2D instrument panel OVERSIZED!

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I did a complete system restore (destructive) of my HP Pavilion to give me
what amounts to a fresh-out-of-the-box PC. I installed FS9 but on the
second flight I noticed my 2D Panel is way oversized to fit on the screen.
I uninstalled and reinstalled but I still have a instrument panel on
steroids! My other views are fine, by the way.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Rand
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Rand Smedley" <rand_smedley@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:RcKUd.7952$OU1.297@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >I did a complete system restore (destructive) of my HP Pavilion to give me
    > what amounts to a fresh-out-of-the-box PC. I installed FS9 but on the
    > second flight I noticed my 2D Panel is way oversized to fit on the screen.
    > I uninstalled and reinstalled but I still have a instrument panel on
    > steroids! My other views are fine, by the way.

    I had something similar-sounding happen to me. It was just on one
    particular aircraft. I think that it went away after changing the
    resolution and/or color depth of the game. Sorry for the sketchy details.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Thanks for the reply Matt.

    I have tried to adjust the resolution but that didn't work. I was hoping
    with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values but
    for some reason that didn't happen. The 2D panel is so big I would need a 5
    foot screen to see the whole thing. I hope someone here with more knowledge
    of settings and config values can chime in here with some

    "Matt B." <sawdust100@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:vHOUd.24578$1r3.18079@fe03.lga...
    >
    > "Rand Smedley" <rand_smedley@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:RcKUd.7952$OU1.297@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > >I did a complete system restore (destructive) of my HP Pavilion to give
    me
    > > what amounts to a fresh-out-of-the-box PC. I installed FS9 but on the
    > > second flight I noticed my 2D Panel is way oversized to fit on the
    screen.
    > > I uninstalled and reinstalled but I still have a instrument panel on
    > > steroids! My other views are fine, by the way.
    >
    > I had something similar-sounding happen to me. It was just on one
    > particular aircraft. I think that it went away after changing the
    > resolution and/or color depth of the game. Sorry for the sketchy details.
    >
    >
    >

    Thanks for the reply Matt.

    I have tried to adjust the resolution but that didn't work. I was hoping
    with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values but
    for some reason that didn't happen. The 2D panel is so big I would need a 5
    foot screen to see the whole thing. BTW it is that way with all AC. I hope
    someone here with more knowledge of settings and config values than me can
    chime in with some ideas.

    Anyone?

    Rand
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Rand Smedley"
    > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values
    but
    > for some reason that didn't happen.

    Did you try to create a new flight with a different aircraft? What
    happened?

    If that's not it, search for and delete or rename the file FS9.CFG. Restart
    the sim and it will regenerate a default FS9.CFG.

    If that's not it.. could it be your graphics driver? What graphics card
    and driver version are you using?

    Dallas
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Rand Smedley wrote:
    > Thanks for the reply Matt.
    >
    > I have tried to adjust the resolution but that didn't work. I was hoping
    > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values but
    > for some reason that didn't happen. The 2D panel is so big I would need a 5
    > foot screen to see the whole thing. I hope someone here with more knowledge
    > of settings and config values can chime in here with some
    >
    <...>
    Hi Rand,
    It is hard to give any hint without having sufficient information.

    One reason could be a corrupted standard flight file. I experienced
    such things when I selected a stored flight without having the proper
    and required aircraft installed any more. Then it may help setting up
    your sim to flights being in the folder "Other", bringing you either
    to Seattle Tacoma or to Meigs Field by using the standard C172. If
    this works for one of those two, make it your new standard flight (and
    never touch the old one again).

