On Wednesday 20 April 2005 19:41, Dave Culp wrote:
> > What happens if you: start FG, display the hud, put the
> > mouse into control mode, make a half deflection of the
> > control surfaces, so that none of them hit their end-stops,
> > and then hit F3? Do the controls move back to their
> > centered position or do they end up randomly placed?
> When I hit F3 the cursor goes to the bottom-left of the
> screen. The ailerons and elevator are displaced. If I find
> the new neutral position and right-click three times to
> re-enter control mode, then the cursor re-centers.
> So, F3 causes the cursor to displace very far. When the
> screen capture is complete the model has already started
Couple of points to bear in mind:
1. I've only tried with the a/c stationary on the ground and
this may make a difference.
2. when I looked at the screen shot I noticed that the controls
were in the deflected position, so the pointer, and therefore
the controls were re-centered after the screen shot data had
What happens after the screen shot data is collected? The save
dialogue pops up.
But if your pointer isn't being re-centered but moved to the
bottom left corner... Hmm... Well, they're both candidate
locations for re-setting the pointer.
P.S. Just spotted Curt's and Norman's messages. I didn't notice
if the pointer was visible when I tested earlier so I just did
another screen shot while the mouse was in control mode and
found that the pointer wasn't visible at all.
Guessing: The pointer is temporarily disabled when a screen
capture is done, and is then reset afterwards.
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