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SimVimX
Software for home cockpit X-Plane simulator
SimVimX
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Will go on to create B738 and A320 modules for SimVimPanel with all DUs and backup instruments. MCP can be included as an on-screen option.
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Aug 04 2021 21:20

SimVimPanel on RPi4 with 2 screens

I recently got a Raspberry Pi 4, and so was able to test how it can handle two displays when running SimVimPanel.
The results are good, but required some tweaks to the core program.
Raspberry Pi 4 doesn't seem to have a way to easily configure 2 displays as a single extended desktop, so when using SimVimPanel in fullscreen mode, the panel is only displayed on one monitor.
If you switch to windowed mode, however, the window is seen on both screens. You can switch SimVimPanel between fullscreen and windowed modes by pressing "F".
The downside, as seen in the photo, is the desktop menu and window header remaining in view.
So, I needed to see what can be done to improve windowed mode, so it would be more viable for such setup.
You can see the result below - it's windowed mode, but the window is automatically moved so that the menu and window header are covered. This approach may not work on every system (as it depends on system window handling), but it works on Raspbian right away.
By the way, here you can see the Baron 58 Full panel, with its background now properly displayed on RPi4 (it didn't work before due to issues with texture size limit) and some gauges added to the copilot side to fill in the blanks.
This will all be available in the next version of SimVimPanel.
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Hello, could you tell me what is the procedure to install SimVimPanel on Raspberry Pi. Because I can not install it. Thanks in advance
Oct 25 2021 15:24
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Hi,
as stated on SVP download page, there is no installation procedure, just unpack the folder anywhere and run the executable file (SimVimPanel_RPi).
If you're using RPi and the program doesn't launch, check the file permissions to make sure it is marked as executable, or try running it from the terminal.
Oct 31 2021 20:50
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