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HeyI'm dying to buy a realistic AI traffic pack, so the question is real easy, What is the best AI traffic addon out there? Please feel free to post pros and cons about the different ones if you have any!Thanks! Captem

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I have just installed Just Flight's Traffic X, so I will let you know what I think of it as soon as I can!

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I have just installed Just Flight's Traffic X, so I will let you know what I think of it as soon as I can!
Thank you, anyone else got any input on this?

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Thank you, anyone else got any input on this?
Hey dont think I am stalking you!!! :( (Cheyenne forum...)I have the freeware solution WOAI right now, downside is, in FSX DX10 preview some of the AC dont show textures.I have read somewhere, that Flight1 will bring Ultimate Traffic 2, it looks promising, but dont know when they will launch.http://ultimatetraffic.flight1.net/ut2/Sorry dont wanna step on someones feet, but IMO there is not really a good payware package on the market, WOAI is for free and easy, just the pain of DL all the packages.CheersMcDan

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I have MyTrafficX 5.2, and find it to be easy to install and configure. Updates/patches are easily applied through its 'Communicator' utility. You can choose to install either Quality or Framerate Friendly (Less Quality) models, which include aircraft such as the Airbus A380. Flightplans flown by the airlines represented in the package are close to realistic (I've often flown a real-world schedule in FSX and found myself chasing or being followed by the same airline's aircraft in AI) with some random flightplans added to keep traffic buzzing around, and include military aircraft. You do occasionally see the odd model with no texture applied, but these are few and far between.

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I have MyTrafficX 5.2, and find it to be easy to install and configure. Updates/patches are easily applied through its 'Communicator' utility. You can choose to install either Quality or Framerate Friendly (Less Quality) models, which include aircraft such as the Airbus A380. Flightplans flown by the airlines represented in the package are close to realistic (I've often flown a real-world schedule in FSX and found myself chasing or being followed by the same airline's aircraft in AI) with some random flightplans added to keep traffic buzzing around, and include military aircraft. You do occasionally see the odd model with no texture applied, but these are few and far between.
Agreed, altough ive seen ATC clear many a plane to FL600 (Usually American Eagle ERJS), but other wise MTX is the best payware AI package out there.

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well i am waiting for ultimate traffic 2 from flight1. unfortunately, i have no idea when its is comming out, though i had heard early 2009 but we all know what that can really mean.

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I have My Traffic X ProsNice to hear something and see something besides the default aircraftSystem runs smoother than with default aircraftYou can add downloaded aircraft (somehow really have not tried this yet)Adds helicopter trafficConsAircraft are not all that great lookingIts a good add on if you ask me the only thing I did not like about it was the different looks of the AI aircraft, some looked great and some decent and then some looked very shabby (mostly the military flights)

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I have the freeware solution WOAI right now, downside is, in FSX DX10 preview some of the AC dont show textures.
FYI, I tried Add On Converter X from Flightsimtools, and it fixes the problem you mention here.

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What you want to get is TrafficX from JustFlight. Make sure to download the service pack 1 also. That is if the contents of the service pack have not been integrated into the release you purchase.1 - Aircfraft Model is Great2 - FRame Rate Friendly3 - And since thier service pack 1, you get good distribution of traffic around world airports.4 - Its ther best out there.5 - Never get freeware stuff, unless you got time to waste rather than fly.

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I'd recommend ignoring any commentary about "forgetting freeware stuff" and go try World of AI. My skies are now full (100% sliders) of real world aircraft with no noticeable performance hit at all. Install was painless, and it's free so you've got nothing to lose.Highly recommended.

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I'd recommend ignoring any commentary about "forgetting freeware stuff" and go try World of AI.
Disagree: I have looked at WOAI and it is labor intensive...I wanna fly, not screw the pooch manually installing this stuff for hours.I have both MT5.2 and TrafficX and both are good.

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I have read somewhere, that Flight1 will bring Ultimate Traffic 2, it looks promising, but dont know when they will launch. Is it me, or is that Jet Blue flight out of San Juan following airways?!

