Although my previous Post 28, Post 29 and Post 30 already talk about the basics, installation and tweaks for Saitek’s Flight Instrument Panel (FIP), there are still many friends asking for direct instruction on how my Centurion T210 gauges be installed.
So, here is a step-by-by tutorial in which I am using my Altimeter Gauge wide version as an example:
Download the T210 AlimeterW.rar from the link you received —
Note that only subscribers of FSX Times are eligible to get my files (Edit: No More Available)
Unrar (unzip) the file and you will find the content as follows:
– the T210AlimeterW\gauges\T210_AltimeterW.xml is the xml program for the Altimeter gauge
– the T210AlimeterW\gauges\1024 folder contains all the necessary images (*.bmp) for the gauge
Copy the T210_AltimeterW.xml to the Saitek Gauges folder as described below:
For systems using newer Saitek Drivers — The location is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\ProFlight FSX Plugin\Gauges
For systems using older Saitek Drivers (as example shown here) — The location is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\DirectOutput\Gauges
Copy all the gauge images (*.bmp) to the 1024 folder
On systems using newer Saitek Drivers:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\ProFlight FSX Plugin\Gauges\1024
On systems using older Saitek Drivers:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\DirectOutput\Gauges\1024
When copying is done,
On systems using newer Saitek Drivers, go to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\ProFlight FSX Plugin
On systems using older Saitek Drivers (example here), go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\DirectOutput
Open the SaiFlightSimX.xml with Notepad and you should see something similar to what is shown below:
Each <Gauge Timeout….></Gauge> module defines a different gauge your FIP is using.
In order to use the T210 Altimeter Gauge wide version, you can either:
Modify the original Altimeter gauge (line 52) with the following changes:
<Gauge Timeout=”100″ RootFolder=”Relative” File=“Gauges\T210_AltimeterW.xml”>
Create a whole new <Gauge Timeout….></Gauge> module in this SaiFlightSimX.xml file, such as the example shown below:
The new gauge module could be added to the top (show up first) or to the end (show up last), or to any location among other gauges within the list. The location of the new gauge module will define the order of its appearance when FIP is loaded.
For the installation of my other T210 gauges, the procedures are exactly the same. One could also visit my previous Post 28, Post 29 and Post 30 for more information about the basics and tweaks for the FIPs.