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Unable to click panels on 777

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Hi guys, just recently I am unable to click and buttons on my panels either 2D or VC. I can click the buttons which switch between overhead, ped, radios etc but can not make any buttons work. This is a recent occurence and havent installed anything new. Any thoughts?

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Randy,'Fraid I have never seen this before. In btinging up the various panels {in 2D} can use use the hidden click spots as well as the panel switcher?John R

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No just the switcher all though I can click the master caution button. Very strange.

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I have this exact same problem..though the panel has never worked for me..i had this problem since install.Reinstalled a couple of times to no avail..:(

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Walter,"though the panel has never worked for me"??I'll try and help. Can you say exactly how the panel doesn't work. As I said before, this is a new one so I really need some details to try and reproduce the problem.John R

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Basically you cant click any buttons, the FMC, adjust airspeed or altitude. You can use the panel switch buttons to change popups though and click the master caution button. It just popped up out of the blue for me with nothing changed in my installation.

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Randy,Again I have never heard of this. Firstly I assume that the mouse works correctly in every other way including the default aircraft switches.So, check whether the 777 switches work through the keyboard with an easy one. Does "G" select gear lever up/down?If so, it could be some kind of graphics problem. That said I have just tried completely disabling my graphics card and can still run the 777 with the mouse controlling the switches. And if the Panel Switcher works with the mouse.............??Do you have a back up as the first thing to try must be to replace the gauge file?John R

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No I dont have a backup from before this happened. I was out of simming for awhile and came back when PSS went defunct. All my other aircraft work I dont really know what caused it. I think Im pretty much hosed until PSS offer a wat to reinstall freshly or I get the flight 1 version unfortunatley.

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Randy,Look at what works. Does the gear lever move with the keyboard G; if so does it move using the mouse? {I have been looking at the possibility of a corrupt voronoi.dat}John

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No it doesnt. But I just noticed I can still magnify the displays by clicking on them. I tried setting a few things to keyboard commands but that didnt work either.

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it's exactly has randy has described..Though i tried loading up the full working panel state, but after loading the panel everything turns off again and i'm back to being stuck

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Randy, Walter,This fault appears to be related to the pss_vars.xml file in the PSSB77704/panel/pss-vars folder. Either this file is missing, is corrupt or the panel.cfg had been changed to prevent this file being called up {it should be gauge05 in Window 00}.Let me know what you have.John

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Ive got the file what should I be checking for?

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Randy,1. The file should be in the PSSB77704/panel/pss-vars folder. Modified date should be 7 Nov 2005 size 15680 bytes.2. Check the panel.cfg. Under Window 00 you should see the PSS_vars called up as follows:gauge03=PSS-B777!EICAS, 1251, 869, 502,667gauge04=PSS-B777!EFIS, 498, 507, 380,362gauge05=pss_vars!pss_vars, 0,800,50,50gauge06=PSS-B777!Autopilot, 878,507,1170,363gauge07=PSS-B777!LeftBottom, 0,1415,1018,121If both these are correct, we might have to try replacing the xml file itself?John

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All that is the same as yours still no joy. But I truly appreciate your help.

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Randy,Odd. I'll keep looking but in the meantime, pm me with your e-mail address and we can try the next step.John

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I've just done a full reinstall of FS2004 (needed to that anyway, fs2004 is just like an OS =S)Anyway the panel works now..but i don't have any numbers on displays.. e.g. the engine screen just shows the n1n2 circles, but no numbers or whatsoever.Same goes for all the other displays,the FMC doesn't work either (all squares)i have FSUIPC 3.53Screenshot:http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/6098/pss777ti5.jpg

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ah I see,Well i checked the fonts folder and couldn't find anything.. i then checked the installer, found & extracted the fonts.I'll install them and i guess it should work now:)Anyway it would be a good idea to mention on the site what fonts to look for? Thanks!

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Walter,Sorry, that was written when PSS still existed. I am sure your have found that it is IRS_____.TTF and Baloo.ttf. There are very many references to them if you search the Boeing forum.Here to help if it is still not fixed.John R

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Thanks for all your help, got it all working!It is indeed almost equal to PMDG in terms of quality, very impressiveedit: there's one more thing though, whenever im at an airport, the panel acts as if I have ~3fps..it stutters a lot, even though the simulator itself is running a steady 30fps.Whenever I take-off it goes back to normal (sim still 30fps)Any ideas?thanks again

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Walter,Go into the set up panel to set up/performance/efis refresh rates and reduce everything to 6. Might help as the default is 18 {it all depends on your system}John

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Randy,Check for the file "voronoi.dat" in your main FS9 directory.If you've done a manual install from a backup, you may have missed this file, it's an integral part of the wx radar. Not having it will cause the exact symptoms you describe with the T7, and outright crash the sim with the 757.

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Unfortunatley I have it :( No idea what caused me to go belly up yet still working on it.

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