I DID read the readme - as I also stated in my first frustrated posting. And yes - of course I could put a gauge or two in the Learjet following the 'readme'
I was just responding to what was said in your post.
"Why is there not a step to step guide - a sort of tutorial for installing this gauges in one aircraft. First you do that, then that, then that...."
That didn't indicate that you had in fact already successfully installed 'one' gauge in the lear and that you wanted information about installing the others. I had no choice based on that information to presume you had not tried the quick start tutorial in the readme page (even though you said you had read the readme file). So I mentioned that there was a short step by step tutorial in the readme.
But the point of mentioning only one gauge was to keep that quick start guide short and sweet and not overburden you with too much detail.
The concept being If you can install one gauge, then you can install the others because the concept is the same for all gauges when it comes to editing panel.cfg files.
- but what about the icons to call the MCU or FMS?
The icons are optional, some people use icons some people don't. So I did not intially go into much detail with them. However other customers have agreed with you, more information was needed as to the the other available ISG sub-gauges,
The settings manual was updated to provide more information on this, see the link below.http://www.isgsim.com/dl/ISG_Settings.pdf
(scroll down to page eight)
And there must be a reason for writing so much about the 5th parameter - I just do not understand a single word.
The 5th parameter is not mandatory. It works just fine without it.
There are 3 purposes for the 5th parameter.
1) Allows the use of specific information and settings to be applied for that specified aircraft (from the defaults).
2) Helps improve display performance by telling ISG what gauges are where (ie which gauges are in windows and which gauges are in Victual Cockpits etc).
3) Is used with the Flight Logging functions (an advanced feature we're not going to burden the details on with beginners).
But the 5th parameter is viewed mostly as an advanced feature, we certainly can't expect novices to spend a lot of time with this without first getting the gauges installed and working first.
And this underscores my point about burdening you with too much info. Yoiu have focused on information not required to get you started because it was there to view.
Thankyou for your kind offer let me send you the cfg-files, and you will do the installing. I just have to know which files, how to send them - and what to do with them, when they come back to me.
It would be the aircraft.cfg file, and the panel.cfg file for that particular aircraft.
Youd have to look in your FS9 or FSX aircraft (or airplane) folder for the exact location of these as they will differ with each aircraft.
Then either post them here on the forum or email them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: I'm not home this week (I'm in LA and PHX until Feb 10th), so I can't be much help with FSX as I do not have that installed on my laptop.
I think you should consider a detailed tutorial for installation - I expected such one. Or -
even better - an exe. install program, where you can choose which airplanes to upgrade.
It is there, its called the template Installer.
But for some reason it is not able to install on your system. Based on your description it would appear the ocx is not being registered.
That could mean that the security or privieleges on your system is not allowing that control to be installed in your current account.
Do you have admin priv's on your machine ? if not, that could be the reason.
The name of the control is 'Msflxgrd.ocx'. Look in your system folder and see if it is there, if so then try and register it manually and see if that resolves the template installer problem.
And again even if you are not able to get the template installer to work.
The template file itself has all the aircraft.cfg and panel.cfg information inside of it.
You merely have to open it with a text editor to view it. you'll see there the 'entire' panel.cfg information in there. You could simply copy/paste all the information into a new panel.cfg file, and use it in that aircraft.
You're asking for a step by step tutorial, when there's 6 complete panel install examples waiting for you to look at in the fs9/isg/templates folder. (and don't forget the template files available on the isg website). Complete with several examples of the various sub-gauges installed including the icon buttons. Just search the files for the text 'ISG1' and you'll see them.
See the screenshot of the Lear template below.