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1 21st April 05:09
glathrem
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Until I get a 2 monitor setup working, every pixel on my monitor is valuable
real estate. I've been thinking it would be nice to eliminate the top and
left borders on the gps500. I can find the graphic and modify it. There is a
utility in winXP called makecab which I'm thinking will rebuild the cab file
that contains this bmp. What kind of trouble am I asking for here? Is it
do-able? Anything I need to know before I mess up (a copy of) my gps cab
file? Is there an offset for placing the map in the gps somewhere? Am I even
on the right track?

I finally got around to trying the sailplane in 2004. The learning center
claims there are sailplane flights in the select a flight menu. Can someone
tell me where? I don't see any.
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2 26th April 15:38
paul s
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AFAIK there ain't no pre-made sailplane flights in FS2004. But it ain't
difficult to create one or two, just use the map to place your sailplane,
select an appropriate altitude, save, enjoy.

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3 6th May 08:04
ronald vick
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AFAIK, FS2004 still doesn't have any natural lift, either thermal,
Wave, or cliff side. I've been adding thermals with Thermik, and
doing some cross country.

Ron
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4 6th May 08:05
oscar
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Glathrem - have been thinking the same as well, the new GPS takes up a hell
of a lot of space and would be nice to crop it around the perimeter - or
even better can somebody think of a way to repackage it in a Honeywell style
case (ala Lear45) with slim rims and buttons only at the bottom?

Would be easy enough to modify the gps_500_background.bmp, but what about
the gps_500.xml? Don't know anything about xml, but saw quite a few
'position' statements that seem to refer to the coordinates in the bmp,
guess you would have to adjust all those ...

Anyway would love to see a cropped (repackaged?) GPS as well, so are there
any hotshot xml guys (or girls) who can enlighten us there?

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Re sailplanes: try http://www.virtualsoaring.org/index.html and
http://www.fszwever.com/


Oscar
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