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In reinstalling my Windows OS, and then reinstalling MS FS9, I am now running up against the fact that I cannot add-on any aircraft. Is there anyone out there that has an idea why that might be? If so please respond, I am lost without the helicopters on Hovercontrol and other small planes. I don't really have the equipment for flying the heavy metal and really don't care to. Thank you so much for responding to my query everyone. Peace!

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Hello and welcome to AVSIM forums (in the sense of reading your first post)!To begin with: there is no need to shout with a giant font, as size doesn't make a message more important than others. :(

I cannot add-on any aircraft
Could you write a bit more on that? How come that you cannot install addon aircraft?You don't know how or you get some kind of errors? If so, then what are the errors?Tell us more and I am sure I or someone else here can help you somehow.

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It would also help to know what Operating System you are using - XP, Vista or Win 7.

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I have as resources, 3.00 GHz RAM, AMD Quad Core 9600 Phenom processor, ASUS motherboard, with 650Watt power supply. The problem is that I load the aircraft, and I am aware of how to load add-on aircraft, but when the add-on aircraft are installed in the aircraft folder for FS9, the aircraft folders are there but the planes and helicopters do not show up on the listing of aircraft available for use in flying. As to using a larger font, I have a hard time seeing and a larger font is easier for me to see. It is difficult for me to use a smaller font but here it is, for your information.Also, I am using Windows XP Pro as an operating system.

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If the sizes were not to be used then why offer them, I cannot see properly and the larger size fonts are easier for me to work with. I am truly sorry that you are offended by my use of larger fonts but think of it from my perspective, would you rather see what you are typing or have mistakes made in the description of problems you are having with your FS 9?

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Did you edit the aircraft.cfg files so the aircraft shows? Are there missing [ ] in any of the [fltsim=x] entries? Are they commented out with a /? Did you number the fltsim entries starting from 0 and continuing on? Posting one of your aircraft.cfg files here could help us in finding out what may be wrong.I also do not think Rafal knew you were sight impaired when he first answered you. Knowing that now, we can work with you using a larger font size that you are comfortable with without resorting to using the largest which does make it appear you are yelling.

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If you are having a hard time reading a small font, and you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, holding down the Ctrl button and scrolling the mouse wheel will adjust the browser screen resolution. At least it does for me, using Win XP and Firefox.regards,Joe

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White Knight, thank you for the suggestions, I did make sure that the cfg. files were correct, I did obtain them from the Avsim Library so I know that they were correct. Also the Hovercontrol site has the correct cfg. files and I'm sure that they are loadable also. I have loaded these aircraft before this, but since the reinstall of Windows XP Pro two weeks ago I cannot load any add-on planes or helicopters. It stumps me why I cannot. Any other suggestions will definitely be helpful and appreciated and I don't hold the replies that speak about my use of larger fonts against anyone. Please give any suggestions you think may be helpful as I am a long time user of FS9 and FSX. So I am familiar with the loading of add-ons.

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I have as resources, 3.00 GHz RAM, AMD Quad Core 9600 Phenom processor, ASUS motherboard, with 650Watt power supply. The problem is that I load the aircraft, and I am aware of how to load add-on aircraft, but when the add-on aircraft are installed in the aircraft folder for FS9, the aircraft folders are there but the planes and helicopters do not show up on the listing of aircraft available for use in flying. As to using a larger font, I have a hard time seeing and a larger font is easier for me to see. It is difficult for me to use a smaller font but here it is, for your information.Also, I am using Windows XP Pro as an operating system.
It might be helpful if you could provide the complete zip file name of one or more of the aircraft which you have "installed" but which do not show up in the aircraft selection menu.We would like to rule out the possibility that these are AI only aircraft and the .air file has been set so they do not display on the selection menu.

