By default, FIP gauges files are put under the DirectOutput folder. However, when more and more gauges are added to the system, the gauge files accumulated under the folder and its subfolders, especially the 1024 folder where bitmaps are stored, are getting harder and harder to identify.
To tidy them up in a logical manner, I created individual folders and subfolders for each gauge so that they could be easily managed when required.
NOTE that each NEW gauge folder MUST contains its own 1024 subfolder for storing bitmaps.
When all the files are moved to their respective folders
Edit the path of each Gauge module in the SaiFlightSimX.xml file accordingly.
For example, the path of my T210 AirSpeed has been changed
_____<Gauge Timeout=”100″ RootFolder=”Relative” File=”Gauges\T210_AirspeedW.xml”>
_____<Gauge Timeout=”100″ RootFolder=”Relative” File=”T210_Gauges\T210_AirSpeed
When necessary, the XML notation introduced in Post 196 can also be used to deactivate (in case they are need in the future) all gauge modules that are no longer needed in the SaiFlightSimX.xml file.
Processes taken for these changes involve only simple editing and cut and paste. All FIP users should be able to create their own folder structure that is clean and well-organized with no difficulty.