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  1. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Thanks for the tip John.
  2. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    http://www.mediafire.com/folder/f32h7xbblukrq Still need to get some wood to mount it up.
  3. My DIY Cockpit Its Done

    Very nice, have you managed to get the Saitek panels to work with add on aircraft, I have found I get different functionality depending on how complex the add on is, ie majestic dash 8 has very limited functionality, realair Duke most things work.
  4. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Ordered a second 7" lcd on black Friday, just my luck it went missing in the post, the replacement came yesterday, didn't get to plug it in until today and surprise surprise the networked pc with the msi 6970 card isn't picking it up, done some research and I think the pirt I'm connected to is a DVI D, getting a hdmi to vga converter cable. Once thats sorted just want the Saitek multi panel then I'm going to start mounting everything into a panel.
  5. VoX ATC

    Not sure if it would help but I bought the saitek radio panel specifically for changing radio frequencies with vox atc, it sure makes it a lot easier. just not sure if it will help your situation.
  6. Earth Simulations Isles of Scily St Mary's Problem

    Yes that was what I was thinking Chris, I had the issue with the Isle of scilly and uk 2000 airfields, I just run the UK2000 airfields software and disabled that airfield which is what it says to do on there forum.
  7. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    OK, I've tried various settings but always there is the desktop behind. What I have done is got rid of all the big icons that were showing off the desktop & then set the tool bar at the bottom to auto hide, I'm happy now. Thanks for everyones help, next is to get some wood and start making the panel.
  8. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Thanks Brian. I don't think I would of got through getting this to work without your fantastic assistance.
  9. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Hi Brian. Well what a story, I had a hell of a game getting the two pc's to talk to each other, even though they were connected via the ethernet crossover cable. It turned out the problem was because my slave pc wasn't connected to the Internet, my router being downstairs it has to be via wifi, my wife with her industrious tidying managed to lose my original wifi dongle and my usb mouse dongle for that pc so I've had to buy new ones. Then I set too in installing the FSX SDK and updates for sim connect on both machines following Froogles guide including the updates, I couldn't get the panel builder to talk to fsx, so I installed the fswide server on the slave pc and the panel builder fsuipc software and finally this morning I've got it working. My next thing to overcome is the entire desktop is visible behind the guages ? It used to be blacked out running in windowed mode on my FSX machine, panel builder is set for black background. Thanks for keeping in touch.
  10. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Ok I will give it a try.
  11. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Hi Brian. I have only installed panel builder on my FSX pc so far, and I had both my main display and the 7" display connected to that one pc. Once I can get the pc's talking to each other and not lose my wifi Internet connection in the process I will install panel builder onto the slave pc. I think the reason your not losing the guages must be the triple head hardware. I wrongly thought that just plugging in two computers with a crossover ethernet cable would allow them to instantly access each other.
  12. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Hi Brian, Yes I was able to drag the display below as in your screenshot, I set panel builder exactly as you described, every setting, again as soon as I go FSX full screen mode the guages disappear off the 7" display. I bought the ethernet crossover cable and a new multi socket power cable for my other pc and ancilaries I connected my other pc to the 7" display, set my drives on my FSX PC to sharing as per Froogles vid, the drive did not show up on the other PC as in his video. Both PC are Win 7 64 bit, both PC are named the same. I tried setting up a new network, my FSX pc is wifi to the internet connection so I had the ethernet cable connected to the lan ports on both machines, all I ended up doing is spending an hour trying to get my wireless internet back as it screwed it up. I'm beginning to think maybe this is beyond me.
  13. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Hi Brian, Thanks for posting the set up procedure. This looks for the most part like what I did, except I can't drag the second monitor below the main monitor like in your screenshot, mine sits side by side. It definitely lists my 7" display as screen 2 and my 24" as screen 1. I did have background enabled however as the screen shows the same desk top image as my main display, is this what it should do ? I have also discovered that even without any guages being displayed on the 7" it has a very bad effect on the simulators performance if it is just switched on and displaying nothing I have purchased fswide & already had a registered version of FSUIPC. Tomorrow I will be buying all the cables I need to be able to network my old PC and I will the try and find out how many of my add ons I can run on my networked PC so my main PC can have as much headroom as possible. I have watched a youtube vid by Froogle that describes how to do this, but knowing how nothing seems to be straight forward on my system I don't expect it to go smoothly. Once I have got that part up and running I will get another 7" screen and then get a panel of wood to start to mount things up. Thanks ever so much for your time and effort so far, I will post back here when I have got somewhere or got stuck again. Thanks.
  14. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    Ok, thanks Brian. I have purchased fswide. I am going to connect my other pc up, I feel this will in the long run be the better option.
  15. Panel builder & FSX full screen question

    MMM,I can't win with this. I have set panel builder to single monitor, as soon as I go FSX full screen it either drops the cockpit view onto the small LED display and the guages go and I get a black screen on the main display or I get the fulll screen on the main display and the guages go on the small panel. I haven't got a clue how to set up Nvidia surround as the two screens have very different resolutions, not sure if it's possible to set two different resolutions. I have had a look in all the panel builder folders I have and I cannot see a settings folder I'm afraid, Yes you are correct the demo does only run for 10 mins but it does seem to be fully functional but limits to six guages , which for me is fine. Sorry if I'm being a bit dense. Thanks,
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