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04-09-2007, 05:13 PM
Somewhere???-I remember seeing a change to FSX.cfg that would supposedly lessen the gauge distortion (horizontal stretch) when using a wide screen display. Anybody up on this?
Setting Panel Stretch to 0 will do it of course, but then you have an open area on the display and it appears the pilot is flying from out on the right wing.
04-10-2007, 03:13 PM
Info obtained-I found the item in FSX.cfg. Its in the Display section.
06-01-2007, 09:40 PM
I am experiencing the same problem of 2D panels instruments deformation.
But, I can't find a file named FSX.cfg
Could you share with us how did you do to solve this problem?
07-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Sorry for the delay--I (obviously) don't check in here very often.
I am using Windows XP, and don't know if Vista changes this, but:
FSX.cfg is most easily located by using that file name in the windows search function, then right clicking on the result. It will then give you the option of going to the containing folder.
If that doesn't work for some reason, mine is in the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Applications Data\Microsoft\FSX.
It could apppear as either just "FSX" or "FSX.cfg" depending on how you have your system set up, and is editable with note pad.
The widescreen item is under [Display]. If it is missing, just add a line as follows;
Actually, I found out that it does not help much, but seems to have some effect in the virtual cockpit view. I guess it depends upon how wide your screen is-Mine is 25 inches.
07-28-2007, 09:20 PM
"The widescrreen item is under" should read "-------------is in the "Display" section. The section names are enclosed in square brackets, which for some reason will not show up when typed into these posts.
07-30-2007, 09:05 PM
It did not work for me.
I found the fsx.cfg and changed WideViewAspect=false to true
My problem is a instrument deformation for the panel view (F10)
07-31-2007, 12:52 AM
>Somewhere???-I remember seeing a change to FSX.cfg that would
>supposedly lessen the gauge distortion (horizontal stretch)
>when using a wide screen display. Anybody up on this?
>Setting Panel Stretch to 0 will do it of course, but then you
>have an open area on the display and it appears the pilot is
>flying from out on the right wing.
Although you loose a bit of your forward (out the window) view, you can simply "slide the 2d panel" up a bit, then grab the lower edge of the window and 'pull it down' to the bottom again.
If you find the view acceptable, you can make the change "permanent" by editing the panel.cfg file and changing the window size ratio directly.
The example below is a "wide screen" 2d panel that's been adjusted to display normally on a standard 4:3 format monitor:
window_size= 1.000, 0.783 // use 78.3% of the screen width
window_pos= 0.000, 0.220
The example below would rescale a normal 4:3 2d panel for wide-screen monitor:
window_size= 1.217, 1.000 // use 121.7% of the screen height ratio
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
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