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Hi all! After seeing those unbelievable screenshots with airports filled with 20+ planes on queue for takeoff, I'm beginning to feel that I'm missing a lot of the FS action.I'm not really familiar with this AI Traffic stuff - could someone kindly tell me what programs I need, links to AI Traffic sites, how I go about installing the traffic, maybe a link to a tutorial or two?I would greatly appreciate it - thanks a lot!:) Melvin

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The only one I've used is [a href=http://www.projectai.com]Project AI[/a]. They've got easy to use autoinstallers and very nice visual models.

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Thanks a lot - I've downloaded some of the auto installers from ProjectAI and installed them. Now what do I do to get the traffic to appear?:) Melvin

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If I use auto installer do I need to separately have Taxi Speed,Traffic tools and AFCAD?I think I have Afcad and I think I have traffic tools,but I am not on my home computer right now to check.Thanks,Ron

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Just make sure you've got your AI percentage turned up enough and go from an airport with traffic (Denver gets a bit crazy if you load the UAL traffic).You may want to get the taxi speed tool (I wish I could remember the name of the download) to adjust the speed of your AI traffic. If you leave it at the default taxi speed, it takes almost as long to taxi to your runway as it does to fly to your destination!

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Thanks for the info.Could you briefly explain to me just what I am doing using the auto installer?Is this going to put AI taffic for the airlines I select at all major airports or just some or do I have to put them at individual airports.Thanks,Ron

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Thanks, do you know the filename of the taxispeed program? I can't find it anywhere.I still haven't seen ANYTHING at any airport. Am I doing the right thing by simply downloading the Project AI auto intallers, installing them and doing nothing more?:) Melvin

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airspeed.2.zip at fltsim.com. Please let me know how project ai works and how to use it.Thanks,Ron

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The Project AI packages have to be installed in a specific order.Install the base package; then Air France, Olympic Airways, then any other packages in alphabetic order.You may also need to check the config files to ensure they are pointing to the correct directories. Sometimes the installation routine does not work as expected.Ask these questions over in the Project AI forums; you'll get lots of expert help there.

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I installed the base and then added them in whatever order felt right to me, and it works just fine... and PAI's web site says nothing about any order other than that.What makes you say that it woudl require that you add Air France, Olympic, and then "any others in alphabetical order"? (not to sound rude, I'm just curious as to whether I'm actually missing something that appears to be working just fine)

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Somewhere i said you must install Loympic and Air France to get some necessary files.Didn't say anything about Alphabetical order though.

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>>do you know the filename of the taxispeed program? I can't find it anywhereLook for "Taxi Speed" available from "The Hermit" link below.

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Thanks for all the help guys - I've finally managed to get some AI Traffic running.:) Melvin

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I can't believe after 10 replies no-one has mentioned the use of AFCAD:download AFCAD and import some AFCAD files for an airport you like (if one is vailable) and go do some planespotting at htat airport

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You didn't say anything about alpha order...WorkingStiff did, however.I'm just befuddled as to why that'd be necessary. If it is, I'll be happy to deinstall and reinstall just to get whatever benefit it may produce.

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>I can't believe after 10 replies no-one has mentioned the >use of AFCAD: >download AFCAD and import some AFCAD files for an airport >you like (if one is vailable) and go do some planespotting >at htat airport Actually... Even without the idea of planespotting, importing an AFCAD airport over the default is a pretty fine idea simply to prevent having aircraft queue up all over your airport looking for someplace to park!

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Sorry,but this appears to be the wrong file name.I can't find it now.Must have copied it down wrong.Sorry for posting bad info.Ron

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>I can't believe after 10 replies no-one has mentioned the >use of AFCAD: >download AFCAD and import some AFCAD files for an airport >you like (if one is vailable) and go do some planespotting >at htat airportIf you just import AFCAD files you will still need to make flightplans. Doesn't increase traffic, just gates. I think Project AI was perfect for Melvin, less confusing and he can add flights later on. Let us know how it works for ya!Michael http://www.geocities.com/res052cd/cmhbanner.gif

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1 Base package2 Air france3 Olympic4 Then the others as desired.you will need the LGAV scenery and the afcad file to see olympic planes LGAV is not in fs2002, its the new athens airport.There are many, many little quirks but generally everything is reasonably understandable. The biggest problem is the numbering of textures in the aircraft config.. fltsim.0 fltsim.1 fltsim.2 etc. each aircraft texture must have its own number or it won't show up. There is a problem by which after fltsim.2 or fltsim.3 the numbers do not continue on as you install them, you have to manually change these numbers to be consecutive... fltsim.3 fltsim.4 fltsim.5 etc... luckily though some airlines only have 1 or 2 different aircraft 737 a320 etc, so it usually doesn't take too long to edit them. another thing is that the BA callsign "BRITSH" needs to be replaced with "speed bird"... remember 2 words speed .. birdinstall one airline at a time and make sure it shows up before installing another one. Uninstalling only removes the aircraft textures not the flightplans. so a good idea is to regularly back up all the PAI aircraft folders the flight plans text file and the traffic BGL which are in scendb/atc, so you can easily return to a point where it was all working.more....?... :-)PeteI have found all this and more info over at PAI... read everything

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As I understand it, the Air France and Olympic sets also include some Airports, which is why they need to be installed first.After that, I don't think it makes any difference on the order, as several of my sets were installed out of sequence with no detrimental results.As stated above, not all sets install exactly as they should, so you still need to check that: a) the new texture directories have been installed in the PAI aircraft directories.:( The new texture directories has been referenced correctly in the aircraft.cfg file.Once you get the hang of what's happening you may find it easier to select the custom option and unzip the new textures etc. to a temporary directory first, then install them manually. Once you've done this a few times its a snap !a) Unzip new livery to a temporary folder:( Move new texture folders to the respective PAI aircraft folderc) Edit aircraft.cfg file to reflect new liveriesd) Add new aircraft to the Aircraft.txt filee) Add any new airports to the Airports.txt filef) Add new flightplans to the Flightplans.txt fileg) Recompile !

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>Once you get the hang of what's happening you may find it >easier to select the custom option and unzip the new >textures etc. to a temporary directory first, then install >them manually. Once you've done this a few times its a snap I actually have been doing that of late.. particularly when I have more than one install to do. Sitting through decompile, install, recompile several times is just a huge nuisance!

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