=Bombardier_CRJ_700!popup_overhead,                 4,4,673,315
gauge02=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis_screen_bezel,              4,323,310,388
gauge03=Bombardier_CRJ_700!efis,                           23,340,274,324
gauge04=Bombardier_CRJ_700!autopilot,                      4,715,542,92
gauge05=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_1,            5,811,267,97
gauge06=Bombardier_CRJ_700!annunciator_panel_2,             5,912,50,95
gauge07=Bombardier_CRJ_700!mfd,                            609,325,321,418
gauge08=Bombardier_CRJ_700!compass,                        275,811,101,128
gauge09=Bombardier_CRJ_700!clock,                          382,813,102,119
gauge10=Bombardier_CRJ_700!popup_radio,                    681,4,225,320
gauge11=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd,                   324,333,274,324
gauge12=Bombardier_CRJ_700!backup_pfd,               549,748,237,239
gauge13=Bombardier_CRJ_700!pfd_mfd_select_panel,       790,749,169,190
gauge14=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,                   58,912,89,25

[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8192
SIZE_Y=2980


Day=255,255,255
Night=255,255,255
Luminous=246,115,119

[Views]
VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=-1.0, 0.0, 0.0

 

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I edited my post after realizing it was the default CRJ... please check the things I added to my post above.

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10 minutes ago, WarpD said:

Is there a MOdules folder in your FSX main folder and if so, is there a Hypergauge.dll in there?

While we're at it, please show me the content of your dll.xml file.

There is a Modules folder and there is a Hypergauge.dll in it.

The dll.xml file:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0">
  <Descr>Launch</Descr>
  <Filename>dll.xml</Filename>
  <Disabled>False</Disabled>
  <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>
  <Launch.Addon>
        <Name>FSUIPC 4</Name>
        <Disabled>False</Disabled>
        <Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path>
    </Launch.Addon>
    <Launch.Addon>
        <Name>Mindstar Hypergauge</Name>
        <Disabled>False</Disabled>
        <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
        <Path>Modules\HyperGauge.dll</Path>
    </Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>

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Ok... does this work in other aircraft, like the 172?

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No.  With the 172 it completely crashes.  FSX stops working and restarts.

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When did you purchase the GNS?

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