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Removing instant replay message from bottom left of window


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Hi there,

I recently registered FSUIPC and, although not a major tweaker, am sure that my install of FS2004 has benefitted from the experience :D

I have read through a large amount of the manual, as well as the advanced users' guide, but cannot seem to fathom out if it is possible to remove the message that appears in the bottom left corner of the window during instant replay, counting the time left to play and so on. It makes taking screenshots particularly difficult :(

Now, I found a page on the Net with a large table listing offsets. It seems 0628 and 062C are associated with instant replay flag and control, and time left to run. Is there any way of programming a keystroke to turn this message off? (Or any simpler method for that matter?) And if so how?

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer

Andrew

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... but cannot seem to fathom out if it is possible to remove the message that appears in the bottom left corner of the window during instant replay

There are no facilities in FSUIPC for adding or removing messages. It has never been one of its functions. I really wouldn't know how to do it programmatically.

I think there are only two ways to get rid of the red superimposed messages, and both affect the whole session. One is to use an edited version of the messages DLL with them all removed. However, I fear that in the case of messages containing changing numbers, as here, this won't help -- you'll still get the changing numbers.

The other, I think is actually a parameter you can add to the FS9.CFG file which is said to hide all messages, so presumably does work on those too. However, although I did write it down a couple of years ago (when FS2004 came out) I can't find it at present. Sorry. Possibly if you ask the question on the FS2004 Forum someone will remember. I did look through their FAQ but it isn't listed there.

Regards,

Pete

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Thanks very much for the quick response and the help...

I scooted around the Net and found a parameter for the central .cfg file: HideInfoText=1

Tried it out as well... it seems to break the use of my TrackIR. I remove the line from the fs9.cfg, and TrackIR functions correctly once again...

Strange...

Cheers for your help, anyway, much appreciated :D

Andrew

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Just noticed on the naturalpoint.com website (TrackIR people...) that the text messages are required for TrackIR's use...

Perhaps the message subsystem is some sort of switch trigger???

It's definitely necessary to the correct function of TrackIR to have HideInfoText=0 or no line at all in the fs9.cfg...

Andrew

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Odd. But Do I understand that the parameter does make your screenshots clean in instant replay mode?

Yes, I found it odd too. And yes, you do understand correctly. The parameter hideinfotext=1 does have the removal effect on the instant replay messages, the pause message, slew, and so on and so forth...

Perhaps a question to the TrackIR people at naturalpoint.com might shed light as to why the TrackIR needs the messages...

Andrew

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