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ModelMuncher asked ModelMuncher commented

Why are Livery "ui_variation" Titles missing ?

My ui_variation entries are all complete and in the correct format as far as I can see but WHY is only the "Aloha Airline" one illustrated showing in the hangar ??why.jpg


Here are some other entries from the Aircraft.cfg but only the text for Aloha will display in the hangar

ui_variation = "Great Barrier"
ui_variation = "LoganAir"
ui_variation = "Bush Pilots"
ui_variation = "Aloha Airline"

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Last we've seen that issue was because the dimensions of the thumbnails were pushing the title passed the bounding box.


Here's what we use for ours: 1652028053226.png


thumbnail.jpg: 1618x582
thumbnail_small.jpg: 600x216

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Boris_ answered

Hello @ModelMuncher,

With the information you have provided, we are not able to tell you what is going on in your project.

I suggest you look at how the LiveryAircraft example is done.
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Regards,
Boris


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ModelMuncher answered FlyingRaccoon commented

with respect I am fully aware how these things are done ..
its nothing more complex than to complete the aircraft.cfg with the ui_variation = " name" entry ..
the point here is .. it doesn't work ;)
what are you suggesting ? That I send the entire project so you can check a ui_variation= entry ?

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Hello @ModelMuncher,

Considering the fact that we're not aware of bugs on this specific topic, we would indeed need your project to check what's happening.

I suggest you upload it on the secure platform of your choosing and then share the link under this comment - don't forget to select "Viewable by moderators & original poster" before clicking on the SUBMIT button. This way, only Asobo will receive your data.

Have a good day!

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In the same respect, as a developer with over 30 years experience in Flightsim,

I really do not see the need for uploading an entire 3.25 GB project when the issue is obviously related to a single cfg file ???


IF you could possibly inform me of ANY other part of a project that could affect ui_variation entry in the aircraft.cfg I would be happy to send these parts ???

The entries are there... they are properly formatted.. they are correctly ordered .. There are no Typing errors... yet they do not appear

Furthermore I have just copied and pasted this line

ui_variation = "Matte Blue" ; Variation name

from your SDK Directly into my aircraft.cfg .... IT ALSO Fails :(

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"I really do not see the need for uploading an entire 3.25 GB project when the issue is obviously related to a single cfg file ???"

There's absolutely no proof of that. Obviously, the problem is not the formatting of the ui_variation parameter here.
It can come from pretty much anything: project file structure, other parameters, different asset group organization, side effect of another problem, etc...

Without a package or repro steps to reproduce the problem, we're just blind guessing and it's not efficient.
We don't need your full 3.5Gb aircraft package, we need a package that compiles and produces the issue or a list of minimal steps that will produce the problem.

Regards,
Sylvain


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Boris_ answered ModelMuncher commented

Hello @ModelMuncher ,
We have checked your package and can confirm that the problem comes from your ''thumbnail.jpg'' files that you need to resize to 1618x582px to avoid breaking the UI
The docs will be updated with this informations

Regards,
Boris

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May I respectfully suggest that ASOBO Use a STANDARDISED UI and Thumbnail display system !


Here are three screenshots from a single MSFS Session ..
as you can see from the Original Image ( at the bottom ) EACH Screen shows a different cropping and / or resolution of the Thumbnail.jpg

a) From the Hangar the Tailfins are cut off
b) From the Main Menu MAP Selection they are actually "Almost" correct
c) From the Livery selection screen they are Zoomed so much the aircraft barely fits.

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I DO appreciate that people have different views / angles / Artistic design on these thumbnails but If you see my original post, that particular issue was caused by Improper sizing and My fault entirely But On advice from @boris_ Here, I remade All thumbnails at the size Instructed "you need to resize to 1618x582px to avoid breaking the UI"
But alas ... it seems the UI Has broken my correctly sized thumbnails ????
Can I suggest either a SINGLE UI LAYOUT or at least a "SAFE FRAME" Within the 1618x582 limitation

Many thanks


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