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Shift+Z Stats

"Shift+Z Stats" brings back the classic compact flight statistics known from FSX and earlier titles of Microsoft Flight Simulator. A very handy tool that shows you information like:  FPS (Frames per second), Simulation rate, Coordinates, Wind speed and direction, Airspeed, Altitude, Heading, Fuel remaining

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"Shift+Z Stats" brings back the classic compact flight statistics know from FSX and earlier titles of Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

A very handy tool that shows you information like: 

  • Coordinates 
  • Wind speed and direction 
  • Airspeed 
  • Altitude 
  • Heading 
  • Fuel remaining 
  • FPS (Frames per second) 
  • Simulation rate 

No matter if you're flying a Piper Cub, an Airbus A320 or any other aircraft, "Shift+Z Stats" comes in handy any time. 

 

📖 Instructions 

  • Download the latest release of "Shift+Z Stats" 
  • Extract the zip file into the community folder 
  • Press the Icon in the Flight Simulator Toolbar or press "shift + z" to toggle and cycle through the statistics 
  • In case the stats are not displayed, click the toolbar cog and select "Reset Panels
  • Note: The master autopilot toggle key ("Z" key by default) no longer interferes with the shift+z shortcut as of add-on update version 1.1.1. 
  • Enjoy!
  • Bonus: Press "<" or ">" key to hide / show the external HUD

 

📢 New update available: Version 1.1.4! 

Update "1.1.4" of Shift+Z Stats is available now. See the changelog and readme file for details. 

NOTE: When updating, make a backup of your userconfig.ini file in case you customized it. Check the new userconfig.ini for added and changed parameters. Then re-enter your custom values from your backup. 

 

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I am AmbitiousPilots, passionate developer, student and creator of add-ons such as Toolbar Pushback and Shift+Z Stats. Next to my studies I'm working on my freeware projects. Support me so I can keep maintaining and creating software you can't live without! Thank you.

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Remember, freeware is free to use but not free to create. 

 

🥽 VR Mode 

You can move the stats around in VR mode! Simply press and hold the ctrl key, click on the stats, then click again and this time hold the left mouse button to drag around. The background of the stats will change to indicate the drag mode is enabled. Simply release ctrl and the mouse button to disable the drag mode. See example: https://i.ibb.co/vJJqfBd/VR-Mode-Drag-Preview.gif 

 

💡 NOTAM 

New features will be released in the next add-on updates. Stay tuned. Feature requests are welcome. Send me a PM or let me know in the comments. 

 

⚙️ Customization 

Inside the folder of "Shift+Z Stats" you'll find a file called userconfig.ini located in "ambitiouspilots-shiftzstats\html_UI\Data". Open the userconfig.ini file with a text editor. This ini file follows the same principle as the original FSX config file. 

Each [TextInfo.*] heading defines a section which you can cycle through every time you press shift+z or click the icon in the toolbar. The number behind the dot defines the order in which the section should appear like 1, 2, 3 and so on. You can define as many sections as you want. 

The variables below these headings such as Longitude=1,2 define what should be read out in that specific section. The numbers, in this case 1 and 2, define the line (1) and the order on that line (2). So if you set Latitude=1,1 and Longitude=1,2 the Latitude is shown first followed by the Longitude. You can populate up to 6 lines. Other than available screen space there is no limit on how many statistics are shown per line. 

With TextColor.1 you set the text color for every line of that specific section you add this entry to. The format is in rgb (red,green,blue). For example, TextColor.1=0,0,255 would make the first line show up in a blue color. TextColor.2=255,255,0 would make the second line yellow. The same works for background colors by adding BackGroundColor.1=0,0,0,128. This is also an rgb color but with an alpha value (in this case 128 which is 50% transparent, you can also use a value between 0 and 1 like 0.5). To make things easy, use a color picker

The entries below the [Main] heading are custom settings for this add-on. With EnableShiftZShortcut you can enable or disable the shift+z keybind. TextSize sets the size of the font in either px (fixed size) or em (relative to current font size set by Flight Simulator). LatLonFormat defines the shown coordinate format: You can use Degrees, Minutes or Seconds. FractionalLatLonDigits allows you to set the amount of decimal places to show. 

