X-Plane 10 Global
1) (For NVidia) - in the monitor NVidia preferences set the "Twin view" (in the Linux Mint, Ubuntu... in my case)
For the right monitor (1366x768 resolution):
- set position "absolute" (+0+0)
- set panning as 1680x1818 (i.e. 1050+768=1818)
For the left monitor (1680x1050 res.) set position "absolute" (+0+768) , i.e. not "above, left, right" positions!
2) In the folder "yourplane/cockpit/-PANELS-/" just put the file named "panel.png".
This file should be just blank background, its vertical size must be equal to the sum of vertical resolutions of the screens.
In my case it is 1680 x 1818 px. (22" monitor 1680x1050 and 18" monitor 1366x768 )
3) In Plane Maker place the needed gauges accordingly for each monitor.
For the master X-Plane computer:
1) in the Net connections->External visual screen set address of the cockpit (instruments output) computer (here 192.168.1.5):
2)To receive data from X-Plane by Arduino in the Net connections->Data screen set address of the Arduino (here 192.168.1.6). (When the later ArdSim plugin is used this step is not needed):
For the second (panel output) X-Plane computer:
- in the Net connections->Data screen set address of the master computer (here 192.168.1.2):
The resolution of default instruments is not good enough for full-sized cockpit, so sizes of the instruments were recalculated in pixels so that they would be real-sized on the LCD panels in 1:1 scale.
I.e. for the left 22" LCD (16:10 ) the standard 3.16" instrument should be the size of 283 pixels.
Then, I've simply redrawn some of the instruments (bitmaps) using higher resolution in the graphic editor, and some others I made from scratch in PlaneMaker
(for example, video of the custom KDI-572 DME, testing):
The client program on the separate computers with Linux is receiving data via Ethernet from the plugin. All instruments are made from scratch.