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I guess it depends on what you consider labour intensive. I downloaded the installer, then nabbed all the airliners I wanted. Admittedly I didn't get all of them, but all the names I recognized which was a substantial portion. I figure if I have airlines flying around I've never even heard of, I might as well stick to "Orbit". ;) Anyway, after getting those it was a pretty simple affair to get them installed using the installer... honestly didn't take much time at all and certainly not hours. Since then, I cranked the traffic up to 100% in FSX and haven't thought about it since which is what I was after. Install it, and forget it.

Disagree: I have looked at WOAI and it is labor intensive...I wanna fly, not screw the pooch manually installing this stuff for hours.I have both MT5.2 and TrafficX and both are good.

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WOAI was a nightmare for me. Nice models but I had all kinds of trouble with compiling errors.Canada was ignored up until just recently. Years went by with no Air Canada. Promises of a FSX installer since almost FSX was released. :-(I know it's free but still. Forced me to go to payware.

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JaskanFactor,Does Service Pack 1 increase the number of parking positions at UK airports? Also, do I need to do anything after installation to see small GA planes operating from quiet airfields, and military aircraft at Air Force bases?

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Disagree: I have looked at WOAI and it is labor intensive...I wanna fly, not screw the pooch manually installing this stuff for hours.I have both MT5.2 and TrafficX and both are good.
Hi Mower,Would you mind giving us a performance comparison between MT5.2 and TrafficX? I would appreciate it.

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I have My Traffic 5.1 and the upgrade 5.2. While I enjoy My Traffic and it's easy to use, quite a large number of the military skins are terrible looking. Not good if you are into plane watching, not a problem if you are not. Whereas, most if not all of the MAIW and WOA skins look great.

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JaskanFactor,Does Service Pack 1 increase the number of parking positions at UK airports? Also, do I need to do anything after installation to see small GA planes operating from quiet airfields, and military aircraft at Air Force bases?
Does Service Pack 1 increase the number of parking positions at UK airports??? I dont know about this, but the UK airports look realistically livelly to me.Also, do I need to do anything after installation to see small GA planes operating from quiet airfields??? The traffic distribution of the updated trafficx is quite good, but remember that this is also affected by the GA traffic slider setting you have in FSX. But the improved trafficx has got traffic distribution every bit as good as the famous Mytraffic 5.x which is what i used to use. But the frame rates and models from Trafficx is far much better.and military aircraft at Air Force bases??? This is still an issue, you do see sufficient military traffic in the sky, using FSX traffic explorer, but the military bases are most often quite empty. I have seen a post on Trafficx support site complaining about this, but no fix yet. But the jets look good though. However some people say they dont have the problem, but i do.Anyway i dont like the site of military jets anymore this days, killing innocent women and children is about all they good for this days. Trafficx Forum http://forum.justflight.com/forum_topics.a...9a453ffz9c865cc1 - The initial release of trafficx had good looking planes with good frame rates, but very poorly distributed traffic, so many regional airports were ghost town, and international airports were so busy FSX is a slide show with frames rates near the floor.2 - With the service pack 1, i get very good civil traffic all over the world, as i like to randomly fly from any point A to point B allover the world. So you will get very good traffic distribution all over the world inculding small airports.3 - I found in order to get increased traffic at those smaller airports, all you need do is set the GA traffic slider in FSX a bit higher compared to the airliner traffic. So my GA slider is equal to or higher than my airliner slider in FSX settings4 - I am not very kin on seeing lots of props flying about, so i also went to trafficx trafficConrolCentre, where i increased the ratio of business jets, and decreased the prop traffic.If you get good payware like trafficx, all you need do is install and go, and if need be adjust settings.If you get freeware then its 60% messing about , 40%flying. And if you get payware 95% SKy High. But if you got the time and enjoy messing with files, then free is fair.

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-----------> Steve CannellThat's a pretty scurrilous post regarding WoAI.There is now a fully functional FSX installer and has been since the end of 2006 by the looks of it, so I don't know what time period you are referring to, but not a relevant one it appears.As of today, there are 8 airlines for Canada, inc. Air Canada & Air Canada Jazz. they are both version 3, so given the Summer/Winter issue cycle, that implies they have been there for 18 months at least.I compiled the virtually the whole WoAI catalogue in a couple of hours with no errors whatsoever.You paid you money and took your chance and are entitled to do that but best not to casually slag off highly commited freeware people without the benefit of current facts I think.

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