This is the next step up from the various tweaks I’d previously released allowing pilots to control G1000 brightness with hardware knobs in their cockpits, and possibly the first in a series of improvements to the stock G1000. I figured, rather than work around the absence of software dimming in the sim, why not just add that feature to the display itself? That’s what this is. Each panel is now individually dimmable from within a semi-realistic PFD configuration menu.
Since it was requested by a user here, I also added functionality to toggle synthetic vision on and off, a feature that’s in the real units that are equipped with synthetic vision but which is also missing from the sim.
If you want to see this in action, I have a brief video on YouTube.
(I had to create the config menu from scratch, and it approximates what it looks like in real life, but isn’t exact, for two reasons. One, I omitted the AUTO/MANUAL switch because auto brightness makes no sense in the sim right now. Two, I don’t own a G1000 or a G1000 simulator, so I had to go off a few small images and fuzzy videos from different versions of the G1000. I got it somewhat close using what I had available in the sim without taking ages to get it pixel-perfect. I think it works, but I’m open to suggestions for improvements. Or the gift of a G1000 simulator. )
Installation is the usual, just drop it into your Community folder. If you have my previous DA40 or DA62 tweaks installed you can remove them, this supersedes them. Also note that this will deactivate the control of G1000 brightness via the avionics knob in the C172 G1000, but if that bothers enough folks I could release a compatibility fix for that.
Enough rambling you can get it here. I have tested it a fair bit in a number of planes, and I’m fairly confident in it, but I’d definitely call it “beta” right now just to be safe. Hit me up with any problems you run into or other feedback you have.