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Hi I have just bought the DO228 100 HD SERIES XPLANE 11 from Carenado and on firing up the GTN through the Reality XP plugin the system integrates nicely in the cockpit. However I can find no way to have it pop out as a screen, I have to move my field of vision around in the cockpit to be able to program it. Am I doing something wrong or is it not supposed to enlarge?

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Hi, you just need to tell this in the RealityXP.GTN.ini file. I don't know how it is pre-configured in the DO228, but all the bits are there and self-documented.

Basically, you tell the GTN where-to render (drawto=) then for each 'where-to', you tell 'how to' render in a corresponding 'where-to' rendering settings section (1 section per destination) and whether this rendering section is visible.

Just open the ini file in any text editor and let us know if any self-documented item is unclear.

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Hi, its all unclear, I edited what I thought would change things and the GTN opened as a window not as a popup leaving the original 530 on the dash. Can I send you the original ini file to look at?

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You might post the original in file here, so as most may benefit from this discussion.

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You may open the ini file in notepad.exe for example, then select all content (CTRL+A or mouse click-drag-select), then copy the selected content (CTRL+C or menu Edit | Copy), then paste the copied content into your message here (CTRL+V or menu Edit | Paste)?

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My ini file.

[GTN]
; comma separated list of gauges
gauges = GTN_750_1

[GTN_750_1]
; comma separated list of render targets.
drawto = WINDOW, PANEL3D
; is the master device if true.
MasterDevice = true
; connects GPS to copilot side if true.
CopilotSide = false
; selects COM/NAV Radios '1' or '2'.
RadiosPair = 1
; uses computer time if true, simulator time otherwise.
ComputerTime = false
; reduce screen update rate by half.
ReduceRate = false
; integral lighting rheostat index (0 to 3) or percent (-100 to 0)
Rheostat.Display = -100
; integral lighting rheostat index (0 to 3) or percent (-100 to 0)
Rheostat.Buttons = -100
; connects GPS to HSI if true.
LinkHsi = true
; connects GPS to HSI course if true.
LinkCrs = false
; connects HSI OBS to GPS if true.
LinkObs = false
; connects GPS to VOR if true.
LinkVor = false
; connects GPS to Autopilot if true.
LinkOto = true
; connects CDI key to NAV/GPS switch if true.
AutoNavGps = true
; enables automatic GPS/VLOC selection.
AutoSelect = true
; selects VLOC NAV '1' or '2'. '0' selects same source as 'RadiosPair'.
AutoNavSource = 0
; sets device power source: ALWAYS_ON,AVIONICS_BUS,MAIN_BATTERY
PowerSource = AVIONICS_BUS
; connects GPS to Shadin Air Data computer if true.
UseAirData = true
; connects GPS to Shadin Fuel Data computer if true.
UseFuelData = true
; connects GPS to Audio Panel if true.
UseAudioPanel = true
; connects GPS to Transponder if true.
UseTransponder = true
; connects GPS to RYAN 9900BX if true.
UseRyanTcad = true
; sets TCAD sound alerts volume in percent: 0 to 100.
RyanTcadVolume = 50
; enable device failures if true.
UseFailures = false
; intercepts X-Plane GPS commands if true.
UseSimGpsCmds = false
; sets transponder VFR code (octal default: #1200).
VFRcode = #1200
; sets fuel type: AVGAS,JETA,JETB,DIESEL
FuelType = AVGAS
; sets ownship icon type:
; AUTO,LOW_WING,HIGH_WING,KIT_PLANE,TURBOPROP,TWIN_ENGINE,SINGLE_JET,BUSINESS_JET,2BLADES,3BLADES,4BLADES,ARROW
OwnshipIcon = AUTO
; sets TAWS type: TERR,TAWS_B,TAWS_A
TawsMode = TERR
; sets TAWS surface: HARD,HARD_SOFT,WATER,ANY
TawsSurface = HARD_SOFT
; TAWS minimum runway length (feet)
TawsMinLength = 40
; TAWS approach air speed (knots), -1 (auto detect Vref: 115)
TawsApprSpeed = 115
; TAWS maximum flap extension speed (knots) or -1 (auto detect Vfe: 150)
TawsFlapSpeed = 150
; TAWS maximum gear extension speed (knots) or -1 (auto detect Vle: 160)
TawsGearSpeed = 160
; sets voice type: MALE,FEMALE
VoicePref = MALE
; sets master sound volume in percent: 0 to 100.
MasterVolume = 100
; selects the default database: 0: 'Garmin (North America)', 1: 'Jeppesen (Worldwide)'
NavDbType = 1
; selects the CPU running the trainer process: 1 to 32
; 0: last core, -1: automatic.
CpuAffinity = -1

[GTN_750_1.WINDOW]
; display window if true.
visible = true
; show screen only gauge if true.
nobezel = false
; display type: WINDOW,PANEL2D,PANEL3D,PANELS
frame.type = WINDOW
; display position and dimension (left,top,width,height)
frame.rect = 2602,2003,1063,1012
; screen only border size (pixels).
border.size = 0
; screen only border color (#RGB or #RGBA).
border.rgba = #000000
; enable mouse clickspots if true, disable if false (use SHIFT to override)
usemouse = true
; display mouse tooltips if true.
tooltips = false
; freeze display position if true.
locked = false

[GTN_750_1.PANEL3D]
; display window if true.
visible = true
; show screen only gauge if true.
nobezel = true
; display type: WINDOW,PANEL2D,PANEL3D,PANELS
frame.type = PANEL3D
; display position and dimension (left,top,width,height)
frame.rect = 1218,2048,830,1024
; screen only border size (pixels).
border.size = 0
; screen only border color (#RGB or #RGBA).
border.rgba = #000000
; enable mouse option: NONE,POPUP,TOUCHSCREEN
usemouse = TOUCHSCREEN

 

Thanks for any help.

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Hi,

Did you try to select the "show window" in the plugins settings?

menu bar\Plugins\Reality XP GTN\GTN 1\Show window

You can also assign a button/key in the Keyboard settings (GTN1 toggle window visibility).
I don't own the DO-228 but displaying the popup window by clicking on the bezel or using a button depends on what option the developer has offered.
I just know the DO-228 uses a toggle switch to select the instrument (GNS or GTN). I don't know if there's a spot you can click to toggle the 2D window. Assuming that's what you'd like to do.

Also: what is your monitor(s) configuration and (combined) resolution, please?
Based on your .ini it would be possible that the windows is displayed slightly out of frame.

; display position and dimension (left,top,width,height)
frame.rect = 2602,2003,1063,1012

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32 minutes ago, Bourrinopathe said:

Based on your .ini it would be possible that the windows is displayed slightly out of frame.

This is what first strikes me too.

If that is the case, select Plugins | Reality XP GTN | GTN 1 | Reset Window 

Doing this restores the popup window dimensions to 1:1 screen scale (1 screen pixel in the popup window = 1 screen pixel in the GTN device) and also restores popup window location to top-right corner.

NB: next update will add support (GTN and GNS V2) for additional options regarding popup window ala FltSim, i.e. popleft= and popright= settings.

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