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Tips related to new changes around electrical and lights management introduced since ZiboMod 3.53.nn

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:40 pm
by SimPassion
 
Seeing there's still currently mixed issue, around panel and instruments brightness management in the Z_2D_XP instruments set, I've decided to go ahead with a better idea and created this visual mapping as memo and reference. So, still eventually some reworking in the Z_2D_XP set, to make the overall coherent and synced ...
Here's a quick reference map showing which and where the electrical/lights/brightness datarefs are currently used in the ZiboMod.
I made an in deep testing in both ways : from Air Manager and from the 3D cockpit. Just take in account 3 indexes through the overall (INOP labels in red under the sliders, on the screenshot) are currently INOP and unaffected : no visual change other than rotating knobs in the 3D cockpit, or moving the related AM sliders, when acting from the 3D cockpit

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Related datarefs :

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"laminar/B738/electric/instrument_brightness","FLOAT[27]",
"laminar/B738/electric/panel_brightness","FLOAT[4]",
"laminar/B738/electric/generic_brightness","FLOAT[128]",
"laminar/B738/lights_sw","FLOAT[250]",					-- READONLY !!!

Re: Tips related to new changes around electrical and lights management introduced since ZiboMod 3.53.nn

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:32 pm
by Keith Baxter
Awesome work Gilles.

Thank you for sharing

Keith

Re: Tips related to new changes around electrical and lights management introduced since ZiboMod 3.53.nn

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:06 am
by jph
Hi,
what exactly is Z_2D_XP .. Little if any information yet I have seen the term mentioned a couple of times. Thanks.

Re: Tips related to new changes around electrical and lights management introduced since ZiboMod 3.53.nn

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:10 am
by SimPassion
jph wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:06 am Hi,
what exactly is Z_2D_XP .. Little if any information yet I have seen the term mentioned a couple of times. Thanks.
Indeed Joe, I should have mentioned already from the start, something which was always looking obvious to ... perhaps only me :

through "Z_2D_XP",
  • Z is for "Zibo" instruments
  • 2D because it's not 3D, thus external to the flight sim and displayed by Air Manager as 2D parts
  • XP due to X-Plane environment only, until "Zibo" ports its addon somewhere else ... which may very well never occurs ;-)
Gilles

PS : here's some of the already published of instruments I've build in my Z_2D_XP instruments set :
https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/p ... _section=1
 

Re: Tips related to new changes around electrical and lights management introduced since ZiboMod 3.53.nn

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:23 am
by jph
Thank you Gilles, that makes perfect sense now.
Top class work. Amazing.
Joe