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I like the message bar because it tells me what ground attack weapons I've selected, but I didn't like where it was because it was writing across the instruments in the cockpit.

So after ten years of fuming over it, I decided to find a new position for it.

Flight Folder/Message system

(You have to extract it)


TextFontName=Arial
TextSize=15

[MessageSystem]
MaxMessages=1
MessageTime=2.0
MessageFadeTime=3.0

;MaxMessages=25
;MessageTime=200
;MessageFadeTime=2.5

[MessageWindow]
BackgroundImage=TextBackground.tga
TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.845
BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.865

VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008

;TopLeftPosition=0.2,0.2
;BottomRightPosition=0.8,0.985
;VerticalBorder=0.0015
;HorizontalBorder=0.008

I removed the cockpit in the image so you can see how it neatly fits over the information box.

I bet you've all done this already

img00002.JPG

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don't forget to comment out the "background tga" statement as well. Always found that annoying

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Hi, @alexis99 I tried it but the message seems to be on top of the pilot name. 

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TextFontName=Arial
TextSize=20

[MessageSystem]
MaxMessages=1
MessageTime=2.0
MessageFadeTime=3.0

;MaxMessages=25
;MessageTime=200
;MessageFadeTime=2.5

[MessageWindow]
BackgroundImage=TextBackground.tga
TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.845
BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.865
VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008

;TopLeftPosition=0.2,0.2
;BottomRightPosition=0.8,0.985
;VerticalBorder=0.0015
;HorizontalBorder=0.008

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GKABS

These are the numbers that give height on screen

TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.845
BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.865

I estimate that you would need to change them to this

TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.815
BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.835

I'm running 1920x1080 screen. There's a possibility that your screen format is slightly different.

But you get the principal anyway.

What finally pushed me to the edge was when I was flying the Meteor in Korea, and it had a neat little flaps display gauge at the bottom of screen. Whenever I chose flap position, I couldn't see the gauge because the message bar popped up on top of it. Grrr.

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Silberpfeil:

I notice you're using the double height message bar, which is the standard issue.

I must have adjusted it some time ago to this, and forgot about it.

VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008

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1 hour ago, alexis99 said:

TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.815
BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.835

I'm running 1920x1080 screen. There's a possibility that your screen format is slightly different.

 

Spot on my friend, thanks.:clapping:

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17 hours ago, alexis99 said:

I must have adjusted it some time ago to this, and forgot about it.

VerticalBorder=0.0015
HorizontalBorder=0.008

Good catch, but I don't think mine has ever been changed.  Since I use TextSize=12 in my Messages, to get to a single space I had to further adjust your numbers to TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.865 and BottomRightPosition=0.210, 0.885, and now it looks like this.

Message2.jpg.fc0cbaed8503948a73e157d02d01be9b.jpg 

   

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i like this. i wouldnt reccomend as a ini release because everyone has seemed to need different settings to get what they want, but for those that can work an ini this is great for clearing up the bottom

img00041.thumb.JPG.e7200f7ef0a07f17bfbd9b5c9e8add56.JPG

im set for 1920x1080, but had to set my values as follows

       [MessageWindow]
       //BackgroundImage=TextBackground.tga
      TopLeftPosition=0.01,0.795
      BottomRightPosition=0.210,0.825        my adjustments
      VerticalBorder=0.0015
      HorizontalBorder=0.008

 

also my MaxMessages was set for 8, and i left that rather than drop to 1.

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