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I know this is probably a frequently question but what is the best AI traffic for FSX?I don't need every airline in the world, i'm just looking for some stable software that don't drop my FPS too low. Thanks in advance.

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I'll check it too, thanks a lot.

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That means you need to convert all your plans into FSX format and then they will all show up. There are utilities that will automatically do this.

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That means you need to convert all your plans into FSX format and then they will all show up. There are utilities that will automatically do this.
Thnx can you provide me the links to those utilities ?

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Its payware, but I use My Traffic X v5.3b and it is very good. Does not hur my fps which I set at 30%. Settings of 100% put so many AI at an airport that I have a hard time to find a parking spot or a decent takeoff flow. MTX is well supported and easy to install. Bob Johnson

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Hey thanks, but do I need to have FS9 also ? The link works and it also found a newer version on it's and downloaded.
No you don' need to have FS9 installed. This software converts your FS9 ai flight plans to work with FSX. You can not mix fs9 and fsx ai flightplans together as they do not show up in the sim. The converter is easy to use provided you read carefully what the prompts indicate you should be doing. If you have problems I can help you, but not off the top of my head cos I'm really bad at remembering menus etc, but once I have the software in my hands I can run it. You should not have any problems if you just follow the prompts. Have a great one.

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No you don' need to have FS9 installed. This software converts your FS9 ai flight plans to work with FSX. You can not mix fs9 and fsx ai flightplans together as they do not show up in the sim. The converter is easy to use provided you read carefully what the prompts indicate you should be doing. If you have problems I can help you, but not off the top of my head cos I'm really bad at remembering menus etc, but once I have the software in my hands I can run it. You should not have any problems if you just follow the prompts. Have a great one.
I just need a help from where exactly I get the FS9 flight plans that's the only thing probably I am not able to understand. I don't have fs9 installed anymore.

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I just need a help from where exactly I get the FS9 flight plans that's the only thing probably I am not able to understand. I don't have fs9 installed anymore.
If you are downloading WOAI packages and using their installer (which you have to use) then you will get FS9 ai flight plans, you can install them into FSX as their woai installer gives you the choice of fs9 or fsx, choose fsx and install the package, once installed you can then use AI Flight Planner to convert the fs9 flight plan into an fsx flight plan, have the ai flight planner append the FSX on the plan so you know for sure it's the converted plan. Once the plan is converted you can delete the fs9 plan or store it somewhere safe on your drive. I just delete mine. I hope that gives you a little more clarity. If not get back to me.

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If you are downloading WOAI packages and using their installer (which you have to use) then you will get FS9 ai flight plans, you can install them into FSX as their woai installer gives you the choice of fs9 or fsx, choose fsx and install the package, once installed you can then use AI Flight Planner to convert the fs9 flight plan into an fsx flight plan, have the ai flight planner append the FSX on the plan so you know for sure it's the converted plan. Once the plan is converted you can delete the fs9 plan or store it somewhere safe on your drive. I just delete mine. I hope that gives you a little more clarity. If not get back to me.
I already have the packages installed and when i run AIFP and goto the FSX/SimObject/Airplanes I don't see any .bgl files , do you mean i need to go to the scenery folder ?

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I downloaded WOAI traffic, then after doing so I discovered that they had to be changed to a different file. To cut a long story short, I couldn't be arsed. Having to download all the different versions blah,blah. Then I began having troible with other things too. I decided to uninstall everything, then I found none of my default traffic worked. Mmmm, it was becaus ethere was one single aircraft that was still in the folder that was FS9 and which was preventing any of the FSX traffic from working. Anyway, I picked up a copy of My Traffic X Lite. It is the simplest of things, just install and it replaces all the default traffic with framerate friendly models that also have the relevent liveries at the correct airports. It was only £18 too! I'm really happy with it, simple and straightforward. It does what it says on the box. If you want something a little more involved and are uptight about flight schedules and so forth then the choice is yours as they say, but if you just want something nice and simple then I can recommend My Traffic X Lite.

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Yes just go to the scenery/world/scenery folder where traffic files are usually stored. I have never had any problems with WOAI but I'm sure some people have, all I can say is I never had any problems once you know what your doing and you get that be making mistakes lol...good luck I'm sure you will now crack the problem. Clive

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ah you mean WOAI after conversion causes problems.
The only problem is that WOAI was designed for FS9 but if you use the converter in AIFP then it will work just fine. Try it, if you're not happy then buy a ready made package. I use WOAI and Ultimate Traffic 2, which is very versitile and does have a steep learning curve because it uses a different method of injecting ai traffic into the simulator. As Rockliffe says you can use the lite packages. WOAI is good if you want to learn how AI flight plans work because it's a little more hands on, but it works just fine.

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The only problem is that WOAI was designed for FS9 but if you use the converter in AIFP then it will work just fine. Try it, if you're not happy then buy a ready made package. I use WOAI and Ultimate Traffic 2, which is very versitile and does have a steep learning curve because it uses a different method of injecting ai traffic into the simulator. As Rockliffe says you can use the lite packages. WOAI is good if you want to learn how AI flight plans work because it's a little more hands on, but it works just fine.
I converted those files and put them in the FSX scenery/world folder but when I search again for traffic it finds those same files again. The other question is does the same traffic appear on different airports .

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The other question is does the same traffic appear on different airports .
WOAI will give you real-life schedules - the right aircraft appearing at the right airports at the right time. Its only drawback is that it can be laborious, and is not always up to date - as freeware it depends on the time and effort of individuals. UTII, as a payware product, was designed to give real-life schedules 'out of the 'box', although it's having increasing difficulty keeping up to date, with low-cost carriers tending not to publish their schedules to third parties. Another payware, MyTraffic, will give schedules that are representative rather than realistic. In other words, more or less the right airlines at the right airports, but not at the exact times. So you might see Alitalia fly an MD80 into the Isle of Man, a small island between Ireland and England, which they never do in real life; or the European transatlantic flights appearing on the US east coast first thing in the morning, rather than the usual afternoon. However, MyTraffic has the plus that they have more airline coverage than UTII, in other words more planes with the correct livery rather than some default. Also MyTraffic offers the nostalgic option of going back in time, to airports full of Eastern, TWA, Pan American, if you set the appropriate date. Plus they have military aircraft and flights, although of course not real world. As usual, it's horses for courses.

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I converted those files and put them in the FSX scenery/world folder but when I search again for traffic it finds those same files again. The other question is does the same traffic appear on different airports .
To answer your questions, in your Program Files/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator x/scenery/world/scenery folder you should find the convertered traffic bgl files that youconverted using AIFP provided you have followed the prompts and done it correctly and had AIFP append FSX to the converted traffic files. In that folder you will find you havethe original traffic file and the converted file. You must delete the original traffic files otherwise the ai aircraft will not appear, you must only have the fsx converted files in thatfolder along with the default files that came with your flight simulator. To stop the fictional airlines showing up I just renamed the trafficaircraft.bgl to trafficaircraft.off. Now theonly flights being flown will be the woai flights. Maybe if you don't understand what I am trying hard to say, it would be better if someone with more understanding take over and offer help because I just might cause you todo something that will mess your system up. Either that or you might be better off in buying a traffic application that like MyTraffic X which will do everything for you on the install. I would like to help you more but I just don'tknow how to go about telling you in a better way, If I was there at your computer I could do it with no problems, but doing it over a message board is not very easy as there aretoo many variables. If you wish me to continue please let me know.

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