 

🛠️ Developer Mode partially hiding stats text 

In case you're using the developer toolbar and it's partially hiding the stats text, simply enable "Auto-hide" in the "[DevMode]" menu. This automatically hides the dev toolbar when not in use and reveals the stats text. Click here to view a screenshot of this setting in FS in case you cannot find it. 

 

👉 Feature Requests 

For any questions or feature requests, feel free to send me a PM. 

 

📰 Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums

You can also find and discuss this project on the official Flight Simulator forums

 

✔️ Reviews

A huge shout out to the awesome people that review "Shift+Z Stats" and spread the word! 

Easyjetsimpilot

OverKill

Simulanderson

MSFS Addons

JayDee

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If you covered or made a review of "Shift+Z Stats" on your blog, YouTube, twitch or elsewhere, leave a comment or send me a PM. Then I’ll add it here in the description. 

 

👍 Thanks a lot for all your ratings, comments and spreading the word! 
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June 14, 2021
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⭐ Update 1.1.4 available now

This update makes the add-on compatible with SU8 and brings several improvements. Please see the changelog for details. When installing this update, please remove the previous version from you community folder first. Enjoy 😉

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Whenever I start the sim, the shift-z stats are automatically appearing as soon as I spawn in. Is there a way to stop it from appearing automatically like this? I only want it to appear when I need it, and not at the start of each flight.

is it possible to drag shift+Z to put it in another monitor (no VR mode)?

I love your stats!

Would it be possible to have lat and long show as decimal degrees with at least 8 decimal positions?

Conceivably as an extra option for those that need to get precise location coords compatible with MSFS projects.

Thanks!

A must-have mod! Hopefully it doesn't break in SU11 coming in 3 days as of writing this comment. Sometimes it bugs out in the middle of a flight where it shows only 1 FPS is claiming to be rendered when its still at a normal rate (30/60/etc).

Only features I want to request are having an in-game clock of your computer's local time and a stopwatch showing time elapsed with a flight session so you don't have to Alt-Tab (or shift-tab for Steam) to see how long you're playing or what time is it .

With RTX 4090, SU 11 Beta, DLSS3 Frame Generation On, I use FPS Monitor or MSI afterburner OSD to monitor frame rate but I have found the built in developer FPS display does not report the same number.

So on FPSmon or MSI afterburner I am getting say 80 FPS and using the built in FPS display it says 40 FPS.

I have verified with at least 3 other FPS measuring tools and they agree with MSI Afterburner. In the screenshot below ShiftZ Stats is reporting 58 FPS.

https://i.imgur.com/wyVESSp.jpg

Is it just me or is "shift-z" couple to the autopilot toggle, since SU10?

Before SU10 it was only the case with Justflight's Bae146.

Just to be sure shift-z is not coupled to anything in the key-settings in MSFS.

Does anybody know how to display baro in mBar and not hPa? Thanks!

The FPS value is sometimes completely false (compared to MSFS counter).

Sometimes the FPS of this tool become very low (under 10) with no reason as the scenery becomes simpler and when I check with the MSFS counter, I can see values above 35-40. So there is a problem here. This is systematic.

(MSFS SU10 DX12, latest version of the tool) (1.1.4))

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L188

5 month(s) ago

Why I can't see fps counter anymore?

Au top, cela permet de retrouver une barre pour les stats qui est discrète et ne pas se mettre en mode "développeur" ! MERCI

It's a great program but a little off calibration. Currently dial altitude at 7700ft. Z-stats shows my altitude at 8000ft. Is there a way to calibrate or is it in the programming? Thanks

Using in MSFS-2020 Flying the Cessna Caravan 208

Si potrebbe aggiungere indicatore "Aerofreni Attivati/Disattivati"?

Anche "Carrello Su/Giù"?

Grazie

Hey, love this program, but not sure if you've tried it with the SU10 beta. Looks like it causes issues with the new pop-up map, and possibly a performance hit as well. (And no worries if you're already on it, or waiting for final, just thought I'd flag it.)

Have been noticing that the altitude displayed with z-stats is progressively higher than altitude on altimeter as the aircraft climbs. It is spot on when on the ground but deviates proportional to altitude as aircraft climbs. Tried with stock as well as payware aircraft. Either your program is calculating altitude increases wrongly or ASOBO is. Any ideas about this. I have the latest version of your program.

As someone already asked, please update it so it doesn't start at beginning of flight.

