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12-31-2001, 01:14 PM
I just downloaded a "passenger view" file but there is no read me file to explain how to adjust the panel config file to use same.
Could anyone give me a "down and dirty" description of what I need to do.
If its too involved just tell me to pound sand!!!
12-31-2001, 02:17 PM
12-31-2001, 02:18 PM
01-01-2002, 08:56 PM
I'm going to tell you the easiest way I have done it.
I think this works, if there is no Virtual cockpit in the plane. (Virtual cockpits have a different setup.)It works for planes with seperate bmp's for right/left/back/forward etc.
These will be in the panel folder. If the passenger view is looking out the right side window, then put this new view in the folder, then rename it to what the default "right side view" was called. Im not sure but maybe something like right.bmp (??)
Backup the old default bmp, in case you dont want to keep the new view.
This way when FS l;ooks for the right view, it will use the new bmp (of passenger view) and you'll be lookin gout the window.
If you want to change the .bmp for left side view, open the bmp, then flip the picture opposite.(so it looks like you're looking out the left. Now replace the left bmp default, with the new passenger view. You could have a right and left passenger view this way. Simpler to actually do , than explain. LOL
Good luck, Gary Rabbitt firstname.lastname@example.org
01-01-2002, 09:19 PM
Is this what your talking about?
A look over-the-wing from an American B727-200 climbing out of KORD. The flaps and slats actually deploy and retract from this viewpoint. Look for the 727 wingview download very soon. Happy New Year!!!
Art (Rattner) Granda
01-02-2002, 08:06 AM
Thanks for the input. But I think your instructions are based on an aircraft which already has a wing view setup and you are just looking to change the view.
In my case, I do not have a plane with any time of wingviews currently installed.
I guess what I'm looking to find out is what are the lines I need to add to the panel config. file to create wingviews?
Moth01's post expalains how to do it without editing the config. This won't work for planes with a virtual cockpit, though.
***Happy New Year!***
01-02-2002, 05:46 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-02-02 AT 05:49PM (EDT)[p]Hello again Lehbird.
You don't need a "wingview" already set up in the plane.
You are just looking either right or left or another view.
(Your sim has right/left/forward right/ forward left/ left rear/right rear/back/up etc. views.)
SO, if you have a picture of a wing,in your panel folder (named right.bmp) and look right, you will see it. For that matter, I could put a picture of my cat (LOL) in that place and would see the cat. So it really is not a particular image, it is a direction you would look with the hat switch.
In the default plane they show a view of the right side of the cockpit, (using the right side view). So lets take out the cockpit picture, and relpace it with a .... wing picture.
Simple. just name the new wing picture tha same thing the cockpit picture was. Then there is no need to change the cfg file.
The panel .cfg file is just telling FS what the name of the picture (bmp) is. So if you leave that (cfg) alone, and just change the bmp's name, you will see it.
Here is an idea. You know the view looking back in the cockpit? You know a useless picture of a door or something, well how about putting the wing view there. This way you'll be able to look out the right side of the cockpit, then if you select the "look back" view, it will actually show the wing view. (since you replaced the bitmap back.bmp with your new wing view.) Just be sure to name the wing view back.bmp.
Let me know if you need more help, it sounds complicated, but really isn't. See you later, my friend!
01-02-2002, 07:12 PM
Wouldn't you always see the same .BMP every time you selected that view, no matter what the actual scenery was? I once "fixed" the view of the passenger compartment of the small (Citation?) jet, and added some of my friends having coctails when I was using Fly! I would like to see the actual scenery I was flyiing over from the passenger seat. How would I do that? Or am I completely mistaken?
01-04-2002, 01:21 AM
Hi there Jeff,
The wing view for example, if you looked at the actual bitmap of that view, you'd see the wing, and then black, around it, where the scenery would be passing by. So in the game, you'd see the wing (the bitmap) and the area you were flying above.
I have a file that shows a couple of gals in the back of the Lear having drinks, and the only thing I can see is a little out the side window, of the area I am over.(I can send that to you if you want) So maybe the one you added your friends to the back view, might have had the window also. Look out there and bank to the side. maybe you'll see the ground.
I unzipped the file that Art posted on the main site today. I seen the bitmap was of the wing, and all around it was black. This is the area that you will see the world below.
It works the same way the main panel .bmp is. The window area is blacked out, so in the game, it shows the outside, as you "look through" the window.
Let me know if you need help on this Jeff. Take care my friend! Gary Rabbitt
01-04-2002, 01:19 PM
That makes more sense to me! (duh) I didn't know the "transparent" color was black. In Fly! it was "Pepto Pink".
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