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Here is one of the helic[fltsim.0]title=Sikorsky S-61NM Air Lynxsim=s61nmodel=panel=sound=texture=airlynxchecklists=description=Sikorsky S-61NM Owned and operated by Air Lynx in the London area for commuter and private flights. See www.freewebs.com/airlynx for more details.atc_id=G-ALCAatc_id_color=0xff000000ui_manufacturer=Sikorskyui_type=S-61NMui_variation=Air Lynxatc_heavy=0atc_airline=SKYTOURatc_flight_number=AL301prop_anim_ratio=1.76[forcefeedback]gear_bump_nose_magnitude=6000gear_bump_nose_direction=18000gear_bump_nose_duration=250000gear_bump_left_magnitude=6000gear_bump_left_direction=35500gear_bump_left_duration=250000gear_bump_right_magnitude=6000gear_bump_right_direction=00500gear_bump_right_duration=250000ground_bumps_magnitude1=3250ground_bumps_angle1=8900ground_bumps_intercept1=5.0ground_bumps_slope1=0.48ground_bumps_magnitude2=750ground_bumps_angle2=9100ground_bumps_intercept2=0.075ground_bumps_slope2=1.0crash_magnitude1=10000crash_direction1=01000crash_magnitude2=10000crash_direction2=9000crash_period2=75000crash_duration2=2500000[General]performance=Length: 22.15 m \nHeight: 5.13 m \nRotor span: 18.9 m \nEmpty Weight: 6000 kg \nMaximum Gross Weight: 9750 kg \nMaximum Speed: 270 km\/h \nMaximum Rate of Climb: 240 m\/min \nCruise Speed: 200 km\/h \nRange: 1480 km \nCapacity: 22 passengersatc_type=SIKORSKYatc_model=S61[WEIGHT_AND_BALANCE]reference_datum_position= 0.000, 0.000, 0.000empty_weight_CG_position= 0.000, 0.000, 0.000max_number_of_stations=50station_load.0=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,0.000000empty_weight= 2150.000empty_weight_roll_MOI= 17000.000empty_weight_pitch_MOI= 35000.000empty_weight_yaw_MOI= 127000.000empty_weight_coupled_MOI= 800.000max_gross_weight= 2150.000CG_forward_limit= 0.000CG_aft_limit= 1.000[fuel]Center1= 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 134.000, 0.000fuel_type=2.000000number_of_tank_selectors=1electric_pump=0[contact_points]point.0= 1.000, -14.420, 0.000, -6.400, 1574.803, 0.000, 0.519, 60.000, 0.290, 2.500, 0.877, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.1= 1.000, 11.750, -6.750, -6.400, 1574.803, 1.000, 0.519, 0.000, 0.463, 2.500, 0.695, 3.000, 3.000, 2.000, 0.000, 0.000point.2= 1.000, 11.750, 6.750, -6.400, 1574.803, 2.000, 0.519, 0.000, 0.463, 2.500, 0.695, 3.000, 3.000, 3.000, 0.000, 0.000static_pitch= 0.000static_cg_height= 6.400point.3= 4.000, 12.850, 7.500, -3.100, 1600.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.300, 2.500, 0.600, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.4= 4.000, 6.200, 7.500, -3.100, 1600.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.300, 2.500, 0.600, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.5= 4.000, 12.850, -7.500, -3.100, 1600.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.300, 2.500, 0.600, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.6= 4.000, 6.200, -7.500, -3.100, 1600.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.300, 2.500, 0.600, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.7= 4.000, -14.500, 0.000, -3.100, 1600.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.300, 2.500, 0.600, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000gear_system_type=0[GeneralEngineData]engine_type= 3Engine.0= 8.333, 0.000, 0.417Engine.1= 8.333, 0.000, 0.417fuel_flow_scalar=1.0min_throttle_limit=0.000000[Reference Speeds]flaps_up_stall_speed=54.000000full_flaps_stall_speed=43.200000cruise_speed=0.000000max_indicated_speed=1000.000000[keyboard_response]elevator=100.000000,180.000000aileron=200.000000,1000.000000rudder=200.000000,1000.000000[Views]eyepoint=22.25,1.666,2.8[autopilot]autopilot_available=1flight_director_available=1default_vertical_speed=0.001autothrottle_available=1pitch_takeoff_ga=0.000000autothrottle_arming_required=1autothrottle_takeoff_ga=0autothrottle_max_rpm=90.000000max_pitch=10.000000max_pitch_acceleration=1.000000max_pitch_velocity_lo_alt=2.000000max_pitch_velocity_hi_alt=1.500000max_pitch_velocity_lo_alt_breakpoint=20000.000000max_pitch_velocity_hi_alt_breakpoint=28000.000000max_bank=25.000000max_bank_acceleration=1.800000max_bank_velocity=3.000000max_throttle_rate=0.100000nav_proportional_control=9.000000nav_integrator_control=0.250000nav_derivative_control=0.000000nav_integrator_boundary=2.500000nav_derivative_boundary=0.000000gs_proportional_control=9.520000gs_integrator_control=0.260000gs_derivative_control=0.000000gs_integrator_boundary=0.700000gs_derivative_boundary=0.000000yaw_damper_gain=0.000000[direction_indicators]direction_indicator.0=3,0[exits]number_of_exits=2exit_rate.0=0.4exit_rate.1=0.4[lights]light.0=1, 20.75, -1.35, -4.75, fx_beaconlight.1=1, -31.33, 0.0, 7.08, fx_beaconlight.2=3, 10.25, -9.8, -2.0, fx_navredlight.3=3, 10.25, 9.7, -2.0, fx_navgrelight.4=5, 26.45, -1.87, -2.75, fx_landinglight.5=5, 26.45, 1.75, -2.75, fx_landing[brakes]toe_brakes_scale=1.000031parking_brake=1[gear_warning_system]gear_warning_available=0pct_throttle_limit=0.000000flap_limit_power=0.000000flap_limit_idle=0.000000[hydraulic_system]normal_pressure=0.000000[attitude_indicators]attitude_indicator.0=1[turn_indicators]turn_indicator.0=1,0opters that will not load, the config file is pasted in.

