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Have a simple question for all of you FS9 gurus out there :-zhelp. I've noticed the usual barrage of good repaints starting to take place for the default aircraft supplied with ACOF. I've never messed with these before, but am wondering if they will also show up as AI aircraft if installed, since they are based on default aircraft. Thanks for any help, and happy flying.

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Shawn,Depending on how the replacement aircraft.cfg file that accompanies them reads, they will either show up automatically or you can edit the aircraft.cfg. For example, with the default 737s, the title= line is the key. Whichever planes have the "title=" line reading Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-400 Paint1, etc., those are the paints which will show up in your default AI traffic.John

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Thanks for the quick reply John. If I understand you correctly then, as long as I have (or insert), the "title=" line in each new repaints config file, then I can have an infinate number of, say, 737's? I won't just be replacing the 4 that come in ACOF, but will be adding to the number of 737 paint schemes that show up as AI aircraft? Thanks again from a definate newbie :-wave

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Shawn,You can only substitute 5 737-400s, 3 MD-83s,...Here is the list of default planes. The phrase inside the " marks goes on the title= line in your aircraft.cfg files.Here is your default traffic list:AC#1,200,"Beech Baron 58" AC#2,315,"Beech King Air 350" AC#3,477,"Boeing 737-400" AC#4,477,"Boeing 737-400 Paint1" AC#5,477,"Boeing 737-400 Paint2" AC#6,477,"Boeing 737-400 Paint3" AC#7,477,"Boeing 737-400 Paint4" AC#8,505,"Boeing 747-400" AC#9,505,"Boeing 747-400 Paint1" AC#10,505,"Boeing 747-400 Paint2" AC#11,505,"Boeing 747-400 Paint3" AC#12,482,"Boeing 777-300" AC#13,482,"Boeing 777-300 Paint1" AC#14,482,"Boeing 777-300 Paint2" AC#15,482,"Boeing 777-300 Paint3" AC#16,143,"Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian" AC#17,143,"Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian Paint1" AC#18,143,"Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian Paint2" AC#19,175,"Cessna Grand Caravan" AC#20,175,"Cessna Grand Caravan Paint1" AC#21,175,"Cessna Grand Caravan Paint2" AC#22,129,"Cessna Skyhawk 172SP" AC#23,129,"Cessna Skyhawk 172SP Paint1" AC#24,129,"Cessna Skyhawk 172SP Paint2" AC#25,140,"Cessna Skylane 182S" AC#26,140,"Cessna Skylane 182S Paint1" AC#27,140,"Cessna Skylane 182S Paint2" AC#28,140,"Cessna Skylane 182S Paint3" AC#29,55,"Curtiss Jenny" AC#30,55,"Curtiss Jenny Barnstormer" AC#31,55,"Curtiss Jenny Military" AC#32,265,"de Havilland Dash 8-100" AC#33,265,"de Havilland Dash 8-100 Paint1" AC#34,265,"de Havilland Dash 8-100 Paint2" AC#35,191,"de Havilland Comet Grosvenor House" AC#36,191,"de Havilland Comet Black Magic" AC#37,120,"Douglas DC-3" AC#38,120,"Douglas DC-3 Paint1" AC#39,120,"Douglas DC-3 Paint2" AC#40,120,"Douglas DC-3 Paint3" AC#41,95,"Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor" AC#42,95,"World Travel Airlines Tri-Motor" AC#43,95,"Emerald Harbor Air Tri-Motor" AC#44,464,"Learjet 45" AC#45,464,"Learjet 45 Limited Edition" AC#46,438,"McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing MD-83" AC#47,438,"McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing MD-83 Paint1" AC#48,438,"McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing MD-83 Paint2" AC#49,195,"Mooney Bravo" AC#50,195,"Mooney Bravo Retro" AC#51,124,"Piper Cherokee 180" AC#52,124,"Piper Cherokee 180 Paint1" AC#53,124,"Piper Cherokee 180 Paint2" AC#54,63,"Piper Cub" AC#55,80,"Ryan NYP" AC#56,139,"Vega 5B" AC#57,139,"Vega 5C" AC#58,62,"Vickers Vimy England - Australia" AC#59,62,"Vickers Vimy Transatlantic"I just concentrate on changing the jets and commuters. The GA planes I leave alone. The historical planes aren't going to be showing up much in default traffic, though I did encounter a DC-3 over southern Florida.John

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Okay, now I understand.....I was hoping to avoid MyTraffic or UT, but it looks like that's what I'll have to do. What I was looking for was a way to get "many" different real world liveries, but this will work in the meantime however. Thanks again for the help.

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Shawn,Let's say you see an Aardvark 737 or an FSPainter A320 that you like and would want to see in your basic default AI traffic. Just go to its aircraft.cfg file and change the title= line to read title=Boeing 737-400 Paint2 (for example). Just make sure that in the aircraft.cfg file that comes with the default Boeing 737-400 you then alter the title= line for Paint2 to read something else, or you'll have a conflict.John

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Shawn,Actually you can avoid the MyTraffic route this way, and keep your AI traffic scaled down and simple for performance reasons, if you like. I have separate AI fleets for USA, Europe, etc. that I just drop in to my aircraft folder depending on where I'm going to be flying in the next session. I concentrate on the medium-sized jets. With FS2004, just by substituting for the 737s and MD80s, you can have a pool of 8 different airlines...and Airbuses, 737-200s, 757s, whatever you want.John

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Why dont you just use the new PAI V2 installer and download all of the AUTO installer packages? Would be a lot easier and wont cost you a thing.

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Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. PAI completely slipped my mind.

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