    You did not write, if this happens to *all* aircraft. If yes (what I
    hardly can believe), it could be a quite nice idea to delete (or
    rename) fs9.cfg and to restart your sim after doing that. You will
    loose all your general settings but this cannot hurt too much. You'll
    find the file most likely in your folder
    c:\Documents and settings\Application Data\Microsoft\FS9
    --
    Regards
    Axel
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "FlyingAxx" <Flying.Axx@gmx.net> wrote in message
    news:38k1lnF5no7sfU1@individual.net...
    > Rand Smedley wrote:
    > > Thanks for the reply Matt.
    > >
    > > I have tried to adjust the resolution but that didn't work. I was
    hoping
    > > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values
    but
    > > for some reason that didn't happen. The 2D panel is so big I would need
    a 5
    > > foot screen to see the whole thing. I hope someone here with more
    knowledge
    > > of settings and config values can chime in here with some
    > >
    > <...>
    > Hi Rand,
    > It is hard to give any hint without having sufficient information.
    >
    > One reason could be a corrupted standard flight file. I experienced
    > such things when I selected a stored flight without having the proper
    > and required aircraft installed any more. Then it may help setting up
    > your sim to flights being in the folder "Other", bringing you either
    > to Seattle Tacoma or to Meigs Field by using the standard C172. If
    > this works for one of those two, make it your new standard flight (and
    > never touch the old one again).
    >
    > You did not write, if this happens to *all* aircraft. If yes (what I
    > hardly can believe), it could be a quite nice idea to delete (or
    > rename) fs9.cfg and to restart your sim after doing that. You will
    > loose all your general settings but this cannot hurt too much. You'll
    > find the file most likely in your folder
    > c:\Documents and settings\Application Data\Microsoft\FS9
    > --
    > Regards
    > Axel

    Dallas, Axel;

    Here is the history of the problem:

    1. I had some issues with my PC (spyware, virus, etc) so I did a full
    (destructive) system restore which put my PC back to its
    fresh-out-of-the-box condition. All of the original software (Windows XP,
    Explorer, etc.) was re-installed from the restore discs in the process.

    2. I loaded FS8 and it worked fine.

    3. I loaded FS9 from the original discs, but my aircraft (All of them,
    believe it or not!) have a 2D Panel the size of Texas.

    4. I uninstalled and re-installed FS9 but again got the oversized panel.


    So you see, this is a 'fresh' install to a 'fresh' computer. The settings
    are the 'general' default values. Since I haven't saved any flights yet I
    don't think that is the problem. To Dallas' point about the video card
    drivers, I did go to Nvidia's site and get the latest drivers for my GeForce
    MX440 PCI 64meg card. I did this before I loaded FS9. Also, keep in mind
    that the 2D panel in FS8 is fine!

    Weird, huh?

    I guess I will give the FS9.CFG rename trick a try. I'll let you know if it
    works!

    Thanks for the help, guys.

    Rand
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Rand Smedley" <rand_smedley@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:GCaVd.1943$C47.310@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
    Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 03:42:30 GMT

