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Converting FS98 gauges to XML

Unless I'm mistaken, "FS98" style gauges are gauges programmed in C (or C+, C++) and compiled.

IF there were to be a utility to, in essence, decompile the programmed gauges into XML, would that not open up the gauge for use by anyone?

I'm thinking in particular of payware gauges, and especially new gauges being developed.


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The only "method" that will work is to extract all the bitmaps from the existing gauge, then use the new XML GUI Program Tool to use those bitmaps and program an XML equivalent.

There's certainly nothing "automatic" about the process; it does involve work... ;)
I was mistaken about an FS98-to-XML conversion utility being in the works. I re-read another thread on this site where I thought it was mentioned, and realized I had misunderstood it the first time around.

Extracting the graphics from existing gauges and re-programming the gauges in XML isn't really what I need to do. I already have a set of gauges that I created for an FS9 aircraft - by bringing the Jet Ranger's gauges into FS Panel Studio and creating new bitmaps for them. These gauges don't show up when I bring the aircraft into FSX. So what I'm looking for is a way to take my custom bitmaps and create FSX-compatible gauges from them.
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