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    Default Problem with dynamic nums display in Cabview

    I've got a problem with a dynamic nums display in an SLI cabview. I know very little about cabviews, I've been trying to figure this out and am completely baffled. Every solution I've tried does not work --- I won't go through them all, instead I took a bunch of screenshots to show what is going on. The display shows "2" when they dynamics are off --- at 60% ( by the "Train Driving Window" in OR ) they show "8". I don't know if this a problem with OR, the cvf, or the design of the cabview.
    SLI SP ENGINES folder >>> SP_SD70M_9803.eng SD75M.cvf
    Any help appreciated. Gerry

    Cab-in-Sim.jpg

    MSTS-CabEditorEnlarged.jpg

    CabView-Display-Properties.jpg

    dynamicnums-ace.jpg
    Code:
    		MultiStateDisplay (
    			Type ( DYNAMIC_BRAKE_DISPLAY MULTI_STATE_DISPLAY )
    			Position ( 555 252 8 8 )
    			Graphic ( dynamicnums.ace )
    			States ( 10 2 5
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.11 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.22 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.33 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.44 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.55 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.66 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.77 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 0.88 )
    				)
    				State (
    					Style ( 0 )
    					SwitchVal ( 1 )
    				)
    			)
    		)
    		MultiStateDisplay (
    			Type ( DIRECTION_DISPLAY MULTI_STATE_DISPLAY )
    			Position ( 555 203 8 8 )
    			Graphic ( reversernums.ace )
    Last edited by R. Steele; 05-09-2020 at 05:23 PM.
    Cheers, R. Steele [Gerry] It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.


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    Checking with the last stable version of OR ( OR version in first post was MG Rev59 ) here is the situation, still incorrect, but it does show zero to start and still shows "8" at 60% dynamics. Looks like an OR problem -- any suggestions?
    bandicam 2020-05-09 15-15-44-074.jpg

    bandicam 2020-05-09 15-15-57-764.jpg

    bandicam 2020-05-09 15-16-11-937.jpg
    Cheers, R. Steele [Gerry] It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.


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    I don't own these units but when I have cab problems like this I normally compare my files with the eng and cvf files on the default MSTS Dash9 or SD40-2 depending if a combined or separate throttle/dynamic controller/s are used.

    First test the the default MSTS locomotive to make sure it's not a bug in OR.

    If that's OK, compare the dynamic brake settings in the eng and cvf files on the problem loco compared to a working one.

    Normally in these cases the SwitchVal values in the .cvf may not be matching the Notch values in the .eng or vice versa.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Marek.

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    Default I pulled this from another SLI engine..

    Brake_Dynamic ( 0 1 0.11 0
    NumNotches ( 10
    Notch ( 0 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.11 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.22 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.33 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.44 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.55 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.66 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.77 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 0.88 0 Dummy )
    Notch ( 1 0 Dummy )
    )
    )

    A this late hour, I will not test it, but as I recall, OR does not gloss over what MSTS does! So use the above to replace what is currently in your .eng file for that engine. I have the same problem here with that specific engine. Hope this helps,

    Steve

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    Thanks both Steve and Marek. I had overlooked examining the default Dash9 and also the engine controller section in the the SLI SP "eng" file. Both help...I'm closer but have not found the correct combination of the various factors ( eng controller, cvf, etc. ) that provides the proper sequence of numbers. Either the low end or the high end of the dynamic numbering sequence is outta wack. I'll keep trying, meanwhile if someone does turn up a proper method, leave me a clue. Thanks, Gerry

    One note...when I examined the dynamicnums.ace file it seemed illogically arranged when compared to the throttlenumbers.ace -- most of SLI's dynamicnums are consturcted like the screenshot below...compared to throttlenumbers -- where the sequence is orderly.

    bandicam 2020-05-10 08-29-14-002.jpg <<<< throttlenumbers 0-1-2 and so forth in a 3x3 block

    dynamicnums-ace.jpg <<<< dynamicnums 0-8 then 1-2 etc in a 2x5 block?

    But since I have not found a dynamicnums ace file that is different, I'll keep working the combinations.
    Cheers, R. Steele [Gerry] It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Steele View Post

    dynamicnums-ace.jpg <<<< dynamicnums 0-8 then 1-2 etc in a 2x5 block?
    Yes, these are impossibly TINY little numbers. That "8" is in fact an "S"...for setup I guess. I pulled the code from a SLI Conrail SD-40, which seems to work/display correctly for the dynamic brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EldoradoRailroad View Post
    Yes, these are impossibly TINY little numbers. That "8" is in fact an "S"...for setup I guess. I pulled the code from a SLI Conrail SD-40, which seems to work/display correctly for the dynamic brake.
    Steve,
    Ahh, yes of course, that makes more sense...Thank You. Will use the conrail setup. Thanks...cabviews have intrigued me, now taking the time to learn about them. Your help much appreciated. Gerry --- take care, stay healthy and happy.
    Cheers, R. Steele [Gerry] It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.


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