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Old 01-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #76
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 If you do so, I want you to write me an e-mail or make a post to this thread. I do not consider this post an official "release", more a contribution to a discussion. So I want to know who is using the plugin.
If you find this plugin to be valuable, there will be an official release.
Downloaded and will give it a trial, will let you know. so far Im happy with VNCMFD though I does require replacement of a core module which may cause some issues later on with addons (I haven't had this happen as yet)

I did earlier try WebMFD as I was hoping the xml format might work better with my Siatek Display units, but then realised I didnt have a FSUIP to use to connect it with Orbiter) I know nothin about code...yet!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:07 AM   #77
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I get a 'Website can not be found' error.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #78
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 I get a 'Website can not be found' error.
Link fixed. Should work now.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #79
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 I've been wringing out my VNCMFD version of orbiter 2010, having a great time with it over Xmas.
I'm glad to hear that

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 Did you ever try the USB MIMO displays?
No, because I found that I could get 2 tablets for the price of 1 MIMO display. Plus, when I am bored with Orbiter, I am left with 2 tablets which I can use for something else So my way seemed more cost-effective

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 \so far Im happy with VNCMFD though I does require replacement of a core module which may cause some issues later on with addons (I haven't had this happen as yet)
Huh? VNCMFD does not replace anything. It's a normal, well-behaved add-on.

NetDialog does patch Orbiter core, but it is only needed in particular setups (i.e. when you intend to use a separate PC for displaying the dialog boxes using ORC).

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 However, I have been refining and refactoring the code for two years now, in my free time. This tool has been developed to provide a quick and easy way to put MFDs into your simpits.

If you like, you can download my beta version here:
http://mymp3s.de/netmfd/NetMFD[2013-01-05].rar
Hi, whitewatcher

I found your posts from 2 years ago when I was doing my research before starting VNCMFD, but could not find your code anywhere. I was under impression you've never released it.

It's cool that it's finally out!
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #80
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 Hi, whitewatcher

I found your posts from 2 years ago when I was doing my research before starting VNCMFD, but could not find your code anywhere. I was under impression you've never released it.

It's cool that it's finally out!
Yes, you were right. I did not mention anything here because I did not want to put myself under pressure. My primary goal is to create a very stable and well-throught-out addon. And this takes time.

The client module was originally part of a vessel addon. I had to do a major refactoring in order to make it a standalone package. Basically, I re-did every line of code based on the lessons learned from the original version.
Apart from that, there was a very long list of todos including an understandable user interface, stability issues, documentation. I don't want to throw something at the community which is hardly usable and makes people being frustrated.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #81
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Huh? VNCMFD does not replace anything. It's a normal, well-behaved add-on.

NetDialog does patch Orbiter core, but it is only needed in particular setups (i.e. when you intend to use a separate PC for displaying the dialog boxes using ORC).
sorry my bad, which is why Im not trying to write code...yet, remembered I had to modify something, and yes my setup will between 2 pc's. I have some HP110 mini laptops that I plan to use with the VNCMFD and will remove most of the parts so Im just left with a mother board, HDD and USB ports, will box it up inside the instrument panel with the MIMO screen/s and the option to plug in a KYBD for diagnostics.

I've also got on the drawing board parts for an ARDINIO (spelt wrong) styled programmable keyboard (POKEYS-USB) this I hope to use with backlit switches and analog & digital dials.

Currently I need to learn to create a vessel then decide on if I need to organize a specific dll for the vessel so it can do more specific key routines..ie j=jettision but a seperate key combination for each stage, tower jettisions and stuff that is usually doubled up depending on what stage of flight (ie vessel) you are in.

sorry way too much info...just getting excited cause Im starting to think I might actually get my lil spacesim built!



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just a quick question on netMFD does it require orbiter installed on both server and client? or will the server just create an MFD from data transmitted from the client running orbiter.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #82
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 just a quick question on netMFD does it require orbiter installed on both server and client? or will the server just create an MFD from data transmitted from the client running orbiter.
Good question!

The server application is a standalone application. It requires Windows and the VC runtime package, nothing else.
If it asks for a QLIB DLL, just delete the USBTTL-Input module (a dll in the same folder as the server application).
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #83
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  Touch screen device can be used. The panel layout is user configurable.
I've just received my two MIMO touch screens,tried one quickly works fine, however the screen is 480 x 800 and my VNCMFD windows are slightly larger, could you point me in the direction to adjust the panel layout, I'd like to strip off the SEL/MNU/EXIT BUTTONS and TOP Window bar leaving just the original MFD buttons/options displayed.

How do I go about changing the cosmetics of the area around the MFD displayed via VNCMFD
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #84
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 I've just received my two MIMO touch screens,tried one quickly works fine, however the screen is 480 x 800 and my VNCMFD windows are slightly larger, could you point me in the direction to adjust the panel layout, I'd like to strip off the SEL/MNU/EXIT BUTTONS and TOP Window bar leaving just the original MFD buttons/options displayed.
Sure. Both resolution and button layout are configurable by editing VNCMFD.ini. There is a comprehensive description of parameters at the top of the file.

Not sure what you mean by the top window bar -- if you mean title bar of the VNC client window, then it is drawn by the VNC client and the OS, not me. If you can't turn it off, use Autohotkey to move the window so the title bar is outside the screen.

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 How do I go about changing the cosmetics of the area around the MFD displayed via VNCMFD
I don't quite understand what you mean by that. Could you be more specific?

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #85
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Thanks for clearing the ini file info, hadn't opened it, my programming skills to date have amounted to the Visual Studio Tutorial and C+ tutorials recently purchased unopened on my book shelf.
By cosmetic I was wondering how difficult for a newbie as myself to add raster/bit maps around the mfd (panel colour, screws etc) rounding off the button edges etc.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #86
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 By cosmetic I was wondering how difficult for a newbie as myself to add raster/bit maps around the mfd (panel colour, screws etc) rounding off the button edges etc.
That's quite easy. All drawing is done using GDIPLUS, so do some tutorials on that first. (GDIPLUS is quite easy to use anyway )

The panel decoration is drawn in MFDPanel.cpp, line 52-54. The code in there currently paints the whole canvas in dark green. Modify as you see fit (i.e. load and draw a bitmap instead).

The button drawing is done by a method named Paint() in Button.cpp. The interesting part is lines 94-95.

The compiler setup is described here: http://www.orbiterwiki.org/wiki/Free...B_2010_Express You will also need to install WinDDK for the ATL libs.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #87
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Can i use this with my android phone?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #88
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 Can i use this with my android phone?
If not, you can try webmfd. It gives an mfd in a browser.

WebMFD
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #89
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 Can i use this with my android phone?
VNCMFD with a phone? Yes. Install this app on the phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droidVNC&hl=en

Worked with Samsung Galaxy, although the screen is a bit small

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 If not, you can try webmfd. It gives an mfd in a browser.

WebMFD
I believe the version you patched is better: http://www.orbiter-forum.com/showthr...6&postcount=72
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #90
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