    >
    > "FlyingAxx" <Flying.Axx@gmx.net> wrote in message
    > news:38k1lnF5no7sfU1@individual.net...
    > > Rand Smedley wrote:
    > > > Thanks for the reply Matt.
    > > >
    > > > I have tried to adjust the resolution but that didn't work. I was
    > hoping
    > > > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values
    > but
    > > > for some reason that didn't happen. The 2D panel is so big I would need
    > a 5
    > > > foot screen to see the whole thing. I hope someone here with more
    > knowledge
    > > > of settings and config values can chime in here with some
    > > >
    > > <...>
    > > Hi Rand,
    > > It is hard to give any hint without having sufficient information.
    > >
    > > One reason could be a corrupted standard flight file. I experienced
    > > such things when I selected a stored flight without having the proper
    > > and required aircraft installed any more. Then it may help setting up
    > > your sim to flights being in the folder "Other", bringing you either
    > > to Seattle Tacoma or to Meigs Field by using the standard C172. If
    > > this works for one of those two, make it your new standard flight (and
    > > never touch the old one again).
    > >
    > > You did not write, if this happens to *all* aircraft. If yes (what I
    > > hardly can believe), it could be a quite nice idea to delete (or
    > > rename) fs9.cfg and to restart your sim after doing that. You will
    > > loose all your general settings but this cannot hurt too much. You'll
    > > find the file most likely in your folder
    > > c:\Documents and settings\Application Data\Microsoft\FS9
    > > --
    > > Regards
    > > Axel
    >
    > Dallas, Axel;
    >
    > Here is the history of the problem:
    >
    > 1. I had some issues with my PC (spyware, virus, etc) so I did a full
    > (destructive) system restore which put my PC back to its
    > fresh-out-of-the-box condition. All of the original software (Windows XP,
    > Explorer, etc.) was re-installed from the restore discs in the process.
    >
    > 2. I loaded FS8 and it worked fine.
    >
    > 3. I loaded FS9 from the original discs, but my aircraft (All of them,
    > believe it or not!) have a 2D Panel the size of Texas.
    >
    > 4. I uninstalled and re-installed FS9 but again got the oversized panel.
    >
    >
    > So you see, this is a 'fresh' install to a 'fresh' computer. The settings
    > are the 'general' default values. Since I haven't saved any flights yet I
    > don't think that is the problem. To Dallas' point about the video card
    > drivers, I did go to Nvidia's site and get the latest drivers for my GeForce
    > MX440 PCI 64meg card. I did this before I loaded FS9. Also, keep in mind
    > that the 2D panel in FS8 is fine!
    >
    > Weird, huh?
    >
    > I guess I will give the FS9.CFG rename trick a try. I'll let you know if it
    > works!
    >
    > Thanks for the help, guys.
    >
    > Rand

    Hi Rand... No it isn't weird. If FS9.CFG doesn't help, try a different video driver. Sometimes, newer isn't better. Although newer is the one to generally start with. Although if the Windows Update pops up one older than the manufactures website, I'd pick that one first.

    Bill
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Dallas" <Cybnorm@spam_me_not.Hotmail.Com> wrote in message
    news:5q3Vd.8518$MY6.3139@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >
    > "Rand Smedley"
    > > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default values
    > but
    > > for some reason that didn't happen.
    >
    > Did you try to create a new flight with a different aircraft? What
    > happened?
    >
    > If that's not it, search for and delete or rename the file FS9.CFG.
    Restart
    > the sim and it will regenerate a default FS9.CFG.
    >
    > If that's not it.. could it be your graphics driver? What graphics card
    > and driver version are you using?
    >
    > Dallas
    >
    >


    Dallas,

    I did as you said and deleted FS9.CFG then restarted the sim. No joy! For
    what it's worth ALL 2D panels are like this, the radio stack, the compass,
    etc. Each, when opened is stretched wide from side to side just as the
    instrument panel.

    BTW, I recently downloaded nVidia's driver version 99.63. My card is a PCI
    GeForce MX440 with 64meg.

    Rand
  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Rand Smedley"
    > I did as you said and deleted FS9.CFG then restarted the sim. No joy!

    Man... you've got a head scratcher there... if no one else can help here,
    you should repost over at:

    microsoft.public.simulators

    Many Microsoft problem solvers hang out there.

    Dallas
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Hi Rand,

    Funnily enough, a mate just gave me one of those cards, as it has twice
    the RAM my card has, and is a couple of generations later, too.

    When I installed it, it just used the Win Xp drivers, and worked fine,
    even for the Sim'.

    When I installed the latest 66.93 Nvidia drivers, I had your problem.

    Re-generating the FS9.cfg made no difference.

    When I installed the Nvidia 61.77 drivers, the problem was solved.

    Those drivers are ~ 12 MB, so if you can't find them anywhere, I can
    split them up into smaller parts and email them to you.

    The filename is: 61.77_win2kxp_english.exe

    It's been mentioned on this n/g before (but I can't be sure of the
    name), where you can go to track down superceded drivers.

