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Author Topic: Why is my MFD screen not displaying?  (Read 2462 times)

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Offline PLM

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28 August 2011, 13:47:55
Hi all,

I am fairly new to Orbiter, and am having major problems with the MFD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I can see the buttons arround the sides and bottom, and can click them to successfully select modes (through trial and error) and do atlantis auto-launches, etc. but the central screen isn't there. It just shows whatever is behind where it should be (e.g. stars). I have never had it visible, although I have tried various configurations of settings. I don't really know what might be relevant, so my complete current settings are as follows:


Complex flight model   OFF
Damage and failiure simulation   ON
Limited fuel   ON
Auto-refuel on pad   OFF


Instruments and Panels
Transparent glass cockpit MFD   ON
MFD refresh [sec]   0.25
Generic MFD size   6
Panel scale   1.00
Panel scroll speed   30

Window Focus Mode
Focus follows mouse   OFF

I assume aren't relevant, but will list if it may be a factor.

---Visual Effects---

Planetary Effects
All   OFF
Night light level   0.50
Max. resolution level   14

General Effects
Particle Streams   ON
Rest   OFF
Ambient light level   10

Celestrial Sphere
Background   <none>
Intensity   0.50


Meshdebug   OFF
Track IR   OFF
Custom MFD   ON
Lua MFD   ON
transx   ON
Orbiter Sound   ON
Lua Console   ON
Scrift MFD   ON
All tools and dialogs   OFF


3D device
RGB Emulation
Always emunerate devices   OFF
Try stencil buffer   OFF

Full screen
Screen resolution   1024 x 768
Color depth   16
Disable verticle sync.   OFF
Disable hardware pageflip   OFF


Joystick Device


Many thanks for reading, and I look forward to responces.


Offline Alto-kun

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Reply #1 - 28 August 2011, 15:23:43
Try to click on PWR button

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Offline PLM

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Reply #2 - 28 August 2011, 20:43:04
Hi Alto-kun

The power button (like all the rest of the buttons) works correctly; it turns the MFD on and off. I know this because the side buttons and SEL buttons appear and go away, but the screen doesn't.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway.


Offline PLM

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Reply #3 - 31 August 2011, 12:35:14
For anyone who has the same problem:

The solution was to re-install my videocard drivers and then enable the videocard in Video settings from the launchpad.


Offline Bibi Uncle

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Reply #4 - 02 September 2011, 02:52:06
That's what I would have suggest you to try. I had the same problem, except that the MFD screen was black. I have a GeForce 6200, what graphic card do you have, I'm curious ?

« Last Edit: 02 September 2011, 02:52:07 by Bibi Uncle »
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