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Opa, here's the full name of one of the zip files that I have tried to load C182rg_9 it is the Cessna 182 Retractable Gear from Flight Sim.com I have loaded these and other aircraft previously and had no problem, like I said, this cropped up when I did the reinstall of Windows XP Pro and added onto the memory another gig. I cannot for the life of me understand why I cannot load any add-on aircraft at all. My sources are as follows for aircraft, Mike Stone's website, Avsim's library and FlightSim.com for helicopters I only use Hovercontrol's add-ons and still cannot load any of them and have them show up in the selection area of the menu. Is it something that I'm doing because these are add-ons I have used before and now cannot?

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Opa, here's the full name of one of the zip files that I have tried to load C182rg_9 it is the Cessna 182 Retractable Gear from Flight Sim.com I have loaded these and other aircraft previously and had no problem, like I said, this cropped up when I did the reinstall of Windows XP Pro and added onto the memory another gig. I cannot for the life of me understand why I cannot load any add-on aircraft at all. My sources are as follows for aircraft, Mike Stone's website, Avsim's library and FlightSim.com for helicopters I only use Hovercontrol's add-ons and still cannot load any of them and have them show up in the selection area of the menu. Is it something that I'm doing because these are add-ons I have used before and now cannot?
I just downloaded the file, unzipped it to a temporary folder and then placed a copy of the folder named c182rg (which was in a folder name aircraft) into my Aircraft folder.It shows up properly under Cessna as the manufacturer and C182RG Skylane as the type and Weiß mit Gelb und Blau (which I presume means White with Gold and Black) as the variation.Did you follow the same procedure?

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Opa, yes I did follow the same procedure. I unzipped the file into another folder and then put the sound folder into the sound folder of the main FS9 and then put the aircraft folder whole into the main aircraft file folder. Yet I cannot get it to show on the main selection menu.

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Opa, yes I did follow the same procedure. I unzipped the file into another folder and then put the sound folder into the sound folder of the main FS9 and then put the aircraft folder whole into the main aircraft file folder. Yet I cannot get it to show on the main selection menu.
In the file I downloaded there was no extra Sound folder at all when unzipped. Just a folder named Aircraft, a picture (jpg) and a few text files.If you copied the folder named Aircraft into your Aircraft folder, that is incorrect.You must go into that aircraft folder and find the folder named c182rg and copy it to your Aircraft folder. That is what I attempted to convey in my previous reply.

