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Bob Familton

Adding Gauges to FS2004 Panels

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I have been trying to load Bill Morad's (God rest his soul) excellent FS2002 ATC gauge to the FS2004 B737-400 aircraft, with no luck. I am lost using the FS2004 ATC as I have been so used to using the ATC panel in FS2002 with no problems in any of the aircraft. The gauge allows you to toggle the ATC commands with the mouse rather than the keyboard. I tried to add the ATC Toggle switch to the left of the kneeboard toggle. I also added the ATC Panel as Window 07 (which is the way it was in FS2002) and in the same position in FS2004. I keep getting the error that the gauge is not found. Why are some of the gauges in the Gauges Folder and some in the Panel folder? I tried adding the gauge in the Gauge folder and later in the Panel folder with no luck either. I added the bitmap in the Panel folder. I hope some expert gauge programmer can help me. Once FSPanel Studio is patched for FS2004 it probably will allow me to add the gauge. Thanks, regards, Bob.

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I suggest you keep track of your incompatibilities. It's always tough the first week or so while the developers/hobbyists tinker about and try to find workarounds/solutions while Microsoft releases new/updated SDK documentation.Felix/FFDSPegasus Aviation Design

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Hi Felix. Thanks for the reply. I finally got it working OK in the B737-400 A/C. The main problem was that the gauge required the fssound.dll module, which is not in FS2004. I added it to the Modules Folder of FS2004, added the (OLDMODULES) fssound.dll=1 to the cfg file (with square brackets), made sure that the bmp sizes were correct, followed the normal installation of the gauge callouts, installed the FS2002 gauge into FS2004, etc. and VOILA! It works. Now I can toggle the ATC commands with my mouse like I did in FS2002. I'm off to fix all of the other planes. Thanks for the help. I appreciate any help given. Best regards, Bob.

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