Remember to check the support topic for any additional information regarding this mod
Note: Requires FS17 game patch 188.8.131.52 or higher
'Glance' is an attempt at making a more configurable and less screen occupying 'notification-and-status utility', similar to the 'Inspector' mod.
The features of 'Glance' are:
- By default only visible when the Helpbox is turned off (default key: F1)
- Using columns, which should be easier to read
- Can be dynamically configured ...
-- ... to show only notifications you care about
-- ... with regards to what font-size and colors you want to use
-- ... how and which columns should be displayed in sequence
- Will show when a hired-worker has finished
- Displays the vehicle's location in the world and when within a map designated field-boundary
- Speed of the vehicle, and if it is being blocked (i.e. still not moving after some time)
- Animal husbandry; cleanliness, low productivity, wool pallet, eggs available and more...
- Greenhouse placeables; low fill levels.
How to use it
First you must turn off the Helpbox (default key: F1), to be able to see the Glance notifications.
The first time you ever run Glance, it will create a default configuration-file called Glance_Config.XML in a 'modsSettings' folder.
Due to the modifiable configuration - which maybe for some seem complex and confusing - please ask for instructions and examples in a support-topic for this mod.
The configuration-file can be reloaded while in-game, via a work-around by going into the in-game ESC-screen for the 'Help & Support' and change the "help category" just once. So it is possible to pause the game, ALT-TAB out of FS17, edit Glance_Config.XML, ALT-TAB back into FS17, change the in-game "help category" and see if the changes for Glance are acceptable.
Switching it on/off
To see notifications from Glance, you have to switch off the Helpbox (default key: F1), and have set a 'minimum notification level' that has a lower-or-equal value than the notifications you care about.
To hide Glance, either switch on the Helpbox again, or set the 'minimum notification level' to show less (i.e. a value higher than any of the notifications) using the action-key (default: LEFT ALT + L).
If you want to always have Glance visible, disregarding the F1-Helpbox, you need to edit the Glance_Config.XML file, and set the value for 'ignoreHelpboxVisibility' to 'true'. Then also set the 'positionXY' value, so Glance won't overlap the F1-Helpbox.
The action-keys, which can be changed in the Options - Controls screen, are these by which you can in-game instantly set the 'minimum notification level':
LEFT ALT + M = Glance:More Notify - i.e. show more notifications, possibly showing everything.
LEFT ALT + L = Glance:Less Notify - i.e. show less notifications, possibly showing nothing at all.
And just to clarify once again:
F1 = Toggle helpbox off to show Glance (if ignoreHelpboxVisibility="false" in config-file.)
Problems or bugs?
If you encounter problems or bugs using this mod, please use the support-thread.