Then I will give 5 stars.

Great work.

From past update, the mod automatically starts at beginning of the flight.

Is it possible to update is so that it only starts when needed?

Cheers,

Nish

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Stoy

8 month(s) ago / Thanked by AmbitiousPilots

Great mod - thanks!

How can I change the text of the labels, i.e. if I want ‘FPS’ instead of ‘Frames/sec’?

>>Bonus: Press "<" or ">" key to hide / show the external HUD

It would be great if you could just provide a simple tool to do only this, plus the ability to modify the keybind.

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sin

9 month(s) ago

line settings work only in flat mode.

in VR each parameter on a new line

For example

[TextInfo.1]

Altitude=1,1

TrueAirspeed=1,2

FrameRate=2,1

GForce=2,2

Heading=2,3

...

FrameRate not 2-nd line but in 3-rd line in VR

Anything below the FrameRate does not fit into the window in VR even with TextSize=1.3em.But I always use even with TextSize=2.0em

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sin

9 month(s) ago

1.1.4 no works settings TextSize=2.0em(works fine in 1.1.3) With this settings all information does not fit in the window with VR mode 😞(( HMD-Oculus Quest2




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  • Version 1.1.4 March 31, 2022

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    # Version 1.1.4
    * FIXED: Autopilot master switch now working correctly.
    * FIXED: Compatibility adaptations for Sim Update 8.
    * FIXED: Wind direction now reading magnetic instead of true.
    * FIXED: Toolbar arrow now fading out.
    * FIXED: Metar icon no longer visible in toolbar.
    * FIXED: HUD minimal mode now working correctly.
    * FIXED: Missing HUD instruments restored.
    * IMPROVED: Statistics panel no longer blocking mouse clicks in VR mode.
    * IMPROVED: Third party toolbar mod compatibility.
    * IMPROVED: Dimensions handling of statistics panel.
    * IMPROVED: "Shift + z" keybind handling rewritten.

  • Version 1.1.3 August 18, 2021

    # Update 1.1.3
    * FIXED: Stats position and readability in VR mode have been corrected.
    * FIXED: Setting EnableShiftZShortcut to false had no effect after update 1.1.2.
    * FIXED: Coordinates format (Lat, Lon) has been corrected.
    * IMPROVED: "Shift + z" keybind and toolbar icon handling rewritten.
    * IMPROVED: Autopilot lever state of PMDG DC-6 is no longer changed when cycling stats.
    * IMPROVED: "Toggle HUD" keybind changed to angle bracket key "<", ">".
    * ADDED: Stats can now be moved freely in VR mode (press ctrl and click on stats).
    * ADDED: New user configurable parameter: "ISATemp".

  • Version 1.1.2 August 16, 2021

    # Update 1.1.2
    * FIXED: TopRight position is now displayed correctly on wide screen resolutions.
    * IMPROVED: Position is now updated on simulator window resize.
    * IMPROVED: Autopilot of Just Flight PA28 and PMDG DC-6 is no longer overridden when pressing shift+z.
    * IMPROVED: userconfig.ini parameter values are now case insensitive.
    * ADDED: New user configurable parameters: "OutsideAirTemp, PressUnit, TempUnit".

  • Version 1.1.1 August 07, 2021

    # Update 1.1.1
    * FIXED: Pressing "shift + z" no longer interferes with the master autopilot switch.
    * IMPROVED: Frame rate statistics are now correct when VSYNC is disabled.
    * IMPROVED: Updated readme file with instructions and all available parameters.
    * ADDED: New user configurable parameters: "AltitudeAgl, AltitudeBaro, BaroPressure, QNHSetting, HeadingTrue, TrueAirspeed, AirSpeedGround, WindDirection, WindSpeed, FuelRemainingGallons, FuelRemainingPounds, VerticalSpeed, AngleOfAttack, TimeUTC, TimeLocal, TimeSystem".

  • Version 1.1.0 August 05, 2021

    # Update 1.1.0
    * FIXED: Compatibility with Microsoft Flight Simulator version 1.18.14.0.
    * IMPROVED: Lowered default position to make room for the developer toolbar.
    * ADDED: The stats can now also be shown on the top right of the screen.
    * ADDED: The toolbar icon can be hidden through a user config option.

  • Launched June 14, 2021

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