FBAuto Dimmer [RR Extension Plugin] (Coming Soon!)
Ok, I have just about finished my first RR Extension Plugin! It was done out of necessity really.... I wrote the code in VB script, and got a lot of help from BlueZX3 helping me figure out where to put the code in the the extension plugin example :) (Thanks Blue!)
This plugin "piggy backs" off of Sonic's fantastic RRFusion Plugin. It uses the variables and labels that he created communicating with the FB dll's.
This plugin takes advantage of the potentiometer that comes with the FB when you buy it. I also purchased a PhotoCell from the FB store.
What it does:
It allows you to dim the screen with the potentiometer. I find this much easier than navigating the screen's menus to control the brightness.
If the potentiometer is turned to full brightness, it then puts the plugin into "Auto Mode". Meaning, that depending on the light level hitting the photo cell, will adjust the screen brigntness automaitcally. With the turn of the potentiometer, you can overide that and set the brightness manually where you want.
The plugin has "buffers" built in, to filter out small variances of light. Otherwise the screen would appear to flicker as it adjusted totally in sync with the photocell readings. This also allows the brightness to ramp up and down smoothly, so it does not pop to dim mode when entering a tunnel, or going under an overpass ect.
I hopefully will have the plugin avail for download in the next week or so. If someone has a FB with a Potentiometer and a photocell, post a message in here and I will send out a beta to the first few people that respond for testing.
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