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Hello, Are you logged on your comp with administrator privileges? Perhaps logging on with a limited account may cause problems. Not sure if this helps at all but it came to mind. DonI should read more carefully.. Opa is correct... "You must go into that aircraft folder and find the folder named c182rg and copy it to your Aircraft folder."

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Opa, I did do exactly as you did and found the aircraft folder in the download, yet it still did not show up. Drycos1, I am logged on with full administrative privileges and have the OS handy. The planes and helicopters do not show up in the menu when I go to select them. Something is definitely wrong and I have yet to figure out the puzzle, I will and I wish to convey my thanks to all for their suggestions and if anyone else has another idea I would be glad to entertain them. Thanks again, Peace.

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Opa, I checked again just to make sure that the folder C182rg was installed in the main aircraft folder of FS9, it is and yet I still do not have it listed in the selection menu section of FS9. What should I do? Should I attempt another reload of the program and see if this will alleviate the problem of having add-on aircraft? If so, please let me know. Thanks again, Peace.

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Opa, I checked again just to make sure that the folder C182rg was installed in the main aircraft folder of FS9, it is and yet I still do not have it listed in the selection menu section of FS9. What should I do? Should I attempt another reload of the program and see if this will alleviate the problem of having add-on aircraft? If so, please let me know. Thanks again, Peace.
Before going the route of redownloading the file, using the drop down menu as shown in the attached screenshot, please list all of the entries under Aircraft Model that you see there. I have eight or nine but I have a number of other Cessna models installed.Jusr want to confirm what you are seeing.

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Opa, I have with the downloaded C182rg only 4 planes included in drop down menu, those are the stock planes included with the program, even though the file is in the aircraft folder in main FS9 folder I still cannot get it to show on the drop down menu

Before going the route of redownloading the file, using the drop down menu as shown in the attached screenshot, please list all of the entries under Aircraft Model that you see there. I have eight or nine but I have a number of other Cessna models installed.Jusr want to confirm what you are seeing.

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Opa, I have with the downloaded C182rg only 4 planes included in drop down menu, those are the stock planes included with the program, even though the file is in the aircraft folder in main FS9 folder I still cannot get it to show on the drop down menu
Let's go back to the basics for a moment -I believe you said you got a new Motherboard and a new Graphic card - or at least some new basic components.I think you also said you then installed the Operating System and then installed FS2004.Before you installed the Operating System did you reformat your Hard Drive?And when you installed FS2004, did you do a complete new install from the disks or did you just copy over an installation you had saved elsewhere?Just trying to understand what the actual environment is in which you are working.Please provide as many details as possible regarding what you actually did.

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Opa, I did a complete install of the program from the disk, not from a saved previous installation. The only thing that I changed was an addition of 1GHz RAM the same kind as I had previously installed. Nothing else changed as far as hardware is concerned, but the rub has been since the installation of the new ram, I have not been able to install any add-on aircraft. Also reformatted the hard drive when I did the installation of the Windows XP Pro OS. What puzzles me is the fact that as far as planes and helicopters go, I'm using the same helicopters and planes as previous installations yet I cannot get them to show up on the drop down menu of planes. They are loaded into the aircraft folder, and sound and gauges and effects put into the proper folders in FS 9. Are there any other suggestions as to what may be causing this problem? I'm really stumped as to the reason for this difficulty. Thanks again for all the help, Peace!

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Hello,It seems to me that we are very close to an elephant will give birth .. and I am almost certain she will give birth to a mouse ... :( So to speak ... :( Regards bye.gifGus.

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Gus, thank you for the wise and sage advice! The jocularity of it astounds me and I am sure that you are an excellent judge of what is happening. If any more advice is forthcoming, please post it for me and the world to see.

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Check your PM's (Personal Messages).

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