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Hello!Is it possible to edit and debug .gau files? I have problems with a gau file that doesn't show the correct font (radio stack), was wondering if I could open it and see what font it uses?best regards

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No, you cannot. Gauge files are compiled C code and would simply look like gibberish, especially since even the bitmaps are encoded in binary...

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okay, thanx. But what about fonts that gauges use? are they included in the gau file or are the placed in the fs9 fonts folder? Could my font problems exist because of a missing fon file in the font dir?

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>okay, thanx. But what about fonts that gauges use? are they>included in the gau file or are the placed in the fs9 fonts>folder? Could my font problems exist because of a missing fon>file in the font dir?Exactly, this is a common reason. But I do not know how to find out the font that the gage wants to load.I guess if the custom font file is not found the gage defaults to Arial.What gage are you talking about, btw?

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In the special case of gauges that contain strings you can open the .gau file with a hex editor and have a look, the fonts used are in readable text. I won't recommend to edit the .gau, possible though.Arne Bartels

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>What gage are you talking about, btw?It's the radio stack for the flight1 cessna 172, tried reinstalling, and installing the update. Still seems to not find font and revert to arial

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>>What gage are you talking about, btw?>>It's the radio stack for the flight1 cessna 172, tried>reinstalling, and installing the update. Still seems to not>find font and revert to arialIt probably uses the quartz.ttf which should already be in the FS9 font folder. If not, you may have the same font in your Windows fonts folder and can simply copy it over.

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Yes, that's what i thought too, but the quartz.ttf is in my fs9 fonts folder, and it does not work.

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Actually, you can more easily do the extract/edit/replace of gauge .bmp files using FS Panel Studio, but that doesn't address the question of the OP, which is how to change the font used by a particular gauge.Since that is nothing more than a text entry in the source gauge code, it is not a trivial procedure. In fact, it is likely not possible to do without totally FUBARing the .gau file...

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Yep, I guess the only solution left is for someone else with the F1 Cessna 172 to tell me what fonts they have in the fonts folder... Apparently something is missing there

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Yes Granted but some gauges use bmp's for the fonts,Ive had a few russian guage's which I converted to english this way.Isnt FS panel studio payware? MaV

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Yes, FS Panel Studio is "payware." For such an advanced tool though, it is quite a bargain, and all updates to the program are free.The author has constantly improved the functionality of the program based on user feedback and feature requests. The latest Build will look in the a/c's panel file for a gauge first, just as FS itself does, which makes gauge file management during the development process so much easier... :)

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