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    Posted: December-24-2013 at 8:26pm
Hi everyone . I have downloaded the demo but when I get to near the last step in the wizard it asks me

"you will need a background bit map for your new panel"

I have absolutely no idea what that is and google doesn't know either. Can any one help me with this step?
Thanks in advance

zoran
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Originally posted by zoran zoran wrote:

Hi everyone . I have downloaded the demo but when I get to near the last step in the wizard it asks me

"you will need a background bit map for your new panel"

I have absolutely no idea what that is and google doesn't know either. Can any one help me with this step?
Thanks in advance

zoran


Hi Zoran,

A background bitmap for your panel can be anything from a simple rectangle or square to a complicated photo realistic aircraft panel.

To start with, go to a photo editor such as Microsoft paint, Photoshop etc...and create a simple shape for the panel. Do not make it pure black though, as it will show transparent on screen. Save the shape as Name.bmp(Name can be whatever you want to call it). Save it to the panel folder of the aircraft you are creating the panel for.

As you get used to the program, you can copy a photo of an aircraft panel, and save it as a .bmp

You can then add gauges to the photo bmp to create your own 2d panel.

For the demo though, I don't think it allows you to save your work.

If you want to make custom 2d panels for your aircraft, I would highly recommend that you purchase this program! It is one of the best investments in the Flight Sim add on world I have ever made!

Bill
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