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Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:59 am

Would it be possible for the fps numbers to be shown against a black background.

This would make them easier to find/see against a light background.

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Re: Feature request: fps  

Postby Gijs » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:27 am

Easy to do (I think; the following is not tested!). Just set the upper <alpha> to 1 in gui/dialogs/fps.Xml, or to 0.5 for a semi translucent background. You can then change the color to whatever you like (you can also change the number's color there).
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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:37 am

Thanks Gijs, I'll give that a try.

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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:52 am

I have tried to alter just about everything in the fps.xml file but it renders exactly the same.

Is there another file I could try, or do you think not accepting my changes is caused by something else?

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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby someguy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:44 pm

Vic, it worked for me. Thanks, Gijs.
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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:02 pm

It seems to depend on where you downloaded your version 2.4.0 from. I have tried this on both Mac versions of 2.4.0.

If you downloaded it from the Mac OS X project page:
http://macflightgear.sourceforge.net/home/downloads/ It doesn't work.

If you downloaded your new version from the Official downloads page:
http://www.flightgear.org/download/ It does work.

a) I don't know why there are 2 different versions for Macs.
b) I have already reported a bug about not being able to transfer files from older versions into 2.4.0, neither can I place a new model in an existing category folder. This means I cannot use 2.4.0 to place new models.

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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby curt » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:25 pm

Hi Vic,

The FlightGear page just links to the source forge download so they should be exactly the same.

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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:28 pm

Hi Curt,

They are definitely different. Please see Bug report 425.

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Sorry 425 is not relevant. Both versions are affected by it.
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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:52 pm

A difference which shows up easily is the Anti-Aliasing settings/

In the official downloads version, there is a sliding scale for AA.

In the Mac OS X version, there is just On/Off.

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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:06 am

Just to explain the 2 versions thing:

I downloaded from the OS X page 2.4.0.RC1 :oops:
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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby someguy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:18 pm

RC1 is obsolete, Vic. Get rid of it.
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Re: Feature request: fps

Postby VicMar » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:43 pm

I did that as soon as I realised my mistake. :oops:
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