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I think I read somewhere on the AVSim site, and now can't find, some info about a lack of VOR 2 DME indications on what I originally thought was just the CRJ700 but now I see it's also on the Lear and maybe more. I haven't flown every plane yet. I'm guessing the answer's going to be "You can't get there from here", but I have to ask anyway. Is there, or will there be, a way to get that information on to those effected panels besides swinging a cat over your head at midnight during a full moon? I'm not expecting a full set of instruments in the ultralight, but in a Learjet? Please.What's that sound? Hmmmm, sounds like FS9 is begging to be reinstalled.

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>I think I read somewhere on the AVSim site, and now can't>find, some info about a lack of VOR 2 DME indications on what>I originally thought was just the CRJ700 but now I see it's>also on the Lear and maybe more. I haven't flown every plane>yet. >>I'm guessing the answer's going to be "You can't get there>from here", but I have to ask anyway. Is there, or will there>be, a way to get that information on to those effected panels>besides swinging a cat over your head at midnight during a>full moon? I'm not expecting a full set of instruments in the>ultralight, but in a Learjet? Please.>>What's that sound? Hmmmm, sounds like FS9 is begging to be>reinstalled.If it's begging to be reinstalled, then by all means reinstall it. (!)Sure you can add a VOR2 to any panel easily, if it exists presently in FSX. I think the Cessna 172 has one.If no VOR2 exists on any panel in FSX, then it will not be so easy. But like I said, I do think one of the Cessnas has a VOR2 if I remember correctly.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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Nah, I'm not reinstalling FS9. This is a quest now. I've brought gauges in where none were before in add-on FS9 A/C so other than being a little time consuming to get them placed right, it's not a big deal. Personally, though, I'd rather have accurate gauges than a cartoon fuel truck crossing a taxiway in front of moving airplane. That's hardly "as real as it gets" but, afterall, it IS just a game.Thanks.

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>Nah, I'm not reinstalling FS9. This is a quest now. >>I've brought gauges in where none were before in add-on FS9>A/C so other than being a little time consuming to get them>placed right, it's not a big deal. Well it is a big deal with FSX, because you are limited to bringing in FSX-compatible gauges ONLY. That means any gauge that shipped with FSX basically. Some xml-coded gauges from FS2004 might work though.Gauges are the #1 incompatibility issue between FS2004 and FSX.>Personally, though, I'd>rather have accurate gauges than a cartoon fuel truck crossing>a taxiway in front of moving airplane. That's hardly "as real>as it gets" but, afterall, it IS just a game.>>Thanks.Well, so would I but...remember WE (meaning the kind of people here at AVSIM) are not specifically the people Microsoft added new features for. They were/are trying to bring in Joe Casual Simmer and not us, they already have us.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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>Well it is a big deal with FSX, because you are limited to>bringing in FSX-compatible gauges ONLY. That means any gauge>that shipped with FSX basically. Some xml-coded gauges from>FS2004 might work though.>>Gauges are the #1 incompatibility issue between FS2004 and>FSX.Rhett, the only gauges that won't load at all in FSX are those compiled using the (now depecrated) FS98 header and callback structure.There are quite literally thousands of post-FS98 compiled gauges available to be used in place of the FS98 compiled gauges. It simply takes a bit more effort to make the appropriate substitutions.

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>>Well it is a big deal with FSX, because you are limited to>>bringing in FSX-compatible gauges ONLY. That means any>gauge>>that shipped with FSX basically. Some xml-coded gauges from>>FS2004 might work though.>>>>Gauges are the #1 incompatibility issue between FS2004 and>>FSX.>>Rhett, the only gauges that won't load at all in FSX>are those compiled using the (now depecrated) FS98 header and>callback structure.>Ooh, yes, that's what I meant to say Bill. I forgot that post-FS98 header gauges can in fact be .gau's/dll's and not xmls. (??)Since you're here, let me get some things straight in my head:Are all of these truisms:1) FSX will not load gauges with the FS98-style header, period.2) FSX will load newer-style gauges, but it will ask for "is this ok to load" upon first loading of the gauge, and it will then appear in the [Trusted] area of the FSX.CFG.3) FSX will load *all* xml gauges with no complaint whatsoever.Not sure if #3 is true or not. Maybe an xml-based gauge designed for FS2004 *will* get the "is this ok to load" message...RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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Although I'm glad to know about the possible FS9 vs FSX gauge issues, it was always my intention to only use FSX gauges on FSX panels. I already have enough headaches at work. No point in creating more for myself at home, right?Thanks for the input though guys. I do appreciate it.A4Skyhawk

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>Since you're here, let me get some things straight in my>head:>Are all of these truisms:>1) FSX will not load gauges with the FS98-style header,>period.>2) FSX will load newer-style gauges, but it will ask for "is>this ok to load" upon first loading of the gauge, and it will>then appear in the [Trusted] area of the FSX.CFG.>3) FSX will load *all* xml gauges with no complaint>whatsoever.All three statements are factual, although #2 requires a caveat: if the gauge in question has a "Trusted Certificate," it may - or may not - invoke the acceptance dialog.If the author uses a certificate from certain providers who're already listed in WinXP's list of Trusted Authorities, no dialog will ever appear. Such CA's include VeriSign, Thawte, and a handful of others.

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