View Full Version : Panel Is not loading in the correct state
12-12-2004, 07:10 PM
Ok I did the tutorial up to the point of takeoff (I'm not at home and dont have the controls to acutally fly). Then I decided to try it on my own somewhere else. I loaded up my default flight (SEATAC), and then loaded up the 727-100 Freighter in Northern Air Cargo colors. But the panel was'nt cold and dark...the switches loaded in the same configuration as the last time I used it. I've tried loading different planes, different areas, the tutorial flight, and the panel still won't load in the cold dark format like I selected. Am I missing something? (I read the FAQ concerning this issue)
12-12-2004, 07:20 PM
Did you use Config Manager to select the Cold and Dark setup state?
12-12-2004, 07:25 PM
12-12-2004, 07:31 PM
I'm suspecting you only set up the Boeing 727-100 Passenger version the way you wanted to. Select the dropdown menu for the actual aircraft you will be flying.. it is different for each one. So, if you want to change an option for the 722 Cargo, you have to make sure you are selecting the 722 Cargo.. you'll figure it out once you pull down that dropdown box.
12-12-2004, 07:37 PM
No thats not it...the panel state drop down is the same for all the aircraft.
12-12-2004, 07:42 PM
It is not though. You can have 4 individual configurations, one for each varation of the plane.
12-12-2004, 07:46 PM
Yes you can, but that only effects options like whether you want Steam or Glass cockpit, etc. The box where you select whether you want it cold & dark or not is universal to all the planes.
12-12-2004, 08:51 PM
As far as whether the aircraft setup is for Taxi, Boarding or Cold and Dark, this setting affects all aircraft types.
Amskram - my suggestion is to open Config manager and hit the reset button, save, then close. Reopen Config manager and make your cold and dark selection, then your other selections. This should take care of it.
12-13-2004, 01:15 PM
Todd, I'm also having this problem...I'm a cert pro too :-)...but this is a reproducable problem. I config it to cold and dark, then run FS, do the tutorial, but lets say I only get the APU started, then I exit FS, and run FS again - and violla the plane is not cold and dark - its is exactly where I left it, with the APU running...hmmm..
Ok, so I run the config o matic again, and turn it to ready for taxi, then start FS, and the 727 is ready to go, then stop FS, change the setting in the config o matic back to cold and dark, and violla- its cold and dark...but if I want it cold and dark after messing with the panel, I have to go back to the config o matic everytime to get it cold and dark....confusing....
12-13-2004, 01:20 PM
Ingo answers this here:
Still though, I dont think its practical for users to have to run config o matic everytime if they want the plane cold and dark...then again, I've been trying to start the thing up from cold and dark, so I have to keep resetting it anyway ;-)
12-13-2004, 01:25 PM
It's about the only way to make it so that this complex panel can be saved in its last state. I guess we'll see how this pans out in the near future. I'm not sure that it's too big a hassle to run COM before each flight if you want to start cold and dark. I think people are running COM to change loadouts before each flight, but maybe not?
12-13-2004, 01:47 PM
Well thats true Todd, and some will prolly just load it ready for taxi once they figure out the tutorial flight (like me - must have missed a step, cant get the overhead lights to come on, Im stuck on page 22 lol)
12-13-2004, 01:51 PM
If you want it cold and dark, just turn everything off, and quit your complaining.
:D :D ;)
EDITED for decency.
12-13-2004, 02:39 PM
There's no complaining going on here:-roll Just people trying to understand the logic of the software. Nothing wrong with that;)
12-13-2004, 03:51 PM
Yea, having the plane remember the last state is a double-edged sword. It's very realistic, obviously. However, having to quit a flight at cruising altitude and then returning to the 727 later can be a big surprise until you're used to it.
The other thing everyone has to be careful about is that the startup scenario always returns to the default. So, if you get into COM and change something, you need to make sure that the startup scenario you want is re-selected before you save.
I believe you could change the default startup scenario by editing the COM config file.
12-13-2004, 09:49 PM
I think this is a good FAQ issue. FAQ it! :)
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