    Regards,
    John Ward
    "Rand Smedley" <rand_smedley@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Dallas" <Cybnorm@spam_me_not.Hotmail.Com> wrote in message
    > news:5q3Vd.8518$MY6.3139@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > >
    > > "Rand Smedley"
    > > > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default
    values
    > > but
    > > > for some reason that didn't happen.
    > >
    > > Did you try to create a new flight with a different aircraft? What
    > > happened?
    > >
    > > If that's not it, search for and delete or rename the file FS9.CFG.
    > Restart
    > > the sim and it will regenerate a default FS9.CFG.
    > >
    > > If that's not it.. could it be your graphics driver? What graphics
    card
    > > and driver version are you using?
    > >
    > > Dallas
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    > Dallas,
    >
    > I did as you said and deleted FS9.CFG then restarted the sim. No joy!
    For
    > what it's worth ALL 2D panels are like this, the radio stack, the compass,
    > etc. Each, when opened is stretched wide from side to side just as the
    > instrument panel.
    >
    > BTW, I recently downloaded nVidia's driver version 99.63. My card is a
    PCI
    > GeForce MX440 with 64meg.
    >
    > Rand
    >
    >
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Hey gang;

    It just never occurred to me that the latest drivers could have caused such
    a weird problem, but you guys sure nailed it. Luckily I didn't have to hunt
    down older drivers. Instead, I got out the disc for my nVidia MX440 card
    and reloaded the original drivers. Now all is good in my (simulated) world.

    This news group is 1st class. Thank you all!

    Rand Smedley

    P.S. I think I'll go fly a 737NG under the Golden Gate bridge just to
    celebrate :}


    "John Ward" <johnrmward@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    news:42257c26$0$1022$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    > Hi Rand,
    >
    > Funnily enough, a mate just gave me one of those cards, as it has
    twice
    > the RAM my card has, and is a couple of generations later, too.
    >
    > When I installed it, it just used the Win Xp drivers, and worked fine,
    > even for the Sim'.
    >
    > When I installed the latest 66.93 Nvidia drivers, I had your problem.
    >
    > Re-generating the FS9.cfg made no difference.
    >
    > When I installed the Nvidia 61.77 drivers, the problem was solved.
    >
    > Those drivers are ~ 12 MB, so if you can't find them anywhere, I can
    > split them up into smaller parts and email them to you.
    >
    > The filename is: 61.77_win2kxp_english.exe
    >
    > It's been mentioned on this n/g before (but I can't be sure of the
    > name), where you can go to track down superceded drivers.
    >
    > Regards,
    > John Ward
    > "Rand Smedley" <rand_smedley@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:tkcVd.8414$OU1.7467@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > >
    > > "Dallas" <Cybnorm@spam_me_not.Hotmail.Com> wrote in message
    > > news:5q3Vd.8518$MY6.3139@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > >
    > > > "Rand Smedley"
    > > > > with a fresh load of FS9 everything would set back to the default
    > values
    > > > but
    > > > > for some reason that didn't happen.
    > > >
    > > > Did you try to create a new flight with a different aircraft? What
    > > > happened?
    > > >
    > > > If that's not it, search for and delete or rename the file FS9.CFG.
    > > Restart
    > > > the sim and it will regenerate a default FS9.CFG.
    > > >
    > > > If that's not it.. could it be your graphics driver? What graphics
    > card
    > > > and driver version are you using?
    > > >
    > > > Dallas
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Dallas,
    > >
    > > I did as you said and deleted FS9.CFG then restarted the sim. No joy!
    > For
    > > what it's worth ALL 2D panels are like this, the radio stack, the
    compass,
    > > etc. Each, when opened is stretched wide from side to side just as the
    > > instrument panel.
    > >
    > > BTW, I recently downloaded nVidia's driver version 99.63. My card is a
    > PCI
    > > GeForce MX440 with 64meg.
    > >
    > > Rand
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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