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eBag (Electronic Flight Bag) also works in VR

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Version 3.0
Initial Release February 27, 2021
Last Updated April 06, 2021
File Size 17.05 MB
Downloads 2,776
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This is a simple toolbar addon that allows you to view approach plates or any kind of PDF, also any JPG images or TXT files you have made of your own notes. It works in VR too. Full instructions for installation and setup are in the download. This is version 2 which fixes the problem with filenames containing spaces. I made a short youtube of V1 and its otherwise identical apart from now being called eBag. Thanks to ByMaximus for the generic toolbar option I developed this from and to BergZeige for helping me build it as a proper package called EBAG.

JayDee Gaming recently reviewed this in German. https://youtu.be/-9ePISw8dqo

By the way if you love flight simulation and are after the most authentic experience check out the project I'm putting most of my time into - AuthentiKit. I have a YouTube channel which explains what it is about. youtube.com/AuthentiKit 


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  • Version 3.0 April 06, 2021

    Resolves the problem people had with file paths that contain spaces. Also adds a stop server EXE

  • Launched February 27, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Title Subject Last Updated Answers
Can I share index.html so the buttons are on the bottom not covering images?
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April 07, 2021
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42 Comments
  • Boston
    23 day(s) ago
    I did edit index.html so the buttons are on the bottom not covering images. Glad to share with you Spit.
    • Clausjc
      12 day(s) ago
      hey man, which lines have you edit? I'm noob in programing but that and shrink the buttons are exactly what i'm aiming to do, if you could share at least the moving to the bottom.
    • Boston
      11 day(s) ago
      I really try to contact Spit (author) first. I created a Discussion topic.
    • Boston
      10 day(s) ago
      3.0 did not move the buttons and I confirmed my edit still works. I have not heard from Spit40 but in the spirit of community helping each other, I will share my edits.

      Backup index.html then replace the block near the end with:

      <i class="fa fa-arrow-circle-left" style="left:10px;top:100%" onclick="enext(-1,false);"></i>
      <i class="fa fa-arrow-circle-right" style="right:10px;top:100%" onclick="enext(1,false);"></i>

      <i id="up" class="fa fa-arrow-circle-up" style="right:80px;top:100%" onclick="enext(-1,true);"></i>
      <i id="down" class="fa fa-arrow-circle-down" style="left:80px;top:100%" onclick="enext(1,true);"></i>

      <i id="right" class="fa fa-plus-square" style="right:35%;top:100%" onclick="ezoom(1);"></i>
      <i class="fa fa-minus-square" style="left:35%;top:100%" onclick="ezoom(-1);"></i>
  • leobacha
    24 day(s) ago
    hii...every time that i try to start the server i get the message ``Access to C/win/systen32/index.html falied . Reason is that system cant find the file... Tinyweb/1,94 service failed to startt ....Help meee pls
    • pumpkinking
      22 day(s) ago
      I'm also facing this issue! not sure if the guy is even supporting this mod any more...
  • Boston
    25 day(s) ago
    Thank you. If the interface arrows and +- had a more transparent option instead of blocking the image that could help.
  • christian67
    1 month(s) ago
    hello after installing the 2 files as indicated , I find myself with a totally empty window exactly like Bobo 1348 Can we have an explanation Thank you
  • Bobo1348
    1 month(s) ago
    Unfortunately it does not work for me. I did put the folder in Community. The folder Images in my Documents. After using the BAT file to convert, all images are there. Then i fire up the server. The server is there and running. I start the flightsim and voila the icon is there, i open the icon and get a nice empty window with + and - and arrows. BUT not one document. so what is wrong? Tried reinstall, new download etc. different folders as well. nothing works.
  • Ohmsquare
    1 month(s) ago
    Thank you, I am so glad you did this. Immensely helpful and immersive in VR. I use it for charts, POH, checklists. The included pdf_to_jpg converter is great too.
  • satexpert123
    1 month(s) ago
    As VR pilot, I have been waiting for something like this. Great tool! Thank you!
  • mtjoeng
    1 month(s) ago
    Ebag not refreshing: I checked with my Firefox on localhost, and there the file_index.js is updated and the browser displays the changed and added files (takes a moment).
    Within MSFS however, no such luck. Stranger is, that in MSFS the EBAG keeps showing older deleted content? How does that work?

    EDIT: when I "RESTART" the flight the EBAG does update ......
    EDIT: another problem might be that Little NAV MAP also runs a server (a mod) for the Toolbar. And prob also on port 80. That could cause problems of not refreshing? EDIT: nope LNM defaults to port 8965
  • flyinghuebi
    1 month(s) ago
    I was looking for exact such a tool. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work. Always says "FORBIDDEN" in the EBAG window. I have the ebag_images folder under "documents" (I think it is not relevant, that my folder is in german named "dokumente". It is the defautl windows folder for documents). Ebag folder is in community folder (MS store version). Somebody any idea? I have load tiny.exe als admin. Thanks. Great tool.

    Update: After resinstall the FORBIDDEN error has gone and I see only a empty window
  • stanley550
    1 month(s) ago
    Awesome! I was looking exactly something like this for VR!
    Dev, put up a "Buy me coffee" link, you deserve a coffee or a beer for this one!
  • mtjoeng
    1 month(s) ago
    " .. NOTE: The contents of the ebag folder can be updated while MSFS is running. The tab will always retrieve whatever is in there, as long as you click the prepare bat file. .. "

    Doesn't.
    Tested, added couple of jpg's, had to stop MSFS, kill Tiny.exe in taskmanager, run click_me_to_prepare.bat (updates files list in file_index.js), start MSFS, and only then new/other jpg's were shown. Live re-fresh, nope.

    ??

    But, great program.
  • robroy
    1 month(s) ago
    Hi Phil, really want to love this but can't get it working. The instructions are ambiguous - in one place it says put the ebag_images folder anywhere (I tried in my c:\MSFS Utils\ folder for example, but there are lots of other references to the "My Documents" folder which I don't seem to have in my Win10 setup. This may or may not be because I installed Dropbox that tried to setup automatic backups of the Documents folder, and there are indications it moved the folder under the Dropbox root folder, which in turn borked ebag with permissions errors (IIRC). So confused...

    I even tried editing the bat files to put full paths (with quotes for the spaces) and now the toolbar in the sim opens a window, but the window is empty.

    So, can in fact the ebag_images folder be placed anywhere? Happy to do some beta testing and direct feedback - I'm on Discord in the Authentikit, Flightsim.to and Flight Simulator servers.
    • Boston
      25 day(s) ago
      Try a file path without a space (MSFS Utils). Create MSFSUtils. Let me know if this works pls.


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